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That big guy is me, knocked out by this chapter
That big guy is me, knocked out by this chapter

This chapter, fairy tail 322…I have no words…literally.

I have been writing my blog (initially at katmic.blogspot.com and recently on anime vice) for a little over three months, so let me elucidate a bit on the process involved in writing the twenty or so posts that I have written, in order to put this particular blog into context.

I will try to publish a new post every one to three days; as far as the subject is concerned, writing takes about 30 minutes and not more than forty on most days if I can help it. And the reason for that restricted time line is that I rarely ever sit down to write down new material from scratch. Usually I will come up with the subject for my blog at least a week before I actually get down to writing it. For instance, the last blog is posted, relating to epic anime moments, I came up with some time in early February.

However other than not actually having a concrete idea of how exactly I would write, I also kept coming across and wrapping up with some great anime which either spurred me on to do a review or brought into existence an entirely new idea that proved more interesting to me than that first idea.

Anyway, other than a few cases when something will inspire me to sit down and write on the fly, by the time I actually get down to writing a post, I will have already written the post in my head over several days to weeks, so all I am doing is copying and pasting. As such, my writing rarely needs to precede beyond 30 minutes.

Beyond the writing, there is the more irritating process of locating images, downloading them, uploading them to the blog and arranging them in a way that will correlate with the message of the post.

Add to that the 15-20 minutes of editing I do-during which I correct any and all errors, errors here including misspellings and incorrect punctuations along with any points that I may wish to explore further, cut back on or delete all together-and my total blog writing time can come up to about one and half hours.

However that estimation is probably an under exaggeration, Taking into consideration my (sort of) employment, I will mostly write during the the lulls of the day where business is scarce or slow; but even then, any five minute bit of writing that I will do will be continuously and irritatingly interrupted repeatedly for long periods of time, the end result of which is that I may, taking into account minutes to hours spent relaxing (watching anime/TV), take an entire day writing a five page blog (sometimes).

So in a way writing my blog can be exhausting, especially taking into account the point I made in an earlier blog, that I don’t like writing in phases. IN that, even if a blog post is 15-20 pages long, I will sit down and write it in one go, rather than writing it a few pages a day.

However in describing the process of writing my blog, I would refer to it as frustrating rather than difficult. Why, you might wonder? Why bother writing a blog that I don’t have to do and on a self assigned schedule I don’t have to keep? Simply put, it is fun.

Other than the writing practice is get, I enjoy sitting down and writing this blog. These words that you are reading, I am most likely having a lot of fan writing them. There are times I take a sit at the table and spend the next hour typing away at my laptop. And as my parents and siblings walk by, minding there own business, wondering why I am sweating so much, even while I seem so keen on the task occupying my time, they have no idea how exhilarating and excited I am feeling at that moment.

There are times when writing a post will produce the same excitement as watching the anime or reading the manga I am writing about. That might be because I spend more time thinking and talking in my head than actually producing words from my mouth, but the fact is I enjoying writing my blog.

Even the task of formulating and developing my articles over a week’s time isn’t as tedious as it sounds. When I am executing the different vigorous and energy consuming tasks that my (sort of) job entails, be it walking some distance to deliver certain items, or collect certain documents from some office somewhere in town, or doing some manual work around the office or at home or etc.,there are few things that will enable me to alleviate the stress involved with this kind of work (even non physical work but none the less patience degrading and excruciating tasks like recording entire volumes of data into the computer); I can listen to my music, which I will vary from hard to soft rock, to classical, to gospel depending on the need. Or I can listen to my networking or programming notes. Or I can put some time into the other writing related projects I am working on (that I might never complete with my laziness).

But in the several times when all those pass times, when even the radio (I spend a lot of time on BBC) fail to entertain me, I turn to my blog. When I am assigning so much brain power to working out the finer points of an argument I want to make, I will notice neither the blazing sun nor the irritating cold of rain.

Same thing goes for those dull, slower days; even when the idea of opening my laptop and writing a few lines of a post feels torturous to my lethargic brain, once I put a paragraph down, the excitement returns and I will not stop till I finish my task.

Now of course you might be wondering what any of this has to do with fairy tail chapter 322.

Well, to put it bluntly, this chapter was crap, in every sense of the word. I sat down for the longest time, thinking about what I could say about chapter 322, be it negative or positive, but I simply could think of anything to say.

Simply put, reading chapter 322 left me drained as far as all things fairy tail are concerned. It wasn’t merely bad, it was a total and utter disappointment, to the point where talking about it seems tedious and energy consuming.

If I wasn’t a fairy tail fan, if fairy tail wasn’t one of the first three mangas I have ever read, after Evangelion and Veritas, if I hadn’t been an ardent fan of fairy tail for the last three or so years, I would have stopped reading fairy tail right here and right now.

Honestly speaking, i actually considered making this my last fairy tail chapter. But I won’t do that, thought it was that bad. Rather than waste a whole load of time reviewing the material, I will leave it at simply explaining what happened.

Erza beat Minerva, with a random as they come attack from a random as they come weapon, after a ridiculously brief and nonsensical explanation about what the hell the Armor of Nakagami was.

And when I say Erza beat Minerva, I mean it was that brief. One or two panels of Minerva’s fall, after who knows how many chapters of Minerva stomping the craziness out of Erza. Add that to the explanation over the ridiculous amounts of magic required to fuel the armor, magic that Erza simply couldn’t possess after such a grueling battle and this battle isn’t worth mentioning.

I know this is fairy tail, but the whole ‘power of nakama’ thing doesn’t even cut it here. I know this is fiction, but even a fictional universe has fictional logic and fictional rules, that Hiro just broke.

Elsewhere Gray and Juvia beat Lyon and Chelia. That one was so silly, not merely because it only took one half of a page to do, but because I don’t even know what the hell they did.

Sting finally makes his move, then he doesn’t. Lector is alive and well and…fairy won the Daimatou Enbu and I couldn’t be more disappointed.

Natsu made some mention of how things had began to move, along with Arcadios and some other people I don’t really care for; basically it was time for eclipse and…I don’t really care, because thinking about this chapter only infuriates me further.

This is what I don’t get. Hiro gave us 35 pages for chapter 322, basically 10-15 more pages than he normally would; and I don’t really see what happened that couldn’t have happened in 15-20 pages.

And what was with that color page; of all the panels that Hiro could have colored, he chose the Juvia and Gray crap…

I can only conclude as such: Hiro was really really excited to get to what came after the tournament that he neglected the current story; he was tired of doing the Daimatout Enbu; he is secretly a lousy mangaka and an even lousier story teller or he simply hates fairy tail and wants it done with.

I made the decision to write these posts on fairy tail with the aim of converting fairy tail haters into fairy tail fans, by showing them the attractions that fairy tail has to offer.

However I wouldn’t encourage or recommend any non fairy tail fan to read this 35 page waste of space. I had so much hope for this arc and it is all Hiro’s fault. He set things up so well; fact is the last couple of chapters have been on fire, but he simply couldn’t deliver on the hopes he had created for us fans.

Rather than maul over the events of this chapter, I will choose to wait for next week’s chapter. I will hope against all hope that Hiro makes up for this. But the truth is it will take something absolutely explosive, absolutely bombastic, to make up for the mess that was chapter 322. And with all I have seen, I am pretty sure a feat like that is beyond Hiro’s abilities.

As a fan of one piece, naruto and bleach, I have noticed each of these three giants make some disastrous mistakes over the years, Bleach worst of all, and naruto mostly in the last year, during the initial events of the fourth great shinobi war (when you choose to replace fists and jutsus with soothing words, any plot will undeniably lose its fire), but nothing like the way fairy tail will builds itself up, only to knock its own self back down.

Suddenly it makes so much sense why fairy tail isn’t one of and might never become a member of the big three.

AS one reviewer I watch pointed out, there is one good thing about this chapter; we are finally done with the tournament, and now we can move on to the next chapter of fairy tail’s story; again that is me hoping that there is more to Hiro’s story than I am giving him credit for. Then again maybe it wasn’t a good idea to write this review immediately after reading it; maybe if I had given it a day, and then given the chapter a fresh look, my perspective might have changed.

Either way, I give it a 0/5 (okay 0.5/5)

Like I said, I won’t bother talking about this chapter much further, rather the two links I have posted below will better explain it all, I don’t have the strength.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=8Bj6nndd48c&list=UUkkcUZJ-vrt3HomsacbTNLg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB_UJ1_ZQMw

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Intro

Welcome to Anime Vice's Advanced Guide to Fairy Tail. This is a tribute to the wiki editors, the fans, and the success of Fairy Tail and l! In this guide, we will explore what is a guild, the types of magic, and the characters. Be prepare for a nice action packed and dramatic, tragic stories of Fairy Tail's characters!

We'll be covering up to Phantom Arc. After the Lullaby arc, the Galuna Island arc takes place before the Phantom Arc. For the Galuna Island Arc, it covers volumes 4-6 and in the anime, episodes 11-18. In the manga, the Phantom arc covers volumes 7-9 whereas, in the anime, it is episodes 21-30.

Previously

Since a Beginner's Guide on Fairy Tail by JasonBog covered the background of Fairy Tail and its characters, we will discuss briefly the first few episodes before diving into the major story arcs.

After Natsu and Happy befriended Lucy and take her to their guild for the first time, her first impressions of Fairy Tail is a bit wild. Even though her guild members are rough and rowdy, the atmosphere is warm and friendly.

Galuna Arc

To show that they have the skills, Happy steals an S - class mission flyer, and Natsu takes Lucy and Happy with him as they head off to Galuna Island. Over there, they learn about the curse of the moon that causes the locals to become demons. When Gray appears, he and his group meet his old friend, Lyon, who wants to revive Deliora and defeat him to prove that he has surpassed their teacher, Ur. Will Gray and his friends stop Lyon's plans?

Phantom Guild Arc

After foiling Lyon's plan and solve the mystery of Galuna Island, Natsu and his group find their guild home impaled by iron pillars. As Fairy Tail guild discover that their group, Shadow Gear, has been pierced and hanged on the tree, Makarov declares an all out war with Phantom Guild. Unbeknownst to Fairy Tail guild, Jose Porla, the head of Phantom Guild has different objectives. Find out to see if Fairy Tail can defeat Phantom Guild.

New Characters

Makarov Dreyar
Makarov Dreyar
Voiced by: Shinichi Kotani R. Bruce Elliot
Makarov is the guild master of Fairy Tail and Laxus Dreyar's grandfather. He is like a father to his guild as he gives them advice and protects his guild from enemies.
Mirajane Strauss
Mirajane Strauss
Voiced by: Ryoko Ono Monica Rial
Mirajane is the poster mage of Fairy Tail due to her beauty and cheerful personality. She poses for the Weekly Sorcerer magazine. She helps her guild by providing advice on jobs, and she mans the bar.
Lyon Bastia
Lyon Bastia
Voiced by: Yuki Kaji Jerry Jewell (adult)
Lyon Bastia is an ice mage from Lamia Scale and a student of Ur, Gray's teacher. He blames Gray for ruining his dream to surpass his teacher. Unlike Gray, Lyon's ice attacks are in the form of living creatures.
Sherry Blendi
Sherry Blendi
Voiced by: Yuka Iguchi Trina Nishimura
Sherry is Lyon's follower from Lamia Scale, and she puts love as her highest priority. Her magic allows her to controls inanimate objects. Plus, she has a huge pet rat named Angelica.
Gajeel Redfox
Gajeel Redfox
Voiced by: Wataru Hatano David Wald
Gajeel is an Iron Dragon Slayer of Phantom Guild who enjoys fighting. He attacks Shadow Gear and pins them to the trees. He is a vicious beast who gorges on iron to refill his magic. Like Natsu, Gajeel possesses a keen sense of smell and super strength.
Juvia Loxar
Juvia Loxar
Voiced by: Mai Nakahara Brina Palencia
Juvia is one of Phantom's Guild, Element Four. As a water mage, Juvia can change her body to water and form various attacks. She usually talks in third person and carries a teru teru bōzu.

Terminology

In the world of Fairy Tail, there are concepts that you must know by now.

  • Guild - A union between a group of people to reach a common goal. The benefits of creating a guild are the protection, promise of jobs and money, and a place in society.
  • Dragon Slayers - Originally, these mages use their dragon based magic to slay dragons. Now, there are two mages, who were taught by a dragon, use their magic for their missions.
  • Celestial Wizards and Spirits - A Celestial Wizard uses the power of Celestial Spirits who are beings from another world. By making a contract, they can summon their partners by using a gate key to open a portal. As of now, the types of gate keys are silver and gold. Silver is regular while gold is for the 12 Zodiac spirits who are the top beings of the Celestial World.

Verdict

Fairy Tail's two arcs show the tenacity and the perseverance of these young mages who will not stop fighting to save their friends and their guild. To abandon their friend is taboo. There are a lot of action and major battles in the Phantom Guild such as a huge showdown between Element Four and Fairy Tail's finest mages. Also, you get to see some of Fairy Tail's mages' past history such as Happy's origin, Gray's past, and much more.

You can watch Fairy Tail legally at Crunchyroll, Funimation, or HULU.

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Hello everyone! We have another episode of Fairy Tail this week as Fairy Tail continues unraveling the mystery in its Key of the Starry Sky arc. This filler arc is long, but it's worth it since the manga needs to get a bit farther away from the anime.

Plot

Episode 134: Labyrinth Rhapsody

Lucy's gang and Gray's company search the ruins for the key. While Lucy and her gang keep getting into traps, Gray's group encounter Sugarboy and the key. Can Gray and his team secure the key and beat Sugarboy?

Please check out this episode's image gallery!

Verdict

Good

Sugarboy's heart goes pitter patter when Gray strips
Sugarboy's heart goes pitter patter when Gray strips
  • Lucy and Natsu get their team into trouble a lot while Romeo's good luck saves them. I find that interesting.
  • For some reason, Gray seems to be attracting a lot of guys. Remember the bandits who wanted to jump Gray's body? I love the scene where Sugarboy confesses to Gray that he loves him.
  • Speaking of love, Lyon and Juvia have some nice comedic scenes. I enjoy that one scene where Juvia is a bit smitten by Lyon's coolness.

Bad

  • Gray's group had the best part of the episode while Natsu's group's part is a bit weak in the comedic part.

Bizarre

What is that thing?
What is that thing?
  • I noticed that the folks at Crunchyroll find some strange things in the episode. Around 15:50, you will see a strange green thing in the row of statues after Natsu explains that he smashed the golden statue's face because it reminded him of Gray.

Overall, the episode is good and better than last week's episode. I noticed that this filler arc's episodes seem to swing like a pendulum between hilarious and boring. Episode 133, 131, and 129 are bit boring while episode 134, 132, and 130 had lots of humorous moments.

Thanks

Thanks everyone for reading my team's weekly report. If you guys love Fairy Tail or any series, please feel free to contribute by doing blogs, dropping comments, or doing wiki edits.

Wiki Progress: Please check out the Fairy Tail Wiki project blog and list to get to know the wiki editors. This week is bit busy for my team who worked on other wiki pages. I'll update the Legion's members' story arcs later.

This Week's Community Blogs

Last Week's Community Blogs

Takashichea

Team W.I.K.I. Nation

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Welcome to the weekly Fairy Tail report! Today was a hectic in Anime Vice and the other wikia communities. Yeah, things are bustling in Fairy Tail Wikia. Did you know they have a Fairy Tail Consensus where members talk about their age, country, and how long they have been working in the community? I wonder if Anime Vice would have that. I freaked out when one of the wiki editors, Glass Heart, is 13 years old. That's pretty young.

Sorry for being off tangent. Let go over this new episode.

Plot

Back to square one and after getting the butts kick by Dan Straight and Samuel, Lucy and her guild focus on piecing the clues from the book. They have to split up into five groups to find the 5 keys to prevent the chaos that the prophecy foretold. Being the only rational, smart girl, Lucy figured out the locations which are the ruins and the church.

Hooray for Love Triangle!
Hooray for Love Triangle!

Can Fairy Tail get to their destinations in time before Legion?

Verdict

Good

Happy mocking Romeo
Happy mocking Romeo
  • There are some funny moments that are the highlights of the story: Juvia's Love Triangle and her fantasy family with Gray.
  • Happy has some guts to call Romeo weak and saying that he is the strongest.
  • Bizarre: Lyon came out of nowhere. Is he stalking poor Juvia? I didn't understand it. Fairy Tail is pretty random now.
  • Gajeel is training under a waterfall while getting shocked by lightning.

Bad

You can see their smiles are bit blurry
You can see their smiles are bit blurry
  • This episode is sadly a bit boring. Not much action occurred or comedic moments either. Basically, Juvia's scenes are the best.
  • Too convenient: Lucy's group run into archaeologists who knew Jude and undo Dan's spell on Natsu.
  • Animation: I don't talk about much about animation since anime has different styles. For this episode, my screenshots that were 720P were pretty blurry even if the characters are standing still. The Tenrou Island arc's images look great, but so far, the filler arc has its images a bit watered down.

Overall, this episode is not as great as the last one, but it's better than episode 131 where it had action, but didn't go anywhere.

Gallery

Please enjoy our image gallery.

Juvia and Gray's little girl
Juvia and Gray's little girl

Thanks

Thank you guys for reading my teammates' weekly report.

Wiki Progress:

For more information on our wiki editing team, please view our project blog and wiki list. Thank you.

If you guys and gals love an anime or manga, please feel free to drop a comment, review, blog, or do some wiki edits. The more people getting involved, the better Anime Vice gets.

This Week's Blogs

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Takashichea

Team W.I.K.I. Nation

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First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

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Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

Comparing DRAGON BALL to JOJO's BIZARRE ADVENTURE

#17-18-- Retro Review. It all comes down to team dynamics...

The Lamest JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Episode

STARDUST CRUSADERS #24 -- Watch & Learn. Fiiiiiiiiller!

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Seriously Tries to Sell You "Mecha Naruto?"

Episode #376+377. A two-part infomercial?

HUNTER X HUNTER #147 -- Special Review

Don't cry now, Killua. I'm sure you'll see Gon again soon.

ONE PIECE #661 -- Special Review

Wow... how much money did they add to the animation budget?

NARUTO Ch. 692 Review

Um,...can I have Obito back now, please?

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY... the Anime?

DISC WARS is like... "POKEMON versus Marvel."

Anime Caption Contest! -- 9/16/14

To celebrate Sailor Moon Crystal, get a dose of Magical Girl Madness!

Anime Caption Contest! -- 9/16/14

To celebrate Sailor Moon Crystal, get a dose of Magical Girl Madness!

ONE PIECE #661 -- Special Review

Wow... how much money did they add to the animation budget?

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY... the Anime?

DISC WARS is like... "POKEMON versus Marvel."

The Lamest JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Episode

STARDUST CRUSADERS #24 -- Watch & Learn. Fiiiiiiiiller!

NARUTO Ch. 692 Review

Um,...can I have Obito back now, please?

HUNTER X HUNTER #147 -- Special Review

Don't cry now, Killua. I'm sure you'll see Gon again soon.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Seriously Tries to Sell You "Mecha Naruto?"

Episode #376+377. A two-part infomercial?

Comparing DRAGON BALL to JOJO's BIZARRE ADVENTURE

#17-18-- Retro Review. It all comes down to team dynamics...

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