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Day 28 - First favorite book or series obsession

Baby Sitter’s Club. Back in the day (elementary school) I tried to read every book. I did a report on the author. Even watched the terrible TV adaptation. I was also dorky enough to read the first chapter (basically the same character/basic plot dump) in every book just incase some small new detail was worked in and 'zomg, don't want to miss that!'. The only thing I missed out on was the movie.

For the uninitiated, it was a late 80s-2000 book series based on 6-10 young teens who babysat. Mostly girly slice of life hijinks. With some very cardboard flat protagonists. But hey, lady fiction centered around ladies most of the time, it was novel enough. Well until I discovered anime, and omg ladies can fight demons without the whole 'b-but you're a girl'? (Or in the case of magical girl genre, being a girl is a prerequisite.) :O

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Day 19 - Mandatory swimsuit post

To see more Fukumoto characters in bathing suit glory, this parody MAD.

I really wanted to use this pic (sorta NSFW/Not safe for eyes & sanity), but they actually aren't wearing swimsuits.
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Day 27 - If a book contains ______, you will always read it (and a book or books that contain it)!

Steampunk/Fantasy outside of the Western Europe mold/Awesome Lady Leads

Feel free to rec based on this stuff.

As for recs~

Steampunk & Awesome Lady Leads: Larklight Trilogy/Arcadia Snips and the Steamwork Consortium. I've gabbed lots about them in past meme posts.

Fantasy Outside Disney-Europe Model: The only one I can remember is The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin. To be honest this entire book is a big step away from the standard fantasy fare as its a big deconstruction of the 'what happens when a small time person suddenly becomes an heir to the big empire's throne' along with introspective stuff like the difference between gods and humans and the lady protag's mommy issues. IDK, I like it but I can see why others wouldn't so just putting it out there for those who may be interested.

No wait, there's The Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon which is basically fun/cheesy Wuxia.

And those two books also have awesome lady leads.

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Day 18 - Something moe

For real, Pokemon Gijinka, human cyndaquil edition. I really like cyndaquil. @_@
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Day 23 - Most annoying character ever (spoilers also in white text)

Everyone in this book. I will give this books props on being different and a bit more realistic than your average paranormal romance. I still hated the entire cast though. Especially the protag.

spoilers )

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Day 12 - An ecchi picture from your favorite series
Day 13 - Cosplay of your ‘waifu’ or 'Husbando’

I'd rather not. /fuddy duddy

Day 14 - Current (or most recent) anime wallpaper

Its pokemon anthropomorphic children of various 2nd generation mons. I.e. Chikorita, Totodile, Cyndaquil, Flygon and Sentret if they were human kids instead of pokemon. By the awesome sanikoko and you can see the picture here.
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Day 11 - Favorite mecha series

Cheap answer I know, but this is pretty much a love letter to the early mecha I grew up with. To me it epitomizes them all, lovingly snarking and adding its own spin to the genre (though this show can be very sad and srs). Also deconstruction in some respects.

Coming in a very close second is Gunbuster. Old school yet still awesome. Ladies kicking ass and forming super tight bonds.
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Day 19 - Favorite book cover (bonus points for posting an image!)

The best of American patriotism?

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Day 10 - Favorite slice of life anime

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Day 18 - Favorite beginning scene in a book

To avoid another Arcadia Snips reference (which begins with a lady scientist one upping her cohorts with a pig-shaped dirigible, when pigs fly indeed) is the beginning to...

One of the funniest vampire slayings I've read. Which means a lot as I generally am not a fan of the vampire/werewolf mythos.

Anime Meme
Day 8 - Most epic scene ever

*insert gratuitous Gurren Lagann reference here*

To this day I hear the song that goes with this in my head.

Gunbuster/Top wo nerae spoilers )

Day 9 - Saddest anime scene
FMA, old school - does this count as a spoiler anymore? )Shikabanehime death spoiler )
This kissing in Birdy the Mighty Season 2 (too lazy to get a pic). Basically its where you know everything is going to hell. (Actually even the kiss scene in season one is kind of sad. Never kiss in this anime!)

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Day 15 - Your "comfort" book
Day 16 - Favorite poem or collection of poetry
Day 17 - Favorite story or collection of stories (short stories, novellas, novelettes, etc.)

Skipping these since I don't really do this. Yes I am a pleb. Don't care.

Days 15-17 - A book I should've mentioned because its awesome but I forgot because I am a dunce

Catheryne Valente's The Orphan's Tales series. Its a winding story filled with stories that all interconnect. Painted is a very complex, living world with a variety of characters that seem as if they belong from some fairytale. The writing is pretty too. What you get is a fantasy story that stretches across our world's myths/legends while adding a bit of its own to the mix. Highly recommended if you like retold fairytales, or modern stories (though not a modern setting) with a fairytale vibe.

Anime Meme
Day 6 - Most annoying anime character

Soul Eater's BlackStar

I know he's supposed to be a parody. And I admit, he has his moments with Mifune or Tsubaki. However during the comedy bits I hate this guy. I even hate his voice.

Day 7 - Favorite anime couple

Princess Tutu spoilers )
hylidae: Chibi Yulianne (yuli cute)
Day 14 - Favorite character in a book (of any sex or gender)

Arcadia Snips

A crazy awesome thief/escape artist, who does what needs to get done, and does it well. Clever, independent, assertive, aggressive and not in an obnoxious way. And while she has daddy issues, she refuses to let them define her. She is just an awesome, well written character that comes off more as a person than not.

Anime Meme
Day 5 - Anime character you feel you are most like (or wish you were)

Wish - Squirtle Kamina

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Hilarious, especially if you're into JRPGs (like I am). Though its making the second episode drag in comparison. I know it gets better, but I want moar comedy. /missing the point of the show

Knights, there are three of them.

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I'm rewatching this. In the first few minutes I remember how awesome the art, and how fast paced the series is. I have a short attention span, so shows that jump straight into the action are great. I also like how in under 5 minutes you get a decent grip on Alice's character. That's some good anime.

Also, I love Sheila. I love tightass, srs bsns characters cause I can be that way sometimes. Especially when I was a kid.

I may do a srs bsns, thoughts on yaoi post on this later.


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