So right now I’m doing a book project, reading books dealing with bipolar. Memoirs about bipolar, bipolar characters in fiction, bipolar bipolar bipolar. My first book was The Museum of Intangible Things.
I just hope this entire ride won’t be so awful. Note: Spoilers After the Cut.
tl;dr I’m coming back to blogging. I will not be an anime blog. I’m going to blog about whatever I feel like.
So originally this was going to be a post to confirm that Black and Blue Socks was dead. I was content just leaving the blog untouched, and hoping that people would be smart enough to figure it out, although judging by the comments I get on my old stuff, people aren’t. But then I thought about it. I miss writing. It was something I was really passionate about. Now I don’t want to make it my career. I have a career which I am also very passionate about about. But writing has always been important to me. When I was little I always told people I wanted to be a writer, so it’s always been a point of interest for me.
So what happened exactly? Well it’s a long story.
The Winter Season isn’t too much to look at but it seems the best it has to offer has aired.
Too bad I haven’t had time to watch anything but Yama no Susume, which was adorable and will write my thoughts on at three episodes viewed.
KyoAni does one thing very well. Cute girls doing cute shit. So it’s pretty easy to figure out whether to watch Chunnibyou blah blah blah. Is this your sort of thing? If it is, Chunnibyou is your show. If it isn’t, you probably didn’t enjoy the first episode that much.
Brains Base is great. They can take this bland concept and make it entertaining. Is it going to be one of Brain Base greats? I really doubt it. Entertaining for a season? Possibly. Great first episode? Yes.
Never 7 is a significant game. Originally called Infinity 7, Never 7 started off what was called the Infinity series which includes Ever 17, Remember 11, 12Riven, and Code 18. These stories often feature sci-fi elements.
It’s easy to see that Never 7 was pretty good back when it was released in 2000. However the game doesn’t have a skip text feature beyond skipping through already read text and just skipping to the next choice. After two routes, my sore wrist had enough of playing.
Still, if you want to you don’t mind the lack of a skip function, then feel free to play. The story itself is okay. It’s not amazing, but given how short the visual novel is, it’s tolerable. It’s definitely a throwback to the era of early 2000’s, and serves as a reminder of how much character designs and story-telling has changed since then.
I’m just going to be glad we have skip functions now.
Download Never 7 here.
With the start of a new season usually presenting the worst things first, and A-1 Pictures being a mixed bag, I found Shinsekai Yori a nice surprise. The episode didn’t blow me away exactly, but it didn’t horrify me either. Shinsekai Yori opens with enough potential to become something.
Working through my backlog, I’ve been watching Mysterious Girlfriend X. The character of Urabe was confusing to me-her strange behavior puzzled me. That was, until I realized she was the opposite of the stereotype of the ideal girlfriend shown in anime.
(Most of this post was written two weeks ago when I’d watched episode one. Then it took two weeks to get this up because one of my closest friends decided to dump me. Over one thing. Yes, I asked him. It because I told him he was being a dick. Short story is, even though this was the meanest thing I ever did to him and the result of him being nasty to me, he just believed that while friends don’t insult friends even if they don’t realize it’s an insult, and they don’t forgive friends for making mistakes. Cue emotional breakdown/personal crisis/ and two weeks of me being too depressed to do shit as I’ve been really hard to clean up my act and be a better person, but I’ve done too much work to not post it.)
Well, you know how the story goes. Boy meets girl. Boy becomes interested in girl. Boy tastes and becomes addicted to girl’s saliva…okay, more like the typical boy meets girl story with a fetish shoved in because this is a Japanese anime. That fetish is, well, saliva.
However, this is a case where the fetish fanservice, but doesn’t consume the show but rather it’s a side note to the story. An awkward side note, but side note none the less.