Anyways, before we move on to the actual post, let’s talk about Google while you wait for me to post this. I lost access to my Gmail account because it was accessed ‘from a suspicious location’. I think that was me testing out Tor to see if it worked, but now, I have NO WAY of verifying that it’s my account!!! Seeing as a) I don’t have a mobile phone and b) Even if I did, I didn’t fill out the mobile phone number thing (seeing as I, well, don’t have one). Back in the good ol’ days, they’d just call your landline. Hahaha, I guess I didn’t fill out that field either.
I understand that calling by phone is more secure than sending a password to an email, but… this is just bringing my Internet and real lives together TOO CLOSE. I need like, some PRIVACY here. What with the fiasco over Google+’s use of real names and the non-fiasco of recording the entire WORLD in Google Maps, I fear that Google may soon be going too far – restricting the greatest tenet of the Internet itself, anonymity.
Fuck, my brother’s going to work for Google in two months. brb kicking him
(Meanwhile, english teacher:
“hmmm lets go on my students blog”
“wow very nice content, twelve-thousand word posts”
“…about foreign cartoons”)
“and ‘anyways’ is not a word!! F minus minus percent”»
It’s finally over.
I say ‘finally’ in a lighthearted way because One Piece has been going on for 20 times that, but Harisugawa has been quite successful. I expected it to end after 13 chapters, I wanted it to end after 13 chapters, but it still didn’t end and kept on going until it was finally cut this week or the next. That’s eight or nine chapters more than that horrible manga SWOT, and twelve chapters more than Light Wing! Which is pretty good.
In fact, because the previous chapters were so focused, so streamlined, and so concise in eliminating most stupid unnecessary events, I start to question whether Harisugawa truly got cancelled. I hear news of it rocketing near the tops of the recent Jump rankings. Then again, there was a sudden change in pace around chapter 24; probably caused by the author’s being notified of his upcoming cancellation. Jump should cancel more manga. It’ll make the manga better.
Other than that, I really have nothing to say! That was a nice manga. A bit on the long side, though. Everybody who says that ‘it was too short’ should just go drown themselves in a well off the coast of Finland. Yes, I’m talking about you, MAL Forums posters. Go. Drown. Well. NOBODY CAN HAVE AN OPINION THAT IS DIFFERENT FROM MINE
Oh, right. Those who said it was ‘exactly the right length’ can go drown themselves too. This manga was too long. I’m not an extremist! It’s just that honestly, 13 chapters already takes like two hours to read through! How long do you think [insert classic short novel here] took to read? That’s right, less than two hours! The problem is, since so many people think differently than me (read: since I’m apparently a radical or something), that well will probably become overcrowded. We wouldn’t want indecent living conditions in any well off the coast of any country, nope!
The story was good, though. It was a story about Harisugawa gaining courage and becoming a new person who was still the same person as before. Tell me a manga where the main character actually changes, where the main character actually grows as a character. Not even Luffy has changed perceptibly in One Piece, after 600 chapters. But Harisugawa has, and Kagami no Kuni no Harisugawa was ultimately, a good manga™.
Why am I blogging Kagami no Kuni no Harisugawa right now, instead of, say, ST&RS? Well, uh, ST&RS is going to get cancelled soon, and I haven’t seen updates for the longest time. Meanwhile, Kagami no Kuni no Harisugawa is going to get cancelled soon, but I have seen updates for the longest time.
Also, I’m here to take everything I said in my last Kagami no Kuni no Harisugawa Manga Quarterly Review back.
You see, when I made that post, I actually only read to chapter 24. I didn’t read up to chapter 26 yet. I made that post then because there was no other post to make, and so I had to make a post without actually having read what the post was talking about. I swear, I have a tag for that, but I forgot what it was. Maybe the tag was ‘Ore no Kouhai ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai’. Maybe not.
Anyways, after making that post, I read up to chapter 26. Everything got better.
And now, chapter 27.
which I didn’t read yet»
I really don’t want to hop on the bandwagon. The thing is, I was the first person in all of the blogs I read to write a post about Harisugawa, or, in fact, to write three posts about Harisugawa. So I’m not the one hopping on the bandwagon. I was always on the bandwagon.
It’s hard to break out of old blogging habits.
Everything changes slowly, and with time. Before, my posts were lengthened summaries (an oxymoron) of the manga, and nobody wanted to read them. Then, eventually, they changed to be more about my thoughts about the manga, and nobody wanted to read them. After a while, they changed to be more humorous and entirely unrelated to the manga, and nobody wanted to read them. But through all of these, one thing has stayed in common: I structure my posts around my images.
Yes, my images. I place my images in my post first, and then fill the gaps up with words. Sometimes, I swap the pictures around a bit to make the post a bit more coherent, but generally, images go before words. This is why, in none of my recent (read: a year ago) posts, you never see several images in succession followed by a long wall of words. It’s always either images and words mixed well together, or an image followed by a long wall of text.
What am I saying? I’m saying that I’m writing this post in class, and as I’m writing this post in class, I don’t actually have access to my images for this post. So, I’m writing this post with words first, and then filling the gaps up with images.
Not that it’s going to make much of a difference.
Make a difference, subtract 3 from 2»
LOL I PUBLISHED THIS BEFORE THE POST WAS EVEN FINISHED >///<
(Now I finally understand the reason as to why I save animu on my hard disk since recently: It enables me to grab interesting high-quality screenshots without redownloading the episode! Woohoo!)
For those who are wondering as to my choice of title, this will be an editorial/essay, and as such, it will have an interesting title that sounds like it might mean something important, when in reality it’s merely a title that sounds like it might mean something important, that is not actually interesting at all.
Look, I even add a colon so that it’s twice as long!
Punctuation in a post title?!»
Rewriting history, to-day, every day!
Remember this? No, I guess not. MAFIA is basically the same as Anime First Impressions (including the ordering from ‘worst’ to ‘best’, everything being as-is and unedited, and of course, the oh-so-amazing rating system), except (since manga aren’t released season-by-season) grouped by month. I haven’t done this for a long time because I never was able to get a collection of manga in one month that were all good, but somehow (somehow!) I managed to do this this month, though it’s more 2011 June than 2011 July.
That said, let’s begin~!
!~! (it’s a face)»