Aug. 26th, 2012

40

Less than 30 minutes until the last episode of Fourze. I'm kind of excited.

Most of all, I hope Kijima shows up for even a split second. They have to tell us whether he's alive or not, right?

Oh, and I guess it'll be exciting to see what happens to the main characters. .^^ I guess.


Interestingly, the last episode of Fourze, which has a space theme, occurs on the same day Neil Armstrong dies. Hmm.....


Aug. 10th, 2012

My opinions, please read them.

I made a top four list of my favorite Kamen Rider characters. "Why four instead of the usual five?" asked nobody. Well, the answer is, after the top four it just dissolves into a squirming pile of "I love all these guys."

With pictures and stuff. )



And that's the way it is.


In semi-related news, there's only two more episodes of Fourze to go. It's gotten pretty exciting lately, and I've become quite attached to Libra, but the end is near.

Starting in September will be the new series, Kamen Rider Wizard. So far it looks like pretty standard KR fare. I look forward to it, though.


Aug. 2nd, 2012

of cute boys who (probably) love other cute boys

Now I, being the big fujoshi that I am, always look at my favorite actors or especially my favorite pairs of actors and say "Oh, yeah, they're totally gay." Perhaps it's wrong, since they are real people with real feelings and could really get offended in the never-gonna-happen event that they found out I said that. Perhaps it's wrong, but unfortunately that's one of the small prices you pay for being famous.

But also, I'm never really serious about it. I know they (most of them, anyway) are not really gay (probably) and aren't bangin' each other (probably). I acknowledge that I'm just having harmless fun at their expense and essentially treating them as characters. (As an aside, I wonder if this would change if I ever actually knew any of these actors. Since I only ever see them on a screen, just as I only ever see the characters they play on a screen, perhaps that's why I don't feel really wrong or awful about it. They don't particularly seem any more real to me out of costume. Or something.) But I do know that who they really are and who I pretend they are aren't the same, and I'm ok with that. I know Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston aren't really having a torrid affair. I know Hikaru Midorikawa and Nobutoshi Canna aren't secretly married. I know Yuu Shirota and Kazuki Kato aren't actually sneaking off to fuck in all those backstage videos (probably...). It's just for fun; just another source of fandom.

But.

But I am almost actually convinced - especially lately - that there might really be something going on between Ryosuke Miura and Shu Watanabe.

It started when i came across a picture of Miura and noticed he had the male symbol ( ♂ ) tattooed on his left right finger.



I laughed and said "Well, that's blatant," but then started wondering if it was real. Not because of what it was of, but simply because of how against tattoos in general the Japanese are. So I started looking for pictures from other photo shoots, to see if it was there. It is there in some shoots, and not in others, so I think either it's really recent, or just marker/fake tattooing/henna. (I'll have to keep my eye on this. Edit: Oh, somebody's pointed out, it actually showed up in an episode of OOO. Whoops~)

But another thing I ended up noticing while looking at pictures was that it seems like Miura and Watanabe are always together. Everything one does, the other is there. And they're always being so damn cutesy with each other. I know actors playfully hang on each other in photos all the time, but in many of the pictures I've seen, I feel like there's something there that can't be staged. There's playing around, and then there's those little touches that you can tell lingered longer than normal, and glances that were hard to break. And while one could argue that such photos are likely evidence to the contrary - that if they really were in a relationship they'd be trying to hide it, so showing how close they are is proof that there's actually nothing to hide - that's not the feeling I get. It's not even a 'hiding in plain sight' feeling; it's more like, I think they can't help themselves, and don't think about it, or at times simply hope everyone assumes it's just playing.

But I know. Oh yes, I know.

And I approve.



tl;dr version:
I think these guys are totally in love.



And I regret nothing.



Also, someone made a .gif of this, and I can't stop watching.


May. 4th, 2012

fandorking

Oh you crazy and adorable kids. )


Anyway.

I finished watching Kamen Rider Blade. And it was... ok. Nothing to write home about.

After that, I started (just yesterday) Kamen Rider Kiva, finally, and it's SO GOOD. I already almost can't stop watching it. And I'm highly amused that TakiEiji's character is this big, dumb thing that just kind of stomps around. X3 But he's so pretty when he does it.


And finally, in related news, last weekend I went and saw the Kamen Rider vs. Super Sentai 'Super Hero Taisen' movie. And it was ok. .^^ I mean, I knew it wouldn't be quite as exciting as the other KR movies, just because I don't watch Super Sentai, so I didn't know most of the characters, but it was random fun anyway.

Though one thing that actually pissed me off is that they wrote Ankh out of the story. I figured it would be an alternate universe movie, since they all are, but if it's going to be AU enough to write a major character out of the story, why not just make it AU enough that he's not dead?

However, they were then redeemed during the big fight scene at the end, as they had Ryuutaros (in Gun Form) riding on Kintaros (in Axe Form)....... 's shoulders. ;P Which I adored, because it shows one of the big reasons I love them as a pair - Ryuuta is this skinny little thing and Kintaros is this huge, buff bear of a... Imajin. I love couples with a large gap in sizes.

And then they fell over and Ryuutaros proceeded to smack Kintaros in the head repeatedly. True love. ;P





Mar. 18th, 2012

CANCER

I could talk about all the shit that's been thrown at me lately. I could talk about how pissed off I still am at the school, how terrified I am of the issues I've had trying to renew my visa, or how a certain state has randomly decided I own them money even though I haven't lived there in seven years. I could talk about how the stress had left me sitting in the middle of my floor, crying for an hour one night last week.

But I won't.

Instead, I'll lose myself in fandom, which lets me forget everything. At least for a little while.

Instead, I'll talk about Cancer.

Cut, because this got long... )


Dec. 29th, 2011

Comiket winning!

There should be a rule against bringing fucking suitcases to Comiket. If you crazy bitches are buying so much porn you can't carry it all like a normal person, you need to get mental help or something. Damn.


But aside from that, I think Comiket was a success. .^_^ I got (almost?) all caught up on my D-1 TAT doujinshi collection (and had the books sold to me by a super hot Tezuka cosplayer.. .@_@ ), and started working on collecting Kamen Rider doujin. .^^ I even managed to find some Kintaros x Ryuutaros books! =D They're so super cute. XD

But I'd only made it through about half of the Eiji/Ankh stuff before I said "Woah, I need to stop." I could feel a mad money-spending frenzy coming on, and had to not let that happen. After all, I'm going to Hokkaido tomorrow. .^^

But everything I did pick up looks to be cute and/or sexy. I look forward to reading them when I get back. .^__^


Oh, this song reminded me! I also got the MOST ADORABLE EVER felt Renji... thing. XD It kills me with adorable. I'll take a picture of it later so you can all die from it too. ;P


Dec. 23rd, 2011

Bear x Dragon ?

So some time ago I made an offhand comment that "Maybe if [Animate] carried Kamen Rider stuff I'd spend more money there." I was mostly joking at the time, but I stopped by the store today and, lo and behold, on the very first shelf I look at they have Kamen Rider stuff. .^^;;

Is Animate reading my journal!?


Also, and more importantly...



Is it wrong that I ship them? They're not even human!

But... they're so cute. ::wibble::


Nov. 12th, 2011

Rider love?

Mother fuckin', this:



That's an image from the Kamen Rider Fourze/Os movie coming out next month. And there are two very important things you'll notice about it.

1. Ankh is there. Obviously. Which means somehow he comes back. He'll be BAAAACK! And there was much rejoicing.

And then.

2. Eiji's hand is totally on Ankh's hip. .^^ Not just fangirl goggles, not "just the right angle" to make it look that way. His hand is totally under the jacket, on his hip. And it looks so right and comfortable there.


And then they move in to a cute new apartment together.


Probably.



I almost feel bad for Fourze, because I'm sure the only reason anyone will be seeing the movie is for the Os stuff. But that's what you get for being a sub-par KR series. Don't get me wrong, I'm liking Fourze - I'm still getting up at 7:50 every Sunday morning to watch it - but... it's just not as good. And it's not that Os has ruined me for any other KR series ever. I watched and loved W, I watched and LOOOOVED Den-O. I still found them great and awesome, despite my Os bias.

But Fourze... it just can't compare.

It's still very new, though. Maybe it'll get super better.


In addition, I've finally decided my next old KR series to watch - Kamen Rider Kabuto. Also known as the one Kazuki Kato is in. But that was not my reason for picking it! (Though it did help...) It was either Kabuto or Kiva, and for a while I was leaning towards Kiva because it has Eiji Takigawa in it, and because I met one of the actresses in it (when I did that commercial in August... which... apparently was never finished...) But I finally decided on Kabuto because some of the actual riders in it looked cool (usually I'm more interested in seeing the characters out of the rider suits, so this is interesting for me..).

We'll see how it goes.


For now, I'm totally stoked about the movie next month. I just wish I could figure out how to pre-order tickets, so I can get the stupid little keychain they're giving out.

And... I have more to say, but I'll say it later. Don't want too much fangirling in one post.


Aug. 28th, 2011

The medal broke in half.

That was so good!! .;O;

An ending that I said probably wouldn't happen, was "highly unlikely." But I'm satisfied.












Eiji wants to see the world with Ankh.



Edit to add -

It's just... It was such a sweet ending. I'm actually a little surprised Eiji didn't get with Hina... but not really surprised at all.
In the end, all he wanted was to be with Ankh, and see the world with him.

He'll carry that broken medal around forever.


........ A stupid kids show shouldn't make me cry this much! .;o;


Aug. 26th, 2011

The end of OOO...

If anyone is watching, or plans on watching Kamen Rider OOO, well, I'm going to talk about it... again... and there will probably be spoilers here. So if you care about that, skip this. If you don't, read on. =D



Sunday morning will be the final episode of Os, and before then I want to put down my predictions. Just to see if I'm right, and so if I am I can say "See, I told you!" XP

In last week's episode, the second to last one, one of Ankh's most important core medals – the one that holds his consciousness, if I'm understanding correctly – was cracked. It's looking very obvious that he's going to "die" or disappear or whatever happens to a sentient pile of coins. He even said himself that he doesn't have much longer, but ran off to save Eiji anyway.

So after thinking about it, I've narrowed it down to four possible endings for Ankh.


1. He dies. The end.

Of course this is possible, but I think it's highly unlikely. In the end of Kamen Rider Den-O (which I just finished yesterday), the Imajin were supposed to disappear, but didn't because of some made up reason. ;P In Kamen Rider W, Phillip did actually disappear, but then a year later (in the show) found a way to come back. I'm getting the impression characters don't stay gone in the Rider franchise, so I think even if Ankh does die/disappear, it won't be for good.


2. Since Ankh and Shingo have access to each other's memories and have been sharing a body for so long, they'll merge into one person.

This would be interesting.


3. Ankh will die/disappear. Eiji and Hina will get together and get married. Years down the road they'll have a baby who is mysteriously blond and has red feathers. They'll name him Ankh.

I like this theory more than anyone would guess I would. I do actually like the Eiji/Hina pairing, since I adore Hina, and do think they'd make a cute couple (and not just because it would make her name Hina Hino). Plus, if Ankh were reincarnated as their baby, then Eiji would canonly love him. =3 However, I don't think this will actually happen.


4. Eiji will do something to keep Ankh around.

Be it sacrificing himself, his power as OOO, or duct-taping the damn core medal back together.


I think that covers all the bases.

And I know it sounds like I'm cheating using both 'Ankh will die' and 'Ankh won't die' as predictions, but I'm allowed to do that. =P


In two more days, we'll find out. You'll know almost as soon as I do, since I'll probably come on here and whine forever about it ASAP.


Aug. 15th, 2011

my best present

What I really wanted for my birthday was for Ankh and Eiji to kiss. >3

What I got was just as good.

Perhaps even better...? )



This series used to be aimed at young boys.



And for further presents, I finally scanned Hero Vision, volume 40 for anyone who wishes to download. It contains articles and pictures from Kamen Rider OOO, Kamen Rider Eternal/Accel, Gokaiger, Goseiger, and Tenimyu. .^_^,V,,


Aug. 14th, 2011

To ME!

This is the song of the day!

I'm sure he's singing to me. .^_^


Jul. 30th, 2011

XD

OW OWW!

That was beautiful.



edit to add -
This has gotten me bad. These two have seriously blasted their way to being my #2 favorite pairing in the world. I adore them so hard.


Jul. 22nd, 2011

OOOOOOOOOOOOOs

They get a duet, therefore are official. ;P
(Ok, obviously the animation is fan-made, but the song really is the characters singing.)


My actual stance is, I don't think Eiji and Ankh are fucking... just yet. But I think it's very very obvious that they want to. Just... neither of them know how to bring it up. Or something gets in the way, or they start fighting or something. Or they're scared.

Now, Date and Gotou, on the other hand, are half a step away from actually being canon. I think they were fucking. But with them it's more squishy, so it's more like they were making love~


So I've downloaded all of Kamen Rider W, which was the series before Os, and have been watching it while waiting for Sunday morning. And I think it's not nearly as good as Os, but I'm starting to get into it.

And then I read some stuff and saw some pictures from the next Kamen Rider series, which will start in September (meaning Os is going to end very, very soon .;____; ), and it looks........ retarded. But I guess I'll give it a try.


This needs to stop.


Jul. 5th, 2011

OOO

So I've been meaning to dork out about this for a while now.


Why I LOVE Kamen Rider OOO, in easy-to-understand pictures. )


/dork