|Jason M. Lee|
Author has written 53 stories for Gundam Wing/AC, Rurouni Kenshin, Final Fantasy VII, Kingdom Hearts, Transformers/Beast Wars, Transformers, Fullmetal Alchemist, Devil May Cry, and Godzilla: The Series.
6/22/12 Daily Rant: Six months! I'm not dead yet!
Well, sorta. Been hit with a bad case of writer's block that's interfering with any sort of fan writing. I do have ideas floating in my head, but they're not cooperating at the moment. Scenes, but nothing cohesive enough to form a proper story. They're more like train of thoughts in the vein of constantly shifting scenes, which aren't too bad by themselves, but the flipside is that I have no proper transition from beginning to middle to end. Secondary to that is that my job leaves me rather exhausted when I come home and that I've been turned into a night owl on clocking in an average 5-6 hours of sleep. Bad, I know, but some things can't be helped. "Shikata ga nai", as the Japanese phrase goes.
Fan-wise, gotten a bit back into Rurouni Kenshin. Slowly working my way through the Kanzenban - or Complete Version;- of the manga, as well Shueisha's - るろうに剣心 明治剣客浪漫譚 (集英社文庫―コミック版) - version with all new covers. The Complete Version contains concept artwork from Watsuki-sensei on how some of the characters might have looked if he had done RK differently. Shueisha's version has their covers that can combine into one large banner, or a wraparound in the Western comic industry. That's not counting the Blu-Ray re-releases of Tsuiokuhen (Chasing Memories, AKA "Samurai X"), the much disliked Seisouhen ("Reflections"), and Ishinshishi no Requiem (the movie).
Thoughts on the Shin Kyoto Hen - New Kyoto Arc for you English speakers - is that of mild disappointment in that, like almost every other RuroKen fan out there, it's STILL not the much-wanted Jinchuu Arc. That's the ONLY THING LEFT from the manga. That's all we ask for. (Granted, part 2 of Shin Kyoto isn't out till later, but the principal still applies.) However, I will admit to shamelessly squealing like a complete fangirl on Kaoru reuniting with Kenshin after their exchange. OTP!
I am looking forward to the live-action film featuring Takeru Saotu (Western naming form), who played Ryoutarou Nogami in Kamen Rider Den-O. He pulls off the Rurouni pretty good - "Oro?", that is all - and from the first trailer shown, he's able to pull off close-to-Battousai speech timbre/tone as well. Sadly, I'll have to wait till December or January 2013 to pick up the DVD/BD. The hope spot is that Warner Japan talks Warner US - and potentially the rest of the international branches - into releasing it worldwide.
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If you're gonna drop me a line, FF. net pen name in the subject heading so I won't delete them out of paranoia.
"Mirai no Kusari" is dropped, due to my RK fountain having gone dry.
Some earlier works deleted due to various reasons. Namely, cringing at how "crazy fanboy" I was back then, basically how "noob"-ish. Although I am glad to see how my writing has progressed over the years, which is a good thing. Much of my early GW works booted out. In short, I was on quite the long-term crack when I first started out back during high school. Heh, crack IS cheaper than anime...
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ANTICIPATION: Final Fantasy Vs. XIII, Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, KH 3 (PLEASE), DmC: Devil May Cry (I'm worried, truthfully).
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2nd signature: JML (for reviews when i'm too lazy to log in)
Age: I'm as old as the G1 TF cartoon! XD
heritage: ABC (American Born Chinese and darn proud of it!)
hometown: Los Angeles, California, USA
Fav pairings: (TF) OPxE1, IHxCh, StAl, NiAl; (FF7) Cloti, Reffie, Zeris; (FF8) Squinoa; (RK) KenKao, BaKao; (DMC) VxL...
Fav animes: Gundam Wing, Rurouni Kenshin, Slayers, Macross Plus , Outlaw Star, Cowboy Bebop, Escaflowne, Fruits Basket, Chrno Crusade, Ah! Megami-sama!, xxxHOLiC, Fullmetal Alchemist, Devil May Cry: The Animated Series
Fav cartoons (or US cartoons that I really liked): Transformers G1, TF Car Robots (Robots in Disguse in US), TF Micron Densetsu (TF Armada in US, can be translated "Micron Legend" or "Legend of Micron"; though I'm more inclined to put RiD and Armada in anime, given the art style, story format, and Takara), Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? (hey, you try not liking an educational series while living with a sibling who absolutely loves it), Godzilla: The Series, Spider-Man, X-Men (during the ol' FoxKids days; man, I miss those days), X-Men: Evolution, and others that have faded to obscurity
Fav mangas: Rurouni Kenshin (spent quite the fortune on this series and worth every cent, or yen), Slayers, Chrno Crusade, Fruits Basket, xxxHOLiC, Fullmetal Alchemist, and some that are lost in my brain
Fav games: FF7 (heh, big fortune on this as well), FF8, FF10, FF10-2, parts of Rockman/Megaman X line, Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II (finally corrupted, to my sibling's delight and it isn't just because of the FF crew), Golden Sun, GS: The Lost Ages (3-4 times replay on both GS titles), Mario & Luigi RPG (Superstar Saga in JP), Super Mario RPG, Soul Calibur 2 (GC!), Mario Kart Double Dash, Okami, Devil May Cry series, and various others
Fav TV shows: Mythbusters, Dirty Jobs, CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, Good Eats, Iron Chef America, Ghost Adventures (just a bit)
"A desire is born at birth, so it's easy to understand, but kindness is something that everyone has to make with their own hands. So it's easily misunderstood ot thought of as hypocrisy. Anyone can doubt easily. Try to believe. Be a person who believes... That will certaintly... become an encouragement to someone." - Honda Kyoko, Fruits Basket ep 3
"Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing." - Optimus Prime, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
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