My Otaku Stuff

Over at Dannychoo, everyone's been posting pictures of their rooms and shelves and what not. So here's my scattered collection. I'd say "Hey look, it's a girl's room," but it's not, as I live with my fiancee. These pictures span our bedroom and living room. Just about all of this is mine, with a few (noted) exceptions.

The FF8 scroll belongs to the boy; I was not a fan of the game, and preferred FF7. We can't discuss either at our house as it only leads to vicious arguments. Anyway there's also a FLCL Canti, Atashi and Chii from Chobits, and Kon (Bleach). Also some manga.

Love my plushies. ^_^

Video games...not all of them though. Some of the older ones are scattered throughout the house, and none of the DS/GBA games are there. Some of those (mostly Wii games) belong to my fiancee's son. But a majority of the rest are mine (unless it's an FPS, but isn't Mass Effect).

<3 Kos Mos.

Movies and anime. And my foot. All the anime is mine, and maybe half of the DVDs (the boy and I have very different tastes). That's not all the anime....

There's the rest. Except for Evangelion and Lodoss War, which are out as I've been watching them.

Here's our computer area. The scrolls are Trigun and Cowboy Bebop (and both are mine, as are all of the figures/toys). You can also see my musical theatre stuffed animals from Chicago, Sound of Music and Wicked. Also a large dragon D&D mini, and some other minis for my characters.

My comic book boxes; there's actually four, as there's two you can't see behind there, all piled with books I haven't bagged and labeled yet. And the boy's old roleplaying books.

Bookshelf with manga, comic trades, books, and some figures and plushies.

There's DVDs, games and manga volumes missing here and there, that are either lying around the house, being borrowed out, or in a box somewhere. But that's basically everything.


Skip Beat Anime

The Anime News Network has just announced that Pony Canyon has...announced...that they will be making a Skip Beat! anime for this fall, based on Yoshiki Nakamura's manga of the same name. It will be animated by Hal Film Maker and directed by Kiyoko Sayama.



Notes on the 2008 Tony Awards

Where was Stephen Sondheim? The guy got a lifetime achievement award and didn't show up. Or couldn't. He had two (revived) shows swimming in nominations too.

How old is Liza Minelli anyway? Good gracious.... An icon she is, but looking well she is not. Was she wearing like, a jacket over a bra?

Whoopi Goldberg as the Emcee? Really? Why? And those outfits....

The Little Mermaid costumes are still hideous.

Let Patti LuPone TALK. The woman can bring the house down by literally just walking onto a stage. Let her make her damn speech.

Did anyone else break into tears when the original cast of RENT got up there and broke into Seasons of Love? Such a shame that it's closing this year.

Daniel Radcliffe will be adorable forever. I smell a Tony coming his way next year.

License plate tap shoes are really quite inventive, and awesome.

August: Osage County must be an incredible play.

The Tony Awards is the only awards show I've ever seen that actually ends ON TIME. 10 pm on the dot. I think it's because they're theatre people. That shit's like clockwork.

Are there not enough "theatre people" to cover roles that so many television and movie actors have to take over roles? I don't really want to knock them, as some of them are really great, but it just seems like there are more of them than actual theatre actors in shows these days.

I thought skating (as in roller skates) shows died with the 80s, but I was mistaken. At least it's funny (in Xanadu; sorry Ariel, but the heelys don't help the atrocious costume you're wearing).

Loving Mandy's mane, but I didn't recognize him at first. He is seriously awesome.

Clearly Alec Baldwin isn't superstitious; good for him I guess.

The Lion King is still incredibly amazing.

You're Under Arrest vol. 12

Well, I asked for it, and Toukairin and Natsumi are out in full force on this disc, which is solely devoted to building their relationship. And I have to say that this is the fastest moving relationship I've ever seen in any anime ever made. 4 episodes cover pretty much the entire thing; if Miyuki and Nakajima's relationship moved even a 10th of this speed it would actually be interesting. Disc 12 covers episodes 45-48: "A Summer's Day Together," "Toukairin's Challenge," "The Time Limit," and "The End of Summer."

A Summer's Day Together:
Oshou has something he needs delivered to his mother who lives out of town (in what looks like a small farming town). Natsumi and Miyuki, who have the day off, agree to make the delivery. Toukairin shows up while they're visiting Oshou. He seems to be spending a lot of time around Bokuto lately, much to the consternation of the police officers there (who are as clueless as a thumb tack), and keeps showing up around Natsumi. On their way to visit Oshou's mother, he shows up again, riding his bicycle (which he manages to ride at inhuman speeds) with the correct item of delivery, and goes along with them. While Miyuki helps put a meal together, Natsumi and Toukairin set off together to shop for extra food so they don't clear out the little old lady's entire kitchen with their endless appetites. Toukairin shares a little of his past with Natsumi, which only confuses her, then they get caught in the rain together and share a couple of very cute moments. Progress has been made!

Toukairin's Challenge:
A young kendo student gets beaten by a female student and decides he's going to quit kendo all together. Toukairin overhears and challenges the boy and his friends to become stronger. He decides to train them in his own way, and takes them fishing and plays baseball with them (or well, they're throwing baseballs around at least). Meanwhile Natsumi discovers that the reason the young boy was so upset is because he has a crush on the girl who beat him (and she likes him as well). She works with Toukairin to hook the kiddies up by having them attend a traffic safety program at the station.

The Time Limit:
A huge accident has occurred inside a tunnel, involving a pretty ridiculous amount of cars. The rescue workers on the scene enlist the help of Bokuto station to control the flow of traffic around the area, and someone has specifically requested Miyuki and Natsumi for help at the scene of the accident. Guess who? The girls and Toukairin work with the other rescue workers to pull all of the people out of their cars and lead them to safety before all the leaking fuel in the tunnel bursts into flame. They're about to celebrate everyone's safe return when an injured mother declares that her small son was sleeping in the back seat of her car and has not been brought from the tunnel. Toukairin and Natsumi rush inside in a race against time to find and rescue the small boy. Faced with imminent danger, Toukairin finally declares that he cares for Natsumi.

The End of Summer:
Toukairin has been called away from Bokuto (where he has been helping train the officers in rescue methods) to the Himalayas. The station decides to throw him a farewell party. Everyone becomes worried when Natsumi doesn't show up. She didn't take the news of his departure to well. When she finally does show up, hours late, Toukairin, who had stayed to wait for her, invites her out for a night of drinking. They end their evening with one final arm wrestling match, to settle the score, and Natsumi finally beats him. The next day Natsumi goes back to work, and Toukairin heads to the airport. At the last minute, Natsumi finally realizes how she really feels for Toukairin, and rushes off from work to catch him before his plane leaves.