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13 June 2007 @ 08:45 pm
Water or Flowers?  
I put off sleep to finish watching Nobuta wo Produce. It's star_flare's fault. But who could resist, after much subtle but effective pimpage? This icon made me do it. I finally started two days ago and finished the last 6 episodes this morning, slept at 3 because of it. It's really goodGREAT! WATCHITOMGAASLKHDJK!

star_flare already wrote a more coherent review so I won't even try and convince you. I only read it now, though—to avoid the risk of being spoiled, nyaha. The best way to understand something is to experience it, of course. ♥

I love this series, it's funny and crack from time to time but it's also very moving. Each (or mostly every) episode ends with values to ponder on, mostly about relationships like family and especially, friends.

I'm sort of a fan of ShujixNobuko but the ShujixNobukoxAkira bond is so perfect. Each of them has no other friend like the other two. It's like they're in their own little world when it's only the three of them. Like this Chirstmas exchange gift scene, when they all opened their gifts, they find out that they gave each other the same thing. I love how special their relationship with each other is like that.

Then there's Shuji, my favorite lonely emo kid. I can't help but be attracted to his character. He's so complex with his façade and all his lies when he's really just another caring person with his dorky moments (think Yukino from Kare Kano although not extreme and loud as her). I love how he's so smooth with his acting and how he discovers himself throughout their project to "produce Nobuta". The way he always puts others before himself, that he can't brng himself to think about his own happiness is another point. He always acts so selfish but in reality, he's not.

I am a wimp. I cried my eyes out like half (or more than half) of the series. It's that moving. (Although I think it's just me.) My dad even got worried about me when he saw me crying. I don't cry much in front of my family so he was really shocked (Akira shock! XD) but haha, if only he could see me with my other fandoms. I'm so emotional with fiction, I feel my eyes tearing up when I was eating lunch in school, just thinking about them. I am a rock with RL issues though. Mostly. But don't get me wrong, the random crack they throw here and there will make you laugh out loud! XD I'm just in an emo mood so hah.

The ending was good but not perfect, IMO because it still made me discontent. I rarely am content with endings anyway so this isn't really anything to consider about. JUST WATCH IT ALREADY.

Next on my list is finally Nodame Catabile, I promised darkmaestrox. Yes, I'm an oddball to start watching new stuff when college just started on me.

Oh yeah, college. It's less scary than I thought. The first 2 days have been very light. Profs who even appeared stayed for about 30 minutes and dismissed us early. They didn't know what to do with us since it's the first day and you shouldn't be doing anything yet. It was actually amusing. They probably weren't happy working on Independence Day either.

I've had four orientations since enrollment day. None of which I actually found useful—at least the whole day today was air-conditioned! All the stuff the upperclassmen cooked up for us were entertaining so it's all right. And my block has 11 people! But after hearing that bauuu only has 5 people in theirs, I'm not as shocked anymore. XD No "getting-to-know-you" games, to my relief. I hate that. :| There's so many PSci students in our course though! Even the upperclassmen know their teachers, it's creepy man. o.O

The tours around the building was fun because the upperclassmen kept bragging "their" laboratories to us. I'm getting excited for lab work. Can't we all just skip the lectures? XDDDD

I really am grateful that psychedelic_aya is in all my classes. She's the one who goes around introducing herself to everyone while I sit in my anti-social corner and nod when she introduces me too. How else would I get a gay friend? ♥ The curriculum still intimidates me though.

Amusing answers from fellow freshmen when asked why. Verbatim is impossible with my memory but who cares anyway: (That's Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, btw.)

1. Mahaba yung pangalan. (Long name.)
2. Ang astig ng pangalan! (Cool name!)
3. Ang ganda pakinggan, eh. (Sounds good.)
4. My mom said it was good.
5. Kaibigan ng mom ko mom niya. (My mom is friends with her mom.)
6. Mahal ko Bio eh tapos naisip ko, MBB = SUPER BIO! (I love Bio and I thought, MBB = SUPER BIO!)
7. My dad forced me.
8. Yung pangalan din. (The name too.)
9. Hindi ko alam eh. (I don't know.)

LOL on all the name reasonings! :))

I hope those who started classes today (darkmaestrox, anirz88, slasher_forever, serenityrages, star_flare, COWS and everyone else—there's just too many of you!) had a successful one! :D

Went to SPCP today to finally give the yearbook. I felt a bit nostalgic when I was in, it's been so long since I saw students in uniforms. Sr. TA was announcing something long in the PA and teachers (who could) were dressed up in all their best clothes. (Was there an opening ceremony or something?) Point is, I missed the atmosphere. It was their first day too.

Anyway, Sir V ruined the trip because he kept interrogating me on how we saved all the files and if we have the raw ones too. He kept implying how we may have gotten it all wrong in a "Game Over. Thanks for trying, try again!" tone. Faggot. I came there, late for my college orientation and he goes around saying how incompetent we may have been. When I finally cleared his doubts, he went all smiley and said "congrats" as he did in his pissy text messages. *stabs*

But yay, it's over now! No need to panic or anything anymore! We can finally concentrate on college. XD The next time you see me mention the word 'yearbook', it'll hopefully be when we get it. ♥

psychedelic_aya! Your mom called me looking for you, again. I was in the middle of a renaissance_era conference when she did so you got us all worried, you fag! Answer your phone next time!

I'll go to sleep now because I only had 3 hours of sleep (which left my throat sore the whole day) and tomorrow's schedule is to look forward to. ♥

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Mood: sick
Music: Where Does The Good Go - Tegan and Sara
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Bakang Batugan: Weirdkyoy on June 14th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
Ewan ko, weirdo? Nyaha.

Wala pa kaming Calculus, yay. Good luck na lang sa practice. XD
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Bakang Batugan: Lovingkyoy on June 15th, 2007 08:25 am (UTC)
COOL! Well, baka ako lang, nyahah~

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Bakang Batugan: WTFkyoy on June 15th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)


Oo kaya! :P
Kazie Solo: Syaoran Ligaylee on June 13th, 2007 11:12 am (UTC)
I went to school today to attend my one and only MWF class, only to discover that our teacher wasn't coming. Argh. Tomorrow should hopefully be better.

Have fun in college! Haha. XD
Bakang Batugan: Annoyedkyoy on June 14th, 2007 04:40 am (UTC)
Gah, our Chem teacher didn't show either. Not that I like Chem but the journey for the room was very tiring. :| Sayang yung sa'yo though! Yeah, hopefully, tomorrow will be better.

Thanks! ♥
Rina ☆ ★chained_angel13 on June 13th, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
(Just passing by.)

Unlike you, I prefer AkiraxNobuta. (BECAUSEYAMAPIISAKIRA. Shut up, Kumi.) You're not the only one who cried in Nobuta wo Produce, so you can say that you're not the only 'wimp' (LOLOLOL) around here. Add me to the list bebe. Hahaha, I cried when Akira sang in school, in an attempt to forget about Nobuta. (SRSLYKUMI.SPOILERS.MINDTHESPOILERS.)

Nodame Cantabile: Just watch it, dude. I'll send you my furballs if you dare disregard darkmaestrox's recommendation.

Bakang Batugan: Lovingkyoy on June 14th, 2007 04:47 am (UTC)
(Haha, that's okay.)

I like them too. Akira is dorky love that way. ♥ I like them all more as OT3 than any pair though. ^^

Glad to know I wasn't the only one. It was really touching by the end of the series (although I also shed a few tears for the more earlier episodes, nyaha.) Aww, I loved that scene too! That was very sweet of him. :( And I liked the fact that Shuji accompanied him, they're all such great friends. <3333

Ahaha, I promise I will, probably today even. Must avoid the furballs. XD

Oh yeah, I remember you. Was wondering why your name was so familiar. I voted for you at the Iconmaker awards thingy for Ouran. Always been a fan. ♥ Good luck with the contest! :D
sipping cactus brandy from a china spoon: nobuta power!star_flare on June 14th, 2007 05:47 am (UTC)
WRITE NOBUTA FIC FOR ME PLZ. (Hahah, I didn't think people knew of the existence of my Wordpress. XD)

OH, THE ENDING. I was all, "WTH" at Shuji and Akira playing in the water. I'm not sure what to think about Akira following Shuji, but the part where Nobuta can smile/laugh but they can't see it was nice. <3

And the Christmas exchange scene! More importantly, the later scene where Nobuta breaks a branch and since she couldn't pick between Shuji and Akira, she said they'll all just go through this together. AWWWWW.

Wow, tapos na ang yearbook niyo? I don't know how ours is doing, hahah.
Bakang Batugan: Lovingkyoy on June 14th, 2007 05:58 am (UTC)
Well, you mentioned it in your journal once. But haha, you amaze me, you have stuff all over the intarnets! ^O^

Yeah, I wasn't that happy with the ending either--Playing in the water, omg so gay! Akira shock!--but yeah, the smiling scene was good. ♥ Medyo sayang na di nila nakita though! XD I don't think they showed us her smile either, right? I bet Nobuta's smile is beautiful! :D

Yeah, the "Let's all be cursed together." was so cute too! And haha, Shittaka(?) getting into an accident amused me like hell!

Yup, we finally finished it! *pride*


How was your first day, dear? :3 Hope we all survive college! :D
sipping cactus brandy from a china spoonstar_flare on June 16th, 2007 06:45 am (UTC)
I bet Nobuta's smile is beautiful! :D
Most definitely! Nobuta's really pretty, I'm totally not surprised Shittaka<3 fell for her. And she's really just adorable and huggable, and her actress! ♥

Also, I did love Kame and Yamapi in Nobuta while I am not that endeared to them in their other dramas. (Yamapi in Kurosagi might be something like an exception, but I totally loved him in Nobuta more, and yes, I a Yamapi fangirl of sorts, it's just that Akira is GAH LOVABLE and all the ad-libbing~ /fangirling)

And haha, Shittaka(?) getting into an accident amused me like hell!


It was okay, I guess. I'm sorry if we Atenistas cause all the traffic. XD
Bakang Batugan: Contentkyoy on June 16th, 2007 08:09 am (UTC)
Adorable indeed! She's like an innocent little kid most of the time. :3

Never heard of Kurosagi before (I FAIL, I KNOW! ;____;) but since you compare it with his performance in Nobuta, I'm tempted to watch! Wah new fandoms, they keep popping out! College is surely a secondary priority! UWA, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED NOBUTA STARS THERE TOO?? :3 *interested already*

Shittaka! I thought I had gotten his name wrong. XD I pity him with the salivating man scene, he liked Nobuta too. <3


Nyaha, no worries. I don't pass by Katipunan so I'm not affected by all the traffic. XDDDD
sipping cactus brandy from a china spoon: nobuta power!star_flare on June 16th, 2007 08:31 am (UTC)
The premise of Kurosagi is interesting; the series just had SO MUCH potential, but failed to deliver. It makes me want to weep. It's okay, I guess. Yamapi's fun to watch since he has many personalities (he's a swindler) and I like the subtleness of his acting, but! It just fails in a number of aspects, I was planning to make an extra-long post about it, but I forgot. XD HOWEVER, HORIKITA MAKI (NOBUTA, yes) PLAYS THE LEAD FEMALE ROLE. I would have hated her character if it weren't her. God, I love Horikita Maki. I will probably end up watching Densha Otoko to see her (I heard she had a minor role there) - you know, when I have time. (Anyway, Maki and Yamapi! It's like an Akira/Nobuta AU except that I liked them in Nobuta more.)

I wouldn't mind if you watched it! I'm interested in Kurosaki/Tsurara fic, just so you know.

Wah new fandoms, they keep popping out! College is surely a secondary priority!

Shittaka's just so cute! I love it when his friends poke fun on his Nobuta crush even after ep 5. So high school.♥ (Yes, and NwP = best high school drama ever)

I await in eager anticipation! (Also, pull more people over to our dark side and have them write for us!)
Bakang Batugan: Happykyoy on June 16th, 2007 08:57 am (UTC)
Failed to deliver? That's sad, I'll give it a try anyway! Does the female lead suck? Yay for Horikita Maki then! Your plugging skills are amazing. I feel like watching Kurosaki before Nodame now. (Yes, I haven't seen Nodame yet. Heiji would kill me.) Ack, it's not on Crunchyroll! *dies*

I'm interested in Kurosaki/Tsurara fic, just so you know.
Ohohoho, subtle hinting. I shall keep that in mind. ;D

So high school.♥ (Yes, and NwP = best high school drama ever)

(Also, pull more people over to our dark side and have them write for us!)
I've been endlessly nudging my friends to watch Nobuta. My annoyance should pull them in real soon! :D
sipping cactus brandy from a china spoon: eh?star_flare on June 17th, 2007 01:57 am (UTC)
Yes, it failed in terms of characterization, pacing, and the tragedy-fest got on my nerves, but it isn't horrible, and I did like the ending (but that's me).

Does the female lead suck?

She has some strong points, but. She's against Kurosaki's ways, you see, and sometimes she meddles. If someone else played the part, I probably would've been annoyed.(But since it's Maki... XD)

Ah, I forgot. I watched Kurosagi at Daily Motion, my Crunchyroll back-up. It's not as fast or organized as Crunchyroll, and the Kurosagi videos have pretty poor quality, but beggars can't be choosers. (That's also where I watched the rest of 1 Litre of Tears. XD)

I feel like watching Kurosaki before Nodame now. (Yes, I haven't seen Nodame yet. Heiji would kill me.)

I don't particularly mind which you watch first, JUST AS LONG AS YOU WATCH NODAME. I got really hung over it too. :P
Bakang Batugan: Contentkyoy on June 17th, 2007 05:04 am (UTC)
Ooh, quotes. Never seen them in action before. SHINEY!

Dailymotion! My friend mentioned it to me once, I forgot. Thanks for the link! *excited* Beggars can't be choosers indeed. I probably love Crunchyroll the best. XD

YES MA'AM! XD Nodame's on my list, worry not! ♥
彩psychedelic_aya on June 14th, 2007 10:14 am (UTC)
I swear I didn't go missing yo. :))


Bakang Batugan: Scaredkyoy on June 15th, 2007 05:47 am (UTC)
Where were you anyway? You haven't told us yet. :P

You stress us when you make us worry, yknow. We've been coming up with theories on how you may have been kidnapped or something. Haha. Our imagination runs wild, I tell you.