Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween 12 -From Start to FInish-

so i haven't done a holiday pic in a long time... so lat night i figured... i still haev some time.
so not too much later i had this all sketched out... i was trying to go for something other then a witch at first but then i fiured she's been a witch twice i nthe past why mess with tradition...
so then i rushed through the painting..... and promptly over worked it...
I may not be terribly happy with it but boy did i have a blast experiementing with so many different techniques.

the picture unfortunately doesn't show all the variations of the colour here so it looks a little more washed out then it does it real life... yet the BG seems to pop more here... so odd....
ok i gotta get back to work i just wanted to post this since i don't tend to make the holiday picture in time~

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Most overrated Anime and Most disappointing Anime

so i'm going to be doing one of those listy things where i talk about my opinions on a survey of anime fans in japan

this will be long justc cause there are so many things to weigh in on so i'l try to keep my opinion short.

first: most overated anime :

1. Madoka Magica
 I liked this show, was it perfect? no... was it a breath of fresh air? yes.
I think this is in the number one spot not because it's overrated but more so because it's in the backlash stage of it's popularity.... almost all hugely sucessful things go through it.... first everyone loves it and then people get sick of it... most of the time it's people who are late to the experience and can't see why it's so hyped up.... when people talk about how great something is and your expectations are too high you are going to be dissapointed.
when i tell people to watch the show all i say is watch the first 3 episodes... if you don't like it by then then just stop.... so far that seems to have worked. i don't go on and about why the key is three episodes... that is part of the fun and if that particular point is ruined then the whole show just can't live up to it.

2. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
I can see why this is on the list... I mean a show about a friend who's been dead for ten years is just screaming "i'm going to make you cry" which i'm sure some see as pandering or manipulative. 
and yes theres a scene in one of the later episodes where it's like the show is just trying to make you cry wether or not is is justified... it feels incinsere but it is a very short moment.
I like this show more as a thought experiment... if you knew someone around your age who died young would you be happy to see them again after 10 years? would it be more painful knowing that you have to say goodbye to them a second time? or would it be better if you never saw them and just continued to live your life? I don't know despite that it is something i thought about LONG before this show came along... this show just made me think about it a lot more.

3. K-on!
ah sorry for getting so depressing with the last one... okay onto Kon....
yeah this show is terrible and completely overatted with bad art and bad music (except don't say lazy... that song is pretty kick ass) but yeah i blame this show for the huge surge of moe titles in the late Aughts.. is that unfair? probably but i sat through 13 episodes of this show and it's been a while since something made me so mad for being so pointless...

4. Bakemonogatari
i saw about 5 minutes of Nisemonogatari and if this show is anything like that then yeah.... it's terrible and creepy and i don't get why it's popualr

5. Oreimo
Hey nother show i only made it a few minutes into... again terrible and creepy... really really really really creepy

6. IS <Infinite Stratos>
haven't seen it so no opinion

7. Certain Magical Index/Scientific Railgun
haven't seen it so no opinion

8. Fate/zero
this show has a hard time keeping my interest.. to date i'm only 9 episodes in and i just keep gettign distracted by other shows... to be fair i'm not the biggest fan of fate/stay night either... type moon just hasn't even done something i like i guess... 

9. Steins;Gate
hm it's not a hyperlink... which is odd cuse i watched it on crunchyroll... maybe they lost the license? anyways i enjoyed the show... the music is good the art is interesting and the concept is well executed.... though that ending was a bit odd...

10. Angel Beats!
i think this show is only on the list cause of it's music... which is really good... the show itself is okay.... but nohting special...

11. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
haven't seen it no opinion... though from the art it looks a bit fanservicy for my taste

12. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
..... i like this show... i can't help it... it's clever, it's fun and i just Adore Kyon and his deadpan snark.... the books are more entertaining then the show but i still like the anime.... *ignores the endless eight arc... which is probably part of the reason it's on this list.... the other part being popularity backlash i mentioned earlier*

13. Inu x Boku SS
I had fu nwith the show but i see why it's here since overall nothing is really accomplished and it doesn't really leave an impression.

14. Ben-to
Havn't seen it so no opinion

15. The World God Only Knows
i thought this show was kinda funny, i didn't dislike anything about it other then it is incredibly silly....  but i wouldn't call it overrated... great intro songs.... (thought both are very very very long)

16. Macross F
F as in frontier? um well i haven't seen the movies at all but i love the music from the show... sure it has NOTHING to do with the original story of macross (other then protoculture and a few mention of Minmei) it was still okay... hated the ending so didn't bother with the movies...

17. (tie) Uta no Prince-sama
Thsi show is pure fanservice for the ladies... it's a hell of a lot of fun though... love 1000% love but yeah otherwise this show is stupid...

17. (tie) Mawaru-Penguindrum
Haven't seen it but with the hype i'm not surprised that it's here. 

19. Working!!
i thought this show had cute momentes and a charm... but overall pointless so i guess i see why it's here.

20. Persona 4 the ANIMATION
i like this show cause i played the game... simple as that.

21. Bleach
I think almost all shonen titles are overatted but that aside I get why this is here... i only really read the manga and 18 volumes in we were still i nthe soul society... boring~

22. Dog Days
i couldn't stand this show.... stupid names aside i just didn't get the appeal.

23. Baka and Test
.... never even heard of it... *looks into it on MAL* looks too moe for me

24. Ro-Kyu-Bu!
never heard of this either....  hm... i have a basketball anime i'm happy with so no thanks...

25. Hanasaku Iroha
 what people don't liek festing it up? the show was cute overall so i enjoyed it...

26. Aria of the bullet Scarlet
i only saw 3 eps then got bored... so yeah.... interesting concept but too much like shana for me..

27. One Piece
One piece makes me fall asleep EVERY SINGLE TIME.... i have tried to borrow it from numerous people but it just can't keep my interest...

28. Tiger & Bunny
haven't seen it but wow is this show hyped... thats kinda why i stay away...

29. Daily Lives of High School Boys
from what i've seen on tumblr this show is pretty stupid... not interested...

30. Neon Genesis Evangelion
This show should be in the top 10.... it is good but it is SO overatted.... in another list thingy i mentioned that i had friends who hyped it up as the best thing ever so when i saw it and it was just okay i was even more disappointed then if i had gone in blind.

31. Gintama
i can't sit through this show... so yeah i'd say it's overatted

32. Blue Exorcist
I really liekd this show, it was cute and funny and the music was so good... i'm kinda hopeful for more even though it felt like it ended.

33. Naruto
I  Hate naruto... this should be in the number 1 overated spot for sure...

 34. Future Diary
 i've heard of it btu haven't seen any of it... thanks to tumblr though the entire show has been spoiled for me...

35. Natsume Yuujinchou
.......... I should learn to read these lists BEFORE i start writing.
No.... just.... just no.... how can a show be overrated when no one has heard of it.... ok i'm comign at this from a north american standpoint and i know in japan it's got quite the nyanko following but for a show thast only had 1 figure and the rest are japan only or tiny trading figures.... NO.... no i refuse to call this show overated... *the list touched a nerve.... ignore the childish fangirling* oh well it's pretty far down the list so i can't complain too much..... but seriosuly no....

36. No.6
no.6 was.... strange.... and not terribly good... but huge following... so i see why it's here

37. Guitly Crown
i think this one is here simply cause of hype backlash... haven't seen it so no opinion...

38. gdgd Fairies
I made it through about 30 seconds of this show before i decided nope i have better shit to do with my time...

39. My Ordinary Life
 i just didn't get this show... i'm not a fan of comedy anime that isn't funny... maybe it gets funny later one but i just found it stupid...

40. Un-Go
I thought the idea behind this show was interesting... though i've seen only seen 3 or 4 eps...

41. Toriko
 haven't seen it... no opinion

42. Squid Girl
didn't liek the art style so didn't watch it...

43. Kimi to Boku
Saw an ep of this show and hated it....

44. Sora no Manimani
Haven';t seen it

45. Chihayafuru
I liked this show and i really hope it gets a second season... again i have a hard time seeing it as overrated since in north america no one has seen it...

46. Jewelpet
haven';t seen it but goign off the title.... not surprised that this is here... sounds liek toy marketing to me...

47. Usagi Drop
I'm surprised this isnt't higher... not because i think it's overrated but because it goes back to the thought of something potentially being manipulative... though i think Rin is quite believeable... i'm currently reading the manga which has her going to highschool soon so i look forward to new content.

48. Nurarihyon no Mago
i love the concept behind this show just hven;t had a chance to sit down and watch...

49. Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi
 I'm not a yaoi or shonen Ai fan so this show wasn;t something i enjoyed at all... it didn't help that a character is nearly raped in the start but then falls in love... again japan... thats not how love works.... it's just not...

50. Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san
never heard of it but it doesn;t look bad...

wow that wasn't short at all... ok the second list is much shorter....

Most Diappointing Anime:

1. Madoka Magica - 2016 votes
so this list is focusing mostly on how they end? hm.... i liekd madoka's ending... it's a bit of a downer but not really.... i want to see more of that aftermath...

2. K-on! - 835 votes
Not surprising considering how bad this show is *bitterness over natsume being 'overrated seeing throught? probably* like i said i only saw the first season and in that time there was no character growth so yeah... not a good show...

3. Sword Art Online - 751 votes
SAO has had it' ups and downs for me and yeah the midway ending is kinda.... yeah.... i still liked it...especially considering how they are using it in season 2

4. Mobile Suit Gundam SEED - 615 votes
not a gundam seed fan ingeneral but yeah the endign was kinda silly and nonsensical.
5. Fate/Zero - 606 votes
again only 9 eps in so cant comment on the ending

6. Lucky Star - 602 votes
this show is fun but yeah has no point so i get why it's here.... surprised it's not higher actually...

7. Bakemonogatari - 570 votes
again... hated what i saw of season two so... yeah... creepy

8. Saki - 525 votes
i think i tried to watch a bit of this but yeah... don't like the art...

9. Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere  - 504 votes
so much fanservice... fanservice almost alwasy = not a great show... if you have to rely on T&A to get views then maybe you should work on story.

10. AnoHana - 496 votes
again the endign can be potentially seen as manipulative but still... it makes me think so i like it...

11. IS <Infinite Stratos>
still haven;t seen it ~

12. Tiger & Bunny
Haven't seen but maybe the ending is why the popularity died down?

13. Neon Genesis Evangelion
The ending.... you either get or you don;t.... i think i got it but i still didn't like it....

14. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
.... ok.... which ending? are we talking about kyons ending or haruhi's ending.... or hell are we talkign about first and second season mixed? or maybe add i nthe movie? this show has too many orders... to be honest i love them all.... so yeah.... i don'tthink it was disappointing... even first season chronological order (yuki's order i guess) isn't disappointing... it's anti climatic but simple adorable...

15. Hayate the Combat Butler
I've seen some of this show and i guess it's fun but kinda tired of the tsundere character type... or is it himedere for her? i don't know... i don't like it...

16. Angel Beats!
yeah the ending was kinda out of nowhere...

17. Toradora!
haven't sene the end yet...

18. A Certain Scientific Railgun
haven't seen it...

.... no your wrong.... i think it handled it's ending really well.  mayeb the overall show didn't appeal to people? i dunno i liekd it...

 20. Minamike
haven't seen it...  so i don't care...

21. Nyarko-san
couldn't get into this show... not my kind of thing i guess...

22. Shakugan no Shana
this show got really stupid really fast so it doesn't surprise me that it's here...

23. Uta no Prince-sama
fun but stupid... again not surprised it's here at all

24. Familiar of Zero
haven't see it

25. Higurashi - When They Cry
i liek the ending... i liek hwo the show is handled... i love the non-linear story telling but i see why it's here...

26. Hyōka
haven;t seen the end yet... but the show has it's ups and downs so i get why it's here.

27. Oreimo
 yeah again... this show is too creepy for me... this should be higer on the list.

there... all done....
but seriosuly? natsume as overrated? *pouty now* i'm not saying it's the best show ever but it is my current favorite... so yeah... hit a nerve there... but something can't be overated if no one has heard of it...

Thursday, 25 October 2012

First Impression: Fall 2012 anime season

this shouldn't be too long cause i haven;t had any time to watch the new season... but i wanna mention the things i have checked out.

all of these titles can be seen over at crunchyroll

Sword Art Online Season 2
 i really enjoyed season one and i wondered how they would set up seasn 2... i still find it hard to believe that kirito would do one specific thing but they do rightfully justify it.... i do hate his sister character... i don't care that they are cousins.... it's still creepy in my opinion...

I go on tumblr.... a lot... and there was a time where my dash was just pure Magi.... i was curious about it so i went to read the manga....
hated the one chapter i read more then words could describe.... however when i saw it was getting an anime i figured i could give it a chance.
i don't hate it as much as i hated the manga (which is funna cause it's exactly the same) but it hasn't won me over yet... it feels liek it doesn't know if it is serious or a comedy... and stop giving us shots of the slave girls behind.

My little moster
another shojo romance series.... i don;t know why i do this since it always ends in me ranting... but this one, despite the stupid unplaiusible premise, has a sense of fun... it knows it's absurd and it doesn't care... so i'll continue with this one for now.

Shin Sekai Yori (from the new world) 
 yeah..... i don't even know....... love the ending song... the art is so nice in it.....

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou 
Yeah i gave up when he woke up with a girls ass in his face.... no time for pointless stupid fan service.

Blast of Tempest
really interestign so far.... so yeah i'll continue... love the music but that endign song is a little jarring... but yeah so far i liek this show the most.

ok it's not on crunchyroll but...

Little buster
only seen one ep so far and not impressed... at all... i'm letting the season progress and hoping that watching a few in the row makes it better.

and thats it.... i really haven't been watching much but i think it's cause there isn't much that appeals to me this season *sighs* oh well... thats all i got...

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Sailor Chibi Moon -From start to finish-

so i finished another piece of fan art
and for once there were some changes along the way.
so the back story, i randomly drew some sailor moon fan art and that got me wanting to draw all the others.
but none were coming out the way i wanted (well i like how venus and jupiter looked but the other two weren't working) and after al ong day of work waiting for my ride i drew three chibi's. this was the last of the bunch and i was happy with it other then the fact it looks like she's fallign over cause her head is too heavy... i had a different idea in mind for the pose when i did the head so the whoel thing just ended up lopsided.... so after fixing that in photoshop i got to inking and colouring.
when i tend to colour i find the best way to make sure the colours make sense is to do a quick blocky flat colour, this is that stap after already having done the red and random bits layers... i also notice at this point i still had the whites be slightly pink.... i enventually chaned it to blue to give it more contrast.

now i have drawn Chibi Usa many a time as a kid and not once was it any good.... i have ALWAYS been bad at fan art cause i try to emulate the original style and then i end up miserable cause it looks bad.... so for this i tried to stay closer to my own style.... and even though i screwed up o nsome details (three bands o nthe gloves instead of two, colour of the heart on the choker) i am pretty happy with the final product...

and this is what i ended up with, i don't think i ocudl have made it more sparkly if i had tried.... i did that large outline forthe BG because after finishing sailor moon i found the BG to be overwhelming... i figured this may allow me to go nuts but still be tones down enough to see whats goign was originally pink but i wanted more contrast so i changed it and i think it helps is pop
anyways i think i need to paint a little... digital art is incredibly fun but i need to paint or i'll go crazy...

Friday, 19 October 2012

Dropped: Kobato

So, like i said in the first impressions i gave the show 3 episodes because episodic shows can take a while to get rolling.......
what a waste of time.... I was doing other things while watching it but it still managed to piss me off.

and if you like this show that's fine, maybe if i gave it more of a chance it gets better but i just.... i can't... there are so many things i just can't get past.

so first I'll list them off and then i plan to go into a comparison of how episodic shows can be so good.

so.... why did i drop it?

1. The main character.
I hate Kobato, aside from the fact that she's a complete Mary sue who can do no wrong even as she is screwing up she also has the 'clumbsy moe' factor going, just when things are looking up she trips and oh no that poor stupid still not explained stuffed toy gets dirty and then angry. she's also really stupid
"oh but she knows nothing of the human world"
Yeah i really don't care, no one is that stupid and if they are i don't want to watch it cause it's just irritating.
also her voice, now i recognise this voice actress... she's a really good voice actress but in this.... ugh it sounds like she's shouting every line.... it's so annoying but i know the actress is better then that so it must be the direction she was given. but yeah that high pitched shouty moe voice.... it's awful and i just can't listen to it anymore.

2. The CLAMP multyverse seems to be present.
you know what? i really liked the first few volumes of Tsubasa REsivoir chrinicles.... i thought the premise was pretty kick ass.... but around the point where not fai gets turned into a vampire.... or maybe when syaoran 2 shows up i realised something..... the clamp multiverse is stupid..... it's a cool idea to have the shows interact but in execution? No.... it's really really bad... it's actually pretty broken and you know what? i don't care.... i want characters to stay in their own little universe.... i have read a lot of CLAMP but some of these characters i don't know who they are and the show expects me to.... and i just don't care....

3. three episodes in and barely any plot.
episodic shows have the huge advantage of not needing to connect directly to other episodes... in theory you can jump in at almost any point and get the plot.... this one all i know is Kobato is a stupid ditz who can't do anything wright and therefor doesn't do anything wrong and she wants to fill a bottle with mended hearts because once she does that she can go to the place she wishes for.
why do i care? honestly why would i want this annoying kid to get her way.... ok so it has something to do with her missing dad.... you know how many stories out there have missing parents? A LOT.... and do i care? depending on if i know more of the situation... which i don't... cause she wont say yet.  so it completely fails at being episodic.

so yeah those are the main reason why i'm not continuing with this show... they are all my personal opinion and i'm sure the show gets better or people wouldn't like it.... but i just can't describe how annoyed i felt when i was watching it.
Episodic shows can be done so well.
(here is where the review ends and i gush over Natsume.... you can leave if you want)

lets take Natsume's book of friends, each episode (except a few two and even a three partner) are completely stand alone.... you can jump into any episode and know that Natsume Takashi is a boy who can see things others can't and that he is trying to give back the names of demons and spirits that his grandmother took. he has a bodyguard Cat thing that seems to want him dead as much as he wants him alive and he has a few people he trust more then others.... the show is about how he lives day to day.
and it works.... yes you get ore if you watch all the episodes but you can jump in and not be horribly confused.
Kobato on the other hand i have no idea what's going on... why is the Wish bunny in the commercial break bit... why does the stuffed animal talk? why does she look human but apparently isn't.... why does she wish for things? why does she think she can help others when she can't help herself? how does one mend a broken heart? why does it look like candy? why are they so small it'll take forever to fill the bottle---- ahhhhhh make them small so you can have as many little stories as you see fit till it's all done.... it's like tsubasa's feathers all over again... dammit CLAMP you used to be so good... what the hell happened?

after seeing another review apparently it gets better in the second half..... yeah... that's nice.... i can't... i just can't... if Kobato were a more likable character... if she wasn't a Mary sue.... if she wasn't a klutzy moe girl.... if her voice didn't grate like nails on a chalkboard... then yeah i would continue... but as it stands i have too many shows i would rather watch.... and more so then anything i'm just disappointed in the whole thing.... i REALLY looked forward to this show... the art is so pretty and it almost looks like a return to more cardcaptor like style.... oh well... maybe after i rewatch natsume i'll finish rewatchign sailor moon and then back to cardcaptors cause... i need to remember the good times.

again i know i'm being unfair by giving up, please go over to crunchyroll and make your own opinion, the entire season is posted but i think only a chunk of the episodes are free right now... and if you like that show thats great, please tell me why... maybe i'll be able to push past the fact that the main character is annoying if it means a good plot later on. i really want to like this i just.... no.... not when there are so many better shows then this.
ugh i'm really sorry.... i hate giving up on stuff like this....

Thursday, 18 October 2012

First impression: Kobato

Hey.... remember the 90's? yeah there was a lot of terribly tacky crap but it wasn't all bad.
Hell thats when i started watching anime.... i had no idea with was different from an american cartoon... i just knew i liked shows like Sailor moon and didn't like shows like rugrats....
There there was this one show... about a girl who comes across a magical book  containing cards which she stupidly scatters all over town.... It didn't matter that the licensing company had been putting up the episodes out of order or trying to make a supporting character the main.... it was still pretty awesome.
I remember after moving far away and going to my first convention.... i realized how closed my eyes had been.... how much more there was then the stuff on TV.... but even with the revelation i saw a volume of the second half of that shows manga and picked it up right away.

hell out of all the shows i've seen as a kid I only continue to enjoy two of them.... like i mentioned before Sailor moon and of course Cardcaptors (as it was known in english), despite having read a large chunk of CLAMPS Library Cardcaptor Sakura is still my favorite by far.... it had charm and heart and touching moments.... the supernatural element wasn't the focus it was all about Love and the many forms it takes. not to mention the art to go with the show is just so gorgeous. CLAMP at it's best... before they got into the super long (ok CCS has pretty long characters) super flat similarly designed from other series characters...

So how do Kobato compare?

ugh.... why is it so moe.... and i don't mean moe in the panty shots every two seconds why i mean it is the perfect klutsy moron way
i have only watched one episode so i'm proabbly being unfair but that's what first impressions are about. i mean this girl throws all sort s of crazy ingredients all in the wrong order into a pot and despite it looking like a painting from hell it's delicious.... oh and she can sing perfectly... and she has the not yet explained hell dog plush toy thats testing her.... so she can get a bottle to put the mended wounded hearts in.... maybe.

but yeah watching it i was surprised at how much i disliked what i was seeing.... i used to really like clamp... well... i like cardcaptors.... and i liked tsubasa till it got stupid.... and i haven't finished xXx Holic yet but i enjoyed it way more then tsubasa..... but other then that their series are just... okay.... it could be because most peopel my age only read clamp so i was surrounded by people praising it when i just didn't do it for me... not bad just not my taste (or it gets stupid by the end.... like tsubasa.... and throw Chobits into that as well)

will i keep watching?
i'm going to try and give it till end of episode 3, i hope as more things are explained and the MOE is turned down a notch that the show will improve... the animation is pretty and other then certain characters (coughkobatocough) looking like a long hair version of another character (coughsakuracough) it has some nice chracter desing... albeit very clampish (why is everyone so long?)
but i really want this to get better because after the end of tsubasa i am a little cautious with CLAMP.... oh well... rambling over....

Sunday, 14 October 2012

It's my birthday!

hm thats odd, blogger deleted all my previous stats.... well the posts are fine so thats all that matters~

So Today was pretty busy, i ended up needing to do some work but hey i wont turn down double time work.... today only pays for the button machine i want~

after work i had some tea and talked to some relatives, then i spent most of the day working on some fan art because my friends all live in a town thats no transit friendly on a sunday.

I technically didn't get any gifts today because they didn't arrive in the mail yet but i did get a lovely amethist ring from my grandmother. I am also getting a mp3 player with blue tooth (in red to boot~) and rosetta stone japanese which should be better then some of the other self learning japenese CDs.
I got myself natsume yuujinchou and pokemon white 2 cause.... why not? no way anyone would know to get it for me.

I am also probably going to read some more of a book i got on Kindle, it's really good and i'm looking forward to seeing how it all goes.

work is getting crazy but it's just a few more months.... i will endure and then i will travel!

anyways hopefulyl this posts since blogger keeps actign up : ( i like this site and i don't want to go~

Monday, 8 October 2012

Completed: the Intrigues of Haruhi Suzumiya

um.... i think we've established that i adore this series.... so there is going to be fangirling.
TL;DR : i love these light novels and if you have any interest in the show melancholy of haruhi suzumiya then i suggest you pick these books up since i doubt we'll get a season 3 any time soon.

Ok with that out of the way.
This is the... um... 7th novel in a series of 11
and i think this is the only novel so far to not have been in the anime at all.
It is kind of like disappearance in the fact that the entire novel focuses on one major story.
The story focuses mainly on time travel (though for once it's not kyon doing the time traveling) time paradoxes and the rise of the organization that opposes the ones surround haruhi.

Is it better then disappearance? No.... That is still probably up there as one of my fav arcs, in fact the beginning of this one resolves the disappearance arc for good which is both great and a little sad.
The main reason this isn't the best arc in my eyes is due to the focus... that being said it pretty much cements certain ideas i've had about the show since day one since in all truth the titular character is not the main character of the series.

but yeah i loved the random things they go through, poor kyon would be so tired after all that i'm sure and the resolution was great.

Plus the book actually made me squeak with delight at the mention of a single line by a handsom esper boy.
and yes he sais the same line in the anime and i squeaked when he said it there too.... not quite as epic as the trump card Kyon holds but still on of the best lines in a series like this.

spoiler free is hard.... *sighs*

the good:
everything, i adore being in kyons head and he goes through these adventures.

the bad:
nothing.... ok actually there is one bad thing i can think of..... the english novels are takign too long to be realeased.... these were done being written a while back and i hate waiting.... Indignation (which i think is the next one.... not 100%) doesn't release till november
then the next is in april... then the next in september and then the next---wait.... it doesn't have a date.... which could mean it's being merged with book 10 (since they are technically part 1 and 2) or it hasn't been confirmed yet.... ugh thats a whole year away! i can't wait that long.... *sobs*

oh well... i love this series so i'll probably wait *sighs*

anyways happy thanks giving.... yes i spent my day predominantly reading.... aside from next sunday (my birthday where i may or may not be working) this is my last day off till the 10 day hiatus around christmas so i had to enjoy this time off while i could... and reading is the best way to enjoy a day of freedom *nods*
okay lets see if i can finish more drawings by end of day.

but seriously go read this series... it's so good.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Sailor Moon -From start to finish-

so yeah... as i mentioned before Sailor moon is a show from my childhood... no matter how silly it gets i still adore it.
so i did a random sketch off some of the characters startign off with

now, i don't tend to do fan art because i can never decide to try and emulate the original style or do my own.... so i just decided to do my own and this is what i got.

so i finally had a day off from work so i decided just to get the flat colour down...... but then i just wanted to finish it so i kept working
and working and working and after a few hours i figured i was done and this was the final result

hm.... maybe i could have made the background even more sparkly....
anyways i had a ton of fun despite the fact that i avoid fan art.... i may colour the others ones eventually, i do have one more day off after all... sure it's thanksgiving but who cares?

so now i think i need to reward myself with a book~ one by the name of the intrigues of haruhi suzumiya, i wont lie i'm pretty excited to read stuff that hasn't been in the show (at least... i hope this stuff hasn't been in the show)
anyways thanks for stopping by!

Completed: The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

um... ok... i will try to make this spoiler free but i may have to spoil stuff from book 1... sorry.

also seems like my friend Marise finished this book today as well (or later yesterday... not sure) so i'll be sure to like to her spoiler tastic review at the end (i haven't read it yet cause i wanna say my own opinion)

So.... The Prism is dying, suddenly unable to draft the colour blue... considering he ca't even see it anymore.
Kip has been told the true purpose of the knife and it's tearing him up inside along with the only kind words his mother ever gave him.
and the old gods are waking up...

well isn't that just great?

The good:
This book is nice and long, it took me as long as it did only because i could only manage a few chapters each night (read as i haven't had a day off since getting the book.... but i had one today so i figured may as well finish)
This book is really well written... it's a little vulgar with some descriptions but if you have the stomach for gory details or sex scenes then it shouldn't phase you.
The plot is amazing, though i saw the major plot twists coming there was one thing..... yeah i didn't see that coming from a mile away.... i let out a scream and had to reread the page to make sure i wasn't mistaken... and then my friend Marise got to that same part and pretty much had the same reaction i did.... pretty funny.
The characters are great and pretty much get equal focus.... i just love how diverse they are and how you can see them grow.
the magic system is even better then before in the fact that we start getting into how people who are colour blind act and the possibilities of other draftable colours.
pretty much a perfect book over all... i love the style that it's written in because theres a level of humor to the seriousness and it's just great.
it's got a maaaaaaaap.... oh wait he only said to use that as a reason to buy the first one? butthis map is better...

the not so good:
with any character driven stories you are going to get some character chapters that you dislike or don't care about.... i can think of 3 BUT there is a reason revealed at the end that made me forgive it a bit more.

The Bad:
i have to wait for the next one to come out....
i hate waiting....
i waited 2 years for this and it was torture
*sobs* i want book 3 now *so greedy* but i have no choice... and i know in order for book three to be even better he has to take his time on it.
on his book tour he apparently read a chapter from it and i'm just so curious.... alas he didn't come to canada or anywhere close enough for me to travel with these stupid hours i'm working....

oh whats bad about the book? nothing....

do i recommend it? hell yes, in fact black prism ebook is on sale till the middle of october and i think you should all go buy it and give it a try.... then go read night angel trilogy while you want for book three and eventually book 4

so yeah.... go read it right now.... well read black prism first THEN read this.... *nods* go!

oh right, Marise's review: but you have been warned it 's full of spoilers.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Completed: Uncut Sailor moon R

so.... i had actually drawn some art for this review....
but then my computer (more specifically windows) decided it didn't want to work anymore and wouldn't let me open anything.... or scan anything.... so yeah... *sighs* looks like i get to reformat the sucker in my non-existant free time....

anyways way back when ADV put out uncut season two, i'm 95% sure i got this before i got season one.... but it was a long time ago and a blur.... all i remember was it was really expensive and the most expensive show i owned at the time (considering i was 14 or 15 at the time i quickly surpasses that with haruhi season 1... but thats a story for another time)
However i look at how much it goes for now and i can't stop giggling.

This was one of the first shows i really loved.... i enjoyed dragon ball but i LOVED this.
even though some of it is cory and a lot of it (especially near the start) is badly drawn i simply adore this show.... the nostalgia goggles are glues to my head and i'm not even going to try and take them off.

so yeah... to say the least i'm excited abotu the new season/reboot/whatever it ends up being in 2013

i do own S and Super S (though they are bootlegs which made me so angry cause if you haven't guessed i try to buy everything legit you may call me a sucker but i feel i'm supporting an industry i love) and i may do reviews of them later or i may go to watch another show... haven't decided.

also new season of shows starts soon... i think the only one i'm super excited for is little busters (thats this season right?) but otherwise i'll just give everythign a shot and hope i'm not disappointed.

oh right... review..
um...the first 10-13 episodes (ein and an arc) always fet out of place to me cause they have nothing to do with the villian that is technically the villian for every season.... then i read the manga and realized it's because they weren't there originally...
it's not my favorite season (Super S is if you are curious) but i do like the episodes with Diamondo and Saphir and esmaraud quite a lit... so much character development....

anyways great show, i love it moreso cause of childhood but what can you do
i'll get my comp working eventually and post art... maybe