Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Battle Angel Alita: Last Order

My first Manga.

Last night, at Tokyo's Anime here
in Salt Lake City, i purchased this little graphic novel.
So far it's really superb.
I cherish every cell for the details, motion, and little things like physics.

The fact that i paid about 10.50 for this little guy
also makes me want to really milk this book for what it's got.
Reaching out to even put myself in some of the characters' situations and positions, adding
another dimension to the immersive qualities this manga can create.
What FUN (no, really, i'm serious)!

Of course it IS manga and sometimes it's a little far-fetched
but all-in-all it's what i consider a super book
(not that it means too much because, after all, this IS my first manga).

Oh yea, and the sounds i think are a little different.
I mean the onomatopoeic kinds.
I catch myself trying to make my own because the ones they give me just don't feel right.
Does anyone else agree?
I think it's a cultural thing because the sounds from
the US graphic novels seem to mesh very well for me.

I'm only up to the 3rd phase (or chapter) of the book so wish me luck on my voyage!


Saturday, November 25, 2006

Turkey Weekend

I always have mixed feelings about Thanksgiving.
Mostly because not only is it a celebration day for the Native American oppression
but i can't help but feel thankful for all of the wonderful freedom that i have.

I suppose i should just be thankful. That's the bottom line.

It's so great to be happy on the holidays when your family is so far away.
I think that it's tops when you become self-sufficient enough to provide for
your own happiness and don't need outside stimuli to feel joy from people or substance.

Right now, sitting at a computer at the public library there are tons of interesting faces.
All types of people from all walks of life. Looking at each other, curious.

I have to work tonight at 7 and close at 11:30.
Just the right time to get grooving at the
Just Wanna Dance fun-time extravaganza.
It's the last one so it should be fun.

4-day weekends.


Thursday, November 16, 2006

Why is Voltron so cool?

That, my friend is the question.

Oh yea, almost forgot,
don't forget to ask a bearded realative
if he sleeps with his beard over or under the covers k.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

- * Fooly Cooly * -

All Episodes (1 thru 6)
in one easy-to-watch-back-to-back stream

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Super-duper-fun-for-everyone dj set, huh,...

Bethany's Smash and Grab DJ Set!

If you don't know already I'm a huge fan of ALL good music.
Especially if it makes you wanna dance.

Check her out, it's just fun disco from brooklyn, that's all.

Bethany's Smash & Grab [right-click and "save-as"]


01. Le Pamplemousse - Le Spank - Avi Records
02. Skyy - Skyy Zoo - Salsoul
03. Salsoul Orchestra - Ooh, I Love It (Greg Wilson Edit) - Tirk
04. El Coco - Dancing In Paradise - Avid Records
05. Ronnie Jones - Video Games - Lollipop
06. Dance and Chant - Tangoterje edit - Supreme Records
07. Touche - Just Like a Door Knob (Joey Negro Edit) - BBE
08. Mascara - Baja (Instrumental Dub) - Oh My! Records
09. Lourett Russell Grant - Hot To Trot - Quality
10. Deep Fuzz - Hangin On - Noid
11. Magick Edit Allstars - Dance in a Daze - Magick Edit
12. Jiscomusic present Rahaan - Muzik - Jisco