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This is for you [info]pinkunosakura. xD He's a first class male indeed!


Okay, what's new? I played tennis last Sunday and we were on a school's tennis courts near my home (not the school district I went to, but this place works since there are only four courts and it is surrounded by trees aka shade providers and wind blockers). It is a really nice, relaxing place (it has softball fields too, so I guess it's more like a park?)

Anyway, what I wanted to say is that I accidentally hit the net post with the ball (and since there was a foot of clearance between the pole and the net... how odd) it landed in on the other side. MARUI BUNTA WOULD BE SO PROUD OF MY GENIUS ABILITIES. I had accidentally hit that "Tightrope Walking" move last summer and I was ecstatic about that. Time to go work on my Fuurinkazan now.

And then I played again today (it was so HOT... I thought I was going to melt. 90 degrees wtf?). And my brother hit a "Tightrope Walking" that went a foot before it dropped. Now that's just irony...

My backhands are really getting some power now. And they've always hit near the baseline. LASER BEAM. Yes indeed.
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Fanfiction news... I swear the PoT/Fire Emblem fic is going to drain every last particle of energy I possess. 19 chapters done! A handful more to go so that everything can link up and I might be able to share them. Sorry for tempting you guys with them, but it's one of the stories that I need to know is going to be set without any alterations before I can share. I'm doing my best and I needed to celebrate out loud!
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And lastly, does anybody know where I can find download links to Prince of Tennis (the regular 178 episode series?). A friend of mine is just getting into the series and I downloaded the series 3 years ago. I would look myself, but I have dial-up internet so I thought this might be more time-efficient? Anyway, leave me a comment if you have a link!

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lucathia_rykatu
Jun. 8th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
Ahhh, tennis. I miss playing tennis! I haven't played in a year...

Tightrope Walking must be awesome to see in person. :D

For DL links to Tenipuri, I can PM you a link. I don't know if you know of the community. It looks like most of their links still work though~.
absolutehymn007
Jun. 8th, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
Awww :( I hope you get a chance to play again soon. I'm lucky that I have a brother to play with during the summer and friends when I'm at the university. Except for this upcoming year since I'm a graduate and will be working my first job *fingers crossed*

It is after you get over the fact that you just got scored on lol. But I guess he felt the same way when it happened to him last summer. You know what is crazy? Viking Horn - it worked once and it was the weirdest sensation ever to put the racket in your left hand and hit it in reverse. But then my real backhand level went way down for the rest of the game so we don't do that anymore. *superstitious*

Also, that fancy move that young Oshitari does in Another Story OVA (the Higuma Otoshi... or at least, the early form of it)... I tried it a few times lol. It's hard to see turned around like that haha.

Is it the rackets community? If so, someone notified me of its existence in a post below. If not, then I would love to have a link :)
lucathia_rykatu
Jun. 9th, 2011 09:41 am (UTC)
I hope I get the chance! I used to play a lot with my brother, but he doesn't play anymore because of health problems. Now I have no one to hit with, since my friends and I always have a hard time getting together for tennis. Tried to do a once a week thing, but we ended up only doing it once... so much fail!

Hahaha, that's true! Oooh, Viking Horn. Seriously? You managed that? That's much awesomeness. Must have felt strange! I can't imagine hitting like that.

How can anyone hit the ball with their back to the ball... XD;

Ah yeah, it's that community. They don't want to be advertised publicly, hence my roundabout way of pointing the place out.

You could also possibly try this site, though it looks like only the lq mp4 files can be downloaded without membership. I don't know if a free account lets people download the other versions or not. Hope your friend manages to find and watch the series. :)
pinkunosakura
Jun. 8th, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)
Kane definatly is "all good". ^-^

And a lot of people say that Tenipuri moves can't be done in real life. Tightrope walking is the one move that I've always wanted to be able to do at least once.
absolutehymn007
Jun. 8th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
Make sure you look out for this advertisement the next time you go on a roadtrip ;) Even though it looks more like postal mail to me...

Well, most of them can't be done in real life unless you have exceptional skill. And I mean, really exceptional skill. Like Atobe's 'Rondo Towards Destruction'... chances of a ball bouncing back that high after hitting the handle of someone's racket is very very small. But basic moves (curve shots, kick serves, powerful groundstrokes/backhands, strong topspin (or spin in general), drop shots, rising shots, etc) are doable... just not to the degree of some of the PoT Players. Zero-shiki drop shot pfft.

And also, that move was a complete accident. If I could execute it at will, I'd probably be more of a net player :)
perkyandproud
Jun. 8th, 2011 04:47 am (UTC)
Tensai Deki, indeed! :-)

*hugs you*

May I love your pic too, even if I'm not Pinku? *grin*
absolutehymn007
Jun. 8th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
Heh heh :)

*hugs back*

Yes, you may love the pic. The picture honestly cracks me up. I'm glad I found it on my computer of way too many things.
perkyandproud
Jun. 8th, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
Yay! And you know...it is all good ;-)
sekitx2
Jun. 8th, 2011 05:16 am (UTC)
If they're willing to pay $5 for one month access, can DL the TV series from ftp from
http://downloadanime.org/ftp.php
absolutehymn007
Jun. 8th, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)
Not sure if they want to pay, but I will pass the information on. Thanks!
lexxiescott
Jun. 8th, 2011 05:53 am (UTC)
that is seriously awesome on your tennis moves. *gives you cake*
absolutehymn007
Jun. 8th, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
*eats the cake*

Arigatou~!
speadee
Jun. 8th, 2011 01:28 pm (UTC)
Good luck on the fic! I haven't updated mine for a long time due to time constraints and being stuck on details.

I remember being able to download PoT episodes at the LJ community, rackets. However, you have to join the community before you can download. I also go to the following site to download anime: http://www.nyaatorrents.org.
absolutehymn007
Jun. 8th, 2011 09:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the good luck! I'm going to need it. I hope that you will get a chance to update yours when inspiration hits you again. I'm having a bit of the opposite problem - so much inspiration is hitting me that I can't get it all down on the computer each day. And then I get another idea, which tends to create some kind of problem in another chapter, so I have to go back and adjust it...

Thank you for sharing the information with me. I'm not sure if this friend has an LJ account so I might have to re-direct her to the torrents website.
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