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31 October 2013 @ 07:47 pm
If anyone is still using LJ, give me a shout! I'd love to hear from all y'all.
11 April 2008 @ 12:36 pm
Allow me to explain the perception that we English are obsessed with the weather.

In the past half an hour we have had:

Overcast, cloudy skies
Light rain
Bright, warm sunshine
A thunderstorm
Heavy rain
Strong hail

I have no doubt whatsoever that sunshine will be restored by the end of the day. Right now, the ground outside is covered in white hailstones.

I hope that enlightens all you non-UK folk.
Current Mood: amusedamused
26 February 2008 @ 10:16 pm
Reports of my disappearance from the interweb were greatly exaggerated.

Fansubbing has eaten my online time, and I feel like it's a worthy enough thing to be doing. Still, it has meant I haven't got around to posting on livejournal in forever.

Livejournal also annoys me these days. I miss you lot, though.

Since the last time I posted I've been to Brussels, where I ate lots of nice food on the expense account and watched Full Metal Alchemist in French. I've got back into writing after the trainwreck that was my last NaNoWriMo novel.

I hang out on IRC all the time these days as an occupational hazard. If any of you guys are ever on there, let me know where you go and maybe we could hook up. :)

Biased Anime Recommendations:

Gundam 00 - Best Gundam EVER
Heroic Age - Offbeat mech anime
Hatenkou Yugi - Very funny fantasy story

And that about wraps it up for a quick and dirty update, aside from saying I'm off to Japan in a few days, and you can just bet I'll find all manner of daft things to post about there.
Current Mood: goodgood
Current Music: Arena - VNV Nation
When will politicians realise that George Orwell's 1984 was a warning, not an instruction manual?

- UKIP MEP Derek Clark

I think that is the most deeply wonderful quote I've heard in a long time. It really reflects my own feelings on certain issues of modern politics.

For interest, the quote was occasioned by this little controversy.
Current Mood: amusedamused
27 October 2007 @ 08:14 am
So, Sakura and I are off on a jolly holiday today. We're going to Cornwall to enjoy relaxing times and... Cornish stuff.

If anyone needs anything, you can reach us on our mobiles. I'm hoping to have a little net access, but I won't be using it to check email or LJ or anything, so forgive my inattention.

Have a great week! See you next Saturday.
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Brighton Rock - Queen
17 October 2007 @ 02:16 am
So, it turns out food poisoning isn't nearly so much fun as everyone makes it out to be.

Where's the glamour? The excitement? The walk down a long red carp...

Wait, did I have it confused with something else?

I can't complain. It was mild, I guess, as these things go. I just don't remember the last time I had anything like this; it doesn't happen to me.

I did spend about half an hour semi-awake and in pain, thinking I was a Gundam pilot and someone had poisoned me, before I actually woke up properly and went to the bathroom...

I need to be unconscious again.
Current Mood: soresore
12 October 2007 @ 12:06 pm
Very bittersweet to have completed Mononoke. I was rather hanging onto the fact that, whilst the last episode was finished, there was still the high definition to watch, but it all ended up being released yesterday. (See final release post here.) It was a brilliant project, although the odd drama threatened to swamp it. I was just so excited when I found out they were giving the Medicine Seller his own series, and I was in no way disappointed.

Out with the old, in with the new. Can't really talk about the new, yet, though. None of it has emerged so far. Soon!

By the by, I just came across a guy whose name is Raul La Cruz. Any SEED veterans who find that awesome, too? (I say 'veterans' because 'fans' is rather a strong word for a series that concluded with Destiny...)
Current Mood: calmcalm
06 October 2007 @ 10:17 am

You're even better than Gundam. I hope you have a really special, fun day.
02 October 2007 @ 04:29 pm
I'm such an insufferable fool.

I had a minion today who filled eight or nine large bags full of mail to be sent out to various places. Well, I thought to myself, the postman should be grateful we're paying his wages. I bet he'll whinge about the amount of bags or something. None of my business!

Then I saw the van arrive, and half of me wanted to stay out of the way and avoid any possible sour comments. Then I thought Bah! I'm not scared of a POSTMAN! and strode out into the hall anyway about my business.

The only thing was, tonight, for once, it wasn't a postman. It was a postwoman, and she was rather pretty.

"There're a lot tonight," she commented brightly.

"Yes," I agreed, then found myself adding, "would you like a hand?"

Of course she did. So, I went out in the wind and rain, ferrying heavy bags from the building to the back of her van.

Just don't tell me the age of chivalry is dead.