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September 22, 2011
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Ao Haru Ride add
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Time (Days) 103.1
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Time (Days) 7.1
Reading 21
Completed 18
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Plan to Read 43
Total Entries 86

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I must find the Ethereal Horizon. No matter what.
-- Rikka Takanashi

I refuse to believe this reality.
-- Shinka Nibutani

Well, I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it.
-- Elwood P. Dowd

What the vast majority of people call reality is really just a point of view they choose.
-- Yuko Ichihara

-- Yuzuko Nonohara

Awarded Ph.D. in sliceoflife-ology

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Bans | 10 hours ago
I would like to do that, but I just never think about it haha. BTOOOM's OP I THINK is the same people who did Log Horizon's OP, and I really liked that one as well.

Bans | 08-18-14, 8:31 PM
Damn that was a good ep, I love it when things start rounding out, and mysteries are on the peak of being revealed.

Bans | 08-18-14, 8:07 PM
I'd say check out the first 2 eps, the whole show is semi-psychological, which I think you would like. Try it out for a few eps, that will show you if you will end up liking it or not, and as you stated, there IS good character development, the MC changes exactly the way you think he should in 12 eps.

Also I'm glad you put a spoiler for Seirei...I haven't watched it yet, I would've been MAAAAD haha.

P.S. The OP for Seirei is REALLY catchy in my opinion...I'm not one who usually cares about OP's and ED's but damn, I like this one.

mora404 | 08-18-14, 6:36 PM
There are many things I like about Ao Haru Ride and many I dislike. Although I like Futaba a lot, I'm getting tired of her inner struggles...and her neck fetish. ;) As I watch Futaba come to terms with her feelings I can't help but sense a negative outcome. Nothing positive can come out of liking a boy who is emotionally unavailable.

mora404 | 08-18-14, 6:25 PM
I saw the screen shot... And as for your question "how am I suppose to react to this?" Well you can react by making it your screen saver... If you could make one with their tails wagging... That would be even better. ;) talk about cuteness overload!

mora404 | 08-18-14, 5:57 PM
Btw how is ep 7 of Ao Haru Ride? This show is getting hard for me to watch...

mora404 | 08-18-14, 5:53 PM
The link opens to error :(

mora404 | 08-18-14, 5:45 PM
Hmm react to what?

rothrock | 08-18-14, 4:04 PM
Seriously? That wasn't an excerpt? It was damn good. I see you've had a lot of experience reading then.

Oh thanks, I'm stuck on just one genre currently. About to expand more later on (Horror). I rarely watch anime, I don't find anything interesting nor am I ever in the mood so my anime list will take a while to increase.

Since 1970? Seriously? Wow, wait how old are you? ._.

dmrch | 08-18-14, 3:36 AM

(I'd write some Katakana letters, because you can read Katakana)
Well, I feel I should explain about them as a Japanese. Sorry if you have already known about the following. Firstly, representative species of cicadas in Japan are these four.

アブラゼミ (Large Brown Cicada)
ミンミンゼミ (Hyalessa maculaticollis)
ヒグラシ (Evening cicada)
ツクツクボウシ (Meimuna opalifera)

And these four show different situations and different meanings in Japanese literature including manga/anime due to the realistic ecology.

アブラゼミ: The most frequent kind in the urban area of Japan. It sings, "ジージージー". It starts to sing from middle July (It is time to start summer vacation of Japan). So, its sound in the literature usually indicates the start of the summer or the start of summer vacation.

ミンミンゼミ: It sings, "ミーンミンミンミンミー". It starts to sing from late July, and it is singing all the daytime. So, its sound in the literature is usually a symbol of full summer or of the daytime of hot summer.

ヒグラシ: It sings, "カナカナカナカナ...". It starts to sing from middle of August, and it is singing at dusk. The Japanese people can feel sad from its sound and from the situation. Probably, you've watched it many times in anime. Its sound in the sunset scene in anime implies sadness of a satisfying day.

ツクツクボウシ: It sings, "ツクツクボーシ!ツクツクボーシ!". It starts to sing from late August. So, its sound in the literature implies the end of summer, and sadness of summer ending.

Bans | 08-17-14, 9:19 PM
Just rewatched BTOOOM!! Real tired of people saying "plot armor" especially when everything is explained or is something you can just see is an intentional perception deception (see what I did there?) like Ryouta and the kid fighting, it SHOWS the bomb directly in front of his face...but the explosion itself is several feet behind him, meaning the bomb was just meant to be in the picture to create tension, even though the bomb actually went past him and to the side by several feet. Either way, Ryouta is such a man, I know for a fact that most people wouldn't have done what he did in the final ep. ALSO ALSO, that fucking OP is AMAZING...I love it, almost enough to make me watch every time, but then I get a little bit in and I'm just like I NEED THE SHOW NOW, SKIP FOR LATER!!!

I'm sorta schoolgirling this show, bear with me here.

mora404 | 08-17-14, 6:28 PM
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun ep 7: Very cute.. but it might be time to fine a new love interest.. maybe one that is not oblivious. ;)

mora404 | 08-17-14, 6:26 PM
Kami-sama second season!!! Yeah! I'm so excited. :)

Cratex | 08-17-14, 5:36 PM

dmrch | 08-16-14, 8:19 PM
> Halloween (though the original meaning is lost on most people)
> Christmas for most people, though again strangely I think the meaning is lost in the noise of the material aspects.

Haha. I can't say anything because I am a Japanese. Most of the people in Japan, they go to Shinto shrine in a new year because it is "the season to do it". It is the power of Fuubutsushi. Halloween started to become Fuubutsushi of Japan a few years ago. In Japanese culture, a meaning of a particular season about stuff is sometimes more important than an original meaning. For example, about 10 years ago, one American said a complaint to me in office. He really couldn't understand that business persons of Japan can't wear short sleeve shirts unless the first day of June comes. It is one of Fuubutsushi, called as "Koromo-gae (a seasonal change of clothing)". Exactly, it is not pragmatic. Haha.

I've heard about "17 year cicada" of the US on a TV program. In Japan, cicadas are singing every year, of course right now. (I live in east Tokyo, but cicadas are everywhere). By the way, Japanese persons don't think singing of insects is 'noise'. Crying of cicadas is BGM of summer at least. At the same time, it is a symbol of tranquillity silence of summer. Probably, you will think "What? Are you insane?" at my word. But it is really true. Haha. And many scientists of Japan are studying why Japanese persons can't think crying of insects is noisy. In conclusion, maybe a Japanese hears sounds of insects with a linguistic part of a brain. And that way is different from the foreigners. (It is not a biological difference between Japanese and the foreigners. If American is born and grow up in Japan, he would get same ability of considering sounds of insects as a symbol of tranquillity silence).

> I plan to start learning Kanji this fall, but my hand-writing is so bad I don't know if I'll ever be able to write them properly.

Oh, you will open the gate of hell. But no one is required of reaching the stage of Handa Seishuu from Barakamon. Haha. If I advise how to become good at handwriting of Kanji, it would be "Think always about stroke order". A Japanese person who is not good of handwriting always writes with wrong stroke order. Stroke order has 4,000 years history (mainly in China). It is set as that a right-handed person can write Kanji letters naturally and properly. It has some basic patterns, not difficult to learn by heart.

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