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Ayumi Hamasaki challenge Day 02 

Day 02: Highest playcount

Highest Playcount: Wake me up

Wake me up was originally released on the Again mini-album and then appeared as the first track on the album Loveagain. It’s a great start to what I view as a strong album that despite having many tracks that were already released held up pretty strongly on it’s own. I apologize though as we are not talking about the album here. Since I just updated my ITunes on this relatively new computer it only has about 20 plays and I generally listen to my ITunes on shuffle so it probably isn’t the most accurate of what song would be most played if I picked all of the songs out myself but it’s fair accurate considering I chose not to change it every time it came up on shuffle.

The song itself is catchy and has deep and thoughtful lyrics. I will not post lyrics this time but I encourage you to look it up. Sadly, my favorite version is the original mix but due to the length difference and addition of more instrumental breaks the “dubscribe remix” of the song tends to be used more often for live performances.

Ayumi Hamasaki challenge Day 01

Day 01: Your favourite song

This is a difficult question considering I have the hardest time choosing one favorite song. I am one of those fans who simply loves all of Ayu’s albums but since I am required to list one I will do my best to do so… let’s go with one of my favorite under appreciated Ayu songs “Ever Free.”

Ever Free is the B side to Ayumi Hamasaki’s Vogue single released April 26th 2000. It is a sad but beautiful piece with a message that is both beautiful and sad. It’s been played during concerts but Ayu has never, to the best of my knowledge, actually performed the song live. I chose thing song because even though I love many of Ayu’s songs and would be hard pressed to actually choose a favorite I felt this song deserved a little more attention then it gets.

The atmosphere of this song always brings me to a beach for some reason and it could be the instrumentals and calm tone that make me think of the sun setting on the shore though this setting has nothing to do with the lyrics themselves and is just my personal mental image.  If you would like to read the lyrics I posted them under the read more. Translation was done by Masa and these lyrics are from Divine Ayu so I take no credit.

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Day 30: Shipping Challenge, how to celebrate character b-day…

Day 30: NOOO! it can’t be over…!! Anyway, Your favorite pairing for ever and ever. WAH I have too many….I think I have a master list somewhere… you should go see it… maybe I’ll to a non-ranked top 10 instead cause 1…is not enough! YO!

  1. Suzaku and Lelouch from Code Geass
  2. Sakura and Syaoran from Card Captor Sakura/Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 
  3. Kamui and Subaru from X, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle
  4. Suzaku and Euphie from Code Geass
  5. Yuugi and Atem from Yuugiou DM
  6. Ed and Winry from Fullmetal Alchemist
  7. Lucia and Sumire from Venus Versus Virus
  8. Lina and Zelgladis from Slayers
  9. Zelda and Link from Legend of Zelda
  10. Pit and Palutena from Kid Icarus

I will love these pairings and more forever and ever because I never stop loving the pairings I love… yesh… I must find a new challenge for tomorrow before I begin to cry over not having this challenge anymore…

Oh yeah guys… there are some birthdays in July for some special Anime characters and a special JPOP Artist… so um um… do you guys have any ideas of how I should celebrate them? I could post pictures…I could write about them… I could do both… I could um… Roleplay as them if I had people who’d wanna RP… I could play their character song if they have one (*starts crying over a certain character no having one*) I could um… I dunno…let me know what you thinks.

Day 29: Shipping Challenge

Day 29: What ship had the best proposal? …I dunno but thanks to spoilers I would assume Ed and Winry but I haven’t seen many proposals so it’s hard to judge…I haven’t even see this proposal lol but I learned about it a little bit in the tumblr tag…yesh…

Day 23: Shipping Challenge

Day 23: A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out great. I can’t think of anything canon to put here….I don’t really follow threesomes or foursomes either so… um… Well IDK maybe Lelouch, Suzaku, and Kallen…

(C.C. is in all the group pictures I found so…um…yeah…pretend she’s not there…though honestly she’d be a good addition if you wanted a four-some)

Yeah, Let’s go with that…because either way it is a win for me. LeloucXSuzaku= win LelouchXKallen= win, SuzakuXKallen= win. So yeah, I’m going with that

Day 22: Shipping Challenge

Warning: This entry isn’t really filled with love…it’s the challenge’s fault for asking me!

Day 22: A pairing you hate and no one understands why. Lelouch and Rolo from Code Geass R2…

wouldn’t say I hate it since hate is a strong word but I tend to not really like Rolo and I a million angry people are going to come to my post with pitch forks but I have to be honest here guys. Rolo is a false brother, we all know that…he’s a little obsessed with Lelouch in my honest opinion and it freaks me out that he’s not related to Lelouch yet his eyes look a lot like Lelouch’s…I started to think Rolo was a clone…I was willing to feel sorry for Rolo until his intent to kill Nunnally just to be with Lelouch was clear…and he killed Shirley! How can I overlook that? Some people say that they didn’t cry for anyone’s death except Rolo’s but…honestly… *hides from Rolo fans* Rolo’s death is the only one I didn’t cry for. I guess I felt like they were trying too hard to make me like Rolo…and failed. So yeah…sorry guys completely personal opinion here…

Day 21: Shipping Challenge

Day 21: A pairing you like and no one else understands why… this may or may not be true because I don’t know all fans but… Suzaku and Kallen from Code Geass R2

I think post-R2 era would be the most interesting because Suzaku is living strictly as Zero and since Kallen developed a crush on the first Zero even knowing he is not Japanese, wouldn’t see be head over heels for a Zero who actually is Japanese? I think if she learned he was Suzaku somehow she’d be hesitant at first but I think what he’s doing as Zero has made up for his being a traitor initially, I see Suzaku as being someone that only a select view people would know the truth about and just as I could see C.C. comforting him I could easily see it with Kallen too.  I mean they both knew about Lelouch too…so yeah.

Day 20: Shipping Challenge

Day 20: The can’t stand the sexual tension pairing.

Um IDK…maybe Lelouch and C.C. even though I have no idea what sexual tension is meant to suggest…. yes…from Code Geass R2

Day 18: Shipping Challenge

Day 18: What is the cutest pairing? , That’s simple… Sakura and Syaoran from Card Captor Sakura

This here is classic puppy love…. I mean they start out as rivals, but then Syaoran develops a crush on her after they’ve begun to work together and then after he confesses Sakura realizes she likes him too…and then Syaoran goes off to Hong Kong *angry face* but then after the 2nd movie they are together *floaty feeling*I mean what else can I say? It’s such a cute love that obvious or not you cannot help but be head over heels for this cute pairing! Because it’s cute!

Day 17: Shipping Challenge

Day 17: A pairing you never thought would work, but did.  Um…..I am usually pretty open about these things so I’m not sure…I guess initially I didn’t really like Ed and Roy as a pairing but after being spoiled by cute fanart I think that I sort of like it even though I had originally pointed out all the reasons it wouldn’t work to a friend of mine who said that I had logical reasons to think that…fanart always destroys logic…lol

Picture is from, not sure who drew it…