elementalhero: NO PANTS (ξgx | shall we take this duel elsewhere)
God, if I could just pick up everyone on my flist and drop them into GX fandom, I'd do it in a heartbeat. This show, I swear to god, is just so much fun to be a fan of. It's not even that the plot is stellar (which it isn't), or that the characters are amazing (which THEY ARE); it's just that talking about the wacky plot and the fantastic characters is just. It's just so much fun.

Like, I spent about two hours last night rescreening a couple of episodes from my favorite part of season three, and just raving with one of my plurk/RP/GX fandom buddies about them. There were gifs and screams and squeals. It made me feel a lot better after previously having an emo rant earlier in the evening. I mean, first it was the fact that the voice-acting in the subs is about 117% better than in the dubs, and then it was O'Brien's legendary gaydar, and then it was speculation on the nature of the world-building in season three and beyond, and then it was endless screaming upon finding out that the dub had neglected to mention some of the more horror-inducingly awful deeds that Our Protagonist commits in this season, and then. I just. oh my god you guys. I want to share this fandom with everyone in the world ;~~~~~~~~~;

But I know not everything is everyone else's thing, too, you know? Like, I've tried to get into fandoms that others on my flist will spend posts and posts raving about, and just not been interested, even though I want to be. I know it goes both ways. But still. ;;

Have you guys ever had a fandom like that? Where it isn't very popular, or very well-regarded, but it just grabs you in some way, and you want everyone to know about it the way you do?

Star Driver

Apr. 2nd, 2011 11:24 pm
elementalhero: NO PANTS (ξsd | foooooood)
I have been speed-watching all the Star Driver that I have neglected to watch, because the SERIES FINALE is tomorrow and I am way behind! I've gotten up to Episode 21, and unfortunately I have to stop because I have to get up super super early tomorrow (urge to murder Bio prof: rising). I am now caught up to Episode 21, meaning I have three left to watch before 25, which I will probably try to watch tomorrow.

spoilers below cut )

hnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngh
elementalhero: NO PANTS (ξat | *________*)
Okay, so at least Star Driver has some dignity as an anime. Yeah, sure, it's a Magical Girl anime disguised as a mecha anime where the mechas are run by the users' sex drives and the main character saves his rival from predatory lolis with the power of his intense gayness, but you can actually read shit into it and stuff. There is at least the pretense of some sort of faint dignity buried underneath the sparkles and rainbows.

Which, of course, apparently Cannot Happen to me.

Which appears to be why I have suddenly become a fan of Yu-Gi-Oh GX.


Not the original series, mind (not that I'm not a casual fan anyway). That would be too dignified. I mean GX.

explained by several Plurk excerpts which are unfortunately difficult to read )

And then I just said "hell with it" and began planning out how long it would take me to watch the entire series.







sob.
elementalhero: NO PANTS (ξtwewy | wake up; leave your hesitation)
I don't think I've ever tried to do this kind of thing before, so no time like the present. I want your TWEWY recs, flist! Rec me authors, individual fics, fanartists, whoever! I AM BURNING UP WITH INTENSITY IN THIS FANDOM RIGHT NOW. I'm probably going to end up writing all kinds of shit in this fandom, I can already tell. Not since Naruto has a fandom actually compelled me to descend into the Pit to sift for gold down there. IT'S SERIOUS.

In exchange, here are some fics I found myself:

Chapters, by Azalee: ooohhhh my god, this fic. Okay. I am a sucker for "video game novelization" fanfictions, especially when they're really good and they incorporate elements of gameplay mechanics into the real world without seeming clunky or obvious. But I found this in the TV Tropes fic recs section (yeah, I know, right) and I was like, "yeah, okay" when I read the summary.

Basically, this fic is not a novelization of the game itself, but of the post-game. This fic details Neku's feelings upon discovering the "Chapters" app in his phone and being forced to relive his previous Games. And if you are rolling your eyes, going "cool Peggy Sue, bro," that's exactly what I did.

BUT NO. IT'S AMAZING. IT IS MAGICAL. IT IS. SO. INCREDIBLE. The prose is gorgeous; my suspension of disbelief was maintained despite me going in with a severe case of e____e; and most importantly, Neku is just absolutely heartbreaking. I was in tears at several points: most notably at the end of Shiki's Week, day 2 (you know the one ;m;). His interactions with everyone, especially Shiki and Joshua, are HEARTWRENCHING, because he can't do anything different from the way it happened, so all the emotional tension effectively arises from Neku's internal monologue as he sees himself the way he used to be. Ugh, god, I told myself I wouldn't write walls of effusive praise about this fic and I did. Dang it.

Best Seller, by Umi no Kanshisha: It's just silly crack, nothing heavy. The author's got a lot of one-shots ranging from cute to dramatic, they're nice for a quick pick-me-up. I sound like I'm recommending diners, jeez.

Other than some miscellaneous okayish oneshots, I don't have anything else to offer. THAT'S WHERE YOU GUYS COME IN. REC ME SHIT. REC ME ALL THE THINGS.

EDIT: Also, this fic by [livejournal.com profile] kay_willow is, of course, absofantasmarvelazing, as are all her magnificent works. Focuses on possible Joshua backstory, and it's so good I might have to import it directly into my headcanon.

Also also, apparently Tycho of Penny Arcade fame really loved this game back in '08:

"I really feel as though The World Ends With You has bored out my consciousness, widened it, that I might have room to store the concepts it presents. It's made me a kind of host organism for its glory, and in the proud tradition of host organisms I'm here to pass on my writhing payload." lmao I love this guy's absurd prose. /wipes away a single tear of joy. He adds, "There isn't time here to talk about the game's bizarre yet deeply groovy approach to two screen combat, or its sparkling, gloom-banishing soundtrack, or its omnipresent supernatural art. it's a game you can attempt to contain linguistically, but in the end you just sort of gesture toward the closest games retailer. I don't mean to be such a discount swami, but the game itself argues a very strong case." YES.
elementalhero: NO PANTS (Sasuke [Naburo!])
THE CHARACTER ASSOCIATION MEME



lol I have a terrible feeling about who most of my flist associates me with anyway OTL OTL OTL OTL
elementalhero: NO PANTS (Bandit Keith [in america])
Meme ganked from half my flist:

Name a fandom and I'll tell you:

1. The first character I fell in love with:
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now:
3. The character everyone else loves that I don’t:
4. The character I love that everyone else hates:
5. The character I would shag anytime:
6. The character I'd want to be like:
7. The character I'd slap:
8. A pairing that I love:
9. A pairing that I despise:
10. Favorite character:
11. What are my five favorite things about the fandom.
12. What are my five least favorite things about the fandom.
13. Who are my five favorite characters.
14. Who are my five least favorite characters.
15. What are my five favorite pairings.
16. What are my five least favorite pairings.
17. Which character are you most like.
18. What is my deep, dark fandom secret.

Meme, idek

Nov. 25th, 2009 11:06 am
elementalhero: NO PANTS (A Goofy Movie [fine art])
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] sub_textual:

1) Post a list of up to 20 books/movies/anime/TV shows/video games/bands that you've had an obsessive fannish love or interest in at some time in your life.
2) Have your f-list guess your favorite character/member from each item.
3) When someone guesses correctly, strike through the item and put the name of your favorite character next to it.


1. Naruto Itachi Uchiha, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] angelis_ignis and [livejournal.com profile] sub_textual
2. Kingdom Hearts Riku, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] digthenym
3. Bleach (it did say "at some time in your life") Tatsuki, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] digthenym
4. Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda
5. Pokemon Special Ruby, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] angelis_ignis
6. Harry Potter Hermione, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] angelis_ignis
7. Danny Phantom Jazz, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] digthenym
8. Code Geass LELOUCH, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] sub_textual
9. House, M.D. (I used to love this show) Dr. Gregory House, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] ironyaficionado and [livejournal.com profile] sub_textual
10. Ouran High School Host Club Nekozawa, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] and_sparks_fly
11. Okami
12. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Vincent, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] sub_textual
13. Nabari no Ou Raikou, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] and_sparks_fly
14. Gentleman's Alliance +
15. Tamburlaine the Great (DOES ANYONE ON MY FLIST READ MARLOWE?) Tamburlaine, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] sub_textual
16. Jak and Daxter
17. The Matrix
18. Star Wars Expanded Universe MARA JADE SKYWALKER, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] digthenym
19. Full Metal Panic!
20. Fullmetal Alchemist Ling Yao, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] angelis_ignis

A meme!

Nov. 8th, 2009 07:17 pm
elementalhero: NO PANTS (Sasuke [OMG])
:D

Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] redbrunja and [livejournal.com profile] the_sun_is_up:

Summarize 10 of your fandoms in one sentence, then see who on your friends list can guess each fandom.

1. Take beloved childhood memories and angsty teenaged bishies; blend on high until sparkly. Kingdom Hearts,guessed by [livejournal.com profile] tafkae

2. You come for the magical creature fights and stay for the all-too-human protagonists. Pokemon, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] tafkae

3. A story about a messianic ninja and his angsty dark-haired (lover) rival. Nabari no Ou, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] jaderhade

4. You would think, given this show's subject matter, there would be more debauchery and less cute. Ouran High School Host Club, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] the_sun_is_up and [livejournal.com profile] jaderhade

5. What happens when Death Note and Full Metal Panic! get drunk, do some drugs and make some bad decisions. Code Geass, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] tafkae

6. You would never think it started off as a show about ghosts. Bleach, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] the_sun_is_up

7. Ghostbusters meets Spider-man, and it's surprisingly fantastic.

8. But...he makes sewing, cooking, and cleaning so MANLY! Otomen, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] ivy_chan

9. ~Wheeeeeen theeeee moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's a plot poiiiiiiint~ Naruto, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] the_sun_is_up

10. No human can draw a perfect circle, but we can try to break them. Fullmetal Alchemist, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] the_sun_is_up
elementalhero: NO PANTS (Karin [heck yes])
Okay. I was supposed to be writing a paper tonight, but ended up finishing the GSC arc of Pokemon Special. (Doing the paper over break now, I guess. :/ I knew this would happen.)

Basically, this manga is everything that any manga should ever be in terms of awesomeness and plot twists and cuteness and GENDER DYNAMICS and SHIPPING and HDKJSHDSJKFSHJAKF HOLY GOD WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE--

Large crappy-quality manga scans and capslocky flailing under cut. )

This manga is intended for consumption by young kids. Probably primarily boys, who were the original demographic.

You can't tell me that you can't put great gender dynamics and plot twists that make sense into manga aimed at young boys. You can't. I can't believe you anymore. Not after this. This is a demographic aimed a few years younger than Shounen Jump, the formative years.

If Pokemon can do it, you can do it.

Your move, Jump artists.
elementalhero: NO PANTS (Yu Gi Oh Abridged [the only movie])
It's not wangst! I swear! I have plenty of time to do it! I'd just kind of wanted to be farther along today than I ended up being.

In real news, I have become utterly addicted to Pokemon Special, and I'd like to share a picspam of fail with you! 8D

LJ-CUT! I CHOOSE YOU! )

More picspams as I get farther into the manga! I HOPE LANCE SHOWS UP AGAIN AT SOME POINT ;_;
elementalhero: NO PANTS (Team Hawk [orgy?])
I apologize for the spam of the past few days, but THESE ARE THINGS THAT I HAVE TO SHARE WITH YOU, MY WONDERFUL F-LIST!

VISUAL AND AUDITORY NUMMIES UNDER CUT )

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