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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Yet Another Move

I've been planning to do this since February but I didn't manage to find the time to do so until recently ^^;

My posts are quite disorganized.... it distracts me greatly. Blogger hasn't been very cooperative with me either.

So I decided to start blogging at a new site, and move some of my old posts there (which I'm doing bit by bit. I do a little proofreading on posts that I move).

I've also switched to Wordpress, because organizing posts there had been easier for me compare to Blogger. It's also friendlier to my crappy Internet connection.

Here's the new site:
I wanted either "Daydream" or "Imagination" to become part of the blog's name.... and I ended up with "Daydream Explorer" ^^; I really love the colors on the layout used there... teehee~

So yeah, please update your links because I'm closing this once I've moved enough posts.
Sorry for moving again ^^; But I think this one's gonna last =)

There isn't much in it yet; I've only managed to move several posts, but there are new ones :) I'm kinda active in reading novels lately, and hopefully on anime next. Speaking of which, I'm working on my posts with my thoughts on the upcoming season. Expect it at the new site sometime this week ;)

Only reviews are over there for now. But I think I'll still be doing the "discoveries", just not yet. I've already got so many reviews to catch up on, ahaha.

Thanks for all the love and support~

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer 2012 Anime Series First Impressions

The upcoming season doesn't seem to have that many shows... much less interesting shows. So looking through them hadn't been as time consuming as the previous ones, hehe.

I'm skipping Kingdom (since it's already out) and the kiddie shows. It doesn't look like Blood Lad will be premiering this season. While Arve Rezzle seems to be an OVA series rather than TV Series.

As for the others:

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Anime Watching Status As of May 2012

I'm haven't been able to blog much >_< but I haven't really been that behind on the shows I watch though.... or not until recently, to be particular, haha.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring 2012 Anime Series - First Impressions

Finally, finally, I managed to check out majority of the series that will be debuting on the upcoming season.

The list is based on here and here.
But Ozuma's not included, because its first episode is already out. Kiddie shows aren't included either.
I've divided my list into three groups: the sequels, the titles I've read in manga form, and the others I have no idea about.

I don't really care about the art, or the staff behind a series. What matters most to me is the story; so if it's adapted from a manga, I'll only know a better idea of what it'll be about if I read the original. If it's not available, then the synopsis is my only basis.... but not all synopsis get to describe what the show is really about (it's just a teaser).
Of course, what's good and interesting to me can be otherwise to others.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

[Movie] Hunger Games

Hunger Games won as the most anticipated movie of the year. Naturally, people have high expectations of it. Especially that the book is well-received by critics and has won quite a number of awards.

I'm a huge fan of the book myself. Heck, it's my top favorite YA novel right now. So you've got an idea on how excited I was when I found out that it's getting a movie adaptation? xD Yeah, so excited that I went as far as getting advance screenings for it *_* So yeah, I've finally seen it and....

It did not disappoint.

Well, of course, the novel's still better, but the movie still did it justice.

No wonder it's been getting high ratings from critics so far. Before it even premiered worldwide, it's already around 90%, Keep it high xD

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Winter 2012 Anime Watching Part 6

Since I'm quite hooked to Aquarion EVOL right now, and my officemate happened to have the complete episodes of the prequel (Genesis of the Aquarion), I asked for his copy and started watching xD
I've only seen three episodes so far, then just spoiled myself a bit until episode 10.
How was it?
Well..... It was painful to watch.
I don't know what to say about the story... the characters... I hate MAJORITY of them. A complete opposite of what I think of the characters in EVOL, because in EVOL, I love MAJORITY of them. The only same feeling I have for the two series is that I hate the heroine, ahahaha!

Here's a quick character list:
The hero in Genesis, Apollo, is like a combo of Kagura and Amata. He's the winged dude like Amata, but acts like some wild dog like Kagura. Unlike the two, Apollo's too arrogant and bratty for my liking =_=

Kagura's more amusing... and I like the adorable pure pure Amata.
Sylvia's Mikono's complete opposite.... but I also can't stand her. I already got annoyed at her from the moment she showed up in episode 1. Her brother complex and her reactions during union creeps the hell out of me.

I'll endure Mikono anytime; Sylvia's just unbearable.
Sirius is like a Shrade (pretty powerful blonde) and Cayene (big bro thing) combo, but nowhere near as likeable as those two. She's the brother than Sylvia worships.... but he's not really that great =_=

Thank goodness Shrade's the BL fanservice type.
Reika's like the Cayene ('coz of the vision thing) and Zessica (someone the heroine is jealous of in a way) combo. I believe she's Sirius' love interest. But she's too angsty....sickens me.

Is this the reason why Shrade (Sirius) is into Cayene (Reika)? LOLz Oh thank goodness Cayene isn't as angsty as she is.
Pierre's Andy's counterpart.... but more on flames instead of holes.... not as much of a playboy as Andy either. He's no fun.

Sort of like little Yunoha and Sazanka equivalent..... not as shy as Yunoha of course. And I think she has lesbian fantasies over Reika (Sazanka's a fujoshi, on the other hand). Not that I dislike lesbian characters, but lesbian with glasses on a mecha series remind me of a creepy girl from Code Geass. *got the chills*

Yunoha's adorable~ She and Sazanka seem way more likeable than this girl T_T
Seems to be Jin + Mix equivalent? Since he's pretty knowledgeable to tech and stuff.... but of course, this one looks too dorky compare to Jin, haha.

Jin and Mix don't bore me. Love 'em.
This dude seems to be one of their superiors (but not exactly for just the male division). He's not bad for a comedic relief but.... I prefer Donar.

Donar shoots his subordinates in the a$$!!! YEAH!!!! Go Donar!!!
Female superior and a doctor, eh? She seems okay... perhaps more likeable than the nun in EVOL. She does more things compare to the nun too. 
This Toma guy seems to be the Mikage equivalent, and has some freakin' obsession with Apollonius (Apollo in his past life). I think he's okay.... just not

Mikage... HE'S CREEPY!!! This Toma guy is easier to tolerate.
This girl has the same outfit as the chairwoman....(perhaps they're related?). This one's okay... but I still prefer.....

FUDO is in both series, and he's the only fun character in Genesis (and he's just as fun in EVOL). He gets to show more of his kickass side in Genesis though (because Apollo's so rebellious and can't accept being defeated by Fudo in combat..... while Amata's an obedient little puppy)

He showed up in both series... and if they have a 12,000 year difference... that makes this guy immortal? o_O

So yeah, I really didn't like Genesis. If you want to check out the Aquarion series, I recommend that you start with EVOL. Just check out Genesis if you want to understand the series better (since even if you can start the sequel without seeing the prequel... there are still some things that would make more sense if you've seen the prequel), which is what I'm doing.
From what I've seen in Genesis and EVOL so far, I think Kagura and Mikono of EVOL are the reincarnations of Apollo and Sylvia in Genesis. So I'll have to endure looking at Sylvia for the sake of understanding EVOL better (hopefully).

Now.... back to my weekly anime xD

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Winter 2012 Anime Watching Part 5

Since Jin from Aquarion EVOL only shows his right eye, I thought he might've had an abnormal left eye (or none at all).... but it appears that there's nothing wrong with his other eye:
Perhaps he looks so girlie if both eyes are shown? Ahahaha....

Oh yeah, finally got a copy of the prequel (Genesis of Aquarion). Can't wait to marathon it *_* Hopefully it's as entertaining as the sequel (and the heroine's not as annoying as Mikono.... though I kinda doubt that *sigh*)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Winter 2012 Anime Watching Part 4

I'm actually kind of pissed off today because of... quite a number of misfortunes that just happened T_T So I'm like Natori in this scene of the latest Natsume Yuujinchou episode:
Only those with powerful senses will be able to see the terror behind my smiles

But I'm fine now, hehe.

Oh, I managed to catch-up on my top 5 favorites in the current season (not just the top 3, w00t!)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Blogging Status and Winter 2012 Anime Watching Part 3

Well, you see, I've heard of Eureka Seven Ao and thought that: "Hey! It's about time I marathon its prequel already!"
Now I can't get this guy off my mind:
Serious yet dorky military boy who is pretty kickass but madly in love with a crazy little b!tch. Okay, my type. Hahaha!

Looks like I still have no time to do my blog renovations/moving this month =/ But hopefully things go according to plan next month~ And I can't wait to check out more of the shows coming next season xD

Now onto my top 3 this season:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Blogging Status and Winter 2012 Anime Watching Part 2

(Oh every episode with Natori has sparkles, YAY!)
I still can't start that new (and hopefully way more organized) blog I've been planning... but I'm almost done with what I'm working on recently, then I can finally have more time for my other fandoms *_*
But I still managed to catch up on my top three favorite series this season (I love my new internet provider =3)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Blogging Status and Winter 2012 Watching

I haven't blogged for more than a month. And I miss making posts and going around in other blogs.

The initial plan is to continue anime blogging at my old blog (Hyper Parfait), then other types of fandom shall resume at my other old blog (Imagination Complex).

But with the way things are right now, I don't think it's gonna work out anymore ^^;

So I'll either continue this blog, or clean it up, or create an entirely new one ^^;

Most likely it'll be a new one (easier and less time consuming to organize). And I don't think I'll be keeping my current cyber name (Sapphire Pyro) in the blogging world anymore (errr... long story).

But before that, the latest episode of my favorite show this season got me hyper xD Haha! So posting here at Daydream Sanctuary again for the meantime, hehe.

Monday, January 2, 2012

My Short Fandom Blogging History... and Old Blogs Re-Opened!

My "Short" Fandom Blogging History:
  1. [deviantArt] I used to blog about my fandom a bit on the journals at my art account (@ deviantArt).
  2. [Expression of Deviance] I used to blog about my fandom on a personal journal (@ LiveJournal).
  3. [Impressions with Deviance] And then I thought of creating a blog with only my reviews (@ Wordpress).
  4. [Fiction Hunter] I wanted a book blog because lots of book blogs made me jealous (@ Blogspot).
  5. [Imagination Complex] I think this name was cooler. And yeah, still a book blog (@ Blogspot).
  6. [Hyper Parfait] And then my friend and I decided to create an anime and manga blog (@ Blogspot).
  7. [Daydream Sanctuary] Hyper Parfait closed. But I wanna continue on my anime/manga spam. I don't want just an anime/manga or just a book blog. I want an all-around! (@ Blogspot)
Yes, we're doing pair blogging again xD My partner, xtine06, is less busy lately, so we can blog like we used to before~
The difference though, is that it'll only focus on anime. I'll be posting my anime reviews, first impressions, commentaries, fangurlings, etc. over there instead.
Inu x Boku SS is what I plan to follow this season (Thank goodness it airs on Thursdays! YAY!). Possibly Miniskirt Pirates too (it's on a Saturday). Mirai Nikki, I might post by batch (or it depends on the episode). For the rest, it depends....


I think its name is cooler than "Daydream Sanctuary"? Ahahaa... "sanctuary" is a word that's kinda hard to remember for some. (I see so many TYPOS on Google search keywords)
This was supposed to be a surprise next month or late this month (since I couldn't start it early this month ^^;) but oh well, might as well say it in advance ;P
It will be like Daydream Sanctuary, minus the anime stuff... and more organized ^^; I won't be transferring my posts because the current ones are such a mess >_< It's confusing me. @_@ I'm thinking of proofreading and reposting my reviews though.
I'll announce about it when it's somewhat ready. It's still full of... drafts ^^; And I might change my mind on some parts, ahahaha.
Sorry for being so fickle-minded and such an organizing freak >_< 
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