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.

The Idea Post

I was thinking about all kinds of ideas for characters, drawings, and World posts. I want to get them all down before I forget. Warning: This could get long, so I'm breaking it up into a bunch of pages. Character/story ideas...

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Comment Comment Revolution

'Scuse the dorky title.

Moonlit Dream is hosting a comment spree that starts today! There's a spree going on this weekend too, so you can still sign up here. I'm participating, and I already commented on a few pieces.

Another way to help out is simply to submit stuff. You're bound to get a comment on something.

Sailor Moon Saved My Life Last Night

If you've noticed, I haven't been on that much in the past two days. Truth is, I've been really depressed. Here's why:

  • My new job is stressing me out
  • Confidence issues with EVERYTHING
  • Facebook is made of evil
  • This one guy I know won't leave me alone
  • I don't think my parents approve of me

Last night, I was pushed to the brink because of a bunch of things my mom said to me. It took a long while for a few people to talk me down. I had many suggestions of what I should do to pull myself together, but I didn't feel like doing many of them. I listened to music the whole evening to calm me down, and I felt better. Still, I felt that I'd have a hard time going to sleep.

That's when I decided to finally read the Sailor Moon manga. I had owned the first volume for about 2.5 years, but never actually read it. Why was I holding off for so long? In all honesty, I'm not too sure. Maybe I was saving it for a time like this.

Anyway, after I finished the first volume, I fell asleep right away. I can't say that I dreamed a handsome prince or anything. In fact, I don't remember what I dreamed about. But I can say that I feel a little better. My eyes are still puffy though. And I'm kind of tired because despite falling asleep pretty quickly, I only got about five hours of it.

I realize that my World that was supposed to be for anime commentary has now turned into a personal blog thing.

I Didn't Want to Do This

I realize that a lot of the people that I subscribed to are no longer on theO. Most of those people are on the first page of my subscription list, thus making it a bit harder to access the more active members on the second page. So I'm going to do a little purge.

Don't worry; if you're reading this, you won't be un-subbed. I make a point to sub people that sub me, and I'm not going to go back on that (unless they're thieves).

I just wonder why I subbed so many people that don't sub me back. It makes me feel inadequate.

Started a Bunch of (Not So) New Anime

I've been exploring a number of different anime lately. Lately I've been juggling Fruits Basket, Escaflowne, and Yu Yu Hakusho. I thought I'd watch some older (I'm using that term to various degrees) series before I watch more recent ones. I decided to pick up some "loose ends" from my dub phase and my high school anime club days.

But I'm going to write a little more about why I'm watching Yu Yu Hakusho. I had started it in the middle when I watched it on Toonami. I had no idea what was going on, but I watched it anyway. It wasn't until a few years after that when I posted my story, Destination, on some site, and I got a review saying that the beginning was very similar to that of Yu Yu Hakusho. I hadn't even seen the beginning of the series at the time. When I finally watched the first few episodes, I freaked out a little because IT WAS JUST AS THAT REVIEWER SAID.

It's kind of scary how similarly Yu Yu Hakusho and my story start out. I assure you that they go in different directions after that. Still, I hope I don't get in trouble for copyright infringement or something.