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July 9, 2011 § 1 Comment
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As a young child, she hated God, she hated the bible, and she the church. But she was adopted into a Christian family by agreement that she would be converted. She would cause trouble, and terrorized her sisters. Her only friends were the nannies who spoke french. Then one day when she had a friend over, she spoke the truth: God is dead.
“How could you say that?!”
“Unbelievable this child! Did you not understand what would happen when you said the same things three years ago?”
She was banished to a mining village.
She was an old woman who gave up her dreams and smiled. Forever scared, she now believed in the God she hated. The two bystanders (a classmate perhaps and an old man) noticed the amazing transformation. If only someone could wake her up.
Today was the day of graduation and because she gave up, she will be left behind. There was no work to be done in the mine, and there were no maid duties. So, the old woman went off the send her friend, Tracy, off. With an embrace and a couple of tears, there was nothing.
“Oh, you’ve come to leave as well?” The old lady spoke with her raspy voice.
“No, you’re going to a party.”
The boy had swept her off her feet…
…And with magic, the spell broke and 20 years melted off of her. She felt her heart relinquish itself from its chains.
She hid her face in his shoulder as she let out a small yelp as they began flying off. She took a deep breath in and sighed, “Yuki, you smell nice.”
“That’s cause today is a special day.”
When arrived the party, the girl refused to let go.
“Kino I have things to do. Don’t worry, I’ll be back.”
She was scared to return to society. But after a few seconds of convincing, she hoped to the door and bid Yuki farewell.
“Kino!!!” They all exclaimed.
“Where have you been? You practically disappeared for 20 years!”
“That wouldn’t make sense since we would have been two years old then.”
“Wasn’t she under a magic spell that made her a gajillion years older? So it must have felt like 20 years.”
Kino nodded in her shyness.
“Well cheers for graduating!”
Kino began to cry out loud at the word. She didn’t want all her friends to leave her behind.
“What’s wrong Kino?”
“Everyone is going. I’m gonna be stuck here forever.”
“Don’t say that! I mean today is…”
“Oh, wedding starts in 20 mins.”
Right on cue Yuki arrived grabbed Kino’s hand, pulling her away from everyone. Once again she found herself swept off her feet. Yuki rushed into the familiar cathedral hall and pulled Kino to the very front from the side. Currently, a 20th century music concert was being held.
She was entranced by the music and the instrument. the strings were layed out like a grid, but there was a gradual increase in the size of the squares. The performer was playing Shoenberg on the instrument. Immediately, Kino felt her hand being grabbed. She turned around and saw Yuki bent down on his knees.
“Kino…” he did not have to speak. Kino knew instantly what he wanted to ask. It was a kind of telepathy. He popped open the box with the ring and a smile finally crept up on her face.
Suddenly, the spotlights were on them. Kino didn’t realize it because it was dark, but Yuki was dressed in a cream white tuxedo. Kino immediately paniced: looking left and right with Yuki’s hand still grasping hers. Yuki gently squeezed her hand and brought her back to Earth before guiding her to the front of the alter.
“I don’t know if I would call that music, but it was an exhilirating performance either way. Now, let us gather here today to celebrate the marriage of Kino and Yuki.”
“Wait wut?!” You heard the Father.
Yuki simply smiled, “cute as always.”
She turned around and saw the gang at the party sitting in the front row. They knew! Mayu and Nadako came up to her and pushed her towards the alter set of stairs to the change room up at the top of the cathedral. The two of them were all giddy and joyful as they changed Kino into her gown. She someone clear their throats…it was her old piano teacher.
“Kino disappeared from the world because of a curse. Leading her to give up her dream, her friends, and this wonderful man Yuki. But all of us here never once gave up on Kino. It was a pleasure to be invited here today and without further a do, a song dedicated to the couple today.”
“Kino how are you feeling?”
“I dunno…I don’t feel like crying anymore.”
“That means your happy Kino!”
“You’re always so gloomy that this is probably the first time you felt this way.”
“You guys are right…”
“There you’re done!”
“There’s a tiara on my head.”
All of the sudden, Kino felt nervous. More nervous than she ever was for any of her performances. She came out of the top of a spiral staircase. Seeing how far down it goes she gulped and proceeded slowly. Then she saw Yuki staring at her from the other side with a smile. Her nervous was converted to excitment and now with that excitment she rushed down the stairs. She skipped a couple of steps, and felt like she was floating (the heels were unbelievably comfortable.)
As the two of them stepped onto the alter, the music changed to the typical wedding anthem. Kino walked up to the middle where the priest stood. As soon as she tried to stand, she began to wobble and lose her balance; but, Yuki got her. Telepathically, she could tell Yuki was complimenting her looks. She blushed in embarrassment. Suddenly, everything felt like a blur. She felt her whole body sink to the ground, and her skin prune. Could this be the curse? No! She refused! Especially after all these people believed in her. She mustered up whatever confidence and strength she had to declare, “I do!” She could hear Yuki chuckle and, “I do too.” The cold metal made her heart leap and gently parachute back down to the ground as she realized what was placed on her finger. The magical curse shattered into sparkling dust and formed the diamond on the ring.
“You may kiss the bride.”
“I love you, Kino.”
Yuki leaned in and planted a kiss on her lips. Kino’s arms rose up and situated themselves on his shoulder and neck, transitioning into an embrace.
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It started off with an inaccurate renactment of the Gundam SEED Destiny episode where Athrun flees ZAFT with Meyrin. Then wind up in the midst of an oncoming alien invasion similar to Gundam 00. These aliens would teleport and kidnap people somehow. They would be able to locate where you are by an alien bacteria that looks like ants. These ant-alien bacteria mysteriously wound up in the food being served at a family’s BBQ. It turns out that the source of these bactera was a local supermarket. As soon as the FBI discovered this, a worldwide human evacuation was announced and everyone had to move to militarized camps.
It was a mad dash rush for everyone to leave before the Aliens arrived. The official personel told me I couldn’t bring my cat because it may have the ant-alien bacteria on it. I told him I would wash him because I wasn’t leavng him behind. Everyone told me it was stupid cause the Aliens could teleport any minute. Well screw them. I hid myself in the washroom, prancing about as quietly as possible while washing the cat who turned into a panda as soon as I took it out of the water. Surprisingly enough, when I wiped him down with the towel, he was all dry!
Those who were infected by the ant-alien bacteria were put into quarantine and strapped to a medical bed. Many of the individuals looked perfectly normal and were all resisting to be tested or freaking out because the person next to them would develop abnormal mutations such as large boils and spontaneously skin ruptures.
Conscription (is that what was called?) was in placed. Any able bodied males were called to join the army. Even though I was a female, I was somehow enlisted into the army. I tried to voice my complaint. I was a nervous wreck and wouldn’t have been able to do shit. But the commander said that the captains were very good coaches and that I would be fine. Yeah, right.
After a couple months of battling and the failed completion of building a Gundam, we resorted to nuking the Aliens. The only problem was that the estimated amount of nukes needed to destroy them would also severly damage, if not, destroy the planet. With nothing to lose, we launched the rockets and bid sayonara to them and the world.
July 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
This soundtrack is eargasmic selection of well composed tracks from the Ao no Exorcist anime. It has great variation ranging from Indian-beat electric rock to a number of heartwarming orchestral ballads. The soundtrack is categorized to five sections: Exorcist Concerto, Symphonic Suite DEVIL, AOE suite, Symphonic Poem GeHeNa, Assiah Fantasia. Although you would expect these to be of Traditional classical music descent because of the names, there’s really much more fusion going on. There was one track that reminded me a lot of the music from Inception. It had the precussive motif and the moving strings to create the air of a heist scene.
Now, the real highlight of this soundtrack is the instrumentation. I have a feeling a lot the interesting ones of it are Idian musical instruments. I mean…There is a fucking accordian solo in the gypsy funk techno rave track (that’s what I like to call it. It’s my favourite track of the OST.) That’s gotta be badass.
My favourite track is from the AOE Suite: AOE Suite Fourth Movement AI
I like how it establishes this stellar lullaby like melody. The orgel music box used to introduce the two melodic themes is great in that sense. I like the subtle build it develops and the way it ends…the slowing down of the music box was just perfect. For some reason, I get the feeling that the melody is similar to a previous track in the soundtrack (Symphonic Suite DEVIL second movement i-AM.) Which I think displays a good sense of melodic motifs similar to Kingdom Hearts but not of that calibur.