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Hey guys, it’s my birthday…

Birthday

…So instead of posting a generic wishlist detailing some of the weaboo goods I so desire, I will post the top ten most awesome things that could happen to you on your birthday. Since this is an anime blog, be sure to expect some of the most nonsensical and impossible things you could ever imagine.

(Alright, my birthday technically ended a few hours ago. But hey, this is better than sitting around playing Disgaea and Touhou all night~)

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Man marries dating sim character

Isn’t this sad? Months on hiatus and THIS is what gives me the urge to blog again.

One word that describes what I’m feeling: WHOA. This is seriously one of the most ****ed up things I’ve ever heard of. Yet, it seems almost revolutionary. In a twisted, this-is-so-weird-that-it’s-almost-genius sort of way.

He’s just lucky that Love Plus is supposedly never-ending, or else he’d be horribly depressed at the lack of New Game Plus. As a man, I must say: What. The. Fuck. But as a geek, at least he has good taste in anime girls…

I don’t know what’s more messed up: the fact that he married a video game character… or the fact that his “wife” is having “affairs” with other men in other cartridges? Unless they somehow take her out of the market, in which case, “nice job for screwing over your fellow otaku, douchebag! D=<

… That poor DS is in for a rude awakening these upcoming years. I mean, that GBA slot looks like it could fit more than a GBA game. That is, assuming everyone is as lucky as I am. 🙂

Lex as in Lex Luthor? Wait, no it’s just that Asian kid.

xxstevenlexx = Steven Lex

Lex = Lex Luthor

Ergo, I am Steven Luthor Lex. Something like that. Unfortunately, my name is Steven Le, so that kind of ruins the whole gag. Some a few none of you may remember me, but I was a shortlived video game reviewer here on The Weaboo Otaku Spot, until I was savagely euthanized by Mikoto.

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The Lucky 7 Anime Gimmicks. Learn them. Love them. Hate them.

1. moéblobs
moéblob \’mō-ā-ˈbläb\ noun, moéblobs
moéblob

noun
A person, usually a female character, that is considered cute and/or beautiful by many (“moé”), usually men. However, most of the time, they serve no purpose to the overall story and are created solely for the purpose of inducing erections for adolescents going under puberty, horny men, and/or 30-year-old virgins (see: fanservice) and in some instances, lolicons (see: loli). In rare cases, they are guys (see: trap).

Example: Mikuru Asahina from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is a moéblob.

Not to be confused with moéblob ANIME, which are usually filled with a shitload of win if you’re looking for cute stuff.

Example: Potemayo is a moéblob anime.

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ADV, The #1 Producer-Distributor of Furniture. Wait… what?

Really bizarre, I know. Well, this explains why they dropped the US license for Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (not a big lost, since we’re getting it anyway).

But this still saddens me nonetheless, since ADV Films (despite some stupid decisions here and there) was one of my favorite dubbing companies. Seeing them slowly going the way of Geneon is pains me deep down. Luckily, they’re managing to hang in there in the mean time… But seriously, furniture? Layoffs? Looks like they’re seriously stuck in a deep sh*thole…

While I’m not 100% certain that it’s a problem that’s really causing enough impact in order for this kind of thing to arise, I strongly believe that anime downloads on the internet will eventually lead to the certain death of the anime industry. In the United States, and other English-speaking countries for that matter, most anime is really niche compared to Japan (not counting those mainstream ones, they obviously make some decent profit being syndicated on television), with the fandom mostly being made up of geeks and Asians like myself [<— cultural thing], so most companies survive through DVD sales rather than merchandise sales (the usual merchandise that are released here: some official artbooks and a soundtrack here and there). The common misconception is that fansubs help garner some attention to people who’ll become fans of the product, and buy the product when it eventually gets licensed into the US. Right? Wrong. While it’s true that fansubs help anime companies determine if a series has a viable market in order for it to be a success, would the “fans”, in the end, buy it?

It’s true that most HONORABLE fansub groups take down their subtitled episodes the minute that the series they’re subbing gets licensed, but some people still have the downloaded episodes in their hds. Quite a few of them go as far as to upload them onto YouTube/Veoh/crunchyroll/some other streaming video service, and the commentors are usually begging for more, rather than treating that single upload as an advertisement to buy the actual product (most refuse to buy anything). And when said videos are deleted…

Chaos ensues. Companies are flamed.

And the series eventually gets re-uploaded for more pirating pleasure. If you take into consideration the countless sh!theads who have the strange notion that any of their favorite series that get dubbed in the US become the bane of man (especially since the original version is obtainable through DVD releases)… this brings up a very good question: If these people can get something easily for free, why do you think they’ll be guaranteed to buy the legit products? If they hate the company for “ruining” their lives (or anime, i.e. the sh!theads), for that matter? Would they go out of their way to buy any merchandise that the company coughs up? DVDs are essentially a tool to test the waters to see if the series is a hit or not, only then would the company start making the merchandise, raking up the cash. Obviously, they won’t waste money on merchandising off the bat. If you think about it, supporting the company is just as beneficial to you as it is to them – all the real gems that you recieve relating to the series you supposedly enjoy would only appear then. Alas, it’s human nature; greed drives them to get the free variation of a product rather than a priced one.

Bottom line: anime is not a right, it’s a privilege. Hate dubs? You can always switch to the Japanese audio track. No money? Get a job. Too cheap? You’re not a real fan, sorry to say. If you are as you’re willing to claim to be, just halt those torrents for a while and get out; spend a few bucks on your favorite anime series. It’d probably do companies like ADV much better rather than the money they get while… selling all that extra office fodder. Seriously.

OH SHI- PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED. INFORMATION LOST.

IE, you suck T_T

So, one day, my school friend and I were having a nerdy conversation. I asked him if he used Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox . He replies, saying that he uses Internet Explorer (6) and he honestly doesn’t see the differences between using one or the other.

THERE’S A BIG DIFFERENCE, LOSER!

First of all, I had a lot of headaches back when I was blogging on Blogger and when I posted on web forums using IE. When my internet or the cruddy servers (be it Blogger or the web forum) go out, I usually found myself cursing at my computer because my 30-inched post was LOST. All the hard work, down the drain. Every time I used IE, my lazy *** (hey, don’t blame me. 99.9 % of the population lost a lot of their patience once they created DSL and cable internet) was forced to save a lot of my stuff in text files beforehand until I hit that submit button. Now, when I began to use Mozilla Firefox, which I was hearing good things about (shut up, this isn’t about Opera), get this – whenever I came across that evil “PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED” monster, I simply just pressed the back button on the browser and (OH DEAR!) MY POSTS WERE STILL THERE rather then the INFORMATION LOST crap IE gives us! The posting interface on WordPress is also screwy on Internet Explorer (whenever you save posts with a lot of pictures, you can’t switch to using the HTML code editor – which I use more compared to the visual editor).

Secondly, my computer used to be a damn virus magnet when I was using Internet Explorer. That is, until I started to use Firefox. Mozilla Firefox makes surfing through porn websites a lot easier.

Lastly, I don’t watch porn. I DON’T WATCH PORN.

Gyakuten Saiban Anime – Any Objections?


What I REALLY want for Christmas

I remembered that old promotional video for the release of Gyakuten Saiban Yomigaeru Gyakuten (the remake of Gyakuten Saiban 1 for the DS in Japan, and the first Phoenix Wright game released for English-speaking audiences). The FUNNIEST thing ever. What people liked about that promo was its witty (almost parody-like to the franchise) script – making it a very good promo for a video game. But what made it unique to PW fans – something that’s absent from the actual game (besides the non-murder case) – was really the voice acting.

When I first saw this promo, the chemistry of the voice cast was really superb… and then I began thinking: “What if there was an anime adaption of Phoenix Wright?”

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I almost forgot I had an anime blog. ( _|ï¿£|â—‹ )

Another mouth-to-mouth resuscitation post. Oh great.

Yes, I really did forget I had an anime blog. I’ve been so focused on school work lately that it’s all I’ve been focusing on the last two months. Because I’m a perfectionist like that.

Also, being in love with cute girl is cute.

But then it hit me! I had a blog that had become even more less than perfect because of the recent scarce updates! That broke my spirit greatly, so I came back to the interwebz.

Along with my comeback, I’ve made two (MAJOR!!!) changes to the blog:

1) Welcome Seiryuu! Lost My Music! (under request =]) to the blogroll! Which shouldn’t be mentioned in the first place other than making this update seem bigger (xD).

Big blogroll is big…

2) New banner to reflect some holiday spirit (Christmas!Shana, illustrated by Noiji Itou, of course). What better day than today? It is, after all, December 1.

Yes, I realize that I exaggerated on the “major” part.

Welcome me back or die.

Happy Halloween!

Just got off my lazy ass and actually posted something on this blog… even though it doesn’t have anything to do with anime per se.

I just wanted to wish all of you a Happy Halloween, and to have a safe night eating your teeth-rottening delights. Halloween must be like a  god to all you cosplayers out there… being able to, well, do your thing in public areas without getting wierd stares. 😛

School is tommorrow…

Sakura in a blazer ;)

What kind of amazing story arc will I, the main character of the world, face? Seriously speaking, in my opinion, have you ever thought what it would be like to have a school life like it is depicted in some of those anime that take place in some sort of area with academic benefits (that aren’t realistic)? It would be interesting to think that, but honestly it might not go well.

Like in those anime based on dating sims, it feels good to think that you’re the main character (to quote Konata in Lucky Star 20) that a bunch of cute-looking girls in school, who happen to not have boyfriends, seem to fall head-over-heels with after a certain set of events, doesn’t it? Though, there’s always the possibility that you’ll end up as a runner-up male character that would probably get close to no attention from those other girls. Won’t feel good, huh? And if you pull the same bullsh*t that Makoto’s done in “his” anime… the end results won’t look so good.

Of course, there’s the non-dating sim anime that take place (or sometimes take place) in school. Anticipating your first day of high school only to find some weird girl sitting behind you obsessed with all things supernatural, and you ending up joining some club that puts your reputation in jeopardy. What’s so good about this? You have a tsundere crushing on you. (; And there’s the scenario where you’re living your ordinary high school life, where everything seems to be normal… only to suddenly be told you’re already dead by a mysterious loli with FLAMING HAIR AND BLAZING EYES. What’s so good about this? You have a tsundere crushing on you. (;

Then there’s the girls, who would probably have such a good time with their mahou shoujo henshin powers and whatnot… The only downside to them being in a shoujo series is that there’s a slight possibility of them being put in a bullsh*t relationship with the school’s local Gary-sue. ^^;; And of course, there’s also a slight chance of you being a dating sim anime choice, either having you be the “lucky girl” or having you be thrown in the background and treated like trash. But there’s still always hope of you becoming the SOS Brigade Leader and god of the world. Heck, you could be the “other” SOS Brigade leader, disguise yourself as a boy, and serve a club full of bishounens.

Hmmm… now that I read this whole entry again, thinking about school in real life… seems a bit boring now. ^^;; But that’s just the way I like it. So yeah, I’m just posting to say that I have school tomorrow and that I’ll cut down on the “posting once a day” thing – of course, I added a bit of my overactive imagination to the mix. lol

lucky star yuri fanfics hentai ds lulz

Try Doki Doki Majo next time ;)

Two of the most recent search engine terms that have directed people to my blog are “lucky star yuri fanfics” (which I’m on the first page of… Amazing how after 19 episodes into its run, fanfics have already cropped out. o_O Or am I underestimating hawt yuri fanfic writers?) and “hentai DS” (um, yeah, not linking for obvious reasons). Apparently, my site doesn’t appear until after the 100000000000000000th page or so. Some people really have time on their hands, huh? (No, I will NOT make a masturbation joke. Those are getting quite old, I’m much too great of a person to do that…. Okay, I almost caved in.)

How I love the internet.

HOLD IT! Before you hit that…

(The red dude is me mocking my friend’s horrible overdose of l33t mocking…)

Always remember, THIS is the reason why the last place to start an online relationship is in an MMORPG. Sure, in a strange twist of fate you may find your true lover in an MMO – but you’d be pretty disappointed when doing a soul search on an online game and getting attracted IN THAT WAY to those pretty little pixels, only to find out they’re some dude that dropped out of high school and still lives with his mom.

Girls will go crazy for that.