Archive for February, 2010

Pet Peeves

Posted in Life with tags , , on February 28, 2010 by kumoriha

I’m feeling kind of annoyed right now, so I’ll give a list of ten pet peeves in no particular order.

1. Stupid people. No explanation needed.
2. Loud things/people. No explanation needed.
3. Unflushed toilets. Hate hate hate when people do this. My parents apparently don’t know how to hold down the flushing thing to flush it either.
4. People who try to act “cool” or “gangster.” They just fail at it. Sometimes it’s funny, but most of the time it’s just annoying.
5. Wasting time. I have too many things I want to do.
6. Disruptive people/things. Wasting my time.
7. Little kids. 子供が嫌いです。
8. Homophobes. Although this is just personal dislike for people who hate on awesomeness. Personally, I think gay people have really fun personalities.
9. People who don’t do their work. They copy other people and crap. They’re screwing themselves in the end. And they usually have really annoying personalities.
10. People who annoy other people. I don’t see the point of their actions. Do they want people to be pissed off at them or something? I guess this would fall under “stupid people” as well…

I feel slightly better now.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
ドン引き(donbiki) – creep out, turn-off. When Choucho was asked about Pokota after his “sexual harassment,” she replied, “Donbiki desu.”

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Weekly Vocaloid Ranking #125

Posted in Nico Nico Douga with tags , , , , , on February 26, 2010 by kumoriha

Forgot to this this Monday, and didn’t feel like posting it up until today. But it was a very interesting list. Nicovideo.
And Youtube:


A Whole New World. Pretty good, actually.

Anyway, after I listened to Sekihan’s performance of IMITATION BLACK, I got the song stuck in my head. I love the way he pronounces it. And he changed the “Please teach me the answer” in the song to a more normal “Oh, tell me the answer” which gets an auto high five. Now if only he would fix up his Engrish in magnet.

Sekihan x Pico x Ouzoku Band

Love the little manzai-like dialogue thing.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
漫才(manzai) – a two man comedy with a straight man and a funny man. Usually Osakan.

More Nico Nico Tour

Posted in Nico Nico Douga with tags , , on February 25, 2010 by kumoriha

Pokota sings Dancing Samurai by Gakupoid. I have to say, Pokota looks a lot like Gackt…It’s the sunglasses.
Anyway, I love this performance. Pokota is such a great entertainer.

Really really wish I was there…

Also, a little song to help you remember the numbers in pi:

Still need to watch Bakemonogatari episode 14.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
セクハラ(sekuhara) – sexual harassment. This is the Japanese tendency to take the first two syllables of two words and combine them (sekushuaru harasumento). Great word to know.

The Astonishment of Suzumiya Haruhi

Posted in Anime with tags , , on February 24, 2010 by kumoriha

Well, looks like Tanigawa Nagaru’s finally getting started. Hopefully. A part of the new (finally) Suzumiya Haruhi novel will be released later this year. Rejoice.
It seems like Love Plus has been officially considered “fine art” by the Japanese government. I guess I’ll have to agree, albeit in a strange way…
Bakemonogatari episode 14 is finally out too. Will watch now.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
変人(henjin) – Strange person. 変(hen) means weird or strange, and 人(hito, but in this case jin) means person. So “strange person.”

Rararala

Posted in Life with tags , , on February 23, 2010 by kumoriha

Orchestra concert tonight went okay. At least I didn’t mess up like in rehearsal. Can’t say the same about Jenny though…
However. There was one important thing I noticed at the concert besides Joseph’s repeated channeling of Yo-Yo Ma. Zettai Ryouiki. I will now forever remember that girl who was playing piano as “Zettai Ryouiki Girl” for her knee socks (or thigh socks?).

I AM NOT WEIRD.

I feel like listening to some abstract music now for some reason. Meh. Must practice Smiling.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
絶対領域(zettai ryouiki) – “Absolute Territory.” Came from Evangelion apparently, but its current meaning refers to the space between the hem of a skirt to the top of the sock. Basically, the thigh skin showing. Supposedly, “perfect” zettai ryouiki is a few inches or so. I blame the internet for my knowing this.

Suuuuupaaaa cell.

Posted in Games with tags , , on February 21, 2010 by kumoriha

supercell’s Sayonara Memories has hit 7th on Oricon charts! Yay and celebration.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 2010 has come out on DS and I’ve been playing that the whole weekend…no homework done at all.
Decided to watch Hanamaru Kindergarten too over the weekend. It’s actually pretty good. I didn’t expect to like the cutesy style of the kids, but I guess it grows on you. Better than all of the ero-moe titles out there…
Anyway, back to Yu-Gi-Oh.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
ツンデレ(tsundere) – comes from tsuntsun, meaning kind of aloof, and deredere, meaning kind of lovestruck. So a tsundere is a person (usually a girl “tsunderekko”) who is normally cold but then embarrassingly warm on the inside. Ex: Hiiragi Kagami, Aisaka Taiga, Misaka Mikoto

New Stuff

Posted in Games with tags , , , on February 19, 2010 by kumoriha

K-On!! anime to broadcast in April. Apparently the second season gets a name change — an extra “!”
Max Factory is coming out with an H-game. Here’s the thing — it’s free. Yep. Free.
It’ll be downloadable off of the website when it’s released at the end of March. Apparently there’s a version of it you can order for money that comes with a figure. The game is called se・きらら(se・kirara).

It looks very pretty. Although the characters don’t seem too interesting. But anyway, why do eroge always get good OPs? Will probably download to try it out when it comes out.

…Seems like I can only find these kind of games to learn Japanese…
Waiting on Black Rock Shooter as well. Whee.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
赤裸々(sekirara) – frankness or nakedness. Go figure.