Posted 2 hours ago
You are my shadow. You're every mistake I've ever made.
If I'm your shadow.. then I have to destroy you to escape!
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(Source: kairusumizu)

Posted 9 hours ago
mercy-misrule:

I keep this picture saved in my drafts so i can repost it periodically to amuse/distress tumblr user lyr dinobot

mercy-misrule:

I keep this picture saved in my drafts so i can repost it periodically to amuse/distress tumblr user lyr dinobot

Posted 15 hours ago

I keep waiting for Zagato to go “Itte yoshi!” XD

Posted 15 hours ago

So I used up a third of my iPad’s hard drive on Magic Knight Rayearth (I will be computerless for at least a week! T___T), and I just realized that it’s on Hulu. I could have put something else on the iPad.

Posted 15 hours ago
So since you are loving Gaim as much as the rest of us, I thought I'd ask: Think the show has made you a fan of Urobuchi as a writer? What do you think he adds to the Kamen Rider formula that makes things feel fresh and get the community enthused again, cause after Wizard, people seemed to be getting sick of how many things were being recycled year after year. Also, think you'd want to watch the number of anime he has written/is writing to get a better feel for him? Some of them are quite good!
cobaltbluecentury asked

cobaltbluecentury:

alivealife:

I *am* loving Gaim, and I do appreciate what he has brought to Kamen Rider… but I wouldn’t say I’m a fan in the way that learning that Kobayashi has written something makes me at least consider trying it even if it’s not something that seems like it’s up my alley. :D

As to what I think he’s brought, I think the main thing is a fresh take on familiar Rider tropes, coupled with new ideas (you can probably liken it to what Kobayashi originally brought to Rider when she wrote Ryuki, it was a lot of ideas that were new for the time). Also, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that the fact that he’s used to writing shorter runs for anime is what made him choose to divide up Gaim in very distinct arcs, and personally I think the story has really benefitted from this structure. Much as we love Rider, I think we ALL know that there’s stretches in there that are basically wheel spinning (hello, Iron Chef arc in Kabuto), and Gaim has in general avoided this, because in a way you can look at it as several smaller stories within a bigger story, so there has been less room for room (less room, not NO room). I would say the one story where there WAS wheel spinning was how long the Micchi reveal was dragged out, but all in all, it’s been a good track record.

(I wouldn’t say that needing things to be refreshed is a problem that appeared after Wizard, though. Every series since Double has tried to replicate its structure in part… and it had happened before, with Inoue’s tropes and whatnot.)

As to anime by him, I have actually watched Madoka, and I enjoyed it, but I didn’t love it like I love Gaim… to be honest, in large part I watched it as it relates to Ryuki, but the characters didn’t grab me like the characters in Gaim do. As to other stuff by him, I honestly don’t know. I’m not really actively seeking out new anime these days, and it’s only when a particular theme or story jumps out at me that I look into an anime (like with Samurai Flamenco), so if I was to learn of an anime he wrote which seemed like it’d interest me in particular, sure, I’d watch, but I’m not planning on going on an Urobuchi anime marathon, you know? I’d rather finish Kuuga, Dekaranger, watch Keitai Sousakan 7, etc etc.

Madoka is one of those things where I recognize it’s popularity and relevancy but I’m of the opinion that it is not a really good representative of his overall style and themes he likes to tackle, partly cause it’s really short, the other because the characters don’t have enough meat and dimensions to them to really push things further (besides Homura). Something like Psycho-Pass and Fate/Zero though has a lot of the elements that you like in Gaim though, like complex moral dilemmas (I can see you liking Kiritsugu in Zero and Makishima Shogo in Psycho-Pass for similar reasons to Takatora and Ryouma) and mediating on what is justice in an amoral world (hence why he’s the perfect guy to do a Heisei Kamen Rider show after years of trying to replicate Double, like you said). So that’s where’d I would go with that, should you choose to, but I too have a Toku backlog I’m working through and cutting down on some anime to get it done (like 80s Sentai and all of it’s beautiful crazy :p )

Also yeah, Toei seems to not be nearly as willing (or rather, wasn’t as willing) to deviate from their formula after certain shows got massively successful (like how as much as I *love* Blade, it has Inoue tropes that feel tacky when you go back and try to watch it, mostly in terms of stuff not progressing cause people won’t be reasonable people and tell each other basic things…or Mutsuki. Or how Inoue kept coming back to Rider even though it feels like he “peaked” with 555 and just phoned in Kabuto and Kiva). It’s nice to see Gaim go about things more like an anime or TV drama again, for the reasons you mentioned, but also cause it gets the community really involved with the plot and allows us to engage in real speculation and character analysis, cause it’s more open then being 2 ep arcs marked by certain bad guys. But then again, you get stuff like Fourze from that, so it’s not all bad~

Like Takatora and Ryouma! Magic words! I will certainly keep that in mind… when I have my computer back. What about the new mecha series he’s involved in?

The two episode arcs were getting tiresome, weren’t they? Along with the Non-Human Companion Who Dies At The End, Except Not Really thing.

At any rate, I hope at some point Toei learns that the best thing they could do is keep Rider fresh always, instead of trying to replicate a success for several years after the fact. Oh well.

Posted 17 hours ago
So since you are loving Gaim as much as the rest of us, I thought I'd ask: Think the show has made you a fan of Urobuchi as a writer? What do you think he adds to the Kamen Rider formula that makes things feel fresh and get the community enthused again, cause after Wizard, people seemed to be getting sick of how many things were being recycled year after year. Also, think you'd want to watch the number of anime he has written/is writing to get a better feel for him? Some of them are quite good!
cobaltbluecentury asked

I *am* loving Gaim, and I do appreciate what he has brought to Kamen Rider… but I wouldn’t say I’m a fan in the way that learning that Kobayashi has written something makes me at least consider trying it even if it’s not something that seems like it’s up my alley. :D

As to what I think he’s brought, I think the main thing is a fresh take on familiar Rider tropes, coupled with new ideas (you can probably liken it to what Kobayashi originally brought to Rider when she wrote Ryuki, it was a lot of ideas that were new for the time). Also, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that the fact that he’s used to writing shorter runs for anime is what made him choose to divide up Gaim in very distinct arcs, and personally I think the story has really benefitted from this structure. Much as we love Rider, I think we ALL know that there’s stretches in there that are basically wheel spinning (hello, Iron Chef arc in Kabuto), and Gaim has in general avoided this, because in a way you can look at it as several smaller stories within a bigger story, so there has been less room for room (less room, not NO room). I would say the one story where there WAS wheel spinning was how long the Micchi reveal was dragged out, but all in all, it’s been a good track record.

(I wouldn’t say that needing things to be refreshed is a problem that appeared after Wizard, though. Every series since Double has tried to replicate its structure in part… and it had happened before, with Inoue’s tropes and whatnot.)

As to anime by him, I have actually watched Madoka, and I enjoyed it, but I didn’t love it like I love Gaim… to be honest, in large part I watched it as it relates to Ryuki, but the characters didn’t grab me like the characters in Gaim do. As to other stuff by him, I honestly don’t know. I’m not really actively seeking out new anime these days, and it’s only when a particular theme or story jumps out at me that I look into an anime (like with Samurai Flamenco), so if I was to learn of an anime he wrote which seemed like it’d interest me in particular, sure, I’d watch, but I’m not planning on going on an Urobuchi anime marathon, you know? I’d rather finish Kuuga, Dekaranger, watch Keitai Sousakan 7, etc etc.

Posted 17 hours ago

themagpielife:

I got XKIT for better Mobile Tumblring and it’s pretty much awesome, but I’m still figuring it out. 

This is basically a PSA that if I forget to tag something while I’m mobile, I apologize.

I hope the iPad version comes out soon :3

Posted 17 hours ago

geneticvodka:

Is there anywhere that has an episode by episode translation of the Overlords language ?

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