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June Log

Once again it’s been awhile since my last blog post, and that’s probably because there’s not much to say… Been busy studying; school life is detrimental for blogging! At the moment I am posting on my new Samsung Omnia 7, using the Worpress app which works quite well so far. One downside I have noticed though is the lack of landscape support, which would probably make typing a bit more comfortable. A little hiccup, but it would be nice to see it supported in future updates. Back on general, I love Windows Phone 7, as does my good pal Roger who recently got a HTC Mozart. The UI is definitely a driving power behind this young mobile OS. Perhaps we also adore it because it makes us indie…? ^^” probably being the only ones in our entire school sporting WP7 devices, perhaps there is a subconscious desire to stand out from the crowd of iPhones and HTC Android devices which are dominating the market in our school.

If I was posting on my computer (which I am actually sitting in front of already), this post would have been done already >.< but I think I’ll put up with cramping hands for this post. So regarding ‘updates‘ I have made, I have changed my web Twitter background and avatar, hopefully to make it a bit more appealing aesthetically for those who haven’t adopted use of a client such as Tweetdeck. Secondly, I have installed WPTouch for this blog, allowing a mobile theme. A bit of a hassle in the process was the lack of WP7 support. Clearly, this plugin was tailored for the masses; i.e. iPhone users, so in order to get WP7 support I had to resort to Google. Android support should be in by default (haven’t tested). Also back on Twitter, I’m curiously looking forward to how many more will start using it post-iOS 5… I wonder if I’ll see twitter haters with a sudden change of heart ^^”

*update* The blog’s comment system is now powered by DISQUS

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And there goes my battery, have to go plug in now… (left it at halfway yesterday, didn’t charge)

Regarding anime, I have finally finished Ore no Imouto… and Level E. Both are great comedies :D also starting to catch up on Gosick. Starting to watch anime again after a little drought, I have finally dropped my habit of ridiclously following too many series, like 10+. Now I stick with one or two :] Also I finished Dream High, which I absolutely loved. Will definitely rewatch it!

In regards to music, my Last.fm profile will demonstrate how much my listening habits have changed. With SNSD and BigBang possessing my day-to-day listening, my metal had to suffer. However, my love is still true and strong and I am keen for Blind Guardian‘s show at The Factory Theatre in late September! On the other hand, I am quite upset with the age limit on Periphery and TesseracT‘s tour…so close to my 18th that it hurts :’(

Time to get back to my life as a student…

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*update from PC* added some photos ^^

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Azusa Movic Photoshoot

The feeling of having a box waiting at home for you is always exciting. Today was the first time in almost a month for me, so it took me by surprise. Anyway, here’s a quick photoshoot of Movic’s Azusa Nakano: the youngest member of the light music club in the incredibly popular anime K-ON!! In this figure, the cute twin-tailed (yet often the most mature) K-ON!! star is featured with her red Fender Jaguar and casual clothes. The figure is nice; the hair is well made, and the painting is overall good. Put next to Hitagi, it tends to be outshone due to Hitagi’s array of stationery…but my favourite K-ON!! character Azu-nyaaaaan <3 is still cute :) One thing that surprised me about the figure is that the strings on the Fender are not painted on, but some sort of wire (nylon?). Maybe this is normal, but this is only the fourth PVC figure I own (two being Nendoroids) :P

Well here she is!

Click on to see more pics! Note: This post is unfriendly to you if you are on dial-up or have been capped.

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Hitagi GSC

Hitagi is badass.

Some random shots here. Many of these will be similar, mainly because I haven’t really bothered going through them :P

Drag and drop photo spam XD

 

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After School Merch Unboxing

Back to school after holidays, and the stress is starting to sink in with assessment notices already. New timetables too, which is always exciting…awesome days where I finish after two or so lessons (not as awesome as a mate who finishes at 9:05am…) and some terrible days with 5 hour gaps between lessons. Anyway, after all the back to school fuss on a hot 38 degree Celsius day, I arrived home to the long awaited AmiAmi shipment in which would be my long awaited (and delayed) Hitagi GSC figure! That’s my one item in this box :P the rest belongs to Roger and another friend.

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Two more weeks is not enough! >.<’

Well into the latter half of the summer holidays here in Australia, and I’m not keen for school starting at all! Friends and cousins of mine who are at uni (and enjoying their longer summer break) tell me to cherish these high school days and enjoy them as much as I can… They say university work is so much harder. While I don’t doubt that in the slightest, at least they (mostly) get to study subjects they enjoy. I just hope highschool flies by quickly and then I can enjoy the social life of university that I’m so envious of at the moment.

First up, stuff about anime and such (get the stuff readers want covered before I go on a rant). I will not be providing episode by episode coverage on this new season unlike my attempt last season. However, I will provide comments within each blog post.

Here’s my remixed song I forgot to embed last time:

So far in this season’s anime offering, I have watched Gosick, Level E, Freezing, Beelzebub, Infinite Stratos and Kore wa Zombie desu ka. Once I finish the last 5 episodes of Samurai Champloo I’ll check out some of the others (Fractale, Puella Magi Madoka Magica). By the way, Samurai Champloo is badass; epic fights, interesting characters, quality production and lots of fantastic laughs. Out of the 6 new anime I have started, my favourite is definitely Level E. It has the humour and a fairly good sci-fi set up, and even potential light romance. It’s absurdity has a slight tinge of Arakawa in it, which is definitely a plus. My close second favourite is Gosick, simply because it looks to be a decent mystery series, and I’m loving the adorable costumes! Next up would be Beelzebub and Kore wa Zombie… tied. They both are action shounen series, both filled to the brim with craziness, but stylistically different. I’m hoping Infinite Stratos turns out well, as I’m quite a big fan of mecha series. So far, I’m having a hard time seeing the ‘mecha’ aspect behind all the clichéd harem. Freezing, an ecchi action flick with female warriors (akin to Claymore) almost had me turn it off and drop it completely due to its dull nature and 4:3 aspect ratio, but the ending gave a glimmer of interest. Nothing special, and not some super ecchi; but a wimpy boy causing trouble…once again akin to Claymore. So basically, this season is a fair bit better than I expected.

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As you might have gathered, I love all sorts of genres: from typical boy stuff to the cheesiest romance. On a somewhat related note, I watched Disney’s Tangled today, and absolutely loved it. I’ll rate it 8.5/10, with marks taken off for some plot weaknesses/lack of smoothness and the fact that it doesn’t do anything new. It takes a classic fairytale and does a top-notch adaptation for modern audiences. Recently I also saw the renowned The King’s Speech, which is one of the highest quality films I’ve seen. It does basically everything well; 9.5/10. I’m not giving it a ten, but depending on my reaction when I see it again, I just might. What makes me say that is it’s not one of my personal favourites…Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction are examples of tens from me.

It seems I have already hit 500 words, so now I’ll move on to my holidays which I know you are keen to hear about. Since last post, I’ve attended a failed Lord of the Rings movie marathon (people lost patience and decided to watch Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy instead), moved to a smaller room and worked a total of one shift. I really hope that job hunt reaps some results soon!

As you can see, this is my new room. Getting the bed to fit right into that spot there was quite a hassle. We measured it and thought ‘hey, this will fit perfectly!’. But deep down in my pessimistic soul, I know things always sound too good to be true. Turns out, the bed was approximately 2 centimetres too long which logically followed with my dad saying: ‘let’s cut off the bevel from the wall!’. Using my exceptional Year 9 and 10 industrial technology skills, I quickly advised him to cut the leg of the beg to form a sort of support ‘joint’ with the wall bevel (see bottom left of photo). After a bit of time and a bit more sweat and blood, I’m happy to say that it turned out quite well! XD

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