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I bitched about it to [livejournal.com profile] sleepyscribbles, I've mentioned it on Tumblr, and now I post about the monstrosity that is this anime. (Also, we mention characters named Odin and Alice, who are our original characters. Long story short: Odin was a womanizing and inconsiderate jerk of mine who makes babies cry at the sight of him, and Alice was unfortunate enough to date him for a short while.)

So much ranting. I won't apologize for it. )

The coherent version: Based on the four episodes I've watched (never agaaaaain), Itazura Na Kiss is awful. The male lead Naoki Irie doesn't deserve the female lead Kotoko because she's too nice for him, and I don't understand how anyone expected an audience to empathize with him. And she certainly didn't deserve some guy who didn't respect her and I was sorry to hear that she ended up marrying him. Ugh.

Also, the supporting cast is boring and lackluster, in both personality and character design, so if you hate the leads and you hope to at least find a minor character to love like I'd do, then you're fucked. It's specifically set up so you have no choice but to watch the show for the lead characters.

MAN, it's rare for an anime series to piss me off. It only took four episodes! It's not as bad as Hot Gimmick, but it's up there. I'm going to heal myself with School Rumble because so far that show's been adorable and hilarious.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (that original feeling never went away)
Eww, I hate how ONTD's posts are on the homepage, with those seizure-inducing icons. Thanks, Livejournal! /total sarcasm, do you read it.

Right now, I'm trying to look for a new layout for my Livejournal, because I was tired of how the previous layout resized the images. I don't like the current layout, though. It's too dark for my liking. So please bear with me for the moment while I go through different layouts and trying to decide which one I like best.

I missed yesterday's update for those memes, so I'll just pick up where I left off and pretend this is Day 02. I don't feel like writing updates for both prompts. :P

Prompt for the Sailor Moon meme today is favorite inner senshi, and the prompt for the shipping meme is my very first ship.

30 Day Meme, SAILOR MOON )

The rest of the prompts... )

30 Day Meme, SHIPPING )

The rest of the prompts... )


EDIT: So, apparently, a book's cover is being changed to feature an 'ambiguous'-looking lady to replace the original cover which clearly had an Asian woman, since the main character is Asian. This is clearly terrible, so I'm putting this out there if anyone is interested and has money to buy the book with the original cover.
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WHUT.

Seriously, who bans dictionaries from school? Just because one kid looked up "oral sex"? Are we going backwards in progress here? It's the twentieth first century and it's America, for fuck's sake. He was going to find out what oral sex was with or without that dictionary. It's inevitable.

(Y'know, instead of complaining to the school district about how your child looked up a word in a dictionary, maybe a sex talk should be given instead? Waste the energy to something meaningful! I'd prefer for a kid to know what sex is and its purpose than being withheld the opportunity to take a dictionary and use it for help on his homework any time he or she needs it.)
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I had to sit and think about this! I'm usually tolerant of movies. It doesn't take much to please me. Even if there's something bad about a movie, I'll try and find something enjoyable about it.

I can't think of the worst movie ever--it'll come to me eventually, but I'm drawing a blank at the moment--but I think the worst movie I've seen recently was Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. It's a horrible spin in a classic story about Christmas. The plot basically goes like this:

A selfish womanizer is visited by the ghosts from the past, present, and future, to show how big of a douchebag he's been towards women all his life, shortly after he ruins his brother's relationship with his fiance the day before their wedding. The love interest/trophy is Jennifer Garner's character, who used to be the main character's childhood friend. Even though he used her for sex once upon a time, and he acts like a prick to everyone around him, Garner still loves him against her better judgment and secretly pines for him. (Watch the movie, and come back and tell me whether or not even Garner herself doesn't believe this. Her performance is painful to watch.)

The plot itself isn't as bad, but the main problem I had with this film is that the main character doesn't seem to completely learn his lesson until the very last minute, and it seems to find excuses as to why he acts the way he acts. The film showcases how his uncle was a womanizer himself and taught him how to follow in his shoes, as though this is supposed to excuse his deplorable behavior. His uncle was a bad influence, I'll agree with that, but it was the guy's choice to follow in his uncle's footsteps.

Another problem I had with the film is the future sequence the main character is shown. Garner is marrying a successful, handsome doctor who's a decent, loving guy, and she appears very happy with him. What does he do? He keeps insisting, "She was supposed to marry me! She's supposed to belong to me! This isn't how it's supposed to go!" It's like, yes, how sweet that you selfishly insist that this woman gives you another chance and marries you and you realize her importance, even though you used her for sex and moved onto the next woman because of your overwhelming fear of commitment/getting hurt. Boo-hoo for you! How dare she move on with her life and finds a man that treats her right!

Both of these don't measure up to a strange scene where the ghost of his uncle--who is seemingly a new man in the afterlife and regrets his own lonely existence--appears with the character in the middle of a street, and makes it rain with tissues and tears to showcase how badly the character's hurt his past girlfriends. Then the uncle makes it rain used condoms to showcase how much of a whore he is. They didn't show the condoms, but it was still...pretty disgusting.

Predictably, the plot wraps itself up lazily, the main character stops taking scandalous photographs of half-naked women for magazines and becomes a wedding photographer instead, and Garner gets back together with him instead of, you know, finding a man that she can actually trust.

The only good thing about the movie was the fact that he kept a photograph of Garner from when they were children in his wallet. That was sweet and it could've worked if it was a different movie.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (❝just an ordinary day❞)
Because I was thinking about it after I answered a question [livejournal.com profile] beyondheroism__ asked me, here are some thoughts.

Ramblings underneath the cut! )

So! Discuss, if you want, but there you go. That's how I feel.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (FMA ▶ I turn your head into baseball!)
Why, yes, I've seen the Ask Amy article. Thank you, good ol' Chicago tribune!

Look, I do recognize that Ask Amy still acknowledged that the person who wrote the letter is, in fact, a victim. I got that part. What upset me in particular was this:

Were you a victim? Yes.

First, you were a victim of your own awful judgment. Getting drunk at a frat house is a hazardous choice for anyone to make because of the risk (some might say a likelihood) that you will engage in unwise or unwanted sexual contact.


I beg to differ: nobody is a victim of their own "awful judgment" when it comes to rape.

Women are raped no matter how they act, how they look or what they do. Sometimes they can't avoid it or stop it, no matter how well-behaved they are. I know a lot of people don't want to hear that, but it's true. This sort of victim blaming is usually why many rape victims don't speak out and seek help or justice. They're taught the wrong things. That if you get raped, then it's assumed that you were asking for it. That it's your fault. That it was your "awful judgment" that caused you to engage in unwanted sexual contact.

This line of thinking is dangerous. I can't think of a lighter term for it.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (♥ make me a sandwich)
Well, I didn't whole-heartedly approve of Ulquiorra and Orihime from Bleach being a couple during the whole KIDNAPPED ORIHIME plot. I just don't like the fandom's general treatment with their relationship and how they turn it into something it isn't.

Another complaint I have is Orihime's constant role as a damsel in distress. I'm so sick of Orihime's character growth being stunted in favor of somebody else rescuing her, especially when she's physically capable of protecting herself and others. Ulquiorra kidnapping her didn't make things any better.

Despite my complaints ... I think this flash is adorable. The video! )

kill.

Dec. 23rd, 2008 08:35 pm
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So, remember that Little Mermaid prequel where Ariel's jerk of a father decides to ban music and dancing from the sea? I didn't think such a thing was possible in real life until I saw that one television show about the family with eighteen kids. I finally watched it, and holy shit. The kids are not allowed to listen to music and they're not allowed to dance (literally, no dancing). Just. What is your life without MUSIC? They home schooled their kids, so they literally have no access to these things and have no other friends except for what their parents choose. :/ That's a damn shame.

If that wasn't worst enough, the father? Such a douchebag. I don't know why the family thinks he's such a great guy. He's a control freak. He talks for his wife most of the time, doesn't let his kids listen to the toys that play music in the toy store, he gets aggravated if his wife doesn't follow their supposed budget plan (translation: his budget plan), he calls their outings 'woman shopping' if the wife takes a look at more than one thing and complains about wanting to go home ... I don't know about you, but if my father said or did half this shit to my mom, she'd tell him to go home and continue shopping.

I'd laugh, but I'm too busy being absolutely appalled at how this family operates.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (♥ confused face)
On Sly Cooper 2:

still hating playing Bentley.

WHY DOES HE GET THE WORST JOBS IN THE GAME?

Edit: Ah, well, here. Have a meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] alba_aulbath.

The Meme! )
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I want to talk to whoever was working on Sly Cooper 2 thought it was a great idea to put a nervous and completely weak turtle, with no fingers and thumbs, in charge of a helicopter to blow up a dam and fight off fifty different enemy helicopters who're firing back at him all at once.

Fucking. Bentley.

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