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First up, I'll hopefully be sending out christmas cards next weekend, so if you want one, now's your last chance to let me know!

I've been busy with #ITPE and the JLPT lately, but I really wanted to write a follow-up post to my initial impressions of the Fall Anime season, so here goes.

Fall Anime )


Not all that much left, really. However, I've been watching other things lately (How to get away with murder, amazing; The Hundred, really cool and really making me want to read het fic???; Shameless is coming back soon, the promos have been killing me; Still have to catch up on Mushishi; only one more month until Durarara, aw yeah) and I've been playing, like, 5 games simultaneously (Let's see, Fire Emblem Awakening, Ace Attorney Dual Destinies, Ace Attorney vs. Professor Layton, Persona Q, Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance, Dragon Age Origins and Final Fantasy Theatrythm, if you wanna count that. So...7. Not counting the other unfinished RPGs I'm taking a break from. <.<''').

*deep breath* So yeah. I'm keeping busy.

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Hello ladies! It's been a while. Since I use twitter (and now my new tumblr, le sigh) to keep the Internets updated on my life, I don't really feel the need to update my lj/dw unless I'm putting out a new podfic, but I do kinda miss it, so.

- I've just had a two week break from Uni, during which I have done...uh...not a whole lot. Part of that was due to an inflammation in my right wrist (which is mostly gone now, thank god) but mostly it was me being lazy, let's be honest here. I did go shopping though! Excitement!

I came across some pretty interesting articles on body shapes and how to dress them recently. The advice for my body shape basically came down to 'Skirts are your friends!', which suits me just fine. I've been buying more and more skirts already and just changing my wardrobe in general. I haven't always felt all that comfortable in my clothes over the last few years, and I think this change will help me feel more comfortable in my body, too. Yay!

Also on the agenda: bra shopping. Shopping for well-fitting bras is haaaaard. \o\ It's not like I need a large or unusual size, but it seems like the shape I need isn't a common one. :/ And proper sports bras are expensive. \o\

- I started doing my nails in an effort to stop myself from chewing them up and it's been working wonders. In fact, it's been going so well that I now own a rather excessive amount of nail polishes and have been trying out some nail art designs. It's a good thing that I have a tumblr now and can use that to post all the pictures I keep taking instead of spamming my twitter feed with them every few days. And now my sister has asked me to do her nails on her wedding day which, uh, no pressure. <.<'' (DID I MENTION THAT MY SISTER AND HER BF ARE GETTING MARRIED THIS FALL AND I'M SUPER HAPPY ABOUT IT? :D)

Mostly I've been doing game day nails though, because if there's one thing that'll help my team win, it's me wearing their colours on my nails, right?

Hockey! )


TV Rec: Person of Interest! <3 )


Persona 4 Arena! )

So that's what's been going on in my life lately. I've also been working on an epic-length podfic project that I'm really excited about, but that'll take a while yet (Ahaha understatement of the year). Let's see if I can get off my ass and write some more updates before it's posting time for that one. ;D
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I meant for my next post to be a Chihayafuru pimp post, because I still think it's a thing of beauty and everyone should watch it and then come squee with me. That will have to wait for now, though, because I'm currently busy with WORK and TRAINING and BEING AN ADULT (well, kind of) and when I get home I just flop down on the couch and play video games/try to keep up with the Internet. And sometimes I buy giant, over-priced Anime merchandise, just because I can. No regrets!

I did go and see The Avengers on the 27th, though, and it gave me a lot of feelings (understatement). I had the most amazing viewing experience - the cinema was packed and everyone was laughing and enjoying the hell out of the movie. I was really surprised by just how funny it was, but hey, Joss Whedon, maybe should've expected that. I loved the attention given to all of the characters and I absolutely loved, loved, LOVED, the way they portrayed Black Widow. Dear god, I still have all of the Natasha feelings. <3 I hope they hurry up and make that Black Widow movie already. And also the next Avengers movie, because I want to see it ASAP. :D I just wish I could've seen it with fellow fangirls, that would've made the experience even better. Alas, fate still hasn't led me to any local fangirls. :(

I have, however, met a lovely lady through my JKD training who used to study at my university. We geeked out over our respective fields of study and how awesome uni/work is. Seeing as people usually react...not so enthusiastically when I tell them what I do, this was really refreshing. <3 And hey, actually managing social interaction like a not-awkward person FTW!

Back to fannish things: Aside from watching my regular shows (The Legend of Korra, Community, One Piece, and HunterxHunter) I've been mainlining Fairy Tail. I used to watch it back in the day and I've had a blast catching up to the newer episodes. Fairy Tail has a rather large cast of characters, but it knows how to use them. Like One Piece, it's one of those Anime that give you a feeling of family (NAKAMA~), if that makes any sense to anyone who's not me. <.<'''
It's making me cry a lot from an abundance of glorious feelings, and the more an Anime makes me cry the more I like it, apparently. Which is why most of my tweets on my Anime Sundays are me saying how much I'm crying right now. Sorry about that, people who follow me on twitter. ;D

As for video games, I'm continuing my usual circle of buying new games while still playing other games. I think I'm currently playing 3 RPGs simultaneously, 4 if you count occasional replays of Kingdom Hearts 2. ^^'' Oh well, at least I finally finished Persona 4. I'm probably half-way through Persona 3 and not quite as far with the first Kingdom Hearts, which I once played...IDK, 7 years ago, but never owned. Another game I already played when I was younger is Shadow Hearts Covenant, which I started playing over the long 1st of May weekend. After putting in about 40 hours I'm finished with the first of two discs by now, which is kind of crazy when you think about the fact that I've only had this game for a bit over a week. <.<''' Oh well. They're wonderful games, all of them. I should probably finish them before I get around to buying a PS3. (Which I'm only getting because I want to play the upcoming Persona Arena fighting game. I'm so weak. So, so weak.)

I wanted to post a photo of my new giant stuffed toy Chopper, but that will have to wait as well - I have to go to bed soon and still haven't seen today's One Piece (le gasp!).

Good night! <3
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- Guess what? Yesterday was my last day of school. Ever. I'm both extremely pleased and slightly befuddled, because, well, school just becomes such a constant in your life. Most things, I'm not gonna miss, like P.E. or certain people, but there is other stuff I'm already feeling nostalgic about. Graduation is on the 1st. I have a gorgeous dress, I have killer shoes and it's going to be awesome.

In other news, I have acquired a boyfriend, apparently. He is Irish, which amuses me greatly, though I haven't yet heard him speak English. Yay, accents! Also, I have gone to the hairdresser. Both events are very good for my self-esteem, I have to say.

- But anyway, leading up to the boyfriend-thing I thought quite a bit about my orientation. I already considered myself vaguely bi but wasn't exactly comfortable with calling myself that. I do find women attractive, but I've never been romantically interested in one. However, someone, I think it was gyzm (am I writing her name correctly? No idea.) posted a really great essay about bisexuality that I personally found very interesting and reassuring. I can really recommend it. If I can find it again. /o\

- Fannish Things! I have begun reading 'The demon's covenant', though I haven't gotten very far yet. I'm also rereading The Parasol Protectorate series, in anticipation for the next books.

I have yet to watch the series finale of Hawaii Five-0, because I have read some reaction posts that didn't exactly encourage me to go see it. <.<''' Instead of watching shows I've been mostly playing Guilty Gear X2, anyway. It's an older 2D fighting game for the PS2 - I really like the character design and the gameplay, even though it is incredibly hard. I've been forced to select the easiest of all 6 difficulties and I still can't beat the Arcade mode. How embarrassing. /o\

- What else, what else...I'm really looking forward to going to Spain again! Because the holidays are later than usual this year, there will be way more tourists when we're down there. This has both positive and negative side effects, but hey, whatever. I love going to Pals. <3
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- Guess what? Yesterday was my last day of school. Ever. I'm both extremely pleased and slightly befuddled, because, well, school just becomes such a constant in your life. Most things, I'm not gonna miss, like P.E. or certain people, but there is other stuff I'm already feeling nostalgic about. Graduation is on the 1st. I have a gorgeous dress, I have killer shoes and it's going to be awesome.

In other news, I have acquired a boyfriend, apparently. He is Irish, which amuses me greatly, though I haven't yet heard him speak English. Yay, accents! Also, I have gone to the hairdresser. Both events are very good for my self-esteem, I have to say.

- But anyway, leading up to the boyfriend-thing I thought quite a bit about my orientation. I already considered myself vaguely bi but wasn't exactly comfortable with calling myself that. I do find women attractive, but I've never been romantically interested in one. However, someone, I think it was gyzm (am I writing her name correctly? No idea.) posted a really great essay about bisexuality that I personally found very interesting and reassuring. I can really recommend it. If I can find it again. /o\

- Fannish Things! I have begun reading 'The demon's covenant', though I haven't gotten very far yet. I'm also rereading The Parasol Protectorate series, in anticipation for the next books.

I have yet to watch the series finale of Hawaii Five-0, because I have read some reaction posts that didn't exactly encourage me to go see it. <.<''' Instead of watching shows I've been mostly playing Guilty Gear X2, anyway. It's an older 2D fighting game for the PS2 - I really like the character design and the gameplay, even though it is incredibly hard. I've been forced to select the easiest of all 6 difficulties and I still can't beat the Arcade mode. How embarrassing. /o\

- What else, what else...I'm really looking forward to going to Spain again! Because the holidays are later than usual this year, there will be way more tourists when we're down there. This has both positive and negative side effects, but hey, whatever. I love going to Pals. <3
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So I'm sick at the moment. But you know what? I don't care, because my final exams are over, I have the week off and only 3 months of school left. Fuck yeah! :D Now I have time to read and relax and not study.

Also! The wonderful [livejournal.com profile] reena_jenkins recorded a podfic for me as a belated birthday present! Isn't she the sweetest? It's one of my all-time favourite stories from [livejournal.com profile] greyias, who writes hilarious gen SGA-fic, and everyone should check it out.. reena does a wonderful job reading it, of course, and I was very giggly and excited when I saw the post on my flist. I did real life victory arms and everything!

On another positive note: books! I read the first two books in the 'PsyCop' series by Jordan Price and started in on my stack of Discworld novels after seeing the delightful news about not only a Good Omens TV-adaptation (OMG it has so much potential to be gloriously epic, but at the same time so much potential to be life-ruining!), but also a series about the City Watch, which is only like, my favourite group of characters in all of discworld!

Further awesomeness includes the book of poetry by James Tate I'm currently holding in my hands, because James Tate rocks. Here, have my favourite poem by him: )

Today was also the day I could watch the new Hawaii Five-0, which has been gone for too long, as well as new Daily Show, which was also on a one-week vacation.

And last but not least, my copy of 'Persona 4' will arrive soon! In my future I see long hours spent in front of my PS2 and it will be awesome! :D
the24thkey: (podfic <3)
So I'm sick at the moment. But you know what? I don't care, because my final exams are over, I have the week off and only 3 months of school left. Fuck yeah! :D Now I have time to read and relax and not study.

Also! The wonderful [livejournal.com profile] reena_jenkins recorded a podfic for me as a belated birthday present! Isn't she the sweetest? It's one of my all-time favourite stories from [livejournal.com profile] greyias, who writes hilarious gen SGA-fic, and everyone should check it out.. reena does a wonderful job reading it, of course, and I was very giggly and excited when I saw the post on my flist. I did real life victory arms and everything!

On another positive note: books! I read the first two books in the 'PsyCop' series by Jordan Price and started in on my stack of Discworld novels after seeing the delightful news about not only a Good Omens TV-adaptation (OMG it has so much potential to be gloriously epic, but at the same time so much potential to be life-ruining!), but also a series about the City Watch, which is only like, my favourite group of characters in all of discworld!

Further awesomeness includes the book of poetry by James Tate I'm currently holding in my hands, because James Tate rocks. Here, have my favourite poem by him: )

Today was also the day I could watch the new Hawaii Five-0, which has been gone for too long, as well as new Daily Show, which was also on a one-week vacation.

And last but not least, my copy of 'Persona 4' will arrive soon! In my future I see long hours spent in front of my PS2 and it will be awesome! :D
the24thkey: (Nobuta - kokoro)
So. Guess who just spent the last days playing 'Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations' for the Nintendo DS and not doing much else? (Well, I had to sleep sometimes. And eat. And watch Sherlock.) To my defense, it's the first week of my summer break and I'm not up for much else because I'm sick. Also, the game was ridiculously cheap (10 Euros!!!).

So. Thoughts. )

But for now, I have a shiny new copy of Final Fantasy XII - I've heard it's not that good a game, but...it was also really, really cheap. And I'm a sucker for Final Fantasy. What can I say, I'm not that hard to please. ^^''

On another note, tomorrow is the day of my first private Japanese lesson, and in the evening I'm finally going to see Inception. Can't wait!


the24thkey: (Nobuta - kokoro)
So. Guess who just spent the last days playing 'Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations' for the Nintendo DS and not doing much else? (Well, I had to sleep sometimes. And eat. And watch Sherlock.) To my defense, it's the first week of my summer break and I'm not up for much else because I'm sick. Also, the game was ridiculously cheap (10 Euros!!!).

So. Thoughts. )

But for now, I have a shiny new copy of Final Fantasy XII - I've heard it's not that good a game, but...it was also really, really cheap. And I'm a sucker for Final Fantasy. What can I say, I'm not that hard to please. ^^''

On another note, tomorrow is the day of my first private Japanese lesson, and in the evening I'm finally going to see Inception. Can't wait!


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