joiedecombat: (confident)
Not related to the episode, but I am finding myself so entertained by this. Explanation: basically, from a blink-and-you-miss-it screenshot, someone out there in the fandom concluded that Kotetsu wears Kenzo Pour Homme cologne.

And the fans started buying it.

Apparently in significant numbers.

I'd be entertained by this regardless, but the fact that it's happening in the fandom of a show about corporate-sponsored product placement superheroes - complete with shameless product placement for real-world companies - is cracking me right up. I've heard rumors that the same thing is happening with Brooks Wines.

...Of course, I laugh, but I'm severely tempted to shell out the money for a Wild Tiger t-shirt. And if I could find the Hero TV Staff shirt on a site that had English-language ordering I'd definitely buy one. (It has a tiny hidden Origami Cyclone on it! This is the best thing ever.)

But getting on to the actual episode... )
joiedecombat: (sbutle)
❀ everyone has dirty fandom secrets or guilty pleasures or unpopular opinions.
❀ list five of yours.
❀ get cries of OMG YOU TOO or WTF ARE YOU SMOKING
❀ profit.

1) Guilty (pseudo-)secret: Like [livejournal.com profile] annwyd, although there's plenty of Western media that I'm a fan of, I only really seem to get involved in fandom for anime and video games. I don't know why this is exactly, but I rarely even read fanfiction for the novels and live-action TV series that I'm a fan of.

Okay, there's comics, but my interest in those tends to be limited to specific characters and pairings for the most part.

2) Guilty secret: I have this absurd love for romance plots involving an essentially ordinary, usually tsundere character and a character who is good-looking, talented, charismatic, probably wealthy, popular with everyone, and apparently on a single-minded mission to aggravate the first character to death by being inscrutable and provoking and a borderline if not actual stalker, at least until the story gets around to revealing that actually he (because it's always a guy) is really just a huge emotionally needy social retard and by that point the first character is in love with him. (Examples: Only the Ring Finger Knows, Kaichou wa Maid-Sama.) It is a guilty semi-secret of mine because, for one thing, the stories usually have all the literary nutritional value of a Twinkie, and for another I can never stop a part of my head from acknowledging that these pairings are really kind of wrong and unhealthy in ways not actually intended by the text, but I still eat it up.

3) Guilty secret: Generally speaking, the character ships I get into are the ones that are explicit (or at least very subtext-heavy) in canon. I do not generally read/watch/play with shipper goggles on, and subtext has to be pretty close to the text before it really pings me.

...except for a few favorite characters in certain fandoms who I crackship all over the place in ways I am embarrassed to admit to because it's not only almost always slash, it's almost always horrible wrong inexplicable slash like Yoji/Aya or Claire/Luck or Irvine/Squall (okay, that last one isn't all that wrong, but still).

4) Unpopular opinion: I still think the whole "Rinoa will become Ultimecia in the future" theory is retarded, and if you tell me that you think it is intended as part of the game's canon, I will judge you.

(With my apologies to anyone who enjoys it as an AU idea. I don't judge people for that, though I still don't care for it.)

5) Unpopular opinion: Magno was an awesome character and DC can bite me, and so can everyone who calls him a poor man's Cosmic Boy. >:|
joiedecombat: (idealistic)
2009 wasn't so bad. I'm still living in the same place, still working the same job, and both of those things are okay by me. I bought a car, which has not, so far, been working out quite as well as I could have hoped, but I'm choosing to remain hopeful. I found at least one good place to eat in town that I hadn't known about before. I went to a con, which was pretty fun, and I went on a weekend trip with friends that was very fun. I got in a car accident, which was not fun at all. And, for the first time, I did not make it home for Christmas... but that turned out more or less okay, I guess.

2009 Fiction Roundup )

2009 Fandom Roundup )
joiedecombat: (Squall/Rinoa)
Have very ambitiously signed up for a Squall/Rinoa [livejournal.com profile] ship_manifesto.

TLDR likely to ensue.
joiedecombat: (Shepard lives!)
Yesterday BioWare released the first one-minute teaser for Mass Effect 2.

The fanbase is already going insane. It's kind of fun to watch.

(Edit to add new icon. Couldn't resist.)
joiedecombat: (Gundam OTP)
It's been a while, so I will try a meme:

Name a character and I'll give you (a) three (or more) facts about them from my personal fanon, (b) three (or more) things that never happened to that character, or (c) three (or more) people that character never fell in love with and how. You pick the character; I pick the letter. I reserve the right to say, "oops, I don't know that character, please pick another."
joiedecombat: (twelve)
Japan proves that Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet is exponentially more interesting when:

A) Verona is a floating sky city and

B) Juliet cross-dresses and swordfights.

Also, omg pretty.

That is all. For now.

Edit: Tip to the online anime reviewers who are shocked and dismayed to find that the anime is not a faithful adaptation of the play: this series is by Gonzo, also responsible for the Seven Samurai anime with all the futuristic mecha combat. And all of the trailers for Romeo x Juliet showed flying horses and sky city and Juliet sword-fighting. It is not like you did not know what you were getting into.

YOU FAIL.

Seriously, disliking the series on the basis of the first episode is one thing. Disliking it for stupid reasons is another. The original play wasn't all that great to begin with, so remarks about "I don't remember that from Shakespeare's play" aren't so much funny as they are... dumb.
joiedecombat: (info)
Some links for the new Heroes fans on my flist, just 'cause. )

halp

Sep. 30th, 2006 10:38 pm
joiedecombat: (Dyrk Magz - Oh Noes!)
I have... about an hour and half to post to [livejournal.com profile] ship_manifesto.

If anyone would like to provide any last-minute Mwu/Murrue fanwork recs for me to ad...

(since I can't find any of the good fanart sites any more)

...yes please?
joiedecombat: (Aya - Deranged Fandom)
So, I have this webspace. I haven't used it for anything yet aside from stashing image files and pimping mp3s to people.

I kind of want to put an actual site in there. But then the question becomes, what goes in it?

[Poll #752523]

Also, found when perusing FF.net:

Gundam Seed: Freedom's Echo by Patriot-of-USA
In the War on Terror, NSA Agent Alex Kennedy leads a USA Special Forces squad against Al Qaeda. However, ZAFT and the United Nations intend to stop him. Even worse, he finds that one of his enemies is his brother: Athrun!


...wait, what?
joiedecombat: (Deranged Fandom)
Because everyone else is doing it: the unguessed answers to the fandom meme, plus some further elaboration on the themes present and a few of the characters who were guessed.

Cut for spam. )
joiedecombat: (Deranged Fandom)
So, yeah, I completely failed to post the content I intended over my weekend. Instead, here's a meme.

a. Post a list of 15 fandoms.
b. Have your friends list guess your favourite character from each one.
c. When guessed, bold the line, include the character name, and write a sentence about why you like that character

Not that most of these are hard. )
joiedecombat: (Default)
For each of your fandoms, name:
1. A character you absolutely worship
2. A character you like
3. A character you could give or take
4. A character you don't really care for
5. A character you'd like to spork

My fandoms, cut for spam. )

Still very entertained by this mood icon.

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