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12th-Oct-2006 03:08 pm
Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA


You know you've probably been a little too into your work when you suggest to your groupmates that someone should dress up as a trash can so as to bring home the point that spam is bad. But it's so much fun when three of you gang up to horrify your other groupmates by talking up the idea. *laughing* Well, Mr. N certainly did not disappoint us with his reaction. *grin* That's why I love my IT Law class, man, when we're waiting for lessons to start, I'll be taking the opportunity to check Livejournal and find that both the people on either side of me are doing the same thing. And there in that class are people who have heard of Tales of the Abyss without me having to say anything about it. It's your state of mind that makes all the difference, and even an innocent remark about going down the stairs (our elevators can be awfully slow, and also awfully small. But it does not beat the main library, which has five floors, and an elevator that only serves floor 1 and 4.)

All of us: *wait for the lift, give up, then walk to the stairs*
Pause as all of us wait and look down at the flights of stairs leading from the third floor to the ground.
WH: Shall we descend into the abyss?
Me: :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

Three-hour lecture followed by group meeting for presentation today, and clearly I was too excited about us handing in our outline to the teacher today and discussing the presentation, because I clean forgot that my driving lesson was at 4.40pm instead of 2.40pm. I turn up and go, "DUDE WHERE'S MY CAR?" and then I soon find out that I'm way too early. After a misguided attempt to study the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights in the driving centre itself, I went off to the library, where I might have spent more time hunting for a space at a table and then for a chair than I did studying. And then later I discovered I studied better in the racuous driving centre canteen (complete with vast hordes of instructors and students, the scent of food cooking, and the incessant drone of a television that broadcast first in English and then in Chinese). BUT IT WAS ALL GOOD.




The D.Gray Man anime is finally out. When I first started following the manga I had no idea that it would ever become an anime, so I was as thrilled as anything when it finally did! *beams* dunkindonut, if I'm catching you tomorrow I am COMPLETELY showing you this series, and Eve Yi, if the gods of Bittorrent will it I will have Episode 2 by tonight! I've read manga series before they've turned into anime, sure, but I've never yet before looked forward to a manga and an anime with this much joy. (Well, KKM doesn't count, it's in a class of its' own)



The funny thing is, I wouldn't have picked up DGM without Abyss, because one of the first things that struck me about the series was how much Kanda resembled Asch, but an Asch that made me laugh and laugh and laugh. Kanda takes himself so seriously it completely cracks me up, and, well, check out the cast! The only way they could make me happier is by casting Saiga Mitsuki as Fou. And I loved DGM because it took the replica concept and went to town with it. Here, let me show you!

(warning: spoilers for the d-gray man anime up til book 8)
uh... I kind of changed one or two sentences. but it is substantially the same material!





You know, all I have to do is clean up the blood and I have a sweet fluffy replica moment. Oh, the wonders of Photoshop.



Why are you protecting your replica?!









Oh, man, I shipped Allen/Rou Fa like MAD until this moment, and then I realised it really was Fou, and then I was EVEN HAPPIER because Allen/Fou makes me EVEN HAPPIER. Like Eve Yi says, I really am mellowing out in my old age.









Oh, man. And Episode 2 is out, which means I get to see Kanda in action at last! It's been a really long wait! *grin* Now I don't have the subtitled episode yet, so... all the subtitled screencaps you see below this? ... well, it's just the way I watch DGM. Man, I haven't done a screencap post since KKM!









... and well, on principle, I'm not going to resize the Kanda pictures.
More to admire.




SEE?! SEE?! O ye of little faith (you know who you are, yes, YOU ♥), I knew he was going to be PRETTY.


You know, when Kanda first met Allen? It's just like a play-by-play replay of how Asch and Luke first met when they were seventeen.


Yeah, that's my face when I read legislation, too.

BAD THOUGHT scenes




Master's just gonna whack you over the head with an almighty huge hammer, dear boy. Don't worry, you'll wake up... eventually.





This is your conscience speaking:




Also, the latest DGM chapter 94? Utter Kanda love. I'm being spoilt rotten with so much good Kanda artwork. Also, curses! The latest chapter has just made me hungry for tempura soba, and I don't even like soba very much.

... excuse me, Kyou Kara Maou!, are you trying to kill me?! *DIES OF HAPPY* Page down on THIS, Murata-Yuuri-Wolfram ONSEN SCENE that can be selectively iconified to be Murata/Yuuri, Yuuri/Wolfram, or Murata/Yuuri/Wolfram. SOMEBODY'S HAPPY TONIGHT!

Okay okay, I really really probably won't have time to make a proper Abyss post on this, but this has English Abyss videos, and altitudeissues put a really good one up, and I get to hear Dist's voice AT LAST, and also, GUY, I would applaud you if only I had both hands free! Jade and Dist being creepy. When I heard Dist's voice, it was like a bolt of Dear heavens! His voice is sexy! *grin* And also, Luke, Guy, Natalia, Tear, Anise and Jade take turns asking for Peony's sword. OH THIS IS LOVE I TELL YOU. XD

I wrote rubbish Tales of the Abyss fanfiction here and here. It's the most Asch/Luke I've ever written and it's pretty much G-rated at that. I wrote better before I knew more about the series because I actually dared to do more when I wasn't so worried about messing up. For my own reference so I don't have to hunt it down later. and also because I'm disturbingly embarrassed about my own writing because I've seen really good writers.

also even when niisan writes two-line abyss fic it is love.
Comments 
12th-Oct-2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
dear call me now if u can thanks
12th-Oct-2006 06:06 pm (UTC)
*grin* Epic past-midnight telephone conversations are fun. ♥
12th-Oct-2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
Dgrayman... Heard about it a lot without knowing anything ^^; What's the story?
12th-Oct-2006 06:11 pm (UTC)
*grin!* In case my explanation is a bit wild and crazy and all-over-the place, this is the Wikipedia article. Actually, here's one in French! *smiles* It's about an organisation of exorcists that go about the world destroying akuma (demons, basically speaking) that disguise themselves as humans. The main character is a boy named Allen (the one in my icon! :D) who's cursed, but also possesses a very strong weapon for destroying akuma. It's a tiny bit like Full Metal Alchemist, although I've heard other people say it's like Bleach. ; ) It's really good fun! (at least, I think so - it can be serious and funny all at the same time!) I hope you like it! :D It's here on youtube if you want to check it out!
12th-Oct-2006 05:18 pm (UTC)
You know you've probably been a little too into your work when you suggest to your groupmates that someone should dress up as a trash can so as to bring home the point that spam is bad.

No, sweetie, I think that means you're a little too into the ABYSS. xD Dressing up as trash? Maybe you've just inspired my Halloween costume. xD *laughs*

OOH ITS SAKURAI. :D I thought he got fired, or something! *cuddles him!*

Heeee, that series looks like it's totally on crack? WTF his eye! O.o They're stealing from CLAMP ;) *g* ...and what is that snitch thing flying around Allen's (I think?) head? O.o *laughs* Is the blonde dude from the manga scans Allen, cause I'm a bit lost? xD In the manga he looks a bit like L from Death Note, or this young!Aragorn in one of my LOTR doujin. <3 Strangely enough, I really like that art! xD I like the silverhaired dude! T.T I hope that's Allen! xD ALLEN. It's a cute name!

...gah, if you get me into another fandom I will throw durian at you! T.T But please tell me where I can find the first chapter or episode? xDDDD oh, do you think I should read the manga first and then the anime, or or or.. WHY do I keep liking things you or Tessie like! T.T I want to get into DeathNote so badly but but but, Danny liked that and L has creepy toes. BUT THIS HAS REPLICAS? HOW CAN I RESIST? Honestly! xD
12th-Oct-2006 06:18 pm (UTC)
GEHHHH your icon just killed me with the cute.

No but but but it was all for spam! :D We put spam in the trash! :D

... well, I admit the too-into-Abyss thing, too. OH MY GOD. Did you see the English videos. I LAUGHED SO HARD AND I DID NOT STOP. Dear heavens I'm going to have the play the game once through on my own before I'm presentable for other people to watch me play it. I think I'm going to love it. I even like Asch's voice, man.

XD YES IT'S SAKURAI! Some episodes were recorded before he got into trouble, though. So we're not quite sure what happens to the rest of the episodes he was meant to voice.

XDDD I think I'm choosing all the crack shots. But it can be quite serious - the first episode was quite serious. The snitch is called Timcampi, and he is a little like a Snitch - but he functions as a recording device.

There is a blond dude in the manga scans? Oh, the one in my icon? That's Allen. He's actually white/silver/gray-haired.

I think you should watch the second episode of the anime first, then read the manga. You can get the manga here - best scanlations there are. And I think these subs should be all right. ; )

Actually, you don't get the replicas in the anime yet. ; ) First replica turns up in the second book of the manga, and most of it happens in the eighth book. But... I think you might find out that I... presented a very very... specialised look at the manga. It's like me posting pictures from KKM and saying that it is a show about bearbees.
13th-Oct-2006 12:15 pm (UTC) - xD can't say the same about your icon! *laughs*
... HEE, I think it should be YOU who dresses up like kuzu then! ;)

I SAW! :D I LOVE ASCH'S VOICE TOO. EVEN LUKE'S. It's amazing! GOOD Engilsh voice actors, IS IT POSSIBLE? *gasp* But I still think Dist sounds like James from Pokémon.
Awww, and I thought I was the shy one when it came to playing games in front of people. xD I'm stuck between going YAY MY GAME WILL ARRIVE SOON and then 5 minutes later realising that I CANNOT PLAY IT YEY. *laughs* So I hope you get your game soon! xD *envies*

=/ Aaah, poor Sakurai. *pats him* I hope they won't replace him.. :S Heh, I sort of think Allen looks like a Saiga Mitsuki character! Who's Fou? O.o

O.o Timcampi? I don't even want to TRY and put that in katakana, rofl. But it looks adorable!

He's actually white/silver/gray-haired.

That reminds me of the whole discussion about Tear's hair colour. xD OMG must've been so out of it to call him blond yesterday. BLONDE even. *dies laughing* I called him silverhaired dude later on though, wtf was I on. O.o (blonde is one of those things I KNOW isn't correct but still use, like it's and its' *hides*)

*blink* I should watch the second episode first? O.o Not the first one...? xD Well, okay. *laughs* Thanks for the links! Now I have something to do while I stay home all weekend! THANK YOU. <3 I'm not picky when it comes to subs or scanlations though! Except the Loveless scanlations, those really sucked. O.o But yay, thanks for giving me the best! ;)

LOL you know, I never even thought you might have been presenting a "specialised look" at the manga. xD *is such a naive girl*
12th-Oct-2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
rolls over in stomach spliting laughter ... god .. I love ur screen caps and ur subtitling..
*HUGS*
12th-Oct-2006 06:19 pm (UTC)
*GRIIIN* Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked them! XD You get to see River/Reever/Reeve/Riba Wenham at last! (I've seen ALL those variations of his name!) XD

XD I haven't even seen that episode yet, but it was my guess! XD
13th-Oct-2006 12:14 am (UTC)
OMG!!! MY OT3!!!! NAKED!!!!!!!
13th-Oct-2006 04:17 am (UTC)
HEHEHEH ABSOLUTELY AND OH YES. I just cannot believe they actually drew and published that picture. *grin* Man, KKM never seems to stop making me happy.
13th-Oct-2006 12:59 am (UTC)
<33333 I'm free anytime next week you want to meet, though maybe a weekened would be a little easier. XD (Walking phallic symbol/condom KOMUI I THINK YOU NEED A GIRLFRIEND. REALLY REALLY REALLY NEED A GIRLFRIEND)

And then I can give you Avatar too woohoo. XD
13th-Oct-2006 04:20 am (UTC)
If you're free tomorrow late afternoon/evening I'll be around in Orchard, so let me know? ; ) Or next weekend is okay, too! *grin*

D:::::: YIIIIIII, I did not even see that thing as a walking phallic symbol. xD I am SHOCKED

Also that thing TALKS, too. xDDDD

I think Komui should date Jerry. The cook. xD They would make a lovely couple. Both of them are nuts and also deadly when they want to be.
13th-Oct-2006 05:08 am (UTC)
LOL!! LOVES YOU SO MUCH! I NEVER REALISED THE AMOUNT OF REPLICATION GOING ON IN DGM~! <3
13th-Oct-2006 06:01 am (UTC)
BOTH YOUR ALLENS LOVE YOU TOO!! XDDD *GRIIIIN* XD

*LOVES MOMMY TOO* XD Part of the reason I really got into this series was Book 2, which had KANDA and so many replica moments that it made me really, really happy. XDDDD

XDDD YESSSSS. I am so glad they had this much replication, for it is ALL GOOD. XDD
13th-Oct-2006 06:52 am (UTC)
*BEAMS* *SNUGGLES*

there are lots of moments that hint at kanda's!secret!angsty!past i think??? <- have not been dling the latest chapters. so not a hundred percent sure. ^^;;;

CLONES - THE NEW WAY OF GETTING TO KNOW YOURSELF INTIMATELY
13th-Oct-2006 05:40 am (UTC)
aaaaaaaaaaaah augh I am not getting any studying done today. *bleeds from nose*
13th-Oct-2006 05:48 am (UTC)
Let me help you along. *griiiin*

I KNOW. I had this massive nosebleed moment at that picture. I mean WHOA, onsen, OKAY, Yuuri nekkid, okay, WOLFRAM TOO, AND WHY, HELLO, MURATA, here you are to join in the fun as well!

.... every time I walk past a gameshop these days I slow down automatically. *buries face in hands* It's THIS bad:

dorkodile: Life is different with a PS2, isn't it? *knowing smile*
Me, still gazing at the shelf of games in comic stores: Yes. Yes. It is.

Oh, apparently the Abyss strategy guide won't hit stores til 24th October in the states, so it might take us a while to get one here.But STILL. XD
13th-Oct-2006 10:14 am (UTC)
lol yeah .. i've just watched that ep, agree with u on the spwelling of the name too .. but.. that aside, stomach was in stiches after watching that ep. didn't know that one could fit so much crack in 20 mins ... haha

Go watch it, haha you love Cross's reaction
haha... *hugs* Cross is <3
17th-Oct-2006 02:55 am (UTC)
YOUR JOURNAL IS SO SHINY♥ I'm a new Abyss fangirl, by the bye; broken_melodie & altitudeissues made me do it. I didn't exactly fight them. Anyways, I was wondering if you wanted to be friends?

*steals all your fic recs*
18th-Oct-2006 05:22 pm (UTC)
Why, hello! *smiles* Nice to meet you!

Oh, absolutely! It's always great to meet new people into Abyss. *grin* *adds you back*

! Oh my heavens, I didn't mean for them to be fic recommendations! If recommendations are what you want, I recommend anything by narugami. Warning for spoilers all the way until the end of the game, though. This is my favourite work of hers, although this is a very close second. She wrote more here too. There's Abyss fanfiction buried throughout my memories here, and it's usually labelled. Hope you have fun, and see you around!
18th-Oct-2006 07:24 pm (UTC)
nice to meet you too! & yay, friends!

PSH. I WILL READ ANYTHING. ANYTHING ABYSS WHATSOEVER. Thank you so much~
20th-Oct-2006 01:55 am (UTC)
WHOA, HOW DID I MISS THIS ENTRY?! SILLY FRIENDS LIST, YOU'RE HIDING THINGS FROM ME.

Aaanyway.

DUDE, I READ THE FIRST FEW CHAPTERS OF DGM. I got a little lazy with it, though.
...BUT I MIGHT JUST HAVE TO GET INTO IT AGAIN NOW. ♥

...I'm definitely going to go read your fics, too. :)
29th-Dec-2006 09:41 am (UTC)
Hi there! Not sure if you remember but we met at EOY...i'm sarahcoldheart's friend. I'd meant to pop in sooner to say Hi(i plan to do that to those i've meant) but i've been MIA from the internet recently. Still i luv this post too much since i've just watched 12 eps of DGM almost in one shot.

Look it's Batman <-- this crack me up!

Ahhhhh luv luv luv Allen! Heck it, Allen/Kanda = OTP! LOL!
I'm still waiting for the introduction of the new chara i usually see so many ppl cosplay(he popped out at the end of ep 12 but we only get more of him in 13!). Erm...the redhead guy. Usually i hear ppl call him Rabi but the anime sub calls him Lavi so...@_@ confused.

Anywaez(ughh i talk too much), it was nice meeting you at EOY! Yay for DGM cosplay!
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