Hello everybody. It has been awhile hasn't it? Anyways I'll recap everything that has happened since I left.
But before that…Happy Tet/Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year! I wish everybody luck, strength, and prosperity for the coming year! With all the money I'm getting combined with some holiday cash, I think I may be able to afford going to another convention this summer! Here is some banh chung for all. Enjoy!
Now onto the matters at hand… (Please note that some of these topics were written a week or two ago…this post itself was supposed to be posted last Thursday)
The New Orleans trip was great. I surprisingly had a great time. We arrived on Thursday and got our hotels. The next day we worked at a homeless shelter and the next day we went and built a playground. The last two days we didn't really do anything in terms of service. In between all of these days we did eat a lot of good food. I enjoyed a good amount of oysters. We also went to a parade and some other stuff. As for the city itself, a lot of it still has a lot of work to do in terms of repair. It's kind of sad really…Sorry that this is the only picture I have. We weren't allowed to bring camera's because we would then look like "tourists." I'm the guy behind the freshman in the blue jacket on the very far right of the picture:
Shortly after getting back, I finished the final Harry Potter book. I found it a nice end to the series even though the school year thing wasn't implemented into this book. I always found the integration of the school environment one of the more appealing and well done parts of the book. Though this wasn't present, Rowling still made it a very interesting read.
As for the recent Super Bowl, I find it kind of sad that the Patriots couldn't make history with a perfect record, but I am kind of happy for the Giants that they won. Nobody expected them to get past the Cowboys, and for me myself, I was disheartened to see them beat my Packers in overtime. This was supposed to be the Packer's year too! I've been waiting since 1998 for this year! :cry: I guess I'll have to save wearing the cheese head for another year. Anyways, for defying all odds and winning the Super Bowl, the Giants get my applause.
Just for a personal reference: After the school grades got in for the first semester, all goals were met and I am seemingly on track for my year goal. (S96, C94.6, R33)
Gaming wise! Who would have thought that people talk about games on Gamespot? Ok then I've been slowly moving away from my 360 and gaming in general. CoD4 has gotten kind of boring. Maybe I should finish P3…or get Mass Effect.
In anime news, I've finished Kino no Tabi, and Full Metal Panic. As of now, I am currently watching Green Green. I have also resumed the Tsukihime visual novel.
I'll start with Tsukihime. After seeing bulletsword start the game I remembered that I still had to finish Arcruid's route in the game as well as Akiha's so FateStayNight would stop bugging me about it. As of now I've finished both Arcuid's endings and I should resume with Akiha soon…maybe…
On to Kino no Tabi. Kino no Tabi was a deep and rich anime. Philosophically, this anime was really well done. Though I did find each episode interesting and full of surprises, the fact that it is an episodic series made it hard to keep watching from episode to episode. Let me put a little more emphasis on the surprises part…ok.
Green Green…This show is obnoxious, annoying, not funny and rather stupid. There are a group of prominent characters that are overly perverted and it ruins what little redeeming factors that the show has. I'm still recovering from seeing a ten minute, three way man groping each other scene…
I started Full Metal Panic before finishing Green Green not only because Green Green was bad, but because FMP had a really attractive premise. The execution of this premise was really not that good. Characters' actions are unrealistic and laughable, making it really hard to take the story seriously, even when it tries to be serious. If it had done more of a Code Geass(I understand that Geass was released later than FMP) ****approach, this show would have found great success.
Ending this post, I would like to say that I have created a list of all the shows that I have seen, rated them, and but a brief statement regarding the lasting impressions the show had on me. The reason I used the Anime News Network site is because I don't like to give numerical ratings to shows. For some reason I can't get the link to work for the site...dammit.
I've also run out of space on my 250 gig external hard drive:cry:
Thanks for reading. This was much longer than I had expected it to be…
NOTE: Images removed as of 2/15/08