6/11/16

About Me! (facebook tag)

Since this is from Facebook (Here are the rules - post this list on your profile (in Notes) replacing my answers with yours if you want to. Tag the person you got this from so they can read your answers) I can't really "tag" anyone here so I'll just say whoever wants to do it can. Instead of tagging me though, just put a link to my blog if you can to help me out get some blog views... if you want. You don't have to.



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1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?

Not that I know of. All I know about my name is I originally was going to be named "Ashely Noel" but my mom was a nanny for an Ashley at the time so decided to name me "Alicia Nicole" instead.


2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?

One day probably last week when looking at my daughter Rin. 


3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?

When I take my time to write well, yes but for the most part my quick hand writing can be sloppy.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Turkey



5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? 

One daughter.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? 
I would hope so... I know I can be a bit tough to be around at times. Recently started thinking I might have some form of adult ADHD so when I talk it's hard for me to slow myself down and not interrupt. I've gotten better but I probably need to see a medical professional for help.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM?

Hmmm, occasionally. Not really a go to thing for me.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? 
Sure do... but I had my wisdom teeth removed. That's a fun story.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? 
Yes! It's actually an activity on my bucket list.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? 
Well I don't really have a favorite but recently I finished a box of chocolate Krave in less than 2 days.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? 

Nah. I also hardly ever re-tie them so most of my shoes turn into slip-ons.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? 

Recently I tried the Nutty Coconut at Baskin-Robbins as an ice cream shake. OHMYGAWSH it was so gooood.

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? 
Hard to tell but I'd like to think I notice personality before looks.

15. RED OR PINK? 

Red.

16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? 

Getting headaches pretty easily due to high blood pressure... but that can be dealt with by me getting back in shape.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? 

My buddy Elijah who moved some years back. He keeps teasing moving back to where he used to live but it just never works out. Hopefully he does before I end up moving which is bound to happen one day now that I'm married.

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST? 
Isn't that the point?

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? 
Well I'm wearing red Addidas shorts. No shoes.

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? 

I'm "listening" to whatever music comes on during How To Get Away with Murder.

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? 

Possibly Peach cause that's what I use for skin color.

23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Anything coconut or pumpkin. Also tropical scents such as mango have been pretty nice lately.

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?  

My husband while asking him what kind of soda he wanted.

25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?

Donny is a pretty cool guy.

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? 

I don't really watch sports.

27. HAIR COLOR? 

I think I can classify it as blond right now.

28. EYE COLOR?

Hazel

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? 

No. I tried them many years back. Didn't like the feel because I have astigmatism so one of my eyes is more curved.

30. FAVORITE FOOD? 

Corn Bread. Specifically the home made kind of my mom that has corn chunks and is paired with honey butter.

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? 

I really dislike scary movies, but there are some really good "scary" anime that have some pretty happy yet morbid endings that are some of my favorites.

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? 

In theaters was X-men Apocalypse, at home was The Color Purple.

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? 



 










34. SUMMER OR WINTER? 
Both have their advantages and disadvantages but I tend to feel healthier in the winter.

35. HUGS OR KISSES?
Depends on the person and situation.

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? 

No one. lol

38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? 

Everyone. lol

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? 













40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
Not using one.

41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? 

Don't have any form of cable.

42. FAVORITE SOUND(S)? 

Right now all the cute sounds my baby makes.

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? 

Neither.

44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN AWAY FROM HOME? 

Germany.

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? 
I'm really good with kids. Turning my tongue into a 3 leaf clover.

46 WHERE WERE U BORN? 

San Antonio, TX

[AOW] (Spring/Summer '16 Special) (6/12-18/16)

 I've really been slacking with watching anime mainly because the past few months I was in the final trimester of being pregnant but as of May 21st my baby was born. Now that we've settled into somewhat of a routine I can spend more time trying to get this blog back to a schedule of it's own! I recently caught up on Sailor Moon Crystal; because of this I plan to try and catch up on series I had previously started and to possibly start some currently airing ones.

Instead of featuring one anime this week, I'm featuring a list of currently airing and upcoming ones that look very promising. You may see some of these as future features!

April 1st, 2016
Uchuu Patrol Luluco [original series/ short episodes] (ep.12 6/17/16)
April 3rd, 2016
Boku no Hero Academia [manga adaptation] (ep.11 6/11/16)
Macross Δ [original series/ sequel] (ep.11 6/12/16)
April 5th, 2016
Joker Game [light novel adaptation] (ep.11 6/14/16)
April 8th, 2016
Sakamoto desu ga? [manga adaptation] (ep.10 6/16/16)
April 9th, 2016
Kiznaiver [original series] (ep.11 6/18/16)
April 16th, 2016
Big Order [manga adaptation] (ep.10 6/17/16)

July 1st, 2016
Berserk 2016 [manga adaptation/ sequel]
July 2nd, 2016
Hatsukoi Monster [manga adaptation]
July 5th, 2016
Servamp [manga adaptation]
D.Gray-man Hallow [manga adaptation/ Sequel]
Amaama to Inazuma [manga adaptation]
July 9th, 2016
91 Days [original series] 
Hitori no Shita: The Outcast [manwha adaptation]
July 12th, 2016
Mob Psycho 100 [digtal manga adaptation]

Even though I mentioned a few currently airing series, here's a complete one for you:

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10/11/15

[AOW] Young Black Jack

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Let's be really honest for a second or so, this season of anime (Fall 2015) is off to a pretty lame start. I feel as if last season was really good so I honestly went into this one expecting at least one or two stand out anime but so far all of them are pretty average at best. [here's a post I'll be updating as I watch the first few episodes of each anime this season I deem worth my time. I'm skipping a lot this season such as Attack on Titan High School because the manga is so laaaame] The only two I was truly excited for this season was today's feature and One Punch Man. So far, Young Black Jack is well animated but the stories so far (i've watched both episodes that are out so far) are pretty typical. Nothing too exciting, though I have to give this one credit. A lot of surgeries that can be done today without having to be too concerned (in episode 2 there's a focus on heart transplants which now a days organ transplants from one live donor to another are far simpler and no one bats an eye as much as they did in the days YBJ takes place) are being showcased as pretty risky. I have hopes this anime will excite me more as it gets into later episodes but even if not, the young Black Jack (which he's not known by this name yet) happens to be some nice eye candy!

[previous AOW's

 Type: Manga Adaptation
Genre(s): Drama, Shounen, Surgery, Doctor Drama
# of Episode(s): 12
Synopsis:
 The year is 1968, and the world is swept up in the Vietnam War and student protests. In this time of turmoil, a mysterious young man with white and black hair and a scar on his face is enrolled in medical school. His genius skills with a surgical knife achieve many a medical miracle and are getting noticed. This hero origin story reveals how this young man earned his medical degree and the name of Black Jack.

9/20/15

[AOW] [throwback] Dennou Coil

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Sunday may be a few days away from Thursday but there haven't been any stand out anime on my list lately so I've decided to do a throw back post to an AOW I did way back in the day when I started up this little blog of mine- Dennou Coil. When I first started publishing this AOW series I simply gave some basic details about the anime but not my quick thoughts on it so I'll remedy that for Dennou Coil now. It's a great sci-fi series from back in 2007 when more anime were 20+ episodes rather than a quick 13. I think this can tell you a lot about the state of anime now. Most series are at most 13 episodes per season, except those that are ones such as a Shounen Jump adaptation or an ongoing series such as Detective Conan. This means a lot of anime ends on a cliff hanger where you are lucky to get another season because anime is released in such high numbers now to an audience that has a much smaller attention span that 8 years ago. Anyways, this anime is great which is partially due to it being made with one of the animations behind some Studio Ghibli films.

Check out my old post for this anime here.

9/2/15

[AOW] Silver Spoon

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Rarely does an anime catch my attention these days to where I have to marathon it. Silver Spoon is the first anime in a long time that is just feel good and makes me want to do what has been done in the anime- learn various agriculture business' such as dairy farming and how to raise pigs to make them into bacon. I may be too late to learn such things, but one can dream can't they? Anywhosildoodles, this one is by the same manga-ka as Fullmetal Alchemist buuuut it's very different from that.

[previous AOW's

 Type: Manga Adaptation
Genre(s): Comedy, School
# of Episode(s):22
Synopsis:
Yugo Hachiken dreams of life separated from his family, so he takes the initiative by enrolling in an agriculture school. He thinks, with his talent in studying, no problems will arise no matter what kind of school he attends. He is proven wrong very quickly. Raised as a city boy, he is forced to uncover the inconvenient truth about agricultural life. Enjoy the story of Hachiken, as he tries to keep up with his new friends, farmers' heirs, who are already accustomed to the harsh world of farming. With no clear goals or understanding of farming life, how will Hachiken survive this new, cruel reality? The story of a sweat, tear, and mud-stained youth begins!

8/27/15

[AOW] Prison School

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I really wanted to be disgusted and turned off by this anime just based on the trailers and media hype around it... but after watching the first 4 episodes I was hooked. Luckily for me the manga is getting an English release thanks to the folks over at Yen Press. I might have to order it online because despite volume 1 having released in July, $20 is a hefty sum for some manga. I'm actually really loving this anime. Maybe because I've been on a mature trip lately with what I've been reading and I'm not really into the teenagery romance anime lately, nor the overly ecchi that seems to be so saturated in the market these days (probably why I haven't watched any of Monster Girls yet). Anyways, if you also seem to be turned off from this anime without having watched any of it, I encourage you to give it a chance. (note: there is an uncensored version coming out but I've been watching the censored version as episodes come out. There are also some English language releases)

[previous AOW's]
  

Type: Manga Adaptation
Genre(s): Comedy, Romance, School, Seinen, Ecchi
# of Episode(s): 12
Synopsis:
On the outskirts of Tokyo stands Hachimitsu Private Academy, a storied all-girls boarding school for elite young women full of potential and good breeding. But as the new school year rolls around, one tradition is going out the window: For the first time in the school's long history, boys are being allowed to enroll. But on the first day of school, only five boys make the cut. Kiyoshi Fujino, one of the lucky few, is thrilled by this discovery, his heart leaping with joy at the thought of being surrounded by all those girls, day in and day out. But little does he know of the shocking fate that awaits him.

7/21/15

[AOW] K

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Lately I've been tuned in an out of the anime scene more than normal, so instead of watching current series as they come out I've been holding off on them until all the episodes are out or I'll forget about the series long enough until a dub or sub version has been released on Netflix. K is one of these anime... it came out long enough ago I just completely forgot to go back and watch it until a few days ago while building a gundam kit. Since it's a nice short series it proved to be the perfect length for a mini marathon. Best part is a second season is getting ready to premier!

[previous AOW's]

Type: Manga Adaptation
Genre(s): Action, Supernatural, Super Power
# of Episode(s): 13
Synopsis:
Set in a world where history has taken a slightly different course from the one we're familiar with, K follows the story of a young boy whose life is caught in a psychic war between seven kings. Ashinaka High School is known for its unique setting: the entire campus is built on an island. Yashiro Isana, aka Shiro, is having lunch with a cat on one of the school rooftops. After his lunch break, Shiro goes on an errand for his classmate Kukuri to prepare for their upcoming school festival, only to be chased by some intimidating-looking men.