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A bit more delayed than I'd like, but at least I got to posting it. I have a lot more weeaboo shit to ramble on about this time...
I currently have a terribly huge amount of unfinished, half-done, not yet mastered, and/or short themes/song ideas on the backburner. I'll get around to finishing up some projects eventually. As for new stuff I might work on, I'm considering making more 8-bit music - maybe even a soundtrack's worth of it since it's pretty fun to make, and relatively easy at that. I'm also thinking of trying my hand at the A.I.M. contest this year; I'll start looking for some good art in the portal.
New Skills - Guitar
Over the past couple months, I have been picking up on playing guitar (I've only really had a chance to play on an acoustic). I've figured out a couple parts of some easier songs like Johnny Cash's cover of Rusty Cage, Eric Clapton's Cocaine, Deep Purple's Smoke on the Water (and I can see why people say it's the first song rock guitarists learn to play), etc. I also got the entire rhythm guitar part for Avenged Sevenfold's Hail to the King down (inb4 "pleb" - fuck you, it's fun to play). Now that I have a better understanding of the instrument, I can do a better job at implementing it into my music (and make tabs in the case of a collaboration).
I finally made a "throw-away" Soundcloud account to upload songs I made using soundfonts to avoid having any issues directly affect this account here. Here's my first upload:
Here's the original 8-bit track from my audio submissions:
The Weeaboo Corner
What anime is J'Rob watching?
"Kill la Kill"
A while back, I started watching Kill la Kill...I was hooked fast. Bocodamondo's fan-art of the series somewhat piqued my interest in the show. I watched the first episode and was immediately hooked, and as of now, I am caught up and waiting for the next episode to come out.
Without spoiling anything, basically, the show is about a corrupt seitokai (student council) that uses and distributes special uniforms containing "life fibers" that enhance human strength and other capabilities to its members and to club presidents and members. The higher-ups have uniforms with a higher percentage of life fibers (ranked by stars - 3-star uniforms having the highest percentage and the strongest, and "no stars" which are students without the special uniforms), the club presidents have 2-star uniforms, members have 1-star uniforms, and the lower-class and poor students don't have the special uniforms (how well the students do in the school determine their wealth class and uniform level). Matoi Ryuuko is out to avenge her father's death with half of a massive scissor blade designed to cut life fibers (that was used to kill him) and challenges the head of the seitokai knowing she (Kiryuin Satsuki) is somehow connected to his death. The show has a very cartoonish visual style and is quite a breath of fresh air from a lot of the mediocrity and cookie-cutter animes/mangas I've seen. As of right now, I would rate it a 10/10.
Matoi Ryuuko pictures, just because:
"Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren"
I mentioned this one my last post last month. It's still ongoing, and it's still really good. I definitely recommend watching it even if you don't like shounen high school romance.
Yet another shounen high school romance. I've been reading the manga, which is still ongoing (thanks to the unnecessary amounts of filler that they have started to put out - the main plot just fizzled out somewhere around chapter 20-ish if I recall correctly), and happened to see that there was an anime of it that's about 9 episodes in so far. The anime is about a high school student named Ichijou Raku who is the son of a Yakuza boss, and the city faces a possible disaster because of a rivalry between the particular Yakuza faction his dad runs and a gang called Beehive. The leaders of both sides of the rivalry had been good friends for a long time and wished to avoid a large-scale battle between both factions, and Raku's father and the leader of Beehive try to push him and Beehive's leader's daughter into a fake boyfriend-girlfriend relationship (the members being kept ignorant of the lack of authenticity in the relationship) to keep fighting from breaking out. It seems a bit mediocre in terms of visuals (they seem to love centering characters a lot like a dating sim - not that I've played any myself, mind you), and tend to be really lazy with the background. The opening is addictive as hell, though. Overall, I'd give the anime a rating of 6.5/10 (the manga a 7.5/10), and I wouldn't recommend watching it if you aren't a fan of the genre.
So I finished this series...
Ok, so I liked it, but...but it's just...WHY IS IT TAGGED AS SEINEN??? That and the ending irked me somewhat; it just didn't have enough closure. It was kind of like watching the real ending of Mirai Nikki (the Redial OVA) - it's a "happy ending" that just doesn't quite give a feel of completeness (like what happens to the light music club the next year? Do Ui and Jun join it?); I might need to watch the special episodes, though. I have no idea what to rate this and whether to recommend it or not...
Nor recommended this one to me; I've watched the first episode and it seems rather interesting, but it has a very similar setup to Sword Art Online in that the characters are stuck inside a virtual-reality MMORPG. I'll watch a couple more episodes and then see what I think of it then. The visuals look nice.
Here's a music video of a song that I've been listening to a lot recently:
(the audio quality of the video is shite compared to the quality of the actual song)
That about wraps it up for this month.
I swear I'm slowly becoming more and more weeaboo-ish the longer I spend on this site...
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