Monday, January 25, 2010

Why I Like It Longer. No, Seriously...

Let's see now...
I'm bored. I need something to amuse me, especially while I'm on the run, or in between classes. It would be nice to be able to surf the web. Or play some games. Maybe even watch a movie.

Then again, to do all that satisfactorily, I'd need a laptop computer, a game console, and a home theatre system. Sheesh. I'd also need a Hummer to carry all of it as I head to college.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Spice and Wolf II: Futures Trading, Medieval Politics, and Inter-Species Courtship

Huh. I just realized that I never made a post on the first season of Spice and Wolf- and here I am jumping into a review of its second season. Ah well. Speed review of season one, people? Here goes:

Craft Lawrence, white-haired but no geezer, is a travelling merchant whose dream is to make it big and have a shop of his own. One day, while camping somewhere between towns, he wakes up to find a naked girl in the back of his cart. Her nudity doesn’t hold his attention for long, though- she has a tail and animal ears. So begins Lawrence’s journey with Horo the wolf-goddess... Bah. That felt like something an underpaid bit-column newspaper writer would mash out. That was how I meant it to be though, so I guess I shouldn’t be complaining, haha.

Friday, January 8, 2010

European Union Film Festival 2009

Flags. European flags, for what it's worth.
"Ed. For lack of a better picture."

I've been to five Japanese film festivals before, but this one is my first. That's not really surprising as it's the first time they're having it here, but there has been a French Film Festival in the past, which I missed. As you can see from the title, this is yet another late post- I've got quite a large backlog to clear. Both memory and diary are a little sketchy, so this might be a wee bit difficult.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Be nice to tigers this year, you hear me?

Judging from all the pictures floating around 'image boards' like Danbooru, 2010 is the year of the tiger- hence the title. 2010 already? Sigh. Say, did the tiger just blink? Oh wait, it's just me scrolling down the page.

The Japanese have this old superstition concerning the first dream of the new year- they say that it is extremely good luck to dream of Mount Fuji, a hawk, and... an eggplant, for who knows what reason. Oh. Wiki says that there is a reason. I won't bother elaborating.