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There's a "we're still on LJ" friending meme that's making the rounds, which is great, I'm really happy for y'all and imma let you finish, but...

Friending memes tend to be hit or miss, at least in my experience. You either hit it off really well with people you meet from them or you end up with a bunch of people on your friends list that rarely, if ever, post in their own journals (or post about things you can't really comment on), and maybe comment on your journal once in a blue moon, if you're lucky. In short - some people you get to know pretty well, and some people you go "who is this person again...?"

So let's have a conversation, f-list. Ask me a question about anything from "what is your favorite color" to "what is your headcanon for Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou". I'll answer and ask you a question in return, too :)

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Date: 2012-01-19 05:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kawaiipinay.livejournal.com
DAMN IT LJ ATE MY COMMENT TO YOU.

I can't really say the first one happened to me, but the second one is a definite hell-yes. I shouldn't be talking (I'm sucky at commenting) but it's a little frustrating when you friend someone from a friending meme and even though they seem like a fun person with a cool personality, they a) don't post enough for you to learn anything of real substance about them, or b) they post about stuff that you can't really comment on (fandoms you're unfamiliar with, real life experiences that you can't relate to, etc.). I'd love to have more LJ friends (hell, if I found just one more us/uk fan who has similar tastes in doujinshi that would be a major WIN, although English US/UK fandom is cliquey as hell BUUUUUUUT I'll save that rant for another time) but I've struck out so many times with friending memes that I just gave up on them... Although I've met you and a few other people from friending memes so I can't 100% prove they never work!

Light novel wise: I don't really read light novels? Obviously I've read all of Suzumiya Haruhi and some of Full Metal Panic!, and right now I'm sort of in the middle of the first Gundam Wing: Frozen Teardrop novel. I own a couple of BL novels from Suzuhara Touko but they're kind of just gathering dust next to my Kimi ni todoke light novels LOL. I would like to read more light novels but I keep getting distracted by novel doujinshi instead LMAO!

Are you watching anything this anime season or are you too busy with school? I feel like the last anime I heard you talk about was Mawaru penguindrum...

Date: 2012-01-19 11:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kasumicc.livejournal.com
OMG SOMEONE ELSE WHO AGREES ON THE CLIQUEY THING I think I'm going to cry /sob ;_;
But I hear you on that. Friending memes HAVE worked on me at times so I really shouldn't feel negatively about them. But since their results have been overall more "nay" than "yay" to me, well...^^'

Kimi no Todoke novels? How are they related to the manga? :O

I've failed on mentioning it because of my lack of motivation for posting...but I'm SO into Shakugan no Shana at this moment xD The final season is on air, and I made a bet with my sis (a big fan of it) that I could watch the whole thing and catch up before the final season was over. I must say that I'm doing a great job with it >D and is the reason of why I asked for light novels. I love the work that J.C Stuff is doing, don't get me wrong, but this is a so well built universe that I'm feeling like I'm missing great things by not reading the novel. And only the first two ones are licensed ;_;

Okay, question for you. A Sherlock fan, then? :|a Do you like the books? And how do you feel about the Sherlock movies?

Date: 2012-01-19 12:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kawaiipinay.livejournal.com
The cliquey thing always struck me as wtf weird. How do you all know each other if none of you post to LJ?? If it's because of tumblr, then I guess I'll always be on the outskirts of that because I refuse to get a tumblr. I joined twitter thinking that it would be easier to meet people fandom-wise, but all of the new people I've met over there are Japanese XD;;;

They're pretty much a straight up retelling of the original manga for people who don't want to be caught reading manga on the train. The author is well-known for adapting manga into short-story form (or at least that's what the advertising on the cover claims) and she even released a book of short stories in the kimi ni todoke world that are approved by Shiina Karuho (like the story of how Sawako's parents met, or Ayane's childhood lol) but other than that one book, you're not missing anything.

Oh man, Shakugan no Shana! I loved the first season but never got around to watching the subsequent seasons... I heard the second season was just ok but the third one was pretty good? Now I really need to catch up on it XD Was that it for you fandom wise though? No other manga or gaming fandoms you're interested in right now?

Sherlock: I like the books - I read all of them when I was younger but I wouldn't consider myself a Sherlockian, just a casual fan. I like the movies in an "this is amazingly bad but oooooooh pretty men and mindless action!!!!" kind of way...

Date: 2012-01-19 03:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kasumicc.livejournal.com
I've always wondered how Japanese people react to you...I mean, you speak japanese and that makes things certainly easier, but don't they feel intimidated with someone that's a foreigner to them? o.o Sure, there's people like Hoshi, but I always considered those to be a rarity...

...there are novels for those who don't want to be caught reading manga?! These publishers sure think on everything x'DDDDDDDD

Well, second season of Shana may feel like a rollercoaster for many people. The most part of the first 10 episodes are nothing but fillers about secondary characters with little plot progression. While I don't mind slice-of-life myself, the lack of progression sure was a bit infuriating to me at times xD And the last two episodes are said to be a made up ending to give closure to the season. For the novel purists, they're inconsistent with the novel and pretty much a mess. Myself, I found them alright, but even I felt that they were kind of unnecessary.
As for the third season, I can't give an opinion yet since I'm just starting it. But comments say that third season's heavy on plot since they have to fit several novels onto it. Therefore, there's no place for fillers making it really good so far xD

Fandoms? That would be it, I think. As I complained on Twitter, I'm finding it difficult to find active Shana communities. Penguindrum, it was a great ride but theorizing and speculation seem to have died as the series ended. And gaming-wise, I'm well into playing Tales of the Abyss, and Zelda: Skyward Sword. But I don't have fandom involvement on those. And I knoooow, I should watch BBC!Sherlock at last xD; I'll probably do so in February...

Ah, I hear you about movie!Sherlock. They're NOTHING like the books, but the tension and the action makes it sooooo entertaining *o*

Date: 2012-01-19 10:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kawaiipinay.livejournal.com
The people I've talked to on Twitter get a kick out of it the first time around (although I had one person ask me to describe American high school life LMAO) and so did the people I meet in RL, but the novelty fades away pretty quickly. I mean, I haven't really met anyone fandom-wise that was like OH NOES A GAIJIN but maybe everyone's just being polite? LOL.

The thing with the first season was that I didn't care about Yoshida and I really didn't like Hecate, so I think that what turned me off watching Season 2? I do like action and plot advancement so if that's what's been happening so far in Season 3 then I will just have to sit down and watch everything after all XD;; But yeah, even when I first watched Shana (in like 2006???) the English fandom was really small.

YES WATCH BBC!SHERLOCK!!!!!!!!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD I CAN'T RECOMMEND IT ENOUGH *_______________* There are a lot of people that like BBC!Sherlock but dislike the movie - I think if you watch both with an open mind you can enjoy both of them ^___^ Granted there's a lot less explosions and shootouts/fight scenes in BBCSherlock, but the dialogue is sharp and witty and the actors do a great job of portraying the characters XD

Date: 2012-01-20 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kasumicc.livejournal.com
Funny thing about season 2 is that it made me start liking Yoshida (I found her just plainly annoying in season 1). As for Hecate, you won't see much of her in season 2 but in exchange, you'll see a lot of *spoiler*Hecate's sockpuppet*spoiler* so that may be a problem for you xD

I did watch a bit of BBC!Sherlock waaay back in the day, when season 1 was just being aired :|a I don't know what stopped me, though. I think it was the fact that they talk so fast, so I had trouble figuring out what they were saying xD; I'm sure there must be subs around by now, though.
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