Loliwha? A Look Inside Anime Lolita’s and Why they are Special <3

November 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

Greetings folks! This is Edwin, self proclaimed Lolicon, leading researcher in Loliology, and master of the Loliverse!… Ahem… Only the first and second part is true. Anyways, I am back after a long 3 months of soul searching, distractions, procrastinations, and busy work that the real world can only pummel you with. I have worked a temporary job in late summer, studied my ass off in my classes, and faced angst these past months, I have returned more powerful than I could possibly imagine! Hue Hue Hue! I’ve also been playing video games and watched a lot of shows (Supernatural), however, it is good to be back in the one place that fills me up with pride: My blog. I have returned to take my throne as I push my way to 9001 viewers, so please, thank you for those who have taken the time to read through, I am thankful for it.

Now, as you may now know, I am a self proclaimed Lolicon. Now, some of you may know what this is, and some might not understand this term and will most likely attempt to look it up right at this moment, BUT HOLD ON! Please, take the time to sit down in front of that monitor or cell phone, and take the following information with an open mind. For those of you who know what I will speak, by all means do the following and enjoy this lolicoaster of whimsical fun and let us begin!

Aisaka (AKA: Palmtop Taiga) Taiga from Toradora

What is a Lolita? To sum it up in its base term, they are fictional girls (mostly anime) that have several base traits that appeal to a certain few people (Lolicons). These girls are usually short in stature, slender in their figure, and lack any sort of a bosom. This is the most basic structure of what a Loli is, and by this point you must be thinking, “Are they children,” or, “Is this guy a Pedophile?” Before you leave assuming this, I would like to remind you that this is just a base structure… You have just barely got on the lolicoaster, and the belts are tightened and the bar is lowered, so please enjoy the ride, for it is too late to escape now accomplice!… Just kidding.

Loli’s are identified by their bodytype: Short, small chested young girls. Kobata is such an example

A Loli does look child-like and many would assume them to be so at first glance, however, this is not the case… mostly…  Japanese Animation is a universe of fun and entertainment, however there is a dark side to things. I don’t deny that there is adult media revolving around this medium, neither do I deny that there are people who enjoy these kinds of things. If you love anime, you will undoubtedly see these girls sometime in the future (if not already), but most of these heroines will be found in safe media, so please, do not be afraid.

Madoka Magica is an example of Loli by art style. Despite the way they are drawn in the show (and fanart), both characters are middle school students.

Loli’s are vague simply because there are so many variations. It can be difficult to describe since there are many influences varying on the art style of the artist, the maturity of the character, age, and a whole lot of other factors involved, however, I have pinpointed 4 common types that apply to them all: Baby Loli’s, Basic Loli’s, Teen Loli’s, and Adult Loli’s. What’s the difference, well my boy/girl, we have begun climbing our the tracks in the lolicoaster, so brace yourself for the impending fall.

Baby Loli’s are simply girls varying in the ages of 4 and under, who are too young and pure to understand the world of adult problems. These young girls are both a good example of the Loli craze yet a contradiction at the same time. Young pure girls don’t stay young forever, for most of the girls in this genre will grow up due to their maturing bodies and puberty. If you are still confused, let me give you an example: Yotsuba (from the manga Yotsuba by Azuma Kiyohiko), is one such baby loli. Let us get a bit darker now. Akira (as depicted in the bottom) is also a baby loli, and however cute this pig-tailed girl may be, and this may offend people, she is involved in a sexual relationship with three high school students, and I loathe this fact. It exists ya know, scream and kick as you might, but this coaster has finally dived down its first hill and sped up to a loop, so expect more bombshells.

Baby Loli: Akira from The Light of Tsukimi Manor. She is also the popular parody video called “Pomf Pomf” by Nyanners, making her not only a loli, but a meme.

Now we have the Basic Lolis, which are often displayed in popular anime’s often. These girls can range from the ages of 5-12, and are often the cute girls who are just barely grasping the world at hand. These girls are often bratty, stuck up, and despise being called little (sound familiar?), and it is only a matter of time until they hit puberty. Why do Lolicons love them? Despite their rough exterior, they are the sensitive girls who are beginning to develop and grow, and because of it they get insecure about their bodies (varies on age and can occur earlier). These girls are fragile, and Lolicons perceive them as little sisters in that sense: No matter how much she may stand up against you and hurt you, one cannot hate their little sister, right? So, who falls in this category? How about Hasegawa Kobato, the little sister of Boku Wa Tomodachi Ga Sukunai. She’s the younger brother of Kodaka, and has a unique fascination in darkness. She dresses up in goth fashion, wears a red contact in her Right/Left eye, and calls herself “Reisys VI Felicity Sumeragi, and despite her demanding nature, she loves her older brother so much, to the point that she fights against her rival, Maria, a year younger than she is.

Kobata is fashionable, diligent, and completely adorable. She, and others like her, are the norm in Japanese Anime’s

Now, we begin persevere on our twisting course, so take the time to take a breather before the next bombardment. We dive into Teenage Lolis, young women who can range from 13-17 age, and like the common base, lack a bosom and are sometimes short. These girls can be slightly taller, far more mature from their younger counterparts, but may share similar insecurities (I mean, its borderline dwarfism). Short is cute, and like people, there will be many who will love them for their maturity (and sometimes immaturity). Aisaka Taiga from Toradora is one such character who is in the Teen Loli range. She is fierce, easily angered, and isn’t afraid to attack someone who rubs her the wrong way; despite this, she is sweet like any teenage woman, you just have to get her to open up. Another example is Nakano (Azunyan) Azusa, from the popular series  K-On, who is one of the few mature role models in her club despite being the youngest. There are many who fall in this category, but we must continue on our course, and be prepared for one last assault from these cute stars.

Simple adorable in looks, but don’t let that fool you, Azuza is a great role model of maturity for her age.

As much as I like to kick you off this rollercoaster of knowledge, we are going to cover the course backwards, so don’t get too ill you newbies.

I once again contradict the very existence of Lolita kind! As an otaku and morally responsible person, I am proud to say that I adore these lovely ladies for what they are, “Grown Women.” Yes, Adult Lolis are grown women despite their lacking and/or child like looks, which I classify as fictional dwarfism. They are fully bloomed women are commonly found in adult games and media (like hentai), however, this is not the case in some anime/manga. They may still hold insecurities, but above all, they have embraced those insecurities to continue forward (most of the time). Despite looking the part of a Loli, they are adults, and are a contradiction to the basic structure as much as a part of it. I’ll be a bit more in depth as to why.

In the Hentai Game “Yume Miru Kusuri: A Drug That Makes You Dream,” Shiraki Aeka is one of the female heroines of the story who fills the example of an adult Loli. Aeka is a senior at her high school, and despite her lacking body, she is in fact eighteen (older than our Protagonist by months). In her route, Kouhei (the protagonist) finds out that there is a girl being bullied in his class, and after finally opening his eyes rather than being oblivious, he recognizes Aeka as the victim. Yes, this is an adult game that is marketed for its adult content, yet the story is a compelling and heartbreaking, earning it a great ranking and also giving Aeka the rank of Adult Loli.

One of the most moving characters in an H-Game, Aeka is a torture soul who is constantly bullied. She simple moved me and Kouhei (the protagonist) in this dramatic romance story.

This is but one example. Adult Lolis aren’t just classifying of age, they also classify supernatural things such as Vampires and inter-dimensional beings. Mina Tepes from Dance in the Vampire Bund is one such Loli, who despite her looks, is actually several hundred years old. Saya from Saya no Uta is similar in the sense that she is a Loli (to Fuminori), however, she is anything but human.

Let us finish up this rollercoaster ride of knowledge my kiddies. Why would you care for fictional characters? Why should it matter if they are adults despite their looks? Well, let us leave the fiction and go to real life facts: Dwarfism. Dwarfism and short people aren’t uncommon in real life, who have to adapt to the world around them and be discriminated based on their height and/or looks. Should they, like these fictional characters, be neglected love? What about a job? Or the right to have children? Not good enough? Well let us go into Hollywood horror.

**SPOILER ALERT!!!*** In “The Orphan,” the Coleman family, who had recently lost a baby, go to an orphanage to adopt a child. It is here that the family come across a diligent child called Esther, whom they immediately adopt into their home, however, Esther isn’t what she claims to be. The family begin going through several unfortunate accidents, causing several children to go to the hospital and the protagonist, Kate Coleman to suspect Esther as the culprit. Investigating her origins, it turns out that Esther is not a child, but a 33 year old woman who has been on a killing spree. The reason? She could not find love due to a deformity that stunted her growth, and is unable to be in a romance because of her deformity. Yes this is just a movie, but it is an example nonetheless, and as she dies in the film, she dies alone. Sad, isn’t it? There are other examples, such as Claudia from “Interview with a Vampire,” but it is pointless to ramble, as we have returned back to our starting point.

Now, I do hope that you newbies have taken the opinions of a true Lolicon, and have free’d yourself to this popular and frequent genre. When you watch anime and a Loli shows up, I hope you are more open to the concept of Lolitas and be open minded no matter the content. For those who are already knowledgeable in the concept, I hope you found this rant humorous in its nature. Let us be more open, in fiction and real world, to the small girls with big hearts. I pray you enjoy your stay in Anime Hell, because there is so much more baffling things than just young looking women, am I right fellow Otaku’s?

Congratulations on finishing this rant 😀

Don’t Be Such a Prick: King of Thorns Impressions

July 13, 2012 § 3 Comments

I’ve seen Inception, Memento, and several mind fucking movies… One would think they would be used to it by now, right? Sadly, if that were true, I would not be able to enjoy a very deep movie I had just recently finished. Now, I usually don’t like writing about animated films, especially when they are based off an anime. Unlimited Bladeworks was one such movie that, I as a fan, was disappointed in. The plot was just crammed into an hour and a half film, and although the production value was quite well made, it failed to keep me attached to the characters; my friend, Santiago, loved the movie for the action, however, he did not play the games and I had to substitute for the information left out or whatever he skipped. Don’t get me wrong, I love animated films… however, I want it to be right and true. I want it to hold my attention with the characters struggles, love them for their flaws, and make my cry when a Bro dies. When I mean bro, I mean the manly man who helps the protagonists (and may actually be the protagonist). Take Kamina, Rider from Fate/Zero, and Marco-san from Ibara no Ou (King of Thorns, which I had just completed today.

The main background of the story (which you learn in the first 5 minutes), is that there is an airborn virus called MEDUSA, contaminating the humans and eventually turning them to stone. There is no cure, and the casualties are rising day by day, and politicians and governments are struggling to maintain a stable government. During this confusion, one company called Venus Gate, has announced a new project called Cold Sleep, with the purpose of freezing the patient in a stable sleep in which the virus is halted (though not gone). The claim is, for the 160 people selected, they will be selected with the hopes of one day getting treatment in the future. Not so bad when hell is breaking loose globally? Almost convenient, right? That is what the United States government thought as well.

The main protagonist is Kasumi Ishiki, a teenage girl who is selected for the Cold Sleep project, though she is far from pleased. Her twin, Shizuku, is also a carrier of MEDUSA, and despite Kasumi’s protest to convince her sister to go in her place, Shizuku stays firm and makes her sister go. Kasumi is shy and quiet where as her sister is bold and loud, and the two depict the perfect yin and yang. Taking her sisters advice, she enters Cold Sleep with the other patients, and hopes to meet her in the distant future.

She is so cute with/without her glasses!

Things, however, go wrong, as they always do. Kasumi and the other patients awaken from their state of hibernation, and exit out of their pods into a world of monstrous creatures and thick vines enveloping the pod chamber. Yes, shit has gone down, but no one knows what year it is, or what happened during their sleep. The chaos that ensues is simply… a marvelous display of human nature, so dead on that it makes me cringe and feel proud (animation, you know us so well <3). As for what happens… you’ll have to watch the movie. Yes, that is right, I will not spoil anything. This movie is that good! However, I warn you here and now, that things aren’t what they seem.

Now, lets get on with the characters. Along with Kasumi, there is a red headed little boy with an in depth knowledge of video games, a blonde with issues, a black police officer (he cool), an Italian politician (DIE!!!), a blonde skinny man, and the manliest man in the entire movie, Marco Owen (BRO). The movie revolves around Kasumi’s view, made apparent by the reoccurring flashbacks, however, the people around her truly make her shine. I found Owen’s role to be crazy and awesome, making me flail with worry when he is fighting the monsters and fending off angry tentacled creatures with his shirt, shotgun, and brawn… if that isn’t bro enough, his attitude is cocky and rude man with intimidating tattoos around his body, but deep down, he is an honorable guy who protects his group as fiercely as a lion.

So manly, he should be in an Old Spice commercial

The struggle throughout this movie is well directed. It’s characters are strong, the stories tension builds up, which drove me crazy during certain scenes, and the art is simply a plus. The music fits in with the “End of the World” perception. The story, and how well it is directed, shines the brightest in this movie. If I had a list of the top ten Japanese animated films to watch before you die, this would be in that list. I believe that this is a movie that everyone (of age) can enjoy.

Well, with that said, I hope that everyone enjoyed this short, non spoilerific, impression of the movie. Spoiling anything, aside from what I said, would do no justice to Ibara no Ou; though, in my opinion, even if you spoil the entire story, the events are so surreal and realistic that it would still be enjoyable. Until next time, stay healthy, safe, and be wary the thorny tentacled vines.

It’s All Fun and Games Until Shit Gets Serious: Sword Art Online First Impression

July 9, 2012 § 3 Comments

The concept of an online game is quite clean and simple thanks to the WoW express. For those who do not know what an MMORPG is, its an acronym for “Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game,” such examples are World of Warcraft, Terra, and Runescape (which popped my first MMO cherry). These games, although all similar in play style (with slight changes in mechanics), are all enjoyable because of the people you meet online.

The appeal for these games is that you, the player, are off on an ambiguous adventure to become the very best that no one ever… ahem. Well, along the way, you quest, get better gear, and quest some more and get even more better gear. If that is all what the game is about, then why play? The best thing about online games is that you meet new people along your journey as an adventurer, and through these online interactions, the game becomes much more enjoyable; the hard dungeon boss you had a hard time going solo, would become significantly easier if you fight in a group and form tactics. These people make the game much more enjoyable, interactive, and push you farther than you would on your own. People might disagree, but this is a truth for me: why play a game, if you can’t enjoy it, right?

What got me into MMO’s was .hack//sign. I yearned for a game like .hack, and I wanted to be in that same world that Tsukasa struggled in, that Kite struggled in the actual PS2 game. I wanted to have an interactive game with real time combat like that… sadly, such a game does not exist. However, it was a start that inspired me to jump on Runescape in Junior High. For two years, I made good friends, had fun, and started a wealthy fishing company for non member players and made much gold… However, I grew out of the game since my friends all quit. Dark Souls, although it isn’t a fully multiplayer online game, it does have a similar concept to MMO’s such as incorporating cooperation, pvp, and boss battles. I love playing Dark Souls simply because its fun to PVP someone in this area, and help another person beat Smough and Ornstein in another. The game has many quirks, and these players either thank you for the help, or indict you for being a prick. Even when you PVP, the online community is mostly just and fair, and like a duel, you take a respective bow and face your opponent with skill and luck on your side. If it wasn’t for these things, I would have quit DS after I got the second ending in the game. Everyone loves to play online game (take the WoW community). There are millions of players just in World of Warcraft, all having fun or initiating in jolly cooperation. Terra, a recent game, has gotten a large spike in popularity with its innovative gameplay and setting. There is a demand for these games, and people want it.

Now… imagine World of Warcraft’s large community, all playing at the same time… Lot of people right? Now imagine that the players cannot log out of the game, and because you are logged into a neural interface, you yourself cannot manually remove the helmet. Scary right? Now, to continue this, the creator of the game has claimed that he made this game for this specific purpose: to force players to survive this twisted game at the cost of their own lives, and to escape, the final boss must be defeated. Should you die in the game, your real body shall also die. Should someone manually disconnect you from the game, you shall die. Terrifying! Since the concept of leveling is important in these games, lets have the entire games resources be limited… Yeah, I would shit myself too… This is the concept of the anime/manga, Sword Art Online.

What got me to watch the first episode of Sword Art was due to my friend Chaz. While hanging out with my friend, Adam, just hanging out in his place, his roomate, Chaz, walked into the room and asked if we watched the new animes. Replying that we haven’t, Chaz left the room and came back with a flash drive and demanded we watch Sword Art, claiming that, “If you like .Hack, you will get a boner over this.” Sure enough, he was right. Adam and I sat down to watch the first episode, and just jizzed when we saw the protagonist, Kirito, put on a helmet like device and log into the game. So much like .hack, however, we kept our eyes wary. Unlike .hack, Sword Art has no mage classes and such. The magic was the use of the weapon (confirmed are swords). The only thing that is truly similar is that it required a head mount display to play.

**Spoiler Alert: Minor** Continue at your own risk

As Kirito starts the game, he meets a new player who requests to help him get the hang of the game. Nothing serious, just getting the basics down. Despite also being a level 1, Kirito has been playing since the beta test and knows the enough of the game mechanics to survive the game. Using his knowledge, he teaches his new pupil the ropes, ain’t that nice of him 😀 After a bit of an ass whooping from boars, the duo come across the first issue: logging out. The Log out button is gone, and both Kirito and friend think it’s just a bug in the game that will be fixed immediately; soon after, they are warped into a main city, along with a large amount of players confused of the situation.

Gather Around Kiddies

The GM, in such a dark and sinister tone, pretty much says “Y’all gonna be stuck in here. Anyone who leaves will die. Anyone whose HP hits zero will die.” Thinking this is a joke, the players just try to brush things off and deny this. The GM identifies himself as the lead developer of Sword Art, creating the game and the head crab… Helmets that they are wearing (pardon the Half Life Reference). The helmet uses microwaves to read the players brain waves, and that same feature can cook the player should he die in game or be disconnected from the outside. To show he isn’t joking, he displays various news broadcasts around him, along with a list of those who have been cooked recently. Like the cattle they are, the players just look in awe

Kirito, who has read the user manual and experienced the game, knows that the GM is telling the truth. The GM reveals the entire twist to this game. The game must be completed in order to be freed from their confinement in Sword Art. The final boss, at top the 100th floor of this dungeon tower (or something), must be defeated. However, the games resources are limited, meaning the monsters will not respawn when killed, and even weapons and gear will be a fight for power, giving a whole new meaning to dog vs dog.

Knowing that the resources will be limited, Kirito decided to head to the next city, knowing that he would have a better chance to get more experience points if he farmed another place rather than stay. His smart decision leads him to leave his current city, and ending the first episode. Kirito will have many difficulties in the future, so I look forward to more.

RUN KIRITO, RUN!!!

If it isn’t obvious now, I have found a new passion. Sword Art Online is a promising anime for the summer season, with a great concept, amazing art style, and dark plot to keep me cringing in agony and excitement. The music score is done by none other than my favorite composer, Yuki Kajiura, and the opening is done by LiSA. Two of my favorite artists in one anime. It just gives me more reason to watch and love.

Now, for the discussion. I don’t mind if you comment on here, however, here is food for thought. I assume, that since the resources will be limited, that there will be an insane amount of PVP, despite that players are killing other people (in real life). So… what would you decide? Maintain your morals and risk hindering yourself, or would you try to survive by any means possible? It’s quite a hard concept to really imagine, I mean, you aren’t just killing an avatar, your killing the person as well. That would make me second guess myself, and I would try to play the game as just and fair as possible. Maybe I will kill only if I had no choice, for survivals sake.

Well, with that said, I hope you enjoyed my impression on this. I hope this got you thinking, and I also hope that this anime becomes really popular to continue on. So long, farewell, and make sure to gain as much Exp. as possible!

New Changes/ Plans for Anime Expo 2012/ New Goals

May 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

For the past few months, I have been tugged around on a leash by my college classes, which is currently going on as I prepare for Finals Week coming around the corner. While I have posted my Erogaming blog, I have neglected my anime one because I have not been catching up on my anime. I can pull a summary out of my ass, but that’d be too easy and the emotion would be lacking in it. Once school subsides, I should be able to get my creative rants/praises going for both this and Erogamers. Just 2 more weeks of class and I can go back to being an Otaku again!

I’ve made some changes to the blog’s layout (mainly the background). I plan on changing it every now and then with no particular point beside to make it cute, sexy, awesome, or weird. I’ve done the same on Erogamers, so please check it out (if you’re of age).

On the lighter note, Anime Expo is 2 months away. Hurray! So far, from what is confirmed, LiSA (The band that played in Angel Beats) is coming to the Nokia Stadium! That is so much I’ve gotten so far on information. My first year of Anime Expo was amazing, however, this time I am going with a bigger party (around 15). Surely enough, after months of careful planning, searching for a hotel, losing half the party, cancelling hotels, reserving another, cancelling that one for a free condo, and getting a full party of 15 again, I am proud to say that my expedition to the Mecca of anime fandom (In America at least) is guaranteed. If you are heading out to Anime Expo, my advice is this: bring a refillable water bottle, wear good shoes, stay indoors as much as you can (cause it’ll be hot), and have a lot of deodorant! I emphasize this the most because every guy and girl will sweat like fat people in a sauna, believe me, Anime Expo is the equivalent of running a marathon and by the last day you’d be lucky to only have blisters in your feet.

I’d offer more tips, but the most helpful advice I got came from this video by Stephen Hawking Kun (pun). This video is a 2 part series (3rd part was not posted) and it gives a brief rundown on what do see and not see. Sure, its a few years late, but many of the exhibitors are still money hungry. Be smart and have fun.

Busy Busy Busy/ Updates/ and Its Over 4000!!!

March 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

After logging on for the first time in over a month, I would proudly like to say that I am nearly halfway to my goal of 9001 views. Really, its fantastic to know that I’ve gotten a lot of views in the short year I’ve began posting. Really, it’s a great feeling to know people enjoy what I post. I may not get a lot of comments, but it’s a start with the few I have.

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Well to get this started, I have been extremely busy with classes, and with midterms coming up soon I’ve gotta get my ass into gear and study for all my classes. The silver lining is that spring break follows after and I’m going on a huge anime and visual novel binge. During that time, I hope to make up for the lack of posts on the anime and the Erogamers blog as well. I would also like to congratulate the user who commented on me to play Bible Black… Now I have gotten afraid as he not only forced me to play it, but also supplied me the game. Fuck my life…

Anyways, I hope to post more in the following weeks, and not to get mentally scarred by the demon rape in Bible Black… ;n; Let see how long I can keep my sanity in tact. For more about Bible Black and any other visual novel, go and visit my Erogaming Blog. Until next time, I leave you with Awesome

 

Judgement D4Y!- THE BAN AGAINST SOPA Protest – Maybe :|

January 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

As you all now know the internet censorship bill, Sopa and PIPA, are gaining momentum through congress as we speak and tomorrow is the day that not only people are protesting, but the internet itself is protesting. Now as I say this in a sense that the internet is alive, and I do believe that this is true. The internet is a machine that gains its life through billions of cogs that help run its life, the people themselves are the cogs that help run this wild beast of a machine called the internet. I say this now because tomorrow is a big day that… my blog post might not even get to be seen in time when I personally… censor myself. Tomorrow, in protest against SOPA and PIPA, the internet is going to be shut down and this wild beast will enter a state of dormancy.

When I say this I do not mean that the internet is turning off. I mean that most sites online such as wordpress (and others) will turn off their servers temporarily in protest, leaving its users unable to go to the actual website 😐 Deep stuff. Although this may be speculation and “Might” happen tomorrow, January 18th, is still a mystery. If it does happen this will be one of the largest protest in history, one that even some other countries are showing support against the United States bill (thank you other countries). While the sites and thousand (perhaps millions) of people will follow this protest those who want no part in this fight will be affected greatly. It is uncertain what websites will go off the radar for this protest, but many people will be certainly pissed off that the US Congress will have no choice but to not pass this bill. How long the protest lasts… a few hours or even days, who knows.

I for one, am against SOPA and PIPA, and although this protest is perhaps a really extreme thing to do it does give the common internet user a taste of what these bills would do to the internet. If these bills pass many websites like youtube will be sued just because some persons baby video had copyright music playing in the background (unintentionally). DeviantArt, a place for artist to freely express their art on DR. Who or Fate Stay Night will be taken down because of copyright (maybe a bit exagerated). A lot of people will be affected and it will make the internet quite an unstable place, and for what? To stop piracy? There are already ways to fight online piracy and youtubes “Flag” feature aids in the search of illegal videos, and although it has been misused time and time again this is a great tool that has helped to hunt down and take said videos off. There are tools that help in the aid of piracy and although the internet is a huge space equal to a google (not the website) the amount of content being taken down is still a great margin.

Bottom line, the point of these bills passing will cause damage to not only the users, but to the companies that support these laws. Just recently the VGA’s issued a take down notice of “The Last of Us” trailer, aired on the Spike Video Game Award… the irony was, that this video was on the official website of The Last of Us… in short, the developers were forced to take down the trailer for their own game. This not only affects games, television, Hollywood films, and animes all around but it is a real snap in the face for everyone. As much as I don’t want this protest thing to be too out of hand… I gotta tip my hat for this protest. I’d rather not be able to log on WordPress and youtube for a day or two rather than a year. So SOPA can kiss my ass and although I don’t support online piracy I, Edwin Vega, and many other users, cannot stay neutral about this. Its time to act DAMMIT! I will censor myself as an act of kindess and as an act of trolling proportions! This is such a great burn that I can do to myself and others and I love it :3 A trolling that benefits us all! Join in on the fun and although I’m against SOPA please… have fun with it

End of the Year: New Years Resolution Rant/Praise

December 31, 2011 § 3 Comments

New years eve folks. Yes today signals the end of the year a great many things have changed for me; hell just over half a year ago I was getting used to my cozy little room and preparing for the ever present anime expo that I so wanted to attend, it also marked the day I started this blog for shits and giggles and though I don’t post as much as I would like I think that a nice delay means that the quality of my posts are quite genuine and as best as they can be. Even if 2011 is ending it does not signal the end of my never ending search for Otaku Enlightenment! Even now, at the end of the year, still try to end this year with a nice bang through the only way I know, a New Years Rant.

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To start off I would like to express my gratitude for those who have been following and hope for more to follow in the following year, even if its not many I am still overjoyed to have entertained you all. I don’t really consider myself a reviewer, hell I don’t even have a rating system like others and even though I’m not like many of those article writers in Kotaku or Otaku USA I still try to freely express myself into every post I do; from games to anime I want to express my love (or hate) for those things that have made me cry, laugh, or make me angry. It feels really great to speak my mind and thus I proclaim that my first resolution is to continue posting about animes both great and… lacking… with compassion and detail.

Without further ado my second resolution is to continue and finish my Anime Conquest goal, to watch every anime I have ever seen in my childhood, and the list keeps on growing @_@ fuck my life! twelve years of anime until my first year of High School all crammed in hopefully a year. A sure goal that isn’t an easy feat and to add to the trouble I must express how I felt watching it. This time however I shall change the rules and not focus on just one anime to keep the blog going more frequently and keep me from focusing on other genres because I get bored of it. It’ll be interesting to at long last talk about my thoughts from back then and now on a particular anime so look forward to more!

My third resolution is to post more frequently on non H games and manga. So even if its a pc Love Sim or a Console I will like to fill this genre up as well. I also promised manga so i should consider that since many great series aren’t animes yet ;n; As for the Naughty stuff I shall continue posting them in Erogaming Galore blog and continue my journey into the Japanese Adult Entertainment… Also I have a new Segment I shall announce shortly which I dub as “Forced Enjoyment”. As thew title suggests I will play “any” and “all” games adult related that is recommended to me via email, comment, or text message! From the safe story filled genre of Princess Waltz to the creepy and ever loathing Bible Black, I will play them all and talk about my opinions about it. For more information please visit the Erogaming Galore “Forced Enjoyment” hyperlink.

My fourth and lastly most important resolution is to keep my friends. It may seem unrelated to the blog but my friends are perhaps one of the reasons that I am inspired to keep writing be it blog related or not; among these I could not do it without my partner in crime Paola who inspires me even more to take my writing a step further with ideas. Never will I prioritize my blog, my anime, and my games, over my friends and I would like to thank them for being there when I needed it. I love you all.

Well thus ends this post. I’ve got a lot of drinking to do with the family and the great New Years Countdown to do, so I hope you all have a wonderful New Years Eve.  This has been Edwin Vega and I’ll See you Next Year Space Cowboy (hurr hurr, Cowboy Bebop Reference)