Hello and welcome to Keba's Anime and Manga Place (KAAMP for short)! Here at KAAMP, I write about anime and manga that I have seen/read as well as my views on them. I'll also post about my original stories from time to time.

Just beware that some of my posts contain spoilers. I'll put them in spoiler tags just in case.

KAAMP's history: KAAMP was created in July 2002 by yours truly. It was a sloppy-looking website on Yahoo's now defunct Geocities. I posted my anime fan art on that site. Also, for a time, I posted my thoughts on the few anime series that I had seen. Now that I look back on it, my thoughts were rather ill-informed (is that even a word?) because I had only seen bits and pieces of anime dubs. Now that I've seen more series, I think that my commentary on various anime will be a little better than before.

So, come on in and stay awhile! KAAMP is now in session.

Updates on Stuff I'm Doing

I just want everyone to know that I'm alive, so this is what I've been doing.

My voice meme is recorded. And it's almost an hour long. Oops. Lately, I've been editing out as many "ums", "uhs", and awkward silences as possible. I already cut a bunch of them out and shortened the meme by five minutes. And that was just the first set of questions.

I don't have many drawings in the works-- only some incomplete sketches. I haven't really been in the mood to draw much. Still gotta work on those last two OC asks. That's probably what I should concentrate on as opposed to the sketches. After all, how many years has it been?

I haven't been in a writing mood either. I fixed up the eighth chapter of Survival Instincts, but I haven't posted it yet. My other stories have just been neglected. And yet, I want to write a new one. Will any of my stories ever get done?

When I actually feel like writing, it'll probably be those three album reviews. Just gotta do a bit of research on said albums.

Well, that's it for my rambling. Thanks for reading.

Voice Meme: The Sequel [CLOSED]

Would be interested in me doing a voice meme? I promise it won't drag on like last time.

I take it the general consensus is yes. Please comment and ask me anything.

Update: The voice meme is now closed. Thanks, everyone, for your questions. I'm off to record now.

Usa asks:
1: do you like tea?
2: if yes, do you prefer hot or ice tea?
3: if you could create your own flavor of tasks or coffee which ever you prefer, what would it be and why did you choose it?
4: if you celebrate one of the wide arrays of winter holidays, what is your favorite holiday snack?
5: what is your opinion on fruit cake?
6: why do people fix fruit cake?
7: if you could have anything as a holiday gift, what would it be and why?
8: what is your favorite animal?
9: if you could have your favorite animal as a pet, would you?
10: do you have a favorite accessory?
11: how do you feel about snow?
12: keba...do you want to build a snowman?
13: how many songs do you have in your musical library?
14: if you had to pick a soundtrack for your life based on your personality what would be the top five songs?
15: do you like hugs?
16: if so if we ever meet can I hug you?
17: you asked me this once in the past so now I want your answer. What is your opinion on flamingos?
18: honestly how do you put up with my weirdness xD?

Kaerlyn asks:
What is your name? What is your favourite colour? What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

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Ok I'll quit quoting Monty Python things at you XD

1. What is your favourite season and why?
2. Do you have a favourite author? Who? (I like book recommendations ^^)
3.If you could change into an animal at will, what would you pick?

HametsuKuro asks:
Why did you join theO?
What is your opinion on how much less active it has become?
If you can choose one composer to make a music score of your life, who will it be?
What's you favorite element? Why?
What's your Chinese Zodiac?

Elricz asks:
1. What keeps you motivated to do art?
2. Have you ever finger-painted?
3. What's your favorite anime of the season?
4. If you could have a degree in anything, what would it be?
5. What's your dream pet?
6. How do you feel about the BODE meme?
7. Would you be willing to try zoodles? They're zucchini noodles made with a spiralizer
8. How much of a foodventurer are you? Do you like to try new things?
9. Do you have a favorite sport?
10. If you were a vegetable, what one would you be?

TDE asks:
1: Have you heard of the musical artist Pogo?
2: What do you think has taken up most of your time lately?
3: Are you politically active?
4: When you do music, what inspires you?

Lena asks:
1)What's the best job you ever had?
2)What's the worst job?
3)If you could bring back a dead person for five minutes to talk to them, who would it be and what would you say?
4)Who was your first crush?
5)What's the weirdest dream you've ever had?

Toya asks:
1. Do you have a particular original story that you would love to see animated? and if so who would you cast to voice your ocs! and how long would your series be? and would you write the music for your series too?
(lol sorry this one was totally more then one question. oTL

2. Who is your favorite mangaka and which of your ocs would you like to see in their style?

3. Other then anime do you watch any other animated media? and if you do, what do you normally like to watch?

Nikki asks:
1. Any animes you are currently watching?
2. What do you do when you have art block?
3. If you met Greed (from fma) in real life, what do you think would happen?
4. Name your favorite snack!
5. If you had to switch lives with someone for one day, who would it be and why?
6. Did you enjoy high school?

Launching New World(s) for the New Year

Just as the title says, I'll be launching one or two new Worlds next year (which is conveniently just around the corner).

The first one is Art Evolution. I stated in a previous post that it's just a place to post old art. Anyone who wants to guest post can either comment here or PM me. You can join in at any time.

The second one (title pending, but I'm probably going to call it The Bounce House) is kind of a random World. Basically anyone can post anything-- as long as it has some substance. Funny things are highly encouraged. Again anyone who wants go guest post can comment or PM me.

As a final note, I got some comments on my CD World. This makes me simultaneously happy and nervous. I get kind of sensitive about my musical tastes, so I'm a little afraid to read the comments. I WILL read them, though. I just need to work up the courage.

Pokemon Dilemma (and B-Day Stuff)

First off, I want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes and gifts. They brought a smile to my face.

I am SO GLAD that I posted my SS in time. I haven't received mine yet, but I'm a patient person (unless it's with myself). It's sure to be worth the wait. Besides, I've been late with SS gifts before. Maybe it's karma.

So! Now to talk about my birthday party. We did what any family who doesn't want to cook on Christmas would do: go to a Chinese restaurant. We had some delicious dim sum and the best tofu EVARR.

I guess I'll talk about the loot that I got-- but only the interesting stuff. First, one of my aunts gave me money to buy a year's worth of Netflix. I know there anime section is dwindling, but at least I can FINALLY watch The Seven Deadly Sins. I've heard Netflix has a lot of good cartoons, too. A friend of mine has been urging me to watch My Little Pony.

Another really cool thing is that my parents are planning to help me with next year's ACen costs. What I really want is a hotel room so that I don't have to keep driving up and back every day. I hope I can actually get one.

Finally, my brother and his girlfriend got me something that I was not expecting at all: Pokemon Sun. My brother knows my Pokemon habits, and that I tend to stretch out each game as long as possible. He also knows that I haven't played a game since Gen II. He said it was OK if I didn't want it, and that I could return it, because we both know it would consume my life.

My dilemma is this: should I keep it? I'm weighing the pros and cons, but I don't know what to make of it. If I do keep it, I feel like I should also get the Gen VI games to "pick up where I left off" with the Gen III remakes. Do the even make those anymore?

Well, I guess that wraps up (get it? I was talking about presents) this post. Even though it's late at night (or tomorrow, depending on your location), I still want to wish you guys a merry Christmas. If you don't celebrate, I wish you a happy Hanukkah. If you don't celebrate that either, tell me what you do celebrate so that I can wish you that. If you don't celebrate anything today, I just hope you have a great day.

Mini Update

My SS picture is almost done. I just need to do a little more coloring. I'm hoping to post it tomorrow.

I got a Challenge entry! Yay! I'm withholding comments until the Challenge is over.

Speaking of music, I recorded another song. Now first place will get four songs, second gets three, and third gets two. I just hope that my music is not a disappointment to my entrant(s).