Update! Lucky winner of the Yandere CD is…
Congrats! I’ll contact you soon for your mailing address ^^)/
Thanks for taking part everyone! I didn’t expect the response to be so good! Hinnochi sure is popular :D I may plan another giveaway since Christmas is coming soon! But no promises yet till I actually have something posted up okie… and now back to work to clear all my deadlines (;0;)
19 October 2011
Halloween is just around the corner! :D So, to celebrate Yandere Halloween 2011, I’ll be giving away one brand new copy of Stella Worth Exclusive Osananajimi no Kare Kuro/Dark Route CD 「幼馴染の彼 黒ルート」（電話に出るver.） (My review post is here)
In case you haven’t read the review post, this CD is a first-person “situation CD” where the character is talking to you, the listener. It’s not BL :)
1) Leave me a comment in this post. Don’t forget to fill in your name and email address, so that I can contact you if you win. To answer Sug’s question, Just fill the name and email form field when you post. You don’t have to reveal your name and email inside the actual comment.
I’ll randomly pick one of the lucky winners from the entries ^^ and publish the result here at the end of the closing date.
Closing date 30 November 2011.
For those of us who don’t celebrate Halloween…
Halloween (or Hallowe’en) is an annual holiday observed on October 31, which commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o’-lanterns, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. (from wiki)
And where does yandere fit in?
A yandere is a fictional character (chiefly Japanese fiction) who fits the archetype of being loving, sweet and gentle, but is at the same time brutal, psychotic or deranged in behavior. The psychotic tendency can be both sudden and ever-present. Often used for both comedic and dramatic displays of character.
Yandere (ヤンデレ), is a portmanteau of two Japanese words yanderu (病んでる), meaning to be sick, and deredere (デレデレ), which is defined as exhausted or lovestruck, but in this case used for “lovestruck.”
The word was development from tsundere which describes a character who is both hard-nosed or moody tsuntsun (ツンツン) and the aforementioned lovestruck. The sick portion was added when a new layer of romantic obsession came about beyond normal tsundere (where cool emotions were warmed and nurtured towards awkward and sexualized tension) where seemingly normal displays of affection become mentally dilapidated (i.e. kidnapping crushes, poisoning food that is to be eaten by a romantic rival, or forcing the romantic interest to commit shinju (心中)) (from Wikionary)
Good luck and Happy Scary Halloween! :D