Friday, November 8, 2013

All the Anime I LOVE

Hello my little Otakú Panda Bears!!!
So like I said in my about me page I am a HUGE OTAKÚ. I fear that my life may be taken over my anime one day (well on a level larger than it already has). There are many days where I wish I could travel into the world of anime and live there instead of the shitty reality we live in. So here is a list of the Anime and Manga I love!

  • Angles Beats 


  • Attack on Titan

  • Beelzebub

  • Black Butler 

  • Bleach

  • Blue Exorcist

  • D. Gray Man

  • Deadman Wonderland (I watched this forever ago and remember every detail, amazing!)

  • Death Note

  • Durarara!!

  • Elfen Lied

  • Fairy Tail

  • Full Metal Alchemist

  • Hell Girl

  • Hunter x Hunter

  • Inuyasha 

  • Magi

  • Naruto (first ever anime I ever watched besides pokémon)

  • One Piece

  • School Days (the best part was when that bastard died)

  • Soul Eater

  • Sword Art Online

  • Toradora

  • World's Greatest First Love (the name is in Japanese but this is the english translation)

  • 07 Ghost

  • 11 eyes

And many more! My brain just refuses to think of them but these are the ones I have watched recently and my favorites. If you have any suggestions I will watch them and do a review post about them. 


In an earlier post I have written about the things that go on before pit orchestra actually starts, but now I want to spend a pit of time to discuss what actually happens in the pit.
Yesterday was a full on dance rehearsal. Meaning that the dancers need to get their shit together.
We played for about five minutes in the entire two hour rehearsal because they have no clue what they are doing.

So what did we do?

We sat and giggled the entire time. We played pool, because for some reason there is a pool table down in the pit. And we ate...... a lot. We stuffed our faces with Twizzlers and Popcorn the entire time.

So I wanted to share some orchestra memes with you. Here are some of my favorites.

This is sadly very true.........

The entire job description of a band director. My conductor has this poster in the classroom....

Being a wind player I understand the pain this brings

I have a very specific person in mind when I read this..... I want to destroy their soul

Yes it can

Since I never practice I pretty much sight read every rehearsal

this is incredibly accurate

And Finally the most true meme ever. This really is me....

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


If you have read my About Me page, which I'm sure nobody could be bothered with (lets face it even i hate reading those), you will know that I am a humungous Otakú. Meaning I am an anime, manga, and anything Japanese nerd.
So because of my extreme love of all things Japanese, about three weeks ago I went to Anime Banzai. If you don't know, Anime Banzai is an anime convention in Layton, Utah and it is surprisingly the 6th largest Con in North America. It takes place over UEA (Utah Education Association) Weekend. Most states would just call this fall break, but not us. In Utah somebody decided to be a bitch to all the teachers and while all the kids get a three day weekend the teachers have to attend meetings about how to teach better and that type of stuff....... sucks for them.
But since I am not a teacher I get break! And I spent the entire time being a complete nerd doing nerdy things with all these people. 

I got many hugs from this fluff ball.

I actually thought of cosplaying this but she did it better than I ever would have! It's Amaimon from Blue Exorcist, one of my all time favorite animes.

Went to their panel. It was amazing! GO FAIRY TAIL!

And I saw many more amazing cosplays and I myself cosplayed as Karin from Naruto.
Nobody knew who I was........

The reason for this post it Caramelldansen. So if you don't know what Caramelldansen is, it is a Swedish song from by the band Caramell. For some reason the Japanese love it. You can listen to it here. During the weekend I probably heard this song 50 times. I am not exaggerating by any means. 50 is actually probably a underestimation.   So obviously I was sick of it and showed it to the back of my brain as soon as the weekend was over. But something kept bothering me about this song.... 
So there is a para para dance to go along with this song. (para para is basically Japanese line dancing) It seemed like there was some unspoken rule at Banzai that everybody had to know this dance.
But nobody told me about this.......

So of course the first time the song came on in the courtyard on the first day everybody flipped out and broke into a giant flash mob.
It was actually one of the most amazing things ever.
Except for the fact that I had never heard the song and didn't have a clue about the dance. 

Picture that episode of Modern Family where mitchell makes that flash mob to surprise Cam and impress him, but Cam just feels super awkward and gets really upset. 

This was like that but ten times worse. 

And I had to endure this for the entire weekend on an hourly bases. Just so you get an idea here is a super cool video of this chick doing the dance
There were about 100 people doing it.

So for the last three weeks I have suppressed the memory of that song and the dance that everybody but me knew.

But for some reason last night I was listening to a bunch of Vocaloid songs. And I thought to myself "Hey! I wanna learn a para para dance!" And what was the first one I thought of? 

Caramelldansen! So I listened to that song on a loop for like and hour and now I am determine to learn that dance! That song is now engraved into my soul and is a permanent part of me.
Wish me luck! (If you didn't know I can't dance for shit, so learning that would be an extreme accomplishment for me.)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Smoothies of Despair

I feel like there comes a time in the minority for peoples lives when they realize they are part of the minority.

This is that moment.

Today was the first day that we have pit orchestra practice on a Monday. And since we get out early on Mondays we had time to waste before pit orchestra actually started. So while my friends and I were being introverts together  (yes I know that makes no sense) we discover that everybody else that had anything to do with the school production of Bye Bye Birdie had gone to Booster Juice.

I want smoothies too :(

But I'm ok with this. I have know for quite a while that even among the band geeks I am not cool. Even though I kick the ass of every other clarinet player in my band. But talent comes at the price of every body else being jealous of you.

Let's face it, I would rather be talented then have friends.


If you're a student, preferably a high school student, you understand how over the last few weeks you will have had to get up, get to school, and deal with an entire first period class in PITCH DARK! Personally I think that it should be illegal to make us get up and do things like algebra before dawn! I have math first period, and I just sit there trying to make my brain absorb what ever impossible things the teacher is trying to tell us but all I can do is look out the window and think "It's black outside..... I can't even see the road...... it's much too early to figure out how to graph inequality functions." 
So obviously I, like many other kids across the country, just can't think before the birds have even started to chirp. 
But not today! Because yesterday I got to feel like dis.....

Today was the end of daylight saving time and for the first time in months I could do math homework by sunlight instead of the florescent lights lining the ceiling that make me feel like my eyeballs are burning! It was amazing. 
In fact, I was lying in bed this morning at about five o'clock, when it would normally be six, wondering why screamo music hadn't started blasting from my phone yet. But I didn't question it, I continued to lay in the dark for another hour and happily sleep till six. 
But of course I'm sure I'll get home and my parents will be like this.