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Saturday, 31 March 2018

BLOG -- Recap of March

March was a movie binge-watching month for me. I guess I just got the urge to go through more of the stuff I bought back when HMV had its crazy store closing sales. I'm closer to being able to subscribe to Netflix or Crunchyroll this year! :3 


Outings/Events in March:
- Hung out with friends overall x2

- Had a couple spontaneous vacation days.

- Attended a send-off for a long-time co-worker at work. I wish him the best!

- Had a dentist appointment *sniffle*.

- Stayed over at my sister's place x2.


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn achievements / news: 
-I did the Hatching Tide event before my subscription expired.
-This one's pretty big news for myself: my main character purchased a mansion! Now I'll be stuck re-subbing every other month or I'll lose the house, hahaha. Hopefully I'll get a chance to redecorate it when I re-sub in May. :3

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius achievements / news: 
-My rank is currently 147 (yay I can leave the game alone for 13 hours 35 mins)
-I got a number of rainbow units this month. I'm doing my best to save tickets for the Valkyrie Profile banner -- hopefully that comes to the GL version!


Exposures:
- (Food place): Uncle Tetsu's Angel Cafe -- I'd say this is a nice "hideout" for anime fans. The food was just okay, but the dessert -- at least the dessert I had -- yummmmy! I'd go there again.


Finished...
Watching:
(Movie): Annihilation -- At first I was kinda meh about it, but it's slowly growing on me, some of the ideas and imagery. I am pretty much set, though, with my own interpretation of the ending.

- (Movie): Ready Player One -- This was fun and nostalgic. I'd like to experience the Oasis!

- (Movie): Whiteout -- Quite predictable and forgettable.

- (Movie): Moulin Rouge -- Some of the singing was nice and there were some nice moments, but the first 30 mins or so were super annoying.

- (Movie): The Rats -- It was meh.

- (Movie): Devil's Advocate -- This was a long movie, but quite interesting and entertaining.

- (Movie): The Debt -- Great acting. I feel for David and Rachel.

- (Movie): Dragonheart -- I really enjoyed this. Quite funny and original, in my opinion.

- (Movie): Dragonheart: A New Beginning -- Not bad for a sequel.

- (Movie): Creative Control -- Bleh.

- (Movie): Jumper -- The premise was interesting, but I would have liked more character development and resolutions.

- (Movie): U.S. Marshals -- This was interesting.

- (Movie): Ghost Rider -- Not the best Marvel movie I've seen.

- (Movie): The Fugitive -- This was good. I was surprised to see the same team from U.S. Marshals in this movie. I finally get to see the scene with Neil Flynn in it.

- (Movie): Stop-Loss -- The issue addressed was interesting, but the movie was kinda boring.

- (Movie): Breakin' -- Light, fun, and cheesy at times. I enjoyed it! I wish there was more romance.

- (Movie): Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo -- Much more cheesy than the first, but the dancing was good.

- (Movie): Along Came a Spider -- It's different from the novel, but was okay. I thought the child character was pretty smart.

- (Movie): Kiss the Girls -- It was okay.

- (Movie): Shawshank Redemption -- Very long, but a good watch.

- (Movie): The Gift -- I liked this.

- (Anime): Night Head Genesis -- This had potential, but got meh by the end.

- (Anime - Movie): Eden of the East: King of Eden -- I enjoyed it, but definitely have the next movie on hand.

- (Anime - Movie): Eden of the East: Paradise Lost -- This was a nice resolution to the series. Not enough romance, though, haha. 


Playing:
- (PSP): Corpse Party -- This was one creepy game. I advise saving in multiple slots at different points throughout the game. You never know if you've locked yourself in a bad ending.


Reading:
- Nothing this month. 


Currently... 
Playing (not all at once):
- (PS4): J-Stars Victory Vs+
- (PS4): Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below
- (PS4): iDOLM@STER: Platinum Stars
- (PS4): Fez
- (PS4): Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
- (PS4): Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reigns
- (PS4): Monster Hunter World
- (PS3): Borderlands 2
- (PS2): Chulip
- (Xbox 360): Magna Carta II
- (3DS): Story of Seasons
- (3DS): Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
- (3DS): Culdcept Revolt
- (GBA): The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition   
- (PSP): Persona
- (Wii): Fortune Street 
- (PC): UnEpic  
- (PC): King's Bounty: The Legend
- (PC): Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry)
- (Mobile): Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius


Watching:
- (TV Show): The Walking Dead (Season 7)
- (TV Show): Orphan Black (Season 3)
- (TV Show): Criminal Minds (Season 11)
- (TV Show): Six Feet Under (Season 1 - Episode 3)
- (TV Show): X-Files (Season 11)
- (TV Show): The Strain (Season 2)
- (Anime): Log Horizon (episode 3)
(Anime): Attack on Titan: Season 2 (episode 8)



Reading:
- (Manga): Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori (Volume 16)


That's it for March. Here are some pics I took this month plus a YouTube video.


Angel hat cheesecake from Angel Cafe. This was so good!

Omurice from Angel Cafe. I got this meal just so the server could 
draw something on top. I asked for a mouse drawing and then 
she asked for a reference so I looked up Mickey Mouse. 
The dish itself was just okay.

Waffle-stuffed double down from KFC.
I split this with my sister and it was a good call.
The waffle and syrup got so sweet when I finished my half.
It was good in the beginning, though!

I pulled Prompto this month. Not sure when /if I would actually use him, though.

"Hikari" by Elisa -- the 1st ending theme to Nabari no Ou.
I've been listening to this track almost nonstop at work for the past few weeks.
I kinda think this makes a good theme song for David and Rachel from The Debt.


Thanks for reading!

For anybody celebrating Easter, Happy Easter! Also be careful of the possible jokes that might happen tomorrow.

As usual, if you have any questions / comments about anything, feel free. :)

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

BLOG -- Recap of February

February was a bit of a more active month for me... but still so busy. I was supposed to have a week vacation this month, but it got reduced to one day due to project timelines... Just when am I going to have my vacations?? That goes for everybody else on my team... everybody else has either not taken any vacation this year or had their vacations reduced due to project timelines. We're not robots...

I recently put through a vacation request for sometime in May. If that doesn't get approved... it may just be the final straw. =_=


Outings/Events in February:
- Hung out with friends overall x1

- Was treated to lunch by a co-worker for helping her with projects.

- Made chocolates with my sister for Valentine's Day.

- Felt really sick for a couple of weeks. I'm still coughing and my sides hurt when I cough.

- Went into the office on a Saturday and worked. I was very angry doing so.

- Attended a play where my friend played one of the leading roles.

- Stayed over at my sister's place x1.


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn achievements / news: 
-Since getting sick I haven't logged on much. I did the Valentione event, and moogle-mailed chocolate to several friends on Valentine's Day.

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius achievements / news: 
-My rank is currently 144 (yay I can leave the game alone for 13 hours 30 mins)
-I was pretty lucky this month, getting some rainbows and at least one of each unit from the first limited banner.


Exposures:
- Nothing this month.


Finished...
Watching:
(Movie): Black Panther -- This was fun. I really enjoyed the sibling banter.

- (Anime): Eden of the East -- The premise is interesting, but I really wanted to see more character development as well as interactions between Akira and Saki. Hopefully the two movie sequels will rectify those two points.

- (Anime): Dragon Ball Z Kai -- Finally I finish watching Dragon Ball Z, the series that first got me into anime. Unfortunately, even with Kai being a shortened version of Dragon Ball Z the series still felt dragging at some parts, but... I am glad that I finally experienced the story. It was really fun watching the characters grow up. One of my favourite parts was watching Gohan attend high school and the Tenkaichi Budokai that happens in that same arc. I liked the last two episodes as well.

- (Anime): Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie -- I wouldn't call this a movie since it's only 25 minutes long. It was okay, but not an essential watch.

- (Anime): Shiki -- Just wow. Some parts made me really uneasy. It was interesting to see things from both sides. Don't really care too much about its ending though. 


Playing:
- Nothing this month.


Reading:
- Nothing this month. 


Currently... 
Playing (not all at once):
- (PS4): J-Stars Victory Vs+
- (PS4): Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below
- (PS4): iDOLM@STER: Platinum Stars
- (PS4): Fez
- (PS4): Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
- (PS4): Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reigns
- (PS4): Monster Hunter World
- (PS3): Borderlands 2
- (PS2): Chulip
- (Xbox 360): Magna Carta II
- (3DS): Story of Seasons
- (3DS): Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
- (3DS): Culdcept Revolt
- (GBA): The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition   
- (PSP): Persona
- (PSP): Corpse Party
- (Wii): Fortune Street 
- (PC): UnEpic  
- (PC): King's Bounty: The Legend
- (PC): Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry)
- (Mobile): Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius


Watching:
- (TV Show): The Walking Dead (Season 7)
- (TV Show): Orphan Black (Season 3)
- (TV Show): Criminal Minds (Season 11)
- (TV Show): Six Feet Under (Season 1 - Episode 3)
- (TV Show): X-Files (Season 11)
- (TV Show): The Strain (Season 2)
- (Anime): Log Horizon (episode 3)
(Anime): Attack on Titan: Season 2 (episode 8)



Reading:
- (Manga): Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori (Volume 16)


That's it for February. Here are some pics I took this month plus a YouTube video.


Some of the chocolates I made with my sister.


Some sushi from Sushi Mori.
I wish I wasn't sick when I ate this, lol...

Yan. Her parasol looks nice.


Ang! Once I heard how broken he was (in a good way), I tried pulling for him.
Can't wait to gear him up!


Chow! Getting him was a fluke.


"Fifty Shades Freed - Movie Review" by Jeremy Jahns.
I haven't watched the movie yet myself, but this is a funny and entertaining review.
It contains some slight spoilers.


Thanks for reading!

As usual, if you have any questions / comments about anything, feel free. :)

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

BLOG -- Recap of January

January was a very shut-in month for me. Besides going to work and doing minor shopping some days after work, I only went out once. Of course the weather played a big factor as I I don't like cold weathers all that much.

Work-wise things have been busy and not busy, but thankfully not as busy. Hopefully it stays that way! I have vacation time coming up and I'd like to keep it if possible.


Outings/Events in January:
- Hung out with friends overall x0

- Took a Lieu Day for the crazy work week I had in December.

- Took advantage of the major points redemption event at Shopper's Dug Mart.

- Stayed over at my sister's place x0.


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn achievements / news: 
-I re-subbed but haven't done much. I've finally beaten Heavensward and started Stormblood a few days ago.

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius achievements / news: 
-My rank is currently 141 (yay I can leave the game alone for 13 hours 20 mins)
-I didn't get any notable summons this month. :(


Exposures:
- (Video Game -- PS4): Swap Quest -- It's an interesting idea but it stresses me out, lol. I don't like the limited time to finish a stage. Co-op helps with that somewhat.

- (Food): Rice Burger -- This is a new menu item at Rolltations. It was pretty good but messy to eat. The next time I eat this I'll use a fork.


Finished...
Watching:
(Movie): Baby Driver -- Really high energy and fun!

- (Movie): X-Men Origins: Wolverine -- This is my first time watching the movie, and wow -- so bad that it's entertaining.

- (Movie): The Wolverine -- This was okay, though the last 30 mins were... uh... not that good.

- (Anime): Yu Yu Hakusho 


Playing:
- Nothing this month.


Reading:
- Nothing this month. 


Currently... 
Playing (not all at once):
- (PS4): J-Stars Victory Vs+
- (PS4): Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below
- (PS4): iDOLM@STER: Platinum Stars
- (PS4): Fez
- (PS4): Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
- (PS4): Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reigns
- (PS4): Monster Hunter World
- (PS3): Borderlands 2
- (PS2): Chulip
- (Xbox 360): Magna Carta II
- (3DS): Story of Seasons
- (3DS): Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
- (3DS): Culdcept Revolt
- (GBA): The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition   
- (PSP): Persona
- (PSP): Corpse Party
- (Wii): Fortune Street 
- (PC): UnEpic  
- (PC): King's Bounty: The Legend
- (PC): Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry)
- (Mobile): Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius


Watching:
- (TV Show): The Walking Dead (Season 7)
- (TV Show): Orphan Black (Season 3)
- (TV Show): Criminal Minds (Season 11)
- (TV Show): Six Feet Under (Season 1 - Episode 3)
- (TV Show): X-Files (Season 11)
- (TV Show): The Strain (Season 2)
- (Anime): Log Horizon (episode 3)
(Anime): Attack on Titan: Season 2 (episode 8)
- (Anime): Dragon Ball Z Kai (episode 99)
- (Anime): Shiki (episode 5)



Reading:
- (Manga): Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori (Volume 16)


That's it for January. Here are a couple pics I took this month plus a YouTube video.


Rice burger at Rolltations.


Morgana plushie! Shipping costs were killer.

"The Fall of the Simpsons: How it Happened" by Super Eyepatch Wolf.
The analysis is really interesting.


Thanks for reading!

As usual, if you have any questions / comments about anything, feel free. :)

Sunday, 28 January 2018

REVIEW/THOUGHTS [ANIME] -- Yu Yu Hakusho (TV series)

Number of Episodes: 112 [25-ish minutes each episode]
Language Watched: Japanese with English subtitles
Licensed? (As of this entry): YES
Genre(s): Fighting, Supernatural, Psychological, Comedy, Drama
Overall Impression: It's really good for an old-ish show. I highly recommend! :)



SPOILER ALERT WARNING!!
This review will contain some spoilers -- or rather, there will be a "Spoilers" section at the end of the review to go into further detail about certain things. There may still be slight spoilers throughout the review, but I've tried my best to keep them at a minimum.


PERSONAL STANDING (Pre-exposures, thoughts, etc.)
So my initial exposures to Yu Yu Hakusho back in the day were hit and miss. Through my unbiased collecting of anime music years and years ago (probably back when I was in Grade 11), I got a hold of several ending themes and one opening theme for Yu Yu Hakusho... and I didn't like them. Many of the songs sounded so 80s / 90s that I thought the series would be just as dated.

Then fast forward to maybe a couple years later. Through my unbiased collecting of SNES ROMs (yes, I did those back in the day -- I don't exactly do that anymore), I got a hold of this ROM file named "yuyut". When I tried it out with my sister, we got treated to the intro below:

Yu Yu Hakusho: Tokubetsu Hen's (SNES) intro scene.

I couldn't read anything in the intro but I thought, This is interesting. These characters look interesting. My sister and I then struggled with trying to figure out how to play the game. And even that experience was interesting. Below is a clip of the gameplay:

Gameplay clip of Yu Yu Hakusho: Tokubetsu Hen.
For an SNES game, the action sequences are really exciting and cool!

After playing it, I was so curious about the characters and their stories / abilities. Since the game's title was in Japanese, I had no idea it was Yu Yu Hakusho until much, much later.


STORY
Through a series of events, delinquent Yusuke Urameshi finds himself recruited as a "spirit realm detective", a person who investigates supernatural situations and takes down demons (AKA yokai). And from him being a "spirit realm detective", Yusuke and his friends find themselves in battle after battle against those who would threaten the balance of the world.

On a whole, the story comes off as being pretty generic. But -- Buuuuut... there is more to it than just that. It's more than just a "good guys fight bad guys" series. There's character depth, emotional drive, relatable themes, and a kind of charm that makes it interesting even if you may have seen the same setup so many times before -- but only if you invest yourself in the characters and their struggles. At its core, Yu Yu Hakusho's story is largely character-driven (and I'm not talking about just the "I must get stronger!" kind of drive).

One thing that I like and also dislike about Yu Yu Hakusho is the idea that "nothing / nobody is safe". At least, that is the impression I have for older anime. For some reason I felt that older anime series often took more liberties with a character's life and whether they would live or just suddenly get killed off / die. This might not be true, but I watched Yu Yu Hakusho with that thought in the back of my mind, which raised the stakes emotionally for a number of episodes.

If I were to give any criticisms to the story, it would be to the beginning and the ending. The beginning is quite slow, and the ending is quite abrupt. However, at the same time, both served their own purpose. The beginning does a good job of establishing character and the light yet dramatic tone to the series. The ending, well, I'll mention the ending at my "Closing Thoughts" section.

To summarize, the story is good depending on your own investment on the characters.

PACING
The pacing in Yu Yu Hakusho is great. There was one arc that felt a little bit like the Frieza saga, but that still resolved itself in wayyy less episodes. Almost every fight, with the exception of the big fights and a few others, is resolved in one episode. And through almost each episode a bit more character development happens.

And Yu Yu Hakusho's pacing isn't great just because of episode length. This series -- it knows to be suspenseful; it knows how to make your heart race with fear; with excitement; it knows how to hit you in the gut with pain and sadness. To me, Yu Yu Hakusho is quite the master at invoking emotions.

I'll mention some of those "paceful" moments in the "Spoilers" section.

ANIMATION STYLE
This is the first time I've ever experienced this, but Yu Yu Hakusho's animation style isn't all that consistent. Character designs generally stay the same, but the style starts off more thicker and less "shady". Then in later episodes more shading is let in and styles get a bit sharper. Then for specific episodes things get really experimental, and styles get smoother and the colour palette changes. It's really interesting and I enjoy the changes from the starting style. I think some of changes really help to set the tone and make action sequences more exciting. Below are some examples of style changes:

First episode.  

Around episode 41.

Episode 58. One of the smooth "experimental" styles.
Not all fight / action sequences are like this.

One nitpicky thing: there are brief times when some animation frames are re-used. Personally I can forgive them for that, given how many episodes there are and how much work I imagine went into those frames.


CHARACTERS
From left to right: Koenma, Kurama, Hiei, Botan, Yusuke, Keiko, 
Shizuru, Kuwabara, Genkai.

While the image above features the main cast of Yu Yu Hakusho (though I consider Shizuru more secondary), there are many more characters.

Personally, I love the cast of Yu Yu Hakusho, especially the core four: Yusuke, Hiei, Kurama, and Kuwabara. They are likable in their own ways and tend to have very relatable internal struggles and drives. Even Kuwabara, who's not the brightest one -- I can't help but admire his endurance and earnest emotions.

Every now and then there would be brief downtime where the characters just interact with each other. I enjoyed seeing those moments -- to get a bit more of their personalities and seeing them more as characters with "life". I'll mention a few downtime moments I really enjoyed in the "Spoilers" section.

My favourite character is Kurama. He is... muah! Perfection! Hahaha. I love his analytical mind, his ability of controlling plants (for a personal reason), and his fierce loyalty to those he cares for. I also really connected with his personal struggle, and enjoyed seeing his development through the series.

I also really enjoyed seeing Hiei's development as well as Genkai's. They are all fun and good characters!

As an aside, I discovered another role (Koenma) voice acted by Mayumi Tanaka, the voice actor for Luffy in One Piece, hahaha. :)

Kurama! This guy is something else <3
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MUSIC
The music is largely atmospheric, 80s / 90s synth with eerie sounds. Sometimes I don't even notice it but I know it's there working its music magic. Sometimes it's at the foreground, just hitting you with the emotion of the current scene. It fits well with the series. Also, now that I've watched the opening / ending themes and can associate the music to the series, I like the opening / ending tracks a lot more, though... with the exception of one, I prefer the TV size edits more than the full version.

Here are a couple of tracks that I like:


"Monster Suit". I really enjoy the part starting from 1:35 to 3:00.
I could honestly listen to that part looping for hours on end.

"Struggle of Sadness".
What a gut-wrenching track.


JAPANESE / ENGLISH DUBBING
The Japanese dubbing is great. While I've read that the English dubbing is great, I watched my favourite episode in English -- and I didn't like it. Kurama's voice was changed :( I may give the dub another shot in the future.


YU YU HAKUSHO AND THE MANGA
I actually haven't read the manga, so I can't comment on this. I'm just leaving this as a placeholder until I do (if I ever get the chance!).


YU YU HAKUSHO AND THE MOVIES + EIZOU HAKUSHO OVA
Same as above -- this is just a placeholder for now.


YU YU HAKUSHO AND THE NEW OVA
Same as above -- this is just a placeholder, and I really hope I get to see this new OVA someday!


CLOSING THOUGHTS
Yu Yu Hakusho is great. For an old-ish series, it's aged very well. I could see myself re-watching certain episodes for years to come. Some of the action scenes plus character moments are just that good.

Now, please keep in mind that I haven't watched Hunter x Hunter, the other series made by the creator of Yu Yu Hakusho (Yoshihiro Togashi). I've read that Hunter x Hunter draws similarities from Yu Yu Hakusho so I'm not sure if it would come off as samey for those who have already watched Hunter x Hunter. Just note that Yu Yu Hakusho came first, so if anything, it helped set the foundation for some things for Hunter x Hunter. :)

And guess what? Almost all the episodes of Yu Yu Hakusho are now available to watch on Crunchyroll! So if you are curious at all, please do check it out! :) Make sure to click on the series and not the OVA.

I mentioned I would talk about the abrupt ending. Without giving any spoilers, I recommend still watching to the end because almost everything gets tied up and character developments are resolved. I just can't fault the abrupt ending because it was due to external reasons affecting the creator's (Togashi) health and outlook on his work. In the last manga volume of Yu Yu Hakusho, supposedly Togashi wrote a long note explaining the reason for the abrupt ending. You can read the long note on this Reddit thread. While it saddens me that Yu Yu Hakusho will probably never get the fleshed out ending it could have had, I can appreciate the ending we do have and empathize with his situation.

Thank you Togashi for creating Yu Yu Hakusho!!


And... thank you for reading! If you want some more input about something I didn't cover, feel free to ask. :)

So I'll do the scrolly thing and the "Spoilers" section will appear after that. Then I'll add some more scrolly things after the "Spoilers" section in case anybody wants to comment, but not see the spoilers.

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SPOILERS

I'll mention some of those "paceful" moments.
If I think of any more, I'll list more.

-In the episode where Keiko needs to kiss Yusuke by midnight to bring him back to life. That made my heart race so bad, haha.

-Genkai's and Kuwabara's "deaths". It felt like Time stopped completely.

-In Kurama's fight against Shigure, I was so, sooooo worried, I could barely breathe. It didn't help that the episode was titled "Farewell, Kurama". When we see that Shigure's last attack was stopped by the tree just inches away from Kurama's face, I was so relieved that I cried. I feared for his safety that much, hahaha... I'm such a dork ^.^''

-The time when Raizen's old fighting pals visit Raizen's grave. Then they gather together and charge up all their yoki. For some reason, that got me super pumped up and excited.


I'll mention a few downtime moments I really enjoyed.
-The moments when Yusuke is resting against Keiko. I thought it was sweet.

-The time when Yusuke comes back as a Yokai, and he says his heart has still stopped. Then Hiei and Kurama laugh. I think it was one of the first times Hiei ever laughed out loud.

-Mukuro's brief embrace on Hiei ^-^

-Keiko's kiss on Yusuke. Yusuke can take on the strongest ppl and he can be blitzed by Keiko? Cute.

-In the last episode when Kurama and Kuwabara are chatting at the train stop, and some of Kuwabara's classmates mistake Kurama as a girl... Kurama's look of annoyance is adorable.

Kurama's annoyed look. Click to enlarge.


Thanks again for reading and feel free to comment :D

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