I haven't written here in a while. Mostly, over the past few days, I have been:
- Thinking about dissertation topics
- Thinking even more about my lecturers dancing in the style of West Side Story. We've been laughing heartily in our lectures, but oh god DO NOT WANT. Especially not the subsequent Michael Jackson's 'Beat It' crossover. My eyes! MY EYES!
- Defrosting the fridge. AGAIN. It almost deserves the status of a HOBBY by now.
- Listening to The Rapture on repeat and dancing dancing dancing.
- Not dwelling on Gundam00 at all.
Now, let me give you a run-down of some more things that I've been watching recently:
Spice and Wolf
I decided to drop this one in the end. After 3 episodes I realised that merchant trading in fictional pseudo-European towns is boring boring boring.
Honey and Clover - Live action TV series
I've only seen the first episode of this. The production seemed a little cheesy, and I can't help comparing it to the live action movie, even though it's never going to match up to that. I might drop it. Each episode lasts an hour; do I really have that much time in my life to waste? But I might keep watching it because Honey and Clover (in any incarnation) gives me the warm fuzzies like you wouldn't believe. We'll see.
The animation in the first two episodes was quite nice. The story started out normal, but turned completely crazy over the top. The plot almost seems like something I'd have writen when I was 14, and thought that every good story had to start and end with character death (this was different to when I was 12, when I thought that every good story had to have a group of animals who went on an adventure). Anyway, I'll probably keep watching this if the animation quality stays nice.
Lark Rise to Candleford
OMG! An actual TV programme that's on the actual TV! Like on the BBC and everything! I hardly ever watch those! This is an easy to watch costume drama about a girl in the late 19th Century, who leaves her hamlet to go work in a post office in the big town. There is nothing difficult or gritty about this show at all. It's pleasant, like buying a new scarf, or eating cake with your Nan. It also contains Mark Heap, of whom I am a large fan (even if he is getting a little chubby around the face now). I think I'll keep watching this if I've got nothing better to do on a Sunday evening.
Right. Now I should go draw some more
Comment from: [Member]
Oh I wish! I probably could do that as a dissertation topic too. Only, it’s probably safe to bet that the only place that manga is archived is in Japan. Without a knowledge of Japanese, I’m kind of stuck on that one.
I may slowly be winding my way towards a dissertation topic though. At the moment I’m thinking of ‘How to archive blogs and wikis’
Meaning, I’d be able to jaff on the internet all day for a valid reason!
p.s. Have you seen the archive of the internet?
Comment from: Mariya [Visitor]
and an excellent topic that would be!
Comment from: Nick [Visitor]
You do seem to spend your life defrosting!
And what is your dissertation topic? Manga in archives?
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