Inner Universe

Ангелы и демоны кружили надо мной
Разбивали тернии и звёздные пути
Не знает счастья только тот,
Кто его зова понять не смог…

Mana du vortis, Mana du vortis
Aeria gloris, Aeria gloris
Mana du vortis, Mana du vortis
Aeria gloris, aeria gloris

I am Calling Calling now, Spirits rise and falling
Собой остаться дольше…
Calling Calling, in the depth of longing
Собой остаться дольше…

Mana du vortis, Mana du vortis
Aeria gloris, Aeria gloris

Stand alone… Where was life when it had a meaning…
Stand alone… Nothing’s real anymore and…

…Бесконечный бег…
Пока жива я могу стараться на лету не упасть,
Не разучиться мечтать…любить…
…Бесконечный бег…

Calling Calling, For the place of knowing
There’s more that what can be linked
Calling Calling, Never will I look away
For what life has left for me

Yearning Yearning, for what’s left of loving
Собой остаться дольше…
Calling Calling now, Spirits rise and falling…
Собой остаться дольше…
Calling Calling, in the depth of longing…
Собой остаться дольше…

Mana du vortis, Mana du vortis
Aeria gloris, Aeria gloris
Mana du vortis, Mana du vortis
Aeria gloris, aeria gloris

Inner Universe by ORIGA

Science Fiction and Space Battles

Something I never understand between various science fiction movies and series is the difference in how space battles are conducted. Take for example Star Trek, you see all kinds of ships in fights, but contrast this to Battlestar Galactica, Space: Above and Beyond or Star Wars and there’s one striking difference: the absence of fighter and bomber ships fighting alongside capital ships. In Star Trek you will see, for example, the Enterprise in direct battle with various other ships, but aside from some shuttles they have no fighter ships or otherwise. In Star Wars next to the Imperial Star Destroyers, Corellian Corvettes and Dreadnaughts, Mon Calamari cruisers, and Nebulon-B frigates you have a multitude of TIE fighters, TIE interceptors, TIE bombers, X-Wings, Y-Wings, A-Wings, B-Wings, and YT-1300 like the Millennium Falcon. Battlestar Galactica had its Vipers and other ships. I wonder what this, in my opinion, fundamental difference signifies and where it comes from.

Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors and Babylon 5

Found an interesting correlation between Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors and Babylon5, both created by J. Michael Straczynksi, on a website dedicated to Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors.

At one point in Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors Gillian reads a marker:

Between the candle and the stars, between the storm cloud and the sun, we ride the thunder, light against night, from now until forever, we are the Lightning League!

Satai Delenn in Babylon 5 chants the following incantation when she joined the Grey Council:

Summoned, I come. In Valen’s name, I take the place that has been prepared for me. I am Grey. I stand between the candle and the star. We are Grey. We stand between the darkness and the light.

Naruto’s 10th ending song lyrics

風が吹いて 痛い 消えない思い
何を持っていこうか 集めて一つ
二度とない 二度とない 捨てるなんて馬鹿みたい
無邪気になって イメージ
As the wind blows, these painful memories won’t disappear.
What were you thinking as you collected the old songs into one?
There is no second chance. There is no second chance. I know how foolish I look
The image of becoming innocent

きっとそれは終わらない
きっとそれは終わらない
This definitely isn’t over
This definitely isn’t over

愛の胸 焦がせ 線の夢 渡れ
縦横無尽 駆けて 手に掴む世界
雲がちぎれて 日がまた落ちて
ひとりのパレードが 動きだす
The flaming sight of my passion crossing a thousand dreams
passing over the inhuman beasts I seize the world in my hands
The clouds scatter, and the sun sets again.
This one-man parade starts to move

母権 基地術 審判 上昇 明暗 遭遇 生命 相愛
Adventure, Lucky Days, Trials, Climbing, Light and Darkness, Encounters, Life, Mutual Love

もしも言ってしまうなら あなたの髪を
嗅いで 吸って もっと 寄せ合う言葉
ワカラナイ ワカラナイ うわべだけじゃわからない
だからもっと深くしたい したい
なんて夢みたい
なんて夢みたい
愛の胸 焦がせ 千の夢 渡れ
縦横無尽 駆けて 巡り逢う奇跡
雲がちぎれて 日がまた落ちて
ふたつのパレードが夜空に溶けて
誰もが持っている ポケットに沈めた夜がある
そいつを灯すように 手を伸ばしては泳ぐ人
見つけられたならいい あなたの景色と同じもの
愛の胸 焦がせ 千の夢 渡れ
縦横無尽 駆けて 手に掴む世界
雲がちぎれて 日がまた落ちて
未完成のパレードでどこまでも
冒険 吉日 心拍 上昇 明暗 遭遇 生命 相愛

Why do people risk their lives for others?

From Uzumaki Naruto (うずまきナルト):

Uzumaki Naruto: “Iruka-sensei (うみのイルカ), why do people risk their lives for others?”

Iruka-sensei: “When someone dies, they disappear. Their past and present, along with their future. A lot of people die on missions and in wars, surprisingly quickly and easily. Hayate (月光ハヤテ) was one of them. The one who dies has his own dreams, but there are people who are treasured like those dreams. Parents, siblings, friends, and lovers, people who are important… They all believe in and help each other. People who were there since birth took care of them… And those bonds grow even stronger as time passes. It’s not just a saying. It will be so for the ones who are connected, because it is precious.”

In Remembrance…

Кто знает закон Бытия,
Помог бы и мне найти ответ.
Жестоко ошибся я:
От смерти лекарства нет.

He who knows the Law of Genesis
would have helped me to find the answer
I was cruelly mistaken:
there is no medicine for death

From братья

Metal Hunter/鋼のハンター

Finally finished watching 鋼の錬金術師/Hagane no Renkinjitsushi (Full Metal Alchemist) as well as ハンター X ハンター/Hunter X Hunter.

Hunter X Hunter was very nice to watch, and you cannot help but being dragged in along with Gon and support him. But I found that the finale of the series left too much open ends.
So what happens with Hisoka? He was constantly hinting how he would love to test his strength against both Killua and Gon when they ‘ripened’ some more. Also, Ging has been hiding in the forest on whale island all along? Because that is where Killua and Gon end up after using the ‘Accompany’ spell card. I wonder about this since you see Mito looking at the path they trace with ‘Accompany’ and she smiles as if she recognises it.
And what about Kurapica and the eyes of his tribe?
Leorio also got put to the background half way during the series and that for someone Gon met in the first or second episode!

Full Metal Alchemist was a bizarre series, but I liked almost every episode of it. Especially the ending where Edward ends up in post World War I Germany and Alphonse is restored to his 10 year old body. And here I was seeing Ed end up with either Roze or Winry. Very well drawn and a lots of jokes and emotions.