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Tuesday, August 17, 2004


THANK YOU!


I love you guys! *Hugs all*

And I am also a very lazy poster, and commenter. I officially suck. *Laughs*

Ummmm... watch Samurai 7! It's fun, it's based on Akira Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai, and Beck has found a new bishie! Everyone, welcome Katsushirou-sama to the pit!

And I know, I'm totally boring. Anyone want to give me inane suggestions on what to post about?

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Monday, August 2, 2004


   Ramblings, by me.
Somehow my rating went from 68 to 71 overnight. That's what I get for never posting ^__^ Oh well, I'll have more to talk about when school starts again.

In the meantime, I've got something funny for everyone! I didn't write it, my brother found it on a website and sent it to me, and I thought you guys would enjoy it. I present, LOTR: The 1337 Parody

F3ll0wsh1p of teh R1ng


[At Bilbo's 111th Birthday]
Merry: "Omg, I pwn"
Pippin: "Sif, I pwn"
**Rocket goes off
Gandalf: "Pwned!"


Bilbo: "This = shiz, bai foos"
Bilbo has left the server
Frodo: "***!?"


[later, in Bag End]
Gandalf: "Give teh ringz0r to Frodo"
Bilbo: "Sif! It r precious!"
Gandalf: "STFU NOOB!!!"
Bilbo: "ok"
Gandalf has logged on as admin
Bilbo has been kicked from The Shire


**Later
Gandalf: "Show me teh ring, foo!"
**Gandalf rides out, does some research, comes back
Gandalf: "OMGZ, it R teh ring!"
Frodo: "***?"
Gandalf has logged on as admin
Frodo has been kicked from The Shire
Sam has been kicked from The Shire


[At Isengard]
Gandalf: "sup dawg, i r g4nd4lf da gr3y!"
Saruman: "Foo! U R teh noob!"
Gandalf: "***?!"
Saruman: "Sauron pwns joo!"
Gandalf: "Sif, I R leet"
**Sarumon beats the **** out of Gandalf
Saruman: "Pwned!"


[on the road to Bree]
Merry: "look foos, shrooms!"
Pippin: "Woot! Shrooms!"
Frodo: "Ph34r!"
Sam: "Shrooms!"
Frodo: "PH34R!1!1"
**black rider stops, sniffs, goes past
Frodo: "OMG, packetloss!"


[Bree, in the Inn of the Prancing Pony]
**Frodo is drinking and dancing on a table, then slips
Frodo has left the server
Frodo has connected to the server
Frodo: "OMGz, dc'd"
Aragorn: "OMG, noobz"


[at Weathertop]
Merry: "Mmm, shrooms!"
**MERRY IS BROADCASTING HIS IP ADDRESS!!!
Frodo: "Foos! Ph34r teh haxorz"


**the black riders attack
Merry: "OMG!!!"
Sam: "O.M.G!!!11"
Pippin: "***"
Frodo has left the server
**head nazgul stabs Frodo's ghost
Frodo has connected to the server
Frodo: "***... hax!"
**Aragorn lraps into the fray with a flaming brand
Aragorn: "PH34r!!!!!!"
Merry: "LOLOL flamed! "


[on the road to Rivendell]
Aragorn: "ZOMG!Arwen!"
**Arwen rides up
Aragorn: "A/S/L? Wanna net secks?"
Arwen: "Sif! *** is up with Frodo?"
Sam: "teh leet Hax0r "
Arwen: "Firewall?"


**Arwen rides off with Frodo, the nazgul give chase. Arwen crosses the
ford at Rivendell.
Arwen: "PH34R!! My dad pwns urs!"
**nazgul start to cross
Arwen: "LOLOLOLO noobs!!1!"
**the ford rises up and washes the nazgul away
Warning: Connection Problems Detected
nazgul has disconnected
nazgul has disconnected
nazgul has disconnected
nazgul has disconnected
nazgul has disconnected
nazgul has disconnected
nazgul has disconnected
Arwen: "Pwnt"


[at the Council of Elrond]
Gimli: "dwarves pwn!"
Legolas: "Sif, Elves pwn!"
Boromir: "OLOLOL noobs, men pwn!"
Elrond: "STFU tards!!1!"
**Frodo puts the ring on the plinth
Gimili: "Sif ring pwns all!"
**Gimli swings his axe at it, which shatters
Elrond: "**sigh, noob"


[Frodo meets up with Bilbo]
Bilbo: "OLOL, me = 10th level thief!"
Frodo: "OMG, u r teh pwn!"
Bilbo: "Do u still have teh ringz0r?"
**Frodo shows Bilbo the One Ring
Bilbo: "OMG u tard, I want to TK you!"
Frodo: "sif!"
Bilbo: "ph34r my mithril"


[The Fellowship leaves Rivendell]
**Gandalf leads the fellowship through the mountains
Legolas: "ZOMG, leet gfx!"
Gimli: "I R dropping frames! FFS"
**There's an avalanche which threatens to knock them off the shelf
Gimli: "Gandalf, teh draw distance is too far!1!!1"
Gandalf: "**Sigh. Moria?"
Gimli votes to change map to Moria
Votes 4 of 4 required
Legolas: "lolol Gimli, time to upgrade!"


[The fellowship approaches the gates of Moria]
Gandalf: "FFS, its too hard! Anyone got a walkthrough?"
**The gates of Mordor open, but the Guardian attacks!
Frodo: "OMG! ph34r!"
Boromir: "GL HF"
Aragorn [broadsword] guardian
Legolas [arrow] guardian
Gandalf: "gg"


[The fellowship enters the mines of Moria]
Gimli: "OMG!!!! PWNED!"


**After travelling some time in the dark the Fellowship come to a
chamber with a large well
Gandalf: "teh bookz0r has some clues!"
**Merry knocks a skeleton in armour down the well
Gandalf: "OMG! noob!"
Merry: "d'oh"
**The fellowship hears the ork drums
Boromir: "***?"
Aragorn: "***?"
Frodo: "..."
Gandalf: "Oh ffs >.<"
**the fellowhip shores up the doors as the orks come
Boromir: "TEAMS FFS!"
Aragorn [broadsword] ork
Gimli [axe] ork
Legolas [arrow] ork
Aragorn [broadsword] ork
Aragorn [broadsword] ork
Boromir [broadsword] ork
Gimli [axe] ork
Gimli [axe] ork
ork: "OMG! h4x!"
Gimli: "pwned"!
Legolas [arrow] ork
Legolas [arrow] ork
Legolas: "lol!!"
Boromir [broadsword] ork
Gimli [axe] ork
Gimli: "Foos!" Legolas [arrow] ork
ork: "ffs, wallhax!"
**The cavetroll enters the chambers destroying the doors
Gandalf: "Oh ffs!"
Boromir: "Omg, its teh boss!"
Aragorn: "Sif noob, we're not at teh end yet!"
**Cavetroll slams Boromir and Aragorn out of the way, and then skewers
Frodo
Sam: "OMG!"
Gandalf: "OMG!"
Aragorn: "omg, pwn!"
**Legolas jumps on the cavetroll and shoots arrows down into its head
Legolas [arrow] cavetroll
Ork: "OMG! PWNED!"
Gimli: "LOLOOLOL! noobs"
**The fellowship then runs through Moria, chased the whole way by a
horde of orks
Boromir: "FFS! Teams, foos!"
**A flaming shadow starts to follow them, and the orks withdraw
Aragorn: "Now THIS is teh boss!"
Gandalf: "OMG!"
**The fellowship take to long flights of stairs that are starting to
crumble and fall. Orks shoot at them with arrows.
Legolas: "LOL, noobs. Chex0r this out!1!"
Legolas [arrow] ork
Legolas [arrow] ork
ork: "AIMBOT!"
ork: "turn it off!"
Legolas: "lolol!"
**The fellowship crosses a bridge, Gandalf stops to confront the balrog
Gandalf: "joo shall not pass!"
Balrog: "***?"
Gandalf: "JOO SHALL NOT PASS!"
Balrog: "Sif, noob"
**Gandalf strikes the bridge with his staff, cracking it and causing it
to break under the Balrog's weight
Balrog: "ZOMG! PWNED!"
Frodo: "OMG! Gandalf!"
**The Balrog falls and in a last act of defiance strikes out with its
whip, entangling Gandalf
Gandalf: "D'oh"
Frodo: "OMG, joo foo!"
Gandalf: "fly u foos, fly!"
**Gandalf lets go and follows the Balrog into the crevass
Gandalf has left the server
Balrog has disconnected


[After escaping Moria the fellowship finds itself in Loth Lorien]
**The fellowship rests, and in the night Frodo speaks with Galadriel
Galadriel: "For a noob, u r teh leet!"
Frodo: "Sif. I don't want teh ringz0r. Do u want teh ringz0r?"
Galadriel: "******! SIF I want teh ringz0r. I have enough h4x of my
own!1"


[The fellowship leaves Loth Lorien and sets out via river]
Saurman: "ph34r my army of uruk hai! Go outz0r, find teh hobbitz and
pwnz0r them!"
uruk hai: "leet!"


[stopping at the banks of the river, the Fellowship sets up camp]
**Frodo goes off looking for firewood, Boromir follows and confronts him

Boromir: "Gimmie teh ringz0r so ** hax can fight teh boss!"
Frodo: "Sif, foo. Punkbuster will pwn joo!"
Boromir: "Naw, we play on non-pb servers"
Frodo: "STFU noob"
Frodo has left the server
Boromir: "***! FRODO! Bring teh ringz0r back, faghat!"


**A group of Uruk Hai encounter Boromir
Boromir: "OH FFS, TEAMS!!"
Uruk Hai [arrow] Boromir
Uruk Hai [arrow] Boromir
Uruk Hai [arrow] Boromir
Uruk Hai [arrow] Boromir
Uruk Hai [arrow] Boromir
Uruk Hai [arrow] Boromir
Uruk Hai [arrow] Boromir
Uruk Hai [arrow] Boromir
Boromir: "****ing campers"
**Aragorn comes across the battle
Aragorn: "Boromir joo noob! ***!"
Uruk Hai: "Hah, pwn!"
Aragorn [broadsword] Uruk Hai
Aragorn: "I bring joo teh pwn!"
**Aragorn goes to Boromir
Boromir: "Damn lag!"
Warning: Connection problems detected
Boromir has disconnected
Aragorn: "FFS!"


[Frodo returns to the bank of the river where he gets into a boat. Sam
'sees' him]
Sam: "Frodo! ***! Invisibility h4x!"
Frodo has connected to the server
Frodo: "Sam, STFU and FOAD!"
Sam: "Sif!"
Frodo: "Oh, ffs n00b!"


3Nd!!!!11

Have a great day!

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Sunday, July 25, 2004


Bleh... excuses excuses ^_^
Yep, I've been slacking again. Plus, the spyware is taking over my computer, heh. So this site hasn't been working great for me. But Spybot is a beautiful thing!

Since nothing's been going on in my life, here's a poem I wrote at the conference.

Symphony for the Hunter

On the most breezy afternoons,
the blue Dutch Colonial
with the overgrown bushes
hangs its skeletons out to dry.
I donít know the man who lives there
Iíve never seen him out
dragging the barrel-shaped ribcages up his ladder
and pinning them to the high clothesline,
so I know he must be out late at night,
or in the early hours of morning.
Itís easy to tell the most recent bones,
the ones with grooves in the hard, brown surface
where a knife carved out stubborn muscle.
But as the day goes on,
they become blanched by the sun,
and smoothened by the weather,
until they are polished and white as piano keys.
The clothesline strains under the increasing weight,
and gusts rock the bones until they meet,
tapping together like the hesitant knuckles
of strangers at the door.
Below the clothesline,
behind the window covered in creepers,
he polishes the barrel of his gun,
and raises his glass to his afternoon music,
as the ribs begin to break apart and separate.

Hope you enjoyed it! Bye!

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Monday, July 12, 2004


Hey guys!
I'm back!

I had such a nice conference, but I'm too lazy to go into too much detail right now. Next post, maybe?

Saturday was a lot of fun... I got to talk to Claire Messud and Andrew Hudgins, who were both very cool people, and encouraged my writing. Mr. Hudgins kept making fun of my being a "Yankee" and tried to make me turn red by telling as many crazy jokes as he could. The dance was a blast too.

HOWEVER. The next day was HELL.

First of all, I managed to twist my ankle. I imagine almost everyone has managed to have done that before, but I've never had anything worse than bruises. And my God, it hurts like a bitch. It took everyone a little while to notice that I wasn't getting up, and Paul finally asked if I needed medical attention. I, being a ho, said no, I was fine to walk.

Then I said my goodbyes to everyone, which was very sad. I'll miss those guys. *sniff*

When we got to Nashville Airport, everyone picked up their luggage and went inside. It took me a minute to realize that my ankle hurts even more when you put that much pressure on it. But somehow, I got it inside... where I had to wait in a huge line to check everything. It was extremely hot, and the pain and heat together were making me really dizzy. -_-

Then came a long, but kind of funny, series of events, in which I forgot my boarding pass in the gift shop, went to buy a Coke, then realized it was gone, panicked, and was paged by the gift shop, who had it, and needed my ID. A few minutes later, found my ID, got my boarding pass, and left. I forgot the Coke, so they threw it away.

The flight itself wasn't awful, but when I finally got home and was ready to see my parents again, they... were nowhere to be found. A frustrating ten minutes of rushing around the airport, trying to call/page them later, mommy finally showed up. By then, my bags were the last ones going around, but at least we got a skycab when my mom told the guy I was walking on a bad ankle.

Then we finally got home, and the power was out again. And it would be out for the next. 10 1/2. Hours.

And now it's Monday. And I need to catch up on everyone. But first, must get more ice for my ankle...

Missed you all!

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Saturday, June 26, 2004


   Parting is such sweet sorrow.
I'm leaving myO. FOREVAH.

Nah, I wouldn't leave you guys... but I'm off to my conference! Until July 11th, dudes!

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Thursday, June 17, 2004


   Yay ranting!
Okay, this post was meant for my semi-annual anime rantings... but I'll put something else in for you people who are either thinking, "Gah, she's going to talk about something I've never heard of again," or perhaps, "More anime rantings? Spare me."

So anyways!

Brandeis University
So I went to Brandeis, which is in Waltham, Massachusetts, for a college visit. Figured I might as well start early, ne? After all, my cousin Andrea graduated high school before she actually put any thought into college, and nobody wants to be like cousin Andrea. (Kidding, I love you Andrea, if you ever read this, don't hurt me ^__^)

Anyways, I was very, VERY impressed. The campus is gorgeous! On the back on the grounds, there's this huge castle, and according to a friend who goes there, the outside is basically a model of this castle in Switzerland. It's so pretty.

The academics seemed great as well... there's a lot of scientific research that goes on there, and they have great lab facilities. I may have to consider taking a few science classes if I attend!

But what I'm really interested in is, of course, the Creative Writing Department! I'm told it's new, selective, and competitive to get into. Well, I'll just have to put together one kickass portfolio, na?
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Now, onto my anime rants! Yay! *SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN UP TO EPISODE 30 IN NARUTO (I'm slow, okay?) OR READ THROUGH BOOK 4 IN PEACE MAKER KUROGANE*

Naruto
I cannot watch enough of these in one day. Naruto has a gift of dragging these things out. WAAAAAARRRRGGGGHHHH! After that 60,000 3 episode fight with Orochimaru, they still don't have the damn scroll!

I'm really anxious to see what happens... I mean, I'm told this "Accursed Seal" business is some pretty serious stuff. Awwwwww man. Just when I was starting to really like Sasuke, he's probably going to go all evil.

All the characters they introduced recently are... quite awesome. I love Shikamaru to death! And Rock Lee is incredibly awesome... I can't wait to see him not holding back! (God, that "GAI-SENSEI!""LEE!" exchange killed me...) But Hinata is one of my new favorites... I love that girl so much.

And now, I'm downloading the next 10 episodes. I'm so excited! *Squeal*

Peace Maker Kurogane: Vol. 2 (Translated)
Wahoo! I finally got to read it in English!

And I find that when you read it in English, you cry all the more. That manga is incredibly depressing, but at the same time, so wonderful and so good~!

That scene on the bridge... just so perfect. I always admire when someone pulls off the dynamics in a het couple that well, and Kurono Nanae-sensei does it SO well. On that note, Yamanami-san is a hell of an understanding guy, idiot that he may sometimes be. I was expecting him to flip out when he found out Akesato was a shinobi, but he didn't care because she loved him T.T Those two are too sweet for words.

Which makes the end of that chapter a wrench. A knife. Through. The heart. *Sobs* I hate it when they do things like this to me! *Screams* SHE WAS RIGHT BEHIND YOU, MORON! *Long string of curses*

PMK is a bit more quietly tragic than SI Peace Maker, since it chronicles the end of the Shinsengumi. No big battles (yet), just the character's lives slowly falling apart. The mangaka really loves her dramatic irony. She'll throw in a fairly happy or comedic scene once in a while, and for a minute, you think that everything is getting better. But then something will happen that reminds you, in a few short weeks/months, these people are going to die.

I almost don't want to keep reading, because it'll mean seeing the characters I've grown to adore die. It was hard enough reading at the end of book 3... I knew for a long time Okita-san had TB, but seeing it in writing... *sighs* And Ryouma's gone already, and possibly Akesato too, although a friend who translated it for me told me Suzu told her he'd let her live... so I have hope!

As for the situation between Suzu and Tetsu... I just have to see, I guess.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2004


A mostly writing-related post. Heeeee.
I'm back to my summer routine of updating a bit more often, although I have nothing much to talk about. Strangely enough, when I do have something to talk about, I'm too tired to update.

I'm leaving for Sewanee on June 27th. I always knew I was a little apprehensive about it, but given all the intensely odd travel-related/writing related dreams I've had lately, maybe it's weighing on my mind more than I thought.

I just really don't know what to expect at all. I should have actually, y'know, looked into it before I applied. Not that I'm saying I didn't look into it at all, but I just knew that it was prestigious, there would be good, competant editors there, and I wouldn't have to be so nervous about reading my work anymore. But recently, I realized: this is my first trip by myself, and I'm spending two weeks with complete strangers in a completely unfamiliar environment, with pretty much no contact with the outside world, unless I convince my father to let me borrow his laptop. Blah. Times like this make me wish I wasn't so socially challenged. I'm going to end up kicking myself for going up to my room early every night. I'm going to have a roommate, too. Sure hope she's pleasant.

But from the sounds of it, I'll be able to work out a nice routine. There's an indoor swimming pool, after all. I can try and swim some laps; be active, even if just for two weeks. And the cafeteria selection might be enough to force me to actually wander outside my set food groups. And I have to do my own laundry. That's not going to be pretty, especially since yesterday my mom pointed out that I've been doing it wrong for almost a year now. (I'm glad I only did it rarely then...)

Plus, I'd love to bring some of my new stuff there, but I haven't written anything new in ages. I usually write my best when it's raining... I need a downpour, dammit! Send me a downpour! Actually, feeling vaguely inspired right now, but as always, I lack a starting place. Well, now that I type this, it's getting pretty dark outside. When it starts, I'll walk down to the river with my umbrella. If I can't think up something good on the way, I'm lost. Unless it decides not to rain. Aw.

I'm not sure when, but sometime this weekend we'll be flying up to Massachusetts for my cousin's graduation party. This is a family-only visit, as I haven't seen some of them in over a year. I love my family to death, but I'll bet anything that one hour into the party, I'm going to go hide in the basement. Or at least the graveyard across the street.

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Thursday, June 3, 2004


   I finally update!
I'm going to copy this post before I try anything with it. Because if it gets deleted again, I'll stab someone with a plate.

ANYWAYS! Time for my random blatherings.

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What am I going to ramble about today? OMG_Naruto_rp (the hyperlinking didn't work, so just copy and paste into your browser if interested: http://www.greatestjournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=omg_naruto_rp.) A GreatestJournal based parody roleplay that lives for one sole purpose: to mock out-of-character Naruto fan-fiction. To do so, there are two RPers per character: one as the character themself, and one as the "clone" of the character, wreaking havoc and such.

Yes, the premise itself sounds very, very odd. That's because this RP is pure and utter crack. You read it, and wonder, "What the hell are these people on?" In fact, in even outcracks Kyuuri (the Peacemaker Kurogane RP which I am a part of, that has been slow anyway, due to finals and such)! It also looks just as addictive as Kyuuri... makes me want to join. Unfortunately, I think I need more Naruto knowledge first. Although I may be able to pull off the Iruka-clone, seeing as all I need to do is act like a battered housewife and call Kakashi "Scarecrow-chan."

Yes. The fan-fiction hurts.
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Moving off and away from the anime-related world, we have the release of Harry Potter tomorrow. Yes, I am a diehard HP fan, and I can't wait to see what Cuaron did with the movie. I loved A Little Princess so much!

This book was my favorite, and my two favorite characters (Lupin and Sirius) show up as well!

Speaking of, I need to make my friend his birthday card (I'm taking him to HP as a birthday present) and do some of my summer reading (8 books and I haven't touched one!)

Shanny, my letter should reach you tomorrow. Hope you're feeling a bit better! Watch some Escaflowne!

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Wednesday, May 26, 2004


   BLEH!
Had a post typed up, but myO froze up. Will not sacrafice my shower to retype post! *Fumes* I'll edit this later with the actual post ^__^
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Sunday, May 16, 2004


Generally anime-themed post ^__^
Ah, I have been so lazy about updating! *Bows* Forgive me, everyone!

Well, as I like to do every once in a while, I'm going to talk about the animes I'm downloading right now! Excited?

...right, didn't think so ^_^ Anyways, here I go!

Kyou Kara Maou- (Last Episode Watched: 4 subbed, 6 raw)I love this show so very much. It really, really needs to have more than 10 episodes! In fact, there are about 12 novels of it, so I know that they have material for more than 10! I guess it's a budget thing. Anyways, it's an extremely funny show, with lots of pretty men crazy shounen-ai hintage. I believe Dagger said that it was rather like Demon Diary in some aspects, and I think that's a rather good comparison. I can't wait to see more, and see what happens! (One last fangirl note: I love Wolfram T__T)

Aishiteru ze Baby- (Last Episode Watched: 3) This show, about a handsome high school womanizer and the so-cute-it's-almost-illegal 5-year-old he's been put in charge of, is so adorable you could just melt. However, sheer adorable-ness alone isn't enough to keep me riveted. Although I'm intrigued to see where the relationships are going, I'm hoping the plot itself picks up soon, as I know it could, given the subject matter. I don't want it to turn into a 'Life Lesson Every Episode!' kind of anime. So for right now, while I'm enjoying it, I need to be more excited when a new episode is subbed, and more motivated to download it.

Monster- (Last Episode Watched: 4) Wow. This anime is GOOD. Possibly one of the only straight animes that doesn't bore or depress me. All I can really say is, it's intriguing, a little eerie, and watch it right now! (For those of you who are watching it... Johann got pretty good looking ^_^ Scary, but good looking)
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RECENTLY LISCENSED FAVORITES

Fullmetal Alchemist- Liscensed by FUNimation, it's coming out on DVD in mid-January, and going on the Cartoon Network lineup in October. Am I happy? Half and half, really. I can't wait to get it on DVD, but I'm quite sad that I won't get my fix every Monday. I wanted to see Al lay the smackdown! Also, I don't trust CN sometimes. *Shifty-eyed* Plus, Al's dub voice is terrible.

Peace Maker Kurogane- Liscensed by ADV, they still haven't said when they plan to release it on DVD. Hopefully, they'll have more details soon! Am I happy? YES! I cannot wait to get myself a box set. Until then, I'll live on my digisubs, and Kyuuri, of course (which I am getting an unhealthy addiction to. Logging is devouring my life!)

And that's... about it for today! Hope everyone's having a great weekend!

Now, back to studying. *Groan*

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