August 16th, 2014

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.