Female Location Illinois, USA Member Since 2005-06-29 Occupation Student Worker at my college Real Name Andi (or is it? Muwahahaha... oh, wait, it is...)
Achievements restraining that crazy voice in my head that used to tell me to trip random people... Anime Fan Since discovered in 2000, fan since 2004 Favorite Anime do I have to pick? Umm... how about The Big O, Bleach, Cowboy Bebop, Escaflowne, Fruits Basket, Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto, Read Or Die (OVA), Trigun, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, Witch Hunter Robin, xxxHoLic Goals Get around to watching Orphen and Revolutionary Girl Utena. Oh, and remembering to watch Naruto! Hobbies drawing, reading, archery, and Taiji Talents well, I'm told I'm a good artist... and that I'm very flexible... can't really think of anything else at the moment
Hi, I am roboartemis, also known by my friends as Android. I'm 20, in college, and majoring in Art. I love art and literature of all kinds, especially satire. I also like rock, instrumental and soundtrack music. I have Green Day and The Beatles sitting next to Mozart and Beethoven. Weird, huh. Oh well. Rock on anime fans!
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Come people, see me in all my deceptively young-looking glory!
Kawaii Seth made me a cool button! Yay!!
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
I Can Almost Smell The Freedom...
The end is near. Yay.
I felt like spreading love for Toph and her badass-ery
Also, the character designs for The Wallflower anime kind of annoy me. I think it's the lips. Or that Hayakawa-sensei's drawings are just too cool for the anime medium. I still really want the anime, though, if only so that I can take a screencap (or five) of Sunako and Kyohei's epic ping-pong battle.
School is totally trying to get between me and my reading. Not cool, NIU, not cool. Oh well. At least I'm now well into Book #7 of the Young Wizards series, and have managed to get myself addicted to both Kare Kano and The Wallflower manga series'. Gotta love those wacky comedies. Especially The Wallflower. It's like a version of Ouran written by cracked-out goths. Awesomeness. I went and bought a copy of the complete anime series (yay import sets!) even though I promised myself that I wasn't going to buy anymore anime this month T_T I'm too lazy to type up a summary, so here's a Wikipedia link
Now, back to my homework T_T
-Quotation of the Day-
"Maybe this is the other thing that makes wizards so powerful when they're young. It's not that we don't know about death. It's not that we don't believe in it. It's that we're still able to let life go, if the price is right."
-A Wizard Alone-
You know, I don't think many things show the human fascination with evil better than the situation that exists between the seven sins and the seven virtues. Everyone knows the Seven Deady Sins (or at least knows of them), but I wonder how many people know their virtues. And I wonder what set of virtues they know, because that's another part of it. Their isn't even one dominant set of virtues, like there is is for the sins. It's just kind of like, "Eh. Whatever."
I started thinking about all this thanks to Garth Nix's Keys to the Kingdom series. As I mentioned before, the villains of this series are all afflicted with one of the Seven Deadly Sins. When I first stared reading this series, I thought it would make sense for each of the pieces of The Will that the main character, Arthur, frees to embody one of the seven virtues. But when I tried to match it up, it didn't work, so I gave up on the idea. Very recently, however, I discovered that I was using the wrong set of virtues for comparison. The ones I know are courage, purity, humility, honesty, diligence, charity, and fidelity. The ones that Nix uses are prudence, temperance, fortitude, and justice (the four cardinal virtues), as well as faith, hope, and charity (the three theological virtues). And to make things even more confusing, while most of the time, when people are referreing to the Seven Virtues, they're speaking of the cardinal and theological virtues, there is another set of virtues called the Seven Heavenly (or Holy) Virtues, which are really just the exact opposites of the deadly sins. They're humility, liberality (generousity), brotherly love, meekness, chastity, temperance (moderation), and diligence. It's all very haphazzard and unorganized. Apparently we like our sins better ^_^
Also, on a completely unrelated note, Demetri Martin is now one of my favorite comedians.
-Quotations of the Day-
"Sometimes, when something really great happens to me, I like to wait two weeks before I tell anyone about it, because I like to use the word 'fortnight'."
"I keep a lighter in my back pocket all the time. I'm not a smoker, I just really like certain songs."
"I wrapped my Christmas presents early this year, but I used the wrong paper. See, the paper I used said 'Happy Birthday' on it. I didn't want to waste it so I just wrote 'Jesus' on it."
"I like parties, but I don't like pinatas because the pinata promotes violence against flamboyant animals. Hey, there's a donkey with some pizzazz. Let's kick its ass. What I'm trying to say is, don't make the same Halloween costume mistake that I did."