April 7th, 2008

anime - amatsuki - smile - summer

New Anime: The Tower of Druaga ~ the Aegis of Uruk


How often do you find an anime that has a hysterically funny parody for a first episode as well shiny graphics and designs? IMO, it's bloody rare.

I watched the Tower of Druaga - the Aegis of Uruk (subbed) on youtube. And a few minutes in and I was already cackling.

The anime started this month and carameltrap just recced it on her lj - she pointed out several amazing seiyuus who are part of the cast, "Orikasa Fumiko (Rukia, Bleach), Ishida Akira (Athrun, GSD), Sakurai Takahiro (Alzeid, Hatenkou Yugi)...Yukana (CC, Code Gay-ass Geass), etc. Check out the rest of the cast list here."

For the Gundam Wing fans on the f-list? Watch this because THEY PARODY THE SCENE WITH HEERO PUNCHING DUO ♥

But basially? They've parodied everything fantasy/action/sci fi related and it rocked.

And one of the characters looks enough like Sasuke (except with a quiver of arrows) that my eyes went *__*

Y'all probably know that Gonzo has started streaming the episodes off Bost TV as SOON AS IT AIRS. The price? Well the first episode is free - and then it's $2 an episode, which isn't half bad come to think of it.

It's over here if you want to check it out. Remember to sign up and add it to your librry first. You also get notes of what shows have been parodied too.

On Veoh: Here or Here
On Youtube: Here or Here

Official English Site
anime - amatsuki - smile - summer

In class but wanna just get this out of my head

This is regarding a few choice comments in the fest and not the majority by far which has on the most part been diplomatic and had pretty constructive crit.

I think hd_worldcup is the first fest to give the readers entitlement issues. Yes, this is the one fest where you can say pretty much anything in a comment and NOT have people jump on you if you're being less than squeefull or considerate.

For once on LJ, rather than being pressured into leaving the generic "Me like" comments, we can give constructive feedback because it's a *competition* and fics are there to be judged.

But going as far as pointing out SPAG in a fic when other fics are no exceptions? Seems incredibly petty. But no, errors are errors and yeah you can say what you like. That doesn't stop you from being an asshat.

What I don't get is that if you don't like a fic - your vote will show it. You don't really need to list all the ways a fic failed to work for you because not only will that not be counted in votes but it could also influence the votes other people make or worse, influence them not to read a fic.

If you are really dissatisfied with a fic, blog about it in your own lj or better yet, wait until the end of the fest and comment so the writer can respond and doesn't end up stewing over it for over a month. Sure they can respond anon but not everyone believes in that.

And as much as you'd like to forget about it, the authors ARE individuals and if you start ripping their work apart they'll remember it - especially if you have no tact or consideration. That way, even if they're sort of expected to lie back and take it, they're still going to have a part of their mind where they're beating you to pulp.