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Oh look I have not posted here in a while I bet this post will be some kind of life update or an 100 things right? Lol nope it is another meme. (yaaayyy) Ganked this one from [personal profile] rosaxx50!

Pick your top ten ships without reading the questions (Not in a specific order):
1. Jade/Valmont, Jackie Chan Adventures
2. Snake/Karin, Bleach
3. Ganta/Minatsuki, Deadman Wonderland
4. Whitney/Bugsy, Pokémon
5. Ladd/Claire, Baccano!
6. Ken/Uryuu, Digimon/Bleach
7. Axel/Roxas/Xion, Kingdom Hearts
8. Taichi/Sora, Digimon Adventure
9. John/Nepeta, Homestuck
10. Heroine/Oichi, Pokémon Conquest

And then answer the questions here! )

Also, Merry Christmas! Have a good one, all you Christmasers out there. c:
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So, I'm still trying to get back into the hang of this "posting regularly" thing. I'm not quite sure I've mastered it yet, but hey, anything more than one post every 3 months is progress for me. :B I was actually going to post yesterday as well, but I wasn't feeling so good and also I had to work on my final for my Fairy Tales and Gender class (a retelling of The Snow Queen with lesbians, woooo). But I am done with that now (the draft, anyway), and also I'm planning to start something that will hopefully get me posting a lot more from now on! But before I can tell you that story, I have to tell you this story.

this story is the Anime Boston con report btw )

Wow that was horrendously long. Kudos to you if you read all of it. Anyway, here is that thing I was talking about that will hopefully revolutionize my posting habits (i.e., make them existent)! :D



{Take the 100 Things challenge!}


I know I don't normally do stuff like this, but I saw [livejournal.com profile] burningqueen doing it and I was inspired. :D My topic is going to be 100 of my fandoms. It would probably sound better as something like "100 fandoms I am or have been in", but I never really leave a fandom, just kind of drift away from it for a while (which is what led me to think of the topic in the first place). I'm going to be posting them in alphabetical order, and I wanted to get the first one up tonight, but we'll see how much energy I have after writing this big long post. But if this works out, prepare yourselves for a whole lot more entries from me. I think you're going to like them. c:
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Well, it seems that Livejournal has just changed my layout so the "x comments" link at the bottom of the entry actually brings you down to the comments when you click on it, rather than reading the entry from the top. I would like to change this. Does anyone know how I can get into the HTML and fix it? Or, failing that, any LJ layout troubleshooting communities I can bring this to? I really would appreciate some help with this. :(
EDIT: Well apparently this is an LJ-wide change, so disregard this question. But I'm still upset about it. :|

Might as well do the meme while I'm here.

Day 22: Favourite villain. )

Day 23: Least favourite villain. )
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So while the last post is still fresh I figured this was a good a time as any to let off a little steam over the Homestuck updates. Steam under cut. )

And on to Digimon!

I decided to do some montages for these moments, to make it more interesting and whatnot. These are my first ever montages of this kind so please let me know if they are any good, as I spent a long time on them. ._.

Day 19: A moment that made you happy. (contains picspam) )

Day 20: A moment that made you sad. (contains picspam) )

Day 21: A moment that made you angry. (contains picspam) )

Also I stole this meme from [livejournal.com profile] wraithi.

Comment with a fandom and I'll tell you:

❤ male:
❤ female:
✖ least favorite:
✔ who resembles me:
❤ most attractive:
❤ three more characters that I like:

Fandoms: Homestuck, Baccano!, Digimon, Madoka, Pokémon, My Little Pony, Jackie Chan Adventures, pretty much everything I've ever posted about on here is fair game!
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So it's been a long time since I posted. I'm not going to count exactly how long right now since that will just make me depressed, but I know it's been over a month. I kept having these things I wanted to talk about, and there kept being more building up and then I just... didn't. You know how it is, I think. :( Haven't been commenting much either, though I've been a little better about that. So yes, I am not dead. I do not think anyone was worried that I was but you never know.

What I have been doing during this time is being in California for eight days, the Berkshires for six and Florida for five (not all of these were at once). Just got back from the last today. It was a lot of fun except for when I got sick a few days ago. I am still sick now, so, that is not great. But I had a lot of fun seeing my extended family and everything. Just hope I didn't give them my cold.

Haven't been doing much else apart from that. Playing Sims 3, mostly. I have a decent legacy going and everything. I may picspam you guys with it later. :B I did not get the latest job I applied for, surprising no one, and I think it is too late to learn to drive, so my chances of accomplishing anything this summer are pretty well down there. I did, however, have an idea for what I can do next summer, jobwise, that I thought was a pretty good one: I can learn stenography. I bet I would be pretty good at picking it up, and if I can do that and bring up my typing speed 5 more wpm or so, I might be able to break into the closed-captioning field. And if I get good enough at that, I might be able to eventually get a job subbing things. :D Fansubbing would also be a good place to start with that one. But, um, let's give my Japanese another couple years, shall we.

More miscellany:
- Saw the perfect production of As You Like It over at Shakespeare and Company, and a few days later, entirely by chance, wound up with front-row seats to the opening night of the Williamstown Theater Festival's production of She Stoops To Conquer. I had not read the latter, but it was very funny and had a great cast. I suspect it would come across as pretty dry if you just read the play, so if you can, you should see a good production of it like that one. :D
- Some bitterness toward the recent Homestuck updates, but this post is long enough as is so I guess I'll discuss that later.
- Click for the rest, as this got long. You should read them as there are recs and cool things and stuff! )

Maybe if I take the Digimon meme a couple answers at a time I can finish in the next three weeks. At least these two are fun ones. :D

Day 17: Best dressed character. )

Day 18: Worst dressed character. )

Oh my god those got rambly. I'm so sorry.

Now, since I've been somehow inspired again, I'm off to try and write some of that ridiculous Ladd/Claire I've had banging around in my head for a couple months. Wish me luck~
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Happy Fourth of July and belated Canada Day, everyone! :D

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Probably. I don't remember.

Saw Chicago (the movie) the other day. I knew I'd been missing out by not having seen it before. Amazing, amazing movie. I love the decision to have the songs all be dream sequences - it allows for some awesome elaborate staging, and the songs themselves have this hypnotic quality that fits with that and with the whole unsettling feel of it. Basically, really good movie. Also Queen Latifah is hot, my god. *straight, really*

Now it's time for me to make some observations I've picked up recently about characters and Japanese pronouns.
- these got long )
- And the thing that inspired me to look up a few of these was the Homestuck Japanese translation project. Sooooo coooool man. It's not very far along yet, but check out the character pages to see how their pronouns and typing quirks are being translated. A couple highlights: each of the kids uses a different one of the four basic pronouns; Terezi's 413 thing translates perfectly due to the Japanese love of numerical wordplay (and her laugh becomes 1111, or "hihihihi"); and Nepeta calls herself "Nepeta-chan", which is adorable. Seriously, check it out. :D

One day I will make a list of every character in my favorite Japanese media and the pronouns they all use. :|a

Day 15: A character you’d be best friends with. )

Day 16: A character you would not get along with. )

No picspams today either. :( Too many characters, sorry. Not sure how I would go about it. Though if you have an idea you can let me know.

Four days till Connecticon!
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So in an awesome stroke of coincidence, my Graham wig and coveralls both arrived yesterday! This is especially awesome because the wig was being shipped from Hong Kong and wasn't scheduled to get here until tomorrow at the earliest (and the Wednesday after the con at the latest). Now I'm really glad I didn't pay for that expedited shipping. :P So now all I have to do is finish the wrench, pin the coveralls (which are way too big), and find some boots. And Connecticon is only 10 days from now! I'm excited. :D

Also, Wandering Son has supposedly finally shipped! Which... is a pretty big deal, considering I'd been waiting for it for almost six months. :| Of course, I can't celebrate just yet, seeing as I was an idiot and accidentally had it shipped to my school address instead of my home one. Luckily, I can pick it up when we're in the area this summer, but still, that was pretty dumb. Even for me. (In my defense, would you have expected it to actually ship before the end of the summer?)

On another note, Genkaku Picasso is an amazing manga. I've just finished the series (only 3 volumes!) and oh man, so good. In one chapter a yaoi fangirl learns that it's totally okay to be a yaoi fangirl, as long as you don't let your fantasies get in the way of your real life (and spoilers for the chapter )). More significantly, in another chapter there's a trans character who is judged at first, but once her classmates learn about her situation, they're totally okay with her and don't have a problem referring to her by her preferred name and gender from then on. Maybe that's on the unrealistic side, but it's always nice to see nuanced trans characters in Japanese media, and also it's really sweet. Heck, the whole series is sweet like that; it's one of those heartwarming weird-outsider-kid-ends-up-gathering-a-bunch-of-friends-who-accept-and-like-them affairs that I'm a sucker for (see: Kimi ni Todoke, 7 Billion Needles). Heartwarming wrapped up in occasional disturbing, true, but with Usamaru Furuya, really, what can you expect. :P BASICALLY YOU GUYS SHOULD READ IT okay.

I've also been playing a lot of Sims 3 lately - or at least trying to, since it turns my computer into a slow piece of crap half the time. Finally started a legacy, which is something I've been wanting to do since forever. At some point I'll have to install a mod so I can get more than 8 people in the house, which... I have no idea how to do and am somewhat worried about. @_@ But my founder and his girlfriend only just got married, so I figure there's time yet.

Now I'm going to knock out a couple days on this meme, since at the rate I've been posting I'll be lucky to finish this before school starts again. x_x No picspams today, sorry, considering the nature of the questions.

Day 12: Least favourite digital monster. )

Day 13: Least favourite character. )

Day 14: Least favourite season. )

Oh, also I have a job interview on Thursday, which is pretty cool. I doubt I'll get in, but I will try~!
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First, a plug: [livejournal.com profile] tehseto, who is an awesome icon maker, is taking requests again! So if you have an image that you want an icon made of, now is the time. :D You have to be watching her account to request one, but if you don't want to do that, you can give me the image and I'll put in the request. But you should definitely not miss this opportunity. :B

Next... um. Ordered a wig today. Looks like I'm going through with that whole cosplaying Graham thing... if it gets here in time, that is. :|a Apart from that and buying the other costume parts I need, the hardest part will be making the wrench. I've found a cosplay.com thread from someone with the same problem, and hopefully I'll be able to follow the advice they were given. For some reason I really want to do this cosplay. I just hope I can pull it off. D:

Also, was watching the Tonys last night, saw Mackenzie Crook, squeed like it was four years ago. Guess I'm not entirely over that crush. :| (He's still cute though. Geez, Mr. Crook, stop doing that.)

Day 11: Who do you think wore the goggles best? (WARNING: a few images) )
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I continue to be obsessed with Baccano!, surprising no one. Tried to look for merchandise the other day, found very little (except the CD, but that costs about 40 dollars, and the DS game, but I'll need a couple more years of Japanese before I can understand it). And it was unpopular enough in Japan that there are basically no doujinshi for it. Woe. Perhaps I can commission some fanart the next con I go to or something.

(...Speaking of the next con I go to. I may possibly have a sudden urge to cosplay Graham Specter for Connecticon. And may have already located all the pieces I need online. Someone please convince me this is a bad idea. Good lord, sir, you don't even like him!)

Have also been watching more of Madoka. It's about as great as everyone says it is. Very depressing, though. Poor... well, everyone, but right now Sayaka especially. ;_;

Day 10: Favourite season. (WARNING: slight heaviness of image) )
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Kirk. Get all the babes. And the Spocks.

So, what I was saying last time about the pictures. Y'all know how I've often despaired about Danbooru's almost exclusively catering towards the male gaze? Friends, meet Bishibooru! You will never go hungry (for pictures of hot guys or hot guys making out with other hot guys) again. :B That's where I got some of the Taito pictures from last post, and also a good chunk of the stuff in my Ladd/Claire folder (which I've updated since then, so [livejournal.com profile] theditz even if you checked it out last time you should check it out again. :B). I believe that said folder now contains the majority of Ladd/Claire art available on the internet, but if anyone knows of any I've missed, send them my way~!

(I love Ladd/Claire so much btw. whoops I guess somehow I acquired a new OTP)

Day 09: Favourite friendship. (WARNING: more images) )

And, uh, something less good. I was checking up on Hourou Musuko/Wandering Son on Amazon (volume 1 comes out next month, hopefully!) and noticed this charming sentence in the description of volume 2:
The “woman” who showed so much interest in Yoshino (when she was wearing a boy’s school uniform) in volume one reappears with “her” boyfriend, and becomes a mentor and friend to the two children.

...Um. I know people can get kind of fluid with the pronouns for the kids, so I'll let the "she" for Takatsuki go, but... I'm pretty sure the series has very clearly established Yuki-san's gender identity. There is absolutely no need for the scare quotes around "woman" and "her". That's kind of disgusting. Does anyone know who one would complain to about something like this? Should I just post in the product discussion forum? D:<
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Well, I finally beat the Elite Four in Pokémon Black, which I think is a pretty good reason for GETTING OFF MY BUTT AND POSTING EVER. Team:

Seymour
Lily
Kiri
Randy
Nikola
Lydia
lv. 52
lv. 51
lv. 51
lv. 52
lv. 51
lv. 50


with special guest member

Shira
lv. 51


I hope there is enough stuff to do afterward to keep me occupied for a while. As for the story, I don't want to spoil anything, but I did end up getting attached to N. He's not such a bad kid, all things considered. And no, I'm not just saying that because of how much I like the Black/White/N threesome. Ash/Iris/Cilan is better anyway.

My life otherwise is exceedingly uninteresting lately. Found out today I had an ear infection, which is about as exciting as it's been. No luck in the job search so far, though admittedly I haven't found very many places I can apply to. Otherwise, I've mostly just been reading TV Tropes and playing Pokémon for the past few days. Haven't even been checking tumblr. That's when you know things are boring.

I have, however, become quite obsessed with fanmixes recently. At some point it hit me that I can download the darn things, since I don't have to be afraid of downloading things from the internet anymore. And so I have been. A few to recommend, if I may:
Names - Homestuck, Dave/John (companion to the beautiful fic You Are Dave Strider and the sequel thereto)
Our Summer Skin - Hetalia, Spain/Belgium (very soft and summery and pretty and oh look also it is one of my hetalia otps)
Don't Be Afraid - Baccano, Jacuzzi Splot (jacccccuuuuuuuuuzzzzzzziiiii)

And I'll be lucky if I finish this meme before this month's out. :|

Day 08: Favourite couple. (WARNING: image-heavy) )

[livejournal.com profile] theditz, keep an eye out - I found some more Ladd/Claire where I found some of these, and shall be updating my folder soon.

Oh right, also a thing I did was I had an anniversary on Monday. That was pretty cool I guess. ♥
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So apparently in the Baccano! DS game you can make two of the dudes get married. Two dudes who are both psycho killers and also enemies. In 1930s America. And it's adorable. Here's the scene (WARNING: spoilers) and accompanying screenshot. Ffffff. And now I ship it.

Also I finished Baccano! yesterday (with [livejournal.com profile] ocelotofdoom). Um. It's pretty amazing. The characters (so many characters). The train fights. The masterfully interlocking storylines. The heartwarming (yes, there is, actually, buckets of it.) The dub. Y'all definitely ought to watch it, if you haven't already. A few people to squee with wouldn't go amiss. :D

More miscellaneous/spoilery thoughts below. )

Anyway that is my excuse as to why I did not do the Digimon meme yesterday. Luckily, the next two days kind of go together, so I will do them as a unit.

Day 06: A couple you wish existed. )

Day 07: A couple you can’t stand. )
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Well, this updating daily thing is working out so far. \o/

Recently ordered the Kim Possible soundtrack from Amazon as the result of a fandom secret. It came in today, so I've been listening to it. Not quite as nostalgic as I had hoped, but hey, I have the Naked Mole Rap on my computer now. That can't be a bad thing. Also it made me want to rewatch A Sitch in Time, which will always be the superior Kim Possible movie, if only for the adorableness that is babby!Monkey Fist. (And oh gosh they have it on YouTube. Looks like that'll be something to keep in mind for one of these upcoming summer days.)

Also tried to apply for a job today, got depressed by own inadequacies. Maybe tomorrow.

Day 05: Favourite crest. )
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Ughh, I'm sorry for being dead to LJ for the past week. It's true what they say about Tumblr being a timesuck. It's all true. ;_; It's nice to have a way to kill a few hours, but that becomes a few hours every day and you have this need to go through your entire dashboard or else you'll feel like you missed something forever. I hope I can find a way to cut back, because I'd really enjoy not feeling like I wasted my entire day every day. ;___;

(Any tips to that end, btw?)

On the bright side, it is an excellent way to find fanart of obscure fandoms/characters/pairings you like. Just stick the name of a series in the search bar for example and oh god look at all the Prétear stuff they have. I would be so tempted to rewatch it if I didn't have enough things to watch already (that I'm never going to get to ;_;).

Speaking of. So I've started watching Baccano! recently, first with [livejournal.com profile] hoyvinglavin64 and then with [livejournal.com profile] ocelotofdoom. You know what everyone says about it being a great show with an amazing dub? Yeah, that's true too. The New York accents. ♥ And oh my god, the characters. Basically, I am in love with Isaac and Miria. I want to be Isaac and Miria when I grow up. (Yes both of them shut up.) I do not know if it is possible to have a crush on a relationship, but every time they're onscreen I find myself squeeing just as hard as I would if it were some dude I was into in something else. So. :|a Also Jacuzzi Splot is my spirit animal.

Ughh I have been neglecting the meme too I am so sorry. I would feel bad shoving seven questions into one day, though; it worked for the song meme, but not so much for this, I think. So I'm just going to say I shoved it a week back, and hopefully I'll be able to catch up more daily in the future.

Day 04: Favourite digital monster. )
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I feel like I should get a tumblr. I follow enough people on there anyway, and the whole reblogging thing seems like fun. The only reason I don't have one is because I always hate making accounts on places, and I'm worried it'll suck all my time away from LJ and/or give me a new method of procrastination. I guess that is more than one reason. Whatever. Can any of the tumblrers on my flist weigh in on the pros and cons? (unsure)

Day 02: Favourite character. )
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"Canada tops, but America can't see him. He just thinks there's a bear floating above him while he feels things in the butt." - [livejournal.com profile] hoyvinglavin64

Since HG's been getting after me to post that quote up there, I guess I might as well make an actual post. So, sorry for up and disappearing for a week like that. Finals pretty much took over my life, which I gather is a thing that happens to a lot of people, but it is still something I should apologize for. But anyway, they are over now. Turned in the last one, in true me fashion, three minutes before the 11:55 due date. :B

So I've been home for a couple days. Haven't done too much except go to club, see Yuki, and play Pokémon TCG. I've finally built (with some help, of course ♥) a deck that actually has a strategy behind it and that I can actually win with. :O The only problem is there's never anyone on Lackey who plays, so if any of you guys are into the Pokémon TCG, let me know! I need new battle partners. :B

Also, I realize this should be common sense, but if you have a Mac, do not get the trackpad wet. Seriously. I got mine wet the other day and it spazzed out at me intermittently for like an hour. And if you do happen to get it wet, the option to disable it is under System Preferences > Universal Access, not System Preferences > Trackpad. :|

Better finish up that song meme.

DAY 22: A song that someone has sung to you. )

DAY 23: A song that you cannot stand to listen to. )

DAY 24: A song that you have danced to with your best friend. )

DAY 25: A song you could listen to all day without getting tired. )

Well, we can all see how well that worked at getting me to post every day. So now I will start another one~! Yeah, yeah, I know, but hopefully without school I'll actually be able to keep up with it this time. Besides, I need to convince [livejournal.com profile] birdboy2000 to do it. So here everyone, have a Digimon meme! :D

Day 01: How old were you when you first discovered Digimon? )
(List of days is here.)

Also, expect an AB con report to come... sometime. Whenever I can actually get myself to do anything. :(
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Wow, dang I missed a lot of days. I was planning on catching up on Thursday, but Anime Boston ate my entire weekend. Whoops. AB was pretty spectacular, though. I had a lot of fun. Will hopefully post a con report within the next couple weeks. :D Also Passover ends in a few hours and classes end in a few days so I am feeling pretty okay right now. Just have to get through these last couple homeworks and then finals. Yosh~

I also started watching Madoka today. Yes, finally. It is good so far, but would probably be better if I did not know so many spoilers. :( Still, I like it. The characters seem pretty cool and I love the art style and I want Madoka's house. Kyubey's voice is annoying though.

*deep breath*

DAY 09: A song that makes you hopeful. )

DAY 10: A song by your favorite band. )

DAY 11: A song on the soundtrack of your favorite movie. )

DAY 12: The last song you heard. )

DAY 13: A song that reminds you of a former friend. )

DAY 14: A song that reminds you of your boyfriend/girlfriend. )
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Saw two awesome movies in the past few days. The first was Summer Wars, which was amazing and touching (I actually cried, which... doesn't happen often). Despite what people say, it really isn't all that similar to Our War Game, apart from the ideas of a rogue AI and impending missiles. It came off as more of a homage than anything. I'm actually planning to get the DVD (and I don't own many DVDs either), if only to see how the dub came out. In conclusion, watch this movie. :B

The second was Atlantis: The Lost Empire, which I've been meaning to watch for forever. It turned out to be another one of those that I should have seen back when it came out, because I found myself being very fond of it. The characters! ♥ I found I could ignore the plot holes, but I did come out thinking that it should have been longer for the sake of character development. If we got to see more of the characters' interactions and growing friendships, I think it would have been a lot more powerful. And Milo should have totally gotten with Audrey. (Also, yeah, huge crush on Milo. He's not the trope picture for Adorkable for nothing. A socially awkward linguist with the voice of Marty McFly, come on, that's not fair.)


Also this meme's been kicking around the flist.

You know how sometimes people on your friendslist post about stuff going on in their life, and all of a sudden you think "Wait a minute? Since when were they working THERE? Since when were they dating HIM/HER? Since when???" And then you wonder how you could have missed all that seemingly pretty standard information, but somehow you feel too ashamed to ask for clarification because it seems like info you should already know? It happens to all of us sometimes.

Please copy the topics below, erase my answers and put yours in their place, and then post it in your journal! Please elaborate on the questions that would benefit from elaboration. One-Word-Answers seldom help anyone out. :)


My answers are here! )

FEEL FREE TO ASK FOR CLARIFICATION OR WHATEVER


Also! If any of you guys have an OC that you want icons of, [livejournal.com profile] djinni is doing an icon day again. The art's really cute and tipping is completely optional - and despite the fact that most people request animals, he draws humans just fine too. It closes tomorrow, so if you want to request, do it soon! :D
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Translation of last post. )

So now I will talk about manga.

Seven Days volume 1 came in the mail yesterday. I ordered it back in August, on the recommendation of... someone on f!s, I think. That is basically where I get all my stuff to read. ._. Anyway, I wasn't disappointed. It's a shounen-ai with a sweet story, realistic characters and an incredibly cute art style. Nothing earth-shattering, but cute. I pass along the recommendation.

Now, of course, I need something else to wait for. So I ordered the first volume of Futaba-kun Change after reading a few chapters online. I'm now seven volumes in and really liking this manga. Yes, it's a gender-bender with kind of an ecchi premise (guy turns into a girl when he's aroused), but it's really not as bad as it sounds. It ends up being more of a character-driven comedy. What I'm trying to say is, if I wasn't put off by it, you probably won't be either. :P And it's cute. The whole thing's online here if you want to check it out. (Warning: a fair bit of toplessness.)

Also rereading Saint Young Men again, because, well, it's Saint Young Men. I just wish more of it would hurry up and get translated. D: If any of you haven't read/don't know of it: Jesus. Buddha. Roommates. If that's not enough to get you to read, it's also really funny. I've read it twice before and it still makes me laugh. I'd be remiss not to provide a link I guess.

Wow, all my posts talking about things I read turn into rec posts, don't they. Anyway, to close on a different note, Hourou Musuko's English release date got pushed back two more months. Why am I not surprised. =_=;; The current prospective release is in April, but don't get too attached to that one either. I just wish I knew what was the reason for all the delay. I WANT MY WANDERING SON DANG IT.

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