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Wednesday, April 30, 2003

My life continues to be just a bit too busy. I’ve been out of the house so much in the past few days that I haven’t had a chance to do any dishes since Sunday. :sigh: It’s my own fault, but still, it’s frustrating to realize that I’m getting so little done on the side projects I want to do, such as writing and composing. On the other hand, I have managed to write four pages this […]

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

While doing research for Wine to Those in Anguish, I came upon a book that fit perfectly into the story: Treating Traumatized Children. It’s a book meant for clinical child therapists, as sort of roadmap to various reactions that children have to traumatic incidents in their lives. Here are nine major reactions children have to trauma: Self-Blame (“It’s all my fault”) Powerlessness (“I have little to no control over my body or emotions”) Loss […]

Friday, April 25, 2003

Lots of anime news today, thanks to Anime News Network. Rumiko Takahashi (creator of Ranma 1/2, Inu Yasha, and other wildly popular manga and anime series) will be heading up production on a new anime series based on her Rumic World. Takahashi’s known as the “Goddess of Manga,” and there’s a reason; she draws all her manga herself, which now totals over a hundred volumes’ worth of work. She’s incredibly […]

Thursday, April 24, 2003

I’m pretty much completely moved in to my apartment now. The bookcases are up and filled, I have all the tables I need, and the couches are only missing a few pillows. And I like it. When I entertain, I’m proud of the apartment. It feels elegant, while still being very me, and comfortable. Just thought I’d share. Incidentally, Brennen and I are having an interesting discussion about collaborative writing at his wiki, on Story flows […]

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

I’m working on a story I came up with quite awhile ago, tentatively titled Seeing Things Invisible (I do seem to be attracted to long titles, don’t I?). It’s a fantasy, set in a Renaissance-level world where their equivalent of Alexander the Great has just conquered the known world, and is attempting to consolidate his empire. He knows that it won’t last past his death unless he takes very […]

Saturday, April 19, 2003

Miyazaki’s right. Girls rock.

Friday, April 18, 2003

It’s distressing, though I’m not shocked: According to this survey, most computer users will give out their login password to a complete stranger if asked. The question is, how can we fix this? Do we just keep repeating good security practices over and over? Or is there some way to show people the impact of insecure tendencies? Oops…forgot to post this yesterday: It’s that time […]

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

I normally write my journal entries one day ahead, but occasionally, I either forget to write it, or can’t think of anything to write. Today’s entry is victim to both of these; I tried writing about my home cooking, but couldn’t make myself write an appropriately humorous entry. So, instead, I’m thinking about last evening, which I spent mostly watching anime. More correctly, I watched documentaries about anime. Three […]

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

My new apartment is lovely, I think. A round leather table sits comfortably next to my cherry wood desk, and all 650 books rest on the bookshelves. Most things have settled into their places now. But my apartment lacks two things. There’s no internet connection, and there’s no cable TV hookup (in fact, the TV isn’t even hooked up to receive local channels). This is deliberate. For one, the internet […]

April 14, 2003

Heh. How to be a social commentator. E-Mails Wow. This morning, I got an e-mail with the subject “GOD Has Sent YOU A Message” with the following contents: Look to GOD in this time!!!!Not happy with your life?Missing a loved one?Not feeling well?Depressed?Lost hope? GOD Can Handle It Change Your Life Now!! Don’t Wait Click Here Non- profit You can safely click on the link; it goes […]

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