makeste: (Car wreck kids)
A.K.A., “GIANT ESSAY ABOUT TSUNA AND REBORN’S RELATIONSHIP.”

BEFORE I GET TO THE ESSAY, a quick note for anyone who is on LJ and/or Dreamwidth exclusively--pretty much all of my KHR reviews these days are only posted on tumblr. Because I am super lazy, and cross-posting stuff requires me to do a little more typing and clicking and OH MY GOD IT'S SO MUCH WORK!1 (I'm sorry, did I say lazy, I meant fail. XD)

If anyone is interested, I finally went back and tagged my tumblr reviews with the 'yay new chapter' tag, so... yeah. They're there! That is where they are.

Anyway, so yeah, KHR 378 came out and an essay happened, idk.

1500 words on KHR characters. This is a cut that is definitely worth clicking. )
makeste: (I'm not broke)
Because I have no patience for comment limits, and because my fingers apparently will just not stop typing words.

This is the response to [livejournal.com profile] misamiera’s request from this meme. The KHR request. Which would explain why, three questions in, the word count for the comment was at about 2,000 words.

Click here for 2k words of rambling about Gokudera, Tsuna, and Reborn! )

ETA: OKAY I'M BACK AND READY TO LIGHT IT UP LIKE IT'S DYNAMITE.

THE REST OF THE MEME )
makeste: [a shark with a beach ball on its nose] (I am filled with solutions!)
From [livejournal.com profile] mikenno (who has the best fucking memes lately):

Pick a character I write, and I will give you the top five ideas or concepts or factoids I keep in mind while writing that character that I believe are essential to depicting him or her accurately. This includes original characters and characters about whom I write fanfic.

I WANT TO DO THIIIIIS

And also there is one from [livejournal.com profile] rikasaurus!

the "what icon do you associate with me?" meme!
• do not look at the comments.
• take a look at my userpics.
• post a comment with the icon of mine you associate with me. leave commentary if desired.
• repost with your default icon.


This one I'm just curious about, idk. And I didn't use my default icon for this post, but I used one of my newer ones that hasn't gotten around as much so I figure it's all right.
makeste: (LITTLE CHROME)
Greetings, all!

So a few weeks ago, I got a new job, which has its pros and cons. Pros: I am slightly richer than before (read: still poor as the dickens). Cons: Internet usage is strictly regulated and monitored at the new job, so I'm pretty much away from LJ for about 12 hours a day (including commute and so forth), and sleeping for at least 8 of the other hours. THE FUN PART OF THE DAY JUST GOT A HELL OF A LOT SHORTER.

Plus on top of that there has been Christmassy stuff to take care of and colds to battle and so forth blah blah long story short I haven't reviewed the last two KHR chapters yet! Which was probably obvious already BUT I MUST MAKE EXCUSES FOR IT, OKAY. 8(

Anyway, what I was thinking was that I would wait until chapter 318 came out and then do like a double review or something. What I did not anticipate was that Vongola GP (a.k.a. KHR on cuteness steroids) would be premiering the same weekend! DAMN YOU AMANO AND TOSHINORI, SNEAKING UP ON ME LIKE THAT.

Soo... I guess it'll be a double review of KHR 317/318*, followed (most likely tomorrow) by a post on GP 01.

*you saw nothing! If you have no clue what I am talking about, then... good. XD

Idk, I'm making this up as I go. )
makeste: (Hello sexy world)
Yes, that's including everyone not from the US! Because even if you don't celebrate American Thanksgiving, everyone can celebrate the day after Thanksgiving! This is true of most other major holidays as well. But I digress.

Now where did we leave off last week? Oh yes, that's right; Gokudera was being an amazing badass.

KHR 316, a.k.a. Makeste Can Die Happy Now )

Incidentally, I hope everyone did have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I also hope [livejournal.com profile] relaxsama and [livejournal.com profile] jewel_song had super-epic birthdays, and [livejournal.com profile] readerofasaph, I hope you have an awesome birthday on the 28th as well! ♥
makeste: (VICTOLY)
It was terrible! I hated everything about it!!

Naw, I'm just kidding; it was actually kind of the best movie ever. Probably I'll be making some sort of long, spasmatic capslocky post about it in the near future. Since everything about it was completely perfect fffff wake me up when it's July.

Well, in the meantime, at least there's still KHR!

And I love Gokudera ALMOST as much as I love Ron Weasley, so that's something. )

ETA: Sorry for the EXTREME lack of replies, guys. I got a new job and I'm still adjusting to the hours. I'll try to get to these either this evening or tomorrow (Wednesday) night.
makeste: (VICTOLY)
Thank you for releasing your version of KHR 312 before Saturday so that I could get this post done before heading off to the Rally to Restore Sanity (FUCK YEAH 8D) tomorrow. You guys are all right!

And also, thanks so much to everyone who passed along birthday wishes yesterday! ♥ It was a good day--among other things, I got to visit baby sis's preschool to watch her Halloween parade, which was adorable and awesome. And my other sis gave me a card that played the theme from Rocky when I opened it, which cracked me up because for some reason (possibly having something to do with the fact that I am a giant nerd), all I could think of was Ryohei. XD

Anyway, let me get started with this now.

KHR 312, a.k.a. 'So THAT'S why he's our Thunder Guardian!' )
makeste: (Science rules)
So there's a meme going around that tells you which of the nine Enneagram personality types you are (I'm a 5, myself), and I was like, "Hey, these things look familiar." Then I remembered that two years ago, I had started an essay-thing discussing the Enneagram types of Tsuna and the Vongola guardians. Only I never managed to solidly pin down Hibari, or Mukuro; I did choose types for them, but I wasn't as sure of them as I'd have liked to be. And so I never really finished that post; it always felt a little incomplete.

Happily, I had too much spare time on my hands today, so I've gone back and dusted it off. :D

Cut for giant walls of text in which I scientifically analyze a bunch of fictional characters. )

Pretty soon I'll stop procrastinating and get to the rest of the comments on my last post, too; sorry guys. XD And speaking of procrastination/being late, Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] vazavati and [livejournal.com profile] rodickparker!
makeste: (Science rules)
BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHEN TO SHUT UP, HAVE SOME MORE THOUGHTS ON THE NEWEST CHAPTER OF KHR.

Arrr, mateys, thar be spoilers in these waters. )

Also, Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] dtn! LIVE LONG AND PROSPER.

Memes!

Feb. 21st, 2010 08:30 pm
makeste: (GENKISHI used WALL!)
Holy shit there's so many!!

From [livejournal.com profile] erisabesu:

Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so that others can play along.

She chose Stephen King, Hibari/zombie!Kusakabe, The Chronicles of Narnia, One Piece, NaruSasu, Theories, and Manga. )

And then [livejournal.com profile] cleartempest gave me KHR, Naruto, and Phoenix Wright for the three fandom meme that probably all of you are familiar with by this point. :P

Wait, all that rambling, and I'm still only a third of a way through this post? )

And [livejournal.com profile] cleartempest gave me this one too because I asked her because I am addicted to rambly memes:

Leave a comment saying, "I'M ON A HORSE" and I will give you five words I associate with you. Then post about what they mean to you, along with this, at your journal.

She gave me Radiohead, REBORN, black belt-ery, general geekery, and books you like, so I will type about those things.

Almost done now...! )

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST:

anon meme



Oh my god that took hours. XD Let me know if you want to do any of the memes. o/

ETA: OH WAIT I FORGOT TO WISH AN EXTREMELY BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO [livejournal.com profile] chuu AND A NOT-SO-BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO [livejournal.com profile] vaultedthewall. I APOLOGIZE FOR MY FAIL.
makeste: (Oh wow! Windows!)
METAPHORICAL SCISSORS. Which hopefully I won't trip and fall and kill myself with. Haha, we'll see. XD

This is mostly [livejournal.com profile] jote_jote and [livejournal.com profile] demoneyeskyo87's fault! :P But it's also something I've kind of wanted to post for a while, because even though when it comes to KHR I pretty much exclusively write gen, I do still ship things! And 8059 is one of them. And so this is a post about why I like 8059.

Please note the wording of that, btw--this is an essay about why I like it! Not why it's canon, or why it is the best pairing ever!! or anything like that. That would require much more logic and research than I am willing to put into this. XD So yeah, it's just my explanation for why I ship it.

My very, very long-winded explanation. )

And now I can go back to failing at writing my officially-late [livejournal.com profile] khrfest fics. YAY. (Also, Happy Belated Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] nonoji! Hope you had a great day. ♥)
makeste: (I have just met you and I love you!)
From [livejournal.com profile] poisontea:

Give me a character from any fandom you know that I know and I will tell you:

a. My favorite thing about that character.
b. My least favorite thing about that character.
c. One person I would ship them with in their own verse.
d. One crossover ship for them I think would be neat.
e. One crossover universe for them I think would be even neater.
f. Their ship from hell.
g. Their song.
h. The title of their biography or autobiography.
i. The last bad dream they had.
j. How they're gonna shuffle off the mortal coil, if they haven't already.



Man but I love character memes.

(Also, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] valorously and [livejournal.com profile] o_melody_nelson for the snowflake cookies. ♥)

ETA: LOL, for some reason LJ's not sending comment notifications, so I didn't realize anyone had replied until I logged in again and HELLO, WHAT'S THIS? XD Ilu guys. <3
ETA 2: OFF TO BED NOW, will finish these tomorrow. and maybe someone will take pity on me and give Gokudera some love too? Just, you know, so I have extra motivation to finish...! Yes. XD


OH MY GOD I'M FINALLY DONE. XDDD This was way too much fun, though. ♥
makeste: (Oh boy! Sleep!)
So today is October 14, which means it is Tsuna's birthday! (AND ALSO, it means that yesterday was Reborn's birthday! MANY HAPPY RETURNS, YOU LUNATIC SUPERBABY.) And since I'm in a fangirlish mood, I decided to do another tribute post like I did last year for Gokudera. \o/

So, keeping in mind that my favorite Tsuna moments might not necessarily match up with everyone else's (mostly because I actually prefer cute uncertain loser mode to bitchin' awesome dying will mode, just a bit), here's my Top Ten Tribute to Tsuna. OR TTTTT FOR SHORT.

I wonder if you'd pronounce that with one long 'T' sound or a bunch of short stuttering 'T' sounds. )

And before I forget, in case I'm not around tomorrow (and since we're on the subject of birthdays anyway), Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] cleartempest and [livejournal.com profile] leriko_rasen! YOU GUYS FUCKING ROCK. ♥ ♥ ♥
makeste: (Hello sexy world)
Fact: I have not been so hopelessly in love with this manga since we first saw the Sistema C.A.I. Everything about this chapter is awesome.

God, but I loves me some grade-A plot. )
makeste: (Car wreck kids)
How shocking!

Took both of these from [livejournal.com profile] rikasaurus. ♥

Leave me a comment and I will give you a letter.
Then, write 10 things that you love starting with that letter.
Post the list in your journal.
Give out letters to your commenters in return.


She gave me the letter G. 8D

GEE I WONDER WHAT THE FIRST THING ON THIS LIST IS. )

Aaaand...

Reply to this meme by yelling "Words!" and I will give you five words that remind me of you. Then post them in your LJ and explain what they mean to you.

My words: )

I'm probably too zonked to think of words to give out to everyone, but I'll be more than happy to give out letters.

Also, on a completely unrelated note: how is it that stuff like this is still happening in Iran and yet all the front page of CNN cares about is Michael Jackson? Seriously, enough already. :|

Hmmph.

Jun. 21st, 2009 03:21 pm
makeste: (Honey! I'm back!)
Well, hello there, chapter 246. Nice to see you bothered to show up after all. And I'll have you know I was totally not anxiously anticipating you all weekend at all.

...I wish I knew how to quit you. XD )
makeste: (One deadly and unpredictable midget)
From [livejournal.com profile] viridianphoenix:

Name a character that you know I write/draw or have written/drawn, and I'll tell you:

a. What initially prompted me to write/draw them.
b. One of their best traits.
c. One of their worst traits.
d. How easy/difficult I find it to write/draw the character.
e. The moment where I feel that I truly captured the character.
f. My plans to write/draw the character in the near future.


Maybe this will inspire me to stop being lazy and start working on some of my WIPs again. XD

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