It’s kinda late but, Bye-Bye Bleach

Desclaimer: I’m not a native English speaker so I apologize beforhand if you find any gramatical in this poor article. A positive feedback would be useful though ūüėĄ

Yup, this probably reaaallllllly late but, I need to make a closure for this manga. You know, just to make a clean slate for me to move on from its ending, which is a bad one. *sigh* I kind of lost hope with this manga the last time I review its chapter.

I honestly having an on and off relationship with it. So please correct me if some of my opinion was wrong. Bleach was a really great manga despite its ending. It really was. So when the last chapter came out my reaction was

 

Okay, I admit it, I was an ichiruki shipper back then (I still prefer it until now) but that would be the last reason for me to disagree with Bleach ending. 

I even ready myself to take ichihime that time coz that was how Kubo lead the story to. It’s just the whole process was wrong for me. It didn’t touch my brain and heart. If only the ending just show Ichigo and Orihime life right after the war trying to find things that made them complete each other instead of jump off years on marriage life – looking all high schooler with baby. I know it’s not a shoujo manga but still they look so young for a parents for god sake. It’s like Harry Potter and the gang with their fail adult make up (yup, I’m not that pleased on Harry’s epilogue. Guess I’m just hard to please).

Kubo introduce us with a bunch of awesome character. They were so awesome,  and Kubo sensei just have no idea what to do with them. What happen to the visard, Quincy, full bring, etc. They were the main character for the plot but ended up as a fillers just to make the story roll in a separate frame. 

An ending where Ichigo finally doesn’t need to question himself whether he is capable in protecting everyone anymore, by far was a better option than telling us how their life in the future. I know this is hard coz Kubo sensei seemed to forget what Bleach is all about. He lost the plot. And when ones confuse what way to choose, it is guaranted that you will face a bad end. So it’s not just that the end was bad but the whole journey to that end didn’t justify everything that happend in the end (okay, now, I even confuse myself).

Okay lets conclude my point

  1. The art should change a lot if Kubo wants me to believe that Ichigo and Orihime are parents (unless they married as soon as the war ended). And it would be better if Kubo show us a lot of romantic build up on Ichigo’s side for Orihime.
  2. The whole plot that lead to the end is just messed up and most of it were unexplained.
  3. Well it was helpless long time before the end tho.

But, even with all the disatisffaction I felt toward this manga. Lets not forget it ever have its best moment. And I definetely cannot write half as good as Tite Kubo. So lets all give a standing ovation for all his hardwork and hurt he felt with this manga and hopefully he can come up with more awesome work next time. 

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Call Of Duty War Quotes

Actually I have already post this in my previous blog, but because all the contents of that humble blog was deleted and the backup cannot be downloaded again, I will repost it here.

I have to sacrifice my self showered by bullets to take note of these quotes (The quotes appear when you died, at time you click the continue button). For someone who didn’t know, Call Of Duty¬†is a¬†first-person¬†and¬†third-person shooter¬†computer/video game¬†franchise. The series began on the¬†PC, and later expanded to¬†consoles¬†and¬†handhelds. The one I was quote was from Call of Duty 2 (If I’m not mistaken). And I deeply apoligize because the quotes won’t be all (I lost ¬†one of my notes). And also because I’m an Indonesian native speaker, I will translate it into Indonesian too.

“Older man declare war. But it’s youth that must fight and die. (Orangtua yang menyatakan perang. Tapi generasi mudalah yang harus bertempur dan wafat)” Herbert Hoover

“From my rotting body, flower shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity. (Dari tubuhku yang membusuk, bunga akan tumbuh dan aku ada didalamnya dan itulah keabadian)” Edvard Munch

“War is delightful to those who have not experienced it. (Perang itu menyenangkan bagi orang yang belum mengalaminya)” Erasmus

“It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it. (Memasuki medan perang tanpa keinginan untuk menang adalah hal yang fatal)” General Doughlas McArthur

“There’s no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy, there is nothing good in war except its ending. (Tidak ada cara terhormat untuk membunuh, tidak ada cara lembut untuk menghancurkan, tak ada hal baik dalam peperangan kecuali akhirnya)” Abraham Lincoln

“They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in the modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You’ll die like a dog for no good reason. (di zaman dulu mereka menuliskan bahwa berkorban untuk negara adalah hal yang manis dan tepat untuk dilakukan. Tapi untuk peperangan di masa modern, tak ada hal manis atau tepat dalam kematiannmu. Kamu akan akan mati seperti anjing tanpa alasan yang jelas)” Ernest Hemingway

“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. (Prajurit, lebih dari siapapun, berdoa untuk kedamaian, untuk itu, para prajuritlah yang harus menderita dan menahan luka terdalam dari peperangan)” General Doughlas McArthur

“A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon. (Seorang prajurit akan bertempur lama dan keras hanya untuk sedikt pita berwarna) Napoleon Bonaparte

“In war, you win or lose, live or die – and the difference is just an eyelash. (Dalam perang, menang atau kalah, hidup atau mati – perbedaanya hanya dalam sekejap mata)” General Doughlas McArthur.

“For the angel of death spread his wings on blast and breathed in the face of the foe as he passed; and the eyes of the sleepers wax’ out deadly and chill, and their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grow still. (Untuk malaikat kematian yang mengembangkan sayapnya dan menghirup wajah setiap musuh yang ia lewati; dan mata orang-orang yang tertidur tampak mati dan kedinginan, dan hati mereka yang dulunya mendesah, dan untuk selamanya tetap tumbuh)” George Gordon “The Distruction of Sennacherih”

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the man who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. (sangatlah bodoh dan salah untuk berduka untuk seseorang yang telah wafat. Kita seharusnya bersyukur seseorang seperti pernah hidup)” General George S. Pattan

“He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat. (Dia yang takut untuk ditaklukkan pastilah akan mengalami kekalahan)” Napoleon Bonaparte

“All wars are civil wars, because all men are brother. (Semua peperangan adalah perang saudara karena pada dasarnya semua manusia bersaudara)” Francois Fenelon

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. (Tidak pernah dalam konflik manusia, begitu banyak hutang oleh banyak sampai sedikt orang – saya kurang yakin maksudnya)” Winston Churchill

“The death of man’s is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic. (Kematian satu orang adalah tragedi. Kematian jutaan adalah statistik)” Joseph Stalin

“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another. (Akhir hidup setiap orang adalah sama. Hanya detail kehidupan yang bisa membedakan manusia satu dengan lainnya)” Ernest Hemingway.

“Death solves all problems – no man, no problem. (Kematian menyelesaikan semua masalah – tidak ada manusia, tidak ada masalah)” Joseph Stalin

“I have never advocated war except as a means of peace. (Saya tidak pernah menganjrkan perang kecuali untuk tujuan kedamaian)” Ulysses S. Grant

“War would end if the dead could return. (Perang akan berakhir jika yang wafat bisa kembali)” Stanley Baldwin

“Coward die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste of death but once. (Pengecut mati beberapa kali sebelum kematiannya. Pemberani hanya merasakan kematian satu kali)” William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar.

“Succes is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. (Sukses bukanlah akhir, kegagalan bukanlah hal yang fatal. Keberanian untuk melanjutkanlah yang berarti)” Winston Churchill

Guh, There are still many of the quotes I didn’t write down and read them now really make me want to go take those bullet all over again, Hehehe (Hope to see you again)

Thank you ūüôā