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January 2nd, 2007

12:51 am - 2006 recap!

...It was a year.

Yeah, I don't really do these year-in-review things.

Anyway, tonight I played a lot of Kingdom Hearts, realized that I'd found 84 of the puppies and might as well collect all of them, so I've now got 96 and will get the last 3 when I do Hollow Bastion again. And finished the Hundred Acre Wood mini-games, yay.

Also watched last week's episode of Torchwood, and am downloading episodes 12 & 13 to watch ... sometime later this week. (Have to write a column tomorrow and I have NO IDEAS.) Yet again, an emotional climax was had in the episode that felt like I'd missed the part of the story that made me care about the character who experienced it (the realtor - what's-his-name Lynch).

I did, however, download the special episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures, the second Doctor Who spinoff, and watched it. It was enjoyable, but not great television. Am eagerly awaiting the series, whenever it starts.

Really enjoyed Sarah Jane's snide reference to Torchwood, though. XD And the photos of the Brigadier.

08:28 am - He reads it so we don't have to

Via yhlee: Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter is now a comic, and Chris over at his Invincible Super-Blog reads it so we don't have to.

10:35 am - Interesting...

So I was looking at the Amazon.com page for the Japanese light novel Chain Mail: Addicted to You (English adaptation by our very own rachelmanija), and noticed the People Who Bought Items Like This Also Bought list:

# Chain Mail Jewelry: Contemporary Designs from Classic Techniques by Terry Taylor
# Creative Silver Chains: 20 Dazzling Designs by Chantal L. Saunders
# Bead & Wire Art Jewelry by J. Marsha Michler
# Silver Threads: Making Wire Filigree Jewelry by Jeanne Rhodes-Moen
# Fabulous Woven Jewelry: Plaiting, Coiling, Knotting, Looping & Twining with Fiber & Metal (Lark Jewelry Book) by Mary Hettmansperger

Amazon, you have slightly missed the mark.

(I wonder if anyone who's bought any of the chainmail jewelry books has actually managed to buy this novel, and if so, did it confuse them? :D)

(ETA: P.S. if you can, please also click on this link to rachelmanija's memoir All the Fishes Come Home to Roost, because I'm trying an experiment: a year or more ago I posted links to books by people on my friendslist, and all of a sudden Amazon started offering a special deal to people who bought two particular ones at the same time. On the off chance that it's because people were going and looking at them at the same time, I figured I'd do it again. In the spirit of experimentation, naturally.)

04:10 pm - List o'possibles in Japan

Starting to make a list of things I'd like to see/do in Japan, focusing on Tokyo and Kyoto, since that's where I'm likely to be. Will keep adding to this post as things occur to me.

And no, I have no intention of doing everything on the list, because I dislike overstructuring vacations and get bitchy when I'm overtired and trying to do too much. This is just to supply a list of potential things. Suggestions welcome.

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