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Ooooor, have another media post because I fail. XD

★ First thing's first- by the way, if you did this on Tumblr or don't have a 3DS, feel free to ignore this. XD I have a new 3DS friend code. (Long story short, I'm an idiot and left my 3DS on a bus and someone else took it, along with the Pokemon game that was in it, so I replaced the system, ungh. Still working on replacing the game. Luckily Nintendo has a promo for a free one, but it's a download and those take FOREVER on public wifi.) If you want to add it, feel free! (2423-3967-2356) I’d like yours also, even if I had it before, because I don’t have it anymore. XD I’ll add you as soon as I can (might be a few days, just as a heads up). <3

★ Persona 4 Arena came in the mail from Gamefly and I've poked at story mode a bit. I'm not sure I would buy it, though? I fucking love Kanji, he's great, but being that I'm an unrepentant button masher when it comes to fighting games, this game is actually really unexpectedly hard. I've barely done anything with it, but I should probably send it back before I forget about it. XD

★ I started listening to Welcome to Night Vale a few weeks ago. It's something easy I can do when I don't feel like staring at my 3DS screen first thing in the morning, because I don't always. It's alright. I'm not fangirling over it or anything, but I suppose it's reasonably entertaining. *shrug* I'm not particularly attached to it one way or the other, really. My favorite parts are when Cecil breaks his radio reporter character and actually shows some of his personality, but that's me. I'm currently two episodes behind, but I'll probably keep listening to it because... well, it's reasonably entertaining.

★ Alright, so I finished the first season of Oofuri. Thoughts for Krim:
-I was nervous after Krim told me that most of the series is one game, but actually? It was fine. Don't ask me to explain why that's okay, but I get irritated if other games last more than two or three episodes. I have absolutely no idea. XD I'm just grateful that I wasn't climbing up the walls.
-Tajima and Izumi are so cute with their freckles! <3 I actually for a while kept mixing them up at bat because of this until I realized that Izumi's are on his cheeks and Tajima's are on his nose. Anyway. They are both adorable, though Tajima is still totally my favorite.
-Luckily, Mihashi is annoying me much less now and my fury has calmed down to an exasperated amusement. Part of this is the realization that he wouldn't be nearly so bad if Abe wasn't screaming at him half the time. I would probably be freaking out too. XD (Abe, stop being a socially inept dick, please.)
-Because I said I'd mention it- the second OP is okay. I'm not in love with it, but I don't hate it, either. *shrug*
-Holy shit, totally shipping Tajima and that redheaded kid from Tousei that was desperately fanboying him (Nakazawa, apparently). So fucking adorable. SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME THERE'S FIC.
-As a side note on shipping, I would also not be adverse to Kanou/Mihashi. :P
-During one particular scene which I won't give away the details of, I know it was supposed to be an emotional kind of thing, but all I could think about was THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL. Seriously, I had Tom Hanks in my head the entire time. I don't think that was the intention. Oops. XD
-This may be showing some cultural ignorance on my part, but hey, you don't learn if you don't ask, right? ...does anybody know why the Tousei band kept playing "Yankee Doodle"? Is it a different song over there (like how "God Save the Queen" and "My Country, Tis of Thee" have the same melody but are completely different), or is it just something that's kind of leftover from the US, since baseball originated here? I'm curious and would like to know. :P

★ On Kuroko: Murasakibara, I want to like you because I like your voice actor (Isumi!), but you are SUCH AN ASSHOLE. Gah. >_<

Speaking of, I've been thinking a lot about voices the last several episodes of Kuroko. It's funny how it's gotten to a point where I've seen enough anime that given a character, there's a fairly decent chance that I know at least one other thing that their VA has done. It helps that for Kuroko at least, a lot of the actors have worked together on other things. XD Aomine and Alex are obviously Atobe and Fuji from Prince of Tennis, respectively, and there are several that are in Fairy Tail or Silver Spoon or other things. Generally I'm pretty decent at recognizing voices (though it may take me a bit- I think it was the second episode Alex was in that I realized she was Fuji), but the one surprise, aside from Murasakibara which I already mentioned? Kise. Kise, who is also Hachiken in Silver Spoon, and also Takizawa in Eden of the East. O_O I never in a million years would've guessed. Kise's VA is seriously talented. :D (Although, of course now that I know this, it seems obvious, so maybe I was just being a derp?)


Alright, I have to go deal with club stuff, but I'll hopefully write again, uh, soonish. Maybe a RL update before the end of the semester? It would be nice, right? ^_^;;;;;;;

Date: Monday, March 17th, 2014 09:50 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] anon_jrpg_fangirl
My friend code is 4699-5722-1319. I will try to remember to add you later once I get back home.

I've only read scanlations of Oofuri (up through Chapter 93 I think) and 7 episodes of the anime so I don't know how everything translates from the manga to the anime, but I personally felt like baseball matches taking several chapters and anime episodes respectively made sense since in a really intense game, every play matters a whole lot. Unlike in Kuroko no Basuke where the flow of time in matches there sometimes feels quite arbitrary.

Also, Murasakibara really is an asshole but his VA is perfect :D

Date: Monday, March 17th, 2014 10:27 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] qem_chibati
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If it helps he took a long time to grow on me, but for me the appeal in Murasakibara is the fact that he's an asshole because he's kind of broken and resigned to be the villain; plus sweets are justice!!! Excuses for fun. XD he's also got some key scenes with other characters that I like, like Kiyoshi and Himuro.

Kuroko says that outside of basketball they get along pretty well, which is one of the reasons why I'm willing to give him a benefit of doubt and became more interested in him - cause that's some pretty drastic whiplash otherwise. Also he's pretty smart even if he chooses to act lazy, I'd imagine it grates when people treat him like a dumb oaf.



These are two fics that sort of condense my ~feels~ in building sympathy on him.

Basketball Is (500 words) by Sylindara
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke | Kuroko's Basketball
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Murasakibara Atsushi
Additional Tags: Angst
Summary:

Basketball is fun, Kiyoshi says, sounding like he knows what he's talking about.

I’ll teach you what basketball is.



Fee Fi Fo Fum (495 words) by Qem
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke | Kuroko's Basketball
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Murasakibara Atsushi
Additional Tags: Character Study, Fairy Tale Elements, Teikou Era, Guilt
Summary:

If you lived in a fairy tale, what kind of role would you play? Murasakibara Atsushi knows who he would be.


Date: Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 09:05 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] qem_chibati
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(|o/ I'll look forward to it then. :D

Also I know right now is not a good time for you - but RE tag wrangling, it's more the initial set up takes a while (for training, getting the fandom in order), once the fandoms are in order, it's generally low maintance, (the exceptions are if you do a mega fandom like... Supernatural or One Direction, or if your like me and keep building up your work load)- those video game fandoms you mentioned on tumblr are generally pretty quiet. -Just in case you decide your interested later on!)

Date: Monday, March 17th, 2014 10:41 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] qem_chibati
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Abe does need to chill a bit. :3 There is Migashi/Kanou fic out there (not a lot) but I haven't come across Nakazawa in fic.

Tajima's silliness is the absolute best - Izumi is also one of my favourites!

Date: Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 09:08 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] qem_chibati
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Izumi's also funny and snarky and ahhhh so adorable. Tajima's a really good kid! I love watching him with Mihashi - he really knows how to handle Mihashi well.


Yeah, Abe/Mihashi is like, Hikaru/Akira in hikago - pre dreamwidth, you'll get some 2nd tier pairing but everyone seems to come back to it. :P

Date: Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 03:19 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] degrees
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For story mode on P4A what you do is you practice the burst to fill up your limit gauge or whatever it's called, then practice the 1-hit KO move. If you can get that down, all the battles last less than 30 seconds! And the button combos are the same for each character for those moves!

Date: Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 04:53 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] chagrined
chagrined: Oofuri: Tajima up to bat (tajima bat)
YAY MORE OOFURI THOUGHTS :D :D :D

i'm glad the tousei game worked for you haha. the point made above about the plays actually mattering might have been part of it haha. ANYWAY FOR WHATEVER REASON, I'M GLAD. ;)

i've heard somewhere and seen fanarts in the japanese side of the fandom that seem to support it, that izumi's face-marks were originally intended to be acne or acne scars. but from things i've found on japanese fansites it seems that was the original intention but higuchi replied to a reader question sometime and said that she things interpreting them as freckles is valid too. the way they ended up coloring them most of the time in the anime made them seem more like freckles i guess. i originally thought they were freckles as well but after discovering they were originally supposed to be acne marks i really like that so it's my headcanon for him. but yeah since the author says either way is legit ppl can go either way they want with it. (i just wish more of the english side of the fandom liked the acne version b/c it seems like everyone else prefers freckles and i wish there were more arts/fics of him with acne heh.)

yeah abe and mihashi are not so well suited for each other personality-wise, lol. their issues feed on each other and it makes them both worse much of the time.

GLAD YOU LIKED THE SECOND OP BETTER HOORAY haha. i'm just glad you don't hate it since it's my fave. XD

ppl def ship tajima/riou, yes. i haven't seen fic of it tho i have seen fanart of it. there are a few cute comics on pixiv and stuff!

kanou/mihashi is more on the popular side. there are some fics, tho none i particularly love. there are some gr8 fanarts and doujins tho.

hahaha it's ok, I THINK "THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL" all the time haha. it's extra hilarious for japanese high school baseball b/c there is SO MUCH crying in it lol.

various songs catch on in japan for use as cheer songs during koushien. some of them become particularly popular and are mainstays of the event, so you'll hear a bunch of th same songs over and over from various schools. schools also have their own preferences for songs they tend to play. i got really psyched during a few games of koushien this past summer b/c one school's band kept playing the fight song from my alma mater haha. so anyway, yeah, they just use all kinds of songs. not b/c of their association with a given country or w/e. i heard the cutey honey theme song a bunch. also AIM AND HIT is probably my favorite one haha, they play it a LOT. the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51ix-ZidQog

i like yonaga tsubasa a lot, mihashi's VA from oofuri. he also voices nagisa in free! and komano-kun in chihayafuru. oh and i guess he's manami in yowamushi pedal haha. anyway i think he does a good job of giving all his characters v different feeling voices. like if i pay attention i can tell it is him, but the way he inflects things and his energy/emotion for each character is super different based on who he's playing and i like that.
Edited Date: Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 04:54 am (UTC)

Date: Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 09:43 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] chagrined
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yeah i think the way they colored them in the anime made them look way more like freckles too. but yeah that's why i like the version of them being acne/acne scars. b/c yes. and b/c i have epic acne and acne scars so it's also a thing of like, i never see characters in things with that and it was shockingly refreshing to imagine HEY HERE IS A CHARACTER WITH SKIN KINDA LIKE MINE???

well things def change in their relationship very significantly haha. YOU MAY OR MAY NOT SHIP THEM but yes it def changes. there is a lot of character and relationship development and their relationship dynamic later becomes much "healthier" (for lack of a better word haha). i enjoy there relationship over the whole period b/c i really like the issues and exploring those but yes if you're someone who wants to ship ppl who've ~worked out~ those issues i think you'll be pleased w/ where their relationship goes l8r on. some of this starts in s2 but then it really picks up w/ their dynamic developing subsequently in the manga.

haha my headcanon for tajima/mihashi vs waya/shindou is opposite haha, i feel like tajima/mihashi are way more likely to sex each other up. XD (ok i guess this is not exactly OPPOSITE since they are still sexing each other up but u know what i mean lol.) but yes my headcanon of tajima/mihashi is still casual. i think they would be bff handjob and maybe blowjob buddies. tajima is so protective and territorial over mihashi (there's a line in the manga about how he rides mihashi home to his house after practice all the time even tho his house is far away from tajima's, b/c tajima is ~surveying his territory~), plus they canonically share porn and discuss sexual fantasies haha, so i def see that comfortable bff vibe + taking care of mihashi vibe + porn sharing + tajima's easy-going-ness easily leading to jerking off mihashi after he's gotten a boner from looking at some porn mag with tajima some day or w/e haha. or in other words, THINGS ON THE LIST OF OOFURI FICS I HAVE TO WRITE THAT I HAVEN'T BEEN WORKING ON IN AGES OOPS XD XD

idk about crying in the actual competitive go world and stuff haha but re: irl high school baseball i can address this a bit, where some of it i think comes from the massively overhyped emotional energy and performative nature of koushien. like obvsly one part of it (and any type of sports tournament) is like, you pour all your time and emotional energy into something like this, of course it's exhausting and devestating when you lose. i don't find it weird or surprising or like, a cultural difference at all. of course if you spend 361 days a year practicing and playing baseball, and this is literally all you do, eat/sleep/breathe trying to get to koushien and win at koushien (as is the case in terms of practice load for the big powerhouse schools that go), it is going to feel like your life is over and all the energy has been sapped out of you when you lose, especially if it's your last chance and you're just done. i've also read essays about how like, koushien ~specifically~ gets amped up in public consciousness so there's this certain extra emotional hysteria tinging everything. ppl really go ttly crazy over it. and the public also WANTS to see teenage boys who have lost devastated and crying and digging in the dirt, and i'm sure for some of the boys involved that becomes part of it, you're swept up in this emotional hysteria that permeates everything and it's like, WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO BUT CRY WHILE YOU'RE SCOOPING ALL YOUR DIRT INTO YOUR LITTLE BAG?? it's your whole high school life and it's over. anywho, lol, teenagers crying haha, RELEVANT 2 MY INTERESTS.

eta: and also the stakes for koushien are way higher than like, probably most of what you're going to see in high school baseball in the u.s., b/c i don't ~think~ single-elimination tournaments are really such a thing over here. while ALL the big ones for high-schoolers in japan are single elim. which is interesting and really does not make sense for baseball as a sport. like koushien as it exists is really p silly and not logical. but that's why it's so gr8 b/c it's just this ridic operatic heightened emotional soap opera instead haha.
Edited Date: Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 09:45 pm (UTC)

Date: Thursday, March 20th, 2014 03:38 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] chagrined
yeah i guess in anime it's especially hard to ever show characters w/ diff types of skin since ppl generally just have like, skin that is all one tone and completely flat since that is the art style haha. ALAS

yes you must DEF read the manga after the anime. for that relationship stuff and also for the "canonically share porn and discuss sexual fantasies" part. b/c yes. it's canon. :D :D :D

(the saddest thing about the oofuri manga is that in one of the author rambling sections in one of the volume omake, higuchi wrote about how she also planned out this whole scene during the 1st training camp where the dudes compared dick size. like, had the dialogue written and everything. but then she didn't put it in. BUT STILL MENTIONED THIS IN THAT OMAKE B/C SHE'S A COCKTEASE. altho there is still another part l8r that involves comparing and discussing dick size, so don't worry, there's at least SOME of that. it just doesn't involve as many characters as it could have lol)

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