Fanlisting: Schneizel and Lelouch Doujinshi

This is my favorite of the Shunaruru revamps. It looks the most simple, and essentially is, using only two images and one texture, but took the longest to make. This layout took 45 minutes to make, went through 9 versions, and uses 12 layers. The Schneizel and Lelouch dojinshi fanlisting was moved to Aizo.Schneizel.org/doujinshi and renamed Kiss From a Rose. While I have heard the original song, this one is named after Angela Aki’s version, which I prefer.

I decided to go with this coding to make all the Shunaruru fanlistings more uniform, but this is not the coding I originally used. You can see the first coding here. I had wanted the coding for this layout to be more simple, and not make all the coding the same just for the sake of it, if there was something that looked better for this layout. The biggest differences which I had trouble deciding on between this one and the one used is the join form, which I prefer the style of. I also had trouble deciding which navigation I liked more. Ultimately I did decide conformity was best, as I couldn’t get the “simple” style coding of this layout to the point where I thought it was better that way. I considered using just the style of the form on Kiss From a Rose, but thought it was too out of place.

That’s it for the fanlisting revamps for now. I tried starting a Kadota Kyohei (Durarara!!) revamp, but it wasn’t working for me, and still isn’t. And since I have such poor luck with Schneizel layouts, I decided to use my Subeta profile layout as the Schneizel el Britannia fanlisting layout as well. That one went really, really well, and I know I won’t be able to do something like that again (at least for a while).

Fanlisting: Schneizel and Lelouch Rivalry

This is the second fanlisting that was revamped. The Schneizel el Britannia and Lelouch vi Britannia rivalry fanlisting is now named I’m Your Villain and located at Aizo.Schneizel.org/rivalry. This layout took 28 minutes to make, uses 5 images, 1 texture, and 10 layers. I went through about 14 different versions before settling on this one. It is also my least favorite of the Shunaruru revamps. Up next, my favorite: Schneizel and Lelouch doujinshi fanlisting.

Fanlisting Revamp: Schneizel and Lelouch

When I was without internet a few weeks ago I decided to revamp some of my fanlistings, starting with my Shunaruru ones. Previously named The Demon and the Devil, the Schneizel and Lelouch fanlisting has been revamped with a new layout, and has been moved to a different domain. CodeGeass.org/aku to Aizo.Schneizel.org. Its two companion listings, rivalry and doujinshi also moved and got new layouts and names. They will be featured in upcoming posts.

Aizo’s layout uses five images from Code Geass, 3 textures, and 10 layers. It had around 5 different versions, and took about 20 minutes to make, not including coding. This is my second favorite layout of the Shunaruru revamps.

One Eleven Eleven

I decided to post today, since 1/11/11 is a special occasion, and so is my blogging. :angel: First up are two incidents that I forgot to write about last time. The first happened a few days before Christmas. I was just going to bed and I heard some male voices outside, and then a loud crash a minute or so later. I thought one of the idiots had thrown a rock at the metal awning over the door, because that’s happened before. Then Tiger (my/aunts cat) went crazy and started running around the house, up and back down the stairs again. I went down and Cynthia said someone had thrown a rock at Tiger when he was in the window. The window was fine, but Tiger wasn’t. I went looking for him and found him hiding under the sink. When Cynthia came over he hissed at her and then leapt out and went running again. I found him again upstairs hiding under a rocking chair, and then later on hiding behind an end table. We were very worried about him, since he’s an older cat, and overweight. Even hours later the next day he would barely eat and wouldn’t leave the room without me. He did get over it, and is fine now. We don’t know who did it, because they left right after, but I would say based on their voices there were about 3 of them in their late teens or early twenties.

The second thing that happened was on Christmas Eve. Cynthia had gone to church, and after she left I went to bed. When I saw her the next day I found out that when she came home she stopped at the house of the woman across the street, and ended up slipping and falling on porches stairs. Luckily she didn’t break anything. She’s in her 80’s and has osteoporosis so it’s a miracle she’s alright.

The Code Geass LJ posted a scan of the new Code Geass Gaiden – Boukoku no Akito. The comments exploded but I haven’t been able to bring myself to go back there. I am still not happy about this. Somewhere my psychic message for more Code Geass got messed up. Maybe it’s because I wished it in English, and they didn’t understand me. I desperately want more Code Geass, but this and Renya is not what I wanted. Someone there said there might be characters from the real Code Geass in it, like Schneizel, which caused a pang in my poor heart. I’d be so happy if just Schneizel was in it, and not like Nicholas D. Wolfwood was in Trigun: Badlands Rumble, he did not get enough air time… No, I’d still be happy if it was just that!

It’s a new anime season, and I’m “watching” mostly everything. And by watching I mean, watching the first episodes then getting around to the rest when I feel like it. I’m only just finishing some anime from several seasons back now. Here are my shows.

Rio: Rainbow Gate – Don’t ask me why I’m watching this. Like always I knew what I was getting myself into, but I did it anyway. I did enjoy making fun of it though, like the blushing breasts, and trying to figure out whether Mint will grow up to be a stripper or a hooker.



Stripper it is!

I also have already chosen my favorite character.


Green bunny girl! Just because I like her voice.

IS: Infinite Stratos – I think I would like this anime a lot more if it wasn’t a mecha. Yes, then it would just be a bunch of annoying characters in a boarding school, but it’s a futuristic school, so that makes it more interesting! Seriously, I think the environment is the most interesting thing about this show. My first thought when watching the anime – the clouds are pretty. This is really stupid, but the clouds are pretty. The school itself is very… pointy. But I like all the floaty hologram things, and the dorms. Okay, the things I like most about it are the holograms and the students bedrooms. Can we just devote the episodes to those? It would at least be tolerable if there was a character I could devote myself to. When I saw the blonde girl I thought maybe her, then she opened her mouth – bitch. Boy main characters sister – bitch. Girl main character – I think she’s supposed to be tsundere, which just means bitch to me. The main character – meh. So far the most likable characters are the girls who were fangirling over boy main character in the first episode.

Yumekui Merry – All the ANN reviewers were going on an on about Yumekui Merry, and a fan on MAL promised it wasn’t really about warring cats, or as stupid as it’s description made it sound. It is as stupid, and it really is about cats.

GOSICK – I had high hopes for this anime, and the first episode really let me down. Victorique’s clothes are pretty. If I was rich I dress like that all the type, and then I’d just be eccentric, instead of crazy as I am now. They’re so pretty! The thing I liked most about Gosick though was the end theme, Resuscitated Hope by Komine Lisa. Also, it took stupid me going to the official site to figure out it’s actually Gothic.

Mitsudomoe Zouryouchuu – This is what I’ve been waiting for! My Mitsudomoe! I love my Mitsudomoe! And how do they repay me for my love? A pointless episode about the Gachi Rangers! I am not watching this for the Gachi Rangers! I am watching it for Hitoha the Marui triplets! What I wasted episode. I guess it’s because they needed filler because the manga isn’t that far ahead, but if that’s the case I’d rather they make something up rather than waste everyone’s time with this. There’s only 8 episodes for this one, and now ones been wasted. Hopefully, the rest of the episodes will be devoted to Hitoha our wonderful Marui sisters. Hitoha!

Freezing – I was expecting this to be a lot worse than it was. Yes, there are melon boobs flying everywhere, panty shots every other frame, and clothes that just pop off during battle, but after the anime below this, this was actually very enjoyable. I’m shocked that this fan service palooza might end up being very entertaining.

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica – This is the best episode I’ve seen yet of this season, and seems to be the most promising. I am very, very shocked that it seems the best anime there is this season is a bloody, fan service show, and a mahou shoujo. But damn, this was all around good! The characters were all interesting, there interactions were believable, great setup. Can’t believe the characters thing. Haven’t seen one bimbo yet.

Beelzebub – Also a lot better than I thought it would be. It helps that the main character is good looking, and I like his seiyuu. Very good fit for the character.

Level E – Haven’t watched this yet. No, I am not just watching this because of the shirtless guy in the promo art. How shallow do you think I am? The summary sounded good, but when I saw the PV for it on YouTube, and it looked very stupid. Except for the beginning and end of it, which wasn’t actually a part of the anime.

Kore wa Zombie desu ka – Haven’t watched yet.

Dragon Crisis! – Haven’t watched yet.

Fractale – Not aired yet.

There may be others, but I can’t remember. FukuJun isn’t in anything this season. :tears: He’s in at least one anime that’s currently airing, plus one stupid show online that I’m going to have to watch now just because he’s in it (Starry☆Sky).

In addition to the new anime I’m also watching other things. I finished Shiki, Oreimo, Pandora Hearts, Trigun, Trigun movie, Angel Beats, Shinrei Tantei Yakumo. I’m about to finish Okami Kakushi and the first Sailor Moon. I’m also watching Star Driver, Hidamari Sketch x 365, and episodes from various other episodes. I was enjoying Kanon until animals were brought into it. I don’t really feel like watching it now. Shiki went from horror, to infuriating (really, getting pushed around by vampires), to horrifying. I loved it. Oreimo was okay, Kuroneko was my favorite, I couldn’t stand Kirino. Really liked Pandora Hearts, Gil is so cute. I really liked Trigun until my favorite character died. After a while Vash’s naiveté started to get on my nerves, and I blame him for my fave characters death. Angel Beats was good, I loved the OVA. As for Psychic Detective Yakumo, Haruka was dumb as a rock, and her and Yakumo. Yakumo was cute and I like his seiyuu, Ono Daisuke. I wish there had been more actual plot and less individual episodes. I think the whole deal with his father is really interesting, some backstory would have been nice. Okami Kakushi and Sailor Moon are okay, Star Driver is so crack, Hidamari Sketch is so mellow. I like to watch it before I go to bed, particularly after a more dramatic or scary anime, it really helps me to calm down.

ANN says Bleach is ending. People in the comments say it definitely won’t, but I’m not so sure anymore. I love my stupid Bleach and my stupid Bleach fillers. I always thought it could survive a nuclear bomb, like a cockroach, but I’m not so sure anymore. There’s been so much talk of it ending, for months.

I’m following Yamane Ayano on Twitter now. I know I’m going to forget and then wonder why there’s Japanese in my Twitter feed. Chrome automatically “translates” everything, but only for what’s on the page at the time. She recently said the Finder series isn’t ending, which it seemed to be. I’m happy but who knows what’s going to happen to it now, and my beloved Junjou Romantica and Okane ga Nai, because of those bastard Japanese. The Japanese have earned my eternal hatred, and when I die I hope to become a Ju-on and haunt them/destroy them, and many violent J-horror movies will be made about me. :devil:

Another Clovis Layout

After a little over a year, I have made a new layout for Lisabee.org. The first layout to grace LBE since its conversion to WordPress was “Artistic” a Code Geass layout featuring Clovis la Britannia, and it officially debuted 7/1/09. This is the second, and the second layout to showcase Clovis. It uses fan art from Pivix (credits at the bottom), and is titled “A Light Heart.” Amber mentioned the layout being warmer than the last one, and with that and Euphy’s comment about the warm colors Clovis used in his paintings, the layout was named A Light Heart. Why Clovis? Because he’s my favorite character after Schneizel, and he’s so underrated. You never see him in graphics, so I use images of him. If you don’t understand why he’s so likable find a translation and listen to the Code Geass sound episode Teikoku no Kyoudai. Clovis actually became governor general of Area 11 for Lelouch. I have been testing this layout out for a few days now, and getting opinions on it. I decided it was finally satisfactory and decided to switch them today. This layout was hell to work with. I spent at least 30 hours struggling and tinkering with it. The layout took a little while, with about 28 layers and 3 textures, but the coding was the real issue. There were a lot of problems with it (WordPress doesn’t like me) and even after those problems were worked out I still didn’t think it was good enough to use. Now I do. Please let me know what you think, and anything you think might improve it. If there’s a problem you see I want to know, so I can find a solution that my visitors will like.

Maybe it Was McGonagall

Mmm, food. I’m still only eating once a day. I said I would and I am, even though I’m half forcing myself to do it. After I went to Cynthia’s my mood stabilized for a little bit. The last blog, Epic Troll, shows that best. Then my mom called again (she was going to the store) and just hearing from her sent me spiraling again. She called again yesterday, Cynthia said because she wanted to know how I was since I hadn’t called her. So I asked why she didn’t call, and she said it was because I didn’t call her. Then she had the audacity to call me stubborn. When someone runs you our of their home, it kind of makes it seem like you don’t want to talk to them. If she wondered how I was (which I doubt she did) her phone works. We didn’t talk much, but she wondered if Kribel’s (a bakery) took food stamps. At first I didn’t know why she was talking about getting a cake, it took me a little while to realize my birthday is now three days away. She offered to try to bake a cake, but she doesn’t have any cake pans or a spatula so I don’t know if she will. She also still does not have a job. She says no one will hire her because she’s too old, but she’s not even 50 yet. I don’t think she’s really trying. Also, our disability hasn’t gone through, so she hasn’t paid the rest of the rent. She says she’s going to drop the internet for now, and later on we’ll switch to Verizon, which I think is stupid, stupid, stupid. I don’t like Comcast, but I’m used to it and know what to expect. I have On Demand, I have the channels I want, and the caller ID comes up on the TV screen. I also saw their packages, and until Comcast Current TV, Sundance, IFC, and other channels aren’t included. I saw my mom briefly yesterday when I took Cynthia’s money down to her so she could stop at McD instead of us going. It was so hot, and when I said Cynthia and I were planning on going down later, she offered to do something nice and go get it herself. When I went down I also took the opportunity to get my cat. My mom said Allie had been very depressed and kept looking for me, and I’d been wanting to get her anyway so I did. I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep her up here though. The heat isn’t bad right now, but she hasn’t drunk any water or used the litter box since she got here, and Allie is a big water drinker. She gave the water one tentative lick, and stepped into the litter for the first time an hour ago, but she immediately got out. If she doesn’t get used to it soon I’ll have to take her back.

Yesterday my mom said she was going to try to get to the store today. She never went to the store this much when it was just me down there. If she goes today it’ll be the third time this month, and she’s gotten me a total of 3 TV dinners. One the first time, and two the second. Half of those food stamps are technically mine, and I’ll I’ve gotten are three TV dinners when I know they’re eating down there. After the second time she called Cynthia asking if she had a funnel because she was making ice tea, and later called again asking if she had a cheese grater and some pepper! She’s turned into Martha Stewart down there. I don’t remember the last time I ate a real dinner at “home”. I miss crock pot chicken and beef, shake n bake chicken (can you tell I love chicken), mashed potatoes (I love mashed potatoes!), garlic bread, and biscuits! Cynthia’s oven doesn’t work, and she doesn’t have a crock pot, so I can’t have anything like that here. The other day she did make some mashed potatoes though, and I think they were real mashed potatoes, and not flakes from a box. I could tell by the texture and taste. I’d mash them myself if it meant getting more, because they were so good.

The other day my glasses broke. It’s the same thing that happened with my last pair. The joint where the glasses close wore down, and the left temple popped out. With my last glasses, the temple was out and one of the nose pads had fallen off. I’d had them for at least 3 years. This one is around two years old. Cynthia says when it gets cooler she’ll take me to get my blood test done, get my MRI and CT Scan prescriptions from the doctor, and go to the eye doctor, since it’s all covered by my insurance. I’m sure my mother still hasn’t gotten her test done, despite her adamant declarations that she has cancer or something equally bad. I can tell she’s real worried about it.

I don’t know if I’ll watch any anime or read any manga today, but I’ll try. I have seen anything since the 13th when I watched the second episode of Kuroshitsuji. Another chapter of Kuroshitsuji was released, and a surprise release of Aiso Tsukashi, a yaoi I’m following (I do not like the new character, I’m only reading it because of Sawaragi). I have been listening to some BL dramas, Junjou Romantica mostly. Can’t understand most of what they’re saying, but I’ve read the manga and seen the anime so I know what’s happening. I’ve also been reading Japanese Code Geass fan fics in Chrome, with my very poor Google translation. Oh, it says the funniest things. The translations are really ridiculous, but there’s so much Shunaruru (what they call the Schneizel/Lelouch pairing) out there. I was also on the site Pivix, and apparently Clovis’s birthday is October 14? There were quite a few fan arts wishing Clovis a happy birthday for October 14.

I’ve also started switching over my old fanlisting site Among the Stars (x.lisabee.org) to my new one at boysloveboys.org, my BL domain. I really like the way the layout turned out. It features Akira and Shirogane from Monochrome Factor. Eventually when I’m done with this and have recovered, I’ll move all my anime fanlistings to their new domain Zangetsuki.org, except of course the ones that have their own domain like Code Geass. Usami Haruhiko (Junjou Romantica) and Kuba Homare (Okane ga Nai) will be on boysloveboys.org, since their both yaoi.

Besides listening to BL dramas, and reading Schneizel x Lelouch fan fic, I’ve been watching Dragnet. Pittsburgh has a station called RTV which plays a lot of old shows. Dragnet, Adam-12, Incredible Hulk, Kojak, and late at night Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Dragnet is very cheesy (they all are). The writings bad, the actings bad, and it’s like a long PSA. But I like it, mainly because I like Friday. I like his voice, and he usually remains polite and calm even when dealing with jerks.

Now, as for the title of the post, a strange thing happened the other night. I heard a cat meowing outside. I looked outside and one cat was sitting across the street, I think it is that persons (the one directly across the street from us) since it looked like a big cat, and she has a Maine Coon like Tiger. I went downstairs and Tiger was sniffing at the door (he does not like other cats). I looked outside, wondering if it went on the porch, and there was a cat there, a different one. The other cat was gone. It was just sitting there. It saw me looking and looked directly at me and meowed again. Then it jumped off the porch and walked across and up the street. It might belong to that woman too, she has several cats and she always lets them out when she’s home (it’s stupid and irresponsible to let a cat out anytime). I don’t know what it wanted.

I almost completely forgot! Every Avatar TLA fan should know by now about the new mini/series. Legend of Korra. I’d been hearing about Korra for a while now, but I didn’t think any info on it would come out until the panel at Comic-Con. Too bad it’s not coming out until 2011.

Epic Troll

It was a mean trick. A mean, mean trick, A-1 Pictures. Kuroshitsuji fans know what I’m talking about. A-1 did the anime Kuroshitsuji, based on the manga of the same name. They completed ruined it by going off on their own instead of following the manga, and sort of had the main character die at the end (sort of because we never saw it). So when they announced they were going to do a second series of it, fans were interested but skeptical. What could they do now, and what would the quality of the story be like after last seasons travesty? The date for the anime kept getting pushed back, and no information came out. And when it finally did, we were wishing it hadn’t. They said the anime would feature a new boy and demon butler. Art and previews came out, and at a special event they had the last butler Sebastian (Ono Daisuke) symbolically hand over his gloves to new butler whatever his name is (Sakurai Takahiro). Throughout all this some fans raged, other fans cried (seriously, girls cried at that event, and not happy tears). They were doing it again, they were ruining our Black Butler. The first episode of the new anime came out at the beginning of July. The new boy, a sadistic blond devil who gouges a maids eye out, and his boring, copycat demon annoyed the crap out of people until halfway through a familiar stranger turned up. Sebastian was there to kick ass (carrying Ciel in a suitcase, lol). We got played. We were trolled. It was all a cruel trick. Oh, has ever an anime treated its fans so horribly? Even Bleach isn’t as mean as this (I personally think Alois Trancy is a representation of A-1 and we are their servants), and they’re known to torment their fans. I don’t doubt that those two will probably be main characters, new thorns in Ciel and Seba-chans sides, but thank goodness the two real main charas are there, and will probably kick the imposters asses. Unfortunately, their joke was spoiled for me, due to Kuroshitsuji fans not being able to keep their mouths shut about it. I would have liked to have found out on my own, and been surprised, but I knew ahead of time that Sebastian was going to show up. I waited until the second episode was out to write this, so I’d know that last weeks preview with Sebastian and Ciel wasn’t another trick. Even though the original characters were there the second episode was rocky. Some parts were funny, like when Sebastian opened the trunk and a pig was in there, but overall the story as lacking. I also think they’ve altered the designs of the characters a little bit, or it was just bad animation. Still there were a few good shots of Sebastian that I’d like to make into icons, especially in the episode 3 preview (which looks like Grell will be returning in, if the preview can be trusted).

Along with Kuroshitsuji I don’t know what other icons will be in the next update. Probably Durarara, Bleach, or a yaoi. It’ll all depend on how I’m feeling at the time.

There have been several updates to the site in the past few days. First, I changed the icon/avatar and bases pages so they would be more uniform with the rest of the site. I never did it in the past because I use Icon Sort, and I knew it would be a bitch to get everything to show right, and it was. Second, I added Microkid’s Related Posts plugin so now when you read a post, a suggestion of similar posts is included. I did this mostly for icon posts, but others are linked as well. I also changed the display order of some things on my sidebar (Twitter feed and reading/watching list is higher), and updated my intro to include Schneizel, Clovis, and Jeremiah.

Since I’m on the subject of Code Geass charas my Clovis can badge came yesterday. I was so happy to get it! There’s so few Clovis merchandise, so this was a rare find. I have a little bit on money in my PayPal, and it’s my birthday at the end of the month so I’ll be getting some money then too. But I don’t know what to do with it. Buy a volume of Junjou Romantica? NC Mall stuff at Neopets? Or stalk Ebay for more Schneizel and Clovis things? I just do a search to see if any Clovis or Schneizel things came up, and there was. Not only was there tons of Schneizel/Lelouch doujinshi, there was Clovis doujinshi (including xLelouch) as well! I almost cried I was so happy! I can’t afford it, but I’m still torturing myself looking at it. It’s so beautiful!

Edit: Okay, so I have a lot less money in my PayPal account now. While browsing Ebay I found R2 Dengeki Data Collection. With shipping the total came to a little almost $35. A big chunk of my change, but doable. I decided to see if anyone else was selling a cheaper version. There was, for $2 less, but the first person was also selling the first seasons Data Collection for around $20. I scrambled desperately to find my Amex gift card, which has $10 left on it, hoping there would be enough to buy both. Unfortunately, with the PayPal and gift card total I was still a little over $10 short. After deliberating I decided I’d have to get the first one. I’m still planning on getting the second one if I can, so nobody buy it or I will hunt you down. The Data Collections have a ton of images, info (which I can’t read obviously), concept art, etc, so it’s a really big deal for a Code Geass fan. Schneizel and Clovis are in it too! ^^

Don’t Ask Me

Schneizel isn’t too happy either. I don’t know what’s going on. My mom called yesterday, about a half an hour after I went out with Cynthia. I called when I got back and she said she’d see me tomorrow (now today) since she gets paid. So did she get fired from her job? Well, she called at 3:03, so if she was in Dormont she wasn’t at work then. And she gets paid on Thursdays. Not to mention the fact that she wasn’t at work for at least half the last week, and she never stopped buy or called, so she didn’t bring any milk or food from there (when she has food stamps) and didn’t call. So I still believe she isn’t working. We’ll see if she calls or comes by today like she said she would, it’s going on 4:30 right now. She also didn’t mention the thing she mentioned before, which I’m still not going to talk about. Right now I’m in wait and see mode, but regardless of what does and does not happen I think the best option is to do it now before the medication affect is anymore diluted. I moved the icons that were in the last post to this one. So they’re after the preview and the jump.

Last week I made some more icons including anime. So I uploaded them all a couple days ago. 145 Bleach icons: Kuchiki Byakuya, Kurosaki Ichigo, and Nel Tu / Neliel Tu Oderschvank, 75 Okane ga Nai manga: Kanou Somuku and Kuba Homare, 32 Code Geass: young V.V. and young Emperor Charles zi/di Britannia, C.C., Jeremiah Gottwald, and Lelouch Lamperouge / vi Britannia, 7 Maria Sharapova icons, and 99 Taka ga Koi daro of Sawaragi. I was going to do the rest of the manga with him, and start Aiso Tsukashi, but…

23 Code Geass Icons

Another icon post, this time with 23 CC avatars from the anime Code Geass. The last two are actually the first two I did, when I was experimenting with various things in Paint Shop Pro, and the rest were based on those, but edited with the cropping I preferred. I’ve put most behind a cut so they don’t overwhelm the page, like the Cardcaptor ones did. I also added 3 cat icons in the other category.