Now that my blog is official AWOL (yes, I know that doesn't make any sense), and BD's server is officially out of commission until she gets more money, I'll probably be using my livejournal more often. I mean, it's not like I used my blog, ever, but now that I don't even have another option, I guess I'll just have to live with this. :D
Gonna watch Soylent Green tomorrow. :D Finally...
>.< I really need to finish reading those books. I really
want to get everything done by Saturday, but I'm seriously doubting it's possible. I'll probably pull an all-nighter to finish The Lively Art of Writing
, then I'll knock down How To Read A Book
between naps and violin practice before I go to a check-up with Dr. Lupus (that's not his real name; it'd be one hell of a coincidence if it were) and then to teach my child. And then I'll come home and read some more before going to Beth's for a nice viewing of bad movies and good (or so I'm told) musicals.
I've decided to buy myself a nice 200GB hard drive. That, of course, involves saving up a lot
of money (I compared three different hard drives, and they were all around $130). Additionally, I've decided to, well, temporarily screw all of the things I want to buy in favor of saving up for the Utena Black Rose Saga and Apocalypse Saga box sets. I zipped through the first 13 episodes fairly quickly, and now I can't touch the third disc in the Rose Collection box set without buying the eight DVDs that chronologically come before it. And it's such a fscking good series, too.
Just within the first 13 episodes, so many characters are explored so deeply... my favorite episodes were Nanami's duel episode, Juri's duel episode, and the episode with Utena and Touga's second duel (episode 12). The others are good - great - but those three just stuck out in my mind as absolutely phenomenal
. The direction was spectacular. It was so much fun to sit there and watch things develop... Nanami's twisted yet still somehow innocent childhood (and how the episode ended so passionately with the last beats of Last Evolution
), and the thing with Juri's friend covering her eyes (topped off with the final revelation of the episode). And episode 12, where Utena is forced to take back who she is, and Wakaba's confrontation (and what happened at the table - I gained so
much respect for Wakaba during that scene... I watched it about 10 times straight, too). Uwaa... ;_; I really wanna know what happens next (as it turns out, the random dub episodes I'd seen before were 11-13... it was nice to listen to them with actual emotion in the voices this time around).
Heh, my brother keeps walking in during weird times while I'm watching that series. His idea of the series so far is something like "cryptic elevator where they're talking about eggshells; shadow girls; a snotty blonde girl getting pummeled by elephants in India; lots of water and some creepy-ass lyrics as the pink-haired character walks up stairs; sword that comes out of purple-haired girl's chest; lesbianic girl who likes to pounce on pink-haired girl; playboy red-head who likes to hit on people; Chu-chu." ~_~
After that long tangent, I'll get back to my main point: saving up money for Utena.
I've decided that I'll still buy Imadoki!, Kare Kano (for Claire's sake!), and D.N.Angel as they come out - that's $10 and $20 alternately each month, which really isn't that bad. I want to go ahead and buy the rest of the Gravitation DVDs as they come out (the first DVD is looking rather lonely in that pretty little box I bought), as well as the Evangelion Platinum Edition DVDs as they come out (I owe it to myself to bye that series... it's made me rethink some things about life (for the better)), but other things, like the Yami no Matsuei manga and the R.O.D the TV and Stellvia (and Get Backers... I forgot to mention it) DVDs will have to wait. The Gravi DVDs may
take a back seat, since they're relatively inexpensive, there are only three left, and I can probably ask for them for my birthday (yahaa), but I'm hoping to get those the days they're released. ;_; I love Gravi.
It's a good thing Nausicaa, Totoro, and Porco Rosso have been pushed back to a 2005 release date. I don't know what would happen if they were released during my "let's save money, Inez! You can do it!" rally.
Which reminds me, I've got movies to get. Princess Mononoke included. I also want to get Hoshi no Koe (awesome
OVA for being so short... same goes for Comedy, though I don't think that's licensed) and some Kon Satoshi stuff (Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers). Oh, and some J-pop/rock CDs, too: Fiction, Seventh Heaven, SMILE, Coordinate (in that order... a cookie for each correctly-named artist).
Something to mention: Mommy finally bought Spider-man 1 and Harry Potter 2. :D Wahaa! We all sat around the TV and watched HP 2 on Sunday night. It was cute and fuzzy and stuff. ^^
But all-in-all, I still need money, and lots of it. Since I'll be depositing a lot from one of the September weddings into my bank account, I won't be able to do a heck of a lot with what I'll have. I'm considering calling up Woodwind & Brasswind or Blessing Music and setting up a thing where people can get lessons from my through them or something. ;_; Seriously. I need t3h money.
Oh, and someone finally told me why "shit" is bad while "the shit" is good. Evidently, it's because "the shit" is like THE shit... the head shit. So it's sort of like the top of the bottom type o' thing, while "shit" is just one of the lowly shits.
I wonder when it got so easy for me to cuss. ;_; It's really depressing.
By the way, I rarely use AIM anymore (O_o who'd've guessed?!). I've been using IRC for a long time now, especially since it's it's sort of mandatory for fansubbers. -_-;; Hop in my IRC channel (#ltgmars on rizon.net
) and we can chat in there. Honestly, people.
And if you were wondering (because I know you all just care so much about the happy little goings-on in my life), I've been assigned to two projects so far. An episode of one of them should be coming out fairly soon, and a batch of episodes for the other should be coming out fairly soon + a few days or so. I'll take screenshots of my username in the credits (yeah, shut up) so you don't have to download the episodes to see my contributions. :D
I'll tell you now that the series waiting for the batch release is *really* underrated, just because drama series aren't as popular as say, action series *cough-cough Naruto cough-cough FMA (which, by the way, cough, is a really good series, even though I have some episodes to catch up on) cough-cough*. I mean, I was going to download it, but decided to wait for a while and download other series (there's only so much space on my computer... why do you think I'm going to start saving up for such a spacious hard drive?)... when I started watching these random episodes, I realized that the series is actually really good
. After a while, the main character starts getting pretty good-looking even though the character designs are meant to be realistic and less typical of anime (and bishies)*. X_x;; Anyway...
The other series (the one with an episode due out fairly soon) is Chobits all over again... without someone as adorable as Chii. ;_; It's hilarious, I'll give it that, but it doesn't really have much charm right now. My heart goes out to Inoue Kikuko for having to play her role in the series...
*Which reminds me... I've been catching up on some episode of Kyou Kara Maou! :D Ahh, how cute. The main cast is five good-looking guys. Two of them are engaged (don't ask... one slapped another on the left cheek and also picked up a knife... the knife has nothing to do with the engagement, actually, but it's still a part of the story). :D
And after all that crazy rambling, I have one more thing to say. Two, actually. Adam Adam.