Saturday, May 30, 2015

We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off


Not a word, from your lips
You just took for granted that I want to skinny dip
A quick hit, that's your game
But I'm not a piece of meat, still you like my brain

Night is young, so are we
Let's get to know each other better, slow and easily
Take my hand, let's hit the floor
Shake our bodies to the music
Maybe then you'll score


So come on baby, won't you show some class
Why you want to move so fast
We don't have to take our clothes off
To have a good time
Oh no
We could dance & party all night
And drink some cherry wine
Uh huh
We don't have to take our clothes off
To have a good time
Oh no
We could dance and party all night (all night)
And drink some cherry wine
Uh huh!

Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na!


Just slow down if you want me
A man wants to be approached cool and romantically
I've got needs
Just like you
If the conversation's good
Vibrations through and through


So come on baby, won't you show some class
Why you want to move so fast
We don't have to take our clothes off
To have a good time
Oh no
We could dance and party all night (all night)
And drink some cherry wine
Uh huh!
We don't have to take our clothes off
To have a good time
Oh no
We could dance and party all night (all night)
And drink some cherry wine
Uh huh!

Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na!


So come on baby, won't you show some class
Why you want to move so fast
We don't have to take our clothes off
To have a good time
Oh no
We could dance and party all night (all night)
And drink some cherry wine
Uh huh!
We don't have to take our clothes off
To have a good time
Oh no
We could dance and party all night (all night)
And drink some cherry wine
Uh huh!

Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Chelsea: 2014-15 Premier League Champions



Chelsea bid an emotional farewell to Didier Drogba but it was two other Chelsea forwards who gave the champions the points as they came from behind to beat Sunderland 3-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Diego Costa, a first-half substitute for Drogba, scored from the spot to cancel out Steven Fletcher’s opener before Loic Remy came off the bench to score twice in the last 20 minutes of the match.

With Sunderland having secured their Premier League status in midweek at Arsenal and Chelsea having long since wrapped up the title, there was a jovial mood at Stamford Bridge on the day they lifted the trophy.

For Drogba, in particular, it was an emotional exit having announced that this would be his final appearance for the club and he was given the full treatment by the Chelsea faithful.

The Ivorian was made captain for the day before being substituted after just half an hour with his team-mates chairlifting him off the field to a huge ovation from Roman Abramovich among others.

Jose Mourinho was rather more reserved given that Chelsea were already a goal down at that point with Fletcher having headed home unmarked from Adam Johnson’s corner.

The scenes that greeted Drogba’s withdrawal might have suggested that Chelsea minds were elsewhere but they were soon level through his replacement Costa.

John O’Shea was adjudged to have fouled Juan Cuadrado and Costa stepped up to take the resultant spot-kick, beating Vito Mannone from 12 yards for his 20th Premier League goal of the season.

Sunderland won at Stamford Bridge last season and they remain the only team to have beaten Mourinho’s Chelsea on their own turf in the Premier League.

The visitors certainly had their moments on Sunday too with Petr Cech, another who could be set to leave Chelsea in the summer, being forced into smart saves from Seb Larsson and Jermain Defoe.

Chelsea played some entertaining football after the break as they probed for a winner but Sunderland remained a threat at the other end with the champions uncharacteristically open.

When the impressive Patrick van Aanholt found space once more on the left flank, Cech could only parry his cross into the path of Defoe and his shot was cleared near the line by Cesar Azpilicueta.

Sunderland, who finish 16th, were punished soon afterwards when Eden Hazard fed Remy in a central position and the French forward fired in a low shot that Vito Mannone could only palm into the net.

Mannone did rather better to keep Sunderland in the game and deny Willian when the Chelsea man headed low towards the near corner.

But he could do nothing to prevent Remy having the final say with a neat near-post finish from Nemanja Matic’s low left-wing cross bringing his seventh of the season and second of the afternoon.

The final whistle followed soon after with John Terry leading the celebrations on the day he became the first man since Gary Pallister to play every minute of a Premier League title-winning campaign.

The victory also means Chelsea finish the season on 87 points – their best total since their last Premier League title victory under Mourinho in 2006 – and an eight-point lead over Manchester City in second spot.

Player ratings

Chelsea: Cech (7), Ivanovic (6), Cahill (6), Terry (6), Azpilicueta (6), Mikel (6), Matic (7), Cuadrado (6), Willian (7), Hazard (7), Drogba (6).

Subs used: Costa (7), Remy (8), Christensen (6).

Sunderland: Mannone (6), Jones (6), Coates (6), O'Shea (5), Van Aanholt (7), Johnson (6), Larsson (6), Rodwell (6), Wickham (6), Defoe (7), Fletcher (7).

Subs used: Giaccherini (6).

Man of the match: Loic Remy

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Heroes



“Don’t tell the gods I left a mess
I can’t undo what has been done
Let’s run for cover
What if I’m the only hero left
You better fire off your gun
Once and forever
He said go dry your eyes
And live your life like there is no tomorrow, son
And tell the others
To go sing it like a hummingbird
The greatest anthem ever heard:

We are the heroes of our time
But we’re dancing with the demons in our minds…
We are the heroes of our time
Hero-uh-o-o-oes
O-uh-o-o-oh
We’re dancing with the demons in our minds
Hero-uh-o-o-oes O-uh-o-o-oh

The crickets sing a song for you
Don’t say a word, don’t make a sound
It’s life’s creation
I make worms turn into butterflies
Wake up and turn this world around
In appreciation
He said I never left your side
When you were lost I followed right behind
Was your foundation
Now go sing it like a hummingbird
The greatest anthem ever heard:

We are the heroes of our time
Hero-uh-o-o-oes
O-uh-o-o-oh
We’re dancing with the demons in our minds
Hero-uh-o-o-oes O-uh-o-o-oh

(We keep dancing with the demons
You could be a hero)

Go sing it like a hummingbird
The greatest anthem ever heard
Now sing together….

We are the heroes of our time
Hero-uh-o-o-oes
O-uh-o-o-oh
But we’re dancing with the demons in our minds
Hero-uh-o-o-oes O-uh-o-o-oh
We are the heroes of our time
Hero-uh-o-o-oes
O-uh-o-o-oh
But we’re dancing with the demons in our minds
Hero-uh-o-o-oes O-uh-o-o-oh

We are the heroes!”

-Måns Zelmerlöw

Shots


I'm sorry for everything
Oh, everything I've done

Am I out of touch?
Am I out of my place?
When I keep saying that I'm looking for an empty space
Oh, I'm wishing you're here
But I'm wishing you're gone
I can't have you and I'm only gonna do you wrong

Oh, I'm going to mess this up
Oh, this is just my luck
Over and over and over again


I'm sorry for everything
Oh, everything I've done
From the second that I was born it seems I had a loaded gun
And then I shot, shot, shot a hole through everything I loved
Oh, I shot, shot, shot a hole through every single thing that I loved


Am I out of luck?
Am I waiting to break?
When I keep saying that I'm looking for a way to escape
Oh, I'm wishing I had what I'd taken for granted
I can't help you when I'm only gonna do you wrong

Oh, I'm going to mess this up
Oh, this is just my luck
Over and over and over again


I'm sorry for everything
Oh, everything I've done
From the second that I was born it seems I had a loaded gun
And then I shot, shot, shot a hole through everything I loved
Oh, I shot, shot, shot a hole through every single thing that I loved

In the meantime can we let it go
At the roadside that
We used to know
We can let this drift away
Oh, we let this drift away
At the bay side
Where you used to show
In the moonlight
Where we let it go
We can let this drift away
Oh, we let this drift away


And there's always time to change your mind
Oh, there's always time to change your mind
Oh, love, can you hear me?
Oh, let it drift away

I'm sorry for everything
Oh, everything I've done
From the second that I was born it seems I had a loaded gun
And then I shot, shot, shot a hole through everything I loved
Oh, I shot, shot, shot a hole through every single thing that I loved


In the meantime can we let it go
At the roadside that
We used to know
We can let this drift away
Oh, we let this drift away
At the bay side
Where you used to show
In the moonlight
Where we let it go
We can let this drift away
Oh, we let this drift away

And there's always time to change your mind
Oh, there's always time to change your mind
Oh, love, can you hear me?
Oh, let it drift away...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Nova Scotia



Waited up, waited up, waited up all night
The sky filling up your mind
Like smoke in some obscure design
Here's another thing

You never said, never said, never said anything new
Not a word that fall
But sometimes nothing says it all
It's one of those things

How could you ever ask for more?
What are you looking for?


You said you wanted to get away
Now you're leaving your cares behind
Tomorrow turned into yesterday
Why'd you take your time?


Opened your, opened your, opened your eyes
And the ocean slipped through the floor
When you woke up along the shore
Forget everything

You never knew, never knew, never knew that
The city could create such calm
Holding you upon its palm
Just a little thing

How could you ever ask for more?
What are you looking for?


You said you wanted to get away
Now you're leaving your cares behind
Tomorrow turned into yesterday
Why'd you take your time?


How could you ever ask for more?
What are you looking for?

You said you wanted to get away
Now you're leaving your cares behind
Tomorrow turned into yesterday
Why'd you take your time?
Why'd you take your time?




Just a little thing...

Monday, May 18, 2015

BoBA ISML 2015 Tiara Odds, May 18, 2015

BoBA ISML 2015 Tiara Odds
As of 7:52 P.M. PT
May 18, 2015

Kotori Itsuka 1-9
Mashiro Shiina 1-8
Kosaki Onodera 1-7
Jibril 1-6
Rin Tosaka 1-5
Kurisu Makise 1-4
Shino Asada 1-3
Illyasviel von Einzbern 1-2
Yukino Yukinoshita EVEN
Kurumi Tokisaki 3-2
Shiro 2-1
Ayase Aragaki 5-2
Nanami Aoyama 3-1
Chiyo Sakura 7-2
Chitoge Kirisaki 4-1
Inori Yuzuriha 9-2
Maki Nishikino 5-1
Yuri Nakamura 11-2
Tohka Yatogami 6-1
Azusa Nakano 13-2
Miyuki Shiba 7-1
Eucliwood Hellscythe 15-2
Tina Sprout 8-1
Eru Chitanda 17-2
Yoshino 9-1
Isuzu Sento 10-1
Kuroyukihime 11-1
Yui Yuigahama 12-1
Taiga Aisaka 13-1
Shana 15-1
Stephanie Dola 16-1
Saber 17-1
Konjiki no Yami 18-1
Enju Aihara 20-1
Yui-nyan 25-1
Yaya 30-1
Shinobu Oshino 31-1
Shinka Nibutani 33-1
Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi 35-1
Mirai Kuriyama 40-1
Hitagi Senjougahara43-1
Kaori Miyazono 45-1
Latifa Fleuranza 50-1
Sena Kashiwazaki 55-1
Yuuki Konno 60-1
Yuki Nagato 75-1
MIkan Yuuki 80-1
Momo Velia Deviluke 90-1
Marika Tachibana 100-1
Haruhi Suzumiya 125-1
Kotori Minami 130-1
Misaki Shokuhou 135-1
Kobato Hasegawa 140-1
Kirino Kousaka 150-1
C.C. 160-1
Akame 170-1
Nico Yazaka 180-1
Origami Tobiichi 190-1
Umi Sonoda 200-1
Yui Hirasawa 225-1
Holo 250-1
Charlotte Dunois 300-1
Nadeko Sengoku 400-1
Yukina Himeragi 500-1
Eli Ayase 600-1
Nyarlathotep 700-1
Terminus Est 750-1
Satone Shichimiya 1000-1

Friday, May 15, 2015

ISML 2015: It's Way Too Early For The Kongou!



ISML 2015: It's Way Too Early For The Kongou!
Megumi Katou wins Winter Diadem, Utaha Kasumigaoka wins third place


By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
May 15, 2015


Gone are the days where Megumi Katou can consider herself to be boring, ordinary, and unattractive material. Those days are behind her, as she defeated Kongou 2601-2513 to win the 2015 International Saimoe League Winter Diadem. Meanwhile, Utaha Kasumigaoka defeated Yuudachi, 2721-2389 to win third place.

At Blessing Software headquarters in Tokyo, a.k.a. Tomoya Aki's house, there were hugs, tears and sighs of relief.


"This is a great day for us because I knew that we would leave our mark, however, I am disappointed that the ISML organizers were classless enough to not allow us to compete in the preliminaries proper," Aki said. "We feel that a number of faces that are in this tournament do not deserve to be in the regular season. Megumi and Utaha would have picked up a number of victories and both would even make headway in the Stella Division.

"While these two victories satisfy us, we feel that the ISML has done Utaha and especially Megumi a disservice by consigning them and Eriri to this mini-tournament. Neither of them will be eligible until next year and it will be a long and rocky road ahead before they finally get to compete in this tournament for real. We will focus our attention to the 2channel Anime Saimoe Tournament and other tournaments to build the stock in our characters.

"I also feel that I would have been a worthy competitor in the Male Division, although I argue that this part of the tournament is unnecessary and was only made to appease to the female voting public. The women don't vote in this tournament anyway, so there is no need for a Male Division. However, I feel the organizers forgot someone, and that someone is me.

"To sum it up, we are on our way to untold success this year. We hope 2channel's voters follow suit with the ISML and give one of my partners, whether it is Utaha, Megumi or Eriri or even Michiru, to have a shot at succeeding Saki and Nodoka as the Saimoe Prime Minister of Japan. We thank you for your support and please be sure to buy our new visual novel which is out right now."


At the Etajima Naval District, Admiral Kensuke Tanaka ripped apart the 2601 who voted for Megumi and the 2721 who voted for Utaha.

"These voters are not smart people, but I can forgive them a bit because most of them aren't from Japan," Admiral Tanaka said. "Let's be honest, if 2channel will put Madoka and Saki on a pedestal and ISML will not, I cannot have any respect for this competition that purports itself to be the world's premier anime character competition. Our fleet girls are capable of regrouping from this and we have made it a priority to destroy Megumi, Utaha and Eriri in 2channel because we know that voter base thinks differently from ours. It has done so numerous times and it will again this year.

"This is a disappointing day for us but this has galvanized our fleet to work harder, smarter, and win back the trust of the voters. We don't settle for second place here on this fleet. We have never made it a habit of finishing second to anyone, not even ordinary, boring trash that has no business of being relevant in this country.



"You saw how Saki and Nodoka dominated last year's 2channel Anime Saimoe Tournament. We will be their successors. Japan loves to play Kantai Collection and we have a growing army of male and female admirals, myself included, of course, because I made this game. I have no doubt in my mind that the voters who chose Megumi and Utaha are going to be in for a rude awakening when the saimoe tournament that the world should really consider seriously takes place this summer.

"That fledgling visual novel team in Tokyo calls themselves 'Blessing Software.' Well, we will lay a curse on them and consign them to failure in 2channel AST. There are a number of shows that are relevant in ISML but not in the real Saimoe, and Saekano is one of them. This will be our year. This. Will. Be. Our. Year. You will witness the real might of our fleet this summer. We will not be stopped and there will be nothing but tears on the faces of those who dare challenge the might of our KanMusu. We shall prevail. We will win. Because we...are the Kantai Collection!"



ISML 2015 Aquamarine Match Day 1 is scheduled for June 7, 2015. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate. And keep it right here on The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue for continuing coverage of the world's premier anime character competition...the International Saimoe League.


Seeding

Latifa Fleuranza
(Amagi Brilliant Park)
1485
Tina Sprout
(Black Bullet)
1675
Miyazono Kaori
(Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)
1692
Yaya
(Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai)
1764
Kurousagi
(Mondaiji)
1726
Konno Yūki
(Sword Art Online)
1678

Seeding

Sonoda Umi
(Love Live!)
1637
Minami Kotori
(Love Live!)
1938
Shokuhō Misaki
(Toaru Majutsu no Index)
1719
Tachibana Marika
(Nisekoi)
1933
Azuki Azusa
(Hentai Ōji to Warawanai Neko.)
1887
Akame
(Akame ga Kill!)
1383

Seeding

Yazawa Nico
(Love Live!)
1531
Ayase Eli
(Love Live!)
1611
Shichimiya Satone
(Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai!)
1663
Himeragi Yukina
(Strike the Blood)
1749
Tobiichi Origami
(Date A Live)
1757
Terminus Est
(Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance)
1609

Seeding

Aragaki Ayase
(Ore no Imōto)
2249
Yuzuriha Inori
(Guilty Crown)
1819
Hasegawa Kobato
(Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai)
1533
Konjiki no Yami
(To LOVE-Ru)
1652
Yui-nyan
(Angel Beats!)
1769
Senjōgahara Hitagi
(Monogatari Series)
1802

Seeding

Hirasawa Yui
(K-ON!)
1544
Momo Belia Deviluke
(To LOVE-Ru)
2446
Kōsaka Kirino
(Ore no Imōto)
1262
Kashiwazaki Sena
(Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai)
2051
Sengoku Nadeko
(Monogatari Series)
1378
Nagato Yuki
(Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu)
2057

Seeding

Nyarlathotep
(Haiyore! Nyaruko-san)
1268
Suzumiya Haruhi
(Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu)
1914
Holo
(Spice and Wolf)
1971
C.C.
(Code Geass)
1780
Yūki Mikan
(To LOVE-Ru)
2227
Charlotte Dunois
(IS )
1492

Seeding

Okazaki Tomoya
(CLANNAD)
1533
Heiwajima Shizuo
(Durarara!!)
1361
Sakata Gintoki
(Gintama)
1918
Emiya Kiritsugu
(Fate Series)
1780
Okabe Rintarō
(Steins;Gate)
1592
Kyon
(Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu)
1690

Seeding

Satomi Rentarō
(Black Bullet)
1795
Yato
(Noragami)
1604
Mikoshiba Mikoto
(Gekkan Shōjo Nozaki-kun)
1540
Emiya Shirō
(Fate Series)
1669
Akasaka Ryūnosuke
(Sakura-sō no Pet na Kanojo)
1487
Togashi Yūta
(Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai!)
1661

Seeding

L Lawliet
(Death Note)
1488
Kaneki Ken
(Tokyo Ghoul)
1266
Orihara Izaya
(Durarara!!)
1495
Aikawa Ayumu
(Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?)
1635
Itsuka Shidō
(Date A Live)
1754
Ichijō Raku
(Nisekoi)
1818

Winter Final

Kongō
(Kantai Collection)
2513
Katō Megumi
(Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)
2601

Winter Third Place

Yūdachi
(Kantai Collection)
2389
Kasumigaoka Utaha
(Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)
2721