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13 February 2011 @ 23:06
True Love Story: Marriage After Meeting At Anti-Gay Camp

Anthropology: Australopithecus afarensis Likely Walked On Two Feet

Discoveries: Sunken Ship Commanded By Real Life Moby Dick Captain Discovered

News Photography: (Warning: Graphic) Time Cover Photo Is World's Best News Photograph

Baby Animals: Baby Ocelot

Tiger Mask: After Mass Donations To Orphanages, Tiger Mask Live Action Announced

Music I Liked: Edge of Dawn - Capsized, Society Burning - Nausea ad Nauseum [Official Video], DeviantUK - Bad Influence [Live], System Syn - Losing My Religion and In Strict Confidence - One Drop.

Spam From Japan: Mt. Nokogiri in the Snow

I went to Mt. Nokogiri on Saturday and am still left with an empty, eerie feeling about the place. Maybe it was standing on a rocky outcrop and looking into the place described as 'A Glimpse of Hell' (Jigoku Nozoki). Or the hundreds of grinning and headless statues. Or the desolate grey of an empty town with its cheery billboards advertising the place as the number one town for daffodils in Japan. Either way, this strange, unpleasant feeling hasn't left me yet. I think I posted some great photos from the trip though, so please take a look.

I got my results for JLPT N3 and I passed! I've always said my reading was far better than any other skill, but this proves it... 60/60 for the reading section. I should attempt N2 next.

Hope I shake off this weird mood soon.
Thomas Vye: Daidouji smilethomasvye on 13th February 2011 11:16 (UTC)
True Love Story: Marriage After Meeting At Anti-Gay Camp

I guess God gave them their answer after all. ;)) Pity the people who preach in His name are often such sad morons. That was a cute story.
Williamgenkischuldich on 13th February 2011 11:24 (UTC)
Yeah, I loved that story. I guess that's what they call a 'meet cute'. :)
Sharon: Bleach Shunsui and Ukitake In or Outsharona1x2 on 13th February 2011 11:37 (UTC)
What a beautiful looking wedding that was. *loves the wedding party colors* I wish them lots of happiness.

Congratulations to you on passing!
Williamgenkischuldich on 13th February 2011 11:51 (UTC)
Yeah, it really was a great story.

amelia cavendish: __soleil fma envy quietyami_tai on 13th February 2011 16:21 (UTC)
I loved the 'true love story' and the 'news photography' brings home the cruelty that some people face. I'm glad that Time decided to run it.

P.S. Congrats on the pass, and aww, baby Ocelot!

Edited at 2011-02-13 19:22 (UTC)
Williamgenkischuldich on 13th February 2011 19:44 (UTC)
It's a great mix of stories this week, I think.

Eskelxoxeskel on 13th February 2011 19:04 (UTC)
Williamgenkischuldich on 13th February 2011 19:44 (UTC)
Thank you!
^_^ /*white_cross_b on 14th February 2011 10:15 (UTC)
I don't always comments on your posts, but I just wanted to let you know that I always read them and enjoy them so much. I love hearing about your life in Japan and all the things that you're doing, and I'm almost always interested in the links that you post. I'm really glad you're on my flist.
Williamgenkischuldich on 14th February 2011 10:40 (UTC)
Thanks! Same to you! I love that there's still someone interested in Weiss Kreuz after all this time.

Glad I'm somewhat interesting. :)
golden_bastetgolden_bastet on 14th February 2011 13:22 (UTC)
The anti-anti-gay-camp story is really nice - I'm really glad that they were able to get through that experience AND find each other through that very avenue.

But I'm a little torn... I see real people fic as an invasion of privacy on one level, but that would make an awesome story. (Well, it wouldn't have to be fanfiction, but it's still real-life.)

And congrats on the test! I remember reading about a California expat who was a newspaper reporter on the crime beat there (he wrote a book recently). I don't know which specific test he took, but his description of what he went through was pretty fascinating. (I might've first heard about him from you, too...)

...maybe you could write about it? (just wondering.)
Williamgenkischuldich on 19th February 2011 00:08 (UTC)
It is a great story, true. I think the newspaper article serves it excellently.

Thanks! I know who you mean -- but unlike many books from expats, what that guy did and wrote about was genuinely unusual and brave. I'm not sure I have much to add to that. :-)