Yuri Level of the Day!

Today's yuri level is:

2, until I find out otherwise

Merry Christmas (belated)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! :D

As a side note, Dynasty Scans are wonderful people. They always have the nicest Christmas presents! :D

Video Game: Embric of Wulfhammer's Castle

I realize everyone's waiting for my posts about Nanoha and such, but real life has taken me hostage for a bit. It's probable that substantial posts will not continue anew until after the new year. Sorry. Orz

Despite that, today I've come to talk about something I should've a while ago. I applied to be one of the last round betas for the game Embric of Wulfhammer's Castle, a homemade yuri rpg (screens available at the website)! The game is absolutely amazing. Wondering how it would fit your interest? Check this out:

Old-school style game
Hilarious writing
Pretty artwork
Interesting music
Great characters

On the technical side, the game was made in RPG Maker 2003. It's a Windows program, so for those unfortunate people who have Macs (and don't have a Windows emulator like I do >D), they're out of luck. (Although I wonder if you could just keep the game on a thumb drive and then play it wherever you go...)

Everyone should get this free game as a Christmas gift for themselves! :D


Just a heads up from me:

1. Finally finished catching up to Heartcatch Precure, so that post should be upcoming.

2. Finally started winter break, so more time to post stuff.

3. Finally stopped beta-testing a game, so more time to post stuff... Until I start playing again.

4. Finally in winter break, so Nanoha Movie the 1st post should be upcoming.

5. Finally learned something amazing, so that will be its own separate post. Or maybe part of one of my upcoming ones.

6. Finally ran out of things to say, so obligatory picture:

This picture brought to you by Tales of Vesperia. Because this Rita plush thing is so. Freakin'. CUTE.
Credit goes to this Pixiv artist, or Blowback, according to Danbooru.


SAW THE MOVIE, ZOMG IT WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! But real post will have to wait until after finals, so just have the poster version of a COMPLETELY AMAZING FIGHT. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAITWASSOGOOD.


Recently, it seems like I've been collecting drama CDs. I don't know why, since I'm not fluent in Japanese. But FUCK. Listening to them makes me want to learn SO. FREAKIN'. BAD.

Also makes me retarded, but meh. Anyway. This post brought to you by Procrastination! Oh, the joys of not doing homework until the wee hours of the morning...

This picture does not do enough GREAT JUSTICE to the amazing-ness of Hayate x Blade. But apparently it's the only volume 3 drama CD picture I have (even though I have at least 3 different pictures for volume 2).

Fall 2010 Impressions: Tamayura

Today's post was originally going to be a GAC. But then I realized that the GAC I would be posting about would require actual searching for pictures, so I changed my mind. Instead, here's my impression of a fall anime: Tamayura. When news first broke about Tamayura, it hit everyone's yuri lists right away. I mean, come on, slice-of-life with a bunch of girls? That's only the most used genre for yuri fanboys ever. (K-On!, Marimite, StoPani, Lucky Star, etc.) Of course, this means that the yuri is probably fake. That's not so much of a problem, though. Set your Yuri Goggles high enough and you'll see yuri in everything. But even I, whose Yuri Goggles are always on the highest setting, was defeated.

Geeky As Charged 9


The next couple of posts will probably just be GACs or other random nonsuch. I was going to seriously do a Heartcatch Precure post next, but I was a fool and took too many screenshots. As usual. So that will be on hold until it actually shows up. For those people waiting for action, don't forget to check out my Twitter feed! It's much fun. But now, to the GAC!

Today's Geeky As Charged is:

More classroom antics. In my philosophy class the other day, my teacher was talking about Kierkegaard and whatever he said in that one book he wrote. I was zoning out as usual but for some strange reason, I kept re-focusing at random times. Then I figured out that it wasn't quite so random: I always looked up whenever my teacher said 'Despair.' If you have no idea what I'm talking about after that last word, watch more SHAFT. Specifically this one. Anyway, after that, the urge to shout "ZETSUBOU SHITAAAAAA!!!" rose a thousand fold.

Here's a picture 'cause I figure you guys like it. What I really like is the Black Rock Shooter reference.

In other news, I spent about an hour making an if-my-life-were-a-video-game playlist instead of studying for one of my midterms. I'm so productive... Not. At least I found out that I have a freakin' lot of video game music...

What's also geeky is that I opened up my emulator version of Super Bomberman 2 specifically so I could take this picture.

That's it from me! Til next time!


'Ello, 'ello!

Just wanted to pop in and tell you guys that I've added a Twitter feed! This'll just be for the random things I think when I watch anime. I could probably do the same thing with blog posts, but that would be unfairly inflating my post count. Also, posts will come! I just have to kick myself into taking screenshots...

Oh, and the Twitter feed will be filled with stuff from Heartcatch Precure, because I'm catching up on not watching anything this summer...

Also, SPOILER ALERT for every tweet. I'll try to keep things vague, but I might slip up in the heat of the moment...

'Til next time!

Geeky As Charged 8

As a step towards renewing my verbosity in this blog and to keep myself from dying by homework, I've decided that my next new post should be a GAC, as seen in the title.

Today's Geeky As Charged is:

For one of my classes, I have to read some of Plato's works, specifically those dealing with Socrates. It's rather boring, not least because I'm not really interested in this. But one of the biggest problems I have is that the style of writing reminds me of a fanfic I read, called Inter Nos, which is very much in my interests. It's a Mai-Hime fanfic set in a universe very much influenced by Ancient Rome. So as I'm reading these selections, I'm constantly reminded that these people are set in Ancient Greece which just reminds me of the fic and makes me want to read it. Which I shouldn't do because I have a test coming up. So I'll just leave you guys with a random picture. Until next time!

This was a picture I found after searching for 'toga' in Danbooru. It has nothing to do with anything, but it reminds me of Inter Nos, so let's just leave it at that, hm?

Geeky As Charged 7

It's been a while since one of these happened, huh? Well, as I prepare to marathon what Heartcatch Precure there is so I can get screencaps for you guys, here's a GAC to keep you a little occupied.

Today's Geeky As Charged:

While helping a friend move out, my friend's friend asked for her folder and said, 'Don't look in, it's got personal stuff.' Somehow, I heard, 'Don't look in, it's got Touhou stuff.' I have no idea how that happened, but I still got a little excited... >_>

Later in the day, the same person was talking about Chiba in reference to something I don't know, but all I could think was Chiba Mamoru, a.k.a. Tuxedo Kamen in Sailor Moon. I'm such a sad person.

Something like this would've been pretty awesome.


I finally finished with my exams and was going to settle down to some anime when what do I find out? Black Rock Shooter is delayed until June! DX I was so looking forward to it, too...

Anyway, as I said, I've just finished my exams, so I'm shipping home tomorrow. After that, I'll be able to start posting again, starting with a new series (and possibly more of the Magical Girl Series). And if I take a few days, please remember, it's all for the sake of the pictures! See ya next time!

This is what I was like during my last exam. Well, not on the veranda, but definitely daydreaming about what anime I'll watch now.

Old Stuff(ish): Heartcatch PreCure!

I'd heard that Heartcatch PreCure! had had yuri in it for a while, but I was a little skeptical of watching it. I mean, pretty much all the PreCure seasons have 'yuri' in it, if your Yuri Goggles are set high enough. But after reading this review and finding out that my beloved Mizuki Nana is voicing one of the main characters, how can I stay away? This is going to be bad for my finals week...

I have no idea who is who, but I figured that if I didn't have a picture, you guys'd be sad. Or something.

Now I'm off to try and not watch this series so I can study for my final tomorrow... See ya next time!

Spring 2010 Impressions: K-On!!

I'm approaching the end of my spring term before summer starts, so it's been incredibly busy over here. Unfortunately, that means all my anime watching has ground to a stop, and I was only able to start watching K-On!! today. (Please note the presence of two exclamation points. That makes all the difference when differentiating between series. See Mahou Sensei Negima!, Mahou Sensei Negima!?, and Mahou Sensei Negima!!) Even then, I've only been able to see the first episode, so everything in this post is based on the first episode and the parts of the manga that are relevent to this episode.

For Love and Justice, We Will Punish You~! ♥ Part One

(The post got too long, so I'm splitting it into parts.)

It's a lovely day outside. Birds are singing, school just ended, and generally, life is good. Well, you had a weird dream last night, but you've managed to forget what it was about after the school day. Your friend(s) are all at their club activities, so you decide to go home, change out of your uniform, and go romp around with the neighbors. Except... What's this?! You've found something weird! You:

A) Run away. It could be a bomb!
B) Ignore it. Some kid must've dropped it and will be wanting it back later.
C) J-j-j-jam it in! Are too busy thinking about sex food to worry about things on the street.
D) Pick it up. People shouldn't litter! It's just a hurt animal/stuffed toy/weird toy anyway.

Click the link to see the paths for each answer.

Geeky As Charged 6

I was walking back to my dorm today, and what would pass me but a Geeky As Charged! It's been a while since I've had one of these, actually. I must be doing tamer things than I thought, recently. Anyway, I passed these two pretty girls on the sidewalk, and I swear, one of them looked exactly like Kitagawa Keiko-san. Don't know who that is? Well, I hear that she was in the Fast and Furious Tokyo edition, but I know her as Sailor Mars from Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon.

And I just spazzed out and took 77 screenshots of her and Komatsu Ayaka from episodes 40 (a.k.a. the Everyone-Has-Fun episode) and 47 (a.k.a. the ZOMG-REAL-ANGST episode). I couldn't pick out any specifc ones that I liked, so go check them out here. Also, some of those pictures include Komatsu Ayaka (Sailor Venus), who is also very pretty and is Rei's top. I need to do a post about them sometime... But anyway. That's it for today's GAC! The Magical Girl post is coming along... and getting bigger and bigger. I might need to separate it, actually. ^_^;; Hopefully not though, 'cause I like to make one post rather than separate posts, which is why I usually do overall season reviews rather than one review per episode. Some episodes defy that trend, though... Anyway, see ya next time!

GRAAAAAAAAR and the Awesomeness of Mahou Sensei Negima

As with the last post, please refrain from continuing if you have not read the latest chapter (285) and care about being spoiled. If you have read the latest chapter and don't care, onward ho!

FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!

So, April Fools' is over. I'm sure everyone could guess which of those three points I put in the earlier post was a lie, but actually...

They all turned out to be lies. I'm so happy! April Fools' is a great day. :D

Oh, and for something actually related to yuri, at least a little bit, I'm working on a post about magical girls. We'll see how much yuri infiltrates. But till then, I'm going to be enjoying my HxB 6, my Sasameki Koto chp. 31, and not moving to Canada. See ya next time!

Oh, and in honor of the new HxB, have these pics:

I wish I was savvy enough to find HxB fanart... And wasn't lazy.



It's April Fools' Day. You know what that means?

1. Hayate x Blade is not going to come in the mail. SHIT.

2. FUCK YOU, DYNASTY SCANS. I LOVE YOU BUT I HATE YOU. At least release the next chapter tomorrow... Please? T_T

3. I'm moving to Canada.

If you don't know who Hard Gay is, make sure no one's around and check out his vids. (Seriously. Not safe for work guys.)

Blast from the Past: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha

I'm actually pretty free this weekend, so today, I'm going to be posting about one of my favorite series ever, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha. Now, if you haven't seen this before, this is a pretty epic series. Three seasons, a freakin' movie (not just an OVA, a movie! It's pretty awesome), countless drama cds (they call them 'Sound Stages), and manga for each season and the movie as well as two new manga storylines. Pretty epic, considering that the idea is actually an AU of an H-game. >_>

*cough* Anyway, this post will be about all three seasons, possibly some of the manga, even less of the sound stages, and none of the movie, since it isn't coming out on DVD until summer T_T. If you haven't seen this before, I urge you to go watch it. You might be thinking, "With a title like 'Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha'? No way!" But even though it's called that, you'll quickly see that this isn't a normal magical girl show. Oh no. It's even better. Still need convincing (and aren't afraid of spoilers)? Read on!

Edit: Long post is long. If you're in a hurry, I basically summarized the three seasons and talked about main characters. And if you're looking for a reason to watch this:

That is why.

Spring 2010 Impressions: Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Tairan

I really don't know why I do this to myself... I watched the first episode of the new Koihime Musou series, Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Tairan today, and, as I thought, it was painful. Not without laughs, of course, but sometimes, the idea of a strong warrior being changed to a girl and that worries about her weight is a little... I don't know.

Sora No Woto 11 & FINAL


ADDITIONAL WARNING: LANGUAGE Though if you aren't allowed to read curse words, what are you doing reading this blog? XD

Character Mystery Files: The Case of Nazuna

Today, I'm going to attempt a small, hopefully semi-regular series called 'Character Mystery Files.' Basically, I'm going to post about a character from an anime, manga, or game that I simultaneously like and dislike or that I disliked and came to like and my reasons why... Or something like that. Who knows how it'll turn out? Hope you enjoy it all the same though.

Edit: Whoops! I forgot I hadn't done a Hidamari Sketch x Hoshimittsu post yet. If you haven't seen that or would like to read my impressions of it first, don't read this!!!

Geeky As Charged 5

I have a couple of tests I should probably actually study for, so not a big post from me. So instead of a GAC! :D

Today's GAC: In my astro class, we were talking about the Gas Giants, namely, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Of course, being the yuri lover I am, this immediately reminded me of the Outer Senshi (plus one Inner and minus one Outer sob Poor Pluto.... T_T) of Sailor Moon fame. Well, fame if you didn't follow the English releases which SUCKED ASS. *ahem* Anyway, it just reminded me of how cool the Outer Senshi were. Can anybody guess who my favorites are?

Also during the lecture, my professor was talking about how there's a gap in the rings of Saturn. Of course, me being me, I noticed only the word Gap being emphasized every so often. And then *BAM!* Touhou reference. I'm thinking that Astronomy is going to become a whole lot geekier for me. (The reference being, of course, to Yakumo Yukari, a youkai who has control of GAPS.)

Edit: I forgot about pictures, so... Here they are!

Oh, Pluto, how unrespected you are.... T_T

It's a lot harder to find a good solo picture of Yukari than I thought.

But anyway, that's it for now! See ya next time!

Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture Episode 8

I haven't posted anything because of lack of material, but after this episode, I just had to post something. I'm actually not going to put any pictures in this post because: 1) It's late and 2) You must see the cuteness of the microbes yourself. Anyway, spoiler alert, 'k?

Edit: Ara, reprising your role as Asuna-san, eh? (In reference to episode 10, with Kanda Akemi voicing Oikawa.)

Geeky As Charged 4

It's time for another Geeky As Charged! And once again, it's related to a movie I watched. Well, most of it is. This is actually going to be a rather packed GAC, because if I don't do these all at once I'll forget about it.

Anyway, I went out with some family and a friend to a sports restaurant place, and the restaurant, of course, had all sorts of screens up showing different games. The screen in front of me had a basketball game, and just when I paid attention to it, it played a slow motion two pointer that swished nicely. And all I could think of was Kuroko no Basket, a manga about, surprisingly, basketball. There's a character in there who can sink a basket from anywhere on court, and I immediately thought about him when I saw that point. It was pretty sad.

I also went to see the new Alice in Wonderland (fantastic movie, by the way). As it is not uncommon to see things based on Alice in Wonderland, I had a hard time not thinking about Miyuki-chan in Wonderland, one of CLAMP's earlier works and surprisingly has no overt or subtextual yaoi in it AND IS RATHER NSFW. (If you want to see the OVAs made, head over here.) It also reminded me of a... well... Um. It is "famous" in the shadier lands, shall we say. >_> But yes, very inappropriate when you're trying to watch Anne Hathaway glide. Er, walk. Be queen-thingy.

What Alice in Wonderland reminded me of the most, though, was a lovely novel by Robin McKinley. Well, two of her novels, actually. Heard of them? Really well written, and almost yuri if not for the pesky fact that the heroines have to have children, and that universe doesn't quite have magic. Anyway, the two novels are The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword. Check it out sometime.

And if you want a preview of Miyuki-chan in Wonderland, please, continue.

Really, it isn't safe for work. See ya next time!

Sora no Woto Episode 10

While Sora no Woto is almost finished, I felt that I actually had enough material to post now rather than later. So if you haven't watched up to this episode yet, please be aware of SPOILERS.


It's here! It's finally here! The long awaited Aria post has come to us at last! Praise the Gods!!!!

Note: I went a little picture happy on this one, so... Please bear with me. Orz

EDIT: I was a stupid face and didn't remember that they use the romanized version of the nicknames in the anime. So any harping I have about the names comes from the fact that I wiki'd stuff. I'm sorry. Orz


I finally finished my big paper, but I still have two exams tomorrow, so nothing big today. In fact, I'm just going to talk about this coming season.

Haven't heard about any new yuri-ish anime this coming season, but apparently there's another freaking season of Koihime Musou. I'm not sure if I'll watch it yet, but I'll probably end up doing so because of bouncing breasts completion's sake. Actually, on the topic of Romance of the Three Kingdoms remakes, there's another Ikkitousen coming out, which leads me to this question: Should I watch it or not? I'm not a big fan of service + guys (hence why I can watch Koihime Musou even though there's lot of service - there are not, in fact, a lot of guys). However, I do like martial arts, and there are yuri parts... somewhere. Or so I've heard. Actually, following this logic, I shoud've watched Queen's Blade, so maybe I won't end up watching Ikkitousen after all.

For stuff I actually will watch, definitely Black Rock Shooter, K-On! 2, and, uh, that's it. Huh. The rest of the stuff I'll probably not watch/catch up on later. But yeah, back to studying for me... Orz See ya next time!

Oh, and an image for you guys. I was going to use it in my Hidamari Sketch post, but apparently I put it in the wrong folder... Whoops! ^_^;;

Yuri and dinosaurs. Can life get any better?


女, 女女, 女, 女女女! 少女!

If you don't know what the title of this post is referring to, go to The Original, then The Vocaloid version. If you've seen it and get all the references, see The Strawberry Panic! version.

Hello, all! The Aria post has been indefinitely postponed due to unforseen circumstances. In other words, my midterms snuck up on me, so now I have to actively focus on them. And since I don't want my flow of posts to completely stagnate (read: I'm procrastinating), today's post will be something more light hearted.

Today's post will be about... GIRLS!

That's right, girls. And by girls, I don't mean those icky real ones that are mean and kinda gross sometimes. No, I'm talking about the epitome of beauty, the wonderful personalities, the hair...! I'm talking about anime girls. Yes, those girls that you watch on the internets and love to pair together with other girls in the same show (or maybe from other shows!). Those girls that got me to see the light and yearn to spread the wisdom of yuri...!


While I will be talking about girls today, rather than the over-dramatized position I gave above, I'm just going to go over my favorite type of girls in anime. The presence of these types of personalities will instantly have me watching the series. Whether I continue watching or not is a different matter. So, basically, this post is just me procrastinating being bored and wanting to update. If you're here just for the reviews, I'm sure Aria will be up... sometime. Now, without further ado, let's go!

Geeky As Charged 3

It turns out that the Aria post I was going to make will have to be delayed about a week or so, as I somehow am very busy this week. -_- Anyway, I don't want to leave you guys on a lurch, so here's a Geeky As Charged post!

Today's Geeky As Charged: I went to see a local band and their keyboardist had a KORG Triton series keyboard. This pretty much instantly reminded me of Tsumugi from K-On! Here's a couple pics...

From what comments were posted on these pictures, it seems like Tsumugi's Triton is top of the line. Of course, the one I saw today wasn't. I wish I could remember the exact model... But yeah, that's it for today. See you next time!

Mini-Aria Post

I'm too tired to do a real Aria post with pictures and stuff at the moment, but I had to vent, so have a mini post!

Final Fantasy XIII... Well, sort of.

This post based on what sporadic videos I watched and what sporadic Japanese I know. Please read at your own discretion. If you do not wish to be spoiled, even by a little bit, stop right here and wait for whatever post I do next. Thank you.

Sora no Woto

While I'd rather wait until the season is over or at least mostly over, I'm not watching anything old at the moment that I can review. This means that, in order to keep this blog from being a lonely place, today I'm going to talk about new series Sora no Woto. There's only six episodes out, so far, so there's not a lot I can say about it. There will be spoilers though, so if you haven't started watching yet and intend to, reader discretion is advised. Thank you.




Hidamari Sketch

'Sup? Long time, no see, eh? Well, this month is sucky for me, so you probably won't be seeing a lot of me. But it's OK! 'Cause I have watched something yuri~ I don't know why it took me this long to watch Hidamari Sketch. I think it was just that by the time I heard about it, 1) I couldn't find any subs, 2) I was busy... somehow, and 3) I found out that SHAFT directed it and was a little leery of them after they DIDN'T DO THE AWESOMEST ARC EVER IN NEGIMA. GAH! SO. ANGRY. AND SAD. I mean, after Xebec absolutely ruined the first season, I thought the second season would be better... Which it was. But it still didn't have the Mahora Budokai arc, which was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I want to see it animated so badly. T_T But anyway! We're talking about Hidamari Sketch. Yes.

All's Quiet on (My) Yuri Front

*sigh* Besides the continued broadcast of Kobato (YES.), I haven't heard aaaaaaaaaaaaaanything about new yuri stuff. I guess this means it's time for me to rewatch old stuff, huh? Even my manga fixes are pretty scarce. What a terrible season. Also, probably one of the biggest things on any yuri fan's watchlist, the MAHOU SHOUJO LYRICAL NANOHA movie came out a couple days ago, and I have heard nothing about it. T_T I WANT TO SEEEEEEEEEEEE IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!! Gah.

But yes. Let us move onto my actual point. Today is another Geeky As Charged post! Yay...? *cricket noises*

...I guess I'll just move forward, huh? So I'm taking an acting class this semester and all I can think about throughout it is manga like Skip Beat and Glass Mask. I wonder if reading/watching stuff like that will actually end up helping me...? But anyway, that's it for today's Geeky As Charged! Oh, and I suppose I should put a picture up... Hm. I'm hoping for this in the Nanoha movie:

I know it's unlikely, but a fan can hope, right? ...right...?

Pokémon Platinum

Some good news! There's finally a good DS emulator out there! Hooray~♫ It's for Windows, which sucks, because I have a Mac, but I somehow manage to make do with my Windows... emulator. >_> But anyway. The first game I got on my emulator was Pokémon Platinum! While you might say "What does this have to do with yuri?" you're too naive! Of course there's yuri involved! XD In this case, putting aside any knowledge you (or I, for that matter) have of the Pokémon anime, the yuri couple is Hikari x Shirona (Dawn x Cynthia). I have no idea how they emerged as a couple, just that the fanart of them can be pretty cute/funny. XD Plus, I hear that they get a date in Platinum... Who knows if that's true though.

.....................................*girl is doing research*...........................................

So apparently, the manga is a likely suspect for where this pairing came from (although there is still only a little subtext). I don't really mind except that NO ONE FREAKING SCANLATES THE POKÉMON MANGA. *sob*

Oh well. Have some pictures of the pairing (plus a really cute one I found~):

All right! I admit it! I got a Turtwig solely because of this picture! BUT IT'S JUST TOO DANG CUTE.

Geeky As Charged

Have you ever had those moments where, while walking around or doing something random, you notice something that reminds you of a fan work? It seems to happen to me a lot, so I'm going to start a new feature called "Geeky As Charged"! It won't be a weekly post or anything, but everytime I notice something, I'll make a small little post with the Geeky As Charged tag and possibly on the title too. OK! Explanations are over, so let's go!

Today's Geeky As Charged: I went to see the relatively new "Sherlock Holmes" movie the other day, and the only thing I could think of after was DezoPenguin's AU Mai-HiME series featuring Shizuru as Holmes and Natsuki as Watson. As of now, it's up to the third story. Here is one, two, and three. He also has a side-story up.

Sad, innit? Also, have a complimentary image! It's not official fanart for this fanfiction, but I think it works OK with DezoPenguin's series.

Sasameki Koto

Pre-Edit Edit: It occurred to me that I kept telling you guys to go and read Sasameki Koto but I didn't include a link to do so. Orz I'm sorry. But yeah, go here for the greatness that is Sasameki Koto!. And if you can't get there for some reason, go here instead and then click on the project page to find the previous chapters~

With the end of the year 2009 also comes the end of the winter anime season. And one of the things I'm saddest to see go is Sasameki Koto. I'll also miss Kobato, but it hasn't ended yet, so it's not applicable. XD I was going to try and release this post before the new year, but I ended up getting sidetracked and not finishing before midnight. Orz I was going to try to release this post sometime during the very start of the new year, but ended up getting sidetracked. *headdesk* BUT ANYWAY. THE SASAMEKI KOTO POST IS FINALLY HERE.

This post will be very image heavy. There might also be some NSFW images. Please proceed with caution.

Fandom wins and woes

So, I should be sleeping right now, but instead I'm going to post a little something for you guys. Doesn't this show how much I love you? Please disregard the still in progress post on Sasameki Koto. Today- well, tonight really- was pretty awesome yuri-wise. Not because of any new series or anything. Just, my favorite story EVER got updated today, and it was as awesome as ever. If you know at least a little bit about Negima and if you like Konosetsu, go ahead and check it out. I promise it's worth your time.

While we're on the subject of fandom, I might as well discuss some of my views about fandoms. I'm not going to lie, I'm largely removed from the various fandoms I like. I don't join every possible forum about my favorite pairings or series and, while I do buy the merchandise of my favorite series, I don't obsessively collect everything. I read a lot of fanfiction and try to get my hands on whatever doujin is out there, but my one epic fanfiction masterpiece is still in my head and not on paper. And I'd die trying to draw a doujin. So you could call me a passive fan. But recently, it seems that shipping wars are again growing.

I was lucky when I entered my first fandom. I came into it years after it had been popular, so the shipping wars- if any, actually- were pretty much over and done with. It also helped that I was pretty naive and open-minded and didn't really care who got with who as long as the story was good. I was lucky with the next big fandom too, as the major shipping war in that fandom had also largely vanished to the backburners (though of course there were a few battles here and there still raging). In one of my more recent fandoms, though, it seems that the war is going to come back. And that brings me to my main thought: Why can't people block themselves from reading something they don't like?

I've read of plenty of stories where authors get flamed just for writing a pairing that the flamer doesn't like. Why does this happen? I mean, really, it's not like you, as a reader, are compelled and must read every single story in the fandom. And while I can understand getting angry if the author intentionally mislabels his/her stories as one pairing when in reality it is another, most of the time the author clearly states about which pairing the story is written. It really irritates me that people in the fandom will flame an author just for writing something they don't like when it's the fan's fault for reading it in the first place. That's like getting a cleaver with a clear warning sign about how dangerous it is, purposefully chopping off a body part or something, and then trying to sue the maker of the cleaver for your injury. How stupid is that? And then it makes the rest of the fandom look stupid too. So I just want to say to the people who do this: Fuck you and I hope you get a lobotomy or some other gruesome death. You are the people that make fandoms look bad and you are the reason that shipping wars happen. Go take your Helen-of-Troy acts somewhere else, and GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY FANDOM.


This is what happens when I don't get my sleep and instead trawl the internets. So now I will sleep and hopefully that post I've been promising will finally come out. Orz Also, a small image to keep you company:


Damn. I had this nice post laid out that I was going to release on New Year's Eve. And then that passed. I decided to post it on New Year's Day instead. And that passed. Now I still don't have it done and I haven't posted in about a week. Please forgive me. Orz

Normally, as compensation for leaving you guys with nothing to read, I would post something big, but that post is still in the works, unfortunately. So instead, I'll give you some of my news updates. Of the past anime season, Kobato is still going (pleasedon'tstopat13pleasedon'tstopat13pleasedon'tstopat13), Sasameki Koto has ended, which a post about is forthcoming, and Kimi ni Todoke is on hold because I can't stand the arc they are at right now. With my anime watch list pretty much empty, I'm going to try to catch up on old stuff, namely Aoi Hana, which I was going to watch when it came out, but was unfortunately with family and without a laptop. I heard it was good though. Besides watching old anime, I've also gotten really into Vocaloid. This is bad in many ways. One: It is similar to iDOLM@STER in that there are many characters and I like all most many of them. Two: It is similar to iDOLM@STER in that I've gotten hooked on it. So part of the reason I haven't been posting is because I've been trawling Danbooru the net for pics of Luka, who is one of my favorites. And I might go back to doing that now, so see ya! 8D