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Hello and welcome to my blog.  I am…or rather my profile name is ‘Who am I’ (because anonymity is cool).  So if you want to talk to me…I guess you could call me ‘WAI’ for short.  Or ‘Y’.  Yeah, call me Y.

So on this blog, I won’t be doing anything in particular…I do have a tendency to write rather long reviews on anime. Not for school or money either. I do it cause I think it’s fun.

Weird write? I mean ‘right’? Why would someone write so much about anime!?

But other than anime reviews and stuffs like that, I also talk about books at times, and sometimes write poems or stories! Feel free to leave a comment if you want to!

Here is a list of all the anime I have watched so far btw, and approximately how much I enjoyed them.

Tokyo Ghoul:re Season 2 First Impressions!

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Is it even possible to mess it up that badly.

Really. I really want to know, how you can take a perfectly awesome manga and adapt it so terribly.

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As you might have inferred, I am not happy with the current state of TG:re. I turned a blind eye to the first season that aired in Spring….but hohoho….this first episode is not something even a dedicated fan of Tokyo Ghoul can defend.

I read the manga, and I still had trouble understanding what was going on.

They basically completely skipped the siege on Aogiri Tree, which means a lot of cool fights were missed. Then the anime tried to clear five to six chapters in a single freaking episode. The result is that Kaneki’s characterization and personality is so inconsistent and a complete mess, and unsatisfactory exposition is dumped into most of the episode.

A bunch of people said things purely so that the watcher would be able to sort-of-not-really understand what was going on.

Ugh. Well, I just hope that the anime goes a little bit slower from now on.

The only decent scenes were the ones with Takatsuki Sen in them.

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Other than the things I ranted about, the other aspects are okay. The art is pretty decent, same with the voices.

But man. I’m really bummed about this anime adaption.

WhoAmI, disappointed Tokyo Ghoul fan, signing off.

SAO: Alicization First Impressions/Comparison to LN!!

Ohh, boy, I must admit I’m feeling suuuuper hyped right now! Minna-san, I just finished watching the premier episode long overdue season of Sword Art Online, adapting the “Alicization: Beginning” novel, and I must say, it definitely surpassed my expectations as a person who has already gone ahead and read part of the “Project Alicization” light novels. But don’t worry, I won’t spoil anything in this post, but there will be spoilers for the first episode, so watch the episode before reading this review!

Which were quite awful to be honest. The author’s really bad at balancing exposition with action. I dropped it at around the fourth Alicization novel I believe. I wouldn’t recommend reading them.

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However, the first episode of the anime really changed my initial expectations of this new season. The anime took the light novel content and made it so much more exciting and dramatic than I thought it would be! Now I’m really hyped for this new season.

Before I review this first episode, I just want to say that I hope you’re having a great Thanksgiving! It’s great to have a holiday, isn’t it? No school! No work! More anime! Yey!

Continue reading “SAO: Alicization First Impressions/Comparison to LN!!”

Fairy Tail (2018) First Impressions!

Finally. I’ve been waiting THREE FREAKING YEARS!!!

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FREAKING THREE YEARS DAMMIT. GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT LUCY!

Anyways, we’ve finally gotten more Fairy Tail anime! Yay!

This episode was so mediocre that I couldn’t help but smile. It’s just how I remember Fairy Tail.

Natsu gets to show off his new strengths, we get to see Wendy sing a pop-idol song, and that’s basically it. There’s a bit of character drama, which would be worrying if I still remembered the characters enough to care about them. Sadly, THREE FREAKING YEARS does things to your memory :(. A few minor characters pop-up here and there, but I pretty much don’t remember who they are, so…

I guess we’re off to a pretty bad start for the kickoff episode to the final season to Fairy Tail!

The art is also pretty low quality. As expected!

The music is still really awesome though. I love the main theme. I shall learn it on the flute!

But that’s okay because I expected it anyway! Despite all this, I will still continue watching, because Fairy Tail was somehow my favourite anime once upon a time!

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WhoAmI, signing off!

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Book Review)

It’s been sooooo long since I last reviewed a book! But today, I bring you another book review, this time on one of the classics: Fahrenheit 451!

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Synopsis:
Guy Montag is a fireman, and a fireman’s job, for as long as he’s known, has been to burn any and all books. He has never questioned the nature of the world he lives in; a world of quick, non-stop excitement, where the windy, thoughtful nature of books have no place in society. But when he meets strange, young Clarisse McClellan, he begins to doubt himself.

Review

I want to start out by saying that I liked it.

If you don’t understand the significance of those three words, I shall give you a hint: It’s a Dystopian story.

That’s right! I enjoyed a book about a dystopian society! Wow! When has that ever happened? Definitely not with Divergent or Hunger Games, that’s for sure!

Fahrenheit 451’s strongest points were the character’s respective philosophies and the heavy use of beautiful, heavily metaphorical descriptions, the kind of descriptions you only find in classics nowadays.

It also, strangely, made it’s dystopian society really work. With a dystopian society built on the premise that “possessing books is illegal”, I really thought it would be a really stupid story littered with plot-holes and conveniences, but Ray Bradbury really made it work. I didn’t feel like there was anything glaring that ruined my enjoyment of the book.

I also don’t really have anything to criticize about the book. Ray Bradbury conveys his message well and clearly, his philosophies are impeccably described, his characters well crafted, and his descriptions undeniably wonderful.

It’s also a pretty quick read. The story is only about a hundred and fifty pages or so, and though that is usually a bit short for my taste, I’m especially glad that the author ended the story where he did.

All in all, this book really opened my eyes to the world of classical literature (Well so did War & Peace, but that’s a different case), and I heavily encourage you to read it, if you haven’t already.

Rating: 10/10

This book didn’t resonate strongly with me or anything, but I feel like it was a solid piece of literature. I couldn’t find anything wrong with it anyway.

WhoAmI, the pleased book reviewer, signing off!

My Ascension to the Realm Where 60% of All Anime Take Place (Highschool)

Hey, it’s been quite a loooong week, wouldn’t you agree?

Since reaching the realm in which I had only envisioned in the world of anime, I have learned a lot of things. Academic stuff and non-academic stuff, like Latin, how to deal with homework, communism, and that anime basically makes no friends.

Where to start?

Well, first off, my school teaches Latin, which is pretty fun to learn! There’s a lot of homework though. I don’t know a lot of Latin yet, but I know a few words. The infinitive of “sing” is a pretty nice sounding word: Cantare. Latin is also helpful in the way that it helps expand my English vocabulary as well, since about 60% of English is derived from Latin. A cool fact about English is that it was originally derived from Germanic (an old form of German), but nowadays less than 25% of English words are actually from Germanic.

My school also teaches Ancient Greek, but I’m not allowed to take that until I’ve taken one year of Latin.


Now, let’s talk about homework, aka the reason why I can only post once a week.

I don’t want to sound too much like those high school students who just complain about too much homework when they haven’t experienced University yet, sooooo…

Enough said, let’s move on.


Communism. Back in middle school, I always looked upon communism as something the other guys joked about, as if it were a meme. Me, being edgy, didn’t care about memes or screaming or fitting in or having friends, so I basically ignored it. But now, communism is the one thing that actually made me like history. Before high school, history was a dumb, useless subject where we learned about Canadian history (which is drier than sandpaper). But communism changed everything. Now, history is fun!
We’re learning about Joseph Stalin next class, which I am looking forward to hehe.

On an unrelated note, there my science class is…not very great because of the teacher. She’s a new teacher, and you can see that because she’s pretty bad at organizing the labs, tries to fit waay too much content into a single class (resulting in a large influx of—you guessed it, homework), and then attempts to humiliate anyone who doesn’t do something properly when it’s her fault in the first place.

Well she’s not that bad, but my entire class kinda hates her.

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Anime makes no friends.

I should’ve been expecting that.


Alright, so that’s basically the past few weeks of school for me!

It’s been quite difficult balancing homework and school stuff with playing video games and watching anime, so difficult in fact that my schedule is packed. I am aiming to get an anime review, or a book review out next week, so maybe look forward to that!

WhoAmI, the busy high school student, signing off!

Last Bubble

One, two, three.
Surface. Breathe.
One, two, three.
Surface. Breathe.

Each stroke:
Faster.
Every breath:
Greedier.

One, two, three—
Surface, breathe,
One, two, three—
Surface, breathe.

My heartbeat:
Quicker.
My body:
Wearier.

One-two-three
Surface-breathe,
Faster!
One-two-three-surface-breathe!

When can I take
The next breath
Of air?

Soon. Keep going.

One. Two. Three.
Surface. Breathe.
It feels like an eternity,
Constricted in this water.

You’re slowing down. Pick up the pace.

One-two-three,
Surface, breathe.
How much farther
Must I crawl?

…Keep moving.

One….Two….Three!
Surface…breathe!
My goggles, they’re foggy.
The air tastes sharp.

Do you want to keep going?

One…two…
Three.
I can’t…

Just breathe.


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WhoAmI? – One Year Of Blogging!

Wow guys! I’ve actually been blogging for a WHOLE YEAR (and a bit) now!

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Happy birthday to my blog!

Whew! It’s really been one great year, honestly. When I first started this blog, I was really new to all this blogging stuff.

Well actually that’s a lie. I actually had another blog for a year, using Blogger, but when I saw how much better WordPress looked I transferred over here. I didn’t really do much on my old blog either.

But anyways, when I first started blogging, I was pretty bad at it.

Correction: I was worse than I am now.

I’m still developing the way I write towards an audience, you see. I’ve never actually done much of this kind of writing, ever, so essentially blogging has really improved my writing and communication skills. Writing to entertain an audience is something I’m still trying to get the hang of, though, but I’m sure I’ll get better.

Over the course of this year, I’ve improved the way I review anime and the way I analyze stories. I’ve also learned more on how to make my posts more interesting and appealing. I’m truly glad that I decided to blog.

I’m also very thankful that I got the chance to find some other very interesting bloggers. I learn so much from reading other people’s blog posts!

Anyways, enough of that. Let’s talk about the future of this blog!

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“No one knows what the future holds. That’s why it’s potential is infinite.” —Hououin Kyouma

I DO intend to continue blogging. However, I’ve just recently started going to the place where 50% of anime take place (aka high school), and even though it’s only been a few days since it started, I already know I’m going to be drowning in homework (and crowded hallways) by the time school really gets going. So, I’ll still try to blog regularly, but I might be a bit slower than usual!

So if I don’t post one week, don’t worry, because it’s not because I’m dead. Probably.

Probably.

Anyways, I look forward to blogging more, expanding my dominion my reader-base, and reading more of all of your amazing blog posts too!

WhoAmI, the proud, young blogger, signing off!

P.S. I wanted a cool, consistent way to end my posts from now on, so that’s what the “signing off” was all about. Hehe.