097: Stand By Me

Just Frank Castle things.

✪ Personal Life ✪

  • Geez… Where the fuck do I begin?
  • Everything is Lunafreya right now and you’re damn right I’m going to fangirl about FFXV in a minute.
  • February was definitely a great month. I got to meet my new nephew Jaden, hang out with Ash, Tiffa, and Mark, and finally get my hands on a Wii U!
    • Jaden – He’s such a cutie pie ♥♥♥! Why are my nephews and niece so precious? I don’t deserve them. 😥
    • Hangout – So, Ash came down from NC to visit a bunch of her ATL friends, including me, Tiffa, and Mark, and we had a blast with her. I can’t remember the last time I laughed as much as I did that day. We were just being a bunch of goofs together. LOL. All in all, it was great–great friends, great conversations, great places, great food. I can’t wait to do it again. This time we will actually put some effort into planning because Mark almost led us to our deaths. Bad Mark.
    • Wii U – This belongs in the gaming section. Still, it is probably the best Valentine’s Day gifts I ever received.
  • Mark and I found a new hobby that is guaranteed to concern the people we know. There is a shooting range right down the street from our place, and we’ve become obsessed with… well… shooting shit. My only complaint is that it’s loud as hell. And the kickback will knock your fucking teeth out if you don’t keep control. Otherwise, it’s a blast (no pun intended). The great thing is that I’m surprisingly decent at it. I mean, my eyesight is garbage so I was sure I would miss my target, but I ended up getting mostly headshots at 50 feet distance. According to Mark that is good. At least I know I’ll survive somewhat in the zombie apocalypse, right? LOL. I don’t know. He’s the military kid, so he’s been my mentor on all things gun related. Anyway, it’s fun. GREAT stress relief. That is a definite!
  • I got a chance to work remote and it was like winning the lottery for a day. LOL. I don’t even care about raises or promotions anymore. I just want to eventually get permission to work from home everyday. That is my dream job right there. And since I love the work I do my career will be 100% enjoyable for me. No more waking up at 3am, no more driving in traffic, no more spending my lunch playing taxi–none of that shit there. Just me, my music, my laptop, and my pajamas. Fuck. Yes. I want it now. ლ(╹◡╹ლ)
  • I’m ashamed of some of the things I find hysterical. For example, every time I hear/read, “Swiggity swooty, I’m coming for that booty,” I giggle like an idiot. Then the other day Mark and I were trying to decide on dinner and he googled “good food”. Dude, I was crying. Like… what was he hoping to accomplish with that vague-ass search? I’m done (╥ □ ╥)! Now I’m giggling because while watching Daredevil Mark said that since Matt is blind he probably hits on girls by saying, “Hey, girl, let me hear them titties,” and… *siiiigh* My sense of humor is in ruins. Don’t look at me.
  • I got new glasses after seven years or so, and it is so fucking weird. I didn’t know real life was this crisp.
  • Link is temporarily annoyed with me because a cat outside was following Mark and me and climbing our shoulders, and he watched all of this from the window with a pissed expression. So… Yeah… We feel like two-timing whores now. Sorry, Link. 😦
  • I don’t know what else to add in this section. I’m feeling OK. I’m working on improving certain areas of my life. I guess that is it then. Moving onwards~

 

✪ Art & Writing ✪

  • I can always tell when I’m in a good place art-wise because my art supplies will move from my desk to everywhere else. It also doesn’t help at all that every time I get a little extra cash I just add to that shit like I have all the space in the world. In my defense, I always said as a child that when I become an adult and have money I would buy all the art supplies I want. So, I’m sure the young Kerri in me is cartwheeling around in excitement. Anyway, I’m not complaining. I do need to be more organized, yes, but I’m as happy as pig in shit over here. I want to draw forever. ♥
  • Writing is now working out smoothly because I decided to put all my writing-related things in one book. Brainstorm? One book. Drabbles? One book. Charts? One book. At times I’ll think, “Yadda-yadda would be a good idea”, and then I’ll just write in my book “Yadda-yadda is a good idea”. Often times right in the middle of doing something else, like shopping. LOL. I’m pretty much inseparable from that book. It’s like my brainstorm encyclopedia, and it makes things infinitely better. If you’re a writer you have to get a brainstorm book. It’s extremely awesome. Stick it in your purse with some pen(cil)s and never worry about forgetting a good idea again. 😀
  • By the way, if you order a sketchbook online and it says “MASSIVE, HUGE” then believe it… because I ordered one thinking, “please no sketchbook is too big for me” and this one is ridiculous. In terms of length  and width it’s not bad. Maybe 11 x 12-ish. But it has like 600 pages, its the size of an encyclopedia, and there is no way I’m carrying that almost 20 lb. tome of a sketchbook outside of this place. So. Yeah. I have so many pages that at this point I’m just sketching any random shit that comes to mind. LOL

✪ Anime & Manga ✪

  • It only took me an eternity, but I finally managed to watch all of Fushigi Yuugi including that horrible sequel. Yay! At first I was disappointed that Miaka was gravitating towards Tamahome instead of Hotohori, but eventually I stopped fighting it and accepted the obvious reality that they are one of the most adorable couples ever created. I also wanted nothing but the best for Yui too because even though she was so pigheaded at times she was never a bad person. Ah… I love it. I’ll always have a soft spot for shoujo anything. They make me feel so warm and fluffy inside. (。´ ‿`♡)
  • Completely in love with Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable.
  • Of course I caught the FFXV: Brotherhood anime. It’s decent so far. I just wonder how long it’s going to take to release all of the episodes. ARGH IMPATIENCE.
  • I am completely in love with Hunter x Hunter. I’m so glad that I finally finished it. Now I feel kinda hollow because I was immersed in this world for weeks and now it’s just… done. I hate when that happens. LOL. I’m already looking into collecting the mangas so maybe that will help.
  • New Berserk anime! *backflips through a wall* Yaaas, I need more! I’m already hyped as shit because they finally made it to Elfheim, so… yeah. Let’s get this series done in my lifetime please. >_<
  • The new Sailor Moon Crystal looks so much better. Also, Michiru! My queen!
  • Broke down and purchased the Oyasumi Punpun and Gunslinger Girl omnibuses. Totally worth it. Now my heart can break all over again. Yay!
  • What the hell is even Sekkou Boys? (╥ □ ╥)
  • I guess Turn-A-Gundam is no longer in copyright jail because they’re actually selling the DVDs in stores now. I damn near screamed when I saw the first part of the set at MovieStop. Silly gundam moustache and all, I absolutely love this series. Loran is definitely my favorite Gundam pilot of all times. He is so adorable. I can’t stand it. Also, Yoko Kanno doing the music is just… *deep breath*… Get away from me if you hate this series. I don’t need that negativity in my life.
  • Geez, what else? The Lost Village is creepy as fuck and I have no idea what is going on. Finished Ace of Diamond and I really want Chris Yuu’s eyebrows. Slam Dunk is my shit now. Sakamoto is funny as hell. My Hero Academia is so nice! Ah, so much anime to talk about. Maybe another time.

I know I’m forgetting something but it’s been a few months. I’m trying. -_-

✪ Video Games ✪

  • Ah, yes. The Wii U. It kind of came to me unexpectedly. Sure, I was planning to get it eventually, but one day Mark was just like “surprise,” and then I had a Wii U. He already got me Hyrule Warriors before I got it, so I had that to play (ADDICTIVE). It came with Mario Kart 8 (FUN). The moment Twilight Princess came out I got that (GLORIOUS). Eventually, I did get Xenoblade Chronicles, even after the whole Amazon crap I had to deal with to get it (LONG STORY BUT WHATEVER THIS GAME IS RPG ROYALTY), and that was well worth all the headache. I have zero complaints. I love it. The gamepad is ridiculously nifty and feels more like another handheld console at times. I don’t know what else to say. I’m completely in love with it. I am beyond fortunate. Thank you, life, for not always shitting on me! \(^O^)/
  • GET READY FOR SOME FFXV FANGIRLING.
  • First of all, I watched that FFXV Uncovered video from start to finish, and even though it was cheesy at times I was hyped as fuck. I’ve accepted my badge as a Square-Enix bitch ages ago. I can’t help it anymore. Needless to say, they are going above and beyond with this one. And they better. They’ve been working on this game for over a decade now. I was still in high school when they announced it, and back then it was FF Versus XIII or whatever. The wait is finally over, guys. I can’t believe it. Come September 30th FFXV will actually be here! Well… it might come a little later for me. I preordered the deluxe edition (the ultimate edition practically vanished) with overnight shipping, so if I’m lucky I’ll get on the first of October. If not, then it will probably show up the following Monday. Tuesday the absolute latest before I lose my shit. LOL. Either way, I’m ecstatic. I love the idea of an anime, a movie, another demo, and even all the other ridiculous things like an actual car that no one can buy. I’m indifferent to the mobile game, but I’ll try it out once I get a phone that doesn’t give me an insufficient storage warning every time I try to download something. I mean… Fuck. I don’t know what else to say. The moment I heard Florence and the Machine singing her version of “Stand By Me” (Yes!) FOR this game my eyes started to water. I couldn’t help it. It’s like someone just took all of my favorite things, put them in a box, dumped it in front of me, and said, “Enjoy it in six months, bitch”. It’s like… that feeling you get as a kid when someone told you that you were going to Disneyworld. When I realize this thing I’ve been waiting over ten years to experience is only months away I just want to celebrate, regardless of the possibility that it might be straight up dick. I don’t even know what I’m saying. I’m just excited and sappy and relieved and hopeful. That’s about it. I can’t wait!!!  ʘ‿ʘ
  • Oh, and you can bet your ass that I played that demo. The gameplay felt a lot like Kingdom Hearts tbh. Which is not a complaint at all. It’s so enjoyable that I’m already thinking of playing it again. Plus Carbuncle and bb Noctis are so adorable! I want an esper/eidolon/GF/summon/etc. to talk to me via text messages. 😮 And of course I’m so uncreative that when I was asked to name Carbuncle I just named him Carbuncle. LOL. I don’t start giving people and things dumb names until the second playthrough at least. Dems the rules.
  • Can I talk about Sakaguchi showing up to the conference? I miss him. ;_;
  • New updates for Nier Automata too! Yes, I need moar!
  • Finally tackling that Hearts of Stone DLC for The Witcher 3. I’m loving it. I never get tired of Geralt. There could be an entire DLC with him watching paint dry and I’ll probably write a review saying, “A work of art. Fantastic gameplay. 10/10.”
  • I can’t sign on Steam anymore because the instant I login this person keeps IMing me to talk about Sailor Moon and its connection to the occult and I don’t know how to say “go away” without hurting his/her feelings. Why did I end up in this situation? Why is it the more antisocial I become, the more people keep talking me? Why? Why?

✪ Books ✪

  • Do comic books count? Because I’ve been reading through a lot of omnibuses lately, mostly Daredevil.
  • I did get the first eight books of The Wheel of Time series for like $10 and was set on reading it… but then I got distracted… and then Mark took that honor for me. LOL. He got through three books in like a week, so I have to hear nonstop about how awesome it is while simultaneously loathing myself for not getting past the second chapter of the first book. I just need one good week to focus 100% on my hobbies. (◞‸◟;)

✪ Music ✪

  • The Legend of Legacy OST is everything. Pianoschlacht Live is also pretty important to me. Bless Masashi Hamauzu. Kinda OT, but I found out recently that Masashi Hamauzu got his daughter to sing the vocals in “The Vestige” from the FFXIII OST. I just had to mention that because it is really neat and adorable at the same time.
  • BEYONCE DID IT AGAIN! >:U
  • My music life has been mostly Pandora. I really need to do something about my stations because I swear I have like twenty of them. It’s not really my fault though. How do you put instrumentals, trip hop, classic rock, alternative rock, hip hop, r&b, and several other genres in one station? Then there are some artists/bands that need their own station because I have a lot of moments where I only want to hear their music or music that sounds similar to theirs. I did put my movie, game, and anime soundtrack stations into one station called “writing & drawing*, but even now I’m thinking of breaking them into separate stations again because video game music is not like movie music, you know? *sigh* I’m hopeless.

✪ TV & Movies ✪

  • THIS NEW SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES IS REALLY GOOD SO FAR. WOW.
  • I don’t think I discussed The Force Awakens yet. I loved it! My biggest complaint is that there was not enough Captain Phasma, but I heard she was supposed to get more screen time in later episodes. GOOD. You can’t hire fierce queen Gwendoline Christie aka Brienne of Tarth to play a stormtrooper and not make her kick ass. Not allowed, JJ Abrams. e_e
  • Season two of Daredevil… Wow. Just wow. I loved every second of it. Sure, it has its flaws, but none were so troubling that I couldn’t enjoy it. Frank/The Punisher is amazing. Elektra is amazing. I still love Matt/Daredevil, Karen, and Foggy. I love that some of the characters from season one came back. It’s just so good. I can’t wait for Luke Cage and Iron First and The Defenders!
  • I think I mentioned watching The Sopranos before. That is all done, so now I just have to start The Wire. I know it is considered quite possibly the best show ever made, but every time I get the chance to watch it I end up falling asleep. Not because it’s boring but because I’m almost always tired. Then I spend my weekends playing games or watching weeb shit, so… yeah. It’s at the top of my watchlist. Finish The Wire before 2017 or kick myself in the chest. >_<
  • Spotlight is such a good movie, but it is so fucked up. So, so, so, so fucked up. It is disgusting how many suspected pedophiles are amongst priests alone. When you think about the population as a whole… It’s like this whole shit with Jared. It makes me legit irate. I’m just going to stop because this is going to turn into a long rant. I already feel it. Anyway, Spotlight it is wonderfully done in terms of acting and production, but the subject matter is definitely unsettling. There is my review.
  • The same kind of goes for Room. It is such a good movie, but the subject matter is saddening. I really love characters like Brie Larson’s “Ma” because she is the epitome of what a hero(ine) is. I cannot imagine the amount of courage and strength it takes to endure a situation like that, and still keep your child completely oblivious to how screwed up things actually are. It is definitely a tearjerker. I highly recommend it.
  • Saw Deadpool. Funny as hell, as expected. Not a perfect movie, but it is the perfect Deadpool movie. That is all that matters, right?
  • Saw Batman v Superman… and I don’t even know what to say. Outside of Ben Affleck playing a good Batman and Gal Gadot slaying as Wonder Woman the movie was balls. It was just plot holes galore, Jesse Eisenberg doing who knows what drug to play Lex Luthor (or supposedly Lex Luthor Jr. which is even dumber), disappointing character development, flop villains all around… I don’t even know. And they didn’t even have the decency to reward the audience for sitting through that with some after credits scenes. The disrespect. LOL. I mean, it wasn’t the worst movie ever made. It was just tolerable at best.

✪ Whatever Else/Closing ✪

I have so much to cover that I just kinda typed without worrying about typos or curbing my potty mouth… fingers. Anyway, sorry about all of that. I think it’s been like five months since my last entry. D:

Take care, ya’ll, especially with the ridiculous amount of pollen out there these days. If you’re going through the whole itchy eyes, stuffy nose, coughing mess I’m there with you. Be strong, sistrens and brethrens.

Sending everyone good vibrations. (っ- ‸ -)っ ~♥

 

So… The Protagonist In The New Zelda Game *Might* Be Zelda

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Eiji Aonuma (an important figure in the Zelda-making universe) was asked why Link looked so different in the Wii U!The Legend of Zelda trailer, and he responded with: “No one explicitly said that that was Link.”

Of course, that could mean many things but let me point out something else.

A very awesome guy named Aaron Diaz created a project called The Legend of Zelda: Clockwork Empire that featured Zelda as a protagonist and Link as a prince. Some time after his project became very popular and received high praise, Mr. Diaz posted that Nintendo contacted him via e-mail. It could have been related to legal issues involving his project; however, I am skeptical about that explanation because (1) artists who receive cease-and-desist letters cannot post anymore art related to complaint received from the company involved–he posted new TLoZ:CE art today, and (2) as far as I can tell–with my limited legal knowledge, mind you–he was not breaking any laws. He never claimed that those characters were his and he gave full credit where it was due.

Plus the optimist in me wants to believe that tone of that entry was positive, if not neutral.

Of course I could be completely wrong, but it really changes nothing for me. I will not lose interest in this game whether the protagonist is actually Link or just someone else entirely.  So, it’s definitely a win-win situation!

NEW ZELDA FOR THE WII U! 2015! ****!

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*jumps off of Death Mountain*

E3: Nintendo & Some Other Awesome Stuff

I CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO EXPRESS MY EXCITEMENT.

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FIRST OFF, LINK DOING YOGA IN THE NEW SMASH BROTHERS.

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NEW SMASH BROTHERS FOR THE WII U AND 3DS SHIIIIIT

 

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Entries, I Make That.

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I’m back~

And, no, your eyes aren’t foolin’ you. It is still May. I told you I’m a failure. *flips hair sassily*

I have (semi) good reasons though. One, we switched IPs and the internet is 100 times faster. So…I had to try it out. HOW COULD I NOT. Before this challenge, it took me a good 10 minutes to download one song. Yes, it was that terrible. But now it takes less than a minute. That’s just…crazy awesome. Two, I just found out like…yesterday…that we were going to have a three-day weekend. So, it’s better to tackle this TL;DR entry now while I have plenty of time than to wait until the first of the month when I’ve have at least one million errands to run. At least. Also, I have a strong feeling they’re going to make me work that Saturday.

Okay, excuses aside, I’ll provide some quick updates on what I’ve been doing for the last…er, 25 days…I think. Prepare for a fuckload of pictures. If your internet is as sad as mine was…I’m sorry, son.

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Iron Man 3 was great! Outside of my butthurting about the route they took with The Mandarin and lack of Fin Fang Foom, I enjoyed it. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Robert Downey Jr. was born to play Tony Stark. Like…if anyone played him I’d probably lose interest in the movies. I can’t wait to see him in the second Avengers movie (He is coming back, right?). I especially loved the end of the credits with Tony and Bruce. Gotta love the science bros!

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It’s always a pleasure to see my bb Benedict Cumberbatch (or Benadryl Cabbagepatch as Mark called him). I still think choosing him as Khan was a poor casting choice, but that is not a comment on his acting skills or general magnificence at all. And that voice. *melts* I’m probably a Cumberbitch as this point but only because he really is a great actor who should definitely consider voice acting too. I’m still thinking about that voice right now. Wow. Back to the movie. I enjoyed it. It was fun…which I guess was the point of it.

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Ignore the obnoxious time stamps for now. I don’t really know how to remove them from Mark’s digital camera and I’m too lazy to research it or crop it out.  Back on point~ made my first Gundam model. I tried some before but Mark helped me with it. So, it didn’t really “count” to me. This model, on the other hand, I did entirely on my own. It. Is. The. Greatest. Shit. Ever. I want to move on to the super huge ones that can actually fit a pilot figure inside AND requires painting. *rolls up sleeve* Aw yes~

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Save for the plushie (I got that for Christmas from my big sis) and the cross-leg posing Sailor Moon (got that like…yeesh…3-4 years ago?), I went a little Sailor Moon crazy when I got my model kit. It was RIGHT there in the same store. I couldn’t say no. I was so close to buying the Sailor Moon tote…but I behaved myself. The first two pictures belongs to the same folder–the first is the front, the second the back. When I’m going to someone’s house or work, I like to slide a few blank papers in there so I have something to draw/write on when I’m bored. As for the keychain, it came with the lanyard, circular keychain thing (what is that shit called?), and an ID badge. I praise that ID badge everyday because I always leave my work badge behind or I rummage through my wallet and purse constantly to find it. Massive pain in the ass, but not anymore of course.

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Speaking of work, I managed to get my hours changed. So, no more 9-5 for me. I now work 11-8…which is awesome because I get an extra hour of work a week that I didn’t get before. Now I can stay up all night and even shop late at Wal-Mart without 90% of Atlanta in my way. Yay!

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Nail polish has always been one of those “pretty to look at but I’ll never wear that shit” type of things until recently when I found some galaxy nail polish. It looks very familiar to the type in this picture. It’s not bad at all. I might actually stop trimming my nails now and let them grow so I can put more starry polish on it. >_>

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I ran across Kelly Osborne’s issue of Self, and she looks amazing! Look at her rocking that purple hair. GURL. Okay, I’m sorry. LOL. Anyway, I’m not writing to state the obvious to anyone. I’m writing because she talked about Hoopnotica in her magazine, I decided to try it out, and I’m hooked. I can’t put into words how much I hate exercising, but any exercise that is fun and takes my mind off of counting time is considered a plus in my book. Try it out if you haven’t already. It’s more fun than running on a trendmill for 45 minutes. I promise! Speaking of exercise:

I dance to this song at least three times a day. It is FUN. I am not kidding when I say I have this entire routine memorized from dancing to it so often. Just Dance, in general, is extremely enjoyable and I can’t wait to get the kinect version. For now, I’m using the Wii version. It is no joke. Wii Mote or Kinect, you can work up a sweat with this game. No complaint there. I got some work to do. *pats gut*

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And since I’m on the topic of weight loss, I discovered A Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss and I’ve been going there religiously. She is amazing! More than amazing, she is sensible, intelligent, and brilliant. The best thing about her site, aside from her insightful view on black culture–something most WL sites never discuss–is the fact that she is completely against fat shaming. While I’m all for a good get-your-shit-together pep talk every now and then, it’s annoying having to hear constantly that I’m supposed to hate myself because I’m fat. How about no. My belief on fitness coordinates with Erika’s: it should be about rewarding yourself with a body that runs efficiently and keeps you strong, not punishing or shaming yourself. I am glad to find someone who motivates everyone to find their own positive motivation rather than excuse the prejudiced actions and words of fat-phobic individuals. It’s rare, unfortunately, but to find such a rare source of assistance is fantastic. So, gotta share that! 😀

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I took up a short assignment with Millstone Coffee to make some extra cash (GETTIN DAT CHEEDUH) and they gave me unlimited coffee to drink while I was helping them and, wow, that shit is amazing. I am hooked on their coffee now. I am never going back to any other brand again…except for those 3-in-1 Vietnamese coffees at H-Mart and Assi. I live for those, son.

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I tried agave nectar once and…yeah…my bag of sugar went in the trash after that. LOL. The next thing for me to try is Stevia. I hear amazing things about it but I haven’t tried it yet. Still killin’ that agave nectar.

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The in-laws gave Mark and me a Ninja blender a while ago, and it’s been in storage the entire time…until this month. I decided to put it together a few weeks ago. Boy, am I putting it to work! I love making smoothies. In the mornings, especially, I am hungry, in the mood for something sweet, and not in the mood for anything hot thanks to this weather. So, I just toss some spinach, apples, strawberries, banana, and whatnot in the Ninja. It keeps me full and energetic until lunch. Speaking of lunch…I have a problem.

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FUCKING FETA CHEESE. I’ll probably eat dirt if you sprinkle some feta cheese with it at this point. LOL. This addiction has actually worked to my advantage. I am more motivated to eat things like spinach and salads with a little bit of feta sprinkled into it. I’ve yet to make sandwiches out of it (I hear it’s amazing), but I’m planning to this weekend. I got my boneless chicken, my wheat bread, my spinach…gonna make me a ghetto panini. Just gonna grill that shit on a frying pan. XD

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I’ve been drawing a lot. Some I scanned, but most are still in my sketchbook. Whatever I scanned is on my deviant art right now…and I’m too lazy to upload them all here. Sorry. I am really getting back into the swing of drawing. It feels natural again. That’s the only way that I can put it. I’ve been putting more emphasis on noses and lips when it comes to my drawings, and I don’t mind that at all. I love anime eyes so I really have no intention of changing that. Nose and mouth, on the other hand, I’d like to be more detailed. I’ll probably upload some drawings over the weekend. I’ll probably also start on an art-only blog at some point too.

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I am so obsessed with my color pens. My goodness.  You can probably see some of that in the above artwork. Luckily, you can’t see it in my diary and doodles. It’s pretty bad. I’ll probably wear them out before long. I should probably stock up on them in bundles!

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I weep for my drawing tablet. Look it. It was broken for so long that we started using it as a coaster. Now it’s working again post-duct taping and the cup stain won’t come off. LMAO. Mark is right. I really need to invest in a new drawing tablet at this point. So, that Note fund has turned into a Wacom fund now. It makes sense. I am an artist before I am a techie, and an artist without decent tools is like a mechanic without decent tools — still skillful but frustrated as hell from doing everything the hard way. Anyway, I’m saving up for that and Paint Tool Sai. My trial ran out so it’s time for the real thing. I don’t mind GIMP but it isn’t PTS. D:

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…Do I really need to say anything? I mean:

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He’s also shy IRL. And he also plays World of Warcraft. *melts* I feel like Mako-chan at this point because every other second I’m ogling at some random celebrity or fictional character and going: “He’s so dreamy~”. Sometimes, I’ll even say: “He kind of looks like Mark~” the way she thinks everyone looks like her ex-boyfriend. LMAO. Yeah…that’s gold.

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I can’t finish DX:HR because I don’t want to hurt Yelena. My mute goddess. *embraces creepily* Also, I’m pathetic when it comes to espionage games so…yeah. My tactic to sneaking in is to go wherever the fuck I have to go and shoot anyone who sees me…which is pretty much Yelena’s tactic too. HIGH FIVE.

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My phone situation was very Cloud Strife before (rarely answer calls or texts, just listen to voicemails/read messages) but now it’s very Vincent Valentine (phone is always missing or broken). So, I’m pretty much done with the phone situation. I gave my phone to Mark to use as mini-tablet thing and my number is gone. So, it’s not even Vincent anymore. It’s very Red XIII, I guess. Or possibly Sephiroth because you have to do some odd summoning ritual to get in contact with me at this point.

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WHO MADE UPDATES WHILE I WAS GONE.

That was my exact reaction to finding updates on this game a few days ago. It’s going to be amazing. Also, yes, I have heard about the whole XBox One fiasco and I’m not amused. I don’t know what the hell Microsoft is thinking but, then again, Windows 8 should be a fine indicator that someone isn’t thinking at all. If you’re in a business and you don’t listen to your consumers then you might as well kiss them goodbye…which seems to be happening. I can’t say anything much about the PS4 or even the Wii U because I have very little hands-on experience with either. The PS4 for obvious reasons, the Wii U because I just haven’t gotten around to it. If I do buy another console within the next year it will more than likely be a PS4 tbh. One, Drakengard 3. Two, The Witcher 3. Three, Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Four, download PSX games. We’ll just have to see how things play out in terms of gaming news but, once more, not amused with the XBox One. Sorry.

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 Finally sat down and watched every single NGE episode and movie in existence. Yeah, it’s awesome. Of all the disturbing scenes, though, I am still creeped out by Shinji masturbating to Asuka while she was in the hospital. Seriously, Shinji, what the fuck?

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After doing some serious cleaning, I found PS1 and PS2 memory cards that are completely empty. So, I’m replaying the fuck out of everything! The gif of Nikki rocking the fuck out is completely relevant because Chrono Cross is on that list of replays. I abandoned a replay I made maybe a year ago, so I’m working on that again. I’m also working on some Gamecube games. I lost the memory card for the GC, but I found that too while doing some said serious cleaning. METROID PRIME ALL FUCKING DAY.

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Literally me (LOL), but buying Wii Fit Plus was a great choice. Of course, it made my original copy of Wii Fit obsolete but no matter. I really enjoy the new activities. Yoga, as always, is super helpful and the strength training routines do exactly what they’re supposed to do. I can feel dem abs beneath my gut. I’m probably going to lose weight and looked ripped as fucked. Wow, that will be awesome. Sorry. Off topic. I love this game. The one feature I’m thankful for is the comparing food to calories burned feature. It’s both sucky and eye-opening to learn that almost 30 minutes of slaving through an obstacle course burned one chocolate bar. ONE. That alone made me toss out like half the shit in my cabinet, so Wii Fit Plus is doing its job. XD

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This movie…wow. That’s a good wow, but also a that’s-pretty-fucked-up wow. The lesson I took from this movie is that you should always be yourself, regardless of the characters who will attack you and everyone around you for your decisions. Some might argue that Mima’s “real self” is who she was during her pop idol days, but I have to disagree there. Our society tends to exalt the “pure” aspects of individuals while simultaneously punishing them for their “dirty” aspects. But humans are both perfect and imperfect in many ways. Mima can play an innocent pop idol, but she can also play sexually-charged roles as an actress. The immoral individuals in this movie, as far as I am concerned, were the ones who focused too much on keeping her “pure” (Rumi, Uchida/Me-Mania) or making her “dirty” (Murano). It’s always empowering to see a character go through half a movie screaming and crying, and then make a complete 180 to become confident in the end. Overall, Satoshi Kon’s genius showed itself in this movie, as it does all of his works. He is still missed immensely.

Man…I don’t know what else. Lately, it’s just been a lot of IRL responsibilities, Gaki no Tsukai marathons, replays, drawing, working on stories, a bunch of health-related progress, movie and dinner nights, anime and dinner nights, book collecting, wishlist making, and stuff. That’s about it. I’ll probably touch on those and whatever else I forgot in my typical shooting star entries.

That’s about it! Now to get back in the swing of things…

‘Til next time.

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