TWIST ENDING: I’m not saying it was aliens, but ALIENS
This cliffhanger is like a double-crossing cheat begging for one more chance after casting aside all your wishes, hopes, dreams, and desires, crying, “Just wait! You have to see this!” at the feet of its disgusted yet poisoned patrons—poisoned by the sin of curiosity, overwhelming all logic and reason by wonder at this final twist of twists, turn of turns:
just how moe will this alien be
P.S. For those who aren’t reading ST&RS: you’re missing nothing. It’s a manga about some teenagers who want to go into space. Originally, I thought there’d be tons of cool futuristic hard science space training and drama but instead, TIMESKIP TIMESKIP. Can’t blame the author for drawing a space manga for Jump of all magazines… of course it was cut. Actually wait no BLAME THE AUTHOR WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA
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.
Wow, what a great episode.
So heartwarming, especially with all the hair.
Afro and Spike
also the real purpose of this post is to alert you guys to this:
May fifth has already happened, though. I wonder if this will get subtitled (it is real, by the way)
I’m heading off to Seattle again. Expect pictures when I return. Until then, az will run the show!! Have fun. Here’s a picture of my face, sighing because I’m sick. Of you.
Have some much needed backstory, in one paragraph.
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This was going to be my 666th post and then I reconsidered. Sure is beets, potatoes around here! So, instead, all you’ll get is a screencap collection of scenery and people’s FACES. No captions, no text – just pictures. See, I can even spin a post that was posted half a month behind schedule without content due to laziness into a post into an artistic form of posting without words. tl;dr: god, I’m lazy
P.S. Don’t worry, I’ve got two SCHEDULED filler posts coming up! It’s that ‘no-actual-post-for-half-a-week’ time of the year again, eh…
Just pictures after this»
Back in yesterday’s Mouretsu Pirates post, I actually didn’t talk about Mouretsu Pirates. I talked about 2DT. Basically, that post was not actually about what the title says it was about. And I’ve made a tag to go along with that.
‘What posts would go under this tag?’ you ask.
Well, posts like these, that, well, aren’t actually about what the title says they’re about. The majority of the post cannot be actually about what the title of the post says it’s about, but a minority of the post can be actually about what the title says it’s about. The post length doesn’t matter.
As you can see, this post is also not actually about what the title says it’s about. It’s hard to write a manga post about what the title says it’s about when you haven’t read the chapter. I know there was one Ore no Kouhai post where I also didn’t read the chapter. I forgot which one it was. Maybe it was all of them. See, in this post, I’m talking about three different things: posts which are not actually about what the title says it’s about, writing manga posts without reading the chapter, and Steins;Gate: Boukan no Rebellion. The Steins;Gate: Boukan no Rebellion segment is the shortest.
But here’s a thought that’s actually about what the title says it’s about: is the whole Boukan no Rebellion story in the original Steins;Gate VN as a ‘route’? I can easily see Steins;Gate as a game with different routes, but… you’re Rintarou, right? You never control Suzuha! So how do you know all this backstory (other than her explaining it to you)? I’m guessing this manga is entirely original, and only under the guidance of the original VN creators. There’s no way they put all this inside the game. They certainly didn’t put it inside the anime.
And that’s the end of this post. It wasn’t actually about what the title said it would be about, was it?
Apparently there’s some ‘Anime Blog Carnival’ (not known as ‘ABC’) thing going on. The fact that I’ve heard nothing about this until now shows that I’ve been so busy writing those, eh, you know, eleven thousand word season previews, that not only have I not read more than five blog posts in the past two weeks, not read more than four chapters of manga in the past two weeks, and not watched more than three episodes of anime in the past two weeks; but that I’ve not done more than two Chinese final exams in the past two weeks, and neither have I done more than one International Baccalaureate entry exam in the past two weeks!
Which is what I’m doing now, and by now I mean tomorrow, and by tomorrow I mean yesterday. Writing two major exams back-to-back, that is. Yes, this is a Steins;Gate post. Yes, I will post about Steins;Gate later. Yes, later is when I finish my IB entry exam and Chinese final exam. Yes, Chinese New Year is on Monday. Yes, I posted about Steins;Gate. Later. Not on this post.
And yes, today’s yet another #SuicideSaturday. What the heck does that tag even mean?!
The problem with serializing monthly is that you have to do so many recap-ing statements, which don’t actually help recap because I don’t know what’s happening at all.
So, here’s a recap. Is this what’s happening?
Nicolas and Worrick are hired by Daniel Monroe to fight against the Corsica family, when SUDDENLY, DOUG appears. Doug works for the PAUL KLEE club, a club that focuses on all glee clubs, and Nicolas fights against him. Meanwhile, a suspicious black-haired person called Ginger is being suspicious, black-haired, and not red-haired in the background…
Gangsta used to be cool and fresh, but somehow, after introducing all of these conflicting families and mercenary guilds, it just seems like a lame knock-off of Black Lagoon or maybe even Hitman Reborn. There’s nothing making Gangsta better than any of those series.
The whole backstory of the MYSTERIOUS TEENAGER (who is obviously Nicolas) seems rather cliché, but I hope Gangsta will transform that into something that’s, uh, good. NO THESAURUS HOW HAVE YOU FAILED ME YOU ARE A DINOSAUR
tl;dr: I said I was going off to vacation two posts ago but I was lying. NOW I’m going off to vacation. There’ll be regularly scheduled posts while I’m gone, though. Just don’t expect them to be good. I don’t think anybody’s ever expected my posts to be good. ┐(‘～`；)┌
Point 1: Manami and Mayuri could be switched and we’d be none the wiser.
Point 2: Light novels could be made into eroge and we’d beat up the miser.
Point 3: Advertisements could be in plain daylight and we’d be won the writer.
Point 4: Kyousuke doesn’t sound like Kyousuke did and weeds be nunchuck fighter.
Point 5: All these lines are actually getting longer and we’d be done the lighter.
Point 6: Horizon is delayed. Woohoo.
Point 7: I don’t even care about these specials anymore, stop trying to milk a dead cow.
Point 8: I thought Kyousuke would say what Keima said about ‘Games are games. Anime is anime. The ones who can’t tell the difference are the ones with lives and wives and money and comedy and homes and bones and food and grooves!’
Point 9: I’m not sure he actually said that.
Point 10: Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai Animated Commentary is such a long-ass title, but even so I don’t understand a single thing that’s happening in here and neither do I want to understand, and even if I did we’d bemoan the weather.
“I think Yamato should stay in the hospital a bit longer before he goes outside.”
“Yeah, he’s definitely in no fit condition to go outside.”
“What if he catches a cold outside the hospital?”
I’M ON A ROCKET.
And here comes a record for the shortest time it took me to write an anime post, having watched the episode in question for a total of one minute and forty seconds, and spending approximately three minutes writing this post, four minutes waiting for the only image to upload, and fifteen minutes to edit this very statement. Sixteen. Minutes. Seventeen minutes.
But fear not! This post is not entirely without content, for I announce the creation of a new tag: the Kurimagane Post! This tag is for posts alike the posts Kurogane crafts, similar to this one right here; after all, it’s hard to create an informative post when you’ve only watched one minute and forty seconds of an episode!
To be honest, this is not a Kurimagane Post, as there is far too much text! A true Kurimagane Post are like these posts! They are so short, they cannot even be tagged ‘Laziness’, for mere laziness would not produce such artistic minimalism! Notice the carefully constructed phrasing of every word! Notice that I linked this link twice, and now three times! Notice the creativity and ingenuity of this shrewd portmanteau between ‘Kurogane’ and ‘Imaga Post!’
“What is an Imaga?”, you may ask.
There will be no reply.
…the fuck? The cover’s now full-blown porn, the translations are awful (‘when a new girl sticks to Kyousuke like white on rice…’), and the narration sounds like some fat twelve-year-old weeaboo. It took me until the end of the chapter to realize that that was Kuroneko’s thoughts, but this made me realize that she’s exactly like a fat twelve-year-old weeaboo, but trapped in the body of a loli.
So, I’m just going to use this post to talk about my life, which is like several thousand times more interesting.
I hit a low point in my life when houraiguy’s recently published post turned out to be INCOMPLETE! This was wholly because of my incompetence as a dictator, and I apologize profusely for the embarrassment it may have caused. It was truly a disastrous fiasco that has put O-New’s entire reputation to shame. Now, nobody shall treat O-New as a proper blog anymore after such a failure.
And then in NaNoWriMo, turns out I’m writing more like (or should I say, less than) a thousand words a day (although it’s really more like 1.5k words for two days and doing nothing the third). I guess I could back out the easy way and say that I’ve written far more than 50k words every month on my blog, every month (this is untrue, it’s more like 20-30k), but that’s the lame way to do it.
Instead, I’ll continue at this pace of a thousand words a day, and probably finish in mid-December. Really, I should’ve just written fifteen short stories and stuck them together, but instead, I’m writing a large story that’s still really just fifteen short stories stuck together. Next NaNoWriMo, I’ll probably continue with this novel, but write them story-by-story, as right now, I’m writing them section-by-section, and thus, the stories don’t properly flow.
tl;dr: lazy, no time for posts
Akina is punched to the FACE bleeding like CRAZY but she GETS UP and remembers how she BASKETBALLED in her YOUTH before an INJURY forced her to learn BOXING instead. The match drags on and she PUNCHES Beauty like a BOXER would so that even Beauty bleeds like LAZY and eventually she WINS because the match is ADJOURNED because they’re all in CRITICAL condition due to BLOOD loss.
Oh gosh, boxing is gruesome, and both RRR and Buyuden firmly say just that. It’s funny how they both run somewhat-parallels. The boxing gym is called the Star*Sports Gym in Buyuden, and the Star*Gym in RRR. There’s a real boxing match (between Akina and Beauty) in Buyuden, and a pseudo-real boxing match (between Rikitarou and Raita) in RRR. Isamu is only learning to throw a straight jab in Buyuden, and so is Riki in RRR. Yet, their methods of training differ – Isamu’s is very basic and forgiving, while Riki’s is harsh and focuses entirely on technique rather than power.
I wonder what’s going to happen to them – are they both going to go into professional-level boxing? I’ll bet RRR will terminate before Buyuden, though, as there’s a lot more to write about Isamu’s growth through high school.
In conclusion: Akina’s father, so sexist
Tajima is this GUY and BEAUTY SEKI is this other FAT GIRL and Akina is HEADBUTTED IN HER HEAD and then PUNCHED in the EYE and EYEBALL FALLING OUT and DEATH
Post-post edit since some people are complaining that this post was too long and I like torturing people (no, not really). I’ll keep it short since I’m typing on Dvorak at 10 words a minute ._. Because Buyuden is BOXING, I am taking Taekwondo lessons so I don’t get beat up as often, and took my orange belt test (I’m still a white belt right now) two hours after I published this post. That’s a good thing but several things made me feel not as good.
All my classmates took their yellow belt (one above white belt in my school) exam, and everyone else taking the orange belt exam was about 6 years old. There was one kid whose head was larger than his shoulders’ width… but the most catastrophic part was when my leg cramped up in the middle. That leg has /never/ cramped before – my feet cramp a lot (so much that now I DON’T EVEN NOTICE IT)…
And finally while limping home, I walk into a spider-web. The spider’s probably still on me…
There’s really nothing to say about this manga. If next chapter doesn’t get more interesting, I’ll drop it.
Apparently the artist also draws the ‘main’ manga, so s/he’s not an amateur, but that’s the feeling I get from the art – it feels really lazy, like they didn’t spend the time to draw properly. Yet, this manga is released only once a month, and s/he’s even taking a break next month (after just two chapters? Seriously?)!
There’s too much white space – instead of feeling relaxed or light, as I expect s/he intended it to be, it just feels really blank and empty. There’s almost no shading!
I wonder if this is intentional or just an artistic failure – I haven’t read the main manga, though I plan to later on, so I can’t really compare the art.
So I’m like: woah! Oreimo manga featuring Kuroneko! I should better save this for a post!
>13 pages long with no plot
What can I say? It’s an introduction (like a half-minute long one) to what I think was episode 13 (I haven’t watched episode 13+, because for some reason the image keeps on getting cut in half when I try to watch it; I’ll watch it someday), with some of the better art I’ve seen in manga for a long while.
To be honest, I think this whole Oreimo thing is overrated. It’s done, it’s over with – why are you still trying to squeeze every single droplet of story from this show? I wouldn’t be surprised if this got a second season; I also wouldn’t be surprised if it sucked like shit; and finally, I definitely wouldn’t be surprised if everyone else loved it.
Really, Oreimo’s getting oreiold. HAHA THAT WAS A PUN YOU GET IT
[P.S. What are they going to shorten this to? Orekouhai? Haha]
Staz and Wolf start fightin’…
dems fightin’ words»
[Late Announcement: Touhou 13: Ten Desires‘s demo is finally out~! Go get it… somehow!]
Staz fights over a pair of underwear.
Was that right? Shouldn’t just ‘one underwear’ work too»
They go into the human world, Staz demonstrates his mind-controlling saliva, and yeah.