Feb. 4th, 2009

timepiececlock: (Ahiru & Fakir text)
It baffles me that a school, even a school that exists in purgatory, which has teenagers doing dangerous magical/spiritual battles with the risk of grevious injury and death wouldn't have an on-campus psychological counselor.

Shibusen has....a nurse. Yeah, totally listen to a school nurse who advises that you simply ignore your psychologically horrific PTSD dreams. Great environment for the students right there, dudes.

In other news, the show had a rough start, but it's growing on me. )
timepiececlock: (Bite me. -Toph)
I'm 130 pages into LW&C, which is about halfway. It's on my bathroom shelf-- about every other time I go in there to sit down, I read a few pages. I can say with total candor that this is the only graphic novel I've owned, borrowed, or read that was demoted to toilet reading status.

I bought volume 1 at Comic Con 2008, and still haven't finished it. I heard so much about it--that it was exciting storytelling, that it was more original and a million times better than Blade of the Immortal. Lots of hype.

Guys, I've read fourteen volumes of Blade of the Immortal (a unrelentingly bloody and misogynistic ronin story in its own sphere) which makes it one of less than 8 manga titles I've read more than ten volumes for. I can't even get up the interest to finish one volume of LW&C. It's so unbelievably boring. I get that it's old and should be read by a different standard, but if I can watch 70s episodes of Lupin III and not be bored, then being old doesn't excuse crappy writing. Every three pages the exact same thing happens over again. I can't tell you how irritating it is to have a god-mode character this extreme. He never gets injured, nor does his child. His plans always work and he's always thought things out far ahead of his enemies--who are uniformly weak, cowardly, stupid, or unskilled in his presence despite being fearless tyrants to everyone else. Even the art is just alright---nothing to write home about.

I can't even get up the energy to be mad at the manga for sucking, because I'm just too disinterested. Maybe it gets better three volumes from now. But if it hasn't gotten my attention after 130 pages, that's just too bad.
timepiececlock: (Ahiru & Fakir text)
Duplicated from everyone on my flist: When you see this, post your favorite poem in your journal.

by Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)

Résumé


Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.




Of all the famous American writers, I'd choose to have her silver tongue. I've already decided that if I ever write a book that's either A) a murder mystery, or B) a vampire novel, I will absolutely title it Among The Roaring Dead.

Joke time!

Feb. 4th, 2009 09:07 pm
timepiececlock: (Rashaka is my name)
From this article on LaughLab:
A couple of New Jersey hunters are out in the woods when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn't seem to be breathing, his eyes are rolled back in his head. The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps to the operator: "My friend is dead! What can I do?"

The operator, in a calm soothing voice, says: "Just take it easy. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead."

There is a silence, then a shot is heard. The guy's voice comes back on the line. He says: "OK, now what?"
timepiececlock: (Origin of Love)
As part of my overarching grand plan for 2009, in addition to practicing my penmanship, sit ups, and someday getting a dog, I am going to attempt to blog about at least one thing every day that is pulled directly from my life and not at all from fandom. Since this is primarily a fandom journal, that's going to be tricky, but I am sure even my boring life will provide a few distractions.

To my main point of this entry: I am saddled with a psychologically crippling inability to put toilet paper on the toilet paper roll tube. Right now my TP is sitting vertically on top of the roll tube thingamajig, instead set of horizontally over it.

It's been two whole rolls, at least, since the last TP was placed properly in the holder. The cardboard tube that lingers as a remnant of TP past is, by rough guess, of December 2008 origins. If I had to live with me, I'd hate me.

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