I'm mostly buying and selling second hand text books right now, and I've almost, almost
got all that I need. I feel. Kinda accomplished.
So, a week before school starts and I am wasting massive amounts of time between writing and playing Pokemon Soul Silver (training for the first round of the Elite Four right now). After moving, I couldn't find my Diamond anymore, which means I no longer have my awesome Luxray or Torterra, which makes me all shades of depressed. I'm currently writing two novels right now, where one is light hearted and happy and romantic and the other is deathly depressing and bitter, so there's a lot of mood whiplash whenever I switch from one to the other, but at least it keeps me from being bored?
Classes I'm taking for the first term are:
Biology 200 (Fundamentals of Cell Biology)
Biology 204 with accompanying lab (Vertebrate Structure and Function)
Chemistry 233 with lab as Chem 235 (Organic Chemistry for Biological Studies)
Creative Writing 202 (Introduction to Creative Writing)
Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies 201 (Contrasts and Conflicts: The Cultures of Central, Eastern and Northern Europe)
looking forward to Creative Writing, but I met a few of the profs at the Anime convention held at UBC (yeah, I know, what were they doing there?), and they were kind of. Douchey. Well, at least this one that I spoke to where he kind of implied that because I was in Sciences, I wasn't good enough to get in to the higher level classes despite never reading I've ever wrote before. Anyways, my prof is a completely different guy (Steven Galloway, anyone out there read anything by him before?), so hopefully it'll still be a cool class. :D
I'm about half way done my training at Starbucks, I think, and I can make about 1/3rd of the drinks! All the hot ones and a select few cold ones. I feel really bad about everyone who had to train me though. I'm kind of clumsy and stupid sometimes and. Um. I make a lot of mistakes. *hides*
Right, for anyone who cares (all of one person or less I'm guessing xD), I'm going to try LJ again. Really.
I think I will own up right now that I have anti-social tendencies. Sometimes I get black moods for weeks on end where socializing with people everyday in real life tires me out so much that I hate coming online and doing more of it. Then I get guilty at the backlog of what I haven't done which makes me avoid online socializing even more and it just turns into a black hole of woe.
It took me two years to get back onto facebook when this happened (though facebook involved a certain sort of drama full of LOLWHUT and immense amounts of pain which added to the avoidance of that website), and I think it's, what, a year and half now for LJ? But I want to try. I really, truly want to try this time to keep up with my flist and update once a while and, just, try to be social. As much as I can.
So, what's happened in the past while that I've been away?
I'm at University of British Columbia right now, in Sciences, planning on majoring in Genetics.
I'm looking for a lab job, and currently volunteering for two post-docs.
I still love manga though I watch very little anime.
I have a love of comics now that extends far beyond just Japanese comics nowadays.
I write. A lot. Nearly all original stuff. I still read the occasional fanfiction though.
I want to improve my drawing abilities.
Anyways, so far, this is me. I know I haven't been very good at all (in fact, I haven't even been mediocre
) at LJ and am probably a very shitty Internet friend, but for anyone who still remembers me and still cares, even a little, I'm going to try one more time.
I have a new computer! Hurray! Hurray! However, Vista is... is... Vista is making me want to get a Mac, and that's about as bad as it gets.
HOWEVER. ALL THIS IS OVERSHADOWED BY THE FACT THAT I GOT A 5 ON MY BIO AP!!!!! *runs around screaming in joy like a lunatic*
would like to see one and it's here for anyone else who might be interested in the final run of Inuyahsa.
So a friend of mine and I were planning to do a comic together to submit to Del Rey
where I write it and she draws it. And as you guys all know, I'm a huge anime fan, so when we were discussing about a cross dressing character in the comic, our art teacher goes up to us and says, "Oh, Anju? I thought he was a girl!"
I said no, he wasn't, and she said, "Oh, I guess it's just one of those strange anime people things, right? So is he an Anime Hero or something?"
My friend and I looked at each other, and I told her that no, Anju wasn't a hero. So then
she asks me if he was "an Anime Villain", which I also said no to, before she left.
Um. First of all, just because I like anime doesn't mean all my stories are "anime" because I am not a fucking company who can afford to churn out episodes.
I am a teenage girl who likes to write stories and is doing a comic out of one of my stories. And the world isn't divided into "heroes" and "villains", thank you very bleeding much. Anju is a character foil for the protagonist that I have worked on over a year and a half for his character and would appreciate it when people who know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about what I write reduce him to stereotypes. Anime Hero. WHAT THE HELL.
Mon, May. 12th, 2008, 08:53 pm
Happy birthday thisistony
One of my friends decided to leave us for god knows why (well he told us, but I would like to believe that is not the real reason as... I'm speechless), got into an argument with us as we tried to convince him that running away from home is not
a good idea, basically blocked us, and told us that he never wanted to see us again.
He's going to be with his girlfriend that just awoke from a coma who had amnesia, but now remembers everything, ditching his current
girlfriend, and. Just. WHAT.
I... I have no idea what I'm suppose to do.
We're dissecting fetal pigs for bio right now and even though I did that already during summer school, I still can't get over the smell of it all. I'm not someone who's afraid of blood and gore (seriously, I'm a girl. I really can't afford to be scared of blood when my monthly thing comes around), but I'm extremely sensitive to smell and I think I nearly threw up a few times.
I was in a group with two boys and there were only two set of gloves, so by the rule of the universe, I obviously did not get the gloves and I
was the one who had to dissect and unravel the intestines while they just stood there and wrote stuff down. One of the guys actually took the intestines, wrapped it up in a ball, and stuffed it in the pig's mouth. I would've totally facepalmed if it weren't for the fact that I had ooze and bodily fluids and tissue and god knows what else on my hand and fingers at the moment.
My Lit teacher let me use her hand sanitizer, but instead of covering the stench, my hands still smell like rotting meat, except now with that sickly sweet artificial strawberry scent all over it. I think I'm going to go cry in a corner now.
Mon, Apr. 14th, 2008, 07:35 pm
Tell me I'm not the only one who still follows the FMA manga. Please. Newest chapter out and I desperately want to fangirl with someone. Greed! Ling! It also doesn't help that I was a total sucker for Greed and the Devil's Nest and this chapter just made me fall in love with them all over again. I need discussions! D:
I've just finished Claymore (manga, oh good lords the manga, not the anime), and it is freaking fabulous
. I can totally understand why my friends called it a slaughterhouse, though I think Monster's still pretty much the big one in that department. Has anyone else read Angel Densetsu? It's by the same mangaka as Claymore and it's also a fantasic series (though it's all humor instead of a more gritty all female version of D. Gray-Man), but nobody
seems to have heard about it, aside from my friend who was the one who recommended it to me.
Anyone got any good manga rec's for me? (Preferably not ones already licensed by Tokyo Pop as it's difficult to find their lesser known stuff on the internet now after the purge, and I still want to finish up my Tokyo Babylon collection before buying anymore manga from them) I'm pretty much into everything, though not so much shoujo (blood and guts over romance and flowers any day, thanks).
I'm also working my way through One Piece (about 1/5th done), though I feel a bit sad, as after that, there'll be no more long, epic shounen series to read while I'm suppose to be studying for tests. xD
Random biology fact of the day: a female human is only fertile for about 12 hours a month.