fascinates: (hetalia | hungary is not pleased)
Surprisingly, this is not an utattemita-related post w, but it's still Nicovideo-related. Anyway, last night some people might have noticed I was a bit upset in Skype, Plurk and Twitter and I kind of got just a little sleep then, too. Thanks to those who asked, but the one who has a problem wasn't me ^^;;;. I'm just being a busybody being worried about people.

more under the cut )

So, I apologize if people worried about my tweets and Skype stuff last night. I try not to get affected but I guess when you've had conversations with a person even if you don't know each other for real, it's hard to ignore.

But I'm fine now and hopefully, he is too. Sorry guys ^^;. It wasn't as grave as you think, don't worry :). Thank you to everyone who asked BTW. It was hard to explain so I had to write a post LOL.
fascinates: (vocaloid | len O_O)
I took the personality test [personal profile] southerncross posted in Plurk a while ago. It is this one. I took this a while back and remembered the results even if I don't remember what I answered. Surprisingly, the results changed drastically for me :|. Does this mean I've evolved? ^^;

results )

→ I don't know how accurate it seems to other people, but there are some I agree with. However, I find the education part and the seriousness of love a bit O_O. LOL. I don't really see myself as that but IDK...

Anyway, I clicked the "give me more" link and it led me to another test, which is this. This is the result...

result! )

→ Aren't 2 and 3 a little...clashing? ^^;

The rest of the tests were all about love, love, love and I'm like Y_Y;;;. So it stops here XD;.
fascinates: (unknown | pink and meh)
Just a short notice.

Tinypic has closed its doors on non-North American uploaders and had killed image links of those who aren't registered and aren't in North America. All my pictures are uploaded in tinypic, so that means all the image links in this journal, in my communities and forums are down, unless you're from North America and then you can see them.

Apparently, Tinypic allows you to check your folders for your previous uploads but you cannot link to them anymore (well, for me). I have hundreds of images in Tinypic, and IDK how the hell I'm going to fix all the links for those.

So anyway, expect to see a lot of image errors here and in my communities. Sorry about that. They should've given a notice seriously. I don't even know how to start reorganizing. OTL.

ETA: Okay, now it's back up? I can see my images again? I don't really know what's happening ffff.
fascinates: (gundam 00 | feldt grace blind)
This has been bugging me the moment I opened clear's fansite but I haven't really dealt with it because I am so busy. Despite my 'busy mode', I'd like to hear the thoughts of clear's fans in my flist :).

Inevitably, Clear will notice the fansite. Either people will tell him or I have to eventually tell him through e-mail, to receive his confidence and permission for the website. I haven't gotten to the part of worrying how to e-mail him and tell him to scold me/us when I/we do something offensive in the site, but anyway...

Would you like to have a Clear message page or something for the site? Basically it's where fans can put their thoughts/dedications/show of support to Clear. The messages can be written in both English and Japanese and I'll link to it at the front page. Anyone can post (although I have to approve first time commenters). Of course there'd be a notice to write in very simple English so the messages will be understood easily. There'll also be certain rules like no flooding, no marriage proposals, no sex offers, etc /shot.

That page, I will link to Clear when it gets enough messages. It's more of "you have tons of fans outside Japan but they cannot speak Japanese well and are shy to contact you; here are their thoughts and messages that they would like to to tell you". Maybe I'll leave it open for three months and then give the link to him as a Christmas gift or something LOL, I don't know yet. But I would like to know if people would want that sort of thing. I know we cannot send him stuff easily so this is the next best thing I can think of.

TBH, I've only written to three utaite/producers in my entire fandom lifetime and I'm not very confident with this project thingy, but since so many people are visiting the site and being happy for Clear, I thought he needs to witness how much people support him, not only in Japan but all over the world. IDK if he has xenophobia and he might shun me or make me close the site lmfao, but it might be worth a try?

Please tell me what you think and if you have any suggestions, feel free to share! Thank you very much! <3
fascinates: (golden sun | mia what did i do)
I had a great update last night with pictures, but I kind of forgot to do it because of brain-breakage. So, you will get a placeholder here.

Have you ever encountered a favorite male seiyuu in a hentai anime role?

It's different from hearing them in those adult otome games, really (crap, there was one with Yonaga Tsubasa, "Royals?" and I kind of fell off my chair in his H-scene OTL). IDK maybe it's because I don't really watch hentai things unless it's really needed.

When I was still reviewing anime for some site, hentai included, I had the opportunity to watch (even if they're all kinda boring) hentai stuff with uh...Sakurai Takahiro (he was a bokke prince thingy) and if I'm not mistaken Nakai Kazuya and Nojima Kenji (I THINK? Or was it someone else?!). But since they're not really favorites, not to mention Nakai Kazuya's voice passes off as a perv in all his works /shot, I wasn't that O_O at them.

But last night, I had the curiosity to check someone's link in twitter to some boring, same-old hentai scene which source I do not know (IDK the title). It was pretty meh until I realized that the guy in the scene was Ishida Akira.



Sadistic Ishida Akira?!


Is it obvious that I'm used to seeing him in gentle/weirdly quiet roles? I'm kind of bothered now ;;
Even in BL I never saw his characters as dominating, forceful, scheming characters (okay, scheming maybe).

Okay don't mind me I'm just all @_@ at this LOL.

Nothing beats Sakurai Takahiro as Edward Cullen though. That beats all the brainbreakage material out there okay i'll shut up now
fascinates: (toshokan sensou | asako amused)
Note: not to be taken seriously =w=

After Clear released his album, people around him seemed to be extra aggressive in winning his hand in marriage getting close to him/getting his attention :3.

• Dasoku
- After Dasoku's mini photoshoot with Clear's poster (taken by Gero), he seems to not care about Clear's album release and all that.
- But actually, as Clear said in his namahousou, he is actually playing FFXIV with Clear (and Asamaru). Clear said that he cannot play FF without Asamaru as a guide and if Asamaru is online, then most probably Dasoku is and he'll be happy then :3.
- Of course there is also that questionable Dearest CM where Dasoku spouts off suspicious nonsense like, "If I held on to your hand that time, will our future change?"
- Clear's reaction to Dasoku's CM was, "Dasoku-san is really interesting, isn't he? Now on sale LOLOL."
- After that, [personal profile] crimsonfire3 said that Dasoku kind of admitted something during his zombie game marathon with Valshe (namahousou), which didn't have timeshift and was very annoying XD.

Valshe: Who do like more, me or Moka?
Dasoku: (missed answer)
Valshe: Do you like Clear?
Dasoku: Yes.
Valshe: /spazz?!?!?!
Dasoku: ...as a friend.

PS: Of course, Dasoku had to add more to the fire by posting a photo of him wearing shirt with a questionable design :D

• Vivienne
- Apparently, Vivienne's mom is a huge Clear fan even if she is not aware of it. She shared a conversation with her mom with Clear this afternoon. Clear wondered if the image of him stuck in Vivi's mom's head is his voice in Cendrillon.

Vivienne: Clear-kun released his album, you know!
Mom: Clear?
Vivienne: The prince! Prince!
Mom: Oh! Really? I want to listen to the album. Maybe I should buy it later when I go out!

And Vivienne's mom bought the CD, even texting Vivienne asking for the title of Clear's CD XD;. How domestic.

• Jack
- How random, since they never talk at all, but apparently they exchange kisses in twitter XD.

• Wotamin
- Wotamin and Clear rarely talk nowadays aside from Twitter and sometimes in Clear's namahousou where she has a backstage pass, but one fine day, this package arrived at Minmin's doorstep. She tweeted about how happy she is that it came and we would have all gone back to our boring lives if Clear hadn't replied with, "I am so glad it arrived safely!" And Wotamin replied with, "Thank you so much! I'm listening to them right now!" /COUGH. I see someone tried hard to make someone listen to his CDs :3.
- Of course there's also their random Twitter flirtings (which people cut into, I'm looking at you, Nem /shot) and one point where Wotamin forbade people from replying to her with "ggrks" and clear replied with the link to their ggrks cover.

• Nero
- Nero is an enigma to me, seriously. It's probably because his namahousou voice and face look very serious that...IDK. Anyway, he's also in the Dearest CM where he had a very RL-like comment which includes stuff about them being neighbors, reminiscing their past ("the sight, smell, sound of my heart at that time~") and of course the now infamous "Kono album, peropero shitai yo!" (This album, I want to lick it).
- Clear's reaction to Nero's CM were, "Nero's speaking voice here makes me feel weird LOL" and "Why are you speaking this way?" and "You don't lick it, oi". (He even imitated Nero's peropero thingy.) And he ended with, "Too bad he's an ikemen, right?"
- And then this afternoon, Nero uploaded a rather wonderful version of Shinpakusuu 0822 which Clear RT'd with "I've liked you since junior high, please marr(ry...) to which fans replied with tons of things like, "Please recite this in Nicoraji" and "I have fixed the wedding hall!" and "Did you get his second button when you graduated?!"
- After a bit, Nero replied to the tweet with "We shall start by peropero-ing" to which Clear said, "Don't get carried away!" /cough
- A bit of update in Clear's nama at the moment, was his reaction to his own tweet about asking Nero to get married, "Eh, I won't marry...because I can't right? I want to marry a girl." <-- ;_____;

PS: Clear also posted a locked entry in his ameblo, which is just an embed of Nero's Shinpakusuu and the comment, "This singing voice, I want to lick it" ^^;


On a more serious note, Clear is thinking of new stuff to include with is CD/releases aside from the super cute button stickers which were released with "Colors". He was considering phone straps, "clear" files and eyeglass wipers, calendars, etc. I would not say no to a life-size cardboard statue, to be honest.

Okay, I will end this before I include more people into the list like Asamaru and Marasy and other people LOL.
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Another utaite-related post, so non-fans, you can be relieved now :).

This is in relation to my post in ofurotaimu regarding Kettaro, a girl and a radio show scandal. I cannot include this translation in the community post because it's very sensitive and impolite to Kettaro. It might cause a stir in the comm, too, so I'm keeping this here.

I didn't write this because I think it's fun and interesting. I wrote this because I'm thoroughly disturbed by the issue and I need an outlet to let my opinions out. Since I don't want to keep explaining what happened, why disturbed, etc., I've included notes taken from the namahousou in question. To be honest, I am more disturbed with the way the issue was handled than the issue itself. I have my own opinions, which I will post after my summary. This post is locked, but not filtered and I trust that everyone will keep this within the confines of my DW/LJ. I personally think the issue was a breach of Kettaro's privacy and I do not wish to entertain public discussions about it. This post is just to let things off my chest as I've been really bothered by this this morning.

WARNINGS: The script under the cut is very TMI and graphic. I toned down the language because I can't take writing them but still, the thought is there. I think I want to strangle this girl after listening to the interview for Kettaro's sake, but anyway...If you are a Kettaro fan and you do not want to meddle in his private affairs, please skip this.

...I should include a do not read under 18 warning or something, I think..............

Kettaro-Mucchi incident, more detailed version )

HAH. I've said all. I will forget about this then and continue with my life. I'm very, very sorry to anyone who I might have offended with this post. I was facepalming all the time I was writing this although I admit I laughed a little at the pink lighting (sorry ;_;. it's just that. PINK FFFF). I hope this post would be of help to people wanting to know about the issue in detail, though. It's not very pleasant to read it but it'll give you a lesson in life: do not pick up weird obsessive girls from mixi Be careful when meeting people from the Internet for the first time, no matter how close you are.
fascinates: (vocaloid | meiko default)
I am extremely busy at the moment and I have a freaking cold, hence I will stop looking at [community profile] ofurotaimu every hour and actually concentrate on work this week :). Sorry ;_;.

For now...please answer a meme for me?


Thank youuuuuu ♥
fascinates: (suikoden tierkres | team spirit)
I only listened to 1/2 of the show, but there were a lot of interesting stuff in it already that I managed to write enough for an entry XD;. This live has a lot of revelations, from clewota's weird relationship, to clear's family background, to how clear reacts when he sees himself in a poster, to the big "what do dasoku and clear do inside the soundproofed room?" question.

The last part was a joke, but you know that already :D.

highlights under the cut )

And in case you don't know already, I gave in and made this adorable man a fansite.

Yeaaah. Only news and public stuff will be there, though. Translations like this will always be under lock :).

Okay, I just realized I haven't eaten both breakfast and lunch. And it's 3PM. I need to find something to eat ==;


Aug. 27th, 2010 08:18 am
fascinates: (vocaloid | len happy happy)
A small note to everyone in OPENID: I was a bit confused with circle/f-list management here in DW so it took me a while to give access to some people, especially those with openid ^^;. But I think it's all okay now. I also unsubscribed to the openid journals, I hope I didn't offend. It's just that some of you are already in LJ and I can follow you from there. Please note both this DW and my LJ have the same content (mostly) so feel free to follow either.

Thanks for adding and I hope we all get along well!


+()クルッ( )クルッ(ω・。)クルッ(。・ω・。)ノ

I'm too lazy to search for an image to go with this since I slept for, like, 3 hours because of you and Dasoku LMFAO.

fascinates: (utaite | tetris no oujisama)
This is a repost from my LJ, basically stalking a chronology of what happened during Asamakku's first meetup on March 22, 2010 as well as quotes from Choucho's live on the same day. Please do not repost any of the translations or the entirety of the post, thanks!

for LJ friends, the original post is here

epic under the cut )

Anyway, enough of my heartbreak about Asamakku's live XD;. I watched Choucho's live last night, one of the rare lives she has (or was it the first?). She's so cute! I screencapped the live but I forgot the pictures at home ahahahah. I'll post them when I do my Nicosinger faces post.

I am also not the only one trolling listening in to Choucho, though. There's Tourai, Anima, etc. Then there's this gem...

Choucho: *reading comments* "Choucho, ILU - tou" ...Are you Tourai-san?
Choucho: Are you the real Tourai-san? If you are, please sing :|*
Tourai (in comments): Are you the real Choucho?
Choucho: You should be able to guess from my voice!

* This is in reference to that time Asamaru (or Choucho or someone from Asamakku) met Tourai for the first time and asked him to sing to prove that he's Tourai XD;.

And then, Choucho said she had planned to record an acoustic version of four songs but she'll only upload one. She asked people which it would be and doriko's Yuuhizaka won /o/ . I voted for it hahaha XD;. After a while, she asked what she should sing next.

Choucho: Now, what should I try singing next?
Choucho: Ehhh why so forceful?

Okay, report done XD;. It was a really tiring day, especially since I have to go back and forth listening to lives, listening to utattemita ranking and writing posts ^^;. I'm tired and sleepy now but all is well~~.
fascinates: (fate/stay night | rin is happy)
This is a partial translation of the recent public Nicoraji (August 20, 2010) with Clear, Dasoku, Pokota, Kettaro, Miichan, Saiya, Rapbeat, Noaru, Ayumi, etc. These are just quotes translated from the show. Also, I haven't translated Miichan's, Kettaro's, etc. part because I am biased lazy like that. ^^;

dasoclearpokotasaiya )

GAH WHAT ELSE. I'm too braindead with the live sooooo ♥ ♥ ♥. I can't wait to see them sing in the concert! FFFFF I hope Dasoclear sings "magnet" ufufufuf /shot.

God, it's been three days and I'm still on a high. WTF.
fascinates: (unknown | srs bzns)
I was supposed to capture the recent Nicoraji with clear kissing Pokota, etc. but I got sidetracked by Asamakku's namahousou (they were playing Starry Sky in winter, with Meeko, Asamaru, Jack and Tourai providing the voice overs, LOL Tourai as Tsubasa /shot) so I wasn't able to do it. I was supposed to upload something for [community profile] ofurotaimu too but orz. Tomorrow, I promise ^^;.

Anyway, here are some namahousou I listened to sometime around September-October 2009. I posted the translations in plurk but not in my LJ/journals so I'm putting them here in case people are interested. Note that there will be no dl links (IDK how to capture streams then) and the quotes are sporadic, basically what just caught my interest. Also, a little Tolear (Tourai x Clear) bias ^^. (Not warning you about clear bias since it's a given already).

quotes under the cut )

Okay the end for now. LOL. I can't believe I'm digging up namahousou this far ffffff. I'll be off to eat Japanese stuff the whole day tomorrow so I'll see you guys in the evening! XD. I promise to at least say something about Nicoraji ASAP, especially since all the guests showed their faces ♥. People should've seen me flail at work when they did XD, especially clear. It makes me very happy to finally put a face on a voice I like XD. Well, rumors of him not being an ikemen might be true or something, but he gives off a "nice, cheerful person" aura eeeee so lovashalhasf stop flailing, nikki ♥ ♥. I still blame him for my lack of productivity that day, though. And he should've just kissed Dasoku, not Pokota fffff.
fascinates: (golden sun | mia what did i do)
I have the worst listening skills in the world, but okay. I'm trying to restart translations of radio shows from the past (like...a year ago lol). I realize I have a lot (clewota radio, kurikku radio, dasoclewotabaru radio, and more ;_;). I don't know where to start LOL. I wonder if I should make a poll. Anyway, I'll start with editing those I already posted in the old LJ before and try to make them as complete as possible. Jack and Clear's shows are probably the most interesting because of the BL serifu /shotttt

Speaking of clear, it's very easy to translate his radio shows LOL. They go in the same path, like this:

- first fifteen minutes: "Can you hear me? Can you hear the music? Ah! Ah! Ah! /mic test Can you hear me now? Eh? No? I wonder what's wrong..." (insert lol-ing a lot)
- next five minutes: "Hey guys, I bought a new mic! And new speakers! And and and I can't find my camera /overturns room in search of the camera" ... "Oh...I can't install it ;_;."
- next five minutes: "I looove (food name). I'm eating (food name). A while ago, I bought (food name). Then I cooked this (food).
- next four minutes: "I don't have a girl friend. No, Dasoku and I aren't chuchu-ing. Eh? Wotamin is in the comments? LOL. Maybe if I have a girlfriend I can (insert random fantasy here). Oh yeah this is my life story, you know one time my younger sister and my mom..../rambles
- final minute: Oh yeah I have an album and I forgot to promote it so I will do it nauu~ /stream gets cut off.

Uh-huh, basically it's like that. Very predictable XD;.
BTW, he has a sister complex.


I watched the Expendables a few days ago and it was ~*~amazing~*~. Not, "wonderful story amazing", but more of "no story but still amazing". Normally I "meh" at films that do not have concrete storyline but in this film, you're too busy staring at the action to mind the story. It's like your typical 90's action film: simple story without much explanation with tons of ass-kicking. The action sequences are so fast and there are tons of explosions. So much loveeee. I love Jet Li ;_;. I'm so glad he had a martial arts sequence because I'm so not used to seeing him holding big guns LOL. And to be fair, I understood the movie because Stallone spoke more audibly now XDD /shot.

I want to watch it agaaaaain.


Speaking of watching, I tried out watching from Nico Nico channels. T-chan and I watched Kuroshitsuji II episode 1. It was 50x funnier because of the people's comments. The opinions on Alois are severely bipolar. Some loves his shota character so much while some hate him enough they wish him dead (btw, I love him and his boots XD). I think I/we spent a long time reading the comments instead of watching. LOL-ing at the emoticons.

Claude tapdancing: (`Д ́)ゝ フッ!
Sebastian riding a table: ⊂ニニ(^ω^)ニニニ⊃

So great :D. Too bad the rest aren't free. But oh well XD. I should watch Sengoku Basara II there next~.


Anyway, I've been feeling unwell again. Seriously, this seems to be an unlucky year for me with respect to my health and emotions ^^;. I've been feeling dizzy since this morning. Not pregnant, unless someone somehow managed to impregnate me with their voice. I think it's because I've been sleeping for only a few hours these past few days. There'll be a holiday soon so I hope I can take a break then :3.

Okay I need to do real work. LOL

I'm Alive!

Jul. 28th, 2010 01:19 pm
fascinates: (kare kano | yukino genius)
Dropping by to say I'm alive and kicking, even if my journals are gathering dust. I assure you I'm just busy and I haven't packed up and ran away from the Interwebs, although if you're in twitter or [community profile] ofurotaimu, I don't need to assure you 8D.

I've been terribly busy with work (too much writing = death) and it's the flu season here, too. June-July is really not for me. And then the SP Vocaloid rankings were released to I'm spending my time going through all the lists there (I listen to all the songs...at least in the Kagamine, GUMI, KAITO and Luka rankings). So uh...until I finish with the last one there, I won't be free :(. Don't worry, I'll do it tonight LOLOL.

Uh...things to update about, I'm going to list them here:
- Nero x Limone-sensei nicoraji report
- Kogeinu's world domination plan
- Clear's live (very little though)
- Summer anime (would you believe I haven't watched a single one?! GOD)
- more I forgot

Mmmm...what else? Brain empty at the moment, although I know I had a long to-do list. Anyway, I mostly update [community profile] ofurotaimu now of manly utattemita/vocaloid updates so just head over there if you need me ^^;. I'll try to be back to updating this by August (birthday month woot!! not...). Oh! I haven't thought of what to do for July 30 /failure. Ugh. ofurotaimu anniversary, what more can I post for that?

If you want to talk to me, feel free to bother me in twitter, skype or plurk, as I don't check other sites much. I'll see you soon~!! Don't defriend me sdlkhasflhsgd I'm alive and kicking ♥
fascinates: (vocaloid | luka yume)
the rest here )

I initially thought of Ever After and Finding Nemo as my favorite movie, but then I decided to choose this one. Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones star in this film. Ashley Judd is one of my favorite actresses, too.

The story goes this way (AFAIR): Ashley Judd's character is happy with her famous husband and little son. However one night on a yacht, she woke up to find her husband gone and her dress and the cabin was bloody. Because of lack of evidence as well as lack of reports on what happened to her husband, she was imprisoned for murder. In prison, her only contact outside was their "secretary" who takes care of her son for her. On one scene, she called up her son and discovered that her husband is still alive and in hiding. She figured out that he just wanted her out of the way as he goes into a relationship with the secretary and taking the son with them.

She almost lost hope, but someone in prison told her of "double jeopardy", meaning you cannot be tried for the same trial twice. Since she had been sentenced for her husband's murder, she cannot be imprisoned again if she does the same thing. Hence, she decided to prepare herself so that when she gets out of prison, she will take her son and exact revenge on her husband and kill him.

Tommy Lee Jones here is the parole office responsible of keeping Ashley in check and he kept chasing her around as she searches for her husband. He acted like a villain at first, but upon knowing Ashley's intentions, he decided to help her exact revenge (in a way).


I am very fond of Cinderella stories, something I got from my mom. I like stories of people who were oppressed and in the end found redemption. But I like films which tell stories of how these oppressed people get back to their oppressors more. I don't believe in absolute forgiveness, and watching villains (real villains, not misunderstood ones) get away unscathed annoys me. This movie makes me remember that life is not always a movie with a happy ending wherein everyone was happy and forgiven. There's always someone who needs to pay. Aside from that, Ashley Judd's character here is very resourceful and brave, but in reality simply portrays what all mothers can do for the sake of their children. (All she wanted was to get her son back) It's a rare film with a female, albeit a supposedly normal mom, in the main role instead of a sexy sidekick.

Day 2 done aaaaah! Thank you, by the way, to everyone who commented in the anon meme @ LJ. I really appreciate each word you have sent me ♥. Japanese classes tomorrow. I think I will die of fright. Konnichiwa. Okane ga nai. Toire wa doko desu ka. /shot
fascinates: (sound horizon | abyss)
I'm following [personal profile] dtn-sensei's footsteps in doing the 30-day meme so I'll be posting everyday \o/. I'll also be doing a different Vocaloid/utattemita-centric meme in my tumblr :).

the rest here )

It's very hard to choose a favorite song, you know :(. Favorite in what terms? for forever or for just this moment? Anyway, I went with what first came to mind when I thought of it LOL.

Ishidatami no Akeki Akuma by Sound Horizon, from the album "Seisen no Iberia" is ONE of my favorite songs. It's what I chose because it is less known and needs to be pimped and it is also one of those songs I never skip in my player. It is also one of those songs I make sure I sing when I go to karaoke :D.

The song revolves around a story about the holy war in Iberia. Layla is of mixed race, so she cannot choose a side to ally with during the war. She accidentally gets injured and escapes into a dungeon where the demon Shaytan was imprisoned. She frees him and in exchange for her aid, Shaytan pledges loyalty to her, to do as she bids, and grants her immortality so they will be with each other forever. He asks her to make a wish. She wishes for the war to end, and to help her, Shaytan acted as the bad guy so the warring sides will join forces to defeat him.

This song has been covered a lot of times in the utattemita category. But the best cover for me so far is Jack and Choucho's feat. Jigiru.


Speaking of utattemita, sexy being Clear's "childhood friend" nero covered one of my favorite GUMI songs ever: Just a Game. Hnnnghhh. Not to mention Dasoku covered it, too...kind of. PFFFTTT. DYING.

...I want to talk more about more covers, like vip-tenchou's brain breaking "Eh? Aa, Sou" cover but gah. Later.
fascinates: (persona 4 | yukiko srsly)
[personal profile] sabriel linked me to an interesting post about it here. Relinking here because even though I am not an Avatar fan, my sister is a huge supporter and we often had dinner discussions about the upcoming movies casting.

My sister cannot accept the fact that the cast was changed in terms of race/color. She even complains that Dev Patel was cast in the wrong role because Zuko does not appear to be of Indian descent (TBH, he looks more Chinese to me than anything). I don't watch the show, but I believe that if you want to make a movie out of a story (be it a book, TV series, etc.), then you should get your details right. Why make a big movie about a show involving Asian culture if you do not want to cast Asians themselves? It should be common sense, right, but we all know how the industry works. I also think it's a nod of respect to the original show if the movie managed to get the whole thing right. Otherwise, isn't that just some kind of slap to the face?

It might not be a big deal to some, but I have quite a history of complaining about casting in movies (I complain a lot LOL, Percy Jackson for instance -- let's not go there.). Getting characters right is one of the things I look for films. I think the reason why books have all these overly long descriptions of people and their outfits, the reason why TV shows (animated especially) has these detailed shots of characters showing various facial expressions and reactions, and the reason why there are illustrations in books and detailed artwork in manga/game guides is because the makers want the audience to "visualize" the characters properly and accurately so they can follow the flow of the story well. If the people cast to play the characters aren't even near the descriptions of the original ones, no matter how much makeup they put on, then it would be pointless.

...I want to say something about new The Karate Kid, too and why the martial arts in the movie is Kung-fu, not karate. But I'll save that another day (someone told me they're related arts anyway, so what's the big deal :x). /bothered

OKAY. Now that that's out, let's do something fun like...sleeping XD. I apologize if there was anyone offended by this post. I didn't intend to hurt readers when I wrote this.
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It's June 21 in Japan now, so お誕生日おめでとうございます!! to one of my most favorite female utaite. ♥

(she's the one with the long, curly hair :D)

PS: I love her Yuuhizaka so much to the point of tears ;_;♥.

Okay, enough biased greeting. The next time you see me greet an utaite, it'd be August XDD!
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[personal profile] southerncross asked me yesterday to translate the long-ass profiler/trivia fans of Asamaru and Jack has compiled in their collections site. I hope she loves me after this because it's so very long LOL! However, the list was pretty interesting. Some of the facts are already well-known, but some (like the ghost in Marutan's room, etc.) aren't. This is going to be a life-changing post, I know it (not for me, for Len. LOL).

Translations aren't accurate, since I moved some of the things out of the list order and grouped similar trivia. I also didn't translate some of the side notes. Still, the list isn't organized well and I'm lazy. I did my best so please do not repost carelessly ;_;. Thank you!

stuff you should know about Asamaru )

In other news, I have gotten myself a tumblr where I will post a lot of YT embeds /shot. No really, it has no purpose at the moment except for that. If you want a daily dose of Vocaloid/utaite videos, please watch!


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