Saturday, February 1, 2014

Event Log: 1/20/14

Sometimes, I forget it's 2014 even though I write it down every time I post a new Event Log. The beginning of the year always seems to have that effect on people. I still remember, as a kid, thinking to myself, "Man, I can't believe it's the year 2000." That was 14 years ago. Time sure does fly.

I do think kids have it easier these days. It almost takes no effort to leave a digital trace with Facebook and social networking. I would've killed to see what I thought ten years ago. I would be fourteen then, and the only thing I remember was watching Neon Genesis Evangelion. It was freshman year and I'm sure there were all sorts of funny moments that are forever lost because my memory ain't what it used to be. One of the perks of getting older is laughing at your dumbass younger self.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Evangelion, and why Hideaki Anno hates you

I did not write this. This is a transcript of a copy-pasta of a series of Anonymous 4chan (or 4chan like) image-board comments that, when spun together, weave (in my opinion) a brilliant expose on the background of the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime. As I've illustrated before, Evangelion has played an important role in my life, and this was such a well written dissertation that I did not want it to be lost in obscurity. So I transcribed it, with the aid of an , from , making only minor grammatical corrections and editing emphasized format for consistency.

If you would like to take credit for this transcript, or know the person who wrote it, please let me know.Real talk: if you never actually watched Neon Genesis Evangelion all the way through, everything you know about it is wrong. Although for that matter, even the people who watched it all the way through are wrong about it. Let's talk about the creator: Hideaki Anno, and why he's happiest when you are angry. If you like Eva, Hideaki Anno hates you. That's just how it is. If you can't wrap your mind around this basic truth you are missing out on a lot of hysterical black irony.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Looking Forward: Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014!

It's already the 3rd day of 2014---that was fast. 2013 was a roller coaster for me in many aspects but I am looking forward to 2014. Not only do I leave the 20's, but I plan to really organize stuffs in my life.2013 is where I struggled and not know my real path. This was also the time when productivity was a sturggle and I had to keep track of stuffs I have a hard time finishing. Anyhow, I'd like to take this opportunity to reflect and list down the aspects of both 2013 and 2014 and what I have to say. This will help me keep track of my goals this year and know what else I have to improve.


Monday, January 27, 2014

Visual Kei Artists Rock Your Favorite Anime Songs (Again)

V-ANIME does it again!

All of your favorite band members are participating in the third installment in the V-ANIME series, "V-ANIME collection -homme-". The March 26th collaboration album, just 3000yen, features 11 cover songs with over 10 of the biggest names in V-kei. Along with special guests like JAM Project's Masaaki Endoh, you'll be able to hear the likes of Kaya, MEJIBRAY's MiA, and DIAURA's yo-ka give you their interpretation of hit anime songs.

Japan Chibi Weekend Madrid Is Coming

By JosLuis del R o Fortich

JAPAN CHIBI WEEKEND is an international event focusing on Japanese and Korean culture held in Madrid.Fans can enjoy video games, anime, manga or singing your favorite music as karaoke. There are also cosplay contests and live concerts.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

1/25/14: Maverick Flare

The picture is more than fitting considering Vile is more or less the Mega Man X version of Boba Fett, right down to the attitude and armor. Oh, and it's been sunny around here too when it really shouldn't be.

This last week has been... strange. I don't know how else to put it. It practically didn't even happen at all, considering I was only at school for a day, yet it still felt like a long week. On top of that, like I just said, it's been nice nearly every day, which is out of character for the season. That's not to say we haven't had nice winters, because we have, but I don't remember the last time we had a winter where the sun persisted for so long. It's still as cold as ever, but even that isn't likely to last long. Spring will be here early, that's for sure.

A Post about Ys V: Kefin, Lost City Of Sand

Every long-running franchise has their black sheep, unorthodox entries that diverge from their respective series traditions and tropes. They usually appear early on in the series, when said traditions and tropes haven't yet been clearly defined and solidified. You couldn't stomp enemies in Super Mario Bros 2. Most of Zelda II: the Adventure Of Link was played in a sidescrolling perspective. Final Fantasy II (NES) had that weird exploitable leveling system based on character actions instead of experience points. Castlevania II: Simon's Quest was, well, Castlevania II: Simon's Quest. Even in movies, Halloween III, for example, did not feature Michael Myers. Most of these were either immediately shunned at release or just ended up being decently received but not a favorite for most fans, aside from a small-pocket who either have genuine appreciation for these entries' inventiveness, or just want to take the contrarian opinion in order to look cool (which I'm sometimes guilty of).

Ys III: The Adventure Of AdolYs V is NOT the blackest of sheep, or the oddest of ducks, within the Ys series. That honor belongs to Ys III: Wanderers From Ys. Just like Zelda II, Ys III changed the perspective from a top-down view into a sidescrolling platformer style. But Falcom soon went back by commissioning Hudson & Tonkin House to do a more traditional top-down Ys IV for PC-Engine & Super Famicom respectively. After Ys IV, Falcom announced that they were making Ys V exclusively for Super Famicom, to everyone's surprise. And that it will be the final Ys game. Suffice to say, fans did not like this change at all. Kidfenris about the fan reaction to Ys V at the time, encapsulated with scans of the Ys V review in GameFAN Magazine written mainly by Casey Loe (Nick name "Takuhi"), with added blurbs by Nick Des Barres (Nick Rox) and Dave Halverson (E. Storm).