Sleeping and then waking again at like 3:00AM can only be pulled off under certain circumstances, and is tricky to get right. However, that feeling of having a big chunk of time to just work on stuff and get stuff done, is really nice. And it’s ultimate alone-time. It’s also the perfect time for laundry xD. Got laundry done, ate a meal, did dishes, did most of japanese homework, watched some anime, put away receipts, fixed up angel wings a little bit, applied for a job, sent an email.
Was thinking about Yume Nikki a little bit and I thought it was really interesting how when I first played it I got this intense feeling of wonder and amazement–there was this whole strange and fantastical world for me to explore and it seemed like there was so much to do and see. Just walking around, I wanted to see more and more; the slow walking speed was tiresome but not painfully so–I think it had its own effect on me. But when I think back to FFX-2 (probably the last “real” RPG i’ve played in a long while…?) I definitely didn’t get that feeling at -all-. The last RPG i got that feeling from was either the KirbyWarriorRPG series (but even then, not really that much), or perhaps Earthbound. But even then…not as much as Yume Nikki. It’s really interesting.
Finally watched Di Gi Charat, haha. It’s cool, though the characters aren’t quite as lovable as Koge-Donbo’s other ones. Random bonus side note: did you know that Koge-Donbo is a HP fan and has done Harry Potter fan art + doujinshi!? Look at this:
…so cute! Anyways, the characters aren’t quite as lovable, but maybe they’ll become slightly better as I go through the different adaptations. Maybe not though; I get the feeling that because it’s 100% slapstick without any real development (unlike Pita-Ten or Snow Fairy Sugar) I won’t get to see those same character traits that I admired so much–Shia’s softness and gentleness and pained self-sacrifice, Greta’s buried deep inwards care for Saga, etc. But oh well. So far my favorite character is Petit Charat, aka Puchiko:
But yes, while Di Gi Charat probably won’t impact me like Pita-Ten or Snow Fairy Sugar, maybe I’ll still appreciate the characters more as I get to know them. And it does have a kind of Pani Poni Dash flavor to it, so maybe I’ll appreciate the characters in the same way that I laughed at Mesousa and Himeko in Pani Poni Dash. Only, the Di Gi Charat characters are cuter xD
Cosplay meetup tomorrow (well, more like in 6 hours) at SJGL. Thing is, I just discovered that SJGL is right by oakridge mall, so now I want to go shopping there!!! There’s even a sanrio there; how could I pass up the opportunity!? I’ve never been there; and it’s just as far away as great mall is =X…
Well, we’ll see how things will work out. I might be able to get nee-san to pick me up or something. Also complicating things is the matter that it’s supposed to rain tomorrow. Eek. But, probably the plan will be to bring a change of clothes in russ’s car, so that I can go to meetup for a few hours, then when they break for food I can change and then leave the costume with russ and then split off and just go shopping; then nee-san will pick me up and then I can swing by home and pick up my monitor, then head back to stanford before 8:00 for club meeting. SOMETHING LIKE THAT. oh god, logistics will be a nightmare. Well, in any case I’m going to need to be well-stocked on sleep. I already slept from like 11 till 3, so that’s 4 hours. I need to wake at like 10 so that’s another 3.5 hours I’m getting. Not bad! Here’s wishing myself the best for tomorrow…
edit: also, I will wear pants tomorrow lol. no sense in going pantsless when it’s supposed to be <70 degrees with rain.