Bleach 399

Apr. 8th, 2010 06:14 pm
loolaa: (Shinji shonenjumpcover)
Bleach 399. Notable not just for Gin's phallic joke inducing bankai but also for:
Sexy drawings and lame compensatig for something jokes. )
loolaa: (Silent Hill Blood Wheelchair)
Well, I finished Silent Hill: Homecoming last night. It's not my favourite SH but I don't think it was that bad as I've seen some SH fans say. (Probably the more hardcore fans). I liked most of it. For those few on my f-list that have played it I got the hospital ending.

I think it could have been creepier. Whilst it had some lovely creepy moments, it seemed to rely too much on splatter and gore. And yesyes this is Silent Hill. You only have to look at my SH icons to see that gore abounds. Glistening dead things lie in hallways and bloodied walls are part of the deco but you never see what killed all these dead things. Or how they died. In some of the earlier games you're never all that sure what the dead thing is. A person? A demon? A pig, whut? Because of the darkness, or the shape of it, its impossible to tell and you can only glimpse in in the torchlight or get the protagonist in questions vague 'what the hell?' or 'it stinks' or 'I don't want to know' and then you move along.
There have only even been a few instances of seeing, such as Walter 'doing something' with the corpse on the operating table. Pyramid Head 'doing something' to the manikins while James freaks out in the wardrobe. Because of the lighting, or panicked protagonists you never get a good enough look at what exactly the hell is going on. And it's brief.
So, in SH:Homecoming 'that thing that happened with the drill', that was just pure gore and in my humble opinion really didn't belong in SH. It kind of pissed me off. Still, at least in the other cases of 'the people that got killed', at least the game camera quickly cut away so that you couldn't see. But even then it still lacked subtlety and subtlety is what I like about the horror of Silent Hill. I fucking hate splatter movies/games, but love SH, that should say it all really.

Now, about subtlety. Either I'm a fucking genius. I know too much about how SH games work. Or the clues about Alex's past and secret were way too unsubtle. But by the middle of the game I almost had it all worked out. Often I think I have it worked out and I'm completely wrong. This time however I was not far off being 100% right. Spoiler! Although anyone who likes SH has most likely finished it by now and anyone that doesn't probably isn't all that bothered! )

Also, in other SH games you don't need special killing techniques to down the monsters. Sure in other games needing techniques for certain bad guys is fun. But I think that is out of place in SH where the whole idea is that you're stuck in a fucking nightmare place and you're desperate to leave. You're not a fucking ninja. You're some poor guy looking for his lost daughter or wife. You just want to survive and get the fuck out and go home. Screw all that fancy combat shit, you just want to down the creature and move on.  Combat techniques kind of take all that away.

That said, I still liked it. It is my third favourite of the series so far, after SH2 and SH4 The Room. I like that even with all the Order related stuff, the plot was self contained like SH2 and 4. I love SH, but I still think the whole cult thing is shit when its the main focus of the plot. It's no coincidence that my favourites of the series are SH2 and 4 where the cult is just there in the background mentioned in newspaper or magazine clippings. For all its faults Homecoming's story and protagonist  kept me intrigued which is what really matters in a game like SH. As the game went on I grew as fond of Alex as I am of James, Heather and Henry, which I didn't expect.

Also, it was heavily influenced by the movie. The town dissolving to ash when you go to otherworld, the Order gasmask outfits, the barbed wire, the fire burning under the town. Next game please be ignoring the movie stuff please.
(Although... I have to say I do like the barbed wire.)

Bleach 398

Apr. 1st, 2010 01:09 pm
loolaa: (Isshin yay)
Last night I couldn't ramble about Bleach ch 398 because I was knackered and went to bed. Now I'm fresh as a daisy and its my day off so yay for time wastage and Isshin fangirling.

Chapters like this are the reason I just keep reading this silly manga. )
loolaa: (Dr Suess wtf is this shit?)
Dear Bleach,

RE: Aizen - "Just as planned."
WTF KUBO?! Just shut up!


PS: I demand Isshin now, please.
loolaa: (Shinji captain_grin)
EPID Bleach Spoiler. Probably not a good idea to read it if you're thinking of catcing up or ever reading it. But omg it's good.  )
That says EPIC by the way, even though it looks like EPID. But I can't edit it because the Rich Text editor is all kinds of STUPID AND ANNOYING.
loolaa: (Shinji shonenjumpcover)

I got such an awesome Christmas present...! If you're behind in bleach there be SPOILERS. )

loolaa: (Kyoraku and Jushiro)
My two favourite current Captains Shunsui and Ukitake are fighting my only favourite Espada, Stark. For once I hope the battle drags on for chapters and chapters. :D
loolaa: (Shinji captain_blood)
The anime has not only (finally) reached my favourite storyline in Bleach ever. It's given me my most favourite episode.
Though it's not in the same class as the manga, when the Bleach anime gets slow, badly animated and starts to piss me off again. I'll have this as another reminder as to why I became so obsessed with Bleach in the first place.

Even though I know whats gonna happen, I can't wait for next week. The creation of the Vizards omg LOVE.


Feb. 14th, 2009 12:03 am
loolaa: (Shinji Piss off)
Dear Bleach,

Ulquiorra's release was so predictable what with him being so emo and all. I had high hopes for this chapter but it was just 'meh'. Are we gonna see Orihime do anything other than whine "Kurosaki-kun" and look helpless, or is it gonna go on for yet another 100 chapters. The girl used to have a quirky personality, where the hell did it go?

Bleach, you disappoint me. If it weren't for Shinji, Isshin and Kisuke I'd have given up on you long ago. Please can one of them show up soon?


At Last!

Feb. 11th, 2009 11:42 am
loolaa: (Shinji peek)
<3 )
loolaa: (Shinji Piss off)
Dear Bleach 'Shippers',

I don't give a damn whether you're all Orihime/Ichigo, Rukia/Ichigo or Uryuu/Ichigo. Stop shoving your stupid 'shipping crap in my face. I DON'T CARE.
The cutesy mixed up couple names make me feel nauseous. You can take your Ichihime and your Ulquihime's and shove them up your arse.
Stop infecting all my Bleach havens with your mawkish drivel.
Your signatures are quite possibly the most annoying and insipid things I've ever come across, please re-size them to 5x5 pixels with a filesize no larger than 2k immediately.

Stop it all. Just stop it.

All My love,
Loolaa x
loolaa: (Shinji mask_grin)
>:( )


Aug. 9th, 2008 12:59 pm
loolaa: (Shinji captain_grin)
I now have four dolls. And one head. I seriously cannot buy anymore dolls (well, apart from the body for the head). That's it now.
This summer has been pretty crappy for weather too so I haven't been able to get many good pictures of them, probably a good thing since they only have one proper outfit each and it gets boring them being in the same clothes all the time. My money will now go on decent outfits and better hair for them.

I always refused to download the fansubbed Bleach manga because I love the feeling of receiving my brand new manga volume and lying on my bed with a coffee and chocolate and savouring it all for an hour. Even though it meant agilely dodging spoilers on the internet and in people's journals like a crazy woman. However, since Shinji was introduced I just haven't been able to do that. I finally cracked a couple of weeks ago and downloaded all the fansubbed Bleach just for my Shinji fix. Imagine my disappointment when he wasn't around for the whole of the Arrancar arc. Oh well. The Pendulum arc made up for it.

Now I feel kind of bad for consuming so much Bleach manga in one sitting. But I don't care. I have pure Shinji love now. It's all his fault.


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