Games: Separating Fact & Fictions

Warning: IF you are butthurt after reading this, you need to take the advice given to heart

Hey Potatots! It’s another serious topic post. The ACG community really needs to chill and stop making themselves look bad. It is really childish and irritating. Most of you know and did stumble upon the recent news regarding Fate Grand Order (FGO) on Facebook or any other place on the internet. The news is about some fans dispute regarding the upcoming event (Next week- 13/6/18) <Guda Guda Teitou Seihai Kitan> would have some ties with the year 1945 of Japan. We all know that 1945 is the last years of World War 2 in factual history. All of you would be wondering why the fricking hell is World War 2 involved with something fictional?! And… Here is the story.

Recently, the FGO team – TypeMoon and Delight Works had announced the upcoming event for the Japanese Server would be having a new event <Guda Guda Teitou Seihai Kitan>* which would be set in the year 1945 with a bit of Meiji era roots; new servants would also be joining. A day after the announcement; few Asian non-FGO players (?) decided to voice their opinion regarding the aftermath of 1945 and Japan back then. Yes, Japan did awful things in the Asian content and majority of the Asians in Asia were affected even MY own family was affected. However, it is the 21st century now we must forgive the past and learn from it. Some may not be able to forget it; we need to forgive. But, FGO is a FICTIONAL story/game THAT HAS NO TIES WITH HISTORICAL FACTS in their story; the whole petty drama came out of nowhere prior to the announcement. IF you are reading this and got butthurt from it, PLEASE take this advice to the heart; THINK before you decided to start an argument and DON’T BE AN IDIOT!

After this, if you still won’t buy this statement; here is a more blunt way of explaining the whole situation. Lets put America into the picture, they are involved with quite a lot of political BS and YOU got offended, would you boycott to watch movies from Hollywood? Or boycott TV Shows and books? Some would; but would it affect the booming industry when in rake in Millions? It is the same concept with TypeMoon and Delight Works, FGO raked in a lot of income, they would disregard this petty thing and proceed with their planning. As a neutral person standing on this, my last advice to you all. Please separate fact with fiction, if you don’t want to play FGO then stay away from it.

*Prior to this, the incident is very fresh, it is a recent one. If you are curious about what sparked the petty drama here if the Facebook Post regarding it ~> https://www.facebook.com/interlewds/posts/1814894361887514 If you guys have your own opinions regarding this, please do share in the comments I would love to read them.

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Is It OK to Fujoshify Everthing YOU See?

Warning: IF you are Fujoshi and you are butthurt after reading this, you need to calm down. And, I do enjoy BL here and there but, I am not a hardcore fujoshi. 

Hey there Potatos,  I am back with a serious topic that had been bugging me for a REALLY long time. And, I am not sure what is the percentage of Fujoshi readers on my blog; as this topic is all about them.

We will start from the basics on what is the meaning of fujoshi. The literal translation of Fujoshi meant rotten girl, this meaning is derived from the kanji writing of the word fujoshi – 腐女子. However, the meaning that Urban Dictionary and posts about BL gave this meaning, Girls who enjoy Yaoi or BL (Boys Love). In simple English, girls that prefer two guys together.

You would be asking, what harm would they do to the ACG community? They are just hormonal girls that like guy on guy action. The answer, a whole new level of hell. All the over fujoushifying the straight OTPs to BL Pairs, hating over the main girl that contribute the most to story and plot. Ever since the dawn of Japanese Animation; BL, and Yaoi had a growing fan base with good manga sales and anime adaptations. The early 2010s, the fujoshi community spiked up with fans as Sekaiichi Hatsukoi and Junjou Romantica catering their thirst. It seemed alright at first; fans being fans showing their love and support. Now, it is just distasteful to all the new and old fans. As they are sort of ruining the enjoyment of the show.

Certain genres are ok with a drop of fujoshi fan service here and there to spice up some tensions. However, some genres are best left alone for example, Shoujo and Otome. These two genres are always the victim of fujoshis being whinny bitches about their BL ship is not canon because the main girl is a hindrance. For the love of God, just because Boy A and Boy B have an established friendship DOES NOT MEAN THAT THEY ARE GAY! And, a shoujo manga does not have a BL pair worthy for you girls DO NOT HATE THE MAIN GIRL! SHE DID NOTHING WRONG! 

Other than this, Otome games and Girl centric mobile games had to deal with this kind of treatment; girls PLEASE read the genre listing before deciding to give it a shot. A good example for this would be Uta no Prince-sama; UtaPri is a popular otoge that have a decent amount of boy characters for fujoshi to go cray cray with their shipping options.  PLEASE DO NOT HATE  Nanami Haruka just because she is NTRing your ship, UtaPri IS labeled as OTOME NOT BL/YAOI. This applies to the western fandom as well, please DO NOT demand your OTP to be canon if the creators have no plans for them to be.

In conclusion, is it OK to fujoshify everything you see? The answer, Yes and No. Why yes? YOU have the rights to ship all your characters how you like it. Why No? certain genre like Otome is a lone genre, leave it alone. And, here is a small PSA to you no chill fujoshis out there, PLEASE DO NOT harass the creators or VAs JUST BECAUSE your OTP is not canon. Let them do their job, they cannot satisfy a lot of people.

 

21st Birthday Post

Hey potatots,

GMT +8, I am finally a legal adult. This journey had been a long; I gained some, lost some along way. I went through a lot of obstacles to get to where I am today.

Since preschool, I was a victim of bullying. Honestly I do not know why I was the target of bullying, all I know is that I have different interest from all the kids in Preschool. While, the bullying in elementary school was almost similar to my preschool ones, this time all those snooty rich kids are the reasons. Dear god, an 8 year old girl that likes books and writing is a special thing as she has already set a goal for herself.

Seriously, not only that. Teachers would ridicule me, not that I care much but I always take it with a pinch of salt and move on; being a chinese educated person those teachers from Chinese schools are monsters, if you are the odd one they will make you miserable. Fast foward to middle school, bullying never stopped there. I expereinced backstabbed and betrayals from “friends”, now I could care less nor give two shits about them. In middle school, I discovered the deeper layers of being in a fandom which lead to the birth of this blog~ 🎉

As High school came, my main focus is to GTFO the hellhole and presue my dream to be a journalist. The bullying from high school lasted until graduation, now I am a college girl that behaves like a 16 year old girl presuing her dream of being a journalist.

Writing, learning, teaching myself history and culture of different countries will always be my passion. What the future holds for me will always be a mystery, as fate works in various ways.

Pop Team Epic Review

Hello there Potatots~

Before I kick start Spring 2018 anime; here is the first review for Winter 2018 anime.

Honestly saying, Pop Team Epic was not on my initial watch list as I had no interest in it. But, boy was I wrong when my friend asked me, do I want to watch it with them or not. Pop Team Epic is a famous kuso Yokoma (Trash comic) in Japan, I knew about its existence from its collaboration with my beloved idol game – Ensemble Stars.  The story for PTE revolves around Popuko and Pipimi with their daily life of parodies and crazy antics.

The anime has 12 episodes in total, each episode got me to WTF and question my sanity all the way while watching it. It was overall enjoyable for fans that are used to Kuso anime like Gintama and Saiki Kusuo no Sai-nan as it has a similar concept, comedy, and bizarre storytelling. I suggest you all seek therapy or bleach your mind after watching this series. Although the anime is short, it has Part A and Part B. Part A is always popular girl seiyuus in the Japanese seiyuu industry; as for Part B, it is the popular male seiyuus in the same industry.  PLEASE take this advice to heart, IF YOU ARE A SEIYUU FAN like me DO NOT WATCH THIS SERIES. If you decided to ignore my advice, please PM me and I will console you. Besides the usual Kuso anime antics, they do have a segment called Hoshi no Girl Drop, it is a cute segment that it is very enjoyable.

Overall, I am at lost of words for PTE as I don’t even know how to review this series. It’s very enjoyable when you give up humanity just to watch this series. If you had watched PTE, what’s your experience? I am aware of the Dubbed PTE, I have yet to watch it.

 

Ratings

Story: 8/10

Character: 9/10

Music: 8/10

Overall: 8.5/10

Minami’s Free Talk

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I am mentally torn watching Part B EVERY FUCKING EPISODE, being a male seiyuu fan is REALLY hard watching pop team epic as ALL of my respected A LIST seiyuus lent their voices for this series, I do enjoy their involvement but I am dying inside each episode. I mean, Morikubo; Toriumi; Kaji Yu; HiroTan Q v Q I am really lost at words for PTE. Someone save me, please.

What will I be watching for Spring 2018

Hey Potatots~

It’s finally time for Spring 2018 anime! Woohoo!!! My Winter 2018 reviews will be delayed for a few days, but anywho… This is my watch list for Spring 2018! As you guys are familiar with my taste in anime, it’s no surprise you’ll see similar genres here and there.

Starting off with my MUST WATCH

Shokugeki no Soma Season 3 – Part 2

SnS

You guys know the drill WHY SnS is on here, more food and drama from our beloved gang of chefs.

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii AKA WotaKoi

Wotakoi

Two otakus fall in love? What more to ask? This is a highly recommended series for everyone that wants to date and is an Otaku.

Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi

Kakuriyo

Originally a light novel, now an anime. For those who LOVE Kamisama Hajimemashita or anything to do with Japanese Yokais (Srsly, send me a PM and let us be BFFs) This series will satisfy you to the max. Shoujo + Japanese Yokai = BEST CONCUSSION

Butlers: Chitose Momotose Monogatari

Butlers

One Reason: MALE SEIYUUS HEAVEN, ENOUGH SAID

Amai choubatsu Watashi wa kanshu senyou pet

Amai Choubatsu

R-18 stuff, underage PLEASE STAY AWAY

 

That’s my watch list for Spring 2018, what will you all be watching?

Animate International Experince

Hello Potatots,

It’s finally March and guess what, my Animate International parcel arrived yesterday! Yay~ I pre-ordered the FGO Stage Play DVD. Fate Grand Order The Stage; Replica Agateram. And, boy it is beautiful. /Happy cry.

Just like my experience with amiami, this is not a sponsored post. I do enjoy the service that Animate International gave, although I do have a little mishap here and there prior receiving my big ass parcel. I was really stoked seeing my parcel when I got it, at least it was worth what I paid for.

Here is what I paid for, it’s not the Aniplex/ Animate Exclusive box, but I like what they gave me. ❤

 

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L to R: B2 Double Sided Poster, Booklet about the stageplay, DVD, DVD Box 

For what I could afford with my own money, I am really satisfied with this box I paid for. Maybe next time, I could buy a more expensive one with a lot of exclusives merchandises when I am richer. As for courier services, I used both EMS and SAL; both are conveniently fast and 100% secured. If you guys are interested in buying from Animate International, here is the link Welcome to another hell I suggest you all directly use EMS as shipping if you are planning to get the animate exclusive boxes.

Prior writing this, I fell really sick and can’t really enjoy myself. Sigh, don’t worry. I am recovering.

See you guys next time ~

 

Am I losing interest in cosplay?

Hello there Potatots~

It’s almost the end of February and a happy Lunar New Year to all of you. May the year of the doggo bring everyone prosperity and good fortune. As the title says, am I losing interest in my all-time most dedicated hobby, cosplay?

The answer is maybe, the cosplay community is getting really toxic here in Malaysia; I’m not sure about other countries. It is hard for me to enjoy this supposed drama and politics free hobby. Cosplay is a hobby for all of us to enjoy regardless our age, gender, race and what not. Now, cosplay is about being popular and pretty. What’s the point of being who we are in cosplay with all these judgmental people telling us what we should or should not do? I personally had a few criticism guilt along the way, but I am sincerely changing for the better. And I also see my friends letting their ego eat them after being acquainted with a group or mentors that have more experience.

For now, I am just taking things slowly after the one-year cosplay break that I took last year,  observing how the community work is far more interesting to be involved directly with the toxicity. I’m also limiting myself to not cosplay at all or just fulfill planned cosplay with friends prior to an event or convention. Not going to lie, I am way more invested in my merch collecting at the moment.

So what is your experience with the cosplay community around you? Share yours in the comments~ ❤

Going in to Fate Hell

Hello there Potatots,

It’s February! Lunar New Year is just around the corner *cough* Next week *cough*  It’s going to be another year of unwillingly receiving  red packets from relatives that you haven’t seen for almost a century. Anywho, for those who have installed Fate Grand Order in there phone… Time to grind events /slap

As the title says, this post is solemnly dedicated  to my fall in to this beautiful yet tragic series Fate from the famous TypeMoon company. Fate series is one TM’s many franchises; Fate is about Holy Grail Wars aka Seihai Sensou among mages Humans with magic roots/abilities to summon servants (any heroes from the past in world history) to help them fight each other till the end to obtain the holy grail. In normal English, it’s basically the Hunger games with magic involvement.

My fall in to Fate hell is during last year’s trip to Taiwan. I rode on the Fate Grand Order promo train twice and Gilgamesh, one of the character from the series lured me in to the trap. Prior to FGO, I do have basic knowledge of the Fate series. Thanks to the airing of the Studio Deen version of Fate/Stay Night anime on Animax back in 2006/2007.  It was a cool show, but it did not catch my attention for long as why would a 9/10 year old girl watch an anime about fighting? It just doesn’t make sense, however years later… Now Fate is my 3rd most invested fandom. I bought a lot of things without hesitation, my previous post regarding amiami is all Fate mech bought by me; even my friend who is in this hell earlier than me bought me Fate mangas without hesitation.

As for anime exposure, I do know of the Deen’s version of FSN, Fate/Zero, FSN UBW. My personal favorite and dear to my heart is Fate/Zero. Normally, Fate fans wouldn’t like Fate/Zero as much. Cause, to them… Fate/Zero is quite dark. Honestly, last year at a Fate themed party… My groupmates has 0 knowledge of Fate/Zero and I was shocked to the moon and back. They are long time fate fans and NONE of them watches Fate/Zero. Fate/Zero indeed was a dark series, but hey I like dark stuff. My soul is kinda dark from all the despair I had. I should find a time to binge the whole Fate anime chronology to educate myself better.

Overall Fate is an enjoyable series as it has world history, legends and folklore involved with it. If I could travel back in time to tell the 9/10 year old of myself about Fate, I would had gladly to.  As prior to this post, I am currently VERY invested and emotionally sold to Fate Grand Order and this series.

If you do play or watch Fate related media, who is your favorite servant? Comment below to share.

My beloved servant is Lancer, both FSN and Fate/Zero.

Diarmuid and Cu

Left: Diarmuid Ua Duibhne (Fate/Zero) Right: Cu Chulainn (Fate/Stay Night) *Their names are celtic as they are both Irish heroes

See you guys next time ~ ❤

 

My first amiami experience

Hey Potatots~

It’s the end of January! Yay! And guess what, I am ruining my life by being a soon to be frequent buyer on the amazing yet painful website called Amiami! (This is not a sponsored or requested post.) I finally got the guts to do my own online shopping after being relying on some proxies from my group of friends in the ACG community in Malaysia. But seriously, relying on proxy is the last resort you’ll have cause not all shops in Japan ships internationally. Like Animate JP, Aniplex…

I really enjoyed the services amiami has, the delivery from Japan to overseas is less than a week. Both my orders that I ordered from amiami are fast on arrival, I would seriously consider buying things for myself on amiami. As you guys know, that I am currently in the Fate fandom due to my conversion back in Taiwan last year. I roughly spent 500 Malaysian Ringgit for my January 2018 shopping list. I mean… It’s Fate and how could I not… I sacrificed part of my travel funds and PS Vita cash for this. /slapped

To be brutally blunt and honest, Amiami is not a website for people who isn’t ready eat dirt after paying their debts. I am triple broke because I am also a cosplayer to add salt to my wounds. ಥ益ಥ  PSA: Newbie cosplayers, please don’t be like me. However, thank god the Malaysian customs aren’t a bitch and all my items are passes. PHEW If you all want to try to by things from amiami, I will drop the link here. You need to create your own account to proceed with your painful shopping. I used both DHL and EMS from amiami, they are pretty reliable. No worries about parcel being lost or untrackable.

Link to amiami: happy dying

Here is my Amiami haul, all Fate/Grand Order boxes.

Amiami Loots

I don’t Kakin for the game, but Kakin for the merch HAHAHAHAHAHA

Box Samples

Boxes sample ~ ❤

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Each purchase, amiami would give a thank you card ~ ❤

Maybe, after this I will try the animate international’s online shopping service as I have DVDs to buy and CDJapan haven’t update their list yet.

See you guys next time ~ ❤

 

 

 

What Should I Be Watching for Winter 2018

Hey Potatots! It’s Winter 2018 season, Here is my list on what will I be watching.

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Fate Extra Last Encore

Jumping in to the Fate fandom after I sold my soul to FGO. The main reason why I Fate in the first place, Fate/Extra

Sanrio Danshi

Sanrio Danshi

I had been following this series since Sanrio started this campaign. Do comment which mascot you like. I’m Hello Kitty fan since young.

Gakuen Babysitter

Gakuen Babysitters

Toddlers, cute toddlers

Hanamaru 2

Touken Ranbu Season 2

The long awaited Touken Ranbu Season 2 for all you saniwas

 

See you for Spring/Summer Anime!