Friday, February 1, 2013

Go, Go Ramble-Rangers!

It’s been decided! Today I will try to do a full-size ramble. Just like the old days. I say try because as of late not only have I been lacking motivation to write these, I’ve also been lacking in topics to ramble about. I always feel that I ramble about the same things over and over again, which is probably true, but maybe it’s not such a bad thing. No one has complained to me yet. Anywho, today I’ll ramble about anime, games, real life events and my own creative writing (including, but not limited to Titan). I’ll also have a new song of the week for you to listen to!


Okay, okay! First thing is first: anime! It’s about four weeks into the Winter 2013 season so I decided I’d take some time to ramble about some of the awesomer shows that I’m watching. For the continuing shows, as in shows that were running before the start of this season, I’d have to say that Fairy Tail is still on top. But there are quite a few other shows that never seem to disappoint either, such as Space Brothers (Uchuu Kyodai) and Hunter x Hunter, both of which have been running for a while now too. There’s also Shirokuma Café, but that kinda feels like a “fluff” show for me. Then we have shows like Robotic’s;Notes, Psycho Pass and Zetsuen no Tempest, which are continuing from last season. All of which are great shows.

The winter 2013 season has a couple sequel series that I’m pretty excited about too. Probably the best show, and the one I’m most excited about this season, is Chihayafuru 2, a continuation of Chihayafuru. And then there’s Haganai (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai) NEXT, which is another series that I’m happy to see more of.

And then there are the new shows. The list is quite long, so I’ll only talk about a few. GJ-bu just might be my favorite show this season, especially since Kirara is probably my favorite character this season. (I don’t generally play the “favorites” game, but Kirara is just plain awesome). Another good one is Mondaiji tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru soudesuyo? (which is quite a mouthful, so I just call it bunnies). Kuro Usagi, one of the main characters of Bunnies, is a close second for awesomest character of the season. You know, there just aren’t that many bunny-people out there, I think we could use more characters like Kuro Usagi, don’t you?

Maoyu and Kotoura-san are the last two that I’m going to ramble about. Maoyu reminds me of Spice and Wolf, and to be honest, it’s a nice change of pace compared to a lot of the shows that have been coming out recently. I think it’s funny how none of the characters have names, just titles. “Maou” or “Hero” or “Mage” heh. And finally Kotoura-san. This show, I just don’t know how to classify it. It’s cute, it’s funny, it’s sad, it’s… it’s I don’t know. It’s just a good show!


Games. Hmm, I still play games, aye. But not so much as I used to, I don’t think. I only log into World of Warcraft to tend to my farm and to train my Battle Pets, although I’m going to have to level a character on a different server in order to obtain two rare pets, so that’ll be a big time-sink. In related news, I’ve been able to catch every wild Battle Pet currently available in the game! There is one pet that only spawns in the summer, so I have to wait for that to get my “Zookeeper” title, and I’m sure that there will be a few new wild pets in the up-coming patch. But right now, at this moment, I have every wild Battle Pet. Yay me!

The other game I’ve recently picked up is League of Legends. I’m still not that great at it, but recently my skills as Sona seem to have increased quite a bit. I’m also not too bad with Ahri, but if I’m looking to do awesome, I tend to choose Sona.


Let’s see here, real life events, huh? Well the first thing that comes to mind is a Superbowl party that I’m going to this weekend. I’m not an American Football fan (or a normal Football fan, heck I’m not a sports fan at all), but my sister invited me over to watch the game, have pizza and partake in all those “game-day” activities.

Thinking farther into the future though, all I can really see is Anime Expo. Anime Expo! It’s still six months away, but I’m still pretty excited for it. I’ve already started saving up money for this year’s convention and I’m going to start looking for suitable room-mates soon, seeing as the Housing just opened on the AX website last night.

I don’t think that any Anime Expo will be able to trump my first Anime Expo, heck I got to see Hatsune Miku live! But that doesn’t mean that going to an Anime Expo without being able to see Miku live isn’t any fun. It’s still a blast! Hmm, I wonder what kind of stuff I’m going to buy this year. Ah, I’m so excited~


Lastly (but not quite last, because there’s still the closing statements and whatnot) is me rambling about my writing. Sure I can tell you that the final draft of “Titan III” is over half-way finished (content wise) but that’s not what I want to talk about today. Today I want to ramble about a new project that I started yesterday. Up until recently whenever I got an idea (be it an expansion of an existing idea, or a new idea) I’d open a document that I called “Story Info” and jot the idea down.

While reading though this giant list (over 20 pages long, single spaced, size 11 Arial) I found quite a few inconsistencies between old info and new info. So I decided to make a super-organized spread-sheet for all of my ideas. I’m still not too familiar with how Excel works, but I’ve created pages for characters, races, abilities and a few other categories. I’d like to find out how to have each cell, when clicked, redirect to a detailed explanation of whatever it was that the cell contained, but I’m not quite sure if that is possible with Excel.

Another, not-unrelated, thing that I’ve ran into is names of some of my characters. Mainly a character who was once named Semajj. I’ve decided to change his name because I’ve been using the name Semajj as an online alias for quite some time now and having his name be the same as my online alias just seemed…odd. So now I’ve got to find a suitable replacement name for him, which might be tough because he’s been a character of mine for quite some time. Oh well, I’ll worry about that when he show up, which isn’t for quite some time.


And now we’re at the end. But before we go (and before I forget) here’s this week’s Song of the Week:
That was “Kitty” by The Presidents Of The United States Of America. Anywho, as always if you have any questions, comments, tips or concerns you can leave a comment here on Blogger or you can contact me at or at Twitter @Semajj07. Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow-meow~

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