Holidays, hopefully a good break

Today marked my freedom for the next two or so weeks, with the completion of my final exam of this term. Most people had finished last week, but my assessment schedule was spread out with week long gaps strung throughout. Essentially, I’ve already had a decent break. Here’s what I’ve done so far:

  • Cleaned room about four or five times
  • Watched anime
  • Drew a picture
  • Set my goal for university course
  • Put my soft toys around the room
  • Got a poster with fifteen penguins from IKEA and framed it
  • Framed a Totoro puzzle
  • Had band practice
  • Moved this website to where it is now

As most of my views for my blog  (almost all of them actually) which are from people I don’t know in real life are of posts about anime/technology, I’ll talk about that, since the point of a blog is to get a decent number of views! XD

I’m planning on watching Ouran High School Host Club, Vampire Knight, Phantom, Darker Than Black 2, Break Blade movies and finishing the now overly ecchi Highschool of the Dead. Ouran and Vampire Knight have been on my list for aaaaages, but I never got around to watching/finishing them yet (actually, I managed to stop Vampire Knight at episode 8 a few months back). Highschool of the Dead became a bit too ecchi for my liking, but I’ll finish it off nonetheless as there are only 3 episodes left for me. My friends have told me that Darker Than Black season 2 is pretty decent, except for the ending…which I was told to skip completely (don’t know how that’s possible :P ) . Phantom should be good.

Also, Japan’s Fall 2010 season of anime has started, with many of the series set to kick off in the coming weeks.

The list is quite big, but to me it seems many are quite mediocre. Of those 30 series, I’ll be keeping an eye on:

  • Bakuman: being the only manga I follow, I will definitely watch this. Hopefully it delivers and lives up to the manga! Remember, its BakuMAN, not BakuGAN (the childish thingy)
  • Star Driver: I’ll just be taking a look, since its by BONES (hopefully it won’t disappoint me like Heroman did)
  • The World God Only Knows: My friend is in love with the manga, and I trust his judgement!
  • Arakawa Under the Bridge S2: Enjoyed season 1 a lot, and I’m definitely up for another season of silly random comedy
  • Index s2: Only halfway through the first season, so if I finish that, I’ll probably go onto season two…if I like it enough :P
  • Miyanishi Tatsuya Gekijou: Omae Umasou da na: This isn’t on that list up there, but it looks childish enough for an adolescent teen to enjoy somewhat!
    • Synopsis: “A Tyrannosaurus called Heart was raised by a herbivorous dinosaur. As he grew up, he was scared by other dinosaurs. One day, Heart meets a baby Ankylosaurus and he names the baby “Umasou (looks delicious)”. Umasou started to be attached to Heart and a strange family love develops between the two”

Needless to say, if some of the ones I ignored completely turn out to be well received by the community, I will have to take a closer look.

Regarding buying stuff, I am considering starting up my figurine collection, which is now comprised of  just a few Gundams (Exia, Virtue from Gundam 00). Fairly soon, I will probably be the proud owner of an Azusa nendoroid (Azu-nyaaaan!!!) and Hitagi figure by GSC. Also, I’m considering the Tomoyo WAVE figure, which is now further discounted at AmiAmi…which is another $50 or so. Hmmmmmmm….deciding what to buy is so nerve-wracking! ARGH!!! I probably should be using this money to save up for something like an amplifier or another EMG pickup…

Anyway, I’m off to play some Zelda: Windwaker. I never got around to finishing that game, and thought: why not do so in my holidays!