Archive for the ‘Random Blarrghs’ category

Komikon 09

October 18, 2009
a part of the official poster, stolen from their official site haha

stolen a part of the official poster, stolen from their official site haha

I rarely go to local conventions, mainly because I hate the massive SQUASQUA attendance. Even “just standing by in a con”, I was  labeled,  as lolfanboy by a stupid host in a certain stupid webcast. Now, enough with the histories and to the topic: Komikon: 09.

(more…)

The AutoRun Monster

September 16, 2008
RAWR! I'm the AutoRun Monster

RAWR! I'm the Autorun Monster

Almost two months has passed, SUNRISE trolling fans, Anime Summer Season failing miserably, daily quality Family Musou games and the start of a new school term. And here I am blabbing about computers again.

Being a Computer Science Major, I know the computer inside out than most people. From using it, maintenance, troubleshooting and raeping it efficiently. (using its full capabilities without harming the system)

So, what’s the gist? What I’m LOL-ing about is, how people react when they see a Autorun.inf file and how they blame me and my flash drive because their PCs are infected. (more…)

Windows Classic

May 30, 2008

Yesterday, my professor brought his laptop in class. I saw his Windows classic GUI then I realized that same type of people sets up their desktop gui the same way, and the funny thing is… their desktop setup similarities are beyond coincidence.

Oh yeah… this what I observed within my school’s population, though I’m 75% sure it can apply to other PC users as well.

(more…)

Spring, Summer etc.

April 18, 2008

After days of worrying about my Class Cards, which I passed all of them. I can finally whore the internet anytime. But before that, I guess I should write a few things on what I was doing in the past few weeks.

As the earlier post said, I was stuck playing all of the Ace Attorney Games, aside from that, there’s a spin-off game featuring Miles Edgeworth that will be released sometime in the future.

School really wasn’t hectic this term, except that I spent more dilly-dallying than studying.

My PC was dead so was using teh slooooow laptop. even though Firefox 3 is not a whore anymore… Lappy is still sloooooow.

And I just finished most of my Spring offerings and and reviewed some series a few seasons back, and here are my thoughts. (really long lol)

(more…)

Golden Rules of “Action” Shounen anime/manga

January 20, 2008

This is part one of my “shounen cliche” series. I already have Action Shounen and Shounen Romance, and I’m thinking of writing about Shounen Sports too.

I usually say shounen crap here, shounen crap there, just for the sake of argument, though I read some myself. (yes, I don’t watch) It’s just that I really don’t like those rabid fangirls that squeals here and squeal there saying <insert character here> is uber cool, not knowing why <this character> is cool and not even knowing what “uber” means.

Most of the anime/manga fans grew up with Dragonball or <insert action shounen series here> so, we all have “shounen action fan” blood with us.

But, most of current series are merely DBZ iterations or follows the DBZ formula or basic shounen anime rules. they just change the setting to ninjas, exorcists, basketball players, boxers etc.

I’m really not sure who set up the standards in action shounen, though in every angle it’s pretty much DragonBall.

So it turns out that Naruto is Goku that became a ninja and instead of his hair turning blond, (hey, his hair’s yellow in the first place) he grows tails instead, and BLEACH is just a fashionable DragonBall with swords, youkai instead of alien monkeys and random mexican terms.

Note that older action shounen series deviate from these rules btw. Most of them just follows a common enemy throughout the series, and instead of arcs, it is divided into generations. (sons, grandsons etc.) Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and Hokuto no Ken are examples. While others are in one goal per one or two episode format like City Hunter or Detective Conan. But old action shounen series can be classified as seinen this days due to their graphic nature. (Though some still mistake seinen series as shounen like Cowboy Bebop). So, how do we quickly differentiate Shonen and Seinen? Both has fanservice right? and of course boob shots in onsen or bath episodes.. check the boobs, if it has nipples it’s seinen, if there’s none it’s shonen.

Extra note: older series tend to do the one story per 1~3 episode format and does one big arc (4~up episode) as season/series enders.

Here are the rules I compiled, not entirely complete, but I guess most of it catches the basics. I provided examples from modern shounen series so that you can visualize it.

Edit: Cleaned the article because it’s sooooooo effin’ messy.

Another note: I increased my Shounen knowledge during my break and read a lot of popular and uncommon titles as well.

Moar notes: you must hate me for having lotsa notes.. but it looks like my layout is screwed in Firefox and IE. (I use Opera lol) some words are hidden in the background. If a sentence doesn’t make sense, there are usually words hiding on the far right though some are grammatical errors.

(more…)