The whole thing about moving forward


I’ve probably heard the Anime and Manga characters talking about forgetting the past and moving forward a gazillion times and thought it was the most obvious thing to do and something we naturally do when life throws us a surprise…

I thought I always did too (apparently by not talking to them and minding my own life :|) until I got told what a big ball of negativity I am… After a long discussion that followed that and a lot of observation I did of my own behaviour, I realized the last thing I was doing was moving forward.

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Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou Episode 2


So, I finally had some time to continue where I’d left off 6 months ago and when I did, I finally remembered what it was that I loved so much about this anime that I finished the last season in just a couple of days. Apart from the sweetness the anime exudes, it’s the beautiful relationships (or any kinda relationship that this anime naturally turns into something you’d wanna be a part of.) that this anime does such a good job portraying it. And episode 2 was the best example of that. The whole thing between Sui and Gen was already sad enough to break my heart and then Gen just had to go and cry.That really really got me! I mean, I’m really not a very emotional person but when he burst out crying (I had this really really horrible urge to just walk inside my computer and hug him and tell him everything will be alright. It was even more painful to see them disappear in the end.

 

I mean, HOW COULD I BE SO ATTACHED TO THE CHARACTERS THAT SHOWED UP FOR LESS THAN 30 MINUTES??????

It’s kinda unfair to mess with my feelings so much ;_; but in the end, that’s why I love the anime so much.

P.S. I find that Actor guy extremely boring for some reason. -.-“

AKB48 Anime


The very idea sounds crazy to me, seriously. It’s like watching one of those American movies based on Barbie that is clearly a way to make extra bucks out of something that’s popular. And you thought it’s cuz the kids love it?

PSH!

OK, well, that COULD be true but hey, Anime is different! Its different from American cartoon for a reason! Even AKB48 fans wouldn’t be dying to see an Anime version of it.

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Gospel Version of Ghibli Songs!


That’s right! After the rock version, it’s time to slow down a beat and try out the good ol’ slow version, which is what these Gospel Singers tried to do, and I must say I’m a lot more impressed with this version (especially of my beloved Totoro theme) since I was quite mad at them ruining Teru no Uta in the rock version, which is one of my all time favorite song. I wished these singers has tried their hands at Teru no Uta (they might have, I’m not sure) but I guess it’s beautiful just the way it is. I can’t imagine the song being sung any other way. The singer has done an amazing job at bringing out the emotions that the song is supposed to express, and any other version would have ruined it.(I did like their totoro version though)

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Anyway, moving on, though listening to the songs with western accent needs a little getting used to, it’s wonderfully sung, while maintaining the original tune to a great extent and not turning it extremely Gospel-ly.

Apparently, the album covers songs from these movies:

“Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” (1984)

“Laputa: Castle in the Sky” (1986)

“My Neighbor Totoro” (1988)

“Kiki’s Delivery Service” (1989)

“Whisper of the Heart” (1995)

“Princess Mononoke” (1997)

“Spirited Away” (2001)

“Ponyo” (2008)

“From up on Poppy Hill” (2011).

Courtesy: crunchyroll.com

Winter Anime Season 2011-2012 – Part 1


Here’s a list of Animes lined up for winter this year.

Inu x Boku SS

Story: The Shirakiin house’s daughter, Shirakiin Riricho, who has a complex about being unable to live independently and unprotected, feels the need to move out and live on her own under the condition of residing in the mansion named “Ayakashi Kan.” In this mansion, only those who have cleared a very strict examination could reside in it, and for each resident, they are accompanied with one agent of the Secret Service (S.S.). Although Riricho has rejected the company of the S.S., while residing in the mansion she finds out that the agent dedicated to protecting her is actually the Fox Spirit whom she previously rescued.

Starts in: January 2012

Producer: Unknown

Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Shounen, Supernatural

Website: http://www.inuboku.tv/

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All the Things I Regret


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This is a list I wish I could engrave boldly on a rock or a wall or some prominent place so that when I’m reborn again (no, I’m perfectly healthy and not dying anytime soon, hopefully. So don’t treat this as my bucket list.), I won’t make the same mistakes again.

So here goes my to-do and not-to-do list.

1. Mature too quick. Even if I grow up too quick in my next life too, I MUST remember to at least act like a kid.

2. Grow some muscle so I can protect myself from the idiotic kids who bullied me.

3. STOP PLAYING ALONE AND GO OUT AND MAKE SOME FRIENDS.

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The Hypocrisy of Vegetarians


I know I’m going to get virtually beaten to death by all the vegetarians around the world, but this is something that I’ve always wanted to talk about. I’ve had a couple of arguments about this, where I was made to shut up even before I had a chance to prove my point, and since then, I decided to keep my opinions to myself and follow my old rule of live and let live – a little principle I follow where I stay strong with my own ideas but won’t question why others think, well, otherwise. It’s simply because I don’t care what others think of a certain matter that I have a different opinion about, and also because the last thing I like to do is argue.

There are basically two things I’d like to talk about here – vegetarians and pacifist hypocrites.

I’m never the one to fret about what others think, but a couple things happened lately that triggered my annoyance towards people who talk incessantly about how much they care about animals and don’t give a damn about the trees that are cut down right in front of their eyes.

The thing that triggered this was the little mass tree cutting incident that happened in my office premise and to say I was disappointed to see the lovely trees that I so loved to walk under being chopped down is an understatement. It was a torture to walk by that place everyday and watch people walk by it like nothing happened.

So that made me wonder, had it been a bunch of dogs that were chopped and thrown aside in the place of those trees, would people have just walked by it like it was nothing? Wouldn’t they be horrified at the least and question who did such a devilish act?  So, why ignore it when it’s the trees that are, may I say, killed and thrown aside? Isn’t that being a hypocrite?

I do care about animals and absolutely do not tolerate animal cruelty, but I care about all living beings and not just the ones that can walk and talk; and I happen to eat non vegetarian food.

Confuzzled? Let me explain.

I’ve noticed this huge biased thinking with all these people who care so much about animal cruelty but really don’t care about things like deforestation or mindless chopping of trees. If you care so much about animal cruelty, why tolerate cruelty towards trees? Is that because they can’t walk and talk that you forget they have a life and feel pain? Because they can’t scream when they’re hurt? And this brings me back to my second agenda – the hypocritical vegetarians.

Before I begin, let me state this bitter fact about mankind – It’s impossible for humans to survive without hurting other living beings. (No matter how you think about it, we still kill something or someone to feed ourselves)

Since I hate arguments, I’ve clashed with only a couple of vegetarians about this, and all of them had the same way of thinking – they don’t realize that by eating plants, they are still killing life, no matter how much they stay away from meat and eggs. It has been scientifically proven (please reads the works of Jagadish Chandra Bose for more proof) that plants, in fact, do feel pain. They may not have a brain to register the pain impulse, but everything in nature doesn’t work the same way.

Just because we can’t produce our own food, it’s absurd to say that it’s impossible for plants to produce food. Likewise, just because plants feel touch and pain in a different way, you can’t say that they don’t feel at all. The scientist who proved it was no fool. So when you are already killing a living being and feeding on it, it’s absolutely absurd to say that you don’t want to eat meat because you don’t want to hurt other living beings because you’re that much compassionate. If you do, you’re a hypocrite, since your actions are already contradicting your words.

Now if you think you only eat a certain part of the plant and not all of it, let me enlighten you with the fact that plants are chopped, uprooted and replanted while growing them. You are killing them in the process of feeding on them.

And even if they don’t feel pain, it doesn’t rule out the fact that you’re already killing a living being to feed yourself. Even if they don’t feel pain, it doesn’t justify the act of killing.

If you think you’re being caring and compassionate to living beings by staying vegetarian or participating in all of those PETA activities, you’re just trying to feel good about yourself.

*Takes a deep breath*

~Phew

So, that’s what I feel about all the vegetarians out there.

P.S. – I do have a heart and I do help stray animals now and then, but I’d never call myself a compassionate vegetarian who cares about the lives of other living beings, because I’m already a part of the mass killing by eating veggies.

-Thank you for putting up with the rant-