One thing that did make me feel good was that my boss mentioned that he'd read and liked my column in TNB. He just so happened to notice that the column he was reading in his magazine was by me...! It feels amazing when people say they've read something of yours by chance and you didn't force them. ;)
Now if only I could finish those second person samples. I don't get my subconscious sometimes. All. I. Have. To. Do is write a couple of good samples. That's it! Then I can write a short story which will be paper-published in book format. Why am I taking criticism so harshly on this one? Honestly, it seems everyone but those on my flist are expecting me to fail.
The good news is that we seem to have made progress on the computer situation. kuroe did it by swapping the hard drives around, so I don't know how long it's going to last.
I went to another ninja class this week and Sensei started handing out rubber shuriken. One of the most difficult things about being a ninja is trying not to add sound effects when you punch or throw someone.
aionwatha lent me three volumes of Kuroshitsuji ("Dark Steward" or "Black Butler" or...) and I'm loving it! It's set in a manor house a little outside London and is about the perfect steward and his ward.
Sebastian is the main character. He's completely devoted to his twelve-year old master, Ciel Funtom-Hive (did I romanise that right?) and is so polite he even sighs in kanji. He's my favourite right now, followed by Tanaka.
I honestly can't tell you the year it's supposed set in -- they seem to have DS Lites and mobile phones, they reference Tom and Jerry and Superman, but London and the world in general are still old-fashioned in all other regards.
I really recommend this title. :) It's amusing, Sebastian is lovely, there's plenty of cross-dressing and there are English recipe ideas in every issue. I wish I could read faster!
I read Koyasu Takehito's latest blog post and for the first time I've no idea what he's trying to say. Lots of talk of aliens and referring to himself in the third person. Now, I don't think my Japanese has got significantly worse in the past few weeks, so... um.
"This year, aliens of Cedar have already begun invading Earth and are focusing their attack on Japan, according to the information channel TSF! A swift respose has come from seiyuu Koyasu Takehito as he takes medication against these fiends every year..."
It continues. WTF?
I was reading Moonphase and they mentioned the official sites for Vampire Knight are now open. The cast looks really good! In order of the listing on the website, we have Horie Yui-san, Miyano Mamoru-san, Kishio Daisuke-san, Chiba Susumu-san, Fukuyama Jun-san, Suwabe Jun'ichi-san and Hoshi Souichirou-san.
Going to put up a sign-up post for Weiss Day in the next half hour! When you see it, please, please promote it!