nia, gurren

オタクバトン - OTAKU BATON

(Your five favorite female characters.)

❶ Nia Teppelin (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
❷ Mamimi Samemija (FLCL)
❸ Lain Iwakura (Serial Experiments Lain)
❹ Nico Hayashi (Sexy Voice and Robo)
❺ Fujiwara Chiyoko  (Millennium Actress)

(↑ Who do you like the most?)
Nia then Mamimi and then Lain and so. They're actually in order.

(Your five favorite male characters.)

❶ Ginko (Mushishi)
❷ Nishi (Mind Game)
❸ Black (Black and White)
❹ Medicine Seller (Mononoke)
❺ Gin (Tokyo Godfathers)

(↑ Who do you like the most?)
I don't know, broseph. It was real hard to fill the list in the first place! Also, unlike girls, these guys are in no specific order.

(Your three favorite games.)

❶ Tetris
❷ Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne
❸ Street Fighter: Third Strike

(Your favorite anime seiyuu?)

➝ I don't have one, I think.

(Your favorite anison [anime song]?)

➝ Samurai Champloo's OST

(Do you cosplay? Or, what kind of cosplay would you like to do?)

➝ I don't cosplay, I don't think I would be a good cosplayer.

(Does the one actually wanting it : in the animated cartoon, the cartoon, and the game?)

➝ Execution.

(What makes you feel "MOE" the most?)

➝ Quirkiness, confusion, weirdness, existential conflicts, elegance.

nia, gurren

I've been reading more than it's usual lately...

Mostly, I'm trying to improve my English writing. My texts not only lack a distinctive style but also proper grammar. If I had clear purpose to them perhaps it would be easier to improve, it's hard to create something truly interesting when you lack focus.

As for other stuff: life is as boring as ever, most of the movies, read: "Synecdoche, New York", I wanted to see were pushed back to 2009 and the new anime season was more interesting than I expected. Kannagi has some very organic animation and a delightful atmosphere, Casshern is visceral and intense and Gundam 00 is cheesy fun. Let's see if Michiko to Hatchin delivers.
sophie, i kill giants

Ho Hum

As a very simple writing exercise, I’ve decided to keep a Journal. I’m not completely sure I’m going to be able to keep it going for long, but rest assured that I will try my best. Lately my life has been lacking direction. Days are very boring and stale; they come and go without bigger consequence. It’s not like a purpose is necessary, but being without attachment to my actions makes existence very tedious. I read Sartre’s Nausea a few days ago. Even when finding the character conflict overdone I certainly felt identified with Antoine awareness crisis. To me, the idea of a meaningless word in which we freely wander as equally meaning creatures is not disturbing as much as it is apathetic.


Anime has been pretty uninteresting lately. The formerly promising Xam’d is shaping up as forgettable and Natsu no Sora is still the only thing I would call truly remarkable. I also watched The Counterfeiters, the latest Academy Award winning film about the holocaust. It was a very enjoyable experience, with simple but effective cinematographic tricks and tight pacing. I don’t think I agree with those reviews that go lengths to talk about the “complex unbearable moral ambiguity” portrayed by the script. The main reason the message was effective was the eloquent down-to-earth nature of its portrayal, with elemental characterization and very strong core sequences.  


Anyway, perhaps I just need to go out more.


Nothing yet...

Life has been very quiet so far. Or rather, my existance. I don't think much has happened lately, even if it probably has. It's pretty hard to write about nothing. Finally taking on a career by my own hands felt relatively rewarding at first but I'm still trapped in the same relatively unexciting everyday. I've been listening to random shoe-gaze and post-rock. Pretty downtempo, melancholic tunes. At times it's somewhat refreshing going back to the real world, removing the earphones and then notice an upbeat, if generic, piece running in the background of a TV show.

In terms of movies I don't think I've been watching much lately, still halfway through the simplistically dense Andrei Rublev and still procastrinating on Summer Days with Coo. Kafka's Country Doctor adaptation was excellent, but it's still a relatively undemanding short film despite showcasing very intense pieces of animation. I'm probably just as anxious as ever.