February 15th, 2008

What?

So....

2/18 = Hosaka (Minami-Ke) vs. Itou Kaiji (Kaiji)
2/19 = Shark Fujishiro (Seto no Hanayome) vs. ???
2/20 = Maebara Keiichi (Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai) vs. Michishio Nagasumi (Seto no Hanayome)
2/21 = Lord Genome (TTGL) vs. Kamina (TTGL)
2/22 = ??? vs. Giovanni (Pokemon)
2/23 = Jeremiah Gottwald (Code Geass) vs. Simon (TTGL)
2/24 = Medicine Seller (Mononoke) vs. Lelouche Lamperouge (Code Geass)
2/25 = Claire Stanfield (Baccano!) vs. Ryuuguu Rena (Higurashi no Naku Koro Kai)

Man, Claire VS Ladd would have been EPIC. D: SO close... Though Claire VS Rena is still interesting...then can both be pretty damn scary at times. Rena's gonna be slaughtered before she can even sink her cleaver into him though.

Who else I will be voting for: Kaiji, Kino, JoJo, Simon, Medicine Seller.

I'm still undecided for Keiichi/Nagasumi and Lord Genome/Kamina. I've only watched 6 episodes of Seto no Hanayome, but this is enough to convince me that Nagasumi is a worthy opponent. As for Shark Fujishiro, all I've seen him do so far is try (unsuccessfully) to eat Nagasumi, and Kino proved herself to be much more of a badass in the equivalent number of episodes.

EDIT: I've been thinking...what are peoples' opinions on matches between characters who have already fought each other in canon? I know Baccano! fans were hoping for a Claire VS Ladd rematch, but since Ladd has already been majorly pwned by Claire in canon, would the vote results have been any different in the end? Same goes for Simon VS Anti-Spiral; he didn't even stand a chance. At least Lord Genome VS Kamina is interesting, since they didn't get to meet in canon...

EDIT 2: AUGH, I don't know whether to stick with my original votes or not! :(
Mostly Harmless

RPG Pimping

You know that RPG I was talking about maybe applying for a few days ago? Well, I got in. But we're not starting for another two weeks. The problem is...more people need to apply before we have a full class. Thus my pimping it here right now.

Battle Royale Oblivion (br_oblivion) is a multifandom RPG based on the book Battle Royale. I know, horrible story is horrible, but it's one of my favorite books. The whole scenario is inherently tragic, but the choices each of the characters make, either sticking to their morals or falling to fear and paranoia, how the situation forces them to form relationships they would have never thought possible, how their true feelings come to the surface, how their various backgrounds are gradually revealed, and depending on how brilliant they are, coming up with some EPIC plans to escape the system- it's all incredibly fascinating.

And yes, there will be character death. At least one a day or everyone automatically dies. That's actually one of the things that draws me to this premise as an RPG, because there is risk involved, and you'd have to make the most of your time playing. But one week in real time = one day in game time, so you can take your time with it too. And I presume there will eventually be a conclusion, so it won't be going on forever.

Anyway, if anyone's interested, you can reserve a character and then apply. We could really use more girls. D: (Gender doesn't affect one's chances of survival much btw, because for all you know you might end up with a machine gun as a weapon.)

EDIT: Oh gawd, Mukuro from Reborn! was just accepted. That's a little intimidating. XD;;