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Fang-tan’s Top 10 Touhou Groups (2014 ver.)

A lot changes in five years. A lot.

When it comes to this blog, five year old (and older!) posts sometimes get deleted (a lot) because I’m hella (hella) embarrassed of them. But since somebody pointed out to me that this particular post in question showed off my pleb and blasé taste back then (ok those were my words not theirs), I realized I had to rectify this.

Indeed, the post I made five years ago about my favourite Touhou artists feature all rather… ‘obvious’ and embarrassing choices (and MyonMyon I haven’t even listened to in five years so I don’t even remember them that well). It could just be me, five years older embarrassed for myself and my shitty taste but my pride won’t let me stand down.

Here’s my top ten favourites, five years later.

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Seven Year Anniversary

Another year, another celebration. Same old, same old. To be honest I wanted to celebrate this a bit more but I was lazy. Now I barely have any time left now that I’ve started working full time and have to find new and creative ways to fit an appropriate amount of sleep and Tales of Xillia 2 into my daily routine. I’m having a bit of a tough time at it right now and I hope that I adapt but if seems like things slowed down even more than usual, well that’s why. Though I just did start about a week ago and that doesn’t really account for why I didn’t post anything all August…

Moving along, I’ll give the same spiel I usually do. More than anything else, this has been a place for me to talk about the things that catch my eye. Whatever they may be. Sometimes (ok alright like I wasn’t paying attention or I totally wouldn’t have posted two Korra posts back to back) it’s not even anime related stuff. But there’s always been the few that have followed for a long time for whatever reason and of course I want to thank you.

One thing that surprises me when I meet people who have read this is that I sometimes get called a music reviewer. I’ve always thought that’s pretty funny, to be honest. I’m not really good at that. I don’t know much about music at all and I’m not entirely confident enough to say “yeah this is the best of the best” so everything is just a suggestion. Besides, I only post music I like. A reviewer would post anything and everything ,yeah? I only want to share the music I like. When people say they discovered something because of a post I did, it makes me really happy. So that’s been motivation for a long time.

But with that in mind, I wanted to post a little something something, especially because seven is my favourite number. That means we have to celebrate some how!

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[c86] ALBATROSICKS – DEKKAINO

Alright so if I even began to TRY and explain how excited I was about this album, I doubt I could explain how thrilling this was.  Regardless of how I have felt about IOSYS in the past and how I feel about them now, ALBATROSICKS has always had a special spot in my heart.  After all, their first album came out seven years ago. Months after this blog was started even!

Still, the last album had been Rebirth Era (which was my favourite of their entire discography) but came out at the very end of 2011. There was a Best Of album and then nothing. It seemed like all hope was lost and that the group was done for.

Obviously that isn’t the case now and I couldn’t be happier! (Now if only I could get my hands on Rebirth Era too…)

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Loli Salad’s Bi-Monthly Music Feature: Volume #10

Bi-monthly? More like whenever the hell I feel like posting it.

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Legend of Korra Season 3 Final Impressions

Korra S3 was amazing. It was action packed, had interesting new characters, good comedy, no stupid romance subplots and ended on a surprisingly poignant note that will have serious ramifications for the future. It was a great season that is easily on par with ATLA when it was at it’s best.

And I never thought I’d praise Korra after the just ok first season and absolutely abysmal second season. At first I wondered, is season three only good because of the previous seasons being bad? But no. Long before it ended I knew that wasn’t the case. It’s just great on it’s own.

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Legend of Korra S3 Midseason Impressions

First impressions? Was too lazy to do em. So I guess these are midseason? Man the whole ‘airing two episodes every Friday’ thing is hella weird. Does Nick hate this show that badly? Well, not like I blame them…

Well, you know what? So far season three hasn’t… it hasn’t been… it’s not… bad. It’s not great but compared to the past two seasons it sure is. Does it compare to ATLA when it was at it’s best? Nah. Nah son. Of course not. But it could still be worse. It could be as bad as season two.

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Summer 2014 First Impressions

(featuring: Aldnoah.Zero, Akame ga Kill, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Ao Haru Ride, Sabagebu)

I know I’ve said past seasons have looked boring and ending up finding something interesting to watch despite that but I really don’t know with this one. Sequels and certain adapations aside, nothing much stands out to me. So because of that I just have to try a bunch of things I wouldn’t normally wanna watch. This has lead to me liking some shows I wouldn’t have in the past but this season? Ehhhhh…

Who am I kidding, I can’t wait to rewatch Psycho-Pass.

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Gakkou Gurashi! Chapters 1-25 Impressions

It’s not often I write about any of the manga I read. Recently, I’ve finished Oyasumi Punpun, continued reading Koe no Katachi and started reading Inside Mari online. In real life, I finished reading the Ouran books. While I enjoy all of those in different ways, something completely unexpected caught my eye.

Bored with the selections summer and fall seemed to offer, I had a peek at the TBA section on Anichart. There were only a few things I was looking forward to (besides Girls Work because that is never coming out) and I rolled my eyes at the start of this description until I got to the zombie part. It had seemed like another “cute girls doing cute things at a vague sounding club”. Except here its with the twist that they’re survivors of a zombie apocalypse and the only ones left alive in the school.

I was amazed at such a premise! I always want more zombie anime, so much that I sat through the godawful Highschool of the Dead when it aired years ago. And so out of morbid curiosity I started reading the manga because I was just too excited (and after all, there’s very few details about the anime currently).

Though I must say that whatever I was expecting… it was not this and it was certainly not this good.

(Spoilers for the first 25 chapters)

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Mekakucity Actors Final Impressions

It’s hard to believe it’s already over. Spring went by quickly but it feels like Mekakucity Actors was over in no time. Maybe because it’s the first show in a long time where I’d wake up early on Saturdays (if I didn’t have work) so as soon as it was uploaded on CR, I was ready?

And you know, now that’s its over I’m gonna miss having something to be excited about but I don’t know if I’ll necessarily miss this show. I really liked it and as a fan of the series, I thought it wasn’t half bad. I just can’t help but feel that it was lacking something.

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Korra Season Two Final Impressions

Hey! Wrote this back in November or December around when Korra ended and I was so disappointed, disillusioned, and disinterested (and any other word beginning with dis you can imagine) with Korra that I didn’t finish completely writing this and post it. So before I watch the beginning of S3 and force myself to write something up on that, here’s a few of my numerous complaints with the wreck that was S2.

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