Chise

Books

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.
Chise

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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*
Chise

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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.
Chise

This is like more than I've posted all summer. :P

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.
Chise

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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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Chise

Two days in a row. It's like a real journal! :P

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.
Chise

RO maybe?

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!
Chise

Hrm, things be here, yar!

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.
Chise

An update? OMG?!

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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