September 29, 2009 at 11:21 (Uncategorized)

Here are some quotes from my English lecturer [not directed at me]:

please read pages 19 and 20 of your prescribed text. you will realise that English falls within that category. i am sorry for taking too long to respond to your question. now that we are using this technology, i will be able to attend to your issues more quicker.


It is not avisable to memorise anything in language studies. double check the scope of the exam and see if that unit is covered. if not, I think you also don’t have to bother yourself.

This one is rather odd:

with regard to the signifier and the signified please study other books except the prescribed text and hear how other authors explain these concepts.

And this is the woman that marked my work.


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Legal activities

September 27, 2009 at 12:55 (Uncategorized)

It appears as if MH is trying to move scanlations into the realm of ‘legal’ – I think this is an awesome idea.  As online publishing gets bigger, scanlations are going to fall away somewhat – though they will never be gone.  However, there is much backlash from members.  It is sad, really.  Too often peoples’ efforts are criticized and there are never any suggestions.  People just want to complain and put others down.   There should be a new social rule – you can only ‘complain’ if you back it up with a suggest. 

I think that would be a good rule – people would discuss suggests rather than throwing out complaints.

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District 9

September 26, 2009 at 15:16 (Uncategorized)

I thought it was a bit boring and predictable – like ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’.  But the effects were so good – I could’ve got sick at the nail pulling thing; I wasn’t even looking when he ran into the bathroom. 

I’ve added another piecing to my right ear – it’s a little tender at the moment.  There was supposed to be two but the newly shot stud made it difficult to correctly place the second stud.  So I’m going back in about three weeks to have the other shot through.  That way number 4 will be removed, 5 shot through and 4 replaced – somewhat troublesome but I want them evenly spaced.

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Chicken rescue

September 25, 2009 at 18:17 (Uncategorized)

I kid you not, a chicken flew into the garden and the owners spent nearly ten minutes looking for it. 

It was a black chicken and it squawked like hell when they caught it.

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September 24, 2009 at 16:06 (Uncategorized)

My awesome skills!  Not…

I can now loop a track on Cubase – I’ve chopped up Dearly Beloved and stuck bits of it together to creat a 12 minute loop.  Not bad, I think.  Actually, it’s a bit like copy and paste…

But I was trying to record so I failed there as I’m still no closer to getting sound from the instrument to the PC.

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September 22, 2009 at 09:36 (Uncategorized)

I have to keep telling myself that I’m not that good at skating on the road – in fact, I’m terrible at it – but what I really have to keep telling myself is that I’m not wearing futuristic motorised skates.  My lower back is really sore…

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Week of Spiders

September 18, 2009 at 21:07 (Uncategorized)

Actually, that should be Year of Spiders but this week has rather awful.  Apart from the one in the bathroom, three randomly drifted through the house and to top it off – a pregnant spider tried to make a nest in the spare room.

I have another learner’s test tomorrow but I now know where the traffic department is so no getting lost for me.

While my personal views of the manga I proof has no effect on the effort I put in – man, Yugo is a boring manga. 

And while I’m taking about scanlations… I’ve come across an odd thing.  Fighting among scan groups about who does what.  I’ve always know about it but the extent of it…  You’re all infringing on copyrights!  If you don’t like it, how does the original author feel?

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News snap –

September 17, 2009 at 09:29 (Uncategorized)

Digital manga sales

Interest in Japanese

Manga on cellphones

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September 16, 2009 at 14:32 (Uncategorized)

I’m tired and I don’t know why.  I sleep the same as before, I’m awake the same as before, I eat the same as before but these last three days I feel as if I could fall alseep just by blinking…

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The Fountain

September 15, 2009 at 07:50 (Uncategorized)

What a beautiful movie and what beautiful music but rather sad at the same time.

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