[Watch List] Summer 2017

Hey guys! With the Spring Season wrapping up – I figured it was time to look ahead at the some of the summer shows coming and what I’m looking forward to.

If you hadn’t noticed, I didn’t really participate in watching anything during the Spring season. The only one I really watched consistently was Attack on Titan. Other than that, I have a ton in my queue to watch from spring but never started. Personally, it seems that nothing really grabbed my attention as a must watch; so a majority of these will end up being binge-watched at some point. Many of you have suggested a lot of Spring anime for me to watch in particular, I’ll have to hold on to those a little bit longer.

 

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Orange You Glad For Man Crush Monday?

LOL, okay I’ll apologize for such a pun of a title. It’s horrible. I could’ve changed it, but I’ve decided to keep the cheesiness of it. So, Sorry not sorry, I guess? With that being said, this week’s MCM features my top 10 orange-haired men.

 

10. Robato Hatohara (Robot X Laserbeam)

The newest character to add to my ever-growing obsession with sports anime. Robato hails from the new manga Robot X Laserbeam, a manga about Golf, from the mangaka Tadatoshi Fujimaki, the creator of my beloved Kuroko no Basket. Robato’s nickname is “Robo-Kun” as he is expressionless, straight-faced, and completely honest (very much like Kuroko). His classmates basically see him as a robot due to all of his mannerisms. Also, he’s a megane!! Who doesn’t love meganes! ❤

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[ED]: Styx Helix|Sunday Salutations

Good afternoon everyone!! I’m back with another song and a quick update on what’s going on in my life (for those of you interested). If not you can skip over the following section and head straight for the featured song for the week.

This week was an interesting one to say the least. It was a mix of having some downtime one minute to extreme stress the next.  It was odd because the boss I work under was trying to wrap some projects up to a point where there wouldn’t be any fires to put out next week while she was out on vacation. It really was for our benefit. Thursday afternoon she held a meeting with me and the managing principal of the firm and of our particular project to give us the rundown of project statuses and what I should be working on while she’s away. That meeting went fairly smoothly, but the principal was concerned that I didn’t have a lot of questions regarding what was discussed. I told him that I didn’t have any currently but would be sure to address them before she left for the week.

One major task that was left to me in her absence was that since we didn’t finish some of the drawings by Thursday for her to submit to the city, due to me having to leave early to teach class, I had to deliver the drawings myself to the city on Friday morning. That went really smoothly, and I took the intern with me to deliver the plans because we have 4 sets with each having 200 pages at 30″x42″ – they were massive. So I had him there to help me lug them around. When we got back to the office, I had been waiting for drawings from a consultant to come in, so I could update my 3D model to submit for the entire team to view online. But they never sent anything. Our office works half days on Friday. It was 11:30AM by the time I decided to ask the managing principal if I should continue to upload or wait till they send something. He suggested I reach out to the consultant to see if they could send anything and if he couldn’t get anything to me I would not submit anything. Just my luck though, that consultant was ready to go and sent me stuff at 11:45AM. *sigh* backchecking and file clean up had to be done – I knew I wasn’t going to be leaving on time. I left at 1pm and was the last designer still in the office alongside my managing principal.

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Top 8 Silver (Grey) Foxes

Welcome back to another eye-candy filled MCM to kick off your week! Last week I featured some white-haired men; this weeks goes a few shades darker in featuring my top 10 Silver/Gray haired men. Silver and Gray hair often denotes a type of distinguished, almost sophisticated appeal to a guy. While this may ring true for many of these characters, more often than not – it doesn’t apply! Continue reading

The Foil of the Goddess of the 104th: Historia

It’s Wednesday y’all! I’m here with a pretty awesome WCW to get you through hump day!

Krista-Chara_DesignNow as you guys know by now, outside of my love for the sports genre I’m a pretty avid follower to the fandom that is Attack on Titan. In a previous WCW I featured Ymir; and that went into heavy spoiler territory. However, now with Season 2 under our belts, I thought it would be appropriate to feature this AoT character.

So without further ado, let’s talk about The Foil of the Goddess of the 104th: Historia.

When we first met Historia, she went by the name of Christa Lenz. A beautiful petite blonde girl with the kindest nature and personality; so much so that she’s labeled “goddess” by many of the men in the 104th. However, Christa’s true nature hides behind a façade. As I’ve said before these two are actually foils of one another; Christa’s friendly façade is really Ymir’s true personality, and Christa’s nature is actually the cold loner that Ymir pretends to be. Christa has been known to place herself in dangerous situations despite her meek nature. Ymir has called her out on her somewhat fake kindess because she’s wants to be seen as a “good person”. Ymir has also accused her of wanting to die a hero as seen on the Historia episode when she’s trying to save Daz even if it means putting her own life on the line. These rash actions of Historia deal with her backstory; all she wants is to be cared about and recognized.

Again, let me reiterate that I love the dynamic between Historia and Ymir. Previously, I mentioned before that they’re like soulmates; they’re understanding of another and their trust in their bonds have added another layer of complexity to the story as we now know who Ymir really is, and Historia’s true self is about to be unfolded.

Historia’s past is still a mystery in the season 2 of Attack on Titan; but we know for sure that she’s an illegitimate child of a nobleman and was forced to change her name and distance herself from the family if she wanted to live. Historia is on the brink of becoming a crucial piece of the puzzle. Warning: this will heads into spoiler territory past the episode of season 2 that revealed Christa’s true identity. So, proceed with caution after the break!

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