Thursday, July 31, 2008

July Purchases

July was a financially retarded month for me.

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  • Momusu - Souda! We're Alive RE
  • Country Musume - Senpai ~LOVE AGAIN~ RE
  • C-ute - Edo no Temari Ute II RE
  • Pucchi Moni - Seishun Jidai 1.2.3! / Baisekou Daiseikou! RE
  • Tsunku - TOUCH ME RE
  • Kusumi Koharu - Papancake LE
  • Ayaya - Ne~e? RE
  • Berryz Koubou - Yuke Yuke Monkey Dance RE

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  • Berryz vs Cute Battle Concert w/Berryz Tracks
  • Ayaya - THE LAST NIGHT Single V
  • Ayaya - GOOD BYE Natsuo Single V
  • Ayaya - Ki ga Tsukeba Anata Single V
  • 2003 Shuffles Single V

UFA Photos:
  • 2 Ayaya Photo Albums
  • 3 Ayaya Photos
  • 24 Mikitty Photos

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  • Fujimoto Miki - Mikitty
  • Fujimoto Miki - Real226
  • Berryz Kamen vs Cutie Ranger Live Photobook Document ver.
Also, the Mikitty photobooks came with posters, pictured here:
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So yeah, I have absolutely no money left. Yay H!P. XD
- cfb

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lammy Is Awesome.

This is transcribed from wotachat. Basically, lammy (or ami, as I call her) of Tsuugaku Vector ☂ and °Absol-ute °C-ute is awesome. She's talking about Cal, as he recently joined the legions of wotachatters.

July 29th, 2008
[02:45am] lammy: you know, the first time you came in here, cal
[02:45am] lammy: i thought "oh, it's CFB's friend" and i assumed you'd be in here for like, a day
[02:45am] lammy: A REGULAR
[02:46am] lammy: CAN I GET "THE USUAL"?
[02:46am] lammy: AND WE'D BE LIKE
[02:46am] lammy: BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN

Ami is the shit.
- cfb

Sunday, July 20, 2008

This is awesome.

So, I recently started watching Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon again...and apparently my sister's cat likes it too.

...I'm pathetic. XD

Also, Cal is a big meanie.

July 20th, 2008
CatchFiveBats: *picture*
pootyfrebbles: Hahahaha
pootyfrebbles: That cat fucking rocks
CatchFiveBats: He loves Sailor Moon!
pootyfrebbles: Don't pervert his ignorance to coincide with your poor taste
CatchFiveBats: D:
CatchFiveBats: SHUT UP
pootyfrebbles: XD

- cfb

Friday, July 11, 2008

Souki and I Discuss Otakus, Fansubs, and the Anime Industry

This is a part of the conversation that inspired me to create this blog.

January 28th, 2008
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: I'm totally gonna start buying anime
CatchFiveBats: Oh?
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: Yeah
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: first to build my collection
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: and secondly to support the industry, cause it's doing poorly.
CatchFiveBats: Yeah.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: Subs were good for it up to a point, but they are well past that point now
CatchFiveBats: What?
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: fansubs, I mean
CatchFiveBats: mmm
CatchFiveBats: I think fansubbing is actually a pretty good way to get into real subbing, or dubbing.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: Oh totally. I don't dispute that at all
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: but it's a double edge.
CatchFiveBats: I suppose.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: You would probably still buy an anime for collections cause that's you.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: But I know I wouldn't.
CatchFiveBats: I would honestly rather leave it to the fans.
CatchFiveBats: Fansubs are plenty good, and it keeps corporations out of it.
CatchFiveBats: Which is always, ALWAYS good.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: I dunno. I'm cool with making money off of something you love.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: I don't wanna make games so I can die poor XD
CatchFiveBats: I'm not talking about games, persay.
CatchFiveBats: That's an industry that couldn't stand without the support of big corporations.
CatchFiveBats: Not in its current state, anyway.
CatchFiveBats: But anime subbing and distribution could easily be done online, by the fans.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: Yeah.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: But I've also come to love dubs
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: That's just me, though.
CatchFiveBats: Fuck that.
CatchFiveBats: No offense.
CatchFiveBats: But...fuck dubs.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: None taken
CatchFiveBats: I know I'm horribly biased, and that subs don't work for everyone, but fuck dubs anyway.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: Yeah, I know
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: But for me, fuck screen cluttering.
CatchFiveBats: I don't think that's a problem.
CatchFiveBats: At all.
CatchFiveBats: But that's just me.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: It's not a HUGE problem for me either, but I can't say I like seeing the translated sub say "you must have great nakama, Ichigo." and then at the top of the screen say "* nakama = good friend"
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: That has ALWAYS bothered me
CatchFiveBats: Yeah, that's a stupid translation choice.
CatchFiveBats: They could have easily translated that.
CatchFiveBats: But some terms are so commonly used that it pretty much makes sense to just stick it in there and show the meaning up top.
CatchFiveBats: Then, in other subs, when you see the'll know what it means.
CatchFiveBats: And you won't have to worry about the definition.
CatchFiveBats: I rarely have to look to read the stuff up top anymore, and it's not because I'm taking Japanese.
CatchFiveBats: The only time I ever read it is when it's explaining a pun or a pop-culture joke.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: if it's a pun or a pop culture joke, it's even worse.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: I hate a joke explained.
CatchFiveBats: Well, then what do you do?
CatchFiveBats: Just leave the joke out of the dialogue?
CatchFiveBats: That doesn't work.
CatchFiveBats: As a translator, it gets rid of a lot of headaches if you just explain the joke and leave it to the watcher to decide whether they want to know or not.
CatchFiveBats: Since it rarely has anything to do with the story.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: Yeah. But because it rarely has anything to do with the story, then it's also just as easily expendable. Not when there's visuals involved.
CatchFiveBats: I can see what you're saying, but it's not as big of a hindrance as you make it out to be.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: Nah, it really never is.
CatchFiveBats: If I start to read the explanation and I don't really care, I leave it.
CatchFiveBats: Like I've said before, the people who are downloading fansubbed anime should probably know what most of those terms mean anyway.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: Yeah, but anime is no longer the hardcore hobby it used to be.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: Now, my brother watches GTO.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: my sister watches Haruhi
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: and my mom and dad watch Eva.
CatchFiveBats: Well, then those people can watch dubbed anime.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: Yeah, that's why I say they're necessary.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: Because they make it accessible for those that want it that way.
CatchFiveBats: That's fine, I can understand that.
CatchFiveBats: But for the people who are really into anime, subs are the way to go.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: Yeah.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: Those that are really into the nitty gritty, definitely subs.
CatchFiveBats: Anyone that can handle subs, should do subs.
CatchFiveBats: All the kids at anime conventions who go there to get autographs from their favorite English voice actors should be doing subs.
CatchFiveBats: That's the problem I have with it.
CatchFiveBats: It gives the wannabe hardcore fans a cop-out.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: whaddyamean?
CatchFiveBats: Dubs are easy.
CatchFiveBats: If you're gonna be living a hobby, you should probably not be going the route that's designed for casual fans.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: All the way or not at all you say.
CatchFiveBats: Yes.
CatchFiveBats: Which is how I have always operated.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: So essentially, you want the kids at anime cons to do it YOUR way.
CatchFiveBats: Perhaps...but I genuinely think it's the best route if you're really gonna be into the stuff.
CatchFiveBats: The whole dubs vs subs thing is why we have all these naruto kids.
CatchFiveBats: It's too easy to be labeled as an otaku now.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: It's a cool thing here.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: Although....
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: ...I dunno if I wanna be so ostracized anymore XD
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: I know I did when I was younger
CatchFiveBats: I like being ostracized.
CatchFiveBats: Ostracize away.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: Eh, I don't enjoy it. I don't care, but I don't enjoy it enough to deal with it all the time. I'd rather otaku was seen as a "not that bad" thing here than being a pariah like it is in Japan.
CatchFiveBats: I think the choice between your interests and fitting into society is what makes or breaks a true fan of something.
CatchFiveBats: But I'm crazy.
CatchFiveBats: And OCD.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: yeah XD
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: I'm just not
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: well, maybe I am crazy
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: but definitely not that OCD
CatchFiveBats: Regardless, everything I say, even if it sounds like I want everyone to do it that way, is just the way I do it because I feel that's the right way.
CatchFiveBats: If everyone else did it like I did, I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing.
CatchFiveBats: I'd be doing something else.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: It'd be a bore to be the same thing everyone else is.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: That's definitely true.
CatchFiveBats: mhmm
CatchFiveBats: But I really do feel passionately about this stuff.
CatchFiveBats: So, despite all the points I've been making...let the naruto kids have their dubs, and make anime popular and everything else.
CatchFiveBats: I've found a hobby that would require a near restructuring of society to become popular over here.
CatchFiveBats: So, I'm good.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: No SHIT.
CantSpellShotaWithoutHOT: XD

So yeah...let the "OMG YOU DON'T WANT H!P IN AMERICA WTF" flamewar begin. XD
- cfb

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Souki's Review of 6gatsu no Kajitsu

"The lack of butthole spreading has left me in despair. It's a very poignant piece of music, for sure...but it lacks butthole. I give it a 5 out of 10."

- cfb

Saturday, July 5, 2008

June Purchases

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  • Momusu - Shabondama
  • Momusu - Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ookiizo!~ LE
  • High-King - C\C (Cinderella\Complex) LE

Single Vs/Concert DVDs:
  • Buono! - Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!
  • High-King - C\C (Cinderella\Complex)
  • Berryz Koubou - Concert Tour 2006 Haru ~Nyoki Nyoki Champion!~
  • Berryz Koubou - Summer Concert Tour "Natsu Natsu! ~Anata wo Suki ni Naru Sangenzoku~"
  • Green Live VCD (Bootleg)

  • Suzuki Airi - 6gatsu no Kajitsu
  • Fujimoto Miki - 2 Official UFA Photos
  • Fujimoto Miki - 2 UFA Collector Cards

Of the stuff listed here, my favorite would probably have to be Airi's new photobook. Undoubtedly her best work in the eyecandy department, and I'd even go as far as to say that it's one of the best H!P Kids photobooks yet. I haven't had the chance to watch the Green Live VCD, which I got from Ray, but he said it's extremely good, so I need to get around to that. Aside from those two, there's nothing that really stands out, unless you count the Chokkan 2 LE, which still has the collector cards in it. Pretty cool, since it was used (yay Ray!).

Anyway, on to the next month. At this rate, my blog may just become a place for me to post my purchases. T-T
- cfb