A lot of Koreans I’ve encountered here are really private, and often appear really angry. I can attest for that, since I wear a pretty angry-looking face myself although I promise you that I’m just really indifferent. I assume that for the majority of the population but I can’t ever be sure — when I speak to them, they look at me as if I have three heads. I’m sorry, is my Korean pronunciation that bad or does my appearance blow your mind?
Speaking of which, I do get a lot of looks just for my facial hair. I guess it’s bad enough how narrow-minded I perceive most nationals to be, but do they not know this thing called the Internet and how globalized they can be in mere seconds? To draw a comparison, it’s like seeing a black guy for the first time — and live, too! — so by now, I’m used to the stares and double-takes to confirm that an Asian man has facial hair. So every time I hear a click and shutter, I assume they just want a piece of this glorious face.
And he can speak English. Totally baffles them that I can speak English. But I won’t get into that because that’ll just turn into a rant that’ll never end.
If you don’t get sarcasm, then I don’t get you.
Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel.
My awesome plan on a rainy Thursday night went for naught. Yeah, so much for getting a chapter and a half done. I really hate myself for opening so many tabs and watching so many videos.
Once that motivation vanishes, it takes a while for me to get charged up again. Like, do I seriously want to write or am I just trying to empty my head?
In other news, I think my mentor teacher hates me. Or is afraid of me. Or both. Or neither but I think that way because I have facial hair. And that other thing I won’t mention because now I’m getting too into it — just spiraling to my demise.
Also in other news, I need a girlfriend and fast. The only two foreign dudes I would call friends are engaged. They’re a little older but I haven’t even found someone to like yet. But, it’s so hard to like anyone around here. A muse maybe, but not like genuinely like. I’m not looking for a fling or anything, y’know.
And, allergies suck.
Gawd, I remember my parents renting me videos for Dragon Ball. And then they’d sing me the song whenever I was upset.
I grew up with this, and the Korean version will always have a special place in my heart.
IT’S OKAY TO USE “SAID” A WHOLE DAMN BUNCH.
IT’S OKAY TO USE PRONOUNS REPEATEDLY SO LONG AS YOU STRUCTURE YOUR SENTENCES SO AS TO KEEP IT FROM BEING CONFUSING
FUCK, IT’S EVEN OKAY TO USE COMMON SAYINGS AND CLICHES SPARINGLY.
DON’T PURPLE UP YOU PROSE JUST BECAUSE YOU THINK IT’S NOT OKAY TO DO THESE THINGS BECAUSE IT IS
DON’T TAKE AWAY FROM YOUR PLOT TO MAKE ULTIMATELY UNIMPORTANT DETAILS OF YOUR NARRATION LOOK FLASHIER.
How I generally feel about most things.
“Dammit! Oh, come back. Sorry.”
…It’s like, why do I even care?
For strange reasons, I am contemplating arranged marriage as an answer to my life. In fact, I might be more compatible with that girl if she feels the same way. Wouldn’t that be a little more ideal on my part? Strange but true thought of the night.
Oh hey, Bravely Default coming to North America — a 3DS game I would legit want. And a new Zelda game too, set in the same world as Link to the Past. You can thank Reggie for the Zelda news.
Who says I’m too old to play games?
Might also need to invest in a new 3DS… maybe get the XL model.
What is wrong with people? It’s like someone out there has to prove a point, like hurting someone is supposed to mean something. Yes, it does mean something — it means whoever did it screwed up and needs help. Whether that someone is a nation or a sad group or individual from within a privileged society, it’s been done. And now what? You want attention? You want your legacy exposed all over the media? Seeing tears and blood not from hard work but from detonating a bomb at an innocent event is supposed to feel accomplished?
We all have problems. Individually, we have things weighing our minds. But it’s not worth going out of our way to hurt others because of primal instincts to conquer everything in our path. You have to be sick in the head to think this accomplishes anything. You invoke wrath in others and make them lose control of their human selves and tempt them to anger and despair. You think you’ve won by hurting others but you’re no better than blood-thirsty killers with nothing better to do in life.
People need to get their shit together. Stop trying to dominate others and just freaking get along. Is a war necessary? Is fighting over a piece of land necessary? Is hurting others really that necessary? I’m starting to think that human beings are seriously degenerating and are taking the easy way out. Just because you wield a weapon or press a button or learn the science of which wire does what does not make you intelligent. When they say knowledge is power, they don’t mean it through battle and bloodshed and thriving on others’ pain. That knowledge is meant for civil exchanges and spoken words. By having thoughts to kill or hurt is no different from any other animal on this planet — you’re no longer human at this point.
How would you feel if I bombed you back? Would you like that? An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth? How about two lost lives, and possibly counting? How do you value lives because of such actions? Worthless? As much as yours? If you can’t take a punch, don’t even throw one because you know karma is going to be a bitch and then some.
It’s so easy to lose faith in others right now. I can’t even prioritize my own personal problems because this is the bigger issue. And worse, if I had to make it personal, now I roam the world with people who I can’t trust and feel insecure about my own safety. Do I love my life? Sure, who doesn’t? And it’s damn sure not worth losing it to some idiots who desire conquest, for whatever sized reasons they can try to conjure.
I don’t care what the media does about the bombing in Boston. I don’t care for the numbers because numbers don’t do it justice. The fact that bombs went off in a public area is bad enough. I want to know why this happened and why this had to happen. And whoever out there thinks he or she or they got away with it, think again because I promise you, you’ll be haunted and hunted down until your own humanity brings you back down.
Prayers to those in Boston and the affected families. None of you deserved this. Please be safe.
I guess I forgot to include Aku no Hana in any of the first impressions thoughts. But I really like this series and it’s probably second on my priority list behind Attack on Titan. Do people really hate this style? Is rotoscoping that big of a deal? Is this kind of change from the manga really that bad? I actually think this series is plenty more beautiful and captivating this way. Add in the creepiness and it’s pretty much a sure thing for me. I’m probably one of a very few sold on this technique.
The first episode was horribly slow but the second episode started to push Takao’s buttons. And it was fun. Gloriously fun.
So, make it eight series I’m watching, four of the eight covered on Population GO.
Not much more added to the list but I was thoroughly surprised by HenNeko. Given that JC Staff just finished Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, it has a similar feel with the added emphasis on the perversion. It’s not overwhelmingly service laden but I lost count of how many times someone said “hentai” in the first episode alone.
I am turned off by Hayate the Combat Butler! Cuties a little bit. It just looks strange and poorly produced, and the comedy can get a little old at times. Still, I love the girls in the series and this is actually a good time to catch up with it because I haven’t read or watched it in over a year. I know Athena but not the other two girls in the apartment.
Not sure if this comes as a shock but I’m not touching Railgun S this season. And just now, I almost typed in “Failgun” and that’s the extent of my expectation level of it. I’m sure it won’t be bad but it’s not in my radar as of now. (Actually, I contemplated watching it tonight but I saw CoalGuys coming back with the release of HenNeko and I clicked that instead. Yeah…)
And I am dropping Devil Survivor 2. I’ll stick with reading the reviews for now but not going to be on top of it. Also dropping Photo Kano if I didn’t make that clear last time.