Ao no Exorcist

 

I was first introduced to the difference between anime and cartoons in fifth grade. I didn’t really understand it, and there wasn’t anyone who got the difference either, so I angrily denied its existence mockingly as people who suddenly wanted to be mature and grown up would call cartoons anime as though they were now justifying how watching cartoons as “adults”.

Only when I was in seventh grade did I begin to understand how anime is different from cartoons and acknowledge it as its own thing. Sure, there are some major exceptions there where in my head Pokemon, Dragon Ball Z, and Beyblade just don’t count as anime. It’s only because I saw them aired first hand when I was little and watched all of it understanding that they were cartoons.

But nonetheless, come seventh grade, I gave it a chance. And clearly, I liked a lot of what I saw. From what I remember, Ao no Exorcist is one of those beginner must sees of anime, and I think I started it in the summer vacation of seventh grade or something like the beginning of eighth. Either way, I loved it and it was one of those binge watches where I started midday, watched like most of the show and then continued watching the next morning after I slept. But I felt like I’d watched it too quickly- that I had breezed through it. I wanted to savour it more. So even though I was already on episode 21 (out of 25), I came to a sudden halt.

 

I don’t remember perfectly well what happened after I decided that I would watch one episode per day until I finished it, but I never did. And I never went back to it either. Don’t get me wrong- I didn’t forget about it. I thought about it loads. It’s always one of the first anime that come to mind when I get bored, feel like watching something old, feel like finishing something I haven’t, etc etc.

And approximately five or six years later, I have. I started from episode 15 with only the intent to finish it, but after so long…I didn’t want to cheat myself out of some serious enjoyment again. I went back, watched from episode one on to- the last one.

This post isn’t here as a place for me to blab my thoughts and reactions of that ending at all. It’s just here to say I did finish it. And now I shall loop the openings for this classic anime as I search up pictures I like of it ❤

 

#Fabness

Ayesha’s Board Game Birthday

Started out on the 28th of June, but I never finished it until now-

Today we celebrated Ayesha’s seventeenth birthday. We basically all showed up to her place, and naturally, I was the last to show up. Once we were there, we were all starved at 1 pm, and head out for lunch. After shooting down many ideas, and just mehhing at others, we finally decided to go to Street 1 Cafe, and we even sat at OUR table! The one in the corner, in the back, with the individual cushion chairs, in front of the bathrooms.

Ayesha treated us to lunch (she and amna did all the calculations to ensure we’d have money to pay for everyone, as well as enough left over for cream puffs from Beard Papa’s afterwards). Our drinks were the first things to arrive, and we made it known to the world just how crazy and weird we were right there and then. Alya ordered something called a Slizard on the menu, Mnaz a classical lemonade, Ayesha some sort of kitkat cold coffee blend, Amna a blue lagoon/pinacolada, and I didn’t order a drink. A wise, wise choice.

Soo. Alya’s drink was pretty salty and sour. Still liked it. Mnaz’s lemonade was waaayy too sour for my taste though. Amna’s drink was the perfect amount of sweet, which for everyone else was TOO sweet xD So I had to finish that~ Plus, Ayesha didn’t like her drink either, so I had to help her finish that.

Oops. The weird and crazy bit. I mixed a bit of everyone’s drinks into my empty water glass and drank it. It was pretty good. Oh, all the drink’s but Amna’s. But still. It was interesting watching their reactions. Especially Alya’s since she was so disgusted, and even Ayesha! She’s the one that suggested it to me! I mean, I do this shiz, but I thought better of it at a fancy-ish cafe which was jam packed, and I’d only end up embarrassing my friends. Apparently not. But it was hilarious for me~

Our food arrived, and we  tucked in. Thanks, Ayesha~! It was yum yum yum, and we had to get the food packed since we were nitpicking at each other’s plates.

Once we were done eating, we head on over to Beard Papa’s to get the cream puffs to go. While we waited for our order, Alya and I took our fab selfie with the gnome they had, Mr. Papa Beard himself (Ayesha “photobombed” with her classic/typical hands clutching each other in the front, pouty smile, face tilted to the left (always the left) pose). And then we approached the counter to pay, where they were still preparing our order. I swipped a bit of the cream filling off the butterpaper they had spread out to fill the pastries. Yeaaah, I’m totally getting banned from there someday!

Now, our posse moves on to One Shop to try and find the Sharoh Khan movies we were going to watch. The store didn’t have any such “old” movies. We moved on to Radio City. There, we found so many, we couldn’t choose! It didn’t help that they were placed right next to the Disney Cartoon movies…Needless to say, it took us forever to decide what to buy! None of us could decide on one film to watch. And whenever we decided to try and shortlist so we could all vote, one of us would run off to grab another candidate movie to the voting roster. In the end, we didn’t buy our movie, but decided that we’d just stream on while we waited with our board games. (Alya did buy some Sharoh Khan movie though.)

Now, at the Ayesha/Asad Cave, we set up for a challenging game of Taboo. Boy, was it a let down! ONLY score wise, as Alya and I (#BeeLive) lost =( We were competing with Mnaz, Ayesha, and Amna. I think the score was sixty something to seventy/early eighties something. Mnaz and I were the only experienced players. It was insanely fun, and we all got so hyped with this game that we played for two and a half hours, I believe. We played all the purple sided ones, then started with a few of the green ones, until our game was cut short since Amna had to go to an impromptu dinner thing.

After that, Alya had to leave soon too, since her mom had to go somewhere. Now, with just Ayesha, Mnaz, and I, we decided to go grab our left overs and settle down, snug and super lazy, to watch some youtubers react videos from the FineBro.

Eventually, it dwindled down to just Ayesha and I, and we chilled until I too left.

All and all, it was a greaaat birthday celebration, and now I’m decided what the hell I should do for mine! It is July after all!

*excitement*

Phooo, I stil have to post about the Rung Fight at Mnaz’s place on Wednesday… AND today’s new anime… =Y

I’ll do it eventually~!

Haha, until next time~

Crazy, Chocolate, and Cookies,
-Frostie
the magical as hell snowman. 

Watch Delemna- Preferences with Metals

Ever since my dearest dear Sparkly Bracelet Swatch, I’ve never had a fixed daily worn watch (semi including Ammi’s red metal Swatch hand me down that lasted me two years).

It was this gorgeous silver and sparkly watch that looked like a bracelet. It had those clear beads that were practically prisms with how many teeny tiny rainbows they broke all the light that passed through them into.

LOL. It’s name’s apparently First Romance

I loved it! And wore it for a good three or four years before the bracletty strap finally broke and the beads went flying everywhere. (Still had it repaired and wore it for another three to four months before the OTHER side broke D: ) Anyhoo, it was retired and it took me forever to finally pick out another swatch to replace it with.

It had to be neutral. It had to be silver ish. It had to be- fancy fabulous.

Now that I look back on it- I NEVER picked out a swatch- no, wait, I did.

Silver. Pinkish. A bit of detailing, but not nearly as ostentatious as the first one. But neutral for me. Too tiny for my taste now, but I apparently liked the thought of a dainty watch back then.

I can’t find an actual picture of it, but it looked a BIT like this. Less pink.

It had the same inner dial thingie!

I was even considering this one, but it was too similar to my old one.

Menthol Mintie

Anyhoo, that’s it for my old swatch indecisiveness. Here’s my take on metal preferences now~

Sooo the deal with me and which colored metals I wore.

It’s basically silver versus gold, even thought there are so many other metallic colors now.

Back then, it was always silver. Silver rings, watch, earrings, all that. It had to be silver if it was concerning jewelry. I viewed gold as an “aunty” color for the longest of times. I couldn’t wear golden watches one BIT. Nor was I particularly fond of any other jewelry being gold either.

But now, years later, as I’m older, and matured just a tad, gold is the fabulous metal, and I love it. Yo, mah bling is gold man. #BlingBling

Although my sudden acceptance of gold is great and all, my current preference, especially concerning watches, would be rose gold. That pinkish golden color.

It’s gorgeous! And now I want, and am sorta already picking out a rose gold watch 🙂

There’s this one from Claire’s that Ayesha got at Budapest after I pushed her to.

Such bling and bedazzledness.

She wasn’t so sure about it, and I was originally going to buy it, but the curse with me and Claire’s on that trip was that every time I visited that store, I had already dropped most of that day’s money shopping! So I didn’t have enough to buy it then -____-

So I pushed Ayesha to get it, and she did. Now I’m considering getting it too.

But there’s this one I like a bit better at the moment, thought originally I was equally indecisive as which to get.

Still bling, pink, and GREY.

 

I like the random grey stripe through the strap, and the dial’s design intrigues me more than the other classical dudesy dial thing. Especially since none of those three tiny dial things even WORK >.> I don’t like the idea  of those fake ones being on it if they haven’t any functionality.

Plus, with the grey, if I do decide to wear  silver with this it’ll go better than having all silver jewelry and a completely rose gold chunky watch on.

I’m not sure yet. And who knows if I’m even getting these? I’d have to get them shipped from the UK, and I’m not sure if I’m up to pay the additional delivery charges =P

Meeeeh, so that’s it for now. Gotta pooof~!

Crazy, Chocolate, and Cookies,
-Frostie
the magical as hell snowman.

So for Cartoon Day..

After coming up with like three separate costume ideas for which cartoon character to go as, and that isn’t even counting the anime ones (Timmy Tuner from Fairly Odd Parents, Spanelli from Recess, Ash Ketchum from Pokemon, and Tyson Granger from Beyblade.), nor the ones I thought up for Ayesha,I finally got all dressed in my large green sweater, black skinnies, and a size too big black converse that I stole from Que (yuuup, I was THAT dedicated to my costume. I could’ve just worn my grey boots or black flats- but NO, I HAAAD to wear black converse. Big ones, at that.), and went as Number 3 from the Kids Next Door!

Numbah 3

 

It worked that I had straight, dark hair. And I’m short, so passing off as a kid has never been a true challenge. And I act like number three too, so that works ^_^

The best part was that I could burst into song- THIS song!

Rainbow monkeys, Rainbow monkeys, oh so very round and suuuper chunky!
Bringing loove wherever they go. Everyone’s made of a biig rainboooow!
Oh, red and orange, and pink and bluue,
Rainbow monkeys, Rainbow monkeys, we love yooou!!

And it would make total sense.

RAINBOW MONKEY!

The coolest thing was when I told Zaid I was Number 3 from KND, and he just had this *mindblown* expression on his face, scanned me, then went “you are!!”. But it wasn’t my outfit he was talking about, he meant that I AM Number 3. “you ARE Number 3!!”

It was fab.

Then there was this total #Beelive moment where I found out that apparently Alya went as Number 3 as well last year on Cartoon Day =D I had no idea, and I didn’t even discuss with her my costume for the day! So perfect, my beelive buddy =3

There was also some other really awesome costumes. Zaid just became “cartoony” and not a cartoon character. He wore a Daffy Duck T-shirt (one I wish was mine >.> ), jeans, SHORTS on top of the jeans, a blue strippy TIE, and a hoodie. He looked retarded and utterly hilarious.

Shayan’s costume was utterly amazing too. He wore a suit, and when asked da hell he was, he would play a song on his phone, unbutton his shirt, and flash the superman tee he was wearing underneath it. It was pretty coolio.

But not nearly as coolio as the conversation/argument/debate-ish we were having at the end of Computers.

Which was basically debating upon who was cooler- Shayan as Superman, or me as Number 3. And who had the cooler song (really, what kind of question is that? Rainbow Monkeys FTW!)

He went on how he could fly to and back from the Sun.
Pshaw, I’ve been flying since I was four! And bro, I AM the sun.
He kind of stopped there. I didn’t even get to say that without me, the sun, he wouldn’t even HAVE any super powers =(

This other dude, in Physics, Rana, thought I was the Green Lantern =O Cuz I was wearing this ring that looked like his, with a silver band, and a green gem. (Aka my Mist Guardian Yamamoto ring. Well, I named it such today, when I tried on Alya’s legit Guardian Yamamoto ring, and it matched the color of the stone in that one perfectly.) It was just SO awesome and totally made my day. I’ve been saying that I am the Green Lantern since I was in third grade. And now someone thought I actually was, even though I was dressed as something totally different. But still- it’s a part of me, and it was recognized, so I feel awesome.

Green is a huuuge contributor to me. It’s  a part of me, it simply is, for so many reasons. Ireland, Green Lantern, the Mint Chutney, Number 3 now maybe?, Shamlocks, clovers, and sooo much more =3

But still, it was fun today ^_^

Lyla went as OceanBird, Mandark/Suzan’s mom from Dexter’s Laboratory. Ammar went as TJ from Recess. I’m so glad I didn’t go as Spanelli after that =P But I didn’t see Ammar wear the hat at ALL, so I felt pretty ripped off =Y

Alya went all out and wore her Batman tights, but that’s all that was cartoony about her outfit =/

Amal stole Alya’s comic hoodie.

Tomorrow’s the day we wear white. And I don’t own anything white except for this one shirt that’s got this rainbow spider web on it, which kind of defeats the purpose of the day being themed white…I’d totally wear that, but it’s packed away in my Summer stuff, so I don’t think I’ll be able to get it out…Then the only other thing is my special special sequin snowflake sweater, but it’s too sacred to wear just cuz of the white theme. So I’m still figuring out what to do for that.

There’s also a Pajama Day, and that is the day I go yelling “Eh, Pajama party, is it?!” to everyone, and hoping beyond hope that someone gets that I’m quoting Mad Eye Moody.

Well, that’s all, I guess. Now to actually out a small theory that I firmly believe in. And all theories/philosophies deserve their own posts. It’s only natural that they be given such importance.

So now I poof.

nope.

HA HA, I deciiiieeeved you!

-The Mint Chutney
Desi to the extreme

*poof*

I was the Best Man AND the Priest

So today, Mateena finally followed up on that engagement ring she gave Alya. (It was this doodh ka dubba top thingie. Basically, this bit of white plastic that you yank off of milk boxes to open their seals.) She sort of got down on one knee, showed Alya a box for the ring, one she had handcrafted herself out of an aluminium coke can, and then pulled out the tab of the can as the ring.

It was one of the single most romantic acts I have ever seen =’)

And Alya was laughing her beanie off, she was just so overcome with this gesture. Mateena didn’t even get through with the question, and Alya was already repeatedly saying yes.

Then, right there and then, with just the three of us paying attention, I acted as both the priest, and the Best Man (cuz no matter what, that will always be my job.) I pronounced them- well, Itachi and Sasuke xD And then declared them the first Married Gay Couple of Our School (that had had a ceremony. Otherwise, the title goes to Shayan and Ammar, but only if Ammar admits that he did in fact elope with Shayan..to this day the poor lad keeps denying the truth so insistently =Y ) and deemed them fit to go on a honeymoon to Japan. With my coolio blessings, course.

So that’s where Alya was just going on about how Japan waits for no one, and if anything they should depart for her tonight. (her is Japan. Duh.)

And that’s also when Mateena made this promise that I’d love to hold her accountable for, but won’t. She said if she went to study in Japan for her Masters, or just made it there for whatever reason, she’d send Alya and I some pocky, the candy. She said even if we hadn’t talked in five years, it would still happen, but I don’t know. Now I want to make some kind of crazy promise like that too, and actually keep it. I’ll figure something out.

And now that I’ve forgotten what else I had to say, if there really was anything at all, I must get to sleep. It is late and I’m already sleepy.

‘Night y’all.

Crazy, Chocolate, and Cookies,
-Ze

*poof*

ps.
oh right, I remember now! It’s about tomorrow being a themed day at school- Cartoon Day. But I’ll just post about that tomorrow, I hope, after school.

*poofs for real*