Saturday, March 30, 2002

Ah... spring break day two is nearing its end. Today I had some fun.

In the morning Allan-kun came over. He wanted to borrow some anime to watch over this long, boring week. Alright, so I let him borrow some. We chatted, played on the computer, and played some Soul Calibur. Some good fun. Then we went over to his house and played some Smash Bros. I'm out of practice... he beat me. Oh well... what'cha gonna do?

Went over to Vincent's house and hitched a ride with him to the movies. A group of us went to see Resident Evil. It was Vincent, Jeff, Sataya, Ken, Tina, and me. I really didn't want to go see it, but I went because it was something to do. The movie surprised me. It wasn't as lame as I thought it would be... although it wasn't good either. Oh well... what do you expect? It's a video game to movie adaptation.

After the movies I went to my grandmama's for her birthday celebration. That was fun. I got to see some family from south CA. Had some fun there. It was actually amuzing watching the adults trying to make birthday wishes to my grandma in four words. ^_^ It was a game they were playing. They came up with some pretty good ones too. Oh yah! My uncle has an Elura 20!!! I want one!!! I want to go around and film everyone, all Tomoyo-chan-esque. ^_^ That thing is the size of my palm! But dang... they're too expensive... *sniff sniff* I won't be getting one for a while... *sniff sniff*

Just something to think about:
Today I went over to my uncle's house. He has a cordless mouse. That got me thinking about something I've been wondering: why do they have cordless trackballs? The trackballs don't move! They don't need to be cordless! What's the point?

Posted by Tsubasa @ 10:07 PM PST [Link]

Friday, March 29, 2002

Ah... it's spring break. It's such a relief... I had three tests yesterday. One in stat, government, and physic, but now it's all over and I'm on break. Now I get to slack off even more. ^_^

Nothing all that unusual today. Sataya came over for a little while and we had some fun. We chatted, played on the computer, and played around with my bunny ears. ^_^

Nothing much else today. I've just been surfing the web, as I usually do. Which reminds me... I want to rant about something:
Doesn't it seem that all weblogs with spiffy layouts are made by 14 year old girls? I visit a log, admire the amazing layout, and when I look at the sidebar I notice that it was made by a girl who's 14 (occasionally 15 or 16). What's up with that? I wasn't able to make layouts like that when I was 14! Back in the day I was making really crappy pages working on Geocities/Angelfire with two megs of space. These days it seems like everyone and their mom owns a domain and layout skill is inversely proportional to age. In addition, all these great layouts are being made by females. Don't get me wrong, I'm completely fine with that, it's just that there seems to be no good male webmasters. Dang... I'm male and I'm an old foogy just about to hit the age of 18. I'm a rarity in this world dominated by young, talented females.

Social loggin':

To my stalker:
-Dang, that is disturbing. Who exactly are they targeting with those things anyway?
-That telemarketer was awfully rude. I'm sure you don't sound that old.

-Congradulations on all the hits you've been getting. It's all justified too. You have a great collective.
-Let me just say that you get the strangest search engine referals...
-That slacker test is stupid. It says that I'm not a slacker. That's preposterous!

-Someone copied your layout? That's despicable. He's changed it now, but that was just horrible.

Posted by Tsubasa @ 07:22 PM PST [Link]

Thursday, March 28, 2002

Just Wingin' It is now in version 4

I felt like doing a Sakura Taisen 4 layout. I've been psyched about this game for a while now, since it was announced way back in the summer. It was released on March 21 and I got it on the 22. Now it's in my possession. ^_^ I needed to do something to celebrate the grand finale of the series, so I made a layout. This layout features the main cover art for the game, with Shinguuji Sakura of the Teikokukagekidan and Erica Fontaine of the Paris Kagekidan. It's a beautiful image drawn by Fujishima Kousuke, the one behind Aa! Megami-sama and Taiho Shichau Zo!.

This layout refines what I started last layout. Although I think it looks a bit too similar... that kinda bugs me. Not like I don't have enough to nitpick about already... the character extracting was a rush job so it's kinda rough and the thing looks a bit plain to me, but at least it's not as dark as v. 3. I prefer light layouts. This layout also confirms something I predicted long ago. I knew I was going to make a pink layout sometime. Pink is a cool color. ^_^ Anyway, give me feedback.

Posted by Tsubasa @ 10:44 PM PST [Link]

Tuesday, March 26, 2002

I'm feeling better now. I'm not feeling sad anymore. Now I'm just kinda peeved. I guess that's an improvement. I'm sleepy too and I still have stat work, and graphics to do for Spanish Club and VSBA. Also, if I find time, I need to do some physic work. Ah! I got my work cut out for me.

Another test:

If I were a Slayers character, I'd be Sylphiel Nels Rada!  Who would you be?

I figured as much. That other test on Select Smart isn't exactly the most accurate test in the world. Me? Lina? Where did that come from?

On a happy note, Kiwi is now all up and happy. They apparently fixed the memory problem. Now the machine has 2 gigs of memory. Dang... I want that kind of memory in my computer....

Does anyone even read my log? I've been noticing quite a lack of comments recently.

Posted by Tsubasa @ 11:15 PM PST [Link]

My progress report came today. It wasn't that great. I got a C in physic and english (just got too lazy there). The worse thing was a D in stat. Although my teacher told us that this last grading period is traditionally the lowest grade you'll get in stat. That's alright, as I have a B- now. I'm alright with my grades, but unfortunately my parents aren't. My mom isn't exactly scolding me, but my dad felt like he had to give me a lecture. Oh how I hate his lectures. Especially when they're about my grades. Recently I've been bringing home slightly lower grades than I used to get. C's have been reering their ugly head at times on progress reports and sometimes on report cards. He's been on my case for that. He tells me to go tell him that I need help. Hah! Like I'd go to him of all people for help. I've decided that I will try to improve my grades on my own. What's wrong with that? I'm studying and trying. Sometimes I don't exactly succeed and because of this he feels like he has to get on my case even more. *sigh* Something that really hurt me this lecture was that he decided that he had to mention how he could throw me out. He says that if I don't do well in college, then he will just throw me out and let me fend for myself. That really gets to me. I don't see why he has to bring that into the picture. I know he can do that, but I don't intend to do so bad that he feels like he has to throw me out. A really disturbing trend in these lectures of his is his implication that I'm useless. He hasn't said that directly, but he has said that he thinks I have no useful skills and that I'm not strong physically, so I wouldn't be able to do manual labor. He thinks that I would be completely helpless when searching for a job. He thinks that I'd only be able to get a job at McDonalds or the movie theatre. Bah! I know I'm more talented than that. I have web designing skills, so I can do web design like Dandan. If all else fails, I could try to get an internship at some tech firm. I'm not exactly unskilled when it comes to computers. He's also been getting on my case about exercise. He bought a weight training set, which we have in the backyard. He expects me to use it. Well, I don't feel like using it. I don't like training by lifting weights. So I don't do it. Is that so wrong? Well, he thinks it is. I intend to take up martial arts again sometime, so I'm not worried about my physique. There's another disturbing trend in his lectures. He tells me to give up anime and video games. He says I'm too old for them. Like hell I am! I've been a avid anime fan for eight years and video game fan for thirteen years. Like I'm going to give them up because he tells me to. He thinks they distract me too much from my responsibilities. Hah! I'm not giving them up. At least not until I feel like giving them up, which won't be for a long time, if ever. Something else that he has been attacking (although not in this particular lecture) is my friends. He thinks that they are all stupid or something. Of course I know better, all he sees, or chooses to see, is the fun-loving, slacking side of them. Well, they do school work too. They know their responsibilities too. He refuses to see that side of them or something. I don't want to let all of this stuff get to me... I want to be strong... I want to take it, but I can't help crying. He thinks I'm useless, he disapproves of my friends, and he disrespects my hobbies. Who wouldn't cry?

Posted by Tsubasa @ 06:46 PM PST [Link]

This is officially my first post from school. I usually don't get very much time on the computer in any of my classes to do any kind of logging. Well... I was let out of physic early again today. Yep, physic AP is great. It's two periods at the end of the day, but most of the time we finish early, so we're let out early. Today we were let out a whole fourty minutes or so early. So yah, now I'm just loitering around in my physic classroom.

Today, at friends' requests, I went without gel in my hair. I don't like going without gel in my hair... my hair gets too floofy. At least it's soft. I don't think I'll do this again for a while if ever. Maybe if I get my hair thinned out, so it'll be less floofy.

Agh! I have lots of stuff to do this week. I have tons of homework for my stat and physic classes. My stat work is due tomorrow, while my physic work is due on Thursday. I also have a stat quiz tomorrow, and a stat, physic, and history test on Thursday. Bah! At least I get a break afterwards. My spring break officially begins on Friday. I'm looking forward to the time off. I hope I can finish Sakura Taisen 2 again one more time. I've completed it with Sakuara-kun and Orihime-kun. Now I need to finish it with Kohran. I saved the best for last. ^_^

Today's the last day for people at my school to pay for the AP exams. I want to take them. Unfortunately, I'm going to a school that does not accept AP exam scores. Because of this my mom, being the thrifty person she is, won't give me money for the exams. Well... I guess that's alright because they will be of no use to me anyway, but that's besides the point. I'm taking AP classes and I want to take them AP exams.

Posted by Tsubasa @ 02:41 PM PST [Link]

This is ludicrous! Someone's killing Kiwi. Idiot. I've been suffering way too much downtime because of this person. ARGH!!! I really hope Aletia can track that person down really soon. Yesterday it was particularily bad. It was down pretty much all day. Whenever I tried to access my domain, I only got the Apache installed screen. May this person get their service suspended.

Posted by Tsubasa @ 06:16 AM PST [Link]

Sunday, March 24, 2002

test by Leanne
which CCS character are you?

Posted by Tsubasa @ 10:49 PM PST [Link]

Yesterday was a nice Saturday. I spent my day with my friend Karen, who I haven't seen in a little while. Last I saw her was Christmas time. Anyway, she goes to the Academy of the Arts and they have spring break right now. Actually, it's ending right now. That school has the strangest breaks. Apparently they have them whenever it's convenient for the faculty. Anyway, coming to her house, I was kinda scared of her parents. Before they didn't really approve of male friends, but for some reason they apparently don't care as much now. It was still scary though. So yah, going on, she has a new house. Wow... it's so big! It's great. It would look nice if it were complete. ^_^ Heh heh... they haven't finished it completely yet. Still looks great though. So what did we do? We went out grocery shopping! Yay. I actually enjoy grocery shopping when it's with friends or something. At least it's better than when I go out with my mom. We got some stuff for her to bring back to the dorm, some stuff for her mom and brother, and some stuff to cook dinner with. Upon returning, I played some Soul Calibur with her brother. I wish I had my stick.... *grumble grumble* Well... at least I won more. I got something like 13-3. After that, we took her brother out to go get his hair cut. Spent some time dallying in the Great Mall and looked at table wares. After that, we went back to her house and cooked dinner. Yes, we cooked dinner. We made this ridiculously easy pasta sauce, which still tasted great. We ate that with some fettuccini. Yummy. After that, unfortunately I had to go home. =( So thus was my Saturday. Really great day. ^_^ *waiting for semester break*

Posted by Tsubasa @ 07:59 AM PST [Link]

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