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06 November 2009 @ 01:01 am
hi journal land  
*peeks out from behind the rock of life* HI!  Wow.  I keep forgetting to actually use this think to check in.  Instead I'm lurking around the total meltdown over at ontd_ai (and wow, when they melt, they melt!), doing homework, avoiding dressing up for halloween and other ragingly entertaining things.

No, really.

Best parts about last week?
1) it ended.
2) our friend Ryan came to visit and was like a breath of fresh air. I miss living in the same city as that guy, because he rocks. Even when he's farting on my head and laughing bout it. It's just too bad that he only came to visit for one day, but I think both Neil & I remembered why we loved living with him in the first place.
3) Going to Maija's house for Halloween (official) and not bothering to do anything but show up and hang out for a couple of hours while she turned the lights off and tried to get kids to stop knocking at her door. It was good just hanging out with a bunch of friends.

Best parts about this week?
1) it's on the way to ending.
2) neither my computer or my car broke.
3) i managed to get my ass into school every day (because after the pile up last week I wasn't sure I was going to make it).
4) I am looking forward to staying at home in the quiet and getting back to my usual schedule tomorrow. And starting the research for my two term papers that are due at the end of the month.
5) I decided to sign up our house to get a vegetable-box from a service that puts together local organic produce.  I am SO excited about this - they don't deliver until next week, but I am really looking forward to the challenge of trying to cook with different veggies that I wouldn't ordinarily buy.  The best part is that the box is 2/3rds veggies and 1/3 fruit and I'm looking forward to the fruit even more than I am the veggies.  The only bad part is that both Neil and D. think that someone is going to steal the box when it gets dropped off.  We have an entryway with a door, but it doesn't lock.  However, I think it's going to be ok.  And I guess we'll just see... if no veggies show up when they're supposed to I'll know.

On the horizon? Even more quotidian stuff: housecleaning, lasagne cooking, and whittering about my research projects. Oh, and memorizing Japanese.

If anyone has ideas how I can combine Japanese fiction & New Media, or has an opinion on good post-WWII Japanese films, I'm looking for help/advice/comments!
Professor Fancypants von Deth, Esq: Mentos Pickledwg on November 6th, 2009 07:03 am (UTC)
I'm lurking on the fringe of AI too. But I can't stop flailing with loltastic glee over Adam Lambert's album cover and For Your Entertainment. And...and...the song from 2012. How is he a real boy?

The veggie box sounds like a fabulous idea. Not only is it organic, but you're getting to try new stuff. So you can be adventurous and healthy at the same time. And it should be seasonal, so you'd have different things. <3 I hope nobody steals your foods.
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on November 6th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
Dude, did get into ONTD_AI when they had open registration? I've never seen a comm like that one! (though i think you said bandom was similar, but shit, comparing that to what happens in buffy comms is like night and frigging day).

And I cannot resist the sparkly unicorn prince power of Adam, seriously. SPARKLY 80S POWER. The thing that totally amazes me (in all the happiest ways) is that it seems like consumer america is totally down with him too. And he's totally not a real boy, he's a kinky sex dream made out of sparkles and eyeliner. ;) have you seen the lyrics for his first single? it's epic bsdm synth pop.

This is EXACTLY why I totally want to get the veggie box! So it will also make us cook with things we never would have ordinarily. And I hope so too - keep your fingers crossed for us! (i am also hatching a back up ninja plan to get our upstairs neighbors to perhaps go in on the boxes with us in exchange for us having it delivered to them since the guy works from home... )
Professor Fancypants von Deth, Esq: MCR - Bassdwg on November 6th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
I MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE A DECENT RIP OF HIS FIRST SINGLE AND I DANCE IN MY CHAIR TO IT. I'm not actually in the comm, but there's a couple of people on my f-list that are and so I get things filtered via them. (I don't need another ontd on my f-list! Twatlight and Star Trek are enough! At least, that's what I keep telling myself). I fully support Adam's dream of showing us that this is how sparklepires really work and this is way kinkier than that Edward Cullen fellow.

*crosses crossables* and aw, that's such a nice thing to do for your neighbour.

EDIT: SEQUEL? My typing is so good at this time of morning. @_o

Edited at 2009-11-06 07:53 pm (UTC)
Arielkikucutie on November 6th, 2009 10:04 am (UTC)
This is neither post-WWII nor is it even really Japanese per se, but have you seen "Letters from Iwo Jima" yet? *eyes dork-love Ninomiya Kazunari icon*
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on November 11th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
no! i will at some point, but not yet....
Martzinmartzin on November 6th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
It's arguably pretty bad literature, I know nothing about Japanese litterature, but cellphone novels?
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on November 11th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
actually, I think you're dead on. And yeah, probably not the highest of the high lit, but at least people are producing them, and a different way of serialization too. And self publishing. thanks....seriously thanks.