4/28/17

May 2017 "Spotlight Review Wednesday" Announcements!!!!

April's Spotlight Review List!

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Anime
~ReCollection~



May's Spotlight Review List!

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Anime

5-10-2017.......................................................Amnesia
5-24-2017.......................................................Karneval

Manga

5-3-2017..........................................Kyou no Kira-kun
5-17-2017...............................................Kaikon Phase
5-31-2017........................Seito Kaichou no Chuukoku

4/26/17

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Anime 4~26~2017


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Staz Charlie Blood is a powerful vampire who rules the Eastern district of Demon World. According to rumors, he is a bloodthirsty and merciless monster, but in reality, Staz is just an otaku obsessed with Japanese culture and completely uninterested in human blood. Leaving the management of his territory to his underlings, Staz spends his days lazing around, indulging in anime, manga, and games.

When Fuyumi Yanagi, a Japanese girl, accidentally wanders through a portal leading into the demon world, Staz is overjoyed. But just as he is starting to feel an unusual attraction to her, his territory is attacked, resulting in Fuyumi's untimely death. She turns into a wandering ghost and the crestfallen Staz vows to resurrect her as this would mean being able to travel to the human world, something he has always dreamed of.

Blood Lad follows Staz and Fuyumi, soon joined by the spatial magician Bell and the half-werewolf Wolf, as they travel to find a magic that can bring humans back to life.



My review!!!

The Anime can be watched on AnimeSeason...

AnimeSeason: Blood Lad

The summary on this site was less informative than the one on MyAnimeList so I didn't put it here. Why waste your time reading the same thing over and over again after all... So I have to say... I am soooooo already hooked on this one! I have only watched the first 5 episodes but I can't wait to watch more! There is so much I've learned already but there are also a lot of questions I have..... Although one of those was already answered.... This kid Staz has such a complicated life and backstory!!!

This anime has 10 episodes that I could find... However... I'm sure those 5 remaining episodes are just as good as the first 5.... I wonder how they are going to wrap it all up though... I mean... Like I said... I got one question answered but I still have more of them that need to be answered for me to really consider it a good ending.

Like... For example... The biggest question I have and one that doesn't give anything away that you didn't already know... Does Staz manage to bring Fuyumi back from the dead... Does she get to continue being a human or does she have to be a ghost forever... Or wait... Can she become another type of demon??? Yeah sorry for the spoiler... But I really don't know the answer to that last question... There has only been a hint at her being able to do that sort of thing and there was also a huge price that was hinted at too!

I may have given you a sneak peek, However, I won't be giving you the answer you want most after reading that last sentence.... What is the huge price would be what would come rushing into my mind after reading that! Is that what happened to you after you read it???

This one does things a bit different so far... I wonder if it will continue! What else will be revealed! On this note... Let's reveal my rating for this one!

On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being a "Perfect-Must-Watch" rating I give this...
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That's right! It got a 9... I want to know how it is going to end... I love the art style and I really love the story! I think the story in the anime shows that the manga is going to be amazing... I really really want to find a copy of this anime's manga and buy it! This is one I would buy both the manga and anime of and I would watch and read it over and over again!

Before I end this review I want to link a few searches for buying this manga and anime so you could support the Mangaka if you like this work.

Blood Lad: Anime
Blood Lad: Manga (Book)

And now I think I'l say good bye and let you look over the sites to buy the manga or anime... Let's support their work together!!!

As always... Thanx for reading my review!
Hope you have a crazy fun supernatural day!

4/25/17

Reminiscing... Bird Brain?

Yeah it was an odd tittle for this post I know... But I have birds on the brain! I was cleaning out my photo archives looking for a Photo for my "Photo of the Month" post on my photo-blog when I came across some pictures of a bird I once owned. I miss him sooooo much! I didn't remember taking the pictures but I remembered him! It was nice to run into them. He was still a baby at the time so he was tiny... Well... Tiny for a Blue and Gold Macaw that is. Here take a look!


We were at the pet store he was bought from here. I had bought him before his feathers even came in and I went to see him every day till he could come home. I even found a video of his first bath... But I'm not sharing that one with you.

Seeing these and other pictures of birds I've had living in my house really makes me miss having a bird.... Now for those of you who know Macaw you are probably saying to yourself something like "He would live longer than me so why do I not have him anymore" right?

Well the truth is... I didn't want to give him away... and at first I didn't. When I got pregnant with my first daughter Vanyel did ok with her... He didn't like to share me though so he got very loud... We dealt with that by moving his cage away from bedrooms and that worked well.... Then I got pregnant again.... My youngest was born and Vanyel was no happy at all! I was his after all.... At least that was the feeling he gave off to everyone else.

Anyhow... When my youngest was about 3 months old... Vanyel attacked her. I was so scared for my daughter but also for Vanyel. How was I going to make the family work if he couldn't get along with my children... I didn't know what to do so I asked a Vet tech. friend of mine if she had any advice. After all she had 8 birds and three kids so I figured she would have some ideas.

Unfortunately she never had that problem but she had another Vet Tech. friend she would ask because they had another type of Macaw. I thought that it would be amazing if she had advice for me. But again she didn't have any help for me.... We tried for a few more months to get everyone OK but it got to the point where the kids weren't allowed in the same room as the birds... Which made it so I wasn't with him for most of the day... And for a social bird like a Macaw that wasn't a good thing.

I felt so bad... I fried to my friend and she decided to tell me that the friend she had talked to was looking for another Macaw but she didn't want to get it from a pet store.... She said she would ask if her friend wanted to take on my Vanyel so I could be sure he had a great home.

She ended up adopting him from me and I still get updates sometimes on how he is doing.. He is so much happier where he is now so I don't regret giving him up but I still wish I hadn't needed to.

I won't get another bird but I do miss my dear Vanyel.

So yeah... I have birds on the brain and have been often called a bird brain... I'm OK with that!

As always... Thanx for reading my post!
Have a bird brain fun and fantastic day!

4/24/17

New members... Moving.... Raving about... well... read to know more...

I have a few things to tell you all today!

So lets get right into it with some good stuff... I got some great news! We are getting some new members to our YouTube family... Yup I said members... As in more than one! I couldn't wait any longer to tell you about one of them.... The other you will find out about next month! Soooo... Without further adieu let's welcome the first member we are adding!


This guy is amazing.... He sings... He models... He acts!

Come on now... How amazing is that!!! Now I realllly want to share his music with you right now so you can hear what I'm talking about when I say his voice is amazingly dreamy... I could listen to his songs all day long!

But... That would be no fun!

You should check out his YouTube if you don't want to wait for me to share! I will be sharing some of his music with you all after I move though!

Here are just a few other things he does...

Artist, Composer, Songwriter, Story writer

If you are curious about what he looks like then you should check out his instagram.... Here is a link to it since I can't manage to figure out how to link to the pictures I want to share with you.

Instagram: Sebastiano Serafini

OK... I should stop raving about +Sebastiano Serafini so you don't get sick of hearing about him before I even share his music with you!

On to the next bit of news... I am thinking that I want to figure out a way to intertwine my YouTube and my Vlog-Blog... But all updates are on the update page for this blog so in a way this one gets intertwined in a way. It's all confusing as of right now... But... I think I can make it work in a way that Adsense won't get aggravated with me.

Hmmmm... I know there was another thing I wanted to share but for the life of me I just can't remember it! Oh well... I'm sure I will remember at some point! It's time to get back to last minute packing up... We move tomorrow!
I'll be hitting a free wi-fi spot so I can blog to you guys the rest of the week!

As always... Thanx for reading my post!
Hope you have an adventurous and musical day!

4/19/17

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Manga 4~19~2017


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In order to remember his forgotten dreams, love, and self, Natsume Kanade, a high school teacher suffering from amnesia, is suddenly visited by a strange man with dark-rimmed glasses who claims to be "God."

Natsume Kanade wakes up with a terrible headache from the day before. Wait, what happened yesterday? More importantly, who is he? And who is the the guy with dark-rimmed glasses bossing him around to prepare for school...as a teacher?!

Why does everyone know what happened yesterday!?



My review!!!

The manga this week could be read on Crunchyroll...

Crunchyroll: ReCollection

So Yeah... This one... It was definitely interesting... The whole three volumes I could find... And from what I can see there is nothing saying how many there actually are... But there is more on the volumes later... First let me tell you a bit about the three I did read!

So Basically the summery does explain this one to a tee so to speak... It didn't even have time to stray from that story explanation... The only real twist to it was the situations he gets himself into while trying to remember what he has forgotten!

Amnesia has to be a pain in the butt for anyone... But a teacher??? Oh god how would you handle that... And what the heck happened to make him forget his entire life... Or most of it anyhow. He keeps getting pains in his head as he starts to remember... What is up with that?

Unfortunately it is possible we will never have the answers that this amazing manga leaves us with. There is a rumor... Yes I said RUMOR... That the mangaka who wrote this one had said that when she finished working on another project she was no longer going to do any more manga projects or finish up any she had already started... That project was 'Orange' and as of right now I don't know if it is finished or not. I hope that it is just a rumor and not a fact because I really think this one deserves a better ending.

You don't just drop your work... If you want to end being a mangaka then you should at least give your current works a proper ending... Even if that ending is sloppy, unplanned and rushed. But hay... That is just this manga and anime enthusiasts opinion after all.

But seriously... Think of your fans!

On this note lets rate it!

On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Read" rating I give this...
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This has to be the lowest I have ever rated a manga or anime... It saddens me that such a great manga has to be rated this low too! Bit it is like I said... It drops off into nothing with a MAJOR cliffhanger as the last frame... And it has been this way for YEARS! Yup... YEARS!!!

I honestly wonder if it was one of those manga that start out amazing and something happens in the mangaka's life that makes them and the publicist forget the manga ever existed... I wonder if we all wrote and asked for more chapters would we get anywhere? Just something for us to think about!

So if you are wondering what kind of a manga gets such high praise but only rates at a three... And you also don't mind being left craving for more when you know there is likely no way you are ever going to fill that craving... This one is a good read for you!

I'm seriously disappointed right now so I think I am going to go bury myself in a Yaoi or something... Need me some manga love LOL.

As always... Thanx for reading my review... Sorry this one wasn't better!
Hope you have a better day than this manga had!

4/18/17

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As always... Thanx for reading what I share!

4/12/17

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Anime 4~12~2017


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The story revolves around a high school student named Mahiru Shirota, who likes simple things and dislikes difficult things. One day, he picks up a stray black cat he finds in the middle of the road and gives him the name Kuro. From this moment on, a contract between the servant-vampire Kuro, called "Sleepy Ash," and Mahiru is formed, and Mahiru is pulled into a war between the seven deadly servamp and their eighth sibling Tsubaki.








My review!!!






The Anime can be watched on FUNimation...


Here is what they had to say...

Story

Mahiru Shirota dislikes difficult things, preferring to live a simple life. But after rescuing a cat he names Kuro, life takes a turn for the complex. Kuro turns out to be a servamp—a servant vampire, named Sleepy Ash and the two form a contract. Kissing his simple life goodbye, Mahiru is pulled into the world of vampires, the seven deadly Servamps, and war. Life couldn’t be more complicated!

So this one I am doing from memory.... I watched it sometime last year and I thought I'd see how this turned out without me re-watching the anime.... I'll be honest with you I'm a bit unsure if I remember enough for a good review... If I come to the conclusion that I really forgot too much then I will put that in here and watch the first 5 again.

I can tell you that it is one I don't mind watching in its entirety... I also wish there was another season.
SPOILER ALERT FROM HERE ON OUT!
I don't remember what happened in the first 5 episodes or if the things I remember happened later so it is possible you are going to get spoilers for later episodes!

Basically the two summaries are pretty good... But the things they don't tell you is how much this poor kid is stuck in a rock and a hard place since he didn't even know he was forming the contract... It was all done as a series of mistakes or just not listening to 'Kuro' when he tried to warn him. In beginning he hates it but as time goes on he doesn't hate it... He worries about the people that are stuck in the crossfire the vampire war causes... And if I remember right he really starts to want to make a difference.

He slowly learns that there were people in his life that may have never actually been a part of his life... As well as that there are people who were potentially taken out too soon... Potentially because I don't remember if they made it or not... Sorry!

He also starts to clear up this crazy war... well at least he gets two of them talking again... There is also the question of a vampire no one knew about until he just showed up one day... Saying he is the illegitimate brother... In their case since they had a creator he is just the one no one was told about... This fact hurts him greatly and drags everyone into a big mess over that too!

I think it would be a good time.... Let's Rate it!!!

On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Watch" rating I give this...
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If I remember right I had a bunch of curiosities at the end... There were so many more directions this could have gone in or expanded on... It was amazingly fun to watch though! I really think that if they make another season it'll be a huge hit!

I'm going to end this here... Hope you enjoyed what I wrote... I tried not to give too much away!

As always... Thanx for reading my review!
Have a supernatural day!

4/7/17

Thinking... Thanking... Musing...

I was just thinking....
I can't help thinking about stuff when life goes all wonkie... This is kind of one of those days! I have a LOT going on in the next few months...

I have this blog... Plus the Vlog-Blog and Photo of the month on the Photo-Blog I run... Then there is my YouTube channel to think about. I also have three kids... Though technically one is an adult now... As if all that wasn't enough I'm still trying to write a book and learn more about editing videos... Plus I study Japanese whenever I can and I have another two units to do on my Photography course.... Did I miss anything? OH!!!! Yes I did... I have to do all that while packing up my house and moving three hours south!

Think my plate is full enough yet?

This is all kind of crazy in and of itself... But I also have to add in the fact that I have therapy and doctor appointments for both my mental and physical illnesses.... Some of which. the appointments are three hours away (close to where I'm moving) and some of which are close to here. Because of all the travel and all the stuff I do I have trouble squeezing in my art like drawing or painting and my needle point has been all but forgotten! But still...

I guess the point is that busy doesn't describe my life nearly good enough!

And still I can honestly say I wouldn't change it for the world. I don't know any other way I would be happy... My life doesn't get dull very often... I am one of the few people out there who can look forward to the dull times though!

It feels like... A vacation! The reason is because my real "Vacations" are also viewed my me as material for my YouTube channel.... See why I say it is good to have a few dull points now and again?

So for this reason... I may skip a post here and there just so that I can get some packing done or something like that... If you're someone who reads my blog regularly I'm sorry if this bums you out but I am not going to disappear so don't worry... And I don't know for sure if I will actually miss posts! For all I know I may get everything done and not need to skip... That is my hope but I thought it would be good to tell you just in case it doesn't happen that way.
I feel like I'm changing without realizing... Much like the butterfly above. Through the things I write about here and share with you all on my YouTube channel I am slowly becoming someone new... All while staying true to me. I don't know if that makes sense to you but it is how I feel.

I have you all to thank for my transformation!

You push me without knowing you do... I write because I love to but I know someone else likes what I write so it makes me want to write better... Same with my videos... I do them for others but at the same time I do it for me... For the fun I have making them... The laughs I share with the people in them... It's selfish but not selfish all at once! Though none of this would be something so fun if you all weren't a part of it! Sooooo....

THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!!!

And on this note I'm going to end the post!

As always... Thanx for reading what I share!
Hope you have an amazing day!!!

4/5/17

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Manga 4~5~2017



Spotlight Review

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Akuma no Hanazono
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He is the "Devil", who loves flowers. All girls feel loved when he's around. It was all the same for him until he saw a crying girl that ran into his garden. He thought she was like any other girl, but eventually, she was the prettiest flower he ever saw...



My review!!!

The manga this week could be read on MangaHere

MangaHere: Devil's First Love

There wasn't a summery or description on the page from what I could see at the time of me writing this review. I also was only able to find 1 chapter anywhere! I don't know if this is like a oneshot or if it just isn't translated because I wasn't able to find anything that told me how many chapters there were either. I hope there is more to it thought!

As for the things I was able to read about... The title is very misleading! When I first saw it I though "Oh boy... Another devils manga" but wow was I wrong... It isn't about the literal devil... more like it is a nickname for a young man who loves flowers and pretty things.

From what I can see this manga could go in a lot of different ways if they wrote more of it... But again that is all on the assumption that they didn't write more than one chapter.... And you know what they say about assuming things... Just in case you don't know I'll write it here...

Don't assume things because it makes an ass out of you and me.

Granted it is more to help you remember the spelling of the word but sometimes the saying holds true too!

Anyhow... If we throw the saying out the window... And look at what we have found... I can honestly say that I think it is safe to assume there is only one chapter... Safe but not necessarily true.

However.... Even though I only found one chapter I have to admit I was really interested in the story so I really do hope there is more out there. This is one of those ones that will go on a list that I check to see if there are more chapters every now and then.

And on this note let's move to the final step in the review process...

Time to rate this lively little diddy!


On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Read" rating I give this...
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The story was well written, the art was lovely, and the characters were likable... I could easily have given this a 10... If there were more chapters and it didn't feel like it just drops off into nothingness.

But alas it only got a 7... I hope I have peaked your interest as for why it got such a high review... Especially since the only bad thing is really the lack of chapters I could find.. Who knows.. Maybe you will have better luck than me!
Time for me to end this...

As always... Thanx for reading my review!
Have a romantic day!