Ed - Carry on

Status report

I'm hoping to have the next chapter (5 I think) of 2000 miles up by this Sunday. I normally don't like to post if I don't have a rough draft of the following chapter done, but in order to stick to my new year resolution I may have to. there is still a few things to clean up in chapter 5, and if I can't get that done, I may have to cheat and post a chapter of one of my other WIPs.

Just thought you all should know. And by writing this, I'm committing myself to post something before the month ends. Damn February for being so short and busy.
KaLuLu

Anime Quest 2007 - Part 1

Anime Quest. Has a nice ring to it, huh? You'll remember that recently I posted asking for anime recommendations. I got a lot of good recs, some I followed up on, some I need to still. From those recs, and my own exploration, I'll sum up some of my latest findings.

Naruto - this was something I asked specifically about and after only one person responded, I decided to just bite the bullet and download it. Truthfully, I was surprised. I didn't expect the first episode to leave me feeling so heartbroken. That's really important to get me hooked to a series. I'm only on episode 4 yet (probably 5 and 6 tonight) but I have continued to enjoy the heartbreak, and the humor. Naruto is very funny.

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge - Narutofan.com describes it like this:

Kyouhei, Ranmaru, Takenaga, and Yukinojou are beautiful, handsome, young men living in a huge mansion. One day, their landlord, whom they call "Auntie", asks them a favor: to make her niece, Sunako, who's going to be living with them, into a respectable young lady. She agrees to make their living expenses free of charge if they succeed but, if they fail, she'll triple their rent. Due to their confidence in knowing how to deal with women, they agree but, once they meet Sunako, they begin to realize that their lovely living arrangements may soon be in jeopardy.

Okay so, admittedly, I don't know how I found this one. And from the description, it doesn't sound like something I'd go for, but...I love it. At first, I thought it was a bit shallow, and it is at some points. But I've seen the first 13 episodes and its broken away from that alot. First and foremost, it is hilarious. The boys are so full of themselves that they think this whole thing is going to be a breeze. You know that's not going to be the case as soon as Sunako makes her first, Grudge-like appearance. She's the best thing ever. I don't want to spoil it so I won't say too much, but it is more than amusing to watch her be forced through the terrifying gauntlet of all things girly.

There are a few downsides thought. For one, I'm not crazy about all of the character design. The boys have the most feminine lips that I've ever seen. Characters spend alot of time in chibi form and when large groups of people are needed in a scene, the background characters are drawn as mostly featureless, white, chibi-dolls. Secondly, Sunako isn't really an ugly girl and I just want to slap her and anyone else who says so. Third and final, the boys' looks and their reaction to it makes you kind of want to roll your eyes sometimes. I mean, they make it sound so tragic to be beautiful.

So, if after all that you still want to check it out, click here (subscription needed): http://www.narutofan.com/plus/anime/yamato%20nadeshiko%20shichi%20henge%20anime%20downloads.html

because for some reason this title isn't listed on the master list of anime downloads.

I titled this part one, so hopefully I'll have more for you on a different anime in the future.

Bye, Bye!
-B
Ed - Carry on

FMA Fic - 2,000 Miles - Chapter 4

My goal for 2007 is to update a fic once a month at the least.

Title: 2,000 Miles
Summary: Two thousand miles and more ghosts than that to haunt them.
Pairing: EdwardxWinry.
SpoilersPost series, so yeah. A little bit of an alternate ending. No movie though. Doesn't even exist.
Rating PG - NC-17 This chapter: PG
FMA does not belong to me and I make no profit from any of these tales. Any further archiving of my fiction is strictly prohibited unless cleared by me.

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Ed - Carry on

Ahhh...mIRC!

So I'm hoping that someone out there is mIRC savy and can help me. I've followed so many guides and none of them are helping. I've recently gotten into Bleach and I want to download the manga. I can easily get vol 1-7 from Bleach Portal, but 8 - chapter 192 or something are all on IRC. I'm trying to follow the directions but...I'm not getting any response. For example...Collapse )

Nevermind guys.
KaLuLu

FMA Fic - 2,000 Miles - Chapter 3

Holy Crap! An update.

Title: 2,000 Miles
Summary: Two thousand miles and more ghosts than that to haunt them.
Pairing: EdwardxWinry.
SpoilersPost series, so yeah. A little bit of an alternate ending. No movie though. Doesn't even exist.
Rating PG - NC-17 This chapter: PG-13
FMA does not belong to me and I make no profit from any of these tales. Any further archiving of my fiction is strictly prohibited unless cleared by me.

It's been a while so feel free to refresh your memory:


Chapter 2

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12/27 - Crossposted to fullservicefma, fma_het, fm_alchemist, and ed_winry

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KaLuLu

2006 Icon Contest Entries

2006 is drawing to a close and what a craptacular year it was. I dropped out of internet existence for most of the year, I have more WIPs than I care to count, and yet I still managed to get back into icon making sometime in October. Hopefully there won't be any more set backs and the next year end post I do will be much larger.

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KaLuLu

Manga Bases - Volume 2

Can you tell that work has been slow lately? This is what I do when I'm not busy.

I realize that I got a bit lazy with the formating, but there were just too many of them!!!! If it's that much of a problem, I'll go back and fix it later. Also, even if you're not taking any, I'd like to get feed back on my base making skills. Am I totally missing some shots? Should I rethink the way that I crop these? Please let me know because I'd like to get better. Thanks in advance!

229 Manga Bases

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Ed - Carry on

I suck

Wow, two posts in one day. Imagine that.

I'm still easing back into writing and actually making progress. Except for today. I spent most of my designated writing time writing about towels. Yeah, you read right, towels. Don't ask me how, don't ask me why, just don't ask.

Anyway, I thought that was funny and now I need to go somewhere and hang my head in shame.



TOWELS!!!!!!