This week has been pretty crap, buuuut hey, there are still things to feel happy about, otherwise, life would be pretty terrible.
This anime series, Darker than Black, caught my attention recently. It was originally aired way back in 2007… so that’s 7 years ago, whoa. It’s a shounen title, with sci-fi and supernatural elements. So far, I’m half way into the season 1 and I’m very intrigued by the various loose plots cropping up in the story, and for some reason, it also vaguely reminds me of Durarara!!!, another anime series that is really quite brilliant.
Darker than Black doesn’t only focus on action, even as the main character, Hei, fights in almost every episode. It also asks the universal question of ‘what it means to be human’, and we see a lot of different characters from various backgrounds forced into certain situations as a result.
And since we’re on this topic of anime, I just bought a new manga today~
The title’s kind of tacky, ‘Card Master’, like seriously? What is this, Yu-Gi-Oh? Or is your goal to become Card Master the same as Luffy’s dream of being Pirate King? But anyway, it seems to be related to one of my pet interests, the tarot. So it’s not about duelling monsters and the such. I haven’t actually gotten around to it yet, and well, I actually know nothing about the series, since it was technically a blind buy. I bought it because well, tarot. And… bishounen on the cover. Yes, I am this shallow when it comes to manga. You should come and check out my collection. Every single character is most likely to be extremely pretty, or else the story is amazing and the art then becomes irrelevant.
And while I was in Kino buying my manga, I thought to myself, why not go down to Sephora and check things out, you know? Do a little light browsing. And I ended up buying things, of course.
Here’s Tarte Cosmetics’ EmphasEYES, a brow pencil made from Amazonian clay. I went for the darkest available shade, which is rich brown, because I want my brows to be fierce, damnit. It seems to be working pretty well, I like the application and the colour, which is more than I can say for some of the other brands’ brow pencils/brow kits.
Idk if anyone cares, but I was slightly bummed out when I checked that the Olafur Arnalds concert was sold out. That is, until Esplanade announced that they’d be doing a second show, and duh, I went out and bought myself a ticket, because eh, it’s like much more affordable than going for the rock festival thing for Black Veil Brides. Heh.
I’m also thinking of going for two more concerts, soprano Sumi Jo with the SSO and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Now only to wait for that one friend to consider if she wants to go with me… Kim’s probably the only other person I’d ask to go such concerts, I think. But yes, picking up a copy of the Esplanade Diary is very bad for my wallet.
So all of this spending spree is kindly made possible by the fact that I got paid again the other day. (The annoying part is that they pay me twice a month, when I’d rather get it once at the end of the month… because it makes me feel as though I’m not really earning much. Which is kind of true.) And when I have money in the bank account, I start making a list of things I’d like to buy, which pretty much coincides with my list of birthday gifts that I purchase myself.
Since the lunar new year is coming up really soon, my mother bought me new bedsheets~ and for once, it isn’t pink/yellow/orange! It’s purple, which is one of the colours I like more than the others, even though I think having favourite colours may be a little tacky at my age… though I really do like purple. And green. And black… So yeah, new stuff, yay~ though I have to wait for another week to actually get to use them.
Oh and, I had the pleasure of dropping by Sofia’s house with Faza after work, to bask in the presence of her cats. Four cats is like step one to being a crazy cat lady. And since Sofia reads my drivel from time to time, I am going to nominate a name for her latest stray, (and check subtly if she really reads everything that I write, totally passive-aggressively.)
My suggestion: Himawari, which basically means Sunflower, since her coat is orangey and she’s a spunky kitten~ And also to appease my ocd side, since she has two cats with normal English names, and the other kitten has a Japanese name, so this one has to match too. *facepalm* What am I saying…
And with that, I think it is time I show myself where the bed is, and stop moving my fingers randomly across the keyboard, smashing keys like a drunkard trying to walk in a straight line while slurring to the police officer testing his breath on the breath analyzer thing that he isn’t drunk… right.
If you read till the end, well, you guys are awesome. Stay cool. … And stay in school. Because work is such a bitch, like who the hell wants to wake up at the crack of dawn, guys! Here, have this as a parting soon, because Mood Whiplash (pssst, you should totally click on this if you want to waste time and analysing pop culture is a fun thing in your opinion) is totally a thing!
Last of all, I promise! I’m totally not putting off going to bed, just you know, me being verbose. Here’s what I’ve been chilling out to, at work, so I can focus on doing my own shit, and giving no fucks what other people are saying since I’m plugged in and I don’t hear them gossiping about whatever. And if you don’t know what Cowboy Bebop is, well, there is a reason why it is a classic, and there is a reason why you haven’t heard of it: You’re like streets behind. Community reference ftw.