I'm just now getting caught up on Hibike! Euphonium 2. I stalled out after the third episode, as I was a bit concerned that the latest arc's drama might be much ado about nothing. And yet, of course, the series is absolutely gorgeous. And as much as a certain duck looks forward to his weekly dose of Asuka-senpai, I much prefer hearing Kumiko's deadpan snarks and insults and seeing her space in and out of thought. Plus I like that she's a big girl without being a typical anime big-girl.
Anyway, I'm going to write up some more Izetta, but I may have to wait until the series is ended. The plot is seriously bumming me out, it's soooooooooooooooooooo trope-filled and angsty. So many stereotypes. So predictable. The series had been pulling back from the worst and keeping me engaged, but episode 7 really cranked on my nerves. So I went back to H!E2 to see how the drama and angst levels were holding over in Kyoto-land:
Wonderduck sent me a "holy crap!" regarding episode 7, so I know I'll be sticking around 'til then. But, wow.
Per Wonderduck's suggestion, I'm posting some cheesecake from an anime series for Steven. I'm not, I must admit, really big on fan service shows...or at least not the shows that are either primarily designed for gratuitous content, or that base a significant aspect of the series on it. One of the few that I've watched that coincided with Steven's list of decent anime was Divergence Eve, a sci-fi/borderline horror series that was a lot deeper than one suspected at the beginning. Despite the main characters all sporting breasts that can't be measured using standardized sizing:
I wanted to post something of my own choosing as well...but I'm still held back by Steven's contempt of suggestions.
Well, this is a surprise, isn't it? Just short of a year since the last write-up. But there's finally some new anime out that I'm interested in, like Hibike! Euphonium 2 (thank goodness they didn't do Hibike!! Euphonium as originally planned) and Izetta: The Last Witch. I'm not even sure I'm going to write about them, but if I do, I can't just let Overlord sit here unfinished!
At the end of Episode 12, Ainz-sama, wearing plain armor, heavily buffed, using unfamiliar items, and without his auto-resurrection ring, had just killed Shalltear Bloodfallen. Unfortunately, she had an auto-resurrect ring as well, and is now standing before Ainz with no skills, and no MP, but full HP. And she has her magical lance that transfers life from whoever she hits back to herself.
And all of this was apparently part of Ainz-sama's plan, as he informs Shalltear that her actions have been as he planned:
I got my payment sent off to my host later than I intended, and as a consequence this site may go blank for a week, no longer than ten days, starting somewhere on or around October 1st. Hopefully it won't be a big deal, but I wanted everyone to be aware.
This is the lazy version. I haven't done the good version yet. It's lazy because the problem with the image is there is a ton of white and off-white noise surrounding the image. If you did a magic wand and fill, you could see it easily. Or if you adjust your brightness and contrast. I'll eventually clean this image up and do a new background.
My only Black Lagoon wallpaper, so far. I'm working on another. Despite countless people telling me the show is worth it, I still haven't watched any Black Lagoon. Like Noir or Macross F, I'm afraid the show has probably been built up so high by so many people in my mind that it can't help but be a disappointment. Still, I know a bit about the show, and I'm a big fan of the characters of especially Rebecca/Reby/Revy, and Rock. For this wallpaper, I took a decent quality image that's probably fairly well-known and popular, cleaned it up, made a few areas more stark and contrasted to play with the lighting a bit. Since I started uploaded wallpaper to Deviantart, this has been by far the most popular.