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kari_izumi
05 May 2013 @ 10:44 pm
So, it's been a while since I've posted...mostly for being stationed overseas, but largely 'cuz Bleach has been pretty boring the last few years.

I just caught up with the last three months, and oh boy as an Isshin fangirl, I"m sooooooooo happy right now :D

Just had to share that.
 
 
kari_izumi
18 April 2011 @ 10:40 am
OMG  
OMG OMG OMG

CRUNCHYROLL JUST UPLOAED DIGIMON TAMERS OMG I HAVEN'T SEEN THAT SHOW IN FOREVER

ILU GUYS


On a less sugar-high induced note, how are my people on LJ going? My schedule's always changing with my ship (as is always the case with those stationed in Japan), so I haven't had much time to do the things I need to in port, let alone fandom stuff. But the Bleach manga seems liek it's finally going somewhere these days, although I'm diappointed that Orihime didn't get to help pwn Aizen in the end and shut  the harpies at [info]bleachness  the peanut gallery up.
 
 
kari_izumi
11 November 2010 @ 08:31 pm
Which songs have been covered better by artists who didn't originally sing them?

The cover of "Dancing With Myself" from "Glee."

Pretty much every cover of "Wonderwall", but in particular the Paul Anka one.
 
 
kari_izumi
04 June 2010 @ 07:37 pm
Here's a hint :)Collapse )

In case anyone still cares, I'm not dead, and life is good. :)
 
 
kari_izumi
28 December 2009 @ 12:51 am
I can't believe how many hits this fic gets. I get at least two new people putting this on their favorites' list every week, and I just published this to FF.net three months ago. So far, I have thirty people who have faved this.

By contrast, the my next most popular fic got added to a faves' list twice a month, and that was when the fic was still active. In three years, that one's gotten 47 faves. I never, ever thought this would get that noticed, to say it was a one-off idea I had late one night! 

And since I'm on the subject of fic writing, and I 've have this thought for a while: ASDFGHJKL, why is Karin so hard to write for? I have to give props to adam_epp for being able to write seven chapters from her point of view in his fic, because boy is it hard to write something that is a bit too girlish for her nature or something that makes her come off as a Tsundere, which for all her tough attitude she really isn't.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas!
 
 
 
 
kari_izumi
09 December 2009 @ 05:45 pm
Me a few months ago:

"As The World Turns is getting saddled with one of the writers being blamed for stories that helped kill Guiding Light...and I suspect I'll be lamenting over that show's demise on Sept 17th, 2010."

O joy, I was right. :|

It's pretty telling when most of the fans online have reactions along the lines of "Well that's sucks, but we saw it coming" instead of being really upset. Even after the cancellation of the last Trek series, you had pages of fans and long-time bashers alike coming out the woodwork with some passion about this.

Admittedly, I can't say I'm that torn up about it's demise either. Aside from only following for four years. I don't have much sympathy for the head writers and producers whose talents would be better served wasting bandwidth at FF.net. I do wish all the best for the cast, many of who have some great acting chops that didn't get used nearly as well as they could have been.

Le sigh. 54 years is a hell of a run, and there are countless familes that grew up on this show and watched it with their mothers and grandmothers. Not even Star Trek with its legion of obsessive passionate fans have united generations of families like soaps have with women.

*Is off to visit the ATWT comm*
 
 
 
kari_izumi
09 October 2009 @ 11:30 pm
Seriously. I've seen a lot of fanart/fanfic for this pairing, and I have no idea how this has gotten so popular for two characters that (to my knowledge) haven't met in canon.

Not that I judge people's preferences; in fact, Bleach has one of the most diverse samplings of couplings of any fandom I've been in, other shipper bullshit aside, but I'm just a bit...surprised, is all. *is unsure*

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kari_izumi
18 September 2009 @ 08:23 pm
I'm not sure how man of you on my Flist watch soaps, but I'm sure just about everyone has a mother or grandmother that followed the classic "stories", like As The World Turns, The Young and the Restless, Days of our Lives or Guilding Light.

The last of that list is ending it's run after 72 years today. The finale has already aired as I typed this. While I never got the chance to watch that show since it didn't air in the Sacramento market, that the mother of soaps is ending is pretty damning to the genre that's been in slow decline over the last decade. I hear stories of head writers that don't give a shit, fan favorite pairings being shoved off to the side because of race or sexual orientation, and a lack of continuity that would make the idiots that ran Star Trek into the ground feel shame.

I did have a rant to plan out, but as it would use too many fandom specific examples to site out, I'll just say that if you haven't watch a soap in about...say five years, I doubt you'll even recognize most of the characters personality wise or casting wise. As The World Turns is getting saddled with one of the writers being blamed for stories that helped kill Guiding Light. That, along with another headwritwer that ran an NBC soap into the ground 9 years ago and was fired from All My Children for sagging ratings spell nothing good for that show, and I suspect I'll be lamenting over that show's demise on Sept 17th, 2010.

Ugh. It's such a shame that the genre passes headwriters around like Swine Flu--some, who even admit they have a love-hate relationship with what they write about. That's just...what are the words for that? Even the bad fanfic writers have some enjoyment about what they write about. And these guys get paid for this? Once the last of the soaps is over and done with, who else in Hollywood will have them? Talk about cutting your nose to spite your face.

Hopefully, ATWT's inevitable cancellation with pave the way for The Bold and the Beautiful becoming an hour-long show. For all it's flaws, there's at least attempts at romance, and I don't have to watch SL's involving gaslighting a pregnant woman to stab her husband and brother in the back, only pseudo-incest and women sleeping their way through whole families.*

*It's a fandom thing. :/