Archive for September, 2008

The German Folk…

I recently got a pingback comment concerning my latest post in relation to Yu-Gi-Oh.  I left it there for all to see, but it was apparently written by some German kid with a strange fascination with Yu-Gi-Oh, possibly unhealthy.  But, as I know little German beyond pronunciation to sing, but I was still curious as to what this stranger was writing about, I used the wonderful babel fish, and this is what I got…

 

I had straight schmunzeln (Whatever THAT is…) over this article of amandelia with the title What more ever happened ton the Good old Days It tells of one Saturday, on which it (I’m an it. Ha ha awesome.  Literal translation, btw.  Very literal) saw an episode of Yu-Gi-Oh GX, and at it was surprised that at all no more characters seemed old to her from the well-known Yu-Gi-Oh series, which it in recent years saw. No Tea Gardner, no Yami Yugi/Yugi Muto, no Seto Kaiba. Therefore amandelia the question arose whether it became old, because everything changed in Yu-Gi-Oh. Fortunately she does not know the fact that GX is already again old was overhauled and by YGO 5Ds There’s no telling what tomorrow will bring evenly really fast:

– New players (Pokitos,…) dip on in YGO on-line ones

– Old persons players sell their accounts and stop

– New ones of clan develop

– Old persons of clan dissolve (I’ve got no idea what he’s talking about anymore. Unhealthy obsession, maybe?)

– New boosters appear

– New ones rules are introduced (Synchros, 5Ds)

– New Banned lists appears

– YGO on-line one 1 does not give ‘ s any longer

– YGO on-line one 2 is perhaps already soon history

– YGO on-line one 3 is already developed and published soon?

– YGO forums/homepages disappear

– New forums/homepages develop

– Map values rise

– Maps suddenly cancelled by new Events

Everything in constant change… ”

Oh, Nur Wer die Sehnsucht kennt!  Ha ha I’ll just start throwing in lines from my German songs…

Gutten Nacht, mein kind!

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What ever happened to the Good Old Days?

I was quite put-off the other day when I lazilly awoke on a Saturday morning and instead of getting up to relieve my bladder, brush my teeth, or fill my stomach, I instead decided that it would be a great idea to turn on the Saturday morning cartoons (which now run very LATE into the morning).  To my joy, on next was one of my very favorite shows from my younger years, “Yu-Gi-Oh.”

I admit, I was quite enamored with this anime show in my late elementary school and Jr. High years, as well as the very concept of anime and anything to do with Japan.  Of course, this episode was abruptly cut off with the onslaught of my “emo semester” during which I learned what it was to be a “well-rounded” and cynical teenager, and that anime, was not in fact, accepted by the general populace as an acceptable obsession.  But that’s beside the point.

To my disdain, they seem to have decided that the staple, main character, and NAMESAKE of the show has been instead replaced with some kind of lame-sauce chouvenistic man-children going to school to learn how to play the card game that is the main concept of the show.  There was not mention of Yu-Gi-Oh, or any of my favorite characters from the show.  I was rather peeved.

But alas, I kept on watching.  I don’t know why.  The laziness, I suppose.  I watched for an entire hour.  And I felt old.  I bet you now kids are watching this and have no idea who Yu-Gi-Oh is.  Or Ash, I bet they did away with him, too, from Pokemon.  You know you’re getting old when you’re watching a cartoon reminiscing about previous characters that the rising generation of youth haven’t even heard of.  I know I’m still young, comparatively, but I’m using the phrase, “when I was young,” with increasing frequency.

Do over?

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What Not to Do with My Free Time

I seem to have a lot of free time.

Well, actually, I don’t.  I have very little of that.  Between school, work (choral library), homework, practicing, and watching the stranges movies I can find with my boyfriend, I have very little time to just myself.  But it seems like I have too much of it, which is why I am at such a crossroads about how exactly I feel about the whole free time thing.

I suppose I find it such a confusing thing because when I get it, it’s quite a profound thing and quite frankly, I have no idea what to do with myself.  Although, I seem not to have a huge problem with it late at night when I should be sleeping, as I seem to watch the most YouTube between the hours of 10 and 12 PM.  In fact, I have now watched the entire season 2 of “Shear Genius” on YouTube, and I am entirely caught up on this season’s “Project Runway.”

It is in this situation I find myself right now.  I have many options, but instead sit here on my computer and write about my options instead of actually acting on them.

I could clean my room.  It has turned into a graveyard of old junk mail and remains of the boxes all of my textbooks came in, as well as shoes and a box of Oreos.

I could fix my bike, which has decided that it and the chain are not good friends anymore.

I could work on an essay that isn’t due for another few weeks about Ralph Vaughan Williams, which is actually pronounced “Raif” Vaughan Williams, which I did not know until I mentioned the name to Tyler, naively pronouncing it “Ralph,” to which he smugly replied,”It’s actually pronounce ‘raif’ Vaughan Williams.  He’s a VERY famous composer.” (quotation should be reproduced with a snooty accent, upturned nose, and a raised pinky for the full effect).  But I suppose I’m very grateful for the correction, as the report is not only a written report, it is also an oral report, and my internet sources, nor anywhere else, tells you how exactly it’s pronounced, I guess it’s just one of those common knowledge things that everyone supposes everyone should know.  Go figure.

Or I could be playing my roommate’s new Wii.  She got two games, Metroid Prime and Super Smash Brothers.  I feel bad for her boyfriend though, all she does when he comes over is play Metroid Prime, and he just gets to sit there and watch.  He claims he enjoys it, and I guess I understand.  That’s the reason I’ve never beaten a video game before because I would spend hours just watching my brothers beat games, so I never felt it necessary to beat them myself when I could just watch the ending sequences when they got through with their games.

Or I could sit here and refresh my facebook page for the next hour like I’ve been doing for the past hour.

That’s always fun.

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