The issues of online ordering. Sigh.

August 31, 2007

So my mom thinks the package with the PoT boxed set 2 and Ao to Bin to Kan’s Gather isn’t coming. I looked it up, and for the PoT boxed set I’m gonna give it a couple more days (Amazon says it should come by September 3rd)…but Gather hasn’t even shipped yet. WTF. It says on Amazon “Sellers agree to ship within 2 business days of your purchase.” >_______________>
I looked at the seller feedback, and apparently even though most people think their service was great (and fast, apparently. why me…) and stuff, a couple people in there said that they never received their items. Sigh. Guess I happened to be one of those people.
I think my mom’s gonna handle this, but I think that if the boxed set doesn’t come in the next week we should contact customer service for the site, and if Gather doesn’t ship I’m gonna cancel it and order it from Amazon. Sure, it says it’ll ship within 3-6 weeks, but at least I totally trust Amazon to get me the item (now, I don’t totally trust them with import CDs, but at least I know something will come, or they’ll send me an e-mail and stuff.) in the first place.
I saw the PoT box set at Borders today, and I just about died. DDDD: DAMMIT I WANNA SEE THIS DUBBED

As for the things I ordered recently…
The Yesasia order will be shipped soon hopefully. It gave the estimated date of arrival as a pretty late date, but that was because the PoT DVD was supposed to be ready in “7-14 days”. Lolz, it was ready this morning, after only 3 days. It’s only waiting on Cap to Bin’s “Thank You!!”, then it’ll be shipped out. So I figure it’ll arrive sometime in the next two weeks~
The doujinshi were shipped out Wednesday, so at the best it’ll come tomorrow (highly unlikely, but…) and at the worst it’ll come sometime next week while I’m at school. Hopefully no one will get curious and open it while I’m not here…*sigh*
And then Flower, I dunno. It’s from another “buy used & new” thing on Amazon, this time with only an 88% positive approval rate, but…
dammit I just checked, and now Amazon’s selling it for $14. DAMMIT WTF. >___< The offer from the shop I ordered it from is gone now, honestly I don’t know what to make of that…is that a bad thing?

Roar, so anyway…yeah, now I have a couple of packages coming these next few weeks. YAY I LOVE GETTING PACKAGES


School is starting…

August 31, 2007

Well, school’s starting Monday. Actually, it really starts Thursday, but the boarders move in on Monday, and then there’s a two-day retreat (thankfully for the freshman it’s on campus, so no crap outdoor camps like last year) Tuesday-Wednesday…
I’m not looking forward to it. Then again, who is?
I got the rooms list today. I looked through the list, and I just about died. I’m the ONLY freshman boarding who was at Nobles last year. The other kids are all new. So yeah, I’m rooming with someone I don’t know. Fun fun fun. I know a couple of upperclassmen (lolz I almost used the word “senpai”. >___<), but we’re not like friends or anything. Just a couple of girls in the year above me who I know from two years ago in the middle school, and then a kid from my Japanese class. Lol, I love Japanese class. It’s the only class where I know exactly who my teacher is, exactly where it is, and exactly who’s in my class, before they even give us our schedules. It’s been the same the past two years, not counting those two kids from the first year- one was only here for a year because of Hurricane Katrina, and the other skipped a class so he could get farther since he was older or something. Besides that, though, unless we have a new kid that’s already taken two years of Japanese…it’ll definitely be Sarah, me, Wilson, Ben, and Gray from the freshmen, Richie and that kid that I can’t spell his name from the 11th graders, and the senior Tana. And of course the teacher’s Mrs. Graham, and the room is Baker 004, or 005, I can’t remember the exact number but I know the room and where it is.
I’m not looking forward to like 50 new kids in our grade this year. Sigh. I’m never gonna remember everyone’s names or anything. Look, there are some returning kids I don’t know the names of, and I was in school with them for two years! >____< Guess that’s what the retreat’s for- can you say forced bonding? >__< My guess is it’ll be like the 7th grade retreat- hang around campus, go on a tour of the campus, scavenger hunts that will be waaay too easy for the returning kids…and oh dear lord oh no they’re gonna make us do the ropes course again. DAMMIT. Why the hell does the school have a ropes course anyway? Wtf?
At least we’ll probably swim? The pools are pretty nice. Yeah, pools. Dunno why there are more than one.
Then we’re sleeping in the gym. Oh well. It’s better than sleeping outside.
As long as they don’t make us share some of our “most embarrassing moments”. Wait, that’s the senior retreat, never mind…
You’re not supposed to bring electronics stuff, but screw that. I’m bringing my iPod for the night time…

So that’s really the retreat…boring and pointless, but I’m happy it’s on campus. ^^ Last year was an uber crap outdoors camp, where there was so much forced bonding (which is really pointless, because really we all knew each other) and outdoorsy stuff and THEN THERE WAS THE SQUARE DANCE (oh dear lord bad memories, I had to dance with a TEACHER because I’m so unpopular. D:) and then there was the hike…god that sucked.
I’m still willing to bet half of this is utterly pointless for the returning kids…we already had a pointless “orientation” which was just “let’s explain the rules of the computer lab and the library for the new kids and make the returning kids sit through it even though they learned this all two years ago”. And then the impact test, but we could have easily done that later…

Besides that.
This year they didn’t have a full summer reading list, which was very much appreciated. They just gave us our one required book, and then said “we’re expecting you to read, but we’re not going to give you a list of stuff to choose from” which really means “we’re forcing you to spend time this summer reading when you could be doing more fun stuff, but besides the one crap book we’re making you read, you can choose whatever book you want”.
So I read kinda the minimum.
I read The House on Mango Street, which is the kind of book I’d never touch with a ten-foot-pole unless it was ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED (which it was.). It was crap. Utter crap. Sigh. At least it was short.
Then I read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Come on, that was obvious. I think they’re probably expecting everyone in the grade to have read that this summer. Thankfully, it’s a long book, so I can use that as an excuse to why I only read this book and…
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi). No, I didn’t cheat and watch the anime. Seriously, I didn’t, though to be honest now that I think about it it would have been a good idea. I actually read the first novel online. And it counts~ Well, it should at least. It’s a novel, even if it is Japanese and fan-translated…it was a good book, and now I want to watch the anime…
I kinda feel like I should have read more though, and I kinda want to read the second Haruhi novel to make up for it, but I don’t have enough time…I’m sure I’ll have time at retreat to read, but it’s on the computer, and I don’t want to print it out considering it’s so long…so I might start reading The Last Days instead. I dunno, Mom’s been bugging me to read it…

Umm…I’m trying to hurry up right now and free up more space on my iPod so I can add some new music to it before I head off to board. Stuff like Ayu’s glitter/Fated, KAT-TUN’s Yorokobi no Uta (yes I know it’s not really new, but I haven’t added it to my iPod yet), Hey!Say!7’s Hey!Say!…stuff like that.
I have two and a half days, but I’m sure I’m going to spend a while packing and getting stuff together…

What makes me sad is that Bittorrent is banned at school. Well, for the moment I’m just gonna keep using it normally (if I only use it when I have to (aka something new I want is uploaded on Jpopsuki) then it should be fine for now), but as soon as the computer guy sends out an e-mail saying “no peer-to-peer programs”, I gotta stop. Sigh. Oh well. He never said anything about direct downloading…even though the speed at Nobles is pretty slow, it’s better than nothing.

I don’t like the fact that now I’m going to be a freshman…the same school, but using a different building, and there’s no doubt I’m gonna screw something up. Well, there’s really nothing I can do about it…wish I had a friend though. Sigh. I need to find someone in the new group of kids that likes anime and isn’t that weird girl that follows me around once in a while, who I swear likes me in more than just a friendly way. >____< She’s ok, better than that girl from camp who followed me around all the time and stuff, but still…
and if there aren’t any new kids, I’ll just find Olivia, a senior who’s the only person I consider a friend at school, and we can talk. She likes Prince of Tennis, if I remember correctly…she cosplayed as Eiji back at Anime Boston 2007. I need to see pics…back then I ignored it cause I didn’t like PoT…
Now I can be an actual member of the Anime Club, yaaaayyy~
last year in the spring I found I could go to some of the meetings, but I only ended up at one. This year I can go to all of them since I’m in the high school~

Now that school’s starting again, I think I’m gonna log back in to NarutoFan. I don’t know why I just kinda died, but I did…it started because of Prince of Tennis, then I was back on regularly, but then camp happened…and after that I just haven’t logged on since. I really should…

So…I don’t want to go back to school…but sadly it’s kinda necessary. I wish I was going to the public school…with all my friends and everything…but I’m stuck at Nobles for all of high school. Oh well.

Ahaha, sales are very very good~

August 28, 2007

Lolz, so I posted about the doujinshi in my last post, but then I got an e-mail from the owner saying that 3 of them were sold out. Aww. The only one that wasn’t was Young Boy Illustrated- thankfully that was probably the one I wanted the most, lolz. xD
So, instead, she made some more offers…which were UBER UBER UBER CHEAP and so I ended up buying 15 DOUJINSHI for $48. And that’s including shipping.
Honestly, I wasn’t going to spend that much, but I can’t turn down uber uber cheap prices!
First she offered some other Todoya doujinshi (Todoya is the group that did Young Boy Illustrated) for only $3 each…and then she said that there was a set of 5 Seigaku crack doujinshi which she was selling for $4 or $15 for the entire set…and then she had a Photobucket folder full of covers of unsorted doujinshi by MG, who did one of my favorite doujinshi…and they were TWO DOLLARS EACH
Soo, if you haven’t figured out where this is going yet…
I ended up buying 3 of the Todoya doujinshi (in addition to Young Boy Illustrated), the entire 5-book set, and 6 MG doujinshi.
Oh dear lord. @______@

So that brings my doujinshi total up to 24. YAAAAYYYY


Here’s the list:

Young Boy Illustrated: $5.00
Let’s Return to the Main Subject: $3.00
Hot-Blooded Student Council President: $3.00
Miracle Essu!: $3.00
5 Book Set: $15.00
MG Book 23 (Graphite): $2.00
MG Book 24 (Honey Sweet): $2.00
MG Book 1 (Cool Prince of Tennis Story): $2.00
MG Book 7 (Orange Juice): $2.00
MG Book 10 (Thundering Sky): $2.00
MG Book 11 (Momo’s Day): $2.00
(Then shipping was $4, and it was an extra $3 to send the money through PayPal using a credit card…)

Let’s Return to the Main Subject is apparently Atobe x Momo x Ryoma, and apparently Atobe’s an uber dork, so I’m looking forward to reading this one…=P
Hot-Blooded Student Council President…ok, honestly I have no idea, but it looked amusing so I grabbed it. It’s one of the doujinshi on the site that didn’t have a description.
Miracle Essu! apparently has Inui trying to seduce Kaidou and Karupin x Everyone, among other things…
The 5-book set didn’t have any descriptions either, but it looked interesting enough. I had been thinking about it earlier, but I didn’t get them because I really didn’t know anything about them. Now, with the cheap price, I figured “why not?”
The MG books…well at first I just asked about all the images (5 of them) that had Eiji in them. =P Then it turned out 3 of them were out of stock (including the one I wanted the most, “Milk Caramel”, but whatever), but the owner gave me some recommendations (since she noticed my pattern xP), so I got three of those and then I saw one that looked like a cute Momo/Ryoma. =P So I ended up with 6 doujinshi for $2 each.

Kyaaa~ she’s sending them tomorrow, maybe maybe maybe if I’m really lucky they’ll get here before school starts! =D Considering there’s seriously no way they’ll come this week, maybe Monday! I don’t have to leave for school until late afternoon, so…

Ok, I placed the order from earlier.

August 28, 2007

And I bought the $20 copy of GIGS’ Flower ~Saki Midareshi Hana~. xDDD I couldn’t resist, ok? And to be honest, half the time my mom forgets to either ask me for the money or subtract it from my bank account, so…lolz I feel only a bit guilty. XD If she does ask, I have the money anyway, so…

And then I’m buying four doujinshi from, I just e-mailed the owner of the site and I’m waiting for her to get back to me. I honestly have never done a purchase by e-mail or anything, but I can figure it out. xD It’s much better than paying the original prices. Much cheaper this way.

Nice Disposition (Pink Panthers
$15.00 USD
Title: Nice Disposition
Circle: Pink Panthers
Pairing: Hints of FujiTezu and EijiRyo, but mainly -crack-
Rating: PG
Type/Pages: Regular Size (B4), 32 Pg.
Condition: Excellent
Summary: (Two Copies In Stock! OMG) A crack collection for Seigaku. :P Find out the secret of Oishi’s hair in the morning, what Eiji daydreams of, and what pisses off Fuji! xDD Some of these stories are just -too- cute though. :P
Price: 15$

Zasshi Entertainment (Todoya)
$10.00 USD
Title: Zasshi Enta-teimento (Zasshi Entertainment)
Circle: Todoya
Pairing: Seigaku Gen, Fuji x Tezuka, Inui x Kaidou
Rating: PG
Type/Pages: Regular Size, 28 Pg.
Condition: Excellent
Summary: Utter crack. Put the Seigaku Regulars into a fairy tale, and this is what you get. Utter utter crack. 2 Copies Available.
Price: 10$

Friendship’hood (Nabakou)
$10.00 USD
RN: GP07
Title: Friendship’hood
Circle: Yutaka/Nabakou
Pairing: Golden Pair
Rating: G
Type/Pages: Regular Size (B4), 24Pg of Art out of 32Pg
Condition: Excellent
Summary: Snapshots of Eiji and Oishi as doubles partners, friends, and possibly… more… Light, happy introspective book on their deep friendship. Absolutely beautiful and dynamic art to match the mood <3 Omake: Eiji eating popsicles!~
Price: 10$

Young Boy Illustrated (Todoya)
$8.00 USD
Title: Seishounen Zakan (Young Boy Illustrated)
Circle: Todoya
Pairing: Seigaku Gen, Momo x Ryoma
Rating: PG
Type/Pages: Regular Size, 20 Pg.
Condition: Excellent
Summary: Gyod, so much crack xDD Momo’s trying to show off his english to Ryoma, and he’s like…
“Mai naimu izu Momoshiro. I amu ultura supa tennisu puraiya… blahblahblah… Fuck you, Please!”
Ryoma: Do you know what you just said? What what’s with the “please…”?
Momo: Uhm… I heard it on TV… what was it?…
Ryoma: That’s not the point! You can’t go around saying that!
Momo: Oh right! I remember what it was now!
Ryoma: ??
Momo: Fuck me! Please!
Ryoma: …
Momo: …
Ryoma: Ok! Let’s go!
Price: 8$

A~h, three crack doujinshi and one Golden Pair. =P
I’ve had my eye on the last one for a while now…it just looks uber amazing. xD The first one got me with “Oishi’s hair in the morning”, and I had been contemplating buying it for a while but I didn’t feel like paying $15 for it…with the sale I couldn’t resist. XP The second one had vampire Eiji on the cover…
and the third one is Golden Pair. I don’t think I really need to explain further.

Maybe the other stuff I bought earlier will come tomorrow. Then again I’ve been saying that for over a week now, and nothing yet…*sigh*
I don’t think that the stuff I just ordered will come before I leave for Nobles on Monday night, but it’s only 5-day boarding so I’ll get it the next weekend. =P Except for the Yesasia stuff, that always takes forever, so it’ll probably come by the weekend after.

Dammit, not this again…

August 28, 2007

UGH I hate these e-mails.

We are sorry to report that we will not be able to obtain the
following item(s) from your order:

Gigs (Artist) “Flower [Limited Edition] [Import]”

Though we had expected to be able to send this item to you, we’ve
since found that it is not available from any of our sources at this
time. We realize this is disappointing news to hear, and we apologize
for the inconvenience we have caused you.

We have cancelled this item from your order.

*headdesk x10*
I honestly don’t know what to do at the moment. I really really really want this single. I love the song, not to mention it’s one of the openings for the OVA series.
It’s out of print on Yesasia and CD Japan, and on Amazon the cheapest price is $20.67. DDDDD:
Dammit, what do I do?

AND the Prince of Tennis Box Set 2 and Ao to Bin to Kan’s Gather STILL HAVEN’T COME. DDDD: They shipped out like forever ago; they should be here by now~ I really wanna watch the crappy dub of Prince of Tennis before I head off to board next week…

Bleach games coming out in the US

August 27, 2007

So I finally got my copy of the October issue of Shounen Jump today. I still have yet to figure out why the hell they come so early; it would make so much more sense if it was the September issue. But whatever…
The first thing that caught my eye was the fact that there’s SO MUCH DRAGONBALL Z THIS ISSUE. DDDDDDDDDD:
But anyway.
Then I flipped open the magazine, stared at the ad for Naruto: Rise of a Ninja for a few minutes (why oh why do I not have an Xbox 360), then flipped past it, and something else immediately caught my eye.

Flaming Hot DVD
Comin’ at you next month is Vol. 3 of The Prince of Tennis Box Set! Ryoma and his teammates at Seigaku Academy are now competing at the Metropolitan Tournament, and their “golden pair” in doubles is forced to resort to an unusual formation. Contains episodes 27-38. Special features include: original Japanese trailers and original Japanese opening and ending credits!

So I’m gonna break this down a bit, I guess…
“Flaming Hot DVD!-” (you mean they actually care about Prince of Tennis?) “Comin’ at you next month-” (ok, I squee-d for a second before realizing that they meant October; it’s still August so I thought they meant September) “-is Vol. 3 of The Prince of Tennis Box Set!-” (already? didn’t the second one just come out? speaking of which, it STILL HASN’T ARRIVED. D:) “-Ryoma and his teammates at Seigaku Academy-” (ok, this line is fail. Seigaku is short for Seishun Gakuen, which basically is Seishun Academy or w/e. Seigaku is a team nickname. Seigaku Academy makes no sense. It’s like…my school is Noble & Greenough School; the nickname is Nobles, but we don’t call it “Nobles School”, that makes no sense) “-are now competing at the Metropolitan Tournament-” (to be honest, I stopped there to take a minute to figure out what the hell they were referring to, cause there’s no “Metropolitan Tournament”. The Prefecturals?) “-and their “golden pair”-” (no, no quotation marks. Golden Pair.) “-in doubles-” (no duh. what, do they think that people think a pair could be in singles?) “-is forced to resort to an unusual formation.-” (the Australian Formation? It’s unusual, but I wouldn’t really say they were “forced to resort” to it…) “-Contains episodes 27-38.-” (St. Rudolph arc, right?) “-Special features include: original Japanese trailers and original Japanese opening and ending credits!” (NO. NO. NO. The original OP/ED shouldn’t be “special features”. If they’re going to brag on the cover about the episodes being “uncut”, the OP/ED should be fully intact! WTF~ Especially because they use the original opening and ending for Naruto boxed sets…I wouldn’t mind as much (well I’d still hate it, cause the American PoT OP/ED are crap, but…) if they didn’t say on the box “UNCUT”. They say it’s “uncut”, but it’s not- it’s the exact same thing you see on Toonami/Toonami Jetstream- the American OP/ED, and the American title screen. Seriously, wtf? I was really hoping they’d use the original OP/ED…I wanna see Driving Myself and KEEP YOUR STYLE. DDDDD:)
Lolz, I needed something to rant over, and this was perfect. =D The English version of the anime is crap, and the manga’s not too good either.

I totally freaked out on one of the Bleach pages. For two reasons. The first being…
and a DS game that I’ve never heard of before.
I’ve actually really wanted to play the Wii game for a while, but I don’t think there’s a Freeloader for the Wii. This is great~ I’m really surprised though, it’s way farther than the American anime is. Not that I’m complaining or anything.
The second thing is that they had a thing at the bottom of the page going all “SOUL REAPER ALL POINTS BULLETIN”. It was a fake “warning note” or something. Pretty lame, but then…
Wowwwww, the English manga is pretty close to where the Japanese manga is~

And then way later on in the magazine, they decided to make an announcement…
I think it’s a good decision. Bleach is one of the top 3 Jump manga in Japan, and I’m so glad they’re putting it in the magazine. I think they’re starting from the Arrancar arc, so…

So now the only thing left that would make me uber happy would be if they put PoT in the magazine. 100% never gonna happen though. I always thought it was really popular in Japan, but it seems like it’s been near the bottom of the Jump ToC lately. And it’s not popular in America at all, so I’m not gonna get my hopes up.

By the way, I noticed something slightly amusing when I was putting away some of my manga the other day.
On the inside cover for Bleach volume 1, there was an ad for other Shounen Jump manga. The main one they were advertising…was Prince of Tennis volume 13.
So…well, both series have 20 volumes at the moment in America. Does that mean that in the time it took for Bleach to release 20 volumes, Prince of Tennis only released 7?
*goes off to ponder this thought*

Why is shipping so expensive? xD

August 27, 2007

I’m currently planning out yet another order…*sigh*
At the moment, this is what’s in it:
Tennis no Oujisama Zenkoku Taikai Hen (Prince of Tennis National Tournament) vol. 3
Morning Musume – SEXY 8 BEAT (limited edition)
Cap to Bin – Thank You!! (limited release)

I have to get the Nationals DVD. It’s uber expensive ($46.25 on Yesasia, $42.51 on CDJapan), but it’s Golden Pair angst and it’s my favorite episode in the entire OVA series, and maybe even the entire series in general, and it’s really cute and amazing, and…I mean, it starts off with lots of Eiji angsting and Golden Pair love, and then it turns into Eiji being uber cute and amazing and more Golden Pair love. <33333 The episode has its own folder in My Pictures for screenshots- seriously, not many episodes do. Only the Golden Pair flashback episode (freshman Eiji = THE CUTEST THING EVER), the chibi episodes, the Prince of Bowling/Billiards/Volleyball episodes, and episode 142 (which happens to be another cute Eiji episode, but it’s missing the angst that makes Zenkoku episode 4 so great), and this episode of course. This episode has everything from Eiji crying over Oishi to playing doubles in singles to self-rape
For the record, every time I watch this episode I’m in tears by the time Eiji confronts Oishi in the flashbacks…yes, I cry over a tennis anime. >____> Shut up.
I wanna make a couple of animated GIFs from that episode, but sadly, VirtualDub doesn’t work with .mp4 files. I dunno if I could do it with another program or what…
Lolz I’m gonna shut up about that episode now. I could probably rant on about it for like ever…
Then there’s episode 5 of the OVA, which is also on this DVD. Honestly, I couldn’t care less about that episode. It’s mostly filler anyway. Except for the scene where Kaidou and Yagyuu switch places and play as each other. That scene’s great, though it makes no sense whatsoever in the anime…

ANYWAY back on track.
Then there’s Cap to Bin’s Thank You!!. I didn’t think too much of the song when I first heard it, but I love it at the moment~ <33333 Not to mention Eiji’s like FRONT AND CENTER on the cover, and I’m planning on collecting all CDs involving Eiji anyway, so…
And then SEXY 8 BEAT. I’m still catching up with Morning Musume; I want their mini-album also but this order is really expensive already, and I have the money to buy it along with this stuff but my mom doesn’t like it if I spend more than ~$100 on one order so I’ll get it later.

I looked up all the items and added everything to my cart on both Yesasia and CD Japan…
CD Japan has cheaper prices for the items. It’s great- the Tenipuri DVD’s $46.25 on Yesasia but only $42.51 on CD Japan; SEXY 8 BEAT’s $34.75 on Yesasia but only $30.60 on CD Japan, and Thank You!! is $9.25 on Yesasia but only $6.32 on CD Japan.
However…shipping is uber expensive on CD Japan. DDDDD: It ends up being more expensive to buy it on CD Japan…
Maybe I’m just used to Yesasia’s free shipping. I dunno.
I apparently have a 500 yen coupon on CD Japan, and 200 frequent shopper points, so maybe if I use those, it’ll be a bit less expensive…still though, I feel like I’m being ripped off to pay so much just for shipping. D:
So, I think I’m just gonna use Yesasia for this…I’ll save the coupon and the frequent shopper points for stuff I can’t get on Yesasia (meaning, more PoT character singles)…

Lolz, and I’m also getting some doujinshi. is having a sale where everything’s $5, and shipping has a flat rate of $4 for more than 1 doujinshi…so I can’t help myself. =P
4 doujinshi for $24…yaaay~