This is a blog full of useless chatter. Random things exist here, like some of the drawings/doodles that I do, sometimes there are pages or panels from comics here, sometimes I post fangirl stuff, and other times it's just random things.
As for me, I'm a 20 year-old college student in the states who's going to two separate colleges at the same time cuz she's crazy/lazy. I'm majoring in Computer Engineering at a university and majoring in Mathematics at an all girls' college full of straight chicks... I'm also a lesbian... GLmanga lies.
Also, I draw on my spare time. It's fun. Rambling is also fun, like right now~ I'm going to stop now lol~
Because I like numbers:
With this Spring season showing more promising anime, I’ve kind of gotten back into the flow of watching some. Sampled pretty much all the new series, but only seven made it to episode two for me:
Red Data Girl
Devil Survivor 2
Aku no Hana
Suisei no Gargantia
Shingeki no Kyojin
Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. Z
After this week however, the list shortened even though I have yet to see the 3rd episode for some (also excluding Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. Z since if you liked the 1st season, you’ll like the 2nd one. It’s pretty much the same):
Red Data Girl just…well…it made me cringe after the end of the second episode to the point where I couldn’t watch the third. I suppose it should have been expected since I don’t really like shoujo.
Devil Survivor 2 just bored me to tears with the second episode, so when the third one came around, I couldn’t make myself watch it.
Hataraku Maou-sama is still hilarious in my opinion. I seriously laugh out loud many times watching it. Glad it’s not a harem or anything. Also, it has actually gotten me to like the tsundere. That’s like, a first.
Aku no Hana uses rotoscoping beautifully and the art style adds to the creepiness by making the series more realistic, yet uncanny. Each episode has me glued. I love it!
Shingeki no Kyojin is very gory and dark, very dark, (such is the way of a crap-sack world) though still waiting on the 3rd episode right now. The art style helps make it stand out.
Suisei no Gargantia is strong in both plot and design. Waiting on 3rd ep, but the ending of the 2nd one was mind-blowing. The strengths from this series so far comes from the beautiful art and animation, along with the interesting characters and their interactions.
On another note, watched some older anime.
The TV series for Black Rock Shooter was pretty and fun even though the plot wasn’t very intelligent. There’s only 8 episodes, so things more quickly.
Michiko to Hatchin takes place in an alternate Brazil. Lots of guns lol. Only seen 1st ep, but want to watch more. Also, hot chick with guns. Can’t complain there lol.
So, thanks to tumblr, I discovered the French Indie rpg, OFF. Just started playing, but I already like it. RPGs, especially older ones, are my favorite type of games. But…wasn’t able to get far due to zero free time….HURP college.
It’s infuriating how the school system in my country is often handled by a bunch of idiots.
I’m one of those people who suffers greater social anxiety online than offline. Because of this, I always have bundles and bundles of questions that I want to ask people, but just can’t. A lot of them are in regards to artists that I admire. I want to ask them about their drawing process, how they developed their style, what kind of thought process they go through, and how they combine a more cartoon-y style with some realism (and the like), and so on. As someone who freaks out over how correct the body looks (yet wants to take on a more “cartoon-y” style “correctly”), such questions bug me constantly. However, I just can’t bring myself to ask the artists. I freak out and hide. I really hate it, but I’m just too afraid.
Or How Much I’ve Realized That Loki Is a Little Shit.
Back when I finally saw the movie Thor, I decided that I wanted to know more about the comics. Taking the advice from a friend of mine, I randomly selected Thor, issue 600, and went from there. Even though I didn’t know much about the characters or plot, I soon fell in love with the series. Out of all the characters, Loki was my favorite. I loved how much he (and for a time, she) was a magnificent, manipulative bastard.
During that span of 20-something odd issues left of Thor, Loki died and came back as a kid.I thought that was pretty cool. The brotherly love that Thor expressed for Loki despite all the shit that happened in the past also won me over. Soon enough, I was rooting for Thor and this Kid Loki and booing Odin.
Then, I discovered that as Thor ended, Journey Into Mystery and The Mighty Thor started up. I instantly latched onto Journey Into Mystery and later The Mighty Thor and fell in love with them. I simply adored this new Kid Loki and the relationship he had with Thor. Instead of rooting for his evil schemes, I was now supporting the constant fight to show that he’s good, despite all the terrible things people did to him and how much shit was left over from his previous self. And more importantly, I loved just how much he looked up to his big brother, Thor.
Having an older brother (about 13 or so years between us), I related easily to Kid Loki’s view of Thor. To me, my older brother is awesome in every way, and I’ll find myself bragging about him at times. He’s also the sibling I reach out to when something bad has happened, or when I feel scared or upset. Kid Loki, too, has called out to Thor when he was in trouble. Case in point, Journey Into Mystery, issue 626.1.
So, perhaps you could imagine how much the Everything Burns arch and the final issue pulled at my heart strings. I cried. I cried like a baby. Seeing panels like this:
from The Mighty Thor, issue 21, and this:
from Journey Into Mystery, issue 645, killed me. I was a mess.
See, before I knew how Journey Into Mystery was going to end, I was excited to hear about Young Avengers starting up again, and this time including Loki. The Young Avengers was one of my first comic book series back then. The Young Avengers plus what I assumed would be Kid Loki? What could get more awesome than that?
Imagine my shock when I found out what happened to Kid Loki.
I hated Loki. I hated him so much. I didn’t want him, I wanted Kid Loki. I wanted the kid who loved his big brother and who tried to do good despite all the shit happening to him. I never hated a villain so much.
The bond between Kid Loki and Thor was shattered in my eyes. Something that was so powerful was now gone. Loki, how I see it, doesn’t feel the same love for Thor as Kid Loki did. There isn’t that trusting bond, something that took issues to build in Journey Into Mystery.
But, now I have stuff like this:
(from A + X, issue 5), and… he’s such a little shit! I can’t help but look back at what was now and then as I see Loki prance around, unable to stop being the villain in a sense. I must thank Kieron Gillen and his brilliant writing, though. You’re the first person to have made me actually want a villain to be good and not turn evil again. Seriously.
So, while this is a bit late, considering when Gillen’s run of Journey Into Mystery ended, but I felt like I had to get it off my chest. I apologize for the sloppy writing.
So…………just realized that I had several messages for god knows how long………and I never knew…….*looks at hair* Is…Is that a blond strand that just popped up?