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Music Monday – Why you in English?!

July 30, 2012, by , posted in Features, Music

It can’t be done -slams hands on the table- the last Music Monday was just to good, it was just a piece of writing so good that it is impossible to write another piece to follow it (being modest as per usual). However, it must be done. Music Monday will not die, I WILL NOT LET IT DIE. So. Here I am again, going to write the unwritable, just for your amusement. Enjoy~ … wait… what? Talent for Love?

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Picture It – Clamp down on this new art post!

January 4, 2012, by , posted in Art

Picture this: a deck of cards, monsters and a kid with spiky hair in various shades and colours. Or this: a red and white ball, (mostly) cute critters and a simple yet effective style.

If you were thinking Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon, you’ve got it.

Ruby once said to me not too long ago that having an instantly recognisable art style is valuable, and I am inclined to agree with this wholeheartedly. Who doesn’t recognise Yu-Gi-Oh’s or One Piece’s distinct art styles? Or even, the subject we will be covering now, CLAMP’s works? (Yes, we’re on a roll with CLAMP this week.)

CLAMP has always seemed to differ from the norm with their art style. Although it doesn’t vary as far as say, Eiichiro Oda’s art in One Piece, the features of it are quite distinct, even as it has varied over the years whether dramatically or subtly. They seem to have settled into their own style of late though.

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Music Monday – Being written well into 2012

January 3, 2012, by , posted in Features, Music

The New Year has come… who else feels old? -throws up hand- Ok, I’m not that old, but I still have fond memories of anime that was epic when I was young. Feeling that it has been way too long since people have heard it, I give you Platinum by Maaya Sakamoto, the song used for the third op of Cardcaptor Sakura.

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