"cAIman" moves up to #5 and Dokuga
moves up to #2 on the
Top "10" Anime/Manga Guys list.
Big move for cAIman, dethroning someone as stable as Zelgadis from
the top 5! But, if you read about him in my
BRAND NEW DOROHDORO SHRINE, I'm sure you'll agree he's pretty
damn amazing. :D
The news for the month of March '12 has been moved
to the Old News page and the countdown in
Beliefs has been changed to Midsummer.
"cAIman" enters the
Top "10" Anime/Manga Guys list
at #7! Give him a hand, everybody! Or a head. I think he might
prefer a head... >_>; He's just endlessly fascinating to me and I'm growing to love
him more and more. I had to drop Gilbert down to Runners Up, but
that's a temporary position. It puts him at an equal chance with his
brother Vincent to get back on the actual list. I just don't know
which of them it will be, or when. Dokuga moves up a rank to
#3, and Tetsujo (Dorohedoro) added to
Honorable Mentions. Also, a
major re-arrangement of the
Okay, I can't hold this off anymore. Dokuga has
been moved to #4 on the
Top "10" Anime/Manga Guys list.
I love him so much. T_T I ran out of regular fanart so I started looking up
moth pictures (because
he has a moth form). Moths are so cute! They're like
night butterflies with
bunny ear antennae! Does anyone know where to get a white or
light gray moth plushie?!? I'm serious, e-mail me if you know where
to find a moth plushie!! XD Oh gowd, this is getting pretty bad.
Xelloss moved to #7. >.< I REGRET NOTHING!!!
About "Ai" added to Ramblings, and several people rearranged in
Honorable Mentions section. For a long time I've been trying to
decide in what order I like "Caiman," Risu, and Shin. I still don't
really know. But I seem to like thinking and theorizing about
"Caiman" the most, and I'm generally more interested in Risu's
scenes than Shin's. Those two are deeper characters than Shin, too,
imo. However, I like watching Shin fight the most... or do I? I love
watching Risu and "Caiman" fight too. And Shin is such a fun
character! If feels so wrong to have him at #3 (#4 if you count
Dokuga). T_T But Risu's so damn cute and tortured! D: Oh well,
they'll probably change around again at some point...
Dorohedoro volume 16 was released in Japan a
couple of months back, and I lost patience waiting for the
translation, so I looked at the Japanese raw. To make a long story
short, I'm now completely obsessed with Dorohedoro again in general,
and Dokuga in particular. Actually, it only took
this picture to get me re-obsessed with Dokuga, before I even
saw 16, but 16 definitely cemented the obsession. I can't say why,
since it involves a spoiler for those still waiting on the English
translation, but yes, there was blood involved. I say once again, I
love Dokuga for the content of his character, and not the color of
his blood! Sure I only started noticing him after he got
roughed up by Shin in volume 12, but nevermind that!
Dokuga is like fine tea. While the
overbearing presence of the bolder, more prominent "black
tea" characters eclipse him at first, Dokuga is like a green
or oolong tea - more subtle, but with a richer complexity of
flavor once you really start to savor it. On the surface he
is calm, smart, and loyal, but after more re-reading and
paying attention to details, you begin to notice how caring,
considerate, sensitive, responsible, reliable, kind, humble,
idealistic and adorably naive he is....... when he's not
killing people... which he's really good at, by the way. ^^;
But he's still much more reasonable in this than others,
since he actually asks questions before attacking. Dokuga
also tops my very short list of datable characters, which is
quite an achievement! I'd love to have some tea with him out
at some quiet spot in nature. I've even had several dreams
about him, which is another rarity, and greatly strengthens
my sense of connection to him as a character.
ANYWAY, I've moved Dorohedoro up to #3
Top 10 Anime/Manga Series list. Although my obsessions
with Saint Seiya are more intense, Doro is still
unquestionably better in quality. I've been hesitant to
place Doro that high before since, despite its amazing
story, I didn't feel as strong a personal connection to it,
and so first wanted to see how it ended. But now, thanks to
Dokuga and a deeper appreciation of the
Doro world, it has earned this higher rank regardless of
what happens. I have also added a new entry to my
Favorite Pairings list, though it could hardly be called
a "couple": "Ai" x Nikaido/Risu/Dokuga. Yes, it's as
complicated as it sounds. It was a tough call to decide
whether I liked them or Sam x Frodo better, but I settled on
placing AxNRD at #8 because "Ai" wears a cap with a magic 8
ball, which corresponds to the number of his
And, of course, Dokuga is now on the
Top "10" Anime/Manga Guys list. He was notoriously hard
to rank, since he has qualities that resonate with Kurama,
Zelgadis, Hiei, Gilbert, and Anotsu, and so could
potentially play their "roles" on the list, placing him
anywhere between #4 and #9. I put him at #7 to play it safe,
plus that spot has an extra appreciation boost since "7" is
one of my favorite numbers. There's so much politics,
balancing, numerology, and "role"-playing that goes into
ranking these characters, y'all have no idea. XD This puts
Dokuga above Gilbert, and Vincent hasn't even made it on the
list yet. D: (WHAAAT??) But I love Dokuga sooo
much! (Above Gil??) I genuinely like him as a
person and I feel good about this decision!! (ABOVE
GIL?!?) Maybe he can be moved around later, but I
really don't see him going anywhere but up. (What about
Luffy??) I still like Luffy, he only got dropped to Runners Up! ^^; (And
Ichigo?!?) We don't talk about Ichigo. =_=
So I blew my Fall Break working on a Pandora
Hearts web shrine. x_x I've wanted to make one for a long, long,
long time, but I didn't know what material could be useful and
unique enough to put there. But then, after a recent dramatic turn
of events in the series, I've started noticing clues that were
sprinkled throughout the art. Eventually I found more and more
clues, and developed categories of symbols that Jun (the author)
regularly uses. The interplay between them became steadily more
elaborate, until interpretation became like reading Tarot cards! But
every time I think I figure one thing out, more questions pop up.
That's why the shrine is called Pandora's Box.
Once you open it, it's virtually impossible to close! My brain is SO
fried. Any time I see roses, crosses, or ribbons anywhere I freak
out. XD Anyways, enjoy the fruits my insanity!
Oh yeah, this is also the first page I designed
to be used with resolutions of 1000 pixels wide or higher. Since the
content is so image-intensive and detail is so vital to preserve,
there was no way around it. Does anyone use 800x600 anymore? ^^;;
The news for the month of August has been moved
to the Old News page and the countdown in
Beliefs has been changed to Samhain.
Well, this will probably be my last real
update for a while since school is starting. So... Albafica
(Saint Seiya: Lost Canvas), Gemini twins (Saint Seiya/Lost
Canvas) added to Honorable
Mentions. Also, Saint Seiya/Lost Canvas gets its very own
Favorite Fights list! And
there's 22 spots on it divided on 2 pages (it's the 11:11 list,
hehe)!! Why 22? It just worked out that way. There are literally
hundreds of fights in the Saint Seiya universe so honestly it's
a miracle I could cut it down that much. And, since it's a list
for 2 different series merged together (Saint Seiya and Lost
Canvas), you could almost see it as top 11 lists for each.
Indeed, whenever I reread Saint Seiya Episode G, there may be
more, and I may actually split them into separate top lists.
But, for now, it is what it is. And, of course, Saint Seiya gets
the royal treatment, complete with fight ratings and associated
ZOMG! Shaka levels up to #3 on the
Top 10 Anime/Manga Guys
list!! :D He just means so much to me I can't even begin to explain.
The way he struggled to deal with the suffering of the world as a
kid, the way he found peace and expounded on the meaning of life
before walking headlong into death to test himself, the wisdom and
harmony he emanates... Shaka is actually able to calm me down when I
get angry at the injustice in the world - which is really hard to
do! To me he is the face of Buddha and is able to bring me back to
my center. Today I found out the original name of Arayashiki, the
8th Sense that Shaka attained. In Sanskrit it is Alaya-vijnana, the
store consciousness that is the foundation of the other 7 Senses,
contains impressions of everything we have experienced, and is
thereby the source of karma and rebirth. It's an important and
fascinating concept for me and I think meditating on Shaka's
character can help me understand it.
A year ago my obsession with Shaka prompted me
to acquire a whole shelf of books about Buddhism because I thought
it would be cheaper than getting his action figure (it wasn't). A
year later I finally got his action figure (and Ikki's, and Misty's)
and am very happy with it. I even made some action figure "porn"
ahaha ^^;; which you can view
here (takes a while to load but scroll down past the rest of my
Saint Seiya spam). I'm also planning on collecting
these 12 Gold Saints and making an altar for them where I can
meditate and raise my Cosmo, ehehe.
Yes, Saint Seiya is spiritually
inspirational to me on many levels, which is also why Saint Seiya
finally bumped down Slayers on my
Top 10 Anime/Manga Series list (D: O.O D:). I don't even know
what to say about that turn of events except that Saint Seiya seems
to have more consistent re-read/watch value for me, more raw
elements that I'm drawn to (blood, violence, hot guys,
death-transcending passion), and I could read a lot more into it
thematically/philosophically. Mind you, I'd never recommend Saint
Seiya a "good" series, just one that *I* insanely enjoy. XD
Dorohedoro got bumped down to #5, and I doubt it'll budge from there
until it's actually completed because there's just too many things
it can get either really right or really wrong to know where it goes
And who did Shaka knock down from the top 5?
Hiei, *sigh*, which is not to lessen Hiei in any way because I LOVE
Hiei A LOT. He had to fight Ikki for #6 spot, though. They're rather
similar characters, really... both are arrogant, angsty, overpowered
loners who only care about a select few. Both are badasses, but Hiei
can also be shy and cute while Ikki compensates with even more
hardcore badassery. Ikki wins this fight right now by a narrow
margin, but it's still tense.
The news for the month of July has been moved
to the Old News page and the countdown in
Beliefs has been changed to Mabon.
Knights of the Zodiac
updated with the two Gemini from
Saint Seiya: Next Dimension, Leo Ilias
from Saint Seiya: Lost Canvas, and two of Regulus' new attacks.
Ilias and Regulus were also added to
Damn, if Ilias was around for longer than that one 3 chapter
flashback, I'd probably like him more than Shaka. O.o;
Ikki added to the
Top "10" Anime/Manga Guys!
Because, dammit, he deserves it. The mere mention of him managed to
interrupt my interest in One Piece and triggered the resurgence of
my Saint Seiya obsession. The Shaka vs Ikki fight was also moved up
on the Top 10
Anime/Manga Fights list, because it's such an epic clash of
paradigms: Shaka, who is a god/buddha and gets power from serenity
and wisdom VS Ikki, who is an atheist that only believes in his own
strength, and gets his power from will and passion. It's a duality
that's very strong in myself so the yin yang harmony these two
represent is very important to me.
Luffy added to the
Top "10" Anime/Manga Guys!
Kanda was moved down to Runners Up to make room. I love Kanda, I
love Kanda A LOT, but if his character gets no development past
where he is now, he feels incomplete. Luffy, on the other hand, is
relentlessly inspiring for me. Nikaido and Noi were moved to the
Top 10 Anime/Manga Girls,
and Yuruichi and Caska were dropped down to
to make room. A few new characters were added to the Honorable
Mentions: Nola (One Piece), Makie (Blade of the Immortal), Edward (Fullmetal
Alchemist), Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist), and Alphonse (Fullmetal
I've finally read Fullmetal Alchemist. It is
very interesting to me thematically because it deals with the idea
that "all is one." Now, if you spend time New Age spiritual
communities, you'll find many of them believe that a realization of
oneness with everything makes you incapable of harming others. That
has not been the case, in my experience. It can just as easily open
the door to a whole new world of abuse where others are power
sources for you to exploit. Fullmetal Alchemist demonstrates one of
example of this quite spectacularly. It's a valuable series for me
thematically, and has the most profound depiction of oneness through
the food chain that I've ever seen.
I finally caught up with the One Piece manga. I
feel so traumatized by Marineford. @_@ Incidentally, Marineford
added to the
Top 10 Epic Scenes in Anime/Manga. New One Piece characters have
been added to the Honorable
Mentions list: Ace, Shanks, Chopper, and Going Merry. And Luffy
got moved above Zoro on there... which is a pretty big deal! Also,
Yoshioka and Takuan from Vagabond have been removed from the list,
since I just don't care about them anymore.
Drizzt's Corner has been updated with 4 new books: Gauntlgrym,
Neverwinter, The Sentinels, and Collected Stories. Thanks goes to
Matthew for alerting me to do that!
The news for the month of June has been moved
to the Old News page and the countdown in
Beliefs has been changed to Lughnasadh.
Dorohedoro has moved to #4 on my
Top 10 Anime/Manga Series List! Because I couldn't wait. I just
like it too much!! ;_; Maybe this was rash and it'll move down
later, but we'll see. Also, several characters from Vagabond have
been added to Honorable Mentions:
Sasaki, Seijuro, and Takuan. If you're interested in what I thought
of Vagabond, you can read my review of it
here, but I warn you that it is filled with sarcasm and
Well, Pandora Hearts has finally toppled
Berserk from its #1 place on my
Top 10 Anime/Manga Series List. This is a very big deal for me,
and has to do with a huge spike in personal resonance between
Pandora Hearts and my own life. That's all I can really say about
that. XD Also, the Houshin Engi series has been kicked off to make
room for Dorohedoro coming in at #7.
I expect Dorohedoro to go a lot higher than
this as more volumes come out. It is like Pandora Hearts crossed
with Silent Hill and directed by Quentin Tarantino's and Tim
Burton's lovechild, and I mean this in the best possible way. It is
immensely atmospheric and creeped me out more than anything else
I've read since it has a way of boring into my brain involuntarily
and messing with my dreams. O.o While I don't have as strong a
personal connection to it as I do with Pandora Hearts, it has
something that Pandora Hearts lacks: buckets and geysers of
delicious blood!! *_* It actually completes a thematic trinity with
Berserk for me: Berserk (violence/blood, desire-driven universe) ->
Pandora Hearts (desire driven universe, memory/identity) ->
Dorohedoro (memory/identity, violence/blood) -> Berserk
(violence/blood, desire-driven universe). They connect! I would rave
more about it, but I'm actually paranoid of giving away any spoilers
because the plot (which you start noticing around volume 8) is so
As can be expected, more characters have been
added to the Honorable
Mentions list. From Dorohedoro: Dokuga, Shin, "Caiman," Risu,
En, Nikaido, Noi, Kikurage, Ebisu, and Haze. From Pandora Hearts:
Leo. Pandora Hearts' Vincent was moved up to the Runners Up of the
Top "10" Anime/Manga Guys List,
Lotti jumped to number 3 of the
Top 10 Anime/Manga Girls
List, and Elliot got moved to #1 in
Honorable Mentions. I also
finally finished Death Note after dropping it 6 years ago, and no,
it was not worth it. However, Mello was still added to Honorable
Mentions. Elliot x Leo (Pandora Hearts) and Noi x Shin (Dorohedoro)
have been added to the
Favorite Pairings List.
The news for the month of January has been moved
to the Old News page and the countdown in
Beliefs has been changed to Midsummer.
There's finally a long-overdue restructuring of
the Top 10 Anime/Manga
Girls List. Yachiru and Shampoo have been dropped to Honorable
Mentions in order to make room for Lottie (Pandora Hearts) and Sonia
(Berserk). Reim (Pandora Hearts) and Echo (Pandora Hearts) have also
been added to the Honorable
Mentions, and Break x Reim have been added to the
Favorite Pairings List. I put up
a wallpaper of my favorite picture and scene from Pandora Hearts:
Break with Intention of the Abyss (1920 x 1200), as well as a
Chessboard & Abyss (1920 x 1200). These and other wallpapers are
accessible in the Related Links section of characters featured in
As you could probably tell, I am still very much obsessed with
Pandora Hearts. In fact, I'm reading the
translation of it now, which has much better quality scans than
the English of most of the chapters. It's nice
to read in Russian both because it helps me practice my Russian
skills, and because the Russian language has levels of honorifics
whereas the English language does not. Although it doesn't have as
many levels as Japanese, it still gives the dialogue that subtle
layer of relationships that we take for granted in English. For
example, Break always talks to Reim in familiar terms, whereas Reim
starts out talking to Break in honorifics and eventually transitions
to familiar style. This shows both their relative rank, and the
development of their relationship over time. Good stuff!
The news for the month of December has been moved
to the Old News page. Also, school started
again, so updates will be rarer.
So..... .... There was a huge upheaval in the Top 10
Anime/Manga Guys List... again. As well as the
Top 10 Anime/Manga List. And the
Best of the Best All-Stars List. Last
time something like this happened was when Berserk rose above
Slayers as my favorite series. Well now Pandora Hearts rose above
Slayers, too, although still below Berserk. I thought this might
happen eventually, but not so soon. But, well, now that it did...
Zelgadis' #1 spot on the Top 10 Anime/Manga Guys List, which he has
held since the founding of this website and years before, has been
shaken. Break moves to #1, a twin to Griffith's #0. How did this
happen? Oh, that would be one hell of a trip to explain, but I will
say this: Full Lunar Eclipse. Perhaps this was a rash move; only
time will tell, but I felt the need to do something drastic. A real
paradigm shift - on the site, and inside myself. So there you go.
countdown in the Beliefs page has been
changed to Imbolc and news for the month of November has been moved
to the Old News page.
In case you were wondering why the lack of
updates, I started Law School in this fall so it's sucking up all of
my time. Still, major upheaval in the Top 10
Anime/Manga Guys List! Break and Gilbert have been added to the
list at numbers 7 and 8 respectively. Now, you might be wondering to
yourself, as I'm sure you've seen this happen several times
already... how do characters who weren't even on the Runners Up
suddenly jump straight onto the Top 10 List?? Basically the idea to
put certain characters on there simmers in my head for a long while
until I just can't resist anymore. Break and Gilbert I've been
contemplating for many months. They've stood the test of time and I
love them lots.
This also means that Lucifer and Manji got
dropped down from the Top 10 List: Manji onto Runners Up and Lucifer
down to Honorable Mentions.
=/ This wasn't easy to do. Manji has been on the Top 10 since the
beginning, and I love him to bits (literally). But the choice was
between him and Anotsu, and Anotsu won. Lucifer... I do love
Lucifer... but I love him in Angel Sanctuary as a concept more than
a character. Since there were only 3 spots on Runners Up, either
Lucifer or Soujirou had to go, and I wasn't prepared to lose
Ikki was added to Runners Up in Lucifer's place.Ichigo
and Sasuke also got dropped down to Honorable Mentions because, lets
face it, they're never getting back on the Top 10.
In other news,
Lord of the
Rings Online is FREE TO PLAY! I'm Keramis on the
Dwarrowdelf server if anybody cares. It's seriously the best
MMORPG I've ever played and I need to add it to my favorite
games list whenever I'm not feeling lazy.
Yes, I know about
Devil May Cry 5, and no I will not be talking about it any time
in the near future because I'm happily basking in denial. That said,
the producers of this abomination should be raped in the ass by
countdown in the Beliefs page has been
changed to Yule and news for the month of July has been moved
to the Old News page.
Akira manga has been added to the Top 10 Anime/Manga List! I've been putting off reading this one
for a while. Akira animated movie was what truly got me into anime
back in the day. I remember watching it on TV and being in awe of so
much graphic violence and death in an animated medium. I was
completely in love... with the blood, the soundtrack, and of course
the plot. Kaneda was probably my first anime crush.
I've seen the Akira manga in book stores before, but they
looked so huge and intimidating that I stayed away. Then I
kept running into people telling me how
much better the manga is than the movie, and I stayed away
because I was afraid it might ruin my love for the movie.
But now, after probably 15 years, I finally caved in and
read it. I'm very glad I did. Although the manga is
certainly deeper and more intense than the movie, it didn't
diminish my appreciation of the movie one bit. In fact, it
probably strengthened my love for both mediums. The movie
was written and directed by the mangaka himself, so it's
interesting comparing the changes he made to his own work.
The two are almost completely different stories!
As for the manga itself, I'm still
breathless from the sheer epic-ness of the climax, and I
finished it like three days ago! For those familiar with
Berserk, its magnitude can rival the Eclipse, Albion, and
Ganishka combined. For those that aren't familiar with
Berserk, think 2012 movie. Tetsuo and Akira can do some
crazy craaazy stuff! The ending also has a stronger
emotional impact on a personal level, since Tetsuo's... you
know... is a much more erratic, gradual process.
So, as to be expected, Tetsuo, Kaneda,
Akira, Kei, and the
Colonel have been added to
Unlike the movie, I ended up liking Tetsuo more than Kaneda
in the manga, which was a pretty big surprise. I was even
annoyed by Tetsuo in the beginning of the series, but his
ensuing character development is downright spectacular. I
1920 x 1200 and
1366 x 768 size wallpapers for Akira himself. I have the
1920 one on my desktop computer and the 1366 one on my
netbook right now. It's the first time I have complementary
The Drizzt's Corner
updated with The Ghost King and The Shadowmask books. I haven't read
the, but at least they're on the list now. I should really catch up
on all these Drizzt books, but hey, whenever I do get around to it
I'll have a whole lot to look forward to, right? Also, Sisyphus rose
to #2 in Honorable Mentions.
Right under Ikki! And I swear he's staying under Ikki. :P
The Knights of the Zodiac
web shrine has been updated with the Gold Saints from Next
Dimension! The ones that have appeared so far: Aries Shion, Taurus
Ox, Virgo Shijima, Libra Dohko, Capricorn Izou, and Pisces Cardinal.
There's very little of Next Dimension out right now, so these Saints
get smaller sections than the Saint Seiya and Lost Canvas Saints
until I have enough content to write about them proper. Except, of
course, Virgo. He got full graphics treatment. Because he's special.
:3 Dohko and Shion already had full graphic sections, so I just
updated those with Next Dimension content.
finally finished. The thing that's been draining my sanity for the
past few weeks. The Knights of the Zodiac
web shrine to the Gold Saints of Saint Seiya! I had to re-watch
parts of the anime and re-read parts of the manga to write up their
bios and document their attacks, which amounted to me becoming very
emotionally involved with every character. And that's fine, I love
feeling strongly for characters, JUST NOT 25+ OF THEM AT ONCE!!!
That right there is way past my emotional overload threshhold. >.< I
started calling Sisyphus my boyfriend. >_> Hell, I started loving
characters I never even cared about before... and then watched them
DIE, AGAIN and AGAIN, in TRAGIC and PAINFUL ways! Oh poor, sweet
Gold Saints, they fight so hard! So powerful, yet so fragile. I just
want to hug all of them! T_T
Alas, I finished the shrine too late. The insanity had already
taken hold and I officially started buying the English release of
the Saint Seiya manga, horrible translation thought it is. But I
can't take it anymore! I can't take not know what really happened! I
MUST KNOW. And, dammit, I want more Episode G... so much... Oh well,
I'll just have to be happy reading Next Dimension, and the
re-reading/watching all the other Saint Seiya I have.
In related news, Saint Seiya has passed Yu Yu Hakusho on my
Top 10 Anime/Manga Series List. A very, very impressive feat
considering Yu Yu Hakusho has been unshakable for over a decade. In
fact, right now, I like Saint Seiya more than Pandora Hearts, but
I'll give Pandora Hearts a few more chapters before I do anything
drastic. Also, Sisyphus has moved to #3 in
Honorable Mentions and I
like Shiryuu more than Hyoga now. Albafica has been replaced by
I haven't updated for a while, so sue me!
Incidentally, I got into law school!! :D I also made a MyAnimeList
profile, so if anyone cares, here it is.
A lot of favorites list updates! First of
all, the Top "10" Anime/Manga
Guys list is undergoing an upheaval. Shaka/Asmita (Saint
Seiya/Lost Canvas) jumps straight to #6! Soujirou gets dropped
down to Runners Up, and Anotsu rises past Manji to come in at #9. Ichigo has also
slipped off into Runners Up AND is taken down from Best of
the Best All-Stars list! He is replaced on the latter by
Kanda. Yes, Bleach is irritating me. In fact, Bleach is no
longer on the
Top 10 Anime/Manga Series list either. There's only so long
that I can cling to the one good arc in the series and ignore
the clusterfuck it's become. One Thousand and One Nights manhwa
enters the list at #7! Mukuro is also dropped from the Top 10 Anime/Manga
Girls list to Honorable Mentions as Integra (Hellsing)
enters the list at #4! Shahryar x Sehara enter the Favorite Pairings List at #6.
As for the other
from 1/2 Prince: Prince, Wicked, Guiliastes. From Berserk:
Sonia. From Hellsing: Schrodinger, Alucard. From One Thousand
and One Nights: Shahryar, Sehara, Ali, Maseru. From Shin Angyo
Onshi: Munsu, Won Sul, Aji Tae. And last but certainly not
least, from Saint Seiya Lost Canvas: Dohko, Sisyphus, Albafica.
I have entered phase 2 of my Saint Seiya obsession and wow is it
strong! I guess it's not surprising, considering the whole
series is an endless parade prettyboys getting bloodied and
broken.I love the Gold Saints so much!! Lost Canvas
has a ton of Dohko fanservice, like the twotimes he spontaneously decides to fight without his
breastplate for no apparent reason.
Not that I'm complaining... but remember, kids, safety
first! Always wear your armor into battle unless you want to get
I've also started the Being Vegan section
of the site. For now it just has my three essays about becoming
vegan from the Ramblings page, so the link is confined to the
section about me. But I do plan to expand it with more content
the countdown on the Beliefs
page has been changed to Midsummer, and news from the month of
been moved to the Old News page.
How did this happen? In my assessment of how
much I love a character, perhaps the biggest indicator is what my
obsession with them has driven me to do. Dante made me dress up as
his brother and kiss random guys at anime conventions, Griffith made
me write a ridiculously long essay analyzing his psychology, Ichigo
has several music videos praising his awesomeness, so on and so
forth. This is how my obsession usually manifests: web shines,
essays, music videos, and (in extreme cases) cosplay. Kanda has yet
to make me do any of these things. Indeed, my lack of creative
expression in his name is quite baffling to me. And yet he drives me
It then hit me that my Kanda obsession
manifests in much more bizarre ways. These include screencapping
most of the D.Gray-Man (DGM) anime, splicing together several
episodes into one that features only Kanda. splicing together
several manga chapters into one that features only Kanda, getting an
emotional high from sniffing lotus oil, and even culinary ventures
making tempura lotus root. On top of that, I seek to collect every
single Kanda pic on the web. Indeed, Kanda has not one but two
picture folders on my computer! (Sure Dante's general "Devil May
Cry" folder is a virtual labyrinth of multimedia folders but...
Dante is Dante.) Also, like Dante, Kanda is the only one to whom I
have dedicated a physical binder filled with picture and fanfiction
printouts. So... yeah... before this gets too creepy, suffice to say
that Kanda does indeed have a lot of obsessive behavior associated
with him from my end which more than qualifies him for his
Why now? Well, DGM just came out of hiatus with a bang.
Chapter 188 fulfilled virtually every Kanda fantasy I ever had and
rendered me incoherent from excitement for several days. I used to
joke that the reason Kanda's backstory was withheld for so long
was because they were working hard to make it epic. I never expected
to be right. Kanda's backstory is more detailed than perhaps any of
the other characters' and of utmost importance to the endgame of
DGM! The person Kanda has been talking about through the whole
series, the one he couldn't die before finding again, was finally
revealed! My Kanda obsession has stood the test of time, and now
that he has a full-fledged backstory (at least by DGM standards), he
can finally take his rightful place among the "Immortals" of the top
Which leaves us with Ichigo. Poor, poor Ichigo. His meteoric rise is
only matched by his unimaginable fall. To be perfectly honest, I
don't care about him at all right now. Bleach is getting more and
more boring every chapter and reading it feels like a chore.
However, I can't simply disregard how much I cared about Ichigo
during the Soul Society arc and probably still would if I watch it
again. This is why I didn't drop him lower than #6. :P All in all,
Kanda should really be higher and Ichigo should really be lower, but
I leave them where they are for now as a tenuous waiting period.
the countdown on the Beliefs
page has been changed to Yule, and news from the month of
been moved to the Old News page.
Okay, I've been tweaking the Pandora Hearts
music video all week, and I think I finally got all the subtitles
blurred. So here it is again, the completely completedPandora Hearts Music
Video! I'm having issues with MegaVideo so the streamable
version of the video isn't updated yet, but theDownload
is.To celebrate, I have added Elliot (Pandora Hearts) to
the Honorable Mentions.
Yes, I have made a
Pandora Hearts Music
Video. If you didn't see this coming, you must not have been
following my site for very long.
Happy Mabon!! The countdown on the
Beliefs page changed to Samhain.
Even more people added to
And, actually, the S-Z section was further split into
U-Z. Sure S-T looks a little
lonely right now, but I anticipate people from Samurai Deeper Kyo
there sometime in the future. Okay! So yeah, now that I split up the
Honorable Mentions, I figured I could put in even more minor focuses
up! So, without further adieu, the parade of characters with ranks
2-3: Rudou (Mephisto), Sora (.hack//SIGN), Balmung (.hack//SIGN),
Parn (Record of Lodoss War), Deedlit (Record of Lodoss War), Amelia
(Slayers), Sunako (Wallflower), Hisoka (Yami no Matsuei). Also,
Alice (Pandora Hearts) has been added to the
Top 10 Anime/Manga Girls
list! (Rei from Evangelion dropped to Honorable Mentions).
Blame the Pandora Hearts soundtrack for me remembering
I actually was thinking of adding more people,
almost thinking of getting a character to represent most of the
series I could remember watching/reading... but... that didn't quite
work. Some who didn't make the cut this time around: Chrono (Chrono
Crusade), Larva (Vampire Princess Miyu), Dilandau (Escaflowne),
Ryoko (Tenchi Muyo)... and then I remembered Aquarion and Lost
Universe and Ruin Explorers and Outlaw Star and Ah! My Goddess and
D.N.Angel and... and..... and then my brain asploded. >.< So, for
the sake of my sanity, characters will only make it onto the
Honorable Mentions when I actually re-watch/read their series and
can write a profile for them without referencing Wikipedia. The
Record of Lodoss War entries are bad enough as it is.
More people added to
As a little bit of reparation for Bleach, I have added Ulquiorra.
Then I remembered that I completely forgot to update the list with
characters from Vinland Saga! So Askeladd, Bjorn, and Thorfinn were
added. I find it kinda funny that 3 out of the 4 people added are
dead. Also, Scorpio and Leo of Saint Seiya have been dropped. Sorry.
In other news, my interest in Pandora Hearts
has officially reached "dangerous" proportions. Meaning, it might
climb higher than #5 ont he Top 10 Anime/Manga list and become a
real threat to my high ranking series. This is because I finally
realized why I'm so attracted to the plot. The issue of past life
memory recovery is one very, very close to my heart. Pandora Hearts
revolves around such vital points as why we forget past lives, how
remembering can change who we are now, why half-remembered memories
are dangerous, and how new layers of memory can change your entire
perspective on an incident. On top of that, the karmic relationships
that develop between characters there are absolutely fascinating!
This puts the plot on a very personal, relatable level to me that I
can find oceans of depth in. It also puts it on a level where my
objective judgment of its merits is blurred by my closeness to the
subject matter. We'll see what happens... O.o;;
a'that! Isn't that a funny looking date?
I've been looking for something to distract me from D.Gray-Man
manga's haitus. I first tried Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler). It was enjoyable... for
the most part (they had an entire story arc about a curry cookoff...
a CURRY COOKOFF!!! *tears hair out*)... but it didn't quite have the
effect I wanted. Then I went to
anime room since they were showing a Kuroshitsuji episode, and
stayed for the next thing they showed, which happened to be Pandora
Hearts. I have never heard of Pandora Hearts, and in that first
episode I didn't really find any character to latch onto, but I was
intrigued by the plot. The plot!! O.o That hasn't happened in a
long, looong time. Normally I have to lock onto a character first,
and then develop an interest in the plot somewhere along the way
because I care about what happens to the character.
So, I go home, and look up the series. Start
watching it. And DANG!! Not only is the plot awesome, but so are the
characters! It's like Slayers characters were warped and thrown into
a D.Gray-Man universe with a dash of .hack//Sign. But the plot is
deep. Deep enough to provide me with hours of speculation. And
despite the fact that they remind me of Slayers, the characters are
very unique. So yeah, I'm too dazed from writing character
descriptions to properly convey how much I love Pandora Hearts, but I
can say I highly recommend it!
So, first thing's first. Pandora Hearts has
shot all the way up to #5 on my
Top 10 Anime/Manga Seris
list, finally dropping Naruto! That's higher than Bleach! And much
as I love Bleach's Soul Society arc, I can't keep making excuses for
the 200+ chapters of crap that's mounting up upon it.
The Top 8 Anime Movies
list has been updated with Sword of the Stranger at #5 and Paprika
at #8! And of course the
list got a wave of updates. From Pandora Hearts we have: Gilbert,
Xerxes, Alice, Vincent, Cheshire, and Jack/Oz. From Kuroshitsuji we
have: Sebastian and Soma. I actually like more people in
Kuroshitsuji, including Lau, the Undertaker, Snake, and Grell, but when
the prospect of looking for their pictures annoyed me I
figured they probably shouldn't be on the list. ^^; Oh, and a bunch
of Bleach characters got hacked off, too, 'cause I just don't care
about them anymore (Hanatarou, Toushirou, Shunsui). XD
MID-DAY EDIT: Okay, the entire
list has been REVAMPED!! It is now divided into several more
easily-digestible pages of A-C,
S-Z. Also, even though Kanda
ultimately won the Battle of the Emos for a spot on the
Top "10" Anime/Manga Guys
list, Sasuke is still at the top of the Runners Up and has earned a
more recent profile picture. To continue my Bleach-bashing rampage,
Renji has been dropped back down to Honorable Mentions and Anotsu
(Blade of the Immortal) replaced him in Runners Up. Urahara still
hanging on for dear life.
News from the month of
been moved to the Old News page. Also,
Inglourious Basterds kicks serious Nazi ass!!! Beware the Bear
This has been a long time in the making,
but I couldn't deny it anymore. There's just something about Kanda
that drives me absolutely orgasmic. Not in any way that rivals my
tactile feelings for Dante, but in a beautiful way all its own.
Kanda is the epitome of my favorite character archetype: lethal,
cold, calm, angsty loner. He is simply perfect in every conceivable way, with
the added bonuses of bleeding, long hair, dual wield, and katanas.
The only flaw he has is not his fault, and that's an incomplete
backstory that's on the verge of being unraveled. I cannot possibly
overemphasize how maddeningly intoxicating his combination of
personality/physical traits is for me.
So, D.Gray-Man (DGM) has been on haitus for a
while. The last time it stopped, it cut off in the middle of Kanda's
flashbacks about his past. I was quite pissed, but managed to
refrain myself from breaking my monitor. Now there was news that DGM
would be back with a 50 page chapter. Indeed, it was. Kanda was
present for 2 of the 50+ pages, looking obscenely hot as usual, but
I told myself "that's okay, he'll be around more next chapter." That
is, until I reached the last page, where I discovered the next
chapter was three months away!! WTF!!! DGM is "back"?? More like
"DGM punches you in the face and runs away"!!! The fact that the
last we see of Kanda is getting jumped by a guy with mind powers
saying "Your brain, we'll be using it for our party" REALLY does not
I guess the only thing I can do to cope is
drink pomegranate juice and smell lotus oil.
(Also, Bleach, and consequentially Ichigo, isn't doing that hot.
Both Bleach and Ichigo got dropped to #5.)
know, no updates for a while... Sorry. ~_~;;
I've been trying to write a new book...
veeerryyy slooowwwlyy. But I did take a break from writing to make a
Griffith outfit! I'm ecstatic about it!! =D
I never thought I'd be able to cosplay Griffith
since I'm not willing to work with metal (armor) yet, but I finally
found a cloth outfit of his that I really like. I made his coat,
shirt, undershirt, boots (well, sneaker ornaments), bought pants, a
belt, a wig, some long socks that you can't even see, and a wine
glass, lol. It's very hot. No, really, I had to turn the AC down to
60F to take these pictures. I
can see why he wore it in the winter! But I'm so, sooo happy to
finally have a Griffith outfit. It's pretty complicated and took
over a week to make, but it was so worth it. *_* It felt like a lot
of pressure because I kept myself to a standard of assuming I'm
making it for him - to wear. Like I was some tailor in the olden
days (and I sew by hand, so I may as well be) commissioned to make
clothes for the White Phoenix General himself! Too weird? Oh well,
the countdown on the Beliefs
page has been changed to Mabon, and news from the month of
been moved to the Old News page.
The Runaway Dream
essay about Griffith is updated with a better translation,
changes/expansion to the commentary, and two new pages of stuff (Worthless,
An Ordinary Life)!! Berserk has
been moved to the #1 spot on the
Anime/Manga List!! Slayers has been overthrown!! Also,
tentacle monsters are raining down from the sky, and demons are living
in harmony with humans. In other news,
1 more item added to The Saint Seiya Drinking Game,
the countdown on the Beliefs
page has been changed to Midsummer, and news from the month of
been moved to the Old News page.
Okay, I can't take Griffith
being below Ichigo anymore. Ichigo has officially been demoted to #3
on the Top 10 Anime/Manga Guys List.
I guess the final straw came when Ichigo just got an upgrade to his
Hollow form and it did nothing for me.
It wasn't an easy decision to make, but there is no debate that I
like Griffith more than Ichigo,
so it had to be done.
Oh, where to
begin? It all started when my Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho) obsession
resurfaced. It was unbearably strong and I declared it too dangerous
to indulge in during college. So I decided to watch something safe
and manageable to distract myself from Kurama and be sane again:
Saint Seiya! And at first that seemed to be working out great, but
then something happened I did not expect. I became obsessed with
Saint Seiya, but by the time I realized it, it was too late. XD So I
watched all of Saint Seiya TV series, OVAs, movies, and am reading
Saint Seiya: Lost Canvas now. It's a frikkin bishounen
goldmine!! Love it. ^____^
Shaka and Ikki are my favorites in it, closely
followed by Mu. Now, Shaka... Shaka's something else. I've never
seen a character with his fighting style before. At least, if I did,
they weren't pretty enough to make me notice. And Shaka's absolutely
gorgeous... and graceful, and shiny, and focused, and god-like,
and... errm... anyway. ^^; Due to the considerable lack of side
character development in Saint Seiya, I project qualities onto Shaka
he doesn't even have! XD Most notably, I project onto him my
admiration for Buddha. At one point I debated between getting a
Shaka action figure or books on Buddhism. I picked books on Buddhism
because I figured it'd be cheaper. I have since accumulated a
respectable Buddhist library and, in hindsight, it would've been
much cheaper to get the action figure. :P But nowhere near as
productive! I'm meditating a lot more now. Thanks Shaka!! =D
Then I ran out of Saint Seiya. Oh, what to do,
what to do?? Shaka->Shaka with black hair->KANDA!! My pretty, pretty
Kanda. He's such an ass, I love him. Sometimes I just want to go
back through the manga, pick out all the mean/antisocial things
Kanda ever did and make a web shrine to them. *_* Did I ever mention
how perfect Kanda is? Because he is. He really, really is. He's so
unbelievably perfect it makes me cry. ;_; .....*cries*...... If
anybody can kick Sasuke off my Top 10
Anime/Manga Guys List, it'd be him.
(It's the Battle of the Emos!!) And I'd do it, too, but I'm also
very loyal to Sasuke and really don't want to budge him without
giving him a fair chance. Meaning, I'd have to catch up on about 300
chapters of Naruto manga... which I would love to do, except for the
fact that I really, truly, utterly despise Naruto as a character.
Words cannot begin to describe the kind of averse reaction he
elicits in me. >.< Yet Kanda is steadily gaining on Sasuke. Can he
get strong enough to knock him off the list without me reading
Naruto? Too soon to tell.
So, wait, what's the point of all this?? Oh
yes, UPDATES!! Saint Seiya and D.Gray-Man (finally) added to the
Anime/Manga List. X/1999 and Inu
Yasha got dropped. I have put up The Saint
Seiya Drinking Game! (Not
recommended for those with low tolerance for alcohol as it is
guaranteed to get you drunk in 3 episodes or less.) New additions to
the Honorable Mentions:
Road Kamelot (D.Gray-Man), Shaka (Saint Seiya),
Seiya), Mu (Saint Seiya), Hyoga (Saint Seiya),
Shiryu (Saint Seiya), Milo (Saint Seiya), Aiolia
(Saint Seiya), Shun (Saint Seiya), Misty (Saint Seiya), Nishi (Gantz),
Vegeta (DBZ), Trunks (DBZ), Piccolo
(DBZ). Also, a few people got promoted or demoted in Rank, but I
doubt anyone will notice or care (hint: Tyki got promoted from Rank
3 to Rank 4! Go Tyki!)
The countdown on the Beliefs
page has been changed to Beltane, and news from the month of
been moved to the Old News page.
really an update. I just want to announce that Griffith has moved up
to #2 and Kurama moved down to #3 on my
Top 10 Anime/Manga Guys List.
I don't know why I even announce it. It's a meaningless shift,
really... it has nothing to do with demoting Kurama and promoting
Griffith and much more to do with me wanting to have Kurama adjacent
to Hiei again. Those in the Immortals category are practically tied
anyway, so moving them around doesn't do much. At the same time, the
Transcendent & Immortals categories are really messed up right now.
If I had to be brutally honest with myself, Dante, Griffith, and
Kurama are my ultimate trinity of favorite characters, so having
Griffith and Kurama be ranked #2 and #3 has caused me much mental
dissonance for quite some time. But I'm also not willing to budge
Ichigo and Zelgadis... or am I? Yep, it's a mess. I don't know why I
even bring it up... it's not like anybody besides myself cares about
the fine points of my favorites lists... but it's my website and I
can ramble if I want to! :P
I've been obsessed with Lord of the Rings and all things
Tolkien-related. Watched the extended edition movies at least 3
times in a row, read the novel again at a rate of over 100 pages a
day, am finishing up The Hobbit now and excited to start reading The
have always respected Tolkien for his meticulous world-creation, but
I gotta admit I hated the LotR books the first time I read them.
They were slow (it takes Frodo like 150 pages to get out of the
Shire), with an agonizing amount of description, very little action
(Helm's Deep is one chapter long) and even less elves (I had severe
elven tunnel vision at the time). But now my focus has changed. I'm
quite happy reading about hobbits, I'm in love with his world so am
fascinated by the descriptions, and Legolas has dropped off my list
of favorite characters. In fact, my favorite characters are now
Frodo and Sam, as you should be able to tell by the updated Top
7 Book Guys list. Or, I should say, Frodo AND Sam, and they now
have the respectable rank of #4 on my Favorite
Pairings List. That list now also has a rating system.
have made a new music video!! This is my first full length (over 3
minutes) music video in over a year! It is called "2
Hobbits 1 Ring" and chronicles the storyline of Gollum,
Frodo, and Sam in the Lord
of the Rings movies. I've wanted to make an LotR video for the
longest time, but couldn't find the right song. Then one day I was
listening to NIN's
"(Bite) The Hand That Feeds" and it hit me like a bolt of
lightning. I'm really happy with the video, as I think it captures
the power struggle over the ring and, of course, the hand-biting. :P
I have also finally created My
Favorite Music Videos list, featuring the top videos that I
admire but had nothing to do with.
Wallpapers are up! Five pictures
from White Sands National Park in the Deserts
section, and one of Cenote Azul in Miscellaneous.
I also updated Drizzt's Corner with the
latest book releases (not counting the comics). The countdown on the Beliefs
page has been changed to Ostara, and news from the month of November
been moved to the Old News page.Don't forget to click on the new
banners on the right to donate nutritious kibble to hungry cats and
dogs just by answering a daily trivia question!
So... there's been no updates for a while. I know. I'm sorry. I was
very busy working on the 2008 national USA election!! Even got
attacked by a huge dog. I'm very happy about it now that I'm
reasonably sure I don't have rabies. Anyway, lets just say I was on
the winning team, heheheheh. I really should write a blog about it,
but in case I don't, you'll just have to make do with this.
on to actual updates!! The Tak Sakaguchi shrine
has finally been updated with stuff on "Sakigake!! Otokojuku,"
including review/screencaps and an
updated biography. The delay on this
was simply inexcusable. I mean, good gods, I've had the movie for
months!! But now that I have more free time (and finally figured out
how unstuck my DVD-rom), it's up, so there. Also, I really need to
somehow break up the biography page. It's getting very lengthy.
The countdown on the Beliefs
page has been changed to Yule, and news from the month of August has
been moved to the Old News page. Movies page still in
hiatus. XD No, I haven't stopped watching movies. I just stopped
writing about them (unless they involve Tak Sakaguchi). ^_^;
finally made a Berserk music video! To... a Christmas carol. ~_~
Okay, solstice carol. Carol of the Old Ones, to be precise. No,
really, it fits. Also,
Berserk has now usurped Bleach's spot of #2 on my Top
10 Anime List. The countdown on the Beliefs
page has been changed to Mabon, and news from the month of May has
been moved to the Old News page. Boy, it's
been a while. Movies page still in
would like to congratulate Griffith for managing to drop Drizzt from
my Best of the Best All-Stars list!
This is insanely hard to do, but Griffith is used to impossible
odds. It was a very painful decision. I obviously still love Drizzt,
but him officially hooking up with Catti-Brie and going pure
goody-two-shoes is not a favorable development. And could he live up
to Griffith's complexity and personal significance for me? *sigh*
Sadly no... no way in hell. So I guess, by sacrificing Drizzt,
Griffith has finally joined my God Hand! :P
noticed some pictures in the Ichigo Trinity
shrine weren't working, so I fixed those. It's funny, I was pretty
much ready to give up on the Kaien reincarnation theory (NOT on the
indwelling Hollow theory) after the Aaroniro incident, but recent
developments in the manga make me think it might just be validated
soon! Haha, well, I won't get my hopes up, but we shall see...
countdown on the Beliefs page has been
changed to Midsummer. News from the month of April '08 moved to the Old
also managed to upload the 369 screencaps
(+1 wallpaper) of Kanda that I took, and spliced together episodes
77, 78, and 79 of D.Gray-Man into one
uninterrupted Kanda vs Skin fight! (right click and "save
as") Together they make up 400mb,
which is like half the rest of my website. O.o Go Kanda!! XD I'd
talk more about him but, then I'd drool all over my keyboard and/or
short-circuit the computer and it wouldn't be pretty. Best just
watch for yourself. ^____^
okay... CORRECTION!! Kamui (X/1999) and Aya (Weiss Kreuz) have been
moved to the Honorable
Mentions list, and Kanda has been moved to Runners Up on the Top
10 Manga/Anime Guys List! Geez, it's barely been half a day and
he already got a promotion. Kamui was dropped because I haven't been
into X/1999 in a very long time and I doubt I will be any time soon,
and Aya because Kanda fulfills the beautiful, disciplined,
katana-wielding swordsman archetype even better than he does. God
help either Sasuke or Manji if Kanda gets a decent backstory. Also,
Setsuna (Angel Sanctuary) has been dropped from Honorable Mentions
altogether because, well, I don't know what he was doing there in
the first place... O.o
Guestbook has inexplicably died. I suspect this has something to do
with my host revamping all the features, but the fact is, I have no
backup of the Guestbook, so all the entries are gone. I'm sorry.
:( However, the new Guestbook is now up and running, so please
re-sign it! ^_^;;
and not just because it's a great show with fun characters. I want
to write a ramblings about why I love it, but the feelings are so
overwhelming that I can't begin to put them into words. Like K-Pax
and Sunshine, it reminded me of who I am and why I'm here. Unlike K-Pax
and Sunshine, it helped me resolve a lot of my bitterness and loss
of hope towards humanity. I don't want to destroy (2/3rds-3/4ths of)
them anymore! Be grateful, Earthlings!! ...It's a pretty big deal,
and has given me a less cynical reason to live. (Unless in the 3rd
season they put in a really evil cliffhanger and make me wait five
weeks to see the next episode... then I might start contemplating
destroying humans again. :P)
the Top 10 TV
Shows List has been updated with Heroes, X-Files, Big Bang
Theory, and Roar. I also noticed that since I rearranged files on my
Dante shrine, A LOT of the image links broke. Wow, that's embarrassing.
FIXED!! News for the month of
March '08 moved to the Old
new category added to the Wallpapers
There you will find wallpapers concerning cities of ancient
civilizations (Maya and Ancestral Puebloan, at the moment). I've
also added several new wallpapers to Canyons
and Mountains. The new
wallpapers are also available in 1920x1200 resolution! Yay
widescreen! ^_^ Countdown on Beliefs page
changed to Beltane.
finally added as #6 to the Top 10 Games
List! I mean, it has a wonderful story, it's set in mythic
Japan, it's got the most beautiful soundtrack I have ever heard, and
you get to be a goddess!! A goddess who restores nature wherever she
goes! =D It really makes me wish I had a Wii. I mean, I played it
and loved it on my PS2, but the brush stroke system in the game
makes it ideal for the Wii controller. "Perfect" isn't
even the word to describe how flawlessly the game should integrate
with the Wii controller. *_*
boss strategy added!
The upcoming DMC4 Dante statue added to the Figures
Blood Fetish shrine is now updated with stuff
May Cry 4!! A review of Devil May Cry 4 added to the Games
page! The Mission Highlights
for DMC4 is up! Boss strategy for Bael/Dagon
is up! The soundtrack for DMC4 added to the Music
page! A new music video, "Dante > Nero,"
added to the Tribute page (and the
generic Videos page)! The Looks
page updated with a new picture and description for DMC4 Dante! DMC4
Strategy Guide added to the Books
do this all sooner but I was too busy playing. :P Funny, the theme
song for DMC4 is currently my #1 Vergil x Dante/Dante x Vergil
song. I think the lyrics are perfect for them!
countdown on the Beliefs page changed to
Ostara. News for the month of January '08 moved to the Old
Happy 2008!! I'm celebrating by moving to Albuquerque, heheheh. I
also got a soymilk
maker machine with which I can make fresh soymilk, tofu, and
okara for sooo much cheaper than in stores! I swear, a months'
supply of soybeans for all the milk, tofu, and okara I could
possibly want costs less than half the price of a carton of Silk
soymilk. I looove making tofu!!OK,
now for the real updates! A page for the movie Yo-Yo
Girl Cop added to the Tak Sakaguchi shrine!
Finally the search words "Tak Sakaguchi" have overtaken
"Noob Saibot" for the most hits to my site! Which is
nice... because... I have nothing about Noob Saibot on my site. o.o
I still have no clue why it keeps getting so much hits from that.
>.< Also, Tak
Sakaguchi's Official MySpace page has been added to the Movie
sure knows how to post pictures!! *_* I tried
adding him to my MySpace... we'll see how it goes. :P I've already
started practicing my pickup line: "Kono sekai ga owaru toki,
watashi wa Sakaguchi-sama wo tasukedasu!" I also found a nice growing
vegan community called VeganAdam,
so a link for that has been added, as well.News
from December of '07 has been moved to the Old
shrine to Fukki (Taikoubou) from Houshin Engi is now up: The
Many Faces of Fukki! Likewise, two years after getting
kicked off the Top
"10" Anime/Manga Guys List, Fukki makes a triumphant
return and re-claims his old rank of #6! It was a long battle
between him and Youzen, but Fukki took a quantum leap in the last
few volumes of Houshin Engi manga. I still love Youzen bunches, of
course... especially after finding out he has a Youkai form! (Anime:
getting demons laid since the 1980's) Youzen and Taiitsu Shinjin
added to the
list, and Youzen gets props for being the second person on my lists
who actually qualifies as boyfriend material (the other one being
Kurama). Unfortunately, Fukki's ascent also meant somebody had to be
taken off the Top 10 List, and that somebody was Renji. He is now
back in the Runners
Up list, with new dialogue!
countdown on the Beliefs page was changed
list is now expanded to include females! Added: Slan (Berserk),
Sango (Inu Yasha), Botan (Yu Yu Hakusho), Mad Hatter (Angel
Sanctuary), and Haku (Naruto)... Err, does Haku count as a girl? A
few other descriptions and ratings tweaked.
a lot of changes to the anime lists. I now acknowledge Griffith
(Berserk) as a conscious God Hand, so his power rating on the Top
"10" Anime/Manga Guys List has been raised to 5. The Honorable
Mentions are now in alphabetical order, with 3 new additions:
Serpico (Berserk), Guts (Berserk), and Soubi (Loveless). The Top 8
Anime/Manga Girls List is now the Top
10 Anime/Manga Girls List with the additions of Schierke
(Berserk), and Rei (Evangelion). Jeez, Berserk is just dominating,
isn't it. XD It has overtaken Yu Yu Hakusho for the #3 spot on the Top
10 Anime/Manga List, hitting the glass ceiling that is Bleach
and Slayers. Going any farther is... highly improbable. That list
now also has its own rating system for shows, which is bound to
shift around as I re-watch shows. News from the month of November
'07 moved to the Old News page.
felt reeeally bad about making Hiei #5, and Kurama reeeally didn't
like being so far away from him... so Hiei's #4 now and Xelloss got
dropped to #5 on the Top
"10" Anime/Manga Guys List. You gotta put up more of a
fight, Xelloss!! XD (hmm... I don't think he cares >_>)
They're all very close... Griffith, Xelloss and Hiei, that is.
Kurama's still not happy, though. He wants Hiei at #3. I guess I'll
have to wait and see if Hiei migrates again.
x Guts added as #3 on the Favorite
Pairings List and I've been tweaking the Griffith
shrine here and there. Now that I acknowledge Femto as sorta
kinda Griffith, does that mean I should tweak Griffith's Power
rating to "godlike" and Blood rating to
"invulnerable"? That would make him a perfect 5... just
and Griffith have been fighting for the same rank on my list for a
long, long time. That's because up until very recently, they had
identical roles in my head: that of "Ice King." Now
Lucifer retains Ice King, but Griffith has drifted away from Lucifer
and developed his own identity: that of "Dreamer." This is
why Griffith made such a sudden jump. Ironically, Griffith's rise
and fall is more Lucifer than Lucifer is.
Okay, after two months of work, the Griffith
shrine is finally done!!.The Top
"10" Anime/Manga Guys List is in utter chaos!!
Soujirou has dropped out of his #5 spot among the Immortals, down to
#7, Xelloss dropped from #2 to #4 (he'll probably jump up again
whenever I watch Slayers Next), Hiei dropped from #4 to #5, Kurama
rose from #3 to #2, and GRIFFITH rose from #7 to #3! Griffith
trumping Xelloss!? What is the world coming to?? But I figured if
I've worked on Griffith's shrine this hard for this long, he
I know I said I'd have Sunshine screencaps, but I don't think I'll
be getting around to taking more of those anytime soon... because:
Fan already has a huge
screencap gallery up and I doubt I can add much to it, 2) no
mounting pressure for me to replace the Music
Videos page now that I host my own files, and 3) after the
Griffith shrine, I don't want to deal with editing more pictures for
I finally upgraded my site to a ton more storage space and
bandwidth. This means that the Sunshine
shrine's Music Video page
doesn't have to come down! I can host the videos on my own site!!
This also goes for all the music videos on the regular Videos
page and on the Dante shrine's Tribute
page! =D So all of you who didn't want to get an account with AnimeMusicVideos.org
can now direct download the videos. Huzzah!! I'm pretty sure my
3,000GB worth of bandwidth can handle it, hehehe. But we shall see.
also started screencapping Sunshine because I thought it would be
faster to get that out of the way before concentrating on Griffith.
When I had 100 screencaps after 15 minutes of footage, I knew I was
in trouble. Not sure if I'll finish that or work on Griffith, but
suffice to say, when I'm done with Sunshine, the gallery will be
I didn't update for a while again... ehehehe. ^_^;; Umm... happy
late Samhain!! XD I sacrificed a pomegranate and bathed my new
Behelit in its blood.
for why the lack of updates? Lotta things going on. I got accepted
to University of New Mexico for Astrophysics, been reviewing all the
math I know, my house has been turned upside down thanks to
remodeling, then there's the Travel business that... wasn't doing as
well as I wanted it to, and when I go back to college in January I
won't have time for it anymore. So screw it! Back to Plan A!! My
long-planned idea for a Tarot reading business that never quite got
off the ground - UNTIL NOW!
The purple button on your right that says "TAROT" now
points to my brand new Tarot reading/information website! Yes, Twilight
Visions Tarot is now up and running! (after 6 hours of being on
hold with IPowerweb tech support... no, seriously... 2 hours for
Tech Support, 4 hours for Billing) Didn't know I do Tarot? Well
SURPRISE!! I've been reading Tarot for over 10 years. Never had a
Tarot reading before? Here's your chance!
Now that that's done I can get back to writing my gargantuan
Griffith essay that's been kicking my ass for several weeks now. And
once that's done, be prepared for a shake up of the Top
"10" Anime/Manga Guys List that will SHOCK you!! Or at
least will shock me. Here's a hint: Berserk is now #4 on my Top
10 Anime/Manga Series List, and it's not because of Gutts. At some point I'll also
need to screencap Sunshine to replace the non-working Sunshine
Music Videos page with an image gallery. The regular Movies
page will be in hiatus until everything else gets taken care of.
Meanwhile, the countdown on the Beliefs
page has been changed to Yule, and news from the month of September
'07 has been moved to the Old News page.
case you were wondering why I have no updates about the Devil May
Cry anime, it's because I HATED
IT... A LOT... and am in denial. Still, two new Figures
added, the Anime section of the Movies
page has been updated, and a section for Fanime added to the Voices
page of the Blood Fetish shrine! I also
updated Drizzt's Corner with the new Orc
King book (that I haven't read yet XD) and a couple of new
comics. Happy 20th Anniversary Drizzt!!
yeah... I didn't update for a while. Was too busy obsessing over Sunshine,
astrophysics, solar energy, and generally reevaluating what I want
to do with my life. But I do have something to show for the
blackout: a brand new shrine to Sunshine!!
Featuring an even more expanded "To Touch A God" essay,
hehehe. A new music video added to the Videos
page: Stellar Love Song!!
Sunshine also pulled an Ichigo and is now #0 on my Top
"10" Movies List! Besides that, countdowns
added to Movie Watch,
reviews of Shoot
'Em Up, War,
added to New & Now,
and old reviews moved to the Reviews/Store
page. News from the month of August '07 has been moved to the Old
essay "To Touch a God" added to the Ramblings page.
"Current Obsession" tracker now in place below my weather
pixie to the right.
review for Sunshine added to the New
& Now section of the Movies
page, and old reviews moved to the Reviews/Store
page. The countdown on the Beliefs page
has been changed to Mabon and the news from the month of July '07
has been moved to the Old News page.
the biggest news is that I finally have my own business started,
which hopefully explains the lack of updates. I've had a
"Store" button in the right column ever since my site's
inception, which was utterly useless, since I never put up a store.
That button is now changed to the purple "TRAVEL" button,
and leads to my
business website. As anyone who's been following my site knows,
and as my Wallpapers page well
attests to, I looove to travel. It keeps me sane since I can't be
stuck in one place for any length of time. Unfortunately, traveling
is @%$# expensive, which is why this business is a godsend for me! I
can now travel anywhere I want at wholesale prices, paying only
processing fees, taxes, and amenities. And I can share the joy,
since I now sell these lifetime travel memberships! I also help new
business members get started doing what I do.
even made this nifty ad:
this nifty ad!
this nifty ad!!
yeah, lol... check it out, you just might like it. And if you do,
give me a call! ^_~
Quantum Ranger shrine, Quantum Power,
has been launched! (The Shrines
directory has been updated accordingly) I'm still trying to figure
out what I want to do with it, but for now I'm working to screencap
episodes and put a brief summary of each relevant episode as it
pertains to Eric. A page for Episode
20 is up! The countdown on the Beliefs
page has been changed to Midsummer and news for the month of April
'07 has been moved to the Old News page.
that I finally have the Ultimate
Versus DVD, there are 24 new screencaptures added to the Versus
DVD Extras gallery of the Tak Sakaguchi shrine!
A brand new page, Voices, has been
added to the Blood Fetish shrine in honor of
Dan Southworth and Reuben Langdon! Expect to see a ton of Power
Rangers screencaps there in the near future. ^_^; The Cosplay
stuff has also been given its own page.
like, I'm obsessed with Dan right now, cause he's AWESOME!! *_*
Trying to find movies with him to watch. Rented House
of the Dead 2, and while I figured he'd die, I hoped he'd
survive for longer than 20 minutes and maybe be a prominent side
character. Well, at least he got to talk and actually fought a
zombie hand to hand... that was a baaad idea, by the way. Damnit,
Dan, why'd you have to go and get bitten by a zombie. ~_~x So now
I'm looking for Power Rangers Time Force! I went on Youtube
and searched for Dan Southworth... and my camera blooper with him is
like the 4th result down! O.o;; So maybe, if Dan ever looks for
himself on Youtube, he'll see that and think "hey, I remember
her! that's the crazy chick that tried to kiss Reuben!"
In-Dwelling Hollow section
of the Ichigo Trinity shrine has been
slightly updated with yet more mask stripes (back from chapter 222)
and a manga strip to accompany the assertion that Hollow Ichigo
showed up during the first Renji vs Ichigo fight. In anticipation of
the upcoming Tales
of Anime blog, the Cosplay
section of the Blood Fetish shrine has been
moved back to the Tribute page and
links to individual blog pages. The Fanfiction
section now also links to individual stories from the Tribute
page. News from the month of March '07 has been moved to the Old
new section has been added to the Ichigo
Trinity shrine: Reincarnation!
It isn't exactly coherent right now as I am still sorting through
the recent developments in my head, but it's a start.
so I was obsessively re-reading Ichigo's fight with Hollow Ichigo
during his Vaizard training (while listening to T.I.'s
"What You Know About That", which is very fitting for
Hollow Ichigo), and I do believe I stumbled upon near-solid proof
that Ichigo had an in-dwelling Hollow before the Shatter Shaft trial
in the pit. Updates on that in the In-Dwelling
Hollow section of the Ichigo Trinity
shrine! Ichigo being Kaien's reincarnation is hanging on a very thin
limb right now given chapter 268 (more on that later), but frankly,
I don't need Kaien to justify Ichigo's power anymore. It would be
nice and romantic and karmically relevant for me, but Kaien is no
longer a pre-requisite for proving Ichigo's inner Hollow... whew!
Movies page in the Blood
Fetish Dante (and Vergil >_>) shrine has been updated with
a link to the trailer
for the Devil May Cry anime!! AAAARGHH June just can't come fast
inevitable byproduct of any obsession, a new music video: Strong
Enough! It it my long overdue tribute to Ichigo and the Soul
Society arc. I'm very happy with it. ^____^
Ichigo Trinity shine got a facelift! The
scrolling was getting out of hand, so I organized the essay into
more easily accessible/digestible sections that you can click
through. I have also updated the Aaroniro
Aluluerie section to reflect the latest developments in the
manga. The look on his face at the sight of sunlight was priceless!
I pointed and laughed at him like a madwoman all morning. ^_^;;
following the United States manga release might be confused by a key
phrase discussed in my Ichigo Trinity
"I will stand by you even if I die" is translated as "I'm your
friend for life" by Viz Media. It might make more
superficial sense, sure, but it misses out on a potentially
important undertone. If you read the Japanese
chapter 134, the phrase is "Ore wa shin de mo omee no
mikata da" - "I am your friend/ally even if I
die." Likewise, Ichigo's phrase in the Japanese
chapter 152 is "Shin de mo hanasuna yo" -
"Don't let go even if you die." I added a note about
that in the shrine. I also added a panel all about how Isshin's
identity as a Shinigami captain might effect the source of
think I haven't been keeping a close eye on other developments in
Bleach! Yes, I'm talking about Kaien making a comeback in the Manga.
The Ichigo Trinity shrine has been updated
to cover the story as it unfolds. Exciting times indeed!
other news, the great Top
"10" Anime/Manga Guys List has shifted! This does not
happen often, and as such is a noteworthy event. Urahara has been
dropped down to Runners Up while Renji takes his rightful place as
number 8. This has been a long time coming, but I could no longer
deny that I have stronger feelings about Renji than anybody else in
the series. That goes for you too, Ichigo, but you're a very special
case that isn't affected by my unbridled lust for hot, tattooed,
crimson-haired men whose face gets rubbed in their own blood on a
regular basis. Be grateful, for Renji is a very formidable rival for
for a long time I had held Urahara in the Top 10, telling myself
that even though I love Renji more, Urahara is a unique asset to the
list whose only flaw is his limited role in the series. Surely we
would soon see him kick ass and his true potential as a focus
unfold! But that time has yet to come, and while Urahara was out of
the picture, Renji has been growing very steadily in appeal until
finally, yesterday, the scales have tipped. It was in Chapter
265 of the manga, when Renji is forced to fight a
"researcher" who has stripped him of bankai and
expressed interest in keeping his soon-to-be-dead body intact. It
struck a cord with me and greatly amplified my worry/caring meter.
Besides, there's just something incredibly erotic about Renji's body
being used for unholy Arrancar experiments. ^.^;; *ahem* To
celebrate Renji's ascension, I have updated his profile pictures to
his cuddly bankai form.
The pizza with extra vegan cheese and mock duck was everything I
dreamed it would be! *_*
some more vegan Ramblings called
"So Long and Thanks for all the Fish!" Speaking of vegan
food, I've found this place in Minneapolis called Galactic
Pizza that serves vegan pizza and cheesecake! They're an
extremely Earth-friendly facility that runs on wind power and
electric cars. Can't wait to try some of it this weekend! News for
the month of February '07 has been moved to the Old
OSCARS are on
today! WOOHOO!! Also, a new Ramblings
has been added called "Return to Eden." It is a lot less
coherent than the "Food of the Underworld" one, but oh
well. Maybe I'll refine it later. As for myself, I am still very
Vegan and loving it. This is definitely the best decision I ever
made. I learned how to cook and I never imagined food of any kind
could taste so good! I really need to do a Ramblings about Vegan
Blood Fetish Dante shrine's Books
page has been updated with a review of the Devil
May Cry 02 novel (finally), and the Looks
page with Dante's character design from the upcoming anime series,
and Dante in the Devil May Cry 02 novel.
Several movie reviews have been moved from the Movies
page to the Reviews/Store
Happy New Year everybody... and Martin Luther King day!!! ^_^;; I
know I haven't been updating much lately, but that's because I was
working a lot on revamping the Caldora novel and sorting out a few
back stories. The changes probably won't show up on the online
version, since I'm more concerned with actually publishing the book.
I'm even considering taking the whole novel down, or leaving up just
the first few chapters.
what today is!! That's right, the Devil
May Cry 02 novel comes out TODAY!!! *drooool* Besides that, it's
also Election Day... so go out there and vote! Mid term elections
aren't too popular as far as voting goes - which means your vote
will count more!
review for The
Grudge 2 added to the New
& Now section of the Movies
page. On theBlood Fetish shrine, the Movies
page was updated with news of an unofficial Devil May Cry
movie, "Sins Remembered," being made. Dante
Diary has two new inane entries. Games
page has been updated with names of Dante's voice actors (that I
Lists page in Blood Fetish, my Dante shrine,
has been renamed the Dante Diary page
and has two new entries: "Nero" and "Devil May Cry
4." The Movies page was updated
with a newly released Devil May Cry DVD book: The Trinity of Fates.
again, a Dante update that deserves a news entry of its own: THERE
IS GOING TO BE A DEVIL MAY CRY ANIME!!! *ECSTATIC SCREECHING* CHECK
OUT THE OFFICIAL SITE!!
IT'S ALL IN JAPANESE BUT YOU CAN CLICK ON A VIDEO ON THE BOTTOM!!!
/caps lock off
Cry 4 site now has a trailer up under Movies. The beard? Still
there. Dante with blood on his
face? Nothing sexier in all the
world! Nero? I @#$% hate him now. How @#$% dare the little @#$% kick
Dante in the head?!? Gameplay looks @#$% awesome though.
countdown for Eragon
added to Movie Watch
and a review of The
Covenant added to the New
& Now section of the Movies
page. Since there has been more conclusive news released regarding Devil
May Cry 4, his DMC4 profile on the Looks
page has been updated. It appears that Dante is not the main
character in DMC4 and, to make matters worse, they gave him the
shadow of a beard..... I have to admit that I am very traumatized by
this information, but I have faith in the Japanese fangirls. Japan
will not stand for this atrocity!! A quick review of Code 2: Vergil
has been added to the Books page, as
of Warcraft again. Sometimes. I hope it doesn't get in the way
of writing my story... >_> Can't wait for the Burning Crusade
expansion, though. I wanna be a Blood Elf!! And with the addition of
Blood Elf males, there will finally be something in the game that I
can be attracted to! I mean, check out their hairstyles!!
(towards the middle of the video) I want to make Keramis, he'd
probably look something like this
and have a rogue skill set like this.
And they dance!
Wicker Man is one of my favorite movies. It does not reflect the
lifestyle of modern pagans, but I think it is the most accurate
portrayal of historic paganism we have on film. Yes, even the
occasional human sacrifice. The remake, however, is an insult to
paganism both ancient and modern. Paganism deifies nature's cycles
of life, death, and rebirth. It celebrates the union between male
and female as necessary for the continuation of life. They are equal,
and equally divine. The enslavement of males as shown in the remake
is neither spiritual nor natural (well, maybe among some insects). It is a breach of harmony between
the sexes and an insult to everything the religion stands for.
I lied. 10 new pictures added to the Death
Trance page/gallery of the Tak Sakaguchi
shrine, making my goal of 100 screencaps! Creepiest
Moments in Horror Movies list has been added to the Movies
page. The Ritual
page has also been remodeled for better readability. I guess I'm
procrastinating from the pressure to write the book. But at least
I'm being productive. ^_^;;
Devil May Cry and Tribute
pages of the Dante shrine have been remodeled
to look less intimidating. A Shrines
page has been added to organize all the shrines I have made to
various characters/actors/series, since they are so scattered and
otherwise hard to find.
remodel of the Tak Sakaguchi shrine,
with each section having its own page. I also tweaked his biography
and added a "people to keep in mind" section to it.
Cleaned up a few of the Versus pics. General remodel of the Movies
and Anime pages, with most of the
lists now having their own page.
10 Actors and Top
10 "Foreign" Actors Lists are now up on the Movies
page. Tak's fault. Many things I've been doing lately are Tak's
fault. It is thanks to my desperation for more Death
Trance pics of him that I discovered I am able to take
screencaptures off of DVDs. A very dangerous discovery for someone
with obsessive tendencies as strong as mine. Well, 250 screencaps of
Death Trance later, and after narrowing them down to about 100, I
decided to donate them to the best existing Tak Sakaguchi site (Street
Fighter) - go check them out in the Gallery!
It should be illegal to be that hot, I swear! I do love Tak a lot,
so it makes me feel really proud to be credited on a site so
dedicated to him. Thank you, Minhea! ^_^
old movie reviews section has gotten long enough to warrant its own
page, and has been moved HERE.
Dante shrine is now officially UP! Go HERE,
go now! =D
in the mail yesterday, but couldn't watch it just yet because I had
to go to Convergence
right away. So all I could do was unwrap it and hug it thinking to
myself "Yay!! It's a... PRETTY BOX!! I LOVE you pretty
box!!" Went to convention, liked Anime
Detour better. Less people in costume at Convergence and there
was a terrible lack of Dante. Got some pizza on my way home so I
could relax and watch the movie.
Death Trance..... And since I didn't think I would need to take any
precautions in easing myself into it, I got slammed with the worst
case of sensory overload in a long time... probably ever. I like
blood. I like pretty things. I like blood on pretty things.
It's fairly simple to make me happy in that respect. But this?
Damn... My brain went completely haywire, I swear the neurons were
shooting sparks, and I had to actually bite my hand to keep myself
from running up a wall. It was pretty bad. I had to take several
breaks to calm down. Tak Sakaguchi officially the prettiest human
alive. No contest. None...
countdown for Fearless
has been added to Movie
Watch, a review for Pirates
of the Caribbean 2 has been added to New
& Now, and the review for The
Matador has been moved down to the Reviews
section of the Movies page. The
news for the month of June '06 has been moved to the Old
News page. I know I've promised to have some new Wallpapers
up sometime soon, but alas I have been preoccupied with my Dante
obsession... I wanted to build him a little internet shrine, but it
has since developed into a rather large sub website of its own...
O.o;; I will officially link it sometime very soon (hopefully within
the next week), but anyone clever enough to figure out its address
is welcome to observe updates as they develop.
perpetual Dante obsession is now definitely dominating Wolverine.
But judging by the fact that I paid a co-worker $5 for a Wolverine
pin I didn't want for free 2 months ago, Wolvie's still going
strong. A less worthy focus would've been entirely eclipsed by now.
June 11 2006 marks the day that I officially named Dante from Devil
May Cry my favorite character. Not only because this was obvious
to everyone besides me, but also because he was the only one able to
instantly disrupt my Wolverine obsession. You see, I've been waiting
for the Devil
May Cry novel to be released for a while now, and have been keep
track of it on Amazon.com. However, I went to a graduation party
this weekend and one of my friends already had it... in her hands...
showing it off to me... I was absolutely flabbergasted and vowed to
order it right away. But when I came home and went to Amazon, it
still said it had not been released. Now, it takes a lot to get me
out of the house again after I just got home from a draining social
gathering, but such is the lure of Dante.I
rushed out to several stores right away until I found it.
was actively focusing on Dante now, and was very concerned about how
this would affect my Wolverine obsession. Already I could feel it
slipping away from me, overwhelmed by Dante's undeniable power. This
is the first time another focus has managed to usurp the reigning
obsession's time of peak intensity. Normally an obsession is not
interrupted until it has run its full, natural course. But on my way
back from the book store, through the mall, I was passing a Hot
Topic and thought to myself "hey, X3 is out, maybe they'll
have some overpriced Wolverine T-shirts" and they did. Walking
further, I passed an EB
Games and thought to myself "hey, maybe they'll have a
random used X-men game for real cheap," and they did. So, for
the time being, I am hoping that Dante and Wolverine can co-exist in
harmony. After all, I like them for the same reasons: they bleed,
they heal, repeat.
It also helps that I have the amazing ability to like a character
not for who they are, but for who I want them to be. ^_^;; Now, this
only happens in instances of severe visual trauma, such as the case of
comic book Wolverine (praise the gods for movie-Wolverine!). So, the
way I see it, Wolverine isn't about the yellow tights, the hairy
muscles, smoking cigars, or saying "bub"... No! The essence
of Wolverine is his claws, his powers, his attitude, his angst...
and so long as I hone in on that, I can superimpose THIS
onto him and be happy. *_*
got back from vacation in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.
Went hiking in Canyonlands, camping on the bottom of Canyon de
Chelly, visited all the places the first few minutes of Indiana
Jones & The Last Crusade was shot in Arches, saw Jerry
Seinfeld LIVE in VEGAS!! I was in the fourth row which means he
saw me, which makes it that much more meaningful. It
shouldn't take me too long to sort through the photos from the trip
and put up some more Wallpapers.
really enjoyed X-men 3. I saw it midnight opening day (and again on
Sunday) and have been re-watching the first two movies every day
ever since. You could say I'm going through a mini Wolverine phase
right now, which is amusing because I'm not normally attracted to
grouchy, hairy men. Wolverine is a perfect example of point #5 in my
What I Look For In Anime/Manga
Guys List: "It's not that I like to see my favorite
characters hurt, it's that I like to worry about them when they do.
It creates an intense high that amplifies my caring about a
character tenfold, and has been known to elevate otherwise
negligible characters to the level of a focus." Granted, movie
Wolverine is toned down from the comic book Wolverine, and Hugh
Jackman isn't too hard on the eyes to begin with.
other news, I hear SASUKE is back in the NARUTO manga - and he
brought a katana! This should go a long way towards securing his
already entrenched place on my Top
"10" Anime/Manga Guys List whenever I get around to
reading the new chapters. If he manages to kill Naruto it may even
shoot him up a few ranks.
Wallpapers section of the Art
pages has been organized into categories and 7 new wallpapers have
been added from my trip to Oregon: Rocky Coast (Oceans),
Boulders & Rapids (Water),
Top of Waterfall, Cliffside Waterfall, Impact Point (Waterfalls),
Mossy Woods, and Woodland Rapids (Woodlands).
I'm going to the southwest next week so hopefully more will be added
to the Canyons and Deserts
Sabbat countdown on the Beliefs page has
been changed to Midsummer. News from April '06 has been moved to the
Old News page.
Silent Hill is something else. Freaky as all Hell. I almost feel
like the world has entered a new dimension since it came out... The
best part is I got to drive through thick fog on my way home, and I
laughed. A pathetic, whimpering laugh, but a laugh nonetheless. I
loved the movie because the darkness they portrayed, brutal and
harsh though it was, is close to my own view of (the non-existence
of) "evil." For all things there is a reason and all
things have an intelligence that can be reasoned with.
new page, Videos, added to the Fun
Stuff area! Finally, a way to post my videos right on my site
without redirecting people to register at Anime
Music Videosand not killing my bandwith! I've known
for a while, but it never quite clicked with me to try this. Now I
finally got an account there and logged on... only to realize random
people already posted some of my music videos on there O.o Thanks,
guys!! =D Anyway, I added those that weren't posted and used
YouTube's codes to embed them on my page. I also kept the links to
where they are posted on AMV for those that want a higher resolution
version. The Site Map has been updated
also been DMC-ing up my
MySpace site. I typically hate MySpace, but it's a way to keep
in touch with my out of state friends and right now I have to admit
I am having fun with it... especially with embedding tacky videos
and songs on there!! :P
This video has
been months in the making... Off and on, not continuously, but
still!! After scouring 20 volumes of Angel
Sanctuary manga for every scrap of Kira, Nanatsusaya and
Lucifer pictures I could find, compiling the images, editing out
non-relevant text, finding near-identical images to switch between,
coming up with a concept, I finally got to make the video itself!
Most of it is a slideshow of pretty pictures compounded with a quadruple
layer blitzkrieg of effects.
It's set to one of my favorite songs of all time "In My
Head" by Pale 3
since, well, there's a lot of stuff going on in his head. The song
sounds monotone at first but there is a diversity of subtle rhythms
and beats in it like you wouldn't believe! I figured it fit Lucifer,
especially the lyrics "listen to the mission in my head."
am very happy it's done X_x
been a long time coming (I wanted it to go live on January 1st
>_>), but the Best of the Best
All-Stars List of the top 5 characters from anime, manga, games,
and books is now up on the Fun Stuff
page. Basically it's my excuse to give my favorite characters bigger
pictures. o.o The Favorite Pairings
List has also been moved from the Anime
page to the Fun Stuff page because it
included characters outside of anime. These lists are not for the
homophobic or the sane. You have been warned.
countdown for the next Sabbat has been changed to Beltane on the Beliefs
page (now counting down to the right year!) and news from March '06
has been moved to the Old News page.
I'm not obsessed with Dante anymore..... BWAHAHAHA....... April
Fools! >_>;;; I have, however, bought Residen
Evil 4 after watching this
video, so Leon might make it to my Top
5 Game Guys List if I ever get past the first village of
that, I'm very busy working day and night on my Vergil cosplay for
Anime Detour. The plan is to go dressed as Vergil, find someone
dressed as Dante, and kiss them... thereby fulfilling my dream of
kissing Dante - as his twin brother Vergil! It's brilliant!! (hooray
for twinscest ^^;;)
for those that don't like N'Sync, there is now a short
music video of the final battle in Devil
May Cry 3 set to the last half of the song "Dawn of
Victory" by Rhapsody. This scores Dante four projects that were
inspired by him, tying him with the top two on my Top
"10" Anime/Manga Guys List. Very impressive indeed,
So ok, for several months now I've been nursing the idea to do a Devil
May Cry 3 music video set to the song "Bye, Bye, Bye"
by N'Sync. Because 1) I find disturbing imagery set to happy music
amusing. 2) I think the song actually fits Dante and Vergil's
relationship pretty well, and has the bonus of casting yaoi
undertones. 3) I LIKE THE SONG, DAMNIT..... there, I admit it!!
Anyway, I had almost given up this dream, since I could not find
DMC3 cinematic footage to work with, but after finding The Devil's
Lair, this video became possible and I am so, SO HAPPY!! ;_; If you
don't believe it can be done, I dare you to watch
for February 2006 has been moved to the Old
(and this deserves an update all its own) Devil
May Cry 3 Special Edition does, in fact, have a cheat code! I
repeat, DMC3SE does have an UNLOCK ALL cheat code!! It is: at
the title screen press R1
+ R2 + L1 + L2 + up/left on D-pad + down/right on left analog stick
For the poor
souls who are not aware of this, a Special
Edition of Devil May Cry 3 is now out (and has been taking up
much of my time). In addition to the full original game (minus a
very convenient cheat code >_>), the Special Edition features
a Bloody Palace mode (a dungeon of 9999 rooms), a cinematic viewer
(how I've been praying for this), and Vergil as a playable character
with his own moves, weapons, style, and costumes (I can not begin to
describe how awesome that is)!! Last weekend my friends and I
ordered pizza and watched all the cinematics of DMC3 in one long
beautiful movie. My life is now complete...
Gendou and Nagisa Kaworu added to the Honorable
Mentions list on the Anime
page. (Ishida and Ukitake taken down)
For the record,
I did go see King Kong the day it came out. I work at the movie
theater, though, so I was afraid they'd see me and say "if you
got time to watch Kong, you got time to clean
Kong!" But thankfully they didn't... ^_^
got to see Narnia today and it was so, so wonderful. I had high
expectations for it, but it still surpassed them. The fight scenes
were spectacular, and the Top
10 Fight Scenes List has been updated accordingly! I saw it right
before my movie theater shift, and while sweeping outside its
auditorium later it was amusing to see the many adults and kids
going for bathroom breaks. The adults were literally running
back to the movie as unabashedly as the kids. Hopefully some of the more
extremist Christians will stop whining about Harry
Potter now that there's a Christian fantasy movie out.
saw Narnia again. I may have overreacted, hehe. I mean, the movie is
still awesome and the White Witch is still the most badass female I
ever seen (especially dressed up in that Aslan getup), but she
didn't get enough screentime in the final battle! So, upon further
consideration, when compared to Lord
of the Rings' final battle, Narnia loses out. Therefore, it has
been replaced by Return
of the King on the Top
10 Fight Scenes List.
to R. A. Salvatore - King of Action added to the Books
page. You know, I discovered today that if you image
googler a salvatore a picture of me getting The
Thousand Orcs signed is on the first page. That's kinda awesome
and kinda embarrassing at the same time, considering which picture
it is. Pretty funny either way, though. The
lower portions of the Anime and Books have been resized to give some sanity to those viewing this
site at a lower resolution.
celebrate the release of one of my favorite books (Homeland
by R.A. Salvatore)
novel form, the long overdue Top
5 Book Guys List has been added to the Books
page! Also, to promote traffic retention and easier navigation, this
main page was moved to the root address of my website. The star
graphic in the upper left corner now has the text "HOME"
on it to make it easier for those stumbling upon my sub pages to
find their way here.
the most important update for today is that my joint project with my
friend Ashvolt (Cheeseball
& Sugarcube) is finally done!! We have been working on it
for 2 and a half weeks, battling a highly uncooperative video
editing program every step of the way. It is a music video of Final
Fantasy VII: Advent Children set to "Mitternacht" by E
Nomine, a song I have been dying to make a music video with for
years. It is called "Jenova's
Legacy" and is available for download at www.animemusicvideos.org
(membership is free).
Movies page is updated and live! I
repeat, the Movies page is no
longer dead!! New countdowns and reviews have been added, and old
reviews moved to their appropriate place. If some of the comments
seem uninspired it is because the reviews were kind of
rushed I don't remember detailed opinions on some of the
movies and it's a damn pain as it is there were so
many of them. Please have pity on this half-assed attempt to get the
page up and running again... ^_^;;;
countdown on the Beliefs page has been
changed to Samhain, and news for September '05 has been moved to the
Old News page.
Fantasy VII: Advent Children is out, and it kicks an incredible
amount of ass *_* (and I'm sure it would kick more ass if I actually
played the game >_>) so my Top
6 Anime Movies List has been updated. Cloud vs Sephiroth...
wow... just wow. Stare and gape and drool and wow. O.O *can't get
Sephiroth theme out of my head*
the downside, the option to comment on drawings in the Art
sections has been taken down due to spam-bot issues that were
freezing my (and yours, I'm sure) Internet Explorer. Thank you to
everyone who were kind enough to comment, and you can still do so
through my e-mail.
news for August '05 moved to the Old News
Full Moon!! (and it's at a perigee, too) I have taken a brief brake
from playing Devil
May Cry 3, which is the best console game ever, to put up a New
Moon script on the Ritual
page in Beliefs. Why put up a New Moon
script on the Full Moon? Why not update the horridly behind Movies
page? I don't know. All I know is that Dante
is so hot right now...
Just got back
from trip to the southwest where I was invited to San Juan Pueblo's
Feast Day! While there I also got to visit Chaco Canyon, Canyon de
Chelly, Monument Valley, and finally got to go camping. Long story
short, it gave me a lot to think about. My kitty really didn't want
me to leave. She knows what a suitcase means and started attacking
it the moment I brought it out. Eventually she realized it wasn't
going away so she tried to neatly place herself inside it instead. A
picture of her
in my suitcase has been added to the Kitty
Yes, I know the Movies
page is horribly behind and I have no excuse for that, but at least
there's new photos in the Wallpapers
section now! A Me In The Southwest
section has been added to the Photos
page. I'm planning to go through my Hawaii photo album too,
so hopefully there'll be some updates with tropical pictures
sometime in the near future. The countdown in the Beliefs
section has been switched to Lughnasadh. The news from May 2005 has
been moved to the Old News page.
neiru2012 (9:51:45 PM): omg, Ichigo just got my favorite ability
neiru2012 (10:28:21 PM): make that both my favorite abilities O.o
neiru2012 (10:30:02 PM): I saw that one coming, but thought it'd be too good to be true
neiru2012 (10:51:28 PM): ............I'm not sure what to do about that
so who didn't see this coming? (besides me) Yes, this is the huge
Kurosaki Ichigo update; a cataclysmic upheaval of my Top
10 Anime Guys list unprecedented for a decade. This is a big
deal. So big there is even a blog in my Ramblings
section about it. The series Bleach has changed my life (dramatic,
but true :P), it inspired me to draw again in over a year, and that
is truly a significant feat. A new drawing has been added to the Fan
Art section, "Strong
Enough" and its close up "Strong
Enough (Ichigo close up)." For this and for being who he
is, Ichigo now occupies #0 on The List, overshadowing all. He has
transcended the list, bypassed the mandatory waiting period as
effortlessly as he challenges the assumed limitations of reality in
his own world. I started out determined to hate him, yet he has
proved to be everything I want out of a character and only keeps
getting better. I surrender. I see a lot of myself in him. The
long-suffering Soujirou has been restored his rank as #4 and Urahara
Kisuke steps in to take 5th place. Urahara Kisuke... another amazing
character... perhaps closer to myself than any other. And now I am
off to Hawaii for a couple of weeks (will hopefully take lots of
pics for the Wallpaper section)...
Beltane!!! I give up, Kurosaki Ichigo moves to #4 on the Top
10 Anime Guys list and Bleach moves up in the Top
10 Anime list. O.o;; Also, Dante takes his rightful place as #1
on my Top 5 Game Guys
list. I mean, really, the only thing that was holding him back is
that you couldn't play him in a vs fighting game, but now there is a
huge likelihood he will be playable in Soul Calibur 3! *drool* Countdown in the Beliefs section has
been changed from Beltane to Midsummer. April '05 news has been moved to the Old
no updates in a while, huh? You see, I've been sucked into the
blissful black hole known as World
of Warcraft. I'm playing a night elf rogue on a PvP server, whee!
>^_^< It is so, so much fun! I'm very impressed. And to think
I almost got stuck on EverChore
2's pointless leveling treadmill. The mere thought alone makes
me nauseous, knowing what I now know about WoW.
yeah, apparently the last forums update made them so much better and
safer that nobody can log into them anymore. ^_^;; I am aware of
this, but the problem is very bizarre and I don't know how to fix it
*and* keep the data (posts, profiles) from the old forums yet. I'm
working on it... sort of. =/ I figure people can e-mail me if they
want to talk or ask something for now. ^_^;;;
I got EverQuest
2, now I just need a computer
that can play it! I'm currently playing it on a laptop that
doesn't even fit the minimum requirements, and the performance
really, really sucks. The game itself, though, is a vast improvement
over the original and I daresay I am rather happy with it thus far.
finally took pictures of my Halloween
ninja outfit so a few of those are now up on the Photos
page. It's a real comfy ninjutsu uniform, I even got to drive on the
highway in full ninja getup. But before going on the highway I saw I
was low on gas and was forced to make a detour. I would've probably
gotten myself arrested if I tried paying inside, but I parked at the
farthest station and tried to seem as inconspicuous as possible.
Cause I was a ninja, and I was hiding, since that's what ninjas
do... And it worked out great, because that outfit melts seamlessly
into the night shadows.
it's November 2nd, and if you're in the USA, that means it's
election day! So go out there and vote for Kerry! Just kidding...
vote for whoever you want, hehehe. I don't even like Kerry, but I
voted for him anyway... or, rather... against Bush. Hell, I voted
for Nader last time (sorry!). To celebrate election day, I have
posted my Political Alignment in the About ME
page. The news for the month of October '04 has been moved to the Old
The Beliefs page is actually starting to
take shape! It was always my plan to start organizing it by Samhain
(Halloween) to at least have some ritual scripts up, and I'm happy
with myself for sticking to that goal. That's right, the Practice
button on the Beliefs page now works, and
the beginning of the Ritual
page is up. The Site Map has been updated
accordingly. It took me a while, but I finally realized that not
everyone has the fancy Lucinda
Blackletter and Curlz
MT fonts that I often use, so links to download them have
been added to most of the pages that apply.
finally got to see Shaun
of the Dead, so a review for it has been added to the New
& Now section of the Movies
page. A Top 8
"Foreign" Movies list has also been added to the Movies
page, and pretty much consists of Japanese and Chinese movies. The Top
10 Games list has been modified to include not just computer
games but also console games. Now excuse me while I try to get the
Kung Fu Fighting (those cats were fast as lightning) song out of my
I'm kinda obsessed with my new PS2 and Mortal
Kombat: Deception right now. A very horrible time to be obsessed
now that I'm actually getting pretty good traffic yet not working on
the site. But, what can ya do... I just have to let it run its
course. ^_^;; I do hope there's still plenty already up on the site
to keep everybody entertained. Damn do I love Noob Saibot. As I like
to say... I'm married to Noob
Saibot, but I'm having an affair with Kilik.
I'm gonna be a ninja for Halloween (shocking revelation, I know)!
Sure I could've been cheap and dressed up in all black but nooo, I
actually bought an authentic ninjutsu
uniform and shoes,
plus two Kung Fu fans
for weapons (because I doubt they'd let me into Mall of America with
a katana). Why use Chinese fans when I'll be a Japanese ninja? Don't
currently obsessed with getting a Playstation
2, so I ordered a used one with a bunch of games off eBay
- it better work! I've always wanted to get a PS2 to play SoulCalibur
2, but kept putting it off since I had SoulCalibur for Dreamcast.
Kombat: Deception is coming out now and this was the last straw.
Noob Saibot f0r t3h w1n!!! Or, rather, Noob Smoke now I suppose...
O.o I'm also hyper obsessed with ninjas, so I can't wait to play Tenchu
3. I wish I could play Ninja
Gaiden but then I'd have to get Xbox...
ARGH... And I also really really wanna play Link on SoulCalibur
2, but that's on Gamecube...
*bangs head on wall* I guess I'll have to settle for drooling over Red
Shadow for the time being.
finally here! The page that nobody's been waiting for! That's right,
the Language page is up! It sure
was a pain to make the font, but it's functional (and if you make it
size 20 and bold you might actually be able to see it! :P).
The Site Map has been updated accordingly.
Enchanted Site Award, Art
Space 2000's 2004-2005 World Web Award of Excellence, and Pier
Rat's Fantasy Site Award have been
added to the Awards page. Thank you!
For any reading
the APOCALYPSE NOVEL or STORIES,
the name of MIRAJE has been changed to LIANNA.
Miraje was originally supposed to be some sort of shapeshifter or
karaci, but since she's nothing of the sort anymore, that name has
no rational significance for her. The name Lianna, however, refers
to the fact that she uses a whip as her primary weapon. The
character who was supposed to be Miraje will finally reclaim her
name and take her place as Karaci's successor. Karaci, by the way,
is also possibly due for a name change... but not the karaci
themselves. :P On a lesser note, Dinictis's symbolic name of Living
Dragon was changed to Order Dragon because, well, that's what she
huge tacky graphic that has been dominating the entrance
page is gone! All gone!! It has been replaced with a formal
introduction, the fluffy and long-winded prose of which I had to cut
down quite a bit because I fear most people don't have that large
of an attention span for an opening page (myself included). Much of
it will be infiltrated into the introductions of other pages,
particularly the Library where people
actually go with the intent of reading something.
quite proud of the entrance page, and quite amused that it
possibly houses the most advanced coding on this entire site! ^_^;;
Of course, the code was not written by me, but rather by my very
generous friend Timothy
Humphrey, which I adapted to my text. The black hole graphic is
also not mine, and taken from this lovely
free graphics site, which now has a permanent spot on my
ever-growing Links page.
Shy's beautiful awards proudly added to the Awards
is now a cute little Weather
Pixie below my moon phases over to the right. Also, I made some
anal-retentive adjustments to fonts throughout the site that nobody
will ever notice nor care about. :-P~
new page has been added! The People
page is now up in the Library, and has
section for Aloquin and Dinictis
thus far. It has some profile pictures of other characters as well,
just to give you some idea of how it will be organized, but those
will definitely not be the only characters featured on that page.
The countdowns for Catwoman
Village have been taken down and replaced by ones for Sky
Captain and the World of Tomorrow and Alexander.
A review for The
Village has been added to the New
& Now section of the Movies
page. The countdown in the Beliefs section
has been changed from Lughnasadh to Mabon. The news for the month of
July '04 has been moved to the Old News
section. Corresponding changes have been made to the Site
most importantly, two new Stories
have been added: First Universal
War and Triple Helix:
Star, Planet, and Moon Spirits. I draw Moon Angels a lot, and
from time to time I get asked what the hell they are. Well, these
two stories are the most straightforward answer to that question.
They also explain the roles of Star Angels and Planet Angels. In my
attempts to make the story spiritually neutral, I have changed their
titles from "angels" to "spirits," but hopefully
that won't be too confusing.
2 has been taken down and replaced by one for I,
Robot. I am seriously running out of movies I want to see in the
next 3 months. ~_~x A review for Spiderman
2 has been added to the New
& Now section of the Movies
page. I got to see it early and it kicked major ass, much more ass
than I ever expected it to!!
really should get caught up in my story summaries for Stories
section. I already wrote the damn novel (and it is up in the Novels
section... hint, hint :P), so I feel it's pretty redundant
summarizing it into little stories. But still, somebody who hasn't
read or doesn't plan to read the novel should have the entire
history of my world available for them in summarized form on the Stories
page. But I am so much farther along in my story world now than the Stories
section would have you believe. I already have in my head all the
major stories that lead to Lossi's destruction. I even have in my
head all the major stories that lead to the subsequent world's
destruction. So really, I'm on my third world right now. I JUST WISH
I COULD WRITE AS FAST AS I THINK!!!
eyes do not deceive you - it is indeed an update! But before I
elaborate upon the update, let me introduce you to Specimen
B, and Specimen
C. Yes, I have been playing the new MMORPG City
of Heroes, and my pursuit of more levels and cooler powers is
taking time away from working on the site. But I have learned not to
fight my obsessions. Instead, I find it is best to indulge them
fully and let them burn out on their own.
story is up in the Stories
section: Siya Neijar:
Shining Flame of Destiny. The Anime favorites lists have been
slightly rearranged. Soujirou has dropped to #4 while Kurama &
Hiei have risen to #3 in the Top
10 Anime Guys list... because the combined power of Kurama and
Hiei is enough to topple Soujirou. The Top 3 Anime Girls list has
also been updated to Top 5
Anime Girls with the inclusion of Mukuro and Caska. The
countdown to Troy
has been taken down and replaced by a countdown to Two
Brothers on the Movies page.
Full Moon!!! ^_^ So many holidays this week: Beltane, Hermes'
birthday, Full Moon... Yes,
yes, I haven't updated in a while... ^_^;; Between Tai Chi Chuan
classes, work, Tarot, and being completely obsessed with Kurama
from Yu Yu
Hakusho (WHY CAN'T HE BE REAL?!?), I've been trying to get
myself to draw. Most immanently, I am trying to draw my own Tarot
cards again, starting with the Empress.
Spring is here and things are green again, so my creative juices
should be waking up again. A review of Godsend
is up in the New & Now
section of the Movies page! The
news for the month of April have been moved to the Old
new Story added: Apocalypse
I: Chapters 1 & 2. A review of Hellboy
is now up in the New
& Now section of the Movies
page. The countdown for Hellboy
has been taken down, and replaced by a countdown for Shrek
2. The news for the month of March has been moved to the Old
News page. Some may have noticed that the frequency of new stuff
being added has gone down. This is in part due to the fact that I am
actually working on fresh information, not just stuff I can
copy-paste onto the site, and partly due to the fact that I'm
researching the philosophies and applications of various martial
arts, and where I can take classes in them. Can't wait! ^_^
those wondering why so few updates, it's because I was working on a
new PICTURE!! Writing those little story
summaries about Raven has inspired me to draw him again,
although the drawing takes place way after the story summaries or
the Apocalypse novel. So feast your
eyes on Raven Dual Wielding
in the Fantasy Art section!
results are in and it's a clean sweet for Lord
of the Rings as they won all 11 academy awards that they were
nominated for! Sean Penn won Best Actor, but I guess that's ok, he
deserves it as much as Johnny Depp. Two new Stories
are up today: Tshushani
and Nexus. February 2004
news has been moved to Old News.
it's my spirit brother's birthday today! Happy Birthday ^_^
Passion Of The Christ day!!! That's right, the movie's finally
out - sold out, that is. Yes, the Christians are going to see it in
hordes and I hear there's a theater in Dallas that's playing it on
all its screens! It certainly lives up to the hype, although I
wouldn't call it anti-Semitic. Either way, there's a review of The
Passion of the Christ and Eurotrip
now up in the New & Now
section of the Movies page, and a
countdown for Van
Helsing in Movie Watch.
The Ramblings page is now up,
featuring the first of my rants: Christians Blaming Jews.
Site Map page is up as of today. There has
also been some minor tweaking and re-organization of links and
tables throughout the webpage. You may have noticed that there is
now a moon phase tracker both on the main page and in the Beliefs
section. I always wanted one of those! ^_^ Since I saw 50
First Dates yesterday, there is now a review of it up on the Movies
I lied, the Links page has expanded again.
The areas most affected were the Spiritual
and Games sections. I love my Links
page, it is a work of ART!! A new story, Split
of the Sidhe Court, is up on the Stories
page. Also, the news from January of 2004 has been moved from this
main page to the newly-created Old News
new, improved, and anal-retentively organized Links
page is up! Now with more links and an explanation of why some sites
the degree of on-site background
music they have. Yes, it is no longer the WARNINGs
system, but a violet
system, since the WARNING
system wrongly makes it seem that music is a bad thing. Be assured, this is not the end of the Links
page, but you will probably not notice anything terribly drastic
happening to it anytime soon. And yes, organizing it took a lot
longer than expected... Also, I fixed all the "back to
top" links so that they actually take you to the top of the
page and not make you reload it. :P
bring you the enhanced Links page - now with
banners and descriptions! There are some shortcuts to the categories
now, and everything *should* link to a new window, but it's still
far from organized. I also put WARNINGs
by sites that I know to have on-site music so that you have ample
time to plug your ears if you so choose. :P Well, that took a LOT longer than
expected. I'm saying that pretty often regarding the website...
rudimentary Links page is up. Eventually the
Links page will have short descriptions of
the sites, the links will open their own windows, and will hopefully
be organized in a more coherent manner. Also, I saw a commercial for
an interesting new show premiering in March on the Sci
Fi Channel, so it now has a countdown on the Television
page. The Forum,
Wallpapers and off-site pages
(except ones in the Links page) now open
their own windows.
beginnings of the Stories page is
up! Also, I am going insane. But don't worry, it'll pass o.o;
FULL MOON!!! The Forum
now works! I might be switching to a different message board
software sometime, or changing the Forum categories, but still, the Forum
now works! Yay! Also, I added more copyright notices and disclaimers.
Fan Art page has been converted to the
new title/description/feedback format, as well! Boy does it feel
great to get that out of the way.
matter how lonely we feel when a loved one passes into the
Otherworld, we should always remember that they are in a far better
place and we should be happy for them. I hope Mirko's feline friend
Paavo is happily frolicking with the angels right now.
Sci-Fi Art page has been converted to
the new title/description/feedback format! That took a long, long
time. Also, Games section has the
correct topic circle.
Top 10 List is now up on the Television
page. But, most importantly, the Art section
will be undergoing the major change I have promised. Each thumbnail
will link to a page with a bigger version of the picture, a title, a
description, and the option to leave a comment. This feature is
already up and running in the Fantasy Art
section, and I will be upgrading the other sections very soon.
IMBOLC!!! Also, happy Groundhog Day. Today my goofing around with
animated GIFs came to fruition. I have made the Dancing
Yumeni gif and the Flying
Yumeni gif. There shall be more to come. As you may have
noticed, there are little Yumenis with peace signs welcoming you to
Twilight Visions today! I also added correct upper right circles (gah,
I'll just call them "topic circles" from now on) to the Music,
Art, Fantasy Art, Sci-Fi
Art, and Wallpaper pages. Also,
a new counter is up for Ostara in the Beliefs
section to replace the one for Imbolc.
10 Anime Guys List added to the Anime
page today. That took A LOT longer than I had expected. Sadly,
Sasuke is gone from the upper right circle of the anime section,
and was replaced by Lina and Gourry. But that's ok, there's bigger
pictures of him in the Top
10 Anime Guys List anyway. :P Hidden features have been added
to the Anime and Movies
pages, and will soon be all over the website.
of the links in Fun Stuff now work! You
might notice there is a new button for TV.
The Movies page had the New
& Now and Top 10 List
sections added to it. The Anime
page is up and running, with a Top 10 List and a cool Sasuke
circle thingie in the corner! Furthermore, after spending lots of
time yesterday putting copyright on all the pictures, I spent lots
more time today taking it off!
the obvious problem of plastering my real name all over the
webpage the day after I took it off About ME, putting text on the
image ruins the picture. I instead decided to put the copyright
under the pictures when they each get their own individual pages
with descriptions, and they will be (c) Yumeni, not the real life
name. I figure if people want to steal the pictures, they'll find
ways to do it no matter what I do, so no point in being a bitch
about it. Also, the page will soon be going live, so it's probably
a good idea to start de-potty-mouthing it.
too big happening today. The Kitty
section has more pictures, and the Art
section has same-page links to the categories now. I have also
added name and copyright to all the drawings in the Fantasy
image day today. The Wallpaper
section has been added to Art, featuring
scenic panoramas from my various trips. My own wallpaper right now
is Dancing Light, go check it out! The Kitty
section now has pictures of Angel and other cats I have known. The page that everybody's been bugging me about is
up. Yes, the Photos section. I hope
you're all satisfied! Lastly, the link to Beliefs
section works, although there's barely anything there for now.
is my parents' 26th Wedding Anniversary!
lets see, what happened today. The About ME
page was slightly altered, a picture has been added. The Love
Altar has burning candles (yay!). The Movies
section in Fun Stuff is active, and
already sporting several countdowns! The Poems
page has been added to the Library
section, complete with same-page links to poems. And, hmm, I guess
that's about it! Took a lot longer to do than to say, I'll tell
you that much. :P
I begin, I would like to congratulate Lord
of the Rings for winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best
Song, and Best Music on the Golden Globes!!! Bring on the Oscars,
Mystic River you goin' DOWN!!
I have redone all the mouseovers, and some pages finally have a
picture other than the star in the upper right circle the way
they're supposed to. Fun Stuff now
links to a viewable page. But the grand achievement today is the 4
new pages in About ME!, including Kitty
honor of Mirko
'Dzeron' Koponen's best feline-friend (who is very sick right
now ~_~), let us all give the
cats we know a hug and never miss a chance to show how much we
would like to present Twilight Visions... now with MOUSEOVER!
That's right, all the buttons now magickally light up at the touch
of your cursor! I also added more buttons that don't lead anywhere
(yet). The Art section now has titles under
the thumbnails. The background of the text in the Novels
section is now black, making it possible to read without getting
distracted by the ever-prevalent twinkling stars. But do not fear!
You may still gaze at them on either side of the text area. For
sake of convenience, links to "Previous Chapter" and
"Next Chapter" have been added to the ends of the
chapters, as well as a link back to Novels.
starting to see the beginnings of the Art
section! Fantasy, Sci-Fi,
and Fan Art all work and have *gasp!*
clickable PICTURES! I worked very hard to do black airbrush around
the picture thumbnails so that they blend mystically into the
background, and I hope you like it. But I'm far from done with the
Art section. Soon the thumbnails will have
titles and maybe open separate pages with descriptions of each
picture. There'll also be a lot more text explaining why I
organized the art the way I did. Mayhaps I should scan more art,
the Novels button is fully
functional!! So is the Library button, but
there's not much there yet except for the Novels
button. :P~ The Art and About
ME buttons work, too, but nothin' there yet either. Enjoy!!
other news, I saw the movie Butterfly
Effect, and it was awesome. Seriously, this was the first
movie I ever turned to the person next to me and said "damn,
this movie's AWESOME!" - several times, no less! Go see it.
Now. It blows Donnie Darko
out of the water, I shit you not. (No memorable demonic bunnies,