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First two things I think various people would be interested in reading:

An interview with Eric Kripke, creator of Supernatural. Fun, fun reading! Vaguely spoilery in the way that he does answer reader questions, but only by answering "yes" or "no" or "we'd like to see that". Want more Supernatural now! Not tomorrow, now.

And, from fanthropology: creating reality. Quoting from windtear's original post:

(For those who don't/can't follow the link: A live-action RPG was hosted in the 1990s in an area near a wedding. Two mildly inebriated wedding guests stumbled into the LARP area. As the LARP scenario was basically 'people from Earth stumble into a magical world' all the players they encountered thought they were other players, and the guests thought they'd fallen into the twilight zone. The post is written by one player who encountered them, realized that they really weren't players, and tried to show them the way to leave without breaking character.)

The point of the post is that it only took two hours to convince two sane and reasonable people that the nature of reality had completely changed, simply by surrounding them with people who denied the possibility that it was not as they believed.


Read it. It's way cool stuff.

As for me, right now I'm on a five week long internship in four different local libraries. YAY! Finally doing something worthwhile with my time! So far, my program in Library and Information Science has been a huge disappointment to me, and I have yet to speak with a single graduate of the program who thought it was actually good. But. They do offer this opportunity to go out and experience what librarianship is all about for five weeks, and that has been so good I'm really suspicious and waiting for the other shoe to drop. ^^;; My job experiences so far haven't exactly been overwhelmingly positive, though I did like one of my two full-time jobs for the first couple of months. But nothing I've ever experienced before has been like this: fun, challenging, giving me enough freedom to use my own head, but still providing me with a stable environment and good working conditions. There are books and friendly people and even the little kids who come in are cute. Maybe it's because they come in to read. If they read, they can't be all that bad, can they?

It's wierd. It feels like I know what I want to be what I grow up, and that's a librarian. But I've never known what I wanted to be - not even when I started the LIS program! I was just doing it to do something. And now I'm liking it and I'm rather terrified it's just my crazy optimism and wanting to like everything, and any minute now I'll find out it's
actually the most horribly boring, miserable job ever.

I miss Kyoto like crazy. It hurts when I think about it, so I try not to, bit I keep being reminded... keep remembering. Wishing I was there. I miss xparrot and gnine and erhune, who are still there. I miss kagenami and avalonjones, who I met there, and could meet again if I was there. I miss the beautiful city of Kyoto, and the crazy that is Tokyo. I miss Japanese. I miss Japanese food, but my sweet vargen has tracked down a really good Japanese restaurant, that offers take-out other than just sushi! (Mmm, udon. And yaki-soba too!)

On the other hand, I don't know how I managed to survive without vargen for a year, because I miss him even if I'm just away for the day. We've been together for over eight years now, and anything I'd write about him or us would just be sickeningly sweet and fluffy, so I'll spare you. But I love him, and being with him makes me happy. So that's a good thing with being back in Sweden. I still really, really want to go back to Japan. But with him. (He likes Japan too! ♥)

In other random news, the gerbils are adorable as ever, and doing fine - both of them, even though Al has a bleeding tumor on his tummy. No, I don't really understand how that works, but he seems happy and curious and active, and not in any pain at all, so... If he's happy, we're happy. And lately it's been looking a bit better too, so here's hoping he'll soon be rid of it!

Oh, yeah. And I started reading Eyeshield 21... ^^;;

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From: erhune Date: October 13th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, indeed that's a fun reading. Well... Fun and interesting. I wonder if those 2 people finally realized what happened to them.

Glad to hear you found something interesting to do. Now you should aim for opening a doujinshi-dedicated library in Sweden ^_^ (well... it would maybe attract more frightening otaku than cute kids, though...)

ファイト、ファイト、図書館員ばんざい!http://student.zsu.edu.cn/~ce03hyk/pic/card_nodoka_sample.jpg
ex_naye320 From: ex_naye320 Date: October 13th, 2006 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Isn't it awesome? Especially that those two were so influenced by what the gamers told them that they didn't just try to walk back to "the end of the world" just to see what would happen... I feel kind of sorry for them, at the same time as I think this is one of the coolest things I've read in a long time!

It's good to have a job where you can get money without also killing yourself with stress or boredom, yes! Though what I'd really want would be to work in one of the three libraries in the area that specialize on either young people or comics - one's a comic library, the other two have plenty of comics, and even RPG books! And included in "comics" is lots and lots of manga. That'd be fantastic! (Doujinshi... um. No. Mine, all mine! My precious.)

何それ? かわいい!
はい、はい頑張る! ^_^
From: erhune Date: October 13th, 2006 08:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I know exacly what you mean by finding such a fitting job. I'm very glad for you that you found one! お疲れ様でした。

I love the way they translated Japanese names into Latin in this set of 魔法先生ネギマ cards: Miyazaki Nodoka (本屋ちゃん!) becomming Mijazaci Nodoca, pudica bibliothecaria. Errr... Only the Japanese can come up with such - how should we call that... ratin? Anyway, Nodoka is just too cute, gbzffgglzmsjflskd qsdklfjla^zaeoâoea^zôdfsdjflksjd should find some doujin about her skljmzrmzenxn :dh ljsfjkhdfljkshfs Akamatsu-sensei, ヲタク殺し.
xparrot From: xparrot Date: October 13th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC) (Link)
HEHEHEH.

...er, I mean, *hugs* and so happy for you with the enjoying of work - finding what you want to do, and finding you like it, that's awesome. Can't get better. even if you do gotta make it back here sometime ^^

and waaaaah I want SPN! and to know what's up with Dean's necklace! stupid article, teasing us like that!! and regarding that interview - oh geeze louise, HE'S A FANFIC WRITER. "Luckily for us (and unlucky for Sam and Dean), they've suffered so much tragedy and loss, and they're so wildly dysfunctional, that we haven't run out of emotional stories yet — and it doesn't look like we're going to anytime soon."
ex_naye320 From: ex_naye320 Date: October 13th, 2006 07:45 am (UTC) (Link)
You're so cute! ♥

*hugs* It is, it's fun - but, well. What I want to do really has nothing to do with work. But that's the way it is for everyone, right?

Yes! More SPN NOW! (Getting it soon, but not soon enough!) I squeed so at that little quote. Oh dear, the man is a fangirl. It's beautiful. I love how they're writing these eps!
fluffpudel From: fluffpudel Date: October 13th, 2006 07:29 am (UTC) (Link)
O_o OJ. Det där var det coolaste jag läst på mycket länge, tror jag!
ex_naye320 From: ex_naye320 Date: October 13th, 2006 07:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Visst är det HÄFTIGT? Två timmar, en bunt lajvare, och sen var de i en annan värld. Jag gillar tanken på att man skapar sin verklighet och så... Jag tycker lite synd om de där två, att de råkade snubbla på just ett sånt live där folk trodde att de var "infiltratörer", men... Wow. Undrar vad de berättar för historier om det nu? Om de alls talar om det, för - folk skulle ju tro de var galna.

För att citera Adam från Mythbusters: "I reject your reality, and substitute my own!"

Så lever en sann rollspelare. :D
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