It's been over a MONTH
PAST ME!!! >O>
I'unno bro, was chillin' <x<
F*CK YOU PAST ME >0>
Well anyway, not much has happened. Again. I often preface these journals with that sentence, and then proceed to write a wall of text. I also often reflect on my tendency for hypocrisy.
Well for starters, my most recent concern. Second wisdom tooth is making it's presence known, about a month into Uni. I don't have any weeks off, so I have to wait until Christmas, to get back home and book an appointment with my dentist. I don't expect that it will cause too much trouble, but if it does then I can call it an emergency and warrant skipping a lecture to go home to have it sorted out, maybe. Depends how it goes. My current schedule is too spread out to allow going home even overnight. It's nuts. Plus, from what I can see inside my MONSTROUS MAW AHAHAHAAA!!! It's at an... odd angle? I dunno, the impression it's making on my gum looks like it's angled inwards. Which means that when it eventually does make an appearance, it will not only look weird, but I will constantly feel it with my tongue. Basically, I'm hoping it stays put, or at least on the down-low, until Christmas time, when I can get a dental appointment sorted. At the moment, I'm kinda F*CKED if it becomes a problem... maybe the local student practice also covers dental treatment? I'll have to ask. I doubt it though. The annoying thing is, there is literally a dentist RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM ME. But if I go there and they charge me for anything, there's no way in hell that I could pay it. Probably. I'd at least have to sign some documents that exempt me from paying since I'm a student, but... PAPERWOOORRRRK ;0; And I might still have to pay something. What I mean is, I'd rather not do it by myself. Call me a crybaby, but I can't be doing with no debt, dental bureaucracy crap without my parents to fall back on. Legal stuff, you know?
Anime Society at my University's holding meets again for this year. Majority of the committee are new members, since the old ones either had to give up their positions for their next year of their respective courses, or just didn't make it back in through voting. The secretary is still the same guy though. He has an awesome name too~ Anywho, the running series' that they're showing are Nichijou and Psycho Pass, both animes that I've never seen before. Having lots of fun already ;3 One problem - the new President is a girl I lived with in the flat I was in during the first year. This girl and I have some... let's say, history. The sort of history that elicited a lot of heartache for some time upon seeing her again. So I took it upon my self to resolve these issues between us properly, and I did. Yay for maturity~ However, I have noticed a few things. During the breaks they take in the middle of their sessions, where they show Youtube videos whilst people get something to eat, she seems to harbour a lot of distrust towards me, and anything I ask to be shown, only showing clips that she herself has seen, or that have been recommended by people she likes. I haven't called her out on this yet, because I haven't tried everything, but it looks that way to me. Compared to the previous President, she's a lot more... let's say, authoritative. Quick to give people a stern talking-to for minor faults, and arbitrarily exercising her power as President even over senior members of the Committee. At least, it looks that way to me. For example, at the last meet, the Secretary and I went on ahead to set up in the room that had been scheduled for the meet, but there was still a Film Studies lecture going on in there. We had to wait, but sine he was a Film Studies student, he eavesdropped on what was happening inside, since he was interested in what was being said. Eventually the other members, President included, showed up. She asked him what we were waiting for, and when we explained, she gave the Secretary a frown and demanded to know why he didn't contact her to say so earlier, so that they didn't have to walk all the way there and block the hallway.
A bit of context - the hallway they were blocking is easily over two meters wide, and there were about 20 people attending the meet, and they had already moved to the side to allow passage, leaving well over a metre's width of space to walk through. The Film Studies students numbered around 10, so even with all of us combined, it was hardly a large crowd. You could hardly say that we were blocking anyone. In addition, it took less than 30 seconds to walk, even at a leisurely pace, from the Society's gathering point to the scheduled room. Hardly a distance to be annoyed at having to make, no matter what the circumstance.
Nevertheless, the President seemed... displeased. She took the Secretary to one side and gave him a talking-to. I wasn't a committee member, so it would have been... rude of me to come to the Secretary's defense. At least, I figured that's what the President would say if I tried - that it was none of my concern. Frankly, I wasn't about to get into an argument with her, since nobody would win that argument, and everyone would find it awkward, and both of us would be bitter afterward. So I had to just quietly apologise for not helping to poor guy and let it go. If I was a committee member, I might have had sufficient clout to help diffuse the situation, but I knew she'd just turn on me since I wasn't on the committee, saying something like 'it's not your business". It kinda is, since I'm still a member of the society. I paid the fee to join it, and I attend regularly, I even voted at the AGM for you AND the Secretary that you are currently reaming for, let's face it, a tiny lapse of judgement. I'd like to think that I have at least SOME say in this matter, since I was with him the whole time, and to be honest, your attitude right now is discouraging me from speaking up, which I find troubling.... is totally what I should have said. But come on, it's hardly diplomatic to be starting something like that seconds before the meet starts now is it?
Don't get me wrong, she's a lovely woman. One of the nicest I've ever met. But she's an activist if I ever met one, and she takes that part of her completely seriously. There's no clashes of opinions or beliefs, there's her way or the highway, and I get the feeling that her friends either already conformed to this idea, or were bullied into it. Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but... when we weren't "together", we fought a lot over little things. One time she exploded at me for casually insulting her, which where I'm from, is common register. You can walk down the street and get sworn at by a passing car with someone you vaguely recognise in it, and it's seen as FUNNY. Acceptable. Crass, perhaps, but acceptable. I hung out with van drivers who were perverted as all hell, every single one. People in the classroom would call eachother names and bellow and shout, and it would all be okay because they were all friends. None of them actually meant any of what they said, and they all knew it. I was used to talking to these people, but in this one instance, I slipped up and talked to her like I would one of my friends back home, and she immediately spun around and screamed at me for it. Didn't let me explain or anything, just shouted at me. She's from the southern part of the country, where that stuff just doesn't happen. But she didn't make an allowance for the fact that I'm northern, she just exploded. I related this incident to my sister, and she didn't see a problem with anything I said. Which was exactly my point - people where I come from do that stuff all the time. It's how we do things. But with this new President girl, the moment these two cultures clashed, SHE had to be the one in the right. The one that everyone had to conform to. Where I come from, if you expect other people to always be nice and respectful and never say anything bad about you or call you names, then you're considered to be stuck up, especially since it's very rare for anyone to say any of those things maliciously, it's always inflected as a joke.
Anyway, things are currently rather lax as far as my Uni lectures are concerned. One of my homeworks was literally "go watch the Fellowship of the Ring". I'd already seen it, so I had no homework. Neat huh? However, it all promises to heat up pretty fast, pretty soon. Add in that wisdom tooth thing I mentioned, and I got some problems, which is why I'm hoping it calms down and doesn't do anything until mid-late December, when I can expect to go back home, and then make an appointment. Right now, I'm worrying over it. Never a good idea, but seriously, you don't f*ck around with your teeth, especially if I'm stuck with this dumb f*ck of a tooth jabbing my tongue for two months, or if it starts muscling my other teeth and causing issues. That will suck. Major. Balls.
But hey, it's not all bad. Lots of new anime to watch~ The new Season of Sword Art Online turns out to be NOT THAT BAD. Unnecessary fanservice, granted, but it's not horrible, and the element of imminent death has been brought back, which is good. It's at least sort of watchable. And it still looks good, I guess, but there's yet to be any majorly awesome fight scenes like from the first season. But then, it's been mostly guns so far.
Also, Parasyte: The Maxim and Terraformars. Both got off to a GREAT start, and promise a LOT more. I particularly like Parasyte, but Terraformars has got some creepy gory sh*t dude. Crunchyroll censored that stuff right out, but I found other sites that don't. It's not pulling any punches whatsoever. Parasyte is creepy on a completely different level, and has that 80's-90's style of Anime quality, since, y'know, the manga comes from the late 80's-early 90's. Add in modern animation and a minor art style update, and you got MAGIC~
And lately, what with the Anime Society starting back up, I'm thinking about one series in particular that I wanted to badly to be shown as a regular series, but not enough people knew about it to recommend it. Heroman - the Anime written by Stan Lee and made by Studio Bones. And it is F*CKING. AWESOME. It reeks of Stan Lee at times, especially in the first episode, so if some of the cheesier, nonsensical Stan Lee sensibilities really annoy you, then you'll have some problems, but it's still really enjoyable and is one of my all-time favourites. I plan on making a large donation to have the Committee members watch it this year if they do a 24-hour livestream like last year.
And also, as I said last journal GO WATCH REDLINE IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY! OH MY GOD, I STILL LOVE IT~ IT JUST LOOKS SO GOOD! AND THE MUSIC IS SOO AWESOME!!!!
It's also 2:35 in the morning, and I should be tired. But I'm not. I probably am, actually, I'm just ignoring it. Yeah, probably that...
See you next time I write one of these I guess~! xD
Listening to: Nichijou - Opening 1
Reading: Zombie Roomie
Watching: Parasyte : The Maxim
Playing: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade