( I still managed to ramble quite a bit ... )
Last night we opened "gifts" (which consisted of random new tools -- insulated screwdrivers, tape measures, etc., haha -- wrapped up so there was something to open, and a mini scavenger hunt for money for my brother and me). Today we're going over to my uncle's for Christmas dinner (which my mom is making most of, poor woman) for my mom's side of the family (though it'll only be us, my uncle and two cousins, and my granpa), and tomorrow we're going to my cousin's house for the Christmas gathering with my dad's side of the family (which will mostly involve watching my gramma and my cousin's kids open presents because the rest of us are too old XD).
But with people talking about "Christmas hauls," even though it's by far the least significant part of Christmas, I felt like posting pictures of all the
crap lovely anime series I bought from pre-Christmas sales for myself. Spending Christmas money before I even had it, LIKE A BOSS~
( Click for the desu desu nyan~ )
( Day 17 - An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.) )
( Day 10 - A photo of you taken over 10 years ago )
( Day 9 - A photo you took )
( Day 8 - A photo that makes you angry/sad )
So. Since I have a yahoo account already, I signed up for flickr, and have a slideshow of my new bookshelves. Let me know what you think of this way -- I'm not sure I like the presentation as much as the photobucket way (you have to click "show info" to see my comments on the stuff, so please do that!), but it certainly seems easier. Of course, I only had like, 9 photos this time as opposed to the hundreds I dealt with during my Japan semester ...
In other news, I've been re-watching His and Her Circumstances. It's the anime made of my favorite high school genre shoujo manga (Kare Kano -- as opposed to Please Save My Earth, which I consider my favorite shoujo manga and my favorite manga period), and I forgot how much I love the first 3/4 of the show -- in the last part, the production staff seemed to have thrown up their hands and given up, as there are a bunch of recaps, a filler episode right before the end, ridiculous animation techniques (well, that's the rest of the show too -- can we even call this animation when we're just staring at stills basically pulled right from the manga?), and well, the story stops in a pretty bad spot with no real attempt made for closure. But like I said, before that, the series is a pretty good adaptation of the first few volumes of the excellent manga, with a little bit more "crazy" thrown in, perhaps, thanks to the wacky animation decisions (let's make them look like crayon drawings done by an 8 year old!). Yup. I also forgot that Akira Ishida voices Kazuma! No wonder I love that kid (not to mention that he's a sweetheart in a rock back. And I love pretty much all the characters ...).
(What I did was some homework, some anime watching, and a very tiny bit of Star Ocean TET playing.)
But, I did manage to (finally) scan the first fanart I've done like, ever.
( Code Geass pencil sketch, safe for work, spoiler free )
I was so very nervous, but I'm glad I did it. This is the lightest my head's felt in ... maybe ever. My last Locks of Love donation left me with shorter but still very thick hair. This time, my hair is about the same length as last time, but lightened by layers.
... I hope some kid will be enjoying my former hair in a wig soon ^_^ But without further ado, pictures!
( Fuwa-fuwa~ )
(Also, there's still the feeling that I have to go back to work, because I may very well put in a few hours over my Christmas break.)
But more imminent is my haircut of DOOM. So, picspam! (Of other people.)
( This could be the last time )
( Code Geass, GothLoli, manga, etc. )
So, yesterday I went down to Minami-Hikone with two other girls to shop for video games (specifically, a kanji dictionary for DS) and books/manga. I found Kanji Sono Mama, and since that's what I know, I bought it. That wasn't all I bought however.
( Click for teh brief picspam )
Click here for teh cute
I especially love the pictures of her in the leaves *_* You can also tell here how little she is; not tiny, but very much shih tzu puppy size ^^