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.

Super Wishlist GO!

MY GREED KNOWS NO LIMITS!!

*Shot.*

Aaanyway this is going to be a list of the many, many options that my Secret Santa can draw for me. But before I get down to typing out the good stuff, I gotta clear the air on a few things.

1. I don't actually celebrate Christmas. So why am I participating? Refer to the first sentence of this post. It's actually because my birthday happens to be the same day as Christmas. You don't have to include anything birthday related, though.

2. I'd rather have a piece of work that is 100% yours (no matter how good/bad you think it is) than a "lump of coal". By that, I mean tracing, bases, screenshots, character generators, or outright theft.

3. I don't care how many characters you pack into the picture. You can draw one. You can draw them all. Actually, I wouldn't recommend you draw them all. You'd probably want to kill me by the end.

4. Parts of this list will be copied and pasted from last year. I will add and subtract parts as necessary. In fact, this whole first bit, save for point 3 and a few extra flourishes, was copied directly from last year's wishlist.

Now, the fun part!

First Tier-- series that I'm currently obsessing over (favorite characters in parentheses, and in no particular order):

"Fullmetal Alchemist" (I really like all of the major players in the manga, so you can't go wrong there. My two favorite characters are Alphonse and Greed [traditional form]. Yeah, like you couldn't tell I'm a Greed fangirl.) Note: I'm not as big of the first anime, and I have yet to see "Brotherhood" (I'm STILL saving for the DVDs-- or hoping that someone will give them as a birthday present), but I have read the whole manga. Since the manga and "Brotherhood" are so well aligned, you don't have to worry about including characters that I haven't seen animated.

"Death Note" (L, Ryuk, Matsuda [I'm serious about this, guys], and I kind of like Light, even though he's so corrupt.)

"Gurren Lagann" (Kamina, Simon, Yoko, Nia, and Viral [the last of which seriously needs more love].)

"Sailor Moon" (I like all the Sailor Senshi Scouts Soldiers Guardians, but my favorite is Sailor Saturn.) Note: I have not seen all the episodes in the first series, but I have read the entire manga. I like the manga/"Crystal" continuity better, but I'm more of a fan of the first series' art style.

"The Seven Deadly Sins" No one's gonna do this. (Any of the first four Sins that were introduced, as well as Elizabeth, Hawk, and Elaine is fine with me. Just no pervy stuff. Also, Ban x Elaine [AKA Banlaine] is my ultimate OTP.) ♬ Note: I'm up to date on the manga, but I haven't seen the anime (it's not legally available). I know that the anime has followed the manga pretty closely so far, so don't worry about spoilers.

Second Tier-- series that I really, really like but not I'm obsessing over (favorite character in parentheses, and in no particular order):

"Naruto" and "Naruto Shippuden"(Hinata, Sakura, Chouji, Lee, and Deidara. But I wouldn't want a picture of Deidara with the others unless they're battling or something. You can add the other young Leaf Ninja or Akatsuki if you want, but I do want one of the five characters listed above to be included.) Note: I am not up-to-date with the series. I'm at the part where Naruto is on his way to meet Killer Bee.

"Inuyasha" (I like the core cast members, but my favorite is Shippou.) Note: I have not finished the series. I am finished with the part where Inuyasha breaks Naraku's barrier, and ALMOST defeats him.

"Attack on Titan" (Armin is my absolute favorite, but Mikasa and Eren are cool, too.) Note: I have finished the anime, but I have not read the manga.

"Yu Yu Hakusho" (My favorite is Kurama, but I also really like Yusuke and Kuwabara. I'm not crazy about Hiei as much as the others, but I hope he'll grow on me.) Note: I have not finished the series. I just got to the part where Yusuke's egg is about to hatch. Then the DVD I borrowed was too scratched up to continue.

"Slayers" (I want a picture of Lina being AWESOME.) Note: I haven't finished the series. In fact, I just started watching it last night. I'm only three episodes in, but I'm already hooked.

Please keep all characters as in-character as possible. Crossovers are welcome, but not necessary. If you, for some reason, want to draw me with any of the characters I mentioned, please respect my principles and don't ship me with anyone. I don't want any established characters to go out-of-character for me.

I'd be THRILLED if you drew any of my OCs. If you want to know more about them, check my Portfolio or the Charahub account that I just created. Sorry for making you hunt, but I'm just trying to save some space.

Told ya it'd be a long list of options. I even cut out a lot of the things on last year's wishlist, and it STILL took me over an hour to type and edit all this.

Thanks in advance. Of course I'll also thank you when you post whatever you picked for me. It would only be fair if I added to my Favorites as well. But I just want to thank you now anyway. I can't wait to see what you draw for me! ♪

Merry Christmas to you and jovial Keba-mas to me.

Bullet Points

This is gonna be a tiny post.

  • I'll be taking participants for my yearlong event at the beginning of December.
  • I hope to post my SS wishlist within the next couple days.
  • I'm still working on those six prizes.
  • There are two other drawings I want to post before the year ends.
  • Now that the Charahub site is actually working, I'm going to make an account.

And that's it. Told you it'd be tiny.

World's Dumbest Rant

I have eight black wristbands that I use for my cosplay. Or rather, I HAD eight black wristbands. Somehow I lost one.

I have no idea when. It could be hiding in my apartment. It could be at one of two offices that I went to yesterday. It could be at a huge shopping mall nearly that's nearly a two-hour drive away from me.

And how did it come off? I didn't feel it come off. I would have felt it if it broke and it's not wide enough to just fall off my wrist. Maybe it got pushed off when I took off my coat.

I called all the places where it could have been. I got no affirmative answers. And now I'm all bummed because if it's gone for good, I'd have to order another one off of eBay, and the place where I ordered them from is currently out. So now I can't do my extremely subtle cosplay.

All this fretting over a possession... I really am Greed.

Viz Media Survey

Just FYI, Viz Media is taking a fan survey. There are even prizes involved.

Actually I don't even care if I get the prizes. There's a part at the end of the survey that lets you add titles you'd like to see from Viz. And you guys already know that I want those FMA guidebooks. Yep, it always comes back to FMA. But that's how I roll. And it's pretty convenient that Viz licensed the manga, so I didn't really have a reason not to suggest they publish the guidebooks. So, if they actually publish them, that would be just as good a prize as a bunch o' free DVDs.

I'm just kicking myself for not mentioning T7DS. D'oh! But I'm sure they're competing for it. Heck, I don't care if Viz gets it or not. Just somebody better get it soon because they just aired an episode with one of my favorite scenes from the manga and I'm going crazy because I can't watch it! I know I could watch a fan sub, but the people who make those are trolls.

Click here to take the survey.

Showing Off

Here's some artwork of my OCs that other people drew. I just wanted to show my appreciation to the artists.

Conus vs. Pikachu by kita mikichi
Naomi and Marshall by IaymiNaHamusutaa
Fiery Spirit Keba by elricbrothersfan
Keba (amongst others) by MangaKid
Marshall by kita mikichi
Naomi (amongst others) by 15385bic
Survival Instincts main cast by Zuzu Uchiha
Naomi and bishie Dice by yummy suika
Lots of my OCs by Valerie014
Conus by MangaKid
Keba sketch by clueless101
Jon and Keba by FUNimation

I hope this list will get longer....