April 17th, 2008

anime - amatsuki - smile - summer

Anime of 2007: The Good, the Meh, the Blaaaaah...

What Worked for Me
  • Ookiku Furikabutte - yes, I'm a slasher at heart so this was adorable, and fun and made me want to squish the guys - and I'm a sucker for sports!anime
  • Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge - get past the girly guys and Sunako kicks so much ass (y'know, for a girl). It's a series that actually does get better as it goes - something of a rarity IMO
  • Nodame Cantabile - I didn't expect to watch it all the way through, considering I'd already seen the j-drama (and adored it to bits). But...the show is LOVE in all its media forms *__*
  • Seirei no Moribito - surprisingly good
  • D.Gray-man - had been waiting so long for this to become an anime and just seeing Allen & Kanda made me go \o/

Only just getting interesting / Mainly Filler
  • Gundam 00 - I'm a fan of Tieria, there I said it. He's an asshat who's afraid to let people in - wait, no *wonder* I dig him. And I was slashing him and Lockon but now ;__; And IMO, no he is not female...but probably a bot? I don't mind cyborg x boy love XD
  • Gurren Lagan - it just got interesting...
  • Katei Kyoshi Hitman Reborn - I keep watching it even though it feels like a lot of filler and not much content

Dropped: Code Geass, Death Note, Romeo & Juliet, Darker than Black, Claymore, Reideen

I couldn't even get through the first episode of Death Note because I kept remembering how the manga ended ;__; And Code Geass feels like quality soap opera *sigh* I don't get the hype. The other drops I might try to continue later but for now there's no real interest...

In any case, I doubt my faves match the lists online of top anime for 2007 (like this one and this other one). But that could actually be a good thing haha XD
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Return of the numbers...

[001] Y'all might remember this: Well, goshdarnheck has the whole set of emoticons available here for use as a LJ mood theme!

[002] norton_gale posted a poll on readership for the hd_worldcup - do fill it out when y'all have the time ^_^

[003] Original Slash Rec: Safe From All Harm by maderr- I just wanted to SQUISH Edison. Umm, linkies: Parts 1, 2 and 3.

[004] Okay, this might be TMI but I need to ask - whenever that time of the month comes along, I use pads...and I was thinking of trying tampons. My sis advised against it since the one time she used them - well, let's just say it got very messy. But is there a secret to finding the right tampon for a person or something? The aisle has a lot of choices and I admit, am a bit intimidated by it.

ETA: Well I guess I shouldn't have bothered labelling #4 as TMI since y'all all have a wealth of information O__O Most educational post in a long time! Before today I'd never even heard of the Diva Cup...so uh, thanks. Will reply asap ♥
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Why isn't it June yet?

Havemercy by ladyjaida & danibennett...aka. Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett

I just preordered my own hardback on Amazon early this morning! WOOT! Why am I psyched about this? Well, let's see...dragons, check...magic, check...four main guys, check (oh the slash possibilities *__*). Not to mention a great cover, solid storyline, fabulous early reviews...how can I not buy this? PLUS IT'S ladyjaida!!!

The Blurb: This stunning epic fantasy debut introduces two exciting new authors—and a world brimming with natural and man-made wonders, extraordinary events, and a crisis that will test the mettle of men, the boundaries of magic, and the heart and soul of a kingdom.

Thanks to its elite Dragon Corps, the capital city of Volstov has all but won the hundred years’ war with its neighboring enemy, the Ke-Han. The renegade airmen who fly the corps’s mechanical, magic-fueled dragons are Volstov’s greatest weapon. But now one of its more unruly members is at the center of the city’s rumor mill, causing a distraction that may turn the tide of victory.

With Volstov immersed in a scandal that may have international repercussions, the Ke-Han devise an ingenious plan of attack. To counter the threat, four ill-assorted heroes must converge to save the kingdom they love: an exiled magician, a naive country boy, a young student—and the unpredictable ace airman who flies the city’s fiercest dragon, Havemercy.

But on the eve of battle, these courageous men will face something that could make the most formidable of warriors hesitate, the most powerful of magicians weak, and the most unlikely of men allies in their quest to rise against it....

Filled with adventure and discovery, treachery and betrayal, Havemercy is a thrill ride to the unexpected—and an unforgettable journey that will linger long after the fire of battle has cleared.


*spazzes* Can I say it again? FOUR GUYS. And she's a slasher after our own hearts so *\o/*

Check it out on Amazon