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The Insomniac

Who : Kate, K, and too many other names
What : Test Development Lead, sometime Japanese student, CS grad student (again)
Where : Northeastern US
B-day : July 16
Likes : RPGs, yaoi, CLAMP, books (sf/f, children's, most others), bishounen, sewing, code
Dislikes : seafood, stupid questions, the Republican Agenda, student loans (paying them!)
Reading List: 2001, 2002, 2003

v5 : insomnia
Back to the CLAMP layouts... and continuing with the pajama theme. Damn, I am in a rut. A better title for this would be "procrastination", but Kenpi, like me, prefers to think of it the other way. It sounds so much less lazy.


v1 (but i don't speak german):
Shigemitsu Hashiba and Toshiro "Toshi-chan" Sawada, Shoten-style. Blue, white, and oddly frilly.
v2 (now where did i put that banana?):
Keiji Sasaki, from CLAMP's doujinshi days and more recently, Leeza Sei's Combination. Tsuzuku Imonoyama's boy--er, mantoy. The joke has to do with a scene from the Shoten special doujinshi, but is kind of amusing (to me at least) even if you don't know that. The particular image was from the cover of the F(A/U)N book.
v3 (let forth your inner bitch):
I swear I was going to do a non-CLAMPish layout, but then this sort of happened. Next time I'll do better. Utako Ohkawa from 20 Mensou ni Onegai in the middle of a hissy fit. With the Care Bears font!
v4 (hoshi ni negai o):
My first non CLAMP layout. Lupin, from the doujinshi "A Long Ago..." by the circle "Hoshizora Majutsu Ryou" (Though I'm not positive on that circle name.) Isn't he cute in his pjs? Really my first serious attempt at coloring with the computer. (Previous efforts were abandoned.)

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Thursday, December 11, 2003

10:05 :: yaaaaaawn
More than a month between posts.

It's not that I haven't thought of things to post, either. It's just that I always think of them during the hour and a half - two hours each day that I waste driving in the car, and by the time I get home or to school, I've already expended all of the effort composing them and no longer have the impetus to actually write them down.

Anyhow, I am now sick, or becoming sick, or whatever. So I'm lying on the couch like a lump and angsting about the fact that I'm too apathetic to care that if I don't do this extra credit assignment, I'm going to get a B in one of my classes.


In other random news, I've been spending a lot of time recently watching downloaded anime. Why? Because it's easier than doing any of the more productive things which I ought to be doing. And also because, while I adore shoujo series and even shounen series like Trigun or Slayers where there's kind of a mysterious background plot, neither of them has the power to horribly addict me like a good old stereotypical battle anime. Kenshin was the first one to do this, followed by, I'm almost ashamed to admit, Dragonball and Dragonball Z. And now, most recently, it's been Prince of Tennis.

I knew before I started to watch it that it was one of those series that had been slashed to high heaven and back. Given the mad gayness that pervaded most of Get Backers, I'm not sure what I expected going in, but -- the slash vibe, such as it is, is extremely low key. These boys are not hot for each other. They want to play tennis. It was not until the late teens that I was even willing to admit there was a vibe at all, and even now (at episode 80+) it's just... not there.

In any case, it's the first anime series in a while where watching it has made me want to purchase the manga. I think I'll look into that after Christmas. I don't know anything about the manga, so I'm not sure what's different, but I can't imagine it's -too- dissimilar.

Of the boys, of which there are really none that I hate (a first, I think!), Ryoma and Kaidoh are my favorites. Yes, a series in which one of my favorite characters is actually the main character. Ryoma is arrogant and smug and not the least bit concerned with the feelings of others except as they may affect himself. He is a jerk. But I like him anyway. And Kaidoh is just adorable. What few glimpses we've seen of him outside of the tennis court have all been very sweet.

Monday, November 03, 2003

22:53 :: yaaaaaawn
Too Much To Do

* NaNoWriMo count: I'm guessing ~1000. It's all written on paper in longhand, so I don't have an actual number yet.
* Short story: 10% written
* Homework: ughhh
* Project proposal: double ughhh

And let's not even get in to the other things that have fallen by the wayside...

In happier news, our downstairs bathroom now has a light fixture and will shortly have cabinets, a towel bar and (oooOOOOOOooooOOo) a toilet paper holder!

And mom brought over the chairs we bought in August and they look very nice. I just need to find the time to locate appropriate cushions, or locate appropriate cloth to make the cushions out of. Since I got rid of my sewing machine during the move from MN -> NH, if it turns out to be the latter I'll need to wait until Christmas probably (or maybe Thanksgiving) and go over and borrow mom's for a couple hours.

Moving on to other random topics, I <3 the new live action Sailormoon. It's very very amusing. I'll probably have more to say about that later.

Monday, October 27, 2003

22:51 :: yaaaaaawn
Recently (the past month or so), I've been hearing _Can You Feel the Love Tonight_ a lot on the radio.

Coincidence, or Disney marketing ploy?

You decide.

Monday, October 06, 2003

23:28 :: yaaaaaawn
Yankees Suck.

That is all.

Thursday, September 18, 2003

22:11 :: yaaaaaawn
*a car zooms past going about 90*
K: .oO(Where are the police when you need them?)
K: ...
K: Wait. That was the police.

I also heard a cute lesbian song on the radio on the way home. I had never heard it before, mildly surprising, since it appears to be about 10 years old.