27/03/09

crying

Sob*….I kinda feel like crying today.  I have no money left and i just received my pay-check.  I had to spend it all on a new pair of glasses.  I lost my old pair a few months ago, so I’ve been having migraines every few days since then, but it’s really hard to study for tests when your head is splitting in half, so it was necessary to spend that much getting a new pair.

I wish i looked this cool with glasses....

I wish i looked this cool with glasses....

Unfortunately, i have no luck.  I only have enough money for travel for the next few weeks so it will be interesting to see whats gonna happen, will i make it to college when i need to, or am i gonna get stranded.

On the plus side, people have always told me i suit glasses.  I dunno about that, but it’s nice to get a compliment like that once in a while.

25/03/09

Naruto lookin ready to kick ass.

Naruto lookin ready to kick ass.

Hey all…

I think it’s about time i criticize Naruto, it’s been 2 weeks since i started watching it.

I’ll start by commenting on the character design.  The main characters are pretty interesting.  They each have a detailed background story which adds depth to the overall quality of the animation….but, Naruto has an extremely bad habit of making poor, almost cliche sub-characters, and it’s not funny. I still like the anime, but Rock Lee is just sooo annoying.  I think his character and a few others are so annoying that i almost quit watching it altogeather…..but i’m glad i didn’t.

Naruto.....Unleashed.....i'd run if i where you o.O

Naruto.....Unleashed.....i'd run if i where you o.O

Even though i like Naruto, there are still some things about it i would change….primarily all the filler episodes, such a pain.  Personally i think Naruto Shippuden is alot better than the first Naruto, although i still like the later series of Naruto sooo much.  My favourite character is obviously “The Copy Ninja”, Kagashi.  His sharingan has such cool powers, always an interesting guy. I’m stll watching shippuden so it’ll be interesting to see where the story’s going.  I’ll post some kool Naruto pics for your enjoyment.

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Usually i just stick to watching shorter anime’s because it suits me better and i usually find that they have more quallity in animation and storyline, but i think Naruto can match alot of the shorter one’s for quallity in animation and the storyline ain’t half  bad either. Naruto gets a solid 8/10 in my opinion, 10/10 if it was targeted at a more adult audience, NO! thats not what i mean, you filthy minded perv’s…O.o,  i just mean it would be nicer to see less characters like Rock Lee and more like Kagashi or Sasuke.

Another ultra kool pic i'm considering making my new wallpaper....

Another ultra kool pic i'm considering making my new wallpaper....

23/03/09….*CELEBRATIONS*

Happy 100th to "Life as an Otaku" and a big thank you to all visitors.

Happy 100th to "Life as an Otaku" and a big thank you to all visitors.

Yaaaaay!…….I’m so happy everyone.  Today is the day this blog received 100 visits.  I know that compared to other blogs here on the web, 100 hits is minuscule in comparison…….but i think that’s it’s a great achievement (Considering i wasn’t expecting anybody to visit, 100’s pretty good, right?).

Relax, i won’t be making posts like this every time i get another hundred or so hits, this is just a one off.  I promise ^^( Unless i get to a thousand……just kidding.).  I just wanted to take the time to thank the people who visited and even more to the people who left positive comments.  So….umm…….Thank you.

22/03/09

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Well……I’ve fully recovered from my day on Friday.  The day started off overcast and miserable, but by noon it was like freakin’ Benidorm or something!  Not that i’m complaining or anything, it’s just…..i’m Scottish……i have a melting point of 10 degrees Celsius!  And because the weather changes every 20 minutes here, i wasn’t sure what to wear (I was wearing a big-ass jacket and two shirts, one over the other because the day started off cloudy and overcast.  I wasn’t expecting to be BBQ’d,  i thought i was gonna die of heat stroke ^^).

The Japanese gardens were very relaxing, there’s just something really surreal about big pink tree’s, the ‘Sakura’ cherry blossom trees where in season.  We didn’t stay long because we where all dying for a frostie pint at the beer gardens, it was that kinda day, so we left early and headed to the pub.

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We walked to the pub from the Japanese gardens, so by the time we got there we were all seeing big bottles of beer, dancing in circles, tempting us with chilled beads of condensation dripping down their bottle-necks…………or maybe the heat finally got to me.  Either way, it was nothing a tall, icey beer didn’t fix.  It was soooo relaxing just sitting out in the sun with a tall one and some good company.

Then the sun started dipping behind the few clouds on the horizon, and we decided it was time to go…….until i mentioned to my friends that my local pub’s karaoke night was on a Friday night.  Before i could even try and talk them into going……i was practically dragged there by my friend, and so the plot thickened.

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So….there we were. Me, my friend, and my friend’s girlfriend, at my local.  The sun was gone but the crazy heat stuck around.  My friends girlfriend decided to wear a low-cut top so for most of the night i looked like this….

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and he looked like this……

angry

…and she looked like this…

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I know both of them where just trying to wind me up, because thats what they’re like, but still……..the pressure i felt……it was like my eye’s where trying to escape from my head…> . <

Karaoke didn’t start for another hour, so i decided to humilliate my friend at a game of pool, which i did in spectacular fashion.  The karaoke was pretty good, better than usual, or maybe it was just the company…..My friends girl sung a few songs, she’s quite talented,….but both me and him where to chicken to sing (I say this even though i was singing my ass off along with everyone else……).  We decided to call it a night once it had gotten quiet.  All in all, it was a pretty good day.

19/03/09

There's no need to get confused anymore thanks to the Terminology page. XD

There's no need to get confused anymore thanks to the Terminology page. XD

Hi all…..how’s it goin.  Good i hope.

Today i decided to add a new page to my blog for all you people that might not know what I’m talking about when i say something like Kawaii or Moe in my posts.  The Terminology page will be updated whenever i use a new word or discover a word that I’m likely to use so that all you readers will understand it.  My fellow Otaku should be fine and not need the page, but not everyone who reads this blog is one of us, or maybe they are but still haven’t learned much terminology yet.  Either way, I’m here to help.

If you would like a word added to the page, just let me know by leaving a comment, and i’ll be sure to put it in.

18/03/09

Yaaaaay!  I just recieved my first comment and i’m extastic. I’m happy that some people are actually reading this. 🙂

Anyway….down to business.

This week has been one of ….um….goodness.  Kinda vague, i know, but all i have done this week is download and watch new anime.  I finally caught up on my work and am relieved of a lot of pressure so now i can chillax and play Fiesta as much as i want.

I’ll tell you guy’s a little bit about the anime I’ve been watching over the last couple of days.  I’ve actually finished watching both series of this anime already so I’m on the prowl for something new.

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This is the anime, Onegai – Please Teacher.  I was pessimistic that this would be a good anime because of the title, but the more Otaku i become, the more i realise that “You cant judge a doushinji by it’s cover”.  I think that’s how the saying goes.  It’s only 13 episode long but has a lot of quality to the animation and the storyline has been thought out well.  It’s as funny as it is emotionally involving and i really recommend this for a laugh.

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Please Teacher, however, has a counter part series called Onegai – Please Twins.  Following a different storyline set 2 years after the events of Please Teacher, Please Twins is a story about estranged family and an awkward love triangle.  With just as much laughs as Please Teacher, i wish it ran longer.  Then i could continue watching it.  But, as all otaku know, a good series has to come to an end somehow, or else it’ll get stale and the experience tarnished.

My friends and i are gonna go to the Japanese gardens on Friday and have a little fun at the nearby beer garden.  My two favorite kinds of garden in the world.  I think Friday’s going to be memorable, or not……depends how much we drink.  I’ll let you know how it  goes.

16/03/09

This game.......it's like a black hole.  Not even time can escape it.

This game.......it's like a black hole. Not even time can escape it.

Y’know, if i’m not carefull with my time, i’m gonna fall behind so much that i won’t be able to catch up with any work.  I have caught up a little, but now that i have discovered a free online mmorpg that is styled like an anime, my time has become very sparse.

Sometimes i think i should get my priorities straight……..and then i remember i already have.  Life without Anime or Games is very boring to me, and if i’m bored i can’t concentrait, and if i can’t concentrait i can’t get my work done.  My friends don’t understand how i can watch so much anime since there are only 24hrs in a day.  The way i look at it is that i need anime to function properly in my day to day routine.

And this game Fiesta, it’s crazy!  I say it’s crazy because it eats time!  I can start playing this game on a Friday, and literally, before i know it, it’s Tuesday again and i need to go to college.  It is a hell of a good game though.