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I wasn't sure, at first, how much I would like Nisekoi given the premise:
As a child, Raku Ichijo made a secret promise with his childhood sweetheart, keeping a pendant as a memento while his love took the key. He dreams of one day meeting his past love, but years later, reality smashes his hopes when Chitoge Kirisaki accidentally knees him in the face. Though Raku's a normal high schooler, his family heads the notorious yakuza gang the Shuei-Gumi faction. And he's dragged into family affairs when he's forced into a relationship with Chitoge, the daughter of a rival gang's boss.

-- ANN
It seems kind of ridiculous and I was right, but so far it's been in a balanced sort of way. There's plenty of angst, which I love, but it's countered entertainingly with the comedy. I have to admit, though, at the beginning I wasn't so sure this would keep my interest. Anime that runs more toward comedy tends to not keep my interest very long. I don't know how else to explain it other than the fact that it gets annoying? (^_^); But, so far, I am enjoying the series even though I've only watched two episodes make that three episodes now.

Plan For Saturday (Added)
Since I'm not sure what's going on with my RPs during the day, I think I'll make sure to clean the bathroom and treat myself to more episodes of Nisekoi.
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Anime in The Queue
I'm pretty sure that I've just spent the last... three or four hours adding anime and downloading fansubs to watch. Of course, I could be exaggerating slightly cuz I don't really remember when I started adding more to my lists. XD Honestly, though, I'm not regretting the action! In fact, it kind of makes me feel happy to be downloading subs again and getting excited about watching anime. It's been so long that is strangely feels like coming home? That's weird, right? ;P What's in my "queue" is listed to the right.
→ Akuma no Riddle
→ Ao no Exorcist
→ Black Bullet
→ Jormungand
→ Log Horizon
→ Nisekoi
→ Nobunaga The Fool
→ Samurai Flamenco
→ Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta
→ Uraboku
booksyarntea: (Game of Thrones » House Stark)
Cut to save people from a mini-vent )

Now, in better news, I added more titles to MAL and I wanted to take the time to explain the various sections. Completed and Dropped kind of explain themselves, I think, XD. I either completed watching the series or movie, or I dropped it. On-Hold anime refers to anime that I was watching, but put on hold for one reason or another. At one point I got into watching anime via fansubs while a series was actually airing in Japan versus waiting to see if a series got licensed for here in the States. So, a lot of the time there would be waiting and because of that I'd end up forgetting to complete a series before it got licensed. In short, On-Hold is my intention to complete the series at some point. I... just don't know when! ;P Plan to Watch should also be self explanatory, I plan to watch the series.

In the most awesome news of the day, GAME OF THRONES IS ON TONIGHT!!! WOOOOO! Omg, I'm so excited. I get to see my bby again every week! (^^) Dear me, look at those arms. Too bad Kit probably let himself go after Pompeii, not that I can blame him. Keeping up physical fitness like that takes a lot of work and considering Lord knows how many hours a day he works... I'd probably say, "Fuck that" to exercise, too. Anyway, I'm (pleasantly) digressing.

If you're on Google+, please let me know as I've made up a Circle to live post Game of Thrones later tonight. Since I don't want to spoil people on Tumblr or Twitter, G+ is the best option since no one outside of the circle will see anything I write except those in the circle, :D. So, if you want into the Circle, let me know and I'll add you. Here is my profile, feel free to Circle me, but let me know either there or here that you added me so I can put you in the proper Circle(s).
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About five or so years ago, I was much more into gaming than I am currently. But, with drifting away from some RL friends, my interest in gaming has waned because the social aspect of gaming is no longer there and there is only so much level grinding one can take from an MMO. In my opinion, once you've played an MMO, they're rarely ever (truly) different from one another. Plus, there is the fact that I'm simply not good at playing MMO's cuz I'm never "in the know" about all the good stuff to get. XD However, I've (somewhat) recently learned that a good online friend of mine is very much into gaming! She mostly play PC games through Steam. I knew of another friend through Second Life who was on Steam, but as I said, my interest in games was not very high so I was not on Steam very often.

However, all that changed last night when I watched previously-mentioned-friend play The Wolf Among Us. The neat thing about technology today is the ability to share screens via Skype or, in this case, Google Hangouts. The quality between the shared screens wasn't that great, but I didn't really expect it to be. Still, I could tell the aesthetic of the game was marvelous and wonderful and the best thing that I loved about the game was knowing that it was a game adaptation based on Vertigo's Fables series. That alone got me interested again and, after some struggles to get Steam up and running once more, I added a bunch of games to my Wishlist. However, while searching there was a game in particular that caught my eye.

While reading the short description about Gray Matter, the thought that quickly went through my mind was, Gabriel Knight... Gabriel Knight, why does that name sound familiar? And then it hit me. I remember the friend I had drifted away from showing me, briefly, the game she owned for her PC about it (and she had talked about it) so recalling that got me very, very excited. So excited, in fact, that after I had put it on my Wishlist, I went back and bought it for myself when I shouldn't have, XD. Plus, there was the fact that it was on sale for $7.99 vs. it's regular price of $9.99 and while my friend mentioned Steam has a summer sale in July... I really couldn't wait that long, lol. Honestly, however? I do not have one bit of buyer's remorse once I got the graphics issue sorted out. Even with my old machine from 2007 (yes, 2007), and a low setting for quality (but medium for rendering), I get this:

Exterior - Dread Hill House

Back Exterior - Dread Hill House

Honestly, I am absolutely amazed at the quality but maybe that's because I have low expectations when it comes to my machine? XD Anyway, to (finally!) get to the entire point of why I'm writing all this. I'm going to try and briefly (or in great detail, depending) write about my progress with the game and lend my opinion as I go along, etc., etc. So... that's that. I'll put the rest of this post under a cut since I don't want to take up more space on people's reading pages, XD.

Gray Matter: Chapter 1 (Note: Image Heavy!) )
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UPDATED: My anime (& manga) list can now be found @ MyAnimeList.

I should totally be working on William Lockhart for Populous Postea (/shamelessplug). Instead, I'm working on starting an Anime rec list of series I own, have watched, or began but never completed for one reason or another. So, in no particular order...

Gunslinger Girl (13/13)
Officially, the Social Welfare Agency is a government sponsored corporation that's in the business of saving lives. At least, that's the ruse. In reality, it's an agency on the fringe of technology. They give terminal patients another shot at life using cybernetic implants. This conditioning process then shapes the patient into an efficient machine for handling all of the governments dirty work. They've been given a second chance at life, but at what cost?

Kurau Phantom Memory (4/24)
Her name is Kurau, and in a worlf of mercenary agents, she's the cream of the elite; a master martial artist and thief so skilled that no secret or objective is beyond her grasp. The greatest secret of all, however, is the one Kurau conceals within herself: The freak result of a disastrous experiment with a new kind of energy, Kurau's body has been fused with a binary alien life form called the Rynax. Every second Kurau lives is lived twice, one alien sharing her consciousness, the other still waiting to be born... and now none of those lives may last very long! The truth about Kurau has begun to leak out, a worldwide manhunt as been launched and now the ultimate agent is the ultimate target.

Rurouni Kenshin (22/95)
In the early Meiji era, after participating in the Bakumatsu war as the assassin "Hitokiri Battōsai", Himura Kenshin wanders the countryside of Japan offering protection and aid to those in need as atonement for the murders he once committed. When arriving in Tokyo in the 11th year of Meiji (1878), he meets a young woman named Kamiya Kaoru, who is in the middle of a fight with a murderer - who claims to be the Hitokiri Battōsai - tarnishing the name of the swordsmanship school that she teaches. Kenshin decides to help her and defeats the fake Battōsai. After discovering that Kenshin is the real infamous assassin, Kaoru offers him a place to stay at her dojo noting that he is peace-loving and not cold-hearted, as his reputation implies. Kenshin accepts and begins to establish lifelong relationships with many people such as Sagara Sanosuke, a former Sekihō Army member; Myōjin Yahiko, an orphan from a samurai family; and a doctor named Takani Megumi, caught in the opium trade. However, he also deals with his fair share of enemies, new and old, including the former leader of the Oniwabanshū, Shinomori Aoshi and a rival from the Bakumatsu, Saitō Hajime. (Source)

Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal (4/4)
Kenshin, a deadly assassin, possesses a soul as war-torn as the battlefields of Japan. With his bloody work slowly stripping away his humanity, he still hopes for peace. Kenshin finds this hope personified in Tomoe, a beautiful yet mysterious woman who shows him a life beyond the sword. Sadly, she too is torn by ghosts from her past. Can Kenshin and Tomoe save each other?

Saiyuki (??/50)
This series is remotely based on one of the most famous Chinese classic tales, “The Journey to the Western World”. This legend has been the source of many television programs and feature films. However, in “Saiyuki”, the legend is fictionalized and the result is almost an original creation. (Source)
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I posted this on my Tumblr, but wanted to re-post here. XD
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.... But the customer service and movie-going experience was terrible. I can legit say that since the time I've been going to movies, I've had cause to complain once about a terrible movie-going experience and that happened when I was kid. It's kind of hard to enjoy your movie when it literally tears and breaks during the showing. As a child, I cried. Today, I did not cry but it is incredibly frustrating to have your enjoyment of a movie get interrupted--twice!--by the picture and sound cutting out. At the beginning just before the previews, the audience was subjected to the AMC Ritz cracker-esque character thingy 6 - 8 times before the picture decided to move on to the actual previews only to have the screen flash green several times and go black. It was a great thing there was no one epileptic in the audience cuz then there would a serious problem on the theaters hands, but I digress.

So, we're subjected to a long stretch of black nothingness before the picture finally comes back and plays the previews. Everything's great now, previews have been played, the movie is playing. I get to see Henry Cavill sport a sexy Man Beard and show off his Extremely Attractive and Sweaty Torso at one point and I'll be honest. I've always been a Batman girl, but sweet Jesus, Cavill has really tempted me to start considering picking up a Superman comicbook one of these days. And I know, I'm objectifying him and shit, but come on... he's really attractive, okay? Let's not forget how he looks in the uniform and the awesome ass-kicking he was doing... until the picture gets interrupted again!

This time, the screen goes black with no warning but the sound is still playing so the bestie and I are like, "OMG NOOOOO, WHAT IS GOING ON? WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE MOVIE!?" So, at this point, I need to add that when this interruption of the picture first occurred, one or two members of the audience got up to go, I imagine, complain. This time? A TON of people got up to go complain--and rightfully so!--but the bestie and I stubbornly stayed in our seats because, damn it! We paid $10.25 to see this movie and we were going to see it to the end unless the staff was going to kick us out for technical difficulties. By this time, both picture and sound had been lost but eventually returned in time to see that Superman had saved a bunch of people. Cuz Superman is cool like that, even if AMC was not today and you can bet your ass the bestie and I complained and ended up getting a guest pass for our next movie-going experience.
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... Joffery is gonna throw a hissy fit of such epic proportions that he's gonna pop a blood vessel and die. When that happens, I'm gonna dance with glee. Never in all my life have a hated a character so much as I do him. Never.
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I'm alive long enough this evening to say that I'm 72% done with The Iron Wyrm Affair, although that might change as I'm about to crawl into bed to read more of it before I go to sleep. We'll see if it holds my attention for more than a chapter or if I end up nodding off. XD An un-related note on my 2013 Book Challenge: I'm disappointed in myself that I am now 8 books behind. :\ I think starting this weekend I am going to work on remedying that.
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Before I start on this post, I must warn anyone that does not respect or tolerate same-sex couples, transgender persons, etc. If this is not your cup of tea, I really suggest you move on. While I've respectfully put my reaction under a cut, if you click it and are offended that is not my fault.

Read more... )

Most of my day was spent at the doctor's office with my mom and then the hospital getting pre-op stuff done. An EKG was done at her doctors and it came back abnormal so for the next 24 hours my mom has to wear some kind of monitor and on Thursday some sort of Echo has to be done. We sort of had a scare regarding this when scheduling it because this Friday is mom's surgery and, at first, the hospital could only schedule it for next week. If we could not get it this week then she wouldn't be able to have her surgery for a while because the doctor/surgeon would be unavailable until sometime in June due to a vacation. Thankfully, however, the lady we spoke with was able to get her manager to approve a scheduling this Thursday. The downside, for me at least, is the appointment is at 8am XD.
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Maaan, this season has been fantastic so far! But this episode, which was written by the man himself, George R.R. Martin, wanted to make me scream in some places not because it was terrible--it SO was not!--but because of my reaction to a few things.

The Bear and The Maiden Fair )

I have more to write, but time constrains are preventing me from writing out the rest. If I have time later, I'll either add to this point or just make a "part two."
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so, i was going to pull my reading challenge page from my tumblr to here, but... that didn't quite work since, for some strange reason, no matter what box was last it would completely bork the whole entry. i'll add it, eventually, but i'll need to completely write it from scratch. this entry may or may not be a placeholder for the future. right now, i'm just not sure if i want to expend the energy to do it considering this whole week will probably be very busy for me in regard to my mother.

those of you just joining my crazy ride and well, just everyone that subscribes to me since i did not really inform anyone here--well [personal profile] randombastary might be aware since we follow each other on facebook--about... three weeks ago now this thursday, my mom tripped and fell in our garage. the result, since she's getting on in years and has osteopenia (i think i spelled that correctly?), is a fractured, compressed vertebrae (T11, specifically). however, the good news is that she is having surgery this friday. the procedure is called kypoplasty (kyphoplasty? i hope i spelled that correctly, too! XD) and basically involves two minor incisions, the insertion of tubes, the blowing up of balloons, and the injection of surgical cement. in short, once she wakes up, she'll be pain-free! \o/
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I'm sharing this because I'm tired of seeing a good show go down before it's time. I'M LOOKING AT YOU SANCTUARY AND SGU!

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