There are three quotes available here in today's limited number, one-time only, LJ-Cut Clearance! The first two snazzy numbers are from Funimation's classic rendition of DBZ, and the final quoteage, followed by some spoilerific discussion, is from FFVIII. Once we're out, we're out! Cash only, all sales final. No returns accepted or refunds given, no matter how hard you kick me. XP
"Great galaxy! If I know my anatomy [...]" - Vegeta
I don't know what the original Japanese line was, but this dub version of it just cracked me up (not to mention the thought of Vegeta studying anatomy). This was a good DBZ episode to come back to ... on top of that, it's one that I've never seen before! : D Happy Sakaki, happy Sakaki. For although I effectively spoiled all of DBZ for myself in order to be able to discuss it at AGV, I had not actually seen past what Cartoon Network had shown before I came here to school my freshman year. Since we've suddenly got CN now (albeit all the way out on channel 73, like a lone island in the Pacific ... what, is the cable company hoping that no one is going to notice?), it was just happy kickass nostalgia and joy to turn the TV on and see Vegeta. ^^
"I will not suffer the same fate as cream fillings!" - Vegeta
I love Veggiematic ... as I love DBZ, and I will defend it always (providing I am there, and have the time and energy with which to do so) against blanket generalizations like "DBZ fans are stupid," "DBZ is stupid," "DBZ sucks," and so on. After all, if all of DBZ sucked in every way possible, it would not be here over ten years past its creation, nor would they have made so damn much of it. ::stops herself from going on about it:: I worry whenever I mention DBZ - some folks seem to have a knee-jerk, negative reaction to it, and do not have any hesitations in voicing such. Frankly, I don't mind if you don't like it - no anime will ever be completely universal in its appeal. All that I ask is that you do not insult me for liking it. XP Leave me alone, and I'll leave you alone, you know?
"I wasn't paying close attention while they made me up to be this hero of the revolution, and I ended up being president." - Laguna Loire
You've gotta love Laguna. There's just something about him that is very endearing ... perhaps it is the fact that he is so human? He screws up and life treats him unkindly, but he takes things as they come and works with what he's got. I think many people who dislike him fail to see past the leg cramps and the stutters to find that Laguna is, of all things, a survivor.
Seifer sliced Odin in half! THAT B@STARD! >.< Does he know what I had to go through to get Odin on my side?? >.<; Geeze ... really, he could've just beaten him up a bit ... but given the effort I put into Odin and Odin's general coolness, a clean slice all the way through is rather annoying. -_o The guy that now comes in Odin's place (Gilgamesh?) is ... well, somehow I get the feeling that no matter how hard he tries to be cool, he's forever somewhat of a dork. ^_^;
I've been inquiring about my paychecks from the two issues of the Decaturian that I put together. I have not yet been paid the $100 which they owe me, nor have I been informed that the funds have gone to my workstudy (which is not something I believe I've set up to have done anyway). It seems they may have lost the contract that I signed, which pisses me off. >.<
After lunch, I brought this perfect, vibrant red little leaf that I found on the sidewalk in from outside ... since I was in a rush to get to class, I left it sitting on my desk ... while I was away, it curled up, and is now all crumpled, crispy, crunchy, and dead. ;_; Alas!
I feel strange right now. I want do so something, but I do not know what. Since I've been over at Kirkland every night this week at this time, it feels rather odd to be sitting here in my room ... I want to do something, and yet at the same time, I just want to sit back and let myself crash, since the worst of a long week is over and done with.
It was an interesting critique today (and I actually took a few notes which were true notes, not me lambasting myself for being an idiot) ... we had to partner up and select four or five drawings that our partner had done, put them up for the class to see, and then lead the discussion on those pieces, and say why we picked them.
I got a lot of very, very enthusiastic praise for a piece I did subtractively ... it was a front, slightly foreshortened view of the torso, done mostly with eraser and a bit of charcoal on paper which had been grayed with a light layering charcoal rubbed down. The others said things like "it's difficult to be so gentle with the eraser," "I like how suggestive of forms it is," and a copious amount of "it reminds me of [DaVinci/Insert Old Master Name Here]."
People liked my skeleton as well ... the pieces that my partner had selected of mine were all pieces that she felt were "different from [the] angular pictures" that I usually do. All this makes me wonder ... is my strength in my gentleness, and in my subtlety? Is this sudden skill and affinity I displayed with that technique a result of my fondness in the past for gentle blending with pencils (a reason why I was slow to get into CGing, and have still refused to espouse "good clean cel shading") ...? Has anime caused me to overlook my inherent skills, and to reach for something which is not of my nature?
Maybe I can draw an RO comparison. I loved being an acolyte, not for their adherence to "God" ... but for their skills, and the gentle kindness often associated with them. It's why I was far more successful as an acolyte than I was as a thief (too "sassy"), a merchant (too "down to earth"), or a magician (too damn easy to kill ... XD). All my characters displayed traits of courtesy, but the healing skills of the acolyte suited me best, I think. (Gah ... I can't wait for RO to come back ... I hope nobody takes my names ... ;_;)
Well ... it's late, and I have morning classes. Good night, folks, I'll see ya later.