Ramblings: RIP Chester Bennington

Jul. 20th, 2017 07:34 pm
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Today it came the news that Chester Bennington, vocalist of the band Linkin Park, was found dead today as a result of suicide. I can't believe one of the most iconic voices of my teenage years is dead, it's like we Linkin Park fans are feeling the same Nirvana fans felt when Kurt Cobain killed himself as well. It's...shocking.

I admit I became a Linkin Park fan rather "late" for it's time: since as a teenager I didn't used to listen anglo music, I didn't became a Linkin Park fan until I entered university, that being said, I knew songs like "Breaking the Habit" and "Crawling" because LOTS OF PEOPLE on my classroom used to sing it and listen it in the radio. But as a I said, it was once I entered University I became a fan and listened to their first albums, my favorite song of them will always be My December, I just love Chester's voice in that song...it's pretty sad to listen it right now knowing he's gone :(

R.I.P Chester, I hope you finally found the place where you belong.
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This pair of anti-Bedward examples is a little strange. See, Cameron and Zabu aren't human. They also aren't aliens, monsters, or any other type of fictional sapient creature. They're big cats. This is Cameron & Zabu:


(Cameron is the lion, Zabu is the tiger)

Cameron and Zabu are a pair of residents at the Florida sanctuary Big Cat Rescue. They were raised together at a roadside zoo (and not treated too well there), presumably in order to breed ligers. BCR thinks that this was unsuccessful before they were rescued, and after their rescue they were fixed because BCR is a non-breeding sanctuary.

Cameron and Zabu are incredibly different from Edward and Bella, even aside from being cats. But their romance does bear a few superficial similarities to Bedward (They even have their own ship name- Cambu), which serves very well to point out how this fuzzy, loving pair does it so much better.

Cameron and Zabu, like Edward and Bella, are different species who don't normally fall in love- though with lions and tigers this is mostly because their territory in the wild does not overlap. Both couples have beaten the odds to get their happy ending with each other.

Thing is, Edward and Bella tell their romance. Cam and Zabu live it. They live in the same enclosure, and spend much of their time play-hunting each other, cuddling with each other, and grooming each other (big cats love to wash themselves just as much as domestic cats). About the only thing Cameron won't do with Zabu is play in her pool (tigers love water, lions not so much). They have more honest affection with each other in one day than Edward and Bella have in the whole series.

Whenever they're separated (usually because one of them needs surgery and they have to be separated to allow for recuperation), the other is incredibly worried about them, and they get right back to cuddling and playing when the other returns. Big Cat Rescue has several medical videos of the pair (uncensored, so if you're going to look for them, be aware that they show graphic medical scenes), and in all of them you can tell that Cameron and Zabu miss each other whenever they're apart, and adore spending time with each other.

Individually, Cameron and Zabu have much nicer personalities than Edward and Bella, despite having the excuse of literally being wild animals. Cameron is very laid-back and friendly for a lion (though that still leaves a lot of room for crankiness), and Zabu is quite frankly your average Genki Girl in tiger form. She loves pestering him to play when he's trying to sleep, but if she doesn't get her way then she's fine with going swimming or play-stalking visitors. She isn't usually successful because she's white (and therefore obvious), but she remains happy, upbeat, adorable, and one of the nicest tigers the sanctuary has.

Cameron and Zabu: Because while lions may not lay down with lambs, they will sometimes do so with white tigers.

P.S. Cameron currently doesn't have a mane because he has been neutered, and a lion's mane is maintained by testosterone (since it's there to attract lionesses). Initially he was only given a vasectomy, but as the years went by he became very possessive of Zabu and Big Cat Rescue had to neuter him to curb his behavior. He lost his mane but kept his girlfriend- a good trade.

That gives me an idea- if neutering curbs stupid jealous male behavior, then why don't we castrate Christian Grey? It probably won't work with Edward because he's frozen at stupid teenager level no matter what appendages he has, but Christian's human.

Yuri on Ice Livestream postponed

Jul. 15th, 2017 02:03 pm
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My internet connection isn't working very well, so I'm afraid I'll have to move the stream for next Saturday. I'm sorry :(
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Well, as I promised, the date is confirmed: I plan to stream a Yuri on Ice marathon this Saturday at 17:00 CLT (time converter for your zone here) on my Rabb.it room! The stream may delayed a bit if there are so few people, but everyone can join whatever time they can!

(I'm gonna announce this in the official group now)

Kao streams: Yuri on Ice marathon!!!

Jul. 9th, 2017 03:46 pm
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I was thinking on making a Yuri on Ice livestream marathon one of these days! This week specifically. I have yet to specifiy the day and the time, but I'm very interested to do it!

I'm thinking on making the announcement on @yurionicefans, everyone is welcome to join!
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Ahem, after some salty posts I remembered that I had pending my first impressions/commentary on Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu, the only Summer 2017 anime that caught my attention and that I have time to watch (this has been a very busy year since this is my last year at University, and between preparing my thesis and all the stuff I don't have much free time as before). As you guys may know or not know, I'm studying History, so the premise of Katsugeki intrigued me from the get-go, and also because the Bakumatsu-Meiji period is one of my favorite periods in the history of Japan, along with the Muromachi-Sengoku period and the Edo period. So between last Saturday and this Saturday I watched the first two episodes, and all I can say it: I'M LOVING THIS SO MUCH.

Synopsis: The year is 1863 as the tumultuous samurai era is coming to an end, Japan is split between the pro-shogunate and anti-shogunate factions. The fate of the world is threatened as an army of historical revisionists are sent from the future to alter the course of history. In order to bring these forces down and protect the real history, two sword warriors, spirits who are swords brought to life by Saniwa (sage), rush to Edo. The polite and thoughtful Horikawa Kunihiro and the short tempered yet skillful Izuminokami Kanesada, who served the same master, confront the invading army along with a lively gang of other warriors including Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki, Yagen Toushirou, Tombokiri, and Tsurumaru Kuninaga.

As the fate of history lies in these hero's hands, what meets the blade is yet to be uncovered... (Source: Aniplex USA)

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