This Tuesday my class went on a trip to Warsaw. First we visited the head office of TVP and, well, it was a little disappointing. We didn't get to see anything too interesting. We saw a fragment of recording 'Jaka to melodia?', but it was hardly something that could be considered interesting (unless someone was bored to death or a masochist). And it happened to be recording of dancing part, no less. (So - no participants, no host, just repeated over and over dance and bored extras clasping as if it was the worst thing that had ever happened to them. And maybe it was, who knows)
Then, we went to Nowe Powązki. I liked it even though I left my jacket in the bus and had only my coat on and it was pretty cold. The guide's talk captured attention and he told us many interesting anecdotes. At first he treated us like some illiterate idiots, though - until out Polish teacher intervened and said that we were one of those reading teenagers. XD (Most of us, anyway)
Can't really blame him, though - usually he probably has to deal with people that couldn't even afford their precious time to read 'Kamienie na szaniec', not to mention other books.
After visiting the cemetery we had some free time in Arkadia. I don't like shopping, but it wasn't too bad. And I managed to buy the next part of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire
- A Storm of Swords
. Or rather its half, because this particular book is split in two. (Which means that I have to pay twice). But ASoIaF is so great that I don't even mind it (much)
And then finally came time for the highlight of our trip - Phantom of the Opera
in Roma. The hall was full and Ola who is interested in Polish musicals said that it was the first time she had ever seen it full. XD But because of that we couldn't change our cheap uncomfortable seats for something better and after the performance my back and legs hurt. XD As for the performance itself I really liked it. The music was captivating, the actors played well. Only some songs seemed a bit too long and there were almost no spoken lines - which is pretty rare even for musical. (At least I think so) Afterwards I just couldn't help but 'sing' some of the songs in the bus. XDD Of course, with lyrics adequately changed, which means I sang about e.g. PCV windows. Or Osram's bulbs. XD It was pretty successful day and I enjoyed it ^^
And thanks to Ola I have the OST~ (If anyone wants, I can upload some songs for you :)
Yesterday I finished reading Siewca wiatru
by Kossakowska which I had borrowed from Kasia. I must admit that I'd been rather skeptical - as I usually tend to be wary of Highly Recommended By Everyone Super Extra
Bestsellers. But I liked it and think that it's fairly good. I'd never once during reading found it 'OMG! So great11!!1', though. Not my type of book, I guess.
But I have just started reading my new shiny A Storm of Swords
and I already love it.
Biased much? XD
A few words about my half-way point ball. It's on 15 November. I already have a dress (my mom's - it just barely fits her, so it's a little loose on me = it's just the right size XD)
. I don't have a partner, but quite a lot of the girls in my class don't have one, so I don't really care. What surprised me is that our - Kasia's and my - mutual friend who I haven't seen for quite a long time said to Kasia that it's a shame to go alone. Given that she is a rather independent person I though that she - of all people - wouldn't give a damn about something as petty as that. ...People change?
Day before yesterday I went to the dentist. It turned out that I have four(!) cavities. And it's as far from being a good thing as a thing like that can get. I've never been afraid of dentists and I'm certainly not going to develop such a fear now, but 4 teeth... It's going to cost a loooot of money and it's really not a good time for such expenditures. _^_
And if it wasn't enough tsunami_pl
isn't going to go on a trip to the capital city, so we're not going to meet in November. And I was really looking forward to it.
And I had to resign from buying that Satoumizu doujinshi.
I've returned to fangirling Ookiku Furikabutte
. I had already re-read all translated chapters of the manga and re-watched the anime. It's the first time when I actually re-watched whole anime by myself and in time-span of only several school days, no less. Now that I saw and read it one more time I could finally focus on the characters. And now I'm able to tell apart most of the characters - even from the rival schools. ^^~ XD And I find myself noticing some (more or less) subtle interactions, details that I completely overlooked the first time. And actively seeking them as well. ^^
I have to say that I really like this title. <3 The artwork is more than weird, but you can can get used to it and when you do - even learn to appreciate it. And Oofuri's other aspects are really pleasant and enjoyable too and sort of refreshing. All characters are really likeable and most of all - they're really humane, normal - they seem just natural. And the relationships between them - love them, adore them <3 And the fact that the parents not only exist, but actually have some roles in the plot and that they even have their own personalities
, that they're not just almost anonymous to readers stereotypical mother-figures - it's great.
My favourite chara would be Mihoshi's Kanou <3 And I'm really fond of Haruna, Abe, Junta, Kawai, Tajima, Hanai and have a soft spot for Akimaru. But I like - love - more or less every character.
Even Shinooka who is a truly likeable and realistic female character and you all know how hard it is to find a female chara that wouldn't be too sweet/stupid/tsundere etc.
Also, as I tend to be a rather spoiler-friendly person I orient what's going on in the newest chapters (and even have raws of them XD).
All in all, Oofuri
is my not-so-new love <33 And I really wish there would be the second season. If a shit like Vampire Knight
can get it, why not really good title as Oofuri
Because it is good?
Also, it's not something that one would like to admit, but I am
sometimes a lurker of f!s. And that's why I even know about existence about book called Twilight
- which I haven't read. But I somehow found its parody summary
which - if it really mirrors the book's contents - gives a rather good impression just what kind of book Twilight
is. (Tremendously bad, that is)