Bleach OST and Some Who

I’m not really up for talking much lately, in fact I can’t work up any motivation to type up anything. So I don’t have much to say on this post, but I really wanted to share my love with the Bleach soundtrack and some Doctor Who music videos. So enjoy~

 

Lyrics:
Bite them! Poke them! Torture and gore them! Bug them! Tease them! Mess with their heads! Slaughter, gore them. Slitter and wear them. Burn them – grill them! Rattle their bones! Bite them! Eat them! Torture and Beat them! Maim them! Kill them! Cut off their heads! Slay them! Flay them! Wither and pull them! Dance on their graves ’cause now they’re dead!

 

 

Lyrics:

Cometh the Hour of our Reckoning, we will be ready
Cometh the Man who will Fight beside me and be steady
Cometh the Angel, the messenger from Hell we dreaded
Cometh the Devil’s disciples, so we must be ready

My heart is strong, my faith goes on, but if my world is threatened,
I’ll fight the fight, they’ll pay the price, their blood will flow with vengeance!
The dogs of war will rip apart hostility unbounded,
And to the end our guns will roar until the enemy is

Crushed
To the point of no return
Beg for mercy, scum of Satan
Lucifer’s a corpse in waiting!

 

Lyrics:
For every man there is a cause which he would proudly die for.
Defend the right to have a place for which he can belong to.
And if we go and fight, we face their hearts in desperation.
And shed his blood to stem the flood of an impending invasion.

 

Lyrics:
I can tell you’ve never been true to me
I can smll that you’re acting so fearfully
I can hear what you’re hoping I want to hear
I can feel the alarm bells ringing in me
I can touch but I know you don’t feel a thing
I can pray but I know you commit a sin
I can sense now it’s all become clear to see
You’re no good, and you mean no good, treacherously.

 

And here’s some Who by KatrinDepp

 

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A Throne for Avengers And Damn I Wish I Could Draw

I know it’s been sorta official for a while now, but Tumblr has exploded with Avengers gifs, pictures, quotes, etc. More specifically, it has exploded years worth of Tom Hiddleston paraphernalia, all of which I (no regrets) have been hoarding in my own personal Tom library. I mean, he’s no Chris Hemsworth, who I find just adoring by the way. Still, the man is quite charming, and he is just a brilliant actor.

Anyway, this is a sip of what I have stored away.

Aren’t they both just so lovely? I fan-girled and bought posters of both of them…anyway. You know I didn’t actually fall completely for Tom until I read this:

“TOM HIDDLESTON: Mark Ruffalo’s son. I kind of dedicate my performance to his son, his ten-year old, because he was on set a lot.  Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige, the producer, they were enormously supportive on set.  They were very complimentary when they liked something that I was doing.  I would do a take, and they would say, “Awesome.  You got it.  Let’s — “  And Kevin Feige would be like, “God, that was great.  Let’s move on.”  And you get on with the day.  The days that Mark’s son was there, he was like, “Awesome job, Tom. We got it.  Let’s move on.”  Kevin would say the same thing, and then Mark’s son would say, “Oh, my God!  Tom!  That was incredible!  That was the most awesome thing I have ever seen!”  And I’m like, “I am doing this for you.”  And, you know, there were days when Mark would come in with him just to watch, because he wanted to watch.  He’d be like, “I’m sorry.  We’re here again.  He just loves you.”  And then you realize that that’s the power that these films can have.

It’s such a beautiful thing.  It’s a really amazing privilege.”

Isn’t that just melt worthy? Well, whatever, I think it is. I also stumbled across some Game of Thrones junk.

I’m sorry. You can smash my face into the bathroom mirror later, if you like. But first, some art that I admire.

I just love Deviantart artists. That last one, oh how I love her stuff…more or less the Labyrinth stuff. It’s a fetish, I’ll admit it. Here’s the fanfic (which is surprisingly hilarious and totally M rated) that accompanies the picture. It’s very well written.

Link: The T-Shirt Incident

You might wanna check out the pictures first, just so you know where the plot is coming from.

And I would just like to mention, that this whole Wonder Woman/Batman thing in the animated Justice League series…it’s totally legit. I mean, can we just take a moment and observe that sly expression on her face? She just kissed him, after he went frantic over trying to rescue her from a pile of rubble. Does that not scream potential relationship?

Shut up. I know I’m lame. Anyway, ignore the large expanse of white space up there. I was too lazy to edit the screen capture of my desktop. I also don’t understand the weird text after my Tom rant. Let’s just pretend I’m perfect.

Ha! I learned how to fix it! Ten points to…you know, I don’t care to admit what House I’ve been sorted into on Pottermore.

Slainte~

Magical Dragons and Hating My Lack of Talent

Youtube is a black hole in my life. Once I start browsing videos, I can’t stop…and once I hit Ellen episodes, I’m completely lost. She’s like Pringles, you can’t have just one.  Anyway, I came across Pen & Teller’s Fool Us, and I thought this was quite beautiful:

Isn’t it awesome? I mean, he’s just using a mirror, but the illusion itself is magical (ba-dum-cha). Anyway, I also found this gem:

Most of his routines are the same, but this bit was brilliant.

As is this:

All the credit to this picture goes to BlackMage9 on DeviantArt.

Really Epic Face-Offs: Metrocon 2008 Cosplay Chess

Okay, so a few months ago I learned what cosplay chess was, and my first experience was meh. Some people just stood on a checkered board and took a few swings at eachother, nothing spectacular. I wasn’t impressed, but then I tried another one today from another con…and oh my lord, the entire thing was beyond epic. I mean, they must have spent hours upon hours practicing the choreography and special effects.

I’m fairly sure my mind has just been blown. I’ll share some clips with you~

I really liked this Mario Bros one, they did a good job capturing the essence of the game.

Whoever played Envy was really flexible…0.0

Once again, this choreography astounds me.

This one is a MUST WATCH. I mean, her costume is beautiful It must have taken forever to make.

 

Nerding Out: AMVs

Ugh, I feel like I’m utterly brain dead. I keep procrastinating on my Dante paper, and instead I’m doing the worst thing I can think of…

Watching AMVs. I mean, some of them are bloody brilliant, but honestly-if I’m going to waste valuable time, why not waste it on something more…productful? That is a word, isn’t it? Anyway, I thought I’d share some of them with you…anyone that cares…

Oh, I’ve also been watching more skits. They’re sorta like a black hold that takes over my life from time to time…that sounds so pathetic. I love Cupcake Cosplay though, their costumes are always gorgeous as are their performances. Can anyone possibly tell me what song they used?

Honestly, I don’t know how I get on this side of Youtube. Or this one.

The First of Many: Anime Reccomendations

I hate blogs. I like reading them but anytime I start one I never end up updating after the second post.

So no promises.

Now that I have that out of the way, let’s get onto business, shall we? The topic of today’s post will be a splash of what I consider decent anime that’s worth watching. Before I go any further, I guess you’re probably thinking What the hell does she know about anime?

Unfortunately, a lot. I don’t know whether I should be proud or ashamed to say I’ve watched approximately 78% of anything you can throw at me. Of course I haven’t watched everything, but I’ve seen my fair share. And I would like to believe I have a relatively mature and well-seasoned opinion in regards to plot development, character structure, dialogue, OST, etc.

With that in mind, I’m going to go ahead and provide you with a short list of my ultimate favorites, a few details about them, and a picture so you can determine whether or not you like the animation. There is no order to them, so don’t assume that just because something comes after the number one, that it means it’s the absolute best.

  1. Ao no Exorcist

Ao no Exorcist

Genre: Action, comedy, drama, supernatural
Alternative title: Blue Exorcist
Themes: Demons
OST: 9/10
Status: COMPLETE

Plot summary: Humans live in the world of Assiah, demons in Gehenna. The two dimensions are not meant to interfere with each other, but demons still possess creatures in Assiah in spite of this. The humans who can fight these demons are known as exorcists. Rin Okumura is a boy who bears the curse of being Satan’s illegitimate son. His foster father sacrificed himself to save him from demons. To avenge his foster father’s death as well as to prove himself, Rin decides to follow the path of an exorcist (Source: Anime Network).

Review: The anime, I think, is a lot better than the manga. Of course, that’s accounting to the fact that I haven’t read much of the manga, so that’s not a very apt comparison. The plot of the anime trails away from that of the manga, so don’t expect them to reflect one another. I enjoyed it, my attention was kept until the second before last episode. I don’t particularly care for the ending; however, that’s because it’s not really the ending. The anime is similar to that of Skip Beat, meaning that it only holds a portion of the true plot and deviates for the sake of standing on its own as a television show. The one thing about this anime is its OST (Original Sound Track). It is absolutely amazing.

Sample of OST:
(Hopefully that video won’t be removed)

2. Mononoke

Mononoke

Genre: Mystery, supernatural
Themes: Demons
OST: 10/10
Status: COMPLETE

Plot Summary: “Mononoke” continues the story of the medicine seller from the “Bakeneko” arc of “Ayakashi,” as he continues to face various dangerous spirits (Source: Anime Network).

Review: This is by far my favorite anime of all time. The animation is so unique, sort of watercolor-esque. The plot is definitely interesting: it covers the protagonist’s (Kusuriuri aka “Medicine Seller”) journey from supernatural event to supernatural event. The anime is composed of 12 episodes, each 2-3 episodes dedicated to singular cases, each with their own unique story. I never get enough of it, especially when each time I re-watch it I find myself discovering more about the medicine seller. I say this because there is absolutely nothing revealed about him. Nothing about his past, his real name, or if he’s a mononoke himself (which is debatable). His character is to die for, and so is the OST.

Here’s a list of some of the cases Kusuriuri takes on:

  • A pregnant woman who runs to an inn for shelter…was it always an inn?
  • A nice boat ride on a first class ship…only through the haunted waters of a terrifying part of the sea.
  • A woman is sentenced to death for the murder of her husband’s family….but did she have help from something beyond the ordinary?
  • A contest among experts to win the heart of an heiress…only, there’s something wrong with this picture (ha, I made a pun).
  • Deja vu?

I suggest watching the pilot from Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales.

Sample of OST:

3. Noein: Mou Hitori no Kimi e

Noein

Genre: Adventure, drama, psychological, romance, sci-fi
Themes: Parallel Universe, quantum physics, time travel
OST: 7/10
Status: COMPLETE

Plot Summary: Fifteen years in the future, by high-level scientific power, a violent battle takes place between Lacrima, that protects humanity, and Shangri-La, that plans the annihilation of all space-time. The key to stopping Shangri-La’s invasion is a mysterious object known as “the Dragon’s Torque.” A group known as the Dragon Cavalry is being sent through space and time to find it. In the present, twelve-year old Haruka and her friend Yuu are contemplating running away from home when they meet a member of the Dragon Cavalry named Karasu (Crow). He believes that Haruka has the Dragon’s Torque and claims to be Yuu from fifteen years in the future (Source: Anime Network).

Review: It took me a while to watch this, I had to do it in spurts. But I really liked the plot, it certainly gripped my attention and posed a few thought-provoking theories. Not much else to say, other than it had a happy ending that wasn’t too cliche and made for an enjoyable watch. The OST had some good points, but it didn’t overly wow me besides one or two songs.

Sample of OST:

4. Devil May Cry

Devil May Cry

Genre: Adventure, drama, comedy, fantasy, horror, supernatural
Theme: Demons
OST: 8/10
Status: COMPLETE

Plot Summary: Devil May Cry follows the adventures of the demon hunter Dante who himself is half demon and half human. Dante is hired through his own business named “Devil May Cry”. The characters are based off of the popular capcom playstation 2 games (Source: Anime Network).

Review: You know, I was surprised how much I liked this. The animators did a kick-ass job of personifying Dante from his game-self, and it’s one of the few animes that has an awesome English dub. There’s an underlying plot that honestly took me by surprise, and although the final climax falls short of the dramatic I was hoping for, I have to admit that I like the ending. The OST has its high points, I find it worthy of downloading (not that that really means anything). It’s not awe-inspiring, but it is fun.

Sample of OST:

That’s it for now. I’m brain-dead.

Cheers.