Thursday, February 28, 2013

A what?

What the fudge? How did a Gmail account get activated on my Google account? I didn't go into Gmail or open one with this Google account. Why didn't I get an email notification about it?! The Gmail address looks so ugly and stupid, I can't even use it for job applications!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Not the Evergreens!

Yesterday's snow and rainfall was so heavy that it pulled down the evergreens around my house. The evergreen in the back took the worst hit (but not as bad as our neighbor's). It looked like the leaves of a venasaur!

After patting the snow off of the evergreens, they rose and looked like Street Fighter Guile's hairstyle.

The branch reaches only so high after patting off the snow.

Looks like tonight and tomorrow morning's snow and rainfall will pack down the evergreen yet again.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Booyah! It's Reading Week!

Woo hoo! I love reading week! This may be my last reading week ever, so I am looking forward to it.

My plans:
  • Study for mid-terms
  • Independent study (for school)
  • Independent studies (for self)
  • Assignments
  • Internship work
  • Job applications
  • Bothering friends
  • Bothering family
  • Work on cosplay

I doubt I will have time to make a cosplay outfit, but that is a-okay. I just hope I have enough time to sleep 9 hours a day.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Conflicts with Self

Being an anime-manga otaku is fun; you get to dive into fictional worlds and have many things to look forward to, such as new episodes or chapters, new series, the latest merchandise, and upcoming conventions. One of the biggest issues with being a big fan of anything in the pop culture department, aside from the amount of time and money poured into the hobby, is that all the merchandise and energy you put into it consumes a lot of natural resources.

When I look at all the plastic and paper packaging, character figurines, cards, manga, DVDs, clothes, accessories, plushies, key-chains, pencil boards, and ... (you get the picture), I think "gosh, this is a lot of stuff." Then I wonder if running out of oil would mean no more anime figurines, which I get the feeling it somehow will not. I wonder about how I could have had more classy and fabulous everyday clothing to wear that are not the regular T-shirt and jeans if I spent money on clothing instead of my hobby. I wonder about how much electricity I have used to read scanlations and watch episodes online. I wonder about how many trees and chemicals were used to make the vast number of comics. I wonder about how I could have spent more time with real life events.

Everyday I am conflicted about whether I should drop the fan bar by 90% to work on or get involved with real life issues like those portrayed in fictional anime and manga stories. Issues like government issues, environment degradation, resource depletion, drug abuse, social development, education, and debt. If I diverted all the time I spent on pop culture hobbies to real life problems since high school, I wonder if I would have contributed something greater to society by now.


It may be too late to prevent issues from getting more complex, but I suppose I can still get involved right now... after this manga chapter and paying off my debts somehow.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Magical Girls of the End

Warning: May contain spoilers.

After watching the anime episodes of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, I considered getting back into the magical girls genre. I looked for manga about magical girls and the first one I encountered was Mahou Shoujo of the End.

Mahou Shoujo of the End is about high school or middle school students (they seem more like high school students) fighting to survive in a dark magical girls with zombie-like minions apocalypse. It's like High School of the Dead but with a ridiculously large set of breasts; very powerful, creepy, and insensitive raging dark magical girls; and magical zombie turned people.

I like the concept because of its strangeness, but I don't know how the author will pull off keeping the story interesting and going when, clearly, the characters have no hope of survival or finding a sure way to defeat the dark magical girls unless they get really lucky. I mean like Milfeulle Sakuraba from Galaxy Angel or Justy Ueki Tylor from the Irresponsible Captain Tylor lucky. Maybe one of the main characters will suddenly have super powers or pick up an eternal invincibility star?

I am curious to see what kind of dark magical girls they encounter, but I don't think the manga will continue as I hope it would. As for finding another magical girls or boys series to get into... I think I will pass until I am in the mood to get into the genre again.

Monday, February 11, 2013


I recently picked up an anime to watch. Its name: Kotoura-San.

I first encountered Kotoura-San through my Facebook feed. The odd but cute video that I was linked to had me wanting to watch the anime. I didn't know what to expect when I started to watch the first episode. Before I even watched half of episode one, I was already crying.

By the end of the episode, I felt what these people felt:

Looks like I will be watching every episode of this series.

Here is the video that caught my interest:

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