Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Otaku Eats [1]

So did I mention I have an extreme weakness to Hay Fever? Seasonal allergies around Spring-Summer, to be more precise. Shit sucks. Sneezing, coughing, runny nose.. constantly. To remedy this, one of my friends and his dad recommended me to build up my immunity by intaking / consuming 'bee pollen'. So I mapquest'd the location of the place that sold such a thing, and I happened to pick up some organic Sencha tea along the way. Man, I love tea so much. Here's a picture of bee pollen as well as the organic Sencha! They're both pretty expensive, imo, but worth it:

McCORMACK's Bee Pollen (local bee pollen from around here...)

Organic Sencha tea~

Inside of box was nicely wrapped and shit.
But yeah, so I then tried to mix the bee pollen (teaspoon-ish) along with the organic Sencha tea, and my result came in the color of 'piss'. Basically, I'm drinking something that tasted like POLLEN IN WATER and looks like PISS:

But I'm totally okay with this. It tasted wonderful, though a tad unusual. No, it's not piss. Anyways, then I ate some Bánh bèo (More info here!), and it was fucking delicious. Oh man! Pics below:


Pretty much going Yuuka-mode all over this shit. Holy fucking christ, please stop asking for advice if you're not going to accept or try to make attempts. I guess that it's possible that such things could be bad advice, but if you're asking someone you think you trust (to to an extent), you must have had some sort of intention, right?  Holy FUCK.

I am sick of being the interpreter or that beach ball that monkeys passes around. I don't want to be the ball that you two monkeys throws around. Holy fuck. No more of this. No longer helping anybody. Normalfags just makes me sick to my stomach and I might puke. 

However, in other words, I really think I have a deep misanthrope tsuntsun side to myself that's always hidden. I'm thinking back to the past whenever I'd snap at some of my friends for when they did stupid shit. I don't know why, but I think somewhere from within myself, I'm always angry. Why the fuck am I so angry? I don't know. It's not like I am unhappy or anything, I just get easily irritated. Maybe I'm a misanthrope, because a lot of people sickens me. Maybe I use the word 'normalfag' a lot because I view quite a large majority of people as faceless dolls. Maybe. Just maybe. 

I wasn't really overly aware of my anger issues until this past recent week. I just got angry all of a sudden for no apparent reason, though through doing some searching online, I found out that many psychology websites even stated that the anger is stemming from somewhere. I can't find that 'somewhere'. Where is it? I'm always angry deep down inside, oh well. Doesn't bug me that bad to care. I'm pretty direct about things, I like it this way.

Let's see what I broke today at work due to anger issues. Note that I work in a retail environment where I'm dealing with stupid, idiotic, shit-eating nose-picking dick-licking cock-sucking fucks normalfags. I work in an area where I constantly take phone calls, and I swear, people asks the dumbest shit. It makes me want to jump through the phone and sew their mouths shut. FUCK. 

I'm also sent to an area in the back where I am forced to unload off of a truck, which I don't really mind, however, I'm dealing with morons here, mind you. I threw so many boxes across the floor today and jumped on every single fucking one, breaking everything in my path. Nobody dared to even say shit to me, because they've all seen my temper when I unload. I also hate it when people asks me:

"What's wrong, [insert my real life name here]?"

Why would you ask me that? WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU EVER ASK ME THAT? Do you want me to go apeshit on your cunt ass and start rambling on about 30 minutes discussing about things I hate? Holy shit. What the fuck. The guy just asked me that out of the blue, I was just minding my own business, mind you. I don't really talk while I'm at work, because talking to people just infuriates me more.

So I quickly responded with:

"If I told you, would you have a solution for my problems?"

So he responded with:

"Uhh.. well.. it'd make you feel better?"

That is the dumbest faggotry ever. Are you fucking kidding me? You want me to tell you about what I hate? I can go on and on, and how the fuck would this make me feel better? Just thinking of shit I hate would make me hate it more. I guess my logic doesn't work too well with normalfags, but holy fuck, I am sick of their shit. 

So anyways, I just said to him:

"Not really. I don't believe in such idiocy."

Which is quite true. I however, do ask some friends that though, because I'm sure their logic is the typical of normalfags, and I felt that I'd have to if they wanted to talk (which, most do). I'm so opposite of this, it's not even funny.

Every day, people sickens me more and more, and I feel as if my original plan of staying home all day watching anime and playing Touhou was never such a bad idea in the first place. FUCK. 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

A typical shitpost.

Julie Watai is so cute, dat voice, dat outfit, DAT MEIDO~ ; ____; That's all, just wanted to share. I love maids. Will forever love maids. But only if they're Asian maids, I don't know, it seems weird when they're not Asians. It makes me twitch a bit. 

Too srsbsns for me.

There's two things I could never understand, and I'll narrow those down to:

a) Why people thinks being 'alone' is bad for you.
b) Why people that are overly emotional or being a total drama-fag shouldn't get into a 'srs' relationship.

It's just something that's always irked me. Really. 

a) Why people thinks being 'alone' is bad for you. 

I would normally ask people why being 'alone' or by yourself is bad, their response usually comes down to not having enough human interaction or having a special someone close to you. Here's my side of the argument, I think that some times, people can do more trouble and even hinder another person's abilities just by trying to be with them too much. Does this make any sense? If it doesn't, I'll elaborate.

Say you had a meeting with your girlfriend to go out on a date, deep down inside, you love her, but you feel like you're wasting precious time that could be easily spent doing something else. You're most likely wasting money to fill up that gas tank, buy her expensive jewelry, clothing, etc. Do people really think this is worth it? Wasting time for another person is never top priority, certainly is far from MY top priority in life.

What about arguments, and the emotional-consequences that comes out of relationships? What happens when you get into an argument? You stress and think about the same thing over and over, like a tape recorder. You think that's helpful? Of course not. I've seen overly depressive people that wanted to suicide because they got all BAAAAWWWW and emo-tier because some girl didn't want to be with them any longer.

I don't really see the point of that. Move on. I'm also stating this from personal experience, btw. As you can see, so far, I've listed major disadvantages: Money, time, and emotional drawbacks/consequences. 

Now here comes the kicker, you ready? "Not enough human interaction", which can also be correlated to some of us otaku out there. Who says that a person needs to have constant human interaction? You only need so much of it just to be able to navigate or comprehend how society works. The only reason I ever go outside is to: 

(Personal list of reasons)


Work and food is a necessity, I need to work in order to get cash, which I can then use in order to buy food to replenish my body's energy and survive. Friends? Not so much. I disagree with the sentiment that you need friends in order to live. I refuse to rely on anybody (nowadays), because my views have significantly changed since I started college. Even if you're supposedly lonely, as long as you make enough money to afford all of the necessities, you'll be fine. Sometimes, very little human interaction is better than too much human interaction.

Human interaction is strongly encouraged for the sole purpose of landing a successful job, that is it. I don't see how people thinks that this logic works at all. You only need so much of it. Also, what is considered as the minimum of human interaction? There's no laws or set rules for this. People are stupid. Makes me want to slap a motherfucker.

b) Why people that are overly emotional or being a total drama-fag shouldn't get into a 'srs' relationship.

I'm really getting sick of other males that acts like wimps because they 'lost' someone, and I don't mean a significant loss like a person dying, of course. This is really related to a 'friend' of mine in real life, and I wanted to rant about this since he's starting to piss me off. A lot. Though depression is an understandable way for your emotions to be released, so you can cope with everything, it's unnecessary to attract needless attention to yourself. Want to suicide? Go-a-fucking-head. I said it. No one cares. I care enough to a certain point, though needless attention just means you're deprived of it and makes you look like a little kid.

Want to go do illegal drugs? Go-a-fucking-head. Not my problem, I won't be affected by it. Want to drink beer til you pass out? Go-a-fucking-head. Not my problem, once again. Why do people needlessly flaunt this shit to their friends? Do they think that their friends will go "Awwww, boo-hoo" and lick that person's balls? Fuck no. 

There are better things to do than to act like a kid and flaunt things that they know they would NEVER do. I hate people that say they'll suicide if they lost a romantic partner, because most likely, they won't do so. If they do, they're an idiot, and I don't care. Why are they attracting attention to themselves as if they are a girl? Isn't that a girl's job? That's more understandable if it was a girl, because they're the more emotional out of the two genders. 

So my usual comeback would be:

"Are you a fucking girl?"

If anything, all of this further proves my point that people like that should straighten out their priorities, they obviously don't have the knowledge or maturity to handle a serious relationship. Now, fuck-buddies, that's different and I don't want to get into that.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A dive into the past, the present, and the future.

I guess this blog entry is to remind myself of how I was before I became an otaku, and why I do not regret my decision at all. Starting back to the beginning, I started my otaku-craze some time around last Summer, I can't remember exactly when. I always loved to watch anime, read manga, before I became an otaku, I mean. It just wasn't as intense or serious, now it's practically a ritual. Around last year, I started browsing sites and became extremely interested in the world of 'otaku culture', and I didn't realize that it was the beginning of a totally different outlook and lifestyle upon society. I slowly immersed myself, and I somehow was motivated by a few individuals. One of those people, I actually follow here on Blogger, her name's KirariStar.

Anyways, to get to the point, I started watching more anime over the Summer, and I think I was always browsing merchandises on AmiAmi.jp, just for fun. I started browsing Figure.fm a lot too, and my first purchase was a Disgaea 2: Rozalin (1/8) PVC figure made by Griffon, which I purchased off of a member from Figure.FM! She even sent me a thank you card, drawing Flonne on it and everything, it was adorable. =)

My 2nd figurine was a Flonne PVC figure that I bought from AmiAmi, etc. I started collecting more and more stuff, and before you know it, I became an otaku over the Summer. I bought a desk from a local retailer and started displaying my figurines on it for a while, but I decided to put all of them back into their respective boxes/containers since I'm lazy and don't feel like dusting off all of my shit.

I guess before I became an otaku, I lived an ordinary life of a 'geek'. It was a dull life though, everything felt too boring for me. Strangely, some people claims to say that while I proudly call myself an otaku, I'm sort of mature at times, and some people loves me for thinking outside-of-the-box, while some hates me for how I perceive people. That's understandable, I hate a lot of things, and if I'm disgusted with something, I'll directly state my opinion(s).

Being an otaku didn't really change too much though, if anything, I still have friends. Though I'm usually happy most of the time nowadays, before I became one, I was in a lot of situations where I felt as if I was also 'emo' or depressive or whatever. I'm not like that anymore, I have too many things to keep me occupied (on the internet). I know some of the people I hang around with thinks I'm weird, but if they don't like me for how I am, whatever. I wouldn't need friends like that, right?

Really looking forward to what the future brings, maybe one day, I'll get bored of this expensive hobby and move on with my life. But I don't want that right now, in fact, I would hate to live the life of an ordinary normalfag. It's far from amusing, and seeing how most normalfags are the same (IMO), I wouldn't want to live such a dull and monotonous life~

I'm always curious, and I would wonder how other people ended up becoming an otaku. Because my side of the story is certainly different from some, I would assume. I know some closet-otaku girls too, but they're usually online people I often chat to. I wish I could meet more people like that, so I could have people to talk to, ya know.. things that are relevant to my interests. Most normalfags are boring. Most.

Anyways, I really have nothing to blog about besides this. I'd figured I'd make an entry about this a bit. On a daily basis, I'm usually on Twitter chattin' it up, or browsin' /jp/ whenever I have time, though /jp/ has gone downhill heavily.. Anyways, remember to take it easy, guys. I'm off.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Received my Audio-Technica ATH-M50S in the mail today!

My original plan was like as described in the picture, just takin it easy because I really didn't have any plans today. I woke up around 10 am in the morning, and had to drive my mom to work. Afterwards, I drove back to my house, and I noticed the delivery man was here. I immediately parked my car, ran into my house, checked my (lol)hotmail to see if my package is delivered yet. It was! So I immediately ran outside in my pajamas and asked him if he had a box for me. He gave me the box, and I immediately tried not to cum buckets while holding onto this glorious box with my amazing Audio-Technica ATH-M50S that was inside it! 

Anyways, I opened the box.. and ... here are the pictures:

Such decent quality packagin' and what-not, I can't really say it's shit-tier at all. Did I mention it comes with a leather bag? Also, the headphones are foldable, and the cord is friggin long as hell. You can see that for yourself below:

See that long ass snake? Holy shit. So anyways, if you look carefully around the center, there's that uhhh.. gold thing there, right? I didn't realize I had to take the head part out first, I was wondering why it was so massive, I could never plug that massive thing into my poor and awesome laptop!! ;____; Anyways, on a more serious note, I can really hear my music.. very well with this. I can't say I regret purchasing it. I'm enjoying it so much right now, it seems like an addiction. Just at first, putting it on made it felt like it was noise-cancelling, cause I really couldn't hear jack-shit outside of the headphones. Anyways, top-tier quality material, etc etc etc. Not going to go too in-depth into this, but I am enjoying my purchase. Words of the wise:

Always remember to take it easy~

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Electronics mumbo-jumbo

Recently, I wanted to get a pair of headphones. Why? Because I just do. I love listening to high quality music, that's pretty much it. I hate in-ear so much though. they either fall off or the cord is too thin for my own personal tastes. A friend of mine recommended Audio Technica's "ATH M50", but I decided to get the M50S instead because it comes with a straight cable instead. I think those are better and won't be clunky, etc. I've read up on a lot of reviews, and a lot of people said that they enjoyed the ATH-M50S because you can hear music really well with it, it's durable, and it's very comfortable. 

Picture of it below:

Doesn't that look bad-ass as fuck? I mean, it looks like one of those headphones that literally screams out:

Anyways, besides that, I recently purchased a Razer DeathAdder USB mouse for near 60 bucks at BestBuy as well, since I needed one for my new Studio XPS laptop. The comfort on it is amazing, it's like the feel of a cyborg girl's breasts. Ok, that's a lie. I wouldn't even know what that's like.. Pics? Sure!

Ok, that's all for today. Thanks for reading.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Please support Tamusic and purchase his CD!

TAMUSIC stands for "Try Arrange Music", and it's a group as well as an independent artist. Personally, I just refer to the artist as "Tam". For those that doesn't know about TAMUSIC, and shame on you if you didn't, he's a doujin artist that has previously worked on some Touhou Project arrangements. More information about TAMUSIC can be found on VGMDB and last.fm:


I'm a huge fan of Tam, as well as his works. I'm highly interested in his upcoming album "Puella Magica", more information about that can be found on Tam's official website, which is here! You can also purchase it from this website as well. Full album name is:

TAM3-0076 Puella Musica 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ同人CD

I hope fans of Puella Magi Madoka Magica will purchase this album, so that it encourages him to produce more stuff in the upcoming future. I'm just surprised that he decided to pick up on Madoka Magica, anyways, that's all for this entry! Enjoy!

PS: Some of the songs from his Puella Musica album below~!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

My love for Sakuya

I can't even begin to describe how much I love the character "Izayoi Sakuya" (or Sakuya Izayoi) from the Touhou Project series. Sakuya is not loli, but she has such great characteristics about her that I simply cannot resist. First off, her pads face and smile. How can you resist that? Look at those adorable eyes! In some fan-art, she's even depicted as slightly yangire, especially in pictures where her irides are the color of crimson, and the vibe I personally get is that she's taking things a bit along the sides of srsbsns. I have a Touhou Project mousepad with a picture of Sakuya on it too, I can't even describe how awesome it is.

I plan on getting more Sakuya-related merchandises some time in the future, but I can't do that for now because I'm too busy with work, gaming, and constantly worrying about my grades in regards to school. Anyways, I'm really getting off-topic now... Oops.

I have a really soft-spot for maids. I don't know why. I love maids that are average or of tall height, because they just look terribly adorable. I also love 2D girls that wields knives, especially a meat-cleaver or of the sort -hint hint- (referencing something here!). But what separates Sakuya from the rest? She's a maid, AND she wields knives! DUH~!

Do you feel autistic for reading this blog entry yet? If you feel pretty autistic right now, I wouldn't blame you for wanting to click the "X" button/icon at the upper right hand corner. Anyways, I even main as Sakuya in Touhou 12.3: Hisoutensoku. Do you see my love for Sakuya yet? Do I need to start building a shrine of her or something? Anyways, slightly related, I do play Hisoutensoku in my spare time. Been playing it for almost a year now, and I'm loving every moment of it. 

Do you understand now? Yes? Maybe? No? Aw, guess I didn't do a very good job explaining my love for Sakuya then. I'll probably try to elaborate more in the future, but for tonight, I think I'm going to take a quick shower and take it easy for the rest of the night. Take care, guys.

PS: Relevant to MY and maybe your interests (below)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Got some tea from Japan today in the mail!

I recently bought some tea from Japan, one is called "Matcha powder" tea, the other is "Sakura Blossom" tea. Have you guys heard of it? I'm really addicted to tea, and that's what I would prefer to drink on a daily basis, besides the occasional (which is alcohol). I really love unique tea, such as Matcha. I'm hoping to be able to try Gunpowder tea some day, though I heard it's ridiculously strong in terms of taste.

Here are the pictures below, enjoy!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sky, why are you always raining?

"Why is the sky always raining?!"

I'm getting sick of rain, all month long, all I've been seeing is rain. I guess it wouldn't be so bad if it was god awful hot here, but it's at an adequate temperature and I do not require rain. Sky, please stop raining. I'm getting sick of staring at you all day, only to see raindrops falling the sky every day. Why are you always raining? 

But anyways, on a serious note, I'm sitting down at a local cafe in town right now, typing this up. What have I been up to? I recently downloaded MegaMan ZX Advent for the NDS, and yes, re-playing it on an emulator. One of my favorite portable games, since the gameplay is fun. I'm also downloading the sequel of Sharin no Kuni too, as well as "Amnesia: The Dark Descent", I might give that a try since it looked really interesting. /jp/ is awfully shitty, as always. Life is pretty boring this Summer. Just the typical shitpost, sorry, guys. 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Another shitpost~

..about nothing.

Managed to get my hands on my recently purchased laptop. It arrived several days ago, I forgot to mention it in this blog. Anyways, it's an XPS L502X (15 inches or so wide). Other misc specs:

-500 GB 72 RPM SATA hdd 
-2nd gen Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00 GHz (can go up to 3.00 GHz w/ TurboBoost! Quad-Core,  Sandy Bridge)
-15.6 HD TLF WLED LCD monitor
-90 WHr 9 cell battery
-1920 x 1080 resolution
-1 USB 2.0/eSATA port
-2 USB 3.0 (aka SS) ports
-GeForce GT 540M 2GB graphics card (fuck yeah Seaking)
-8x Tray Load CD/DVD burner [Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive]
-integrated 10/100/1000 network card

It runs all of my games just fine, and it's nice being able to watch my animu without lag. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What should I eat?

I'm really hungry right now, and there's nothing at home that I could really forage to even make a meal. Wait, no, that's a lie. My mom made some "Bun Bo Hue", you guys can just Google search that, I guess. I feel like I haven't eaten much as of late, I only have around two meals per day on average, sometimes even one. Is this really unhealthy? I feel fine most of the time, but I never really eat much because my body rarely starves. Most of the time, if I do eat a single meal, I really pig-out anyways, so I guess it might even things out a little. There's a few eggs in the fridge, some leftover rice, and some 'bun' (noodles, pronounced as 'booun', well, something like that..). 

I really wish I wasn't so lazy, I can cook really well, but I don't feel like making myself fried rice, or anything. I'm waiting until my little brother gets home, I guess I'd just warm up some 'bun' later on and have lunch with him. Besides this completely nonsensical blog entry, I would like to say that I recently purchased a Studio XPS 15, by Dell. I'll give you guys a list of the specs one day, when I'm not too busy. I should be getting it some time around the 24th of May! I'm super excited and I can't wait for my new laptop! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Shipment of May 10th, 2011

I was checking up on my Twitter this morning, suddenly.. I hear my door bell ringing. 

What could it be?! Of course, it can't be those Jehovah's Witnesses people again!!! I swore I scared them off last time! What is this madness?!

At this point, I felt very intimidated. I walked downstairs, opened my door.. and suddenly.. there was a lady outside standing in front of my house holding a package from what potentially could be Japan! She told me she only needed me to sign, and as soon as I inspected the package carefully, I saw the word 'Ami'. I was assuming it's "AmiAmi.jp", or possibly tea because I remembered buying some tea off of eBay a while ago, also from Japan.

So yeah, I hurried off to sign the paper, and then quickly took my package, slammed the door, ran upstairs to the living room, and began taking pictures as soon as I opened my packaging! Holy fuck.

And what appears in front of my eyes was the "Tomoe Mami" t-shirt I ordered from AmiAmi in about a week ago. How the hell did it get here so fast?! I was shocked! I'm really ecstatic right now, the shirt's quality is amazing! I was worried that I wouldn't be able to read the red text since it's on a black background and all, but it's not too bad! Here are the pics! Enjoy!

Monday, May 9, 2011

My Girlfriend's A Geek

Today being May 9th, 2011, I had to pick my mom up from the mall since she works over there. I reached for my cellphone in my pocket, and quickly dialed her phone. She never picked up, so I was assuming she must have been busy at the time. Curious, bored, and fascinated by the world of 'mall people', I'm stumbled as to where I should go. All of a sudden, as I reached my hands into my pocket, I had an idea.

I want to see what kind of manga they have right now at the book store . . . . I wonder if I can find "Mirai Nikki" or the next vol of "Koko ni Iru Yo!"*

[ *If you guys didn't know, I'm really into shojo (Shōjo, 少女). "Koko ni Iru Yo!" (eng: I am here!) is my favorite shojo series, because the main character is incredibly cute a-a-a-and and and.. I really don't want to get into this, we'll leave this discussion for now! Another time! >: ]

Anyways, I went into Borders and looked at the manga selection. I was very disappointed, due the variety of selections. I quickly noticed Mirai Nikki / Future Diary, but there was only vol 1 & 2. I really wanted to get it, but I thought that if I were to buy it, I'd have to get the entire series.. And god knows if I'll ever manage to find the rest of them unless I looked online, and I'm too lazy to do that.

But yeah, I kept on glancing back and forth, then I noticed a very awkward title "My Girlfriend's a Geek". At first, after observing the cover of the book, it seems like one of those 3DPD-worthy books that I'd loathe. However, upon flipping through the pages, some words caught my attention:

Fate/Stay Night

At this point, I'm wondering what the fuck this shit is.. I kept on reading, and I started chuckling at some of the dialogue that was contained within the pages. It amused me. I instinctively brought up vol 1 and 2 up front, only to have the person ringing it out for me. I couldn't help myself. I was really enjoying what I was reading. The humor was just 'different' from the books that I'd normally detest reading, thank god. Anyways, going to up some screenies. 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Hung out with two very close friends today

I can't really wish for something better. I was rather bored at home earlier today, I was mostly updating my Twitter and downloading anime from this current season. I'm really interested in watching Hidan no Aria, especially. Anyways, I won't go onto that anymore than need be. I received a text message somewhere around 5 PMish from a friend, he asked if I could hang out at a restaurant. How can I deny this? I love to hang out with my friends, even if I'm the type of guy that seems like a typical everyday recluse. Long story short, I arrived at a place and had met up with my friend before it reached 8 PM. I'm not going to disclose their names for personal reasons, since this is a public blog and all. Anyways, him and my one other friend ended up going to the restaurant. As soon as I got there, the first thing that came out of my mouth when I saw the waitress was:

"What kind of imported beers do you guys have?"

My friends both looked at me like I was an alcoholic, at first. Of course, I don't really blame them. It's a bad habit of mine, everywhere I go, I usually ask for their beers selection(s). In the end, I ended up buying some seasoned curly fries, 12 chicken wings coated with hot ranch dressing, and a bottle of Samuel Adam's Boston Lager. I even asked the waitress to put a slice of orange on top, haha. 

Anyways, so dinner was great and everything. I went outside for a bit to have my cigarette break after eating, and I can say that it was definitely a very fun night. But it didn't end there. My friend asked me if I had wanted to go watch "Thor". So I agreed. We dropped off out other friend, and it was just me and him left. We both headed to the theaters before it was 9 PM, since the movie starts at 9:05 PM and all.

We had to pay for the tickets, and I think it cost me around 9 bucks, I forgot. Anyways, I rushed inside and watched the movie. I thought the visual effects were gorgeous and full of life, just seeing Asgard in the movie made me wish it was real. The movie was pretty decent, can't say I hated it. So then I went outside and ended up lighting my cigarette again, and drove my friend back to where he parked his car. We said our good-byes, and I ended up lighting myself another cigarette before I drove back home.

Overall, I would love to hang out like this again. I wouldn't have it any other way!

In need of a better laptop.

My current laptop has been dying out for a long while now. The internal fan doesn't work as well, and my laptop's keyboard feels like an oven when I try to type. I have very little up to no experience when it comes to opening up laptops, because I never found the motivation to learn it. I guess now would probably be the best time, huh? Anyways, the battery is dead, this laptop's specs is considered as outdated (to me). I'm thinking about getting a new laptop, preferably Dell's Studio XPS. I was reading over the specifications, and it seems to be what I'm looking for in terms of power and efficiency. 

Friends have actually asked me why I didn't want a PC. Here are my reasons:

1) My room is tiny
2) My desk is tiny
3) My parents would be against it*
4) I like to bring my 'computer' with me everywhere I go (aside from work)

* = Because they'd assume I'd be cooped up in my room all day and night, not that I would blame them for being troubled by this.

So here I am, searching through various websites for the best deals as well as asking for advice on what brands other users would like best. I've had great opinions from online users, as well as real life friends, both which encouraged me to go forth on my current decision. I was a bit iffy at first, on whether I wanted an Alienware, mostly because of the fact that users have given that brand decent reviews. However, I honestly don't think that the performance is worth the cost. Not only that, but it's too chunky for my tastes, and due to the fact that I'd be carrying it around all day, I would probably be irritated. 

In case anybody asks, I just want a decent laptop that can multi-task efficiently. I'll be using the laptop mostly for gaming, and for media. However, I'm also using it for school-work, so it'd be an everyday-usage laptop in my hands. I did some calculations, and even with an i7 processor and an 8 GB DDR3 RAM, it wouldn't cost more than 1.2k. As far as hard drive space goes, I think 500 GB is a copious amount of space that I doubt I'm even capable of filling up. I'll be having multiple externals for that purpose.

Anyways, thanks for reading this blog entry! "Take it easy", guys!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sharin no Kuni

Today, I'll be doing a review of Akabeisoft2's "Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shōjo". The story starts out with a protagonist that's trying to become a Special High Class Individual, his name being Morita Kenichi. The story's setting wasn't too complicated, and it was really easy for me to get into. Anyways, in this world, criminals holds "obligations", which are basically laws that cannot be disobeyed or broken. If these rules are broken by a person, they would be sent to a concentration camp. The protagonist is a character that one would perceive to be very brave, bold, and perhaps even cunning at times. As I was reading the story, I realized that there was much more to the story than just the protagonist trying to help out three girls with their 'obligations'. It was more so him trying to fix his mistakes that he had caused in the past when he was younger. Hoping this didn't spoil too much, but I'll try my best to keep this a spoiler-free review for you guys.

Going to tackle this on by:

I personally found that the story was very emotional and even extremely depressing at times, it was hard for me to bear as I read Natsumi's chapter. There were so many things in that chapter that would eventually reveal Kenichi's reason for being in that town, as well as why he had such a powerful resolve. Most of everything was very well written and explained, though in my own personal opinion, the ending could have been done a little bit better. I personally finished the story and picked Natsumi, just because I wanted to see what would become of Kenichi and her. I felt as if had Kenichi been given chances to love other female casts in this story, he'd refuse everyone but Natsumi. He had a very strong bond with his sister, though it was once mentioned in the story that he didn't have any sexual intentions with her. The story was beautiful written and most things were explained, except for why Houzuki was so strict. How the story ended still left me hanging with some minor questions, though I guess that's what the fan-disc sequel / spin-off is for ; answering everyone's questions that were left un-answered in this game. 

Score = 9/10

Considering that this was a game made in 2005, it was very nicely done in terms of artwork. I was a bit annoyed because during some scenes, I felt as if some of the images or artwork were being forced into the dialogue, just because they didn't want to change some minor scenery or facial expressions. However, the characters were drawn very well, and a lot of expressions really made sense and connected with the characters' current mood. I felt a bit uneasy at times when I was spam-clicking and the screen wouldn't shift, because I felt as if the developers got a bit lazy on that end of the stick. But, once again, character artwork was nicely done. In terms of landscape, I wish they had added more scenery to those as well. It was kinda boring seeing the same picture of the corn field over and over. 

Score = 7/10

OH MAN, music. What I did like was the music, the music really flowed well with the pacing of the story. Sometimes, I felt as if the music was a bit forced whenever there was danger that was inevitable and predictable, giving the player/reader a hint that something's up. A lot of the music really contributed to why I enjoyed this read, because it was very fitting to the story's theme. The music was very soothing, one of the most soothing's OSTs I've heard in a really long time. I would recommend people to even read this VN, just because of the damn OST. I can't even describe it. 

Score = 10/10

I don't know who did Touka's voice, but she definitely did a great job sounding like a tsundere from any typical anime. I really enjoyed the voicing, I seriously had very little trouble in terms of voicing as far as this VN went. I just wish that Houzuki's voice wasn't so damn creepy and fast-paced at times though, whenever he spoke, I felt like there was a fucking tape-recorder going at it and just spazzing out. Natsumi's voice was done wonderfully, and she really felt kuudere to me. Even Sachi's voice was great, really reminded me of the typical Genki Girl stereotype.

Score = 10/10

Ok, the big part, characters. At first glance, I thought the characters really didn't have anything that was deemed as remarkable or unique, though as the story unraveled, I started to really chip away at the characters and understood what's going on. If I had to pick which characters I dislike the most, it has to be Sachi. I'll explain why. I felt as if she was being very wishy-washy at times, during several painting scenes in her arc, that infuriated me. A lot of scenes just seemed like rehashed stuff, because she couldn't make up her mind. She really doesn't have anything special to her, and I felt as if her crush on Kenichi was a bit too forced.

Touka's arc was one of the more inspiring, and at the same time, slightly depressing to read about. It was mostly about 'drama', I really don't want to spoil anything, so I'll leave it at that. However, Touka really changed as a character because of it. She opened herself up to the protagonist and even acted more maturely in accordance to how she actually felt during certain situations. She really grew up as a character by the end of the story.

Natsumi didn't really have very much going on from the beginning of the story, until 2/3rd in anyways. She's the typical quiet girl you'd see in a classroom that's always depressive and keeps things to herself, but after getting to her arc, I realized that I had barely scratched the surface of this character. Natsumi is a very strong, courageous, and I'd even dare to consider her as a very bold character. Her relationship with Kenichi was so powerful that in my opinion, having choosing any other girl besides Natsumi (and maybe Ken's sister...) would  potentially ruin or detract from the story's atmosphere and moral. I loved how Akabeisoft2 saved her for last, though I dislike how she wasn't too involved in the previous two arcs. 

Score = 9/10

Overall Score = 9

Please understand that this is coming from a person that's read quite a variety of Visual Novels and eroge. I also read Akabeisoft2's latter work, G-Senjou no Maou, which I thought was almost perfect in every way possible. I might do a review on that in the future, but certainly not now. I hope you guys find my review to be helpful, and hopefully, this'll help you to look at the VN a bit differently. Please also understand that I did not account in the sex scenes when reviewing this, because that's always just a little fan-service for the readers, and shouldn't take away much from the main story. Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


This will be my very first and semi-serious blog that I intend on updating every once in a while. To start off a bit on introducing myself to the blogging community, I'm a university student, feel free to refer to me as Mimoto (Romaji) or as みもと (Kana). I'm sure people will be curious as to where I hail from. To start off a bit, I frequent the following sites on a somewhat daily basis, almost religiously, if you will. 


Then there's .. of course.. /jp/ and sometimes /a/. I'm a srsbsns otaku with an empty wallet and some credit cards that I stashed under my bed! This explains why I'm always poor! I started collecting anime figurines around last Summer in '01, my habit started when I browsed sites such as figure.fm, and amiami. I had always watched anime since I was young, but being more heavily exposed to the 'otaku culture' community had only made me more aware about my true self. I love collecting figurines of my favorite characters, so even if I grow old in the future, I can always display them in a glass cabinet and always be reminded of my childhood. I would never want to lose my childhood-like nature, I think that's what makes me.. well, ... me! How the fuck else can I even explain this?! Jesus Christ!!

Some of my favorite series that I've enjoyed would be Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Kanon. As you can see, I have a really weak heart for little girls and I love things that are of the supernatural. Especially those Japanese onomatopoeia! HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG-!! Makes me feel like I'm having a heart attack!

In my spare time, besides the occasional otaku-related things, I am often seen hanging in a local cafe drinking lattes, surfing the web, or occasionally playing Touhou 12.3: Hisoutensoku competitively. I'm really into Touhou, can you tell yet?! If not, you'll be exposed to my Touhou fanboy-ism eventually! Little girls and their fucking lasers, goddamn! How can you ever say no to such little cutie pies? ; A; Oh, did I mention I might be a casual-alcoholic? I don't know what that even means either, don't ask me. 
PS: I have a 2D complex. Also, going to post an image that's relevant to fans of Madoka Magica! That's all for now! Until next time!

- みもと

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