Top 11 Anime OP Themes of 2013 – Part 3

9 01 2014

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3 – Problem Children Are Coming From Another World – Black and White by Iori Nomizu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie2JS4K69xQ

Problem Children is an anime that caught me completely off guard. Not only was I not expecting to like it as much as I did, I was also not expecting it to bust out with an amazing OP theme.

The song is upbeat and rock oriented, the visuals are colorful and eye-catching, and the lyrics inserted into the visuals are interesting as well. The song is what really makes this one stand out though, as it is easily one of my favorites OP to one of the best animes of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 11 Anime OP Themes of 2013 – Part 2

24 12 2013

Our countdown continues! Lets take a look at the next four entries on the list.

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Top 11 Anime OP Themes of 2013 – Part 1

21 12 2013

Well, its almost the end of the year, so I guess its time for a list or two from me. I’ve watched a lot of anime this year and felt like a list of my favorite OP themes seemed appropriate. Keep in mind that these don’t reflect my opinion on the shows themselves, just the opening song and visuals.

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The End of Youtube?

16 11 2011

Source Link: http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_internet/?fKTXkcb&pv=49

“Right now, the US Congress is debating a law that would give them the power to censor the world’s Internet — creating a blacklist that could target YouTube, WikiLeaks and even groups like Avaaz!

Under the new law, the US could force Internet providers to block any website on suspicion of violating copyright or trademark legislation, or even failing to sufficiently police their users’ activities. And, because so much of the Internet’s hosts and hardware are located in the US, their blacklist would clamp down on the free web for all of us.”

So yeah, someone thought it was a good idea to let the US decide how the rest of the internet should work. Isn’t it good to know corporations still have so much control over our society? Please vote against this. Censorship in any form should not exist.





Evanescence: A Music Review

4 10 2011

Its been a long time since we heard from Evanescence. Most of the original band has left to form We Are the Fallen, in which you can hear the definite influence of the Fallen album. But this month, Evanescence is back with a new, self-titled album, with Amy Lee as the only remaining original member of the band.

I want to start by saying that while the album isn’t bad, its disappointing. If you planned to buy it just for Amy Lee’s vocals, you’ll get what you wanted. But for those of us who listened to Evanescence for the “soul” that Fallen had…its just not there anymore. Read the rest of this entry »





Radio is Dead

21 06 2010

I’m not even going to try and sugarcoat this. Ke$ha is single-handedly ruining radio.

I’ve never really been a fan of radio, but for a while recently, there were a decent number of songs that DIDN’T make me want to plug up my ears with super glue. Until Ke$ha came along. This woman, who seems to think the dollar sign is a letter of the alphabet, seems to completely kill anything she touches. The worst part about it is, PEOPLE ACTUALLY SEEM TO LIKE HER MUSIC. This concept actually causes me headaches trying to think of house someone could actually like her music.

I’ve had someone argue with me that her songs are catchy and her lyrics are good. Really? REALLY? I mean, sure, I didn’t like Tick Tok, but at least there were other songs I hated MORE at the time. But Blah Blah Blah? My First Kiss? Does she even THINK before recording some of this stuff? And what moron listened to the demo version of Blah Blah Blah and thought, “YES! This is amazing!”? I just don’t understand how this can be considered good in any sense of the word.

To be honest, Ke$ha comes off as one of those fifteen year old girls who goes out every weekend and gets shitfaced drunk. I don’t get why this is appealing, I have never understood why this is appealing. Someone may feel like explaining to me where I may be mistaken but getting drunk, sick and coming close to vomiting out your internal organs just doesn’t seem like a fun time to me. At all. I don’t see anything wrong with people who drink socially in moderation, but going out with the intention of getting wasted is just a stupid, juvenile mindset to have.

*breathes* Ok, I think I’m done my rant for tonight. And I think a break from the radio is in order. When I have to hear the same 4 Ke$ha songs 3 times each in the run of a day, there’s something wrong. Radio is dead to me.





Infinity Loop

7 12 2009

In the last month or so, I’ve been hearing a lot about copyright issues. Torrent sites like mininova are being shut down, American music companies are cracking down on downloaders. But what happens if we stop to ask, why are people downloading so much?

I’ve heard reasoning like “People download because it’s easy”. For some people, that’s probably true, but do the entertainment companies take a look at the prices of their products?

On average, a new DVD on release (not including special promotions) is about $24.99 CDN. A blu-ray is even more at about $29.99 CDN. Video games START at $49.99 and can go up to $69.99. Music CDs are usually around $19.99. And anime? Probably the worst of the bunch. A single VOLUME of an anime at HMV (that’s 5 episodes per volume) is around $31.99. Yeah, almost $35 for 5 episodes. Full seasons/series of anime can cost anywhere from $60-$120. Expensive huh?

The companies tell us they have to raise their prices because they lose so much from downloading. Think about it. People are downloading more because prices are so high and prices are so high because people are downloading more. Am I the only one who sees a problem here?








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