I looove yooooou
I have a confession, my geeky compadres. I know I have told you all before that I am not much of a gamer. Well, I am here to tell you today that is not…entirely true. In fact, I have had a problem with one game in particular. A game that has kept me up at night dreaming of rotating blocks with interchanging skins and upbeat, grating music playing over and over again but only reaching ears who are impervious to its annoying charm.
Lumines is the one puzzle game that has ever held my interest, and it has had ahold of my heart for four years now. It started on the PSP and has made a spot in my XBox games list. It is the only game that kept me up late at nights. I was playing it when three buildings exploded on main street of Bozeman and made my house shake like it had been hit by a truck. I remember Lumines whenever someone speaks of that morning. I gave myself trigger thumb with that game. My high score was around 2 million points.
A discussion of Skip Beat Manga Chapters 190-197
Skip Beat took things to a whole new level in volumes 190-197. Kyouko is forced to accept a ride to the studio or be late for work after her abduction. Who sees her riding in a car with Sho? Ren of course.
This leads to a lot angst for Kyouko – because she’s been on the receiving end of angry Ren – and Ren himself, because let’s face it, he’s the angst king. In the midst of all the upset, Sho uses Kyouko’s uncertainty to convince her to make a really dumb promise, since we all know where things are going with Ren. She pretty much told him that if she couldn’t become a famous actress without falling for Ren and ‘shaming’ herself, she would become Sho’s waitress for life. Kyouko’s cute and everything, but she’s pretty easy to fool – especially by master manipulator Sho. Which is too bad, since she promised herself she’d never let a man fool her again. Oops.
Alright all my female otakus who have a penchant for the BL. The manga-turned-anime 07-Ghost unabashedly throws bromance with a large side of subtle romance at the swooning fangirls. If your tastes don’t lie that way, you should pass – but if you are guilty of the occasional glompage of an overabundance of male bonding that borderlines on boy love…well, 07-Ghost is for you.
For good measure the creators of this manga threw in, like, a plot – which is always a plus. Fantasy and adventure make you feel a little less guilty about reading a manga whose cover features a petite protagonist in chains being ‘protected’ by a (handsome) rebel with a scythe.
07 Ghost Cover Volume 1 – Frau and Teito
If you enjoyed Kyo Kara Maoh! you’re sure to get some delight out of 07-Ghost. There are plenty of Bishōnen with large sparkly eyes angsting out and declaring their undying devotion to each other (of course in a friend zone way…cough, cough) fairly regularly.
Teito and Mikage
*Slight Spoilers Ahead*
Teito Klein is a former ‘sklave’ – or slave, who was taken in by the imperial army and trained for combat at a young age. He has no memory of his former life, and is a slightly surly and quiet boy who has only one friend – Mikage. They are fiercely protective of one another, and completely devoted to their friendship.