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The Learning Process: Exercising an Open Mind

Here's a totally unrelated picture!    Time for another episode of The Learning Process...or that's what I would be saying if this was your everyday TV show. Last time I went over my experiences with judging others and being judged. This time it's a bit different. It doesn't directly relate to the last post, but you could say that exercising an open mind is the next step in becoming free of judgment.     Of course for some people this is the norm. I've noticed that otaku are prone to being open-minded. Not just otaku, but nerds, geeks, NEETS, whatever you want to call them, they aren't that judgmental. So what's the deal with them? Not only does it have to do with their background, but also viewing habits.The more unique things you tend to view and follow, the more of an open-minded individual you become.                                                                                   Right now I'm currently attending an anime conventi

The Learning Process: Being Judged

Hajime mashite! Watashi no namae wa, Rekari desu! Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu! I've been practicing my Japanese!    Hello everyone! It's been a while since I've had the time to sit down and write. I've been having a great time at college, and I'm learning a lot, but there's a few things I've picked up. While college is not as judgmental as high school, you still get talked about, criticized and the like. Through my encounters I've learned quite a bit about myself and others.  So today I'm creating a new category of the blog, known as the The Learning Process. Yep, you guessed it. I'm going to discuss all the things I've learned (and still learning) throughout my otaku life. If you can relate, have feedback, or anything else, just comment below. I'm all ears! "Do you like anime?"    Like I mentioned, I've been struggling with a really big story. I want it to be amazingly good, but I just couldn't make it flow.

Japanese Music Spotlight #7

Tonight ~ Yui Testing out a new video format; so far so good. If there's any problems or if you want to give me feedback, just drop a comment. Want to see a song posted? Just comment. It's that easy. Song ~ Tonight Artist ~ Yui Lyrics To me? why? sono te wo hanashite Tonight tonight tonight Get away motesou na hito ne? Awai awai kowai Murasaki iro ni hikaru easylight Suki ni narenai madogarasu no mukou Rainy blue Fun fun la la love··· Fun fun love? Zenzen najimenai mama Atashi wa reisei ni naru Gomen ne sayonara Run away ukareta hito ne Tonight tonight tonight Bachigai mayoikonda no Itai? itai itai Sagashi mono wa nani? Hitori easy driver Kidzukarenai you ni Doa wo aketemiru closing time Fun fun la la love··· Fun fun love? I can't change I can't stop Yoake wo mattemiru hodo Sunao de mo nai Kyou wo iyasu tame no jikan na no? YES? NO? YES? Ki ni naru no? yorimichi wa dekinai

Suisei no Gargantia Episode 2 Thoughts

Yes, this is Earth.    Hey guys and gals, it's time for second edition of Suisei no Gargantia! From the previous episode, Ledo lost contact with the rest of his comrades and is stranded on an unknown planet. Not knowing the language or any means of communication, he decides to that taking a  hostage (Amy) would be the best plan of action. He gets chased down for a few minutes, and eventually has to call on Chamber for assistance.    Well, the next episode continues directly from the cliffhanger. Ledo finds himself under the watchful eye of the citizens. Chamber manages to express that they mean no harm, but they still lack a form of efficient communication.       Many of the people are dumbfounded by the fact that a robot is speaking on it's own, and Ridget, the aide to the Fleet Commander, goes as far as calling the supposed person  inside out of hiding. We then finally see the opening.   After the colorful graphics, we come back to the scene of Earth, this

Desktop Layout July 2013

Hey guys! Today I'm starting a new series; one where I can show you all my desktop/computer layout and customization. Suisei no Gargantia July 2013 Desktop Start Menu Chrome Theme Drop Down Menu Login Screen Resources: Suisei no Gargantia Theme Windows 7 Windows 7 Login Background Changer Rainmeter S uisei no Gargantia Google Chrome Theme

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (Suisei no Gargantia) Episode 1 Thoughts

"What...? You're actually reviewing a series?" Meet our protagonist. Yes, I'm reviewing an anime. While editorials and spotlights are my pride and joy, I think every now and then it's good to try something new. I initially wanted to review Cardfight!! Vanguard, but with it's 100+ episodes, (and still counting) makes reviewing a daunting task. So how about a shorter series, one like Suisei no Gargantia? The series starts out in a space-like setting. We're given a brief description on the world and everything that's going on, later to find out that humans are no longer living on Earth, and now are organized and living in space. They fight for survival against a certain race of beings. We then meet Ledo, our protagonist. He's a lieutenant, and a participant in the battle, along with his robot like companion Chamber. We get to see a few moments of intergalactic battle, until the call for retreat is heard. Sadly a few fighters don't ma

Japanese Music Spotlight #6

Girls Dead Monster ~ Alchemy Title ~ Alchemy Artist ~ Girls Dead Monster Lyrics

Embracing Fiction

Ever here people saying anime lovers need to get their head out of the clouds? They say that we need to live in reality. Well, those people must be unaware of the benefits of embracing fiction.  Let's kick off with creativity and imagination.  If you're living in the real world all of the time, how can you imagine anything? How can you have creativity? The answer is, you can't. Or if you do have it, it's a pale imitation of an otakus. Take a look at Deviantart for example. Yes, there's a decent amount of other art among the mix, but how many anime artists do you see. A good amount right?  In fact, earlier today I viewed a picture of a Japanese farmer who actually created an image of Naruto in the rice field. If that doesn't count for creativity, then I don't know what does. Now what about reading?  Tell me fellow otakus, do you find reading books boring? What about visual novels and manga? People wonder how we can sit and read for hours on

Stand Up, My Avatar!

What's taking the English Dub so long? No, not the show on Nick dealing with air and fire. Sorry, I'm not talking about blue people either. How about the pictures we use to represent ourselves? Maybe, but not quite. If you couldn't tell, I've become interested in a new series. Yes, it's Cardfight!! Vanguard . A while ago I checked the series out, and fell asleep instantly. Fast forward a bit, and here we are. I picked it up one more time, and loved it. It's one of the best animes I've ever seen. What really drew me in was the main character Aichi Sendou. He's a timid, soft-spoken boy, who is looked down upon. No one thought much of him, and he lived his life looking backwards instead of forward. All of this changed once he got involved in the game known as Vanguard. Looking at Aichi, from almost every moment of the series I could completely relate to him. It was as if I was looking at myself in the mirror. Seeing him grow and develop a