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16 February 2008 @ 23:50
 
Almost everyone's email I tried to send my query letter to for betaing failed. I think it might be too late at night...

Life and fandom in brief:

  • I went to see WWE at the budoukan with kuroe. We had really good seats and when Triple H and Umaga fought their way through the audience, I made sure I was just a metre away, if that. There was a massive stampede and it was fun and probably pretty dangerous. Haha. Also on the bill were William Regal vs Ric Flair. The climax was amazing as they hugged each other -- the "animosity" between wrestlers isn't real and it's cute to see that. Also on were Beth Phoenix vs Mickey James. I ♥ both of them -- they've made women's wrestling in the WWE worth watching. Finally, there was Jeff Hardy vs Randy Orton match. The lady in front of me was clearly a huge Hardy Boyz fan -- but Orton is better. Sorry.
  • I met up with aionwatha, who took me to the park in Kichijouji. As the sun set, a man was playing the shamisen and singing to himself. Also, there were ducks. She also introduced me to Ghost Hunters, which is totally evil as it starts the next episode about fifteen minutes towards the end, forcing you onto the next one. Once again, I want to do that kind of stuff too. It also reminded me of a co-worker in Chiba who had been a "certified ghost hunter" in the US. We were planning on hunting ghosts together one day, but stuff happened. He brought in his EMF meter and we had great fun with it -- although we had to conclude the staffroom wasn't haunted.
  • I have a job interview on Wednesday.
  • I accepted an invitation to see my six graders' (elementary) graduation.
  • There was a shamisen presentation at my school and a man came round to show us how to make them. All the kids got a go at carving up pieces of wood and smearing mochi around the body of the instrument. Mochi is a type of rice mixture, often used to make desserts. Eventually, the kids started eating it, of course. I couldn't resist asking what it was like -- the responses were unanimous. It tasted just like mochi, but the feeling was bad.
  • Another report on the Scientology protests. The utter surrealness of this has me riveted. Sorry. ^^
  • If you haven't seen it already, Indiana Jones trailer. The line about him being a teacher (part time!) was actually kind of inspiring.
  • Okay, it's a limited voting pool, but fandomsecrets had a Valentine's Day poll. The question was, incidentally, about who you'd "like to spend the day with". There was only one vote for a WK character, and I wasn't the person that cast it.

    Poll #1139495 WK Characters

    Which of the following characters could you actually see yourself being able to tolerate spending the day with?

    Aya
    1(2.4%)
    Youji
    0(0.0%)
    Ken
    3(7.1%)
    Omi
    0(0.0%)
    Crawford
    1(2.4%)
    Schuldig
    1(2.4%)
    Farfarello
    0(0.0%)
    Nagi
    2(4.8%)
    Takatori Reiji
    0(0.0%)
    Ticky!
    0(0.0%)


    That's it for now.
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    Daegaerdaegaer on 16th February 2008 16:44 (UTC)
    I was going to choose Ken, but then realised that if he had a whole day free he'd probably want to go to a football match, so that ruled him out. Yohji's probably the easiest to spend a day with, he's invested in the idea of himself as a nice sociable guy when he's out. Crawford would be next easiest, assuming he was making an effort. Farfarello in a good (and non-violent) mood might be amusing - he seems to have a typical Irish sense of humour, anyway, so that could be fun.
    Williamgenkischuldich on 16th February 2008 16:52 (UTC)
    Yeah, I just don't know enough about football to get along with Ken, although we both teach kids (in our own way), so there might be some mileage in that. Yeah, Youji and Omi's public persona have a lot to do with whether I could put up with them.

    Crawford... is a tricky one. It depends on what he wanted and what the aims of the day were.

    Schuldig? Not a chance. I wouldn't want to meet any telepath, really.
    Daegaer: Schuldig - hit or miss by ladyjaidadaegaer on 16th February 2008 16:54 (UTC)
    Schuldig would be the worst person ever to spend time with - even if the maximally obnoxious use of telepathy is ruled out, he still seems the kind of guy who makes lots of unfunny jokes and insists his victims join in with the laughter.
    Williamgenkischuldich on 16th February 2008 16:59 (UTC)
    Oh dear... that sounds like fun, actually. :P Obnoxious use of telepathy would definitely be my number one worry.
    nekojitanekojita on 16th February 2008 16:56 (UTC)
    Good luck on the job!

    I got the BPAL stuff out to you last Monday, so hopefully it'll arrive w/in the next few days... if it isn't refused because of being 'perfume/aromatherapy oils'.
    Williamgenkischuldich on 16th February 2008 16:59 (UTC)
    Thanks. ^^
    ann89103: Schuldig: Get Down with Your Bad Selfann89103 on 16th February 2008 17:23 (UTC)
    Fun poll! I chose Ken, Yohji and Schuldig.

    Ken - the obvious favorite: he's considerate and nice, plus I don't mind watching a soccer game and going for a ride on his bike.

    Yohji - charming, good at dating (which he should be, considering how much practice he's had at it!) Just don't let his hands anywhere near your throat...

    Schuldig - this could be amazingly fun or horrifically bad, but I'd take the risk. I actually like his taste in clothes, so he might let me live.

    Nagi? Too anti-social, could crush me like a bug.
    Farfarello? Too out of control, though he may like my standing as a ex-Catholic.
    Aya? Too much angst; probably in love with his sister.
    Omi? I have those little-boy shorts.
    Reiji? *shudders*
    Crawford? Doesn't seem like he'd be fun, plus if he found out I think Schuldig has better taste in clothes he'd use his precognitive powers to get me run over by a bus... or shoot me.
    Ticky? Yes! Yes! Ticky is Love!
    Williamgenkischuldich on 17th February 2008 12:03 (UTC)
    I like Schuldig, I really do. Just wouldn't want to spend the day with him.

    ...What's wrong with Reiji?
    くらやみひみつ: love~kurayamihimitsu on 16th February 2008 18:26 (UTC)
    :o Good luck on the job interview hun! *curious as to where its for* X3 I really hope things are turning around for you... You need a nice, relaxing break and to spend more time with friends. :3

    I can't wait to see you agaaaaaain X3333 I seem to be recovering WAY better than expected by everyone, so I should definitely be fit to come back to Japan by May. :3 yay~! <33
    Williamgenkischuldich on 17th February 2008 12:04 (UTC)
    ALT work again... I got offered a much better salary with another company, but the hours and (more importantly) the commute times were terrible. Hopefully, this company isn't insane.

    How's the Temple app?
    Far: Farf:- Lickfarferello on 16th February 2008 19:05 (UTC)
    Fun poll, I picked Omi, Nagi and Farf as I think those three are the only ones I could stand to be around with that long. Yohji's womanizing would make me want to smack him, Crawford would likely bore me or make me cranky, Schu is totally not an option even if he couldn't use telepathy.

    I'd end up wanting to smack Aya and my dislike for Ken would make any day miserable.
    Williamgenkischuldich on 17th February 2008 12:09 (UTC)
    ...I don't think I would survive Farfarello.
    Farfarferello on 17th February 2008 12:27 (UTC)
    XD I think I would as long as nothing set him off... then again, it might be a fun way to spend a day to watch him go off on those bible thumping jackass preachers. ^_^;
    bewsbud: DemonsOfStupiditybewsbud on 16th February 2008 21:07 (UTC)
    ~The utter surrealness of this has me riveted. Sorry.~
    I'm so glad you linked to deathboy's journal in your previous post!
    I've been following the comments.
    I'm blown away by the protest. I only wish I could have been a part of it.

    Good luck on your job interview Wednesday!
    Williamgenkischuldich on 17th February 2008 12:11 (UTC)
    There's a follow up protest on March 15th, I believe.
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    Williamgenkischuldich on 17th February 2008 12:14 (UTC)
    You could certainly have fun abusing him... ^^
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    Williamgenkischuldich on 17th February 2008 13:27 (UTC)
    Yes. Yes, it really is everyone. :)
    Owenkidboomerang on 17th February 2008 02:54 (UTC)
    ...I was hoping for Kyou and Sena, to be honest. =P Because both are polite and not obnoxious and would be sincere. But lacking those options, Youji, Nagi, and Omi. Mostly because they would all be polite and not act too imposed upon.
    Williamgenkischuldich on 17th February 2008 13:28 (UTC)
    I don't think I could put everyone in one poll. ^^ I think it really is the 'wouldn't kill you' factor that's most important.
    Starrie: poof!crabsushi on 18th February 2008 23:15 (UTC)
    My email address for the query:
    starmage_16 at yahoo.com
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    Williamgenkischuldich on 3rd March 2008 10:36 (UTC)
    Strangely, Farfarello is about as popular as Takatori Reiji...

    No worries -- feel free. Lurkers always welcome. :)