06
Apr
09

Moving to Dasaku!

Or rather, I’ve already moved.

Please update your bookmarks and feedreaders and stuff to:

Site URL: http://zeroblade.dasaku.net/
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See you all there!

04
Apr
09

K-ON! 01

Feels like Lucky Kannagi

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01
Apr
09

Closing Up Shop

It’s been a few years since I started blogging and I’m sure a lot of my original readers have noticed a huge, huge change in writing style and substance, as well as the many shifts in post subjects. Furthermore, as a testament to my complete inability to dedicate myself to anything, I have two game guide/translation projects on indefinite hiatus, probably never to be resurrected again. Still, reminiscing on all that makes me feel a little sad, because today I’ll be closing the blog.
Lately, other things in life – college in particular – have, are, and are continuing to keep my busy and I don’t think I can contribute that much time and effort into posting anymore, as evidenced by my last post which was weeks ago. Maybe I’ll still lurk on Twitter and chat on IRC, but blogs… no thanks.

It’s been a fun time with you guys. I’ll see you around sometime.

10
Mar
09

Ar tonelico 2 Writeup

Just recently, I’ve gotten back to playing Ar tonelico 2. Pretty fun game, this is. Let me explain why.

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28
Feb
09

Global Shinkai Day

I’ve only heard about this from Diego‘s post, actually. I never knew there was such an event. As such, the man does indeed deserve praise for his works, which, while sometimes lacking in a few aspects, never fail to stir up some form of emotion within the viewer, be it of happiness, melancholy, marvel, or even anger. I’ve noticed that on the first viewing of any of his films, I become drawn to the story, rather than the emotions. The plot, rather than the characters. The general flow, rather than the details. As such, I do believe that, like a good wine, partaking in each film becomes more and more enjoyable the more we watch it. You begin to notice the small details, or, knowing the story, you begin to feel for the characters and their situations much more than you would in your first, second, third viewings. Perhaps this is one reason why I seem to favor these types of films over the mainstream films of today – mindless action and violence – that only serve to pump one’s adrenaline before quickly flatlining at the end, never to be viewed again. But I digress.

Though I’ve tried to secure legit copies of all 4 of his films – She and Her Cat, Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in our Early Days, and 5 Centimeters per Second – I’ve had no luck with the third, and thus cannot fully simulate the Shinkai Film Fest. After a little bit of searching, I was able to acquire a copy of it, however, and will proceed to watch all of them thusly. For those who don’t have copies, Crunchyroll also seems to be streaming the movies for free for its members. Apparently, a dub for 5cm is also present, but I’m not really big on dubs, even if they were supervised by Shinkai himself. Perhaps I’ll just take a quick peek to see what it sounds like. Of course, for those who can watch it in better quality, I highly suggest you do. The breathtaking scenery he paints in his films is beyond incredible. And kudos to those who’ve got Blu-ray versions. I certainly can’t play them.

Here’s to Shinkai; may he produce more of his marvelous work, and may we continue to partake of it.

16
Feb
09

水樹奈々 – PRIDE OF GLORY

PRIDE OF GLORY

現状Ride on嫌だね… Yes or Noで 問いたい
曖昧な限界 もう壊したい
genjou Ride on iya da ne… Yes or No de toitai
aimai na genkai mou kowashitai

ねぇ正常Installなぜか エラーだらけのMy plan
修復出来ないジレンマに戸惑う
nee seijou Install naze ka ERAA darake no My plan
shuufuku dekinai JIRENMA ni tomadou

星をバラまいて 世界を照らしたい ほら
本命の冒険をEnterしましょう!
hoshi no BARA maite sekai wo terashitai hora
honmei no bouken wo Enter shimashou!

輝け君のOnly one それが太陽さ
真の革命でしょ? そんな君が好きだよ
風になれ少年よ 夢をかざすんだ
百万の言葉より たった一つだけの
プライドを信じるんだ
kagayake kimi no Only one sore ga taiyousa
shin no kakumei desho? sonna kimi ga suki da yo
kaze ni nare shounen yo yume wo kazasun da
hyakuman no kotoba yori tatta hitotsu dake no
PURAIDO wo shinjirun da

感情Switch on行こう 壮大なストーリーへDiving
逆光の空は翼を描いてる
kanjou Switch on ikou soudai na SUTOORII he Diving
gyakkou no sora wa tsubasa wo egaiteru

私は見たいな 君だけの虹色 もう
ハンパない奇跡Startしましょう!
watashi wa mitai na kimi dake no nijiiro mou
HANPA nai kiseki Start shimashou!

貫け君のJustice soul 勇気を焦がして
例え涙しても それは負けじゃないから
天辺に聳え立つ 何かの為なら
ポケットのその右手 上に突き出そう
私も側にいるから
tsuranuke kimi no Justice soul yuuki wo kogashite
tatoe namida shitemo sore wa make jyanai kara
teppen ni sobietatsu nanika no tame nara
POKETTO no sono migite ue ni tsukidasou
watashi mo soba ni iru kara

(bridge)

守る人がいますか? 強さのすべてさ
愛だと誇ればいい Boy goes to…続きは…ほら
風になれ少年よ 夢をかざすんだ
何よりも誰よりも 一番を翔よう
mamoru hito ga imasu ka? tsuyosa no subetesa
ai da to hokoreba ii Boy goes to…tsudzuki wa… hora
kaze ni nare shounen yo yume wo kazasun da
nani yori mo dare yori mo ichiban wo kakeyou

輝け君のOnly one それが太陽さ
真の革命でしょ? そんな君が好きだよ
君は君でいいんだよ もう一度言わせて
百万の言葉より たった一つだけの
プライドを信じるんだ
kagayake kimi no Only one sore ga taiyousa
shin no kakumei desho? sonna kimi ga suki da yo
kimi wa kimi de iin da yo mou ichido iwasete
hyakuman no kotoba yori tatta hitotsu dake no
PURAIDO wo shinjirun da

15
Feb
09

Happy Valentines!

rabu

Or in my case, singles’ awareness day. Not that it matters for now. Anyway, it’s a little late, but I hope you guys enjoy it (or have enjoyed it) with your special someone!




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