ANN Review of R1 Nanoha boxset

16 12 2008

Bwahahaha!
ANN reviewed the MGLN R1 release here. Fans of the show will probably go “OMG RAGE RAGE RAGE” while non-fans will probably go “OMG What kind of sick crap is this show?!”.

The discussion thread arising from this article was pretty much the funniest part of the entire thing. Lots of arguing and whatnot, but it effectively got ended by this user review, and BAM, not two pages later, Zac(not Efron) locks it. XD

Personally I thought the reviewer for ANN was overly harsh in this supposedly impartial review for the Nanoha boxset.

Add to that his skin-crawling lolicon fan-service—which includes a brutal whipping in which eight-year-old Fate’s clothes are flayed from her body as she hangs trussed from a rope—and the series is pretty grim going.

That’s just sick, I mean, who the hell goes “YAY FATE ABUSE FOR MY S&M JOLLIES FAP FAP FAP FAP”? Everyone whom I know has watched Nanoha(and I know of quite a lot of them) have all thought Precia was a right bitch and couldn’t wait for her to be killed. I sure did.

And I’m pretty sure none of them thought of the scene as mere fan-service, but more of a scene which furthers the plot and gives viewers more insight into what exactly Fate’s motivations for collecting the Jewel Seeds are.

This is also pretty much the only scene that has such child abuse in the series, so I don’t get how the going is grim either. Of course, episodes 10 to 12 are pretty harsh, but not on that level. Not to mention the transformations, which I skip over every time too.

I also saw a clip(spoilers for Ep 12) kindly uploaded by Fate’s English VA(Jennifer Alyx) and thought the voice cast was not that bad. Stick through the first 50 seconds, and you’ll hear why I thought so, around 00:58. Of course, people actually saying Fate instead of Feito(-chan!) feels weird to me, it’s rather good for a dub.

And here’s an abrupt ending to this post, because I’ve said everything I thought of in response to the review and my personal opinion of the dub. XD

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RightStuf is made of awesome

14 12 2008

I’m just going, “HOLY FUCK!” after seeing the prices in the Bargain Bin.

For example, Mai HiMe DVDs. I posted about the Christmas special on the DVDs last year, but this year just blows it out of the water at around USD$3 per DVD.

Of course, these prices mean that most are sold out, but damn. It’s seriously cheap.

I continue to bemoan the lack of a credit card.





Maria-sama ga Miteru DVD

4 07 2008

I posted about Right Stuf having licensed it a while back in the Crunchyroll post, but is anybody actually pre-ordering it?

If so, are there any alternative websites that also offer it under pre-order and which is payable by Paypal?

I’ve tried Deepdiscounts, Amazon, and Rightstuf but they don’t accept Paypal.

I’ve also looked at eBay, but when the shipping price is around 70% of the asking price, it’s just crazy.

And people wonder I have to torrent…





Chuang Yi Bazaar ’07

26 11 2007

Headed over to the Bazaar yesterday with armed with more than two hundred dollars, and all I have left now is $42.20.

I R NOT FREELOADER, ODEX. I R JUST CHEAPO.

I had a hard time navigating the area though, since I haven’t been to Bukit Merah in around five years or so, the last time being to visit the library there for a much coveted book(at that time).

Anyway, on with the list of purchases.

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Paypal Fraudulent E-mails

17 11 2007

I checked my inbox, cleared up some spam and received a scam letter. Now, I regularly get legitimate e-mails from Paypal, so I don’t really think twice about clicking on the links inside.

This time, it was different.

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Shipment arrived at the door ^.^

1 09 2007

*Does the happy dance even though I’m broke for the next month or so*

And the packaging is so much better than the ones you see at Comics Connection!

Major beef though, lucky the box had Styrofoam + air bubble, or else it would’ve been squashed by the deliveryman trying to squeeze it through the gate. -_-.. Stupid guy..

Pictures, UP!

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