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Itazura No Kissu aka Blinded by Love

August 28, 2008

THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! BUT ONLY SPOILERS UP TO THE LATEST EPISODE!

I have been watching Itazura no Kiss and I have to say generally I am enjoying it. It’s not the most amazing Anime in the world but it’s the kind of story that attracts me. Girl loves boy, boy falls for girl with lots of funny stuff in the way. The thing about Itazura no Kiss is that Kotoko (the “heroine”) falls for a total cunt of a boy called Irie. Now you may think I’m being harsh now since he does fall in love her but the problem lies in the fact he is HORRIBLE to her the entire time. Irie already had a superiority complex. He thought he was better than Kotoko because she was dumb, clumsy and airheaded and he was super smart, good looking and good at everything. He totally brushed off when she tried to declare her love for him at school and to be honest we have got furthur into the season and they are married now and he is still treating her like dirt.

The thing is Kotoko should fight. She is being ignored and he treats her so coldly and she should have left him for the dude in her Nursing class. I don’t see how Irie could love her and why she is so defeatest about it. She gives in and blames herself for the fact Irie is so cold with her, she needs to show him that her love is something he has to work for. I hate this wimpy girl stereotype in Animes because it makes me think of girls who I know like that in real life. I know they exist but I want to see gutsy women like Risa in Lovely Complex. She was fantastic, alwas kicked Otanis ass. Kotoko should kick Iries ass so he treats her better. I mean they are married for christs sake! In my opinion Irie, although an interesting twist on the usual male lead, is annoyingl bland and that’s my main gripe with this anime.

Apart from that I’m enjoying it! 😀 Though Chris’ accent REALLY is quite annoying.

HELLO PINK DOMINO.

WE ARE BACK ;D

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THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU EMBRACE EMO.

June 2, 2008

Now come on… do you really wanna end up like this?

IN OTHER NEWS MCR FANS PROTESTED IN LONDON. AND LONDON LOL’D AT THE LAMENESS OF MCR FANS. You know if you kill yourself your funeral will not be the Helena video, you will not come alive and be a beautiful girl dancing in a tutu and Gerard Way will not be there to sing to you.

LOL.

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COSPLAY COSPLAY COSPLAY

May 26, 2008

Ok, so I’ve been getting a lot of stick for the Article I wrote a while back on how some people just shouldn’t cosplay. I stand by what I said, I still think if you are gonna Cosplay you should do something that suits you and not just do something easy for the sake of it. I also stand by the fact fat girls in Lycra is just wrong however you look at it. But I think I shall go into my points a bit more, because I do not hate fat people which is what some of you seem to think.

Since I wrote that post I have been to several Anime coventions and witnessed some AMAZING cosplays and some AWFUL Cosplays. I think that it’s just hit and miss with Cosplay. There is more to it than saying “Oh Man Rikku is so hot. I’ll be here and everyone will think I am hot”. I think a lot of Cosplayers are very unimaginative to be honest, it’s all Bleach/Naruto/FinalFantasy and it gets boring. I’m not saying these people don’t do a good job in their Cosplays, because they do, but I wish people took more risks. There was a group of people I know who were different Digimon at the MCM Expo this year, that was interesting and attention grabbing. One of my friends was Gloomy Bear and he looked amazing. I would actually like to see more Sailor Senshi aswell, but they are all outnumbered by people being Bleach Characters or Narutards. It makes me think Cosplaying to some people is about being recognised and seeing how many photographs will be taken of them. I mean a Bleach character is going to get more photos than a character from say Lovely Complex or Somedays Dreamers but it shouldn’t be down to how many photos you get it should be down to being a character you love no matter how well known it is.

This is an amazing Cosplay. It’s amazing how creative some people can be with such over-cosplayer Characters such as the ones in Death Note (: Now if only everyone could be this clever. Having said that if we didn’t have the world of lame Cosplayers we wouldn’t appreciate the amazing Cosplayers so much. I have discovered that Cosplaying is a crazy and weird world full of elitism and wonderfully creative people. It is also full of semi-naked obese women painted blue in thongs. Which terrifys me.

I have a lot of respect for people who Cosplay well (: I hope that next time I cosplay I’ll be awesome aswell!

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NAYUKI CHAN SAYS HAVE IMAGES

May 26, 2008

HELLO

PINKDOMINO IS GOING THROUGH SOME CHANGES. BUT NAYU NOW HAS A LAPTOP AND SHALL BE BACK. FOR NOW HERE IS AN IMAGE TO KEEP YOU ALL HAPPY.Ooooo hello boys!

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Welcome to the N.H.K

November 4, 2007

I realise someone may comment on this entry and say “OLD ANIME IS OLD” but I, like a lot of Anime fans, don’t actually watch every anime every season. I didn’t have internet for about 3 years so I am catching up on Anime from about 2003 to early 2007 whilst watching anything new that comes out. So don’t you OLD ANIME IS OLD me. There are plenty of Anime fans out there who need a recap on Older Animes aswell as having new ones bought to their attention.

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I am in love with Welcome to the N.H.K.

I stumbled across it after finding some images on 4chan in/c/ of Misaki and thinking she looked interesting! I am glad I checked out the anime because it is weird and funny and I do think I love it. I always like watching Animes that take a look at the life of the Otaku, even if they do go a bit over the top sometimes with the personality traits of the Otaku. Yamazaki is the classic Stereotype Otaku. One with walls covered in posters of Moe girls, loads of dating sims and echhi images of his favourite characters, he gets angry and upset easily over things like how people see Otaku and the Gaming industry and it scares me to death that I actually know people like him. Not all Otaku may be at that extreme that Yamazaki is but we are all guilty of having our favourite characters and collecting images. That’s what all Anime fans do right? We get into a series, we develop favourite characters and then we collect all images of them we can find. Hence the success of Image board websites and stuff. It’s just scary that you look at Yamazaki and in some ways at Sato, the Hikikomori.

You look at Sato and you think who do I know who would rather sit around and watch Anime than go out and socialise? You realise that there are more and more people who do this. The internet is great and all but people can become dependent on their computers. I mean you can watch TV, watch Movies, download any sort of entertainment, play games and talk to people on your computer. So whilst people who do this are Hikikomori it’s probably not the same as it was say ten or twenty years ago. You can be isolated in your room but talk to loads of people via an instant messaging program. Not that that is healthy in any way but it’s plausible and people do it. Sato is someone everyone can relate too, and this is worrying. Especially when he has a breakdown and goes all Lolicon on us. Animes that hit home draw you in and make you want to watch them.

I’ve only got to Episode 5 of Welcome to the N.H.K but it’s had me hooked from the start. The fact that it’s at the moment focusing on Yamazaki and Sato’s attempt to create an H-Game and Satos fall into Lolicon Otakuism is something that is entertaining to watch. If, like me, you have not watched this Anime yet I seriously reccomend that you do. It’s a good Anime. Besides it has the most kick ass opening and ending themes ever (:

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I’m an Ex-Girlfriend. Get Me Out Of Here.

September 4, 2007

The Trials of Being an Ex-Girlfriend/Best Female Friend

I’m a girl, a sociable girl. Or should that be woman? I’m getting on in years now so maybe I should say I am a sociable woman *laughs* Either way I have a lot of male friends and at least one ex-boyfriend who I am very very good friends with therefore I have always had issues with jealous Girlfriends trying to exclude me from their boyfriends lives. You would think, due to the amount of girls who have tried to do this to me, that I was the very worst of whores who loves to steal peoples boyfriends away. I am not. Seriously, I am the nicest person and would never dream of stealing away people who are already in love. That’s just downright bad. So why do I pose such a threat to these girls? I mean am I crazy to think that if you are dating someone that you should trust them and therefore shouldn’t really be worried that they will go off with their ex-girlfriends or their close female friends. If someone loves you then they only want you and you should trust and respect them instead of causing Drama. Let’s look at the facts here about why this happens and why it’s stupid that it does.

I used to have a best friend who we refer to as Boy. Boy and I were like brother and sister, that’s literally how close we were. For a good year or so you could hardly separate us, we’d go out together and get into the most stupid situations and have a great time. Boy was dating this girl who I was also friends with, Girl and me had been friends for a while having met through one of her housemates. When her and Boy got together I was genuinely happy for them. I thought it was great! It was just after a while Girl used to confide all her worries and complaints about Boy in me. She used to say things to me that seriously scared me for Boy’s sake. She was obsessed with getting married, she was obsessed with having complete control over Boy and running his life and she was just a bit scary. The things she said to me made me seriously think Boy should not be dating her. After talking to some of my friends and asking for their advice I decided that I had to tell Boy all that was going on. I mean he was like my brother and I didn’t want him to make the biggest mistake of his life. Essentially it was up to him if he wanted to be with Girl and if he did after all the things I had to tell him I wasn’t going to be angry at him, I would have respected his decision. So I tell Boy everything I know, I tell him that I wouldn’t tell him unless I thought it was bad if he didn’t know and I really did think he deserved to know what his Girlfriend was actually like! A few months after I tell him me and him are still very good friends and so I think nothing of it. Life goes on but I don’t hear from the Girlfriend at all anymore, but by then she lived pretty far away and I just put it down to her being busy. I wasn’t too bothered. One day me, Boy and our friends go out for the day, I was meeting someone who I was crazy in love with a bit later and I needed a bit of a confidence boost. For some reason I txt Boys Girlfriend and she txts me back saying to me that I’m a liar and bitch and how dare I even contemplate texting her. She goes on to say I’m a whore and steal everyone’s boyfriends and am obviously in love with hers which is why I am trying to break them up. She says I live my life with my knickers round my ankles and the only way I can get boys is by stealing them from other girls. I am gobsmacked to say the least. I can’t believe she thinks I love Boy. That’s insane! As I said before he is like my brother. I txt her back to say so but she doesn’t listen. It’s fair to say that Boy and me don’t talk so much anymore, not that I don’t want to talk to him it’s just he now thinks I’m a liar and am in love with him because that is what she told him. At least I assume he does, we never got a chance to talk about it and now I doubt we ever will.

This is what I don’t understand. Why would that Girl think I love Boy? It’s a well known fact amongst my friends that at the time I was crazy for someone and there was one person I was interested in and Boy knew this. He had listened to me talk about the guy I was after for ages and ages and seen me try and figure it all out in my head. His Girlfriend had also heard the stories about the boy I liked and therefore KNEW I was not interested in her Boyfriend but this seemed like a good point to get me out of his life. Was I that much of a threat? I used to go out with her Boyfriend and have fun and he enjoyed being around me and my friends. We didn’t really ever invite her because she was a right mood killer but she should have trusted him to not pull any of us. Which he would never have done. Whenever I date someone I know that I have to trust them. If I don’t there isn’t much point in us dating. I can’t be all stressed because he has friends that are girls or because he has friends that he has dated because to be fair so do I! How hypocritical would it be of me to demand him to not talk to his female friends when I am still talking to my male ones? Would I want to make him feel like he has to not talkto any girls or I will punish him? I would never dream of it. I think girls that do this are setting a really bad name up for Women across the world.

I see these situations time and time again though, Girlfriends being paranoid of ex-girlfriends and close female friends of their boyfriends because they feel them a threat. They are obviously close to the boyfriends in a way these Girlfriends may never get to and they feel jealous that these girls may know things that they may never find out. Being a Girlfriend and being a Friend are two different things. If your relationship really is perfect you will probably have the best of both worlds, you will be his girlfriend but he will confide in you like he would a close friend. But for a lot of relationships I see and hear about and advise on this type of relationship hasn’t been achieved yet. It takes work you know. Being jealous of your Boyfriends close female friends just makes you look petty and clingy in his friends eyes and to be fair I think you need to make a good impression on your Boyfriends friends. If they like you then things tend to be easier! Don’t see them as a threat, try and make friends with them back! Surely if you are on good terms with them you will feel more comfortable about his having close female friends because you will know exactly what kind of girls they are and will be able to relax more when he goes out with them. That is if you HAVE to be jealous of them it is better to be jealous and try and get on with them, in an ideal world you wouldn’t be jealous at all. This brings me along to the next type of girl who gets the Girlfriends wrath, The Ex-Girlfriend.

Being an Ex-Girlfriend who is still really good friends with her Ex-Boyfriend is a rare thing in the world it would seem from what I have seen. To be able to put your past aside and to get on with things and recognise that you both actually do get along really well, love hanging out with each other and that it really would be a shame if you weren’t in each others lives after you’ve had a pretty serious relationship with someone is something that isn’t seen very often. Out of everyone I’ve date I am only really good friends and on speaking terms with one of my Ex-Boyfriends. That’s pretty pathetic right? *laughs* But from what I see having one still around is an achievement! But it’s hard work to keep him as a friend. You are forever branded “THE EX GIRLFRIEND” to anyone he gets around to dating after you, which means they instantly hate you. No matter how much you explain to your other half that the relationship you hold with your Ex is in the past and now you’re just friends they will never ever actually believe you enough to be ok with you seeing your Ex. Mine have all despised my Ex-Boyfriend who I am good friends. They have always been jealous of him and you could see it when me and him would meet up that whoever I was dating at the time would suddenly get very possessive over me and suddenly become very affectionate when my Ex was looking. I assume it was mainly because me and my Ex get along so well it makes most boys I date feel like I don’t like them as much as I like him, which really isn’t the case at all! You have to accept, especially when you date people as you get older, that they will have histories and pasts and that you have not been their only love. You have to accept that just because you don’t have any contact with your Ex’s that your new partner may really have got along with his and that you need to try and be as accepting as that as you can. Fighting over an Ex is pointless and needless drama at the end of the day. Usually what they have is in the past and as I said before, if he loves you then he won’t be looking at her and thinking about recapturing the old days. Just chill out!

My advice to anyone stressing about anything I’ve said in my post is CHILL OUT. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD CHILL THE HELL OUT. Relationships are not easy, I have said that before and I shall say it again but you make them harder on yourself by causing so much drama that isn’t needed. Don’t be clingy, don’t be possessive and ACCEPT that your girlfriend or Boyfriend will have friends of the opposite sex that are really close to them and they will have Ex’s that are good friends too. You have to deal with this in a mature manner and not throw a fit about it! Listen to Nayuki, she knows the score!

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Moments like these, I’ll treasure forever!

August 31, 2007

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I don’t know about anyone else but for me, theres nothing like watching your favorite anime on a big TV screen with clear picture and perfect sound. To be fair I’m no spring chicken (I’m 20, *sob* so old!) and I even remember the days of watching anime on VHS thats been taped off late night cable tele from the 80’s. I do lurrvv the internet, I practically live on it, but it just doesn’t compare to watching it on your television.

Today I could finally afford to buy Ghost in the Shell; Stand Alone complex Solid State Society (limited edition, shiny tin, oh yeah!). I sat down and watched it, in my living room on a big(-ish) TV. I forgot how much I love doing this!!! I can’t do things by halves, I NEED perfect picture and sound quality, I NEED to be able watch without ‘buffing’, ‘low-res’ and the sound going out of sync. Most of all I love looking at all my DVDs that I have brought sitting on my shelf, staring out to the world with pride! I forced my self to wait for the DVD release just so I could enjoy the film in all its glory. It was so worth the wait, I sat in the dark with a big grin on my face. Thankfully my house mates weren’t in otherwise I would have seriously creeped them out lol.

The rest of the world had already seen it on the net, but I know it just wouldn’t have been the same if I had done. I feel so happy when I have just finished watching anime in its ‘purist’ form. Its not often I can afford dvds, being the poor student that I am, so its a huge treat for me. I know I’m rambling, but I’m still coming down from my euphoria :-D.
Now for the review bit….

Many mags have covered this dvd, but I’m going to review it anyway, so there! 2 years after Motoko Kusanagi has left Section 9 and despaired into the vast and infinite net. A series of suspicious suicides draws the attention of section 9, a new super hacker emerges; ‘The Puppeteer’. Togusa, Batou and Co, must discover who is behind all this, no one is above suspicion, including The Major.

To start off, the box is beautiful, all sliver and tin like, its just lovely! Now the anime quality is top notch, still in the same style of the TV series but the bar has been pushed slightly with drops of CG. Its no Ghost in the Shell 2; Innocence, but it doesn’t need to be if your a fan of the series. Unlike the name suggests, its not a stand alone film, you do need to watch 2nd Gig to understand whats going on. Do not start out with this if your new to the franchise, you will be left feeling like the only person not dressed up at a cosplay picnic. If your already a seasoned fan, you’ll feel like your part of the cool group at school cos u get all the nods to previous films and TV plot lines. Its a great story, kept me on edge (I bit my nails!!) and I felt rewarded and ready for 3rd Gig at the end of it all.

I would have liked to have seen more of the Tachikoma’s and the strong emotion that was created at the end of each of the series but then again, we can’t have everything. One thing that I really did love about this was the music, wonderful mixture of Italian singing that we are used to along with a few cool new techno tunes. I’m crawling the net as we speak for the OST.

So there it is on my shelf in chronological order, shining in the light. I’m so proud of my new ‘baby’.

P.s yes its friday night and yes I’m cooing over my dvds instead of going out with mates. Am I a sad git? Yes……..