4/5ths done with this shizz…Also, I’m moving these entries to Friday because given my schedule a new week essentially starts on Saturday for meh ;o
STUFF TO DO:
Forum 1 – DONE!
Forum 2 – DONE!
Forum 3 – done!
Forum 4 – DONE!
Forum 5 – DONE!
Quiz 1 – DONE!
Quiz 2 – DONE!
Quiz 3 – DONE!
Quiz 4 – DONE!
Project 1 – done!
Project 2 – DONE!
Project 3 – DONE!
Project 4 – DONE!
Project 5 – DONE!
Project 6 – DONE!
Project 7 – DONE!
Project 8 – DONE!
Quiz 1 – DONE!
Quiz 2 – DONE!
Quiz 3 – DONE!
Solid A day, got some college work done, went out to Golden Hill. Also read next couple of chappies of Musuko, looks like the story is heading to a conclusion, as Merii and Lorem dig into the former’s massive stash of cash to get some very heavy assistance for taking down Crown, who’s abducted Gospel (and Zeke!)–Zeke’s old comrades from CATT ;o After that, man, it’s kinda weird…Zeke and Chi have been taken captive rather than killed outright (the doctor lady spoke up for them, from the sound of it), but Merii has a weird plan. Early on in the series the healer demon used her stem-cell type thingies to save the girl’s life, and apparently they’re still there, so across the distance Merii uses the remnant in Chi’s body to create a miniature clone, which gestates instantly and which Chii gives birth too! Ahhh, thankfully nothing to explicit but I wasn’t expecting Cronenberg-style body horror in a cute manga. Ah, well…
A- day, went out to eat and got some college work done 😀
A- day, strayed at home and played Tactics Ogre :3
A- day, busy day at work and das all.
A- day, went to class, had something new at the Korean BBQ chicken place (lil too spicy for me, next time Ill have the regular chicken), chilled.
A- day, oof. I thought I messed up somewhat at work and was afraid my boss was gonna get mad at me, but it turned out I did the job right and all was well. Still, a bit worrisome…I gotta pick it up. We’ll see if I can do that, but I was pooped so I just went home.
Anyways, since for me a new week pretty much begins on Saturday I’m going to start postin these entries on Friday. ;o
GENERAL WEEK RANK:
A-, not bad but I’ve had better.
THINGS I HAD TO FINISH THIS WEEK:
THINGS I HAVE TO DO NEXT WEEK:
The third movie, Patlabor Wasted 13. Don’t wanna spoil too much, but I can say that I understand why patlabor fans don’t like it as much. The old crew barely shows up at all, Goto only makes an appearance halfway through and at the very end. It’s also much more violent than typical Patlabor. In the previous 2 movies and the TV series, though there were risky situations, there’s no explicit depiction of gore or death. This movie, however, is more similar to Alien–the conceit is that a bioweapon being secretly developed by shady Japanese and American agencies has escaped and started killing people (with the protags being detectives hunting it down, and the Patlabor crew themselves appearing at the end to destroy it with their mechs), and you do see it rip up some unfortunate bystanders/mooks, which is much more violent and dark than anything Patlabor’s shown before.
Still as a mystery/horror movie, it’s very good, the animation is great, and the music is OK. It’s just a shame this is a patlabor movie because the brand is known for lighthearted humor, not horror-style gore. I’m not that displeased with it.
The Lighthouse Keeper by Alan K. Baker. A young history student, Rebecca, goes on a short research trip with some STEM students in order to get closer to the one she has a crush on, Nick. The trip is to a mysterious island off the Scottish coast where three lighthouse keepers disappeared about a century ago. When Rebecca finds a bizarre, seemingly mutant creature that leads her to a mysterious old journal written by a man who visited the island after the lighthouse keepers disappeared, it turns out there’s something spooky and supernatural going on, as you can expect.
This was…okay. Slightly better than I ought to have expected but not as good as I’d hoped. The editing isn’t perfect (there are a handful of small errors) and the characters are quite forgettable, both the main protagonists (the kids doing the research) and the secondaries (the replacement lighthouse keepers who wrote the journal that serves as the framing/explanation for the ancient mystery). However, while I won’t spoil anything, the book does a great job of slowly unveiling the Lovecraftian mystery of the disappearance (that repeats for our unfortunate protagonists). It’s explicitly Lovecraftian–a reference to an entity from one of Lovecraft’s stories appears, though it’s not Cthulhu (rather a much more obscure one)–not in the sense of being very gory or full of tentacles, but rather totally mysterious and utterly incomprehensible. There’s very little gore, with only real violence occurring at the very end, but I felt myself getting unnerved by the descriptions anyways. This story deserves 4 stars and I *might* check out more from the author.
What I said above.
BUCKET LIST PROGRESS
1: Finish up a second big project – About halfway done with this, actually
2: Get Dragonar onto its BDs-Gonna have to work on this again in a few weeks…
3: Maybe finish up a 3rd big project related to Berserk-This will be on hold for a loooong time while Mori-sensei finishes it up.
4: Obviously, get all my affairs in order–will, etc.
5: Finish a FOURTH big project I’ve had thoughts about for a while. Won’t say much more about it other than it involves Visual Novels.
6: *maybe* finish up a fic I’ve always wanted to put out. But this is really extra.
7: Read the end of Girl Genius. At least I got to see Lucrezia kicked out of Agatha’s mind, so that’s something.
8: Play Front Mission 5.
9: Play Brigandine: Grand Edition. I think I’ll work on these emulation related things when I get a new computer–a new deskie, I mean. I do have a new deskie, though, but I’ll hold off on the fun stuff until I’m done with everything else.
Thanxgiving next week…