Unlike how the title suggests, I’ll go in reverse order. That way, you’ll I’ll feel good by the end. Yes, readers, this is a consolation post (well, and a rant… and a praise post). :] I’ve decided to write it all out, instead of doing what I usual do >>>>
Meet your guide for the day, Ladies and Gents. Komui from D. Gray-man. Q: Why did you pick Komui? A: Why not? Komui means serious business.
I might be completely giving away my identity right now, but oh hell. I completely botched a presentation on Otaku-ism today in summer school class. (Therefore, if you are part of the less-than-zero percent and know it was me.. well, I hope you understood what I explained.) It was only three minutes and I thought I had it all down. Explain anime/manga as a little overview, and head into what my beliefs of “Otaku” were. This presentation was also videotaped, mind you. So… my nervousness increased. The presentation started well, but as luck has no favor for me, I had to start over because the video hadn’t been recording. If that wasn’t embarrassing, I know my voice was shaking, my fingers were fumbling and waving all over the place, and my head moving way too fast back and forth. What’s even more nervewrecking is now, I have to read the evaluations of everyone else. Hopefully, they won’t be harsh.
Of course, you might think the same thing that I was trying to think: “Get over it, Hoshi. It’s a fucking 3 minute presentation. Who cares?” Well, let’s see. I’m just mostly angry at myself and the fact that I didn’t get my info on Otakus across as well as I should have… Next time I’m going to put a post-it on my forehead that says “Beware. Has symptoms of ADD while presenting.”
Anyone seen the five minute ONA of Chocolate Underground? If you haven’t seen it, stop reading and skip over to The Good. Right now. I don’t want your beliefs to be tainted by mine before you’ve seen it.
Chocolate Underground, to summarize a little, is about the restriction of chocolate. Interestingly enough, the couple in the first episode had their house torn down because they were having chocolate for dinner. Now, Chocolate Underground might be something you like watching, but it’s unrealistic. If you’re going to give me something unrealistic, at least make it…flow together and somehow become realistic (do you sort of understand what I mean?) Here, let me show you:
I can understand that chocolate causes dental complications. That’s why I stay away from it mostly. I have chocolate once in a while. But chocolate as a thing that kills people? How? By choking people? By falling from the sky hard enough to create a dent in someone’s brain? Maybe, but how likely is that to happen? I’ve never heard of such cases. And how about this:
Yes yes, diabolic food, okay. Chocolate makes the human spirit to get lost too? Uh, I have no idea who subbed this but please explain. How does my spirit get lost because of chocolate? My spirit falls in LOVE with chocolate and its ethereal taste and texture, but I haven’t lost my spirit because of it. Imagine being a zombie to chocolate~
I don’t think I will continue watching this, thank you. At least I give points for the creative idea of banning chocolate.
Megumi Nakajima’s Debut Single as Ranka Lee has been released. It’s called Seikan Hikou, and it contains songs such as Seikan Hikou, Neko Nikki, Ai Oboete Imasu Ka -Deculture Edition Size-, Watashi no Kare ha Pilot -Miss Macross 2059-, and then just Seikan Hikou and Ai Obete Imasu Ka -Deculture Edition Size- without Ranka.
I am totally biased in saying this because I love all 11 episodes of Macross Frontier, but Megumi Nakajima’s voice is just beautiful. I love Aimo because of it’s solitary and flowing sound, but I like her version of Watashi no Kare ha Pilot. It’s bubbly, cute, and just catchy. It makes me feel like singing along with her. (This is the song Ranka sang in episode 4 at the Miss Macross finals.)
And Neko Nikki? It was definitely at the top of my overall favorite endings. I think it’s temporary, but heck, temporary or no, I found myself playing it over and over. Overall, the debut single is cute and a must get for Macross fans I believe. Luck to Megumi Nakajima and her future as a singer and seiyuu, but I don’t think she’ll need it. She’s just that damn good.
This lifts a bit on my moping. Thanks for reading. :] I shall take on Komui’s facial expressions now and go listen to Ranka’s voice at least a million times.