Motivation

Well, here we are. 4 weeks left to ‘O’ Levels. And here I am blogging. Well I guess I can’t really help it, because I’m a procrastinating little bitch. So, I want to find a way to, well, motivate myself to keep going on like I have been before Prelim 2 and Prelim 1, i.e. actively revising and practicing.

4 years ago, to get the then P6 me’s ass off the AS, AQ and Pendragon Forums, I came up with a list of things that I could do after PSLE, then throwing my laptop under lock and key. I did it about 6 months prior to PSLE, and when it finally ended, I worked my laptop so much that it literally died 2 days after PSLE ended. Hard disk failed, on top of video card getting fried. And if I’m not wrong, the exhaust fan got too rusty as well.

In order to counter that, I’m going to do it only ONE month before ‘O’s. So it’ll be about 2 months before I reopen it. Hopefully nothing fucks it up or anything.

Anyway, I’m gonna list down the stuff I’m gonna be able to look forward to after ‘O’s. And, surprise surprise, maplestory and anime~

1. Train Soul Master, Wind Breaker, Striker, and Angelic Buster to 120, and (hopefully) Zero to 180, if Zero is released within this year.

2. Watch the following anime:

  1. Accel World
  2. Angel Beats!
  3. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
  4. Ano Natsu de Matteru
  5. Black Lagoon
  6. The Legend of Korra – Book Two (not technically an anime, but if it was made in Japan it would be one, so whatever.)
  7. Carnival Phantasm (Only after the Fate/ series)
  8. Clannad
  9. Clannad After Story
  10. Code Geass – Lelouch of the Rebellion
  11. Cowboy Bebop
  12. Danganronpa: The Animation
  13. Date A Live
  14. Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Ilya
  15. Fate/stay night
  16. Fate/Zero
  17. Full Metal Panic
  18. Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
  19. High School of the Dead
  20. Guilty Crown
  21. Gurren Lagann
  22. Kara no Kyoukai 7- Murder Speculation Part 2
  23. Kara no Kyoukai Epilogue
  24. Kill la Kill
  25. Kyoukai no Kanata
  26. Bakemonogatari
  27. Nisemonogatari
  28. Nekomonogatari (Kuro)
  29. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  30. Shingeki no Kyojin
  31. Steins; Gate
  32. Sword Art Online
  33. Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
  34. Rebuild of Evangelion
  35. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  36. The Disappeareance of Haruhi Suzumiya
  37. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  38. The World God Only Knows
  39. The World God Only Knows II
  40. The World God Only Knows: Goddess Saga
  41. To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S
  42. Trigun
  43. Watamote

3. Playing CS:GO with Remus ‘n’ bots (and then hopefully against other players).

4. Starting on the bigass MineCraft project Jet, Yuan Shan and I have discussed about for a long time.

5. 2IT Class Chalet! (If there isn’t one I’m gonna murder someone)

6. Clique/4HM Chalet (The former if we can get enough people to be willing to pay, the latter if we can get the class just a tiny tad more bonded)

7. NCC Annual Camp (I’m not actually going to be organizing it or whatever, but it’s gonna be my own part’s turn to go from Part B to Part C. Got to be there, no?)

8. Actually fucking exercising (running, pushups, situps, and the like. Not really like going to the gym and working out, just basic exercise that make sure I don’t get high blood pressure at 25)

9. (Hopefully) Restarting my Taekwondo training. Since I’m gonna be 16, I wanna try aiming for a 4th Dan sometime. Might be able to earn some decent part-time dough if I manage to go to University.

10. Getting back the results I want.

That’s that. (So far). From time to time, if I ever need the motivation to study, or to practice, this post, right here, is where I’ll go.

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Dayum oreimo

Since wordpress can only do so much when it comes to reblogging, i’m gonna have to copy+paste the whole thing here. (Source: http://tay.kotaku.com/anitay-oreimo-ending-discussion-1162996287 )

“I thought the ending spoiled what was otherwise a good series. I was actually dreading watching the final episodes because I was afraid that this would happen. I might have been okay with this if it had been made clear this was how it was going to end from the start. But it wasn’t, they spent so much time building the Kuroneko/Kyousuke relationship that it became hard not see them as the official couple.

Right up until the last moments too. When he turns down Ayase saying there’s someone else he loves and then right after goes to Kuroneko. And when he turns her down it’s just soul crushing.

It also just threw out the window what the series had been working towards. Kirino, who’d shown signs of maturing, immediately regressed into the brattiest brat she could manage. To the point where I was happy that Manami punched her in the kidney for it. She went up several places in my character ranking after that. And the rebuilding of their sibling relationship got discarded for some forced romance.

And the worst part about it is it was all pointless. Their conviction was a joke. Kyousuke talks about throwing away everything for it. But what exactly did he throw it away for? A few weeks of pretend? It makes it hard to respect either of them when they’d trample the feelings of their friends just to indulge their selfish fantasies for a fleeting moment. It makes them both seem like children, Kyousuke especially.

It’s just pathetic that it was all for a fake wedding and nothing else. Just give me my alternate Kuroneko ending and I can pretend this one never happened. Heck, I might even settle for an Ayase ending.

P. S. There’s apparently a ten year later epilogue novel floating about but I’m scared of tracking a translation down in case it makes things worse.

P. P. S. Props to Saori for being one of the few regular female characters not to profess their undying love for Kyousuke. Also check out that Kanako stock footage.”

^^ That just about sums up the past 3 days of my life :C. Can’t believe they did what they did, particularly with Ruri/Kuroneko. 

Anyway, in Season 1, there was actually 2 ending ‘routes’, as a reference to the Eroge this anime revolves around. One ‘route’ was the siblings getting into a fight, and Kirino staying, dubbed the ‘Good End’, while another was that Kirino never told Kyousuke her decision until she was already on her way, dubbed ‘True Route’, which then leads to the final 3 episodes and Season 2.

Hopefully, they will come up with alternate routes for both Kuroneko and Ayase. How they were rejected flat out, after building up so much stuff between both the pairs, was just cruel. Esp. with Kuroneko, even after such a sweet relationship <3. Kanako, probably, but there wasn’t really anything built up, so I don’t really think people would care for a Kanako route, though some lolicons (cough, Jet, cough) might want one. And of course, a Manami route. Hell, she was very close with Kyousuke since S1E1 and the way they portrayed the two’s relationship was very literally a relationship between a grandmother and a grandfather. But no, she gets dumped at the end for some ridiculous reason like ‘I’m in love with my little sister, u mad’

Last 3 episodes pretty much killed the anime. I know many of my own points are just repeats of what was mentioned in the quote, but still. >:C

 

The “Nexon Hype”

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The 3rd content update of MapleStory RED named “Critias” was released yesterday. I’m not entirely sure now if it is the last patch because there is content missing. That bit of content is Boss Arena (boss monster PvP). It might be the case where Nexon will add a surprise update à la Legend update. Nexon surprised players with an extra content update in the Legend update.

But, I don’t want to talk about the content update of yesterday. What I want to discuss with you is what I would like to call the “Nexon Hype“. What exactly is hype? FreeDictionary.com gives me the following answer:
hype 1  (hp) Slang

n.
1. Excessive publicity and the ensuing commotion: the hype surrounding the murder trial.
2. Exaggerated or extravagant claims made especially in advertising or promotional material: “It is pure hype, a gigantic PR job” (Saturday Review).
3. An…

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Perspective

Perspective really is a beautiful thing.

(For those who have any doubts, allow me to refer you to the short story ‘The Kindergarten’ in the book ‘A Sense of Belonging’, that happens to be a literary text for my school’s English syllabus. )

Now, humans are selfish creatures. Nobody really has much empathy. Hell, for most of us to even want to donate money for charity, we need incentives, like a sticker that will fend off other annoying people on their charity fundraisers. Which is really kind of sad, coming from the dominant species of a planet. 

Which is why we often do not see things from other perspectives. At the same time, it means that those who are gifted with the viewpoint of another, often sees things in a much more fair and unbiased. Conversely, those with no empathy sees only for himself, and his interests. 

Going back to something more personal, as of late I had the privilege of finding out one of the juiciest piece of gossip. Not just any plain old gossip, and something that holds some significance. 

Unable to actually go into detail, I guess the most I can say is that the new information completely changes my view of someone. Previously, I always thought of him just to be misunderstood, and even bullied upon just for being different in thinking and behavior. As I befriended him and got closer to him, I always thought that he was a generic good person, who seemed bad just because others didn’t know how to appreciate his odd ways. 

Well, it was quite unfortunate, but the two of us didn’t end up being that close that long, and we slowly drifted apart, like all similar charges do. Now, it’s like we’re strangers. But even then, I didn’t think negatively of him.

But now, I don’t think that way. This revelation has lead me to believe that I was merely blinded by our friendship and my interest in him initially. After all, you wouldn’t believe something I told you about some of your closest friends, would you? 

Anyway, now that our friendship has been reduced to rubble (semi-ended on neutral terms), and that I can see things more objectively, and in fact, I guess you could say I am disgusted, to a mild extent. What he did, or rather, what he is still doing, is unacceptable and is, at least in our society, ethically wrong. And what pains me the most is that him and I were doing the exact same thing before. 

A new perspective really is like a new pair of eyes. It allowed me to see his actions in a whole new light. For better or for worse? Haha, I might just need a new perspective for that. 

5 Centimeters Per Second

So, I just watched this great anime film, which is split into 3 parts. (You can find the full version on teh yewtewbs in the related videos section of the trailer)

This movie is a very meaningful story. Now I could ramble on about how amazing it was but then it would spoil it for whoever wants to watch it. Besides, most of what I have to say, have been said, by critics and other viewers.

Just three words from me: Damn it, trains!