Recently, I watched the Netflix original movie Death Note, and it was not at all what I was expecting. It was a good movie. I won’t say that it is the best movie I have ever seen but I had some really good elements. I loved the cinematography and there wasn’t a lot of spoken exposition like I was expecting. I know that a lot of people hated it. I read the reviews myself. They were full of hate but had no real reasoning for it. The people who actually had reasons for disliking it, other than the fact that it wasn’t word for word out of the manga or anime, had reasoning that I could understand why they felt that way. To me, a live action is not supposed to be exactly like what it is in the source material, especially when it is crossing cultural borders. While watching it, I was completely in the moment and for the most part forgot all about the manga (I haven’t watched the anime yet. Don’t hate me.). If you haven’t watched or read the original Death Note or if you completely separate yourself from the original, you would consider it a decent movie. Not the best, but definitely not the worst. Ryuk and L were definitely the best part of the film no matter what way you see it. Those two made the film.
I know that I haven’t done this for a while, but I felt that it is time to go on another rant. I know that the date is off, but for now on I’m going to write these rants before the day they go up. Just go with it.
This rant, in particular, is about school. I’ve been having a hard time dealing with things recently and need to get these things off my chest.
Firstly, I have a “group” project. Of course, the word group is used very loosely. As of this morning, I have done approximately 20 percent of the project. This project that as of now that I have done practically all of the work on is the creation of an interactive story game. My group has decided to do a memorization type of game where you have to explore one scene to find the clues on how to escape later on.
As of now, I have written and programmed everything that we have as of now. This is a group of four people, and I have kinda-sorta only given one of my group members a pass. He is currently helping some of his friends who are evacuating from the hurricane. But other than that no. Pretty much all of them agree that they are not going to be putting in any work on the weekends, which is ultimately the worse thing ever, especially when they talk about meeting during times when I cannot. Another one of my group members is never in the group chat. It’s through Google Hangout so everyone can see that last message that someone has seen. Lastly, I have a group member that literally says “Just tell me what to do, and I’ll do it,” which is code for “I plan on putting absolutely no initiative into this project and plan on skating by by doing absolutely nothing.” At this point, I don’t have any hope for him.
Outside of that, I have no clue how I’m supposed to get everything done. I have so much to do and so little time. I do as much as possible without pulling my hair out, but I do need time to decompress. I plan on getting hardly any sleep for the rest of the semester. I’m going to need lots of sugar.
Seriously, guys, you have been partially warned in advance. This anime so far is on my list of four animes where the English dub is acceptable to watch for purposes other than making fun of it. But in this case, the original anime is so bad, the original producers told the people who dubbed it to do whatever they wanted. If you haven’t guessed it already, I’m talking about Ghost Stories.
And remember how I said you had been partially warned, well I haven’t told you about what it actually said. Let’s just say, it’s really, really crude. As in, if you get offended at all, this really isn’t for you. Now, I think you have been fully warned.
Strangely enough, once you get past what I was talking about in the previous paragraph, it’s … okay. Just at first the jokes are hilarious, mainly because you aren’t expecting them. But when you hear the jokes, over and over again, because you’re gonna binge watch anime (let’s just face it), it starts to drag on. You get tired of hearing the same jokes being brought up five times an episode, so my suggestion, if you going to watch this, is to not binge watch even though everything in you is telling you to. Just don’t do it. You might enjoy it better. Also, if you get offended in any way, I repeat, DO NOT WATCH THIS. This is your final warning; do not blame me if you continue on. But if you are gonna watch, be prepared for a few jokes that are going to make you pause the episode, so that you hear what’s going on over your loud laughter to only be repeated a couple of times.
Although the title of this post will make sense after you watch Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda (boy, I hope I spelled that correctly) or The Anthem of the Heart is an absolutely heart-wrenching watch. It was absolutely beautiful to watch. I watched this movie with some of my friends and we were talking about it for about half an hour about how amazing it was. About our favorite characters, the characters we hated with all of the passion we could muster. Yes, the movie takes a little to get going, but once it goes… Sometime soon, I do want to watch it again, without people’s heads in the way. But always remember scrambled eggs.
I really want to tell you guys more, but I fell like if I say anything, it would be a spoiler. Technically the title is a spoiler, but it doesn’t make any sense unless you get to the point where it actually comes up. Also, don’t read the synopsis on MAL; just trust me on this.
Let’s start this by saying happy two year anniversary. It’s been two years since my very first post on this website. Though I do sometimes post few and far in between, but I do end up back here. But on with everything else.
Today was a long day. Not because I had a lot of things to do, but because I was just completely done with this week since Monday. I just had so much to do. That homework that I mentioned yesterday, barely got it done. I made sure to get at least 50% on all of the assignments before giving up and doing something else. I also barely slept last night, so it is sheer will-power that is keeping me up so that I can do this. That, and I haven’t really done something review wise in a while, and I really need to.
I’m a terrible person, but the Volume 4 finale of RWBY coming out tomorrow, I might have some things to say, probably including squealing. If you don’t know what RWBY is, you can click here for a short-ish blurb about some of the basis. Also, be warned in advance, there will probably be spoilers in the new post, but I will also renotify you of that. Somehow… I’ll figure that out later, but it will probably come out Monday if nothing happens before then.
I also have stuff to do because instead of doing work, like I should have been doing, I’ve been binge-playing Minecraft. I finally played BedWars on the Hypixel server and loved it. I was horrible at first, still kinda am, but I had loads of fun playing it. Would totally recommend. Maybe you will see me on there one day. No promises, though. College is still a thing. But I did get a 95% on my Physics test. Was pretty proud of myself and Minecraft is usually my reward for getting through the week. I also plan on live streaming Minecraft over the summer once I figure something out. Really hope that works.Maybe some videos may come out. Nothing solid planned yet. Crossing my fingers that it all works out. But until next time…
And for the future, I plan on live streaming Minecraft over the summer once I figure something out. Really hope that works.Maybe some videos may come out. Nothing solid planned yet as my laptop isn’t the best at processing lots of things at one time. (Me and my hundreds of tabs know this well.) Crossing my fingers that it all works out. But until next time…
What a show with absolutely no plot but is amazing at the same time? Watch Sakamoto desu ga? (There is a question mark in the title. That sentence weirds me out.) Sakamoto is the coolest guy in school by doing things that are not completely normal. Each episode is a two in one deal, including a special that has you questioning why, but an enjoyable experience none the less. You are also rooting for this kid, even though you don’t have to because he just does everything so cool.
P.S.: NateWantsToBattle did an English cover of the opening and it is AMAZING!
I have watched the entirely of Itazura Na Kiss for what has to be the fifth time. And I am still loving it. It is the stereotypical love story between an intellectually-challenged girl and an emotionally stunted boy. You know, the usual. Except in this one, you actually see them through their life, separate and together as this anime takes them through high school, college and their adult working life. It’s girly, but I very much enjoyed it, and maybe you will too.