Random rantings of a senile 30 something who's still a kid at heart. Music,Art, Crafting, Animals. I better get it all down now before I forget tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Extroverted Otaku: Puella Magi Madoka ★ Magica Cafe

The Extroverted Otaku: Puella Magi Madoka ★ Magica Cafe: "UPDATE 5 (6/20) : A special 'Kyuubee Contract Set' meal has been introduced, attracting over 200 customers! with new coaster designs, all ..."

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

30 Days of Anime Day 21

Hey everyone! I realize I haven't really posted any updates of myself lately. As you know I started a new full time job that is turning to be a full time and a half job LOL. It makes me sad because I have had no time to dedicate to my Etsy shop. If any of you out there work full time and run your shops hit me up with the secret. :) I know its just because I'm learning and once I get the hang of things I will be spending less time there and will be able to manage my time better. I'm resisting the urge to crochet on my lunch breaks although maybe I should just to chill me out in the middle of the day. LOL  Other than that I have been really working a lot with my For The Love of Small Animals team, as I can credit them with getting the word out on my cat beds. Imade a little test bed so everyone could see my kitties in them. It is their new favorite hangout. :D
Just keep in mind that this cat is a huge cat :)

That's my sugarcat ( cause he's a diabetic), Sid. Isn't he sooooo cute! *little monster* LOL  Anyhooze, enough about little ol me. Time for today's awesome anime topic. My favorite yandere. A yandere is a character that may seem innocent and loving one minute but turn extremely psycho another. I chose Maria from the Witchblade anime. I don't know of a lot of anime fans that watched this one, but as I was  a comic book nerd first ( way, way first)  and otaku second, I had to watch this. I had been reading Witchblade since it's inception in the late 90's and grew to adore one of it's creators, the late so so great Michael Turner. So when I hear they were doing an anime I was excited and scared all at the same time. The anime has absolutely nothing to do with the comic, but as the comic has bore many "wielders" over the course of it's life, it was only natural to tell the story of one such heroine living in Japan. Was it my favorite? No, but it did have it's good moments and some memorable characters. Maria is one of them. She really always was a strange and distant character,with the mindset of a young child ( younger than she was).
She could be cute and perky one minute but you always knew there was a crazy person trying to break out, and when certain events unfolded in her life, she did. BIG TIME.
See?  Crazy Town.

And can I also mention she was voiced by Nana Mizuki, a well known Japanese singer. She did an absolute excellent job with this role. So anywhooze, as you can tell, one of my favorite characters. :) She kind of reminds me of Harley Quinn, but Japanese and much crazier, maybe that's why.  Well, that's all for now folks, stay tuned for more anime talk and more news soon.  Thanks for stickin with me. :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

20 Days of Anime day 20

Hey all! Here to post my favorite Shojo anime. Shojo is classified somewhat as non-offensive manga or anime that is targeted to a younger girl demographic. Usually the themes are quite romantic, and Chibi Vampire definitely has those elements.This vampire actually gives her blood rather than takes it ( she produces an overwhelming amount). Hilarity ensues whenever her crush, Kenta Usui ( a human)  is around.  While the anime can be lighthearted and romantic, it does have it's share of mature themes. Definitely one of my favorites though and worth getting your hands on. If you ask me which is better, the anime or the manga, I would definitely say manga though.  If you haven't read it yet, it's a must for any die-hard fan.  

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Silent Hill: Downpour Video Game, E3 2011: Behind The Scenes Featurette HD | Video Clip | Game Trailers & Videos | GameTrailers.com

More anime posts to come, but I am so freaking excited about this, that I had to share. I am a tremendous Silent Hill fan and filming just finished last month so I am super super stoked. Any survival horror fans out there?

Silent Hill: Downpour Video Game, E3 2011: Behind The Scenes Featurette HD | Video Clip | Game Trailers & Videos | GameTrailers.com

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

30 Days of Anime- Day 18

Something moe: Again moe is another slang term that can have several different meanings. In this instance I am choosing Chagum from Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit. A)because he is a character that I can feel compassion for to the extent that if he was a real person I would want to protect him and b) because his character type is appealing to me- an innocent boy that has a high moral compass and is very humble-despite his burdens. Most people think of girl characters when they think moe, as people generally have a favorite "type" of anime girl they are attracted to, like a tsundere. I thought I would just mix it up a bit. Another recommended anime of course AND you can find it on Netflix now. Woot.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

30 Days of anime day 17

Hello everyone. :) Long time no see! As some of you may know, I just started a new job, and it's been pretty crazy working full time again, as I haven't done it in a while. Plus I am learning so many new things I pretty much have a permanent deer-in-headlights look on my face. I checked. I even have it now!  LOL Anyhooze, I'm here to post day 17 of the 30 days of anime and I am so stoked about this one . I really had to analyze this character again to see if she qualifies as the theme is favorite tsundere. The word seems to be pretty open to interpretations for most otakus ( aka Japanese culture freaks), but generally it is a character who may initially seem cold and distant, but then warms up eventually as a character and becomes more likeable. I chose Akemi Homura from Puella Magi Madoka Magica. I love this chick, she is amazingly bad ass. LOL This is a really short series so I'm afraid to give a lot away. She's pretty aloof at first, shy but loyal with Madoka and more rough around the edges with the rest of the group. Near the end you will figure out why, and that's pretty much all I can say.  It is sooooo worth watching. Remember how I said I love Noein and that it was amazing and all that, this is right up there for a lot of the same reasons. LOL if you ever watch both of them you will know what I am talking about. The best I can do is show you a snippet of the awesomeness that is Homura: