I am so excited about the OreImo ending comes out in two days , personally I loved it but that is probably just because I am such a big Kirino fan . Well at least your opinion seems to be better than most other people's who's "girl didn't win" which mainly seemed to be the whole series was shit and was never good anyway.
Yeah, there are some games from the series that I enjoy but for the most part I have just found them middle of the field or below average which really isn't worth my time. I do like the looks of FF15 though, it seems to have changed quite a few things so I might be willing to give it a try and see how it goes. We aren't even going to talk about FF14 and how much of a mess that was . Yeah, although I feel recently that the JRPG market has been a little slow, might be because of the console gen switch coming up.
I have games on the computer, like I have steam and have gotten games on there because there are some genres that just don't work off of the computer. Games like starcraft, total war, civilization, league, etc, just don't work on consoles all that well. I will probably end up getting the PS4 in the long run but I have decided to wait at least a year after their launch to get one. I am content with the current gen I have and there are a bunch of games on this gen that I still need to play so I can wait it out that is for sure.
Yeah, I am going to try and enjoy this season since it looks like, to me at least, that the next season is going to be weaker than the Summer season. Don't get me wrong, there are some shows that have already caught my eye for the Fall season but I don't think there is going to be that many strong shows in it.
Yeah Bus rides aren't that bad at all and 5-6 hours isn't really that bad of a trip, a little lengthy for a weekend stay or so but still very do-able. Yeah, most countries don't know too much about areas outside of their own country. People know where all the big countries are but get into specific areas in a country they aren't from and no one will know what you are talking about. Yes sir, the Boston Bruins, they got so close to winning it all this year :'(, next year, next year . Everyone loves their naps, and yeah bringing your laptop would be a good idea, last year after the cons we usually went back to our friends place and played video games/watched anime.
Hmmm, well being a helpful person is a good thing, yes there are going to be people who are going to try and take advantage of you but you can't let that stop you from helping others. I was like that in high school as well, I have started talking and being a little more sociable since I got to college but I still like just sitting back and listening every so often. Yeah that sounds about right for siblings, yeah love them but at the same time you hate them sort of thing.
Hmm you can go more into it, I am willing to discuss OreImo for hours on end if you so wanted to . Ahh, yeah I remember discussing Saori with you so I thought she was your favorite but that makes sense as well. Yeah, that reaction seems about right, I guess at the early screening of the ending when he rejects her most of the Ruri fans left at that point so being angry seems like the normal response. The story routes in the games are really awesome actually, even if they aren't "canon" i like how they are written by the original author and they all still have the same charm as the actual series. My favorite route in the games is the Kanako route personally.
Yeah that is how I feel about Eita x Masuzu as well, I believe the final novel for this series is coming out soon or already has come out? I don't remember which but I know if not yet it will be soon. I will have to read up on how it all ends cause I still like the series even if the anime was a little bit of a disappointment to me. I understand what you mean about presentation, even a great story presented in a shitty way can come off as a bad story. I feel like the few signs of development/appreciation Kirino shows in the anime are just overlooked because of how few in number they are compared to her being somewhat bitchy.
Yeah I am happy to hear that they are still keeping up with working and making new songs. I am hoping for a screening of the 3rd and final movie in Boston because if their is I am without a doubt getting tickets for it.
I'm at work, well on break, just 2 more hours before I can go home. Since I have time, here's my reply.
It's okay. Whether you were busy or too lazy to reply it's understandable. I'm a really patient and understanding guy so I can picture that things on here or outside the forum have kept your busy from responding. I'm so ready for the final Oreimo ending myself. the ending wasn't good or bad... all I can say is it was "acceptable". Not the best, not the worse, just "acceptable" let's leave it at that...for now.
I can understand if Final Fantasy isn't for you. Lately for the past 4 years I've been steering away from the series because of the awful direction it was going. Final Fantasy XIII as a whole series is just a mess. Since then I've played past FF titles and enjoyed them, but the new ones not so much. Going to give FF-15 a shot, but for now putting my interesting in other JRPG titles such as Tales, Altier, and Persona.
Me too. I've played on consoles all my life and to me it'll feel weird for me to just ship to PC. Don't get me wrong, I love playing games on my PC, but I pretty much just so it for watching and downloading anime (BD ones). I have my PS4 pre-ordered and I will get it, but MS can just blow themselves. I've heard of FTP titles such as League of Legends, but never got the time to get into it because of my console only for gaming mindset.
For Summer Anime 2013, I'm currently following 8-9 shows. The ones I can list off the top of my head are: Monogatari, Sunday without God, Blood Lad, Danga Ronpa, Symphogear, Hyperdimensional Neptunia. The rest are on my profile if you wish to have a look. All and all I'm enjoying Summer 2013 anime, Monogatari is weird, but amusing since it's conversation after conversation that sort of loses it bearing as the flow of it drags on and changes in unnecessary directions.
I don't mind taking the bus really because I take it to get to and from work. I've been using it for a long time so I don't mind a long trip as long as the seats are comfy enough to sleep on. 5-6 "pfft" I can do that no problem. It's fine if you haven't heard of Ottawa because I don't know anything American either. I knew of Boston because, like you, due to the hockey team...Bruins I believe, right? So worries, I will be sure to bring a laptop or an handheld system to past the time, or just sleep. Like Kumin, I like my naps.
In school I was the person people relied on, and I enjoy helping people. People always told it was a bad thing since people could take advantage of me like that. I don't really talk or speak that often, but I do love to listen. The only times I talk is when people talk about things I like or if it's to ask a question. You're lucky. My younger brother and older sister piss me off to no end. I love them, but they just irritate me...I need to move out soon.
It's like I said: The ending wasn't good or bad, just "acceptable". It sort got me scratching my head and got me thinking why did everything happen only to bring about the negative notion surround Kirino and Kyousuke. They meant well, but...still wasn't worth it. I'll get into it, but only if you're willing to listen. No, Saori is my second favourite character. My favourite girl is Kuroneko/Ruri, and the fact that she lost... okay I'll admit it, my heart broke, I teared up, grinded my teeth, rubbed my temple in agitation, I raged (for about 20 minutes, not joking), rolled on the floor cursing Fushimi-sensei, then regained my composure to finish the final volume. To me, the PSP Kuroneko route is canon, enough said!
I don't think you should lose that much hope in the Chiwa x Eita route. To me, Masuzu and Eita's relationship are based off an obligation. It felt more like "since we've gotten ourselves knee deep into this, we might as well go all the way, right?". Writing is good, but presentation is also key because you want to feel like you're bonding with the character and have a good connection in many ways. I didn't mind Kirino's attitude in the anime or novel because it's her staying within the confines of her character. She showed development, but had to be more apparant in some cases. I'm sure the author did that in awkward places just to save face, to keep the consistence of her character.
I heard of that too, but need to look that up. I'm glad that they're returning, but I'm sure it's a new single that isn't in the Second Story album. It was the same with Birthday before Luminous was released and promoted a couple of months later after the albums release. The 3rd Madoka movie is just around the corner, need to keep my eye out for tickets because I sure as hell don't want to miss this.
Well it is my turn to reply now after 2 weeks, I really should reply faster, I am not even doing anything I just always forgot to do it. Anyhow it really was a great series, I am looking forward to the OVA in a couple of weeks to finish up the anime. I am sure there are going to be a lot of people unhappy with the ending but I feel like it was a fitting ending all in all.
Yeah I can understand that about JRPG's and there stories but final fantasy has always seemed like it did it more than other series do. Idk, maybe I just haven't played enough JRPG's and am being overly critical of FF but something about most of them has always bugged me. It is a good game to get into the genre, I will agree with you there. It is kind of like Naruto, the series itself is pretty much average but is great for getting into the medium.
The main reason I have stayed with consoles for so long is because of the fact you can actually own the games that you buy and playing party games which don't really exist on a computer. Now that both next gens will keep that I am sure that I will eventually get one it is just a matter of time and price. PC gaming has its perks, there are a lot of free downloadable games out there like League of Legends and such that you can't play on consoles. Also PC games are usually cheaper because you are only buying the rights to use the game and not the actual game itself. PC and Console both have their drawbacks and benefits.
Okay, I get what you are going for now, and alright, thanks. The Summer line up has actually been surprisingly decent in my opinion. When I first looked at it in the Spring I though the Summer line up would be really shitty but it has turned out to have a few quite enjoyable series. Watamote, Blood Lad, TWGOK, Sunday without god, and Monogatari (although this series is really boring in my opinion). How about you, what are you actually watching now that the season has had some time to it.
Yeah, it might be a little longer on a Bus due to changes, probably around 5-6 hours I would think but still that is not that bad of a trip to make. I have heard of Ottawa, although I won't lie I only have heard of it because of the hockey team they have xD. Yeah, Buses have like WiFi and Outlets on them now so being on a bus like that you can do just about anything you want. Personally, I like sleeping on Bus rides but that is just me.
Yeah, I was kind of the same person except only my friends came to me for help not everyone. I started to make a lot of friends in my Junior/Senior years of high school, I got better at socializing which I am sure is what helped me make friends. I am a only child so I don't know what it is like to have actual siblings, most people I hear say they are annoying to deal with usually so I guess I am kind of glad I am a only child.
That seems like the reaction that most people probably had to the ending, any good ending will usually have that kind of a reaction to it. Of course, although I am not good at starting such topics so I will let you give your opinion first and will follow up on it if you don't mind. I believe you said your favorite girl was Saori right? I might be thinking of someone else but I am pretty sure.
Yeah, I just feel like if he doesn't end up with Chiwa its almost like the story betrayed his character. His whole goal and drive is her and then some random girl comes and blackmails him and he falls in love with her? It just doesn't seem realistic and those kind of developments always bug me. I am actually not that critical of seiyuu's acting usually, even if the voice seems a little off I find it very rare that I am ever actually unhappy with the voice choice for a character. Writing and Directing are probably the most key for me when it comes to a adaptation, what to cut and what to include because that can be a much more important decision then it seems. Hell in Oreimo because of some of the stuff they cut so many people hated Kirino because she seemed like a heartless bitch in the anime compared to the novel where she came off more as a tsundere with a little too much tsun.
I really hope that the 3rd Madoka movie gets a screening in Boston, cause if it does I am without a doubt getting a ticket to go see it. I believe they have announced the name of the song that ClariS is doing for the opening now if I remember correctly?
Yo~ It's me. I can finally reply back to you because I now officially finished reading the final volume of Oreimo. Although I'm sad that the series is now over, I hope, in your spare time, we can discuss our thoughts on the final volume and our respective journeys that we've both experience with this series. Anyway... let me start off where we last talked.
E3 2012 did have interesting games, but Persona 4 Arena was way on my anticipations list that I forgot all about them. JRPG's stories are awkwardly long but it's like watching a long anime except you get to them play them. Final Fantasy is really good to get into the genre since most gamers JRPG starting point was said series. Never considered PC gaming since I've been used to playing on consoles for so long. I might considering if certain games come out for it, but I do play on emulators and such...I suppose that can be PC experience right?
If you're busy and can't reply it's fine. I'm just too busy being engrossed with the summer 2013 anime line up. I have to say: I'm truly impressed. Right now I'm following 8-9 shows right now and totally enjoying them. In other words: Do what you have to do to gets things done on your end. You have your priorities and it's my right to respect them. So take your time and reply back when it's convenient for you.
I see, well I do live near the US border. I think it'll take about 4-5 hours on Greyhound from Ottawa (Which is in Canada and the heart of the nations government) to Boston I believe. Trip doesn't seem that bad just as long as you bring a laptop, handheld game, or something to keep you company. Good to hear our feelings are mutual, in a friendly aspect.
MC from Aku no Hana has been dumb choices in contrast when I was that age. In high school I was the quiet and go to guy. I pretty much hung out with friends, studied in the library, or just waste my days off on the comp or playing games. I'm somewhat similar to Kyousuke from Oreimo in that regard minus I have a younger brother instead of a younger sister... I do have an older sister though, unfortunately.
As for Oreimo...like I said I've read volume 12 translated from start to finish. The volume made my heart race, broke my heart a little in some places, and at the same time really conflicted. The ending during the journey is the reason for this... I will get into this if you're willing to get into a discussion with me on it. Overall I'd give the series an 8.5/10, but at the same time I'll be adding my favourite girl from the series into my "Anime List of Girls That Will Never Get Picked" document. When it comes to pairings I must be cursed or something.
I just see Triple R whenever I see him. Don't converse with him unless if it's a question regarding his work or an anime he watched that I'm interested in. Not that much of a hockey fan so won't see him on that thread.
Chiwa x Eita is my second choice since she's the "drive" that gave the MC a goal only to get sidetracked by a "contract" bound by Masuzu. As for LN or manga adaptations of works I usually make fair judgement on them based on how the seiyuu's captured the characters original context of the adaptation and how the writing and directing aspect will go. Most of the series that air I don't hear of them until I finish the anime itself, some I knnew, but was disappointed by a few of them.
As for the ClariS album. I didn't fully listen to it yet because I've been sidetracked by wanting to know Oreimo's ending, reading tidbits of the novels, plus enjoying and finalizing my picks for Summer 2013. Now with my duties with Oreimo are finished, I can finish listening to Second Story. I'm glad that they're coming back to sing for the 3rd Madoka Movie. Can't wait to see what they have in store for it when it comes out! Plus, the movie screenings are coming to Canada... off to reserve my ticket... when I'm able too of course.
Yeah, well I remember a couple big games from last yeaars E3 like Watch Dogs looks really good to me, but besides that last year was a little slow. I like some JRPGs, I have never been a fan of final fantasy just because it seems to drag on but that is its style I guess. Hmmm if you say so, I only play one fighting game so I can't really say how fighting games in general are in each console. Microsoft might have actually thought what they were doing was a good idea, trying to move consoles in a different direction. Problem was, they were making it like a PC in which case I might as well build a actual Gaming PC that has a wider library, cheaper games, and can do other things on top of it.
It is not a inconvenience at all, I usually just reply when I have the ability to. The delay for a reply was longer this time cause I have been busy with all the 4th of July festivities that have been going on over the last week or so. My family is putting on a firework show tonight so I have had to help get ready for that with planning and set-up so I have been a little more busy which is good in my eyes.
Cool beans . I would like to invite other people that I know from this site, main problem is most of the other people I know well on this site live somewhere in Europe or Western Cost U.S. / Canada which makes it a somewhat expensive trip just to come over for a convention of this size. As do I, As do I .
Yeah, I can never really get into those teenage stories that all basically come about because the teenager makes a series of insane/stupid choices. I can't really relate at all myself, I was the goody-too-shoe so I didn't make too many stupid choices myself.
Well if you want to be spoiled, I will be happy to spoil you . Who do you think he is going to choose? I won't tell you if you are right or wrong, I will just argue with you as if I don't know.
I will have to take a look at his work sometime then, I don't see him that often, I usually see him on the NHL thread.
Reading the light novels is usually a good idea, they usually give the best and most detailed story. Although I have noticed that Manga usually cut out very little from the light novels compared to anime, probably because Manga get a lot more time to run I am guessing. You should read HenNeko if you enjoyed the anime, it is slightly different from the anime, the overall story is mostly the same but a lot of the humor is different.
The main reason I liked Chiwa x Eita is because the pairing between the two makes the most sense. Eita's whole motivation for trying hard in school is to try and help Chiwa, he has the longest history with her, and I think they just look cute together . A Saori fan ha? Not too many of those since she seems to be more of a secondary character in the anime but she is a cool character because of her attitude and such. My favorite character from Oreimo (as my avatar might tell you) is Kirino with Ayase as second I would have to say.
I would assume the thought would scare you but I had to throw that idea out there I felt. Just sitting back and enjoying there good music while supporting them is the best thing a music fan can do . Wooo for early album releases! Let me know how the overall album is when you have a chance!
E3 was good compared to last year. Nothing at last years E3 besides Persona 4 Arena interested me, but The Sony conference was better than expected. I'm a huge Sony fan and I love that console because of the JRPG titles myself. Yeah, I'm a big JRPG fan and have been so the longest time. Got my PS4 pre-ordered and also fighting games feel more "relaxing" to play on Playstation than Xbox. I don't care for MS anymore after the crap they pulled, if they think a 180 will get back to their side well they can just blow themselves as far as I'm concerned. Playstation>Xbox enough said.
It has nothing to do with you being busy all the time. I'm saying whether or not you're busy you don't have to reply if it's a inconvenience for you. I'm just respecting your time and personal space. I don't know what to think because I'm trying to make a compromise with you, but I think you're not understanding what I'm saying here.
No worries. I already started putting money away and keeping a close eye on the convention date. Let's get discussing that whenever the time comes. Is there anyone else on AS you've invited? I still know our friendship will still be great from now until that day. I don't know what you think of me, but I really respect you and I think of you as a friend on here.
Sorry spelling error, I was tired from work that day. Well, the kid from Aku no Hana reaped what he sowed. More like, he planted the seeds himself and let it blossom. He made his choice and at the end of the day he has no one to blame but himself. He had a good girlfriend only to overlook her for the lesser of the two evils.
August until the final episodes. I hope I can hold out until then because I'm sort of anxious to know how it ends. If I can't hold out till then, let's discuss it. I'll let you know personally if I'm ready to listen. I have a "theory" on who Kyosuke chooses and why, but won't go into detail right now.
I don't talk to Triple R much and I see him around here from time to time. I agree since most good fanfiction should have compelling character charm while keeping the flow of the series and characterization they represent intact. It varies from person to person, but the one thing that make a fanfiction good is how natural the characters sound and feel, and a appropriate setting to accommodate that. Triple R is great at doing that.
Some adaptations or the OSM can be better than others if you look and analyze things at its context. I haven't read the the OreShura manga much because I'm trying to read the novels, HenNeko I've seen it around before the anime aired, but didn't take the time to read it. Going for the first girl, huh? I respect that since Chiwa x Eita is my second option, and I personally think that Himeka x Eita could become most unlikely because I think people can see her as a good potential friend similar to how Saori is to Kyosuke from Oreimo. Saori is my second favourite character from Oreimo btw.
I'm just buying my time waiting for more ClariS news to come regarding their plans for anime, events, and music etc. They've just started to get immensely popular so it's best to let them tackle things at their own groove and pace. It's true they could give up music after high school, but such a thought scares because I adore ClariS with all my heart, but if it's something they wish to do I'd 100% support them. I'll wait for news on either they have plans to reveal themselves and how they'll evolve as musician during the lifespan of their career. For now I'll just enjoy their music, artwork, and other things that make them who they are; the awesome pop duo that they are.
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Note: ClariS second album Second Story is out faster than expected. I'm going to have a listen give you a review on it. Just giving you the rundown, have a listen when you're able to. My ears twitch and scream with excitement.
Well E3 was certainly entertaining this year like always, loved how the PS4 kind of just blew the Xbox One away in terms of the actual console. I find it kind of funny that just yesterday the xbox basically went back on everything they said and made it like the old consoles because they knew they were fucked when they started to look at pre-orders for the consoles. If I get a console it will still probably be the PS4, not because I hold a grudge to xbox but just because most JRPG imports I realized only go to playstation now so I think it is time to switch over.
And like I told you, If I didn't want to reply I wouldn't. I had just been busy during that length of time kind of like the amount of time between your reply and this one, it had no other meaning then that. You really shouldn't over think the things that people say sometimes, you seem to almost be analyzing everything I say looking for something that indicates you are disturbing me or annoying me. I have said it a lot but I will say it again, that has not been the case so far and if it becomes the case you will know.
Yeah, that would most likely work the best from what I can tell. Yeah I am sure we can discuss this more around when the time comes, be easier that way because as you said a lot can change in that amount of time between now and then.
I will assume that first "me" is meant to be a no and I would agree with you on that point. He made the decision to go after her and walk the "deviant" path so you really can't feel sympathy for him, maybe pity because of how things turned out but sympathy would be misplaced. Also I am surprised that it is just becoming painful and brutal to watch, I thought the manga was hard enough to read right from the start
Yeah, well at least they announced that they will be doing a worldwide simulcast of the final OVA episodes in August (they said the date, I just forgot it at this moment) and that it will be streaming on CrunchyRoll so we will have a very easy place to watch them .
I have seen Triple R around the forums, never really had a discussion with him on anything but I certainly know that he exists. Yeah, I have read way too many fanfiction where the work changes the overall characters way too much in order to fit the scenario that they want. A good fanfiction should keep the character mostly intact well changing little about them (unless of course you are drastically changing the setting, then you have to compensate for that as well). At least that is how I feel fanfictions should be written.
Yeah, he was okay at the start but eventually just became a tag along piece for the girls. I still enjoy the manga for this series better, its kind of weird, I liked the OreShura manga better then the HenNeko manga, but I like the HenNeko anime better then the OreShura anime (I started reading the two around the same time so I have always associated them together). I am a Chiwa x Eita supporter myself, always felt like those two had the best chemistry together.
Yeah, if they are going to reveal themselves it most likely won't be until after they get out of school in order to get through that part of their lives peacefully. Well in the end it is going to be their decision on how they move forward. For all we know, they could stop making music after they are done with high school to aim for different goals in life, they wouldn't be he first people to do this. As you kind of hinted all, all we can do now is wait and see.
Alright. Now that E3 has slowed down a bit, I can finally reply back to you. I won't go as to say sorry for the late reply, but I think you know where I've been coming from during the past few days. Oh yes, I just pre-ordered my PS4 today at EB Games during my lunch break at work. Now all I have to do is pay it off bit by bit and it's all mine!
Alrighty, I finally got the time to reply to the big message that you sent me awhile ago now, hopefully you still have the patience to want to read such a thing .
It's like I told you! You don't have to reply back if you don't want to! It makes me feel like you were "forced" to, and that sort of makes me feel guilty and at the same time upset because you could be doing better things with your time, and I'm disturbing you. Makes me feel like the bad guy here, and if I'm disturbing you, just say it. I like honesty and the last thing I want from you is dishonesty. I hate dishonest people just to let you know.
March 20th 2014, huh? Sure, I'll put that date on my Iphone calendar and be sure to come at an earlier date. I'm be sure to inform you on what day when the time comes. I'll be sure to stock up on clothes and food, and thanks for lending a hand in terms of a place to stay so I can save money. It's as I said before: if we're still friends by that time I'll gladly go, but thing could change from now until then. Just being realistic.
Aku no Hana is becoming so painful and brutal to watch, but we got a couple of weeks left before it ends. That kid seriously messed up. All because he couldn't make a choice and went down the "deviant" path. He deserves me sympathy from me whatsoever.
As for Oreimo, I'm not going to drown myself in the discussions because I wish to know its conclusions myself in person. Some people told me that their feelings about the ending was "mixed", but didn't tell me why and that's enough. Other than that, I'm anxious to hope what that "mixed" feeling could mean, but only time will tell.
My feelings towards fanfictions are mixed, but I do enjoy them if it's done right. You know Triple R, right? I really love his Puella Magi Madoka Magica fanfic he does, and I enjoy reading. Fanfiction can be enjoyable as long as the person can write the characters and still keep the overall theme intact. Triple R and his work is good example to this.
It's quite weird for MC's who have potential to suddenly lose face value when the heroines seem to develop more in characterization. Eita was likeable but felt like towards the end he got strung along abit due to him dealing with his "girlfriend" and the hassles dealing with the other girls who want to get close to him. I'm a Himeka x Eita supporter by the way. Totally irrelevant I know, but wanted to throw that out there.
I don't know you personally enough to judge your character fully considering that we've just began to start talking. I'm a genuinely accepting person. As long as the person is nice and doesn't cause mayhem for others, I welcome them with open arms.
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You do make interesting points. It's like I said, I'm not a talent agent or professional journalist. Most of the points I've shared with you were based on rational personal feelings and my own sense of fandom. It's true that Japanese and American music industries have their differences or similarities, but I wonder if the talent (ClariS) was or has asked to maintain a level of confidentiality to keep the current fans interested. Remember: they are rising pop stars and until it's safe to step out of their "comfort zone" it's best to remain secret, but at the same time leave hints about who they are just to keep the fan guessing and interested. It's like playing a game of clue, but in an pop star anime-ish way. Also they're in high school now so I doubt they don't want their peaceful school life to get disrupted by fans or paparazzi etc. For now...
It could work for them to perform live and still maintain their secret "image" they've maintained up until now. It got me thinking; Since Alice and Clara are both otakus (Alice being a Disney one) it would be cool if they did some some fancy Disney x Japanese cosplay display if they go public. I would definitely love to see that, and since their illustrations are cute and stylish they can pull it off.
I think they should reveal themselves, but it's just the matter of picking the right time to do so. They're in high school so let them enjoy their school life in private for now. As for me, I'll still indulge myself in their artwork, illustrations, and music until that time comes.
Alrighty, I finally got the time to reply to the big message that you sent me awhile ago now, hopefully you still have the patience to want to read such a thing .
Hmmm well if you are serious I would mark March 20th for the date, it is easier to settle in for a convention if you get there a day early and get your ticket early as well. That is assuming your money situation gets better and it is possible for you to come, if that happens we would love to have you . Well you wouldn't have to pay for a place to stay, just food and transportation. I got a friend/s with a apartment/dorm in Boston and he lets us stay there free every year that we go. If worse comes to worse my dorm is a hour out of Boston, one year we did commute from there but that was just because my friends in Boston were away that weekend.
Yeah, having weekends off are the best, just get to sit back and relax and not have a care in the world. Yeah, even if things get really bad in a anime, I hate not finishing what I start. Some anime have really horrid starts and turn out to be okay, sometimes the opposite is true as well so I like seeing things through.
I won't really comment on the whole OreImo section, I think I touched up on that in my other post to you. I will say though I loved how the most recent episode was mainly comedy after the very serious episode that came before it.
I have never personally been a huge fan of fanfiction, not because it isn't you know Canon or anything but I feel like so much of it isn't written that well and having to find something that is written well and fits the scenario that you were looking forward to reading is a hard find.
Well it was obvious that in the OreShura anime they moved all the character's more towards a cliche in order to sell better, it was obvious to me be half way through that this was the case. Honestly though, the character change that annoyed me the most was the male lead. In the manga he actually has his own desires, purpose, ideas, etc., and in the anime I felt that they moved him greatly towards the blank slate male lead so people can project themselves on to him which really hurt the story for me.
Hmmm I have heard that before, I am not very good at being "mean" to people, I am good at being blunt when needed but that isn't really the same as "mean". Nothing wrong with being pessimistic as long as your pessimistic about the world and not yourself (well that is my personal belief at least).
Spoiler for Claris:
One thing to keep in mind, at least a point for me, is I don't really understand the whole Japanese idol / star dynamic. From the little I have seen/read, it seems to be dramatically different from the way that American's view their idols so if I understood that better I might be able to give a more definite answer if they should reveal themselves or not.
From a logical stance it would make sense to reveal themselves because as you said, it opens up new audiences and selling points. Culturally speaking though I don't know if it is a good idea or not just because I don't really understand true Japanese culture all that well for stars. It might not honestly make a difference but just something to keep in mind. It is also possible for them to keep a "secretive" image while still going into the spotlight. Well this comparison sounds so weird even thinking about it, Slipknot is a Heavy Metal band that has always performed with masks on and has never shown their real faces as a band. So it is possible to be in the spotlight while still being secretive at the same time. I wouldn't suggest the same thing (masks) for ClariS but I am sure there is some line of performance they should think of that fills these same conditions of a "open" secretive.
Yeah, the bike ride was really amusing (and touching later on if you don't think about it too much). Yeah, as I said I thought we would get to see them as well but as you said, hope's too high I suppose.
I felt when she said that you were out there slightly raging at it . It goes with her cocky character though which is of course why she said it and hey, for all we know in the Oreimo universe she actually could be .
I will do it when I get the time, I haven't had a lot of free time in the last couple days and as I had said I have spent all of it spoiling myself with the final volumes of the novel. You will have to be very careful when moving around the internet then, the spoilers are basically everywhere.