I wasn’t actually feeling miserable today. Heck, I was actually enjoying it for a change, as it was the first Saturday I’ve had in a while where I wasn’t worrying about getting to class, or starting on the assignments/projects I had to submit the following week. Instead, I just schlepped around in my room, acting the part of the NEET as I typed the odd few pages of prose, before doing the finishing the final touches on that Thunder Hammer/Storm Shield Terminator that should have been finished months ago (procrastination at its finest!), followed by hunkering down and watching/re-watching both seasons of Genshinken.
Speaking of Genshinken… The jump in quality (something very noticeable especially with regards to art) was very noticeable in between seasons, so much so that it was jarring since I was watching the episodes in a burst. Well, it’s not like Genshinken’s production had a very high budget to begin with, but the first season had this distinctly, I dunno, 90′s style to it. When compared to episodes 13-15 (where Ogiue was introduced) and the second season, it kind of makes you wonder just how much changed in a year (as the first season was aired in 2006,while the OVAs and the second season aired sometime in 2007).
Anyway, I think I’ve found a minor fix to my net issues. Apparently my sister was able to buy one of those portable Wireless hubs for her laptop, and I’m wondering if it can be used for my desktop. I’m trying it right now (I’m typing this right now with my laptop connected to it), and it works fine so far, so… We’ll just have to see.
P.S. I’m amazed at how calmly the non-Japanese anime fandom is taking the passing of Bill 156. I guess there is the fact that, aside from the fact that we’re really not directly affected by the possible effects the implementation of the bill will have on our hobby, there’s not much we can do about it anyway. I mean, it’s bad enough that in the scheme of things we’re 2nd to 3rd-hand consumers of a very niche hobby–the only thing we can do is, well, talk about the issue. And what has simply talking done to change things?