Looking back on 2017

Looking back on 2017

Here is a quickly put-together post looking back on 2017 and how I’ve been trying to actually live my life.

Starting off with the still amazing movie Kimi no na wa / Your name by Makoto Shinkai. If I’m not mistaken, the first post I made in 2017 was about this movie. I still remember sitting in my seat whispering to myself ‘wow’ in the opening minutes of the movie. The artwork, the music. All of it was hauntingly beautiful as the meteor streaked across the sky, broke the clouds and separated into smaller fragments.

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A beautiful figure for Saekano’s Megumi Kato

A beautiful figure for Saekano’s Megumi Kato

You know how Chrome on mobile has these recommended articles below the search bar? That was how I stumbled onto Kahotan’s blog and this stunning figure of Megumi Kato from Saekano.╰(▔∀▔)╯

She probably is my favourite character from the series, her flat delivery of lines setting up comedic situations being one of her charm points. (though how did Google know?)

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short videos that actually make me laugh // a laugh in 30 seconds

Each one less than a minute long, these videos are a real gem with great punchlines. Skits, parodies, weird late-night ideas, there’s something here for everyone.

It’s amazing how he comes up with all these ideas. Hell, it’s amazing that it’s all one guy.

4 videos from ProZD’s channel, less than 2 minutes of your time. Please watch them all! My absolute favourite is at the end. I saved the best for last.

Here’s the first video showing a little bit of his vocal range, playing a mob boss, his henchman and an unfortunate victim who just can’t take them seriously.

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The next Shinkai? ‘Before you wake up’ by loundraw

The next Shinkai? ‘Before you wake up’ by loundraw

Before you wake up/Yume ga Sameru Made, stunning college work by artist loundraw with strong vibes of Makoto Shinkai, the director behind Your Name.

The colours, the sci-fi/fantasy theme, boy meets girl, sunbeams/sunflares, the feelings evoked. Even though the art style isn’t exactly the same, the feel of the work is similar. A story about a relationship where boy meets girl, troubled by missing memories, a trick played by the passing of time and other science fiction and fantastical mechanics.
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I’m 3 episodes behind on Saekano S2. Ep 9, 10 and 11.

The procrastination is real. My heart is still not ready.

I’m afraid for the characters. I’m afraid that the show will fall short of my expectations.

I wish I could treat this anime like eromanga-sensei (fun, no expectations), or Re:Creators (trainwreck pacing, no expectations).

Oh, and with this 3 week hiatus, I can barely remember the name of the blonde twin-tails doujin artist. I guess she should be getting more screentime in these last few episodes.

It’s finally here! Grimgar vol.1

It’s finally here! Grimgar vol.1

The first volume of Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash that I preordered finally came in the mail.

I was afraid that it might’ve been lost in shipping. A long time ago, a book I ordered on book-depository was lost in shipping (which they very kindly refunded when contacted). But there would’ve been a really long wait for another copy, the pre-orders were totally sold out. Continue reading “It’s finally here! Grimgar vol.1”