Huh? You want me to make a post on something like this…?
OK, EVERYBODY TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY SO I WOULD HAVE WRITTEN EVERYTHING IN THIS POST IN CAPS LOCK, EXCEPT I DON’T ACTUALLY USE CAPS LOCK AND MY FINGER’S STILL BROKEN SO HOLDING THE SHIFT KEY REALLY HURTS.
Anyways, the Manga Abbreviated First Impressions Agglomerate (MAFIA) is the mango version of animu’s first impressions. Here, I’ll clump all of October’s new (somewhat decent) series into one post.
Also, some minor other bits – as manga typically goes much slower than anime, I’ll be writing posts every 13 chapters; a Manga Quarterly Review. If I’ve blogged a series already, but stopped after a while (such as Angel Beats: Heaven’s Door, which is now at Chapter 7), I’ll wait until the 13th chapter for an overall review.
However, if the manga’s already past the 30th chapter, I’ll just wait until it ends, instead of blogging stupidly long reviews (cough cough Bleach). It’ll just be a manga completed post.
Why would I do Manga Quarterly Reviews for some, while not for others? An example of this would be SWOT, versus the obviously much better Tower of God.
One thing to note is content – whereas SWOT typically has 19 pages every week, Tower of God has what, 3 – 5 pages a week? Also, the scheduling may suddenly change; SWOT’s serialized on a large magazine, whereas Tower of God is merely a webcomic. Finally, laziness; I’m not going to blog everything! Well, not everything every time a new chapter comes out.
Anywho, the five in my line-up today are Fractale, Donten Prism Solar Car, To-Love-Ru Darkness, Steins;Gate, and Steins;Gate Boukan no Rebellion. I can’t even imagine saying that out loud…
Just washin’ my face here, nothin’ suspicious at all…
In the 22nd century, technology has made it possible to create a VIRTUAL WORLD. Almost everybody now uses ‘doppels’ as their real-life ‘avatar’, but that has nothing to do with the story at hand.
Anywho, Krein’s just an ordinary guy, listening to moosic on his not-yet-outdated iPod Nano while exclaiming that 64 GB data cards are excellent, 100 centuries in the future. Suddenly, a GIANT EVIL ALIEN SPACE MOTHERSHIP appears chasing some girl on a HOVERCRAFT ROCKET-POWERED SCOOTER. Then for some reason, the HOVERCRAFT SCOOTER EXPLODES so Krein has to take the girl, Phryne, home because hospitals don’t exist, y’know.
MOORE WAS WRONG – ONE HUNDRED YEARS IN THE FUTURE 64GB CHIPS WILL BE ART OF THE STATES
Apparently some EVIL SMILING PEOPLE WITH FANGS AND WITHOUT EYES were chasing her, so she had to see someone smile or something. Then she goes all crazy and suddenly some nurse appears downstairs and Krein’s parents mysteriously disappear.
I’ve no idea what’s gonna happen now, but it seems that it’s quite a good manga (getting an anime adaption Winter 2010, IIRC). I get a lot of .hack/Yureka vibes from it; everyone’s using digital avatars of themselves now, some lone guy has to save the world or something, etc.
However, the pacing here really threw me off. It’s not a oneshot; why’s everything presented so… quickly? Maybe you needed the main characters to appear, sure, but why end it on a cliffhanger so early? I’d much rather have the cliffhanger occur after Phryne falls from her HOVER-ROCKETTED KRAFT-POWERED DINNER, but that’s just me and my isolationist tendencies.
I do hope though that they achieve a mix between fantasy and sci-fi; hopefully, they won’t go into some long and obviously false explanation about how so-and-so is possible (cough cough Bankara – LIGHTNING HIT HIM SO NOW HE CAN CONTROL ELECTRICITY cough cough), yet still retaining some amounts of realism (cough cough I HOLD THE POWER TO DESTROY THE ENTIRE WORLD WITH THE PRESS OF A BUTTON… and it isn’t nuclear cough cough).
Though a twilight manga would be original… WAIT WHAT
Donten Prism Solar Car
Next is Donten Prism Solar Car – a new Jump-serialized manga. Might as well switch this with SWOT after another quarter or so, because it definitely looks far more interesting.
Solcar (cause that sounds so much cooler, and I don’t need to type as much) deals with Kaneda Shouta (by no means from Taiyou no Shisha Tetsujin 28 Gou), whose first/last name I don’t know because of lack of a scanlator naming convention. His dad died in a car accident when he was ten, so he had to work in some iron corporation owned by his uncle, aiming to save up enough money to eventually go to college.
I’m lovin’ it.
SUDDENLY four EVIL MEAN people BARGE INTO his warehouse with a GIANT TWUCK. They have names but it DOESN’T MATTER
cause this ain’t the SECOND CHAPTER and anyways they just CHATTERED while Shouta GOT A LADDER and they got SADDER while he got MADDER and then he hit them on the head with the LADDER like a RABBIT
They’re from the Touyou College of Engineering and are using the warehouse to build a SOLAR CAR. They want to win the SUZUKA DREAM CUP, a large SOLAR CAR race.
Proudly sponsored by Yotsuba.
Twenty pages later, Shouta’s had enough of these SPOILED RICH KID BRATS taking up his warehouse to build a CAR, which KILLED HIS DAD. He explodes on them and then it ends, leaving us to guess as to where this will now go.
It’s pretty obvious though, isn’t it? They somehow convince them to help them, they lose the first Suzuka Dream Cup and are convinced to try harder, Shouta goes into college or something and everything’s resolved until a major accident happens just before the cup, but he recovers in time to win and it ends (or continues, with evil hell aliens invading the earth and only their solar car can stop them).
Though, this isn’t like most sports manga; not like most sci-fi manga; not at all like most Jump manga. This… well, let’s just say that this has great potential. I’m definitely looking forward to it; as long as those pesky aliens don’t appear again :V
To LOVE-Ru Darkness
Hrmm… I don’t know… lemme see… FIVE DAYS MAYBE :W
Maybe fueled by the latest Motto animu adaption, To-Love-Ru begins anew!
WELL NOT REALLY BECAUSE IT’S EXACTLY THE SAME AS BEFORE
She also mentions that her ultimate goal is to build a harem, but that picture isn’t that… y’know, worksafe :V
Except this time Momo FINALLY breaks that damned fourth wall.
Oh, and zombies attack too. Totally not related to that Kurosaki Mea person. Nope de doop, not at all.
I’m from another dimension, where an evil spirit has ruled the world! His name is Aizen and I need your help to defea*shot*
Seriously, am I even going to blog this? Probably not. It’s the exact same as the last one except it’s even worse, because now they want to make something called a ‘plot’ or something. A plot? I’m sure the author’s never heard of the term! Unless he studied English in high school, which he probably did.
These things are so unlikely that’s it’s stupidly funny now – I can’t even begin to describe the stupidity of this manga, which is why I probably will begin to describe that sometime in the faraway future (e.g. 2101 AD). I’ll probably finish sometime between the estimated time of the Big Crunch, according to a closed-universe hypothesis, or heat death, from an open-universe perspective. Either way, prepare for it, because it’s going to crash your computer just from loading it.
YOU HAVE A TAIL AND NOBODY’S NOTICING IT THAT’S WHAT’S GOING ON
(I couldn’t add more emphasis without the improper usage of vulgar words)
Steins;Gate was originally a visual novel (extremely similar to ChäoS;HEAd), but became a manga… a year ago. THIS ISN’T FIRST IMPRESSIONS WHY IS THIS HEAR HUH WHAT WHERE HOW WHO YEAH WHY WHAT
Unfortunately, I have not played the game, so all I can tell you now is that this plot is /extremely confusing/.
(almost as confusing as whether that was just regular italicized writing or a caption of a blank image that failed to load due to some time machine crashing into my computer)
“CURSE YOU SUWAKO! WHY DID YOU HAVE TO SEND ME TO THE HUMAN WORLD?!”
In Akihabara, Okabe Rintarou is attending a press conference of the successful invention of a time machine. He bumps into Makise Kurisu (who happens to also have DETACHED SLEEVES) after shouting that the invention was directly copied off John Titor, a supposed ‘time traveller’ who appeared on internet chatrooms (read: 2ch) in the year 2000.
He dials his phone, and suddenly, everyone in Akihabara disappears. A satellite crashes straight into the building he was just in.
Shiina Mayuri, a childhood friend, doesn’t disappear, and tells Rintarou that there were never anybody there in the first place.
He meets Itaru Hashida, a fat otaku guy, when suddenly Kurisu appears again. Apparently, the conference was cancelled due to the satellite crash that Rintarou attended.
They didn’t ignore you; see, one even offered constructive advice for you!
He goes home, and… Titor appears on 2ch again, but ten years later. Apparently, nobody remembers him, and everything people wrote about him also disappeared; Rintarou is the only person who actually knows about Titor.
…Then, they discover that their microwave has turned into a time machine…
This… this is excellent. By far, judging from just the first 4 chapters, the best of this month, or maybe even year. Science, drama, confusion, mystery – Steins;Gate is so awesome that I DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND IT.
Seriously, if you’re too busy/lazy/hate to-love-ru too much to read anything else, read Steins;Gate. I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed.
I think you’ve…
Steins;Gate Boukan no Rebellion
The second side of Steins;Gate is from Amane Suzuha’s point of view – she’s a time traveller from 2036 to 2010 to change the world.
After CERN invented a time machine, world peace was created, at the cost of human liberty (1984 anyone? War is peace). So, Suzuha wants to stop this, but THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE HA HA HA.
PLOT CROSSOVER WARNING WARNING
Suzuha had to shoot people, but failed at the last second because her heart’s not made out of steel. Because of that, all her friends died. TWICE.
Then, it’s revealed – Suzuha’s dad, who travelled into the past before, is John Titor. He created an almost fully functional time machine, with one main fault – it couldn’t go forward in time…
Sandwich Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire?
Yes, yes, and yes. I’ve read only two chapters of this so far but definitely loving it. It’s like Durarara, with more on the stakes, less improbable Dullahans, and more confusing storylines.
Anyways, here it is; the MAFIA for October, 2010. These are all still being published; whereas there were some that were just scanlated, they were finished already; and there may be some that are still being published, but aren’t scanlated. If you’re looking for something to do, these four manga might just be right for you.
Of course, that’s discounting To-Love-Ru because it is THAT MOTHERFUCKING HORRIBLE
And if you don’t have time for all; just read Steins;Gate. It’s the only manga that’s actually made me want to get the game it was based on; because it just seems that awesome (seems, but hopefully it will be).
…Actually, now if you’ll excuse me…
First of all, so that this can at least be classified as a link or… as something, here’s a post about the new, oh-so-sexy stats system that wordpress has been switching around every week for like the past 500 years.
Anywho, a bunch of stuff is happening. As some of you know, hourai and I went off to camp yesterday and the day before, but Choy/abd didn’t make a post.
Choy really hasn’t made that many posts (around a dozen), and abd’s sick/has higher priorities cough cough gaming cough cough reading manga cough cough. Hourai posts in spurts.
Thusly, I am demoting everyone to the status of contributors.
This really doesn’t do anything because they’ll still post regularly.
BUT IT MAKES ME FEEL MORE ELITIST DEAL WITH IT
As some of ya know, I’m painting ta fence. The red’s leftover from ta fence on ta other side, and we’re painting it from brown to white…
On ta unpainted part there was a moth or something… :V
Also my voice sounds really really weird in a camera :V (I’d suggest mute)
Speaking of moths and such, here’s an ant.
It sorta, ya know, crawled onto my desk…
Oh, and I also sorted (and sharpened) all of my pencil crayons.
DO YA KNOW HOW LONG THAT TOOK
Exactly three rows of pencil crayons, and they’re all PERFECTLY SHARPENED
I’ve deleted all stupid posts. >:(
I’m not sure whether or not the YuChoy one is true.
But argh can’t you guys have any semblance of organization :<
awesomebananadancer will not be posting until like August 6th due to an exam.
yuchoy will not be posting till an undefined period of time as right now, he is in California.
Houraiguy will also probably not be posting until mid-August due to vacation leave.
[Mushyhijack: wait what are you doing :/]
Alright, so the authors from O-new will be making personal profiles about themselves. However, we need your help to pick questions (because we’re obviously stupid and incompetent).
Basicallt, in the comment box, write a question you want each of us (or some of us) to answer.
[MUSHYHIJACK: I really need to stop micromanaging this blog :< Also, this is already too many authors to handle so :< once again. This post is unedited in any form whatsoever, save the next picture that he already drew for us. Yay. Also formatting screwed up.] Hey, this is a new contrib here at O-New. As you will see if you took that effort to scroll down the page to the bottom of this post, this post is by "houraiguy" (would have been HouraiGuy if WordPress had let it, altho come to think of it HouraiSaigyouji is pretty cool too). So, I kinda look like (not rly, but I need an avatar other than the the picture of Heaven's Punishment "Star of David" (Touhou 6: EoSD Stage 6 Normal Boss: Remilia Scarlet: First Spellcard) ...That's a scoped SMG there. Kinda like a chainsaw with a laser pointer =.= I like watching videos on YOUTUBE and on YOUTUBE I watch videos of walkthroughs of games. Specifically, SSoHPKC walkthrus. Mostly I'll be posting things that are not being done by the other ppl. I only have a Wii, and on the Wii I only have 4 games, if you count Wii Sportz as a game. So, addressing the "OTHER STUFFZ(ORZ)" in the title up there, I am ranting about Wii Sportz and how it is considered a game and why it should not be considered a game. WII SPORTS AND WHY IT SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A GAME First off, WS has exactly 7 modes. That's it. Half or MORE of these SUCK. Mode 1: Tennis. Tennis sucks because of rather CRAPPY motion controls. Also, you can't even control the movements of your Mii. They just CALMLY walk their _ _ _ es up to the ball as it goes bouncebouncebounce and such. Motion control is not really a problem until you start facing "pro" rating CPUs. Ridiculous, ridiculous. Basically all of it is "Time your swing right, and swing right", due to the fact that there is one control method: swing Wiimote to swing racket. The timing window is waaaay too big; and I play as controlling both players on my side of the court (O.o), which gives me another freaking chance, which gets lost after the pro CPUs come up. Mode 2: Baseball. Baseball is basically doing two things: Pitching and batting. No running. No catching. BS? Indeed. Batting is pretty much all about timing and angles; it's like tennis with a much smaller window of time and more emphasis for angles. Also, the fielders are REALLY good at catching stuff. Pitching allows you to choose 4 different types of pitches: Fast straight pitch (fastball), slow straight pitch (dropper, I think), medium pitch that curves towards batter, and medium pitch curving away from batter. The hardest part is really only the batting. Your fielders are beast :D Mode 3: Golf. This is actually okay (read: DOESN'T SUCK). The motion sensor, as always, is rather over-sensitive, but this doesn't start affecting gameplay until you reach the area where you need to use the putting thing. Mode 4: Bowling. Also okay for me, although my friends have trouble with the fact that the ball has a tendency to curve. As the motion sensing is more of a gimmick in this mode, positioning is key. Funnily enough, I suck at actual bowling. Mode 5: Boxing. This SUCKS. I used to like it, but that was when I was actually winning when I went all crazed-monkey-on-drugs-doing-spazzification-while-holding-onto-Wii-mote-with-Wii-chuk against the CPU. Jesus, that was funny. Aiming your punches is very difficult, and movement is kinda imprecise. Time ticks away at very fast speeds, and the KO system is really luck-based. I like how if you dodge punches well, there's some slow-mo effects which also appear when you do some powerful punches. Mode 6: Practice. A set of exercises that practice your skills in the above five modes. Some variants. OK. I kinda like the bowling activity where there's like 150 pins in some rounds :D Mode 7: Training. Picks three random exercises from the Practice mode and you do them. Sucks because 3 of the different categories for the practice activities suck., and randomness SUCKS even more. As many will prolly agree, Wii Sports is more of a demonstration of the Wii's abilities (yes I am quoting this out of something, I just don't know where) than an actual game. Twilight Princess is a game. Super Mario Galaxy (2) is a game. Wii Sports is NOT a game. And then, we move onto Wii Sports Resort. -.- I don't own WSR, as it happens, but from what I've seen it IS a game, but it isn't really worth the price. WSR is 50 bucks, but comes with a BONUS ATTACHMENT that uses the nunchuk slot that "helps detect motions". If you ask me, the "motion plus" attachment is just an excuse to jack up the price. Frankly, the price should be $25 to $35. Hell, I don't even know if the motions are INTERPRETTED any better. Although the Lightsaber duelling thing looks cool: I kinda think it sound similar to boxing up there. Heck, Nintendo, here's an idea free of charge (lol Yahtzee style- see Zero Punctuation: Phantom Hourglass): How 'bout you make a "power pack" that includes Wii Fit, Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, 2 Wiimotes, 2 Nunchuks, 2 motion plus attachments, the Balance Board, the two plastic coats that go on top of the 'motes (not gonna say the nickname, as it happens to be named after a certain plastic object used by males), and a Wii. Why not throw in a plastic coat for the balance board, anyway? So you stuff that shipt together, and you sell it for $425. Easy peasy. Then you send me that bundle free. =D
…Welp. This hasn’t been posted for a long time…
Alright. Just several miscellaneous stuff:
Firstly, that acronym for videos and such is now “V-NEW”. You’d expect it to be something like “Videos Nerfed (by) Electronic Webloggers”, but it’s actually “Videos Noone Ever Watches” :/
Secondly, I’mma start up updates to the site design (YES IT IS SO GOOD RIGHT NOW LOOK AT THE BEAUTIFUL TIMES NEW ROMAN), and won’t make individual system posts. Mainly just moving things ’round; I’ll add updates if there are only at the beginning of each post.
Thirdly, school still isn’t over for me, so I’ve still got stuff to do. Derp de derp.
Finally, I’ll be compiling the Summer ’10 anilist… soon.
^ YUKARI IS STILL ALIVE AT THE END nico http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm11077469
^ I’d stop vid-ing music but this is just too beautiful~
Mushyhijack: [I’m gone tomorrow for something, so I just had to post this cause it was already up. Sorry yuchoy if you were hoping on editing it a bit :heh:]
So hello everyone,
I’m yuchoy, also known as Extoria. I’m joining O-New as a contributor, but maybe eventually I’ll turn into an author.
Anyways for people who don’t know what a yu choy is, it is:
er…so yeah that’s the basic idea on what I look like.
Anyways, as a first post, I’m going to do a video review (that I, as in Mushy, because I have mysteriously hijacked this post as I am the all-ruling all-seeing administrator of this feeble blog [/pride] have not come up with an acronym yet because the original writer of this post which wasn’t Mushy but some guy introduced above failed to come up with an acronym that I could create an acronym out of and so I (as Mushy) am obliged to hijack this post) I recently went through Youtube, and found the Top Rated videos section. At the top of the list, I found “Top Ten Biggest and Best Jumps Ever” In a nutshell, it’s a montage of people who (in my opinion) hate their life, thus attempt to kill themselves, but fail at it, and then becomes an internet sensation, thus making their life better and livable. I mean, jumping out of a plane wearing nothing but shorts? (no parachute) You probably don’t know what I’m talking about, but that’s because you haven’t watched the video! Oh and if you haven’t watched it, don’t read on cuz its a SPOILER ALERT! Go to the link below to watch it.
So I’ll be reviewing the ten jumps
10.There was nothing extremely suicidal about this jump, but the jump overall was beautifully done, and he was quite professional, so…er…good job.
9.My first reaction to when I saw this was…LOLWUT? So let’s summarize. You have…a guy wearing nothing but red shorts, jumping out of a plane, drinking a can of Red Bull, and has no PARACHUTE? O_o Yeah he must hate his life a lot.
8. Wow. Now that…is just plain suicide. Like seriously, imagine that guy missing the top of that arch, and smacking his head onto the top, then falling to his death. You wouldn’t even have to “FINISH HIM!” It’d just be insta-FATALITY
7.That must be a pretty scary experience, not being able to see where you’re falling down to. You’re just falling…and then omigod a huge monster pops up and eats you. Yeah thats creepy.
6.This jump in my opinion deserves to be in the number 1 spot. IS THIS GUY A FRIGGING NINJA? Forgot Keanu Reeves. This guy believes man, he believes. HE IS THE ONE. Man, I thought jumping like that only happened in the Matrix. >_>
5.I don’t really get why this one is so amazing, so if anyone knows, comment plox.
4.Double backflip. Now that is skill, and nerve.
3.FYI, this jump still holds the world record for biggest dive in the world. That takes a lot of courage to do that. I would probably shit my pants just looking down. lol but I like his hair.
2.My first reaction was that it was a flying banana, or I possibly awesomebananadancer decided to try to fly. Anyways, those guys look like banana torpedos, homing in on their targets. Maybe they could go for flying yu choys next?
1.This guy…really doesn’t like his life. Did you see his face after he got rescued? He was like “8D” “lol theres this guy slapping my faic” He is mental. You have to be crazy to jump from space. How the crud do you even think of those type of things? “oh lol I’m just going to jump high above the stratosphere and possibly I’ll land on Earth and not die” -_-.
I noticed something interesting. For jumps 10, 9, 8, and 7, they all had the Red Bull logo on it. In other words, unless you want to end up like those suicide people jumping out of planes wearing nothing but shorts, don’t drink Red Bull.
Well, er…so that’s the first post by me. :D. Hope it’s okay. K bai internet
I’m awesomebananadancer. I’ll be doing O-NEG’s along with a series of other things.
There’s this animation on the internet, sorta looks like the thing above. I don’t even remotely look like that so don’t associate me with that. Thanks.
Anyway, I’ll see you around.
…One excel file.
Basically, for my blogroll, I’m only going to put up the sites I’ve O-REW’d. Thus, I’ve put the other sites in an Excel file and will take them out after they’re OREW-D… that way, I can make adding links much less of a pain >_>
…Er, I don’t have much to say now… I don’t have any links either as I haven’t been active in basically anything…
Oh yes. My dad went to China for a business trip, which should’ve meant computer tiem + 1 hour for me, but unfortunately my mom’s taking a vacation during the same week. :<
Thankfully that means I’ll actually work on my project that’s due on Tuesday that I haven’t started yet.
…Eh, somewhat a filler…
It’s 4 minutes ’till 12:00 GMT, so I can’t really type up anything…
Right now I’m organizing all the blogs I watch into ONE HANDY EXCEL FILE (which is EXTREMELY handy and EASY TO USE, totally)… so far an hour’s passed, but :/
Yes it’s a filler categorized in “Series”. I’ll get back to you guys on what’s happening later…