kansaiphones: (Chi's Sweet Home: KITA~!)
I got me a
Glitter Text Generator

You have no idea how fucking happy I am.

But first, getting back my main programs and music, finishing up on the first half of the thesis, and then home. OTL
kansaiphones: (Chi's Sweet Home: FFFFFF)
Finally done with my Japanese final. The most painful exam I've taken from that professor EVER. Now to finish up on revisions for my ch. 2 of thesis (which isn't even done. guess I'll be doing that during the two week break) and Writing Fiction. Hopefully with those done, I'll be able to get a new laptop.

To celebrate surviving the hard stuff, I found this awesome Nico Nico Douga song collab called "Smiling". Halyosy composed the song and some of my favorite NND singers like Hitori are in this.

And randomly, my roommate's brother came in from Seattle and we ended up watching a part of "The Big Bang Theory" season. I freaking love it. I'll have to find more episodes when I get my laptop.
kansaiphones: (Vocaloid: <3)
Everyone on my f-list who reads this and particularly cares will make a post in their own journal (OR JUST COMMENT HERE) with things they want for Christmas. This includes at least:

* One item over a hundred dollars
* Two items between fifty and one hundred dollars
* Three items between twenty and fifty dollars
* Three items below twenty dollars
* Three things that can be done relatively cheaply.
* Your address (if it requires sending via mail. You can contact me privately with this.)


One item over a hundred dollars: New laptop. But I'm going to buy a new one soon since it sounds like my old laptop finally died. *hugs it*

Two items between fifty and one hundred dollars: The Keroro Gunso/Sgt. Frog DVD pack. I'm convinced the dub's good since I watched a few episodes yesterday. The Bester anthology I was on Ebi-TEN's website. I'm a fan of the liger, alright?

Three items between twenty and fifty dollars: Keroro Gunso models (Keroro ones), a beginner friendly Gundam model I can use as a prop for my human!Keroro cosplay, and shoes for said cosplay (something green and white)

Three items below twenty dollars:
Saint Young Men volume 3, Keroro Gunso vol.?? (the one with Angol Fear), and a back issue from the magazine ImagineFX.

Three things that can be done relatively cheaply:
Fanart and fanfics of my fandoms: Keroro Gunso, KHR, Hetalia and others. You're allowed to inquire me about pairings and stuff.
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Cleaning, computer work, and school )
kansaiphones: (APH: China and Russia)
So sore from snowboarding today. It was a scary, but fun. I think I ate it like 20+ for sure. I'll have to sit in the hot tub for sure. Probably won't do any excessive tomorrow, but hopefully in the afternoon I can walk around. Guess I'll use that time to do homework.

No snowboarding during Thanksgiving. It was mostly devoted to getting from Seattle to Whistler. We stopped by in Vancouver for lunch. I hope one day I can stay there longer. It seems so wonderful. Dinner was a turkey, brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie.

Now I'm just waiting for dinner. I'm making breakfast tomorrow. BTW, Canadian bacon is delicious. Not the kind on pizza. The actual bacon made in Canada.
kansaiphones: (APH: China and Russia)
One more day to Thanksgiving break. While I say I could use a break like this, it also means finals are coming up. I had to put a hiatus on Keroro in mallowmateys since there was no way I could do the activity checks in time. Hopefully, I can make that up in January when I come back to Oregon and only have 1 class for 3 hours in the morning until Spring Semester.

This year, I'll be heading up to Whistler to snowboard....or at least try to attempt it, if not utterly humiliate myself in front of my cousin and some of her friends. Hopefully, while I'm up there, I can work on my short story for my Writing Fiction class and my drawings for Drawing I. Maybe I'll try to outline my chapter 2 for the senior thesis. Wednesday will be dedicated to going up to Seattle to meet up with my cousin and we head out to Whistler in the morning. I won't return to campus until Monday, which means I'll actually skip Japanese class. Whoops, I should have told my professor that, but I'll email him my assignment, if anything, right?
kansaiphones: (Chi's Sweet Home: KITA~!)
Saturday was a damn good day.

Got me a new scarf and two necklaces from American Eagle and had lunch at Todai's. Pretty much an all day trip with the Video Games Live concert to top it all off.

My throat will be raw when I wake up, without a doubt. The Oregon Symphony was so fucking amazing along with the Pacific Youth choir. There homages to so many games: Halo, Warcraft, Super Mario Brothers, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, all the 8-bit games, Guitar Hero, Castlevania, Civilization, and more. It felt more like a rock concert than a symphonic concert with everyone screaming, fangirling/fanboying and maybe jizz in their pants. Over all, song after song, the concert made me shiver in delight.

They did a segment for "Space Invaders". The volunteer from the audience had to wear a shirt with the player's ship design on the back. In order to move the ship around, he basically had to run back and forth on the stage as they played. Though he failed to clear the stage, it was incredibly fun.

For the Guitar Hero part, they made the winner of the preshow's GH competition play a song from Aerosmith. If he could score past 100,000, he wins and he did. (Though I still think they should have done "Through the Fire and the Flames" though that would be hard to arrange for an orchestra.)

There was even an appearance  via skype of the man who invented Pong, the first video game. It's hard to believe it's been 40 years since video games were born. They even showed the first video clip of Pong being played from the 1960s.

They even brought in the pianist who could play the Super Mario Brothers theme blindfolded. He did a medley of Final Fantasy songs, the SMB theme obviously, and joined in the Castlevania homage. 

kansaiphones: (Chi's Sweet Home: FFFFFF)
Halloween was average this year. Strangely enough, I got me some new shoes that day. I'll post a photo later if anyone's interested. So, I had to scrap my human!Keroro costume that day since it was clear I wasn't going to get it done in time. Ended up going as a goth girl of sorts (at least that's what my roommate called it).

Had dinner with my friends. Two of my friends took forever to get their Jedi outfits done, so we missed a dance or two in the area. We managed to take photos since one of my friends, Reese, is an avid photographer. So he was experimenting with lighting and stuff while the guys did poses with their lightsabers.

Oh and I managed to download 6 Hetalia FSTs and a few other songs. So huzzah for around 4 days worth of music now on my iTunes.

Classwise, I had my advising/registration period for next semester. For Winter III, I'm taking two classes about first aid and injury prevention. Winter III is an optional course my school has. Classes happen five times a week for three hours. It allows students to take up a class they wouldn't normally take. My past courses were about the Crusades and Alfred Hitchcock films.

Taking more Japanese courses next semester, along with the second part of the Capstone/Thesis class. Oh fun. Debating whether to take another art course or maybe a history course (I blame Hetalia for sparking an interest in history again!).

Icon Meme Time! )
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Good news is that I got my new Bamboo tablet on Friday. I still need to get used to it since it's really different from my old graphire tablet. But it never felt better to hold that pen in my hand. *__*

College is going by too fucking fast. It's around midterms time, so everyone's stressing out. It doesn't help that since our college switched to a 4 credit system, there's even more stress. I was originally going for an art minor, but it's impossible now since all the art classes now happen at the same time. WHY?!

Also, class registration for Winter III and Spring semester are coming up. I might take the First Aid class for Winter III since that could be a useful skill to learn. Besides, most of those classes are either travel courses, which I can't afford, or lab classes for the science majors. And no, I do NOT want to any of the art classes being held at home. Sure, it would be nice to stay home, but I don't like staying at my own home. It just doesn't feel like a home, like I can't get comfortable in the very place where I've lived for so long.

Saturday was the World Hetalia meet up in Portland. It was cool meeting up with different people in the area. Didn't cosplay, but I just wore my "FOB outfit" as my roommate Telleh calls it. The funny thing is, it happened around the same time the Portland Zombie Walk happened. Zombies + Personified Countries = Win. Later that night, it was Casino Night at the college. Around this time, parents are invited to see the campus and this is an event they goes on. I suck at blackjack or any card games in general, so I stuck to my favorite: roulette. I mostly had good luck,  but I ended up getting cocky in the end, and only gained $100. OTL I'm glad this wasn't actual gambling involved.
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Guess who's going to Whistler this Thanksgiving? :D Bought my tickets to Seattle, where I'll be meeting up with my cousin. Going to learn how to snowboard and fail so hard. Will buy my new tablet later in the future.

Finally got my food stamps Wednesday. Though it meant wasting an entire afternoon where I could've done work, it was worth the wait and skipping lunch. I just ended up getting Kevin Ruddolf's "Let it Rock" stuck in my head in the process. (The only reason why I found this song was because I watched videos of Quest Crew, from America's Best Dance Crew.)

Drawing class is going very well. I was skeptical of the class at first, but it's actually getting interesting now. Writing Fiction will soon start working on our short stories. I might go back use one of my previous writing exercise about the girl working in a maid cafe in Akihabara. It just grew on me, so I just have work on making it a 12-20 page short story.

Despite being tired since I stayed up til 3am, the urge to rearrange my room kicked in. So now I have more desk space to work with, which always make me happy. Now the problem would be keeping this place clean. XD

I just found out there's a World Hetalia Meet up in Portland. Debating ifI should go or not.

That reminds me, I should hurry up and finalize my plans for Human!Keroro cosplay. There's so many ways I've seen Keroro humanized, so it's hard to pick exactly what to go for.
kansaiphones: (Chii's Sweet Home: So Sleepy)
Day trips, RP, and ...stuff )
kansaiphones: (Keroro Gunso: Human!Keroro LOL)
The Sharing Meme

day 01 | a song
day 02 | a picture
day 03 | a book/ebook/fanfic
day 04 | a site
day 05 | a youtube clip
day 06 | a quote
day 07 | whatever tickles your fancy

Anime recommendation: Keroro Gunso aka Sargent Frog.

Honestly, I love the anime more than the manga. It's been on the air for about six years now and reaching the 300 episode mark. It's no wonder no one, to my knowledge, has subbed ALL the episodes. (Goddamnit, I want to know about the Shurara corps!)  Oh, and did I mention there are currently 4 movies too?

O_O All the episodes are amazing. It's a rather well-rounded show. When I'm feeling down, this show always has some way of cheering me up. Yes, they got licensed by Funimation, but holy crap, the dub's pretty good. (I'm so glad they changed Keroro's VA because I would've disowned Funimation if they stuck to their first choice of Vic Mangina.) And this is coming from someone who's mostly sticks to subs or raws, if it's easy to translate.
kansaiphones: (Chii's Sweet Home: So Sleepy)
The Sharing Meme

day 01 | a song
day 02 | a picture
day 03 | a book/ebook/fanfic
day 04 | a site
day 05 | a youtube clip
day 06 | a quote
day 07 | whatever tickles your fancy
"The world ends with you. If you want to enjoy life, expand your world. You gotta
push your horizons out as far as they’ll go."

-Sanae Hanekoma from the game, "The World Ends with You"

From one of my favorite games of all time, from one of my favorite characters.

And now, back to "working on my introduction". orz

kansaiphones: (Keroro Gunso: Human!Keroro LOL)
The Sharing Meme

day 01 | a song
day 02 | a picture
day 03 | a book/ebook/fanfic
day 04 | a site
day 05 | a youtube clip
day 06 | a quote
day 07 | whatever tickles your fancy


Weird Al's "Horoscope of the Day" and Hetalia. Hey, couldn't find a KHR version, but I found this to be fun. (Why isn't there one, anyway???)



kansaiphones: (KHR: Shine on Yamamoto)
The Sharing Meme

day 01 | a song
day 02 | a picture
day 03 | a book/ebook/fanfic
day 04 | a site
day 05 | a youtube clip
day 06 | a quote
day 07 | whatever tickles your fancy

It's one of my favorite comms, and one of my rare, non-fandom ones too. It's [livejournal.com profile] bakebakebake . I love baking/cooking, so I watch it for new recipes and the like.  I have entire folder of booksmars devoted to that place. Just as a warning, do not read entries while hungry, late night, aka the time you hungry the easiest.

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The Sharing Meme

day 01 | a song
day 02 | a picture
day 03 | a book/ebook/fanfic
day 04 | a site
day 05 | a youtube clip
day 06 | a quote
day 07 | whatever tickles your fancy

I confess. I'm reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies now and find totally hilarious. Seriously, what could be more fun than adding zombies to an old time classic? The new parts are well written too. Now, I haven't finished it, so I can't fully critique it yet.

Okay, and now for me to take a quick nap before I get to class. |D

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Cut for a photo )
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This looked so much, I thought I'd try it.  Got it from [livejournal.com profile] demoneyeskyo87

The Sharing Meme

day 01 | a song
day 02 | a picture
day 03 | a book/ebook/fanfic
day 04 | a site
day 05 | a youtube clip
day 06 | a quote
day 07 | whatever tickles your fancy

I'll just apologize in advance if you get sick of me posting for 7 days straight.

I'm sure by now my f-list knows by now that I'm really into shamisens. So the song I'm posting is from the Yoshida Brothers. It's from their new album "Prism" and it's called "紅い鳥~RED BIRD" . This song is a personal favorite, especially when I need to relax.  It's also a song I associate one of my characters with.

DOWNLOAD

kansaiphones: (Chii's Sweet Home: So Sleepy)
Classes, Workstudy, and...a dead tablet? )

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The Yoshida Brothers aren't the only guys in the shamisen world mixing it up with modern music. Kevin Kmetz, the only foreigner to win various awards in shamisen, mixes up shamisen...with heavy metal.


I discovered shamisens through the Yoshida Brothers, but holy crap, this guy's good too! He's got other stuff on his youtube channel rearranging songs for the shamisen. Hell, he's credited to making the electric shamisen. (IDK why you would need one when shamisens can be pretty loud by themselves.)

Oh the things you learn from your Senior Project. Yeah, it's not so much as a thesis since I'm not arguing anything. It's more like a report of sorts, since I'll be covering the history, the styles of playing and what not. I'll probably will throw in my opinion about the future of shamisens too.

In RP news, I got Keroro a paid account, made a few icons for him, and having a blast playing him. He's now with Japan and happy as hell because of that.

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