So, here's the deal with the Day of Blogs: I have no clue. I've been frantically running around going to the hospital, filling out financial aid papers for school, cleaning my room TRYING to find stuff that just happens to dissapear when I need it. Then at about noon today, I realized what day it is. So, I'm going to see if it's too late to sign up for shift B, which, once again, I have NO CLUE when it starts. When the hell is 2100? If I can't still join the official thing, I'll probably do it anyway, or maybe on my Livejournal. Who knows. But I'm making a 9 PM post just in case. *crosses fingers* Wish me luck or something.
Best. Episode. Yet. I can't believe it's over. *sniff* I'm going to die until October. Literally die, shrivel up and blow away in the wind. Anyway, because I don't know how to do skips on this blog, I'm just going to go over my reactions to my favorite parts so it doesn't take up so much space.
Ichiru and Shizuka. Sweetest moment ever. I'll admit that I have a soft spot for Ichiru, no matter how much of an ass he is. And I even like Shizuka, when she's with Ichiru. GASP! Me? Like Shizuka? She just seems like this sweet almost motherly person when she's with Ichiru, no matter how obnoxious she was with everyone else. So when she's dying and Ichiru is crying over her in his arms, I hated Kaname a little bit. Not much, mind you, because she still ruined Zero's life, and on some level she deserved what she got.
I liked the flashback. It helps you to understand her a little better. It makes her not such a monster, I think. It's just sad that she dies and Ichiru still doesn't think she loves him. Even Zero gets it.
That part where Aido and Kain are talking to Kaname, I kind of loved Aido, which is awesome because I'm not a big Aido fan. He's all upset that Kaname is lying but he keeps it in and won't say what he's thinking when Kaname asks him if something is wrong. I'm just wondering if he knows Aido knows he killed Shizuka? Aido seems to be pretty perceptive despite his usually juvenile behavior.
I just have to point out the little scene between Shiki and Rima. There really aren't enough scenes where they actually talk, so I'm always thrilled about it. And I love the little "eyepatch"comment. Heh.
Of course everyone has to know my favorite scene in the episode. Does anyone else think the whole Zero drinking Kaname's blood thing was just a wee bit erotic looking? Like how Kaname is all kneeling between Zero's legs, and he's talking inches away from his face, grabbing his chin, the manhandling, all that good stuff? Not that I'm complaining. Fanservice away, oh wonderful animators! But in the manga it gave the feeling that they both really REALLY hated what they were doing. Not so much in the anime. OK, as much as I hate seeing Zero get thrown repeatedly into walls, I thought that scene was important. It emphasizes that Kaname really doesn't like him enough to do it for him, but he just loves Yuki that much that even though he just wants to beat the crap out of him, he does it for Yuki.
Also, the Bloody Rose element was perfect. I understand that just couldn't happen in this situation, but I still wish they could have incorporated it. Instead he just bites him and wraps his arms around him like he's clinging for dear life. And Kaname, who I swear is hugging him the whole time. Cute!
Now, here's my speculation. Everyone is going on about how Zero will have to keep drinking Kaname's blood after this. As much as I would LOVE to see a repeat of that, I'm thinking it's not necessary. Shizuka herself said that her blood could save him. In the manga, Kaname explains that when Zero drank his blood that he also got Shizuka's blood. So, that would mean he isn't going to fall to level E, right? Or did she mean that it will just postpone it longer, not get rid of the threat completely?
So, Day of Blogs. Hmm... I don't like the name. Oh well. The real reason for this post isn't to complain about the name, but to give a bit of an update. Apparently everyone will be keeping track of their own pledges. That's OK with me. I'm just a little bit lazy in th whole organization area. But as far as I can see, it's as simple as collecting everyone's e-mails and sending the donation link when everything is done.
Which brings me to my charity for this year. I've decided this year it will be To Write Love On Her Arms. While I'm not exactly fond of the religious connotations that seem to be pushing, I can overlook it since the charity itself is a good cause. The best way to sum up the purpose of this charity, I think, is taken from the FAQ on the official website:
Q.What is To Write Love on Her Arms?
A. TWLOHA is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
Now, here's where all the lovely people reading this blog come in. The only way to make this Day of Blogs work is if people are willing to donate. Every dollar counts, and it's a single donation for the whole day, not by the hour. Since we're tracking our own pledges this year, you can just send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment on this post with your name and how much you'll be donating. Then when Day of Blogs is over, I'll send you a link to the donate page.
What is the deal with this song?
Discover Silversun Pickups!
Seriously. I've been hearing it everywhere. First in was on Reaper a few weeks ago. Then it was on some car commercial. Then it was playing in FYE. And now it's in a baseball commercial. I haven't heard it in forever, and now it's all BAM! in my face everywhere.
So I've been known to check Kidrobot out from time to time, see what kind of sales are going on. Gods know I can't afford any of that stuff at their regular prices. Then I had to check if they had any new diy dunnys. And I found the awesomely huge munny. Dude.
And, in a completely random act of boredom, I did some quizzes on The N.
I hate black jellybeans. Actually, I hate all jellybeans. I wanted to be a Cadbury cream egg!