Final Exams

Posted by Neko Kyou in Rants, Updates on December 2nd, 2007

Konata Studying - Lucky Star

“A-re… Didn’t I just study on this last night…”

Just a quick note. My final exam starts tomorrow and I have 3 papers in total. My first two papers would be tomorrow (Monday) followed by my second paper on Tuesday, so you probably be won’t be seeing much from me for the next couple of days.

My last paper would be on the 11th, and after that I would be free for quite some time until probably when my results comes out.

The arrangement of the dates are kinda silly. We start off with the toughest paper and ends with the easiest paper – with over a week of extra time for revision. If there are any paper that would make me worried it would be tomorrow’s paper. Wish me luck, I’ll probably need it :(

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Odex NOT Declaring War After All

Posted by Neko Kyou in Rants, Thoughts on November 20th, 2007

DarkMirage now has first hand confirmation that Odex made a mistake that had lead to all those Odex letters flying off across the globe. Odex is not declaring war after all, at least for now.

Hatake Kakashi shocked!

“The hell? That was a false alarm!?”

What does this mean?

Here are some of my thoughts:

  • Odex really did a mistake. But it goes to show just how infamous they are right now in so little time throughout the world’s anime community.
  • Odex isn’t ready to launch a full scale assault, yet. They might really continue where they are leaving off now due to whatever reasons they may have right now.
  • Odex screwed up somewhere and have to call the whole thing off. Unlikely, but that was my first thought.
  • An elaborate evil ploy to tell anime fans that Odex is watching you and you should not do anything to anger them. Unlikely, but at the same time, very possible.

At any rate, the fact is that letters were sent and they all traced back to Odex. Mistake or not, they have caused an uproar in the community and their name has further degraded. Call it karma, but this incident proves beyond a doubt that every single wrong move that Odex makes will be remembered while their good efforts will be brushed aside like dust on the table. That’s what you get for threatening to sue 9 year old kids.

The Odex bashing will probably stop for the time being. But now the community would most likely keep an eye on their movements and waiting for them to slip and fall hard on their face.Lelouch Lamperouge

“We’ll turn back… for now.”

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Odex Declares War Against The World

Posted by Neko Kyou in Rants, Thoughts on November 20th, 2007

WARNING: Angry rant ahead. I’ve tried to tone it down, but I think it’s still pretty heated. I’m also writing this at 2am, so I’m not going to bother with any spell checks or read through it. You hath been warned.

Odex is back and this time, they are trying to screw not only Singaporean anime fans, but the entire world. What? Yes, you heard that right. Odex probably spent all their Singaporean dollars and decided that its much more profitable to attack where there are more fishes with bigger currencies. This includes USA, France and Japan.

Acolyte (Odex) bashing Poring (Fans)

Odex – Now Happily Bashing Fans Worldwide…

This is absurdity of the highest level. A bakayaro of 1000% idiocy reading on Chiaki-sama’s vision. Not only have they lost trust and favor of most anime fans (within Singapore or not), Odex is probably now to anime fans what the Nazi were to the world. And they call themselves anime fans.

I thought I was pissed at them when they started hunting down anime fans like dogs in Singaproe. I was wrong. NOW, I’m pissed.

Downloading fansubs are wrong. Sure. Right. Whatever. We all know that. So instead of making the smart moves, they decide that its far more profitable to kill the fans while they have the chance, profit as much as possible and forget all about anime until their pockets are empty once more. Then they can just repeat the process. After all, illegal downloads will continue regardless of what happens. The music industry has proven it. The movie industry has proven it. What makes anime any different?

There are rumors that Odex wants to start its own online anime service. Based on past experience (I’ve bought Odex releases before when I visited Singapore a few years back) and based on latest feedbacks, they would probably get some low quality video on slow servers and steal some poor fansubs translation and sell them to you at top dollar.

And to ensure that they will have money in their pockets when they launch the new service, they try and take on the world.

Absolutely ridiculous. Spreading their greed and arrogance even into the homeland of anime itself, Japan. Are the Japanese companies making use of Odex’s already destroyed and evil image to do their bidding? If so, Odex must probably be very well compensated.

No matter what they say, it’s still obvious that Odex only looks out for the money. Odex is pulling off the heist of the century, and trying to make it as legal as possible. I don’t know just how legally correct their actions are, but I’m still waiting for them to flop and fail oh so miserably.

All Hail Suzumiya Haruhi

Odex VS the world? Hah! Death threats will probably be the least of their worries soon. An utterly despised small time company trying to go against waves of fans throughout the globe. Insanity beyond belief.

Odex will lose.

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Paging the Great Chiaki-sama

Posted by Neko Kyou in Rants on November 16th, 2007

It’s been an extremely lazy past couple of days thanks to the crazy weather. For the past few days (maybe longer, I’ve pretty much lost track of time) it’s been raining heavily daily. The rain never stops for longer than 15 minutes. It’s the kind of weather where anyone would feel lazy to do anything other than eat, watch TV, play games and sleep.

While I like rain, it’s getting a bit ridiculous now that its becoming more and more unpredictable. The sun could be smiling happily down at you one moment and the next minute the rain clouds decides to drop by. This rain-stop-rain situation reminded me of Minami-ke’s 5th episode.

Then it hit me. There is a way to stop the crazy rain pattern, I just need to enlist the help of the greatest teruterubouzu of all times, Chiaki-sama!

Chiaki-sama Teruterubouzu

Oh, great Chiaki-sama! If you’re out there, please lend this bakayaro your help to stop the rain!

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GoddessCarlie gets “love” letter from TBS

Posted by Neko Kyou in Rants on November 1st, 2007

The heck!?

Haruhi Fujitaka

“What did you say!?”

This is the first time I’ve heard a blogger receiving an e-mail from a Japanese TV station requesting for images related to their copyrighted shows to be removed from the blog. Maybe Carlie really is that famous, to be able to attract attention from TBS like this.

If the same were to happen with anime, I think it would be the end of anime blogs as we know it.

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