sincere: Bleach: Orihime flails energetically (energy surge ;;)
OH HEY WHAT'S THIS A CHAPTER OF A MANGA I'D ALMOST GIVEN UP ON EVER SEEING AGAIN LET'S READ IT

For running commentary. Mangastream's page numbers. )
sincere: DGM: Lenalee's back to the viewer (GASP ;;)
Sorry to have vanished -- I've actually started using Facebook on a regular basis, so if you want to be my freyund there, that'd be fine. It's like Plurk, only the content is on average more interesting and less buttpatting.

But more importantly

D. GRAY-MAN

D. GRAY-MAN D. GRAY-MAN D. GRAY-MAN D. GRAY-MAN

D
GRAY
MAN

There is so much pretty artwork on Hoshino's Instagram account. I want to color all of it. Suddenly social media seems like an amazing thing! Someone had better scan that new chapter the second it comes out. I'll translate it myself okay, someone just needs to get it to me!!!

DGM 214

Jun. 4th, 2012 08:59 am
sincere: DGM: Lenalee's back to the viewer (don't turn around ;;)
/ENDLESS SCREAMING

AHHHH THAT WAS HORRIBLE AND MEAN AND BAWWWWW

/flails around wildly

/eventually dies

/resumes waiting

/not a comprehensive response

DGM 213

Apr. 5th, 2012 07:55 am
sincere: DGM: Lenalee's back to the viewer (oh! perfect! ;;)
AHHHHH A THING HAPPENED

Everyone I know spoiled themselves days ago, but I get to be excited now, so y'all can go screw yourselves!

Page-by-page ramblings... )
sincere: TOA: Ion hovers uncertainly (your eyes open ;;)
I'm feeling more human today, but I have literally been kind of hiding from the internet for the last day or two. I have not had a great February and I'm emotionally in a bad place.

But I returned with a wacky DGM theory!

It involves Cross's backstory. )

DGM 212

Feb. 4th, 2012 09:16 am
sincere: DGM: Lenalee's back to the viewer (oh! perfect! ;;)
It's out at this random place!! But I'm going to have to edit this when I read the Mangastream version for clarity. ETA: And at Mangastream.

Page-by-page commentary of flailingness. )

DGM 203

Feb. 2nd, 2011 11:55 am
sincere: DGM: Lenalee's back to the viewer (strange ways ;;)
So I was awake last night when the new chapter came out, but I spent too long flailing about it everywhere else to write up an entry about my reactions. But now you can enjoy my reactions per page and the completely unfounded logicks I produce to try to explain things!


High-octane nightmare fuel manga ahead. )

DGM 202

Dec. 31st, 2010 12:12 pm
sincere: DGM: Lenalee's back to the viewer (purity of heart ;;)
I've spent the last 48 hours refreshing Mangastream every ten minutes waiting for the new chapter to be out. FINALLY, IT HAPPENED. Mutter. And very shortly after I woke up from a nightmare at 7AM, checked to see if it was out, and then went back to sleep.

Here are my thoughts:

lksjfdlskdjglkj AWESOME UNDER HERE )


tl;dr loved this chapter ahhh I love this manga.

......... *adds Link/Allen officially to list of ships on profile*
sincere: DGM: Lenalee's back to the viewer ([dgm-kanda/lenalee] gloooooom)
Now caught up on the entire D. Gray-man anime, apparently for no reason. It wasn't as bad as I expected it to be, perhaps because I skipped approximately 30 episodes of filler. It was beautiful: there is a vast, tangential difference the moment you go from "Lenalee and Allen are investigating a nonsensical hospital drama situation for what amounts to no reason" and "Crowley goes on his first mission to a town where everyone wants to hold hands with their local akuma" to "OH MY GOD SUMAN DARK AHHHH ALLEN'S ARM HOLY CRAP".

The filler was very annoying, not least because it didn't seem to know where it was going. Like, at least three episodes of the filler were about Allen telling his backstory to everyone who would stand still long enough to listen. They actually had to make up a second traumatic backstory for him to tell Lenalee about, and it was perfectly redundant to the previous traumatic backstory he had told her about.

(I say this like I resent it, but I am not really resentful of the anime giving Allen a first boyfriend in India. I am taking that to heart, yes sir.)

I was starting to get annoyed by the signs of them cramming Allen/Lenalee implications down my throat. I think they're adorable -- as presented in the manga. That means Allen occasionally finds her flusteringly cute and she's oblivious, and they fall asleep on each other's shoulders, and not that Lenalee gets jealous and bitchy whenever Allen finds someone else pretty. And I like that despite finding her flusteringly cute, Allen doesn't seem to care one way or another about Bak stalking Lenalee, except when he can use it as blackmail material.

Anyway, I think it's really adorable, but I don't really like it as a pairing. Of course, I'm rapidly growing to have a complete disinterest in Main Male/Main Female pairings, so when I like it you know it's because it's good or sweet in a sincere way and not just because That's How It's Supposed To Happen... But I have legitimate reasons for my reservations about this particular pairing.

Here are my reservations about Allen/Lenalee. )
sincere: DGM: Lenalee's back to the viewer ([dgm-allen/lavi] subliminal feelings)
Happy birthday,
[livejournal.com profile] kalorii!

It's totally still your birthday in California. For another minute or two. DGM ice cream drabble ahoy! Contains Lavi/Allen, boys kissing, sugar.



Allen didn't really deal well with being hungry. )
sincere: DGM: Lenalee's back to the viewer ([dgm-kanda/lenalee] sharing)
Recent D. Gray-man thoughts in tiny bite-size format, sans spoilers:

Now I want to ship Marie/Miranda (it was just such a significant little panel). I still love the Earl's family. I can't stop seeing Kanda/Lenalee in every corner. The little Komui-ruins-everything story arcs are hilarious, if pointless. ("Meow?")
sincere: DGM: Lenalee's back to the viewer ([toa-natalia] you are unbelievable)
I spent all morning talking about Ichigo/Orihime, and then I go and post a Chad/Orihime fic at [livejournal.com profile] bleach_het. Some might say that I am doing it wrong. I think that I'm one of the few people doing it right.

"Come Back" by Echo Image reminds me of Lavi and Allen's fight. I have not dorked out this much over a slash pairing in quite a while; I almost exclusively ship het in Bleach, and there are definitely some slash pairings in Tales of the Abyss that catch my attention, but I can't talk because I made Asch into a girl, orz.

But Lavi/Allen has just the right amount of "We're really close friends who touch and hug and watch out for and desperately need each other" mixed with "There are ticking timebomb issues that mean that someday our relationship is going to explode." A+
sincere: DGM: Lenalee's back to the viewer ([toa-ion] this will never work)
I started reading DGM years ago, then gave up for a while. I was impatient! I liked the series, but not enough to stalk it every week for the fifteen page update. Recently Drace pressured me into starting it up again, and gave me giant zip files, and I'm currently at chapter 96 (Kanda's fight with the Noah, Skin somethingorother). Tonight I will attempt to cruise to 128, during which time, I am told, the series goes from "awesome to EPIC".

In the meantime, I have thoughts.

D.Gray-man characters through chapter 96 )


Here's an observation on my pairing preferences. )


D.Gray-man pairings through chapter 96 )

My pairing thoughts are so short compared to my rant, sob.