February 28, 2009 § Leave a comment
So I haven’t talked about Pokemon in a while. But in light of the fact that Pokemon Platinum is going to be released in 22 days (I think) and because this guy is amazing, I decided to post some of PokeRemixStudio’s Pokemon remix. They are all AMAZING! Even the ones I don’t know (which would be the Ruby and Sapphire shit.)
February 27, 2009 § 5 Comments
Today is (Y)(H)Allelujah’s birthday~ *cheers*
If I had time I would have baked a cake for him, but that damn bio test really hurt my ass, I don’t think I can stand anymore.
image from pixiv
February 22, 2009 § 3 Comments
Hosaka’s Curry Song
I’ve been obsessed with curry recently. Eating it everyday for lunch, and even making Japanese curry enough to feed 5 people…and eating all of that (with the help of a okaa-san of course.)
February 20, 2009 § 2 Comments
For the past few days I have been noticing my sudden over usage of the word awesome. It got me thinking, why is the word ‘some’ included in what is ‘awe inspiring’? It has some kind of negative condensation to it, even though we generally use it to encourage or praise. If I look up the word awesome in an everyday pocket dictionary, I get “dread mingled with reverence.” In other words, alarming, amazing, imposing, impressive.
Lets put this idea into a simple example. When someone beats some form of record, or achieves a high placing in competition with others, it is awesome because it is frightening to the opponents and amazing to those who are cheering. To summarize, some awe would imply that there is a dual meaning to awesome.
When I look to my not so credible resource, the pocket dictionary, the word ‘awe’ itself has a double edge sword meaning to it. This changes my previous point about ‘some’ giving awe (a) negative condensation because ‘awe’ already has it embedded with its original meaning. Being awesome is a really depressing job.
To refer back to the example used earlier, someone commits some action like win a game, it is awesome because it is somewhat frightening to the opponents and somewhat amazing to those who are cheering. If there was a lot of fear, and a lot of amazement, then the word awesome does not clearly represent the situation. Rather, it was awelot. If there is a word for some awe, there should be a word for a lot of awe. In short, the word awesome, has an exaggerated meaning.
So to touch back with Earth, when you want to congratulate someone and praise them for their work, think first. Is that person really awesome?
February 18, 2009 § Leave a comment
The PV to Yuna Ito’s new song “Trust You” was released just recently. Some of you might recognize it as the Gundam 00 S2’s 2nd ending.
I have never really listened to Yuna Ito, but when I first heard the song, her powerful vocal’s stunned me. At first I thought she was Crystal Kay, but then I found out that Yuna Ito is an American Japanese. For those who didn’t know, Crystal Kay is half African American half Korean and was raised in America. I mixed the two up because their vocal’s and musical style are really similar, probably due to their upbringing in American instead of Japan.
It’s a very easy listen, with a repeating chord progression (think Pachabel Canon) throughout the instrumental part of the song. One thing I wished Yuna Ito might have done, and she might do when she sings this live, is to add more harmony and changing the melody at some parts of the verse or chorus because it will get repetitive despite how pleasing it may sound at first. Some artists do it too much to the point where you wonder what the melody is, and some artists need to do it more because the song would get repetitive, and it add a nice colour to it.
February 15, 2009 § 1 Comment
A song done by ROUND TABLE feat. Nino for the anime series NHK にようこそ! Great song, don’t watch the anime if your easily disturbed like many people in society claim to be. The song is a great listen to, instrumentally and lyrically. The trumpet and piano are a great combination in this song. It gives the piece this kind of big city home feel. Don’t really know how to describe it.