It seems like I don’t have a great idea for an April Fools post this year, and I have health and typing issues, so might as well make a roundup. As we all know, the internets will be blowing up with massive trollings and stuff like that, so at least for the animu-related side, let me just highlight some of the good stuff that’s happening today.
Remember: Be safe, be sound, be secure. Don’t be fooled today.
Love Love Live! Announced
YES SEQUEL! Sadly it’s a joke.
This is one fake that you wished were real, and actually feasible considering all the itadenshas that I’ve seen over the years.
Irrational Games announces they’re making a bishoujo game
Reminds me I haven’t played Bioshock Infinite yet.
Da Capo III Announced!
Oh man this is the massive trolling if I ever saw one. If I know better, and I do know because I know a Japanese person who worked at Circus for a while with Princess Party, this DCIII joke is so massive that they’ve made an actual demo of the game and an anime PV short, and if ever the clamor of the fans would go into fever pitch, they have a so-called “emergency budget” to actually build and ship the darned things. The only reason why they’re just making this as a joke is because some fans don’t like the idea of a grown-up Sakura.
Railgun Sequel to be actually renamed to A Certain Scientific Datacenter
Fake because there will never be a sequel to Railgun.
Apple iMat announced
Snuck this in because imagine the apps.
Microsoft XBOX 720 Infinity Announced
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: I HAVE A LEAKED LAUNCH GAMES LIST. Take with grains of salt
Key/Visual Arts filed bankruptcy
I blame J.C. Staff. This is the end of bishoujo gaming as we know it, as one of the great pillars is about to close shop. Thanks for all the memories and lots of crying girls in snow, spring, summer and fall.
ghostlightning says he’s returning to blogging
Welcome back WRLOLOLOL! This is awesome if only it were true. Thanks for the chuckle. But seriously man.
Where is shinn87?
Not sure, but he apparently texted me and said that I died in another dimension. This is obviously fake, because I know the real shinn can troll better than this.
Random Curiosity’s Fake Spring 2013 Anime List
Don’t believe any of the new anime in the list. It will never happen. I am disappoint with that blog. This is the real chart down below.
Update: on shinn87
Uwa wah… I’m holding hands… with a boy!
— Shin (@shinn87) April 1, 2013
Apparently he already saved the me in the other dimension. Riiiiight.
My hands are starting to deteriorate.
I’m going through a phase that is drastically endangering my usual way of life. I have a physical ailment in my arms or hands that I’m trying to heal by going through physical therapies. It’s been months, and multiple trips to the doctors, yet it remains. It’s affecting me personally and professionally. It’s hard, even trying to type this now. It’s exhausting, my hands feel different and they tire easily.
I still have a lot more ahead, yet I don’t realize the consequences of growing old until now. Maybe it’s too much video games. Maybe I’m too engaged in my work. In any case, it has lead to this, and I have no way to turn back time. There are now chains in my hands, and they are heavy. Everything I do with it – every word I type, every movement I make, seems now too important. I have to treasure every moment, because I don’t know when the next set of chains will come, and I wouldn’t know if I will have the strength to carry the burden.
I have to keep this short because I have to rest, but I hope, being the Easter season and all, that you would include me in your prayers. Rest assured though that I’ll never give up. I have to get through this. I have done, built, survived so much with these hands. I will get through this.
(But nope, this will not stop me from my April Fools post. Hopefully tomorrow.)
Valentines season! What better way to express it than through yet another batch of love songs? Here I am again with a handful of nice sentimental music from Vocaloid! Four years running! Only for you! So if you are in the mood for a little easy listening while you fall in (or out of, or away from) love this Valentines season, please do have a gander at some more of the best Vocaloid love songs. We have a wide array of good songs for the past year. Hopefully this will make you feel inspired and in love, or maybe depressed too, as some of these songs revolve on unrequited feelings… like mine (sob). Haha, anyway here we go again.
This is a wonderful development. Three years ago, I totally enjoyed the tension and shounen feel of a board game-based anime of which I still don’t know how to play even to this day. That anime was Saki, and with its ridiculously large but effective girl cast, a light touch of yuri, and with the exciting presentation of impossible mahjong, it was a surprisingly good watch for me. I thought I’d never ever see a sequel because of the animation studio dropping off the production during its run, and that the anime then has totally caught up to the manga. Little did I know, the manga continued to be so popular, that its author actually sidetracked the series into another sidestory, a separate manga series! And now we have Saki Achiga-hen: Episode of Side A. Quite a mouthful of a title, but it is a sidestory that provides another view of the impending Nationals team tournament. It may not have the same insane mahjong intensity that the original series had, but it retains the same world and the same knack of adding more and more wonderful characters, which is more than good enough for me.
Longing for something to happen, yet realizing that the reality around us would never make that happen, makes me think as if the world has betrayed me. It is a hopeless and helpless feeling, but there is no escape from it. Days pass by and it would seem like nothing. The daily grind would leave me numb, innocent, and ignorant of what’s supposed to matter. This is why I exist, here, in this blog. This is why I am in the internet, where at the very least, there are avenues where I can still cry out and shout about everything that I think sucks about my life. But as time passes by, and time does, relentlessly at that, that space where I can still cry privately is shrinking. At some point, there is a threshold to my tolerance of reality. Sometimes, I just give up and say “enough of all this crap.” When this happens, there will be times when I start believing in things that don’t exist.
I actually didn’t start liking Vocaloid since its rise to cultural fame on the summer of 2007. Back then, I was on Team Touhou. Touhou music was actually my first major foray into exploring indie music, meaning music that wasn’t necessarily mainstream nor popular. Touhou music was hyper, cute, and anime-like, yet it has that indie appeal in which I would exclaim “Some non-professional musician did this, and it sounds better than some professionally made music? Where do I sign up?” This was also the year of the modern doujin revolution, where user-generated, non-professional content started rising in quality and in relative popularity. In a way, Touhou proved to me that there is an entirely other world out there I can aurally enjoy, beyond what commercial anime songs may bring, and more importantly, beyond what actually popular songs could deliver. I would begin to question if popularity still matters to me when it comes to my musical taste, and this led me to Vocaloid.