Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Why did the chicken cross the road?
BARACK OBAMA: The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a CHANGE! The chicken wanted CHANGE!
JOHN MCCAIN: My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.
HILLARY CLINTON: When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken to cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure -- right from Day One! -- that every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn't about me.......
GEORGE W. BUSH: We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.
JOHN LENNON: Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace.
BILL GATES: I have just released eChicken2007, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your check book. Internet Explorer is an integral part of the Chicken. This new platform is much more stable and will never cra...#@&&^(C% ............ reboot.
BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with THAT chicken. What is your definition of chicken?
AL GORE: I invented the chicken!
LEE KUAN YEW: I am telling u that the highly paid chicken should cross the road first. It is our right to cross the road..
LEE HSIEN LOONG: Gantry points have been set up. All chickens wanting to cross the road are advised to top up their cash cards first.
ABDULLAH BADAWI: We have to be fair to all chickens. Some want to cross over the road, some do not. ........ Zzzzzz .......zzzzzz ....... Now what were we talking about? Ah yes, chickens. We will form a Royal Commission to decide whether it is right for them to cross the road.
MAHATHIR: Now even the non-bumi chickens want to cross the road? How can they disrespect and disregard the bumi chickens? We must be allowed to cross over first. It is our right! ANWAR: We have enough chickens waiting to cross over in September.
SHAHRIR: All foreign chickens are welcome in Malaysia but they must not cross over the road within 50km of the border.
Wong Kan Seng: I am sorry that the chicken was allowed to cross the road. It was an HONEST MISTAKE. Lets move on.
(Note: Not my joke. Too sleepy to think of any.)
Sunday, September 28, 2008
小学高年级的时候开始就经常看动画。 被邻家的小孩问道：“你没看吗？”，而开始追看《七龙珠》， 从而迷上了动画。
出演动画之前是有为广播剧，游戏配音。第一次接到动画的工作是在加入声优经理公司81 Produce 之后的事。
那部动画是NHK的 《Alice SOS》，我的动画出道作。
虽然没人开口教我怎么做，不过身边有好多可以学习的榜样。指路的向导好多啊。大家全都是Professional， 想追上他们…… 不，就算只想接近他们（的水平）一点就已经很不得了了 （笑）。不过，把目光放远有助于自己的成长吧。
听到时好高兴哦。 Btw, “小光”是我在《Pokemon Diamond & Pearl》里的角色。
海外动画多数是先录音后作画，也就是所谓的“pre-scoring” 日本方面，则是作画与录音同时进行，怎么说还是对着影像配音较多 (“after-recording”）。
(Note: Examples of anime which used the pre-scoring technique include Kurenai and the new Eva movies. It makes for more natural conversations, as can be seen in the seamless banter among Murasaki and gang.)
舞台可是活生生的是吧。不过、独一无二的现场演出中的那种Live感很棒吧。对于演员来说的舞台又是怎么样的呢？ (i'm guessing)
从身体状况开始、co-star的tension、到看官的反应、天天都不一样。站在演员的立场，再次体会了舞台上现场演出的感觉。正因如此、it reached the point where I want to watch more theatre for the sake of learning.
（Note: 本田美奈子逝世于6 Sep 2005，享年38。）
Saturday, September 27, 2008
2) The Legend of Tsunderella (Look out for Tohsaka Rin)
4) “今やみゆきさんは銀河の歌姫。MOTTEKE 違いんなんだよね…”
I was just waiting for the Sheryl Nome reference. Didn’t understand what the Lulu lines were doing there, but loved them all the same. Guess KyoAni did not disappoint.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Firstly, I managed to pass me Eye Pee Pea Tea with flying colours.
Secondly, I just told a big fat lie. As far as flying colours are concerned, I flew about as far as the crazy chicken girl in True Tears. But a pass is a pass, and I did set a few all-time personal best scores, so some celebratory Lucky Stripes strips are due. Well, as soon as I think of a knockout punch line that fits neatly into the fourth frame, of course. Alternatively, we can just hang on for a few days for the Raki Suta OVA on Friday, which does actually sound a lot better then some half-baked doujin strip.
Thirdly, somehow a day off from work kind of fell out of the sky and into my lap. Amazing nonsense. Now I’m known as the first to get awarded a day off for writing an imba report, which ironically has been praised as an example of a balanced analysis. The thing is, I didn’t actually write the report bcos it’s been edited so many times I no longer recognize it. Awesome, no? Let’s show them the kind of balanced analysis I’m truly capable of.
“Kagamin has a big head, but she’s totally 2D, so that balances things out.”
What a piece of totally awesome balanced analysis!
I shall now award myself a day off from blogging.
"It’s Seiyuu Mutilation Time!"
"It’s Seiyuu Mutilation Time!"
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Well, the first thing that greeted me on the page was バニーガール理恵 (who features in this month's copy of some seiyuu magazine i'll never cough up the cash for). Thanks to people with scanners and internet connections, that's no longer news to me. Actually i'm still undecided as to whether i like the pics or not. Somehow i feel bad staring at Bunny Rie.
Moving back one post, we get Rierie looking smart in a mansuit. Koyama Rikiya is in the pic as well but i don't think anyone cares. No, they're not trying to fuel a scandal (google "kakihara+noto"), they're pairing up to host a new seiyuu variety show called Club ATX Double R (Rie & Rikiya) which starts on 5 Oct. According to Rie, they're suppose to be a pair of aliens who go around abducting random seiyuu guests everyweek for some seiyuu mutilation fun.
This show sounds like it was inspired by the latest Gintama arc, where Monkey Hunter-crazy alien gamers abduct everyone and modify random body parts into screwdrivers so they can fix their PSP. Poor Gintoki got his penis upgraded into some kind of socket wrench with which he used to screw the aliens quite literally in the end. As far as i can see, Double R has got all the plot points covered, down to the Mon-Hun fanatic alien. Sounds fun, but I dun think anyone will be interested enough to upload the raws, much less sub it. I mean, mention Club ATX and all Kagamisumi can think of is Yanagino Reiko.
After about 137 posts, I realised that trying to write a proper conclusion to a piece which is essentially about nothing can be quite hard.
Gotou Saori, who plays Random Operator A in Zettai Karen Children. She's got the looks for an idol seiyuu, but me thinks her micky mouse voice kind of lets her down. Hasn't had any memorable roles either. Actually i'm paying so much attention only because we share the same birthday (and i think she's cute). Oh well, 後藤さん 加油！
That's 3 languages in one sentence, bcos i feel like i'm being outdone by Kagamisumi recently in the trilingualism department.
Enma Ai, ie 地獄少女 aka Mamimami. To side track somewhat, i made a typo in the previous sentence and ended up with 地獄処女. Let's sell them that idea for season three, might just give the series a much needed shot of epinephrine. To get back on topic (if there was one to begin with), Mamimami is cosplaying Enma Ai - in a way. Maybe she didn't mean to, since it's so easy to look like the character as long as you have long straight hair with bangs chopped straight across, wear a kimono and sound like a ghost. Guess we'll never know for sure.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
1) Lulu was upset that things did not go his way.
Can you spot the grammatical error in that question? Fans of Code Geass are probably at a disadvantage. =p
Wish I could share the rest of my handiwork here, but it’s an exam paper after all. Even if no one reads this, it’s probably a bad idea. Btw, I still find it amazing that someone who blogs in broken English can get asked to set grammar questions.
(Psst.. here’s a hint for those kids who are lucky enough to randomly come across this post: “The trap had been broken…”.)
Oh well, Lucky Star OVA coming soon on 26 Sep I think, the same day Rierie’s New York gig starts. There’s a nice trailer floating around somewhere on the net. Loved the bit where the gang were in some MMORPG of sorts. And Hatsune Kagamin as well. Can’t wait.
I’ll just spam photos of LS-related seiyuu since cute pics are pretty self-explanatory.
Friday, September 12, 2008
However, 大将 said that the ending was GAR. I didn't really find it to be gar... thought the ending was rather weird because while Renji's actions were quite... gar, if Chihiro could have just recalled and remember all the stuff to keep it within the 13 hour limit, well, I guess a diary wouldn't have been that critical to her and the novel would have been very much more achievable. I always thought the premise of the show started with Chihiro strictly having a 13 hour limit and thus the story unfolds.
Anyway, I just acquired some pictures from Rie's blog and would like to invite anyone here to play a matching game. Match the hand to the face!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
One fine morning, as I was settling down in the conference room for our daily brief...
I heard a whisper.
Well, of course the phenomenon can be explained by the relatively high concentration of horny adolescents in my workplace, but it’s spooky nonetheless.
(Btw, I don’t belong in the horny group.)
Ghostly Encounter Number Two
Imagine my shock when I saw these headlines:
Air Force Command Institute fosters new-type air commanders
So the Human Reform League has been conducting Newtype experiments after all. Gosh, Sunrise must secretly have the best intel network in the world. Now that the PLA has got Allelujah and Soma on their side (not to mention maybe Char, Amuro and Killer Yamato), Taiwan is so going to get pwned. They should just scrap the F16 deal and go build some Zakus instead.
Ghostly Encounter Number Three
Conference room again, morning brief. Me walks in half-asleep, plonks my ass on usual chair, open eyes.
Two Dangos starring back at me from the whiteboard.
Forgot I had drawn the Dangos while on nightwatch. =p (Accidentally in indelible ink too.)
Despite valiant attempts to destroy them, the insoluble Dangos have been regular participants of all meetings big and small for the past two weeks.
Other Miscellaneous Ghostly Encounters
Voice of KOTOKO issuing forth from someone’s car radio; C.C. appearing in my mailbox; hushed murmurs of “Geass”; me developing the ability to sing the tongue twister of a song that is Northern Cross overnight (albeit only the first few stanzas); the mysterious copy of Gunslinger Girls in the guardhouse; bahasa-dubbed Yugi-Oh suddenly streaming on the video wall; someone humming Koi no Mikuru Denstetsu… Wait, I think that last one was me again.
The Ultimate Spooker
All the above spooky incidents culminated in the ultimate shock this evening - when I least expected it.
WHY RIE WHY!?!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
This short story is set during Fiona's wedding with the hero dude. Allison, inspired by the rabu-rabu mood, schemes with Fiona to, you know, ensure the anime gets an extra 12 eps featuring Lillia. Best of all, the sound-only medium creates some really interesting effects:
Alison: Wanna touch me?
A: It's fine. Look, just go ahead.
Fiona(presumably hiding in the bushes): YES! He's reaching out his hand!!!
W: Here i go...
A: Wil's hand is on me...
A: Yes... Right there...
W: Ah... it feels so soft...
You can imagine the rest.
But knowing Wil, i think you can roughly guess what was really happening. Mamimami's Fiona sounded hilariously 三八 in this episode too, her running commentary under cover is definitely worth a listen.
The CD includes a second drama abt loli Alison enslaving shota Wil but i've no time to go through the whole track. (Got to get back to the office a bit earlier today to clean up the trail of muddy footprints leading from the gate straight to my desk before the RSM gets in.)
There are 2 other songs as well, by Mizuki Nana (Alison) and Kumai Motoko (Wil). Mizuki's song is more to my taste, but not very memorable actually. Grab this CD for the drama. Trust me, it's fun.
Monday, September 1, 2008
First Post Of September, i.e. I'm Rushing Off For Night Shift So There's No Time To Think Of A Proper Title
By the way, it’s the first day of September, and at the point I’m writing this I’ve got 42,647,113 seconds until I complete my service and fuck-off. The ORD date is 5 days after Rierie’s 31st birthday, which happens to be this miko’s 23rd birthday.
Some other random January babies here, I love January babies, especially the ones named Rie and Yukana.
Since there seems to be a glut of pics of stocking-ed seiyuu lately, I was planning to put up a Zettai Ryouikki post. But jimone said she was going to do one, so I’ll wait for it. Definitely wouldn’t mind more stuff like this:
That’s Inamura Yuuna.
Actually I’ve never heard of her till now, the number of shows I’ve watched with her in it can be counted on the middle digit of my left hand (she’s got a bit part in Shigofumi). She’s been around for a while though, which means I’ve still got a long way to go in learning about seiyuu appreciation. But don’t ever believe the teachers who tell you that learning is a life-long process. There’s an obvious conflict of interest here as they’d be jobless if you were done learning.
Name the following DFCs:
1st row: Kugimi, Hirano Aya, Kadowaki Mai, Tamura Yukari, Someone who looks really familiar but I can’t quite pinpoint who it is
2nd row: Nonaka Ai, Toyoguchi megumi, Horie Yui, Mizuki Nana, Nazuka Kaori
Dunno, Kitamura Eri, Mizuhashi Kaori, Is she the twin of the first person in the row?, Dunno
3rd row: Dunno, The Miko, Dunno, Dunno, Dunno.
My Score: 12/20
Whew, just made it. To be honest, I cheated on one question so it was really 11/20. I would have said Suara if the words "Nazuka Kaori" weren’t plastered over the pic. =p