Archive for the ‘Tokimeki Memorial ~ Only Love’ Category

Why I don’t love ef

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

I had planned to watch ef ever since some bloggers started talking about it, but I also firmly etched in my mind that I will wait until the final episode of ef has been aired. Since the final episode aired some time ago, I started watching ef three days ago. By then there were eleven episodes subbed, so I dutifully downloaded each one. I ventured to marathon the series, but changed my mind after I watched the first episode: it was heavy and relatively emotional without the light-hearted interpellation that characterized Honey and Clover. Consequently, the first episode cemented my decision to view the series piecemeal, one to two episodes at most in one sitting.

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These are ef’s main girls.

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Tokimeki Memorial ~ Only Love

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

I must ask pardon for the lack of discretion I had with this post; although I didn’t imbibe any alcoholic drinks or partake of foods with high sugar content, I must have had excess dopamine (a neurotransmitter involved in motivation and pleasure) in my system at that time. I can offer no more reasonable explanation. (more…)

Varied insights on some romance anime and literature

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

(written on Nov. 2)

I guess that despite shooting all that flak towards A Time to Speak the novel had more of an effect on me than I liked to admit. I did not feel warm or fuzzy, however; nor did I feel awed or inspired with the book despite the author’s mastery of the English language. (Can you use shibboleth in a sentence without consulting a dictionary? That word alone was enough to wow me.) On the contrary, the novel’s aftertaste seemed like a partaking of a most unguent and sialoid gumbo without water to aid one in swallowing it. Swallowing a bitter almond with water may have been an easier task. (Never mind that it may be poison :P) (more…)

A time to speak

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

I’m not really on hiatus; so to confirm that I am not, here’s an update. Be warned, however, that it would be mostly about books and partly about anime – the only anime episodes I have watched since arriving here in my home city were the first two episodes of Tokimeki Memorial ~ Only Love. Since this is primarily an anime blog, let me start from there. (more…)