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"No one will miss me", "I’m better off dead"


When I worked at a non-profit that handled suicide prevention, I had access to the donation records. Each month, a specific man donated 15$ to our organization. It was like clockwork.. same day, same man, he had been doing this for over 4 years. It always seemed odd to me but I never questioned it… until I saw a note attached one month. "For Noah- Dad"

his donation was once his child’s allowance.

I can promise you, they would miss you for the rest of their lives.

Thoughts On: “Love Stage” Episode 8


Just as a note from this point forward both “Love Stage!” and “Book of Circus” will be done between 9-10 PM EDT because they will be the first series’ to finish up from our “Summer of Anime”.  This is why they get the “Primetime” slot

Now then for the actual thoughts on this week’s episode

I generally will skip flashback/recap episodes because its all stuff we’ve seen already.  With that said this week’s episode kind of pulled a technique I saw used in “Hoop Days” where you would see scenes from the past interspersed with the present and current scenario.  This definitely helps bring the viewer up to how we got to where we are and also adds an interesting layer of character development that you don’t usually get to see especially in a short series like this.

I think part of this episode was used to kind of take the focus OFF of Izumi by kind of making Sagara the the focal point of the episode and I’m fine with that because we never really got to know ANYTHING about him up till now and the scene when he is seen staring down an alley coupled with the flashback from when Seiya found him beat up made me think that Seiya is LESS of a prick than I originally believed…he’s still a prick though to me.

I thought the idea of doing a “Behind the Music”-esque episode with Izumi, Ryouma and the Sagaras was actually pretty clever honestly.  You don’t usually see episodes with voiceover like this so it was refreshing to see and it was also interesting to see the President of B-Dash offer Rei a spot with the company KNOWING he would refuse!  If it were me I’d find a way to sweeten the pot telling him the only client he would have to look after is Izumi seeing as how that is who he looks after anyways.  Maybe that is what they were implying but I’m not too sure one way or the other.

The thing with the presser (another name for a Press Conference) confused me because I was like “Why would you have him show up in a wedding dress?” and then they did the reveal and it made more sense but now I’m kind of wondering something as we get ready to wrap up in two episodes:

We KNOW Izumi wants to be a Manga artist right?  So the only logical “Good Ending” right now would be somehow he gets to fulfill his dream no matter what and has the support of his parents and Rei to boot.

The “Bad Ending” scenario to me is that he solely goes into Show Business because its what his parents want and they backed him into it.  He DOESN’T get to fulfill the dream that he has had for so long and he caves to his parents will.

I WANT a “Good Ending” to start the reviews off on the right foot in two weeks but something tells me that I might not get what I want but we’ll have to wait and see

Tomorrow barring a technical disaster again we will have the double dip with Tokyo Ghoul and Book of Circus.  As for Love Stage we are 2 episodes away from ending this series and the first review will be two weeks from tonight

Have a good one Love Stage fans

ah, so it looks like it will only be 10 episodes. i like this anime, cos they’ve been sticking to the manga pretty well.that being said, there is way too much to get crammed in in just two more episodes. i kind of wish they would incorporate some of the backstage light novel story(which i guess they sort of did, because of how rei was discovered by seiya), because that would explain some things about rei’s past and his relationship w shougo. there’s gonna be a good ending…at least i think so.


Adam Ant Costume


After starting his career in a punk rock band in the late 1970s, and acting in Derek Jarman’s punk film Jubilee, Ant’s musical and artistic direction changed after hiring Malcolm McLaren in 1980. McLaren’s assistance in redefining their image resulted in the piratical theme that became a hallmark of Adam and the Ants, despite McLaren subsequently persuading the rest of the Ants to leave and form a separate band, Bow Wow Wow. After regrouping with a new backing band, Adam and the Ants became one of the most successful British acts of the early 1980s; their image and style of music was at the forefront of the burgeoning New Romantic movement.

Ant advised in the design of all his own costumes, indebted to historical, military and tribal dress, working with stylists and costumiers. This one is perhaps the most widely known of all, having been used for the publicity photographs and promotional video for the single, Prince Charming, and later on tour. There are two shirts, two pairs of breeches, two wigs and two scarves, not identical but in similar styles, all worn in different combinations on tour. The gold and black striped shirt and the dark silver leather breeches were worn for the publicity photographs and in the video.



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