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Because noone is playing, obviously. I have thoughts about possible next event, but I am uncertain if there will be much participation now.
Round 1 Group 12
Okabe Rintaro & Makise Kurisu - Steins;Gate (3 votes)
Yoshida Haru & Mizutani Shizuku - Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (8 votes)
Winner: Yoshida Haru & Mizutani Shizuku - Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun with 8 votes!
Thread-maker making a post, listing a thing that we all can already see, because it's on the very same this here site...
Funny. In a sad, redundant and desperate way.
Round 1 Group 11
Deunan & Briareos - Appleseed (2 votes)
Chiyo Sakura & Umetaro Nozaki - Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (8 votes)
Winner: Chiyo Sakura & Umetaro Nozaki - Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun with 8 votes!
So, this is a follow-up to my previous post. Finished all the books - 3 proper books and 1 short story that goes between book 1 and book 2.
First of all - this is really not books for my age. I am too old for that kind of story. However, I did finish it, so that says something.
Story of all 3 books is similar - in each of them protagonist must fight some or other major epic, who rules some or other major city. Each city is different, because of how epics changed them with their powers, so, while the premise is always the same, backgrounds do vary. And, closer to the end, more and more of a global story starts to get in.
Things I disliked:
Main character. Yes, main character haven't redeemed himself since the first book. Well, maybe it's just me, but I rarely can find a main character of young adult fiction that can be likable.
Parallel dimensions. Somewhere along the way they start using that theme, and... You know, it's a bit similar to time-travel. It's really hard to do right. It's not done too bad here, but... not too good either.
Ending feels rushed. Global storyline is resolved right at the end of the last book, and it feels very deus ex machina. Very rushed, forced, whatever... Can't say more because it would be spoilers.
What I liked:
Tactics. In essence, it's a book about group of non-powered humans using wit and tech to kill superpowered fucks. And it's done alright. There's tactical planning, there's execution... well, things usually go horribly wrong, but still, it has tactical sense to it.
I did find a character that I liked. Minor character of the story, but yeah, it's important to like someone from the cast.
Setting is solid though all the books. It's not overly detailed, but every city gets pretty good exposition. Plus, on a global scale, workings of the world ravaged by supers is well-explained. I made a point of it before, but yes, it is an interesting setting that obviously took some thinking over.
All in all - this is alright for young adult novels in superhero genre.
Obviously, Sig & Izumi. Those aren't just couple - them are the representation of happy and very kick-ass marriage.
This suddenly made me thinking. I dunno what Milo really is, never had it. But it sounds similar to cocoa powder.... meaning, you can probably do what we call "chocolate salami". Internet tells me, that it's Italian recipe, and I dunno about that, but this thing was crazy popular when I was young, cause it's damn easy to make and it is damn tasty.
What you need:
Cookies (simplest you can find) - 500 g.
Eggs - 2.
Butter - 200 g.
Cocoa powder, or, in this case - MILO - 2 big spoons.
Sugar - 1 glass.
(Some people also add nuts to it, but I say fuck to that, just get +200 more grams of cookies)
What you do:
Crumble all the cookies into small pieces. When I was small, we did it by hand, which was actually a lot of work.
Mix eggs with sugar.
Add Milo, stir it well, so there are no hard parts left, and we got one chocolatey mass of stuff.
Add butter, set it in low fire and keep stirring it so all the butter and all the sugar are completely melted. You can try it during that process - when you can't feel sugar grains anymore, it's ready. Turn fire off.
Adding crumbled cookies into it, mix it really well.
Put what you get into foil, or some other stuff. Actually, we used small plastic bags for it. It doesn't really matter - you just need something to keep it more or less in shape.
And that's it. After that you put it in fridge for about 4-5 hours, and then you can take it out and cut and eat it like a salami - hence the name.
Oh, and while it is being frozen, the pan you used to cook it is probably still covered in chocolatey mass that didn't fit any of the packages, and it's still warm, so you can eat that like a treat while waiting for the salami to get properly frozen - it's extremely tasty.
Hello, one and all. Some more from my poor country.
Now, this is something that just weirded me out. 2 weeks ago we had 1 dollar going for 26.5 hrivnas. Not it's 25 hrivnas. Like, our currency, for some short time, is getting "stronger". What makes me wonder is the fact that there's no reason for this to happen. We are still in economical abyss. So, it's either small relapse... or it is true that our government is now just using money they get from other countries to stabilize our currency to make it look like we aren't doing so bad. Can't say for sure though.
What else... buggery in parliament is still going on. I think, currently president, after some talks in US, wants to either reform the government or to create his own parliament majority... Mostly, we are still standing in place...
Actually, you know, most of the stuff I have here is either some local news which aren't really interesting... or some retardations by our people, which are funny, but kinda meaningless. I can put them here for fun effect, but I don't really want to.
What is more serious is that... remember that war in the east thing we have? With Donetsk and Lugansk? That thing that is going on, but everyone kinda forgot about?
Well, right now everything is going to escalate conflict again. It slowed down during winter, though, never completely over. But right now Ukraine has rotated something like 40K people in the army, and seems like there will be new full-scale attack on the Novorosia soon. Which stands to reason - not many people actively war during winter. It's fucking cold. But now weather is getting steadily hotter, and so is the conflict.
And one major news. About referendum in Netherlands. As I hear now, 32% of people went to vote, and out of those something like 68% voted against association with Ukraine. Now, those numbers are enough to make that vote very much legitimate. Though, still, this is only advisory vote - government of Netherlands can ignore that result. But a lot of people seem think that they will not ignore it.
In any case, this kinda shows what they think about us there, and rightly so. By the way, local Ukrainian internet is already bursting with yells about how it all was a ruse by Putin. No, I am being serious.
So that's how we are. Politically still dead, not needed in Europe, getting ready for next stage of all-out war. Fun.
I do like this character, so it works out nicely. Plus, really, the alchemy power to just blow stuff up... You just have to love that.
Don't care much here, but I guess Deadman Wonderland, cause I at least know that.