my favorites of 2013

L'Assasymphonie
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Florent MOTHE chante l'Assasymphonie dans l'émission “300 choeurs pour les fêtes” du 20/12/2013

Because this is my all-time favorite rendition of L’Assasymphonie ever.

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my favorites of 2013 - 8 friendships | (7/8)

Ann Perkins & Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)

Leslie: No offense, but I don’t remember you having a nursing degree in feelings.
Ann: Offense! That’s rude!

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Esther de Jong, Casey Legler, Danielle Zinaich and Bridget Hall by Daniel Jackson for Dazed & Confused September 2013.

Fashion editor: Alastair McKimm
Hair stylist: Esther Langham
Makeup artist: Francelle
Manicurist: Tracylee
Casting director: Noah Shelley

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Spring Season | Final Impression

Spring Season is really over. I still remember how much I was waiting for this season and how I couldn’t wait anymore and now it’s really over. I have to say that the season was just as great as I expected it to be. So many great shows, so many suprises and yes some of my favorite anime were in this season. Since Winter 2013 I was following every season and this might not have been the best one but definetly the season I was looking forward to the most.

Hibike! Euphonium

And to start with my most favorite Hibike Euphonium was my number 1 of the season. Hibike was one of the shows I definetly wanted to watch since it’s from Kyoani but to be honest I didn’t expected much. I kinda expected something similair to K-On but rather bad. I also have to say that even though I like Kyoani I wasn’t really happy about their latest anime.

I mean what did we got ? Amagi Brilliant Park was nice but turned kinda okayish in the second half. Free… is Free, the second season of Chuunibyou sucked hard, Kyoukai No Kanata was okay, Tamako Market’s movie was better then the anime and yeah then we have the first season of Chuunibyou which I really liked. So it has been years since the last show I really really liked from Kyoani. So of course I didn’t had high expectations. But luckily I got suprised. Not only is it way different then K-On it ended up being a masterpiece.

First an anime about a bandclub is something which rarely happens and I think this is also the first anime about brass instruments. What I really liked about this show was the pretty realistic potrayal of the band. The personalities of the characters were really good and also rather unique. Sure you usually get stereotype characters in Kyoani anime but this time it was different. Every character was important and unique. Be it main character or only a side character. Also good to see was that they all had more sides to their personalities which many characters lack mostly. With Kumiko as the main character she definetly is one of my all time favorite character.

Her personal struggle, her attitude really everything was great. Let me not even start to talk about Reina.

The plot was really good. I expected a light plot for this anime and yes it kinda is at times but overall it can get pretty dramatic and shows us that life can be pretty hard. If you wanna make good music you have to work hard and even this is not enough sometimes as someone else can still be better then you. Here I have to praise Kyoani again. The love in the details. The way they are potraying the characters practicing was brilliant. The characters are practicing. Practicing at lunch, at home, at night basically when ever they can to improve.

The soundtrack of this anime was amazing too. The music was beautiful and even for some one who has no idea about music you could tell if someone was playing an instrument better then someone else even if it was only slightly better. Again the love in the details. You could hear every little mistake they made or if they improved and seriously I could talk the whole day about how great the musical aspect of this anime is.

Since it’s Kyoani of course I expected good no great animation. But holy cow this was beyond good. I think this is their best work in terms of animation and it was easily on movie level and definetly not something they would usually show on TV. The freaking love in the details lol. The way the water is animated, crickets, scenaries, body language everything works damn good.

Before I forget. Many people actually only watch the show because of Kumiko and Reina. Since Kyoani likes to show them together and makes the viewer feel the yuri between them . But honestly this is definetly not the reason why you should watch the anime. Watch it because it’s a masterpiece.

(the relationship between Kumiko and Reina is just a plus lol).

So yes definetly my favorite anime of the season.

Actually I planned to write only short opinions about the anime but this was kinda long lol.

Plastic Memories

If I would describe Plastic Memories in two words then it would be wasted potential. Now I don’t say Plastic Memories is bad. I actually really enjoyed it but the wasted potential is a fact you can’t ignore because it could have been so much better. The problem I had with Plastic Memories is that it didn’t know what it want to be. A story about the future and how androids would work in our society ? Something similair to Eve no Jikan ? etc etc. but Plastic Memories ended up chosing the weirdest route. The romance route. Now after the first episodes you would expect something way different. Sure I saw it coming a romance between them but dayum the whole setting didn’t mattered at all in the second half. The whole focus changed to the romance between them and this was something I found really dissapointing because Plastic Memories had the chance to be a very impressive anime. This way it’s still good and a cute story but far away from being as good as it could be.

Arslan Senki

Look I really want to like this but I can’t. I don’t know if my expectations were just too high or something else but it is very hard to make myself watch the latest episode every week. But when I’m actually watching it it’s not like I dislike it. I just find it very boring and incredibly slow paced. Let me quote ANN “The Heroic Legend of Arslan continues to be a bizarre mix of strengths and faults.” and this is exactly what I would say too. The concept is good, the story is interesting and the setting is nice too but so far it’s just not really exciting. The story is pretty similair to Akatsuki no Yona which I actually really enjoyed. Overall not a bad show but I do hope the second half gets better.

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo

Yamada was just the way I expected it to be. A decent anime which is fun to watch. Not more not less. I kinda liked the concept and general idea of the anime. It’s unique and I honestly wouldn’t mind another season. I heard the manga is better though so let’s see maybe I read it.

Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works 2nd Season

I say it again. I don’t understand what’s so great about this anime. The animation is awesome but I found the story rather boring and the only characters who are actually cool are Lancer and Saber. That’s it. But oh well I’m finally done with this anime. (That opening though. Epic as hell.)

Re-Kan!

Another decent anime. I don’t really have much to say about this one. You won’t miss anything if you don’t watch it but I’m happy I did. It had some great episodes and overall managed to be a nice anime.

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!

This was one of the anime I have been waiting for in the Spring Season. I really liked season 1 so I expected this season to be just as good but I was wrong. This season is so much better then the first season that I started loving the whole series. This is after Hibike my favorite anime of the season. But why is this season so much better then season 1 ? First the animation. Now that I compare both seasons I realize how much better the new animation is. Every character looks better then before and also the general animation is more fluid and more detailed. The other aspect is the story. Some people were saying it’s too dramatic but I really enjoyed the drama. I liked the development of the characters and how their relationship kept changing. The ending was kinda mean lol so I hope we get more at one point but this anime really impressed me overall.

Danmachi

It’s all about Hestia. I think the most people know how much hype Hestia made in Japan and in the internet. Everyone loves Hestia but what about the anime itself ? It’s decent. At first I expected it to be a Sao clone. Sure it has nothing to do with gaming but the whole dungeon thing kinda reminded me of Sao. But it stands on its own feet and was an entertaining anime. Definetly wouldn’t mind another season.

Shokugeki no Souma

Not gonna lie I can’t believe how much I love this anime. I love it so much I actually started buying the manga for it. It’s entertaining, it has great characters and it keeps making you hungry lol. I’m gonna write more about it when it’s actually finished though. But so far fantastic.

Nisekoi

Very very very dissapointing. I know that Nisekoi barely moves forward with the plot. Obviously otherwise it would have ended ages ago. And I actually don’t really mind those random chapters/episodes but this season was very boring. The whole season was a filler and a bunch of random episodes. And again I don’t really mind usually but the episodes weren’t really good either. First I don’t really like Chitoge so the episodes with her were okayish and there were quite a lot of episodes foccused on her. And the characters I actually like Marika, Tsugumi and Onodera didn’t really got that much screentime. I also had high expectations on Haru but she’s not really that great either.

Overall a very dissapointing and random season.

Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me

Just as random as Nisekoi was the second season of Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me. But if you liked the first season you will like this season too. I’m sad we didn’t got to see the baby though so bring on the third season.

Punchline

Wow. The hell happened to this anime in the second half ? It suddenly started getting pretty good. Something I wouldn’t expect at all from the first few episodes. I mean it’s not like I enjoyed this anime a lot but it did got quite interesting in the second half and was actually worth watching. So if you dropped this anime after the first episodes you could give it another try. It’s not that bad actually.

Kyoukai no Rinne

I love Rumiko and I liked all her shows so far and Rinne is also one of them. The beginning was kinda weird (okay all Rumiko anime and manga are weird) but now after 12 episodes I’m really enjoying this anime as it’s really typical Rumiko. The characters and the dialogs are just as absurd as you would expect it and that’s what I want to see.

Ore Monogatari!!

Suprised Madhouse picked a romance anime . But what is not suprising is that the show is really good. Very entertaining and kinda different romance story. But just like Soma I’m going to write more about this after it’s finished.

Kekkai Sensen

Why is the whole Gintama cast (voice actors) in this anime ? After watching the first few episodes I know why. Because the characters are also a bunch of weirdos. And that’s the strongest part of Kekkai. The crazy characters are just hilarious. Specially Zapp is great. In every episode you will see the characters being in crazy situations and everytime when the City is exploding you keep wondering why the hell does anyone live there. The anime is still not finished since the last episode got delayed so I’m still waiting for it. For everyone else who didn’t watched this. This anime is pure entertaiment.

Owari no Seraph

It can’t get more generic then Owari no Seraph. But being generic doesn’t mean it’s bad. It just means it’s very predictable and has elements you saw in different shows already. So basically to stand out it needs to have something unique. It doesn’t actually lol but it’s still not a bad anime. I can see why people would love this but I’m not the biggest fan of this show. Still kept me interested enough to make me want to watch season 2.

Assassination Classroom

I’m really sad actually that this anime ended. It was a great anime and stayed good till the end. It had some good character development, it’s funny and the anime overall is unique. Can’t wait for the new season in the Winter Season. I’m not sure if I can wait this long though so I might start the manga soon.

Gintama

My favorite anime returned do I even have to say something ?

Next week Shinigami Arc. Do I even have to say something ?

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More anime I finished but I don’t want to talk about because I’m too lazy or it was too bad:

Hello! Kiniro Mosaic

Urawa no Usagi-Chan

Etotama

Houkago no Pleiades

Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku

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Dropped:

Vampire Holmes

Show by Rock

Triage X

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Throwback to Warped 2013, when I met this lovely lady for the first time, it’s safe to say that Ash, as well as the rest of New Years Day, have played an important role in helping me through terrible times.
On the date of the Hartford Warped which was the day after these photos were taken (I usually go to two warped dates each year), I was in a bad mental state, and Ash, being the kindhearted woman that she is, talked me down, and gave me extremely helpful life advice.

It’s been amazing watching NYD progress over the last two years, and gain a shit ton of new fans. They deserve all of the fame that they’ve been getting recently (ex- Kerrang Best Music Video Award, Ash on the cover of AP and Kerrang! as well as being featured in the last couple of issues, Download Festical, ect.), for they’ve worked their asses off to get where they are now. It’s also great to mention that they’re the nicest people that you’ll ever meet!! Ahh I just really love New Years Day, and I’m proud to call them one of my favorite bands!

I'm off for a few days! Day 2

In order to complete 2013 I’ll share with you my favorite Kpop Songs that have been released that year. In 2013 I totally fell in love with kpop and I regret nothing. I also started this blog and even if it’s not that big, I just wanted to thank my followers! Thank you soo much and I love you

2NE1: Falling in Love
CL: The Baddest Female
G-Dragon: Niliria
Taeyang: Ringa Linga
T.O.P: Doom Dada
EXO: The Star or Heart Attack
F(x): Rum Pum Pum Pum
Girls’ Generation: I Got a Boy
BTS: We are Bulletproof
B.A.P: Badman or One Shot
The Boss: Why Goodbye
MR. MR.: Do you feel me
U-KISS: She’s mine
VIXX: Voodoo Doll

my favorites of 2013 - 7 scenes | (6/7)

Ben: In my time working for the state government, my job sent me to 46 cities in 11 years. I lived in villages with eight people, rural farming communities, college towns. I was sent to every corner of Indiana. And then, I came here. And I realized that this whole time, I was just wandering around everywhere, just looking for you.
Leslie: Okay, well, the first draft of my vows, which I wrote the day after we got engaged, clocked in around 70 pages. But I don’t have them with me today. Although maybe there’s a copy of them in my office…
Ben: That’s fine. I think we can just keep going.
Leslie: Okay. Here’s what I’ll say though. The things that you have done for me, to help me, support me, surprise me, to make me happy, go above and beyond what any person deserves. You’re all I need. I love you and I like you.
Ben: I love you and I like you.

Parks and Recreation 5x14 - “Leslie and Ben”

Sui He in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture, photographed by Katja Rahlwes for Harper’s Bazaar US May 2013.

Fashion editor: Jodie Barnes
Hair stylist: Nicolas Jurnjack
Makeup artist: Georgina Graham
Manicurist: Christina Conrad

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anonymous asked:

pls tell me ur doing 4thofjulys again this year bc I am sososososo excited it has been my favorite holiday since 2013 bc of u I would be very sad without it

you bet your buttons i am

so as it turns out i still don’t really know what the difference between a follow forever and a bias list is, so i will probably be sued again. but anyways, wow, this isn’t my first rodeo, nor my second or third ( to be honest like my twelfth rp blog ) but this is probably my favorite rodeo. kenneth was the first oc i roleplayed with back in 2013, and this is probably the most fun i have ever had with him and i am so grateful to the people that follow me and those that i follow for making it such a good experience. i am just so happy that i’ve had the pleasure to write with some of you and even just see some of you on my dash, ug hg  just thank you . okay so let me just do this before i get really sappy. plus, it’s in alphabetical order for you viewing pleasure 

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my favorites of 2013 - 9 male characters | (4/9)

Roman Godfrey (Hemlock Grove)

You must make your heart steel.