I am still freaking out about this. I loaded my file and everything was Mass Effect. They even have music from Mass Effect so you can do Minecraft things while reliving Mass Effect things. *wheezes*
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Posted by Kato on September 15, 2013
☆彡 Note to self: Regardless of how unsure I am about the direction of a story or artwork I am working on, keep going! I improve and find ideas so long as I am working on something.
★彡 I am watching Sailor Moon Super with the dubs rather than subs, and I noticed something kind of disturbing for the first time. In the subs when the sailors are scolding villains, they usually say something along the lines of “How dare you disturb someone trying to accomplish a beautiful dream!” or “I won’t let you get in the way of this couple’s pure love!”. But in the English version, it’s primarily name calling and insulting someone’s appearance. Did the translator just sit there one night and go: “There is no way American girls will relate to Sailor Moon unless we make her really superficial. Let’s have her call villains ugly, poorly dressed, and witches. Yeah, that will do it!” That is just kind of sad to me. Almost as sad as hiding the fact that some sailors are homosexuals and transsexuals/cross-dressers. Basically, it’s as if they’re saying that little girls elsewhere are mature enough to handle these concepts yet American girls cannot. That’s not even kind of sad. That’s really sad.
☆彡 While I am on the topic of Sailor Moon, one of my favorite scenes in the anime is the scene when Sailor Moon fights Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune. It perfectly embodies why I adore Usagi so much. By the way, it starts at 13m and 47s.
★彡 I did something I haven’t done in 13-14 years. I bought some compositions notebooks, and started drawing and writing in them. One book is dedicated to drawing without the stress of ruining a good sketchbook, another book is dedicated to making manga, and the last one is a database of useful information that will help me with my creations–things like mythological names, drawing/writing tips, weapons, maps, etc. I am very close to buying a new scanner too. I just need to double check some things to make sure that I’m not ruining my budget. The last object I need in my “studio” is a working tablet, but that’s not terribly important. I can still make art with good ol’ pencils and colored pencils and markers…though I definitely need some new ones. Overall, I am pretty excited! I doubt I can ever scan anything in these books, so I will have to rely on some type of photo app or something to share it. I’ll see.
☆彡 Wow, I haven’t played Final Fantasy XIII-2 in a long time. Right now I am all out of wild artefacts, and I basically have to do busy work to find another one. Mark keeps telling me to just google their locations but…I don’t like to do that. It reminds me of using notes during a test. Even if it gets the job done, I feel like I don’t deserve to celebrate any victories that come afterwards. Weird. I know. So, I’ll just have to find patience and continue combing various locations and timelines for wild artefacts. Blah. Just thinking about it makes me want to play something else.
★彡 My favorite thing about Ming (of Lost Odyssey) is that she is a scantily clad woman who is wise. It is so hard to find this type of combination. More than often, a woman who shows a lot of skin in a television show or game behaves like an airhead. It’s only a few works like Final Fantasy and Ghost in the Shell that do not use the “amount of skin a woman shows is inversely related to the amount of things a woman knows” formula. Don’t get me wrong. I know that some people do fall into stereotypes, but it’s pretty bad when all of the women in a show or game who wears revealing clothing is automatically written off as uneducated. How does that type of universe work? “Oh, wow, let me put on this tube top–” PROMPT: YOU JUST LOST 80 IQ POINTS. “Okay, I’ll just get this turtleneck then.”
☆彡 I’m debating with myself about cutting my hair because it is past my shoulders again. A part of me is slightly curious to see how far it can go, but I know that the longer it gets the more frustrated I will become with it. Maybe I should put this decision off until it does become frustrating. Yeah, that makes more sense.
★彡 Damn, The Witcher 3 is going to be awesome. You know what else is going to be awesome? Man of Steel. If I am wrong about it in a few months then I will accept my wrongness, but I am really confident about this movie. It will be to the Superman movie series what Batman Begins became to the Batman movie series. And how did this go from The Witcher 3 to Superman and Batman? D:
☆彡 What I wouldn’t give to own the entire collection of the Berserk mangas. Well…I wouldn’t give my limbs or anything like that, but I’d trade in a good amount of my possessions.
★彡 March is going to be ridiculous in terms of gaming. Just a little preview of upcoming games: Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Judgment, and God of War: Ascension. Yeah…I’m going to listen to the little voice in my head telling me to avoid temptation. Adding another game to my list is not going to bode well for me. -_-
☆彡 When I think about all the things I don’t know or fully understand, it makes me feel…small. Worse than accumulating careless mistakes over the years, I hate looking back and realizing that I haven’t learned a satisfactory amount of things. As funny as it is, the thing that always makes me come to this conclusion is watching Jeopardy. Yeah…I know…LOL
★彡 Pet Peeve #81: Being called “honey”, “sweetie”, etc. I feel bad about this pet peeve because Mark likes to call people “dear”, and I know a lot of decent people who use terms like that to address others, but it just gets under my skin. And, no, Mark has no pet name for me. I told him from day one that if he called me “baby” or anything like that I would vomit. He still trolls me by calling me “boobie” but that’s as far as it goes. 😄
☆彡 Dolsot Bibimbap:
★彡 I really love operas. It is literally a group of people singing a story. Think about how amazing that is for a second.
☆彡I like Tyrion’s philosophy to his flaws: wear it like armor. I like it a lot.
★彡 Adult Swim is supposed to release a shitload of awesome shows on Netflix this month. Cannot handle. D:
☆彡 Mass Effect borrowed a lot from the Star Trek universe. For example, there is a race of blue people called the ‘nasari‘ and they are fighting a race of primarily females called the taresian. The taresians are known for mating with other races in order to supplement their gene pool with new traits. Interesting, huh? That’s just a small percentage of the many things Mark and I found. I’m not even remotely mad at Mass Effect for that. I think it’s awesome that the Mass Effect team are (a)fans of the Star Trek series, and (b)capable of turning that inspiration into something amazing. Even if the asari is based on some Star Trek races, they are still neat. Hell, they’re better than the nasari and taresian combined! Besides, I can’t think of any great piece of work that didn’t borrow from another piece of work. TL;DR one cool project borrows from another cool project and everything becomes infinitely cooler!
I am on a drawing, gaming, and reading spree at the moment! As much as I would like to update on a daily basis and keep a better log of my life, I kind of buried myself in too many hobbies…and they are too fun to stop. LOL. I’m not complaining. I just have to find a way to squeeze other hobbies like writing and finishing random series in there. I’ll find a way.
The Borgs are finally showing up in Voyager, so I am getting into that immediately. o_o
Energize. *dematerializes* (….still gotta work on a good outro, I see…)
Posted by Kato on March 5, 2013
★彡 Yes! ( I still love you, Fi. You are so precious. ♥♥♥ )
☆彡 New blog name! *item get* It’s perfect. For I am, after all, the heroine of time. Fufufufu~ I had a bit of a scare when I changed my name though. After a very long loading time, I was lead to an empty dash and I thought everything was deleted. That was not a good feeling. But, of course, that is not the case now. All is well.
★彡 I found a tutorial for making Link’s shield, and now I would like to make Link’s everything–caps, tunics, armors, leggings, boots, shields, swords, accessories, instruments, and even his various transformations. Then, when I am done with that, I’d like to move on to everything Princess Zelda, disguises included. Why? …I don’t need a reason to make The Legend of Zelda stuff. No one does. It’s awesome to do, so you just do it, right? I may start small with things like jewels and accessories. Then, when I am confident with high-level crafting, I’ll start sewing costumes and making weapons/shields. I do have quite a long list of ambitions, but this one will be in my top ten. Definitely. As for actually cosplaying Link (which Mark has been encouraging me to do every time a convention is mentioned), I would not mind. I am in love with the idea of wearing his Zora armor, and I have been for far too long. It is so beautiful. Then there is the idea of being Dark Link…who I think every Zelda fan was both terrified and amazed with the first time they fought him in the water temple. It would be a really neat costume to have. And if I have to go to a convention in costume and unintentionally make myself a magnet to anyone who is a fan of my costume, let it be The Legend of Zelda related. That is something I can run my mouth about for hours to the surprise of, well, just about everyone who knows me well enough.
☆彡 And since I’m on a Zelda discussion spree, I would like to announce that the Hyrule Historia will soon be mine. Also, I am both impatient and masochistic because I’ve been watching videos of people flipping through the pages of the book for far too long. 😦
★彡 I am so ready to update my website layouts, but I don’t know where to start…and I am incredibly lazy, so that doesn’t help either. As much as I like Kingdom Hearts, I would like a layout that includes my own artwork. Drawing is not the issue. Finding a drawing that I don’t believe is utter crap is the issue. I’m just too much of an artistic perfectionist to ever do something like put my art on display and not find millions of things I regret later.
☆彡 Season two of Blackadder is probably my favorite so far. I have to admit, though, that the hardest I laughed during the entire series is when Edmund beheaded the king in season one. When he tried to reattach it, I lost my ability to breathe for a good while.
★彡 WHY AM I HAVING INSPIRATION FOR MYTHOS AND MY ANACHRONISM STORY AT THE SAME TIME. HULK SMASH. Seriously, I hate when this happens. I am literally working on both stories at the same time, switching from one document to the other as inspiration comes. I guess you have to be careful what you wish for. I wanted inspiration and I got it…twofold…so I should just be content with jumping between stories and drawings like a mad..madder…person.
☆彡 Beyonce’s Law of Relativity: “If you do not like Beyonce, you are irrelevant.”
★彡 Pet peeve #395: “We should catch up!” …On what? The lack of your significance in my life or the fact that you don’t have the right to know anything about me because you are basically a stranger? No. Just get out.
★彡 I finally finished The Shadow Broker, and I am on my way to play From Ashes. I’m pretty excited! I keep hearing that Javik is Jamaican though. What? LOL. I have to see/hear this.
☆彡 I’m starting to realize that Mark and I have a very boke-tsukkomi relationship. He is the forgetful one who does a lot of silly things (boke), and I am the bad-tempered one who violently corrects him (tsukkomi). It changes sometimes. For example, a few days ago I measured something wrong and didn’t realize it until it was too late. So, I tried to amend it…poorly…and Mark just bumped me on the head. LOL. I don’t think this will ever change. Even when we’re old, I’ll still jab him in the sides for doing something silly, and he will eventually return the favor.
★彡 I can’t believe that in some parts of the world there is such a thing as tea break. Tea breaks. Do you know how awesome that is? “Hey, stop working. It’s time to drink tea.” What? Are you kidding me? I most certainly will! *sigh* I am seriously in the wrong country.
Alright. It is gaming time~
Posted by Kato on February 4, 2013
☆彡 With the recent Berserk manga updates and my finally being able to watch the movies, I’m pretty happy right now. *_*
★彡 “Breath of Life” came on during Return of the King, and the subtitles read, “[Angelic Vocalizing]”. I detect no lies in that statement.
☆彡 I believe the iron throne belongs to Daenerys, and no one can change my mind. I may change on my own, mind you, but others cannot change it.
★彡 After I wash my hair and blow dry it, I usually go from Vegeta to Temari or Vegeta to Shikamaru. Today, I’m Shikamaru until I have the energy to style it. Mark believes my personality is almost identical to Shikamaru and he seems to like his hairstyle better, so I’ll stick to it for a while longer. For those who don’t speak Naruto, here you are: Temari to the left, and Shikamaru to the right.
☆彡 Gamestop took our broken XBox 360 for $87 in-store credit. I was expecting like $10 credit for it. Good stuff. I got The Witcher 2 and Final Fantasy XIII-2. Mark got Crackdown 2, three Mass Effect DLCs, and one Mass Effect theme. We still have like $7 left, so we may put that towards a reservation or something. It all depends.
★彡 Speaking of games:
- The Witcher 2: It is more challenging than the first. Fun, but challenging. Perhaps I am out of practice.
- Final Fantasy XIII-2: Caius is pissing me off. I hate regen (unless I’m using it…then it’s awesome). *sigh* It doesn’t help that no one in my party learned Cura yet, so it’s time to go work on that. Then it’s on!
- Lair of the Shadow Broker: It’s always good to see Liara again. We just left Azure Hotel. Yeah…I’m still shaking my head the level of fetishization the asaris get. I sometimes feel bad for them. It must be annoying to have these creepy men and women constantly letting you know that they want to have sex with you.
I plan to play more Lair of the Shadow Broker after this and then some The Witcher 2. I’m not looking forward to grinding in FFXIII-2 (lazy), but…I’ll work on it. *sigh*
☆彡 Distant Worlds is coming around again, and I have to save up at least $200 to get there. I’m not giving up. Regardless of how far I must travel, I am attending a video game symphony this year. That is my promise to myself!
★彡 Random (more like typical) Conversation:
- Person: “Are you okay?”
- Me: “Yes.”
- P: “Are you sure?”
- M: “Yes.”
- P: “You don’t look okay.”
- M: “I’m fine.”
- P: “Alright.”
- M: “…”
- P: “You know, you can always talk to me if you have a problem.”
- M: “Thank you. I will.”
- P: “…”
- M: “…”
- P: “I know how it feels to want to be alone. Ten years ago, I got divorced–
- M: “OH MY FUCKING GOD.”
☆彡 Rocky road ice cream will be the death of me. That and cream soda…red cream soda to be more specific. *sigh* Sweet death.
★彡 I don’t know what else to post, so I’m going to post this song “A Stranger” from A Perfect Circle. I’ve become incredibly addicted to it. A Perfect Circle has this strange way of perfectly verbalizing the things I cannot explain eloquently.
Cast the calming apple
Up and over satellites
To draw out the timid wild one,
To convince you it’s alright.
And I listen for the whisper
Of your sweet insanity ,
While I formulate
Denials of your affect on me.
You’re a stranger,
So what do I care?
You vanished today.
Not the first time, I hear,
Or the last.
What am I to do with all this silence?
Shy away, shy away, phantom.
Run away, terrified child.
Won’t you move away you, fucking tornado.
I’m better off without you
Tearing my world down.
Lovely~ I’m also in love with their website right now. Going to pretend I’m underwater and read their lyrics. *vanishes*
Posted by Kato on January 20, 2013
Time for an entry with shooting star ascii and shit! I am excitement-but-not-really! Yay!
★彡 If you have no idea what is going on in that gif then you need to Mass Effect and Adventure Time moar. Or don’t. It’s cool.
★彡 Speaking of Mass Effect, I finally finished the entire series. Like many, I was not happy with the ending. I was not expecting it to end with butterflies and rainbows, but I was expecting an ending with more…effort. I don’t really know how else to put it. I just know I got the feeling of robbery that I got from watching The Matrix trilogy. It was just constant amazing-ness until the last ten minutes. Still, I sympathize with Bioware and EA as I sympathized with the Wachowski brothers. I cannot imagine what it is like to watch a humble project of yours turn into this…pop culture phenomena overnight. Suddenly, you have millions of people at your back telling you how to run your own story. It must be stressful. So, I am grateful for them adding things like supplements to better explain their reasoning for making the ending the way it is, and (hopefully) when I download that extended aftermath DLC, I will get a better understanding. Then again, it’s not so much understanding. I understand why it ended the way it did. I just don’t understand what compelled the writers to write such an ending. In other words, I want to come to the “this feels right” conclusion they must have felt when they chose to end the game that way. I…always want to understand the things that baffle or confuse me. That’s just the way I am. Nonetheless, I will never say the game was a waste of time based on a few minutes I didn’t agree with. The series is amazing. I only regret not starting it sooner, but better late than never. I can’t wait to try out some of the DLCs. In fact, when I get the time and funds, I’d like to download every single DLC, and play the game again. I cannot wait.
★彡 Moving is so frustrating, especially when it’s one of those on-a-whim types of moves. Well…no, not whim. We have to move for our own safety. I don’t need anyone to tell me twice about leaving this place. When your car gets stolen and your apartment gets broken into in a one year span, that is all the reminders you need. Then again, it’s more than just leaving. If I could just leave with no repercussions, I would have left the moment my car was taken; however, there is such a thing as a lease. Moreover, the fuckton of fees that come with moving into a new apartment. I have to pay $500-$600 first month’s rent for a one bedroom. Then pay $200 in administrative fees. Then pay $300 deposit for Link. Then pay $100-$600 for a security deposit based on credit. Then…wow…whatever other fees they want to fucking toss in there. I don’t have that kind of money just sitting around. If I just had $1,000 lying around then I wouldn’t even live on this side of town. I’d go to the next city over with the expensive but safe and pretty places to live. So…it’s complicated. It’s always complicated for us. Luckily, this incident occurred a week or so before our lease renewal date, so we dodged a bullet by not signing for another year. Regardless, this is still not something that was planned ahead. We planned to stay here until we could afford better. We weren’t expecting to move out within 30 days. So…yeah..what can I say? It’s just…life, you know? We have to adapt. No matter what happens in the next few days or weeks, we have to adapt. So, we pack. We go where we can, and we do our best. That’s our plan. 🙂
★彡 This is entirely odd for a self-proclaimed tomboy to say, but makeup isn’t so bad. It’s like painting or drawing…except on your face. LOL. Will I wear it everyday? Probably not. But it is still fun.
★彡 I miss the old days when being sprawled on the floor with paper, pencils, and art supplies everywhere was considered a norm. When I look back on my past, those moments were always the highlight. There is really nothing like it. Then again, it’s kind of silly to talk about those moments as if they’ll never happen again. The only thing stopping it is me. That’s something I need to realize: that regaining something from my past is not impossible. Memories are in the past, but not opportunities. One is never too old to restart or continue.
★彡 I finally got around to reading Kick-Ass 2. Wow…just wow. Mark Millar sure knows how write fucked up shit. Fucked up, but good though. I can’t wait until the third one. Or at least I hope there’s a third one. Please don’t end it that way! ;_;
★彡 I’ve been reading “Fluke”. It’s funny as hell. I will always be thankful for this book introducing me to the phrase: “heinous fuckery most foul.”
★彡 I think my TV might be dying. One day while Mark was playing Mass Effect 3, it flashed this red color, and then the colors became REALLY dim. We’ve been messing with the contrast and brightness to make it look decent, but now it has this annoying green tint all of the time. *sigh* One thing after the other. I swear. LOL
★彡 Things to catch up on: The Walking Dead – Season 2, Sherlock Holmes – Season 2, You Only Live Twice, Thunderball, Diamonds are Forever, Game of Thrones – Season 2, Supernatural – Season 8, Stephen Colbert, Parks & Recreation, and…a few others. I can’t recall them all. I just know I’m going to have a busy next few days. >_>
★彡 I’ve been working on a story lately, but I don’t know how it will affect NaNoWriMo. I’m thinking that with all the stuff going on and the general busyness of November, I probably shouldn’t participate at all. I already know that I will have a limited amount of time next month to even breathe. *sigh* That’s fine. It is probably better, creatively, to work freely than to have this 30 day time limit on my back.
★彡 Favorite quote right now – Aziz Ansari: “Better town hall questions: do you fucks with srichacha?”
★彡 Speaking of the town hall debate, these past three debates have been rather interesting. I am really looking forward to the last one. One thing I will definitely do during that debate is read Aisha Tyler and Aziz Ansari’s tweets. They are funny as hell.
★彡 I don’t know what else to say, so I’m going to post Adele’s “Skyfall”. I’ve had it on loop for a while now. It is definitely a worthy Bond theme. Then again, I’m not surprised. It is Adele. No one was expecting her to sing it terribly.
At least I hope not. e_e
Good night. May add more tomorrow.
Posted by Kato on October 18, 2012
I wish I was Commander Shepard.
This has been my reaction to everything today, so that’s all I really have to contribute. *shrug*
Posted by Kato on September 4, 2012
★彡 Mark finished Deus Ex: Human Revolution yesterday, and I finished Mass Effect yesterday. So, it’s safe to say that yesterday was a good day for gaming. First, let’s discuss Deus Ex. Spoilers ahead:
- DXHR: So, of the four endings, Mark went with the one where Jensen destroyed everything in that building, including himself, and allowed mankind to control their own destiny. I agreed with many points of that ending, but I really believed that the mass deserved to know what happened in that building. I think about augmentations the same way I think about cigarettes: if you want to use them, you need to know the pros and the cons, the benefits and the dangers. No one should be forced to be ignorant of their own surroundings because one person thinks they know what is best for billions of people. We are human beings. We are very intelligent beings who are more than capable of making choices that are best for us. The only difference between people who think a lot and people who don’t think at all are priorities. That is it. Anyone who puts priority in logic will be logical. So, in short, I have faith in mankind to make decisions that will protect our race, but first we need to know everything. All the options and information has to be on the table. So, as much as I disagree with whatever his name was for hacking augmented individuals into killing each other to prove the dangers of augmentations, I agree with his point…and I probably would have done something far less evil to drive that point. Maybe I would make everyone with that biochip do the Hokey-Pokey just to prove how easy it is for someone to take complete control of their body, and make them understand that risk. If it scares people into abandoning augments then so be it. Knowing the truth about cigarettes made a lot of people abandon it, but that is not a misfortune to humanity…just the people selling cigarettes. And the safety of the mass is always more important than the wallet of a few individuals. But that’s just me. *shrug* Without a doubt, though, one of the most profound endings I’ve seen in a video game. I love that they used photos and clips from our world to explain how we relate to Jensen’s world. Pretty neat!
- Mass Effect: In b4 “YOU’RE JUST BEATING MASS EFFECT?”. As I told Tiffa, I am the Slowpoke of gaming. LOL. Anyway, yes. I finally beat it. I didn’t have to do much though. I convinced Saren to commit suicide, so that took care of that…temporarily. He later turned into a geth stalker-type monster which was a pain in the ass to tackle. Nonetheless, it was definitely a powerful ending to a wonderful game. Beautiful! I cannot wait to see how my choices affect me in Mass Effect 2…and then Mass Effect 3…and the DLCs of course. I’m really looking forward to meeting that Prothean party member. I am curious to hear about the horrors he witnessed as someone who was there during the Prothean genocide, and knows first hand how the reapers operate. I am definitely worried about the types of terrible things that will happen once the reapers actually start invading in ME3. I’m really excited! I don’t want to go back to work tomorrow. I want to play games until I pass out again. TT___TT
…Well, the plus side is that this is going to be a short week. So, the weekend will be here in no time. I doubt I can beat Mass Effect 2 in one weekend, but maybe I can wrap up Final Fantasy XIII or even Skyward Sword. I’m very close to the end with those. We’ll see…
★彡 Since I’m on the topic of games…The Witcher is making me feel like a creepy womanizer. I have this thing about collecting everything in an RPG collection, so when The Witcher offered the feature to collect cards of different women in the game, my first reaction was: “Sure. I’ll collect them all.” But I immediately realized that (a)all of the women are nude and typically posing in a sexual manner, and (b)the only way to get these cards is to make Geralt have sex with the women on the cards. So, I often find myself planning methods of getting women to sleep with Geralt just to get cards…thus the feeling of creepy womanizing-ness, but…an incomplete collection…I can’t allow that…*weeps like Professor Farnsworth*
★彡 As of late, I’ve only been in the mood for tea with honey, miso soup, canned salmon, and steamed rice. And tomatoes. Lots of tomatoes. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I guess I could have worst food cravings. So, it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Just an unusual thing.
★彡 Link’s favorite past time: finding an inconspicuous corner to hide in and stare at us. When we catch him staring, he will squint his eyes for about ten seconds. From what I’ve been told, this is a cat’s way of saying: “We’re on good terms”. So. I guess he’s telling us that he’s not staring at us because he wants to kill us. I can be grateful for that.
★彡 I had fun playing Pictionary with my sister and her husband-to-be this weekend. I was laughing so much. My favorite part was when Jon (her fiance) drew this pizza guy for the ‘Pizza Delivery’ prompt, and he gave him the most depressing expression. LOL! I was also laughing at Mark for trying to draw ‘mudslide’ by drawing Muk (yes, the Pokemon), and a slide. The thing is that Muk looked like Boo Berry, so I pretty much had a ‘WTF’ expression the entire time he was drawing. He knows that I’m going to rip on him every time we see the Boo Berry cereal in the cereal aisle XD. Either way, Pictionary inspired me to start drawing again–on a daily basis anyway. I probably draw like…7-10 pictures a month now, and most of them end up in the trash. Yeah, it’s pretty sad.
★彡 I’m making a Crystarium-based reward system for my weight loss progress. Basically, I progress one node for each day that I eat healthy. I get another node for every hour of exercise that I do. For each pound I lose, I also get a node. So, plenty of opportunities to progress ^_^! There are 7 levels and 30 nodes on each level. For every level I pass, I get a prize. I haven’t come to a final decision on my prize list, but I have a rough-draft list below:
- Book or Manga ($10 value)
- Artbook ($25 value)
- Drawing and Writing Supplies ($35 value)
- Anime Boxset ($50 value)
- Video games ($75 value)
- Shopping Spree ($150 value)
- New console or tablet computer ($300 value)
That’s all I really have for now. I’ll come up with specific items later…if I even do that at all. I have a crystarium drawn, so I just have to scan it and print seven for each level. *crosses fingers* I hope that I do well.
★彡 It looks like the rumors of Valve getting into the video game hardware market is true. I am more than intrigued. I am very excited! There isn’t a Valve game that I’ve played and did not like. They are always breaking barriers with their products. They did say that they were frustrated by the lack of innovation in the market, so I’d like to see what they have in mind. >_>
★彡 I get really annoyed with anyone who wants me to make a decision for them. It’s one thing to ask: “What is your opinion?” but it is another thing to badger me with questions like: “What would you pick?” and “Can you choose one for me?” One of the greatest luxuries you can have in this life is a choice. Even if it is just choosing between ketchup and mustard, it is a choice that some people will never have the opportunity to make. Therefore, you should not jump at every chance to hand it over to someone else as if it is a burden. It is your life, your money, and your freedom. Make the best of it. And if you want to throw a tantrum because you want a complete stranger to spend $300 for you and she doesn’t want to…then you just need to take a nap or something. I don’t know what else to say. You’re useless, and someone needs to stop paying you.
★彡 There are three things I never want to talk about in a conversation (a blog is another thing altogether XD): my love life, my anatomy, and my beliefs–spiritual or otherwise. To me, those topics are fertile ground for troublesome things like argument and gossip. Furthermore, I’m typically untrustworthy of anyone who is nosy about my relationship, what I do with my body, and what I believe in. I just don’t believe it is ever necessary to discuss private things like that over lunch or to pass the time. There are billions of other things to talk about, you know? Furthermore, while I do not believe it is wrong for people to want to reveal those things to others, I’d rather not hear about it. I know from experience that people have a habit of getting offended if I am not as excited and happy about those topics as they are, and will immediately write my indifference off as silent disgust or disapproval. Not even close. I just do not want to talk about those things. I do not want to talk to people who always want to talk about those things. I definitely do not want to talk to people who get upset or jump to assumptions about me because of my right to choose what I am comfortable with. So. Yeah. I don’t know what else to say. If you want to stick your nose in other people’s romantic life, diet habits, and spiritual beliefs then open a sleazy tabloid magazine.
★彡 I hate clutter, and this apartment happens to have A LOT of clutter. The issue is that Mark and I like to collect things. No, not hoarding. Collecting. Big difference. LOL. We only keep things that have a relation to a theme we are obsessed with. Mark is toys, books, and movies. I am books, anime, and mangas. Which is fine. But we made a big mistake by thinking: “We don’t need a big apartment. That’s too excessive. We can live fine in a small one.” Yes, we are just two people and should have no issue with a small space…but we’re two geek people, and every geek will learn at some point in her/his life that their love for their hobbies sometimes transcends their income, space, and many other reality-based limitations. In our case, we understand that our funds are limited, but we don’t understand that space is limited also…until now. And adding a cat to that equation is no help at all. Link has this thing where he claims a section of the house for a few days, and NOTHING is allowed there until he is done claiming it. I’ve watched him try to push the vacuum cleaner out a corner he claimed, and failed miserably. But, damn, did he try. LOL! Without a doubt, we need a storage room ASAP. October is our deadline. If we don’t have a storage room by October, I am tossing everything outside. For serious. -_-
★彡 The hardest part about learning the piano is putting more faith in my subconscious and less faith in my conscious. It is difficult for me to believe that my hands will figure out the keys before my mind can. Or, better yet, I believe it can. I just don’t want it to. I want to make my mind control everything my hand does but it’s not going to happen. Not when I’m trying to memorize notes and how the melody should sound at the same time. Piano playing…it is much like drawing to me. You cannot afford to think about all the lines and curves when you draw. You just have the image in your head, and you trust your hand to do what your mind is thinking. I just have to trust my hands to follow what my mind is thinking. That’s the best way to handle it. Still, it hard. My goal in life is to play at least one song from Masashi Hamauzu’s “Vielen Dank” album, preferrably “Die Wahrheit” or “Kaki”…but I’m never going to get there if I can’t even master ‘Jingle Bells’. LOL
By the war, I am entirely obsessed with “Die Wahrheit”, so I’ll post it:
Okay. I don’t know what else to add. I guess that’s it. I’m just going to wrap up this mini-vacation with cleaning, hair washing, and tackling more games from my pile of shame. That’s about it. I hope everyone had fun this weekend. Enjoy the short week, and the upcoming weekend! ^_^
Posted by Kato on September 3, 2012
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