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12:42pm 29/09/2005
  I've been buying books lately. 5 books in the last 2 days, and only one was for class. The reason I'm doing this is that I've started an insane quest to read all books mentioned by Murakami (except the non-fictions probably). So far I've gotten Anna Karenina, The Red and the Black, Spring Torrents, and a collection of Kafka short stories containing In the Penal Colony. I've read some Kafka already, and I'd heard of Anna Karenina, but the others I'm just buying because Murakami mentioned them. Yes I'm insane.

I also confirmed that the author of I am a Cat (an impulse buy last year) is indeed mentioned in Murakami, so I guess that was the beginning of my "mentioned by Murakami" collection. There are enough people's complete works mentioned that I'm probably never going to finish this collection, but if I ever have time I'm going to skim parts that I remember books being mentioned in and then prioritize what to buy next.

Heh, it was cool, I was in the book store going through the Murakami books they had, going to places that I knew he mentioned some books, and then jotting down their names.

I guess the real question is will I ever have time to actually read these things? Considering the length of Anna Karenina I'd say probably not. I've started it already so I guess I have to finish it, same for In the Penal Colony and I am a Cat, the latter of which is probably of comperable length to Anna Karenina.

*sigh* well I guess I'll never run out of things to read.

Oh yeah, I beat We Love Katamari :P I'm still nowhere near actually completing it, but I've beaten it.
 
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01:25pm 24/09/2005
  KATAMARI!!

Go out, buy this game, play it, love it. Now! Otherwise you're off my friends list! :P

This it like the best game ever. Take the best parts of all the best games ever made, put a katamari in it, and you have We ♥ Katamari.

Mmmmm.....

Katamari.

*rolls off*
 
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Yay!   
06:57pm 14/09/2005
  I am now actually registered for all of my classes!

That is all.
 
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05:52pm 12/09/2005
  Holy shit this semester will be busy. 27.5 hours of class, and probably double to triple that amount of homework. Plus club stuff. My attempts at a social life may be destined to fail already. *sigh*

That's all I have time for right now.

See you in a few months.
 
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This is like more than I've posted all summer. :P   
05:52pm 10/09/2005
  So anyway, I saw her today while getting art supplies. We talked a little bit, after I painfully waited for the right moment to say hi :P I'm such a loser. We basically just talked about what classes we had, how our summers were, stuff like that. I didn't ask her out because she was there with her mom, and that would have been kinda awkward. I couldn't tell if she remembered who I was, though there also wasn't anything to indicate that she didn't. I'd expect that she would, but I've been forgotten by other people who I'd expect would remember me, so you never know.

I've also remembered why I hate the bus so much. I waited for the bus for like 40 minutes, and then when I got on the bus it took like 20 minutes to get where I was going. By comparrison it only takes 15 minutes by bike. Damn busses. At least they're better on weekdays.
 
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04:30am 09/09/2005
 
mood: hopeful
Well I'm trying to get up the courage to ask a girl out.

I've had several classes with her, so we at least know each other, but we aren't really friends or anything. We say hi to each other in the hallway, but that's about it usually. So anyway, I don't really have anything to talk with her about, so I'm not really sure how to broach the subject. I'm not gonna just walk up to her and be like 'hey, wanna go out sometime?' that would be weird for me.

I guess the main things I'm worried about are that she's already with someone, which would suck, or that I weird her out and ruin my chances, though that's probably not too likely since she's pretty forgiving.

I'm not sure if I'm asking for advice, or what, but I wanted to get this off my chest, and this seemed the place.

BTW, this is actually the first time I've asked a girl out. Sad I know, 20 and I haven't even asked a girl out, but whatever. If this goes well then I won't have to say that anymore *yay*

In local news, insomnia is down to -15 in the polls. *Grarr*
 
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Two days in a row. It's like a real journal! :P   
10:17pm 07/09/2005
  This semester looks like it's gonna be crazy. Most of my classes seem like they'll be a whole lot of work, and at 18 credits worth that makes for a whole hell of a lot of work. However, for the most part, they seem like they're gonna be awesome. I'm finally taking Japanese here, as well as color theory (really useful) and hopefully typography, which should be awesome.

I'm also taking video installation even though it's not related to graphic design much, which should also be awesome, and the teachers for most of my classes are really cool.

Hmm, I think that there was something specific that happened today that I wanted to mention.

Hmmm...

Well I can't think of it now, oh well.
 
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RO maybe?   
02:58am 07/09/2005
  I'm currently trying to install RO on a school computer :P

Well technically I'm installing it to an external hard drive attached to a school computer, since I figure I shouldn't put too much junk on their computer. We'll see if it actually runs. I'm kinda doubtful since I think it needs some registery values, and I'm sure they wouldn't give just anyone the permissions to edit the registry, but we'll see.

Here's hoping.

Whee, it worked!
 
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Hrm, things be here, yar!   
12:04am 06/09/2005
  Welp, so I'm back in Michigan so I'll be changing from my update schedule of 'slightly less than nothing' to 'not very often' :P

So yeah, drive up and move in went all right.

I have an apartment! :D :P

So, erm, yeah.

Today is really the first day that I've done anything other than moving in or school stuff. I took my japanese placement test today. I was pretty worried about it, but I did place into second year japanese, though my Kanji was terrible. I only answered one of the questions for the writing Kanji part, and it was wrong :P So it was nice to finally pass the thing and not have to worry about it anymore, though it's still not letting me register for the class. Grr, there's only one spot left, let me register darn you! Oh well I'll by the office tomorrow and get things sorted out then.

Also, while I was waiting for the test results to be posted I read though the 3 most recent volumes of Kare Kano. Mmmm. I know he's a terrible person, but I love Arima's birth father, I'd probably read a series just about him. :3 and in a kind of ... interesting line Asaba thinks to himself that if Arima were female he'd be his perfect girl.

... o_O Ok Asaba, you had enough of a questionable sexual orrientation already, stop making it worse for yourself. You just generated more Yaoi Dojins from that comment than I care to count. Though I still think that Asaba needs to get himself a girlfriend, that would be awesome, and it'll probably happen, I hope. Or he'll actually turn out to be gay :P

So that's about all that's interesting of what's happened since I got back to Michigan.

In non-RL news I started playing Ragnarok Online, as some of you know. Now I'm pretty much addicted to it, but since I don't have internet in the apartment (too expensive) I can't really play it anymore, which is hard. I've gotten over the jitteryness an irritability, but I still think about it all the time. I've also gone back to playing Ragnarok Battle Offline, which helps, some. It's also a fun game in its own right, but since my best character is a high agi thief (what other kind is there? :P) my hands tend to cramp up from trying to keep up with her movement rate and attack speed, but she is more fun to play than my swordie.

I also read through 70 pages of the RO BBS last night, not every post mind you, but it's still a lot.

*sigh* I miss you RO.

Ok, so I guess that's all for now.
 
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An update? OMG?!   
01:03am 21/07/2005
  Well I have a blacklight in my laptop keyboard now, but it kinda screws up the keyboard, so I need to work that out or I can't keep the light in there. Either way I have a light coming out of my laptop, and that's still cool. I'll see if I can post some pictures, but I'll need to figure out where my camera went to.

Anyway, here's a picture that I took earlier before I had made the holes to put it into the case and before I had the screen working:
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Anyway, that's about all that's going on in my boring life right now :P

Now I need to get back to work.
 
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whee   
12:49am 24/03/2005
  Hehe, when I left my dorm at 10:00 the carillon bells were playing the theme from world 1-2 in Mario. :P  
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Meh...   
02:13pm 23/03/2005
 
mood: bored
You know you're bored when you start trying to balance pencils.

Darn my ADD-ness, I should be working.
 
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04:12am 10/03/2005
 
I am a d8

Take the quiz at dicepool.com



No use trying to fight it, you're an eight-sided die, a d8. A fine example of simple elegance, the d8 is one of the least appreciated types of dice, and is often neglected. You are known to be quiet and shy, outward traits that conceal viscous sarcasm and mean wit. You are very smart, yet wise enough to hide your intelligence the quicker they found out how smart you are, the sooner they'll put you to work, which is something you can do without. People call you dark and pessimistic, or moody and cynical. You find little point in arguing.
Yeah, that sounds about right, at least for how I'm feeling right now. I change :P

So yeah, I've got this crazy idea of starting a dance club in the art school :P It started as just kind of a funny idea, but the more I think about it the more I really want to do it. We've got this project in one of my classes where we're supposed to start up businesses in groups of 3-4 so I'ma run the dance club by my teammates and see if I can convince them of it :P I think it would be awesome if the art school had a dance club in it. Now, I'm not really the dance club type, and I'm not sure how much I'd enjoy actually going to the thing, but I think it would be awesome just for the thing to exist, but I'm crazy, so what do I know :P

Whoot, dance club :P
 
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w00t, snowboarding!   
01:01am 04/03/2005
  Yay, so snowboarding rocks. I still kinda suck, but I can actually manage to control where I'm going, and to a certain extent the speed at which I do it, and I don't fall down every 10 seconds. Yay. If I had more opportunities to use it I'd think about getting a board and stuff, but I don't really see that happening. Oh well. Either way, I'm making it a point to go snowboarding again at some point.

In other news, anyone who has a way to play .xm files should get this: http://www.jpghdesign.com/song_.xm It's great. I've been listening to it for days. Mmm
 
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CorelDRAW IS THE BEST VECTOR EDITING PROGRAM EVER!!!   
06:11pm 18/02/2005
 
mood: annoyed
I've been using Flash way too much recently, and I've been getting into the vertex editing parts of it, and it's really pissing me off because it's absolutely terrible. Either it's impossible, or it's completely unexplained how to make a line into a curve, the vertex handles are way too tiny, so they're hard to click, and sometimes they get stuck under the vertex itself so you have to zoom in, and then chances are you can't see the vertex any more, so you select the hand tool and move over to the vertex, and this deselects the object you've been working on, so then you've gotta switch tools and reselect it, then select the vertex again, and then maybe you'll be able to grab the handle. Also, the tool for adding a vertex is soooo finicky that it's nearly impossible to use. The entire time I'm using Flash I'm wishing it was Illustrator, which is saying something, because the entire time I'm using Illustrator I'm wishing it was Draw, which is great, and I have no complaints about, damn them for not having a Mac version. I'm thinking of trying to get an old version (version 10 so that it has R.A.V.E.) for cheap, because it has a Mac version. Problem is, I can't find it for a discounted price. It's 4 years old, stop selling it for MSRP damnit!!

Sigh
 
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Blink   
02:12am 16/02/2005
  Hmm, eyes are glossing over, and having trouble focusing. I've only been up for 21 hours, this isn't a good sign. I think I'ma have to take a nap soon.

Rar, compy's running slow because I've got torrents of AIR 1-5 going right now.
 
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Uh, wow   
10:40pm 15/02/2005
 
mood: busy is an understatement
Holy shit I've got a lot of work. I've chosen projects that will result in way too much work in basically all my classes. I'm basically going to be living in the art school for the next week and a half. :P This is too bad because my room contains things like LOTR EE and Murakami's new book, alas these things take time I cannot spare, so I will stay here until I'm finished with work, or I die, or I discover I need something that I don't have here, which I hope won't happen. Anyway, I'm also planning on sleeping here, which I've never done before, so that should be intersting.

Wish me luck, or sanity, I'm not really sure which I'd prefer at this point.

I just realized that I don't have my meds here. Maybe I should go get them. Hmm.
 
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05:03pm 07/02/2005
 
mood: less sick, still radioactive
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I always confuse the names Megan and Heather. Why is that? They aren't similar or anything. Garr.
 
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Grar...   
02:09pm 07/02/2005
 
mood: radioactive
Hmph, I woke up this morning to work on homework for my Flash class. I really didn't want to, because I'm sick, and I feel like crap, but I did. I also skipped my morning class, but that's not a big deal. Anyway, I was working all morning, and then when I finished it I came down here to the art school (10 minutes late) only to find no one in the classroom. So I checked my e-mail, only to find that class had been cancelled.

I shoulda slept in. Bah.


In 'something completely different' news, on Saturday my copy of the LOTR EE boxset was about 30 minutes from here, so unless the USPS is being really lazy (entirely possible) it should get here today. Whee, 12 LOTR DVDs, this makes me happy.

Gyar *dies*
 
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Bleh   
02:55pm 06/02/2005
 
mood: sick
Well I had intended to make two entries entitled Please don't touch my bread and Mental note: eat but I ended up being too lazy.

Anyway, I'm sick, and it sucks, and I don't care to go over in detail what I was going to say in the previous two entries, so that's all for this entry.

I'm so interesting aren't I :P

Dude, my little star guy is radioactive, sweet.
 
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