Had to share this link-- Fuji, looking more and more like Lupin every day. Best of all, you can watch an animation of the artist colouring it, which is really cool, because she has an AMAZING sense of colour.
Also-- *covet, covet*
Now I shall go off and pretentiously weep over not winning an Ocean Colour Scene CD on ebay, and start scanning doujins. ^^
Regarding spoiled children, I'll agree with that to an extent. It's not quite so much that everyone's spoiled in America, so much as people are fairly clueless when it comes to raising children. Some are spoiled to death, yes, but many others are just neglected. And the problem is that this just keeps getting passed down through the generations, because people don't have any other examples. Which is one of the reasons why I refuse to have kids. ^_^
Me personally, I know that it does feel good to bitch and whine and la la la *cough cough*, and gaining sympathy typically raises one's ego. But I guess for me, it also makes me feel utterly pathetic, which makes me feel even worse, and well, it all spirals downhill. I think people have as much of a right to bitch as anything else-- they're free to be depressed, if they want to. They just shouldn't expect anyone to listen. ^^;
btw, Atobe's a friggin' slut. I can't believe he was stripping on the tennis court. Probably trying to get to Tezuka, ne? Poor Tezu-chan. Dammit, where's Yamato??
Talking to roomie made me realize how utterly isolated catholic school can be. She's never heard of flamenco before. x.X And a lot of various remarks I make about world culture just go right over her head. Granted, anything asian is something most people are unfamiliar with (like when I was trying to explain the japanese writing systems, as opposed to chinese), but then stuff like her incomprehension over why I'm singing along to Indian songs, even if I have no idea what they're saying, just utterly confuses her. And... no flamenco? Eep. Sheltered... o.o
Anyway, was looking through the freshmen seminars for next quarter, and unfortunately, they're not offering the language of comics anymore. However, they are instead offering "The Invented Languages of 'The Lord of the Rings.'" Heheheh... I can't wait til we start scheduling classes. >:D I just hope there's no time conflict. -_-
Fun things we learned in japanese today-- the kanji for 'house' is a pig under a roof. o.o And the kanji for 'beautiful' (more beautiful than kirei) is 'big sheep.' o.O
It's really freaky to think we're already in fourth week. One more week and we'll be halfway through. Ack! And I think I'm going to be dead at the end of the quarter, but who knows... ah well, wait and see. ^^
Juli, water and peanuts will be accepted. And maybe some mochi? :D Or I could be like the japanese snow monkeys, and ask for a trip to the hot springs. XD
Rachel, I emailed about the internship, and they replied, saying that I should apply anyway. ^^ I doubt I'll get in, but hey, it's cool. If not, I'll just work my ass off, and there may be a SLIGHT possibility of going to Belize over the summer. VERY slight. It may already be too late. But... if I can get $2000, it may be possible...
Right-o, Erjika, stop planning your summer, 'cos you'll never go to Belize if you don't pass calculus first. *whacks self, then goes back to studying*
Me. Making. Phone calls. Eh??
They said it was because I had the 'right sort of energy.' Ahem. This is from someone who can indeed be manically hyper, but is, more often than not, a sarcastic, brooding lethargist (is lethargist a word?). Oh well, they're the ones paying me, so I shall not question.
Bad thing, tho, was spending all that time doing not really anything. So. Bored. But I did meet another college student, and we two were the youngest people there (everyone else HAD to be at LEAST upper 20s, mid 30s). So yeah, it was me, the first year student, and him, the... fifth year student. ^^; Why is it that the only guys I talk to at college are all fifth years??
Anyway, that guy seems pretty cool, as he didn't totally back off when I went all sarcastic, like most people do. That's a first! The other people are cool, too-- so many nice people! Gah! Feel the love! ^^;
I should probably mention that I work at an AIDS clinic. I was kinda surprised, 'cos when I was in the waiting room, EVERYONE was male. And middle aged male, too. No wonder they were looking at me funny. ^^; It was a bit depressing whilst going through the office orientation; for the patient's files, they have three statuses-- active, inactive, and... expired. And there's a state/federal fund for those who can't afford the treatment, and it's named after a boy who died of AIDS, and probably because he couldn't afford treatment himself.
Other than some of the more sobering issues, the place is pretty relaxed. When I asked about the dress code, they looked at me (I was wearing a blue navy tee and khakis), and said I was overdressed. XD Which means I can wear cargo pants, mwuhaha.
Ah yes, speaking of which, my supervisor was listening to Radiohead!! Fake Plastic Trees! The ACOUSTIC version, which means she's really a fan!! ^^V
Right, so I wasn't planning on writing that much, eheh. Oh well.
Ahh, Subaru. Yay for greyscale! :D It seems the X bug is catching everywhere.
Have I mentioned that I totally adore your layout? Gah. Prettiness.
Franšais has been on my mind recently... and in a week or so, you'll find out why. =^_^= Until then, je veux DORMIR. MAINTENANT. Bleah. Bonne nuit! :P
(japanese midterm tomorrow? are you saying I should study? surely you jest!)
Once again, best source I've found for Bleach info is Strawberry Death. Go to the links there for other sites (including manga translations), for I am too lazy to do so now.
Many thanks to those who commented on the layout and/or job. I start working tomorrow... and I'm not sure if I get a lunch break... ^^;;;; I have an odd feeling that I'm going to slip into anorexia this quarter...
Kit, I just meant that you had an Integra layout. ^^ And go ahead and play random monster. It's all good!
Melen, checked out the story and doujin. WEIRD story, but pretty drawings! Anyway, I don't care how you wanna do it, it's already making me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. ^^ Just don't screw yourself over with being distracted by this, ya?
Nadia, those rumours are indeed being spread. And of course, keenspace had to die in the middle of a story arc that had me squealing every night. Fortunately, the good Melen told me about her journal a couple days ago, and all the stuff about Fox and Collin........ =^________________^= Happy moods, happy moods...
To all PoT fans, I'll attempt (key word: attempt) to scan in some of my doujins this weekend, midterms and studying and work allowing. Should I do so, it will include the SexEdTeacher!Inui story, as well as the ofuro story, and possibly the Eiji-doesn't-know-what-to-get-for-Oishi-so-Fuji-helps-him-out story, and hell, why not the G-spot story as well? XD Mucho scanning, indeed...
InuKai doujins on ebay. I'm so tempted, but I know the person who already bid on them will start a bidding war with me, and I don't think I can afford that. *sigh* Someone else bid on it, before I lose my nerve... and my wallet. ^^;
Ok, not that the job will be terribly interesting-- filing, database input, and all around student gopher for a clinic, but... well, let's see what happens!
I just hope the dress code isn't too... dressy. -_-
To the ladies of a certain PoT website that will eventually go up, I would really, really like to write an episode summary for this. Onegai shimasu! XD
So Raiders lost. I'm kinda glad I'm not in the bay area at this moment. ^^; It was odd, though, cos /everyone/ was watching it today. There were maybe five people I saw around campus this afternoon. Damn.
If you've ever heard me complain about the guys upstairs who like blasting their music (or boinking like bunnies, judging from the odd rhythmic pounding we hear every now and then), then you may be pleased to note that we have figured out a way to stop them. If they start playing the same rap songs over and over again, we just blast persian music right back at them. Shuts em up real fast. ^___^
News of the actors for Prisoner of Azkaban. I think the Remus is going to work out, and Sirius... well, we'll see. I guess part of my fangirl brain still sees them as being younger, despite that they ARE old enough to be Harry's da. So while it may be a shock, I'm glad that they do look like early middle age guys. I just hope that Gary Oldman can pull off both Sirius's maniacal fun, and his desperation. I think he can... but we'll see. ^^
Kim, I may not be as anti-pop as you think. In fact, I really, really love this one pop song, and it's been on repeat on my playlist for a while now. The fact that it's an Indian pop song doesn't matter, right? XD
I don't know if I said this before, but to your layout, I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner! ^_^
Hana, I have a doujin gag story where Inui educates the tennis team on the process of gay sex. >:) I'll scan it sometime. ^^
*blush* Thankee, Melen! But I still that story is in desperate need of a good edit or two. Or three. Or five. ~_~ I know for certain that I rushed the ending, and that I fell back to cliches, but... ahhhhh! *tears hair* No time to bloody edit that beast! But thank you for wanting to do this! *blushes again* Fanbase, whoo!
I want to start a Bleach blog crew. But I don't know if anyone will join it. ;_; I've found a few scattered fans, and I know someone's setting up a fanlisting, but it ain't up yet. Hmmm....
Juli, despite lassitude, I was not able to scan this weekend. >_< Next weekend...
name / erjika tevkana
age / adult (barely)
place / california
hair / ponderously brown/black
eyes / brown
height / 5'4"
weight / not enough -_-;
astrology / cancer, rat, wood (so not me!), water
read / Bleach by Kubotite
music / Sunday Morning Fever by The Candyskins
film / Wolf's Rain
obsession / No time for obsessions ~_~
project / Japan Photo-Journal (on hiatus)
version / 18.0
title / Sometimes I Dream
imagery / Nataku (X)
inspiration / "Sometimes I Dream" by Mario Frangoulis
Purple layout! Pic was too pretty to pass up, and whilst listening to this song, the phrase "an angel dies to be alive" got stuck in my head. Voila!
animanga / X, Tokyo Babylon, Yami no Matsuei, Fruits Basket, D N Angel, Saiyuki, Evangelion, Slam Dunk, Wild Adapter, Prince of Tennis, Hikaru no Go, Bleach
mangaka / Kazuya Minekura, Inoue Takehiko, CLAMP
doujinshika / Ranko Tokugawa, Prin, Plum Garden, Zettaikouunken
1D crushes / Sadi, Berit, Mirtai (OMG, a female!), Loki, Hermes, Ganymedes, Ron Weasley, Merry Brandybuck, Orlando Gardiner, Dan Troop, Queequeg, Duncan Idaho
2D crushes / Seishirou, Keiichi, Tatsumi, Touda, Satoshi, Touya, Hatsuharu, Hatori, Hakkai, Tenpou, Kaworu, Crawford, Botan, Judeau, Destruction, Mitsui, Sendoh, Wolfwood, Tokito, Fuji, Kaidoh, Kaga, Yang Hai, Chad, Quincy Archer, Hige
3D crushes / Ewan McGregor, Ioan Gruffudd, Jude Law, Jamie Bamber, Ed O'Brien, Vinnie Jones ^_~, Sean Biggerstaff, Jamie Oliver, Viggo Mortensen
seiyuu / Ishida Akira, Seki Tomokazu
books / David Eddings, Tolkien, Tad Williams, Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, J. K. Rowling
music / Radiohead, Gomez, Belle and Sebastian, The Verve, Loreena McKennitt, Josh Groban, Yoko Kanno, Yuki Kajiura, Hans Zimmer
movies / Lord of the Rings, Matrix, Dark City, Star Wars, Talented Mr. Ripley, Memento, Trainspotting, Lock Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels, Dogma, Fight Club
art / Dali, Van Gogh, Monet
poetry / e. e. cummings, Yeats, Poe, Roethke, Auden
obsessions / guys with one good eye (seishirou? hakkai? hatori?), anything British, historical costumes, world music, kilts, seafaring tales, Greek mythology, fiesty ukes, reversible bishies, glasses
/x/ Sado Yasutora (Chad)
Prince of Tennis
/x/ Momoshiro Takeshi
/x/ Echizen Ryoma
/x/ Fuji Syuusuke
/x/ Kaidoh Kaoru
/x/ Kawamura Takashi
/x/ Kikumaru Eiji
/x/ Inui Sadaharu
/x/ Oishi Shuuichirou
/x/ Tezuka Kunimitsu
/x/ Mizuki Hajime
/x/ Shishido Ryo
/x/ Ohtori Choutarou
/x/ Atobe Keigo
/x/ Fuji Yuuta
/x/ Mizuki Hajime
/x/ Tachibana Kippei
/x/ Kamio Akira
/x/ Ibu Shinji
/x/ Akutsu Jin
/x/ Sengoku Kiyosumi
/x/ Dan Taichi
/x/ Kirihara Akaya
title / Out of the Rain
imagery / Touya and Yukito (Card Captor Sakura)
inspiration / "You" by Switchfoot
title / Photographic Memories
imagery / Kubota and Tokito (Wild Adapter)
inspiration / --
title / Fridge Buzz
imagery / Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
inspiration / OK Computer by Radiohead
title / Free Will
imagery / Kaworu (Evangelion)
inspiration / "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by Martin Janus
title / Got Milk?
imagery / Hanamichi (Slam Dunk)
inspiration / "Happy Cows come from California"
title / Strength and Destiny
imagery / Sorata and Arashi (X)
inspiration / --
title / Lonely Souls
imagery / Aya and Ken (Weiß Kreuz)
inspiration / "Lonely Soul" by UNKLE
title / Starry Night
imagery / Starry Night by Van Gogh
inspiration / "Vincent" by Don MacLean
title / Devils and Angels
imagery / Fuuma (X)
inspiration / "Rabbit In Your Headlights" by UNKLE
title / Dementia
imagery / Akito (Fruits Basket)
inspiration / "The Crab" by The Verve
title / Finest Little Space
imagery / Hiiragi (I'll)
inspiration / "Finest Little Space" by Unbelievable Truth
title / 19x19 Jaunt!
imagery / HnG cast (Hikaru no Go)
inspiration / --
title / Song to Life
imagery / Death (The Sandman)
inspiration / "Canto Alla Vita" by Josh Groban
title / One Ring
imagery / Two Towers (LotR movie)
inspiration / "One Ring to rule them all."
version 15.0 Christmas Special
title / The Viper and the Tree
imagery / Evergreen!Inui and Kaidoh (Prince of Tennis)
inspiration / "O Christmas Tree" *snerk*
version 16.0 New Year's Special
title / Wild Insei Bacchanales
imagery / Insei cast (Hikaru no Go)
inspiration / --
title / Daysleeper
imagery / Daitotoro et al. (Tonari no Totoro)
inspiration / "Daysleeper" by REM