Okay trying to do a lot of things at once, so yes and no to updating this blog. Recently saw Otaku Dan’s latest blog entry, in regards about what blog entries failed to make it past the drawing board or not. I have been trying to look through my own 30+ drafts, some of which I had to toss because it proved time dated.. well there would be some retro updating I imagine, but still.. who would want to read dated news?
What drafts still pervade my box though, these are ideas that have bounced around my head a little bit, but so far I can’t muster up any more ideas to write about it. So this is airing my laundry so to say….
Crossplay, would you do it? – Inspired when I went to Otakon, and saw a friend there – cross playing, but unfortunately my inspiration fizzled. I got to thinking about my standards for cosplaying, and ultimately got glummed out, because even if I take pictures, still haven’t had the time or place actually cosplay my own. . Wish I was more like my Japanese based friends at the moment, since both of them are bigger cosplayers than I am. >_<
Top Ten Listing for Tattoos on Anime Characters for me. -spoke about writing this with Moritheil, and since I thought of it, did some research and realized my idea was nothing ordinary. I am trying to look for a third anime tattoo. But so far the coolest one I think is out there would be Levi..
Response to Koje Oe’s seriousness or not. – Don’t ask me.. sometimes reading various blogs get my mind all whirlly, but then as time settles.. ugh. >_<Responded to something similar… so was pretty much whacked with how much differences as anime fans are bloggers out there. Besides probably bad karma to probably go and try to pick something.
Queen in Japan – Okay a Japan Probe article on Queen in Japan! I really like some of Freddie Mercury songs, so I wanted to write an entry to recommend this article… but time passed, and the entry became kinda dated, besides who would want to read about my eccentric tastes in American oldies?
[PSP] Pangya Papel Shop – Slight rant on how whack the PSP Pangya Papel shop is as well as the internet game is. >_< Then I realized that I can’t get screen caps.. so that fizzled.
Resolving reasons for what type of video gamer I am. – Another personal discourse, so to explain myself, but it ended up to my mind, sounding like a whin-ner and, anal self-classifier, cataloger, so too much.. gloomy thoughts. Well I just play games.. so there.
Google Reader/ Wave– Yes my love and hate, confusions, wishlist to Google..
Listening to podcasts, and a perspective.. – Why do I not listen to podcasts, or well I try to. Also if I had time, which pod-casters would I try to listen to.
Photography and anime… – Pretty much a progress report of self with my photography class, and what type of goals or material am I aiming to get. Honestly though, I am so lazy about uploading pictures.. >_< So a perspective..
[Anime Girls] Levi or Two Hand – Do you realize how long have I left this Anime Girls perspective in my draft.. I want to finish I really do…
Figure Collection tingling.. >_< – Updated wishlist for what figures I want to get. Got Sogeking waiting for me in Japan with my friend. I wanna photography, document what figures I still have in boxes. T_T
Absolute Obedience – I wrote about this game before, and wanted to do an un-teempt update, but then I moved my other entry over to fujochic. So will probably be talking about a progress in this game. But since my computer crashed.. lost the save file, so will have to restart this game for the 3rd time already. Kinda hoping it won’t end up like FF8. I love it to the point where I can’t bear to finish the darn game.
But still I persist. Recently many of my blogs are just re-capping what I read on my Google Reader, which I love and hate. I love for the amount of news I get to read, I hate for the amount of time I spend on it. But this is something I can get away with on my job, with the long hours of ref desk.. kinda unproductive and productive at the same time really. I read a lot of librarian blogs.. so that kinda helps the Japan/Anime blogs I read.
I RSS my entries to Facebook, and I have been having a love/hate thing with Facebook. Yes if you’re reading this Hynavian. I have been trying to fix it, but to no ail. I don’t like my blog going on facebook as Notes, and for it getting comments there, and no comments back here. Still comments is comments, so even if Facebook doesn’t show my entire blog entry, one of my recent entries – Mayonnaise and Ramen had two comments from friends.
I think I’m going to be focusing more on episode 8, because it seems significant. Either way Levy and Rock are back in Japan with the Russian Mafia to make a deal with the Japanese Yakuza. Rock is the interpretor and Levy is the bodyguard. You get to understand in episode 7, Levy’s confusion as to why Rock wouldn’t take this opportunity to back out of being a criminal. Another thing that is strange for me is the fact that Levy and the Russian head is speaking English. It’s to say that they don’t speak Japanese, since they’re foreigners but with a Japanese sounding accent and mixed with Japanese… that’s just plain strange.
People might feel bored by my blog because this is a majority of my entries. Can’t help it if this is the only anime I actually feel caught by…. this anime is actually quite funny in some parts.
The Chinese lady bounty hunter died I think, shot by Edna….. I was actually attracted to her character in spite of her horrible Mandarin, that’s what you get if you’re not Chinese yourself and only acting it.
Still this episode was filled with much action and clue revealers for character backgrounds. Edna’s acutally CIA, wonder how this will put her against Levy and the Black Lagoon. Oh and Benny has a love interest, or maybe one night stand with Jane. Hehe..
Then there are the prominent singling out of certain villians that won’t die. They’re kinda bad, but not really just life’s circumstances. Still next episode they’re going to Nihon..so maybe more on Rock’s background?
Didn’t really talk much about the ending of the last episode, but Edna and Levy introduces Jane to a cheap motel to stay at, the cincher though is the fact that every bounty hunter will be after Jane’s head when Mr. Elvis hires them at a $1000 a hunter to complete this job of bringing back Jane.
This episode starts with Edna, Levy and Rock waiting for Jane in a car. Edna already thought that this would happen so she left signs for Jane to escape from death. Well Jane gets chased and the other bounty hunters realize that Edna and Levy are helping Jane, so they upped the cost to $30,000 a head for the chase.
Nothing really siginficiant happened in this episode that really had me as excited as last episode.. although I feel that with the art being not up to par, what I like about the art is the stark realistic feel of it… so I did some screen caps of some parts I felt really liking for.
Just after a week of worrying how they will catch up with the storyline and after a friend told me the art was terrible for this series. I am once again feeling quite overwhelemed by this series.. this is soooo cool!!!!!!!!!!! Or feeling soo cul as Arale would say.
Even if the translations might not exactly mean what they’re saying, but the words definitely fit the subs. The dialogue is quite dynamic. Jane, a new character, was chased by a mob, went to claim sanctuary at the church and when she reach Eda’s church. (Eda’s an asassin like Levy, but also has the double role of being a sister for the Catholic chruch.)
Eda didn’t want to help Jane and said that God was in Vegas, so that Jane should come back on Judgement Day… Now the reason why Jane was chased is that she didn’t deliver on what she was comissioned for, counterifeit money for them. So the mob felt cheated and wants to demand compensation.
The mob reached the church and the leader of the mob, a Mr. Elvis fired a shot that went through the church door. At front of the alter, Levy was sitting and holding a glass of whiskey. The bullet shattered her cup and she became pissed off.
I watched as another shoot out scene occurs and I was like O_O. The shooting scenes may get redudent, just the antagonist shooting at the protagonists, but at moments like this I feel like a kid playing with action figures. Black Lagoon is a pretty violent anime, but still very cool. What an influence on people’s minds right? I can’t stand watching violence in real life, but give me an anime and I’m happy as a pie.
I actually cried at the conclusion of this episode…. it was quite final and sad. I think this would be a great OVA arc instead of part of the main TV series. Because after this story, I don’t know where Black Lagoon go. From the previews, I can see that they’ll be focusing on the nunnery next time.
From the last time, the twins were in a wave of gunshots after Hotel Moscow placed a bounty on their heads. In this episode they split up and unfortunately met their ultimate demise.
The twins are disposed children from a tyrant ran European country, when the government of that country collapsed, the militia ran the countries and these children were made into slaves of the officers. In an awful scenario like
Since they were left on their own a lot with no one to trust in, these twins engaged in an incestuous relationship. The twins had their target on Hotel Moscow, and split up to engage the enemy. The boy first met his death, as his legs and arms were shot off, he started to cry. I shudder at the words he uttered. While his eyes look so innocent like a child, his intent was not.
I can’t understand if the twins were vampires or not, their teeth was so pointed. When the lady of Hotel Moscow said, “No One Lives Forever.” It can only reflect on the fragility of life. The twins did until the end, believe that they will live forever and be eternal living the life that their victims couldn’t.
With then there was more clues of the twins life as Rock spoke with the girl. Black Lagoon took her as a client and in the end watched as she died. This show is so much not for kids to watch that it should be rated R or over. If Americans do dub as the company is Gennon, then there should be heavy editing due to the taboo subjects covered in this episode. But if they edit then that would make the whole series look bad beyond belief.
I have to say, the lighting in this episode was so life like and realistic. I went on a screen capturing bonanza today.. took a lot, so enjoy I think.