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Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Subject:And... Done!
Time:10:32 pm.
Mood: touched.
Officially done with college, yaaay! Been a great 3 + half year, never believe I would miss this place so much.

It helped that I ended on an unexpected high note too. Cut for umm... rambling?Collapse )

Now off to the real world >D OH SHI-
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Monday, December 11th, 2006

Subject:Angel Profile Watch
Time:12:55 am.
Mood: geeky.
http://www.angelprofile.net

This game coming out who knows when is a male version of Princess Maker with Azusa Yuuki as the illustrator. That's like so much awesome combined into one that my brain hurts. (...And I can feel my wallet trembling in fear of the future ^^; ) Ever since I heard of it I've been stalking the site like the insane fangirl that I am, except during the last months real life issues were insane for me so I forgot to check it, and now I just noticed that new characters and the cast list is finally shown *_*

In my excitement, I attempted to translate the character profile with my l33t craptastic Japanese skills. Enjoy..?

Cast List

Julius (AKA the son): Sawashiro Miyuki
Michael : Namikawa Daisuke
Mephisto: Hoshino Takanori
Tomas: Suzuki Tatsuhisa
Mateus: Nojima Kenji
Basirius: Hoshi Souichirou
Carolina: Nakahara Mai
Theresa: Inoue Marina
Julia: Watanabe Akeno
Emilia: Nabatame Hitomi
Gabriel: Kobayashi Sanae
Vitous: Sugita Tomokazu
Satan: Houki Katsuhisa
Helena: Ohara Sayaka
Lust: Mizuhashi Kaori

I LOLd because it's like a big Utawarerumono cast reunion here. Ah, if only it was Hirofumi instead of Kenji, we'd get a Hien+Hauenkua reunion too.

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Release date unknown... *sighs* Is there anywhere I could pre-order this? ^^;
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Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Subject:SUN OUTAGE!!!!!!!!!!1!one!!!
Time:10:33 pm.
Mood: cynical.
So, um, you may or may not have heard about this little coup thing that's going on in Thailand, government being overthrown by the military after 15 years of "democracy" and all that.

I won't state my viewpoint much, as I think I'm too far away from Bangkok to make an assessment. But after talking to my mother, she assured me that things are in fact looking brighter from the previous administration, so for now I'll take her word on that.

What I want to point out today is this... thing...

What is it? It's the explanation for why people can't access channels like CNN, BBC, aka new sources that can not be manipulated by the military.

*HEAD DESK* Ok, how dumb do they think we are, really?

PS: WTF is a sun outage anyways???
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Monday, August 7th, 2006

Time:2:54 pm.
Mood: excited.
My brother's going to be here in an hour! *_*

I've finally got some time off, asked for 2 weeks off so I could spend time with him. I really miss him since that brat won't ever come online to speak to me, oi... Going to spend a week showing him around the Boston area, and then I'm going with him to Atlanta for another week to help him settle into his dorm.

Spent the whole morning & afternoon cleaning the room and slacking off when I can by playing Princess Maker 4 >>;;; That game is addictive crack. Despite all that, it is still pretty messy... ah, my room could never be clean. He'd better appreciate my effort anyways ^^;

Anyways, going to go pick him up at the airport now~ I'll be offline for the following two weeks, so if there's any reason you need to contact me, please reply to this post or e-mail me, I will try to check ^^
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Monday, June 12th, 2006

Subject:Bring on the World Cup!
Time:10:43 pm.
Mood: pleased.
The World Cup is so bad bad bad for me right now. I really have to study but how can I concentrate when Argentina vs Ivory Coast is on TV? Ahhh, I think I must have failed my speech anatomy exam today *sighs* Good thing the final exam is taking place before the sem-finals, or else I would go nuts.

It's a good tournament so far though (hence my addiction...). Turned on Australia vs Japan this morning to provide background noise while I crammed, since I don't have much interests in rooting for either of them, except for Japan for the Asian pride factor. Turned into an awesome game and I threw my textbook to the side. Sucks for Japan though, ouch, what a bad way to turn from winner to loser.

Admittedly, half of the time I watched Japan, I was giggling from amusement that there's a player named Yanagisawa Atsushi XD; [/lame] ...Who was really cute by the way. And also who the American commentators wouldn't stop calling "Nagasawa", gah...

I really miss watching football with my family. We're all big sports fans, so it was always fun every World Cup, Euro, and whatnot to sit and scream in front of the TV together. It feels a little empty to scream in front of the TV by myself and not being able to analyze the plays/swear at the players to anyone. So strange that there's so much more interests and atmosphere back in Thailand when we never were involved, and here in the US, the national team is over there but there is virtually no interest. Then again, considering the USA's woeful attempt this morning.. it's not that surprising after all ^_^;

Very excited for the rest of the tournament ^^ I already asked for days off on days with important matches. And right now Tomasz Rosicky is my new hero ♥

And now back to what I really should be doing, studying.. -_-;
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Monday, May 29th, 2006

Subject:Wuxia Novels
Time:1:47 am.
Mood: sore.
Look what I found~ Wuxiapedia! English translations of a bunch of classic wuxia novels *_* This is currently eating my time so badly.

If you're not familiar with the terminology, wuxia is the genre of Chinese fiction involving martial arts and heroism. Think Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. These are the novels that those martial art movies are based from.

Nostalgia points for me, really ^^; Was discussing Return of the Condor Heroes with asaphira_sachi and began to crave them. I used to watch so much of those shows, addicted to them really. Haven't seen/read anything since I left Thailand, obviously. So I've been staying up way way late every night reading the novels from that site. I kept going from one cliffhanger to another, gah.

Current addiction is Sentimental Swordman, Ruthless Sword aka. Little Li's Flying Dagger. (There's a full translation of all 4 novels on the site!) It's my absolute favorite series growing up, and Li Xun Huan was one of my first fictional character crush ^^;;; What's not to love about him? Angsty wanderer, alcoholic, lovesick, extremely witty, skilled with daggers, loyal to friends to a fault, etc.... Just the image of him wandering around, sadly carving the image of his lost love into pieces of wood, only to throw them away whenever he finishes each one because he couldn't stand her gaze, really breaks my heart. I could go on but basically he is my hero~

Ahem. I'll shut up now...

I need a way to get access to the TV series still though ^^; My brother will bring some over from Thailand in August, but I don't know if I can wait that long. Does anyone know a good place to get ones that are subbed in English?

Besides this, I am so busy T_T Last week I survived 40 hours of work + 16 hours of school. Here's to another week... I'm so so far behind on my anime watching too, gah.
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Monday, April 24th, 2006

Subject:Yaaay
Time:12:07 am.
Mood: high.
Just got an e-mail from my Eastern Religion professor that I got an A- and therefore won't need to take the final exam. Since that's the last class left where there's an exam, this means no finals this semester ^___^ My spring semester will officially finish this Wednesday.

...that still means I have a ton of essays to write though. Ack. I should really be working instead of playing around like this.

Worse day ever to discover the joys of Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu. I spent valuble study time today catching up with the series and fangirling over the ED dance sequence. Damn, another anime to add to my huge watchlist for this season >_O Makes it 8 series I'm following this season now.

Back to work.....
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Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

Subject:My little brother + Impressions on the new anime season
Time:10:20 pm.
Mood: indifferent.
My little brother is going to graduate from high school really soon, and he's already decided to go to Georgia Tech. I was hoping for awhile that he'd choose Virginia Tech because it's the closest to my location of all the places that accepted him, but whatever ^^; At least it's a pretty prestigious place, I am happy for him.

Mom asked me to stay in the US to wait for him and help him prepare for coming over here though, so I guess no going home for me this summer. I'm also going to take summer courses so that I could graduate after the next semester. Ah well. It's just too bad because I was really looking forward to going home, with homesickness really hitting me at bad times in the past year. But she did have a good point. And the prospect of having a long vacation in Thailand during the winter season is always lovely =)

Plus, I guess since I'm not saving up money for a plane ride home anymore, plan: save up for Haruka Matsuri can now begin XD *dork*

Been watching a lot of anime lately. OMG, this season's line up is amazing *_* Not to mention Meine Liebe Wieder that I need to catch up on.. ACK, now I feel stupid for not downloading from the beginning, I can't believe I've missed out on all this goodness ;_; 10 more episodes to catch up.....

Favorite this season #1: Ouran High Host Club. Ahhh, I actually like it a lot more than the manga. I thought at first that I'm not going to like the anime cast as much compared to the Drama CD cast (no Suwabe and Hoshi ;_; wah) but the TV cast is really growing on me. Tamaki's in particular. I didn't like him in the manga so much but he's my favorite character now. Oh, and the twins are still love of course (now that they actually sound similar to each other too.)

Favorite #2: Utawarerumono. Probably just because I'm in the mood for an epic ancient Japanese themed fantasy. I've been interested ever since I've seen the pictures from the game (playing it now also). LOVE the costumes and the characters. Really can't wait for the male support characters to show up though, especially Benaui *__* Namikawa~

And so much more... Also I really want to watch Saiunkoku Monogatari but doesn't look like anyone's subbing it yet T_T ah...
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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Time:8:38 pm.
Ahhh, it's been such a long time since I bothered with my LJ x_x; Will catch up with comments, so sorry about this.

But anyways, Happy Belated Birthday to kaitou370. It's still the day of your birthday over here but it's already passed over there, so so sorry for being late ;_; I hope you had a good day! *hugs*
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

Time:9:36 pm.
Mood: thankful.
Happy Valentine's day ^^

For everyone with sweethearts, have a good day together.

For everyone else who is lonely like me, let's look on the bright side. For every Valentine's Day, there is always a chocolate sales that follow. Yes, I'm already planning to raid every chocolate store.

*gives everybody a mountain of virtual chocolate*



Random: Thanks for everyone for your kind messages on my birthday. I am not joking or exaggerating. I had a really crappy day at school, work, and everything to the point where I was about to break down and cry at my work place. When I came home to find all the messages, even from people I didn't expected to give me one, it really gave me a warm great feeling I couldn't describe. *blushes* Ah! Look what you made me say x_x;

I love you all, really ^^ *grouphugs*
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Monday, February 6th, 2006

Subject:Ever 17 Addiction
Time:11:27 pm.
Mood: sleepy.
I got the English release of Ever 17 last Friday so I finally get to continue the story and... ended up with a total of probably 8 hours of sleep since Friday night x_x;

Just got the last ending at 9 a.m. today and...

Wow. Just... wow.

That was all sort of amazing.

Now I wish Hirameki will localize the rest of the Infinity series u_u
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Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Time:9:10 pm.
Mood: amused.
Pimpage of the day~ Dreaming on the Radio, orangewishes's rajipuri information/translation site. Am giggling my way through her report of raji 20 right now. She's really put in a lot of effort into this, so please take a look if you're a rajipuri fan ^^

In other news, Ichinen Trio crack is still eating away at my brain. And with CD Daisakusen corner returning... oh the possibilities ♥ Though I guess this would be the case where the original song is more cracked than the parody.
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Subject:Happy New Year~
Time:12:04 am.
Mood: hopeful.
Yay, Happy New Year! ^^

My resolution this year is to, uh...

Let's start with cleaning my room. And uh... mail out the belated New Year's cards to people. (ACK, so sorry for the lateness ;_;) And... to finish the fics that I owe you guys... Yeah, pretty much I should just resolve to stop procrastinating.

Hope everyone has a good year!
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Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Time:10:22 pm.
Mood: burned out.
Two classes down, two more to go. *pokes unwritten ten-page English paper with foot*

I just had my last Japanese class for this semester too. Sadness because I just started it and we're finally getting into parts where I feel like I don't know anything ^^; I LOVE the teacher. She's going back to Tokyo this break and she offered to buy stuff. I, err... I didn't get that carried away actually XD; Sadly, most of the stuff that I really want are doujins that I'm too embarassed to ask her to buy. I did asked her to buy "hEAVEN" for me (since she does go to Shibuya a lot) and issues of hm3 and Neoromance Paradise Cure *sweats* Ok, that is pretty embarassing enough, but now I'm giddy as hell.

Speaking of Neoromance, so excited about the new Angelique game. Just when I thought the series is going to be left to die, Koei actually does something about it. The new characters look interesting, and I'm sad that Ange is not the heroine again, but the new girl looks awesome. And the new guys... well, I like how they look and sound so far XD Especially excited about Neoromance bringing in Ohkawa Toru~ ...so as long as they don't axe the original 9 guardians, it's going to be 23 main male characters. Wow.

Also excited about the TV series, and apparently they are going to include all the characters and seiyuus into it? o_O I don't know how they'll be able to do it. 4 heroines + 23 guys + all the other side characters, wow... It's either going to be really long, spanning from the beginning of the series (one season devoted to each story arc in the games?) or it's going to be really random fanservice crack like some of the ovas, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Hmm, I really can't wait to see how they'd do it. Hopefully they're going to go for doing the long story though... I want to see the Tenkuu no Requiem part animated, dammit XD
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Friday, December 9th, 2005

Subject:Snow storm outside my window~
Time:2:40 pm.
Mood: cold.
Wow, I can't even see anything outside my window except... whitenesss. And thunders. Yay for the first snow storm of the winter!

Am obsessed with Yasuhira recently because of his song. God, Koei needs to give Toriumi Kousuke more songs to sing *melts* Anyways, it means I was looking up fanart sites ^^; Recommended site of the day:

SITE: FOX: Gorgeous artwork *_* But my favorite things are the little icons.

I've gotten back into watching anime again after being sucked into addiction for two series: The Twelve Kingdoms and Gungrave. I've already finished The Twelve Kingdoms, and I love it so much. The world, the characters, everything. Heh, I'm even attempting to go through the novels with my pathetic Japanese skills just so I can read the stories that were not told in the anime, *coughs* mainlyformyotp *coughs* Will fangirl about it later today in detail ^_^; I've only seen 2 episodes of Gungrave but it's getting to be good.

Yeah... that's pretty much my life. And also all these homework... Gah, exams coming up so soon...
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Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Subject:Overdue interview meme ^^;;; Plus one new one~
Time:11:28 pm.
Mood: cheerful.
I love this song XD; It's been stuck in my head the whole day. Guh, Avenue Q songs are so catchy.

One overdue meme from long ago ^^; minrathous's interview questions. I'm sorry it took this long to answer x_x;

Ack, not quite worth the wait x_x;Collapse )

And a new one stolen once again from athena8

Comment, and I will comment with a picture drawn from MSPaint of the anime character that most reminds me of you. Then post the same in your journal.

No need to repost this in your journal, but of course feel free to ♥
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Monday, November 7th, 2005

Subject:New doujinshi related community ^_^
Time:2:21 am.
Mood: chipper.
Basically, because I don't want to be the only one going broke from massive doujinshi ordering -

Come join doujinstalker!

I know quite a few of you guys are interested in getting doujinshis but either have a hard time locating them, or have difficulty ordering them. This community is a support group to help us get those doujins and go broke faster

What is it about? Basically, this will be a community where you can join and post your doujinshi wishlists. There are members who will be stalking all sorts of resources, like yahoo japan auction, ebay, jpqueen, etc. (hence we'll call them 'stalkers' XD) and will post updates to inform other members about what's available. Of course there would be a tutorial and resource links on ordering from these sites too ^^

So everyone... JOIN XD We need as many people as we can to stalk. Also, I think if we can get it to work with many members, we can have a little doujin search support group here to fill everyone's need. I will be posting Prince of Tennis, FF 7, and HaruToki yahoo japan auction findings there on a regular basis, since I've been doing nothing all day except searching them anyways.

Please spread the words about this comm around if you can~ Also, if anyone knows a good place for me to advertise it, let me know!

Much love to firestorm717 for the awesome original concept.

And yes, that was what my previous post was for ^^;
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Subject:Doujinshi wish list~
Time:1:33 am.
Mood: excited.
Heheh, this is for something quite special~ It will make sense in about an hour, I swear XD

For doujinstalker

My wish listCollapse )

WAY longer than I expected x_x;
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Monday, October 31st, 2005

Subject:YES!
Time:6:52 am.
Mood: exhausted.
[fangirl mode switched on]

Finally a legitimate reason for me to use this icon ^_^ The "Brand New Day" single's release date is finally announced. It's going to be released on 01/01/06. I can technically pre-order it now, but the pre-order page has 3 different PoT cds that are going to be released at the same time, and they all said title unknown -_-; I don't want to end up getting the ichinen-trio singles instead....

But, yay, the wait is over! ♥

And Konami just updated the "Gakuen Sai no Ouji-sama" game page, here: http://www.konami.jp/gs/game/tenipuri/gakuensai/index.html
The game does look really good *_* And of course, I noticed one thing surfing through the screenshots:

Bunta is going to be winnable *___* And yes, the game is full voiced ♥♥♥
OMG... major bank breakage this winter *sweats* But yay!

About the game also ^^; It looks like Niou is winnable, and Yagyuu also appears in a cg screenshot. So major Rikkai appearance! I won't be surprised if, according to the recent popularity poll, all of Rikkai except Jackal is winnable. (Yes... poor Jackal, but he got a really low position T_T)

They said there will be more than 30 winnable characters. Here are my predictions, based on who's winnable in Rush & Dream + the result of the popularity poll -

- Seigaku: as always, the regular 9
- Fudomine: Tachibana, Kamio, Ibu (3)
- St. Rudolph: Mizuki, Yuuta (2)
- Yamabuki: Sengoku, Akutsu, Dan (3)
- Hyotei: Atobe, Oshitari, Gakuto, Shishido, Ohtori, Jirou. Sakaki as secret character (7)
- Rokkaku: Saeki, Dabide (2)
- Rikkai: Sanada, Yanagi, Kirihara, Niou, Yagyuu, Bunta. Yukimura as secret character (7)

Eeek, that's 33 already ^^; and then a few variables that could be possible - Hiyoshi, Kabaji, Aoi.

As for other schools, I highly doubt it ^^; I don't know much about Higa and Midoriyama to make a prediction, but I feel the most likely possibility is Chitose, probably as a secret character as well.

Anyways, that's it [fangirl mode switch off]

*sighs* I'm going to be so broke T_T Good thing I'm working a lot. It's exhausting, yeah, because I worked non-stop this weekend. I don't want to go to school right now because all my muscles are aching. But all this just give me the motivation to work more. Oh god, I spend way too much on fandom x_x;

In other news, FF 7 eats my brain right now. In particular, Rufus and the Turks. Yes, eruantale001, I think Rufus just topped Kadaj as my favaorite character x_x; Amazing that we actually agree on the favorite chars in FF7 despite how huge the cast is. Anyways, if anyone knows any good Turks related fanart site/webring or got a good fic rec, please let me know. I'm on such a Turks high right now *_*
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Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Subject:FF VII fic rec of the day XD
Time:6:05 pm.
For anyone in my f-list who are into Final Fantasy VII or Advent Children, go read this:

Sins of the Father by firestorm717

It is Rufus x Reno, likely to be a long and epic story (since she's trying to plug the various Squareholes from Advent Children), and very beautifully written *_* I'm really getting addicted to her writing myself.
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