Friday, March 29, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The seventh book is still a good read. Good, classic murder mystery. A bit predictable, but I'm in it for the characters and the story behind the murder.
Can't wait for the series to start up in April. I know it won't live up to the first series and I'll miss Kaoru, but I'll trust the TV staff who created her in the first place.
Also, there is the meta enjoyment of Galileo is listening to Masha while reading Galileo.
Higashino may have originally based Yukawa on Sano Shiro, now he's totally using Fukuyama Masaharu i.e. the Yukawa from the drama as his muse.
I loved it when Higashino Keigo wrote that Kaoru was listening to a Fukuyama Masaharu album on the train in the fifth book.
I was reading a book while listening to the same artist as a character in the book who was introduced into the book series after being created for the TV drama based on the book series starring the artist.
Mmm, delicious meta.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
- came back early from my grandmother's to go to a farewell party
- went to the bar that was posted in the break room on Monday
- no one was there but a bartender recognized me and directed me to the reserved area
- ordered food and a drink and sat down
- saw a coworker who then told me that he just heard the venue was changed last minute
- proceeded to wait with my coworker who was meeting a friend at the first bar
- stayed at the original venue and hung out with complete strangers
- had a blast
- decided to go home without going to the other bar
- now to pick up some more 爽健美茶, get back to the house, wash the stench of cigarretes out of my hair, and pull an all-nighter while finishing Galileo.
- all-in-all, not a bad night, no thanks to my other coworkers
Posted at 11:12 PM
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
This is getting good. I can totally see how this could make a good movie. I so can't wait.
Going in knowing it's Galileo, I'm constantly scrounging for clues, wondering how it will all unfold. Part of the fun.
And Higashino Keigo plays by the mystery novel rules (at least in Galileo, I haven't read his other works) so the killer has been introduced already. I have the people I suspect and don't want it to be and the ones I want it to be because the ending would wrap up nicely, though they are probably a red herring.
Anyways, it's slow going because I only read on my commute for fear that should I pull it out at bedtime, I'll pull an all-nighter.
BACCANO! can wait for. And the longer I put it off, the shorter the wait for 1935-C.
Now to finish this chapter.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
Shortened my day today just because I can. Possibly because I need it. Probably because I need it. Because I need it.
The show must go on.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Nevermind the fact that if I did climb this post, I'd be a cat in a tree and the fire department would have to come and help me down because there would be no way I'd get down on my own.
Never was good at bouldering...
Posted at 4:29 PM
Monday, March 4, 2013
I will say this though, Zoro x Tashigi=AWESOME. So looking forward to how that pans out. I still think she's Kuina. Or somehow deeply connected. As my hair stylist said, Odacchi does nothing without reason.
In anycase, finished my first read-through. Now onto reading the chapter title page story and the SBS. I'll do my thorough read-through in Nagoya after a reread. As I told a client, who agreed with me whole-heartedly, the proper way to read a new volume of ONE PIECE is to read it three times: first lightly for the jist, then thoroughly for the details, and finally title page stories plus SBS. Read-throughs two and three can flip depending on the circumstances.
It's good to be a ONE PIECE fan.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Now I have no excuse for lack of productivity. I'll convince myself it's a good thing sooner or later.
Posted at 11:18 AM