Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
What ‘bout My Star
Sheryl’s version made a stronger impression on first listen because of the pumping beats, but Ranka’s slower version won it in the end. I liked the bit where she sang without accompaniment at the beginning, the guitar bits were a nice touch too.
Sheryl - 3 points
Ranka - 4 points
+ 1 impromptu street performance
Nyan Nyan CM Jingle
I can’t stop laughing every time I hear “你好娘”. I’ll have to score it low since this is a 20 second joke track, though I enjoyed it plenty.
Ranka – 1 point
+ 1 Nyan Nyan dance
Ninjin Loves you Yeah!
Another catchy joke track. Go eat your veggies.
Ranka – 1 point
+ 1 carrot suit
Iteza Gogo Kyuji Don’t Be Late
Motteke!!!! Sailor fuku dakara desu ← ketsuron
Sheryl – 5 points
+ 1 私の歌を聞け！
+ 1 cleavage-baring bondage suit
+ 1 instant recovery from near-death fall
+ 1 pseudo Minmay Defence
+ 1 for weekly “Motteke!!!!” during sponsors screen
Watashi no Kare wa Pilot
Preferred this version to the original. I’m a Minmay hater.
Ranka – 4 points
+1 pseudo Minmay Defence
+1 cute choreography
Ai wo Oboeteimasuka
Shimokawa Mikuni’s cover was better.
Ranka – 2 points
Welcome to My Fanclub’s Night
Did this song appear in the show? Didn’t leave much of an impression.
Sheryl – 2 points
Eyemo / Eyemo ~ Tori no Hito
Ranka – 5 points
+1 Rierie endorsement
Nice and lazy song, currently one of my favourites. I was a bit disappointed when it displaced Diamond Crab Ace as the ED though. The show’s focus is shifting away from Sheryl to Ranka and the people in charge are making sure it’s reflected in the CD sales as well.
Ranka – 5 points
i think it might have appeared during Sheryl’s farewell concert around Ep 7. Since I don’t remember, it doesn’t qualify for the pseudo Minmay Defence bonus.
Sheryl – 3 points
Go watch Episode 12. Then go stream the dance steps. Start dancing! キラッ!
Ranka – 5 points
+ 5 TRUE Minmay Defence
+ 1 キラッ!
Diamond Crab Ace
My pick for best of Spring 2008. Absolute favourite of the bunch.
Sheryl – 6 points
+1 pseudo Minmay Defence
+1 special service a capella version
+1 for reminding me of some Cantonese song which I can’t remember
Ranka – 1 point (for the 2 lines she sang)
Ecchi Fanservice Bonus
Sheryl gets +5 for going commando, +5 for the wardrobe malfunction and +5 for telling the Princess to go fap to it.
Sheryl – 42
Ranka – 40
So Ms. Sheryl Nome barely wins the contest on account of her shamelessness. Sick and dying Sheryl is no fun though, so get well soon, Ms Sheryl! I hope to hear the song she penned on that pair of Zentradi XXXXXL bikini bottoms soon.
Anyway, the biggest winners are May’n and Nakajima Megumi. Who’s heard of May Nakabayashi before this? And Ranka’s a dream debut role. Both of them seriously lucked out.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
In other news, here's a look at CG R2's resident loli. (with a Yukarin cameo at the end.) She's nine if you're interested. So please back off before you land yourself in trouble. (Kagamisumi, i'm looking at you. Kurenai's loli is possibly quite legal though.)
My thoughts on this real life loli invasion of my hard disk?
3D lolis are mostly pesky brats. I'd take micro Klan Klan anyday. Of course, Rie is still first choice. Come to think of it, Rierie hasn't done any loli roles, has she?
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Ok, it didn't die permenantly, i managed to get it working again after reformatting but who knows when it's going to die for real. Reformat is my remedy for 90% of all computer-related problems. Like the item Remedy in the FF franchise, it cures all status ailments besides "KO".
Of course, having reformatted the drive all my stuff is gone. Stuff like 30 gb of music, 30+ hours of FF tactics save games and, worse of all, my secret Rierie picture folder. Should have seen it coming since the drive's been acting cranky for the past six months or so. i should be surprised it's held out that long, shouldn't i?
Oh well, time to rebuild my secret Rierie folder.
Nekomimi meido. Not really my thing, but as the saying goes, no fish prawn also good. I lost the Sniper Rie pics from a while back and now the original link is dead. Should have uploaded them instead of posting the link, dammit.
Oh, and she's been crazy over Eyemo. No, not the eyedrop, the song from Macross F. Bought the OST even.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
话说回来，阿Fi 拖着相机到火车上和帅哥开房用意何在？（她是陈冠希fan?） “思い出を残す為に持って来たの。”到底想留下什么样的回忆实在是让人非常期待。 Fiona 小妹妹，做事太冲动的话，长大了可要后悔哦！（话是这么说，不过要是出DVD特典的话我应该会立刻上Amazon 预购吧。）
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
This is the view from my backdoor. Believe it or not, the house is just 10 metres away from an equatorial rainforest. There were monkeys in those trees, I was too lazy too wait for a clear shot. Snakes show up occasionally too, but I wasn’t brave enough to go looking for one.
Another view from between 2 laundry poles. See that fallen tree trunk in the foreground? That’s probably the remains of the stupid tree that punched a hole through the roof on that Dark and Stormy Night 2 years ago. I spent half that night bailing rainwater from the storeroom. Funny it hasn’t rotted away though. Maybe it’s a different tree.
Random phantom fish. The fish don’t have names but the dog does. Probably because they keep dying every other week. Had to dig out half a dozen carcasses that got sucked into the filter pump.
Cute Care Bear bed sheets, ya? My old trusty Super Soaker 100, which ceased to function maybe about 10 years ago. Wonder why they’re still keeping it around. I used to shoot marauding monkeys with it, when we had fruit trees in the yard. (banana, jambu, buah ceri etc). Chopped the whole lot down years ago so that the damn primates would stop invading the property.
What colourful students we have nowadays. This is a girl’s essay, btw. Another boy wrote some horrendous Deathnote rip-off which I would have scanned if I could. Felt like penalizing his plagiarism but decided to think of it as a fanfic in the end. The bugger chose the wrong manga to copy from actually; if he had written a story on the Dango Daikazoku I would have awarded full marks. Anyway, I changed his protagonist’s name to Light Yagami just to let him know the examiners might not be as ill-informed about pop culture as he had thought.
Both regular readers of this blog (Nikuman, I know you’re lurking) would probably be wondering what business I have correcting others' grammar when my own written English sucks like a vacuum cleaner. I have no idea either.
Loot: 9-in-1 “Deluxe” edition Haruhi novels. Obviously not-very-original, since I don’t think Kadokawa would give away to some Inner Mongolian publishing house the rights to one of their best selling series. Let’s just pretend I got fleeced unknowingly by unscrupulous pirates. I got this book at a Truly Asian branch of the most Popular local bookstore though. Tsk tsk. =p
“Screencap” from NHK’s overseas satellite broadcast. The guy there is Saotome Taichi, a 16 year-old Kabuki trap. Forgot to take a pic of his trap form, but trust me, he’s quite trapalicious. Sounds like the real-life inspiration for our dear Saotome Alto “Hime” .
Here’s what the not-so-very original DVDs look like. The Shana 2 DVDs aren’t even fully released in Japan, are they? The video quality is sharp, probably HD source. Chinese subs are fine. No Shana-tan though. This is the kind of competition that our dear local anime distributor is up against in Truly Asia. A full season of episodes bundled together, available within 2 months of the TV run’s end. I’ve seen Odex’s silver-lined products on the shelves in a few specialist anime retailers up in KL, but based on my observation this is the kind of stuff most video stores are stocking. And I’m not talking about guerilla street vendors; those stores are brick and mortar retailers in shopping malls.
I wasn’t attracted by the quality of the product (No Shana-tan. Boo…). I bought it because it was available. Now if only the “official” distributors can match the speed of the not-so-official ones, the industry wouldn’t be “bleeding to death”, would it?
Friday, June 13, 2008
Planning to upload some pics from my "retreat", but i'm too busy now catching up on 2 week's backlog of anime. Maybe tomorrow... =p
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
This is what i've been up to the past week:
3) Read a real book for once. The biography of Pu Yi, last Qing emperor.
4) Indulge in alcoholic tendencies with bootleg rice wine
5) Type some worksheets
6) Perform various meido guy-like activities. i actually got offered a meido guy job.
9) Feed mosquitoes
10) Turn on the computer
12) Go for a walk
13) Try to log onto the internet
14) Go for another walk
15) Read about Akesaka Satomi's skirt falling off during a concert
16) Cut up 4,000 pieces of paper which are suppose to be order forms
17) Buy Flag DVD which is suppose to contain the "OVA". Yet to watch.
18) Curse the guy who bought the last copy of Mushishi just hours before i got to the store.
19）Watch Astro 欢喜台. 《神机妙算刘伯温》 uses bgm from Inuyasha.
20) Hope against all odds to find Allison & Lillia on NHK. The international satellite broadcast seems to have different programming. Shit.
21) Sing ani-songs all the way from Batu Pahat to KL.
22) Peel my own weight in mangoes.
23) Grow fat on milk pudding.
24) Mark English compositions.
25) Throw up blood marking English compositions.
26) Splurge RM120 on Shana 2, Mushishi, and half of Nana. Yet to watch, maybe i'll start now.
27) Play Super TextTwist. I've been stuck at 279,930 points for the past 2 hours. Help me form a 6-letter word with the letters A, C, E, L, L, O. I think the answer should be OLACLE but the game doesn't seem to speak Singlish. The game refuses to recognise ERO as a word too.
i'll be back latest by this Saturday. Hopefully.