10/21/2010 (4:36pm)

Plans for today: What plans? =..=’

Wow… haven’t felt this bad in… oh, right. About a month =..=‘ Figures.

So, I’ve done very little today. Picked up here and there, but no real cleaning. The only real thing I’ve manage to accomplish is watching Batman - Gotham Knight and finding an agreeable theme for my tumblr.

I’ve just been wanting a more graphic tumblr, but there are so many themes to choose from and I wanted something fairly specific… I like it when things are obviously separated and have a date stamp on them. I also don’t want it too plain or too ornate, and it had to be legible and somewhat orderly. I think I found something unique with a good date stamp that isn’t too much or too little. Overall, that’s what I was wanting.

As for Gotham Knight, it was much like the Animatrix… many different anime styles being shown off in small episodes, only this time it’s the Batman universe instead of the Matrix. I like most anime styles, but there are a few that I do not care for. A couple of those episodes are amazingly beautiful, not in the story telling of course but due to their actual graphics and fluid movement. Just like in the Animatrix, Gotham Knight has very little validity story-wise. You get tidbits of things that are interesting, but overall the stories are fairly unimportant. This DVD is sheer fan service (sans pervy stuff). As a consequence, I still want to buy it, but I don’t think it’s entirely essential to a Batman DVD collector :)

As for the individual episodes, the first episode (Have I Got A Story For You) annoyed me because it reminded me of an episode of the animated series, season 4, in which these kids are telling each other stories about Batman from their (distorted and uninformed) perspective. It didn’t help that the animation style is one that I’m absolutely not a fan of. The other episodes are all acceptable animation-wise as well as story-wise. Some are more cinematic and beautifully animated than others (2. Crossfire, 4. In Darkness Dwells, & 6 Deadshot), while others actually look like your average, albeit high end, anime (3. Field Test & 5. Working Through Pain). As much as I enjoyed the features, I was disappointed in the lack of ‘extra features’…. namely because there are none. At least not in this Netflix copy. I’m the sort of fan that enjoys (‘lives for’ might be a better term) ‘behind the scenes’ or ‘the making of’ and ‘featurettes’. In fact, it’s a major part of the DVDs that I buy. I’d much rather spend more money on something if it’s a 2 or 3 disc edition, just because I almost enjoy watching the extra stuff as much as (or more than in some cases) the actual movie. The fact that this dvd didn’t have any extra features was pretty disappointing. Though, I suppose that means I’ll have something to look forward to when I buy the 2 disc edition. Lastly, I cannot express how happy it made me to hear Kevin Conroy as Batman once again. I’m not saying he’s the only one that can do the job (Bruce Greenwood did a dang decent job of it too), but he’s so cemented in my mind as the voice of Batman, it was almost comforting to hear his voice again. :)

As for the rest of my day… I’m pretty sick actually. So, I suppose it’s good that I’ve got something decent to watch. Last night I was feeling tireder than usual (but didn’t think anything of it) and my stomach was really cramping pretty badly. I tried not to let it bother me though, because Mom and Aunt Carolyn volunteered to help me clean the entire church in one swoop. I could hardly pass that up. By the time I got home I had that itching tickle in the back of my throat… so I just took some NyQuil and hoped for the best. This morning though, my entire stomach is still cramping, I’m tired, nauseous, dizzy and weak and I’m all clammy. Not to mention I go between hot and cold >..< It’s very frustrating (though I suppose ‘sickening’ would be a better term). I can only hope it’s some sort of 24 hour bug that’ll be gone in the morning. Either way, I made myself go with Mom to Wal-Mart to stock up, and I managed to get some Gatorade. Nothing like a supplement of electrolytes to help you bounce back…right? =..=‘

I really can’t make myself concentrate much more, so I’m gonna go ahead and wrap this entry up. I’ll write again later, Sunshines.


  You Are Brainy

You are a very detail oriented and precise person. You think everything through carefully.

You aren’t prone to dramatics, but you don’t overlook what’s important either.

You are observant and philosophical. You seek to understand people more than judge them.

You treasure your alone time. You area true introvert, and it’s difficult for you to feel isolated.

  The Sneeze Test

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Yaviel Isilmiel


1/31/2010 (2:07pm)

Exhaustion didn’t ‘Set In’, it Never Left =..=

I rarely ever post here it seems. I mean… I do, technically, post a lot… with Twitter or You Tube. But it’s not the same as a written out entry. Still, very rarely do things happen in life that I think are important enough to tell everyone about, but not important enough to film and put into a You Tube video…but too important to just Tweet about =..= does that make sense? Like… on the level of importance there’s Twitter, LJ and You Tube. If something’s random or fairly important and I can sum it up easily, I’ll Tweet it. Tweeting is fast and easy and pretty much effortless. If I get an idea for something and I think it’s important enough, I’ll go through the (sometimes grueling) process of making it a vlog episode for You Tube. But an LJ entry is almost as much work as vloging. Sure there aren’t as many steps and programs to go through, but I still have to order out my thoughts and try to compose them in a logical manner. And many times, I write out something, only to reread it and think “Well this sucks” and just delete it and not post at all. Of course, if something isn’t really important enough to film, I usually just Tweet it -..- I think I’m talking (typing?) myself around in circles. Oi vey.

I was gonna ask if anyone had any ideas of what I could do in upcoming episodes of my vlog. I mean, I have ideas, but I’m sure people who know me could come up with topics too. I’m far too miniscule to get fan mail or anything, so I have to ask everyone to give me topics or ideas :3 Does anyone have an idea of anything they’d like to see me do or talk about (within reason)? I’d really like to hear thoughts of others concerning the vlog, since very few people actually comment on it for good or ill. I really wouldn’t mind feedback, even in the critical sense as long as it’s constructive and all. Any comments that sounds like ‘lol, u suxors’ will be ignored/deleted though -..- But, yeah. I’m open to ideas. Anyone?

Right now, I have the biggest urge to just delete all this and not post… I dunno if it’s the fact that I’m just exhausted, or if I don’t think it’s worth the post…but I think I’ll go ahead and post it anyway. At least everyone will know I’m alive and where my head’s at :)

I woke up this morning around 9:30 and I was exhausted, but I thought maybe if I got up, moved around a bit, got some coffee in me, I’d be ok. So I tried that. The internet kept failing on me, so I wasn’t really able to listen to Casually Hardcore like I had wanted, but that’s life here it seems. Around 11ish, I couldn’t fight it anymore, so I went to bed. I woke up around 1, and… I was more tired than I had been before. Mom seems to think that I’m anemic or something, which is a possibility I’m sure. But no matter how much Dr. Oz she watches, I still don’t know if I’d consider her opinion definitively medical. I think she and Dad want to find something wrong just so they can find out how to treat it and I can be healthier and happier. I’m beginning to wonder how people who have nothing wrong with them live… Not in the sense that ‘how can they find a way to go on?’ thing, but more of ‘hm…I wonder what that’s like’. That’s right. I think of a perfectly healthy person as if they were a foreigner. Then I realize how weird that is.

And now…I’m so tired and I can’t even think straight. Suppose it’s good that I got this much done. I may try to keep myself awake by sprucing up or something… until a logical option is available, I shall continue to use the weather as a scapegoat for my laziness :3 Later, Sunshines.

You Are a Snow Kitten

You like snow in small doses. You find snow to be comforting, and you love to snuggle up under a blanket of snow.

You’re not a big fan of the hassles of snow. You’re happy to see it come, but you’re also happy to see it go.

Go ahead and venture out in the snow from time to time! Throw a snowball or make a snow angel.
You have an inner snow bunny inside you, and it’s time to let that bunny play.

 Are You a Snow Bunny?

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