The Silver Sole Alchemist
Friday, June 1, 2007
10:13PM - The Train Man
I've been hearing about Train Man for a while. Apparently in Japan, the story really happened. A geeky otaku guy (who they nicknamed "Densha Otoko," or "Train Man") met this woman on a train when he defended her from some loser asshole, and he really liked her, but he didn't know a damn thing about how to win her over. So he went home and spilled his story on a message board, simply to get it off his chest. His case took off. He recieved advice from everyone and the threads went on and on. People were supportive and they got into it. They helped the otaku get the girl. I thought it was interesting, but I figured it wasn't my thing. I mean, it sounds overdone already.
( But it's actually extremely good and THIS IS WHY I THINK SO.Collapse )
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Podcasts. Why did it take me so long to get addicted to those? Swear to God I'd never make it through my 40 hour work week without them.
Favorites so far: Weekly Anime Review and Anime World Order. Maybe the Ninja Consultant podcast, too. I wonder if there's a Gundam exclusive podcast? There probably is.
So much better than the radio. XD Now I can indulge in freakin' anime while working. Magic!
And podiobooks. Like audiobooks, only free to listen to. Now I can read while working, sort of.
Somehow I get the feeling this makes me even more of a geek than I already was. ^_^;
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
4:49PM - Ahh, finals.
I've been trying to update more lately, but it seems the result is just these boring entries of mine. Apologies for that. -_-;
Me: When you called I was taking my math final.
Mother: Oh. How was it?
Me: It was... math. It sucked. I probably bombed it.
Mother: BOMBED IT?!
Me: Ack! Okay, okay, not bombed it, but come ON, it's MATH. The hell do you WANT from me?
Mother: WHAT ABOUT YOUR 3.9 GPA?!
Me: Didn't I say that there was no way that was going to last? Yes, yes, it pains me as well, but I've sucked at math for as long as I've lived. Now it's over and I never have to take it again. Never EVER. So frankly, I couldn't care less right now.
Me: Relax. Just relax. So I might go down to a 3.7 or something. Still above a 3.5, and god damn it, that's a great GPA. Sheesh.
Mother: But I thought you eventually wanted to transfer to Emerson?
Me: Uh, yeah. So?
Mother: They won't let you in if you don't have a good GPA!
Me: AUGH! My GPA will still be fine! ARRGH. And Emerson is an artsy writing/acting school, not a liberal arts school! They don't give a shit about math. It's not even on their curriculum!
Mother: I can't believe you didn't do good on your math final...
Me: *mental correction* Do well, you mean. I didn't do well...
And so it goes. I have at least 6 more pages to write (of 25 total) for my novel class, and a lovely early morning English final to prepare for tomorrow. As for the other two finals I had today in addition to Math... Spanish final was okay. Acting final was me in a dress suit, screaming my head off about 25 hundred dollars and adapting my lines when my partner kept screwing hers up. Thank god the worst of it is over, though. So. It. Goes.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
10:54PM - *bawls*
After I killed myself studying for finals, I decided to finish re-watching Chrno Crusade. (It's been quite some time since I last saw it.) I watched episodes 20-24, the end. I don't know why I did it to myself, because I knew what was coming.
I bawled my freakin' eyes out. Yeah. I did. Cried like a baby. Needed tissues and the whole nine yards. Same thing happened the first time I watched the series too. So technically I should have known better. Only anime series I've ever seen that has been able to do that to me. (And by this point, I've seen a LOT of anime.) But I'm not afraid to fess up to it! Only a real man can admit he cries! (Er, in this case, a real woman, but I feel like that doesn't say much...)
Seriously, though, that ending is a killer. (I'll keep this spoiler free, so no worries.) The things Rosette says to Chrno on the porch swing, when she's so afraid... That's what finishes me off. That and the sun. And the watch. And the look on Chrno's face. Aw god, I'm gonna cry again. Maybe in this case I'm just a huge wuss, but I'd like to think that the series was well executed enough that it deserved a good cry.
Anime seriously needs to stop making the toughest of us break down with its depressing-as-hell dramatic scenes. We'll fight the tears! WHO'S WITH ME?! (Who's with me in that Chrno Crusade made them cry?) ...Then again, my personal "decree," you could say, is that if an anime can make me cry it must be pretty damn good. Which Chrno Crusade is. It was also a good form of procrastination.
More studying for finals, anyone?
Saturday, April 28, 2007
10:06PM - Con withdrawals... still?
So. Cake is entertaining. The band, not the food. I don't like sweets.
But yeah. Cake. Specifically tracks like "The Distance" and "Never There." For the first, I blame the AMVs at Anime Boston. (The Samurai Champloo one, remember?) For the rest, I actually can't lay blame anywhere. It was my own stupid curiosity that did it. I don't usually like this genre of music. Arrgh.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
1:00PM - Oh, Durand-sama...
Episode 19 of Le Chevalier D'Eon = WHOA. Really good episode indeed. Nearly killed me. (Yeah, which somehow means it's good, right? I'm just weird.)
But seriously, it's a good series. Granted, I don't know the historical background about France so I get confused, but I still enjoy it. Eeee, I can't wait for episode 20. (Can't watch it now because I have class.)
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
7:31PM - Fuck.
KERI AND I GOT FUCKED UP THE ASS BY DORM ROOM SELECTION LOTTERY. WE WENT FROM FLOOR 15 WITH A GORGEOUS VIEW TO FLOOR 5.
There's more I could complain about relating to this, but I won't because I know we were spoiled to begin with. Still... Why can't they assign us numbers by GPA like some other schools do? Then smarter people would pick first and Keri and I would have been golden, and the people that drink constantly and fail out of class would get the shitty rooms. I say that's more fair. We work harder (and we're less obnoxious in general), we win. But NOOO.
This has to be a conspiracy of some sort. THIS BLOWS, I SAY!
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
I got a perfect score on my Spanish test. I could have gotten extra credit, but I chose to forego it. Now, since it's a foreign language, I'm happy to exert no effort and breeze by with straight A's. But I was thinking about how I didn't try at all. I didn't work for that 100. I wouldn't have had to work for a 105. Therefore this particular case is nothing to brag about.
But I discovered something. Society + grades = BULLSHIT.
( No darlin', you ain't that special.Collapse )
Sometimes this academic crap really pisses me off.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
6:08PM - Here, have some Sukisho.
I usually put my work right onto FF.net and don't post here. But it's Sukisho this time, so I might as well because I know people are familiar with it. SUKISHO SLASH IS ADDICTIVE. I can't believe I've never bothered to write it until now.
Title: Wistful Satisfaction
Pairings: Yoru/Sora x Ran/Sunao
Rating: NC-17 (Or M, or whatever you call it.)
Summary: Yoru and Ran want more time together. The only way to achieve that is to get Sora and Sunao to want each other too. Yoru seduces Sunao in an attempt to make Sunao want Sora's body, then Ran takes a shot with Sora...
It's just the first chapter. I'll update when I add more. (It's going to be three.) Have fun with my lovely PWP. *bows* Although I'm sorry it's so plotless and lacking in brilliant language... Let's just say my mind was elsewhere.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
I had a terrible, rough week. I wanted to get away for a bit. So late Saturday afternoon I finally cracked, and decided on a whim that I was going home (I'm lucky college is only an hour away) for the sole purpose of concentrating on something else. AKA building another model, because it's been too long since I've done that, and AB is coming up and I'm going to buy a zillion more anyway.
I'm still a beginner at this. Some of the photos came out blurry and yes, I rather suck at posing them. But here's my work anyway.
( I may have no life, but puh-lease baby, I have Gundam models.Collapse )
Monday, February 19, 2007
9:35PM - Cheesy old musicals ROCK.
Gah. Has anyone ever seen the musical "Cinderella," from 1965? Oh god. This weekend I watched it because I have it on VHS. (Old. Oh gods, OLD.) I used to watch it when I was a kid, and now I find it so cheesy. It was wicked popular during it's time, probably because Lesley Ann Warren was Cinderella. But seriously - the thing is awful. I found all the clips online though. Here's the one from the song "Impossible," when Cinderella's fairy god mother transforms her. Note the Beehive hairdo once she gets her pretty dress. Seriously - how sixties can you get? Bwahaha.
( More. You know you wanna.Collapse )
Friday, February 16, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
5:42PM - Gah.
I haven't posted in a while, have I? I have a lot to say, but I don't feel like saying it. So I'll... say pointless things instead.
I'm reading Battle Royale. It's... amazing. And scary. Because I don't know what I'd ever do if I was in that sort of situation myself. Anyway - my mind is off it now because I just spent a good two hours making Death Note icons. Considering I have zero Photoshop skills, I think they came out nice. I just need to figure out how to post them so I can share. No way I'll use them all myself. (I like the one I have now. Muah ha ha.)
Thursday, February 1, 2007
12:01AM - Because everyone's doing it...
Hell fuckin' yeah. That quiz made my day.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
I hate having the most perfect, most tremendous opportunity thrust right in front of my face, only to realize that neither I nor my family can afford to pay for that opportunity. Why the FUCK doesn't opportunity come free? Why isn't higher education free, now that I think of it? Why should we have to pay to learn and be intellectual?! I'm already destined to live in a box, because I'll be paying off my college loans and trying to - *gasp* god forbid - make a living doing something I enjoy. Man oh man.
( And on top of everything I think I can afford Anime Boston again this year... BWAHAHA.Collapse )
Monday, January 15, 2007
Know what's also good? The Red Hot Chili Peppers. I think Stadium Arcadium is their best album. Not to mention two songs from that album are theme songs in the Death Note live action films.
Speaking of la musica... I start my radio slot again tomorrow. I'm excited that I get to relax in the studio, play whatever music I want, and kick back to do what I do best: Talk. Try to be funny when I'm not. Make dumb people listen to music that's actually real music. And secretly make whoever's tuning in submit to J-rock and anime theme songs on occasion. (Yeah, I play that stuff too.) I like ruling the airwaves, even if it's just for an hour. No one can interrupt me during my moments of insanity.
I'm on every Tuesday from 9-10 PM (Eastern). If you actually feel like tuning in, go here and click "Listen to Suffolk Free Radio." You need to have Windows Media Player and you need to be using Internet Explorer, I think, because our station streams over the internet. That is all. Ciao.
Monday, December 4, 2006
If you guys could only see what I am reduced to while watching the Death Note anime... If you could only see. Good lord.
( OH GODS IT IS SO AMAZINGCollapse )
I need to break this terrible habit. My heart rate is, I think, entirely too high for past one o'clock in the morning. The things you do to me, Death Note, OH THE THINGS YOU DO TO ME.
Friday, December 1, 2006
Cosplay costumes. Anime Boston this spring. I need opinions, pretty please.
( I have way too many choices of who to dress as...Collapse )
What should I wear? I have no idea. Go. Discuss. Solve my issues for me.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
6:20PM - Dance to La Musica
Just in case any of my anime geek friends want to tune in, I'm doing a special show on the radio tonight with my buddy Sarah Robinson. We're going to play anime themes the whole hour. I dunno how it'll go with another person, to tell the truth. When I'm alone I make it somewhat professional sounding, but I'm afraid the two of us together will just goof off... In case you want to listen:
Go here, and click "Listen to Suffolk Free Radio." You need to use Internet Explorer and you need Windows Media Player. That is all. Cheerio.
Monday, November 20, 2006
Man oh man. Here we go:
( My crazy escapades before the concertCollapse )
It's called "Shoes" obviously, and for the entire night everyone's catch phrase was yelling either "SHOES" or "let's get some shoesss," in that funny voice. I dunno why I find that video so amusing, but I really, really do. :silly:
( More of my random escapadesCollapse )
( KYAAA METAL CONCERTCollapse )
( The last of my escapadesCollapse )
I need to go eat food. I haven't eaten since... dinner at Amherst last night. Yikes.
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