Saturday, February 27, 2010

Unexpected Voices

Sanada, Asami - plays all of these characters:

Kanako Miyamae from Maria Holic

Matoi Tsunetsuki from Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Jun Sakurada from Rozen Maiden!

This is Sawashiro, Miyuki. She is:

Shinku "Reiner Rubin" from Rozen Maiden
Tarou "Maria, Mataro" Sekiutsu from Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

The Dorm Leader from Maria Holic

Suruga Kanbaru from Bakemonogatari

Friday, February 19, 2010


While the internet has been a great friend of mine the past ....10 years, it has let me down today.

I was reading a user's blog on myanimelist and the post was entitled 'Ten Worst Anime of 2009'. I was reading the 4-panel comics which the user had drawn in paint. THEN SUDDENLY A WILD SPOILER APPEARED.

What I was really upset about was that the spoiler was entirely unrelated to the ten anime which were on there - specifically it was for the Higurashi series - which i had watched the entire first season of. This gave me no chance of saving myself from the spoilage.

If you don't know, Higurashi is quite heavily plot i was upset :(. If only I could drug myself to make me forget this event....or i can come back in 5 years time when I have forgotten this event ever happened.
This is the second time I have had an anime spoiled for me, fortunately the first time it was just the ending to endless eight....although I couldn't properly experience the shock value of the finale.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Commentary Challenge #1

Here's my take on Wensi's excellent poem. WARNING: there may be spoilers for Avatar

Wensi Cai, one of the foremost poets of the "2010" generation, has created in her poem "ICU (for now)" a striking picture of the world as presented in the recent film, "Avatar". Through dramatic use of imagery and metaphor, Cai encapsulates the sweeping, gorgeous landscape of Pandora as well as providing a darker view of the Na'vi's way of life. The first reference to "Avatar" can be seen in the use of the letters, "ICU", to form the title of the poem. These letters represent both sides of the conflict over Pandora; for while Jake Sully and the Earthlings initially appear to consider only that "I C Unobtainium", Jake gradually grows to understand the Na'vi's consideration of nature and harmony, and as such, his changing view is represented in the Na'vi greeting, "I see you (insert hand signal)". That "ICU" also stands for the Earth term, "Intensive Care Unit", foreshadows the demise of Jake's human self, as well as the many deaths that occur throughout "Avatar". Similarly, the use of the bracketed aside "for now" creates a sense of doom, as seen in the sense of time running out for the Na'vi and Pandora. It can thus be seen that through the innovative use of the acronymn "ICU", reminiscent of internet slang such as "brb" and "lol", Cai has provided an immediate link for all of the "2010" generation to relate to, while creating a haunting, moving picture of the "Avatar" world.

Cai's affinity for alliteration and regularity in both rhythm and rhyme is demonstrated in the use of the alliterative "twirling and twisting...flowing then falling...sliced smooth", as well as the alternative line-rhyming. These techniques contribute to a sing-song, nursery-rhyme quality, contrasting with the


Shamefully I did not finish this commentary. However as the deadline has passed, I thought I would post up what I had done. Hopefully you may enjoy reading it.

I made a souffle with the help of Sam.

Sadly it doesn't look that good and is kind of deflated. It was exciting when it was puffy. It tasted fairly good, although I'm not sure what a souffle is supposed to taste like.


Words to say less (in order to make vocabulary less repetitive and irritating): upsetting, distressing, oh dear, oh no, shocking, why, exciting, stressful, excellent, gosh.

Monday, February 01, 2010

MSN oddities

Sorry to push your posts down ying...

Wongsta says:
probably looking for sho
no not harem
nen romance though, not...drama romance
Clare says:
aww is wong into romantic anime thats cute
Wongsta says:
Clare says:
Wongsta says:
i mean
for shonen
Clare says:

Wongsta says:
i found a realistic sci-fi! 'planetes'
it's actually good
John Buin says:
yeah, I'm watching it now
Wongsta says:
oh what
i don't feel special anymore
John Buin says:
how far are you into it?
Wongsta says:
Wongsta says:
i watched 15->26 last night
because i'm crazy