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This is more a reference for me so I don't get duplicates of stuff, which I'm prone to do ==;;; I nearly bought a second copy of Gakuen Alice volume 16 last time...good thing I didn't have enough money with me.

I spotted Penguin Brothers at Kino last week. They must have re-released it. I wonder what happened to Shiina Ayumi =/ She stopped publishing after Dice. As far as female characters in "Ribon" were concerned, she used to have the best characters =/ It's a pity.

RL friends are welcome to ask for anything off the list =D Just be warned that the majority of them are in Chinese.

...One day I'll list the books I have too. I don't actually have many, because my family comes from the philosophy "if you can read it at the library, why buy it?" Ahh, Chinese mentality, which includes the "if you can download it online, why buy it?" Support for the author's work is definitely not a good justification. Although if that were the justification I have no idea why I have Starman (Sara Douglass). WHY. What psychoactive drug was I on?!

30+ anime series, 30+ J-drama series and 90+ manga volumes...=0= )
mayoraasei: (Gundam 00)
It's surprising (or unsurprising, depending on how much time you're willing to spend thinking about it) that though most of Gundam 00's female characters are quite strong-willed, the only one who made a mention in December Newtype's character poll is a character who isn't the most important or hottest or cutest ==;;;;; Although she is very sweet and tragic. (Newtype is one of the biggest shounen anime magazines, by the way)

Male character rankings:
1. Lelouch from Code Geass
2. Setsuna from Gundam 00
3. Tieria from Gundam 00
4. Allelujah from Gundam 00
5. Lockon from Gundam 00
6. Kira from Gundam Seed (SERIOUSLY. WTF.)
7. Suzaku from Code Geass
8. Sebastian from Kuroshitsuji
9. Alto from Macross Frontier
10. Kyon from The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi

HONESTLY. WTF. Gundam Seed finished like FOUR YEARS AGO. Why is Kira still in the top 10?!!! Lelouch is unsurprising (matyrdom always brings a flood of sympathy votes =P), and the four main characters from Gundam 00 isn't surprising either. Sebastian is a bit of a black sheep considering that anime isn't really even shounen ==;

Female character rankings:
1. CC from Code Geass
2. Sheryl from Macross Frontier
3. Karen from Code Geass
4. Izumi Konata from Lucky Star
5. Ranka from Macross Frontier
6. Suzumiya Haruhi from The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi
7. Lacus Clyne from Gundam Seed
8. Feldt Grace from Gundam 00
9. Nanali from Code Geass
10. Aisaka from Toradora

Most of these are nostalgic votes ==; Seriously...Haruhi and Lacus? ==;;;;;

Anime popularity rankings:
1. Gundam 00
2. Code Geass
3. Code Geass 2nd season (GEEZ YOU RABID CG FANS)
4. Kuroshitsuji
5. Macross F
6. Toradora
7. Clannad
8. Lucky Star
9. Junjou Romantica
10. Gintama

By the looks of the Newtype spoilers guide, it seems like Vampire Knight is whizzing through its plot to finish within 13 episodes. Cannot emphasise how GLAD I am of this. Just. Finish. ALREADY.

I'm so sick of her angst. She needs to go back to writing cutesy romance, at which she at least does not suck.

Nevertheless, I don't think I'll ever collect her manga again ==; I'll just wait for that elusive day when she releases her artbook. Her manga plots are beyond hope.
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Am shocked that Obernewtyn made it to top 4! I mean it's good, but that good? ==; And "of all time"?? ==;;

Shall pretend this is a meme and bold the ones I've read.


1 Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling
2 Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
3 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
4 The Obernewtyn Chronicles - Isobelle Carmody

5 My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
6 To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
7 The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
8 Breath - Tim Winton
9 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
10 Break No Bones - Kathy Reichs
The rest of the list )

Wow. I read a grand total of 6%. =__=;

Is it just me or are half of those fairly modern and adapted into movies recently?
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As you do this meme, realising how much time you've wasted reading all these manga.

And then you realise how much time you've wasted doing this meme.

And then you go to sleep.

(I'm so shocked Yuki Kaori didn't even appear in the first 100. What have you been doing, Yuki Kaori fans?!)

The what-have-you-read manga meme )

So many of them where I've only read one chapter.....

So many of them where I know the title because it's so familiar but can't remember if I've actually tried it or not.....

So many of them with unrecognisable titles because I've read too many in Chinese Orz....

........And yet, so many manga I've read that's not on the list Orz................ (SOMEONE PLEASE ADD SAIYUKI T______T)

This is a ridiculously shoujo-oriented list =___=

squeee~~~

15 Aug 2007 10:33 pm
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Instead of researching rickettsia like I should be, I'm instead exploring the anime prospects for next season.

Looks like I'm sticking to Gundam00 only Orz

Majin Tantei Nogami Neuro, a name I'm never going to remember, sounded interesting from the synopsis, but never trust the synopsis.

A 2nd season of XXXholic was approved!

In other news, its counterpart, the incredibly tedious Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle was unceremoniously dumped due to CLAMP for once agreeing with their fans. On the brighter side, XXXholic's production company has picked it up to produce a very pretty-looking OVA called TRC: Tokyo Revelations.

The decision isn't surprising, not only because TRC anime is only half as interesting as watching grass grow, but because the Tokyo arc encompasses more than a decade of CLAMP's insidious plotting. Tokyo Babylon was first published in 1991, and in TRC we see a return of that young, wide-eyed Subaru. For CLAMP and for many of CLAMP's old fans, the Tokyo arc recalls a lot of (not-quite-pleasant) memories (namely: GET ON WITH X DAMNIT).

Should Kamui be voiced by Suzumura Kenichi or Seki Tomokazu? LOL!

Unlike TRC, the Holic anime's actually well-made. Ranks among the very few manga to anime adaptations I'm happy with. Too bad they cut all the Tsubasa references (due to licensing or copyright, most likely). Now that they're produced by the same company, maybe we can hope for TRC references popping back in? Especially since the two are bloody linked and Holic is becoming increasingly plot-dependent on TRC ="=


And my daily accomplishment: stalking!

Tanemura Arina blog: (Full Moon wo Sagashite, Shinshi Doumei Cross, etc) I still love her art ;__;
Higuchi Tachibana blog: (Gakuen Alice) The navigation is soooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!

...I was kidding about the stalking, you know.

inventory

9 Jun 2007 05:21 pm
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As I said...StuVac is the time for tidy rooms and organised non-study-things!

Anyway, here's a list of complete series of anime that I have. If anyone wants anything (RL friends only, sorry ^^; saves effort you know ^_~), just make a note somewhere.

Inventory )
............Yeah, as you can see, I haven't watched many things I have ==;;;;; I also don't have the "popular" series Bleach or Naruto.

The only two anime I'm still following now (without actually, you know, watching) are Saiunkoku Monogatari (2nd season) and Death Note. I recommend the latter~!

There's an anime called Ghost Hound that comes out in October, and it involves the director and scripwriter from Serial Experiment Lain and Kino no Tabi.

Not my cup of tea, but Chen liked SEL?
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Though the number of RPGs (no Jenny, I don't think NQ really counts) I've touched number less than the number of fingers on one hand of mine, this is still funny XDDD

I'm so tempted to write one for fantasy, starting with the A is for Prince rule ==;

Too bad I haven't touched a book in that genre in ages. Unless we include Pratchett, but he's not really fantasy. At least not the Tolkien or Eddings or Goodkind sort of fantasy.
mayoraasei: There is no such thing as coincidence (Killua)
Manga vs Anime

Those that completely missed the point
Ouran Koukou Host Club
Black Cat
X Movie


Those that kept the idea of the manga but were bland
Gensoumaden Saiyuki
Saiyuki Reload
Meine Liebe
Hikaru no Go
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
Nurse Angel Ririka
Full Moon wo Sagashite
Ultra Maniac
Hunter x Hunter
MÄR Heaven

Any episode/season/series of Sailor Moon

Those that were just as good or better
Gintama
Gakuen Alice
Cardcaptor Sakura
Fushigi Yuugi
- Just because it's just as good as the manga doesn't mean it was good.
Angelic Layer
Chrno Crusade
Yakitate!! Japan
Fruits Basket
Saiunkoku Monogatari
Yami no Matsuei
Gravitation
- I'll admit it, I haven't seen all of this.
X (TV anime) - Or this too. But they both have excellent music *___*

Those that were milked for all its worth
Inuyasha
Bleach
Naruto
Kodomo no Omacha
Ranma



In conclusion...the more they built on the humour, the better they seemed (except for Ouran Koukou, which makes me twitch at the pathetic attempts). Shounen tend to adapt better than shoujo.

Irene~~~我想看 今日からマ王! 看起来是那种…………嗯,反正很像是你喜欢的超级暧昧的那种。可是好难找啊 ;__; 大概是太旧了…… PxP anime 好看吗?(此PxP非BBC的PxP)
mayoraasei: There is no such thing as coincidence (Killua)
Was reading through a Chinese magazine yesterday and saw an ad selling Gundam Seed DVDs...and the guy standing on the DVD cover was clearly Heero Yuy.........

>______>;;;;;;;;;;;;

(Well technically the picture was too small to be sure, but no one in Seed even goes near a tank top. Or has hair like that.)

Been busy doing random things, rather randomly.

Compiled a list of >all the anime I've burnt onto CD and all the manga I own in hard copy.

...I've actually got other stuff burnt onto CD, but I haven't been able to find them ==;;; I guess they have ceased to exist...

I might eventually get around to listing all the manga scanlations I have, but that would take a long time..................

Also added another picture ^^
mayoraasei: There is no such thing as coincidence (shigure)
It's so damn persistent!

1. The materials inside the cigarette (tar, bunch of chemicals) are high carcinogenic and will directly stimulate initiation and promotion of cancer cells within the lungs.
2. Of the materials that could be absorbed into the blood stream, much of them will circulate and stimulate initiation and promotion of cancer cells all around the body.
3. The entry of highly irritable chemical substances into the airway stimulates inflammatory responses that become prolonged. Chronic inflammation debilitate the surrounding cell matrix and has a strong correlation to the development of cancer.
4. (This sort of relates to the last point) Smoke contains non-biodegradable material that become absorbed by phagocytes (a type of white blood cell). Because they are highly reactive and non-biodegradable, they often kill the phagocyte. Other phagocytes absorb the released chemical, and the vicious cycle repeats itself. Meanwhile, due to the highly destructive movements of the phagocytes, surrounding tissues are severely scarred. In the lungs, the loss of surface area for air exchange cannot be restored, and this reduces the capacity for oxygen exchange. Not to mention that some material deposists itself directly on the cells for air exchange, further reducing the surface area.
5. Tar immobilises the cilia, causing a persistent cough and a decreased ability to remove mucus and unwanted substances - including non-degradable substances, microbes and dust - from the airway. This significantly increases the chances of contracting respiratory diseases such as pneumonia and bronchitis.
6. Chemicals within the smoke promote the process of thrombosis (clot formation) within arteries, leading to atherosclerosis. Depending on the nature of such clots, it is very likely that these will result in a myocardial and/or a cerebral infarction. Better known as a heart attack and a stroke.

Ah...that is all we have learnt so far...that I can remember XD
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Holiday resolutions:

1. Catch up with as many people as possible.
2. Refresh my HTML by doing...something.
3. Get a job. Wait, that should be number 1. Oh well.
4. Get my L's. Heh...^^;;;;;;;;;
5. Do that little graphic I was thinking of doing...maybe some avatars. But I'm terrible at making avatars.
6. Draw....I swear, my drawing skills have degenerated out of lack of practice T___T
7. Write. Er. Maybe I should go and read the dictionary first, just to remind myself that there are other words in the English language apart from stuff like pyruvate dehydrogenase and acetylcholinesterase and lamina propria (that ain't even English!)
and SLEEP.......LOTS OF IT.
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I'm not really sure how this worked O___o;;; Suddenly it was in my mailbox like this >__>;

Christmas meme from Nicky )
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The must-read list of 2004 presented by yours truly (subject to change without notice).

Shounen:
1. Death Note - because L and Raito just transcend coolness.
2. Black Cat - great art, great characters...with plot lagging a way behind, but hey, it's the guy's first try (well, at an epic, anyway)
3. Bleach - a Jing Yong-style story: starts off slow and hesitant, but builds up to something unexpectedly but pleasantly complex.
4. Hunter x Hunter - for pure braindead entertainment. The characters are worth a look, and there are moments when it truly deserves respect...and a more responsible mangaka, maybe.

Shoujo:
1. Zettai Kareshi - NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!<3<3<3<3~~~!!!!!!!! says it all.
2. Fushigi Yuugi ~Genbu Kaiden~ - okay, I would normally not line Yuu Watase up for two top spots in a row, but I think FYGK has the potential to be something far more meaningful than its precursor. Err, not that it's exactly difficult....
3. Ouran Koukou Host Club - because it cracks me up without fail, despite all its (fatal) incongruencies.
4. Fruits Basket - falling behind in rank because it's draaaaaaaaaaaaagging itself through the Perpetual Marsh of Angst™ Forecasts predict more rain on the way. Maybe a hail just for the sake of it.

I'd line up Parfait Tic, Full Moon wo Sagashite, Marchen Prince and probably even Cantarella. The thing with shoujo is that they're all very audience-dependent.

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