Friday, August 26, 2005

Lyrics for the Kakumei Love Song AMV

(KAKUMEI) Love Song

I've never written a love song
That didn't end in tears
Maybe you'll rewrite my love song
If you can replace my fears
I need your patience and guidance
And all your lovin' and more
When thunder rolls through my life
Will you be able to weather the storm?
There's so much I would give ya, baby
If I'd only le myself
There's this well of emotions
I feel I must protect
But what's the point of this armor
If it keeps the love away, too?
I'd rather bleed with cuts of love
Than live without any scars
Baby, can I trust this?
Or do all things end?
I need to hear that you'd die for me
Again and again and again
So tell me when you look in my eyes
Can you share all the pain and happy times
'Cause I will love you for the rest of my life
This is my very first love song
That didn't end in tears
I think you re-wrote my love song
For the rest of my years
I wil love you for the rest of my Life

8-26-05 Some good news, some sad news

Since good news is what people like best, I'll start with that. I went to Otakon last weekend and had a blast. Many new things have come into my house, some of which will appear (via scan or AMV) on my site. DVD yummies: I got volume three of Madlax (with all the Vanessa/Madlax goodness), the second volume of Bakuretsu Tenshi (Burst Angel) and the Appleseed movie.
Manga/comic/book goodness: Chirality, and lots of it. Somehow Pretty Cure got in there too (for my niece! Really!)
Thing I wanted most but didn't get: The Xenosaga art book. Some nice Shion and Kos-Mos pictures in there!
I drove a dealer crazy by repeatedly looking through his two Battle Athletes art books, but finally let them be and left them for someone else to fondle.
Thing I'm glad I didn't get: The Madlax art book. No, I repeat, NO pictures of Vanessa/Madlax together anywhere I looked in that book. Either Madlax was by herself or with Margaret. Shame!
I also stopped by the Yuricon table and bought stuff. I got to meet Erica and her gang, they are all great people! Now I'm looking forward to going to Onna! even more.

As you may have noticed, I have a new AMV up on my site. As usual, this was not planned. This AMV was made during a period of intense grief following my grandmother's death. I had to do something to distract myself, but it had to be something that didn't require a great deal of concentration. I made this AMV in two days, and it probably shows. The song is sort of sad and hopeful at the same time, which is how I felt about her death. Sad, but when I saw her at the funeral home, she looked to be truly at peace. Peace was something she had not known for the last two years. So grandma, I just want to say thank you for always being there for me, and this AMV is dedicated to you.

Friday, August 19, 2005

8-20-05 Insomnanimania

Well, it's purely the fault of the latest Bakuten manga and Otakon running this weekend that I can't sleep. I've hereby declared a new sleep disorder caused by excitement over anime, as you see in the title above.
I wonder what loss of sleep over yuri should be called. Insomniyuria? Sounds more like an infection that's painful when you pee. Ouch! And what would lack of yuri in your life be called? Anemiyuria? Can you see going to the doctor and being diagnosed with that... although I think I like what it would take to cure it, lol.
Hmmm.... other yuri terms:
Yurititis: an allergic reaction to yuri. The only known cure is a massive de-sensitization program (evil laugh).
Agriyuriobia: Fear of yuri in public places.
Yuribation: The use of yuri to "relieve stress".
Yuritivity: The theory that two girls squared is sexy.
YDD: Yuri Deficit Disorder- unable to think of anything besides yuri. As if that were some sort of problem....

I shall stop before it gets any worse and attempt to sleep again. I'm bringing my camera to Otakon, I'll probably post a little report on it later. In the meantime, everyone have a happy yuri day!

Sunday, August 14, 2005

8-14-05: Summer slips by.....

First off, I want to thank everyone who has written in my guestbook or contacted me. Thanks for your encouragement and as soon as I hit the lottery, I promise to retire from regular work and devote my time to yuri!
Unfortunately, I am still working for a living, and as I have four different jobs right now, plus some private projects, I am horrendously busy. My "vacation" was a working one, replete with children. I have so much more of Eclipse I want to write, but my time is so limited, it's truly frustrating. (Bangs head against cyber-wall).
If you're reading this, and are still awake, I'm looking for input as to what sorts of things you would like to see in a forum, topic-wise. I have some ideas but I want it to be a place that people truly enjoy, and that might just make them think a bit too. So let me know your ideas!
I've got more AMV ideas stewing about, but again, no time. I was trying to make a new one to enter at Onna! but it may not happen at this rate. I'm excited about going to Onna!, so if you have some time that weekend, see if you can get there too!
That's it, I have to go to work this afternoon, the thing about working for yourself is you work all the time- no one is going to give you any paid time off, sick time, or anything else. Just remember that next time you want to tell your boss to shove it- if you walk out that door, you had better be prepared to hustle and take care of yourself. I'm on call at four facilities, plus doing private computer work for people and companies, and it takes a lot of time rounding up work, getting it done, re-done, and getting paid. But the upside is, if I need a week to go do something (like help my brother move across the country) I can do it- I just have to really crack back down when I return.
So one piece of thought I will dispense here: no one owes you anything. Not your parents, not your friends, not the government. Get out there and do it yourself. Whenever I've run across really miserable people, they seem to think it's someone else's job to help them, not their own. They have lots of excuses as to why their life is the way it is, but amazingly enough, they are not on the list! Your life is your responsibility, and it's up to you to manage and market yourself to the world. And now, I will remove the soapbox and step down. Sorry about the rant, it's just a passing thought today.
(sotto voice) And now, back to our regularly scheduled yuri programming.....