As I'm currently re-watching the Akatsuki no Yona series, I've started taking a few more screenshots of scenes that I find hilarious, deep and meaningful or relatable. Ki-ja's fear of bugs mimicked my reactions so much that I couldn't help taking screenshots of his entire ordeal haha.
Sometimes, I think that the reason why we may feel so strongly with a piece of music is because it causes certain memories to resurface as we listen to it. They don't have to be distinct memories; most of them evoke nothing but feeling. Even so, they still resonate with us: the music continually drawing out something....something personal, as we continue to listen intently, with all our being.
It's already been five weeks since I started school. Five whole weeks since I started living by myself, sitting on the bus, sitting in lectures. With the exception of one day (yesterday) - I have spent almost every day of those five whole weeks writing notes for all four of my subjects.
I feel like my concept of time has really gone out the window of consistency. At times, in the moments when I reflect back, I feel that time passes really quickly. Have I really already attended 5 weeks of school? Spent almost every day of those 5 weeks writing notes, doing homework?
However, at the same time, I feel like time hasn't passed quickly at all. When I'm sitting in those 2 hour lectures, walking back to my dorm, cooking, waiting for my laundry to finish, I feel like these activities are progressing at a snail-like pace. It's as though I'm wading through mud: the mud of mundanity. Sequences endlessly repeating themselves in a never-ending cycle.
It's not as bad as it seems, really. I do enjoy how loosely time seems to flow around, now that I'm living by myself. It's just that sometimes, the loose sense of time overwhelms me, as though it's maintaining an ever more powerful grip on me than ever before; it's not something I'm used to. At least, not yet.
Instead of writing up notes in advance for the coming week, what did I end up doing on my first free day since school started?
-Finish watching Akatsuki no Yona
-Make onigiri (for the first time, which was really exciting!)
-Design a new theme dedicated to Akatsuki no Yona
As you might be able to tell, I really enjoyed the series. Even if the ending wasn't really what I had really wanted- my initial judgements of the main characters changed as the series progressed.
I would love to continue going on to elaborate exactly how much I enjoyed it and why I did, however I did indeed perhaps spend too much time on designing yet another theme :D
I really liked how the last one turned out, but when I first saw the picture (currently used on my blog theme) from Akatsuki no Yona, I really wanted to design a theme from it. I mean REALLY WANTED.
So, this and that happened, and I ended up designing the theme and implementing it.
Although I really enjoyed the last one and had probably hoped that it could stay as my theme for longer, when I finished designing this one, I was almost equally happy with the result. Who knows? I still have all my past themes saved, so I can always bring them back. :)
Compared to the last theme, it is a bit different: I personally like the big image, because on smaller computers the title picture is all you initially see, so I kept that aspect. A big difference that I noted was that the Sakura theme carried across a more gentle, care-free and calming atmosphere, whilst this one delivers a different feel. When I was creating it, I kept thinking along the lines of "mysterious" and "ambiguous", much like what's being delivered in the picture.
Anyways, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it!
Is finding out that after spending more than an hour writing about what I wanted to be and reasons for why they would be unsuitable/impractical---- the system just happens to delete it all.
Well, I'm NOT GOING TO WRITE IT AGAIN.
Guess it was meant to be that you weren't to discover deeper parts of myself and my thoughts huh? Too bad. ;)
I do feel angered that I wasted all that effort though. >:(
Although I haven't really elaborated on how excited and happy I've been in hearing about this anime, let me just say something: I've been following this anime since the first episode was aired and fansubbed, and have been waiting 'patiently' every week for another episode. This has happened up until the current episode- Episode 11.
I've never been so dedicated in following an anime before xD
When I had initially heard about this, I thought that it was going to cover my favourite arc- Nanami goes Time Travelling. The arc name sounds ridiculous- I know because I just made it up. I don't quite remember what they titled the arc, but I didn't want to think up a title that'd accidentally be too revealing.
Anyways- I haven't been disappointed with what the producers have done. In fact, I'm really impressed and grateful that they followed the manga so precisely as they did. It's great. There isn't an episode where I haven't been fan-girling loudly over in my dorm room.
HOWEVER!!! As I came to end of Episode 11- I didn't just skip the ending song and preview. I watched them, and this is what led to the development of this blog post.
Last sentence of the preview: "Next episode will be our final episode, so look forward to it!"
What? Last episode is Episode 12? Hahahahahaha, that's really funny!!!!
NO. NO. NO. I OBJECT.
The producers can't end things at just the New Year's episode!!! NO--- they haven't even covered my favourite arc that caused me to be so dedicated to this series in the first place!!!
The first season lasted more than 12 episodes, so I don't see why this season can't last for an equally long length.
Furthermore, I'm not the only person who likes that arc specifically; it's considered to be one of THE most popular arcs of the series!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING PRODUCERS?!?!?!! (T^T)
Like I mean, sure, all the previous arcs that you've shown in the second season were great- I liked them, particularly the Kurama arc. However, that does not mean that I won't mind that you JUST SO HAPPEN TO STOP RIGHT BEFORE MY FAVOURITE ARC.
So I've recently started watching Akatsuki no Yona, and....OMG HAK's ACTIONS!!!!!!!!!!! I went through so many emotions just for this one scene.. At one point, I think I was probably hyperventilating from Hak's extreme release of pheromones through the screen haha.
It's such a cute scene! Well, up until a point at least, before it diverts back into being a typical reverse harem/dating simulation 'kiss' scene.
Once upon a time, there was a shiny robot. For a short time, the shiny robot spent its days laughing away in the sunshine, dancing in the rain, frolicking around and enjoying all forms of happiness.
However, one day, the robot realised that playing in the rain had caused the robot's internal and external parts to rust. In order to prevent his exterior from completely rusting away, the robot went on a journey in search of new parts. Thankfully, the robot's journey had led him to a robot who was supposedly able to fix it! However, all the robot could do was re-paint him, as spare parts were never made, and could never be made for any robot in robot-land.
Whilst his internal parts were still rusting, the robot was glad that he managed to find another robot who could at least re-paint him, returning him to his shiny state. Finally, he could do all the things he had did before!
Unfortunately, that was not to be. Since the paint would not last forever, he would have to spend everyday carefully; no more laughing in the sunshine, frolicking around or dancing in the rain. For as long as his internal parts were rusted, any rigorous activity might just hasten the rust threatening to dominate every last internal and external part.
The robot now has a choice to make: despite everything, should the robot continue to laugh in the sunshine, frolic around and dance in the rain? Perhaps the robot would find it better to seek happiness in the life that it now leads, rather than the life it had led.
To be fair, I'm not quite sure what I wanted to write here. There are so many things running through my head, but none of them feel like the topic that I'd rather type right now, right here.
I guess I felt somewhat of a need to try to alleviate the somewhat gloomier outlook I've been bogging my entire blog down with recently. I had originally thought about doing some manga re-edit again, though with all the work that I've been swamped under, it didn't seem like a possibility.
I have, during this past week, spent a good part of my days munching. Whilst some have legitimate reasons for munching (the idea of comfort food), I can't seem to fathom exactly why I've spent so much time eating sweets as I have. The evidence is certainty very evident now *cries*, and admittedly, the huge workload does prevent me from loosing absolutely all self-control.
Then again, I am writing this nonsensical blog post (would it even be considered writing? More like random ramblings to me haha). Despite have spent already an entire long holiday doing nothing but engaging in all sorts of non-academic activities, I still can't help but procrastinate.
Gosh, I might really have to change my blog's title to "The Not So Personal Blog of a Procrastinator" soon.
It's been almost a full week that I've spent living by myself, and getting used to the new school that I've started.
Hmm. If you asked me how I felt about it, I'd probably say that I'm simple very overwhelmed with the entire ordeal. I only spent two days going to school, and I'm not even attending all my classes (since some start in week 2 or 3), but it already feels like I have so many things to do. So many textbooks to buy, so many people waiting in line to get into the store to buy textbooks, so much time waiting, so much time walking. So much work. So many notes. So, so, so many words flinging back and forth.
Yet, at the same time, I feel some sense of calm-- or is it more a slight twinge of annoyance at my otherwise complacent life? Nothing typically 'exciting' seems to happen, but perhaps that may have been that I expected too much from myself or others. I wake up, make and eat breakfast, get ready, attend class, go home to make lunch, go to class, go home, take out the trash, shower, make and eat dinner, write up some prep notes, sleep. And the cycle repeats.
In some cases, I guess I contradict myself here. I should be glad that the only huge event that has happened since I moved was how I had to spray dead a fruit-fly in my bathroom this morning- something I never needed to do before. (For a person who is extremely scared of bugs, this was a huge ordeal okay!)
Anyways, right now, all I'm doing is just waiting for the lecture to start. The more people come in, the more jumbled my thoughts become on everything. I'll just stop for now.
For all those who were worried, I'm sorry if this sounded depressing or whatever. I think that overall, I'm just don't quite know how to react to everything as of yet, but that doesn't suggest that I'm unhappy about anything. However, I can't honestly say that I'm super happy- because being bogged down with 50 pages of reading and weekly assignments that count towards a pass or fail is not something everything can just so easily get used to.
Pretty self-explanatory from the title, but essentially the (not so) personal blog of an otaku. End.
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