Yup, another dose of chaotic anime, scorching figures, and random personal events shot-from-the-hip, lol. Since my roommate might be moving out next month, mid-December, due to her financial crunch, here’s our first pic-of-the-post in honor of Lisa. More details below. Maybe. Enjoy the ride!
Anime Titles. Yup, a bunch of good ones. Six more anime titles-seasons completed during the last 3 weeks, for a total of 47 so far this year. Thankfully, I’m gonna try and keep these speed-reviews short and speedy, lol.
Zero no Tsukaima – S1 . My 42nd anime title-or-season of the year. Awww, addictive little Harry-Potter-esque magical-school romantic-comedy series, 4 of 5 stars max for short season, lol.
Zero no Tsukaima – S2 . My 43rd. Wow, a more tear-inducing emotional ride, 5 of 5 stars! Yup, while I can only give 4 stars max to a short season, combining this short season with the first one qualifies it for a full season 5 stars!
Rosario + Vampire . My 44th. Wow, powerful Vampire transformations and mesmerizing Monster battles amidst such a short-but-cute romantic comedy, max 4 of 5 stars!
Persona – Trinity Soul . My 45th. Hey, not bad, a refreshing portrayal of psychological mecha, a mysterious and melancholy odyssey yielding 4 of 5 stars.
Kyouran Kazoku Nikki . My 46th. Whoa, super-wild and ultra-wacky sci-fi-fantasy roller-coaster ride reminiscent of “Hayate no Gotoku”, 4 of 5 stars! Prepare to lose all sense of logic, lol.
Strike Witches . My 47th. Aww, mixing scantily-clad gals and world-war military magic, a brief but satisfying and inspiring ride, 4 of 5 stars max.
Anime Figures. Next up, anime figurines. But not just any random ones, these will probably be my final purchases… ever. Following my  Edelweiss – Fumie two months ago, most of my final figures are pictured in the next couple photos:  Little Busters – Komari (below),  Pia Carrot – Sana (below),  Figma – Fate Stay – Rin (below),  Queen’s Gate – Alice (below),  Figma – Vocaloid – Miku (below), and  Shining Tears x Wind – Elwyn (below). While my last order has not shipped yet, it is:  Evangelion – Gothloli Rei. After Rei, that’s it! Time to focus on computers and electronics, lol.
The Catcher in the Rye & Guiness. Haha, after 3 months of bathroom reading, I finally finished one of the classic books I never had a chance to read in high school, The Catcher in the Rye. Actually, ever since I watched the sci-fi-cyberpunk anime Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex almost 10 years ago, a series which incorporates this book in the overall “Laughing Man” arc, the idea of reading it has always been in the back of my mind. And now I’ve finally done it! Definitely enhances the concepts of feeling alone and disappearing from the world. Fortunately, Guiness negated my solitude to see me finish the book below, lol.
Lisa & Her Financial Crunch. Back to my roommate. Coming this mid-December, her student loan payments will begin. And since her monthly payments are slightly more than her monthly rent to me, she’s planning on moving back with her parents. They live in the next-door community, 5 minutes away. Yeah, not the ideal situation to live with one’s parents again. But money is a high priority. Especially in this lackluster economic year. Thus, slowly but steadily, she’s getting things together, slightly packing, maybe a joint garage sale along the way, before she leaves. Guiness is still a question mark. Does he stay with me for free? Or does he stay at her parents house? Unfortunately, her parents work longer hours at their business, so that’s a concern too. On top of that, will I find a new roommate? Not an emergency, and utility usage will be reduced, but my budget could still be uncomfortably tight. That’s another reason for my halt on all anime-figure purchases. So who knows? Well, that’s her story. But doesn’t prevent her from going to another Alkaline Trio concert (Nov 4th) below, haha.
Mimi’s Rage. By the way, in case you missed the obscure otaku news, Angry Mimi has finally inspired her first fan club Mimi’s Rage, haha. Pretty funny. Glad I could lend an amusing hand to unveiling their cause, whether it’s short-lived or not. Here’s a poster from their blog, lol.
Final News. Ah, four-day weekends, haha. Yup, I gained enough vacation days to take-off all of the Fridays and Mondays for the rest of this year, lol. Which leaves three-day work weeks, even two-day weeks during the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holidays. Not bad, eh? So for the next couple months, it’ll almost feel like one long vacation, hehe. Well, unless I have to clean up an emergency on a Friday or Monday for a few hours. But still not bad, eh?… Umm, so what the freakin’ heck is a Nyoki Nyoki? ^A^;