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Of important lyrics and translations

Anyone else into Sound Horizon? It's one of my favorite bands these days. :) I've been really enjoying some of the stories presented, with the Moira album being my favorite.

Speaking of the Moira album, I got a bit disappointed by the mistranslations I've seen, so here's my rant about that, followed by some impressions about what actually happens for those lyrics.

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If you're curious about my favorite two songs from the album, they are "Meiou - Thanatos" and "Dorei-tachi no Eiyuu - Elefseus". "Meiou" is my absolute favorite Sound Horizon song, by the way. "Dorei-tachi no Eiyuu" gets points for giving me goosebumps the first couple times I heard it.

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In which I show how much of a Nano fan I am

Although I was working on this entry earlier, a sudden thunderstorm passed through the area, so I had to delay this for a couple hours until it passed. D:

I had put this off for a while, but I'm now up to showing off what I've currently got. This is specifically for my Togainu no Chi collection, which mainly revolves around Nano.

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And that ends where my TnC collection is currently. :) I never know what's around the corner, but it's great to make new discoveries~!
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More Pokemon-centric latest collection update

As a note, I didn't expect to have updates nearly every day, but at the same time, it's still pretty fun. Although several things are still MIA currently (more mail delays that make absolutely no sense???), the recent stuff turned out to overall be better than what I was expecting. :D

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Mainly about a couple random similarities and overthinking what's to come in a certain game series

I've been a bit stressed recently, with all the insanities that have been happening since my birthday. Although I need to make another small collection post, I can't quite gather my thoughts at this moment to do so. Please be patient for that.

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In which I get excited about TnC stuff again

Whoa, Togainu no Chi PSP already shipped? 2 days in advance? @_@ Ah, it won't be arriving until at least another week, but it's still so exciting! I love the cover art so much, oh man~! Poster, please? Nano's so snazzy on it. <3 I only got the regular release because the limited release only has a dog tag with Akira on it and a chibi figure of Akira as extras. Now if they had new figures of Nano and Shiki, then that'd be a whole different story, hahaha.

Also just saw the official PV:

To which I go yay because it's the very first time Nano is listed in the opening and actually has his name provided. XD He's always listed as ??? otherwise. It took them a third release to actually show him more.

I'll also point out that I love the new artwork and sometimes wish they'd go back and redo all the old CGs, but I don't see that happening.

Speaking of comparisons, this is why I don't consider Togainu no Chi ep. 1's opening to be "canon" for the anime's wannabe canon:
Edits to hide Nano! D: So random.

And to finish this off, this particular video kind of kills my remaining brain functions of the night:
If you're familiar with both Togainu no Chi and Junjou Romantica, you'll understand.

When I'm more recovered and making more sense, I'll try to catch up to things again!
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Of being busy, Vocaloid expansions, and story planning

As I try to continue and hopefully finish getting packages ready, I'll say it's difficult doing so with everything else going on. It's a very rushed time of the year, and it's still not technically midway through the week yet. It's also raining quite heavily outside, as it has been since last night. I fear for my next couple work days, when it's supposed to rain for certain. :(

The latest Vocaloid news is that Megpoid will be getting some sort of expansion (referred to currently as Extend) in 2011. To be honest, I have a slight weird reaction whenever Megpoid is involved. Megpoid does have great quality and can sound mostly realistic if handled well enough, same with Gackpoid (they're by the same company, after all). Although I like the quality of her abilities, I find Megpoid's design to be disagreeable to my senses by default, and I am not a fan of the official artwork, either.

Her voice provider voiced one of my least favorite characters in Macross Frontier (Ranka) and annoyed me to such a degree, it takes me some effort to ignore the fact that I can technically enjoy the music if I try to visualize that it's not Ranka singing it, in any circumstances. So I'm somewhat torn when it comes to Megpoid. I feel like I shouldn't be so confused by the whole thing, but I believe that her voice provider's debut for practically everything was as Ranka in Macross Frontier, and debut roles can leave lasting impressions and other possible stigma. ~_~

At the least, this might mean that Gackpoid will get a similar treatment somewhere down the line. Still, Gackt is always so busy and popular, so maybe the money they make from Megpoid's Extend will be put into scheduling Gackt, hahaha.

Speaking of which, apparently Kaito will be getting an Append disc sometime as well. Kind of crazy, huh? He's one of the original Vocaloids and was released back in 2006, so to have a new addition nearly 5 years later makes you wonder, hahaha. Well, if this really goes through all right, I'll definitely be interested!

Again, my experimentation has proved useful. If I have a mental rambling session in order to deeply work on story details, I don't suffer from mass insomnia issues. Unfortunately, I generally find a need to speak aloud to get the best results, which I can't do most nights. Next time, I'll attempt simply writing things down to see if it'll still tire me out. In relation to this, I've figured out how to work through a very large story hurdle in InSer, hooray!
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Still excited~!

I forgot to keep track of how many trailers we had to sit through before the movie started. One that made me confused and somewhat annoyed was the new upcoming rendition/retelling of Red Riding Hood, with lots of sex and violence. Yeah. =_= Apparently Red Riding Hood is making out with a guy who just happens to be a werewolf and killing people in the village?

It's one thing to be cool with your own personal take on a classic that brings out the best of the source material while still making your version fresh and awesome (ex. Gankutsuou = The Count of Monte Cristo), but it's another to make things feel shallow and lacking. Admittedly, this movie isn't out yet, so it might actually be good, but the trailer did not impress me. :( Personal impressions are simply impressions.

My memory's fairly bad when it comes to the 7th Harry Potter book, so I kept forgetting what meant what or who was who, hahaha. I enjoyed the movie overall, but it did strike me as very slow in various parts. I'm much more excited about the second part, but I'm expecting to cry a ton all over again.

I'm crossing my fingers that my copy of 999 (9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors) will arrive tomorrow. If not, then Monday. I'm so excited for the game, it's a painful wait. The reviews I've read thus far have all been positive, some even calling it one of the best DS games available. It's such a shame that basically no stores in person actually have copies, so if you'd like to play, you'll have to order online.

On the good side, Aksys (the publisher) is selling the game on their site and offering the replica watch (originally provided only by GameStop's site as a preorder bonus) with the game or on its own. Shipping is included with the listed price, tax is extra for at least California buyers (I'm not sure about other states), and payment is through Paypal.

I highly recommend buying 999 through their shop because that's direct support to Aksys for releasing such a unique game as this in the U.S.

If you like games such as the Ace Attorney series, Hotel Dusk, and Last Window, or even the Myst series, you might very well enjoy 999~!

Speaking of Last Window, I've finally returned to it! I'm slightly past halfway through now, and I feel bad for leaving it alone for longer than expected. Although I doubt I'll be able to finish it by tomorrow, I hope to finish it soon. That's, of course, when I'm not working on artwork or other required tasks around the house or at work.

What still strikes me as sad is that the PS2 is considered a dead system, yet there are tons of new games being made and released for it in Japan. Pretty unfair, and none of those games will see western shores, especially not now.

Apologies for still not having the fun update like I was hoping to do sooner. It just hasn't been the best week overall and far too distracting to finish things I was hoping to.