Let’s not speak ill of the dead…

Happy Friday! I’m still going on my series of the Yona of the Dawn/ Akatsuki No Yona characters. I’m going to take a quick break from the dragons since the last dragons story is mostly in the manga and talk about Yona’s Father and save the last dragon for later :).

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One thing I love about this anime is that things are not always as they seem. Yona’s father is seen (through Yona’s eyes) as an emperor who brought peace to the land. Most of the time you would think that is a good thing. The further you delve into what happened the more secrets are revealed.

Yona knows nothing of what is going on in the kingdom and her father even refuses for her to ever hold a weapon. He hates violence and we aren’t really given a reason why at the beginning of the anime. He is someone who can come across as somewhat silly, but he impressed the immovable Hak by stopping a sword with his bare hand. So in Hak’s mind there is more to the emperor than meets the eye. With that action he wins Hak’s loyalty which isn’t a small matter and that turns things in the end for Yona.

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The Emperor gives into Yona in most situations. But when it comes to anything dangerous and her marrying Soo-Won that is when he puts his foot down and says no. This is shocking to a girl who is used to getting what she wants.

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After his death and Yona is forced outside the palace she starts to see the state of the country. The peace wasn’t all that the emperor said it was. The tribes were in turmoil. Land was given away as bribes. People were going hungry. The fire tribe was out of control (this rings a bit like avatar, no?).

This forces Yona to see that maybe her father wasn’t a good ruler. She struggles to hold the good memories of him when seeing what a disaster the kingdom is in. One thing I really like about this is that we always want peace but you still need to be a strong ruler to uphold it.

Even though her father had his weak points, this in turn helps Yona see what makes a good ruler and it gives more sides to the character, Soo-Won… But more on him later ;).

If you are curious about my earlier entries about Yona please give them a look:

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Blue Dragon

White Dragon

Green Dragon

 

Happy watching!

 

 

 

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One Liner Tag

THE RULES

Accept and thank your challenger(s) by linking back to their post.

Thank you Irina!!

Make a post of one-sentence summaries/roasts of at least five anime.

 I will try ha!

 No spoilers!

If the show is old— No promises—

Link back to The Awkward Book Blogger so she can see your post.

Challenge as many or as little people as you want!

I just tagged a bunch of people in my last post so… I will go easy on you all

Have fun!

First I will start out with Yona of the Dawn since I’ve been writing weekly about it.

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Yona of the Dawn

A Strong woman who doesn’t need a man- so how about five of them?

Parasyte

No one wants to masturbate alone…

Food Wars

Accidental Hentai

Yuri!!! on ICE

IT’S NOT YAOI! OKAAAAY! IT’S SPORTS!!!

Magical Girl Shows

We don’t traumatize people, we just help them realize that they need a therapist.

Free!

Wait, were you watching for more than just the naked abs?

King’s Game

We like to make you laugh at how people die in horrific ways because it is too much work to think of a plot line that makes sense.

Recovery of an MMO Junkie

Someone spied on my life and then made an anime, but without the sweet romance part.

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Look! Rape-y anime just isn’t for Boy Love!

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So now that I offended everyone… haha

Happy Watching!

 

 

Thank You Followers/My Reasons Why Award

There were plans for a special post when I reached 200 followers. This post is not only to thank you all so much for following me but the post concept changed from what I originally planned it to be. So please hang with me for a moment and I hope you understand my words and my heart behind this post. This will be a post of just words and I hope they reach you.

I am so thankful to each and every follower. In my dreams I never imagined to have even a single person read my ramblings and somewhat messy words. I’m still trying to improve at my self editing… It is a learning process. I would like have a few special thank yous that helped me continue with this blog when it was just supposed to be a nine week project.

First thanks to tetrax4berium for being my very first follower! I hope you return soon and wish you luck with all that is going on with your life.

Second thanks to Karandi for being my very first like! I was surprised that anyone found my blog. What a huge part of the aniblogging world you are and thank you for always encouraging those who just are starting.

Third thanks to Ospreyshire who really started on my commenting and I had many interesting conversations with at the start of my blog. He helped me think about being a member who does more than just like posts but to engage in the community of bloggers.

Fourth thanks to Arthifis for nominating me for my first every award on wordpress. I was so shocked and honored.

Thank you all so much for your comments, for your nominations, and for just being you. I’ve read and enjoyed your words so much I don’t think I can even put it into words. You all have been vulnerable, open, and honest. There is a theme of books, anime, comics, passion, and uniqueness that can be so overwhelming. This is truly a wonderful positive place on the internet and everyone should be proud of the community that they have created here. Thank you. Thank you so much.

So in honor of my wonderful 200 followers I am creating an award for wordpress. I don’t even know if it is legal, but this had been on my heart and I hope you read the background and understand why.

 

Some may or may not remember that I am a teacher. I work in a high school and it comes with its daily troubles and joys. I will be honest with you. My heart is breaking for my students. In the last two months four students have taken their lives. A sad feeling of desperation have filled the halls of my high school. A sense of powerlessness has filled the hearts of the teachers and students. Steps are being taken and in trying to reach all those around us, we feel like failures. How can I show my students that they are loved and important on a daily bases? How badly will I fail? Will I say the wrong thing or stay silent at the wrong moment?

These and more all all thoughts that have filled my mind in these last two months. I have been open on here about my own attempt at suicide and what it took for me to crawl and claw my way up again. It is odd to think that I wouldn’t be here now if it wasn’t for one text sent at the right time when I asked my friend a question. “What is the point of all this?” He answered, not telling me to grow up or get over it or forcing me to be happy. He listened and got down on my level and related to me. Human to human. Agreeing that life can be a shitstorm, but trying to remember the good parts of people and that there is still something to live for.

There was a post by Lina that talked about making a list of reasons. This award is going to be about making your reasons. Your reasons why to keep living- to keep going. Maybe at this point you don’t have an issue with depression and that is okay. Sometimes it is still good to think of all the good things in your life. Maybe you think that you have nothing and you can’t make a list of reasons. I’m going to tell you now that THERE IS NO SMALL REASON. Dig deep. Deeper if you must. There is always a reason for you to keep going and living and breathing. Maybe one of your reasons to live is that so in the morning you can eat bacon. That you will stay alive just to eat bacon again. To me this isn’t a small or silly reason. It is true to yourself and if you are every going through a rough time maybe the smallest reason will reach your heart.

So here are the rules you copy and paste:

1. Mention the person who nominated you

2. List 13 reasons why you keep going/living (This is borrowed from the book but I’m taking it the opposite direction).

3. Nominate 10 or more people to give their reasons why.

4. Use the picture that I created in your post. I’m sorry that I’m a bit bad a making these things… But I tried 🙂

Now, without further adieu here are my reasons:

  1. My four beautiful dogs. They have all been rescued and show me on a daily bases what selfless love it. Some of them have been abused and yet they trust humans and will give all the love they have in their hearts. I really don’t deserve them.
  2. My college friends. I don’t have a huge circle of people who like/know me, but in my small circle I found people who are open about their struggles and we support each other even though we are far away.
  3. Anime. There is something wonderful about this form of entertainment. It makes me think, laugh, and enjoy sometime the ridiculous.
  4. Books/manga Books have been my first true friends, maybe that is silly but they’ve always provided adventure when I’ve felt stuck in one place. Friends when I was alone. Also I have so many ongoing manga that I am following that there is no way I don’t want to be on this earth to finish some of these stories!
  5. My family. I haven’t been close to my brothers, but some of that is starting to change and I want to see where the relationships will go. My mother and father have been my first fans and I’m fortunate to have family that will support me. I know this isn’t the case with everyone.
  6. My writing community. This is for the other authors I have meet at conferences that have encouraged me and are the reason why I have started writing. Now that writing is in my life my depression has faded so much. It is something that bring me frustration and joy. It is amazing creating something and without it in my life I was so lost.
  7. WordPress. We all have our quirks with wordpress haha, but without it I would never have found this community of glorious nerds. Freedom to talk about anime and all the things I never get a chance to talk about in real life.
  8. My job. As frustrating as being a teacher can be there are great rewards involved. It is my hope to reach and inspire students to be happy with who they are. Free to love who and what they want. Never to judge them for liking the things they like. I know what it is like to be called weird and I never want them to get that feeling from me.
  9. Writing. Just the fact that I can write. That I have stories and adventures in my head. That I have hope when I write. That I believe in magic.
  10. Pasta 🙂 Gosh something about pasta just makes me happy. I love the taste and especially if my mom makes it haha!
  11. Quiet moment. Sometimes when I write I look out my window and just seeing the wind blow through the trees and watching the fat pigeons in the backyard. It is a peaceful moment.
  12. Hot Fries. The snack that I love to hate… If you have eaten these you will understand…
  13. You. You are my reason. Thank you for being you. There is no one like you in the world. I hope you see the good in yourself and believe in yourself to keep going. If you ever, ever need someone please send a message. Write a post. I pray you will find the warmth in this life. Know that darkness can be so hard to survive, but you go on and keep living. That is what makes you, you.

I nominate:

Arthifis

Irina

CouchCruisin

Jon Spencer

nesha e moe404

Chizurue

Ospreyshire

Auri

ARCHI-ANIME

The Otaku Judge

The Moyatorium

Aldael

Karandi

Komorebi

Lina

Crimson

The BookWorm Drinketh

Angelica

Kitty-chlo

I went a bit nomination crazy. In the end I think you all are awesome and there is no pressure to make a post. If anything I want you to think of these things and maybe write them down on your own. Even if I didn’t and you want to make this post, I hope you will. You don’t need to have a nomination to write down your reasons. If I had the stamina I would link all 204 followers. At this point my fingers are giving out :).

Thank you all once again. I cannot say it enough. Thank you all for being my reasons to stay on this earth. I hope you all know how special you are to me. I may not be the best spoken or written but once again I hope my heart reaches you. As always…

Happy watching :).

 

 

I will take my freedom

Happy Friday and welcome to another blog post going through characters from one of my favorite anime/manga Yona of the Dawn aka Akatsuki No Yona. I guess I’m going through all the dragons first haha! They are great characters and so unique which can be very rare for reverse harem anime.

So the honor this week goes to the green dragon Jae-Ha the self claimed heartthrob…

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I’ve mentioned this before but all the dragons have different feelings about the powers they are born with and Jae-Ha is no different. He looks at his ability (which is in his leg) as a jail sentence. Something that he didn’t choice but was force upon him. It also could have something to do with the fact that his village kept him chained up since he kept trying to run away. So it is no wonder that when he senses the dragons and Yona that he doesn’t want anything to do with them.

His power gives him great jumping abilities and strength in his leg, but it is also ugly to him so he keeps it covered. He is very obsesses with beauty and loves women. One of the best parts is that he tries to get Hak to join in on womanizing.

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He and Hak also have an interesting relationship. Jae-Ha sees how Hak and Yona are around each other and loves to give them no end of grief and teasing about how they feel. Sometimes he can push Hak too far with his flirtations with Yona and his teasing.

One thing that keeps him around is that he wants Hak to join his crew on the ship since he admires Hak’s fighting skills.

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He also wants to protect his found family that he made and the more fighters that he can get to join the safer they all will be. Not only does he have strength in his leg he also has great skills with throwing knives. Something that he picked up with his time on the ship.

I admire his desire for freedom. He does spend his childhood chained down and just sees Yona as another chain. Jae-Ha wants to make his own choices with his life. Once he sees what Yona stands for he decides to join for a “little bit” to see what happens. I think part of the reason is so he can tease Hak about liking Yona…

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An odd member for sure, but I think he fits in well with this motley assortment of characters. One thing is that I don’t think he would have joined if he would have meet Yona in her early stages.

One thing that this anime does well is that Yona slowly learns how to fight and become braver. This is towards the end of the anime where she can show off her skills and her bravery. I think Jae-Ha seeing her willing to risk herself for others was a great factor in him deciding to travel with them. She isn’t weak, and he needs to follow a strong leader that won’t enslave him.

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He cares and protects others and now he finds two families to be with. Another great character.

Thank you for reading another post about Yona of the Dawn, if you are curious about my other character posts please check them out!

White Dragon

Blue Dragon

Yona

As always Happy Watching!

OMG What is that thing? Oh it’s the worst CGI in history….

Also my longest title… haha

So, I’ve given out my own random awards that don’t even matter for the worst closing (Magical Girl Site) and now for worst random CGI to Golden Kamuy. Don’t worry my power is limited and not very serious and I’m sure we’ve all seen horrible CGI… (Also I need to be careful I’ve been debating the use of worse vs worst I mean this could be the worst CGI and there will be nothing that is more terrible).

Sometimes when a really cool moment is ruined by a flying fur CGI pelt it gets annoying.

Okay, I will probably watch the second episode. It has a really cool looking plot with the gold and the main characters background in the war was a nice set up. The story really seams solid and I hope they have some interesting adventures trying to find the pieces of the map. In the beginning it seemed a bit of a convenient plot point to get him started on the quest but I’m willing to look past that… Now onto the animation….

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See he looks “normal”

All I’m saying is maybe the creators could have taken a lesson from AoT and how they did their horses. Or from LoL and how they did their hair.

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Look ma! It looks like an actual horse!

The rest of the anime looked fine and the wolf may be a bit sketchy but you didn’t get to see it up close.

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I’m ready to die to get away from this horrible CGI. Take me now!

 

Just look at it… God, it is like a back wallpaper for SIMS.

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Do I belong in this anime? I thought this was Berserk.

 

This looks like a case of bad photo shop…

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There is some weird CGI going on over here… Hope I don’t get sucked into it.

Okay did I post enough?

Like I said, the plot seems really interesting and I was pretty excited to watch it. I will keep watching it, but dang someone help them… Anyone… I can draw a nice stick figure for them!

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Well, maybe all the bears will be gone next week…

Happy Watching!