30th November 2003
listening to: Kingdom Hearts game sounds
A couple of not-so-common things I'd really love to get for
- A pair of real, wooden Geta-sandals (of natural wood-color)
- A Tessen (aka a Fighting Fan)
I know these are really extraordinary things and probably
somewhat tricky to find, but being the Japan-obsessee that I am,
it would really rock if someone could get them for me. From what
I've looked around, AsianIdeas and Martial Art Supply store these items.
My shoe size for sandals is European 40, btw. ;)
Chiko-Chiko and I went
over to Minna's place
for a little get-together last night. Klasu the boyfriend and
Minna's little sister Tiina also live there, so they were
present as well, as was Minna's friend Noora. We had a really
good time, even though the only thing we did was play the PS2. I
came to the conclusion that even though I still own everyone
except Chiko-Chiko in Tekken, I definitely need to brush
up on my Soul Calibur 2-skills, as Klasu managed to beat
my ass to next Tuesday with Kilik a couple of times. Shameful.
T_T We also played some Silent Hill 2 (read: I played because
Chiko-Chiko was too scared) and Ecco The Dolphin. All good.
In addition to gaming, I marvelled at Tiina's collection of pets.
The spiders (tarantulas?) were dead-wicked, and I even got to
hold two of her snakes. The first one was a semi-white Corn Snake and the second one a
small-ish Ball Python. Both were extremely
lovely and I really liked holding them. They didn't feel slimy
at all, more like sythetic rubber. I almost feel like I want to
have one of my own now. Compliments to Tiina for raising such
fine creatures. :)
Chiko-Chiko and I are going to Helsinki on Wednesday, to do some
christmas shopping, along with the usual "we're being idiots"-stuff.
Me is very excited about that. Hopefully the weather will be
good. ^_^ Oh, and if you people have some specific wishes for
x-mas pressies - CDs, DVDs and such - please let me know before
Oh, and as a parting thought, while we're on the subject of
presents. Body Shop's body- and facial care products, especially
the seaweed and lavender stuff, will be very well-liked.
26th November 2003
listening to: TV running in the background
Because Chiko-Chiko is
lazy and I can't manage things like this all on my own, here is
Temari again. But she is such a saucy lady that you people won't
mind looking at her again, will you. I know I certainly don't.
Got the tickets for Return Of The King today. The
nosebleeding will commence on 17th December, at 8:45 pm. And what
a mammoth nosebleed it will be. Row 3, baby! I get the see them
hunky-hunk Nazgūl from a smoochtastic distance. *glee*
Robin Hobb will be featured as a Guest Of Honor in FinnCon 2004. Guess who's falling off chairs
in a fangirly delight? ;D
20th November 2003
listening to: "Friends" on TV
Why do things in life never turn out the way you want them to?
I know it goes with the territory, but it's still irritating in
the long run, not to mention exhausting.
So. Chiko-Chiko and I are
not going to GameWorld this weekend after all. Not enough money.
We could manage the trips to Helsinki and back, but we couldn't
afford to shop around, which was a big part of our plans. And
since there's really not that much to see in the fair (no cool
new games or anything ohh-ahh like that), we decided it wouldn't
really be worth the heartache of not being able to buy anything.
There's always next year. Not to say I wasn't looking forward to
the gaming and cosplaying and all that, but beggars can't be
choosers, I suppose. Oh well. :/
What else...? Oh yeah. I know it's a bit early, but hey, no harm
in thinking ahead, ne. So, just to get these out of my head
before I forget them:
Things I want for Christmas:
- X-Men 1.5 - The X-Treme Edition DVD
- X-Men 2 Special Edition (2-disc) DVD
- Pirates Of The Caribbean DVD
- Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers Speacial Extended Ed. DVD
- The Tawny Man Book 3: Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb
- Anything by Megan Lindholm
- Sort of goes without saying, but all things Nazgūl
Of course, that's just a list of the things off the top of my
head, and is by all means not absolute. Think of it as guidelines,
if you're not sure what to get me.
Right. Now I shall get me something to eat, and then possibly
watch Chiko-Chiko get beaten to a pulp by Kiba-tachi.
Gaara you sexy little fiend, you! ;D~
18th November 2003
listening to: Bryan Adams - The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me
RAWR! *tackles Gaara*
The thing I hate about flus most is that once you've caught one,
it never seems to go away. I've had mine for about a week now,
and traces of it are still here. No fever, thankfully, just a
dizzy head and a blocked up nose. Enough still to be noticed,
though. I guess the positive thing about all this is the fact it
doesn't really matter if I'm sick or not, since I don't have
anywhere to go or be. Missing the cabin trip last weekend is still
chafing me, though. Oh well. :/
this weekend. Time to dig out the Gaara cosplay, even though I'd
rather be going as a game character, seeing as it's a gaming
fair. I was thinking that it would be really nice to be going as
Ken, from ZOE (Chiko-Chiko
is going to think I'm mad! xD), but I don't suppose it would be
possible to sew up her costume in a week, especially since I
have no fabrics or plans for it. Oh well, again. Maybe next year,
once my hair is longer. Then I could tie it up as a bun like she
wears it under her helmet. Meee wants~! But in any case, Gaara is
so cool that I don't really have any issues about going as him.
Hell, if it gets down to nitpicking, there ARE several Naruto
games out there. So there. And Gaara is teh bestest, so HA! All
of you shall fear my Sabaku SouSou! Hoohaa! And I'm still going
to cosplay as Temari for AnimeCon next year. Yay for hot females!
Speaking of which. Naruto games, I mean. Chiko-Chiko (or should I
call you Kensg, eh? X3 *gets kunai'd*) showed me clips of the PS2
Naruto game (whose name I still can't remember x_x), and
holy poo, it looks cool. Gaara, especially. I love it how he can
"summon" up Temari and Kankuro. It's da Sand Squad! :D Must get
my hands on the game somehow. Stupid PAL. I should probably ask
Toni the big brother if he knows people who can reliably mod the
Today I should get back to playing the Naruto GBA game on an emu.
Must...meet...Gaara... DX I think I'm playing as Sasuke, currently.
Hell must've frozen over. Oh well. Anything to meet up with my
babyboy and his kawaii sprite. ^^
And I absolutely CAN'T WAIT to see the Sand Squad on the
other GBA game, the newer one that Chiko-Chiko is playing. The
sprites are so freakishly cute and SD that I will more than likely
scream my head off once I get to see Gaara. Just you wait and see
if I'm not right. ^_~
Whoo, lots of Naruto talk. Who's Gaara obsessed, not me, no sir.
Yeah. I should catch up on the manga, too. Haven't read it since...
uhh... *counts* ...since Jiraiya got in it. Dude. I is teh suck.
Must read it soon to see the scene with Gaara from ep 58. *drool*
With that, I should start looking for a new layout, too. Either
that, or I'll just have to go back to layout #15. Yeah, that was
a good layout. *Gaara-obsessee*
I finished Golden Fool yesterday. Meh. Can't really say
how I feel about the book. Naturally it owned me and then some,
as Robin Hobb's books are wont to do. But somehow it didn't
dazzle with its absolute brilliance, and after the first read
the word I would use is, sad as it may be, "filler". This could
just be because there was no Nighteyes in it. Oh, boy, how I miss
thee! ;_; And not that much happened, either. Mostly just set-up
stuff, right? Maybe I'll feel differently about it once I've
waded through it for the second time, and also once I get out of
my "I just finished one of my fav books" void. But anyway, I do
think the book was great (I practically devoured it), as usual.
Robin Hobb is so good that even "fillers" from her beat most
books by a mile. :)
Must get Fool's Fate ASAP. For now, I'm "stuck" with
Cloven Hooves, and after that Reindeer People. Still
Oh, right. One more thing. I've got the whole Anubis
soundtrack converted, zipped up and ready to go, if someone would
like to have it. With all 22 songs in it, the package is about 94
megs in size. I can be reached via AIM, as I currently have
nowhere to upload it. So give us a nudge, and you can (most
likely) have it.
And that, as they say, is that. For now.
11th November 2003
listening to: SMiLE.dk - Kissy Kissy
Uhg. My mouth tastes like earwax.
Tiuku has poo stuck on the hairs of her hind legs and she's
messing it all around the house. Should catch her and wash it off,
but damn if I don't hate doing that. Must clean the brown stripes
of the carpet and floor, too. Sigh. There you are, thinking "why
have kids, when pets are so much more low-maintenance?", and
then you'll up up scrubbing poo off the carpet either way. Oh,
the sweet irony that is life.
On another note, a thing I could never do for a living: be
a fisherman (technically I couldn't be a
fisherman even if I wanted to. Well, I COULD, but
that would get complicated...). Anyway, pulling tons of fish out
of the water - their natural habitat - and stick them full of hooks
and sticks and leave them to suffocate to death just to get the
big bucks is simply too immoral and disgusting a thing for me to
even consider. But no one cares, so I'll just shut the hell up.
But getting bitten by a shark...now that's something I'd never
shut up about! "Look! Hey, look, I've got a shark-bite on my
leg/stomach/back/whatever! Oi, everyone, look!" *boast*
Now one of the cats is puking her guts out in the kitchen, probably
on the carpet too, simply because it would be too damn easy for
me to get the stuff off the floor. I mean, c'mon, there'd be
absolutely no scrubbing whatsoever involved! And we can't have
that, now can we...
9th November 2003
listening to: Anubis: Zone Of The Enders - Ardjet
KYAA, I love my hunky Orbital Frames! o^^o
Yeah. Just needed to get that out of my system. I picked up ZOE 2
again last night, and boy, did I have fun or what! That game is
so gorgeous it makes me wet myself (well, not really, but close
enough). ADA is the bestest. After getting an S in the 8 Heads
SOS mission (against Spiders, right before chasing the train):
ADA: "Excellent, sir."
Dingo: "Call me a genious-runner!"
I shall never understand people who dislike ZOE.
I started reading Megan Lindholm's (aka Robin Hobb's) Cloven
Hooves yesterday. Me likes. Evelyn reminds me of myself, or
at least her younger self does. Pan is slightly iffy, but that's
probably just me and the fact that I would've imagined something
else than a faun. >_> Anyway, must read more of it soon, so I can
move on to Reindeer People. I also have Golden Fool
waiting to be picked up from the post office, and I still haven't
finished Ship Of Destiny. And as it makes me feel backward
not to have gotten a copy of Fool's Fate yet, I should
probably get around to doing that, as well. Though how I will
find time to read them all, I will never know.
...what's this Robin Hobb-obsession you speak of?
Also, I've been on a small LJ-spree lately, so that explains why
I haven't writing much at all here. That should change as I get
used to having two logs, though. Hopefully, as I have no intention
to give up this blog.
So um, yeah.