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Favorite 5

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Stolen from :iconeeriechan:

RULES
1) Post these rules.
2) Each chosen person must post five favorite characters and animes and mangas in their journal.
3) Choose ten friends and put their icon on the same page.
4) Go to their page and send a message saying you tagged them.
5) No tag-backs!

Admittedly I haven't watched the most animes in the world, but here goes. I might do this again quite a bit later as I go through more of my rather extensive collection:

•Favorite 5 Anime

-Princess Tutu - The story is unlike anything I have ever watched before. It's sweet, the characters are endearing, dark, deep, and simply amazing.

-Noein: To Your Other Self - This one is fabulously mind-boggling. The story is so intriguing and layered. A story revolving around Quantum Physics, dimensions, space-time manipulation and people meeting themselves from a different reality? Delicious.

-Toward the Terra- A beautiful Sci-Fi- action story about the evolution of humanity to super-humans and the persecution from those who are left behind as mere humans. There is so much emotion packed into this one, it's hard not to feel strongly about the characters and the suffering they have to endure.

-Shadow Raiders (War Planets) - Alright, so this technically isn't anime, but dang. I would have to say this is the best and most well-written western-produced TV animation series I have ever seen. For what is essentially an extended toy commercial, Mainframe Entertainment did a damn good job at selling this series to me, if not the toys.

-Rurouni Kenshin - I think this one doesn't need much explaining. It's a classic for a reason. The OVAs are the pinnacle of the long-running series.


•Favorite 5 Manga

-Fruits Basket - Another one that doesn't need much of an explanation. I just thought the overall series was so well put together. I can't believe how well she incorporated depth, strong emotion, immaturity, maturation, sensitivity and comedy into the same storyline. Truly wonderful. (Side-note: The anime was SO disappointing, compared to the manga. Now I know what people are talking about when they say manga is better than their anime counterparts)

-D.N. Angel - For me, quality of artwork is absolutely essential for enjoying a manga and this series has truly beautiful artwork. Add in a cute and rich storyline and I'm sold. Contrary to above, I enjoyed the anime series to this one highly.

-The Legend of Zelda mangas - Ok, sure, they might be somewhat childish (don't have to worry about translations as I have the Japanese versions), but hey, it's always fun to follow Link on his adventures no matter the medium.

-Star Ocean - The Second Story - Another one with beautiful artwork, this series and I go way waaaayyyy back. They were the first Japanese import item I ever bought after seeking furiously to find a place to order them from in High School. Oh the nostalgia. :3

-Tales of Destiny - Leon's Story - I just bought these because I both love the game (well, the original, I never played the Leon remake version), and the artwork is absolutely gorgeous. After looking at a few scanned pages I just knew I had to have them.


•Favorite 5 Characters

-Link (Legend of Zelda) - C'mon. Need I explain this one? *grin*

-Cheetor (Beast Wars) - When I was younger, I had an attraction to the hot-headed 'bound to get themselves into trouble' types of characters. My tastes have changed slightly over the years and some of his antics get on my nerves. But I always got the sense that Cheetor was more than the sum of his parts. There was a depth to his character that you only got glimpses of, but knew there was more to him than he showed. That I still do love in my characters.

-Kyo Sohma (Fruits Basket) - I don't know. My heart melted for this guy. The way this guy was treated his entire life was abominable. I couldn't help but love his sensitive, obsessed, terribly afraid and frail self and loved watching him mature and overcome his emotional and mental traumas and his own faults.

-Trowa Barton (Gundam Wing) - Come on, this guy is just about perfect. Strong, flexible, agile, a near-perfect shot. Logical, quiet, calm and mature, humble. And mysterious. There was nothing imperfect about him to not like.

-Cryos (Shadow Raiders [War Planets]) - An incredibly powerful ally to The Alliance that never faltered in supporting the good. He is a king, with the power that goes with the title, an incredibly smart and responsible tactician, brave, strong and moral. Graveheart may have been the brains behind the alliance, but I believe that Cryos was the backbone.

No tagging, feel free to steal it. Who knows, maybe I'll look into your answers. :D

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Game last completed: Picross 3D :heart::heart::heart:
Anime last completed: Gunbuster


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Stuff for Sale!

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Hey guys! Since I'm getting ready to move down to the States, I really need to clean out some of my stuff and could use some money to help with the visa process and hiring a moving company, etc. I've listed some things on eBay for sale so if any of you could help out by buying something I have for sale, that would be so awesome. :)

www.ebay.ca/sch/jiang_wei/m.ht…

I will keep adding more things as I go through my stuff, so keep checking back- you may find something you like. Also, I would be willing to negotiate on here personally if you see something you like and you want to make me an offer for it (provided it doesn't have any bids on it in eBay). I can also calculate exact shipping for you if you give me your address. Just send a note if you're interested.

Thank you!

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Game last completed: Picross 3D :heart::heart::heart:
Anime last completed: Gunbuster


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Stolen Art

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As many of you have pointed out to me, my 'Zelda - Days and Knights' deviation was one of the many artworks taken from deviantART and sold on www.art4love.com. Just want to thank those who pointed it out to me and I'm working to find evidence that it was on the site through screenshots, etc, though it's proving difficult as there is a whole section missing in the uploaded screenshots already existing and my artwork happens to be in the missing section. :cry:

In other news, just letting people know I'm not dead. I'm working on a commission right now in between full-time night work, moving four times in a year, dealing with a fiance visa application and preparing to move to the US! A lot on my plate atm, but be assured I do read all your comments even if I don't reply to them and I enjoy getting them. YOU GUYS ARE ALL AWESOME, K?!?! :D

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Game last completed: Picross 3D :heart::heart::heart:
Anime last completed: Gunbuster


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but I think someone gave me a premium membership...? I didn't receive any notification about it at all, but as far as I can remember, I thought my membership expired February. So, I'll just play it safe and extend a huge thank you to the deviant who has supported this sucky artist for yet another year. ^^;

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Game last completed: Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness (PSP) :heart::heart::heart:
Anime last completed: Gunbuster


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Yeahhh, starting the P90X!!! I'm loving it so far. It's really a killer workout, but I'm going easy this first round and only doing 30% of most of the workouts. Isn't too hard, just need to stick with it. I won't get the results in 90 days that the success stories do because I'm only doing 30%, but nonetheless I will see results.

Anyone else doing it? If you're looking to get in shape with a great program that actually works and works wonders, I highly recommend the purchase (not the download- the guys worked hard to bring us this awesome workout. They deserve the money), and sticking with it for 90 days. Cheer me on... here I go!! :D

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Game last completed: Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness (PSP) :heart::heart::heart:
Anime last completed: Gunbuster


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