secretlygeeky: (love will tear us apart)
Hello all! Just a quick post to say that yes, I'm alive, and I've still got a lot of feelings for Hirunaka no Ryuusei.

Hirunaka no Ryuusei has one chapter left and fans are most anxious to know the answer to the million dollar question: Who will Suzume end up with?


Of course, as per usual, 80% of the fandom's rooting for Mamura. Which is to be expected, considering recent survey results and such. I've long ago tried to convince myself that Mamura/Suzume would have a 90% chance of being endgame due to its surprising popularity amongst fans.

In fact, even with the recent development now, I'm probably fine with a non-Shishio/Suzume ending because the recent chapter was just… so beautiful. I found it so perfect that I'm willing to forgive the flaws in Shishio's character development and the love triangle arc that was a bit painful to sit through. I may just be seeing this through my Shishio/Suzume biased shipping glasses but somehow, there's just something heart-clenching about their scenes together. That chapter pretty much showed the beauty (and tragedy) of the ship. I am still crying over it as I type this.

Anyhow, whatever ending the manga would get, I'm definitely supporting Yamamori Mika! Finally made up my mind recently that I'll be collecting all the HnR volumes. I've currently got 3 in my collection (volumes 2, 5-6), and I recently ordered volumes 9-10 which will hopefully arrive safely in my mail next month -- it was my first time ordering manga online and I got terribly paranoid with my purchase, lol.

2 weeks to go until I either cry of happiness, of heartbreak, or perhaps - both. I'll definitely be crying either way.

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Recently, I was making an inventory of all the manga I've bought that was currently in my room, and was almost surprised to find some manga I didn't remember I owned, lol. I decided to make myself a LibraryThing account so I can keep track of the manga that I have, and so I can pretend that they're actually organized properly and not scattered in various corners of my home.



Most of the manga currently listed are just stuff I have in my room, and stuff I do remember owning, but are misplaced somewhere... Haha. Feel free to check out my collection here.
secretlygeeky: (your heart's a mess)
Whoa, it's been months since I've last written something! I'm beginning to think I don't know how to write a proper blog entry, considering I'm still in the process of getting used to micro-blogging format courtesy of that monstrous excuse of a website called Tumblr. Lol, here I am talking trash about the website, when in fact for months I've been using it as a form of escapism from reality - to the point that I check every hour, every day. It's gotten that bad. ANYWAY.

here i am getting all ranty mcrant thanks to tumblr, geez )

And as for fandoms, I'm only really following a few nowadays, and these past few months I've gotten immersed into the fandom for Hirunaka no Ryuusei, making edits and fanart and all, which made me feel all reminiscent of my iconing days back in LiveJournal. I started following this fandom back when there was still a thorough lack of scanlations, and because I adored Shishio a lot and saw that people liked Shishio and Suzume together, too!

Ranty mcrant part 2 feat. life ruining shoujo manga )

Which is why I have been diverting my attention to Haikyuu!!, a sports anime/manga series about volleyball, and up to this very day I still wonder why I've gotten so attached to this series, considering that I only really convinced myself to read the manga because of this dirty yaoi doujinshi by Junko. I guess it's just that, the entire cast is super adorable, characterization is great, the story arcs are actually short, and as my boyfriend said: they make volleyball look hella interesting - which I totally agree with, considering that volleyball is one of my worst sports ever. While I really love the entire Karasuno team, and initially read the manga for KuroKen and the Nekoma team, Oikawa from Aobajousai really caught my eye - a.k.a. oh no another two-faced douchebag I'll probably love! Yes, he's good at the sport, and yes, he's got a terrible personality - but I really like that he's not a genius at his craft, and that he worked fucking hard to get to where he is now. I have a thing for characters like these. You go, Oikawa, even if you're fucking trash.

Also, the anime has just started last month and it's the best thing that's been happening to me for 8 sundays now! I'm too lazy to post gifs and photos here but if you go check my Tumblr, I've got a shitload of Haikyuu posts that it's probably about 80% of my blog now. I'm surprised no one has unfollowed me because of that - in fact, I've been gaining followers and some of my existing followers like the series too. Hmm. Surprise, surprise.
secretlygeeky: (sad shishio)
Hirunaka no Ryuusei, admittedly, has become a favorite shojo manga series of mine lately, despite just having read it out of the blue. I've become smitten with the perky yet mysterious Shishio Satsuki and his relationship with the naive yet surprisingly strong Yosano Suzume. Notice how I'm mentioning Shishio first as if he's the main character of the series, lol.



I normally really don't like teacher/student relationships, honestly, and I was a bit disappointed to find out that Shishio was Suzume's teacher - I was already sold with the thought of Shishio being Uncle Yukichi's "weird boyfriend"! But what's really promising about HnR is that Shishio and Suzume's relationship is more than just the usual ~forbidden love~ trope. Considering that they first met outside of the school, you'd know that they didn't just fall for one another as just teacher and student.

Though of course, despite all my love and praise for HnR (*cough* and Shishio *cough*), it also has its flaws.

Spoilers under the cut if you haven't read til the latest chapter! )