The last month of 2017, it is a time for celebration and reflection. For me, 2017 has the hardest year of my life so far, and it was also the year in which I was most saved. After hitting rock bottom, the only way things could go was up. And I survived. In the final quarter of the year, I finally made it to square one. So now I celebrate, the joy of being in Japan.
2nd – Having finished reading a number of volumes of the Accel World novels, ending the Chrome Disaster arc, I summarized the story for my brother. It ended up taking 5.5 hours and I felt sincerely bad about taking his time (and his time to sleep), but also felt so grateful that I have a brother that was willing to listen to me talk for hours on. We caught up on other things too, such as some drawings and models.
The new stack of doujinshi and postcards I bought from Comiket.
3rd – met up with my friend Lettuce in Akihabara. He had just taken his JLPT for N1. We ate at Gundam cafe, chatting and then doing the same again at McDonald’s. We briefly walked around a few stores before they all close for the day. Was able to see the new PG Gundam Exia led up in person.
5th – resumed playing the first Rockman.EXE with Lettuce. We started the conflict with Elecman. The next day, we continued. The map and puzzle solving of the game (invisible paths and back-forth fetching) got fairly annoying, and thus I utilized a walkthrough guide to save time. We got to the boss fight and then later finished that chapter.
7th – played a couple rounds of Cardfight Vanguard with Lettuce.
Lettuce returned to the US to celebrate the winter holidays with his family on the 19th.
Also from Comiket, 4 versions of Hatsune Miku laminated prints.
During free time at work, I would read novels. On the 15th, I finished reading 傾物語, and on the 20th, I finished Accel World vol.10. I also donated a set of Accel World novels, hoping to spread the love for that series more. In addition, I sometimes practice drawing a bit. Drew some decent ones and improving little by little.
24th – I got in contact with an old friend from college. I forgot what nickname I used for him on this blog, but anyways, we caught up on a year of information. He is doing well, was able to get employed, and now saving cash. Would love to see him in Japan again someday. Although I didn’t plan to go, he encouraged me to attend Comiket. After chatting with him, I spent the rest of Christmas eve outside in a Sega game center. I actually won a strap of Rem.
25th – I spent my Christmas watching a Kamen Rider movie in theater and then I spent the rest of the evening at the same Sega game center, winning two more straps of Rem. I later gave one to my housemate as a Christmas present.
26th – on the PS Vita, I finished 閃乱カグラ Shinovi Versus and started the Cross Ange game. My plan for winter break is to finish as many games on my backlog as possible.
Bought this fabric poster of Accel World. Now need an iron to smooth it out…
29~31th – I attended Winter Comiket, C93. Initially, I didn’t want to go alone and had no friends in this entire country, so I joined with random people through online communities. In the end, I liked Comiket very much, to the point of realizing that the other people were only a hindrance to my shopping spree. Buying doujinshi became a new hobby and I look forward to Summer Comiket next year.
I knew that December was going to be a quick month. And it was, until winter break started and I focused on certain tasks. I have came a long way, and next year will be a new beginning. However, time is limited for me and my neglect of this blog has actually enabled me to do other things. This blog’s future is dim, but will continue in order to record short comments of my life. Back when I first started this blog, I had lots of time and limited hobbies, but now it is different. I want to spent my time enjoying my hobbies rather than talking about them.
Perhaps one day, this blog will return to photoshooting figures and other hobby content. In fact, I am looking at ways of streamlining my process of taking photos and commenting, to the point at which posting isn’t much of a hassle. Until then, this blog will continue its current state of hosting my snippets of life. See ya.
Happily finished some anime backlog:
- 暦物語 (started & finished – ep.6~12)
- ハイスクールD×D BorN (finished – ep.10~12 + specials + OVA)
- 一騎当千 Xtreme Xecutor (finished – ep.8~12)
- まおゆう 魔王勇者 (resumed & finished – ep.6~12)
With most of my manga backlog finished, I only read these:
- 食戟のソーマ (finished vol.18~19, started vol.20)
- 魔王様ちょっとそれとって！ (started – vol.1~3 finished)
Diligently read the following novels:
- アクセル・ワールド (vol.10 finished)
- 傾物語 (finished)
- 花物語 (finished)
Next goal is to finish my games backlog:
- -PSV- 閃乱カグラ Shinovi Versus -少女達の証明- (finished)
- -PSV- クロスアンジュ 天使と竜の輪舞 tr. (started)
- -PSV- ガンダムブレーカー2