the otaku wonderland
One of the running themes of current airing anime, Hanayamata; deals with the idea of seeking “happiness” alone or with a group. Yosakoi – the unique Japanese dance, is something I just somehow immediately likened it to our hobbies of anime and games.
Idols, in order to gain fame, usually strive to be the top by going through painstaking practices and performances. While it hold waters in their real-life counterparts, this also easily applies to most idol anime I had watched, with the exception of one which I’m currently watching this season – Locodol.
Note: Please be warned that this post really requires you to be in an “Assassin’s Creed mindset.” A majority of this post is written with the assumption that you had played at least a portion of Assassin’s Creed titles. Also, spoilers warning, just in case.
There is just something strikingly intriguing about the Assassins in Assassin’s Creed. They assassinate, but claim to serve the greater good. They practice not to kill unnecessarily, especially innocent civilians, and held great responsibilities and respect to all those they had killed, even if they are foes. They believe their assassinations of corrupted political leaders, military generals and anyone belonging to the higher social hierarchy, will bring peace, stability and freedom. The Assassins look like a group who are constantly staying on the edge of the gray zone of the morality between good or bad, providing if good and bad morals can easily be judged in the first place, which is highly unlikely.
But perhaps one most intriguing aspect of the Assassins, is their creed, their mantra – “Nothing is true, everything is permitted.” But what does this creed entails?
Hatsune Miku (初音ミク) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and distributed by Crypton Future Media, Inc., and was initially released in August 2007 for the VOCALOID2 engine. She is part of the Character Vocal Series and is a Character Voice Vocaloid. There has since been numerous installments such as additional voice banks dubbed ‘Append’, as well as an upgrade to the VOCALOID3 engine, which includes her long awaited English vocal release. She was the first release for Crypton’s VOCALOID Character Vocal Series, the third Japanese VOCALOID, and the seventh VOCALOID to have been created overall. She is considered the most popular and well known VOCALOID and the first to become a pop idol.
Sometime ago, my sister went to Hong Kong and I gave her some money and asked her to buy me some, as obvious as it seems, anime merchandise. She bought various items including an anime mouse (no, not the “boobspad”), a wall scroll and some figures. The Hatsune Miku 2.0 figma is one of them.
I have a medical condition since birth – it doesn’t interfere with my social and everyday life, but it does interfere with my gaming and technological life. From googling, I found out this medical condition of mine is called hyperhidrosis – excessive sweating on certain body parts; in my case, it’s on my hands. What’s worse, Brunei, the place where I live, is a naturally hot country, so my body, and especially my hands sweat very easily. Sometimes, I showered a multitude of times per day just to wash off the sweat.