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I really, really, really need to get back in the habit of posting again. orz

So hi~! :D :D :D Here, have a checklist.

Things I Have Been Doing:
  • Reading Natsume Yuujinchou! Parts of this series make me very nostalgic for old school Holic. ): But that's okay, really, because I liked old school Holic! The whole thing is very...soothing? Yes. Normally I love stories that I can sink my analytical teeth into (yes, my teeth are analytical, don't hate), but NY has this nice, chill, otherworldly vibe to it that's very relaxing. I think I have to be in the mood to read/watch it, though.
  • The last Holic OAV. ...no, you know what? I'm not even gonna go there. If I do I'll just spend (another) an hour tearing my hair out and blubbering. (alksdfjasfd, DOUMEKI. D:)
  • D. Gray-Man! I just started this series a little while ago and am now all caught up on the latest chapters and making my way through the anime. (Have noticed quite a bit of filler, heh.) Overall I really, really  like it. Lavi's my favorite, not gonna lie. And I've got a soft spot in my heart for poor emo Crowley. xD I hear there's been some massively long hiatuses for this series which I, for one, am glad to have missed. Still, I can see where the breaks in narrative occurred. I'm not sure how I feel about the new art (I LOVED how the characters were drawn in the Ark arc) and the action leading to the last Big Flashback Sequence was a bit messy and rushed, imo, but I'm still really interested to see where this all goes.
  • Pandora Hearts. I...I'm not sure I can say anything without breaking into AJSDFA'KSLD*OMG*JFA'SKLDJFASKJDF*SPOILER*ASLKDFALKSDFJ*SOB*ASKDJF;ASJDFASFD. I've decided to do a reread of PH starting very soon, though. :D There are still a lot of plot threads left dangling and I want to see if I can find them all.
  • (PH continued) oh, and considering the events of the last chapter...does this mean ::spoiler:: will become a Duke? Yeah. Think about that. I'm not sure it would really be allowed to happen, all things considered, but...it's possible. And that's pretty mindblowing.
  • Avatar the Last Airbender. I've been rewatching the series along with the Mark Reads/Watches site which has been great fun so far. The episode-a-day schedule is a bit slow, but worth it in the end. He starts Book 2 next week. *excited*
  • Oofuri. I need to get caught back up. orz
  • Reborn! *gigglesnort* Ah, KHR. Never change. Oh! Before I forget - What We Fought For by Metisket. Go read this right now. Run, do not walk. This fic is amazing. It's long, plotty, with great characterization and it has research notes. <3 The author calls it a real!mafia AU. I call it a freaking masterpiece. The story takes place just after Tsuna and Co return from the future. As the kids grow up, they find out that the mafia world, largely due to the Vongola's own growing power, has taken a step back from the flashy tactics of old. The Italian mafia no longer relies on flames, or rings, or high stakes battles - it has turned into the real world of Camorra clans. How does Tsuna deal with the real!mafia while still trying to protect his family? Seriously, this fic is amazing, check it out. And while you're at it, check out the author's other fics, too. She's amazing.
Quote from the fic, after Tsuna comes up with his Big Plan To Fix The Mafia and has to explain it to his Guardians:
Lambo had initially burst into tears, but Tsuna won him over by promising that no Bovinos would be shot. Ryouhei is game for anything extreme. Gokudera required a knock-down, drag-out argument and Yamamoto required two hours of careful explanation, but they’re both behind him now. Hibari finds the discipline in Southern Italy to be utterly lacking, and has threatened to fix it before. The prospect of a mafia family breaking the back of mafia power in Italy, meanwhile, delights Mukuro down to the bottom of his twisted soul. And finally, there’s Chrome, who has a higher opinion of Tsuna’s intelligence than she ought to, and is largely indifferent to the fate of anyone who isn’t Vongola. She sees nothing wrong with Tsuna’s plan.

So yeah! How've you all been lately? :D

Date: 2011-05-14 06:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] celestial-m00n.livejournal.com
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CEI (can I call you that? Or what could I call you xD You can call me Lilith :])
I hope you have a wonderful day today!~~ Receive a lot of presents and birthday wishes, too!

And it's good to see your updates for quite a while.

PH! PH! I'm looking foward to seeing your speculations about PH after re-read it, since IK you're really thoughtful and suble! Also your knowledge about PH is larger than many of us!

And you haven't posting anything about your real life ;~;

Date: 2011-05-14 12:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceitean.livejournal.com
haha, sure, I don't mind. ^_^ and thank you!

PH: I'm really looking forward to doing a reread. :D Seriously, I feel like taking notes after every chapter. But thank you for the compliment~. ♥ I love talking about PH with people, it's so twisty with the things left unsaid.

pfff, real life. I'm pretending real life doesn't exist right now. It's working pretty well for me. :D

Date: 2011-05-14 09:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orchida.livejournal.com
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have a wonderful daaaaaaaaaaay!

And d.gray-man. I go through huge crushes with this series and then times when I'm like meh. But Lavi is my heart and I'm waiting desperately for his backstory/wtf is going on with him. And his epic crush on Lenalee when he's not supposed to care at all breaks my heart in a really good way. I hate the current art though, the thing that gets me with it is that half of the time I can't even tell who is who. Is that supposed to be Allen? O_o WHO KNOWS? But she's been through an awful lot of changes and I'm just hoping she passes this phase soon.

On PH - he would be the most failboat duke ever. It's going to be interesting to see, but narg, I wish we hadn't gotten rid of every Nightray. Okay, yes, I miss Elliot, but VANESSA! How awesome would it have been to see more of her?

Date: 2011-05-14 01:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceitean.livejournal.com
Aw, thank you~!

Yeah, there were points in DGM where I was really glad I was not reading it as it was released. I still can't tell what exactly happened in the lead up to the Alma/Kanda storyline. (btw, Kanda's so not dead. he's going to come back for a Big Damn Heroes moment just like he did in the Ark arc and it will be awesome.)

Lavi! I totally agree with you about Lenalee. I thought I was seeing things at first because Lavi/Lenalee is so not the official couple of this series, but every time I turned a page Lavi was helping her up or protecting her or cradling her in Road's memory thing or running after her or remembering the first time he saw her as he was thinking he had lost his objectivity... There's definitely something there. And I think it's okay for 'Lavi' to have a crush or an appreciation for Lenalee because that's in his character. But Bookman Jr? That's a problem. And he knows it's a problem, but I also think he's in a serious state of conscious denial. Also? I want more backstory.

Yeah, the current art is...um. Yeah. There's a panel where Allen's all, "I'M ALLEN WALKER," and I'm like, "Sorry, sweetie, but no. And what is with those sidelocks, they are doing you no favors."

Vanessa! Total missed moment of awesome there. I would not have minded it at all if she had become a recurrent peripheral character, sigh. I still kind of can't believe JM killed off the entire Nightray family.

Date: 2011-05-15 10:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orchida.livejournal.com
You're welcome! :D

Kanda's so not dead. The mangaka herself has said he isn't, I wonder how she'll bring him back though, at what point and isn't his innocence null and void at the minute? I'm still expecting Cross for some awesome moment. HE ISN'T DEAD! HE CAN'T BE!

Lavi just breaks my heart. And yes, Lavi is completely allowed to have friends and crushes and the like, but Bookman Jr, not so much. I'm still holding out that he's actually the heart and that causes a whole load of complications. A Bookman with a heart? Who'd have thunk it?

His hair used to be so pretty too. I think somebody posted comparisons of the art and how it's changed at one point. In some ways I can see that it looks like she's trying to make lines cleaner and stuff, but yeurgh, when you can't tell one character from another or even tell what's going on, that's the point I wonder what the hell she's drinking.

Why couldn't she kill off somebody else I cared less about? D:

Date: 2011-05-15 12:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceitean.livejournal.com
Ah! She said that? Awesome. You know, I bet his Innocence is doing the same thing Lenalee's did after the Ark arc. He's due for an upgrade, in any case.

I'd love it if the heart was made up of more than one Innocence. I'd love it even more if it was made up of the Innocences belonging to Allen, Lenalee, Kanda, and Lavi. :3

PH: I'm not sure we've seen the last of him. After all, why did Break go into the abyss in the first place? If Leo ever figures out how to get to White!Alice...well, Bad Things Will Happen but he might be able to bring Elliot back. We haven't seen White!Alice in a long time, she's due for an appearance.

Date: 2011-05-14 06:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glareola.livejournal.com
I just got into DGM recently - and I love it!! ♥ But I only watched a few episodes of the anime... because I'm not very good with anime. OTL
I really need to catch up on PH but I'll never need to catch up with KHR, because I'm always waiting for the new chapter.

Date: 2011-05-15 12:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceitean.livejournal.com
I went on a huge DGM binge, haha. The anime's pretty good if you don't mind filler in the form of extra missions. I like the manga better, though.

Ooo, have you been spoiled for the PH chapters? Because, er, if you haven't been spoiled yet, don't read any of the other comments on this entry. ^^;; The latest chapters have been very keysmash worthy.

Date: 2011-05-15 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evercool.livejournal.com

HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! I thought it was today not yesterday, I fail. Dx BUT I HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD DAY AAAAAAAAAAH *HUGS HUGS HUGS* ♥

Aaaah ph is so crazy lately, I can't wait for the next chapter. So many questions. ;A; And I fell behind on Oofuri too, aaah. <333

Date: 2011-05-18 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceitean.livejournal.com
:D Thank you! ♥

It's hard to keep up with Oofuri! And I'm waiting for the translations for the new PH chapter. :3 Can't wait!

Date: 2011-05-16 09:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wawawench.livejournal.com
Oi!!!!!!! You've been gone for forever! And wow, this comment box looks really pretty. Anyway, Happy Birthday!!!!!! So happy you're alive! lol

Date: 2011-05-18 02:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceitean.livejournal.com
ha, I'm glad you pointed the comment box thing out, because they're not supposed to look like that. xD I prefer the basic style for the comments page, it's easier to read. But I could show you how to make yours look like that if you want?

Date: 2011-05-18 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wawawench.livejournal.com
I wouldn't worry about it. I don't get many comments on mine. I use this to keep in touch with some writing friends or post in groups. I've gotten into tumblr for everything else (personal blog/writing blog). How are you doing though, madame?

Date: 2011-05-30 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceitean.livejournal.com
oo, tumblr? I haven't really looked around there much.

I'm doing pretty good. Getting my shit together, mostly. How's married life? :3

Date: 2011-05-31 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wawawench.livejournal.com
Married life is good. :)

Joe's probably deploying again in the winter, so I'm bummed about that. But aside from that, we're good. Just working and hanging out.

How are you??

Date: 2011-05-16 01:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eire-endellion.livejournal.com
natsume yuujinchou! It's been one of my favourites for a while <3 I think you should definitely check out the anime, the soundtrack just makes it all that much more soothing and awesome.

Also. Pandora Hearts makes me want to punch my computer right now /sob. I was full on ready to quit it forever last month, but who am I kidding? I'm going to be at the bookstore the day Gfantasy is released to see if I can try and understand any of it raw.

Date: 2011-05-18 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceitean.livejournal.com
I'm working through the anime right now! It's really soothing. xD

ahaha, yeah, the last few chapters were a gut punch, weren't they? And I don't think things are going to get easier as the manga goes on, but hey, at least it'll be interesting! :D?

Date: 2011-05-16 06:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mairenn-k.livejournal.com
Happy belated birthday! :D

Natsume is a lovely series, I'm really looking forward to the third season of the anime. It's true that it reminds a little about the early volumes of Holic - hearing that was what made me start reading it in the first place - and it definitely has a very relaxing and gentle atmoshpere to it. All the characters are so awkward and endearing, too.

Holic OAD? What Holic OAD? Ah, I know, that was just too depressing. I haven't even been able to watch it with subs yet, I know it will just break my heart all over again.

... And PH, ugh. So cruel. I almost hate that I care so much for the characters in this series, it makes it so painful when things like that happens.

Date: 2011-05-18 02:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceitean.livejournal.com
Belated birthday wishes are the best. ♥ It's like a birthday all over again!

You know, when I started NY one of the very first things I thought was, "wait, that's where her icon comes from! pretty!" xD

I watched the Holic OAD with subs and I still don't get it. Or maybe it's just that I don't want to get it. -_-

PH: after we saw that Reim had lived, I had a really bad feeling that whoever was in danger of dying next wasn't going to get a pass. ): Though it's funny because I had really thought Oscar was going to kick the bucket first...

Date: 2011-05-20 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mairenn-k.livejournal.com
True, haha. Why compress them all to one day?

I love the Natsume artwork, especially in the later volumes - it's so sketchy and flowing and fits the story perfectly. The art style in the anime is nice too, but rather different from the one in the manga.

I wonder if anyone besides Ohkawa got it. Wasn't there some interview a while ago where the CLAMP members were asked how they felt about the ending of Holic, and Mokona and Nekoi (I think) were both all "uh, actually we need to go back and reread it to understand what happened"? That pretty much says it all, I think. XD

I suspected that someone in the PH cast would die during the party too, given the ominous feeling that the preceding chapters had to them, but I never thought it would be Elliot. I mean, it was obvious that the things he said to Oz when they first met (about self-sacrificing, etc) would be of big importance at some point later on in the story, and I was half-expecting it to be in an ironical sense, but still.

Date: 2011-05-30 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceitean.livejournal.com
ahahaha, I'm starting to think Ohkawa needs a stronger editor. At least for her endings. /o\ Though that's hilarious that Mokona and Nekoi said that. At least we're not the only ones? xD

Yeah, I did not expect Elliot to kick the bucket so soon (or at all). It was obvious he was going to be important, but I thought maybe it was because they were going to confront the Nightray family and go back to Fianna House to investigate it...? Though I suppose that did happen, in a sense, through the flashbacks. Gah. /o\

I'm actually really worried about Echo now. I don't see things ending well for her in any case, and if JM is willing to kill off Elliot...

Date: 2011-05-29 06:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ellabianca.livejournal.com
Hey, lady. Nice to see things are going well for you. Things are OK over here. Keeping busy. Sending out job applications and have had two interviews, one of which didn't work out but we'll see about the second. Also, FEELING WRITERLY. Y'know, as far as fiction goes. I always forget that I do technically write for a living, it's just a different kind of writing. :)

Also, saw the new Pirates movie. Mindless piratey fun, I enjoyed it for what it is. :) Also, I continue to love Jack's antagonistic relationship with Barbossa. Plus, LMAO Jack and his love interest. He clearly cares about her but is still so deeply Sparrowish. Sad lack of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly, though.

I plan to see Thor by myself tomorrow since no one else here wants to see it with me.

Also, maybe drop by Starbucks and start some fiction writing.

Memorial Day weekend is going by too quickly! And I still need to clean my apartment and do laundry. Although I plan to also put on some music and dance around my apartment while I CLEAN ALL THE THINGS.

Date: 2011-05-30 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceitean.livejournal.com
ahaha, I think you'll like Thor. Just...forget how Norse mythology is supposed to go and you'll be fine.

hey, at least you're writing everyday! Are you still thinking about the YA journalist thing or something else?


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