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07 February 2007 @ 23:01
 
I just got my JLPT3 results in the post. I PASSED!! Remember how I predicted that I was hovering around the pass/fail mark (60%) and only time would tell which side I fell on? Well, I passed at 79%, which is well above that mark. I'm stunned!




I'm thinking more about Dream Live 4th. Depending what time the performance was, maybe I could get to Yokohama after work...? In any case, I'm going to try to get a shift swap tomorrow.

(Amused that the map on Pacifico's website is 'printed on recycled paper'. What?)




I love Mixi! I love that allows me to spam as much as I want without wondering if I'm clogging up flists. Also, they have as many pointless communities, if not more, than we do. I'm looking at three different communities for people born on 31st March. And, of course, I joined the Side B comm.




From Moonphase:
  • Idea Factory added a CG gallery to their Ouran PS2 game.




    It sounds stupid, but BPAL is making me really happy right now. It's like I can renew an entire sense every day. Currently wearing Bordello -- I smell of plum and rum.

    Eclipse

    What They Say: All the glory, warmth and majesty of the sun -- darkened. A delicious blend of bitter almond, vanilla, frankincense and heliotrope, with a drop of cinnamon.

    Marzipan recipes.

    Bottle: Marzipan!

    Skin: Yup, that's marzipan ("bitter" almond...?). It smells wonderful. I think there might be a lower note in it just to make it more interestng. Maybe that's the frankincense. I don't think I can smell any cinnamon.

    Dried: It's at its strongest when it's just put on the skin and doesn't last very long. But delicious as long as it does. I can't stop sniffing my wrists.

    Kabuki

    What They Say: Compelling, complex, and utterly enigmatic: a luxuriant, exotic blend of cherry, red musk, and star anise.

    Yes, I confess that this is probably the one BPAL scent I chose for the name. I love kabuki theatre. I wasn't sure about the anise, since I HATE liquorice, but wasn't sure if I would feel the same about the scent.

    Bottle: Liquorice Allsorts.

    Skin: Oh... this is really kind of nasty. I don't like it much at all. It smells like two different types of liquorice.

    Dried: It fades to something that is only slightly aniseedy and kind of nice. But I don't want that long interval inbetween when it smells horrible. I think this is the first one I'm going to put up for swap. Am also considering putting up Dorian for a swap -- only problem is that the bottle's half-empty because I kept giving it one last chance since everyone seems to love it. I revised my initial opinion of it though -- it smells like sugar and bubblebath (I think that's the tea).




    I'm stuck in a story and part of me thinks that possibly the best way around it is to delete most of the chapter I just wrote. I think maybe my problem is that I want to write military SF that operates on Gundam Logic (a boy gets into mecha and can fly it instantly -- whyever not?). I think I will talk about it more in a filtered post though.

    Spam me, please. I need a distraction.
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    Tiny Tiny Court: Free Spiritfencer_x on 7th February 2007 15:06 (UTC)
    I love that term mixi疲れ, exhaustion from using mixi too much :DDDDD

    It's WAY worse than livejournal, and I love it ♥ it seems like there's not as much activity on them as on LJ comms, though. They're mostly there for people to join them and show others they're on it--like complicated 'interests' lists :/ Ah well~
    Williamgenkischuldich on 7th February 2007 15:14 (UTC)
    Yeah! I just posted on a thread that asked people to list their favourite be-megane-d seiyuu (in a megane seiyuu group). I laughed at the randomness and then thought... Yes! Terashima Takuma-san, of course!

    The footprint thing scares me though.
    Tiny Tiny Court: All Eyes On Mefencer_x on 7th February 2007 15:20 (UTC)
    The footprint thing scares me though.

    oh god yes o___o That's probably the major thing I don't like about it, really--that you can see who's come to visit your mixi. There's no privacy, and who knows how weird they might think you are if you keep coming back to their blog and never introduce yourself.

    Mixi is not a friend to stalkers :(
    Williamgenkischuldich on 7th February 2007 15:36 (UTC)
    I'm looking at the vast number that are apparently looking at me. Whyyyyyyy?
    Tiny Tiny Court: Oi Veyfencer_x on 7th February 2007 15:41 (UTC)
    I swear it's like some vicious cycle--I'll check out a stranger's mixi for whatever reason, then forget I looked at them, so when they check MINE to see who this weird person was that looked them over, I'll think the same thing and go BACK, etc etc repeat ad nauseum
    The Devil's handmaidenseraphim_grace on 7th February 2007 15:13 (UTC)
    kabuki is a bit powerful for everyday use, save it for affairs when you're with someone who smells bad

    I'm wearing jezebel and i smell like johnsons' baby powder

    well in gundam wing they were trained to pilot them, i don't know about the others, but you could go with southpark logic where Kenny was able to command the forces of heaven because their computer had the same controls as his favourite game on the psp.
    Williamgenkischuldich on 7th February 2007 15:18 (UTC)
    Nah... I think I'll swap it. Someone must want to try it, right?

    I was thinking of Gundam Seed where in the opening episode, one of them jumps into the mecha and pilots better than the real pilot. Maybe there's a reason for that later on, since I haven't seen all of it. South Park was a parody of The Last Starfighter, wasn't it?
    The Devil's handmaiden: afterimage of a boyseraphim_grace on 7th February 2007 15:50 (UTC)
    yeah, but i didn't want to be obscure in my referencing, they could be intuitive controls or more fun, you could go all NGE and have them directly in the brain. (but dont' do the ending - that confused me terribly)
    Owen: Kensei [..AUGH.NOOOOOOO..]kidboomerang on 7th February 2007 16:21 (UTC)
    If I remember correctly -- that would have been Kira, yes? I'd have to rewatch to be absolutely certain, but he was in a very advanced robotics course at his school on colony, and he was already familiar with the programming of the usual military robots and their OSs. (Plus he was a Coordinator, so it's not like he was your regular MIT geek, either?) ... so I think he may not fall into the category of Gundam logic. He already had too many ducks lined up in a row.
    Williamgenkischuldich on 8th February 2007 11:02 (UTC)
    Yep, that's Kira. Personally I feel the real key here is 'better than the real pilot'.

    I think I'm going to devote at least one chapter to my guy's trining. ^^ Just hope it isn't too boring.
    百加☆nitaspitas on 7th February 2007 15:20 (UTC)
    congrats (again)! and *wants to make marzipan now* I wonder where I can get a pound of ground almonds...
    Williamgenkischuldich on 7th February 2007 15:35 (UTC)
    I'm pretty sure it's something that Tokyu Hands or even the supermarket down my road would sell, especially with Valentine's Day coming up. Maybe not a pound though...

    Why is there no marzipan in Japan?
    ex_yohjidera753 on 7th February 2007 16:04 (UTC)
    Firstly, congratulations on your passing your JLPT3! What wonderful news that is! You should be very proud! ^__^

    And secondly...why can't a boy get into a mecha and instantly know how to fly? Don't they have brain plug-ins for that? Anyway, you see it a lot in older anime and most fan fiction. ^_~

    I see nothing wrong with it. ^_~
    Williamgenkischuldich on 8th February 2007 11:05 (UTC)
    Thanks!

    I gues I wanted this a little more realistic and I want to avoid brain pug-ins for various reasons. ^^
    nekojitanekojita on 7th February 2007 17:01 (UTC)
    Hmm, I just got some kabuki in the mail today. Let's hope it works better for me! I'm adoring bakeneko right now, though...

    Congrats on the test results! *tosses confetti*
    Williamgenkischuldich on 8th February 2007 11:07 (UTC)
    If you like liquorice, I think you'll be fine. Or if your body chemistry brings out the red musk and cherries instead. Ahhh... I don't know if there's anyone to swap with. Of course, all the BPALers I know are anime fans so of course they've already tried Kabuki!

    Thanks!
    nekojitanekojita on 10th February 2007 00:54 (UTC)
    You could always try the bpal forum or selling the imps on ebay!