Dec. 27th, 2011 07:09 pm
rekall: (xxxHolic - Himawari)
I don't normally do recs for Yuletide. I read at a slow pace and I have a tendency to forget things easily so I would probably unintentionally forget a fic.

But I wanted to draw attention to two fics. They were the two fics I received this year and that's why they deserve special attention.

Under the Cut )
rekall: (Kobato - Okiura)
Dear Yuletide Author,

Read more... )


Dec. 24th, 2011 01:00 am
rekall: (Default)
After two days I finally got my LJ imported to DW. I should have done it a while ago, but I was lazy. I also should have continued cross-posting to DW but again, lazy. I'm now being punished for that laziness.

I'm undecided what to do about LJ. I haven't gotten migraines from their new default comment system but I have gotten headaches from it. At the same time however it's still the most popular place for fandoms and most of the places I visit there have since switched to customized comment pages.

I mostly waiting right now to see if LJ fixes their screw up and apologize for it.

LJ Again

Dec. 21st, 2011 11:54 am
rekall: (Tiger & Bunny 2)
Apparently the comment redesign isn't the only change LJ has planned for the future. You can see caps of some of the upcoming changes here.

Like with the comment redesign, they seem to be only telling and allowing feedback from Russian users. (With the comments redesign, they only announced it after people had already translated the Russian posts into English)
rekall: (X - Seishirou/Subaru)
Probably not, but they certainly are trying hard.

Honestly, besides reading my flist (and even then I scroll by the comms I have friended), the only thing I do anymore on LJ is participate in anon and kink memes. I have a feeling that both are going to flee LJ unless LJ makes some changes very soon. Because the new comments page LJ rolled out? Is pretty useless when it comes to anon/kink memes.

The lack of subject lines make things difficult to track threads. The paperbag icon that appears with anonymous posts is creepy (the second thing I did after switching my LJ from the default comments page to my style was adblock those creepy things). And it's much easier to accidentally not post anonymously (good thing anything I post is things I would say with my name attached).

Anon/Kink memes aside, I really doubt if I'll be able to use my phone to browse LJ anymore (which I've been doing a lot lately since I've been lazy). The new design doesn't look mobile friendly, although I admit I haven't tested it yet.

The fact LJ is proud the new design was only in beta for a week shows how unprofessional they are. Gmail was in beta for 6 years and AO3 just finished it's second year of beta (you know you suck when a fan run organization is better then your "professional" company).
rekall: (Default)
Apparently the other chapter was a prologue and this was the real chapter 1.

I thought the art was better in this chapter than what it was in the prologue (or maybe I'm just getting use to the new style).

Technically there are spoilers below the cut but nothing major. )
rekall: (X - Hokuto)
Somehow I totally missed the fact that the Korra opening title sequence was leaked!

Why is this series not out yet?

Looks like they're back using the Avatar: The Legend of Korra title instead of that stupid The Last Airbender one they were using for the past year. \o/
rekall: (Gate 7 - Sakura)
Oh, Tachibana, I can see the angst in your eyes when Sakura is going off to sleep with some woman.


Okay, maybe not! But I still think they're going to end up together in the series. They have 'CLAMP Canon Gay Couple' vibes. And it's not like Sakura is having sex with these women, he's just sleeping.

I have a feeling that Sakura is not going to be getting his Oni back. There's too much angst there and you know how CLAMP likes their angst.

Also, Chikahito has a death wish. Although it is mostly Tachibana's fault for being an overprotective parent.
rekall: (Gate 7 - Hana)
Whoa, in twenty pages, more plot happened in one chapter than in the entire third volume. Don't get me wrong, I like Volume 3 but it's basically filler since Kazahaya and Rikuou are off doing their own thing that is unrelated to the plot. Plus Kakei and Saiga weren't in it.

It's so nice seeing everyone together again. I love it when Kakei and Saiga tease Kazahaya.
rekall: (Gate 7 - Sakura/Tachibana)
(I've been away so I'm currently playing catch-up.)

I don't have much to say about this chapter, except that I love the way the story is shaping up.

Sakura: Since it didn't come like before go easy on me.
Tachibana: If it does, I'll bury you with my own hands.

When it comes to CLAMP that's practically a love confession. It reminds me of that one KuroFay scene from Acid Tokyo where Fay wants to die and Kurogane's like 'If you want to die so badly, I'll kill you myself so live'. CLAMP loves showing love through violence.

I also liked this line:

Sakura; When this is over I'll lick your injuries for you.

CLAMP certainly likes keeping yaoi fangirls happy!
rekall: (Gate 7 - Sakura/Tachibana)
Finally scanlations are starting to come out for the latest chapters. This makes me happy since now I can finally know what's being said which lead to the fight between Sakura and the girl guy with glasses. Yes I did think that he was a girl. It was only when I saw the others were using male pronouns did I realize he didn't have breasts. Oops!

Spoilers )


Oct. 26th, 2011 04:48 pm
rekall: (Kuroshitsuji - Lau)
I wanted a new manga to read and randomly decided to try Beelzebub. It's about a delinquent (Oga) who finds a baby (Baby Beel) who turns out to be the son of the Demon King. The first part of the series is about Oga trying to find someone who is both stronger and more evil than him so he can pass Beel off to someone else. Things have since developed into a war between Baby Beel and his older brother Lord En.

I'm glad I did try it. It's a fun series between it's silly humour and mindless violence.

One of the funniest parts I think is Beel's rivalry with another (human) baby. Beel is really weak when separated from Oga and so he often gets owned by the other baby when the two are together (which alas isn't much).

Another thing I like about the story is a group of female delinquents called the Red Tails. Their leader, Aoi, is one of the best fighters in the series and she's one of the main characters. Other members of the Red Tails make up the group of secondary characters and they can kick ass just as much as any other character.


Oct. 6th, 2011 11:48 pm
rekall: (Kobato - Okiura)
One good about LJ being up and down these past few days was it finally gave me a chance to finish Blood-C. I started watching it a month or so ago but had been holding off on the last two episodes until I was able to watch them back to back.

Overall, I thought it was a good series. Better than Blood+, but I don't know how it compares to Blood: The Last Vampire, which I haven't seen.

The ending in particular was really great. I loved the ending.

Spoilers )
rekall: (Default)
So Tiger & Bunny is now over until Season 2.

It feels like it was only yesterday when I started watching the series. That was over ten weeks ago. I wished I had watched it from the beginning instead of going "lulz, that's a stupid title", "is this a mecha series? I'm tired of mecha" and "those suits look like they were ripped-off from Iron Man". That's why you shouldn't judge things without watching (or reading) it yourself.

I really can't describe how happy I've been since I started watching the show. I feel more like my old self again. I felt fine before but life was getting to me. I feel more carefree again and it feels good.

Spoiler Cut for the Last Time )
rekall: (Tiger & Bunny - Tiger/Bunny)
It's hard to believe that there's only one episode left. I got into the series during the Kriem and Jake eps, which seem like such a long time ago now.

Spoiler Cut for Ep 24 )
rekall: (Tiger & Bunny - Kotetsu)
I've been away on vacation all week and I'm pretty tired right now so I'm not sure how much of the following post is going to make sense.

Spoilers )
rekall: (Tiger & Bunny - Tiger/Bunny)
I've been thinking a bit more about the last episode and previous ones.

Spoiler Cut )


Aug. 26th, 2011 12:21 am
rekall: (Tiger & Bunny - Kotetsu 2)
Bleach has been killing me these past few chapters. I first noticed it last week but was too lazy busy in denial to mention anything.

It really is breaking my heart.

The Following Should not be Taken Seriously )
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