Wow, this week was unbelievably slow. Or at least, it felt unbelievably slow compared to past weeks. I told myself I was going to relax for the remaining days of summer (we’re down to 9 days) but gods am I BORED. I’ve caught to all the anime I’ve missed. I’ve dropped Nogizaka Haruka, World Destruction and Zero no Tsukaima to lighten my load. I still have a lot of manga I want to read but I’m not feeling the least bit motivated.
I’m not late on anything anymore but now I’m really really bored. So bored I started going to sleep at 10 o’ clock because I had nothing to do. I don’t even sleep that early for school. I entertained myself by watching Oofuri again and checking out a few episodes of Majin Tantei Nogami Neuro but I got tired of that after a few hours. Even worst, episode 19 of Code Geass R2 got rid of all the reasons I had to watch it. What the hell are they going to do the seven episodes? Kill off Charles? I don’t think SEVEN episodes is needed for just that. Rolo’s gone and I hated him but he was better than Nunnally for the homo moments. Lulu’s downfall was a hilarious watch and I can’t be believe he resigned himself without explaining. Then again, I guess no one would believe him anyway. Who’s left to kill? Kallen? Suzaku? And what happened to Xing-ke? He should’ve been long dead. Useless character. That’s it. I give up. Unless I see SuzakuxLulu shots in coming episodes, I’ll be dead bored watching Geass. Breakdowns and talks of redemption can only get so entertaining. Bring on Gundam 00!
I’m not getting anywhere with the manga I actually want to read. Instead, I devoured 26 chapters of Bitter Virgin on One Manga. It’s a great manga but it’s far from being light-hearted. It’s not like anything I’ve ever read before either. It’s slice-of-life, but it talks about the darker parts of reality. The main girl got raped by her step-father, got pregnant and aborted then got pregnant again and gave birth to a boy she gave up for adoption without seeing him. There’s a psychopath blond who’s obsessed with the main guy and a chilhood friend who’s bound to go stalker any moment now. Well, there’s nothing happy and innocent about this manga but it was a great read. Besides, after Tsumi, I’m still in the mood for angst.
I’ve been updating the Fall 2008 Lineup page a lot lately. I’m adding trailers and air dates as I find them. Gundam 00 is set to air October 5th (Sunday) and CLANNAD ~AFTER STORY~ for October 2nd (Thursday). So far so good for my blogging.
Utau got beat by Haruka. I expected it, but it still made me curse. “Dozo have a starfish!” got in too. I don’t care about the third group. Futami, Fate and C.C.’s got my vote for the next batch. No doubt C.C’s going to win A10. A06 scares me but I’m still voting Fate.
Since I’ve absolutely nothing left to do, I’ve finally forced myself to start learning hiragana/kanji/katakana. In a few hours, I’ve managed to memorize all the basic hiragana, the compounds with “ゆ“, “や” and “よ“. I think that leaves me with just the compounds with the dashes and euh, circle thing. I’ve been using this to etch the hiragana into my brain and I’ll probably use it for katakana as well. I still practice though with hiragana though … I’m having problems remembering mi, mu, me and na at times. With Kanji, I only got as far as learning to write and read numbers. It was much easier than I thought it would be. Otherwise, I still suck at it. It kills the number of pronunciations one damn sign can have and it’s frustrating how one stroke completely changes a kanji’s meaning. Like the Kanjis for “hyakku” and “shiro“, the only difference is the that one stroke. Well, I’m going to take it easy with Kanji and just learn a few at the time. It’d help if I had a dictionary. Right now, I’m just writing the basics into a crappy notebook (I need a new one) … and my writing sucks. Sigh, time to go master hiragana. I’ll probably get to katakana by the next hour …