Alias: Aki Kaminari
Date of Birth: 1990.04.20
Blood Type: A
Zodiac (month): Taurus
Zodiac (year): Horse
This journal is mainly for fandom-related things, though there may be the occasional rant about something outside of fandom.
Since it has been my main fandom for quite a few years, if you've never read the D•N•Angel
manga, then you'll probably be lost on the majority of my entries. I ship Daisuke and Satoshi like it's my job, though I also like DaiRiku and some other miscellaneous pairs. Seriously though, this manga is my obsession. The anime is a different story though...
Aside from DN, I also like most of Sugisaki-sensei's other works.
I've become a growing fan of works by CLAMP as well. My current favorites by them are Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle and xxxHolic. I absolutely adore Watanuki from xxxHolic. He's one of the few (male) tsundere-type characters that I actually like.
As for other fandoms, I've read/watched a large variety of manga/anime, some in passing and some lasting. I'm also in some video game fandoms as well. Ones worth mentioning include Pokemon (mostly games only these days), Tales of Symphonia, Detective Conan, Kyou Kara Maou, Hetalia, and Mabinogi.
Lastly, about pairings (or even just specific characters). I don't care if you ship something that I hate, or hate something that I ship, given that you don't bash. Note that there is a difference between expressing disagreement/dislike and bashing. It's perfectly fine to have differing opinions, and I'll respect your preferences if you respect mine.
Really. My soul just got stolen away by Tumblr
, that's all. Because HOLY ACTIVE DNANGEL FANDOM, BATMAN.
It took a while to get the hang of, but it really is a fun site.
Oh God. It's almost 6 in the morning over here and I'm so tired that I can't really think straight anymore, but I couldn't sleep. Finally, finally
, something happened.( Can you feel it?Collapse )
It's funny, after so long, I kind of feel like crying in relief. I want to just keep working and finish finish finish but I really need to rest. x_x
Um. Any critiques while it's still in this pathetically rough stage? I'm thinking of cropping it so you can't see his expression--maybe let the title and actions speak for themselves.
As with the majority of my hiatuses, this one came from out of nowhere with no warning whatsoever to anyone. I've been around occasionally, I suppose, but had no motivation to post/comment/check much of anything. Though, there's a partial trigger for this, I suppose. Or, at least, it's been something that's bothering me.
To be honest, I'm in a slump. I haven't been able to seriously draw or write anything for about half a year. This would make sense to me if I was depressed or stressed out or overworked. However, that doesn't seem to be the case here. There's just nothing. The closest I can get to fanart these days are random doodles on papers I get in class. I suppose I've also worked on some Sims stuff too, but that hasn't amounted to much of anything either, as none of it ends up finished...
I'm sorry for anyone I've worried. I've known that my friends are active all this time, but I just kept procrastinating commenting (or really, just saying anything) to let people know I'm still alive over here.
Happy Birthday, Daisuke! ♥
Unfortunately, not only did I miss doing something while it was still the 11th in Japan, I also wasn't able to finish anything for today either. orz Stupid college. Hopefully I'll be able to make him some kind of late birthday present. *sulks*
It's cold outside today. Not cold as in chilly, but cold as in REALLY COLD I WANT TO GO BACK INSIDE. It's rainy too, so that makes it even worse. This is coming from someone who likes rain.
Also, I just witnessed a battle between a couple of my new college friends and some guys on the 5th floor of my dorm. They were shooting at each other with nerf guns. I want to say it makes more sense in context, but...well, let's just say that I've become friends with some interesting people this year. It seems more fun this way though. ^ヮ^
As for other stupid unproductive things I've been up to, last night I suddenly decided that I would play the Sims for a while. Since my mind is wired to default to DN-related things when I can't think of anything, I ended up trying to recreate the art museum from Kurenai no Tsubasa. I've had to take some liberties with some details due to mesh limitations, but other than that it's turning out okay.
I should make the police station next.
For some reason, my college changed providers for their internet in the dorms. Last year, the wireless worked fine. This year? The connection craps out at least every couple minutes. My roommate has the side with the modem, so I had to buy a super-long cable to run across the room. It turns out that once it's plugged in it seems to be okay (though I haven't tried any online games yet...) and that means I won't be going crazy over the lack of internet.
Ah, but to follow up on the previous entry, my roommate seems like a nice person and we've gotten along well so far. I've gone easy on the manga/anime around her so far, but I've been playing my DS a lot so she at least knows that I like Pokemon.
Speaking of which, I'd started playing Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness out of curiosity. It's embarrassing to admit, but the events that happened after beating a certain boss actually made me cry. I can't remember the last time I cried over something fictional.
The fact that I randomly had decided to name my main characters after Satoshi and Daisuke might have made it worse, but...^^; Other than that though, it really is an addicting game. The mechanics are a little different from a normal Pokemon game, but I guess it's interesting to learn.
By the way, has anyone else been having issues when loading the "post" page? I can still make and entry and all that, but it seems most of the page isn't loading correctly.
I'm sorry for the random unannounced hiatus. There isn't really an excuse for it, since all I've really been doing is playing Pokemon Black and some old games I stumbled upon while cleaning...
Since I'll be trying to catch up with all the stuff I've missed out on, I apologize in advance if anyone gets comment-spammed on old entries. ^^;
As for what's new with me, I've been going for a bike ride almost every day for the past month or so. I ended up getting really sore when I first started out since I hadn't ridden a bike in quite a long time, but I'm more or less fine at this point. The bike trail near here is really beautiful. I was even able to see some caterpillars (particularly monarchs, which I haven't seen in years) and got quite a few good pictures of them and unfortunately, my camera got wet in a downpour one day so I'm waiting for a new one to arrive, but at least all my photos are safe.( A couple of my favorite pictures under the cutCollapse )
I'm moving some of my stuff up to college today, then I'll come back since classes don't start until the 22nd. This year, I'm feeling pretty optimistic, though I'm both excited and nervous about my roommate. By some strange twist of fate, I ended up getting paired with someone from Japan. It's sure to be a good learning opportunity for me, but I guess I'm just worried about leaving a bad impression. I hope she isn't the type to look down on people who like manga/anime. Though I won't use this word to refer to myself, I'll admit that I give off a bit of an otaku impression. ^^;
But anyway, enough about real-life stuff. I feel weird without posting at least a little about fandom.
First of all, Sugisaki-sensei, I think I'm going to die from DN deprivation if you don't update it soon. TAT Why does Ascribe get such an awesome website
? And what happened to the awesome Daisuke header on your blog?
...Still, I'm kind of tempted to check out this series. I'll admit that I have a bit of a grudge against it for pushing DN to the background, but it's been quite a while since I've even glanced at the series, so I'll try to give it a chance. I wonder if it's even online or scanlated now?
On a more positive note, I'm finally caught up with the most recent episode of Detective Conan. It feels strange waiting for new releases, but at least I won't get accidentally spoilered now.Also, ninjangel, I'll be sure to get that translation project going if you're still up for it. ^^; Sorry for being such a procrastinator.
I feel kinda overwhelmed with how fast the days have been going recently. x_x; I've been spending an insane amount of time playing Mabinogi. I'd been on a random hiatus from it for quite a while, and it just feels so good to play again. I finally got Ice Spear too, and I would keep training it if I had enough AP...( Cut for large images.Collapse )
In other news, I'm currently trying to not have a heart attack from sheer glee
at a scene that ninjangel
said is in the DNAngel TV Animation books. And here I never thought I'd fangirl over anything that had to do with the anime version again. It's amazing how much a few tiny differences can make.
Also, I suddenly very deeply want a Daisuke to play with. I've never done an actual RP in my life (Except for a little bit one time when Mabinogi!Hiwatari-kun met a Daisuke)
, but I want to so badly. I've had an unused Satoshi RP account for a while, but I don't even know where to start. There are just so many questions going through my head. Where to play? With how picky I am about canon, what if I can't find the Daisuke I'm looking for, if I even find one at all? What if I
can't do a good job with Satoshi? What if I do find a Daisuke and end up just creeping him out or something?
If you'll excuse me, I'm off to play Mabinogi some more. Maybe that will make my brain function more clearly.
(edited because apparently I can't even use HTML correctly right now)
The novels arrived in the mail on Friday. Shipping ended up being about ¥2,100 including the service fee that the shipping company I used charges. Still a bit pricey, but it's better than what Amazon offers. It's normal for international shipping to be like that though, so it's okay.
I haven't made much of an attempt to start reading them yet, though I did look through them quickly for the illustrations. To be honest, one of the things that I was most curious about in regards to the novels was from this panel from an extra in volume 4:
I thought "What on earth is happening to get that reaction from Daisuke? And it involves Hiwatari-kun!?"
From seeing a particular illustration in Ningyo no Namida
, I was not disappointed. Oh my God, I was not
I still have finals left (last is on Tuesday, moving out of college for the summer on Wednesday), so scans and such will have to wait until after that. I really want to share the novels themselves too, though I'm currently debating on which method would be the best. On one hand, I could scan all of the pages. The other option would be typing up all the text into a Word document or something. The former would probably be quicker, but the latter would have less chance of damaging the books and would be easier for translation purposes. Of course, the illustrations would be scanned either way.
On a slightly unrelated note, I've gotten into the habit of referring to Satoshi as "Hiwatari-kun". I'm not sure if this is from spending too much time in the Japanese fandom or from writing some Daisuke-centric things where he's referred to as such.
Well, more or less I had a good birthday this week (though I could have done without staying up all night doing homework).
I just got done ordering the three DNAngel novels from Amazon Japan. I'm using a shipping service called Tenso, which I've heard makes international shipping cheaper than what Amazon offers. They'll charge for that when the packages get to their warehouse. I'm a bit nervous since it's my first time using a shipping service and I don't know what the fees will be like, but hopefully it'll be okay. According to the Amazon Japan site, if I had just ordered directly from them the shipping+handling would have been ￥3,000 (about 36 USD) per shipment. That's a scary number D: I think two of them might be bundled together since they're from the same seller though. Well, I'll find out how this service's shipping prices compares in a few days... ^^;
Aah, I just can't wait to get them! I can still remember the first time I looked for them a few years back and could only get a site that listed "out of print, out of stock".
Now if I could just find Yukiru Mania, I would have all of the major hard-to-find DNAngel things I'm obsessing over at the moment. THAT is a hard-to-find book, and it's not even very old. orz