mossygirl: (fate)
( Aug. 21st, 2009 22:40)
Why am I so terrible at posting lately?

Stuff I've finished (somewhat) recently: Suppli (really good dorama series about life and work), Phoenix Wright 3 (DS game -- waaaah, why is it over?), Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (anime series -- hard to start, but good from there), Full Metal Panic! (anime series -- good beginning, good end, terrible middle), and Tales of Legendia (bittersweet ending that almost managed not to be cheesy, but despite that and the surprisingly easy final boss, my biggest feeling at the end was, "Thank goodness I'm done").

Oh, and books: Superior Saturday by Garth Nix (where is the next book? This one went too quickly!), 1-3 of the Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith (lol angst, yay! Damon is my favorite, but Elena and Stephen belong together), Extras by Scott Westerfeld (OK, enough about the "manga eyes" already! -- otherwise, pretty good, though not his best), The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld (very good, though I like Peeps just a bit more), and ... not The Host by Stephenie Meyer, because I just do not hate myself that much.

So now I've started Tales of Symphonia, which is enjoyable (even if Raine is a child abuser o.o) and have been working on Harvest Moon: Magical Melody as well (as a way to relieve the tension from playing Legendia and from actual work). I'm reading Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede.

Actual life stuff: There's so much, but in essence, so little. It all sums up in my feeling like all of my friends are going into the future, whether or not they have solid plans (and I'm happy for and proud of all of them), while I just stand still because I don't know which way to turn. The last time someone asked me what I wanted for the future, I couldn't even say, "Oh, I'm looking for a job in publishing." I just replied, "I'm trying to figure that out right now." I don't know what I want anymore. That really bothers me. I know everyone is worried about me and trying to be helpful but ... I'm in a terrible funk right now.

But, I'm sure a good deal of college grads (and high school grads and recently fired people) feel the same way. Right now, I'm just waiting.

... I guess this is why people do things like bike to the tip of Japan or catch a Greyhound to LA to "find themselves."

But anyway! I didn't post to be all srz bsns. I posted to fill out a meme!

Is there a hobby you want to take up?
-Um, exercising regularly. I don't know why I've gotten so terrible about this.

What is your favorite time of day and why?
-Evening, just after the sun has set and the stars and moon begin to come out. This is the time I always used to talk walks at Calvin ...

What kind of books do you read?
-Fantasy/Scifi, YA lit, children's lit, occasionally classics

What is the weather like today?
-Cool, with sudden rain showers.

What's a major wishlister of yours?
-Something I really want (to do)? Travel (Europe?). Return to Japan. Become a wildly rich author.

Who is your celebrity crush?
-Uhhhh ...

What's your current fandom/obsession/addiction?
-I guess ... video games. At least, that's what sucks up most of my time right now.

What are you listening to right now?
-A cricket chirping right outside the window (stupid crickets).

What food could you eat every day for weeks and not get sick of?
-Ha ha, pizza. OH OH and melon pan ♥

What websites do you always visit when you go online?
- LJ, gmail, ANN, AoD forums, a few blogs

What was the last thing you bought?
-Hrmm. I think it was a sort of carbonated slushie (tasty!) at some ice cream place by a friend's house

What was the cutest thing you've seen today?
-Uh, my cat? I haven't seen anything else cute today :(

Does the weather affect your mood?
-Sometimes. I like rain and cloudy days, but sometimes in winter the lack of any visible sky for weeks on end can get oppressive. Really violent storms frighten me. (I'm talking the kind where lightning strikes right next to your window, and you can almost feel the air sizzle -- I remember too well the day a tree fell on my house.)

What is your zodiac sign?

Do you want to learn another language?
-Yes. Even though I'm pretty terrible at self-study.

What do you like to do when you need cheering up?
-Take a walk. Dance around with my iPod, screaming at the top of my lungs. (These are not necessarily mutually exclusive.)

If you had to live in another country, what country would you live in?
-Hrmm. Japan, Scotland, Australia ... all seem quite agreeable.

One thing you want to change about yourself.
-My lack of motivation.

What are you looking forward to?
-Um ... playing some more video games after work tomorrow, I guess. I don't have much of a life right now, heh.
I keep meaning to update, but somehow never get to it. Not that there's terribly much to say, but ...

1) I finished Star Ocean Second Evolution. Good game. 80+ endings. Unfortunately, because of all my pickpocketing (which, if you do outside of PAs, will cause random members of your party to lose relationship/friendship points with you -- I didn't know this until over halfway through the game), Claude ended up alone T_T Well, next time, I will get one of the other endings!

(Also, Rena, who is obviously supposed to be with Claude in the cutscenes, ended up with Ashton, who is adorable but kind of gay. WTF. I should say, it wasn't really a romantic ending; she just took him back to her hometown and he became friends with everybody.)

I tried to finish up my PS1 version of SO2 since I was near the end when I quit (and I wanted to see a different ending). I made it to the final boss, but ... I think the PSP version is a whole lot easier (not to mention, the graphics are smoother and the anime characters prettier). My PS1 party members are 10 or more levels higher than my PSP ones were, but I couldn't seem to manage. Well, maybe I'll try again later ...

2) Apparently, L.J. Smith's Vampire Diaries book series is being made into a TV series. ROFLs. I found this out by seeing a commercial on channel 9 (the CW? Something like that). I couldn't believe it. And yet, I can, because TV execs are not so blind as to not have noticed the Twilight mania. Hot vampires and human girls? It must sell! (Anyway, L.J. Smith's characters could kick S. Meyer's characters' butts any day of the week.) More info can be found on Vampire Diaries Online. Even though it's kind of ridiculous, I'm pretty excited for it (since, OMIGOSH, L.J. Smith!), and I'll definitely be watching it come fall 2009.

3) Read some books too. Good Omens, by the esteemed Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, was very good. The Raging Quiet, by Sherryl Jorden, not as much (matyr!Sue for the win!). I might rant on the second in the future. Right now I'm reading Magic Kingdom for Sale -- Sold!, and it's interesting though very slow at this point. Ah, well.

Tomorrow I'm planning to go to a writers' meeting at a local library. I still haven't decided if I want to bring anything of mine to read -- I've never gone before so I have no idea what kind of environment it is, and I don't know if I'm quite ready to share my stuff with complete strangers. I don't even know if it's a regularly meeting group; I guess I'll find out. Wish me luck!

OK, that's all for now.


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