Otaku Ramblings June Highlights

I did it! My Otaku Ramblings podcast is up and running and if you don’t know what that is visit this post for details.  But for now, stay here and enjoy a few, of my greatest and latest, mostly yaoi-related, mini recordings

God . . this is from . . some manhwa – I guess . . . .
FUNK I really don’t remember

With a title like Cosmic Boy of course this shit sounds stupid

Harada-sensei has one hell of an imagination dude

Levi Ackerman ~Attack on Titan song parody of CardCaptors English theme song

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Otaku Ramblings

Like any proper Otaku, I am not a completely proper person.

This the tagline of my new podcast on Soundcloud, which I am in the process of working the kinks out of. Once in a while I’ll post on  a batch of highlights of the dumba** recordings I make of: my daily yaoi readings, some weird sh*t I notice in anime, my being bored clips, and so much more half-brain antics.

Recordings generally run anywhere between 15 sec to 4 minutes long (since some a random laugh tracks). They are literally a bunch of random ramblings I somehow managed to organize into actual folders.

I am using a different username for this account, HoneyBeeJazz (HBJ), since a certain pair of people who follow my social media accounts know my trademark username and may not approve of this particular content.

Otaku Ramblings Soundcloud Banner

Working on editing, icon designs and what-not now.
Look forward to it!

 

5 Books 1 Week

For a few of my projects on manga history and culture, I almost went overboard with my purchases of research books. Within one week purchased 5 books on manga related material. From top to bottom, below I have ordered my personal favorite reads and recommendations. Click the images if you want to see their availability on Amazon.

Adult Manga
Click here to view a summary infographic of this book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manga in America

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanamerica

Global Manga

Fandom Unbound

Best BL Panels & Pages (Pt. 2)

Scrounging through my old iPad and pulling out old saves. Finally it’s time to continue this segment

Eccentric Hobby (2012) ~Itsuki Makoto Part 4 Pg. 31

Eccentric Hobby Part 4 P 31
How many people are guilty of making this face mistake?  Not being able to read the mood has nothing to do with it! You just fail!

Koi Shirazu (2011) ~Kurimoto Kaoru & Sadahiro Mika Vol. 1 Ch. 1 Pg. 28

Koi Shirazu Vol. 1 Ch. 1 Pg. 28
It’s good to let your friends know about someone with a bad rep, but there is such a thing as an explicit explanation. TMI , Bro.

Genwaku no Kodou (1997) ~Yoshihara Rieko & Kada Michiru Vol. 26  Ch. 106 Pg. 41

Genwaku no Toudou V 26 CH 106 P 41
Your relationship has got to have some impressive history if you can pretty much understand the tone of someone’s “peep”

Kedamono Kareshi (2011) ~Aomoto Sari Vol. 1 Ch. 2 Pg. 4

Kedamono Kareshi V 1 CH 2 P 4
I’ve never met a seme more two-faced than that. Every time I reread this one I still chortle at this scene

Terpenoid (2011) ~Okadaya Tetuzoh Vol. 1 Ch. 1 Pg. 4

Terpenoid V 1 CH 1 P 4
Marry me . . . . your body specifically | Guy in the corner has got the right reaction

Best BL Panels & Pages (Pt. 1)

Unresponsive Web Design

A Test Website of a Made-Up Organization that turns Manga into American-Style NovelsSo I have been on a leave of absence trying to get my new website to work. Unfortunately I am still a total noob at setting things up completely from scratch and can’t seem to get my browser to  adjust different screen sizes. If you have an advise, hand it over! I could use it.

Lately I have spent my time trying to get the basic layout of this test website running. I am pretty proud of it actually! So the next milestone is trying to get my website to respond to different screen sizes. I have an idea for the mobile version,  but its all trial and error up to this point

*HAHHH* I really am a noob .  .  .

AROM Founder Page

AROM Novelties

AROM Contact Form

 

Neko-Kitty Kat Headphones (In Blue)

Brookstone Cat Ear Headphones BoxHer name is Himeko! She will be my Himeko! And Himeko will be mine!

When I bought this from Brookstone via ebay.com on sale for $130 – i seriously was not expecting to love them this much. I tried surprising my self by not reading to much into the extra features and I totally managed to syke myself out.

Surprise #1: Super kawaii box art. (I cannot bare to ditch the package)

Brookstone Cat Ear Headphones BoxBrookstone Cat Ear Headphones Box Model

Surprise #2: Yes, I totally forgot that
expensive headphones could come with their own safety-carrier cases.

Brookstone Cat Ear Headphones Container

Surprise #3: The glowing, oh Gawd the GLOWING!!

Surprise #4: Speaker in the ears?! How could I forget?

Surprise #5: No batteries neccessary, just a few hours to charge and in exchange for up to 5 hours of use. (Still could work on that though, and the cords are short).

Brookstone Cat Ear Headphones Accessories

Surprise #6: Lastly, the speakers are great, and even the microphone attachment isn’t bad. Just look at this audio file below. Can you tell when I am and am not using the mike.

Audacity Microphone Comparison
Audacity Microphone Comparison

When I have some more time I’ll try putting together an sweetly color coordinated outfit to model these guys myself. Until the, its smoooth listening! YATTA!!

Best BL Panels & Pages (Pt. 1)

I’ll add captions of my personal thoughts, but other that . . . you don’t need an introduction – you know what this is!!!

UNKNOWN
(Please Tell Me!)

Someone help me find this manga! I remember the art but its been a while since they've updated
Someone help me find this manga! I remember the art but its been a while since they’ve updated 

Calling (2007) ~Ootsuki Miu
Vol. 1 Ch. 3 Pg. 24

Calling V1 CH3 P24
( >_< ) I can’t function. I fell in love with the way this mangaka drew lips but this is killing me with its sweet fan service

Hana to Kurumi to Amai Seikatsu (2015) ~Ryouko
Vol. 1 Ch. 4 Pg. 1

Hana to K V1 CH4 P1
I am really learning to fall for characters with this sleek boy cut. That killer smile isn’t helping either ( >o< )

MODS (2015) ~Natsume Kazuki
Vol. 1 Ch. 3 Pg. 31

MODS V 1 CH 3 P 31
The art is rough around the edges and I dig that, but I really want to color this page, the first panel was such a great concept.

Junjou Romantica (2002) ~Nakamura Shungiku
Vol. 17 Ch. 43 Pg. 1

Junjou Romantica V 17 CH 43.1 P 1
My sweet Junjou you have done it once again . . . you have spoken to my heart when I rather blog than actually do my work.

Best BL Panels & Pages (Pt. 2)