Friday, April 25, 2014

A little DIY seven

I didn't know making friendship bracelets, and other kinds of bracelets as well, was so friking easy.
It's basically just different types of knots, some string (could be any type too) and whatever else you choose to adorn it with if you want to get fancy. I had buttons, a little plastic ball and translucent beads. So easy.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Manga rant.

I just finished reading Yankie-kun to Megane-chan.

WTF? Seriously? Are you kidding me? Tell me you're joking, mangaka-sensei, tell me- what? It's not a joke, that was really the ending? That piece of cra- OMG, I hate you now... they say the series got axed because of low ratings... you know what? That's still no excuse. That is one of the most disappointing endings I've ever read, and there has been some doozies...
I liked this manga so much, it was so funny, then I saw how it got serious with hana-chan's "mysterious family drama" (not mysterious at all, one could tell from a mile away they were yakuza) but I had faith in you, sensei, I foolishly thought if anyone could make this still-funny-in-highschool-and-lighthearted it's you, but nooooo, you had to have hana-chan suddenly disappear, like she's not a central character to the story. I really felt her absence. The rest of the gang went about with their lifes... shinagawa became a highschool teacher at Monshiro high... and then hana reappears... as a 22 year-old student, urging shinagawa to go to the friking field trip with his class? WHAT?
Some say it was so impossible it felt like a hallucination shinagawa had, that hana-chan never came back. I would accept that, as sad and horrible as it sounds, because it would be better.
But according to interviews, she did go back to highschool in the end, because she never graduated, never went to uni (how in the hell would she get accepted at Tono uni without actually graduating highschool?), and you expect me to believe the corresponding authorities would let her go to school again with actual teenagers like nothing happened? Like she's not a grow-ass woman? I don't know how things like that work in real life Japan, but I really don't think they would let adults who never finished schooling go back to study with the current youths. And yes, I realize this is a manga, therefore fantasy but come on!
Ugh. Now I wished I had known beforehand about this before starting to read your next manga, Yamada-kun and the 7 Witches... because I'm really nervous, you made me doubt you, sensei, and I can feel how you're dragging this series along because it got popular... which makes me believe you let yourself be bullied by the manga industry demands, by money, and your artistic views and your stories be damned... right? You make me love your work... only to slap my face with mediocrity in the end? Is that what's going to happen with Yamada-kun too?

Sorry about this, but I had to rant somewhere.

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