So I found out today that someone linked my blog on the D-Frag! wikia since I wrote a post about how Takao had a cameo in the TWGOK anime. Since I’m a D-Frag! enthusiast, I figured I would contribute a bit to their wiki. I added a Voice Actor tag to their Template:Character, went through on grammar/spelling/wiki-code patrol on a couple pages too. Then I went to the front page and, wow, it’s… kind of eye cancer. So, since it wasn’t protected, I went to edit it. Took me a good hour to figure out what was wrong with their code, so I fixed it, moved around some code bits so that there were actually 2 columns instead of some wonky DIV tags pretending there were two columns. Got rid of most of the whitespace, overall made it look a bit tighter, got rid of code that wasn’t doing anything, etc.
Then, 3 minutes later, one of the admins reverts my changes and locks the page.
Well. I guess their plea of “Please help by editing” only applies to people who have zero aesthetic sense. I mean, hey, I’m a pretty big wig over on the PAD wiki, adminship and all, I can’t possibly know what I’m doing…
This does save me the effort of wasting even more time editing wikis, so I suppose I should be thankful?
Regarding the first 13 episodes of Agents of SHIELD, I enjoyed them and liked the series, it kept me interested enough to keep watching, but I never felt a need to really express that beyond casual conversation. Episode 14, though, really propelled the series beyond my reticence.
Spoilers if you aren’t caught up, be warned!
I continue building my manga collection with this new arrival.
Negima is going to be a work since I’m missing a bunch of middle volumes that are frequently sold out when I try to find them online. However, with these 2, I think I’m 3 volumes away from completing the series. Nisekoi is one I double-dipped on. I have the first 4 volumes on VIZ’s iOS manga reader, until they increased the price of all digital volumes by a dollar and also announced it would be getting a physical print. The rest are just continuing to complete other series; Psyren is now done, volume 15 being the last. One of these days I’ll have to sit and read it all through; love the story, too bad it got canceled. Still waiting on a new one by Toshiaki Iwashiro!
This was a “surprise” (hah, pun!), I was definitely not expecting volume 10 of the Haruhi series to be almost two times thicker than any previous volume. I have not been disappointed by the series, though. I know Haruhi is a very well-known, iconic figure in Japan, and the books really show that she’s not just a mascot, the story is very interesting and has only gotten better, particularly once you get past the content used for the 2 anime seasons.
So, what have I got to look forward to in the near future? Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD for the Vita is near the top of my list. I really loved the original game on the PS2, so it will be fun to play it again on the Vita, especially with the new content from the International Edition. I hope to be equally motivated to actually play through and finish X-2 as well, even though I hear the ending is somewhat controversial and not especially well-liked. The top is going to be The Witch and the Hundred Knight, Nippon Ichi’s first foray into a full 3D game. It got quite good reception in Japan for a non-Disgaea game and looks really good, so I’m excited to run through it. For books, I have to finish the Malazan Book of the Fallen series before I get any more fantasy stuff, but I’ll probably take the plunge into Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn series. Upcoming manga include Railgun v9, Genshiken 2 v4, Monster Musume v3, and The Seven Deadly Sins, a newer series that I really enjoying following each week.
Just received a hefty package today:
Decided to get the first book, Gardens of the Moon, from a friend’s recommendation, then found myself running out to Barnes & Noble as soon as I finished it. After the same thing happened with book 3, I ran out to get book 4 then just decided to order the last 6 books at once to save myself future trouble. These are thick!
Not sure how long it’ll take me to get through these; book 3, Memories of Ice, took me about 2 days to complete, but I was mostly able to just read the entire day and late into the night without interruption. We’ll see if I can manage that again.
Here’s the world-premier trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy! Gotta say, it looks great, and I’m really excited to see it! August 1st, 2014.
It got a bit messed up in the mail (and also they didn’t ship it until days after the release date :/), but my collector’s edition of Bravely Default is in! To be added to my pile of “games that are probably pretty sweet that I probably won’t actually get around to playing ever” >_>