Happy Birthday to Me

As the Japanese would say, やった! I’m 24 and blessed. I should make myself some monkey bread, but I’ll be going to The Cheesecake Factory later today so maybe another time. This year’s birthday theme would have to be…

I’m not even all that invested in Chance the Rapper’s catalog, but this song gives off good/positive vibes which is what I always need. I had a good night’s sleep yesterday (even though I went to sleep pretty late) and the only way this day can be ruined is if I saw a cockroach, lol. Even at this age, birthdays still mean a lot to me.

Oh, and while I’m at it, congratulations to Alabama for not electing a pedophile yesterday. Though, considering the results, it’s disgusting that so many people had no qualms voting for one Well, that’s Republican voters for ya. You will notice in the exit polls that the more educated also voted for the Democrat. That’s generally how it tends to be.

 

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Anyway, my birthday shall be as beautiful as my waifu Senjougahara! I hope everyone has a wonderful day ahead!

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STARCHASER

Note: These are all my personal thoughts, feelings, beliefs and opinions. If something were to happen to me, I don’t want there to be any questions on how I felt about anything. I want everyone to have the real story. I feel this blog post/open letter is a whole lot of nothing whilst being a whole lot of something.

 

Being a very happy, optimistic, idealistic person with a dash of sadness is a strange combination. Recently, I’ve been happy and sad at the same time all the time. When there is talk of someone being sad, most people assume there’s something weighing them down. Sadness, like other emotions, are a natural part of life.

On the one hand, this sadness is quite enveloping, it can be as potent of a force as my happiness. It can make me think irrationally, and there are times I start tearing up for no logical explanation. But it’s possible to be a happy person with sadness. I am a happy person. This didn’t happen by accident though, I had to work for mine. However, no matter how much fun I may be having or how happy I feel, there seems to be a tint of sadness lingering in the back of my mind. I’ve learned to live with it.

I know I’m alive since I can experience the most joyful and elated feelings while feeling the saddest and most messed up ones. I appreciate what is around me even more, and I can empathize more with others who are in pain. I’m happy, I’m positive, I’m optimistic, and I’m sad. But I live with it. The world is both beautiful and frightening. The world is both amazing and terrifying. It’s a world where my niece can be born surrounded by loved ones while another baby dies because someone threw them against a wall. This world is so broken, yet so beautiful. A broken beautiful world. And we have no choice but to accept that, right?

I’ve come to terms with the fact I will never have the same type of childlike and innocent bliss I once did when I was a kid. I’m older now and have a better understanding of the world. It’s only a tiny grasp in the grand scheme of things, but I feel I will always know too much, feel too much and hurt too much. I know I liken myself to Miles “Tails” Prower and Ayamine Kei, and it’s because like the latter, I usually have a stoic disposition. But just like Ayamine Kei, I still feel acute happiness and intense optimism. I am in a good mood a lot of the time like Tails. And just like him, even if I’m not, I’m able to get myself there eventually.

Speaking of being a child, my childhood dream is to make the world a better place. When Reiina was born, I added just a few more words to my dream. Now, my dream is to make the world a better place for my niece to live in. I feel I need to do everything I say I’m going to do, so that I can get to where I need to be to do such a thing, and that’s in every aspect of my life, whether it’s my career, relationships, responsibilities and all. It’s up to me to set an example or else I’m part of the problem. That’s one of the many reasons why I’m a StarCHaser.

I miss my grandma. I know it’s been 12 years since she died, but I still miss her terribly. She was the kind of woman who lived a simple life. It didn’t take much to make her happy – a phone call, a visit or a hug and kiss from her grandchildren. We were the most important people in the world to her. She lived to make our lives better and was proud of each of us. So seeing how she was always smiling to going to the reduced state she was in when she was in the hospital still feels so surreal to me. I was hoping she would be alright in the end. Then one day I heard my sister crying and telling us she died. “She was supposed to see us grow up!” she said. At the time, I never knew how strong those words would be to me now. And then when I saw my mom crying over her casket, it was then I realized the only thing promised in life is death. It’s not the same without her, it will never be, but I’m happy I had a chance to know her, love her, and spend time with her while she was here. After all, not too many people have had the privilege of knowing someone as remarkable as her.

Speaking of people who died, I miss my favorite teacher. He was someone who believed in me before I started believing in myself. So when my best friend told me he died, it really hurt. I still get sad when I think about it. On a somewhat related note, I remember during my senior year of high school I wrote a letter of appreciation for my US history teacher (with a Tails drawing) and one for my math teacher. Anyway, I know he knew I appreciated him, but I felt there were other students whose lives he could have changed for the better. Dammit, people dying and my own mortality are enough of a reminder to make sure I let the people who have made a positive impression on me know I love them.

My brother once thanked me for saving his life. And considering all that he has done for me, I’m glad I did. I now know I can have a profound effect on others. It’s amazing for me to think about. I never would have thought I, the same person who was close to taking his own life would end up saving the lives of others. Seriously, what the actual hell? When all of those thoughts hit me I started to cry tears of joy.

One thing I took from my depression is how important it is to love myself. Loving myself is the most important key to life. If I can’t love myself, and accept my flaws for what they are and grow from them, then I’ll be holding myself back. What I believe is everything and if I can’t believe in myself, I’m not going to go anywhere in life. It is the base of everything that I can do in life. It is my confidence, it is my belief, and my future is dependent on both of them. I feel like I can fly high. And I don’t care who or what tries to keep me down, I’m always going to fly high!

2Pac explains what I mean in the above video.

 

I strongly believe becoming a Christian Humanist was one of the best decisions of my life. I am alive, and I want to have a life that is marked by happiness, satisfaction, self-realization, improvement, accomplishment, etc. I am a creature with emotions, including love, and I want those whom I love — family, friends, etc. to likewise live lives that are marked by happiness, satisfaction, self-realization, improvement, accomplishment, etc. It is, in my opinion, the best moral/ethical/philosophical system for me. I feel that God endowed me with a brain, with reasoning powers, and that mankind therefore has both the right and the responsibility to determine questions of morality on our own. I have a strong conviction that humankind has a fundamental responsibility to determine morality based on rational reasoning and that morality should be founded on principles of equality, freedom, democracy, and critical thinking.

Why do I do good? I do things because they are the right thing to do. Stealing from someone is wrong, I don’t want my hard earned things stolen, so to me, it is reasonable to NOT steal from others. I have murdered and raped exactly as much as I wanted to be, which is ZERO. I try not to do evil or bad things because I don’t want to. I like having a wonderful life, full of people I care about. I act in a way that seeks to make the world the way I want it to be. I want people to be treated with respect. I don’t do it to be good. I do it because it’s the way I want to be and the way I want others to be.

Every day is a blessing and a new opportunity. I can choose what I do with my days. I always feel like a Sim with the Plumbob above my head. But that’s how it is for everyone. Like my brother said, “When you’re living your life, someone else is living theirs”. We’re all on this planet trying to survive. And just like in The Sims, I’m making choices every day. I know I have the ability to be kind, but on the flipside I have the ability to be evil. However, I know it takes less energy and effort to make someone’s day than it does to destroy it. I believe we all can do things to make this universe a better place for us all to live in. I should note with this all this writing I’ve been doing I’m not trying to come off as some wholesome kind of guy because I know I’ve done things I look back at with the utmost disgust. But there’s enough negativity in this world already, why would I want to add more to it?

“Did you support your friends today?”. I’d give credit to the person who said it, but I don’t know who did. If the person is reading this, I want to thank you so much for giving me something I’m applying to my life on a daily basis. I’m grateful I live in a time where technology and science is at the stage it’s at. Even though my best friend lives in Germany, I am able to talk to him every day. I love and miss him, but I know it will be only a matter of time before we see each other again.

 

I discovered the above video when I started attending university. I’ve watched it daily ever since. I don’t know Dr. Thomas personally, but he is someone who has become a positive influence in my life. I’m going to meet that man one day! It’s pretty cool being in a different place in my life now, I’m glad I was patient and did what I had to do to get here, and I will keep pushing forward, and whenever I can, look back and see how far I’ve come. I have the tools, I am THAT person, just gotta put myself in that place. I’m only attending university for one reason, and it was because I have a promise I want and need to fulfill. I pride myself in being a man of my word. I don’t know if I’m ever going to utilize my degree and honestly, I don’t care. Don’t get me wrong, university has been a lot of fun, but these won’t be the best four years of my life. Why? Because I’m always trying to outdo myself with every passing year. I’m not getting older, I’m getting better. If everything goes well, I’ll be graduating in late 2018. And when I get my degree, I’ll be able to say “Grandma, this is what you wanted right? This is the promise I kept for you”.

Nothing is more important to me than being an uncle. I now have a unique and important role to play in life. I hope to bring varied influence into her life. If I know my niece is having trouble with something in her life, I want to be someone whom she can reach out to so I can dispense some friendly suggestions. I want my niece to think I’m one of the coolest guys alive (maybe not as cool as The Rock, but somewhere up there). I will do my best to provide a positive male role model for her. I’ll do this by showing her how a good man behaves and comports himself. I would despise myself if I did anything that would let her down. As an uncle, I have the power in the molding of my niece, so I should do it for the better. I’m hoping and praying I can watch her grow up into the accomplished, talented and beautiful young woman she’s destined to be.

I think I said it before, but I’ll say it again… things are changing. One day everything that I’m doing right now on this laptop is just going to be a memory, and one day I might not even remember it. This dorm room, by the end of 2018 I won’t be living in it. These anime clothes… naw, I’ll still be wearing them, lol. The most beautiful person I know, my mom, one day she’s going to be gone and I might get married one day or at the very least live with a dog in a house or condo. All of my family now, a lot of them won’t be here, my dogs will be gone one day too. I know I’ll be gone one day as well. I may have almost died on three different occasions, but there is going to be a day when the Grim Reaper stops being a tease and is serious. I probably shouldn’t be alive right now, but I am and I’m thankful for it. The thing is, I told my brother no one I love and care about has permission to die before I do. Honestly at this point, I just need to live long enough to see my niece grow up. I have to make sure to appreciate each moment while I can. My surroundings, my happiness, my sadness, my laughs, my pain, being young, and all the people around me. Because one day all of these things aren’t going to be here anymore and neither will I.

I have the best family, friends and teachers in the world, and I will fight anyone who says I don’t (no one would). I’m only where I am today because of everyone in my life up until this point. I am the product of a lot of beautiful people who had an impact on my life. The love, friendship, respect, time you all spent with me have made each of you important and irreplaceable supporting characters in this movie I call my life. To EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. OF. YOU… I can never ever thank you enough, and I will remember all of you for the rest of my life. Once it’s my time to die, I will have known I spent the currency of life (time) with the best people this world had to offer. I will be able to die fulfilled and happy, and I blame you all for that! :’-)

While I’m on the subject of my death, I might as well take the time to talk about how I would want to die. I don’t really care how I die as long as it’s not in my sleep or instantaneous, I want to know when it’s the end. I want my life to flash before my eyes. With the following memories coming back to my mind: my mom changing my diaper, my grandma dying, meeting my best friend for the first time, going to Paris, my failed suicide attempt, high school graduation, getting accepted to my dream university, my niece’s birth, and the last thing I want to see is my grandma smiling. Then, I want my last words to be “That’s enough” not only as a reference to the ending of “Death of Wolverine“, but because those words would sum up my life. Of course, as I gain more life experience there are more events I want to remember. I want to have a space burial, I’ve told my brother this. The Voyager service to be precise, this is where the Celestis spacecraft carrying my cremated remains or DNA go on a permanent celestial journey, into deep space. Even in death I’ll be a StarCHaser!

 

I don’t even know what I’m saying anymore. What I do know is I love this feeling I’ve been experiencing. When I go on my walk around campus I’m going to make sure to yell on the top of my lungs because of how overjoyed and melancholic I am. I’ll just leave you all with two songs that describe my feelings succinctly from good music artists.

 

 

Why Senjougahara Is My Waifu

Hello, readers. I want you all to know Senjougahara Hitagi is the most beautiful woman I know and my love for her burns with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns. Why? *slaps head, slaps chest, slaps butt* Here’s why!

 

Her beauty

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Senjougahara is a beautiful anime woman and it’s something known in and out of the series. In this dimension, there isn’t a shortage of “Senjougahara Fascinators”. When it comes to “best girl” or waifu discussions, you can bet she’s usually mentioned a good number of times. I’ve even talked to some female anime fans and they admit they wouldn’t mind taking her out on a date despite some of them being as straight as a ruler. Sometimes I wonder if Nishio knew when he was creating Senjougahara he was going to make the perfect anime woman. Also, she is recognized for her pulchritude within the anime with both male and female characters not being able to resist her charm. I can’t blame them, she’s so gorgeous, lol. 

 

Her smile

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Backing up her good looks is her beatific smile. Just look at it. I mean, get a real good look at it. It’s almost as beautiful as mine. Whenever I see her smile, I catch myself having a big grin on my face like I’m Crash Bandicoot about to ride a warthog in the first game. You know that sweet, cheek-quenching feeling you get when you pop in a jolly rancher? A watermelon one? I swear to Bob that’s the feeling I get when I see her smile. Her smile is the only fan service I will ever need.

 

Purple hair, Purple hair

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Besides Senjougahara, the only other beautiful person I know who can rock purple as good as her was Prince (I really miss Prince). It’s thanks to both of them I’ve been adding the color to my wardrobe with varying degrees of success. Pink is my favorite color, but purple comes in as a strong second. She’s one of the few anime characters I know to have purple hair in that shade and it adds a unique flair to her character. It even complements her pretty blue eyes and blue is one of the colors needed to make purple. Oh, she’s one of the few women (real or fictional) who looks great with long AND short hair. Kudos to you, Waifugahara.  

 

Fullmetal Alchemist fan

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“My harsh remarks are made by transmuting 40g of copper, 25g of zinc, 15g of nickel, and 5g of hiding my embarrassment along with 97kg of spite”.

Fullmetal Alchemist is my favorite anime series if you didn’t know. If you ask me, any woman who’s a Fullmetal Alchemist fan is a keeper. She once playfully and purposefully misquoted Muhammad Ali so she also has knowledge of great people too.

 

Multifaceted individual

Disguise

Tsundere. Kuudere. Yandere. I don’t think there is a “dere” template Senjougahara can’t execute with perfection. It’s even better considering she’s self-aware of the fact she is all of these things. She elucidates her abusive attitude, violent behavior and verbal abuse by saying she’s a tsundere so it’s only natural for her to act the way she does. As for her kuudere aspect, compared to the other characters in the Monogatari Series, she usually has a neutral gaze. She initially comes off as emotionally reserved, but underneath her cold surface is a sweet young woman and as the anime series progresses, she shows more emotion and it’s pretty cute. She’s also shown to be a yandere as she will openly admit to kill anyone she deems as getting close to you. She’s the type to kidnap you and put you in chains in an abandoned school building all because she wants to protect you. It’s what I would call dedication, love, extreme, and crazy. I like my women to be a little crazy though.  

 

Sharp tongue

Like Timmy Turner’s Dad once said, “Sticks and stones may break bones, but names leave psychological wounds that never heal!”. She’ll call you a lot of things and most of the time, they’re not pretty. Her retorts and the sharp statements she make in order to prove a point happen to cut directly to the point. In other words, she doesn’t hold back her punches. More often than not, her lines add value to the show and gives the viewer something to question and mull over. Like the Wu-Tang Clan, a sharp tongue coupled with a sharp mind is nothing to eff with. The dialogue and comments Senjougahara make would be enough to make a story on their own, there is so much depth and meaning in what she says.

 

Her intellect

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She is Asian so it’s pretty obvious she would be smart. Haha, anyway, Senjougahara is an erudite student who gets high ranks at her school with little to no effort (she’s like my brother in that regard). Remember when I said she’s self-aware? She’s so self-aware she breaks the fourth wall to convey her wit. She’s not only book smart, but street smart and it’s necessary for her to be since she had a rough childhood. I thought my childhood was pretty eventful and chaotic, but hers was traumatizing! I’m someone who believes there are different types of intelligence and intelligence is the ability to learn and apply what is learned effectively and productively. She does exactly what I described throughout the entire series academically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. 

 

Well-written character

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I don’t really want to go into great detail because if you’re reading this and haven’t seen the Monogatari Series, what are you doing with your life? Allow me to give you an example of what I mean… Senjougahara was born on July 7th which makes her zodiac sign Cancer, she had a disease “everyone has heard about”, her blood type is O, and if you look up some personality traits of a Cancer and someone who has O blood a number of them describe her. Her sesquipedalian surname literally translates to “battlefield” which makes sense given her aloof personality. See? You’re not even in the first episode and I’ve showed you she has depth. 

 

That head tilt

The “Shaft head tilt” (シャフト角度 in Japanese) refers to a pose the anime studio Shaft likes to make their characters do. It involves the character in question tilting their head and sometimes arching their back. There doesn’t seem to be any deep meaning to the motif, it seems like an artistic idiosyncrasy and nothing more. If you’re thinking this looks uncomfortable then I’d have to agree. I would know, I tried doing the pose myself. There have been characters before and after Senjoughara who have done the Shaft head tilt, but I’d argue none of them can pull it off with the same effect and grace she does. Like I said, she may not have originated it, but she sure popularized it.

 

That ass

*In Juvenile voice* ♫ Girl you working with some ass, yeah. You bad, yeah.♫  I mean, I might as well while I’m at it, right? lol. My waifu might seem like an anomaly when I think of some of the other anime women I’m sexually attracted to. Leone, Medaka Kurokami, Dimaria Yesta and Rias Gremory. What do they all have in common? If you answered “they all have big breasts” or something similar then you’re correct! Senjougahara isn’t flat-chested, but she doesn’t possess boobs which are going to defy the laws of physics. She isn’t afraid to show off her body and you won’t find me complaining anytime soon. Her figure in general seems to be more similar to an actual Asian woman than your stereotypical anime heroine. She weighs 99 lbs so bench pressing and carrying her wouldn’t be difficult for me. But yeah, she has a nice ass on her.

 

Her unique weaponry

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Senjougahara uses school and office supplies as weapons. When I think about it, it’s a peculiar choice if it’s what you’re using to cause harm to another person. Yeah, scissors and cutters can cause death, but they’re not the first to come to my mind when I think of a weapon. Nonetheless, Senjougahara knows how to utilize and wield them with the utmost proficiency and it’s another reason she’s my waifu. The amount of tools she has at her disposal is amazing, but it does beg the question: how is she able to keep all of it under her skirt?

 

We’d make a good couple

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I’m sure every weeb who has a waifu and/or husbando would say the same thing about their 2D significant other, otherwise, why in the blue cheese are they your waifu/husbando? I’d like to say I’m a simple man, if I were to ever get married, the woman I proposed to did the impossible. What do I mean? I mean my wife would be the woman who annoys me less than my mom, and currently, my mom is the person who annoys me the least. Similarly, as far as anime characters go, Senjougahara is the female character who annoys me the least. Obviously, I find her presence magnetic and whenever she’s onscreen my eyes are glued to the TV. Senjougahara’s ideas of a date include karaoke, stargazing, bowling, going to the park, planetarium and science museum. Heck, I’d be fine with study dates. I’m Filipino so she would be no match for me when it comes to karaoke. Anyway, Senjougahara is quite thoughtful and the type of girlfriend I would brag about constantly, gas up, make love to every day, sing Prince (RIP) songs to, and introduce to my mom, brother, sister and niece when they’re all in the same room.

 

She gave me the best orgasm ever

This is just a bonus addition I wanted to include. If this is your first time reading from me you’re probably thinking, “Uhhhh what the…?”. But my followers and readers most likely already know since I’ve talked about the event a number of times on my blog already. Here’s the post of it where I go into great detail if you’re interested. To tell you the truth, I actually read it again from time to time when I want to get turned on. If I could only give one reason why I love Senjougahara so much it would be this one. None of the women I’ve ever been with have given me such an incredible physical sensation like Senjougahara did. Shoot, not even my side chick Rosie Palmertson, and she knows me better than anyone else (physically speaking). It’s a moment in my life I can’t and don’t want to forget.     

 

And there you have it! There are so many reasons to love Senjougahara, but if I listed them all this blog post would reach novella length. Do you love my waifu too? Well too bad ’cause I’m her 3D husbando! You might claim your waifu, but has your waifu claimed you? That’s what makes my relationship with Senjougahara special. Extremely witty, loyal, reliable, loving and intelligent, Senjougahara is everything I’d like in a friend and woman.  There’s no denying it, my waifu is better than yours.

♫Oh look, it’s written in the skies above
Our, destiny is to fall in love
Don’t, fight it ’cause it’s stronger than us
Our, destiny is to fall in love
I fell in love♫

美人: Starchaser’s 10 Beautiful Anime Women

Howdy, and welcome to the 2-D world of attraction. These women aren’t real so you’ll never be able to speak to them or see them walking down the street. Even so, female anime characters attract a multitude of fans. A great example would be myself, I dream about them and discuss them like they actually exist. I’m not gonna front and act like this isn’t an important list to me, because it is an important list. I want to get right into it so here is the list of beautiful anime women (according to Starchaser), read it all mayne! *Chris Jericho voice*

 

Senjougahara Hitagi

Is it biased to include my waifu on a list of beautiful anime women? Yeah, most likely, but it’s my list for a reason so deal with it! *Batista voice* I’m not sure if there’s anything new I can say about Waifugahara that I haven’t already said before. I mean, besides my brother, I don’t think there’s anyone else I talk about on this blog quite as much and in such a positive manner. She’s a tsundere, kuudere, yandere, smot, loyal, and grateful, I appreciate that. This sharp-tongued, stapler carrying beauty is multifaceted indeed. There’s a number of reasons she’s my waifu, and I think if I actually was in a relationship with her, it’d be the best one I would ever have. If a woman ever took me out on a date to stargaze knowing how much I love astronomy, I’d have to propose to her right away. Oh and she’s a Fullmetal Alchemist fan, she would be my waifu based on that fact alone.

I just realized this, but her birthday is July 7th which makes her zodiac sign Cancer and its symbol is the crab. Waifugahara’s problem/secret involves her being almost weightless because of the heavy crab and some of a Cancer’s strengths are being loyal, dependable and caring while some weaknesses are self-pity and moody. I may be looking too much into it, but if not they gave this character so much depth. It’s no wonder Senjougahara fascination took the anime world by storm.

 

Medaka Kurokami

One of my most cherished things in life is big-breasted anime women so seeing Medaka on this list shouldn’t be too surprising. But if you ask me, she’s such an underrated character, at least when it comes to waifu discussion. She actually reminds me of one of my favorite characters from my childhood, Pajama Sam. What I mean is just like Sam, she is always willing to help those in need. She is the epitome of an overachiever. She’s the student council president (with a 98% approval rating) who excels academically, is athletically gifted, possess unrivaled charisma, and always sees the best in people.

She’s an anime woman whom I consider to be breathtakingly beautiful and it’s a good thing she has no problem showing off her zaftig body, which is actually one of the main reasons I read the manga. One thing I should mention is Medaka is as physically strong as she is gorgeous. According to the Medaka Box wiki, some of her abilities include: “adaptability, agility, analysis, awareness, attractiveness, balance, calculation, charisma, cognition, combat, competence, coordination, deduction, dexterity, durability, eloquence, endurance, flexibility, instinct, intelligence, intuition, invincibility, leadership, memory, meta-luck, mimicry, perception, persuasion, reasoning, reflexes, regeneration, senses, speed, strength, tactics, vitality, and willpower” all at a superhuman level. And the key words I used were “some of her abilities” ’cause she has so much more.

 

Leone 

I don’t know if “beautiful” would be the adjective I would use to describe Leone. To put it bluntly, Leone is the sexiest anime woman my eyeballs have ever seen. Her beautiful smile is able to fill me with rainbows and sunshine despite my stoic disposition. If it weren’t for a certain purple-haired and stapler carrying Senjougahara, well… haha who knows. But I do know if I was a member of Night Raid I’d do everything to protect her smile (and breasts). Anyway, she’s generally a cheerful and laid-back kind of woman who loves alcohol and can handle it better than I ever could. At first glance, you might just think she’s Ms. Fanservice (and she is), but she’s also Ms. Sexy Badass. Allow me to explain.

Leone grew up in the slums, projects, ghetto or whatever you want to call a place that’s a disadvantaged residential area of a city. She was able to become a member of Night Raid because she beat up some asswipes who were abusing children for fun. Leone loves fighting and what better way to participate in her passion than killing people to make the world a better place? Even though she’s a flirtatious, funny and spunky character, she does care about people more than she’s willing to admit. The safety of her friends and accomplishing her missions came first to her, even if it meant putting her own life at risk.

 

Asuka Tenjoin 

Or Alexis Rhodes if you prefer. I did say she was one of the most attractive heroines in anime, and I still think so. Asuka is the top female duelist at Duel Academia from the Obelisk Blue dormitory. The way she’s portrayed in the anime and manga are a bit different, but in both versions she’s a confident, loyal, humble, brave, kind and beautiful young woman. Unlike her Obelisk dueling peers, she does not look down on others or regards herself as better than most people. Besides her skills in card games, she’s also known for her beauty in the school and various male characters have tried dueling and using other shenanigans to win her affection. Because there’s no better way to show a woman you like them than playing a children’s card game.

Asuka’s character also appears in Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc V. It’s pretty cool to see old school characters in the newer series if you ask me. Asuka’s a determined character throughout. In the anime of GX, she wants to find her lost brother and she’s willing to put herself in harm’s way for her friends. She shows just like in real life, you can’t always win. But even when she loses duels, she never lets her losses affect her in a negative way. Instead, she uses them as motivation to become a better duelist and that’s always an admirable trait to have.

 

Mizore Shirayuki

Mizore could also be on anyone’s “bad ass anime characters” list and is my favorite character from Rosario + Vampire. She’s a yuki-onna (it would literally translate to “snow woman”) who is initially portrayed as lonely, shy, depressed and misunderstood. But thanks to the protagonist, the ice queen was able to be defrosted and she opens up to others. She is often seen stalking and hiding in different locations and the reason she’s almost always seen with a lollipop in her mouth is because it helps maintain her body temperature. I’d like to take the time to say I also like her fashion choices, if “swag” was a thing in anime, she would be one of the characters who helped to innovate it.

She and I have something in common, we both had a crush on a teacher. Unlike her though, mine didn’t try to take advantage of me and I didn’t have to put her in block of ice. She’s madly in love with Tsukune (the protagonist) and wants to have his babies, even if she has to force him. There are a number of running gags involving her such as the previously mentioned hiding and stalking and firing ice projectiles at Tsukune and Moka whenever they get too close to each other. In my (correct) opinion, she gets the best characterization in the manga and her story is pretty heartwarming to say the least (no spoilers).

 

Android 18

Will someone explain to me how someone like Krillin who dies as often as Kenny from South Park got to marry a fine ass woman like Android 18? I’m not one of those people who believe in the “league” horseshit and I don’t want to sound jelly, but I guess there’s no accounting for tastes. 18 was originally an antagonist in DBZ and was created for the sole purpose of killing our hero Goku. While I’m sure Vegeta is stronger than her now, at one point she humbled him by breaking his arm when he was a Super Saiyan (seriously, why does Toriyama have a vendetta against Vegeta?). It’s never shown onscreen, but Krillin and 18 eventually get married and have a daughter named Marron. By this time in the series, 18 has obviously grown to be more compassionate and smiles a lot more.

18 is dedicated to her husband and daughter’s happiness and well being and wants nothing but the best for them. One time she wanted to use the Dragon Balls to wish Krillin the perfect present, but after a talk with Bulma she realized she and her daughter are what made Krillin the happiest. It’s nice to see how she originally went from being a calm and confident villain, to a supportive wife and mother who became a member of the Z Fighters. It’s funny how life works out, even in anime!

 

Dirty Pair (Kei & Yuri)

Oops I’m sorry, ladies, I meant to say Lovely Angels. Yeah, two for one I’m a greedy guy and I honestly couldn’t pick between the two since I’m not partial toward either. Dirty Pair is an old school anime and one I think is highly underrated too. I’m glad I bought the DVDs and watched them with my brother while we were dogsitting at my auntie’s house during Christmas vacation. Kei and Yuri are two smokin’ hot women who basically travel the galaxy and kick ass. They’re part of the 3WA, the World Welfare Works Association which is a corporation that helps solve problems around the universe the police can’t or aren’t able to do. The Lovely Angels are more commonly known as Dirty Pair because even though they’re always successful in accomplishing their missions, there is almost a guarantee to be collateral damage along the way.

“It’s not our fault!” is their catchphrase, and even though it’s true no one believes them. Even though Kei and Yuri are pretty different from each other, it’s entertaining to watch their interactions and banter. Kei is the more hot-headed of the two and Yuri is the more feminine. Kei likes manly men (think The Rock) while Yuri likes cultured men (think Prince). One thing they have in common is they are not bad at their job, so if they’re on the case, you know it’ll be solved. The theme I like that they convey is despite being different from each other, they’re still able to be best friends. According to anime, friendship truly is a wonderful thing to have, even back then.

 

Eleonora Viltaria 


Elen
Elen is incredibly sexy. She’s so sexy in fact, there’s a figure of her I plan on getting. In her series, she’s considered one of the most beautiful women in the kingdom and I would have to concur. She’s got gorgeous crimson eyes, a nice rack, shiny hair, pretty smile and thighs out of this world. She’s a Vanadis, they’re powerful female warriors who act as military officers and nobility to keep the kingdom of Zhcted safe from any enemies. Elen’s duty is to make sure the people are safe from harm by any means necessary. On the battlefield she is strong-willed and gallant and due to this she’s respected by not only her peers, but her adversaries as well. Also she owns a friggin’ dragon!

Despite her courageous personality, she has a fear of insects and I can relate when it comes to cockroaches. She gets jealous when it comes to her love interest when she started developing romantic feelings for him. It’s a contrast from her usual mature self. When she’s not in a battle she likes to take a stroll around town, create wind forces to make herself float in the air and she also likes taking hot baths since it’s shown a number of times in the series.

 

Rias Gremory

It’s kind of funny to think about, but Rias Gremory and Mio Akiyama share the same voice actress or seiyuu if you want to be all pedantic. Anyway, Rias is the main female protagonist of High School DxD and is actually a devil. She’s not portrayed as evil since Rias is kind and deeply cares about those who are close to her. Just like me, she has an affinity for sleeping naked. A little off topic, but if you’re not sleeping naked you really should, there are benefits to doing so. She can be overprotective of her boyfriend and used to get jealous when other women would flirt with him.

Being a devil, Rias is quite powerful. She has the ability to fly and cast magical spells, superhuman strength, endurance, enhanced senses, can see easily in the dark, and according to Rias herself, she can’t get a sunburn. One of her better known attacks is called Extinguished Star which is her one-hit killed technique. One silly technique she has is projecting beams from her breasts to recharge her boyfriend’s energy, but this causes her breasts to temporarily shrink in size. She’s one devil I wouldn’t mind making a deal with (I hope the deal would involve a lot of sex).

 

Mikasa Ackerman 

Attack on Titan is quite the exhilarating anime and Mikasa is one of the reasons. From an early age, she was exposed to some of the harsh realities of the world when criminals broke into her house and killed her parents and then tried to sell her into slavery. Despite her traumatic upbringing with the murder of her parents, Mikasa is one of the most well rounded characters when it comes to intelligence and fighting. Her outlook on life is somewhat similar to my own, this world we live in is so broken and yet it’s also so beautiful. Mikasa is physically fit and muscular, some anime women have boobs of steel while Mikasa has abs of steel. Not the complacent type, she’s constantly training to better herself and will do anything to protect her friends and comrades.

She’s very protective of her adoptive brother Eren whom she grew up with after the killing of her parents. She can be seen as the more rational and level-headed of the two. While Eren relies more on raw emotion, Mikasa can be seen as more calculating when making decisions. She’s usually seen as stoic and impassive, but there are times when she shows emotion, mostly when it involves Eren. The sole reason she enlisted in the military was to keep an eye on Eren, she’s quite the loyal one and her bond with him is one of her defining traits.

 

And that’s my list. Did I miss any of your waifus, reader? I probably did, but if so, you can always comment and let me know which anime women you think are beautiful. I just hope this top 10 will give you a glimpse of the many beautiful women anime has to offer. Even though they don’t exist y’know.

My Blog vs. My Vlog

Howdy, followers and anyone else who might be reading this. How are you guys doing today? Good I hope, ’cause I am and I want you to be too.

Ever since I’ve made this blog, I’ve talked about my interest in vlogging. I can’t say exactly when I’ll start, but I promise “vlogger” is going to be something I will add to my repertoire. While I will be treating my vlog like my blog in the sense that I will post whatever I like, and while there will be an overlap between the two, I’d like there to be a few key differences so they can both have their own charm. I do believe if you like my blog, you should like my vlog (unless you just hate seeing someone smile constantly on camera) and vice versa.

 

When I will blog 

As long as I have a meaningful topic and worthwhile content, anytime is a good time to blog. Blogging is also great for me since I have an affinity for the written word. Posts would be easier to set up since they don’t require a vast array of equipment. The only things I require are a laptop or a desktop and a working internet connection. Since I can write well, and convey my thoughts through written words, blogging has really worked for me.

 

When I will vlog 

Vlogging involves the same process of sharing information, and experiences, but it is done in a video format as opposed to a written one. Setting up a good vlog is not very difficult if I have the right kind of equipment. If I started a vlog back in middle or high school, I’d probably be forgiven for having videos that aren’t in HD. Nowadays, having videos in 720p or higher is not only an option, it’s probably expected. Unlike blogging, vlogging does not require lucid writing skills, as vlogging is more inclined towards giving the audience a more conversational approach. It’s a good thing I have love for the spoken word too. As long as the topic or issue being discussed is interesting and engaging (and I’d like to think I lived a wonderful life so I feel I have a lot to say), I have something to talk about.

 

Blog and Vlog content

Before I decided to delete a good chunk of my posts, I wrote a lot of stuff on video games, anime, reviews, anecdotes, stuff from my personal life, etc. Now that I think about it, I believe there are some topics that are better presented in a blog post and others in a video. I will say the topics of anime and video games will be present on both my blog and vlog. Unlike my blog, which is exclusively Starchaser, I wouldn’t mind my vlog having other people’s presence involved (mostly my brother).

 

Topics for my blog 

  • Reviews (anime, visual novels and video games)
  • Personal stuff
  • Poems
  • Short updates
  • Top # Lists
  • Fictional stories I’m writing
  • Self-improvement
  • Asexuality
  • Charity and activism
  • Life advice

 

Topics for my vlog

  • You should be watching (anime)
  • Video game play
  • My music (any song I won’t have on my music page will be on my vlog) and my brother’s music and music videos
  • Respond to viewers (e.g. Ask me anything)
  • Anecdotes
  • Skits
  • Rants
  • Daily life
  • Speed drawings
  • Asexuality

 

The cons of blogging

Anyone with a blog who is looking to gain a readership should know it’s imperative to have a good knowledge of search engine optimization (SEO for short). Knowing the right keywords, appropriate tagging, and adding a correct description is necessary to ensure a blog shows up among the search engines.

Besides having good SEO knowledge, keeping my blog updated on a consistent and regular basis is a must. Everyone has their own schedule, but for me I try to have at least one post a week. Once readers start to enjoy reading a blog, they will want to come back for well-written posts. It was one of the reasons I decided to delete a lot of my previous posts, I only wanted to make well-written ones. Anyway, readers might start to lose interest if my posts are spread far apart from each other. The good news is I’m able to write in a captivating manner. This means the themes and topics I write about can be presented in an appealing and substantial manner to get people’s attention.

 

 

The downsides of vlogging

To put it bluntly, vlogging needs a good amount of equipment. I want to produce a high quality vlog and in order to do that, I need an advanced video camera that records in high-definition, and editing software (Windows Movie Maker doesn’t count). All the equipment required for vlogging costs money.

Another drawback of a vlog is that it does not provide me a chance to quickly edit videos after uploading them online. Unlike blog posts which can be edited easily and in a few seconds, videos would have to be DELETED *Broken Matt Hardy voice* or re-made to correct any errors. Vlogs are also more time-consuming to make. It can take hours to edit and publish a vlog.

 

Of course, there are going to be more topics I will touch on for both outlets, but I want to give you and myself an idea on what I am interested in discussing. Will the topics, techniques, and tactics I listed guarantee I will become the world’s most popular b/vlogger of all time? Eh, who knows. Like I said before, I didn’t start this blog to become popular, and I won’t make a vlog for that reason either. I do them because I enjoy them. And the people who like what I do and say will naturally gravitate toward me. Even when I get the audience I want and the traffic I need, I shouldn’t become complacent. There’s always room for improvement.

What Good Taste in Anime Looks Like

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Take notes otaku and weeaboos, lol. Naw, but seriously, these are all my favorites regarding everything anime related. Looking at this pic, I noticed I have an eclectic taste in anime too. It might seem strange to have something as exhilarating as Fullmetal Alchemist and something as cutesy as K-On!! on the same list. Since I’m a guy, pay no attention to the two shojo manga please. Despite the fact all my favorite anime and manga are so different from each other, the one thing they all have in common is they are/were able to entertain me greatly. That’s all I ask out of anime really. You can ask my brother, I’m someone who appreciates a well-written story, and the fact I love K-On! so much shows  a complex story isn’t a prerequisite to entertain me. I actually want to do a list of all my favorite anime characters so I want to save that for another post so I can get into better detail.

If you can’t tell by the pic, I’m a big fan of Fullmetal Alchemist. It is what got me into anime/manga after all. Because of that, I will forever be grateful to Hiromu Arakawa.