anime - amatsuki - smile - summer

*dusts off journal*

Between work sucking the life out of me and 10 minutes on tumblr turning into 2 hours (how on earth do people keep up with their dashboards, HOW?) I haven't had much time for much else.

It's a bit of a vicious cycle really - work, eat sleep, repeat, meet friends on the weekend, do errands, worry about the newest monthly crisis.

The good news is that my sister's wedding was a success (he corset was wonderful and I was able to focus on my sis instead of feeling self conscious XD 10 out of 10, would recommend). PHOTOS HERE :D :D :)

Also, I passed my citizenship test \o/ finished the MCQ test in 5 minutes and was the first one out to the waiting room - it was kind of ridiculous how much I studied and stressed for 48 hours prior but it all worked out in the end. I'll be attending my Canadian citizenship ceremony in a month or two, woot!

I not only caught up with Welcome to Night Vale, but I attended the Crossover show with The Thrilling Adventure Hour in Seattle and the newest tour when they performed in Vancouver. Photos on my tumblr posts here and here. I also made a shirt based on this design I whipped up :)

My current fandom focus is Teen Wolf (but not so much the show anymore) and Captain America, after the joy that was Winter Soldier :D My Steve/Bucky recs are here and Sterek recs are here

I'm watching just 2 anime titles religiously: Aldnoah Zero which is just AWESOME and Haikyuu!! (the manga only makes my love more obsessive). Growing up with Robotech/Macross and then Gundam Seed and all the other mecha anime, Aldnoah Zero just feels superbly done.Each episode hits just the right notes and I'm just <3

Haikyuu!! was a surprise discovery this past year and I'm surprised by how quickly its built up momentum and managed to avoid some of the pitfalls that plague so many sports titles. The art is especially brilliant in regards to the plays on the court and I'm suprised by how into the whole team I've become - as well as characters in rival schools too! Definite squeeing involved :D

Favorite movies of the year are: Captain America; The Winter Soldier, Edge of Tomorrow, Guardians of the Galaxy, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Anyone watched anything that made you go <3?

While I reblog posts of interest on tumblr now, I wanted to mention blamebrampton's lj post on mental illness in the wake of Robin Williams death.
Either they follow ten people or they have unlimited time. I only catch up on a day or so on the weekend, during the week when I'm working I only go back a little bit. Or really productive time wasters? heh ^^

Love the purple dress on you! Looks fantastic.

Oh and I just stalked you a touch on tumblr and if you do end up going to Australia, well, I live here, so I might be able to answer some questions! tumblr is probably better, I'm on there more these days way more than lj ^^;
I feel exactly the same way about TW that you described in your tumblr post. I feel like the plot is up and down and random, and it moves too fast before exploring one subject in enough depth, so its kind of shallow. Instead of developing the characters already introduced, they just keep moving on to more and more.

Anyways, I wasnt too enthused that Allison died because I loved her so much and now Im just even interested in the show without her. *shrug*. Plus I was disappointed with the Alison/Isaac romance which I think could have been insanely better. I love that pairing. So many plot bunnies. So much tension. So much hotttttt !!!

I decided I dont care about the show anymore but I can do the fandom and I can write fics.
Aldnoah.Zero reminded me of just how amazing a mecha story can be when it's done right and the series works like an well oiled machine. I knew I would love it but I didn't realize just how much I am in love with this show and its characters, particularly Slaine. He's the underdog champ.

CA: TWS was a total dream Marvel movie. It had all the right comedic moments and gritty moments. It had me at the edge of my seat. Sadly, I have yet to watch Guardians of the Galaxy.

And look at you! You look so beautiful, hon, in those pics. :)