Friday, March 16, 2007
Listening to: KANON D-dur (strings Orchestra) by Pachelbel
I don’t really like a lot of classical music much, but that is one song I do like a helluva lot.
Hey folks. Sorry I didn’t update yesterday with piccies like I said I would. ^^; truth is, I went to Kung Fu Wednesday night and worked really hard, so when I got back at like 10pm I was absolutely knackered, and I also had to get up early yesterday for a 11 hour shift, so I hadn’t the time or energy to upload the pics and write an appropriate post to go with them. So here it is, a day late, but I have piccies of my trip to Eagle Heights, which was Thursday last week.
But before that, the “Mysterious Package” I mentioned in my last post? Here are its contents…
All of you who know me pretty well are probably groaning about now. Yesh, I bought me some more Gundam Models. But I really really really really wanted to get Gold Frame for a long-ass time now, and the store I normally shop from has literally just got a new shipment of them in, so I jumped at the chance. And I got Hazel Custom too whilst I was at it, cuz I like the Hazel series of MS.
So yah. I'm happy ^^
Anyhoo, Eagle Heights Pictures:
Eagle Heights has mostly got raptors and other large birds (and some small ones too). This one of their bald eagles.
Not a bird of prey, but come on, Secretary Birds are cool!
This is basically the local area: fields. And sunshine, sometimes… lol still, it was a perfect day except at the end, where it got a lil chilly.
They let the birds fly around this area, and most of the days activities took place outside…
Like feeding the birds! ^^ a long eared owl munches down on a chick…it wasn’t alive…well, not when they fed it to the owl anyway…
Barn Owl. I like Barn Owls.
Peregrine Falcon, probably my most favourite Bird of Prey
I cant remember what this bird was, but I liked the feathers.
Is it just me, or is that Buzzard staring at her chest?
Getting up close and personal with the Buzzards. ^^
Some of these birds had hella impressive wing spans.
It was starting to get a bit grey when I took this picture, but it gives a good atmosphere, ne?
They had other animals at Eagle Heights too. Like
Lizards! This is a bearded dragon. They had other reptiles too.
Like snakes! I stroked the Snake too. It wasn’t slimy, it was kinda velvety, but not in a furry way. Obviously.
Ladies and Gentlemen (or man, I lose track of how many dudes actually visit this place…I think its just Griff) I present Savannah the Cheetah.
But the animals with the most personality (and made the most noise) had to be
The HUSKIES! I like Huskies.
They had this thing where you could book the huskies for the day and go out running with them…or they’d do the running and you’d sit on a sledge thing…
They made so much noise whilst waiting to go off on their run, we could barely hear the lady talking about her snake.
And that was pretty much it. I got some other pictures but they’re mostly of the birds on their perches, and unless you’re a discerning raptor otaku, they’ll pretty much all look the same. Apart from the owls.
So yah, that’s all the pictures I have to show you today. I’ll update again on Sunday with news from the week, including the whole hoo-har that I had to go through to get Luna back home. ^^;;;
I don’t have a comic today, nor do I have the next bio from VIRTUE (no sneak preview, cuz I haven’t written em yet!)
So I’ll leave you with my TOP 10 favourite female anime/manga characters.
Starting at Number 10:
10: Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Truvsky 4th (Cowboy Bebop)
9: Reki (Haibane Renmei)
8: Ruri Hoshino(Martian Successor Nadesico)
7: Priss Asagiri (Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040)
6: Sakaki-san (Azumanga Daioh)
5: Christina McKenzie (Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket)
4: Azmaria Hendric ( Chrono Crusade)
And finally the top 3:
At three we have Motoko Kusunagi (Ghost in the Shell). Hard as nails, sex on legs, smart as a whip and in the manga, is actually funny. Too cool for words.
At number two we have Midori Kasugano (Midori Days). Small, cute, innocent, full of energy and devotion. Never gives up. I named my laptop after her, so that’s really how much I love this character.
And finally, coming at Number One: MY FAV FEMALE ANIME CHARACTER OF ALL TIME FOREVER AND EVER: YOU GUESSED IT!
From Neon Genesis Evangelion. The archetypal “mysterious quiet girl” with blue hair and beautiful deep crimson eyes, I love all versions of Rei in all the different kinds of manga and games and anime there are that portray her. Yeah, I know all about her, and what she is, but what can I say? *shrugs* PH34R MY CREEPY REI OBSESSION!
Wow, that was harder than I thought. To be honest, from 10 to 5 are a bit ambiguous, and probably can be swapped around with too much difference. Others that didn’t make it into the top ten, but could have done include:
Stella Louisser (Gundam SEED DESTINY)
Lacus Clyne (Gundam SEED)
Asuka Langley Sohryu (Evangelion…yeah she’s a bitch, but even bitches need some love)
Karen Joshua (Gundam 08TH MS TEAM)
Ayumu “Osaka” Kasuga and “Nyamo” Kurosawa (Azumanga Daioh)
Dolores (Zone of the Enders)
Nancy “Miss Deep” Mata Hari (Read Or Die)
Linna Yamazaki and Nene Romanova (Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040)
Ryoko Subaru (Martian Successor Nadesico)
Melfina and “Twilight” Suzuka (Outlaw Star)
Deunan Knute (Appleseed)
Kiyone, Washu, Ryoko, Ryo-Ohki and in fact, MOST of the girls from Tenchi Muyo/Universe…
And the list goes on…and on and on and on….
Well, I won’t bore you any longer… have a good weekend and I’ll see y’all on Sunday!
EDIT: ne, ne, if a picture is worth a thousand words, how friggin long is this post? ^^ answers on a postcard!