I’m not dead, I just have a messy computer room at the moment.
Hello! I have moved house and have settled in quite nicely.
The room my computer is currently in is being used as a storage shed while we wait to get more bookshelves for our stuff.
*I’m currently on my knees typing while the screen cable stretches across the room. *
I needed the computer to look up something and thought it would be a good excuse to tell you guys me and DB are still planning to get the blog up and working again.
let me get this off my cheat: You are not better then other people because you can read fast! T_o If anyone uses the argument “If you can’t read subs fast your dumb” I will shove a pine-cone up your butt. Many people can’t read fast because they have conditions like dyslexia (I have no time for that bull).
Now to the actual moral quandary:
I was at game shop selling my wiiu when the guy at the counter was trying to convince me not to sell it (don’t you want my goods???).
He told me that if I modded it I could get loads of free games….. he was telling me to pirate Nintendo games.
I love this game shop, the staff are really friendly and they know there games. I just think that telling me to do that was extremely confusing (you make your money on sales) and super illegal.
*He was talking like he would be willing to do it for me.*
I declined the skeevy offer.
O_O Game shop owners around my area really hate the switch.
we should be getting the keys for our new home next week (scary).
I don’t know how long it will take us to sort out gas/electric before even contemplating internet providers.
I’m mentally freaking out about leaving the house!
The worst thing about all of this is that I’ll be the only one in there most of the time.
It’s going to be wired to go from only having a small box room to an entire house to move around (might just crawl into a small corner until I get used to it).
I hope we can coexist with each-other.
I just realised that the xbox one has some really dated names:
xbox one super (s)
xbox one extreme(x)
Is there next consoles name going to be xbox one R (radical).
“extreme box one extreme” That is a lot of extreme.*
Couldn’t we just shorten it to BO-X³
BO X-cubed makes for a funnier pun (X,B,O,X = x-box-one-x).
I can see many parents failing to read the name of this new console: “You want the new box one?”
*X box one X*
kid: “I wanted an xbox one X.”
parent: “I got you a xbox one S.”
I’m cleaning the shelves of games I no longer play.
I sort of knew what I would get around for the wiiU games…however, I must have had a though gems in there because my final total back was £120!
. . . How did that happen? this was just junk on the shelf???
XD when I was leaving the shop a random guy asked me for the left over stuff in the box (stuff the shop would not take).
Me: “You can it for free.”
Guy “Thanks!” XD
DB: “why didn’t you ask for money?”
Me: “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. I gave it to him for the same reason I gave you the money from the anime I didn’t want; my final plan for them was ether charity or the bin.”
*The games they didn’t take did function.*
O_O I gave a load of manga to charity just to clear the shelves (I must of introduced a lot of teens in the village to manga that month).
XD My nephew fell in love with my old 90’s Mr blobby doll (One man’s trash is another man’s treasure).
Never undervalue the price of stuff, but never undervalue what it means to someone.
I’m still going to watching anime (let’s make that clear).
I’m going to clear my current watch list and start afresh from the beginning of these anime (it’s been way too long since I watched a load of the show on the list).
I will still be doing a first, middle and final impression…however, all 3 of these dairies will eventually lead to me writing a full review on the show.
One of the reason this blog was failing to engage me was because it no longer fulfilled its original purpose.
I made the blog in order to keep my sanity during the transition from college life too adult life.
Now that I’m finally moving house I will no longer have to worry about feeling claustrophobic or trapped under the thumb of my child life.
Writing fuller reviews will help me develop a better understanding of how to write long paragraphs without coming off too clinical or rambly.
When we move and get the internet running I will consider putting this plan into action.
I can’t believe that next month I won’t be living at home anymore!
It’s a nice little house with an upstairs, basement and a garden. It’s right on the side of the mountain making the air fresh and the roads quiet.
This is a lot to take in.
hello out there!
Had a lot going on in the real world to keep my mind far away from sitting down and watching anime or blogging for a long while now.
For the first time in my life I will be moving out and finally living with my sweet heart.
T-o I’m trying to keep focus but, my mind can’t help but play a game of leap frog thanks to how tense I feel.
*DB realise on lea to post on this blog (bad squirrel)*
With it being Easter, I thought it was time the Dango Bunny made a return. How often I post will depend on finding the time to write about things, but I would like to make it a fairly regular event. Another problem has been finding things to write about although for this post I have found a subject that been causing me confusion for some time now.
My chosen topic for this post, are the age ratings concerning manga and anime as well as the content that seems to escape review when deciding a certificate. Don’t worry this won’t be a rant about what we can see and what we can’t, it is more about things being consistent and that material is checked properly.
To start with I am going to pick on a series that is actually a favourite of mine, but does make me question what those who have to decide these ratings were thinking. The books get an older teen rating and in the U.K., it get’s 12 certificate for season 1 and a 15 certificate for season 2. In a lot of ways the certification is correct as the second season is more fan service heavy than season 1. My problem lies in what the fan service is telling the audience. Spoiler Alert! In one particularly fan service heavy episode, we are treated to many lingering bathing scenes allowing us to have long looks at the female protagonists in the nude. Normally this isn’t too bad, if the ages of the girls are left open to question, in other words you think that the girl or girls in question are of a legal age, but with this episode the story pointedly tells you one of the girls is 15 and another is 14, making them underage. So they have got the audience to ogle underage girls. Now I admit that it isn’t done in a sexual as such but that fact that you end up watching underage nudity is a bit unsettling.
Now I admit that this isn’t the first or only manga or anime to do this. Dance in the Vampire Bund has a great exciting and violent story which gives it a mature/18 certificate but it’s most disconcerting aspect is its lead character. Most vampire stories make the point that vampires are immortal and are trapped at the age at which they become a vampire, in this case our protagonist is ancient but has the body of a little girl. This wouldn’t be a problem if it weren’t for the numerous times that she appears naked or in sexy underwear.
Then you get something like Negiho. Negiho is a spin-off from the Negima series. The difference is that the teacher is an adult and the girls are pre-schoolers. This proves very disconcerting as the girls try to impress their teacher in a bid to win his love. Visually there is nothing to worry the censors but it is just the concept that is worrying. It doesn’t do anything wrong except just constantly gives you an unsettled feeling.
My problem is what is to be done about it all. You see it’s not just anime and manga that has these kinds of issues. Modern TV is having these problems too. With the rise of historical and fantasy TV shows there seems to a greater tolerance of rape. The problem to me seems to be it happened in history so it’s permissible. The books that these shows are based on don’t help as scenes are already in the pages, it’s just where these books appealed to a niche audience, and thanks to shows like Game of Thrones these books are receiving a new popularity with a wider audience.
It may seem like I am on a bit of a downer here but to me that’s not the case, I still enjoy shows like these (except Negiho, which always makes me cringe) and always will but I just had these thoughts that I wanted to get off my chest. I suppose the question I am asking myself is are we getting too tolerant and is that ok? Other people may see these things a completely different way and I have no problem with that as after all it is our differences that make us fun.
WHY IS TURNING IT OFF SO CRYPTIC!
O_O I don’t think many people know how to do it.
You know how you normally keep your finger on the power button to do an emergency shutdown, well with this machine you are meant to do that in order to turn it off. HOW ARE YOU MEANT TO GUESS THAT!
Why isn’t this like the 3DS where as soon a you press the power button this menu comes up.
Why doesn’t the little power icon on the switch menu link me to this?