mierin: (stfu)
I'm too tired lazy to make a proper post.

So have a music spam from me instead XD

I have been watching Evangelion lately (can't believe it took me this long to watch this anime). I'm still in the midst of downloading a HUGE Rebuild of Evangelion 2.0 file, but man, am I loving the soundtrack. Especially this one *___*

I can't wait for Evangelion 3.0 to be aired. Nuff said.


mierin: (dreaming sakura)
The first episode is already available for watching - with subs! That's super fast... wasn't it only aired yesterday? XD

Anyway, it looks pretty interesting. And we have Kalafina's Magia playing right off the bat! Sounds like a pretty dark song, but I'll reserve that until I find the lyrics. Music wise, there isn't much to talk about yet I guess. At first I thought the first music was the battle theme or something - turns out it was Magia instead. Sounds awesome though. Can't wait to listen to the full version. The other little bits in the episode does have Kajiura sound to them - especially the BGM around the 2nd half, with the operatic voice in battle - another Mezame in the making?

The world design looked a bit futuristic. And from the first episode, I kinda like every character so far, even Akemi (isn't it supposed to be Homura Akemi instead of Akemi Homura? Oh well...). Madoka seems to be a pretty likeable character to me. And that Kyubey thingy reminds me of white Mokona :P

I'm looking forward to episode 2 already ^^

Hmm...

Dec. 13th, 2010 07:10 am
mierin: (Chibi Hijikata)
Can I pretend I'd be able to catch Hakuouki Hekketsuroku Ep 11 when I get back from work today?

Yeah, I'm totally in denial. I can't believe it ended like that :(

More updates when I feel like writing long essays.

T_T

Nov. 8th, 2010 09:29 pm
mierin: (Chibi Hijikata)
I guess I have to prepare to have my heart broken again and again for the upcoming Hakuouki Hekketsu-roku episodes.

Seriously. If the raws come out pretty regularly as I've been seeing so far, I'll have my heart broken repeatedly every Monday night T_T

I don't know how many episodes it will have, but... the story so far had me wishing for Mondays to come sooner, even though I'll just be sad again.
mierin: (Chibi Hijikata)
I have discovered the awesomeness of the bishie laden Hakuouki!

And I found some really cute chibi icons from the hakuoki LJ comm! I can't help myself. They're just so cute. No prizes for guessing which is my favourite character, but to be honest, I like all of them :3

If only I could play the game too. But I don't think they have any English version, not officially anyway. I know there are ISO files of the Japanese version available, I'm not sure if I really want to play it. Even though (personally) I think my Japanese understanding is getting slightly better, I still terribly suck at translations. Don't even get me talking about the grammar. I am hopelessly adrift with that.

The anime cannot fully explain all the things revealed in the game within such a strict episode limit. So when I read reviews of the anime, I can understand why people think some parts are just... not explained fully, like "where did this development suddenly come from?" type of expression. I know from browsing the comm that there were parts that were originally in the game that were not shown in the anime.

It's just like how some people bash Kara no Kyoukai because they can't seem to understand the concept and just simply flame people who like them. As is the case with light novel/manga/game to anime adaptation, the word adaptation itself shows that the original work was altered or adjusted to fit the new form of media (the anime, or whatever it's been adapted to). And it usually is not possible to completely express what the story was intended for. Which is why I really, really, really want to read the KnK light novels so badly. Damn you, Del Ray, I want my novels now!

Sorry, got a bit out of hand there.
Guess I'll just satisfy myself with the Drama CDs. And the second season :)


On another note, today is Sunday--------------- last day of relaxing at home (and going shopping later while the Deepavali sale is still around), before I start another week of my busy working life.

mierin: (Default)
Because this deserves a post on it's own.

I've finally bought Neil Gaiman's Stardust! :D

Which really surprised me, as I was casually browsing my local bookstore, and lo! It was sitting there with a few other Neil Gaiman titles (of which I was sorely tempted to buy, but I feel I need to keep a leash on my wallet, or I will start spending out of control).

Also, trailer for the Kara no Kyoukai BD release next February! http://www.karanokyoukai.com/movie/bd_pv.html

It's the real ending where Mikiya meets the third Shiki! I am so very excited about this!

I should buy this Y / Y? ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

mierin: (dreaming sakura)
I barely even log in to Dreamwidth anymore nowadays. Terrible, I know. Haven't been on LJ much either.

Less than a week left and September will come to a close, and I find myself with a growing list of to-do things, with a sinking feeling that it's going to take a hell of a long time to complete >.<

And come October, I will also start freaking out about my upcoming piano exam. Wonderful, self. When are you going to start practising more regularly instead of just the weekends? I even paid for the exam fees myself (about RM300+), since I've already started working and thought if I paid for it with my own hard earned money, I might be more motivated to actually work towards practising the exam pieces more.

Tough luck. Barely touched my piano during the weekdays. I don't have willpower for this kind of stuff.


On the fandom front, finally watched the end of UraBoku, K-On!!, and Kuroshitsuji S2. Was very happy with UraBoku and K-On!!'s endings, although I am secretly wishing UraBoku will have another season. I need more Reiga/Kanata, please :3

Kuro 2's ending surprised me. And for a while it gave me a WTF?! feeling. Will there be some kind of OVA airing anytime soon? Of course, I don't think it will warrant another season, given how things ended. But still... it left me feeling unsatisfied.

Thank goodness the manga seems to have been done with the Sebastian Holmes arc (lol :P). Hope we'll get a much more interesting arc after this. Not that it wasn't interesting, just that it doesn't seem to pique my interest all that much.


On work, my contract should end this September, but I've extended it to another 3 months. A colleague will be undergoing surgery on her spine soon (she has a slight scoliosis, making her spine curve like a C shape, although you can't really tell under clothes), so I'll be helping them out, since she'll have to go for rehabilitation after the surgery, and won't be coming in to work until January 2011.

Even though I'm happy I won't be jobless anytime soon, I'm kinda sad cause I probably won't see her much until my contract ends. Still haven't done any serious job hunting, and it's one of the things in my untouched to-do list right now. Really, I'm pretty hopeless at keeping deadlines >.<
mierin: (Default)
Eh? How long has it been since I last posted on DW? On LJ too, I've been on a slight hiatus. So why not cross-post, right? I can kill two birds with one stone  ^__^

I managed to download the 6th movie in the Kara no Kyoukai series last week. Yeah.. it's been almost a week since I've downloaded and watched it, but there is just so much to do lately that I just don't have the mood to write much. I'm skipping work right now, coz I really don't feel like doing my assignments just yet |D

I wasn't expecting gg-takajun subs to appear until this week actually, considering that the official release of the DVD was actually last Wednesday, but on Thursday night, I  surfed the Internet and voila, the subs were there! I just went nuts when I saw the download links and straight away downloaded them ^^

As expected, the animation quality is very good indeed. The duration of the movie is back to within an hour, after the awesome, yet confusing and "spiralling" 5th movie. The faeries look kinda strange on closer look toward the end of the movie, though. But the lighting and the colours used to animate them made for a very beautiful effect. This movie is pretty much an explosion of bright colours, really. Just like Kalafina's Seventh Heaven PV. We get to see a kick-ass Azaka here, plus a little bit about hers and Mikiya's past. The Shiki-Azaka combo is funny to watch, with Shiki acting a bit aloof and Azaka being demanding toward her XD

Plus, we get to see Azaka use her fire magic, which is also a wonderful bright-coloured explosion of awesomeness. The soundtrack of the movie is different from the previous movies, and it's quite calming and sounds a bit like Kalafina's fairytale song, which is the ending theme. The only thing I find disturbing is the scene towards the end, where Araya meets Keita. Can I just say... It was probably the worst part I had ever watched so far in the KnK series. I felt queasy watching it, and I thought the arms-and legs-twisting of movie 3 was bad enough. This one tops it off as the most violent/sadistic part of KnK. Well, for now anyways, since I haven't watched movie 7 yet.

Conclusion: When are they going to release movie 7 on DVD?? Fly me to Japan now so I can just watch at the cinema~~~ :3

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