Some mostly anime based haiku

FeliciaAnime
Anime is life.
Fire balls, spiky hair, and girls.
My money is gone.

Cat girl
She twitches her ears
And purrs in pure ecstasy.
I love my cat girl

The Legend Begins
A boy pulls a sword
History in the making?
Or a child’s fable?

Poison Mushroom
I am death it self.
A disguised enemy,
Who craves attention.

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I just want to play as Bulma

Dragon Ball Evolution BulmaDragon Ball Evolution was a bad movie that got actually a pretty descent Budokai-like fighting game on PSP that I’ve never been able to play. You could play as Bulma and Chi-chi, and I hear that Yamcha uses a drill? That is about all I know about the game… and I wish I could play it just so I can play as Bulma and Chi-Chi.

Since Dragon Ball Z Budokai 1 on PS2… I’ve wanted to play as Bulma. I know that she is not a fighter… but come on. We have Mr. Satan in Budokai, which to be fair… he does basic martial arts… but Videl is in those games, as well as Dragon Ball Fighter Z. Maybe they could put her into an anime mech suit or something? She is a genius, after all! Heck.. they did it to a Power Ranger in the new comic/game.dragon armor trini power rangersApparently, in Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3, Bulma is hidden in the files in some form or fashion? You can also mod Videl apparently to have her model instead.

Bulma mech suitIn Tenkaichi, you could literally play as a dude in a devil costume, Grandpa Gohan, etc. Lord, just give me Bulma in a mech suit. different colors could have her in the cockapit wearing different outfits… lord knows she has enough alternate outfits! PLEASE!

Also… Chi-Chi and Launch would be nice in a game, but Bulma deserves it more!

 

Millenials are killing Yaoi?!

ainokusabiThis article might be a little bit NSFW, but I was in charge of badge checking at Louisianime 2019 this weekend for voice actor/director Brittany Lauda and fellow voice actor Matt Shipman’s LGBT in Anime panel, and some things there were said that really bothered me.

Apparently in 2017, Media Blasters dubbed the yaoi anime Ai no Kusabi. Brittany and Matt kept going on and on about how it was the first yaoi to be adapter in English, and how proud they were of it… especially seeing as how Media Blasters was not sure if it was going to be successful or not. Apparently this 4 episode show was popular, and some more yaoi titles have started to come to the West… but the whole idea that this was a ‘new’ thing just did not sit well with me.

GravitationI got up from my chair, and said “I haven’t seen your show, but what about Gravitation? That came out in the early 2000’s.”

They hadn’t seen Gravitation. According to their understanding, Gravitation was more into boy’s love, and different from their show. They then tangent-ed about how some older shows didn’t count because they had one or two gay characters here and there, and that once again… their show is different because… I guess all of their characters are gay? What a narrow world view.

Gravitation is a show about a young rock star falling in love with a cold romance novelist. The main character tries very difficult to make the novelist fall in love with him even more, despite the fact that the novelist already does. Spoiler warning, the main character even gets traumatically raped by a bunch of dudes! This show is really gay, and involves some serious topics even. WTF?

Also, Boy’s Love? Anime News Network describes their show thusly: “The four-episode remake series adapts Rieko Yoshihara’s boys-love novels.” Their own show is defined as a ‘boy’s love’ show.

Gravitation 2I described the panel to a fellow volunteer who’s been going to conventions for quite a few years like this: ‘She claims that they are the first to dub a yaoi anime into English.’ and he said ‘Which one? Gravitation or something?

Okay, okay, so maybe I should check with some more of my friends later… after all, I was staff and I didn’t want to be very rude at their panel… especially over a topic that I am not 100% knowledgeable about.

I asked a webcomic artist’s chatroom, and they very much disagreed with the statement. Maybe if they had said that Ai no Kusabi was the first mainstream yaoi show it could be over looked… but once again… Gravitation… but maybe they meant something more serious?

Kizuna and Kizuna 2 were dubbed in 1994 and 1995. It’s about gay romance, kendo, yakuza… and from what I’ve seen from the parts I skimmed through while watching it on youtube for this article… it’s really gay.

The actor who plays the main character in Kisuna, Kei Enjoji, is Dan Green who much later went on to play characters such as Yugi Muto (Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions), Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing), and Leonardo (Turtles Forever).

Seeing as Brittany Lauda was born in 1993, I guess she was not aware of this yaoi gem from when she was 1 years old? Matt Shipman born a year before her in 1992… so… *sigh*

Why do Millennials think that they are the gayest people around? Also, we did not invent everything, and maybe we should just get over ourselves?

Congrats on getting 4 episode long yaoi dubbed into English and it being well received though, as that is a great feat unto itself?

Dragun Balluh what now?

vegita shockedFunimation kind of sucks when it comes to Dragon Ball Z. Outside of a couple used DVD’s and VHS tapes I bought in my late teens and maybe early 20’s, I have never purchased a Dragon Ball Z home release outside of some movies a long time ago. Every time I turn around, there’s another new release… some of these things can not be helped, such Dragon Ball Kai being a thing, but *sigh* I just never knew what to buy!

Different dubs, different voice actors, censored TV versions, croppings, etc. I was finally going to start collecting a version of it, when they announced the super limited 30th anniversary HD edition version that was limited to 3000, but then changed to 6000. It has a stupid unpainted Goku statue, an art book, and costs $350.

Bulma Gohan KrillinThe $350 collection is controversial as there are cropping and filter concerns that appear to be making the image smaller and the finer details looking less detailed.

I can’t help but feel like Funimation has been milking Dragon Ball Z far too much with all of these different versions. That plus Funimation adding fuel to the bonfire of the  #KickVic movement… just *sigh* Funimation really should have gone with their gut instinct when they had their first investigation of Vic Mignogna and just not used him as Brolly.

krillinI think the movement would have still happened, but it wouldn’t be as Dragon Ball related… then again though, maybe Funimation still would have screwed up and said that they did not use Vic because of the investigation. Who knows?

I may never own Dragon Ball Z. I want to… but I just… I have no idea what to get and when I should have bought it, as there are so many versions that are just… eh?

The Blog is 9 years old!

AmazingSpiderGirlThis blog is 9 years old, and has covered/embraced/celebrated many different things from My Little Pony, Cosplay, Comics, Video Games, and more. I do not know the future of this blog or domain name even… I do know that it has been an enjoyable time, and I have had the glorious opportunity through it to interview some cool people and meeting new friends.

Below are 9 pictures from my blog, each from a different year, and 8 of which were created by me.

The Death of the mastermind of 9-11, Cosplay Prom, Art for a friend and her husband, Me with some Poke babes at Coast con, Jupiter and Mercury together to tease one of my friends, Rogue from MagFest, MLP cosplay from the last Nightmare Nights, Skies of Arcadia cosplay from last years MagFest, and the unearthed magazing cover featuring one of my favorites Futaba-Kun change! Mmm…. some interesting and even good times.

20181013_184946Like I said, I do not know the future of this blog. I really want to migrate the content of this blog off of wordpress. I do not like using it’s image menu, as the further back I search for images, the less stable it gets. Also, I’ve reached past 80% of my allotted image space.

Here’s hoping that I can figure out a way to make http://www.netsenshi.com prosper!

We are not Nazis, nor is every hater a man.

antinaziClownfish TV as well as other people who have either been on the more neutral side to the far #IStandWithVic side of the #KickVic hashtag movement have sometimes been yelled at as being ‘Nazis’.

Meanwhile, people who have not liked shows such as Ghostbusters 2016, She-Ra, or the upcoming Captain Marvel have been called that and even worse… Men.

What’s funny is that I on the pro ethics in games journalism, anti Ghostbusters 2016, but pro #IStandWithVic side was also called a Nazi. *sigh* Not everyone is a Nazi. Some people are, such as many but not all of the people who protested for confederate statues in 2016 in Charlottesville.

Kittyhawk GBDNATE ZaraAlso, women, such as webcomic artist and indie video game creator and even cameo Kittyhawk, who both dislikes Ghostbusters 2016 and She-Ra but oh so loves women with huge boobs even… is in fact not a man, nor a Nazi.

I know this is the equivalent of ‘not all women’ but seriously… ‘not all women.’ It is incredibly sexist to revoke someone’s womanhood based on their opinion. Stop erasing women and their voices just because they disagree with the narrative you are pushing.

netsenshi_evelyn_mermaid smallLike I said earlier, I was on the #IStandWithVic side of the #KickVic situation. I think that at this point, everyone who is on the #KickVicSide and #IStandWithVic side needs to shut up though… let the lawyers do their job… and see what happens.

Also… it’s really weird that Vic Mignogna’s lawyer Ty Beard is on the internet shit talking and swinging his law dick around twitter before officially notifying the women and husbands Vic Mignogna is… I guess… suing on Facebook. *shrugs* Seems kind of childish and unfair to do to everyone involved, including the #IStandWithVic crowd even.

I dunno. I just want this whole thing to go away until everyone is in court.