wednesday_10_00: (KageHina - !!!)
Before I talk at great length about Haikyuu, I want to talk about deputy shopping services. I have been using Noppin for years (since they were Crescent, even) and have been happy with them. At the end of December, however, just as I was getting ready to place a bunch of bids on Winter Comiket doujinshi, Noppin closed for a week for the holiday and server maintenance. I panicked and started looking for a different deputy service, because what if I missed all the Comiket doujinshi?? But I soon calmed down and realized that 1) everyone was going to be closed at least for a few days for New Years, and 2) I already have a sizable deposit at Noppin, and it's kind of annoying to have to make a deposit elsewhere as well. So I decided to be patient and wait out the holiday, and of course I didn't have any trouble getting anything I wanted.

The reason I tell this story is that while I was panicking, I found a service called Goody Japan. They don't have real time bidding the way Noppin does, so I doubt I'll be using their auction services. BUT their fees for shopping services are way cheaper (¥400 + 7% vs ¥1000 + 10% at Noppin), and placing orders is much easier compared to Noppin's clunky message board. (Since I mentioned the deposit above, I will say that with Goody's system, you make a deposit for each shopping order, and then it's subtracted from the final total you owe, so they don't keep money for you the way Noppin does for their auction service.) Frankly, it makes it dangerously easy to order things from Animate, or Tora no Ana, or any number of shops. They also were super fast in getting my things packaged and ready to ship out (Noppin can take days to get a package ready, especially when apparently they think your package is going to get confiscated because it has freaking udon noodles in it), and everything was packed perfectly. I kind of laughed that they made a big deal out of the air pocket padding, but the box really did seem lighter compared to just newspaper. Anyway, I will definitely be using Goody again--in fact, I just placed another doujinshi order this weekend because Haikyuu!! (Those exclamation points are in the title, but they are also the punctuation for that sentence.) This is...as good of a segue as any, I guess?

let's talk about volleyball )
wednesday_10_00: (kagami/shingo)
...by which I mean, "This is the discussion post for Sakyou Aya's Kuroneko series."

when cats fall in love )

PSA

Sep. 12th, 2012 10:47 am
wednesday_10_00: (Rainbow Dash - chillin')
I think most of you know my brother works in animation; the latest show he's working on is Ben 10:Omniverse [AUTOPLAY WARNING on that link], which starts September 22nd. He's been pretty excited about this series--it sounds like there's a really cool staff working on it and they all have a lot of fun.

Anyway, the first episode is free on iTunes right now for anyone who wants to check it out.

miscellany

Jan. 20th, 2012 09:00 am
wednesday_10_00: (Rainbow Dash - chillin')
1. I'm officially mad at gmail, because now I have to look at this all day:



Look, I know the browser I'm using is ancient. But you know what? I CAN'T upgrade, because I'm running OS X 10.4. This is the newest version of Firefox that can run on 10.4. This is my work computer, so it's not like I can upgrade my OS. (Luckily my laptop runs 10.5, so I don't have this problem at home.) And don't try to pretend Chrome is better, that won't run on 10.4, either.

What really annoys me is for the first month or so, gmail let me run the standard version anyway, and it worked just fine, though it was kind of annoying to have to tell it every time that, yes, I did want to run the standard version, and no, I did not want to download Chrome. But now that option is gone, for some reason? So when I'm in another tab, I can't tell if I have a new e-mail--wait, no, that doesn't matter, because I have to refresh my inbox to even tell if I have new e-mail anyway. Seriously? What the hell, gmail.

ETA: found out how to fix this, yay.

2. The past few days, we've had problems with a mouse getting into our silverware drawer. This is strange because not only is there no food in the silverware drawer, the bottom drawer in the stack is FULL of food. (Are they sleeping in there? Do they like to lick the metal?) Anyway, my mom mentioned that the mice have always gone for that drawer, and how we used to occasionally keep gum in there. "And the mice remember that!" she joked. This led to a lot of hilarity about tales of delicious gum being passed down from mouse generation to mouse generation. (But seriously, why the silverware drawer? Also, GROSS, we have to eat with that silverware, stupid mice, stop pooping in it!)

3. A few months ago, when I first started watching Chihayafuru, I wrote: "The characters are really fun, too, although Taichi is as annoying as all get-out."

OH GOD, TAICHI, I'M SO SORRY. Like, it's hilarious how awful I feel about this now. I love Taichi! It's impossible that I ever thought he was annoying! D:

on chihayafuru's triangle, and triangles in general; relatively spoiler-free )

KBLY meme

Sep. 20th, 2011 11:26 am
wednesday_10_00: (bookcat)
The rules: based on the lists published in Kono BL ga Yabai!, give your own list of top BL manga and characters. Unlike the original publication, you may select any BL manga, not just those from a given year. ("This is the best BL manga of all time! OF ALL TIME!") Whether you choose to list "the best" (based on quality) or "favorites" (based on your personal moe points) is up to you.

my list )
wednesday_10_00: (dinosaur comics - porn for everyone)
my thoughts, let me show you them )

In conclusion: IN YOUR FACE, WAKI!


side note: I specifically read the end of Ze now (as opposed to later, because honestly I wasn't looking forward to it that much; see also: how much I hate Waki) because I thought maybe it would help me decide whether Love Mode or Ze would go on my personal KBLY list. It...did not help. MANGA IS HARD orz

No, Amazon

Jul. 11th, 2011 10:52 am
wednesday_10_00: (suzuki-san reading)
The fact that I once looked at the standard edition of Sekaiichi Hatsukoi DVD vol 2 does not mean that I want to buy it, especially since I already ordered the LE version. FROM YOU. Sheesh.

This weekend was terribly unproductive in terms of reading things to review (or actually writing reviews), because I spent most of my time cleaning and catching up on some old magazine reading. I will say:

*I usually try to read the random one-shots that fill up the pages of Ciel and Tres Tres not taken up by their uber-popular series, because you never know when you might find something good, but wow have they been craptastic lately. Maybe I need to stop wasting my time on those.

*Takagi Ryou's new series (what, "Game" isn't in the title? Is that allowed?) is BL Alice in Wonderland. THIS MIGHT BE THE BEST THING EVER.

*I might have to forgive Sakuragi Yaya for her new (non-Shunpei) series, because although I'm not so sure about the single father character, I am in love with his stoic pediatrician not-yet-boyfriend after only one chapter.

*So, somehow I never got around to reading Abe Miyuki's new series (Super Lovers) that's been running in Tres Tres for the past year and a half, so I also decided to read the first chapter or two, just enough to help me decide whether I should get in Japan or not. And then I stayed up past midnight last night reading every chapter I have. (happy family moe buttons: PUSHED) Er, I guess that means I'll be getting it.

(My parents are coming back from vacation tomorrow, so I guess I need to clear all that porn off the coffee table...)
wednesday_10_00: (seven days - happi endo)
Blame [livejournal.com profile] sara_tanaquil for inspiring me to do this. List from here*, though I trimmed it to actually be 30 days.

*The picture on the side bar of that blog makes me laugh really hard. ARE YOU ME

30 days )

Day 1: Your favorite BL manga )

re: Ze 9

Jun. 8th, 2010 12:08 pm
wednesday_10_00: (GOB - dramatic gesture)
1. T_T

2. HA! IN YOUR FACE, WAKI*!

3. Oh, crap, 10 is going to be all about Waki, isn't it. Man, Shimizu Yuki, why do you need to spend so much time making me hate and despise Waki, only to turn around and tell his story, which will most likely make me cry because you ALWAYS make me cry (see item 1). DAMN YOU! *shakes fist*





*Yes, I'm enough of a dork that I actually yelled this at my book. I'm not too proud to admit it.

nerd love

Jan. 27th, 2010 10:19 am
wednesday_10_00: (priority seat love)
From Ametora:

Tora: What do you even see in a guy like me?
Amane: You're a prime number.
T: ...Which one?
A: The 173rd.
T: 173...
A: The 40th Sophie Germain prime. The 72nd twin prime.
T: The 59th palindromic prime*.
A: 1031.
T: I like my birth date, too.



...Now imagine this conversation while they're making out. Sexxxy maths!







*Actually, the 59th palindromic prime is 35053. 1031 isn't even a palindrome, obviously. My first thought was that 59 was a typo (for 159?) and Tora was born at 3:01, but then I realized that 1031301 is divisible by 3. (Similarly, 10311301 is divisible by 7.) So I guess 1031 is the 59th some other type of prime, but most lists I've seen of prime types only go up to about the 40th, so I can't check for sure. Not that I have put way too much though into this or anything.

And, by the way, 1031 is the 40th Sophie Germain prime, but it's the 37th twin prime. Man, this fact checking stuff is totally killing my nerd love buzz! I'm just gonna go stare at the pretty makeouts and imagine that the author didn't totally screw up the dialogue. Her heart was in the right place, you guys!
wednesday_10_00: (ちょー八ッピィ)
alskh;dfoijs;l )
I will say, though, that I'm relieved to see that the story's not over. I was a little worried this might be the last volume.

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