... don't know and have no opinion ...
ME WO!!! TOJIREBA I~MA DEMO!!! WARATTA KIMI GA ITE!!!
ahem. okay. i was listening to that on the way to work and now it's stuck in my head. that song always makes me smile though. good to see gacchan happy. ... or at least not in the violent throes of depression.
anyhow, i'm at work, and there's nothing else to do but the file cabinets, so i thought i'd compose my Ode to March Madness. oh! speaking of odes to things, i know probably i'm like the last otaku on the planet not to have seen neon genesis all the way through, but i'm just now seeing it, and i just want to point out for all you better-informed otakus: KAAAOOORUUU!!! also: the fuck just happened? and: who invited kurosawa to the party?
so, ... ... ... ...
GODDAMN PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT!!! although, that guy who just came in for a quote was cute. and he was swiss, too. and he's apparently studying mechanical engineering. i'm starting to think OSU has a kick-ass engineering program, because it seems every international student we get up here is studying engineering of some kind. of course, they're usually chinese. swiss was a nice change. simone. luca. cool names. his last name, which i suppose i shant record here, was alright, too.
ah, yes, my ode to march madness!
ye did keepeth me from sleep,
and also from my gameboy,
my translation work sitteth idly by
whilst i slaved for you night and day.
--ok, we're gonna stop here. firstly because it SUCKS, but also because i don't know where they HELL the old school british came from. probably too much reading of geoffrey chaucer's blogge.
anyhoo. i suggested that this update might have something to do w/ lulu.com, and so i won't leave you disappointed. i have designated the next couple of months edit months, during which i will be taking the Red Pen of DOOM once again to my march madness tales. after they agree to settle down and stop sucking cheese, i will put them in a book and sell them on lulu! i know the first story won't be in there, and unless something drastic happens w/ that key, that won't be in there either, but jonathan, and faoil and galen, and the fur-clad scholar, everybody else'll be in there for your reading enjoyment. ... but it's gonna be a couple months away, so don't get out your pocketbook quite yet. [was anybody actually getting out their pocketbooks? does anybody even say pocketbook anymore?]
simultaneously, i will be getting back into the translation swing of things. as you see above, i have been trying to read a new textbook. the first two lessons were very good -i learned a new word machiawase, which means appointment- and then the third came along and destroyed my will to survive. but i recovered! [i got bettah~] the other thing i'm "reading" is the first of eight kino's journey novels. well... short story collections, i suppose, but they're all about kino and her motorrad hermes. there's an anime of them, which is currently rocking my socks off. so i'm translating the novels. i did the prologue last night, and after a few little hiccups, it turned out alright. so tonight, i'm starting on the first story, (i think) hito no itami wo wakareru no kuni, which in english was called the land of visible pain. so that should be a lot of fun. it's not really my material, and it's probably not qualifiable as art, my own personal opinions aside, so you probably won't see it on dA, but /shrug/. my personal web site's down at the moment, so i've really no where else to post it. i don't know. if anybody besides my siblings wants to read it, maybe i'll find someplace to put it up.
incidently, has anyone out there got a pair of cufflinks i can borrow?