Silence means lots of work is being done, right?
Um, well, kind of… As of this moment, I have 1.5 out of 13 chapters of the first act of Four Monsters done. That’s something. I expected to get stuck, though, since the beginning of the book, explaining how the magical shit starts without making it sound stupid, makes it the most difficult part of the story. Once that’s sorted, we get down to business. There are going to be lots of awkward conversations in this book. I have four protagonists, each of whom is a weirdo in their own right. When they’re all in one place, you’d think they’d get along. But they don’t. Which is kind of the point of the story, so I don’t see why I should complain. Oh well.
Saw Evangelion recently. Faith in anime restored! Except then I tried watching one of Gainax’s more recent series, Gurren Lagann, which was quite disappointing… though I only saw up to the episode with the hot springs (there always is a hot spring somewhere, isn’t there?) which was where I gave up. Anyway, the reviews said the main female character didn’t have exaggerated features. Bull to the shit, please. It’s like every camera angle is made precisely so as to get as good a view of her arse crack as physically possible without removing any clothing.
Moving on — I’ve had to spend a lot of time playing piano. The choir songs I thought would be easier have turned out to be the hardest ones, and now I’m running out of time to learn them. Also, I have a small solo slot in an upcoming concert in Kapunda on June 16th. As well as a bit of good ole Scarlatti, I’ll get to try out my full Chrono Medley on the general public! The themes I have so far are:
To Far Away Times / Prisoners of Fate / The Sealed Door / Morning Sunlight(?) / Secret of the Forest / Chrono Trigger
If I put any more in it would be way too long. As it is the main theme only appears very briefly at the end, as I’m playing Zohar’s(?) arrangement of Secret of the Forest. The rest is my own arrangement. If I was better at the piano I could play Corridors of Time. But never mind.
Here’s some news: Because of a conference to which my mum and her partner are going, I’ll be going to Kuala Lumpur later in the year. It’s not cheap, as I count as an ‘extra’ personage, but I’m not prepared to miss a chance to go overseas, even if it’s not to Japan. The moment I found out, I immediately scoured the web for resources for learning Bahasa Melayu, and made up an Anki deck to learn me some vocabulary. I probably won’t get to use it, but I’ve been looking for an excuse to learn another language. I still want to learn Japanese, but only because I think it’s beautiful. I still haven’t decided whether or not I’m excited about the trip yet — sometimes if I’m in an adventurous mood I can’t wait, but sometimes I think of all the books, games and et ceteras I could purchase instead. And of course how freaking scary it will be, even with two family members.
I might start making a page with info about Four Monsters if anyone seems to be interested in it… and once I’ve got this piano stuff out the way I’ll have time to get into some game development.
I often feel lonely – which is party why I got involved with choral group and school in the first place. If I didn’t have my colleagues and such there, I’d be at home all the time, and I guess things would be pretty miserable. I’m a lot happier than I was when I started this blog, but if I’m not careful to keep my routine up (which basically consists of Get Up, Drink Tea, Stretches, Exercise, Piano Warm Ups, Piano Practise, then Other Stuff(writing,games,etc,etc)) things deteriorate pretty quickly.
I’m going to sleep now, because I actually just got home from choral group and have school tomorrow, but here’s a final thought:
BLAH BLAH, card games BLAH.
BLAH BLAH BLAH attack mode BLAH.
BLAH BLAH BLAH?!
//Actually I completely forgot what my final thought was, so you got my favourite quote from Yugioh the Abridged Series instead. See ya.