June 19th, 2011

Photography: Sakura

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Link list

Harry Potter:
What is pottermore.com?
LGBT: UN Passes Resolution Condemning Discrimination Against Gay People
Japan: Are People Hired Based On Their Looks? (Judging by my recent experiences, yes, obviously. That doesn't mean they're highlighting a particularly well-designed study.)
Japan: Schools Must Be Better Equipped To Handle Disasters
Random: Wart Blasted Off With Shotgun
Tiger&Bunny: Kotetsu's Hat To Go On Sale (...I want this.)
TV: Salman Rushdie To Write TV Sci-Fi
TV: Complaints Over Eastenders' Gay Kiss

I need to get an early night tonight as I have to be up very early tomorrow morning to get to a school that's a short hike from the nearest station (I go by bus though). The school keeps pet goats and the children have to fight their way through poisonous vipers, wild boars and brown bears every morning just to reach the school gates. That's how countryside it is, despite technically being in Tokyo. I like it, but it's a hell of a commute.

I didn't have time for breakfast on Wednesday, so I got a can of coffee from a vending machine while waiting for my train. Within minutes, I was typing out a poem that made me grin like crazy. I don't even write poetry, but I liked what I wrote. It's currently half-finished and will have to wait until I drink more of that coffee again. Mmm... coffee.

I went to the Tokyo Toy Fair with J on Saturday. It was pretty good, although numbers were down for both attendees and exhibitors. I took lots of photos and will put together a blog post very soon. I should have done it today in order to get it out there as soon as possible, but I spent most of the day listening to an audiobook instead.

Once we'd finished with the exhibition, we went for a walk around Odaiba and walked past a cosplay event. There were four Kotetsu and a couple of Bunnys. I didn't see any Origami Cyclones, but that's to be expected. I saw a team of four Saiyuki cosplayers too, which is strange because no one tends to go for the older series in Japan.

After that, it started to rain and I took a whole bunch of photos from the beach. Then we went to see X-Men: First Generation.

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Summary: I kind of like this new villain. He's crazy. I just hope Ivan is okay, because I don't want THAT kind of twist.

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Summary: At some point over the past two episodes. I realised that I love this series almost as much as Tiger & Bunny. Now I need to catch up. Zuppashi!

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Summary: I liked it. Looking forward to seeing Paradise Kiss next, when I have the time.