Away

Aug. 19th, 2017 06:17 pm
akinoame: (Default)
Here at Sis's. Was exhausted yesterday so I didn't try to set up the computer.
akinoame: (With)
So...is Toei determined to just do every horrible thing possible to make Shota Taguchi cry? Because he's a really good young actor and this is twice now he's had to kill his mother. Albeit, less bloody this time around.

I do hope he gets a bigger role in something down the line--Kamen Rider again, maybe jump companies over to Ultraman, something like that. He's one of the best actors in Kyuuranger, and I really hope he goes places.
akinoame: (Aura)
I have to remember that job sites refresh maybe weekly or so, so if I apply for a streak of really good jobs in two days, I'm going to be left with nothing but shit for the next several days.

All in all, today was a bad day for job applications, making me once again question why I went to college in the first place and if I should have just stayed in my awful job that depressed me, just to pay the bills.
akinoame: (Tea)
First, having watched Geed, I have to say it's WEIRD having "Leito" be the official spelling. At least, according to his inbox. Just weird. I prefer "Reito."

Second, I'll be visiting my sister for the eclipse, since she's going to have a better view. She's been wanting an Avatar gif of "Day of Black Sun" to promote on social media, but she hasn't been able to find one and really doesn't know how to make one. So I'm doing that for her. And while nobody else will notice if I fucked up and have the wrong degree of black on the black dot going over the yellow dot, I will. And it will drive me insane, as always. Fucking perfectionism.
akinoame: (Hina: Wish)
Okay, put in for a few new jobs. One as a "Pain Psychologist" with Hopkins-All Children's Hospital, which didn't specify what they wanted in education. But I kissed up to my alma mater and hope for the best.

Last day

Aug. 11th, 2017 04:51 pm
akinoame: (Flowers)
So I finished my last day of work. And it's weird the things that come to mind. Like, I had an entire scene of RPM playing in my head--okay, not the whole scene, but one specific detail. One thing that I've been thinking about for the past seven or eight years.

Dillon is the last one to put his morpher in Dr. K's case. Everyone else before him, you saw how hard it was for them to give them back--lingering touches on the morphers, choked-up expressions, Ziggy's whisper of "Get in gear." But not for Dillon. Even though Gem gave Dr. K a high-five, knowing he'd done the right thing, you saw that it was still a bittersweet moment for him. But not for Dillon. Dillon never wanted to be a Ranger Series Operator. He did it because he had to. Because it got him and Ziggy out of jail. Because it gave him a direction to go, to search for his past and who he was. He never found them. Instead, he found a future and defined who he was.

It's fitting that there was never an episode titled "Ranger Black," if only because that's never who Dillon was. If I had to pick a quote that defined him completely, it's his introduction: "Call me Dillon." It's the name he gave himself, the person he decided he would become. He never lost sight of that, not to the Venjix programming, not to being a Ranger. He was Dillon first, foremost, and always, so it never hurt him to give back the morpher. He took care of it when he placed it in the case, but he didn't have the obvious reluctance that everyone else had. Everyone else, who were heroes to begin with or grew into being. Dillon was Dillon.

In this last day at work, I finally understood that moment and what it meant to Dillon, the season, and possibly the Power Rangers franchise as a whole.

It doesn't bother me anymore.
akinoame: (Delenn: Lady of war)
So, the TVN sub of Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga mostly seems similar to the original one I'd seen. But the one difference I noticed is that Gai and Juggler's first mission is supposed to take them to a specific galaxy/nebula where presumably Planet Kanon is. Now, admittedly, I don't know Japanese and Japanese astronomical terms have me at an even bigger loss. But the original sub I saw said they were headed to the Orion Nebula, while TVN says it's the Sagittarius Galaxy (...which is either this or this).

Overall, it doesn't matter, and if I review this, I'll just point it out quickly although the Ultraman Wiki says that "seiun" is the word for "nebula," based off the actual M78 Nebula that is the home system of the Land of Light. But god, I thought the hardest part of this series was trying to figure out if O-50 was their home planet or not. Or how the wiki fact-checks Messier 78's distance from Earth compared to the series.

...Or not

Aug. 9th, 2017 09:58 pm
akinoame: (Fridge Cannon)
Or I can find out that the interviews are supposed to close Friday, my last day of work, when I absolutely cannot travel to NC to do them.

Lovely.

Interview!

Aug. 9th, 2017 09:54 am
akinoame: (Gem)
I got an interview! Admittedly, it's in Raleigh, so I will be driving up to NC this weekend, but I'm excited either way.
akinoame: (Ryugen: Facepalm)
I desperately want to slam my face into the keyboard. Repeatedly. Then turn in the mess and somehow get a job from it.

None of the jobs Sis sent me are going to work out. So it's back to Indeed and facesmashing.
akinoame: (Hina: Wish)
All right. Submitted my first application for a post-job job. Admittedly, it's not like I've stopped applying, but this was my first for a "until I get something better" in a long time.

Played the Ultraman X theme to try to fight my horrible nerves.
akinoame: (Default)
So today I drafted my letter of resignation and notified my assistant manager and coworker. I turn it in tomorrow. It wasn't easy, but I need to leave.

I'm hoping that one day, I'll be able to get into a public health school, preferably to help with mental health policy and identification and treatment, so if anyone has resources to help me prepare for that, that'd be greatly appreciated.

Job woes

Jul. 20th, 2017 01:10 pm
akinoame: (Hina: Wish)
Never heard back from the job I interviewed for, nor for the job that actually got back to me about possible interview. Applying to a new crop today.

Once again, I feel utterly hopeless and wonder what's the point in doing all this if I'm never going to get out of this shitty job and poor county. There's that annoying voice in my head saying, "Just go to grad school and you'll have more doors open!" and I want to stab it dead because I can't gather up the money or the recommendations in order to go.

Basically, I go back to work on Monday and I'm already spiralling into another depressive mood.
akinoame: (J: Bananas)
I'm bored today. I did everything I needed to while recovering from this stomach problem. Or there's stuff that I still don't trust myself to do.

It's weird. Admittedly, I could read another book or I could write, but I'm trying to ration my books right now and I'm not finding the spark to write while I'm feeling buggy.

On Batfeels

Jul. 8th, 2017 12:46 am
akinoame: (Baby Terry)
Every so often, I think I swell up with so much emotion about Batman that I have to let it explode.

Today was almost that day. I was going to write at length on Adam West, the joy and delight of a joyful and delightful Batman series, and the environment I grew up with as a wee DCAU fan.

Instead, I RP-ed Eiji and Ankh getting into an argument about them both needing therapy.

Oh well. Next Bat-time, next Batfeels.

Edit, non-Batman related: FUCKYESFINALLY!
akinoame: (Zhane)
So I just finished up South Korea's first original foray in the Power Rangers/Super Sentai franchise: Dino Force Brave. Yes, it has its problems. It goes too fast, and just about every character other than Juyong, Juhyeuk, Deisaurus, and occasionally Torin feels extraneous. Purun and Dohee are probably the worst offenders, since at least Sechang and Hyunjun were beginning to get personalities--those two never really developed.

But the acting is pretty good. I think it's probably the hardest thing to act well in anything that has this number of special effects and people in costumes. There's this inherent sense of "...you know I'm talking to a giant bird with hair coming out of his eyes," and the focus on action makes it hard to develop chemistry between the cast. But I think as far as it went with everyone coming to trust Juhyeuk and how badly he realized he needed their trust and friendship--that was done well.

The final battle does have me wondering if the last battle in any Sentai season should eschew traditional effects and rely heavily on CG. It is thrilling...but at the same time, everything is going by so quickly that it's really hard to see anything. I think if Sentai can figure out a better balance of that, they could make the most boring part of the show, the giant robot vs. monster battle, one of the most exciting.

Also, props to the casts of Dino Force Brave and Zyuohger for one of the best hand-offs in history. The Sentai hand-offs are a tradition, usually between the Reds of each team. As far as Power Rangers is concerned, the only real hand-offs have happened in a meta sense, with one season's cast announcing the next during conventions, and the Sudarso brothers putting together their own Blue Ranger hand-off from Dino Charge to Ninja Steel. But I like how Juyong and Juhyeuk handled theirs to "Animal Force," or the Zyuohgers. It's a good way to get everyone pumped for the next season, and it looks like they tried to have at least Yamato's actor flown out to South Korea for the hand-off. It's cute.

Overall, don't expect anything mesmerizing. A lot of the issues with Sentai and Power Rangers as a whole are still there, but it's still pretty memorable. It's just meant to have fun, and that's sometimes what you want to see most.
akinoame: (Hina: Mermaid)
Clearly, I'm going to Fanfic Hell.

I just used the phrase "Goto too."
akinoame: (G'Kar: Hardboiled)
I'm revising chapter 1 of the to-be-named Hina mermaid sort-of AU. But that's okay, because it was always a placeholder chapter. I know there's more I'll have to revise down the line in it until I'm actually happy with it.

Part of me wants to just go full-blown AU, even if I don't decide to just indulge in mermaid AU fun all the time.

Another part of me wants to make this fill in all of the gaps in canon, giving Mezool a stronger character, giving Hina time to deal with losing her dream, setting into motion both Mezool and Ankh's fascination with humanity and senses and emotions, and...

Explaining why Hina's couch changes from a leather futon to a comfy, well-worn loveseat between episodes 36 and 41.

...Shit, her kitchen chairs also change! Clearly this is another thing I need to explain in my mermaid AU!

what the fuck is wrong with me?

Geed news

Jun. 17th, 2017 09:45 am
akinoame: (Default)
Seeing this, I can't wait to see the new Ultra. He's adorable, they gave him the perfect name (seriously, ANOTHER kid named Riku trying to use darkness for good? Perfect!), and it looks like he comes pre-packaged with an alien boy with a crush on him. Cute.

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