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Physical: My legs are under the assumption they belong to Nymphadora Tonks. That makes the seventh time I tripped over air today. Aiii.

Emotional: Pleasant side effect of staying up all night? All emotions get heightened to the n-th degree. It's like PMS, but without the cramps. Strangely, I can live with that.

Blogathon: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] mirrored_echo, I'm now up to $105. Thank you!

Currently reading: Gee, I wonder what book I may have just finished last night...

Theories I was right about, regarding said book - and other spoilers )

Currently watching: I've re-downloaded the Tsubasa anime, which I lost in the Great Laptop Crash of '06 and am watching it again. Shiny multiverse goodness!

Currently listening to: Jonatha Brooke, Prodigal Daughter.

KoL: I've mastered the level 11 quest. Now I level up. Six mysticality to go...

Writing: Hello, writer's block. How have you been doing? >.
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Remember the thing I used to do, where I would watch anime and do little capsule reviews as I went?

Remember how I stopped doing it for about a year, cause I was all anime'd out?

As some of you may know, the reawakening of my obsession with Shoujo Kakumei Utena triggered my interest in anime once again. With that in mind, I once again went on a downloading spree, in search of new series to love. Here's what we have so far.

Simoun )

Maria-sama ga Miteru )

Hmm... both the series I reviewed tonight are yuri/shoujo-ai themed. I swear I didn't initially pick them on those grounds, but it can certainly be a nice bonus.
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Interviewed by [livejournal.com profile] yunatwilight

1. If you could have all of the powers (and limitations) of any of the X-Men (include all characters who've ever been on the team, even briefly), whose would you want?

Mystique is the one who immediately comes to mind. I would love being a shapeshifter; the ability to look like anyone, be anyone I wanted. As an additional bonus, this power might let me temporarily take on some of the (physical attribute only) powers of others. (Doesn't she gain Wolverine's claws when she shifts into him, in the first movie?) Which gives me the access to another power I'd particularly enjoy - Angel's wings.

Downsides would include an utter inability to blend in till I learned to use my powers properly, but then, my parents are among the very few I'd actually trust with a blue kid. More devastating to me personally would be the slowed aging process. I wouldn't relish outliving all the people I've grown attached to, or the inevitable conclusion that I shouldn't form attachments anymore.

(Note: A lot of this is also applicable to Morph or Copycat, now that I think about it. However, Copycat's ability to copy memories and thought patterns as well is a bit much for both my sanity and my ethics. Being Morph might be kind of neat, actually, but I do have a weakness for the color blue.)

2. If you found a one-way gateway to a wonderful fantasy realm where you'd wield enormous power, would you take it?

I feel like I should pontificate on this question. Instead, my answer is ridiculously short and to the point. Hell, yes! Sure, I might miss home sometimes, but I'd miss it just as much if I moved to, say, San Francisco, and cool as SF is, it's somewhat lacking in the magic department. As far as I know.

3. What's one novel you could read over and over without getting tired of it, and one novel you wish you hadn't bothered to read?

a. "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," and "A Wrinkle in Time" are both books I read as a kid and still re-read now, having found them just as good from an adult point of view. Books I read as a (relative) adult and feel like I could keep reading include "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," and "American Gods." I know, I know. I couldn't pick one. I suck.

b. As for books I wish I'd never read, that one's easy. It's a toss-up between "Daisy Miller" - read for my Senior Thesis in high school, and "The Riddle of the Sands" - read for a class in my freshman year of college. Oh, the hours I will never get back.

4. Assuming you catch him at physical age 25, not at whatever age he appears on the screen, which Doctor would make the best boyfriend?

Must...try...to ignore the hots I have for Chris Eccleston at his current age... It's the voice, I swear.

Going by pure personality, I'd have to go with Eight. For a full and detailed list of why, I recommend "Vampire Science," the EDA by Kate Orman and Jonathan Blum. Eight strikes me as a guy I could have fun with. His enthisiasm is plain infectious. He's great with people, cats love him and he makes good breakfast. Mind you, none of this makes him the fuzzy, harmless Doctor - that's really not possible in any incarnation. Written well, Eight can be ruthless and badass with the best of them, which takes care of the thrill factor. Let's face it, I want a bit of maverick in my guy.

Plus hey, another pretty accent!

On the downside, he's the most likely to get struck with long-term amnesia or, um, blow up his planet. Oops?

5. Who's the most boring character in anime? Discuss.

If only you'd asked for 'most irritating', this would be much easier. Problem with boring characters is you tend to forget their very existence... *thinks on it* ...Or wind up liking the character ok, if they're merely 'sweet but kind of bland,' like Tohru from Fruits Basket. Were it not for how her part ended, I'd nominate Kotori, of X fame. However, I found her death both moving and a brilliant twist to the story. Shows how a good twist can change everything, doesn't it?

Is it fair to nominate series I didn't care much for in general? The only character in Gravitation I bonded with at all was the best friend. I found Shuuichi a whiny flake and so help me, I wouldn't be able to tell you what's so special about Yuki. I can't even give a good rant, since I never finished the series.

The moral of this story? I'm easy and tend to like most characters. Either that or I have a really cruddy memory.

~~The meme that keeps on giving~~

you know the drill:
1. leave me a comment saying, "interview me."
2. i respond by asking you five personal questions so i can get to know you better.
3. update your l.j. with the answers to the questions.
4. include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. when others comment asking to be interviewed, ask them five questions.

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