I had to make some Inazuma Eleven icons out of all the epic fanart on pixiv, couldn't resist... Credits listed under descriptions, so check them out (you need to sign up for an account at pixiv to view) if you haven't already~
Good 'ol year in review meme~
For every month of this year post the very first sentence from your first entry of every month. <- first set of comprehensible words
January: MAH ICONS. Some of these... tekitou ni yachatta
February: My best daily feed evar on LJ is definitely icanhaschzbrgr.
March: Wow, so... Lina caught a mouse a short while ago!!!... I was so proud of her for a moment... but I should've known, haha.
April: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MASARU (April 2)
May: di[e]ce VOLUME 3 HURRRRRR.
June: Hmm it's been a while. D: onkei_kun and hanjie visited a couple weeks back and I MISS THEM DEARLY~~~~~
July: SHORT LIST OF MY (inexpensive) LOOTS BEFORE I DIVE INTO THE REAL ABYSS OF TAIWAN:
August: uh, my Digimon anniversary image is going to be late <- kekkyoku dekinakatta XDDD I did something else instead haha
September: Backdating the anime stuff sales post, so it'll be on the first 5 posts for a while! <- The sales post is still up! I need to add more Pokemon stuff I have on it. Check it out~~~
October: My first visiting patient from my volunteer program, whom I'd been seeing since March, passed away this morning... I had just seen her last Saturday.
November: Happy birthday gokumew2~ Wow, bid for Onmyou Taisenki Seiryuu Zero Drive went up to $45, doubt anyone else is going to bid...? XD;
December: DECEMBER IS GOING TO BE BUSYYYYYY I think dad is expecting me to get Final Fantasy XIII for Christmas, which I find weird because he doesn't game, and his Japanese isn't good enough to appreciate this kind of storyline.
And I felt like blabbing about... HOT OTOME GAME GUYS so here I go:
with lots of hot screenshots. I like this PSP plugin, wish CycloDS had something similar. XD;
Originally posted at Majinken but it's having problems right now .____.; That'll take some time to get solved I think.
Title: Panic Palette Portable
Genre: Otome, Adventure
Story: Longgggg!!! The way I like it!!! If I hadn't been fast-forwarding through most of the filler gag and left everything on my auto setting, I think one run through would have been an easy 30+ hours. *see gameplay section for more details* XD Well, unfortunately a LOT of it consisted of filler gag, which was actually funny sometimes, but repetitive during other times. >_> I skipped through a LOT of it just on my first gameplay. Kind of sad because after a certain point, you can easily tell when a section is filler gag or actually essential to the story. But even WITHOUT that crazy filler, there was a lot of good, juicy otome meat to this game.
NOJIMA HIROFUMI... as a SILLY SENSEI (but reliable when it counts)... WITH MEGANE. AND WITHOUT. Hurrrrrr.
Other cast includes Nojima Kenji, Chiba Isshin, Kamiya Hiroshi, Sugita Tomokazu, Suzuki Tatsuhisa, Ono Daisuke...~ Good cast indeed.
The protagonist you play as isn't annoying either. She's only as active as say the Tokimemo GS protagonists are. As in... you're in pretty much full control.~ Definite plus.
Nojima Kenji - Naive prince from another world speaking ancient tongue. XD This sample image from the official site of him is really hot o____o And makes the game look R-18, but it's not AT ALL (...darn).
Chiba Isshin - You punch him in the gut early in the game ("accidentally") and he becomes your loyal follower and calls you Ne-san (since you won't let him call you Anego). XD He mutters a lot but it's REALLY cute, and the dog ears that pop out sometimes are really cute too:
Kamiya Hiroshi - 100% Haraguro. XD
Sugita Tomokazu - A mix of Kyon and possibly Gintoki? XD Mostly Kyon though. Usui sonzai dakara. But he looks better :D (below on the left)
Suzuki Tatsuhisa - I think this guy gets too many silly roles because of his talents with it, but I don't like that silly voice so much :\ I'm sure he sounds amazing when he's serious in this game, though I've yet to hear it. bakame wakame~ (below on the right)
Also notable was Takemoto Eiji as Noru, pretty much your guide for the whole game. He speaks a lottttt.~
OnoD was... special.
His dances for you in the girl's uniform affect your gameplay... lawl.
One of the extras you get for completing the game is... a game menu sound theme of... HIM MAKING COMPUTER NOISES and reading the titles off stuff. PI PI PI. UAHAHA... MU... it's freaking kimoi and hilarious. XD;
The two girls are both a bit annoying at first, but they really grow on you. They're good girls.
If there's another good thing overall about the characters in this series... It's that they INTERACT A LOT WITH EACH OTHER. Of course that's because they'll be in the same class or the same club. That's the great part about school life :D
Graphics: I like the artstyle for this game... there's really not much to say if I like it for an otome game, haha. :) There are times when I think the protagonist's hair looks like complete plastic though ._o; Such as here:
Fortunately, that's just one of the oddities and most of the other CGs look much better XD
Sound: I dunno how they pack all that into the size of the ISO for this game (1.1gb). I swear it should be at least 1.5gb. It's AWESOME. The music does get a little repetitive after playing a long time, but then I do miss it when I stop playing. XD
The first and longest half consists of "collecting emotions" (aura) from the people you interact with to fill a bottle, and if you don't fill the bottle 100% in time to break a certain contract, you'll supposedly end up getting brought back to Nojiken's world. Anyway, assuming you're not going after Nojiken's character (in which I haven't found out what happens yet haha), you'll enter your target character's route after filling the bottle, which brings you to the second half. While the second half isn't as long as the emotions collecting, it's still rather long and that's where the story really starts moving around~
Replay Value: Not so much replay as there is... a lot of stuff to do after finishing the first route. Another PS2 to PSP port. I believe most of the omake section was added exclusively to the PSP, probably releases of previous drama cds from the sounds of it. I'm pretty overwhelmed by the extra hours they added in the omake section alone. Of course, most of it's gag, but the seiyuu goodness is all it's for anyway~~
Overall: 10. Aside from the Tokimeki Memorial GS games, this has to be the best otome game I've played so far. owo; It's long enough that you can actually grow attached to the characters quite a bit, it doesn't get too emo (probably because there's so much gag mixed into it), and it's just NICE.
Total bias for Noji-nii, of course. yori ni yotte... and of all things, he's the silly sensei type I tend to fetish after. oi oi~~~. By the end of the long ride, I was thoroughly enjoying myself wayyy more than I should at my age (seriously, playing a 15-year-old girl when you're 23 irl and going after a 24-year-old)... enjoying as in bawling at the doramatic moments and bawling in happiness TwT~~~~ at the happy ending, and it was so worth it. Ahaha.
Thinking of going after Sugitan or Chiba Isshin's characters next. XD; Also curious about Kamiya's and even the other two routes a bit, haha.
More screencaps (SPOILERS mostly of Masoo-sensei because... XD I've got blank spots on some edges, but I'll fix them later when my analog actually works correctly. :\)