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February 25th, 2010

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11:16 pm - In which animanga fandom produces much LOL WOTery
The world of animanga provided me with much WTFery today. Some of which was good WTFery, but still...

- In April, an excerpt from the 10th Haruhi Suzumiya novel will be published in a Japanese magazine.

Yes, the 10th novel actually appears to be seeing the light of day sometime soon. Wonders never cease. But where will I go to look for fan translations of it, now the last site got pulled down?

- So, apparently there is an "American Manga" written by Gene Simmons' son (!). Nothing special, right? Well, apparently large chunks of it were inspired, copied and downright traced from a number of notable manga, Bleach most obviously. Cue epic shitstorm.

ETA: Now also on Fandom Wank.

I don't even read Bleach (though I know some people on my flist do), I'm just boggling that he thought he could get away with something that blatant. I mean look at the comparisons. That's not even subtle plaigarising.

In other news, I am attempting to get myself back on a remotely normal sleeping pattern before my classes start up again. Because, well, I fortunately don't have any 9am starts. But there are always morning classes. Joy.
Current Mood: surprisedsurprised

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Date:February 26th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
My, you're an artsy one aren't you.

I was thinking about enrolling myself in ballroom dancing classes once I get more free time. But then I'm kind of... inflexible ESPECIALLY when compared to Lelouch's lovely hand motions, or that AMV.
Maybe I'll just stick to aiming for more horse-riding lessons first. (Not an easy thing to get here though, urgh B|)
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Date:February 26th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
Just 'cos I did it for a long time doesn't mean I was good. Just... experienced. It only looks the same to the untrained eye. (I have this whole horrible thing where I can come up with all sorts of amazing, creative ideas, I just never have the skill to actually make them happen. Hence why I go around trying to convince people to write this fic or do this art for me).

One of these days I really should find me an adult dance class again. Maybe once I finish Uni and no longer have to deal with study or homework.
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Date:February 26th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
Awww D:

"Write this fic or do this art" sounds very familiar ;D

... so any recommendations on where I can watch this epic Ballet thing? I'm looking at animeseason.com, but it'll be nice to have backups just in case ;P
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Date:February 26th, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
And that's why I want to be a Secret Master of Fandom.

...I can't really help you on that. I own the box set, so I don't know where it is online.
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Date:February 26th, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
Ah s'alright! I'll stick to what I can find then.


I've watched the first 2 episodes and they are ADORABLE. The anteater and the cat creep me out some, though. Also LOL, Suzaku being an asshole ^A^
The Prince is cute, and the MAIN LEAD won my heart straight away I thought she'd be those moe-moe types to appeal to fanboys but she's a lot clumsier and down-to-earth and adorable so I stand corrected!
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Date:February 26th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
I own lots of box sets. Admittedly, like half of them are from the Neighbourhood Anime Shop Of Dubious Legality. And I am pretty certain they were *cough* made in Hong Kong

I love Neko-Sensei, he's a hilarious freak. And yeah, Fakir is so Suzaku. It'll be even more so once you get to his backstory.

Mytho is pretty, but he isn't really my favourite (I still like him, he just took a while to grow on me). And Ahiru is awesome adorableness personified. And I don't think fanboy appeals was really what they were going for with Princess Tutu (though it's good enough that boys will admit to liking it) - the creator was a woman, and she had the idea while working on Sailor Moon.

I need more Princess Tutu icons, honestly...
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Date:February 26th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
The prince has got dem eyelashes!!!!!! (which constantly remind me of how CLAMP draws their characters) - but other than the pretty/slightly gay factor I realize I am not particularly attracted to either boy at the moment. I am, however, pretty certain both will grow on me, and especially Fakir, if I remember what I've read about the story... *totally not being biased because he sounds a bit like Suzaku*

Neko-sensei: YOU. MARRY ME. RIGHT NOW.

Yeah, it's pretty obvious that the creator was a woman, but I was still apprehensive somehow ^^" AHIRU IS THE MOST ADORABLE THING IN THERE.
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Date:February 26th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
also lol dubious legality.

HK and China. Or Johor Bahru in Malaysia. We Singaporeans are no strangers to the art of finding such steals as well ;D
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Date:February 26th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
He's pretty, but starts out so passive I was a bit meh about him at first. Once he gets a bit more personality he's more fun, though. And I looove Fakir. But yes, he's a bit of jerk to start off with.


Ahiru is made of adorable and win.

The shop I'm thinking of has the China/HK stuff. There's another one in the CBD that has stuff from Malaysia, but I've heard rumours about some of the subs there being really bad. Which may explain how they can sell shows that aren't even on DVD in Japan yet.

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