So noticed this movie was subbed today. Saw description and didn't seem to bad so gave it a watch.

First off, like to say didn't like this animation style. Seemed to be "less lines" feeling like characters design sucked a bit. Well it isn't a game breaker, but sure takes away when compared to other animes.

She sure can XD
I did like the characters in this anime so that helped me get through it. Always good to have non-retarded characters. Been getting tired of the absolute fail characters in animes lately. Good to have some pro stuff.

Favourite Scene XD
The plot started off all mysterious and tried to keep it through the whole series. It did a decent job but I felt the story wasn't that gripping. The basic storyline could have been better done, though the delivery was good at least. The general setting of the world was probably what intrigued me the most. I generally like seeing the settings people design as a plausible future.

Loved this picture ^_^

Overall it was decent, nothing amazing. Can watch it if your bored, some might enjoy it more then I did. Guess didn't enjoy it as much since it felt like it had more potential. 7/10


Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)

So very recently, the OVA/Advertising thingy for it came out and today, the manga finally came to a close (well it ended earlier but translation time for chapter).

I picked this up a couple months ago when I first started looking into more Yandere animes. At that time, it was at it's "high point". Exactly 1 chapter later is when everything went to trash and the whole new can of worms was opened (chapter 55). Guess shoulda seen the ending coming with that WTF plot change in that chapter. If it ended at around chapter 54, this manga would be a solid 9 or even 9.5/10. As the chapters went on, it only felt like i got worse. Spiralling down and down till we finally got to this bad ending that dropped it down to only a 7.5/10 which is a pretty big drop considering how high it was.

I was very dissapointed how the ended it, could have stayed absolutely amazing but the author had to cave to pressure of a "good ending" and now we got this trash.

Esuno Sakae I despise you for ruining Yuno!!! ~sigh sigh, poor Yuno I remember the days when she ran around hatcheting everyone. Where has those hatchet swinging days gone?

Mirai Nikki coulda been so much better.......... Still recommended by me, as long as they quit while they are ahead. Don't finish XD


Winter Anime season

So 1 final chart was added for the winter lineup which starts next week.

If you wanted some of the trailers for the animes, this is a pretty good compilation.

Side note: At 1 point I should look for these myself then to refer to other blogs to do work for me XD

Small time anime blog ftw!!!

So definite try list is:

Infinite Stratos - The mecha design is different and looks good. From trailer it looks like decent battle, just depends how deep the ecchi / harem thing is will depend if I keep following it.

Dragon Crisis - Just LOOK AT THOSE EYES!!! Plus some random plot line seems to favour humor. Not huge expectations but see where it goes.

Go Sick - A female loli gothic Sherlock Holmes. Again some low expectations but I'll see.

Merry Dream Eater - Seems to be a humor based anime, so definitely give it a try.

Is this a Zombie? - For sure trying, seems like right up my alley. I mean the trailer had a PINK CHAINSAW!!!

Wandering Son - Okay I initially wrote this one off before even looking at trailer, but the animation style is very interesting. I guess it is a worth a shot, I mean trailer wasn't bad.

Remember My lovecraft sensei - Another humor right up my alley.

Limbo animes:

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica - Nearly nothing about this with a trailer that tells you nothing. For fucking with me, I don't think its even worth a shot.

Fractale - Seems storylined based which I can't seem to get into lately.

Animes that get the award for being absolutely WTF this season:

Rio (Rainbow Gate) - Like my mind was just BLOWN watching this trailer. Words can not describe how horrid I think this anime will go. Maybe it will so bad its good.

I don't like you at all big brother - JUST WOW. OUT RIGHT INCEST! Sadly though I will still watch 1 eps. Curosity killed the cat, and probably a bit of my soul when I watch this.



So MM finished airing almost a full week ago but hey, better late then never?

So these were 1 of those animes where I questioned the premise alot. I mean a story about a guy who is a super masochist and wanted it to be cured seemed a little .................. sketchy

I guess personally, a bit of SM isn't bad but something too extreme makes me go wtf. Though that isn't very relevant so onto about this anime.

Overall I liked it alot. The characters provided tons of fanservice with different cosplays every Eps.
I mean here is a couple of Mio:

I mean this is a different tier of fanservice. Most just use a billion panty and ero shots. This one takes slightly more effort designing different cosplays for the characters. I actually enjoyed seeing the cast change costumes almost every eps. The humor in it was pretty good . I was laughing through most of it. Only dislike for this series was really some times the S&M was to over the top. Felt it was kinda WTF but I know their are those crazy people that enjoy it (sick people shame on you). Guess I have my limits to what I can consider funny and what is just plain wrong. The only real character I could dislike in this series was Yuno for being so WTF. "I'm scared guys but fell in love with main character" was kinda annoying to me sometimes. At least she was honest with her feelings unlike Tsundere Mio. Guess that's what makes her Tsundere lolz.

Either way humor is all you need in animes like these and it definitely had it. From cross dressing to absolutely random things, they all made me laugh and that is what matters. Tatsukichi's altered ego was still my favorite character I seen in a while. Definitely worth watching, hope they give it a sequel. The ending was a bit open ended giving them space to expand. If only they would pick up more light novels like these over crap like Oreimo, the world would be a better place. ~ 8/10

Side Note: Can't tell if my vote got skewed since all the vote's for Rho's story popped up overnight. Pretty easy to vote more then once D: Note to self: install IP tracker in voter

Final Note: Merry Christmas people!


Oreimo and some other stuff

So seems like so far general consensus is my story is better. Ironically, the reason stated why mine was better was what Rho disliked about it, hence the open ending-ness of her story where mine wrapped everything up. Guess no one sees it Rhos way tsk tsk. Can still vote if you want to.

So I decided Bit by bit I'll move to make the blog more like an aniblog (anime blog). This is sprouted by the fact that apparently their was a tournament rating anime blogs earlier this year. Being competitive and already a half baked anime-ish blog I decided to just delve more deeply in this. Rho and Aaro have no faith I can keep up but I know better. I'll still have my gaming related and random posts too.

Rift lifted it's NDA so I can opening blog about it now. Not like much else changes but it isn't against their terms anymore. ~yay!

So more or less I been back in Allods for around 2 weeks now. PVP content is nice but being a step behind everyone since I was gone for a couple months sucks. Gotta slowly catch up now D:

Also on Allod note, guild dramaz ensuing. I can say lots and lots about this subject but it would only put more oil on the fire and I don't wanna do that to Tri.... or do I? Either way, many ways to handle this, or shoulda been handled. Shouldn't backseat leadership when I handed it off and then go on hiatus for a couple months. Hope Valiance pushes through, after all that is now Rozetri's guild not Rain that was passed off XD

Also finally added 2nd author (author we shared was Rain) which is Pearz. That way it is easier for me and don't need to keep swapping accounts when I want to read my email. Shoulda done this a long time ago but apprently I was to lazy to do 5 mins of clicking till now.

So with a lengthy random rant I'll do more Anime-ish part now:

Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai ( Or Oreimo for short)

Overall this anime started very strong. Standard Tsundere like character with random average guy that seems to have a harem but oblivious to the fact. Pretty average scenario lately in animes. Now the twist here was that the sister was the one that was a huge otaku. The jokes and everything were funny to begin with as time went, things changed dramatically. All I felt for the sister was pure hatred. She was a bitch to the core. Totally ignoring anything the brother did, raging for retarded minuscule things, just being a general Bitch about everything. If that was my sister, I would have just ignored her and told her to screw off. Which brings me to the brother. The fact that he even PUT UP with it made me hate him worse then the sister. He had a clear group of girls that liked him and he was all like "omgz I don't really care right now". Sadly he cares enough to do somthing about his sister though and put up with pure abuse ~sigh sigh.

In the end, the 2 main charaters pissed me off to no extent. Only redeeming charater was Kuroneko. Especially with this amazing ending scene.

Was SOOOOO Kawaii, almost redeemed the whole show a bit then 1 final scene showed that remembered why I hated it so much. What a bitch..... and how whipped is he?

Either way I believe purely hating this still got me to finish. I think it's my inner mind going "It can't get worse right?" Sadly I was wrong, it could get much worse. File this one up with 1 of those I hate with a burning passion, I wouldn't recommend to anyone. See if their extra 4 eps OVA will be any better........ though I doubt it.................

I'll do review of MM! later.


Anything you can do Rho can do too?

So my short story took probably........... 8 hours combined minus the mass procrastination. I challenged Rho that she couldn't write one in an hour. At least not a decent one, and she couldn't. It took roughly 1 hour and 30 mins but I guess close enough. So here it is, Rho's take on Rozetri XD

The sun-touched ruins of Asee-Teph lay undaunted by the fire's wicked dance; passionately did the fire dance, dancing to a symphony of silk and steel. Bark peeled and grass folded over and blackened as the oppressive heat washed over them.

A battle cry rang through the forest, echoed by another, and then another, then more until they blurred into one another and became incapable of differentiation. It was the end call, to gather the able-bodied after a skirmish. A call answered only by the victorious, to march on.

Surrounded by lifeless Orcs stood Rozetri, wiping blood off her blade with the singed tatters of her guild cape. Warriors bearing the Crest of Valiance emerged from the fog and fume around her. They were scattered by the fight, and they now re-gathered.

Dust and ash were strewn into the air by a powerful burst of magic; from within the now-cascading dust emerged Pearz, rifting into existence.

“That was no scouting party,” she commented, seeking confirmation.
“We seem to be nearing the main Orc Warband,” answered Rozetri, tossing aside her torn guild cape. “Lieutenent!”
“Ma'am?” Another cloaked figure emerged from the still-gathering group.

“Count the survivors. Then get them ready to continue.”
The group marched on, into the direction of visible destruction, into a battle that would define the era. They numbered in the twenties, still maintaining the battle strength of nearly a full battalion.

As they trekked on, they came across remains of fresh fights, League Banners shredded and bloodied, dragged through the mud, sightless eyes gazing at them as they trespassed. Orcs and Elves alike, lying cold and submerged in mud and ash. Rozetri ordered the banners of the fallen to be raised in their wake, to pay respect for the warriors that paved the path with their lives.
The forest opened up into a clearing; the trace of battle was not lost to this place. A single banner swayed in the still air of the clearing. Pearz stopped dead in her tracks as she recognized the banner that bore the Crest of Rain.

“What took you so long?” a familiar voice sounded. As strained as it was, it was deafening in the silence. Rho stood there leaning against upturned soil, the banner in her arms and draping over her shoulder.

“Get a healer over he-” Rozetri began to shout behind her.
“Which direction?” Pearz interrupted.
Rho pointed towards an edge of the clearing. “The forest ends just beyond there. The battle has already begun.”

“Make sure she survives,” instructed Rozetri to the healer. Looking at Rho, “As soon as you can crawl, crawl into battle!”

The group hurried in the direction that Rho had pointed. The group burst out of the forest and was greeted by the blinding rays of the dusking sun. As their vision adjusted, they laid witness to the true battle.

The silhouette of the Empire Main Camp perched on the astral shores of Asee-Teph. Amidst the backdrop of the sinking sun, the League and Empire warriors locked in a battle to the death. The prize of this battle was the Imperial docks, and along with it the foothold into Nezebgrad.

“Look upon it, men!” Rozetri drew her sword. “With Tensess' blessing, we've come this far! Like water, the Imps crash onto the ever enchroaching shores that is the League battalions!”

She pointed her gaze with her sword, towards the Empire Camp. “We stand now a sword's length away from their final bastion on our hollowed soil. They look tired, and weary, standing on the edge of the allod gazing into the abyss of the astral.”

Rozetri looked back at her battalion, the Crest of Valiance glistening in the sunlight.
Looking sinister, she commanded them, “Run them into the abyss.”


So now you read both ( I hope) our stories, vote on the side which you think its better. (hint: It's mine)


Story Time with Pearz

So here is premise of my story writing. Needed a short story for The great guild event for Allods. Problem is I didn't have the full time to write, only roughly 4 days. Main problem I had was time constraint and length. After the first couple paragraphs, I realized even for such a short story premise (pretty much all the important points here) the length would be much larger then antipated. Its more noticeable as story progresses, I get less inner thoughts to talk about lolz. It was a way to cut down content and I guess cut to the chase without losing much of the story. Also 2 of my characters didn't really have mcuh personality to them. Didn't think I could convey it well enough so I chose to leave them bland then to half bake it.

Still feel like the stories general point wasn't conveyed as strongly as I had hoped due to less build up. So without Further ado my short story: (split in 3 sections with buttons so it doesn't eat as much page space):

Only A Detour

Chapter 1:
It was pitch black outside. Nightfall had come and they were still grounded at the Novograd port.

Figures it would take longer than expected for the repairs to the ArchAngel. Those Gibberlings are too tiny to do anything properly. Should just purge them from the League – after all, only Kanians are barely good enough to live with our presence. Oh well. Might as well head to the inn for the night and hope they finish repairs by tomorrow.

The ArchAngel had just, hours ago, been attacking the enemy – the Empire. They had expected to suffer a few scratches and perhaps some extra ventilation holes, but it was far from the suicidal raid it almost ended up being. It was a wonder they had even made it back to Novograd.

The crew had taken a wrong wormhole and ended up facing, of all things, Nezebgrad. Seeing the opportunity of having completely breached the outer defence lines of the Empire, Pearz saw it as a chance to deal damage to the heart of the enemy nation. She intended to use that same wormhole again to launch a full scale attack on Nezebgrad.

The crew of Elves floated towards the Inn, looking for some rest before the final hour approached. The Tavern on the first floor was nearly flooded with League soldiers. It was late but most of them didn't seem to care, simply adding to the loudness. Much of people present in the Tavern belonged to Valiance, welcoming the crew with familiarity that was only skin deep. Pearz harboured distaste for most of the other members, feeling quite superior in every way to them.

Rozetri firmly put her hand on Pearz' shoulder, waiting for the glance and then signalling her to head to the room. She knew all too well how things usually got ugly in the mix of drunken guildmates and Pearz' hot temper.

"How about we head up and plan out our attack in detail where it is quieter?" Rozetri had channelled the Leader Persona, trying to keep Pearz focused on the matter at hand.
Blah, I'll deal with these people later. Can't compromise such a good opportunity. Still…so like her to ruin all my fun.

Pearz knew, though, that it was only Rozetri’s job to keep the peace between the members and so she decided to oblige her leader’s request. Before leaving, however, Rozetri couldn’t stop her from scoffing at the drunken guildmates; she could keep her disdain at bay for only so long. Walking into the neighbouring room, the rest of the small team was already present, debating various courses of action.

“We attack from here. The Imps won’t be able to react before we dock and take out Yaskar,” explained Ejac.

“Don’t you think it’d be faster if we spearhead their weak defences here first? I don’t think the lazy guards will be fast enough to stop us,” Muxy countered.

“I prefer Ejac's plan,” Rozetri informed. “It's safer and lets us take advantage of our stealth. It’s about getting in and getting out, not Leroying in. We all know that things didn’t turn out well enough for that guy.”

Always playing it safe. If it were up to me, things would be so much different. She held her tongue, knowing full well that it wasn’t up to her. She didn’t want to bother Rozetri with more than the leader already had on her plate.

“So, we will go with this plan,” Rozetri commanded. “We’ll leave in 6 hours. Get some rest and prepare well for departure.” As Ejac and Muxy left, Rozetri patted them on the back in solidarity. When it was the only the two of them left, she quietly looked at Pearz for a moment before leaving. It was only Pearz left, her gaze turning into a distorted glare.

If only I didn't owe her my life… I would take these matters into my own hands.

Sighing softly, Pearz decided to get sleep; she knew things had a way of turning out strangely despite plans.
Chapter 2:
The sun had begun to inch up beyond the edge of the allod when the ship was ready to set sail. The rest of the group was already ahead of Pearz; she had a tendency to sleep into late hours with nothing being an exception.

“Get in here already, Pearz! We need to get there early, before the guards switch!” Rozetri anxiously called, standing at the edge of the ship.

Hearing her, Pearz glided faster; there was no need to cause bad blood by being difficult. She noted that the ship looked as good as new. Despite the time that the Gibberlings had taken, they had done a splendid job – perhaps matching Pearz’ expectations, although she didn’t acknowledge it.

The ArchAngel began its flight towards Nezebgrad, following the path that it had taken the day prior. The secret wormhole in the Arsenic Sector led to only 10,000 yards away from the Empire allod; it was really the perfect way to strike hard at the nation’s core. The path mapped out was long and it would have been much faster to take the more direct, more well-known path to Nezebgrad – but those known wormholes were littered with minefields and large lines of defence set up by the Empire soldiers to arduously protect their home. Even though it felt like eternity, it was the better way. Pearz was lofting around the deck when the cry jolted her out of her mindless movement.

“Watch out!”

One sector away from Arsenic, from the wormhole, what she had only instinctively been feeling finally hit – the Astral Storm. It was the bane of all ships, the ArchAngel clearly no exception.

As Pearz flew towards the helm, she saw Rozetri desperately trying to fly the ship away – but they both knew it; the pull was too strong. They watched in agony as the ship was caught in the gravitational lure, slowly nearing the murky clouds and the lightning threatened to blind them all. Pearz collapsed before she could see much else; the magnetic fields of the storm wilted her wings into submission.

Chapter 3:
God, my head hurts. What happened?

Pearz felt sore all over, barely managing to open her eyes to the lush green grass surrounding her. Sprawled around her were the rest of the crew – and the half-torn ship that was clearly in no shape for work. She forced herself to get up, wanting to check on the rest of the crew.

Shocking Grasp should do it.

Every single one woke up in only a few seconds – much faster than Pearz had expected – followed with a look of disapproval over the awakening method. None said anything, as Rozetri was the one first to recover and was already in Reconnaissance Mode. They followed her closer to the remnants of the ship, aiding in her assessment.

“Okay, everyone spread out and search this allod. We might be able to come across some crystals for our destroyed reactor. Meet back here in one hour,” was the official command.

Always quick to assess the situation and get things moving forward. Guess she’s not all useless – at least she does have an affinity for leading.

The group separated, taking different paths further into the forest, to search for the items that would allow them to leave the allod. Pearz walked a few steps before blinking away into the forest, trying to get more ground covered within the time limit. After only 25 minutes of fruitless searching, however, she knew she had to head back in order to return on schedule.

Only a couple more yards…then I'll head back.

In the distance, Pearz saw a clearing. She floated only a few steps before blinking forward; the clearing was closer than before. The sun shone so intensely on the lake that, from her distance, it seemed to be made of glass, reflecting clearly without a single ripple. Rozetri was already there, gazing so intently at the rare sight that Pearz almost didn’t interrupt her.

Rozetri already knew about her presence, though. “Pearz, let’s head back. Muxy and Ejac are waiting. Don’t worry; I found what we need to get off this allod.”

Pearz’ eagerness was probably clearly written on her face – or was Rozetri that good at reading her after so long? – that the response came before the question had been formed.

“Let’s wait until we meet up with Ejac and Muxy. It will be easier to explain only once, when we are together.” Pearz only nodded, not liking the lack of preferential treatment. The two ran back to the meeting point; Ejac and Muxy were both timely, as always, but looked depressed. It was clear that, other than Rozetri, no one had found anything.

Rozetri was still short of breath when she began to speak. “I think I found what we need. There is a pocket of crystals that I saw in the distance, but I couldn't reach it alone.”

“Why?” Ejac interrupted, far more eager than Pearz had been earlier.

“Let me speak, Ejac,” Rozetri gently reprimanded. “Essentially, it's on a cliff. I can't reach it alone – it’s so far away that I only saw a glimpse of it. The height alone is not the problem, actually. The real problem lies within the lake, which divides us from the cliff. I dived in earlier, before you arrived, Pearz. The reason the lake was so calm is because there is only one creature in there – a beast of a fish, at the very centre of the bottom. Even the small waves I made had it rolling in its slumber. I'm sure if we try to cross this lake, we will wake it up.”

The solution seemed painfully simple to Pearz. Take out the fish, problem solved.

“This is the plan. I will go in to lure it away, while you three head straight for the crystals. Get in and out fast.” Pearz resisted the urge to roll her eyes. Always walking the path of peace, Tri. Like an overgrown fish can stop us. It’s better to just gut it and go.

Ejac and Muxy agreed to the plan readily, knowing how Rozetri could tank anything. They didn’t look to Pearz with suspicion – they weren’t used to the idea that she usually implemented her own solutions. Rozetri was too weary to think that far; her trusting nature allowed her to accept Pearz’ silence as consent.

Following Rozetri back to the lake, all three had the same reaction to what the leader pointed to. The giant fish, clearly visible through the pristine water when they stood at the edge, was absolutely ugly. It had horns and spikes positioned amongst its scales, as if it had evolved to fight and dominate its waters. It awoke immediately once Rozetri dove into the water with all her might; she signalled for the others to quickly swim through.

The sky shook with the lightning bolt that pressed through the waters, hitting the fish as if on target. That caused the monster to charge towards the cause – Pearz. Like a well-oiled machine, Muxy immediately began attacking while Ejac began healing – both mindlessly, falling back on instincts that had been honed through many disasters. Rozetri tried to catch up, trying to take the attention so that she could be solely hit by the creature, but the water pressure coupled with her heavy armour slowed her down. The fight continued as lightning rained from the sky, meteors crashed upon the waters, and a poisonous plume of smoke surrounded the fish.

The moment Rozetri was in range, never losing sight of her priorities, she raised her sword in a silent battle cry and charged the fish. It barely phased the creature, but the attack did its intended job of turning it towards her. A purple bolt of electricity took over the water, shooting towards the fish with intensity – with a strange groaning noise, the fish stopped twitching and stopped moving. It floated towards the surface, revealing a small chest falling from the clutches of its fin.

Pearz laughed loudly, boasting, “There was no need for such a wussy strategy, Tri. We could have just took it out and moved on. Even some treasure along the way-” Rozetri’s angry punch interrupted her triumphs.

“Do you know you did, Pearz? You put us all in danger for your own selfish needs! You must see the big picture – taking out Yaskar! That is our top priority! It can end in war and bloodshed if we’re not careful at every step of the way!”

Pearz’ anger threatened to boil over – and the usual restraint when she was about to yell at a guildmate, Rozetri’s trusting words, was not there. She glared angrily, ready to start the fight. Ejac and Muxy inched away slowly, knowing better than to get in the middle of the argument – misfire didn’t discriminate targets.

“Maybe I should word it better, Pearz,” Rozetri continued, her voice calmer than before. “Once we get off this allod, there will be many, many Imps for you to deal with. Save your strength for that. Save your mana for that. This is only a detour.” Her words made Pearz back off slightly, to only think about it.

I guess I can deal with her later. Once we get back to Novograd, I'll just have to take her out of the picture permanently. How much longer will she continue to stand in my way?

Rozetri’s words worked as well as she knew they would; the times when the two of them had only been friends, without the weight of guild leadership to meddle, were not times to be easily forgotten. Pearz wordlessly headed towards the other side of the lake, towards the crystals – her silence this time did mean consent. The remainder of the group followed, Rozetri silently assuming leadership as usual. The gathering didn’t take long and the four headed back towards the ship in the same bout of silence.

Tensions were high, so high that all four hesitated to speak up for different reasons. Even without talking, however, they were synchronized enough to take the ship back on course, eventually poised in front of the wormhole that they knew to take them to Nezebgrad. But something needed to be said, and Rozetri was not one to back away.

“Pearz, I know we have our differences in opinion…but I hope that you can understand,” she said softly, glancing at the Elven mage who wouldn’t look her way. “We have been fighting together for far too long for it to mean nothing. We came together in hardship, and we strengthened our bonds by fighting back.” She paused for a moment, wringing her hands together purposefully as she struggled to find the right words to reach out to her long-time comrade. Pearz saw, but chose to say nothing.

“In the end, you know that I will be there to watch your back,” the Elven paladin finally continued, “and I trust you to watch mine. These small quarrels can only help us grow stronger, as soldiers, as guildmates…as friends. Things worked out this time – but that can’t always be true. I hope you can speak your mind next time so that we can talk it over instead of just springing it on us at the decisive moment. That is all I feel I can ask of you.”

Pearz stared at the hand that was reached out towards her and then found Rozetri staring at her intently. She stared back for some moments, beginning to enjoy what she knew must have been excruciating for the other Elf.

Hmph. Always only interested in keeping the peace. Guess I can let it slide this time. She pressed her hand against Rozetri’s for a brief handshake, looking away mere seconds later and floating away.

Seeing that things seemed to be smoothed out, Rozetri signalled the others to steer the ship into the wormhole. The gaping hole in space that sucked the ship in left the crew far more anxious than wormholes tended to; thoughts of the fight waiting on the other side predominated even the instincts to pilot the ship. They readied their weapons instead, waiting to see the other side.

There was a blaze of fire awaiting them. The large allod, the Empire city clearly visible, was almost blinding, each burst of flames indiscernible from the next. The mighty Tower of Yaskar, which had once pierced the sky, was a pile of rubble. Pearz, standing at the edge of the ship already, tensed when she began to see the fleet of astral ships, each one flying the Valiance flag. She whirled around to see Rozetri and her rather large grin of triumph.

“You knew they would all be here already, didn't you?” Pearz asked, unable to mask her disappointment into anything else.

“I told them about it while you were sleeping last night, so we could coordinate the strike. They were supposed to come in during our raid to start the real fight and take out the rest of the city during the panic of Yaskar having died. But…we took a bit longer than expected, so I suppose they began without us,” Rozetri explained. She laughed softly, “and ended it too.”

“You owe me ‘many, many Imps to deal with’. How are you going to repay that?” Pearz asked, incredulous at having being duped.

“Simply, Pearz, simply,” Rozetri said, floating closer to pat Pearz’ shoulder. “You’re now the commander in charge of finishing off the stragglers left on this allod. I trust that might sooth your bloodthirst.”

“Only a little,” Pearz said carefully, not willing to admit defeat to her adversary. “Nothing can make up for missing the final blow on Yaskar. I’ll settle that score later, Tri. I have an allod to cleanse.”

She looked away, flying off to the tip of the ArchAngel to signal the fleet. They closed in on what was left of Nezebgrad, and Pearz couldn’t hide her grin.

So hope you enjoyed it. Tried my hand at creating a more plot based story but had trouble giving personalities to all the characters. Guess I am just better at writing more humor based stuff. Can criticizes all you want want in comments.

Side note: Aaro edited it, nothing fancy. If anything, made it worse.


Been a while since I posted so often

The day of reckoning is upon me!!!!

So today (since past midnight) marks a torn choice.

HON 2.0- The matchmaking was tested yestarday and proved almost bug free, expected to be full implemented today.

Allods - The new full PVP anticipated update has arrive. Should be playable later 2day too.

Rifts- Apparently I got selected again to participate in the next CB that starts today.

Probably choose Allods, since Rho can get a chance to try out Rift on my account and HON didn't really have much change. Can save that for later.

Realized alot of more anime-ish blogs do a 12 days of anime christmas where they recount amazing anime moments of the year. Problem is it would be a post a day and I don't think I can keep up a post a day and would have to pre-write most of it before hand. Maybe I can do it next year if I remember. For now this moment is absolutely hilarious. I knew High School of the Dead was insane fanservice but bullet time boobs that move as fast as bullets? That's new:

So side note is I started writing a short story for Allods Guild event. Chance to create yet another ego induced random wad of garbage for people to read. Fun ^_^ Probably post it up here when I am done, Though at this rate, it isn't gonna be a very short story.

End note: Turns out the leaked Blizzard schedule is confirmed to be real. Guess we will be seeing a next-gen MMO coming from Blizzard in the future, sounds interesting.


NDS post

First non-NDS based thing, decided to start playing Allods again. The new PVP patching coming will be nice.

Second non-NDS thing, HON 2.0 is botched so bad. Making a the patch centered around Matchmaking but not have match making out is fail. Pretty unplayable now without matchmaking.

So firstly I finally beat the 3rd Golden Sun for the DS. I gotta say this is probably the worse Golden Sun. This was a joke of a game compared to the other Golden Suns or even most the other games in general. Let me list out the problems:

1. Easy, can pretty much be beaten blindfolded. The puzzles are made simple, and bosses need zero planning. Just Leroy in.

2. The storyline is paper thin. Nothing gripping at all for story maybe cause their "quest" is just stupid. Their is zero sense of urgency till near the end, and even then *semi spoiler* it is your fault. Coulda been easily avoided if your characters weren't retarded. Seen 5 year olds write better stories then this.

3. Which brings to next point, I hate every character in your team. Their is a total of 1.5 characters that are decent. I can't even stand the rest at all. Paper thin personality, most I think are retarded.

Pretty much the only thing decent about Golden Sun was the Dijinn system which I do love which is only thing they got going for them. Should be ashamed to be called Golden Sun game. 5/10

So I wanted to make this post a while ago delving more into 999 since it was such a good game.

Did like all the small details they put into the game. Though it takes a bit of thinking but the whole game flows fine even with the time paradox. With a firm understanding of how the paradox exists and works, can understand that they don't have holes. The whole June getting a fever every time you were off course meaning she was gonna die to the incinerator was an amazing touch. So was the whole everything on bottom screen was what June saw. Loved how it played into needing to flip the NDS at the end of true ending.

The less spoiler-ific stuff was interesting too. They take about some of the paradoxes like Locke's Sock. It was a very nice blend of Pseudo science and some real things. Really made me think about some of these things. It's rare to find them actually blend theory well into games. Most of them botch it up badly with their half baked science filled with holes. I am just very impressed how well done things are in this game are even down to the minor details.

It also helps to have a crazy Yandere ending too XD Play this even if you don't have NDS. Google: Desmume (NDS emulator for computer)
Actual ROM: [NDS] 5356 - Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (USA)(RobotKillers)

Last un related note: Rift betas suck. Just cause I was in first beta doesn't garuntee I will be in next ones. Don't get to keep play T_T



"The story of Katanagatari on this month and this evening ends here."

So I picked up this series when it first aired a year ago mentioned here and it finally finished. Gotta say it started off really strong, got a bit weak near the end and ended and a really strong note too.
The different art style, nicely paced story and decent comedy meshed well together. I loved how in the end, all the small things came together nicely. 1 of the amazing things is the nicely developed charaters. I did like pretty much every character in the series. Highly recommend this one 8.5/10, almost as good as Angel Beats. Makes me think I should just follow Mazui Subs, they sub pretty much everything I like watching.

Major Spoiler:
Kinda sad all my favourite characters died, Togame and Nanami (the sister). I do like how Shichika in the end showed how he was the perfect blade and the only reason he had trouble was because of the rules set out by Togame. Also him ending up with the princess made me kinda sad. Togame got replaced by a 180 personality changed princess which was all perky. Only real regret is they never showed the battle against him and Hakuhei Sabi. Guess the thing is all the characters were well done really made this anime good.

I liked Bakimonogatari and now Katanagatari, I presume the next one coming (Kizumonogatari) the prequel to Bakimonogatari will be amazing too. Looking forward to it.

Togame ^_^

Side note: Mirai Nikki Ova ( if it can really be called an OVA) came out. Disappointed since its more like a commercial then anything. Wouldn't make any sense to anyone that hasn't read the series. I would watch it if it came out as a series though.


Absolutely random rantz

So I think this is the first time a "major" manga ended with me following most of the way. By that I am refering to Psyren. Started off really strong but near the end kinda felt like it didn't flow as well. Left on a decently strong point though which is good. At least the author had a good 10-15 chapters to wrap things up since the author clearly knew cancellation was coming soon anyways. Ending was still abrupt but could have been much worse. It's strong start makes me want to read whatever series he comes up with next too.

If you want to understand how popularity effect cancellation of mangas read "Bakuman". Explains things well and very good manga in general, probably top for long running atm in my books.

So realized that the only animes I can stand nowadays are humor. Battle seems to slow and done much better in mangas and some very specific type of humor gets me going. Sadly that type only exists in Harems and fanservice filled animes like MM! and Oriemo. MM! I think the most cosplay I have ever seen in any anime. Ever eps the main characters cosplay something different (off top of head, police, nurse, maid, wedding dress, camo and many others). Oriemo I don't even know why I still watch. I hate the main character, I hate his sister and only the side characters seemed interesting. ~sigh, should just remove all those fail main characters.

Probably other more random news is LoL 2.0 is getting ported into HON with introduction of casual mode. Literally took all the crap from LoL that "casual gamers" love about LoL and made it into casual mode.
HON 2.0, now needing even less skill to play !!!
Other then that fail mode that I wouldn't consider even trying once to taint my stats, the other small stuff will be amazing like new skins and team matchmaking.

Still working my way through Golden Sun, not that far yet though. So far not bad.

Last note adding in the Winter anime season chart for upcoming animes. All I can say is their is this sudden surge of Ecchi/ Harem animes lately. It makes up at least 90% of them this season.


Preliminary Looks at Rift

So, I was one of the fortunate few to get picked to be in CB1 of Rift. The only thing was that the first CB only lasted three days and by time I got my invite and downloaded, I had only one day left. Because of that, I have no screenshots; I was way too busy levelling. Either way, I turned down the settings to the lowest and I know it looks much better on a good computer. There's no point in looking at my crappy shots.

The level cap was 20 and I reached level 14 on my Cleric.

This is how the skill system works:
You get main class of Warrior, Cleric, Rogue or Mage. Literally 5min in, you pick your first sub class. The main classes don't get a skill tree; the skills come purely from your sub classes. At around level 5, you get your second sub class, and I'm told that you get your third one at level 18.

Here is a picture of the sub classes for each main class you can pick from (taken from the beta forums):

I'm a Justicar/Shaman, and haven't gotten far enough to pick my third. I've gotta say that Justicars seem brokenly good. I leech HP back on attacks that heal everyone in the team; each time I attack, I build a devotion charge, which I can use to heal myself and the team for even more. Though I haven't tried the other stuff, so my opinion is very biased at the moment.

The quests design is decent. There is a lot of kill XX mob YY times, but they do spice it up with random weird quests, like a cheese-eating contest, racing another NPC, or throwing nets to capture fiery squirrels. lulz I didn't mind the questing at all.

Now, a huge selling point about this game are the rifts (as it is named after these XD) The concept is that there are entire rifts opening up, changing the world environment, and creating an event that players can fight.

One thing that occurred was that the rifts got rushed by every player in the area the second it opened, and they opened often. Roughly one opened every 5min, so you do get spammed with rifts. That makes it feel like a real danger of the world losing and thus you have to defend. Basically, if you don't defend the rift, the mobs that come out will walk towards your towns and own all the NPCs, thus controlling the town. At that point, you would need to group up and recapture the town before the NPCs respawn.

It is a very interesting concept that does present the feeling of danger and a need to defend the world. It does get annoying when no one else comes to help even though it can't really be soloed unless your over-levelled for that area.

That's pretty much all the content that I got through; overall, I do enjoy Rift at the moment and I'm looking forward to the next beta (if I'm in). It does have a lot of potential.

Side note: I saw that the new patch coming to Allods is very focused on PVP. It does make me kind of want to go back and play it...


Been over a week

So noticed I am getting lazier and lazier with my updating, probably because I am just a lazy person.

Right now focusing more on my DS. Been playing 9 Hours 9 Persons 9 doors, which is a mystery/ puzzle visual novel. Really liking it. Haven't finished the true ending for this game yet but so far I like it alot. I think I got the worst ending though on my first play through XD (submarine one). Sigh, picking the super duper selfish choice XD. Way up their as 1 of the best DS games I played 9/10

Also earlier this week the latest Golden Sun came out on NDS. Knowing how awesome the first 2 were I was happy to see it would work on my outdated flashcart. Just need to finish the beating 999 and I can get started on Golden Sun.

Also attempting to apply as a writer for MMOsite. Problem is I been to lazy to write my application. If I can somehow manage to stop procrastinating, pretty sure I can get in.

Edit: finally beat the "true ending" of 999. Gotta say it is really well done. Some parts leading up to finishing the ending were kinda sketchy, but it all tied up nicely in the end. Think I am bumping it up to a 9.5/10

Side note: Axe ending = best one, so total win!!