May 01 2006
I think i’ve finally reached the limit of my one bookcase. No amount of creative stacking or re-arranging will magically create any extra room.
And there’s still more stuff i’m waiting for to arrive. God knows where i’m gonna put the new figures and those Haurhi novels. Ahh well… i guess i could sacrifice my bed for another bookcase.
About those magazines (my collection of Newtype and Neo) in one of the pictures above… i’ve since stopped buying either of those, because quite frankly they both suck. I already know pretty much everything printed in both of them, therefore their “news” is redundant (and in Neo’s case… several months out of date). I don’t bother reading reviews since i prefer to watch something and decide for myself. Both of those reasons remove a large chunk of those magazines, and what’s left isn’t any more interesting either. In the case of Newtype… a bunch of adverts for ADV stuff, and the same gundam and fma articles we’ve been reading for the past year. And in the case of Neo… a bunch of noob articles aimed at 10 year olds that have no idea what anime is (as reflected by the majority of their forum members, and the people running the place….. 10 year old noobs that have no idea what anime is).
And so, neither of you shall have my money. *sigh*
On the other hand, i shall be buying the June issue of Megami… because Haruhi commanded me to! (to be honest, i prefer catgirls myself *hopes for catgirl costumes later in the series*)
As a few of you may know, the Sci-fi London Anime-all-nighter thing was on saturday/sunday, i can’t be bothered to come up with something witty and interesting to write here, so i’ll just copy and paste what i wrote in a forum:
“Hmm… Karas made me fall asleep, GITS: Innocence made me fall asleep (for the 2nd time), Advent Children just sucked (altough i already knew that).
Oh well… at least The Place Promised in our Early Days and Voices of a Distant Star were excellent (altough i’ve already watched them several times before).”
So overall, nothing really that exciting there (i shall post a couple of pictures when the person that took them puts them on the internet). But getting to see more of Makoto Shinkai’s work on the big screen made up for it! And of course being around a few members of the newly established cult of Haruhi was rather entertaining (we even managed to hand out a few leaflets to complete strangers in London Victoria station! ).
Hehe! (i have no idea how accurate that translation is… the English was copied from the novel translation, and the Japanese from the official website)
Also, if anyone was actually looking forward to me talking about making birch sap wine, well… i failed. The birch trees finally started budding, but it seems they didn’t wanna give me any sap! I blame the dry weather. Oh well, i still have gooseberry wine to look forward to in Autumn.