So, earlier today I finished reading the Please Save My Earth manga in its entirety for the third time. (Yes, all 12 bunko/21 volumes.) Sooo good. Each time I read it, I become utterly entangled and emotionally involved in the story and characters. It's kind of awful, though, that whenever I read it, I can't stretch it out; I have to read the whole series all at once.
(I know, I could've spent those 12 or so hours studying for finals, right?)
... I've been trying to rustle up a copy of the anime OAV for a while, but ... well, I finally tried to order one I found last week. Then, after charging my debit card for the cost of the DVD, I got an e-mail saying that it turns out they didn't have any stock left (since PSME is out of print, there's no chance of their getting more in). Um, they had better refund me. I sent an e-mail saying as much, but they haven't gotten back to me, grr. I really wish places would wait to charge until, you know, they know they have the merchandise you've ordered. At least they no longer list the DVD as being in stock ...
Hmm. This post's purpose is procrastination. I am not looking forward to my finals. There seems to be far too much to do, but since I don't want to do any of it, I sit here, doing nothing.
Oh, by the way ... my poem did appear on the cover of the newspaper this past Friday. Heh, I'd nearly forgotten already, having gotten so wrapped up in other things. Which is probably good, because whenever I think of all those strangers reading my (sub-par? I wonder) work, I feel a bit strange myself. Did that poem really deserve the treatment it got--a poem that I wrote in one weekend, for this specific purpose? A poem that probably would've been rejected by the campus literary magazine? (Well, I've already figured out that my poetry is not their type of poetry, regardless of quality.) A poem that was the only option available for the cover? (No one else submitted anything, so weren't they kind of stuck with using my poem?) I do not mean to say that I do not like the poem; I do like it. I'm just an awful judge of my own work and a self-doubter to boot.
Anyway, since then a number of people have complimented me on it, which is sweet of them. And hey, free press. I am proud that I can be above the fold of the paper. I do not think that has ever happened before. I am proud to be part of the newspaper staff. They are a lovely group of people (usually ^_~), and I will miss them ...
But let's not get into that, because this is just a filler post, right? ^_~
I'll be home this Friday, so ... yup, yup. Have a good week, all, and good luck to those of you who like me will be suffering through finals.