Whew! Yup, this is gonna be a massive post, ranging from rockin’ anime to wacky roommates, so rest your feet and take a seat. First, let’s whip past a few anime series I’ve completed since my last post…
Strait Jacket. Whoa, ultra-violent supernatural steampunk, 4 of 5 stars. An alternate end-of-the-19th-century reality where magic has polluted the world like any other natural (or supernatural) resource, this 3-episode OVA twists Akira-level violence, Vampire-Hunter-D-type moods, and Claymore-style psychologies into a familiar yet impressively different odyssey. Prepare to “exist”!
School Rumble – S3. Awww, brief but wonderful and satisfying conclusion to the saga, 4 of 5 stars. After two full seasons of ridiculously funny and unexpectedly emotional high-school antics, this 2-episode “season” pretty much ties up the final loose threads of requited and unrequited love. LOL, or does it? So many eye-popping, gut-busting, heart-stopping and breath-taking memories, it’s sad to see them go.
Beck – Mongolian Chop Squad. Wow, rockin’ music, inspiring yet saddening yet back to hopeful final episodes, 5 of 5 stars. Told in a subtle-yet-effective irregular-yet-real style, this story follows the day-to-day life of a normal teenager who matures from an insecure student to an aspiring rock musician. Intriguing bilingual use of both Japanese and English. Incredible music.
Now back to my roommate… Last week, Lisa bewildered me with the oddest purchase I’ve ever seen. Apparently, she and her friend Nicole visited the Adult Superstore (yup, only in Vegas, lol) and bought a rubber fist! And comparing it to Lisa’s fist, it’s definitely a female fist! On top of that, she stuck it in a pot, decorated it, and added some plastic flowers to create her “Fist of Love Bouquet”. For her boyfriend! Hahaha, it’s gotta be the most WTF joke gifts I’ve ever seen put together, haha. >_<
That was last week… So this week, last night, Lisa shocked the fuck outta me when she came home. Still wearing the hair extensions and corset from her photoshoot! Holy crap, she looked like a totally different human! So of course, I had to capture another bewildering moment before she changed back to her normal self, lol. Damn, what kind of photoshoot was it? Lingerie? Again? LOL >_<
P.S. Zero, zero, zero! Here’s a new anime-related question: Has anyone else realized the near-overuse of the name “Zero” in the past couple years? Not only in anime, but in other animation and in film? For example, not just the film “Crows ZERO”, but also the anime “Zero no Tsukaima”, the masked Zero in “Code Geass”, the male character Zero in “Vampire Knight”, even Jabba’s uncle, Zero the Hutt in the animated film “Star Wars – The Clone Wars”. Huh? What’s the deal? ^_^
P.P.S. Hey, congrats again, Danny! Like I noted in Mimi’s blog, I had no idea my simple Sept-15 addition about your Sept-14 CNN feature made such an impact! Thanx again to DOSGuy and his tireless efforts, I hope the Wikipedia article sticks this time, lol. >_<
P.P.P.S. Whoops, just checked today, Oct 19. Sorry, Danny, looks like the article was once again deleted and saved under DOSGuy’s Deletapedia. Damn. >.<