So my therapist thinks I don’t need to see her anymore, but I’m not quite ready to let go of my security blanket yet, so we’re weaning me slowly. Next visit is in two months. Basically things are going really well and the only thing I’m unhappy about I’m working on (having good girlfriends). That and I found out heat can trigger my depression stuff, so I need to find someplace in CA (not too far from family) that is much cooler than Sac, is preferably nice and small and green, but not too far from a decent sized city with lots of stuff to do. Oh, and where I can afford to live. I’ll start doing research online, and follow up with visits next summer. And then we’ll see what happens if I actually manage to find someplace to fit the bill. That or I’ll just give in and wear those stupid looking evaporative cooler things around my neck from Sharper Image. 🙂
So all those fires are kicking so much ash into the air that it smells like a wood fire outside and the sky is a solid gray, even though there are no clouds. And the ash is so thick that you can see particles drifting down through the air, like dry snowflakes. The sun was an eerie red disk yesterday, with its light so filtered by the ash in the air that you could look straight at it. I hope it rains soon and puts the fires out.
I get to eat pizza & watch movies tonight. I’m way behind on Boys Over Flowers which I borrowed from Princess SP.
Oh! Anime Review time!
Somewhat pretty, simple/boring plot, and no character development. Ugh.
Based on the dating sim game, pretty characters, tiny bit of plot, but I think it’s probably much better if you’ve played the game. The stories touch on each of the 12 girls’ lives (one 20-30 minute episode each) some years or so after the game. I enjoyed it, but it isn’t one I’d make anyone watch, or even recommend, unless you’re like me and pretty pictures make you happy. 🙂
.hack/something or other – the one that came with the game
This was interesting and made me want to play the game (which watching the anime .hack/sign didn’t do, although I did enjoy it). Probably makes no sense unless you’ve played the game or seen the anime, or both. One more reason for me to get a ps2. Art isn’t nearly as pretty as .hack/sign.
Boys Over Flowers
Ok, so it is a shoujo (girl’s) series, but this drama (which plenty of comedic moments) will have you hooked (even if you’re a guy) once you sit down and start watching it. You might criticize the characters or make fun of some of the anime cliches, but you’ll still be hooked and want to know what happens next. Somewhat along the lines of Marmalade Boy. Shoujo comic style art (eh, I don’t care for it – luckily the plot is great), teen angst, misunderstandings, and serious & silly moments. And of course complicated love diagrams (they tend to go beyond triangles).