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.

Secret Santa Wishlist 2017

The year is flying by, which means it's time for another Secret Santa wishlist!

Most of this list was directly copied from last year's list. As usual, 10 anime and all OCs. I'm listing where I am in each anime series because I don't want spoilers.

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Since I already got my Attack on Titan, Death Note, and Cardcaptor Sakura wishes, I won't be asking for those.

The Manga and Anime

In no particular order...

Fullmetal Alchemist I'm just that predictable. I prefer the manga/Brotherhood continuity. If you didn't know by now, I'm a total Greed fangirl. I also like Alphonse. Heck, any of the characters would be fine, since I like almost all of them on some level.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica I watched the series, but not the third movie. I'm not sure which girl is my favorite, so I guess Madoka herself is a safe bet. Really, I'd be fine with any of the magical girl characters.

Assassination Classroom I've completed the first season, but haven't started the second. I haven't read the manga, either, though I have a feeling that it was adapted faithfully. Koro-sensei is my favorite character in the series.

Magi I've seen both seasons, and I'm reading the manga, but I haven't gotten to manga-only territory yet. My favorite character is Alibaba, but all of the main characters are so likable that I'd be happy with one or more of them, too.

Spice and Wolf My new obsession! I've seen all of the first season and some of the second. I haven't read the light novels or manga. My favorite character is Holo, but I like Lawrence a lot, too. If you like, you can draw some cute fluff with them together (hint, hint).

Gurren Lagann It's been some time since I've seen it, but my memories of it are vivid. I can't decide on a favorite, so any of the main characters will do.

Sailor Moon I've read the manga, seen all of Crystal, and I've finished the first three seasons of the original anime. I don't care about spoilers, and the continuity is your choice. My favorite is Sailor Saturn, but any of the Guardians (I guess that's the official term now) is cool with me.

The Seven Deadly Sins I'm not up to date on the manga (thanks, Crunchyroll), and I haven't seen the anime (thanks, Netflix). The last part I read from the manga is when the Sins finally reunite. My favorite characters are Diane, Ban, and King (not necessarily in that order). From what I hear, Diane's birthday is supposed to be on December 24 (a day before mine). Also Ban x Elaine makes me melt with happiness.

Naruto/Naruto Shippuden I haven't watched it in some time; I kind of paused it right when they're gearing up for the war. I don't really care about spoilers with Naruto because the plot's been ruined for me several times over. My request this year is anyone from Team Kurenai because they really got the short end of the stick action-wise.

Inuyasha I STILL haven't finished this anime (I'm plowing through the filler after the arc with the Band of Seven) and I haven't read the manga. I'm pretty sure I've been introduced to most (if not all) of the major players in the story, though. Shippou is still my favorite character, but I like the other main characters as well.

The Original Characters

I'm just linking pictures. You can find out about the characters in the picture descriptions. You can read the stories here. (Just note that this world is for Subscribers only.)
Additional information (and some silliness) can be found here.
Other artists' interpretations of my characters are here.

From Survival Instincts: [Naomi] [Marshall] [Dice] [All three]

From Destination: [Keba] [Jon] [Both of them] [Rakusa]

From The Rebels of Planet Aadau: [Meh-Eh-Au] [Conus] [Most of the cast]

If you want other pictures of my OCs, you can poke around my Portfolio, too. I just linked the ones that I thought were the best.

Final notes: I don't actually celebrate Christmas. I'm just doing the SS because my birthday falls on Christmas. So please don't add anything religious. Also, please follow theO's rules, meaning: keep it safe for work.

Thanks in advance, S.S.! I'm excited to see what you come up with. ^_^

On a Mission from Adam

I have been entrusted with an important mission from the Bossman. It is a poll of Otakuites.

Please answer the following questions:

1. Would you consider yourself a new-school or an old-school otaku?
2. Are you aware of the concept of glomping?
3. Do you ever use the term "glomp"?

Please answer this poll within the week... or I'll start sending PMs to random people. Gahahaha!

Update: Thanks for all the comments so far! There are so many that I don't think I can reply to them all.

Everyone, tell your friends that this poll is open. Also, I'll be bumping this post about once a day, so apologies in advance for spamming your Backroom.

Update part deux: If you're wondering what the reason is for this, the answer is: just for fun. ^_^

Need to Focus (Update)

I may not be doing any writing challenges this November, but I got to thinking about my writing. I've kind of neglected it for a long time. I think it's because I have too many things going on in regards to writing, and I need to prioritize. The problem is this: what takes priority?

So, here's where you guys come in. What should I be working on writing-wise? Please vote for as many as you like.

  • The Rebels of Planet Aadau (1 vote)
  • Destination
  • Survival Instincts (1 vote)
  • Those three album reviews that I promised forever ago

I'm also debating on whether or not I should post my song lyrics here on theO. I'd either post them in my Library or make a new World. Either way, I'm setting it so that only my subscribers can see it.

Update: So, the verdict on posting lyrics is that I should do it. If anyone has any objections, I'll be posting it in my Library, and making that World it visible only to my subscribers. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to non-subscribers.

From One Thing to Another

Well, I didn't finish those three sketches like I thought I would. All I have is a half a sketch. Which I didn't post. Oh well. I won't let it get to me though.

I do plan to draw a picture of each one of my OCs. At least now I don't have to rush through them.

So, who's up for NaNoWriMo? Kidding. I'm not even gonna try.

Already I'm getting bombarded with holiday cheer via advertisements and such, which reminds me... are we doing Secret Santa type stuff this year? I guess I'm the first to bring it up. (Correct me if I'm wrong.)

Well, I guess that's all for now. Laterz.

The Story of My Online Life

Me: I'm going to undertake this art challenge!

Also me: *Messes up and disappears for a week or so.*

Needless to say, I'm not going to finish OCtober. It's like all the inspiration drained out of me. I don't know why. Maybe I'll get my groove back before the end of the month. My goal is three more drawings before October ends. Let's see if I can accomplish that at least.