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06 December 2008 @ 20:20
I headed over to my friends' house for another Kuroshitsuji Night with aionwatha, dilettantka and ee970. Since it's aionwatha's birthday, dilettantka made couscous and tandoori chicken, plus cake. I think you can see the colour and consistency of the icing in the picture -- it inspired a number of jokes, but the taste was pretty good.

Once more, we were horrified by what they did with Kuroshitsuji in the anime. We watched two eps this week. The first was episode nine and was stupid, stupid, stupid. And when I say 'stupid', I don't mean in that cheesy way I'm so fond of. There was one moment that was so-bad-it's-hilarious when Sebastian saved Ciel from the falling statue and it ended up with Sebastian looming over Ciel with angel wings. I'm going to stick my fingers in my ears and pretend that it was mocking such cliches rather than actually being one. Lalala.

The second one we watched was episode ten and pretty damn funny. The title was "That Butler: On Ice" and it certainly was an apt description. I laughed so hard during the final action sequence as it was over the top in all the right ways. And there was the return of The Undertaker, my second favourite character and a promise in the next episode preview that Grell will be reappearing! One thing I noticed in the credits was that there was a character called Drossel, which would go well with the mechanical dolls that appeared. Perhaps they're going for a Nutcracker vibe? Didn't notice who played him, since his name appeared very briefly. But he had a nice voice and seemed cool enough that I want to see more of him. A number of people noted the absence of dogboy in this ep.

In truth, I don't really mind whether this anime is good or bad. Hanging out with friends and drinking tea/cocktails makes Kuroshitsuji Night one of the highlights of my week. :)

I took the second photo in this entry last Friday, I think. I was at the train station with some friends and you could see Mt. Fuji against the sunset. We took some photos with our mobiles, even though we were the only ones doing so. I did a little bit of editing to the picture in order to remove the station name.

In other news, I signed up for Last.fm. I haven't really done anything with it, besides marvelling at how awesome my taste in music appears at first glance. Mind you, I'm only scrobbling a single playlist of my favourite tracks. Neither the Inspector Gadget Dance Remix nor Chichi wo Moge will be appearing.

My most played?

* BUCK-TICK (13 plays)
* Apoptygma Berzerk (5 plays)
* Cobra Starship (4 plays)
* The Crüxshadows (4 plays)
* D'espairsRay (4 plays)
* LUNA SEA (3 plays)
* Depeche Mode (3 plays)
* Mercenary (3 plays)
* アリス九號 [Alice Nine] (3 plays)
* Weiβ kreuz (3 plays)

Add me if you like:


Finally, would anyone like to beta my (currently unfinished) Yuletide fic? Knowledge of British English a plus... Anyone?
Ariss Tenohariss_tenoh on 6th December 2008 15:04 (UTC)
The composition of that picture is interesting. It looks strikingly sharp.
Williamgenkischuldich on 6th December 2008 15:14 (UTC)
Which one? The first or the second? Both were taken on my mobile....
Ariss Tenohariss_tenoh on 6th December 2008 15:16 (UTC)
The one with the train.
Williamgenkischuldich on 6th December 2008 15:29 (UTC)
Ah, right. The other commuters seem to be pretty unimpressed by the sight. I wish my phone-camera were better, because the gradient of the sky was really beautiful.
Ariss Tenohariss_tenoh on 6th December 2008 17:49 (UTC)
I guess when you're hurrying home, you don't notice much.
Jess: Blowing Bubbles of Lovehideincarnate on 6th December 2008 16:02 (UTC)
I came here to make you dance tonight, I don't care about my guilty pleasure for you~ <3
Williamgenkischuldich on 6th December 2008 16:19 (UTC)
Cobra Starship do look a bit out of place in that list, don't they...?
Jesshideincarnate on 6th December 2008 16:24 (UTC)
I love them. I am sad they are not at U-Style Karaoke. =(

Btw, there are going to be Kuroshitsuji Pullip, Dal, and Taeyang dolls. =X
Williamgenkischuldich on 6th December 2008 17:04 (UTC)
Kuroshitsuji... dolls. *sigh* I suppose I'll have to buy them then! :)
n.cinoberis on 6th December 2008 16:53 (UTC)
ah! the hearts :) the stars! :) yum
Williamgenkischuldich on 6th December 2008 17:05 (UTC)
Eda is so talented. :) Most people there experienced a massive sugar rush.
Mewgokumew2 on 6th December 2008 17:28 (UTC)
*added on last.fm*
Williamgenkischuldich on 7th December 2008 14:34 (UTC)
*added you back*
susperia1susperia1 on 6th December 2008 19:37 (UTC)
omg that cake loooks soo yummy!!!! XD i love the little stars on it!!! :)
oo i've still to watch the 2nd ep of kuroshitsuji, but it doesn't suprise me that the story has drifted off, a lot of animes do that and that can be annoying!!
hurrah for buck-tick being at the top!!!! lol
Williamgenkischuldich on 7th December 2008 14:35 (UTC)
Yeah. We always knew there was going to be original additions to the anime, but they have so much material they could use from the manga which is so much better.
reichsfreiherr on 6th December 2008 22:16 (UTC)
Having finally started watching the anime I’ve reached episode 3 which prompted my a) attempting to figure out if the teawear was meant to be a reference to one of Fortnum’s current ranges which is very pretty b) having a tangential rant about how it’s rather difficult to mess up brewing their Darjeeling and c) searching for my pocketwatch which has been lost under piles of paper on my desk for months now. But aside from that I’m pretty certain that there’s something about the anime that just doesn’t work which may or may not have to do with the comedy panels of the manga being put into an apparently seamless animation flow with the other parts. That said it might simply be the case that I’m giving up on anime at the moment anyway: it’s been fifteen years after all which is a good enough run if you ask me.
Williamgenkischuldich on 7th December 2008 14:37 (UTC)
They apparently went location hunting in London for the anime (which sounds like a nice way to get a trip overseas!), so they may have taken inspiration from a number of sources. But yeah, that's exactly it about the series -- they tried to put in slapstick humour and failed.