Yeah, I know. In case you didn't hear, January I was sick to the point where I couldn't eat anything and I could barely sleep. Not that I have been sleeping lol, but truth is, I think I'm in worse shape than I currently think I am. See, lack of nutrients and energy really crippled me, where I then easily sprained my foot, and, of course making it harder to walk. But oh, it didn't stop there. Not only was my shoulder flaring up again (see archive for post about my shoulder), but it is now affecting my arm, which forced me to put it in a casty thing for several weeks. It's getting better, but then it told me something, if I hadn't been sick, I would've been traveling all over Asia by now and just totally crippled. So i'm kinda glad I'm getting this time to heal myself, I sure would not have liked it if I got crippled while traveling, it would've sucked major.
So yeah, I'm pretty much homestuck until I heal up, so for now, no traveling. Which, brings us to something else in mind. With Tokimeki Memorial ~Only Love~ episode 19 airing, I have certain things to discuss lol. First up, episode titles for 20-22.
Ep 20: Desire
Ep 21: Christmas (eve)
Ep 22: New year
Hmm, quite the festive thing going on lol. Wonder who's going to spend the holidays with who....
Anyways, some Sakurai x Sayuri stuff to throw around. So, episode 19 once again keeps up the tradition of the "Sakurai x Sayuri fire" that's been burning my butt down for the past few months. So, to add more fuel into the fire, here's our first screeny:
Ah hell, we can't tell if that's them, can we? Let's zoom in on the atrocity at hand lol:
Ah, yes, that's them. Seems they are both laughing about something. Wonder what it could be...Sayuri-chan is preg with his baby, hmm? Or perhaps they are thinking about their honeymoon....hmm hhhhm, or maybe they are thinking about their wedding plans, and who to invite....well, if they do, they surely won't invite Aoba lawl.....
So anyways, what makes the scene gold is what Aoba is thinking, like if it's true Sayuri-chan is a slut, a slave for Sakurai's student council bidding XD. Whatever it is, they look happy, except...when Sayuri-chan turned her head, looked in Aoba's direction and....lolz Aoba scrams, but what is more golden, is as soon as he turns the corner, he goes "...blah bah blah oh, a Dolphy keychain! Mina-chan will mate with me for this!" lol....
Uhm, yeah, whatever I was trying to say, Aoba sure cannot be serious about a relationship right now. Whatever it is, he can't keep his mind on it, as this scene definitely showed. Bad Aoba, no wonder why you made Mina-Mina send 245 pm's, you didn't even remember you have a phone, much less her number XD.
Below is a backup of the AS post here.
[QUOTE=Owaranai Destiny;826108]Is it all right for me to say that you're batshit crazy, mangatron? :p
Oh well...Tokimeki is full of madness, anyway. Perhaps I should adopt a way of viewing somewhat akin to yours. Makes everything more fun than just seriously talking about who's going to end up with who. :heh:
TsukasaxMina yuri pairing=:naughty:[/QUOTE]
/me happy with the turning of events. Now Mina and Tsukasa can team up, kick Riku's and Sayuri's butt and then my dream TsukasaxMina couple will commence :D
...As if :heh:
/me hangs Mina banner alongside Tsukasa's. Hurray! :D[/QUOTE]
You know what, I think I better stop feeding this Tsukasa x Mina-Mina yuri pairing to you guys....I don't want to be held responsible [b]if[/b] it does happen :heh::heh:
And yeah, call me anything, crazy, insane, but....don't call me lolitron! I'll be angry! You don't want to see me when I'm angry :heh: :heh:
So, anyways....where was I...Oh, that's right. I NEED TO RANT ABOUT MY FANSUBBING STATUS!!! :heh: No, just kidding :p So, I was.....somewhere, yes, that's right. Normally you'd see me here an hour or two after airtime but of course, me taking my leisurely good time I kinda...fell asleep yesterday :heh:
Aha, that's right. Mina-Mina. My beloved Mina-Mina, oh how I.... WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG :heh: :heh: Here, have a looksey into the past:heh::
So, if ep 18 didn't really emphasize it yet, the prayer starts to have it's affect. (Yes, I know. Biggest story of ep 18 was.....THE SAKURAI x SAYURI MOMENT!!!XD No just kidding...biggest story was the Tsukasa-chan drug-use and it's portrayal on national television :heh:) Ok ok the biggest story of ep 18 certaintly wasn't about Mina-Mina :heh: but we can bet now that the biggest story of ep 19 was, of course.....YET ANOTHER SAKURAI x SAYURI-CHAN MOMENT!!!!XD ok ok, I hear you I'll just take my Sakurai x Sayuri musings somewhere else and cry myself to shame :upset: :heh:
Hmm, kinda funny me talking about ep 19 outside of the spoiler box, eh? Well you should remember that I am very much not the spoiler type, and since this episode is very emotional for perverts, I figure it's best you watch for yourself. Wait, something was wrong a couple of words back....:heh:
So anyways, about that link I posted above, since fansubs are out at this timeframe, it's...safe. Seifuku.....ahem, anyways, my question in...question is, episode 11. Yeah, read my above link and you'll see I was very bothered by the lack of continuity that ep 11 had moving over to ep 12, how I was bothered by the use of the phone numbers 9only once?) and considering now I will drop a bomb so massive, it will make Chernobyl look like picnic :heh:
[color=red]-[/color]In episode 11, what? You want me to spell it out for you? Re-watch it again you lazy butts :heh: ahem anyways, ep 11's biggest story.....Sakurai x Sayuri!:heh: Ok, ok next time I mention that infamous pairing again you can all slap me XD but ehem, biggest story was....the prayer! Yes, that's right! The "I want Aoba's phone number, so I can call in the CTU and have them trace his location and give me updates every 5 minutes on my phone" prayer Mina-Mina had :heh: (sorry, two hour special for 24 yesterday, couldn't resist :heh: ) I'm sorry, am I drunk? That did happen in ep 11 right? :heh:
[color=red]-[/color]So let's all go back in time and re-watch ep ...08! Yes, you heard me right, [b]re-watch it[/b] you lousy Mina-chan fans....I ought to slap all of your buttz for making me type this much, I have a hurting hand you know. Anyways, think back...yes, put your fingers pointing to your heads and think! Think with all your might! What happened in ep 08? Well, once again, like the above paragraph, the prayer! Yes, that's right, the prayer that Mina-Mina had! Except we all know what she prayed for, for Aoba to be a real man and call her Mina-chan, ja? Well, that's not my point right here. Yes, that was me slapping you in the head, that is [b]not[/b] the point here. Believe it or not, it's what she said [i]before[/i] that. Remember? "I want to set a record on my own, not because of a prayer"(retranslated lol). And then next comes "But if I were to pray for something...."
See where I'm getting at? She's not really good with prayers, it seems. It's either she's too young or she just had some bad experience...earlier?:heh: So she really doesn't like depending on prayers to help her get through life. Now, we can see it wasn't exactly her cup of tea, praying and all that. But whoa ho ho, she ups and prays in ep 11. She wants his phone number. Ok, let's do a phone number swap Nintendo Wifi style. [[color=red]spoiler[/color]]"Wow, we have each others phone number, let's just use it once before ep 18" :heh: oh, lookey here. It carries onto ep 19! Oh no, Mina-Mina is just distraught at her phone, tirelessly pm'ing and calling the bloody Aoba, all to no avail....until he charges his phone:heh:.
So you see, everyone. Moral of...the day is "Be careful of what you wish for" :heh: In Mina-Mina's case, prayer wasn't her cup of tea. While she succesfully drank tea the previous two times, the power of her worries soon took it's affect, which shows why she didn't want to pray about her swimming, for fear of her failing. So if she had not prayed to ask Mr. Aoba for his phone number, [[color=red]spoiler[/color]]we wouldn't have an episode 19 filled with the largest cell-phone bill in anime ever :heh:. Get what I mean? This is the basis of Mina-Mina's story; She's young, she's frail, and when she makes a prayer, by god whoever is involved better make good on his/her part or else we'll have yet another crying girl :heh:
Now, I shall build a spoiler box for my zany insanity is just beginning :heh:
[spoiler=Episode 19]Ok, I decided to keep my Sakurai x Sayuri musings off the forum and on my blog, kinda helps keep my blog active so I can start blogging again. Now, we all know Mina-Mina has had a rough time the past several hours, and guess who decides to ruin my day.....yes that's right, the enemy of the Tsukasa x Mina-Mina pairing, Mo-chan! In case you were not paying attention to the loli, Mo-chan is the pink haired hime who is Mina-Mina's lifelong friend. Anyways, first words off her mouth was..."Hey, Mi-chan." :heh: ARRRRR!!! She totally ruins the Tsukasa x Mina-Mina pairing! I must....wait, I pledged not to mention this pairing ever again lol, for fears of me being right, if even :heh:
So, hmm what else did I want to rant about....Oh ja, Mina-Mina at one point decides to take a trip down memory lane. Now, Anime taught me well that when someone takes a trip down memory lane, they soon enough take charge and resolve their worries [b]very[/b] soon. Seeing Mina-Mina finish her trip had me thinking, she's gonna drop a bomb and Aoba better not defuse it :heh:
Next we have.....wait, what else is there to talk about this episode. It's all about Mina-Mina, so I better just keep it at that. Must resist urge to talk about gift shop moment between Sakurai and Sayuri-chan :heh:....So, uh.....yeah, Mina-Mina was very hurt this ep....Uh huh and then she is just so tiny, so cute....yeah and then I.......And when she.....
AH UHM WHU WHAT? Sorry, I think I just dozed off there. I don't really like spoiling, so forgive me. Instead, I'll do just what I've always done, drop bombs and make ya alle blow yer silly minds out :heh:
Now, for the first time, I know the real reason why Mina-Mina must speak with the Aoba!
Ok ok, you all can shoot me in the azz, but seriously, I noticed this at first run. Took me some getting to get the screeny, but yes, that really is Mina-Mina. Now, this is the scene where she was watching the Dolphy show, and as soon as she got up all hell broke loose in my head, and voila, I go on a berserk spree and think all sort of weird stuff. But of course, this was the first thing I thought of, that she was preg and....needs a father :heh:
[size=1](ok ok, we can cite animation quality as the factor in the picture, but really, it sure looks like it. The circled region is where she has the baby, and the red line is what a normal [b]virgin[/b] would've looked like. And [b]NO[/b], this wasn't photoshopped....except for the circle and line [/size]:heh:
What? This is what I mean by keeping an open mind, by having weird thoughts my enthusiastical viewing of this anime is puckered up and my enjoyment levels are at their all time high's! :heh:
Ahem, back to the ep....oh, that's right. Oh, look, one of my favorite moments!
[b]Look out Mina-Mina, they are going to attack you![/b] :heh:
[spoiler=continuing the above spoiler]Uh, yeah, so....lol uh, oh that's right! Another thing. Careful everyone, I may just embaress you to the point where you may not post for days :heh:
Now, remember how I told everyone how I just may end up being the greatest Tokimemo fan? Uh huh, and then I thought, "you know what, right now I am Mina-Mina's greatest fan right now." Oh, you don't believe me? Here, let me explain something that, I may blame my enthusiasm, will either make you laugh or cheer :heh:
You see, during that, ahem attack scene above lol, for those of you who have watched it, or seen [b]monir's[/b] screenshots, you will note that scene when Mina-Mina puts forth her tiny cute hands and touches the glass, starting to cry. At that very moment, without impulse, I stretched forth my hands, yes you read it right :heh:, while the episode was running, I stretched my hand forward [i]and touched my LCD where her hand was[/i], and at that very moment, no it wasn't a Benny Hinn feeling, at that moment I suddenly felt such a stab that I almost started to cry along with her (Can you imagine, the almighty insane mangatron crying? :heh: )
That, my friends, is the power of a true anime viewer. You don't just sympathize, you don't just "aww, poor thing", you don't just "Man, I want to hug her right now", no you don't even say "Dmn that Aoba, silly bastard made her cry that bloody bloke..." :heh:, you need to reach out and understand the character, feel what the character is feeling so that you too can understand the feelings and the story that will ensue. This is why I enjoy anime so much, because to me, it is just much more than entertainment :) (I can probably thank my sad, odd childhood for this)
You know what, why don't I help everyone. I will give you one large azs screenshot of the scene in question. Now, everyone save it, open it in a image program that can enable fullscreen (irfan works nice here), and once it's fullscreened put your hand on her hand, and look into her eyes for several seconds, you can close your eyes if it gets kinda awkward, but think, that's the most important part. Think, think about what she is feeling right now, if you were in her shoes.....[i]wouldn't you just like it if the person you were thinking of, be on the other side of your hand touching you?[/i]
[URL="http://h1.ripway.com/mangatron/handsup.jpg"]Save this image, and feel the feeling of Mina-chan[/URL]
Think about it.[/spoiler]
So yeah, the Sakurai x Sayuri thing will go right on my blog, devoiding this forum of my shame and power :heh: Visit my blog for more fire for the Sakurai x Sayuri bonfire, episode titles for eps 20-22, and more about me lol.
Aw come on, don't you just love it? Konami keeps slapping you in the face with these Sakurai x Sayuri scenes that it makes me.....*bloorgh*
/me vomits :heh:
And shame on you [b]monir[/b], you failed to mention the Sakurai x Sayuri-chan moment in this episode, especially when it was the most powerful sign yet!:heh: