Two endings, both incomplete.

Featured Girl

Ookubo Mariko

The Featured Girl will soon be gone, gone gone. I’m moving onwards to bigger and better things… maybe. I made a friend of mine upset because she thinks that women are being exploited in these pictures I post. I won’t name names – I’m not that kind of person – but I’m a very accommodating person, so I instill change if it doesn’t suit others. Besides, I don’t need people to come to my blog just for the free pictures, since that wouldn’t meet my target demographic. I want people who are genuinely interested in Japan to come to my site.

Speaking of Japan, I recently checked on airfare and hotel for September. To go to Tokyo for two weeks, I would have to spend about $2600. That’s pretty reasonable. Tack on an extra $2000 for extra spending money and food expenses, and I should be set. However… I don’t want to just stay in Tokyo for the whole two weeks. I’m sure there’s plenty to see in Tokyo, but I want to see more. I want to visit Kyoto, Osaka, Isesaki, and Hokkaido. I want to visit small towns, ryokan, and temples. I want to travel on the JR line. There are many things I’d like to do, and for that, I may be spending a bit more than originally quoted.

I finished watching Hana Yori Dango yesterday. I loved it, but I hope they make a second season, because this just isn’t enough. I heard that the manga goes further, so I’m crossing my fingers.

Afterwards, I played some WoW, but I never got my level 24, because I got frustrated with some of the mobs I was grinding, so I went back to Elwynn and Redridge to level up my Skinning and Mining professions. After reading up on some FAQs last week, I decided to go with a dagger build, so I unlearned all my talents, and at the same time, I unlearned all my professions, which were all crafting based anyway. That was a good three hours gone, with no real progress to show for it (well, I effectively learned how to use the sap and vanish skills well – only one death from grinding – yay!).

Following that was another TV break – SCHOOL RUMBLE!!! I finished the rest of that series as well, not including the two OVAs just recently released. There’s apparently going to be a second season this spring, so I’ll be waiting for that!

Went browsing through J-List to see what was new – not much. There was a cool new artbook by Ugetsu Hakua (of Bakuten fame) called flamboyant. I would rant on about the misspelling, but who cares about that? His art is so awesome, and I was very close to buying it, but I decided against it at the last moment. I know I’m probably going to regret it, and if I do, I’ll just buy it later (if it’s still available).

Last day off before work starts again tomorrow. I’m not looking forward to it, but that’s alright. Nobody ever looks forward to work, unless they’re retired.


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The one with all the Lesson Reviews.

I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with this blog ever since I started using Hummingbird last fall. So, I decided to try an idea of mine called Lesson Reviews. Essentially, it’s more of a “what I learned from X anime” than a review, but the thing is, there will be good and […]

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