aria_san (aria_san) wrote,

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Summary of my January thus far...

It's a long weekend and I have the 18th off from school here in the U.S. so I figure it's a good a time as any to post what's been going on.

        I DID end up downloading the Kimi ni Todoke DS game and started playing it on the iDeaS emulator. The graphics are so beautiful and detailed! I took tons of random screenshots....however, I'm not sure how to access them. ^^; As for gameplay itself, it is VERY text heavy -- well it's not like I wasn't expecting that but I really fail at reading some parts. Luckily I've read the manga -- if this was a totally different plotline then I'd be screwed-- so I know what's going on. Basically you go through events from Sawako's point of view and begin to nurture friendships. These are showed as pots where you drop different seeds in for different effects. Example would be "Happiness" seed in "Sawako" flowerpot. <= I really have no idea what effect that does. At the beginning of each day, you can choose actions for Sawako which she writes down in her notebook. If you pick the right action, you get more "points" which fills up a watering can which helps your "friendship flowers" grow!  ......At least, this is what I make of the whole game.
       Anyways I'm going through the game with lots of help from visual aids and just when I thought I was doing just fine, the game starts to introduce more complicated actions via a tiny faceless human giving directions. If you don't do EXACTLY as the tiny person says, you can't progress. This is a fine idea really since you're guaranteed not to screw up during this portion. A fine idea for all well versed in the Japanese language.  ....;_; I have no idea what this little person is asking me to do! I try various seed combinations but nothing will please the little person!! Looks like I'm stuck there for now...

Going back over my "to-do list" for break, it seems like I've completed nearly everything! I finished Higurashi Kai which was simply amazing. It was easily one of my favorite anime series of 2009. I have yet to start Higurashi Rei however....Kai gave me a nice sense of closing.
Next on the list was "Watch a lot of Detective Conan." I did this quite religiously (or I'd have to face the wrath of close friend and obsessed fan) I feel quite accomplished to have reached the 200s! XD
My greatest accomplishment over break was finishing my Ioryogi plushie! Pictures are on hold since I'm trying to find a perfect place for the photoshoot.
As for arranging anime music....check! I ended up arranging the 27th Detective Conan opening "Magic" for aforementioned obsessed fan's birthday.

Currently the school semester is drawing to a close and so I'm quite busy with all the various tests that keep popping up. I'm very excited for next semester though since I signed up for Astronomy! I hardly know anything about the subject and think it'll be quite interesting to study what's out there.

Next week is our school's winter concert!! Since we only have 2 concerts per year I can hardly contain my excitement! Everyone has been working very hard! I'm just a biiit nervous though because this concert will also be my debut as conductor. XD Well it's only one song, I doubt I can handle any more but it's in 5/4 time, making it one of the more difficult songs. I'm afraid I'll slip up in my hand motions as I tend to during rehearsals. ^^; Luckily it hasn't led to any grave errors yet, but there's a first for everything...

Well, I've written quite a lot! I'll try to update more frequently and spare my f-list such long posts in the future.
Tags: anime, kimi ni todoke, kobato, music

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