Losing Yourself in the Music and Finding Yourself in its Meaning

Great music is like a universal language, you may or may not understand the lyrics but you probably will understand what it is being conveyed. The musicians pour their hearts and souls into creating and performing the songs, literally bringing the music to life. Have you ever heard a song and somehow you feel as if you can relate in a deep and meaningful way? I personally have come across a few that really gets me feeling, well, I’m not sure how to describe it exactly because it’s something of a cocktail of emotions but even this analogy doesn’t seem to come anywhere close to describing it. These are the kinds of songs that I will be discussing.

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SMASH 2016 – Socialising with the Fellow Cosplay Community from Near, Far and Wide

It’s over already?! Σ(゜ロ゜;) Where did my weekend go? I’m now starting to feel post-con blues, oh woe is me! In the previous years I enjoyed much of the panels and activities SMASH had to offer however, this year I attended but I didn’t do much of anything the convention had to offer. I realised now that going to SMASH is more than just going to the many events and I have a newfound appreciation of the convention itself simply by ignoring the timetables altogether. I was so hyped up on Saturday morning that I woke up so early in the morning and I couldn’t sleep! And I spent the rest of the day so drowsy with a headache! Oh SMASH, why are you so exciting?!

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Terra Formars verses Real Life – Terraforming Mars, Evolution, and Genetic Modification

In Terra Formars, humanity is plagued by the “Alien Engine Virus” that no one knows how to cure and so a crew of Humans who underwent a procedure to gain extraordinary abilities from various animals in nature will travel to Mars to capture “Terraformars”. These Terraformars are highly evolved cockroaches which supposedly have a link to the virus and so it is hoped that through the study of the Terraformars, a vaccine can be created to save those infected with the virus from dying. When watching the Anime, I simply can’t help but think that there’s more to the backstory than what is described in the events that occurred in the story so far. Perhaps if we analyse the legitimacy of the science of Terra Formars, we might get some insight into some possible plot directions. If the predictions are off, it would still be fun to nitpick on the science in the story anyway.

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Assassination Classroom vs Real Life – Teachers, Learning Environments and Educational Challenges

Warning – This article contains relatively minor spoilers. Please proceed at your own risk.

The over-arching plot in Assassination Classroom is basically, a very powerful and dangerous creature appears out of nowhere and becomes the teacher of class 3-E, the lowest performing class at Kunugigaoka Junior High School. So now the students of 3-E, aka the “End Class” are assigned with the task of killing their own teacher, and thus claim a bounty of 10 billion yen. The plot is quite interesting, as well as the well-developed characters that are supporting it however, there is another aspect of Assassination Classroom I wish to talk about in this article, and that is the apparent message being conveyed to us as viewers. As we see the class grow, develop and overcome challenges, we get a glimpse of the topics related to teachers, students and education that provokes some thought in how we think about teaching and learning.

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Love Live Rant – The Emi Nitta, A/V Controversy and the Fandom

So it’s roughly a week later from the first day of Final Love Live! concert, and a few days after I hear about people spreading rumours about Emi Nitta, the voice actress of Kousaka Honoka. It’s a fucking difficult time for us fans, many of us are still depressed about μ’s disbanding and many of us are crying over it and now we’re being told that she starred in an A/V? What the fucking shit? Are they trying to kill us?

Fuck this introduction, let’s get right into the rant. I haven’t been this livid since ages.

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Final Love Live Concert Screening in Sydney DAY 2 – AISHITERU BANZAI! 愛してるばんざーい!

After day 1, I was feeling that I would be quite left out if I didn’t attend the Day 2 screening of the Final Love Live concert, and everyone I spoke to wanted me to come as well. Not wanting to miss out on the true final moments of µ’s on stage, so I bought another ticket. Despite there being better seats in the 2nd theater, I decided it would be better if I booked a seat in the 1st theater because it would be more lively even though the seats that I can book have bad views of the screen. I walked into the theater and it was packed full of people who came to wish µ’s farewell, and I was very pleased to among these amazing fans. The hype for the beginning of the end was real, and we all didn’t want to miss out on this experience, the memories we make from this concert will last a lifetime.

いまが最高!

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Final Love Live Concert Screening in Sydney – µ’sic Now and Forever!

Love Live! School Idol Project started off as simply animated idols and from there it became one of the most popular and successful franchises ever. I wasn’t really into idols or anything but I gave it a try because I somehow wanted to. It has a very special place in my heart as I love how µ’s makes me feel happy and cheerful even when I’m down. The Anime was fun and enjoyable, and I just adore the entire cast, as well as the Alpacas. I couldn’t make it in time for the movie screening but I did get to watch it in the encore screening. So when I heard about the Final Love Live screening at George St Event Cinemas in Sydney, I was very excited and I rushed to book the tickets as soon as I could, and I even bought a few light sticks. The actual Final Love Live concert was so popular that the server had trouble keeping up with demand, and one of the fans I spoke to missed out on getting a seat because of it but he did manage to get a ticket so all is well and ends well, right?

さあ! µ’sジックスタート!

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