behold the power of shading!

So I got off my arse and finally decided to colour in a sketchy picture thing of Riza Hawkeye I drew a while ago. After I did that I thought that I might play around with adding some shadowing to see if it would make the picture look prettier.

I'd like to think it did. Shadowing is AWESOME.


Things I want to buy

So after finally purchasing the full collection of Fullmetal Alchemist DVD's (at 25% off. Booyah!) I find myself wanting more anime on DVD. Just 'cos. So after a look around my local HMV, I've found three worthy candidates.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica: £25 for the full series.
Soul Eater: £35 for the full series
Darker Than Black: £22 for the complete season 1 (the best one)

I have more than enough to purchase them all, but I think I'm going to stagger the purchases to make myself feel better about spending the money.

Also, whilst the subject of anime is all up in this grill. I've finished the anime list and ranked it all, I just need to finish putting my thoughts into each one. I've done a few but not many. I'll probably type up all of my best rated animes first to give a good indication as to why I loved them, after that will probably go down to what I can remember xD

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Trixie bored

Gonna start writing a list

A list of all the anime I've watched and my thoughts on them, tiered by quality. There most likely won't be any ranking in the actual tiers themselves, probably just listed alphabetically to a degree.

Why? For no real benefit. Someone might find my opinions interesting.

Also, I'm pretty sure we couldn't do this before, but I love how I can type whatever I want in the box as my mood. It's fun.
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348 episodes in...

and they only now get around to explicitly stating that, yes, the Fourth Hokage was Naruto's father.

I mean, it was basically obvious from the very first moment you see the image of the Fourth in the big mountain, but to take this long to actually say it? Daaaaaamn... I also thought it was pretty hilarious how Naruto's parents named him after the main character in one of Jiraiya's books xD

Speaking of which, is it weird that I enjoyed those two sets of world building/history episodes (the two Jiraiya ones and the two Kakashi ones) more than the actual story moving forwards? It might just be my love of world building, but I really loved the insight into those particular characters, especially Kakashi and how he got his Sharingan eye. Although it did make me wonder what happened to his other squadmate, the one who basically told him she loved him. I'd like to see him get with someone because he's a cool guy and my "d'aww background romance" buzz got killed when lol Spoiler Alert =D, Captain Asuma was axed.

I can understand why they don't have romance as a topic of regular discussion amongst the main ninja kids, because this is shonen anime and it's about ninja, not sappy romance scenes AS MUCH AS I WOULD LOVE IT TO BE ABOUT BOTH D'=. There's clearly wiggle room though and I was genuinely pleased to see Asuma and Kurinai randomly become a couple (despite from that point onwards, Kurinai doing basically nothing except watering plants and cry. Welp... at least she got pregnant, that's a plus I suppose.) It certainly beats Naruto sporadically asking Sakura out on dates on Hinata pining quietly in the corner. And it DEFINITELY beats Sasuke having this totally awesome red-haired tsnudere chick all over him and he just scowls at everything. Karin is awesome and she deserves a smile from that grumpy bastard.

And then there's Shikamaru and Temari. I'm still waiting you guys... hurry up and admit you love each other. MY TINGLY SHIPPING SENSE DEMANDS IT!

One more thing about Bleach whilst I'm talking about anime. I was at the bus stop the other day and I got to thinking, "has there ever been any proof of Soul Reapers having children? Basically, can children be born into Soul Society?" They have families and stuff, take the Kuchiki family for instance, Byakuya had a wife who died and her younger sister was Rukia hence why he brought her in, but he also had a Grandfather who gave Byakuya his scarf. Did Byakuya just die and get sent to Soul Society to join his Soul Reaper family? Or was he born there? The souls of the dead from earth can have Soul Reaper powers and get sent to Soul Reaper acadmies and stuff *scratches head* AARGH! I don't know. *confused*

In the end, it all boiled down to the fact that it would somehow dampen my shippy tendencies if I knew they couldn't have children.

...and then after typing this out I realise that Ichigo's dad was a Soul Reaper... You know what, I'm not gonna delete this section, I wasted my own time accidentally, so I'm gonna waste yours >=P
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I still need to process my thoughts on it because I literally just steamrollered the last 16 episodes in a row and it's 3am and I need to sleep.

All I know right now is that this thing, this beautiful bastard of an anime, is really making it hard for me to keep telling myself that Madoka is my favourite anime of all time. I mean, I'm still finding tears to wipe away.

Next thing I watch better be lighthearted otherwise I don't think my poor brain could take it.
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I watched the first episode of Fullmetal Alchemist today. I think that's what we in the business call a slippery slope.

However, the Christmas sales will be upon me very soon, so after work, I'm going to see if the FMA DVD's have some money off. I'd be very interested in buying those.

Anywho, whatever your proclivity, have a good day tomorrow!

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Today I discovered that I almost share a birthday with Hatsune Miku. I dunno why I'm bringing this up... vocaloids confuse me.

The Mechromancer class has a skin change which emulates Miku's colour scheme and it's kinda pretty I suppose.

She is also kinda responsible for Black Rock Shooter. Can't deny that.
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Mind = Blown

So I've been watching Black Lagoon over the past few days and I agonised for hours, wondering where I recognised Revy's voice from.

It took me a quick check of the credits and a subsequent google search to find the answer. She's Gilda the Griffon from My Little Pony Friendship is Magic.

I honestly have no idea why I didn't peg it sooner xD


I can't help but notice several creepy undertones whilst watching Chobits.

There's the whole "robots vs humans" thing throughout the entire show and I hope I'm not being too presumptuous when I say that it says a lot about japanese culture.

Also, everyone has really far apart eyes. That's just a personal thing though =P