Archive for June, 2007

For despair is the sickness unto death …

Friday, June 29th, 2007

As I’ve mentioned in my previous write-ups I have successfully tried and stifled (if only by a little bit) my overeagerness and addiction to playing DotA. I have also started focusing once more on my studies as well as tried to become more sociable to my amiable dorm mates: for me, at least, it seemed as if I had started life anew. Problems with the motivation to study, however, still arose (and keep on arising) within me. I chose my schedule so that I had no classes every Friday which would allow me to study more or to do more research regarding the different subjects I am taking this semester. Today was that very first Friday of supposedly scholastic utility; my resolve, however, wasn’t as inflexible as my schedule was. I spent about six hours playing DotA despite my sheer disinterest in it (and this is said in all honesty) as I did not want to stay in my room and I also did not want to study. Much could have been done within those six hours; I, however, decided to revel among the different heroes and heroines duking and juking each other out in DotA. Yet I was not pumped, however, in the least, despite the fact that when I used the heroes I was accustomed to I owned; neither was I amused, however, when we were losing because the hero I was using was not viable against good team play of the opposing team. I was using Pit Lord, and whenever I used that hero we lost. Yet that still did not interest me.


Real-life calls!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

I haven’t been updating, but it’s not because of DotA. Although I still play DotA, I often just play it now for stupid fun like I did today. Since Pit Lord is now the quintessential useless hero (at least in comparison to others), I picked him and I tried a new (stupid) build. This was initially to purchase two Stout Shields that were not to be upgraded, and of course purchase a Dagon for hero-killing (but actually for last hitting heroes 🙂 ). Since we were assured of losing as my other teammates didn’t even play half as well as me (in that state), I just bought two more Stout Shields with the end result of having four of those, a Boots of Speed and a Dagon 1. I ended up having the score of 2-2, and just because of that I was happy the rest of the day (or what was left of it).

That’s all for the DotA talk. I haven’t been updating recently because I finally found some real-life friends who appreciate anime and Japanese culture the way I do, and most of them are my dorm mates. Thus, I don’t lock myself up in my room and stay with my computer for the whole day anymore just surfing or watching anime, because it’s much more fun to talk about the anime you like and discuss it rather than watching it alone. It’s also quite fun watching anime with friends, though, definitely. I’m still an avid fan of anime, although I’m trying to revisit the old times by downloading (and hopefully watching) RahXephon. It’s a pity that my BitTorrent sometimes chokes on me, so I’m not downloading it as quickly as I can.

I have also been busy with schoolwork and though many people may be offended by my lack of anime posts I have been trying to excel at school and now that I’ve finally found artifacts of a social life I’m having more and more of a difficult time posting about anime (of which among the recent ones the only series I watch is Reideen).

I know there are classics-in-the-making like Simoun and Touka Gettan and Saiunkoku Monogatari (although that’s not finished yet), but I’d like to enjoy being in the company of real people in the meantime. I’ve also been watching Proposal Daisakusen. This does not mean I’m closing my blog down, though. :V

And there’s only a few more days until Mononoke!!! Oh man, I’m so blogging that.


I really need some pep talk right now …

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

I don’t have work, and neither have classes formally started, but I can’t still get back to anime because the Internet connection that once worked without a hitch for about three months went back to its old ways once again. This really sucks for me, as I wanted to watch Reideen until its most recent sub as well as start on RahXephon. I really planned to watch it (even years ago) but I just didn’t find the perseverance to stick to more than the first episode of the series (just like Honey and Clover, but look at where I stand towards it right now). I have no other interests except reading manga (both erotic and non-erotic), but I even have a hard time doing that with the ugly weather (both geographic and internal in nature) I’m experiencing right now. In short … life really sucks right now.

I plan to get back to anime in a very short while but I don’t how I’m going to do that with all the misfortunes stacking against me. Some helpful words would be highly welcome … and just give me a little more time. I won’t stay like this forever, because even I’m finding myself abhorrent when I just play DotA the entire day. I simply play DotA now just to have something to do. Just some games ago I made The Butterfly on Pit Lord. I just wanted to try it. Just because I had nothing to do at home … and DotA is a great waste of time.

PS. If someone can donate an airconditioner to me I’d be highly thankful … and I really need jounetsu in life. :V

An exploration of new horizons

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

Hey all! I’m not even sure if there are still some people who read this blog, but this is a reminder that I’m still here. I’ve had hectic summer classes, which bore great fruit with the efforts I gave, but now that after the summer classes and with a short break I’ve learnt to cherish a lot of things other than anime. Although DotA still remains to be a regular pastime of mine, I’ve had times where I was bored of it, especially before the release of 6.44. Now that there are six new heroes, the novelty arose once again, and I’m once again finding it fun. I’m quite a simple (if not a dim-witted guy), aren’t I?

That’s not the only reason that I’ve stopped blogging, however. No matter how many people find this season lively I found it merely full of rehashes except for a few series (and among those few series the only one I regularly watch is Reideen). I am besotted with Hoshikawa’s character and the animation, story, as well as art of Production I.G. is quite good. I’m pretty sure my interest will pick up in the next season when Mononoke will be aired, but until then I will find some time to dabble in other areas of interests (namely Japanese dramas and manga).

I’ve recently seen over at CrunchyRoll the first three episodes as well as the first half of the fourth episode of 1 Litre of Tears. The acting was magnificent, the casting was well-done, and there pervades an aura of a bittersweet melancholy towards the character of Aya. She is suffering, yet she remains to be strong for the sake of her family, her friends, and maybe, ultimately, herself. I found it touching, although I still didn’t cry in any of the episodes I’ve seen. I still have a box of tissues beside me, always, in case I do start crying. 🙂

I also am watching Proposal Daisakusen, Lunch no Joou, and I have downloaded the Maison Ikkoku (<3) drama special. Classes will again start sometime next week, so I have to make the most of the free time that I do have now. I think I'm going to download Hataraki Man, but since it took too long to be subbed I’m also losing the interest. :V

I’m quite fond of demonic pigs, and I don’t know why. There’s this new hero in 6.44, known as Pit Lord (among the orcish/undead bosses of Warcraft III), and he’s really only purely for support; with his skills he can barely kill, but I’m finding him fun because Dagon is always fun (for last hitting 🙂 ).

I’m sorry for getting off-topic but I do want those who still do read my site to know that I’m still here, lurking and waiting for good anime and manga to come out. By the way, on manga, I love Ai Kora, Mx0, and Rosario+Vampire. I think I’m going to pick up Pretty Face soon, because I’ve heard it was also drawn by Kazurou Inoue.

I’m sorry for the disjointedness of this post, but it’s already 2 am here and I’m still thinking about what to do for my remaining days. I’m also stoned precisely because it is already 2 am. 🙂