Archive for February, 2007
[Zeroblade] okay, today, I had the best Saturday EVER
[Zeroblade] I went to my friend’s house to carpool to Japanese school.
[Zeroblade] I went in his room, but then hid behind the door as I heard his sister come in.
[Zeroblade] it turns out she was just wearing a towel, and my friend was taking a bath
[Zeroblade] she comes in, and since there’s a mirror, I see her
[Zeroblade] she then takes her towel off and I’m like WTF
[Zeroblade] then she goes out.
[Trilkk] Zeroblade: Hit her.
[daijooPUI] and uh
[Zeroblade] thank god the room’s door was big.
[Trilkk] Did she see you?
[Zeroblade] which is good.
[daijooPUI] don’t the fact that you saw her thru a mirror imply a straight line of sight to you, too
[Zeroblade] she was looking the other way.
[Trilkk] Zeroblade: Oh my god, and you were… 15? You sir, you are a winner.
[Zeroblade] so she didn’t see me
[Trilkk] Take the road, and go far.
[daijooPUI] i see
[Zeroblade] her boobs were average size
[Trilkk] Zeroblade: Don’t be picky.
[Trilkk] It’s bad manners.
[Zeroblade] though she’s like, 12 or 13 or something
[Trilkk] Oh my god, oh my god.
[Zeroblade] not that it matters, I’m a lolicon.
[daijooPUI] this is getting wrong
[Trilkk] Zeroblade: You’re my hero!
[Zeroblade] : D
People may remember that a few months ago, a trailer for the film, Byōsoku 5 Centimetre (秒速5センチメートル) came out and people went nucking futs over it. Fast forward to a few days ago. People began to distribute the first part (made free over Yahoo! Japan), Ōkashō (桜花抄).
Ōkashō is a story of how two childhood friends meet for one final time before moving away from each other. Set in the 1990’s, the three part film, with the other two parts entitled Cosmonaut (コスモナウト) and Byōsoku 5 Centimeter (秒速5センチメートル), centers on a boy named Takaki Tōno and three different stories closely related to each other. The film is directed by Makoto Shinkai and unlike his previous works, Voices of a Distant Star (ほしのこえ) and The Place Promised in Our Early Days (雲のむこう、約束の場所), this movie does not have elements of sci-fi or fantasy, but will present the real world in the different perspectives.
When I first viewed the raws, I was completely blown away at the quality of the movie. Framerates were smooth; the sun glistened in the summer sky; snow drifted gently onto the ground. The details were so evidently present that I could not stop myself from watching it until I got around halfway through it (because I couldn’t understand anything, ahaha).
Today, I at least have a better understanding of what it was about from a fansub (and there better not be another Doremi-incident again) and I must say that Makoto Shinkai was really able to capture so many emotions. The anger and the frustration Takaki felt as the train rides dragged on and on, the sadness he and Akari felt as they talked over the phone, and the utter joy they felt as they saw each other for the last time in the station.
I definitely recommend that everyone watches this. Even better if you buy the entire film (coming out March 3), because I can’t.
Okay, I talk too much.
edit\\: Added screenshots.
The text might not be worksafe, so continue at your own risk.
and happy chinese new year; gong xi fa cai, kung hei fat choi, or whatever chinese dialect you speak.
uh yeah, quick post.
one of the search engine terms that lead someone here, “enterbrain Saber”, reminded me of something important.
I’m selling my Enterbrain Saber for php. 2,500. This is roughly 5/8ths the price of the original (which is 8,800 yen, according to HobbyLink Japan, anyway). Price is still negotiable, especially since the box was kinda damaged when I brought it to school for a presentation.
This applies only to people from the Philippines. please e-mail me if you are interested, with the subject as “Buying EB Saber”, and we can negotiate a place and time. payment is cash only (because I’m a poor, poor student).
Pictures of it might never come, because, you know, you’d know what it looks like anyway.
oh, and my e-mail is john.raymond.lim(at)gmail.com
no surprise what my name is LOL