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So, I had another nightmare last night. I think it has to do with the fact that there is a JERK on the INTERNET whom I don't want to link to because A) he will make you sad, and B) jerks don't deserve more internet traffic. So instead of being :/ at the jerk and my parent's insensitive comments; WELCOME HOME, I thought I would respond to this post instead (WARNING: The background gif is kind of disturbing; I will try to include all relevant parts of the question in my response, so hopefully you won't have to go there if you don't want to), because I always love meta about asexuality and writing and writing asexuality.

Describing the Elephant: How I handle character's sexualities when I write )

And now, I will go back to be anti-social/borderline sick/depressed/useless :Db
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SWEET SWEET THE INTERNETS.


So, let me tell you a story. As you may know, I live (more) out in the middle of nowhere (than I did before), and due to my move I had no The Internets (D:D:D:) Since there is not enough magical stuff on the TV to amuse me, and I cannot legally drive, it had me in kind of a bind. Near my house, however, there is a Family Book, which is an all-purpose Book/CD/DVD/Stationary/Snack/Cell Phone store that also does rentals. So, I said to my Lisa, I said, "Lisa, we have this shiny DVD player but nothing to put in it. What say you and I go to the rental place?"

So, we get there, and we're like "hmmmmmmmmmmm". And then Lisa is like, "Hark, the Kamen Rider section!" And of course I cannot say no to that. But which one??

Lisa: Which one was the good one? Kiva?
Me: *literally crouched down on the floor laughing*

Eventually we decided on Ryuuki because I've wanted to see Ryuuki since forever (no seriously; I was easy prey to Shinji) and yet I haven't seen the however many episodes I'd seen in forever (unlike Blade). Now, they have a special where if you get 5 at once it is cheaper, so we took out the first 5. And then we returned those in short order and went to take out the next 5. Except....

Me: You know, if we don't take out the other two, we're probably gonna want to shoot ourselves in the face.
Lisa: Yeah, you're right.

Those of you who have seen Ryuuki, feel free to continuing laughing, but remember I had no internet!!

So we finish disc 11 and are like, "well I guess it's time for the 13 riders special."

Me: Don't pull a Decade on us and have nothing to do with anything!

It had nothing to do with anything.

Lisa and I valiantly tried to continue, but something wasn't adding up. So we decided to stop so I could set up the internet so we could find out....

THERE ARE 14 DISCS TO RYUUKI, NOT 12.

*WEEPS*

I don't know if we just weren't being careful, or if the stupid Family Book actually doesn't carry 12 and Episode: Final, but. Without further ado.

Kamen Rider Ryuuki 1-45 (NO REALLY) )

And next week is Golden Week, so I am off to Osaka to do a Kanjani 8 tour :Dv
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So I thought --THOUGHT-- everyone had collectedly decided to wait the OHMIGOSH 2.5 WHOLE DAYS for Shinkenger to air before trying to have any more of this talking at cross-purposes about who is allowed to hit whom when. And now I want to tear my hair out. So you know what? I have barely any friends left in this fandom, how about you all flame ME so you can STOP DESTROYING THE PEACE. JUST GET ALONG, GEEZ.

Now I will anger you )
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Shinken 33-37 )
Shinken 38 )

Ah, all caught up! ...Just in time to have to get up early and go take a Chinese test on Sunday D:
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So I was going to go places today, but then it turned out my clock stopped and subsequently didn't wake me up in time to catch the train. And then it was all cloudy all day. And then one horrible thing after the next happened on the internet. GEEZ.

Let me get the thing that's making me seethe right now off my chest:

Dear people who are tired of complaints of feminism in sentai,

I do not care if your squee is harshed, or if your escapism isn't quite so escapist, or if your oh-so intellectual self feels that someone is interrogating the text from the wrong perspective. I don't care if you don't see it, or if you feel that because we can't change it it doesn't matter if we complain, or if you asked your Japanese friend and she said she didn't think there was anything unusual. I particularly don't care if you are not interested in furthering discussion about paradigms and media that are harmful to women for any number of misogynist reasons. Trying to silence discussion when someone honestly expresses their feelings that something is making them uncomfortable is despicable.

No love,
Me


And then, a meme I'm sure I'll get no requests for. OH WELL.

Inspired by Doctor Who's "Turn Left:" Pick one of my stories and tell me a point in the tale that you'd change. Something tiny (e.g. "and then Fay chose silver glitter instead of gold") or big (e.g. "and then Rose was arrested instead of Jack") and I'll tell you how that one difference would have altered the course of the entire story.
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Dear [livejournal.com profile] beckerbell,

I don't know if you've seen Geki v. Go-On, but at 1:25 in, I already know you will agree with me that it is the best thing ever.

<3

Me

Go-On v. Geki* the other 50 minutes. )

Okay, so, in other news, things that nearly made me cry:

New Zealand Soap Opera 75-79 )

Um, I also wanted to say something about some being WRONG on the internet *gasp* )
Sorry, maybe I am a little angry.


Anyway, um, I'm seriously about this close to DESTROYING Toshiba. It took them 3 1/2 weeks to find out the hard drive was bad (the 1.5 month old hard drive!!), they had to call to confirm that I wouldn't mind losing the data even though I TOLD THEM EXPRESSLY IN WRITING IT WAS FINE, and now it's been three days and still no word. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REPLACE A HARD DRIVE?

*deep breath*

Just think of the train cafe. Tiny trains ♥
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TWO DAYS IN A ROW?

Yeah, well, in addition to yesterday's capspam, I bring you ~whining~.

Although, not unjustified whining? At least *I* don't think so.

Anon memes and you. By which I mean me. )

Footnote while I'm at it:

Dear everyone who looks at me like I'm insane,

In the English Language, our pronoun for the second person (you probably know it as "you") is both singular AND plural. Like sheep or fish or ninja. This means that some of us use it in in the general, nebulous sense. We don't actually mean you you, you you-you. THIS IS A PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE USE OF THE PLURAL PROUNON WE CALL "YOU."

Much frustration,
Me

P.S. If you need to nitpick our pronoun usage, might we suggest our liberal usage of the plural first person (a.k.a. the royal "we") to obscure responsibility and protect ourself using language like the bright little Japanese learner we are. Because that's pretty universally frowned on.

P.P.S. I also use passive constructions and preface every statment of opinion carefully to avoid confrotation. THERE IS PLENTY TO TAKE ISSUE WITH, SO PLEASE TAKE ISSUE WITH THAT.
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I've been up to a lot of stuff, including TRYING TO GET TO JAPAN. It's hard, man. Which is why, even though I've been keeping up with my dramas, I don't have any kansous for you today. Other then ASFKSDJNKSJN VOICE. Because, uh, yeah.

OH, COMPUTER WOES. So, I want a desktop, right? Because my laptop is sad and likely to die in a year and also not able to handle my obsessive multitasking. But. I don't want Vista. *shakes fist* VISTA! On the other hand, I'm not too enthused about switching to Mac and/or Linux. Why can't I just have XP!? I'll pay for it (even though I shouldn't have to)! Just give me XP! I guess I'll just have to wait until Windows 7 comes out and cross my fingers it's not HORRIBLE like VISTA. (Because that's happening.) ALAS.

Went to Ikea with Kate yesterday. We of course partook of the meatballs of my people, but then I bought a snake (shoehorn) and two more octopi (clothespin hanging things), since they had two new colors and my mom needed one since Mr. Tako-san is coming with me.

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And while we are talking about "my people". I've made a few comments in passing over here and and twitter and in other people's comments about "Racefail09," but I've mostly kept out of it. The reason why would be: the last time I got involved in a discussion of racism on LJ, there weren't any insults, or any angry words (I don't even think there were any grudges), but I started a conversation that was not relevant to the discussion, and. I learned not to do that. (Incidentally, I was able to contribute constructively in a different way, so: don't ever stay silent because you're afraid you might mess up; even if you do, like I did, that doesn't mean you can't contribute something valuable as well.) My experinces with racism are not relevant to the discussion, and I can't appropriate PoC's experiences in this country (and in others when it is brought up but that is a different discussion). It isn't my fandom, but it is my fight. And right when I'd decided to say something, the first post about it actually popped up on my flist.

If you don't know what I'm talking about (many of you probably don't, since we all play nicely in Toku/Arashi fandom (have I told you guys lately that I love you?)), I direct you to [livejournal.com profile] metafandom and [livejournal.com profile] rydra_wong. I urge you to read it, as much of it as you can. And then, if you feel like having all those powerful words followed by my disorganized thoughts, most of which is just a restating of points already made, come back.

Four Thoughts in Four Stories )

And so that is what I have to say on the subject. Again, I urge listening to the people linked on [livejournal.com profile] metafandom and [livejournal.com profile] rydra_wong over me. But, silence was not an acceptable option. It never is.

If this is unacceptable for you to have someone on your flist saying, remember it's always defriending amnesty day. And friending amnesty day, for that matter.

Hollow ._.

Feb. 24th, 2009 11:12 am
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Haha, never posted yesterday, huh? I WAS TOO BUSY WRITING AN EPIC.

So tomorrow is Lent! I am sure we are all very excited. I think I am going to do a ++ version of what I did last year. Although, I'm not sure how it's going to go with my move.... But I am going to try my best! So, what exactly am I doing? I've kind of come to conclusion that denying myself something isn't really the character building exercise its meant to be (aside from the actual fasts themselves, but even they're not *that* bad). I dunno if that's just me, but instead, for the past few years I have tried to take the direct approach to self improvement by forcing myself to do self improving things (denying myself laziness?). To wit: 1) exercise at least 6 days a week, ideally 7 (to allow for moving); 2) floss at least once a day; 3) prayer before meals; 4) At least 3 pgs of articles or 45 min of TV translation a week

...Anyone have anything they want translated?


And, um, I didn't think I had to say this, but: I am open to any and all discussion, both from people who agree with me and people who don't. But if you're going to try and invalidate someone's feelings/hurts/experiences/anything else personal like that, keep it to yourself. I can't *stand* people telling other people how they are allowed to feel about something.

Shinken 2 )
Love Shuffle 6 )
VSA 44 )
My new favorite personage of Japanese TV: Will Smith )

Tomorrow isn't going to be fun, is it? :/
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I have been meaning to say something about this for a few weeks now, but. Japanese speaking friends, what do you make of the first two lines of this song? Because a translator whose work I respect a lot interpreted it the opposite way from me. Namely, one of us thought it means "It's okay to just be who you are/It's best to not say anything" and the other "It's best not to say things like/It's okay to stay the way I am." My opinion has to do with what fits in context with the rest of the song, I'm not sure what her reasoning is (although I have asked her?). What do *you* guys think?

Bought some stuff at YesAsia yesterday due to that I will no longer be able to get the cheap Korean and Hong Kong versions when I am in Japan. Like, for example, I finally bought a copy of YamaTaro for $44 AS OPPOSED TO $200 FROM JAPAN. I also tried to use my YesStyle coupon, but, uh, well. I guess that's what I get for trying to by a shirt from Asia~~

Gao 36-51 (End) + Movie )
Gao v. Super Sentai )
Maskman 1-7 )
Uta no Oniisan 4 )
Love Shuffle 5 )
Voice 6 )
VSA )

Finally, a word about social media, since my stupid elitist social media friend is stupid.

Specifically what I am talking about started with a comment about Livejournal users not "graduating" to Facebook, but I am going to take the opportunity to discuss some social media topics in general.

All this basically comes down to is, 'Andy, you're stupid,' since with the rest of my flist they already know what I mean. )
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It's a good thing I leave my free associating in the subject. Good for you guys, I mean.

Love Shuffle 3 )
Mei-chan no Shitsuji 4 )

GAH. I have ideas to write and things to watch, but I don't want to do anything but read~ And not just anything, but over-the-top angsty emoporn. ALAS.


And now, for those of you who don't believe me about my pain, I give you an actual conversation:

Sarah: SHE SPENT THE FIRST TWO OR THREE MINUTES OF CLASS ON MONDAY DESCRIBING MY SHIRT
BECAUSE THAT'S HOW A KATO OPERATES
Me: WAT
SO WEIRD
Sarah: SHE WAS TRYING TO GIVE AN EXAMPLE OF "THOROUGHLY DESCRIBING SOMETHING SO THAT YOU HAVE A PICTURE IN YOUR HEAD OF IT"
AND SHE CHOSE MY SHIRT
Me: LOL
SHE CHOSE A DEAD LADY FOR US
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Possibly the last post of January?? I'll be gone next week, so~ Florida and the Burg and New York! And I have to get my brother a birthday present! So much to do, so much to do.

So, as it turns out, I was apologizing to myself. orz

Prompt post is now linked in my profile for ease of finding it over the next year.

Got in a philosophical discussion about whether it's valuable to teach GUIs in introductory Java courses.

Finally got around to reading FOCA and some opinions on it. I, personally, feel it's pretty clearly spelled out in the bill that it's about what the GOVERNMENT may and may not do, not religious groups. but. Same thing as the stupid "Oh noes we'll be forced to marry gay people in our church!!" thing. I don't understand how they missed the point that this stuff is about the government NOT interfering in people's behavior, not about controlling it, but what can you do?

And then I finished my ninth sentai ♥ I love it when I get to edit my "sentai seen" list.

Hurricanger 40-51 (End) )
GoGoV 1 )
Mei-chan no Shitsuji 2 )
Voice 2 )
AnS 118, TSD, SCP, Leader's How To Book (Ohno) )
Translation: AnS Staff Blog 01/19/09 )

And in conclusion: Kawai as KimuTaku as MatsuJun. I have watched this at least twenty times and it will never stop being funny.
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...And I was like, "Did I miss the part where Go-On turned into a Kamen Rider?"

Go-Onger 47 )


Anyway, I was mad yesterday, so I guess that's part of the reason I'm not up for being more grr at Toei. It's just. You know. It's one thing, being Catholic but not agreeing with the Church's stance on stuff, you're going to run into people saying things you don't agree with. And that's fine, because the reason I *don't* agree with people is typically because I don't believe that stance shows enough love of our fellow people/Earth, so I'd be a hypocrite if I was all grr at them. But then sometimes you get a homily comparing abortion to slavery, and that just CROSSES THE LINE. Because putting aside your feelings on abortion, not only is that comparison NONSENSICAL, but it is MISLEADING. And I hate how I can't believe anything I hear in church.

And I have to say, I should have known, this priest's homilies are never very well put together anyway. Usually that's fine, because you're not there to hear a great speech. But the big problem here? The word "woman" was not used once. I remember hearing "mother" once. And the rest of it (mostly extensively quoted from Dr. King, whom I have no complaint with) was about "men" and their "sons." Although the part that stuck out the most for me was, "And the language of slavery is there. 'I don't care about the baby in my womb, it's my body.'" Aside from how I can't see how that is at all related to slavery, that is *so* not what this is about.

Slavery is about the measure of a person. Abortion is about where one person's rights end and another's begins. To imply that slave owner's property rights are the same as a woman's right to control what happens in her own body is just disgusting. There is no one out there who *wants* to kill babies, who thinks abortion is a great thing. There is no one saying that a fetus the mother's property, to frivolously do with as she pleases, as if this isn't about the consequences to her, her body and her life and her baby's life.

Although, there is a parallel to slavery I might have swallowed. Where our society is the master making women like slaves. Where a woman is expected to go through nine long months and sundry while a man can walk away. Where an unmarried mother is looked down on. Where she might get thrown out of her home or lose her job (which she's already paid less for doing than her male colleagues), or else might be forced into a marriage. Where rape victims are made out to be at fault, where sexual abuse and harassment against women is widespread and tolerated. Where doctors and pharmacists can refuse to give a woman contraception or refer her to someone who will. Where a white male priests in suburban Virginia have power over 153 million women.

The reason I try not to talk about abortion much is because it's a complicated issue, and my feelings on it are accordingly complicated. Because I believe abortion really *isn't* the issue, the status of women in our culture is. But regardless of whether or not you think it should be legal, do NOT try to reduce it to such simple terms, and do NOT exploit the suffering of the slaves in such misleading and underhanded means.


...Wow, this is a happy post.

Uta no Oniisan 1 )
Love Shuffle 1 )
HnA )

Maybe that's better? Except after work I have to go home and destroy a virus on my computer.... >|
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Why don't people sell big pieces of cloth in the United States?? I wrapped my Christmas presents in napkins this year hoping they'd be big enough, but both my mom's and brothers were ギリギリ. Good thing I also bought bows :Db Now I just have to shake down my brother to get paid back for his half of the Christmas presents. Although... I overheard him and my mom talking (it's amazing how people will think you're asleep all the time), and I don't think he has anything for me. And my stuff from my parents is still in the mail. So... I think all I'll have to open is what I bogart of the stuff from our neighbors (^^;)

I organized my hard drive a little better this morning! All the weekly variety shows and some of the dramas have their own folders now, and VSA is actually even all named the same way including the guests in the filename! It's probably stupid to feel like that's an accomplishment, but then, I did end up making 24 new folders...

It was inspired by how I couldn't find *anything* I was looking for last night when Kate came over. Although, I said "give me 15 minutes for Abbreviation Train" when she tried to leave, and it was so worth being vindicated like that when she was like "that was totally worth it show me Ohnoman again" :D:D:D

Did actually go to Ikea with Kate yesterday, where I got some boxes, cookies, and herring. Now, a few days earlier, my mother came in to ask what I wanted to eat for Christmas, and she brought up a Swedish dish I could not spell if I tried that is basically egg salad on crackers with herring on top. So when I went to Ikea, I called her:

Me: You were talking about that herring. Do you want me to get it while I'm here?
Mom: They probably don't have it.

...It's like, if Ikea doesn't have the Swedish food you want, who does?? Also, she's been *totally* holding out on me, because she knows how to make the cookies I like that I buy there. Geez, Mom. Between that and how I apparently did not know how to hard boil eggs...

Before leaving work yesterday (I took today off), I was seriously working double time to finish my Christmas cards. Like, I should have plenty of time, but I got involved in other stuff...

I did, however, get to tell Matt that I finally watched Batman and Iron Man (he's been bugging me about it since the summer), because I did when Kate kidnapped me to be her moral support at cookie making. *shrugs* I tend to mess up measurements, so it's for the best she didn't want help. I definitely missed some of the goings on in Batman due to the mixer, but Iron Man only had baking going on. Well, and, I knew what was going down in Batman, whereas all my knowledge of Iron Man is pieced together from, um, biased sources. Although, I was afraid for Jim Gordon there for a while, because... doesn't, like, his whole family die in one version of Batcanon? I have to be honest, I liked Iron Man better, but I think that was because I just wasn't in the mood for the Joker killing everyone in the world (I rarely am) (MARIKO IF YOU COMMENT DO NOT USE THAT ICON). Most of Batman's other villains I like (in the way you like a villain), but the Joker... Also, why were Bruce and Harvey not friends D: Whereas Iron Man had Samuel L. Jackson. I just don't think it's a fair comparison.

Of course, before I not-really-helped Kate at baking, I made her help me with dinner; we made yakisoba :D I also gave her the leftover tofu I was trying to pawn off on twitter to give to her dad, but then she ended up eating it herself. She, her mother, and I got an e-mail from him yesterday afternoon being like "where is my tofu??" ...I lol'd.

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Since I didn't post yesterday, I guess I'll cut one of my crazy ideas; sometimes I think just describing the idea you have is enough and you don't need an actual fic to come out of it.

I think I'll also try to *actually watch* 24 Hr TV on my 5 day weekend. There are still so many parts to d/l though (;_;)

Title: Cassandra's Following
Fandom: Kamen Rider Den-O
Characters: Miura Issei, Ozaki Seigi, Nogami Airi, Nogami Ryoutarou
Word Count: 410
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Den-O belongs to Toei, so don't look at me.
Summary: Miura knows he's right. GENFIC
Author's Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] anzupeach who requested Miura Issei - Eep!. Please forgive me for how I tried to recreate Ozaki's weirdo speech patterns (-_-;)

Cassandra's Following )

*sighs*

Oct. 21st, 2008 10:22 am
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Updated my translation of "Boku ga Boku no Subete" with help from this translation. Because even though there are blatant errors in the translation (I feel like I should say something, but... it's not my job to teach people I don't even know Japanese), she's a lot more eloquent than I was in her English. Which is partially the approach, but partially because sometimes I really just fail at thinking of the natural expression. So! Yes.


In other news of things that make me :/, AS IF I NEEDED ANOTHER REASON TO FEEL SICK OVER THE MCCAIN CAMPAIGN. Obviously I direct you to my source (the real news reported it, too), but let me summarize:

"I certainly agree the Northern Virginia has gone more Democratic [...] but the rest of the state - real Virginia, if you will, I think will be very responsive to Senator McCain's message." - McCain adviser Nancy Pfotenhauer

Look, I do not consider myself Virginian in any way, and I am NoVa secessionist, but. But.

HEY REPUBLICAN PARTY. THIS ELITISM HAS GOT TO STOP.

It's disrespectful. It's poisonous. You do a disservice to the country you claim to love, to the ideals you claim to value, and to the people you claim are heroes. Like, for example, my father, who served in the United States Army for 35 years, including in Iraq, and who was born in New York City. Like the thousands of other military personnel who live in this "fake Virginia," part of "fake America."

This rhetoric is a deliberate attempt to *tear America apart*. And for what, political gain? It's not enough that you steal life and liberty and happiness, but now you have to try to turn countrymen against each other and make the country implode?

For people so fond of conservatism, I think you need to go back to your roots. I think you need to think about where the largest threat to America is coming from and whether or not this way of thinking will preserve our nation. And then tell me honestly if anyone who means to divide America and turn it against itself loves this country.

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TIME FOR HAPPIER THINGS.
Ppoi (Entire Series) )
Yankee Bokou ni Kaeru 7-10 + SP (End) )
Mukudono 1 )
TSD, AnS )
Translation: AnS Staff Blog 10/20/08 )

*takes a deep breath*

I'm going to try and call this guy again and hope he doesn't annoy me like everyone else today.
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You guys! I won the solicitation! Which means I am now proud holder of the ~crown~ :P (It's on my cow.)

Chinese test was fine, although I did forget how to say "repeat after me." It was a weird test, though, b/c the questions would be, like, the same. I know it's only a chapter's worth of material, but. Also, who holds class after a test? Like, I guess she didn't want us studying through the lesson, but. Geez.

I watched a lot of news! I'm... tempted to cut it, but, can you have spoilers for news?

Firstly, Sho told me about the recall election that I guess Japan is actually having? For those not paying attention, in a repeat of Abe (why would you copy Abe?), Fukuda bugged out earlier this month, leaving Japan trying to find a new PM. Aso was mentioned. Of course. (This is his third or fourth bit for LDP head and, by extension, PM.) But he actually did it this time! And at first I was all ":/" but then! Sho tells me elections will be on October 3rd, and the LDP is in really bad shape, so it's possible Aso will only be Prime Minister for nine days. I would laugh SO HARD, you guys. There were also lots of graphics explaining how you dissolve the House of Representatives, who the other failures at PM were (four other PMs who all served for a double-digit number of days), and the cute names for dissolutions in the past, such as the "You're Stupid" one in 1953. Apparently they all have cute names, so Sho asked Murao to come up with one for this dissolution, but it was LAME. (Sho is also going to be getting a text from his mom about messing up :P) Also, apparently, something about Japan's food being poisoned? The uploader only put Sho's part up, so I only got the commentary on that, and the Beeb didn't say anything.

Next, Jon Stewart informed me about OMG HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE TREASURY'S BAIL OUT BILL. I JUST. CAN YOU. NON-REVIEWABLE???? The US Gov. is SERIOUSLY SCARY recently. (The scarier part is that the Today Show had two senators on to talk about why the opposed the bill and neither mentioned that was in the bill.) Also, Bill Clinton was on! I don't really... have... an opinion on Bill Clinton. Which I guess is because, he's new enough that there isn't much in the way of "lookbacks", and so all my info comes from what people say and what I remember from the news growing up, which was mostly about his sex scandal(s?). But anyway, it was a good interview, I really did think so.

And finally, the Today Show told me it is vitally important that I convince my parents to vote for Obama, because apparently McCain can't with without Virginia(?) They went to Williamsburg, so it was linked on [livejournal.com profile] william_mary (which was the only reason I watched it). What was hilarious was, most everyone had a McCain or Obama sign but one guy had a WARNER sign. Just. What. Nobody cares about Senate elections!! Also, I don't even know who he's *running against*, and I literally just looked it up in Wikipedia. That's how much it's not even an issue. The Today Show also told be about some woman who's toddler is "missing" (but she apparently probably killed her), Palin (ugh) and the French First Lady be-bopping around New York, and Clay Aiken coming out, which, aside from me having already heard from [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes (Your source for news!), I thought, wasn't he the A one? ALAS.


Now, yesterday, I watched Go-On 31 and New Zealand Soap Opera, which, it was really interesting, because as a woman, it had me reacting very differently to kind of the same thing.
No, please, tell me about this apparently selective feminist lens )

I also saw the new Ryuusei no Kizuna CM, and I am reminded of those roles Nino *used* to play. You know, the crazy serious overdramatic people? SEE: Ao no Honoo, Akimahende, the beginning of Namida wo Fuite, Abunai Houkago. So, I'm kind of looking forward to seeing what he does with it *now*, now that he's had so much more experience, if it does indeed turn out to be that way. And, um, also three new interviews can out and I might have to translate them. orz. At least I can't do the one where Ryo calls Nino a cloud and Nino marvels at how Ryo gets along with Jun, because there aren't may people outside Arashi who can deal with him because the words are cut off. Even if I do find it hilarious Ryo accuses Nino of being popular with the ladies, and Nino being like "huh??" (It's the magic.) Or how Nino scares Ryo a little before informing him, don't worry, I won't be like Nagase. Or Nino reading idol magazines to get info about Ryo. ...Basically Nino is very awesome, and I would be very scared if I were Ryo. But I'm not, so :D:D:D

This is going to be a GRATE drama :D:D:D


I may be going to DTRA for a meeting tomorrow. I REALLY hope not.
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I'm sorry for the two entries so close to each other, but this is a very important question:




And I will get these other short things no one cares about out of the way )

Also, I have my microphone out, so I guess it's a good a time as any to do that voice post meme. Urgh, can't find it, guess I'll have to make it up:

Give me a topic and I will make a "voicepost" about it :D
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This meme actually sounds really interesting!

Give me two characters from two different fandoms with which I am familiar, and I will invent a relationship for them.

Fandoms

EDIT: It turns out by this I mean, "write a drabble." Who knew?


Computer situation is... not good. Aside from the known hardware problems, it seems my computer has stopped d/ling trojans, but instead is being slow and randomly closing programs. I think this (unfortunately) must mean I have a virus, but I *can't find it*. I've scanned my computer three times in the past few days, which returns nothing, and I've looked through all my running processes, but I can't find anything unaccounted for/suspicious. URGH. Especially since I originally thought it had to be something ActiveX, so I got rid of all of those I could find and disabled access to IE. *headdesk* I think something may have corrupted explorer, is the only thing I can think of now. Argh.


Translation: AnS Staff Blog 9/15/08 )
AnS 101 )
YasuKen 9 )


Courtesy Andy@twitter: Kanji lesson for geeks.

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