RDrake’s anime roamings


Haruhiism should not be blind
November 1, 2006, 3:33 pm
Filed under: Rants, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

For those of you who read drmchsr0’s anti-Haruhiism diatribe, and those who didn’t…

I think I should truly agree with him. Not that I want to insult people. Just want to caution them againt taking things too far. (To DarkMirage: No! Absolutely nothing against you. You have every right to go ahead and record Haruhiism in history via Yahoo. I’m not here to stop you…)

It’s just a little thing from experience. Last Saturday, I went down to Kinokuniya Bugis to buy what I believed to be a Haruhi artbook. Yes, I worked 2 and a half hours to earn the money to afford it…

Turns out the book WASN’T a Haruhi artbook. It was, quote: The Official Haruhi Suzumiya Fan Book. Presented by SOS-dan. End quote. Oh, I s feel like crying now…Well, here are the pics. Forgive my poor phototaking…


Front cover…

Have to admit, it does come with some pretty cool art…


Like this foldout poster…

And these too…

Few more coloured extras, like character reviews…

TSURUYA SAN! In the yakisoba cafe outfit!!!

…and yes, episode reviews too…

Now here’s where all the trouble begins…

Seiyuu interviews!…in Japanese…

Kyon!!…the guy in white is Itzumi

…also in Japanese…some stuff I can’t make head or tail out of…

*Totally unreadable…*

And the fact that the whole thing is in Japanese kinda spoils it…was wondering why an artbook would be so cheap…

Now, I’ve got two choices. (Actually alot more, but the others are unpalatable, and involve a net loss of property and value…) I could keep this nice little Japanese book, or I could try sell it to someone. Aurabolt suggested trying DarkMirage, given he’s a huge Haruhi fan and he also lives in Singapore, so I can save of shipping costs.

Well, I’ll think about it. Anyone who REALLY wants to buy this off me, go ahead and contact me or something. Applicable to Singaporeans only. Yes, I’m like tj_han. Lazy and selfish when it comes to shipping…

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Haruhiism is contagious: Sudden urge to splurge
October 27, 2006, 9:58 pm
Filed under: Figurines, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Sheesh, it’s a feeling that isn’t going to wash off anytime soon…

No pictures because I’m lazy. Sorry there, but there are already so many. tj_han, tsubaki, Alafista, these guys have plenty to refer to.
Yes, yes, Haruhi figurines are coming soon…Ok fine, not that soon, pre-orders are stopped, no thanks to over-demand.  Somehow I am so tempted to get this one. Pretty cheap (relatively speaking, of course), only 3990 yen. And for that nice, low price, Haruhi’s arm can apparently be switched to one with her holding her director’s loudhaler. Interesting…

And this news coming in the wake of my recent trip to Kinokuniya Bugis…where I saw the Haruhi artbook going for $28.80. (No need to remind me that I could have seen that price wrongly…again.) I don’t think I can afford to buy both the artbook and the figurine. Thank goodness the first 5000 of those figurines are already out…

 Looks like I’ll have to go to check the situation at Urban Attic. To think that I just bought Mina barely a week ago…



You have got to be kidding me…
August 10, 2006, 2:41 am
Filed under: Anime, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Ok, I watched a stretch of Haruhi from episode 4 right to…er, 8, was it?

Now I’m confused. Very confused. It’s as if the people over at afk fansubs mixed up the episodes and renamed the around wrongly. Somehow the time frame is all over the place, and I can’t seem to get any story out of it. It’s just too confusing.

Someone please tell me that this is normal and is supposed to happen…

 Because of that,…no reviews till my head stops spinning.



Coming soon…yeah, right.
August 6, 2006, 9:56 am
Filed under: Anime, Games - Reviews, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Web

This incoming week is practically holiday week, thanks to National Day. Well, that means the episodes of Haruhi I’ve been stocking up (still can’t believe the hyper download speed…) are going to come into play. I’ll write up some more stuff over the week.

 Also on the way are some write-ups on manga. Now that I’ve the time, I’ll be going to the shop to do some more reading. Most likely I’ll be having Speed Grapher,…then I don’t know what…I’ll see…

And the best for last. A write-up on a pc game. This time’s one is for F.E.A.R. A really good game I think. FPS meets horror. Managed to play up to Interval 3 so far, but watched others play to 7. Will go on play some more on my own and come back for the write-up. That’ll be all for today then.



You misunderstand…
August 3, 2006, 3:12 am
Filed under: General Schtuff, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

To Gourry: No, you misunderstand. It’s not that I can’t go to sleep without talking bout Haruhi. I’m not some hardcore fanboy.

It’s just that my conditioning does not allow me to rest easy on a incomplete job.



Er,…bugger that.
August 2, 2006, 2:36 pm
Filed under: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Web

Yes, I know I promised some pictures some time back. Problem now is that I don’t know how to get them. Print screen isn’t working for me. Perhaps I need a program?

Any suggestion? Or I just go and transfer an old screen capture program from the old computer.

Otherwise, I’ve already lined up what I’m looking for from the episodes. But if I find alternatives  online, I’lluse them too.



I’ll handle it later
August 1, 2006, 3:14 am
Filed under: Anime, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Ok, I haven’t got the time right now, so I’ll just say that I managed to squeeze some time out to watch Haruhi again last night. Episode 2 this time. Review comes later.