02:48 p.m. Friday, May 28, 2004
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

"Maria-sama ga Miteiru" - Second Season in July

The second season of the breakaway hit TV anime "Maria-sama ga Miteiru" is scheduled to begin broadcasting this July. The new season, entitled "Maria-sama ga Miteiru ~Haru~" ("The Virgin Mary is Watching ~Spring~") will be broadcast every Sunday at 7:30 AM on TV Tokyo and its affiliate stations.

The second season of the elegant yuri-style romance will introduce two new characters, Noriko Nijou and Touko Matsudaira (the voice actors have not yet been announced). Additionally, the new theme song will consist of season one's instrumental opening track with lyrics added. The lyrics will be composed by Oyuki Konno, the author of the novel series upon which the anime is based, and the song as a whole will be handled by ALI PROJECT.

"Maria-sama ga Miteiru ~Haru~" will be broadcast on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TV Setouchi, TV Hokkaido, and TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting Channel 6. The move to early morning Sunday is a drastic change for the series, which was previously aired late at night during the week.

02:20 a.m. Friday, May 28, 2004
for those who care and still read this...

DJ Nekomancer formally known as DJ mpu's time slots:

FRIDAY, 5/28 - 12:30am

SATURDAY, 5/29 - 10:00pm

both times are subject to change by however long depending greatly on how long setup takes, if they actually start the dance on time and people's sets don't overlap. n.n; in any case, hope to see y'all there. i'll prolly be mulling around in tan cargos, a homestar runner Stinkoman 20X6 ringer shirt and a black adidas cap so feel free to say hi, stalk me and all that good stuff. o.o /

12:45 a.m. Friday, May 14, 2004
a time of lamenting

sooooo...tomorrow (read: later today), i get to see the guy that's technically one of my uncles, but since he was only a couple of years older than me, always considered him more of a cousin. unfortunately, this will be the last time i will see him...before they bury him.

this will be the 3rd person i know that i know that has passed on within the span of what...6, 7 years? that has been of a relatively close age to me, and that i spent a good amount of time with on this earth. what. is. up. with. this? i mean, granted, yes practically all of the family knew he had heart problems so...while it's not a huge surprise, it's still just...wtf. i'll admit, after our elementary school years, i started drifting away from my cousins since i was able to look after myself at that point and didn't need to stay over at whoever auntie's house was the choice that week, but i do feel the loss...perhaps in a somewhat numb manner at the moment but who knows when i actually see him lying in a wooden box, then seeing it lowered into a hole in the dirt.

*sigh* just a damn shame... you'll be remembered anthony, along with all of our mischievious times, hanging out after school, driving the auntie's and grandma's insane with our rambunctious behavior. try not to piss the Man up there too much now, y'hear?

11:44 a.m. Monday, May 3, 2004
koko wa hakaba ja nai mon!

but i'm sure it feels like it to some. n.n; i guess i just went thru a spell of having nothing really noteworthy to write down...not that i have anything now really. ~.~; but seeing as i was updating the info bar on the right, i figured what the hell.

so what have i been doing? in a single word. slackin'. world class baybee. i'm still unemployed, getting money from unemployment, looking for jobs and playing an explicit amount of FFXI. yes, i've molded well into the Human Traffic idea of unemployment. sitting on my arse, getting reversed sleeping patterns, though i have thankfully not hit the hardcore Jerry Springer watching. my mom makes up for that though with all her watching of Judge Judy and crap. ~.~;

i did go to the Sakura Festival in SF with Michi, Kyo, Kei and Milky, and happened to meet up with Kage and some of his crew. at mikado, they started selling used cds, so i thumbed through them after seeing they didn't have the 2nd Wolf's Rain ost, and saw Speed - Moment for . funny thing is, i had been thinking to myself i hadn't listened to any Speed in a while since i think my one Speed cd is buried in storage at the moment. so i went ahead and snagged it for my ownership since it's the best cd of theirs anyways. ...now i find myself wanted the music video collection for it. ~.~; White Love was always my favorite song of their and i haven't seen the video, which i love just as much, in...forever. ah good ol' old fandoms.

anyways, getting back to the festival, my mom was with me as well so i got to show her around j-towne a bit and introduce her to some foods i had been telling her about for a really long time: takoyaki, okonomiyaki, Sophie's crepes (YUM, though they were out of green tea gelato by the time we ordered so no japan special for me... T~T) and really fresh sakura mochi. it was really hot and crowded but i think it was a good day overall. n.n

y'know i was thinking for a while, since some people actually have journals set up for all the different anime they watch, i should do that as well but for both my anime watching AND game playing. y'know, because doing just an anime journal wouldn't be geeky enough! i have to go to the EXTREME! o.o; hmmm...still tossing the idea around though... i think it'd be cute on one hand but...i'm a nut that way. XD

*sigh* i still need to see Kill Bill 2... T~T

07:12 p.m. Friday, March 5, 2004
colors fading, always rearranging

interesting...i used to be a black dragon a year or so ago. =3

A SILVER Dragon Lies Beneath!

My inner dragon color is SILVER. Click here to try the Quiz!

Your Inner Dragon is to dragons what the Ranger is to humans. Silvers are one of three types of metallic dragon, the others being Gold and Copper. Like all metallics, Silvers rigidly adhere to an internal code of conduct. Unlike the other two metallics, however, this code is not universal. Each Silver must develop their code individually, a fact which explains their unique dispositions and actions. Silvers are often considered outcasts or shadows dwelling on the periphery of dragon culture (much like human Rangers), but they can always be counted upon to speak the truth and help their allies. Because no one but a Silver knows what they'll do next, their alignment is "Chaotic Neutral."

Being a Silver isn't all shady head-games, though. You possess considerable intelligence and self-confidence (whether they manifest themselves or not), and given the opportunity could make a great leader. Magic isn't really your bag, but you're awfully good at slipping in and out of a situation or conflict undetected. Which, by the way, may be due to your slightly-below-average size more than anything else. Your favorable attributes are dependability, durability, problem-solving, mist, fog, silver, and pewter. Like your human counterpart - the Ranger - you're a superb weapons user and have an especially good command of your icy breath weapon. Just keep in mind that even your friends may find your ethics hard to accept from time to time. Click the image to try the Inner Dragon Online Quiz for yourself.

03:48 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2004
guest of honor - ?

this is just kinda a random post before i either watch one more ep of Jubei-chan before sleeping or just plain...sleep. but if you look at the AOD guest of honor page, i'm listed on there (still as mpu) but the bio is blank. this is because the webmaster or whatever powers may be thought the pic i provided was...unfitting or something. it's a picture of me when i'm five and have a shirt on that says 'Cool Cats' because i thought it'd be cute since i decided to go ahead and change my name to Nekomancer. so yeah...i have no bio still and definately no picture. the con starts later today.


so i thought, 'wouldn't it be damn funny if i could find a black shirt and some black pants that had a big friggin' question mark on them, just like my current bio pic, so that people might know who i am?'

i'm such a punk. i know it all too well. XD

08:55 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2004
feeling woozy~

ever felt so tired that you also feel naseous on top of it? yeah, that's kinda how i feel now. i can't even remember if i fell asleep at any point in the night or just kept having consistent tangents of thoughts. >.< i think that glass of iced coffee i had before driving over the hill had a second wind or something, which added to the anxiety of having to go home after being gone for a week because of the tiff i got into with the parentals.

oh well, at least i managed to catch up on the few eps of anime i couldn't d/l while i was away from home and watch most of them. i couldn't really play much ffxi because it was making my head feel worse and i had 2 pt's break up on me within a 10 minute span so i just called it quits.

bleh...went ahead and took a sleeping pill so hopefully i won't be randomly waking up throughout the night. i really hate it when that happens. >.< /pif

03:54 a.m. Sunday, February 29, 2004
heart of the matter hiatus

so if you haven't heard, i got in a miff with my mom and decided to take a home hiatus in order to just kinda mellow out while practicing for the upcoming dj gig and also lvl like a crazy zealot on FFXI. ...yeah.

i dunno, i try to sort out the reasons why my mom and i just don't mesh well most of the time, and the only thing i can really think of is the fact that i'll probably never be truly accepted by her because of the simple fact that i dig chicks in addition to guys. i mean really, i know she and my dad love me but to know that there's always going to be this barrier called 'gayness' between us does irk me. hell i went to my grandmother'd b-day party yesterday, only to hear my dad bring up the fact that Howard Stern was kicked off the radio, then associate it to the fact that he supports gay marriages. and then my uncle joined in. ...what the hell am i supposed to say or feel to that? honestly...what am i supposed to do for the rest of my life should i choose to spend it with someone i love that happens to be another woman? just pretend i'm single and not bring her to any sort of family gatherings? either way i'd be putting someone out whether i did or didn't bring her.


...so yeah, i think that pretty much sums up where all this aggression i have towards my mom and dad might come from. i think this is the reason why i chose to just do my own thing in my room and distance myself. i've already been told 'no' and had the door closed on my face by those that brought me into this world. why should i open up to them and trust them when they put up this wall on me?

le sigh.

11:39 a.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2004
doki doki~ waku waku~

waaaah that is the best and cutest kiss i've ever seen animated...without actually animating the kiss. XD <3 planetes!

oh, and i must spread the joy that is Gokusen. thank you howard for reminding me that i wanted to check the series out. it's like GTO...but the teacher is a lady and...no, she's not the leader of a bike gang. it's FAR WORSE. XD she's the soon to be leader of a YAKUZA group. and yes, of course she wants to help the childrens. ...i'm pretty sure i'm going to enjoy watching this series all too much even with the somewhat IniD-like artwork. the ass kickin' will provide enough entertainment to smooth that over. XD

bleh filled out more applications so now it's just kinda the waiting game again. my account for RO runs out on saturday and i'm probably not going to renew it until i get a new job, which hopefully won't take TOO long. not because i want to play RO but just because i NEED to get one soon for my own sake. ...i wish suncoast would hire more often. T~T

12:15 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Change of scenery

yay for new layouts. not so yay for being too damn lazy to learn css, let alone use it. dah who cares, this works and people can read it. that's what counts ne? anyhow, i know a bit sparse in design this time but after trying think of something to do with text box, i just said screw it and did...nothing. n.n; anyhow, i just wanted to show my love for Maria-sama ga Miteru so nyeah.

so remember when i was complaining about bad karma on the 4th of this month? well to add to that, the monday after the rave, i got 'let go' from UPS Store. yeah...the fact that it was pouring fuckin' rain that day just kinda added to the whole mood and stuff. kinda of like that scene in High Fidelity when John Cusak's character got dumped by Catherine Zeta-Jones' character, and he just ends up walking thru the rainy Chicago streets, randomly screaming like a madman. anyways, still fraggin' jobless but then again, i guess i have been looking extra hard. i'll go out hardcore tomorrow after printing out a new resume and just grab anything and everything i see i guess. yes, even toys r us if they're hiring. i know either way though, i won't be able to get the same hours i had set up at UPS Store, which is a damn shame because it worked for my 'schedule'. ie my shift didnt' start so damn early i had to struggle to get up and didn't get out so late that i didn't have time to do anything but eat before sleeping. and they were CONSISTENT shifts. *sigh* i loved that job for those simple facts, really i did. probably second only to the time when i was opening for Hollywood but ah well.

i've been playing way too much RO lately i think, which is the main contributor to my lack of seriously going out to job search. blah all i want to do is get Rosette to job lvl 50 but that's a serious pain w/o either major tanking or supporting, both which are kind hard to come by at the moment for different reasons. ugh, in either case, i figure once i hit priestess, i'll be able to solo a lot more efficiently than i've been trying to. damn lack of sp regen...

as for ffxi, i think i might just stop playing both of my accounts for the time being since i don't really feel motivated to play them anyways and really can't afford to spare money toward a hobby that's purely recreational. feh. it'll suck if my monk/thief ends up getting erased but such is life. in all honesty, the fun factor for that game ran out a while ago and forcing myself to try to play again probably doesn't help. oh well, it was fun while it lasted though.

started a whole mess of new anime series, most out of sheer boredom, and i'm happy to say that i liked all the ones i've picked out so far, especially Maria and Planetes. (thanks Ted for drilling that one on me. sorry i didn't get back to you on that sooner XD)

i finally watched all of Shingetsukan Tsukihime and .hack//tasogare. boo on Tsukihime ending and tasogare was fun even if it did feel kinda...incesty wrong at times. n.n;;;

Mezzo is fun and REALLY fast paced down to how fast the characters talk. x.x but it works somehow even if half the time i'm tempted to rewind and hit the pause button to double check what was said. n.n;

Kita E is kinda the shoujo equivelent of Boys Be but not in high school and in Hokkaido. ...supposedly it's based off an H-game but so far i see none of the usual symptoms to really support that but hey, i've only seen 2 eps. the OP for it is also very...jumpy. XD it's cute, yeah that's it. cute.

Jubei-chan is just as crazy as before but add another eyepatch in there. DAISHOKKU! O.O

Mousou Dairinin or Paranoia Agent is series from the mind of Satoshi Kon. ...that should really be all the description you need if you know who he is. if not, he's the guy who's responsible for Perfect Blue and Sennen Joyu/Milennium Actress. yes, they're letting him do a 13 episode tv series. PH34R. the op animation alone is fucked up and would probably scare michi no problem because they show the characters laughing while their heads bob in a Guu or kodama-like manner. ...yes this means i'm probably going to show it to you out of love. anyhow, it's just strange because it -feels- like a movie, with the animation quality and the way it seems to flow but it could just be me. either way, i'm fairly sure i'm gonna end up watching it til the very end.

Planetes is a lot more fun than you think it would be if someone told you the plot for it. it's kind of like a less action oriented Cowboy Bebop, with the constant banter and bad habits. i really like the OP song for this as well as most of the bg stuff. i'll probably try to pick it up at fanime.

last but definately not the least, Maria-sama ga Miteru. yes, i picked it up for the fact that it's actual yuri/shoujo-ai and dammit, i like it. sure, it's pastel-y, cute, shoujo ai angst at a catholic/christian private school of sorts but...i like it. T.T and i really love watching Sei-chan a.k.a. Rosa Gigantea. she's so the Mitsune of this anime. i <3 her so. XD without a doubt watching this to the end and going to try to find the manga put out by Margaret because reading the novels would be just...no. ~.~;

...hmm, you know it feels like i didn't have the last layout out for very long when you compare to how many pages i have archived for others but upon closer inspection, it had been up since november. o.oa;; mmm...weird no? dah well, guess i didn't have a great deal that i really wanted to jot down during that time.

oh almost forgot, 'new' filipino movie being released in the states on the 20th called Crying Ladies. it'll be playing at the UA Galaxy in SF and Century 20 in Daly City (of course). thankfully it's not a limited screening like The Debut and Flipside so hopefully i'll have a chance to check it out. so much is going on during that weekend tho, SC Clam Chowder cook off, Trapt at the Catalyst, Corsten at 1015...and me w/o a job. ...i hate this karma. ~.~

Alana S
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The illustration is of Yumi (left) and Sachiko (right) of the new anime series Maria-sama ga Miteru or Virgin Mary is Watching. The picture is a fanart from this site which has a bunch of other great works that I really enjoy. And yes, it's very yuri/shoujo ai and no I'm not just imagining it.

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