Thursday, January 21, 2016

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I haven't done one of these in a while. :)

But omg, I'm drowning in homework, and what do I do? Watch anime. -__-"

This semester is has so much homework due; it's worse than last semester. Plus, I think that I've really got senioritis. It got pretty bad towards the end of last semester, but it's already begun after the first week of this semester! D: I really need to get my act together, or else I'm really gonna fail and stress out even more about life.

Friday, January 15, 2016

The semester has begun! ;__;

The first week of classes has passed, and I already know that it's going to be a stressful semester. I've got two online classes that require lots of stupid homework and group assignments, another class that's supposed to be easy but requires pretty much daily one-page papers for homework, and although my black and white photography class sounds really fun, I can already tell that it's going to be really challenging. That, and all of my club meetings are really late at night on the days when I finish at noon, which leaves me on campus for an inordinate amount of time. :/

But, this week wasn't bad, since I got to see and hangout with a lot of friends in between classes. And surprisingly, I actually know people in all of my classes--most of them being brothers in my fraternity, lol--so I don't have to awkwardly be the quiet one in class until I finally open up.

In between all of the meetings and homework this week, I finished watching the first part of the Rurouni Kenshin anime on Netflix and watched all three live action movies. They were soo goood. :o The fight scenes were amazing, the soundtrack fit the scenes impeccably, and the actors stayed true to their characters for the most part. And I was really impressed with the way they combined all of the storylines in each movie. Great movies! Definitely recommended!

What really surprised me was the ending song that played during the credits. Omg, they're so good! One Ok Rock's were all used in the credits for each movie, and I fell in love with the band. I'm still listening to all of their music right now, but just listen to "The Beginning", which was used in the first Rurouni Kenshin movie. It's so epic and inspiring! :D

I also really liked "Heartache", which was the ending for the last movie, Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, so listen to it too! It's a more slow-paced song, and you can really appreciate the vocals and awesome English.

But yeah, I think watching all of these movies has made me re-appreciate Japanese movies, so I think about to watch some more live action movies of anime I've already watched, like Say I Love You, which I found while on YouTube, lol.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

TBR Triple Dog Dare

Since I didn't read much last year and still bought too many books for me to read in the last few months, I thought that doing this challenge again would help motivate me to start reading again in addition to finally getting around to reading some of the new books I bought. :)

It works like this….
For the first three months of 2016 read only the books that were already in your TBR stack as of midnight December 31, 2015.
As always, you can include books you’ve ordered but not received yet as well as books you have already placed on reserve at your local library.  You can also make exceptions for certain books that will be published early next year along with book club choices and ARCS as needed.  The TBR Dare has always been about having fun, so make whatever changes to the “rules” you need to to keep it fun.
If you just want to take The TBR Dare for a month, that’s fine, too.  The TBR Triple Dog Dare will run from January 1, 2015 to April 1, 2016.  Technically, it’s not a shopping ban so you can still buy books–you just can’t read them until April 1.
You can sign up here!
  1. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  2. Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  3. 1/2 Prince vol. 4: The Buskers of Infinite City by Yu Wo
  4. 1/2 Prince vol. 5: A Prince No More by Yu Wo
  5. 1/2 Prince vol. 6: The Great NPC Revolt by Yu Wo
  6. Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Books I Want to Read This Month

I hope to read at least one of these books this month. :D
  1. Homeland by Cory Doctorow
  2. Never Fade by Alexandria Bracken
  3. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  4. Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga
  5. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  6. Angelfall by Susan Ee
  7. Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
  8. Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
  9. The Geography of Me and You by Jennifer E. Smith
  10. Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
  11. The Girl of Fire and Thornes by Rae Carson
  12. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  13. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  14. Nevermore by James Patterson
  15. Divergent by Veronica Roth

Monday, January 4, 2016

December in Retrospect

The new year started off pretty busy going to parties and hanging out with friends and family; I've only been able to catch a break to blog today, lol. I feel like I haven't had much time to myself this break compared to my past breaks, but that's okay. That just means that I've been busy enjoying life with others. XD

Amazingly, I actually read and watched a lot of anime during this break, lol. :D

I read:
  • Ouran High School Host Club vol. 9 by Bisco Hatori
  • Ouran High School Host Club vol. 10 by Bisco Hatori
  • Ouran High School Host Club vol. 11 by Bisco Hatori
  • Ouran High School Host Club vol. 12 by Bisco Hatori
  • Ouran High School Host Club vol. 13 by Bisco Hatori
  • Ouran High School Host Club vol. 14 by Bisco Hatori
  • Ouran High School Host Club vol. 15 by Bisco Hatori
  • Ouran High School Host Club vol. 16 by Bisco Hatori
  • Ouran High School Host Club vol. 17 by Bisco Hatori
  • Ouran High School Host Club vol. 18 by Bisco Hatori

I watched:
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Red Data Girl (2013)
  • One Punch Man (2015)
  • Ouran High School Host Club (2006)
  • The Seven Deadly Sins (2015)
  • The Boxtrolls (2014)
  • Himouto! Umaru-Chan (2015)