Wednesday, June 11, 2014

ISML 2014: Rin, Mashiro head Ruby

ISML 2014: Rin, Mashiro head Ruby

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
June 11, 2014

There is plenty to play for in the 2014 International Saimoe League. Rin Natsume and Mashiro Shiina currently lead the Nova and Stella Divisions after Match Day 2 of the 2014 ISML Ruby Period. There were few upsets this round, so let's dive right into the results.

NOVA DIVISION

In the Nova Division, Azusa Azuki defeated Kurousagi 2361-2148, Yukino Yukinoshita rolled past Sanae Dekomori 2617-1936, Yoshino defeated Tohka Yatogami 2305-2099, Asuna Yuuki clobbered Touka Takanashi 2964-1759, Yukina Himeragi defeated Charlotte Belew 2224-1838 and Eru Chitanda took out Nanami Aoyama 2564-2160.

Kurumi Tokisaki gunned down Origami Tobiichi 3271-1206, Kuroyukihime flew past Suguha Kirigaya 3068-1491, Yaya defeated Momo Velia Deviluke 2311-2026, Ririchiyo Shirakiin cruised past Karuta Roromiya 2102-1569, MIsaki Shoukuhou prevailed over Mirai Kuriyama 2281-2138 and Rin Natsume won the closest match of the day, a 2125-2124 nailbiter over Shiori Shiomiya, which ties a record for lowest margin of victory.

Wrapping up action in the Nova, Noumi Kudryavka defeated Laura Bodewig 2129-1967, Mikan Yuuki whipped past Nyarlathotep 2227-2022, Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi prevailed over Shinka Nibutani 2365-2264, Kotori Itsuka annihilated Yui 3144-1496, Rikka Takanashi crushed Haqua du Lot Herminium 2804-1863 and Chocolat blew apart Furano Yukihira 2314-1543.


STELLA DIVISION

In the Stella Division, Ayase Aragaki rolled past Kurisu Makise 2792-1948, Saber won a thriller over Yuri Nakamura 2306-2299, Yuki Nagato defeated Kirino Kousaka 2518-2058, Haruhi Suzumiya dominated Meiko Honma 2539-2059, Yui-nyan rocked Yui Hirasawa 2681-1952 and Inori Yuzuriha steamrolled past Last Order 2611-2000.

Kanade Tachibana sliced and diced Azusa Nakano 2968-1840, Sora Kasugano drubbed Nadeko Sengoku 2466-1766, Shana torched Shinobu Oshino 2618-2118, Mikoto Misaka electrocuted Kobato Hasegawa 2863-1879, Hitagi Senjougahara defeated Erio Touwa 2192-2017 and Hinagiku Katsura prevailed over Masami Iwasawa 22361-2109.

Wrapping up play in the Stella Division, Taiga Aisaka roared past Charlotte Dunois 2825-1803, Eucliwood Hellscythe silenced Konjiki no Yami 2582-1766, Mashiro Shiina dismantled Sena Kashizawaki 3092-1559, defending champion Ruri Gokou ran past Mio Akiyama 2834-1994, Victorique de Blois defeated Yozora Mikazuki 2270-2026 and Shouko Kirishima scored the Upset of the Round: a 2238-2181 decision over Illyasviel von Einzbern.

In the Special Exhibitions, Ringo Kinoshita whipped past Claire Cruz 2401-1152 while Starship Ezekiel routed Tsugumi Komachi, 2011-898.

Match Day 3 of the 2014 International Saimoe League Ruby Period is scheduled for June 12, 2014. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.

The Crossing (Osiyeza)



Through all the days that eat away
at every breath that I take
through all the nights I've lain alone
in someone else's dream, awake
all the words in truth we have spoken
that the wind has blown away
it's only you that remains with me
clear as the light of day

O Siyeza, o siyeza , sizofika webaba noma
O siyeza, o siyeza, siyagudle lomhlaba
Siyawela lapheshaya lulezontaba ezimnyama
Lapha sobheka phansi konke ukhulupheka

A punch drunk man in a downtown bar
takes a beating without making a sound
through swollen eyes he sways and smiles
'cause noone can put him down
inside of him a boy looks up to his father
for a sign or an approving eye
oh, it's funny how those once so close and now gone
can still so affect our lives

O Siyeza, o siyeza , sizofika webaba noma
O siyeza, o siyeza, siyagudle lomhlaba
Siyawela lapheshaya lulezontaba ezimnyama
Lapha sobheka phansi konke ukhulupheka

Take me now, hold me close
don't let go, I'm coming home!

O Siyeza, o siyeza , sizofika webaba noma
O siyeza, o siyeza, siyagudle lomhlaba
Siyawela lapheshaya lulezontaba ezimnyama
Lapha sobheka phansi konke ukhulupheka...


The Boys Of Summer


Nobody on the road
Nobody on the beach
I feel it in the air
The summer's out of reach
Empty lake, empty streets
The sun goes down alone
I'm driving by your house
Though I know you're not home

But I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby
And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone



I never will forget those nights
I wonder if it was a dream
Remember how you made me crazy?
Remember how I made you scream
Now I don't understand what happened to our love
But babe, I'm gonna get you back
I'm gonna show you what I'm made of

I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
I see you walking real slow and you're smilin' at everyone
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone



Out on the road today, I saw a DEADHEAD sticker on a Cadillac
A little voice inside my head said, "Don't look back. You can never look back"
I thought I knew what love was
What did I know?
Those days are gone forever
I should just let them go but-

I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got that top pulled down and that radio on, baby
And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got that hair slicked back and those Wayfarers on, baby
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone.