Archive for July, 2008

24
Jul
08

Ever17

I played this back then around 2-3 years ago. I quit soon after because of various reasons.

I began playing this Monday because I felt like it.

Despite the upcoming work the next day, I played through Coco’s route last night all the way ’til 4 in the morning.

It was soooooo worth it.

PS: Tsugumi is love. I will update this post sometime to explain. expound on this in subsequent, spoiler-filled posts.

24
Jul
08

WordCamp Philippines 2008

So! usagijen wrote a post on this WordPress Camp waaaay back then (too lazy to find the post) and suddenly, she brings up the fact that there’s a registration. Well holy crap, I never knew that. Thankfully, I still kept the official site bookmarked (WordPress Philippines Camp) and I quickly registered. Hopefully, I will be able to spend a Saturday with my fellow Filipino WordPress users.

So why did I join?
I’m joining for a number of reasons. First of all, it’s a great way to learn more on WordPress itself. Tips, tricks, and all sorts of things on the platform. Not only that, but it’s also a good way to meet a bunch of fellow Filipino bloggers – usagijen and perhaps bluemist (if he can come), to name a few – as well get some ideas and concepts on writing and other things.
Perhaps, it may be my inner desire to be more outgoing and independent. And what better way than to attend a conference an hour or two away from where I live without directly relying on anyone for help?
And Matt Mullenweg is coming. I think that’s pretty awesome in itself.

And now I’d like to extend my gratitude to Mindanao Bloggers for arranging this event. Many thanks also go to these sponsors for supporting the camp.

As for the schedule, it’ll be held on September 6, 2008 at the Augusto-Rosario Gonzalez Theater, 5th Floor Mutien Building of College of Saint Benilde in Taft Avenue, Manila (their site has a vicinity map).
Apparently, even non-bloggers can join, as long as they have a liking for WordPress, though they have a different registration finalization method.
Anyway, anyone else coming?

24
Jul
08

Still Going at a Moderate Pace

So this place has hit its two-year mark now…

… I have nothing else to say.

20
Jul
08

Song Lyrics

The lyrics section is now up again fuck yeah.

I make no claims regarding the accuracy of the romanization, and seeing as I suck at Japanese, I can only hope to decipher crazy-ass cryptic lyrics.
I also do not claim to be up-to-date with the songs (I mean Jesus, myself;yourself was how many months ago?). I do it because I like the songs :>

I’ll put the lyrics for Find the blue up sometime soon.

15
Jul
08

Summer Season Stuff: Part 2


Zero no Tsukaima: Princesses no Rondo
-One thing I like in this series more than I do Shana: no relationship resets.
-I’m praying it won’t end as badly as the last season did. Of course, even if I knew it would, I’d end up watching it anyway. And I know you guys would too.
-I can’t believe Agnes is still there. Didn’t we have enough of her in the second season?
-OP wasn’t too bad, and I definitely think the ED’s a vast improvement over the last season’s.
-Production value was so-so. Not too bad, but not horrendous either.


Koihime†Musou
-Wow, an eroge adaptation without the male. Not necessarily a bad thing nanoda.
-How the hell is Chouhi, a little girl, stronger than Kannu, who’s way older than she is nano?
-I’m not actually fond of Romance of the Three Kingdoms things (ie: Dynasty Warriors, etc.) though by the looks of it, they’re pretty much going to end up doing the most non-Chinese history-related things anyway nanoda.
-ED is way too moe-y for my taste, though it fits the typical eroge song to a T nanoda.
-Did I mention that I hate annoying loli speech patterns nano?


World Destruction
-Wow, uh, the Destruct Code looks awfully… weird.
-Morute/Morte/whatever has a pretty neat character design.
-The World Savior Committee cannot shoot to save their lives, nor do they have the common sense not to drop their guns to switch to wussy knives, which Morte makes short work of.
-Kirie’s a total wuss, but I’m going to make the dumb assumption now that he’ll turn out to be some guy who at least has some semblance of capability later in the series.
-Another assumption: the world won’t actually be destroyed.


Hidamari Sketch x365
-It’s HidaSketch. Go watch it.
-rofl OP by Tatsh
-(X‘                                   ‘)


Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu
-Is there some sort of trend now where titles go by the pattern of [full name] no [abstract noun] or something? Sorta like how Hollywood action titles are practically made by picking random nouns and adjectives from a hat, like, “Under Seige,” or “Point Break,” or “Lethal Weapon,” but I digress.
-Noto Mamiko’s trademark light, airy voice (I can’t describe it quite well enough) is still present. I’m fine with that though; she’s one of my favorite VA’s.
-OP was kinda boring, and I forgot how the ED sounded like.
-While it’s all going to be so typical, with the guy-finding-out-secret-of-girl, girl-hangs-out-with-guy-more-and-more, the-two-fall-in-love, (insert-drama-here) sort of flow, it’s still and enjoyable watch overall.

And… that’s it for now. I’ll probably have one final post for the rest of the stuff that’s yet to be out.

14
Jul
08

100,000 Hits!

In less than two years too, which… I guess is actually pretty bad.

Here are the stats, as of July 15, 2008, 6:56 pm:

Total views: 100,214
Average Views per Day: 139 per day
Busiest day: 1,159 (Sunday, December 2, 2007)
Posts: 169
Comments: 586
Categories: 24
Tags: 75
Spam Caught: 9,529

Most Popular Post/Page:
Doujin Game Review: ETHER VAPOR at 3,108 views. Close behind is “Recettear Guide” (no longer updated by the way) at 3,101 hits.

Most Popular Referrer:
Danny Choo’s sidebar on “Mecha Maid” with 924 hits, followed by another similar sidebar link, “Merry Christmas” with 768 hits, tied with some Thai forum (registration required).

Most Clicked Link Within Blog:
c02a_1.jpg at 390 clicks, with c02a_2.jpg at 305 clicks.

Most Popular Search Term:
upskirt” at 1,823 searches (the second-highest, “nanoha” pales in comparison with a measly 861 searches)

Either way, it’s a good enough excuse for another set of wallpapers. The rest of course, are after the jump.

Continue reading ‘100,000 Hits!’

14
Jul
08

Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto ~Natsu no Sora~ 2

First of all, I will now refer to this series as either “Someday’s Dreamers” or “SoraMahou” because the title is a pain to type.

Second, editing a post in both WordPress and Windows Live Writer is a bad idea. Don’t do it.

Okay, so long story short, Sora gets to Tokyo and saves a guy and an old woman. There’s also a bit of exposition on mage training – it takes one month and is composed of a homestay with a mage and classes in the bureau. She eventually hoofs it and gets to the class in the Magic Bureau, albeit late. After introducing herself, taking a quick test, and making friends with someone, the class takes a skills test – converting water into ice. Concentrating on her tank of water, she notices that a classmate is the same guy she saved from a while back, Midorikawa, and he seems to intentionally keep his distance for some reason. Annoyed from that, Sora gets all emotional and turns her water into a huge icicle formation, drawing the awe of her classmates and the ire of another. On her way home, she stops by a lot of places and eventually grows to like it there. As she arrives, she finds out there’s another student having his homestay there as well – none other than Midorikawa himself.

So the pacing’s turning out to be how I expected it to be (the snail’s kind). Lots of new characters, which is good, and I do of course hope that we get a lot more stuff going on between them, like why Midorikawa’s kind of a jerk, or why the other classmate is, for the lack of a better word, bitch. I mean really, that’s what slice of life is all about – the characters, the events, and the world in general. Considering I don’t really watch a lot of shows with much dedication, save for some genres (eg: slice of life, comedy), I’m definitely going to see this through.




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