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Sunday, March 11, 2007

   Sunday morning chatter!

Hello Everyone! Ah well it's been a pretty good weekend for me so far! I'm happily laying off the pain killers for my leg so I can function without feeling like I'm in a different planet. I swear this is why I really don't like pain killers and such, but hey my legs feeling much better. Unfortunately this does tempt me to want to try walking on it, but I'm being good and resisting. LoL See I can be good when I want to be...or when I have roommates threatening my life if I try it! ^^

Hmm so letís see what do I knowÖnothing much really. Being stuck in bed has once again improved my anime viewing so thatís always a fun thing. Iíve watched about a dozen different animes so far. Not all new ones, in fact Iíve been happily re-watching Fruits Basket once again. I do adore that series and it never fails to make me feel better. If I have a choice in my life Iíd really like to see life like Tohru doesÖthat optimistic feeling of always wanting what's best for my friends. I really like that. Iím not much like her but I do try. Life has to have goals right? Hehehe

Iím happy to say that I think Iíve managed to visit everyone sites though at least so far. Adam and Massinís latest update with changing the update listings to show 24 hours rather than midnight to midnight is taking a bit of getting use to. But I think itís a better choice. I hate missing folks when they post in the evenings since midnight east coast is only 9pm here on the pacific coast. ^^ But Iíve kind of gotten use to seeing all the names go white again at 9pm at least for a few minutes. LoL I almost managed to make it through all my guestbook signings! Whoohoo! So welcome all my new friends, I hope you figure out my insanity pretty quickly and feel right at home. ^^

Todayís word of the day is actually one Iíve had set up for a while now but I wanted to post it this month. Since I was actually a bit curious to see how many people actually knew about White Day. Or understood details about it at least. ^^ So hence my little mini-lesson of the day!

And my latest anime recommendation is for an older anime but a very good one. Kino No Tabi (Kinoís Journey). I will say this is not for the more casual anime viewer. This anime is essentially a look into human nature through the eyes of a young traveler and a talking motorcycle. The protagonist, Kino, accompanied by a talking motorrad, a motorcycle named Hermes, travels through a mystical world of many different countries and forests, each unique in its customs and people. Kino only spends 3 days and 2 nights in every town, without exception, on the principle that three days is enough time to learn almost everything important about a place, while leaving time to explore new lands.

The opening phrase is one of my favorite, ďThe world is not beautiful.Ē Kino no Tabi explores what the anime director Ryutaro Nakamura described as "a radical sense of 'beauty," and brutality, loneliness, nonsense, oppression and tragedy are often juxtaposed against compassion and a fairy-tale atmosphere.

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Again this anime is not for the faint of heart or those not willing to take a good look at both the light and darker side of human nature. But the first episode hooked meÖthe second episode held me enthralledÖand by the third I knew I would be spending the entire night finishing the series. Which isnít that hard actually since the series is quite short, only 13 episodes in total. ^^ Oh and Iím not terribly fond of the English dubbing for this series so if you can stand it please check out the Japanese version instead. I quite dislike the voice they choose for Hermes in the English version.

Ah a nice long post form me, now I feel like Iím getting back to normal! ^^ Oh in case you missed them I put up 5 new Vampire Knight wallpapers that I hope folks enjoy. This might be the last of that series for a while unless inspiration strikes again. But so far Iím starting to drift towards a few other series. Hmm and I posted a few e-cards after my last post so if you missed those and like my e-cards jump on over and check those out, too! ^^

Enough already right? LoL Ok Iím off to go explore the wonders of my pillow and get some happy sleep! With dreams of random anime adventures! LoL Take care all and Iíll talk to you later! Keep smiling!

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