End of a season

This is an old blog post from my anime-planet account, which can be found here: Anime-planet

31 MAR 2014

Since I’ve finished most of the series I posted about last week, I’ll see if I can get my thoughts together on them. Here we go:

 

Buddy complex:

I liked this one. The character interactions is what pulled me along in this show. The story is kind of okay-ish and the action scenes are not that great either. But the mix of ingredients made for an anime I enjoyed.

Chuunibyou 2: It should’ve been romance.. Or Chuunibyou. It tried to pick a bit of both worlds, and failed to grab either properly. the show was borderline enjoyable, but it was really painful to watch it at times. The first season was much, much better.

Inari Konkon: It’s too bad I hate the main character Inari with a burning passion, otheriwse this series would’ve been very good for me. The way Inari reacts to some of the scenarios she encounters just doesn’t make her feel like a real person to me. The gods are hilarious though, and are a saving grace for this series.

Mahou sensou: I love magic in my anime. I really, really do. But the characters tried so hard to destroy this series for me and the did a thorough job of it. I hate this one, I hate the ending, and if they ever make a sequal to this, I’ll etch my torch and pitchfork and go on a holy crusade to burn it down. This was really, really bad to watch.

Nobunagun: I enjoyed watching this. The series is aimed more at young adults (altough it contains a bit of tentacle action). The action was kind of clusterfuck. The enemiesĀ  were nice. the art was bad. The characters had some dumb interactions. I still enjoyed it anyway (and that counts for something as well).

Noragami: Yay for cat spirit girl! The japanese gods were also nice, and probably give a better personalisation of the gods then they did in Inari. The action scenes were also nice. It’s too bad that there wasn’t much of a story to this one.

Sakura trick: Ugh… Better watch Kissxsiss or something… at least they got twins there..

Seitokai Yakuindomo 2: I liked the first series better.. I guess because it was still fresh back then.

To aru Hikuushi: Really enjoyed both the stories and characters in this one. The main characters hate and agony was portraid very well.. It’s too bad it was only 13 eps. It could’ve used 26, just because there is so much more to be explored in their world.

Witch craft works: Another magical anime. This one also didn’t really have much going for it, but at least they showed us right from the getgo that they weren’t planning on doing anything fancy.

Wizard barristers: Lots of magic this season. I liked the way wizards were being put into a minorty faction that’s being discriminated. What I didn’t like is that the story takes a 180 degree from that point, and doesn’t really care for it from the middle of the show. This show had so much more potential that it didn’t use šŸ˜¦

Z/X ignition: Fate/stay night clone-ish. I liked the series, the only complaint I have is that they didn’t really accomplish anything at the end. Maybe that’s what they were going for (IE, just protct the town, don’t do anything fancy like taking over the world). If they did, kudos to them, they’ve accomplished that.

Golden time: I really, really enjoyed the characters in this one. It felt fresh to me, and the comedy which didn’t get overdone were nice as well.

Kill la kill: one of the better anime of 2013, I would recommend everyone to check this one out. This anime takes going over the top over the top. I had a blast.

Log horizon: It’s too bad they don’t have the “dying is permanent” which SAO had. I think it would’ve given an extra depth to this already deep anime. If you like politics and the deceit which goes with that, you should check this out.

Nagi no asukara: Oh man, them feelings. It’s not as good as Clannad was at hurting feelings, but it’s pretty damn good at trying to. The fact that it has some mythological people who live in the sea adds a degree of likeability for me.

 

 

Guess that’s it for this season.

 

 

This almost the season

This is an old blog post from my anime-planet account, which can be found here: Anime-planet

25 MAR 2014

Actually, it’s almost the seasons end. I’m planning on writing an user review on at least one serie and writing a short review on everything I’ve watched in this blog. The series I’ve watched are the following:

Golden time (gor carried over)

Kill la Kill (got carried over)

Magi 2 (got carried over)

Nagi no Asukara (got carried over)

Strike the blood (got carried over)

Tokyo ravens (got carried over)

Buddy complex

Chuunibyou 2

Hamatora (sort of, I’m lagging behind and consider dropping)

Inari Konkon

Mahou sensou

Nisekoi (carries over)

Nobunaga the fool (carries over)

Nobunagun

Noragami

Sakura trick

Seitokai Yakuindomo 2

To aru Hikushi e no koiuta

Witch craft works

Wizard barristers: Benmashi Cecil

Z/X Ignition

 

Some of these I wouldn’t pick up again if I could go back to the past, but I’m happy with most of these. Next week I’ll be reviewing all these with a bit more depth to them (maybe I’ll split that in two parts) and the week after that I’ll probably post a list with the series I’m picking up in the new season.

 

 

Actually doing stuff

This is an old blog post from my anime-planet account, which can be found here: Anime-planet

10 MAR 2014

So, most of the time, my weekend consists of: Doing actually nothing remotely usefull whatsoever. I game a lot.. I sleep a lot.. I read a lot.. But nothing that can actually be classified as usefull.

First of all: A friend of mine and I have finally started the design on our T-shirt. It’s gonna be amazing ( I should probably temper my enthousiasm, otherwise I’ll be dissapointed in the near future… oh well…).

Second of all: I found out that I might not be as shy as I thought I was. As I’ve participated in a team chess tournament with 3 complete strangers (one of my teammates saddled me up with them), and I wasn’t even the most quiet out of all of us! So that’s good to know.

Third: I spend an hour and a half teaching one of my students. This session was actually his idea, but I made the time for him and I probably got some knowledge to stick. Reviewing this next tuesday, so I’ll have some more indformation to work with by then.

Goals for next week:

Be more active. I need to start walking some more.

Be more open. This one is gonna be tough

Read some more.. Oh dear…

 

 

Sort of keeping up

This is an old blog post from my anime-planet account, which can be found here: Anime-planet

4 MAR 2014

It seems I sort of am able to write a post on a weekly basis, which I’m actually a little proud of.

 

First of all, I love what AP did with the CR integration in the site, kudos to them. Second of all: I’ll probably won’t be using the feature that much, cause, you know, I love to have the files on my own system (I’m a hoarder like that… Hey, Ā I collect magic cards, so that’s to be expected).

 

There’s not much to say in anime news, other than the fact that koiuta took a turn for the worse (killing off the entire secondary cast.. show has balls). I like it when a show isn’t all goody goody, smoochy smoochy. So I’ll definetly recommend watching it.

 

I’ve also started on recreating the library I work at in gamemaker. It’s pretty tough to keep a pace going, but, as with this blog, spending a few hours every week isn’t too hard and it’s crazy fun to do.

 

Also trying to get back into TERA. Leaving an MMORPG for a while and getting back into it is much harder then I thought it would be.

 

I think I’ll leave it at that for this week.

 

 

Pondering

This is an old blog post from my anime-planet account, which can be found here: Anime-planet

24 FEB 2014

I really didn’t what title to give this post. As I’ve once again failed to keep this weekly writing going on. I’ll probably get over it, and as I keep doing this, I hope to get into a rhytm that will allow me to write once every week.

 

We had a nice talk with the members of the manga library I’m part of. We had some discussion on the dutch law which applies to copyright (which we don’t actually have in the Netherlands – What we know of is called “the law of authorship” or something). So I should be a bit more knowledgeable on what people are allowed to say about copyrights.

 

In Manga news: I’ve been picking up some yuri titles. The yuri section in our library isn’t that big (we have around 15 different titles, somewhat around 30 books), but I’ve almost finished all of them. I think Kashimashi was the one I enjoyed the most. I rather enjoyed reading some yuri, so I’ll be a bit sad when I’m done reading all of it.

 

In anime news: Only been continuing the series I’ve been watching. Kill la Kill keeps being the best season of this year. Other titles are okay, but not really “great” or anything.

 

Think I ‘ve spend enough time getting my thoughts on paper. I hope I’ll remember to write a bit next week.

 

 

miserable failings

This is an old blog post from my anime-planet account, which can be found here: Anime-planet

11 FEB 2014

So… That good inention of restarting my blog? A TOTAL FAILURE! Oh well, I’ll get over it. I’ve been doing some coding for the manga library that I’m a proud member of and so far I think they like what I did there.

In other anime news: I’ve finished all of the fall anime that I’ve been watching, but I can’t really remember any of them, so they probably weren’t that great. The new season is also kind of meh. I do enjoy Inari konkon and some others, but I don’t think any of them are all that great.

In gaming news: I’ve decided to get back into MTGO. picked up a nice controlling deck, lost a few rounds with it, but enjoyed the decisions you have to make while playing. Also decided to go full support in DOTA. I still think support is the hardest role to play, other then maybe a ganker.

Also picked up another RPGmaker title, a fun littel game of which I can’t remeber the name.

 

Now that I readĀ  back on this, I can’t even think of why I think my life is too busy. It has to be one of my own failings.. oh well..

 

Hope to remember to write another piece next saturday.

 

 

Restarting

This is an old blog post from my anime-planet account, which can be found here: Anime-planet

14 JAN 2014

Right, so I had this idea of restarting with blogging. The hardest part I had when trying to do this last time is sticking to my schedule… STICK TO THE SCHEDULE, YOU FOOLS! So from now on I will be writing a minor post, every saturday, and try to stick with that for a year. That’ll be 52 short writings about things (read, anime) I enoyed, things I hated (read, series that sucked) and see if I can accomplish that. This is only an intro. The real blogging will start at 18/01 of this year. I hope I can stay true to my word this time around.

 

Regardz,