I missed you too! Man, it's hard to believe how long I have been here on this site.
I am wanting to go back to school in spring, I haven't gone this year because of an issue I have been having... Although I really love the fall semester better. I have been good, played Pokemon Y, liked it quite a bit!
Ob, absolutely. I am alive, and I completely remember you. You are my best bud on this forum, how could I forget you?
It's wonderful to hear from you, I find that lately I have been having a hard time coming onto forums as of late, because of classes and all, but I tend to be more active during the fall and winter months for some reason. Do you Skype? I am trying to get into the habit of doing that. And we can keep making those huge walls of texts if you want to! I'm all for it!
Are you still alive? Do you remember me? :P
I just wanted to say hello, since we haven't talked in ages. I miss having those long conversations about anything and us sending each other walls of text. If you do come back, please reply. :)
I totally understand. I have been working on school and so on, so forth. If you want to send me any yahoo messages, I had to change my e-mail to xXx_Something_Lacking_xXx because something happened to my old yahoos. Someone apparently hacked it or it was jam full of viruses. It was sending weird sexual **** to my friends (and family... Ick.) so I decided that it was time to get a new one.
Sorry I couldn't reply earlier. Some things popped up IRL and I forgot this site existed. XD
I would love to learn more languages, especially Japanese, but my school doesn't provide it. I have to do a second language for school, and I can't afford to study other languages when I'm supposed to be doing one for school. :/
It's really boring, and I'm only up to episode 30. I think it's aimed for younger people. I don't like it. My friends do, though.
I used to think Bleach was the best manga/anime ever, but after watching some others, Bleach doesn't seem so good. Compared to all those other ongoing ones, it beats their asses, but compared to finished anime, it doesn't stand a chance. Bleach is still my favourite anime, though. <3
I don't really like the other characters much, especially the Real World ones. It's funny how you say that Shinji and Kisuke are your favourite characters, since they're probably two of the funniest characters in the anime, but I can understand you when you say that they know when to get serious. To be honest, I don't mind that Bleach has some funny scenes here and there. Comic relief is good sometimes~
I loved his final battle...mainly because he died. XD
No, but I just didn't really like Ulquiorra. The other characters had life in them, even Nnoitra and Grimmjow. Ulquiorra was just a walking corpse to me.
I'm not sure who my favourite character of Bleach is...there's so many likeable characters that it's hard to choose from. XD
Oh, I agree with you. I don't like anime which have comedy in them when they're supposed to be serious. In Death Note, they tried to crack jokes here and there, which was completely out of place for that anime. I like funny, but only when appropriate. Even Bleach crosses the line sometimes. Still...it's anime. There's always going to be the odd joke or gag here and there. It's the way things work in anime. XD
I LOVED THAT EPISODE. It was Episode 293. I always go back to it and watch how everyone makes a move on Aizen. Then just when they think they've got him, he strikes back and cuts them all down. Epic. <3
My favourite part of the Pendulum Arc was probably when all the Vizards are trying to fight the hollowfied Kensei and when Kisuke and Tessai come in to get Aizen.
Highschool Of The Dead is a really good anime, even though the basic plotline is just like any other zombie apocalypse TV series/movie. Unfortunately, the anime stops at episode 12 and you're supposed to read the manga to continue the story.
Oh my god, yes. You and I sound exactly alike, except for the language part. I don't really suck at languages, I can learn stuff on my own, but I need to have classes on them so I can get that piece of paper that says 'I can speak it!'
What you need, like you said, is motivation. I got motivated because basically when I was a child, I really, really loved foreign languages. I had kind of forgotten about them as I grew older, deciding that I wanted to do stuff like put movies together and work with sound... Multimedia stuff... But then I just wasn't happy. And I finally dropped out for a while, thinking that it was better than having to be miserable at school, but I saw my friends working and doing things and taking classes. Then I realized how much I loved languages. Then I was like, "This is what I want to do." so. Here I am!
I just don't see what the whole hype is about when it comes to Naruto. I mean, when I went to high school, everyone was like, "OMG, Naruto is LIFE!" And I gave it a try, and when I saw Haku and Zabuza, I kind of agreed with them. But later on was just... Kind of boring, honestly. My sister loves it, but I am so-so about it. I would much, much rather watch Bleach.
Basically, Bleach is my favorite anime. Like, of all I have ever seen, Bleach is simply fascinating to me. I highly doubt, no matter how bad the manga is, that I would dislike it or regret buying them. I dunno... I just really, really love the characters. And I hate, hate, hate reading manga online. lol I had to do that for Pokemon Adventures... It sucks. But I can see where you're coming from... I have already seen the manga. My sister owns several of them.
For some reason, I didn't really expect Ichigo's dad. I honestly HATE the people outside of the Soul Society/Hueco Mundo. I hate the Realm of the Living people... Especially Ichigo's school friends. Way too much comedy... Of course, I am not a comedy person. In fact, I get VERY annoyed when goofy music comes on and they start arguing and their faces get real weird. I hate that SO much, especially in a battle. I hate watching Ichigo's family, his dad, his sisters, can't stand them... I despise Don Kanonji (however you spell it) and I absolutely abhor Ichigo's school friends. I REALLY hate them. The only ones I do like are Shinji and Kisuke. Shinji is great... He's not the stupid kind of comedy relief, he knows when to get serious and never gets overly goofy. So to me, I really can't find many worse than Isshin. I really, really hated him. When he came into the battle, my sis and I wanted to cry, because we know that he is probably going to be part of the reason for Aizen's defeat. We wanted something... Good. Not involving Isshin... Now that was just a huge let down.
I loved Ulquiorra. I can tell you what I liked, and it's mostly what you named... He was emotionless, creepy, and the best part of it... Unfunny. I was SO thankful for that. He had a lot of mystery around him, and I love the idea that his aspect of death was emptiness. Like... That's another thing I like about Nnoitra. Despair. I have always liked those emotions, Emptiness and Despair... In characters. And Ulquiorra was amazing to me. He wasn't excitable, he wasn't wild or crazy, and he didn't really need to fight like the others did. He had his own fighting style. And he was trying to figure out the emotions that Orihime (in specific, I guess) felt. Like when he wanted to break open her head or rip open her chest. I don't know, I think you just have to be a specific person to like some characters. I thought his final battle was just... Wow. I loved it.
There is apparently one thing that we disagree on. You seem to really like funny, I can't stand it. I rarely EVER watch anything that has a lot of comedy unless it is SUPPOSED to make you laugh, such as South Park and Invader ZIM... But that is the only thing I can think of that I watch for comedy, and honestly I even get annoyed at the comedy in that, but I love the characters to each world. But my favorite characters from each world are the ones who are the most serious and least funny. I don't know why, I just really abhor comedy most of the time. I can really destroy a show or characters for me if there is an excessive amount.
And yeah... I loved the Pendulum arc. I thought it was so amazing. I thought little Nanao was so cute! I love Nanao. XD And watching Shinji get Hollowfied was awesome... I loved it. My sis and I always find ourselves going back to around 291 (I think... Can't remember... It's the one where Aizen ends up making Toshiro stab Momo again and everyone is trying to fight him) and re-watching it over and over again... It was so epic. I'm in love with it. I find the Aizen battle to be so awesome!!! Except for the Isshin parts, I wish he would just leave already.
I think Highschool of the Dead sounds exactly my style. lol I am really into Zombies... Especially the Infected. And it's hard to be original when people make so many Zombie stories and movies, I don't really know how much you can make out of Zombies when you always have to run from them. Left 4 Dead amazes me. lol Always. (Hate the Tanks...)
I can't find anything I could work ages on right now. I've tried writing, and that's okay, but when it comes to proof-reading what I've written, I just go "Stuff it D:" and go and do something else. Same with computers.
I suck at languages. XD I'm trying to learn Indonesian and Japanese, and I'm not going well with either. XD Indonesian is apparently the easiest language in the world, but it's so boring. There's no motivation for me with Indonesian. We had an option to do French this year, but my parents wouldn't let me. :/
It is over-rated from what I can see. It's a good anime, but it's definitely not one of the best. It takes too long to get started, and all the characters are ones I've seen before. It might have been one of the best a long time ago, but now it's just boring. :/
Try it for yourself and see, but I'd recommend you read some chapters online before you buy the volumes. Firstly, because the volumes are pretty expensive, and also because online is more accessible.
This is why ongoing anime are annoying. XD They're way too predictable. It was pretty obvious that Ichigo's dad was going to end up being a Soul Reaper. He wasn't too bad of a character. There were worse characters in the anime than him. XD
Yammy was designed to be disliked as well. XD But I hate them both. And Ulquiorra. He was just emotionless and boring. I have no idea why everyone loved Ulquiorra. He was boring, unfunny and didn't do much, even when fighting. I don't understand what was so likeable about him. I always thought he was creepy and annoying. :/
The Pendulum Arc was part of the story, so if you didn't watch it, you'd be a bit lost. I loved that one, and was upset when it finished. It was only about 10 episodes or something like that. It was awesome. I'm guessing Ichigo's dad was in that arc as one of the captains. They didn't ever show who the 11th captain was at the time, so I'm guessing it was him.
Have you watched any of the trailers? They'd explain it better than I ever could.
I follow some others as well, but they're either finished or finishing. Highschool Of The Dead is a pretty good anime, but people say its pretty unoriginal. It basically follows the story of a group of students trying to survive a zombie apocalypse.