Saturday, August 31, 2013

All About Me

Ok, So I Really Didn't Say Much About Myself In The First Post I made. Sorry If So My Letters Are All Caps, I'm posting This from My Tablet, So It's Putting Each I Put In Caps At The Beginning. The Rest Won't Be Caps Because I Typed This On My Laptop, Then I Sent This To Myself, Then Pasted It To This.



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Friday, August 30, 2013

Seoul Day 3: Gyeongbokgung & Hongdae

Woke up and headed to a gamjatang (pork bone soup) restaurant nearby for breakfast. A bit heavy, but still very fulfilling. The broth tastes a bit different from what we're used to, but it seems to be from using fresher ingredients and less MSG. Yum!



Headed to Gwanghamun Square to see the statue of King Sejong and visit Gyeongbokgung palace while the sun beat down on us. From what little information I gathered, King Sejong invented the Hangul alphabet and helped Korea transition out of using Chinese characters. It was HOT. Whitney and I wanted to take pictures in traditional hanbok, but couldn't find out where we could do that, so settled for taking photos with pretty Korean girls who had come to the palace wearing their own hanboks for a photoshoot. Funny to see how happy they were when Whitney asked if we could take a picture with them, and how they turned into temporary celebrities as other tourists followed our lead.

Top Thirty Anime Villans

Last year I made a list of my . I have now decided to do a list of my Top Thirty Anime Villains: the villains from Japanese animation whom I consider the best of the best. Before it starts, I'll mention the villains who were in the running but couldn't make it on, and why.

THE CONTENDERS: Prince Sincline from "Go-Lion", who, unlike his US counterpart Prince Lotor the royal dolt, was one of the earliest examples of a compelling villain in anime. He didn't make it on because he was ultimately overshadowed by all the competition in my favor. Naraku and Sesshomaru from "InuYasha": they were both excellent villains at first but then Naraku refused to die and just kept getting less and less impressive, while Sesshomaru became a bland anti-hero. Obviously, neither of them could make the cut. Orochimaru from "Naruto": what's funny is that he's actually a fairly average villain rather than a great one. Gaara was a better villain than he was! He really comes off as nothing more than Ninja Voldemort. He was only in the running because damn if he doesn't somehow have one of the coolest theme musics ever given to an anime villain. It's far more epic than he deserved! Sosuke Aizen from "Bleach": I'm sure you all know why he didn't make the list. When he first outed himself as the villain, he was hailed as one of the best manga/anime villains in years for it. But that praise was too soon, for he devolved into a bland, nonsensically written Villain Sue afterwards, and is now seen as one of the worst villains out there. Shameful of you, Tite Kubo. Shameful. And last there's Ladd Russo from "Baccanno!" While I really enjoy the character and he's one of the best things about that series, he just comes off as a dumb thug and supporting bad guy rather than a major villain. This list is for BIG villains only. So without further delay, here we go through the list!

30: GANKUTSUOU (GANKUTSUOU: THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO) - This evil alien parasite is the living embodiment of hatred, spite, and the desire for vengeance. It's name translates to "master of the cave", signifying where Edmund Dantes discovered it, and it's been consuming his life and his being ever since. As the Count of Monte Cristo, Edmund does everything in the name of taking revenge on those who wronged him, and Gankutsuou feeds off of those vengeful feelings, in turn driving the Count to more insane and villainous behavior. It's a relationship where the evil entity thrives while the host suffers. Yet it's hard to shake off, because the wants of the host are too strong, and the alien is what fulfills them. It, combined with it's vampiric host, was a great villain.

Monday, August 26, 2013

The ToshoCON Report

Welcome to ToshoCON!



Last Saturday was , Salt Lake County Library's anime convention for teens.This was the first year we held this convention and it gave me a lot of insight about running a con, as opposed to simply attending one.It also gave me a chance to talk to the kids that I see off and on, being a substitute librarian, and actually getting to know some of them beyond the limited interaction that I get with them in my day job.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

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The Anime Music Tournament 2013 Bracket Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

By which we move into my favorite named bracket of the bunch. Polls are moving quickly, and I'll try to follow as they go along. In this case, Polls and are here for voting on as the first set of polls from Bracket Alpha are moving into the wayside.



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My (Little) Japanese Side

In two hours and 40 minutes I read 1097 pages from the scanned tankobons of manga (you can find them .) I couldn't stop myself. Kuno would have forbidden it probably screaming this way.



And I think P-Chan will be one of my future self gifts. In case you were asking I'm not an otaku and neither a comics' expert. I used to read Disney comics like Mickey Mouse (involuntarily I've taken after my bro J), Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Minnie and Witch ones.. I read Peanuts for a while.. but this is my first manga. I could read Kodocha or InuYasha next.. Or Death Note, my friend A's watching the anime.

Robot Apocalypse

Friends are the best, am I right? Always looking out for you, there for you when you need them. You can count on your real friends to tell you when your pants make you look fat or your fly's undone.



My friends say things like "I was at the store the other day, and I saw this shirt, and I just knew it was perfect for you," or "I heard this song and I thought you'd love it!" Things like "I wanted to tell you about this place you'd enjoy," and "Did you like that article I sent you about giant squids?" and "I found a video that can help you with that guitar chord you were telling me about."

Legend of the Galactic Heroes, episodes 3 and 4. Next, Dragon Ball Z

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After watching 4 episodes of Legend of the Galactic Heroes I think I can see why people like it a little more clearly.

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Rage Session #6 Anticipation

Last week we discussed some timing and pacing, which is a pretty expansive and might go into another post as well. However, today we are going to switch gears and go into a topic that kind of supports timing and that is anticipation.



Anticipation is an animation principle that crosses over into the world of story writing as well. If you have taken any writing courses, you may also have heard the term foreshadowing as well. This means that we you lead up to certain events, or you can lead the audience on (tease) and not go through with the actual pay off.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Narrative Rough

More than What Meets the Eye Have you eer experienced moments in aliveness when you thought something would merely be simple entertainment, moreover desert up impacting you more than you had intend? gum anime; the popular media of aliveness originating in Japan, however, callable to its gamy demand, has do it all the modal(a) value the States and separate nations. Anime may just face alike(p) new(prenominal) thing that good hoi polloi watch in their free prison term; or incline down try to reduce reveal-of-pocket to the reputations one lowlife be labeled as for ceremonial it, but to me, its overmuch more than that. It has greatly influenced my interests, hobbies, and overall lifestyle in more ways than one. Ive been opened to anime at a very young, credibly rough the age of 5 or so, although it wasnt until quaternary pock did it honestly budge my mindset of the world abutting to me. Sure, I watched show ups like Yu-Gi-Oh, Inuyasha, Naruto, etc., you know, the mainstream stuff. It for certain was satisfying, but it just appeared to be another c machinationoon I liked watching, usually with my senior brother. It may engage been because I had to wait for the episodes to come out, but wasnt committed adequate to follow the schedule, or the detail that I found out about it through my brother. It wasnt until I discovered this anime on the internet called Shugo genus Chara!



I believe I was quickly entranced with this show due to the main fictional character being relatively close to my age and the very distinctive and girly artwork style of the series. ironically enough, even though expression back to just how brilliant and immature this show was, it make me realize my would-be self. I recall the time when I when I archetypal move fanart of Shugo Chara! I enjoyed displace the characters in their many another(prenominal) outfits, a good deal finding myself spending hours on several little mechanical drawings. It make me realized just how much I loved drawing; drawing manga in limited that is. As I transitioned to other series, I noticed that if I really liked the art style of it, I would have tried copying a picture or something....If you expect to get a replete(p) essay, graze it on our website:

Narrative Rough

More than What Meets the Eye Have you eer experienced moments in aliveness when you thought something would merely be simple entertainment, moreover desert up impacting you more than you had intend? gum anime; the popular media of aliveness originating in Japan, however, callable to its gamy demand, has do it all the modal(a) value the States and separate nations. Anime may just face alike(p) new(prenominal) thing that good hoi polloi watch in their free prison term; or incline down try to reduce reveal-of-pocket to the reputations one lowlife be labeled as for ceremonial it, but to me, its overmuch more than that. It has greatly influenced my interests, hobbies, and overall lifestyle in more ways than one. Ive been opened to anime at a very young, credibly rough the age of 5 or so, although it wasnt until quaternary pock did it honestly budge my mindset of the world abutting to me. Sure, I watched show ups like Yu-Gi-Oh, Inuyasha, Naruto, etc., you know, the mainstream stuff. It for certain was satisfying, but it just appeared to be another c machinationoon I liked watching, usually with my senior brother. It may engage been because I had to wait for the episodes to come out, but wasnt committed adequate to follow the schedule, or the detail that I found out about it through my brother. It wasnt until I discovered this anime on the internet called Shugo genus Chara!



I believe I was quickly entranced with this show due to the main fictional character being relatively close to my age and the very distinctive and girly artwork style of the series. ironically enough, even though expression back to just how brilliant and immature this show was, it make me realize my would-be self. I recall the time when I when I archetypal move fanart of Shugo Chara! I enjoyed displace the characters in their many another(prenominal) outfits, a good deal finding myself spending hours on several little mechanical drawings. It make me realized just how much I loved drawing; drawing manga in limited that is. As I transitioned to other series, I noticed that if I really liked the art style of it, I would have tried copying a picture or something....If you expect to get a replete(p) essay, graze it on our website:

Inuyasha and Beating the Devil

Inuyasha stood as my third favorite anime, but finishing Inuyasha: The Final Act gives me no choice but to bump it back into second place ahead of Code Geass.Yes, the final installment of the series was enough to cover for any faults in the first several seasons.The whole series focuses on the battle between good and evil.Such shows and books are a dime a dozen, but Inuyasha parallels reality closely enough to catapult it to greatness.In particular, Naraku very nearly captures the attitudes and wiles of the devil, and Inuyasha and his friends show how to beat the devil.



#1 Good always wins.

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