November 23, 2010 at 19:26 (Uncategorized)

We decided to kill some time in the arcade hall at Grand West while waiting for 30 Seconds to Mars – fantastic show even if they did make us wait an age.  Generally there was a fair amount of waiting on Sunday evening but back to the arcade.  We decided to race – I kept losing or flipping my car dramatically and the more smashed your car, the slower you end up going.  But what was playing through my mind as I went from sideline to sideline and took corners at a severe angle was a comment by one of my first driving instructors way back in 2001.  It came out of nowhere and to this day I often wonder what I did that made him think so, it often comes to mind while watching Top Gear.  He said –

“You should be a rally driver.”


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Not making sense.

November 20, 2010 at 21:09 (Uncategorized)

It is a strange thing to not like something because of another person’s attitude toward that something.  ‘I don’t read manga X because of the obsessive behaviour of the fans’ – this makes no sense to me.  One Piece fans, like any other fans, can be um, serious about their ideas over One Piece but this is not why I don’t read it.  I don’t read One Piece because I’m not taken with the story and I don’t like the art – it’s quite simple.  Yet I’ve come across many people online, and in real life, who don’t like this or that because of the fans.  I’m never quite sure how to respond when it comes up in conversation.  There is always a pause where I frown, give a somewhat confused ‘right’ or ‘okay’ and then change the subject in the hope that there can actually be a conversation somewhere in the talking.

Another odd one for me is people absolutely hating a character and wishing they would die.  The character is a personal attack and the artist is out to get them.  No matter what purpose the character may [or may not] serve in the story is completely beside the point.

Okay, maybe I should stop reading artist’s comments on their fanart when I’m tired – so tired right now.  And it’s not even 21h30 yet.

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Um, well…

November 19, 2010 at 11:29 (Uncategorized)

This morning I was standing in Long Street looking at what used to be the Bead Shop but was now a collection of other shops.  As I was mulling over where the nearest bead shop would be a German dude said to me –

“You look sporty, would you like to have a drink with me?”

Admittedly I did have my hair in a pony and I was wearing my tennis shoes but a drink at 09h17 with a weirdo, I think not.  He did tell me that his wife [O_o] told him that the Bead Shop had closed down.

And on Wednesday I got shouted at by some dude because he ‘greeted’ me and then didn’t hear my stiff reply – “You must greet a man.”  Furious, I returned that he should learn to listen.

Why do people on the street think they can talk to  me – so annoying.


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Ridiculous hopes

November 8, 2010 at 11:10 (Uncategorized)

Not wanting to drive home in the heat with a developing migraine, I left the weekend event early.  As I was driving I had this ridiculous idea that if I got home quickly, I could have a shower, take some pills and sleep off the migraine.  This has never worked but I try it quite often and always hope that it might work just this once.

I have low views of spring and they just got lower with the drizzle that is steadily soaking the ground right now.  I had planned on mopping the floors today – an rewarding and somewhat therapeutic task when I put my mind to it, much like ironing.  However, spring rain has thwarted my plans.   But the air is now pleasantly cool 🙂

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Write Fanfiction

November 5, 2010 at 08:51 (Uncategorized)

I, along with others, receive little pep email from authors when attempting NaNoWriMo.  Sometimes I read them and sometimes I don’t, it all depends on how I’m feeling or if I know the author.  This morning there was one from Mercedes Lackey.  I read it because I have read her one or two of her books many, many years ago, I didn’t particularly like them but I did finish them.  Anyway, the reason why I’m blogging about this is that she suggested fanfiction for writing practice.  Which is brilliant.  When I first started blogging, I blogged about the benefits of writing stories where you don’t have to describe the characters, locations or histories – all you have to do it write a story, work on the story, develop story telling skills.  I don’t see it as an affirmation of my thinking but it is nice to know that other also think along the same lines.

One of my most popular pieces of fanfic is a human drama piece.  The second most annoying genre I’ve tried to read.  But my fanfic has hospitals, amnesia, inner turmoil and revelations – it’s great 😛  Because of this I decided to try a human drama piece for my NaNoWriMo.  I came up with a fair enough story but I’m beginning to doubt whether I can keep up the drama for 50 000 words.  I have a grand collection of 1790 words and it’s day five.  I am also going away this weekend and writing an exam next week.  It is a bleak future for my novel.

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November 3, 2010 at 09:12 (Uncategorized)

Naruto and Bleach are both out early.  Still curious with Bleach but excited about Naruto – the ninja are going to war!

And James May says it like it is – http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/oct/31/james-may-diy

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November 2, 2010 at 16:15 (Uncategorized)

Well, Sora’s hair isn’t as crazy as Roxas’ when it comes to colouring.  So far this is the best colour of the lot.  I’m not yet finished so there is still room for improvement.

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