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INDEX ADS IN YOUTUBE

I WAS JUST WATCHING A YOUTUBE VIDEO TODAY WHEN SUDDENLY THE AD THAT APPEARED WAS FOR INDEX

DISCUSS THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THIS VIOLATION OF PERSONAL SPACE


Btooom! 6

I KNOW IT'S FIVE MONTHS LATE SHADDUP

Comparing its manga to its anime, the similarities of Btooom! were quite striking. Indeed, it felt as if entire scenes were taken ‘verbatim’ from the manga panels, as all screenshots in this post will show. The pacing, timing, but not sound of Btooom!’s anime were exactly as I envisioned its manga while reading.

THESIS STATEMENT»


ST&RS 27

why japan why

itt: fanservice in my moe manga?! *grumble grumble*

re: gravity
the enemy’s gate is down
also there IS NO GRAVITY IN SPACE WHY DOES THEIR HAIR GRAVIT-right, centrifugal ‘force’


Life Updates

Sorry for the recent lack of posts. A bunch of things have happened, including a reading project due Monday (I read the entire book that Sunday night), a math test on Tuesday (the first math test I’ve ever failed, getting 35%), a eight-thousand word ‘mini-book project’ about the Odyssey (I slept at 4:00 this morning), and a 50-minute after-school socials essay this afternoon.

BUT NOW THAT THAT’S OVER I HAVE NO MORE HOMEWORK PREPARE FOR POSTS

P.S. what’s time management


PALINDROME DAY 2012

HI GUYS TODAY IS 12/11/21 THIS IS A PALINDROME AND THIS POST IS NOT A FILLER POST ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALLRIGHT ALL RIGHT NONE LEFT ONE LEFT TWO LEFT SAA YOU MAKE MY TEA

sorry


戸松遥 – Q&A リサイタル! (TV Size) Transcription

I’M A TRANSCRIBER, NOT A PERFORMER

The song here is Q&A Recital!, by Haruka Tomatsu; Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun’s first OP theme.

(Music sheets (.pdf) download link)
(MIDI file download link; what this cover would sound like if I weren’t so shit at playing)
(Makemusic Finale file download link; the only reason I said ‘Makemusic’ is because it starts with ‘m’, like all the other links do)

Sorry for the horrible quality and all those mistakes. They were the product of sleepless school-induced stress and mental delusion that I could transcribe something among mountains of homework. Two words: nope. nope. nope. (I was lying about it being two words. I also apologize in advance for my lack of capitalization.)

I’m also sorry about measure 13. The melody is in the right hand, but the chords obviously glossed it over. Then again, I think the bassline was actually more interesting than the melody so that could be a good thing orz

I could only understand ‘I’m sorry’ from hagure’s ED»


Gangsta 18

No images today. This is purely a promotional message.

Read Gangsta. It’s a good manga. Trust me.

The general plot: in the past, the government drugged soldiers to win a war. Their progeny suffered from genetic anomalies that increased their strength at the cost of severe birth defects and short lifespans. Four crime families semi-peacefully coexist in Ergastulum, a ghetto for the mutants’ quarantine. However, a series of mysterious massacres of mutants threaten to re-ignite the anti-mutant sentiment in the city, and chaos looms near…

That’s it. After 18 chapters, I finally understand just what is happening.

It’s going to be awesome.


Litchi DE Hikari Club Half Season Review

At least I laugh when I watch Teekyuu. There is nothing remotely funny, scary, or emotional about Litchi DE Hikari Club. There is no possible way this show can evoke any sort of reaction from anybody be it joy or sorrow, pride or pity, giving us this indistinct mass of neutrality that can only be expressed by these characters’ emotionless, boring eyes boring into your soul:

Even Newgrounds Flash beginners can make more human art than this.

The original Litchi DE Hikari Subs dropping the show, a ‘CR’ group somehow being involved, and HorribleSubs not uploading its torrents for later episodes does not help to instill anything but indifferent impassivity, either. Do not pick up this show. Even at three minutes long, it is a monumental waste of your time.

P.S. No, you never do find out what happens to their band.


ST&RS 26

TWIST ENDING: NEURONS REPRESENT UNIVERSE, ENTIRE MACROVERSE EXISTS IN MAHO

gotcha moes

itt: 7 month timeskip. THE RACE TO CONCLUDE BEFORE THE AXE AT 39 BEGINS~

P.S. what is characterization ??????


Teekyuu Half Season Review

toronto oilers

I don’t remember how to write these anymore. Good thing we’re starting with a two-minutes/episode show that merits only one misspelled word:

coward

wat

wat


Announcement: Half Season Reviews

You know what they are.

Oh wait.

You don’t.

I wrote my last Anime Half Season Review exactly one year and one day ago. I didn’t write any more because I no longer caught up to any shows in a season other than the ones I blogged.

An Anime Half Season Review is a time-honoured O-New tradition. When we want to talk about some show without going into episode-by-episode detail, or about a mass of episodes without any overarching theme, we resort to Half Season Reviews.

They’re reviews of half a season. Calendar season, of course. That’s six (or seven or five for noitaminA) episodes of any show. Usually, they come up halfway through the season, and o-New’s flooded with a veritable deluge of badly hashed thousand-word regurgitation of sleep-induced delusional commentary.

And they’re coming, because I’m actually keeping up with shows.

Be prepared.


YouSays of YouTube

That ‘says’ is pronounced ‘sez’, as in ‘He says that O-New is slowly dying.’ It’s a pun, alright.

Just wondering: how do you guys use your YouTube accounts, if at all? Vimeo’s another popular video sharing website, which seems to be equally valid as a video-sharing source…

Myself, I upload videos of music to YouTube; as YouTube has the largest audience pool, YouTube videos usually get more views than equivalent videos uploaded to Vimeo, etc. I also subscribe to various music channels on YouTube, so instead of keeping a playlist, I can simply flip through my subscriptions’ recent uploads for convenient (and diverse) homework music.

I’ve seen others use YouTube to post gameplay videos, to upload old music archives, to share (private) videos with friends/family/socials teachers, and even as a blogging vehicle. Indeed, anime blogging seems to be slowly morphing into anime vlogging with all these podcasts and such. (I never listen to podcasts because you can’t skim a podcast…)

Other benefits of YouTube don’t require an account, such as watching videos. Even without a YouTube channel, you may still have a YouTube account (associated with your Google account; iirc it’s automatically made).

So: how do you use YouTube? Why do you use YouTube instead of other video-sharing sites? Finally, and here’s the kicker: what kind of impact do you think YouTube (as opposed to any other video-sharing website) has made on our society?

No, this isn’t a school infotech survey project. I’m just wondering because YouTube is so ubiquitous nowadays – I find myself always watching/listening to at least a video every single day. Is that going a bit to far? I don’t know. You tell me.


Historical United States Presidential Election Results by Party

Last week, I finished a socials project on the United States Presidential Elections, 2012. By ‘I finished’, I mean ‘I researched Romney’s stance on important issues for approximately five hours the night before the presentation because the group member who was supposed to research Romney’s stance was too busy drawing our poster, and the other group member already worked too hard.

Of course, it was a great success and we got a B. High or low, you can probably guess…

As part of the project, we needed a poster with drawings (finished the morning before school, of course) and graphs. I (read: the other group member) pulled up some graphs about historical income tax rates, the American electorate, and an Obama vs. Romney meta-poll. However, what we really wanted was a graph of previous presidential elections’ electoral and popular vote distribution. (I honestly don’t know why nobody has made this graph before.)

If you came to this post for the same reason, then look no further than this:

Historical United States Presidential Election Electoral Vote Results (in Percent) by Main Party Affiliations, 1828 - 2012

Don’t click this link to read more!»


Gangsta 17

Now, I love the scanlators (Easy Going Scans) for scanlating this manga because it’s so bloody awesome, but they really are easy going when you see things like this…

first hints first

Then again, there’s hardly any competition on the manga scene, compared to the autismal levels of fagsubbing, so… quality is based on dedication to the source, not to the legions of adoring imbeciles fans.

The main selling point of Gangsta isn’t in ‘its unique world, where swords and bullets clash!’ (face it, that’s not very unique at all). Gangsta’s strength lies in its characters; each of them has unique motivations, backstories, and relationships. Most importantly, these all change throughout time, especially between Worrick and Nicolas during the flashbacks. How they befriend each other at the end is still unknown…

I’m not even sure if Worrick’s eye really is gone. Maybe he’ll pull a Kenpachi on us and reveal that his eyes have magical abilities that allow him to memorize everything it doesn’t see. Wait a minute…

Another cool thing about Gangsta are that the protagonists are grown men, like in Fate/Zero, except with less stupid motivations. They’re mature. They don’t angst around about the past; they move on, and when their past comes to haunt them back, it’s because holy shit these are really traumatic stuff that’s happening.

The only thing bad are the boob jokes, cause she’s a prostitute and yeah. Dark and edgy.


AMERICAN GENERAL ERECTION 2012

He’s Back!

He’s Black!

He’s Barack Obama!

now we can all finally stop pretending like we care/know anything about politics whatsoever


Politics and Religion

There are three things taboo on anime blogs: politics, religion, and manga. The first two for their divisiveness; the last one because otherwise, you’d have an animanga blog.

Why is this?

Firstly, there’s absolutely no reason to talk about politics or religion in a blog that talks about foreign cartoons. You don’t see any Chinese bloggers out there talking about the Senkaku Islands, even though anime come from Japan.

Secondly, I was lying. There are reasons to talk about politics or religion in anime blogs, but you must clearly state those at the posts’ beginning (at least, people must expect it, sometimes by virtue of your site itself). Otherwise, if you thought you were just reading a lighthearted Girls und Panzer post but found yourself dragged into a mire of neo-Nazi propaganda… well, let’s just say that you won’t be going back to that blog anytime soon.

Thirdly, politics and religion divide because they’re ingrained inside us. Our political and religious views are part of our identity. When you say bad things about our political and religious views, you’re saying bad things about us. You’re saying bad things about us. You’re doing a bad thing. You’re a bad person.

Politics and religion ruin good relationships. Somebody may completely ignore you if you reveal your political standpoint. You could become an object of ridicule. In a way, politics and religion are like being a girl on the Internet – you hide your identity from people because you’re scared of their reactions, but you shouldn’t have to hide these things. However, politics and religion apply to everybody.

I’m wondering if anybody would be interested if O-New took political questions into You Say Tuesdays – not questions like ‘Do you think Obama deserved to win?’ but things like ‘What kind of impact do harem anime have on Japan’s ongoing sexism?’. Really, politics is the most interesting conversational topic ever. There are so many things to say, things to hear, things to consider and things to learn about. Politics offers a limitless supply of intellectual and informative discussion and debate.

Of course, there will be limits. I never moderate non-spambot comments, but the potential for flaming and frustration will rise up to eleven. Thus, if we ever do this, I will require all comments be relevant (to either the post itself or the comment being replied to), clean (every single objectionable word, including ‘crap’ and ‘darn’, will be censored), and involve no ad hominem attacks whatsoever. If the atmosphere ever escalates to verbal blows, I will lock the thread.

Who’d be interested in this?


DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

HI EVERYBODY MY NAME IS SET YOUR CLOCK BACK ONE HOUR HOW DO YOU DO I AM FINE THANK YOU

this post brought to you by: nanowrimo is stupid

in other news: youtube makes all tags buttons instead of text. whoever thought this was a good idea: please drown yourself in a well

related: I: like: (non:semi): colons: the anime: part two:


Gangsta 16

I like Gangsta because it has just the right proportion of cool guys, moe lolis, badass men, and moe lolis

AHHHHHH HIS DAD IS DED

It’s starting to get confusing now. I would write the plot out for you guys but nobody’s reading this and I don’t understand it myself; even marathoning 4 chapters (ok, that’s not a marathon) hasn’t helped. There’s that great Black Lagoon/Roanapur feel again with the four heads actually meeting, so all we can do is pray that the big bad of this arc isn’t some contrived rape survivor again… (not that I remember Black Lagoon having any of those)


Btooom! 5

Himiko’s voice actress sounds like she hasn’t slept for three days and just wants to get this over with so that she can go home. People don’t shout like that, OK.

Imagine what the English dub would sound like.

P.S. ‘rape’ doesn’t count as character development sorry

P.P.S. no she just said ‘get away from me’ in japanese mr. yuu kenot sbeek so shud ab

P.P.P.S. sena, blonde, boobs, etc.


James While John Had Had Had Had Had Had Had Had Had Had Had a Better Effect on the Teacher

[Forward: Bonus points to whoever finds the differences (aside from number of ‘had’s; bonus points if you figure that out algebraically) between each pasta. You do not know how much time I spent calculating the exact number of ‘had’s I had to use. Get it? That was a pun. Uh… brb killing self]

[Editor’s Note: For illustration purposes, I have coloured blue words that were supposed to be in the blank (i.e. that John wrote) and coloured red words that James wrote. This also makes it really colourful when you scroll down.]

As the sequel to Bob Was Hungry And He Was Also Sad Because He Was Bored, I present, exactly one year later, my official NaNoWriMo submission: James While John Had Had Had Had Had Had Had Had Had Had Had a Better Effect on the Teacher!

Now with 45512 more ‘had’s than ever before»


KORNY2012

Welcome to another You Say Tuesday, where the power is in your hands to make a difference (in O-New’s comment count) by arguing against my incredibly biased claims.

All you have to do is click a button; you don’t even need to think of anything witty or insightful. Just click a button and you’ll have boosted my self-esteem to moderate levels after a crushing math test blow.

Now imagine if, by pushing a button, you could stop a warlord. Yes, a real life warlord – a warlord who’s forcibly recruited over 100,000 child soldiers and sex slaves over the past 26 years. How? It’s simple: by sharing a video, you ‘raise awareness’ of these horrible atrocities, allowing you to lobby the United States government or the Ugandan military to send military forces into the region, apprehending Joseph Kony.

Not to be confused with the Southern Utah radio station»


Musikalisches Bilderbuch, No. 5 Weisse Und Schwarze Tasten II

According to the German Wikipedia, István Szelényi (no, don’t ask me how to pronounce that) was a not-German and yes-Hungarian pianist and composer, born in 1904. He studied at the Budapest Academy of Music and liked performing and editing Liszt cause they’re both Hungarian and hungary for the satiater that is ~romantic music~. Except Szelényi had “the drive to write a tonal and intelligible, while contemporary music close.” Which means that he was actually an expressionist.

He composed Musikalisches Bilderbuch (Musical Picture-Book) in 1967, just 5 years before his death at 68 years old. This Reliable Source (totally not copied from German Wikipedia) suggests that Musical Picture-Book “is one of the most stimulating educational collections of piano music of the 20th century.”

So why does nobody have a numbered song list of it?!

the numbers are important because math»


Btooom! 4

since himiko’s not in this episode have an obligatory half-naked guy

how do these people procreate

p.s. fourteen-year-olds aren’t that short, though some may be that smart and psychotic

p.p.s. i was wondering if they would wear the same clothes forever, but the kits all have different things – sunscreen, flashlights, pots (for instant noodles), extra shirts, etc. maybe there’ll be big kits with water purifiers, fishing rods, and matches, or kits with y’know REPLACEMENT BIMs

p.p.p.s. four months in the future: everybody runs out of BIMs, guy with survival knife wins because nobody else has anything sharp


O-NEG 16: Frog Fractions

Frog Fractions. (Not to be confused with Fraction Frog.) It’s an edutainment game by Berkeley indie game developer Twinbeard Studios (that is to say, Jim Crawford), released on October 24th, 2012.

I thought the dragon was an alligator in the cover art...

Even Santorum says it’s educational!»