Posts Tagged ‘rant’

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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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A Thought on Obsessing over Songs

March 28, 2008

My friend is always making fun of me because I have a habit of totally freaking out over songs I love. He always says I’m “Emoing” out over them. I think it happened recently with an Idlewild track I hadn’t heard in a while. I heard it and then freaked out and was singing it with actual feeling. *laughs* Now I think this is a pretty natural thing. I mean I do it quite a lot without realising. I can’t go anywhere without my MP3 player because when I am walking around/taking the train/riding a bus/working or doing anything alone I need to have music playing. I’m not sure why but it makes me feel safer to have some music playing. So recently I have been doing this “emoing out” over In Defense of the Genre by Say Anything. I don’t just mean the song off the album called that, I mean the whole damn album. I have decided to analyse why I do it.

There is something about Max Bemis’ voice that makes me melt. I hate saying that beacuse I sound like some sort of Scenester Fangirl (gahnothing can be futhur from the truth believe me!) but there is something in that raspy American accent that makes me just want to jump him. I think he is the reason I have that weird thing for American guys. Anyway hearing his voice when he sings lines like “My wish is when I touch myself I am conjuring you” or “I can’t explain how I feel all i know is that this is real” makes me litterlly twinge inside. YES YES I AM LAME BUT I LOVE IT SO I CAN’T HELP IT. Maybe this is why I am always smiling to myself on the trains in the morning. Max is making me happy.

Secondly I like Say Anything lyrics. I think they are quite clever. So I always like to sing them and to sing along with Max. He always sings with passion and so it always eggs me on to sing just as loud and stuff. The thing about the album is it grew on me. I loved the first album instantly….. but like this album had to grow on me. I loved some tracks after the first hearing but the ones I love now are the ones I heard a few times and then realised how amazing they were. It is an album I always want to listen to when I am on my way to work and hasn’t actually grown old yet. Yes ok so I Emo out over it but is it really that bad to relate/love the music I listen to so much? I don’t think it is.

It’s not just when I’m alone I Emo out to things, I know when we go out and something comes on that we love we all go mental. We didn’t even like My Chemical Romance but when they used to play I’m not A Gay OK (I promise) you’d see all of us jumping around and dancing like we meant every word (I realise that makes very little sense). I think it was just the fun of it. Everyone is always so stuck about music, especially the kind of music I like. You have to like things that are underground and as soon as a band goes Mainstream they become “lame”. But I don’t awnt to only like bands who are barely signed to a label, I want to like stupid bands and stupid songs because they are FUN. When did music become so serious? When did it become such a damn fashion trend?…. *thinks* … Well I guess it’s always been such a damn fashion trend! But you know, my music is MY music so if I want to freak out over Say Anything and then freak out over something by Radiohead or the Beatles then I bloody well will!

So readers, what about you? How do you feel on the whole Emoing out over songs thing? Let’s hear your views!

Here have some Say Anything. 😉

“A Walk Through Hell”

And if I could swim
I’d swim out to you in the ocean,
Swim out to where you were floating
in the dark.
And if was blessed
I walk on the water you’re breathing,
To lend you some air for that heaving
Sunken chest.
‘Cause they chose you
As the model
For their empty little dreams.
With your new head
And your legs spread
Like a filthy magazine.
And they hunt you
And they gut you
And you give in.

And if I was brave
I’d climb up to you on the mountain.
They led you to drink from their fountain
Spouting lies.
And I’d slay
The horrible beast they commissioned
To steer me away from my mission
To your eyes,
And I’d stand there
Like a soldier
With my foot upon his chest.
With my grin spread
And my arms out
In my bloodstained Sunday’s best,
And you’d hold me
I’d remind you
Who you are…
Under their shell..

I’d walk through hell for you.
Let it burn right through my shoes.
These soles are useless without you.
Through hell for you
Let the torturing ensue.
My soul is useless without you

And if they sent a whirlwind,
I’d hug it like a harmless little tree.
Or an earthquake,
I’d calm it,
And I’d bring you back to me,
And I’d hold you
In my weak arms like a first born.

I’d walk through hell for you.
Let it burn right through my shoes.
These soles are useless without you.
Through hell for you
Let the torturing ensue.
My soul is useless without you (through hell for you)

(through hell for you) without you
Without you (through hell for you)
Without you (through hell for you)

Now, I’ve walked through hell for you,
What’s an adventurer to do
But rest these feet at home with you

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Anime Goes Emo. Oh Lord.

January 21, 2008

WANRING: THIS POST WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS. IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED MYSELF YOURSELF, OR DO NOT WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS THEN DO NOT READ!

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So, I’ve just finished watching Myself, Yourself which I’m sure AnimeSuki described as a coming of age/romance/high school anime. There seems to be a trend at the minute for animes to start off as very innocent high school Romance Genres and end up as something entirely twisted and crazy. I mean come on, there is catching the viewer off guard and then there is just plain silly. I think Anime Producers have started to lean towards the just plain silly to keep people watching.

Where does the blame for this trend lie? Well I’d say School Days *laughs* School Days started off quite innocent. A inexperienced high school boy, who was quite shy fancied this girl on his train who was in another class at school and gets his friend to help. Three or four episodes later we see the story change to him shagging everyone but that girl he liked at the start coz he’s bored of her and this all ends up with him and the girl who started off as his friend helping him dead and the girl going on a boat with his decapitated head.

HOW ON EARTH DID WE GET FROM HIGH SCHOOL ROMANCE TO CRADLING PEOPLES HEADS ON BOATS?!

This is the thing. I think it spices up a pretty bog standard romance Anime and that was probably what Myself Yourself would have ended up as had it not have gone mental towards the end. It is essentially about a boy called Sana who leaves his friends when he is very young to live elsewhere in Japan. He then goes back there in High School to see them all again. We think the Anime will be about him and his love for Nanaka and her love for him but it is full of so many twists and turns that although it is essentially about that we forget it. I mean this Anime may not have people cutting open wombs to check for babies like School Days but it has it’s fair share of maddness.

Let’s start with the Lesbian girl trying to destroy Shuuri and Shuu’s lives. The Lesbian girl (who’s name I have forgotten) is in love with Shuuri. When she confessed to Shuuri she got turned down and Shuuri pretended like nothing had happened and continued to be friends with the girl. She ends up hating Shuuri for it. One day she sees Shuuri crying to Shuu on the Ferris Wheel and thinks “Shuuri will never show me that face!” So what does she do in her jealous rage? Starts a rumour that the twins are shagging each other and were saw at Love Hotel and sends a letter to the school. All this leads to the Twins running away.

This girl never gets her comeuppance. At the end Aoi is still hugging her like she hadn’t ruined the twins lives. I hated that, they should have kicked her ass. She should have been the one to suffer for lying and being a jealous bitch. But no. That would never do.

The drama continues with Nanaka finding out she was a child of another man and her father killed her mother also in a jealous rage and that’s why her house was burned down with them in it. She tried to slit her wrists but luckily Sana saves her and tells her he also tried to die when he was away. OH DON’T THEY ALL JUST LEAD SUCH HAPPY LIVES! Seriously, does every character in every anime need to have some sort of Emo disorder that makes them want to die or almost die.

I look forward to next seasons headfuck Anime. With crazy old women killing cats to off to Sakura Trees!

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It’s All Lies.

October 12, 2007

So what have I learned from moves/anime/tv about love?

Well the one thing they all seem to have in common is when somoene in them is in Love they don’t give up. They just keep trying and trying till the get the guy/girl they are after. Take Risa in Lovely Complex. She doesn’t give up on Otani even though he rejects her twice. She just says she’s gonna try harder and try her best till he likes her. Then the dudes from Mallrats (I just watched it xD Sorry). They get dumped but in the end win their girlfriends back because they were both in Love and determined. Essentially what I have learned from movies/tv/anime about Love is it’s not that hard work, just you have to stick with it.

Problems are always overcome too. Carrie and Big went through this huge, weird relationship but ended up together because Big finally realised he loved Carrie and went to go get her. Ross and Rachel were destined to be together and how does Friends End? What’s its big finally? Ross and Rachel actually getting back together and being a family with their baby. They all seem to magically overcome their problems and the messed up pasts to just be happy and get on with things. Again Love is Easy, as long as you love him/her you will end up with him/her.

BULL-FUCKING-SHIT.

What have I learnt about love from Real Life?

Oh let us see *laughs* I am not a cynic. I do not think love is a joke or fake. I know love is real it’s just not so easy to say “I love so and so and therefore I am going to try my hardest to get them” Why is it not so easy to do that? Because there is this thing called being Desperate which all these films and tvshows and Animes seem to overlook. Rise is desperate and had that been real life Otani would have thought she was weird and clingy and kept hell away from her. You are conditioned into thinking that falling in love is easy. You like someone and they are bound to like you back but the truth is a lot harsher.

I know realtionships are hard work. I know things don’t instantly click into place and as cliche as it sounds I know the best things are the ones you work hardest for and fight for, but just for once I would like everything to fall into place. I think everyone has the right for things to go easy just once in life because to be honest I think it would be nice if everyone got to get love easy for once in their lives. Even if it’s not the love of your life you get wouldn’t it be nice to not have to work so hard at it? Of course I say this and I know that, as I said before, the best things are those you have to work for.

What is the point of this post?
I am unsure.
I just think that Love is harder than it seems.