Hi again! I've been feeling like updating this lately, but since I have several exams this month I've been studying and couldn't find the time. Yeah, I only seem to update this during exam weeks, those are normally the times when I most want to do anything but studying XD. I've only done 2 so far and still have 5 left, we'll see how it goes.
I'm reading these fantasy book series by Andrzej Sapkowski called Geralt of Rivia. I read a summary of the series and didn't find it original at all, but I thought I'd just try since the writing could be good. Well, it isn't. The main character is a witcher, which is completely fine. The lame thing about him is that he's descendant of elves (ring a bell? Maybe Aragorn? XD) and he always carries two swords with him (oh, come ON). Somehow the writer makes you feel absolutely nothing towards him. I mean, normally the reader would hold some kind of feeling regarding the main character... even if you think he's an asshole, but that's still a feeling.
The writer has some serious problems with women. The woman Geralt is in love with is a total bitch. Literally. She's a whore who has no morals and beds whoever she pleases. Apparently she's an incredibly powerful wizard who still hasn't done anything useful yet and needs to be saved from all situations by the main character. Other woman appearing in one of the stories leads an assassins gang and is said to be VERY effective in her job, but Geralt kills her in about 2 minutes. Oh and this assassin girl once lived and hung out with... SEVEN GNOMES. Apparently being fooled by the witch and her apple made Snow White furious enough to take her friends and start killing. Most women in the book (at least for now) have been raped at least once. So yeah, I think you can understand now why I think the writer seems to hold a grudge against women for some reason.
The writing itself isn't good either. There are way too many flashbacks, written in a way that you never know if those events have already happened or not. There is no link between chapters; when a chapter ends, the next one starts without mentioning anything that's happened before and focused on a completely different topic. Doing that every once in a while is ok, but there's no... flow, if you know what I mean.
There's a PC game about the series, so I guess it gets better since it seems to be popular. I'm willing to read the third book, but I'll give up if it's still the same crap (I'm reading the second now).
I'm alive!!! And no, I haven't been in the coast till now xD, I wish! After passing my last exam in September I decided I deserved some REAL holidays, so I left LJ and practically everything aside during that time... and then classes started. I understood that I'd have to work my ass off this year (this time for real xD) to see if I can finally get rid of this whole thing in 3-5 years, I believe I've told you about careers situation right now and why I must hurry up. Well, believe it or not, that's what I'm doing: spending an indecent amount of time doing university stuff, so I've been busy and will be until June, most likely.
The bad thing is, even if I'm trying my hardest, I don't feel like I'm learning that much, so it's quite disappointing. And also, whoever planned schedules deserves a painful, long death. Over 80% of Chemistry students tried to change it so that it wouldn't be such a HUGE CRAP, and I know because I talked to several teachers about it. Buuut, there was nothing we could do in the end. So that's why you won't see me online as much as before. Aaaanyway.
I'll try to update more often, but it's not like I have anything remotely entertaining to say about last weeks xD. Oh, yeah!! Les Luthiers!! I'm sure most of you know about them. They're these Argentinan musicians/comedians, I went to one of their performances last month and it was FREAKIN AWESOME!!! Frankly, I didn't expect I'd like them that much, I haven't laughed that hard in a long, long time. Yesterday I heard in the radio that they'd come here again in March, so all of you who wanted to see them please hurry and get your tickets!!
I tried this game a couple of weeks ago, Machinarium. You know these point and click games, like Monkey Island? It's one of those, although it's not comedy. You're a robot and must find the way to find your girlfriend and kill the bad guy, basically, but its logic puzzles aren't easy, which is the main reason why I like it.
Well folks, that's all for now!!
Well folks, I'll be in the beach in 2 days and odds are I'm gonna be busy as hell thinking what to take with me, packing and stuff starting this very moment, so I'm taking a few minutes to update my journal to tell you that I'll be away until the 30th... which will actually be the 31st since I'm planning on sleeping all day the moment I get back here. I'll miss you all - except when I'm swimming in the sea, escaping from the hell Spain turns into in summer, secretly laughing at all of you...*Nelson's HA HA echoes in the background*.
But what would my LJ be without a little bit of ranting. I woke up early today -exactly at 8.30 which, considering I'm on holiday, shouldn't even be legal-, hoping I could finally find a swimsuit that suited me since I hadn't been able to yet, and I met my best friend afterwards. Well, I totally DIED. It's so damn hot in here that when I finally got home I was sweating buckets and stinking as if I hadn't taken a bath in years. And I'm starving >_< . Given we're leaving in no time, our fridge is practically empty and there is absolutely nothing I can eat... and since I live in a neighbourhood where there isn't even a fucking supermarket without needing to walk for at least 15 minutes, I can't really go buy stuff there -I don't quite fancy frying under the scorching sun-.
So that's all xD. Y'all have fun, okay? Or else.
So! I bought some new clothes for summer. Not much, actually. Just a couple of thin shirts for sleeping comfortably, a pair of pants and sandals. And MAN, I SO HATE SANDALS. But it's awfully hot outside, and I know what it feels like to wear boots/sneakers every single day in summer. This year I decided I wouldn't make my feet fry, so that's why. Yesterday I spent HOURS trying to look for ONE pair that I liked and that suited me with no luck, but today I finally found something that might even be kind of my style. Now I just need to get used to them. No, it didn't only take me a day, but I normally don't bother to spend more than 10 minutes looking for something; you all know how I love shopping (mind the irony).
Lately there are more and more chinese boutiques -not chinese stuff, but run by chinese-, which is perfectly fine, but yesterday I had this... weird conversation with one of the store girls. I didn't notice she was chinese until she turned around to listen to me, and I thought... I sincerely hope she can speak spanish. But, since she was working there, I assumed she did. It went like this:
Me: Excuse me?
Me: This pair... do they make feet sweaty?
Her: They're not for feet.
Me (mentally): WTF
Me: The sandals... you know... *trying to find a better way to express myself* do feet sweat too much with them on?
Her: ... I don't know.
I don't mean anything racist with this, it's just that... these situations are funny xDDDD. And no, I didn't buy them in the end XD.
Anyway, I'll keep trying to make my life more interesting so that you can actually read something worth it here XD.
Sorry, I've been busy with exams and all, so I haven't been able to update this... and not that I did anything remotely interesting apart from studying XD. Well, there's still one exam result I need to know, but the others went just fine. But still, my degree isn't something I really want to talk about, so I'll leave it there.
I've been looking for a job every single fucking day for over a month and a half now, but no chance. Everything needs work experience or is for a long period of time which I don't have since I'll be away on August and classes start again on October. I do have some work experience but, since I only work during summer, it's only about 6-7 months, which is apparently never enough. But anyway.
Since I'm officially on holiday, I've tried to spend my time in something useful, which means watching interesting stuff online. I started watching the 6th and last season of The L Word, but it's just too much for me. I am truly interested in lesbian themed movies, series and all, but The L Word is hideous. Maybe I'm just too simple, but man... I'm bored of all those über-complicated lives where everything happens to the same people. And every girl in there happens to be a lesbian who, of course, ends up flirting with at least one of them. Maybe I'm weird, but I normally don't find girls jumping over others anytime, anywhere.
Lately I've been watching these BBC documentaries about prehistoric stuff. They're incredibly interesting (or maybe I just love these things xD), I only recently found out they existed and I'm totally going to buy the DVDs whenever I'm not broke (you know, no work, no money). There's also one about Neanderthals I found on Youtube, but I like the others best. I don't know if I'll get this one too, time will tell. Still, I think you all should watch them.
And that's all for now, my friends. I know, my life is boring XD, but I'm working on it!
I've been longing for some girl on girl action for a long time now, so today I decided I'd try to find something new to read/watch/play. All the yuri games I've read of seem total CRAP, since either they include rape or the main character is in reality a guy that, for some reason, is in the body of a girl or whatever, or it's actually shoujo-ai with such amount of cheesiness (?) that makes you want to puke.
Since I check on lesbian manga somewhat often -I won't say yuri since only like 1% of it has more than a kiss-, I know when there's something worth reading out there. Of course there are tons of comics I haven't even heard of that might be brilliant, but anyway.
And then I tried to find some decent yuri anime. There was quite a lot of information in forums and such and all of them were the same cheesy stuff with lame characters.
I'm so sick of stupid romances and an extremely complicated plot about love triangles, squares or n-sided polygons. A little twist is ok, but the whole thing based on it is just horrid. Basically because the yuri content in there is ever so subtle that most of the times neither of the three (or n) parties have ever spoken to each other. What the Hell. And when they have, they all crave for the other's love and will never EVER tell them about it, just leave several hints that a normal person wouldn't even notice. But they're lez girls in a jap anime. Of course when another girl smiles at them it means they'll share eternal love forever. And it's oh SO DARING when the girl touches their hand. Please kill me. Maybe I'm weird, but I'd like to watch some action there. Simpler plots, direct characters and actual sex every once in a while doesn't hurt, really.
Some other day I'll rant about yaoi xD.
Today I have good and bad news. The bad news is that Miika Tenkula, a member of the already deceased band Sentenced
, passed away a few days ago. It is said that after the band split up in 2005, his problems with alcohol had worsened, but I don't know if that's the actual reason for his death.
On another set of events, Amorphis
is releasing a new album in May under the name of Skyforger. The band says the musicstyle will be similar to their previous work, which is perhaps too soft for someone like me, who finally managed to like Death Metal after so many years. I guess I'll still give it a try.
That's all for now, I'm afraid!
- Location:My room
- Music:Roxette - You Don't Understand Me
IT'S SNOWING IT'S SNOWING IT'S SNOWIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY ^_______________________^!!!!!
Even if I had to cancel everything I had planned for this morning because of the nerve-cracking traffic jam EVERYWHERE out there, I DON'T CARE!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!
And now, picspam!!!!! Click the images to see them larger!!!( Nieveee *0*Collapse )
Note: Footprints are mostly mine. I went crazy running around like a kid xDDD.
- Location:My room
- Music:Foo Fighters - The Pretender
I've been ill for a few days and I'm still feeling a bit funny now. After over 10 years with no serious illness, I got bronchitis (that sounded just SO Spanish), but luckily I'm just coughing a bit now, so everything's ok ^^. But let's get to my life's yearly summary!
My year so far (not that it'll change much xD):
Work: Well even if it was horribly stressful and unnervingly monotone, the pay was good so I can't really complain about that *glances at her PSP bought with that money*. Good, good *_*.
Studies: No comment.
Friends: The truth is, I've noticed some distance with some of them, but nothing to worry about. I still keep the important ones, and that's all that matters to me right now.
Love: Did you really expect to read anything different from last year here? LOL!