Friday, July 29, 2011
Victorian vampires and werewolf inspired by Gail Carriger's Soulless novel, which Yen Press is adapting to graphic novel format. I asked Wendy and Tania which they'd rather be, vampire or werewolf, and both of them picked vampires (as I did). Vampires are just...sexier somehow. And the idea of an eternity of free time has its appeals too. I think the involuntary nature of the werewolf transformation is a big issue with me. Makes them very appealing tragic characters, but I'll take a little murderous bloodlust over complete loss of self once a month during the full moon...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Back in ninth grade, we had this teacher who used to put little stickers on our papers if we got a perfect score. When that first test came back with a little smiley seal on it, we all chuckled a little. "What are we, elementary schoolers?" But after a while, we got kind of competitive about the stickers. We'd save them on our binders and compare who got the most, and if you didn't get full marks when there was a really cool one, you might actually get a little bummed... So while I don't expect a standing ovation for every task completed, I think a little sticker might go a long way motivation-wise...
I like nicknames because in a lot of cases, only one person calls me by a particular nickname... Makes me feel kind of happy to have a name especially from them... *^u^*
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Ah, Natsume Ono. At first I honestly was not a huge fan of her artwork, but in House of Five Leaves her style marries perfectly with the setting, and I finally GOT IT. If you want a really great read, you should check it out! If you want a really depressing great read with no series commitment, you should look for Not Simple!
I was really sad when my friend wasn't happy for me when I won the raffle T_T
But I was really happy when Ono-sensei drew me a picture of Masa from Five Leaves!
I got a poster of the characters from Gente and a copy of her new book, La Quinta Camera: