Anime Musings in 2001

Tuesday, January 2, 2001 12:09 a.m.

Belated Happy New Year to everyone! I was gone for about 3 days to escape the yearly smoke cover that blankets Metro Manila (due to firecrackers and fireworks @.@)… anyway, this page is back to its original design until I can figure out what new layout I want. ^_^

Tuesday, January 2, 2001 12:38 a.m.

Aha, lolo-sama, I have found your secret lair!

That’s all for tonight… I mean, today.

Tuesday, January 2, 2001 11:28 a.m.

Sekai no kakumei suru chikara o!

I’ve got Utena on the brain again, especially since the Anime Seamstress told me that she already has an Utena costume in stock, so I don’t have to wait for it to be made! Wai!

Hmm, AXN has started showing its anime in subtitles! Even Rurouni Kenshin is shown in Jap! Yay! Anyway, these don’t look like subtitled versions from the companies themselves. It looks like AXN did the subbing themselves–the sub doesn’t exactly synch with the dialogue.

Maybe they should have let the fans do it?

Tuesday, January 2, 2001 04:15 p.m.

Hahaha! I’m currently in my cousin’s house using his high speed cable net connection! WOOHOO!

And since I’m currently on an Okui Masami craze, I’m also downloading some mp3s of hers, particularly those from Akihabara Dennou Gumi. ^.^~

koishimasho nebarimasho!

Wednesday, January 3, 2001 10:56 a.m.

A cosplay website is going to link to SNAPSHOT! *bounces around genkily* All that hard work finally came in for something. ^_^

Friday, January 5, 2001 06:13 p.m.
niaiserie

Wai! Tin-sama! I simply loved “A Road Less Traveled” when I first read it, but now that you’ve finished it… ^.^~ Although I do think that it’s a bit sped up–the build-up took 11 chapters or such! But then that’s what revisions are for. I think I’ll have to read it again. @o@ I can’t remember the details any more. You certainly took your time… *smirk* *glomp*

Sunday, January 7, 2001 02:29 p.m.


I never realized how much I’d captured Megumi’s laugh until I cackled at the party last night (the party was for our gang of cosplayers at the AnimeXplosion 2000). Take that, Rurouni Kenshin Female Character Test! I am not Yumi! I am Megumi! OHOHOHOHOHOHO!

I got a nice toy mallet as a souvenir; I actually spent the latter part of last night chasing people around and malleting them. Of course I also got malleted, but what can I do? ^.^~

I just love going to parties involving anime fans.

Wednesday, January 10, 2001 08:05 a.m.
my Noelle pita

Just something to look at because I have no real anime musings for today. But a few months back, immediately after the AnimeXplosion 2000, I seriously considered creating a cosplay ML for Filipinos. However, when I was invited to the ML of the volunteers of said con, I thought I didn’t need to create a cosplay ML anymore.

What happened was that a cosplay ML and the volunteer ML are two different things. While the cosplay ML would be open membership and anyone could join (kinda like POML, only that the discussion would be restricted to cosplay topics), the volunteer ML was join-by-invite, and only those who participated in the cosplay activity at AnimeXplosion were invited (and even then, only erratically).

So, finally I’ve decided to put up the cosplay ML anyway. ^_^ It’s something I’ve dreamed about ever since I put on that so-called “costume” of mine. You can find it here at http://www.egroups.com/group/pinoy_cosplay

Wednesday, January 10, 2001 10:13 a.m.

Just a short note that I added Laurelgand to my pita link list. ^.^~ She’s my co-moderator of the WKFF.

Wednesday, January 10, 2001 02:02 p.m.
CLAMP Name Generator 

I tried that Name Generator out, although I have little to no experience about things CLAMP. My CLAMP name is Fujitaka Natsumi. I gotta figure out what it means, though… Hmm…

I hope it doesn’t mean “fat lazy cow”.

Here’s another link for anime costumes… ^_^ I just love the midis that play along with the page.
Susan de Venici’s Anime Costumes

Thursday, January 11, 2001 05:32 p.m.


Ne, Laurel, sorry we missed each other on AIM again! Anyway, I talked with Mitsukake–er, BlueJinnFlame to you, eheh–and he’s wondering why you haven’t replied to his emails. ^^” Blasted email servers. Mine is delayed too.

Yet another bishounen to lust after, ne?

Sunday, January 14, 2001 03:20 p.m.

my Noelle pita

*sigh* Nothing much to report on the anime front again. In related news, however, while I was watching WOWOW last night, I saw this movie called “Dreammaker”, and the lead male character looked VERY familiar–as if I’d seen him in a music video before. ^^” I looked at the credits at the end of the movie, and it turns out the lead male character was from DA PUMP, and the lead female character was from SPEED. Hehe. Calling Kuwami

I finally finished Pinoy Cosplay’s website. Check it out below:
Pinoy Cosplay

Tuesday, January 16, 2001 05:59 p.m.
Utena Character Selector
I took the Utena Character Selector Test, and I’m very happy with the results!

# 1 Utena
# 2 Wakaba
# 3 Ruka
# 4 Juri
# 5 Saionji
# 6 Miki
# 7 Touga
# 8 Nanami
# 9 Shiori
# 10 Tsuwabuki
# 11 Mikage
# 12 Kozue
# 13 Akio
# 14 Anthy

Yes! I knew it was meant to be! I was meant to be Utena! ^_^

And I’m picking up my Utena costume on Thursday.

On another note, I also took the Weiß Kreuz Character Selector Test, and here are my results:

# 1 Fujimiya Aya/Ran
# 2 Tsukiyono Omi
# 3 Hell
# 4 Hidaka Ken
# 5 Toto
# 6 Kudou Yohji
# 7 Naoe Nagi
# 8 Farfarello
# 9 Manx
# 10 Persia
# 11 Schoen
# 12 Neu
# 13 Brad Crawford
# 14 Schuldich

Does this mean Ran and I will be able to get along? Hmm… ^.^~

And it must be my lucky day with selectors because I’m matching all the characters I thought I’d match (or wanted to match with, in Ran’s case). These are my results from the Evangelion Character Selector Test:

# 1 Asuka Langley Sohryu
# 2 Kaworu Nagisa
# 3 Ryouji Kaji
# 4 Pen-Pen
# 5 Misato Katsuragi
# 6 Touji Suzuhara
# 7 Maya Ibuki
# 8 Ritsuko Akagi
# 9 Aoba Shigeru
# 10 Hikari Horaki
# 11 Makoto Hyuuga
# 12 Shinji Ikari
# 13 Kouzou Fuyutsuki
# 14 Gendou Ikari
# 15 Rei Ayanami

All right! Asuka-sama!

I’m done with character selectors for today… ^_^ Although it’s made me extremely genki now.

Wednesday, January 17, 2001 09:24 a.m.
Erap is Guilty

In a form of protest against what the “honorable” senator judges did last night, I’ve changed my layout a bit to echo my revolutionary sentiments. I sincerely believe that it is time for Erap Estrada to be removed from office. With a majority of the senator judges incapable of rendering an impartial judgment concerning this impeachment case, it seems impossible that Erap will be convicted any time soon.

It may be a small thing, but I believe that I should register my discontent with the way things are going in Philippine politics, and my contempt for the “honorable” senator-judges Coseteng, Enrile, Honasan, Jaworski, Ople, Oreta, J. Osmena, Revilla, Santiago, Sotto, and Tatad. These people should be hanging their heads in shame for what they have done in order to hamper justice! But instead there they are jumping around and rejoicing because they’ve helped this jueteng lord-and idiot-turned-president. Idiots, all of them.

For the latest breaking news and more information concerning this issue, go to The Philippine Star and The Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Thursday, January 18, 2001 08:57 p.m.

Revolutionary Girl Noelle reporting…

I was affected by groupthink yesterday, I think, when I suddenly had an impulse to join the rally at EDSA (without even informing my parents!!!). Most of my friends usually don’t join mobilizations, but all of us yesterday had one thing in mind: that Erap really needed to see that he had to resign.

And then all of us hit on the idea of joining the rally. Heheh. We joined our university’s delegation to EDSA and walked all the way there from Diliman! @o@ When we got there it was really just a peaceful demonstration that reached mass proportions in terms of the number of people present. The most scary part of yesterday was being confronted by the pro-Erap people at some point in our walk. They were giving us the finger! Good grief–we weren’t doing anything to them!

Anyway, even through all this mess, I still had the time to get my Utena costume, and it looks great! All I need now are a wig, a sword, and the shoes. ^_^

Friday, January 19, 2001 05:39 p.m.

In deep thoughts…

I really can’t ignore this political problem in the Philippines. I know this is supposed to be an anime blog, but if the situation worsens and the economy goes down, I won’t even be able to enjoy anime–I won’t be able to buy the merchandise because the prices would have gone up and the value of my money would be less. So I can’t turn a blind eye to my country. Anime may be my hobby, but my future depends on the resolution of this political problem.

Anyway, things here in Manila have taken a turn for the better. The military has defected to those who want Erap to resign, member by member Erap’s cabinet is resigning from his service, the Philippine peso is now 47.50 to a dollar (compared to about 55 to a dollar just yesterday), and I really feel that the people have united as one in a movement against Erap. The nation has matured; people have started thinking for themselves about the system and its rottenness. I think those now supporting Erap are supporting him on blind faith, or they’ve made a profit from him.

In any case, my family and I are praying for our country now. We’re also going to EDSA tonight to show our support.Sobra nang pahirap, patalsikin si Erap!

Saturday, January 20, 2001 01:51 a.m.

I’ve just come from the EDSA rally… @o@

It was, literally, a sea of people. Starkly different from my Wednesday experience, where there was still space left for people to breathe freely.

Oh, yes, thank you Daddy for being so enthusiastic about the whole rally thing.

Did I just forget to say “[insert sarcasm]”?

It was still worth it being there, of course. I know this is something big–this is history in the making for the Philippines. People will continue to make sacrifices in comfort and lifestyle to attend this rally as long as there’s something worth fighting for.

Saturday, January 20, 2001 12:11 p.m.

Confirmed reports say that Erap has resigned.

WOOHOO!!!

Thank God it’s over!

Well, it’s almost over. The resignation won’t take effect until Wednesday, January 24. And he hasn’t even signed a resignation letter. @o@ I wonder if we can be sure that his word is his bond.

Chief Justice Davide is now at the EDSA shrine making a speech. Better go listen….

Saturday, January 20, 2001 01:32 p.m.

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has just been sworn in as the 14th President of the Republic of the Philippines. Estrada is hiding behind the walls of Malacanang. The Philippines was featured on CNN and BBC.

I just love how things are working out. Maybe by Wednesday, or even earlier, I can put this website back to the way it was–or replace it with my Valentine’s layout. Hehe. ^.^~

Sunday, January 21, 2001 04:06 p.m.

I was with Kuwami and Minami at a party last night for our friend Uwa’s birthday, and the conversation turned to ghost stories. Kuwami-chan, your room is scary! Haunted by so many demons and who knows what else! No need for dust bunnies under the bed when you have the Bogeyman. Hehehe.

Tin, remind me never to spend a night at MM’s house either. ^.^~

No, I’m not scared of ghosts or demons. It’s just that I hate surprises. God protects me at all times from those evil forces, but I can’t help being human and jumpy.

Monday, January 22, 2001 09:00 a.m.

I’m blogging in secret from my university’s computer lab. Woohoo high speed!

Monday, January 22, 2001 07:21 p.m.

Thank you very much, Lolo-sama, for your kind compliment on this new layout. ^.^~ I know it’s a bit early for Valentine’s Day, but I just couldn’t resist the impulse any more! I’ve done and redone this layout on my comp, and I just knew it was time for a change (again ^^”).

Dewa, matta ne, minna! (I wonder if anyone reads this anyway…)

Tuesday, January 23, 2001 08:42 p.m.

What a scary picture I got in the mail today, courtesy of my lil sis! @o@

Anyway, I’m wondering whether or not to install a counter here… I’m getting really curious as to who (or how many) read my blog.

Or maybe I’ll just get disappointed. Ah, Sano, you’re my only hope!

Sanosuke: Oi, oi, kitsune-onna… don’t bet on it.
Me: But don’t you see? People will come to visit this Diary because you’re featured in it! OHOHOHOHOHOHO!
Sanosuke: *blink* *blink* You’re scary, fox-face.

Tuesday, January 23, 2001 08:51 p.m.

Short (and random) notes:

Tin, I know what you mean about exasperating professors. *sigh* I can’t believe I signed up for a particular professor’s history class–and I’m not learning anything from him, even though I can’t even force myself to daydream during his lectures, dammit, because his voice is so loud! And now he wants the whole class to prepare individual reports? Da hell?!?!

Ami-chan, your pictures were loading fine on my comp even before you moved them to Geocities. ^^” But my advice is: stick to Geocities, even though you have to use the FTP utility for now. My pics are loading fine, and they’re uploaded to Geocities. ^_^ Don’t move! Let’s all stay with Pitas!!!

Great, now I sound like a Globe ad.

“I should get a Pita.”
“Yeah, you should!”

Wednesday, January 24, 2001 09:34 p.m.
the secret diary of erap estrada

*points to link* Damn, this guy just doesn’t stop, does he? Typical bullheadedness from a drunkard… ^_^

Seriously, if you want to read more of my ranting on that topic, better go to my other pita.

Thursday, January 25, 2001 06:10 p.m.

WAAAAAAAAAH!!!!

Today, I went to a store in a local mall to buy a wig for my Utena costume… @o@ And it turns out that they’ve suddenly increased prices for wigs!

The costume just won’t really look accurate enough if I use my real hair (sprayed over with pink color), and since now the wig is out of the question (after I saw the price for a wig, I spent half of the money I brought to buy an Escaflowne audio CD), I think I’ll have to come up with an alternative.

could weave together my own wig, made of really thin yarn. ^^” If the Ruby Moon cosplayer at AnimeXplosion 2000 could do it, so can I!

And if anyone calls me Raggedy Ann, they’d better be prepared to face the tip of my Sword of Dios. ^.^~

[pause]

Ohohohohohohoho!

Sunday, January 28, 2001 08:15 a.m.

Kuso!

Some guy joined Pinoy Cosplay and then had the nerve to say on the mailing list:

By the way Ms. Noelle, was that you wearing yellow in the Anime Cosplay displayed in you website? Well my friend saw that and asked me to break your “NO right Click” javascript so he can download your pic. So i did. He thinks your cute, hes Dax by the way and hes beside me.I hope you dont mind us hacking our way to download the pics in the anime cosplay. well its not actually a hack…i just got my way around you script to disable it.Anyway this is beggining to be OT…

Baka yarou! If there’s anything I hate, it’s people taking what’s mine without asking me first. I mean, I could have even given them the larger version of my pic if they had just asked for it. But noooo… he just had to brag about his being a hacker.

Disciplinary action? Unsubscription and banning from Pinoy Cosplay. >.< That’ll teach him not to mess with me.

Sunday, January 28, 2001 10:51 p.m.

Hmm, Tin, from your description of what happened at the acquaintance party, I’m almost happy I didn’tgo. Almost. ^.^~ Although my sense of propriety is screaming right now. Various states of undress? Holy underwear, Batman!

On a side note, did any of my FinCom members show up? *sigh* The reason I really wonder about the party is I feel I abandoned my responsibility of shepherding my members around. I still don’t feel particularly comfortable leaving them alone. My obsessive-compulsiveness wants–demands–to be at every activity to make sure it goes well. @o@ We’ll just see at the G.A.

Ack! I just hope all that studying I did in place of going to the party kicks in tomorrow for my exam!

Natsuki-chan, you read my previous entry? ^.^~ I’m still kinda surprised people read this thing. ^^” Anyway, I managed to spill out not a few unkind words to that hacker-person, and I’m not sure I don’t regret saying them, ‘coz he completely deadpanned my red-hot accusations when he replied to my email. As in, he didn’t even respond to my verbal barbs, but instead kinda explained his position. Kinda. It still doesn’t change the fact that he and his friend should have asked me first before trying to take the pic, or they could have requested it from me. I’d even have been flattered that they liked my appearance enough to want a pic of me.

Well, he boasts because, naturally, hackers want to announce their handiwork. Ever wonder why some hackers place a kind of signature in their work pointing somewhat in their direction? It’s like something I once watched in the old Batman live-action series: the Riddler and/or Joker leave clues for Batty-boy and Birdy-boy (eep) because they want recognition for their crimes. Ne?

What the hell is it with these Batman-related thoughts?

*flap* *flap*

Monday, January 29, 2001 12:51 a.m.
kurozukin

Yet another interesting blog to read… ^_^ (note my fascination with my fellow Filipinos’ blogs?)

Friday, February 2, 2001 09:25 p.m.
exam rant on my other pita

Mhm, archived again. ^^” Wow, I never imagined this blog would grow this fast. Maybe I should think of redesigning for Valentine’s.

[pause]

Oh yeah… this is my Valentine’s Season blog design. Somehow, a particular Van and Hitomi pic beckoned to me. ^.^~ What can I say, Okita-kun? I have itchy webmaster hands!

Yet another pic courtesy of my imouto-chan. She gets all sorts of attachments in the mail. @o@ But this time, it’s a good pic! I swear! ^.^~

Oh, yeah, Kuwami-chan changed her blog address! ^.^~ But it still looks great, although now it features a girl’s image, instead of the usual Korean bish.

Saturday, February 3, 2001 09:04 p.m.
Culture Crash fan site

I got my issue of Culture Crash today, after a whole week of relentlessly searching for it. ^.^~ For those who don’t know, Culture Crash is a monthly mangazine (yup, you read that right–mangazine) here in the Philippines, with original manga stories by Filipino artists and writers on the staff.

Anyway, they had a special on the AnimeXplosion 2000, and I contributed my cosplay pics to them around late November of last year, I think. I got my pic hard copies back and was compensated with 500 pesos (around 10 U.S. dollars at that time) early last January.

When my pics were published in Culture Crash, I was so happy… even more so when my name was mentioned in “Special Thanks”. But then I spotted my face in the background of the omake special, right behind Bad Badtz Maru.

Oro?!?

Culture Crash does have a very nice way of conveying their appreciation… ^.^~ Thanks for the exposure, guys (especially to James Palabay, editor-in-chief)! Oh, and thanks for promoting Pinoy Cosplay!

Monday, February 5, 2001 09:03 a.m.
ryuuen’s blog

I was browsing aimlessly again when I stumbled across Ryuuen’s blog, which Coming Out linked to.

Oh, gosh, that story about her senior year in high school being ruined by one teacher who bore her a grudge… Itai naa… I feel for her tremendously. I mean, if that had happened to me, I wouldn’t know what to do either. I was an honor student back in high school, and to have been taken off any honor roster would have killed me. Ryuuen was taken off scholarship lists! @o@

Monday, February 5, 2001 08:33 p.m.

*sigh* Kuwami, today I really wished you were with me… This Korean guy approached me. Here’s the conversation:

Guy: Herf meh.
Me: Help you?
Guy: Ai wansh encher Yew Pee Yunivershee.
Me: ^^”

At a time like that, I really wished (a) you were with me, or (b) I were you and had your Korean-language expertise.

Anyway, after an exhausting foray into twenty questions and extensive help from a male friend of mine (no, Tin, this is not the dirt you were expecting ^.^~), we finally figured out that this guy wanted to enroll in University of the Philippines and wanted to know the entrance requirements. We had to direct him to the Registrar’s Office, which had relocated to a very secluded building far away from where we were currently. @o@

Damn it all… I wish I were a linguist.

Ami-chan, the layout’s looking good (even though it’s not Valentine-related)! ^-^ I think it’s kinda refreshing to see a non-Valentined blog. I think mine has become too mushy. Don’t get me wrong: Van and Hitomi are a perfect couple (who sadly did not end up together), but being all romantic and lover-ly is really not me. ^.^~ After Valentine’s Day this blog is going to have something, er, quite shocking to replace the current layout. You’llall see. OHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHO!

Mm, I’m feeling more like my old foxy self.

Sano: Onna-baka.

X.X

Monday, February 5, 2001 09:21 p.m.
something new in my other pita

I think it’s best to put the results of a certain test in my other pita… it’s so embarrassing!
Tuesday, February 6, 2001 07:26 p.m.

I have a terrible headache, a fever, and I think I’m coming down with the flu. (Hmm, Selene-san, does that sound familiar?)

And I have exams coming up on Thursday and Friday. *wails*

Kenshin: Maa, maa…
Me: What are you doing in this blog?
Kenshin: Trying to help?
Me: I don’t want you, I want Sano! Or Tasuki! Or…
Kenshin: @o@
Me: …don’t misunderstand me, Ken-san, but you might catch the flu from me–I wouldn’t mind Sano or Tasuki catching it from me though.
Kenshin: Oro.
Me: OHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHO! *cough*

Wednesday, February 7, 2001 09:28 p.m.

Random notes to people:

Well, y’know, Tin, a lot of calories can be burned by cleaning house. ^^o Betcha that’s what your mom does instead of aerobics or exercise, ‘coz you kill two birds with one stone–you can lose weight and get the house clean. Hehehe.

I’ll wager that’s why Kenshin’s so thin and small as well.

Kenshin: Oro? But I don’t do the housework because I want to…
Me: Ohohoho, don’t worry, Ken-san, I’ll take good care of you.
Sano: That’s easy for you to say. In the meantime you’ve got me and Tasuki doing the housework for you.
Me: [to Sano] That’s the idea, chicken-brain.
Sano: Aren’t you taking that selector result a little too seriously? [grumble grumble]
[DocMegumi glares at Sano]
[DocMegumi whaps Sano with her Medicine Kit of Doom ™]

Stupid little skits I write. They never go the way I want them to.

Oh, by the way, Ami, I had another run-in with THE language barrier. This time it was in my Governments and Politics of Southeast Asia class. Our guest lecturer was Vietnamese. ^o^ When he was introduced, he was said to be fluent in three languages–Vietnamese, German, and English. But with his kind of accent, I think my classmates and I would have been better off if he had spoken in German. @o@

Thursday, February 8, 2001 01:23 p.m.
DUOBLOG

Wai~~ Wai~~ (those are “wai” with braids attached. ^.^~ And that “~” on the “^.^” is a tail…) I have to remember to add this blog to my list of blog links, but maybe after Valentine’s Day. Speaking of which, it’s only less than a week away! Ohohohohoho! I can’t wait to upload the new layout! @o@

Thursday, February 8, 2001 10:57 p.m.
DoctorMegumi.com

Yay! I finally got a new layout up and running for DoctorMegumi.com. Basically, it’s an umbrella page for all the websites I’ve worked on (a glorified links list, if I may say so ^.^~). It’s also something I’m proud of because it’s my first layout using DHTML. I know some people hate DHTML scrollers, but I really wanted to try it out. Go visit and see links to the sites I’m proud of! (and not so proud of…)

Saturday, February 10, 2001 01:15 p.m.
Doctor Megumi’s SNAPSHOT

I’m currently updating SNAPSHOT with a new layout and pics. ^_^ I integrated DoctorMegumi.com into the design.

By this afternoon, I’ll probably upload a new layout for Prescription. ^.^~

Saturday, February 10, 2001 07:10 p.m.
Dreams: A Corrs Page

OK, so I didn’t update Prescription… but I did manage to update my Corrs site for the first time in ages! ^.^~ So what if it’s not anime? I just love the Corrs!

Monday, February 12, 2001 06:13 p.m.
Doctor Megumi’s Prescription

I’ve updated Prescription, my ring tones website, with a new layout and some streamlining. ^_^

Wednesday, February 14, 2001 09:28 a.m.

Oyez! Oyez!
(Translation: Hear ye! Hear ye!)

Today is Valentine’s Day, and the air is thick with forwarded text messages, the scent of roses and chocolates, and right up there are Van and Hitomi looking like the perfect couple… *sigh*

And this marks the umpteenth year I’ve received nothing. Well, yes, last year I did receive something–a red envelope from a would-be/has-been suitor–but it turned out to be a hate letter instead of a love letter. ^.^~ It probably just goes to show I’m not ready for a romantic relationship.

That, or I’m simply saving myself for Sanosuke.

Sano: You wish, fur-nose.

Wednesday, March 14, 2001 10:40 a.m.

It’s a new layout, definitely. I’m not sure how it reflects my feelings right now, but it’s definitely dark and bloody (does it have to do with that time of the month?) and savage. I’m not a Tomoe lover, but the pic was just lying unused and I didn’t have any other pics, so there.

I’ve missed two months’ anime screenings already and will be missing the one this coming Saturday. I don’t really have that many regrets about it though because my once-raging interest in anime seems to be dying.

Thinking back to when I started liking anime, maybe subconsciously I drove myself towards it because then I’d be sharing the same interests with a lot of other people, and I wouldn’t be alone anymore. But now that I’ve found these companions, I don’t think I feel it’s quite adequate. Having one common interest is fine, but it gets boring after a while to talk only of one thing because you have nothing else in common.

Don’t get me wrong. I still love anime, but I don’t feel the urge to be submerged in it all the time. I will watch anime when it’s laid before me, but I don’t feel the need to look for it. I’m burned out, especially since now I’m shouldering FinCom responsibilities for an anime organization, and anime’s no longer fun for me. It’s turned out to be work, since I don’t like handling money matters. I wish I hadn’t taken it on; it’s become a thorn in my side, so to speak, and it causes me pain every time I try to move.

Two weeks ago I had a very vivid dream that I was meeting with the executive committee of said org, and to make a long story short, I told them I was quitting.

I wonder if I should do the same in real life?

Thursday, March 15, 2001 04:56 p.m.
TheSpark.com

I took the Bitch Test, and the results are posted elsewhere.

Which leads me to thinking about a certain group of cosplayers I know who label themselves The Bitch Council. Said BC are a formidable group of girls who I certainly cannot figure out. I’m not sure if they’re really being nice, or if there’s some venom lurking behind that pretty smile. Certainly I don’t think they like me all that much, but maybe I’m just being too sensitive to other people’s vibes.

Then again, I’m probably not bitch enough for them.

Friday, March 16, 2001 06:21 p.m.

Ne, Tin, fish oil is good! ^_^ Try steaming a tilapia in foil, and then dribble the juices that collect in the foil over rice. Yum! That’s fish oil! You don’t even need to buy food supplements. Fish fish fish fish fish! @o@ I’m such a fish freak. I love fish. I love it fried, steamed, boiled, roasted, and even raw with lots of wasabi and Kikkoman!

Oh, by the way, Lolo-sama‘s confused about which blog he should point to when replying to stuff I write about. Hehehe. Serves me right for maintaining another blog aside from this one.

Saturday, March 17, 2001 02:39 a.m.

Heavens… I just committed a little boo-boo. I found Meimi from KFFDisc on ICQ, so I started talking to her about blogs, thinking she was this Meimi. Turns out I had completely forgotten Tin‘s revelation to me that the Meimi with the meimi.pitas.com URL was from the CCS fandom, and wasn’t the same as the KFFDisc Meimi. Turns out the two do know each other anyway (it’s a small world), and at least they don’t hate each other or I’d want the whole earth to swallow me up in my embarrassment. Note to self: remember that people using assumed names over the internet don’t exactly always use unique names. ^.^~

Saturday, March 17, 2001 10:00 a.m.
The Kero Site

Lookie lookie! Kerochan has a Pita! ^_^ It’s so cute… but why is he trying to scare people away from the page? Watch that space, people. Sooner or later he’s bound to give some juicy tidbits away!

Monday, March 19, 2001 11:21 p.m.
Touga’s Pita

Touga used to be a regular at the #pinoy_otaku chatroom on irc.skyinet.net, but she no longer shows up, and it’s been a while since I’ve talked with her (oops, him… but biologically a “her”… it’s difficult to explain the #p_o chatroom’s propensity for gender ambiguity). The last time I was in #p_o, she was also there, but she left suddenly. Oh well. At least I can stalk her Pita. Hehe.

I’ve suddenly creeped myself out.

Tuesday, March 20, 2001 05:45 p.m.

Darn it! Virtue.nu is down! Now I have to find someplace else to store my Pita images! *growl*

Anyway, I’ve been going through Tin‘s list of blog links, and through the past two weeks I’ve seen many various reactions against the anti-yaoi sentiments expressed in other people’s webpages.

How do I feel about yaoi, personally? Well, I feel iffy writing it down here, knowing that someday soon someone’s going to rant about my non-yaoishness on his/her blog, and I’m just scared about that. People whose opinions are countered by other people are just scary when they want to defend what they believe in.

I’m not stopping anyone from liking yaoi, but my personal preference is that I don’t. I feel a certain uneasiness reading about two men falling in love with each other. But aside from that, I avoid yaoi because of my faith.

Other people who are of the same faith may have had different revelations from God, but my personal revelation has been that I shouldn’t condone homosexuality. That doesn’t mean I don’t treat homosexuals as humans; they still are people, and I dohave friends who are homosexuals. I just don’t approve of their lifestyle choice, but it’s not up to me to change them. It’s up to God to reveal His will to them, and up to them to change themselves if, and only if they’re willing.

[On a side note, someone wrote an essay about the “Open Your Mind, Open Your Heart” slogan that yaoi fans have adopted. I kinda feel that this implies that non-yaoi people like myself have closed minds and closed hearts (although I am fully aware that this might not be the intent of such a statement).]

Personally, I think the whole yaoi/anti-yaoi debate is a pointless deal. People have beliefs they stand by, and it’s useless to try to change that, because only they have the power to decide what they want. Maybe we shouldn’t take offense so readily at what the other side thinks (whichever side we’re on). We should try to be tolerant of other people’s beliefs. Hey, we’re all human, we’re all fallible. Why can’t we just get along?

Tuesday, March 20, 2001 11:34 p.m.

My ISP must be whacked or something because when I view this blog using another ISP, I’m able to load the images. x.x

Well, at least I don’t have to move my stuff again.

Thursday, March 22, 2001 06:43 a.m.

If anyone’s noticed, I’ve had a counter at the bottom of this page since, um, two to three days ago? So now I know who comes here… and they’re not a numerous bunch. Those who visited, thank you! Mwah!

Special thanks to people who’ve linked to me from their blogs:TinMikkaAndrael, and Remy.

Sunday, March 25, 2001 08:27 a.m.

Last night, I went to LJ and Cy-niisama’s joint birthday party. (I met these two at AnimeXplosion 2000; check out SNAPSHOT for pics of “Tasuki and she-who-brought-him-to-life”) Anyway, it wasn’t really an anime fan party, like most of the ones I went to last year. It was basically a party for their friends, and me thrown in for good measure. I didn’t know anyone, and I didn’t have much to talk about. Anyway there were also people there who didn’t know anybody (go to Noelle to read my rave about those people), so I had a pretty much even time there, not too bored, not too excited, not too genki (oh that would be scary).

Argh! Oniisama was smoking a cigarette when I left! What kind of impression did that leave on my parents? ^.^~ Oh well. If Tasuki were a real person and lived in this era, I’m sure he’d be smoking too, using his Tessen as a lighter. ^_____^

Wednesday, March 28, 2001 12:25 a.m.

Just a short entry for Tin, whom I haven’t seen lately and doesn’t even answer my text messages. x.x So you know, there’s awebring named “Pillow Book”. So there. ^_^

Friday, March 30, 2001 02:17 a.m.

I’m just about to go to sleep… but before I do, I’m still totally fascinated by my hits counter. I mean, someone’s been searching on Yahoo! and Google for “doctor+megumi+diary”. ^.^~ So, what would that mean? That would mean someone remotely knows about my little blog here and would like to see it? Wow… that bloats my ego a little bit more than it usually is.

Oh yeah, to whomever is looking for “sanosuke+megumi+kiss”, I’m sorry, but Sano and I kiss in private. ^.^~

Saturday, March 31, 2001 04:23 a.m.

Damn… the things one sees early in the morning. I don’t know if I’m hallucinating or what, since I haven’t had any sleep tonight (papers… damn you stupid groupmates!), but here’s what I saw in my search engine referrers list…

how+to+draw+naked+anime+characters

Oi. I may have posted some tantalizing stuff about my Ken layout and Sano, but I never said anything about that!

Oh yeah, I did threaten Sano once that if he didn’t stop yapping, I’d make a naked Sano layout. @o@

Sanosuke: See? It’s come back to haunt you. So ya better shut up and treat me right. *big smirk*
[DocMegumi balls her fist up and gives Sano the Futae no Kiwami–fox version]
Sanosuke: [flying away] Ororooooo!!!!

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