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26 June 2005 @ 10:40 am
Portrait of a Chronic Overachiever  

Conscious mind: Okay, I'm going to spend the day communing with reference books. There is a bunch of stuff that for weeks I have been wanting to ferret more information out about, and the list isn't getting any shorter. Today is the day. Nice and relaxed.

Wily hind-brain: And you want to find that folder with old translations, so you can see where you were at in Rasen no Kakera and maybe type up some of your old Raideen translations...

Conscious mind: True. Perhaps I will spend some time on that. But no more! Today is a free day of sloth.

Wily hind-brain: And don't forget that you need to flip the bookcase you're painting over and put on another coat. If you do it today, then you can put the final coat on tomorrow.

Conscious mind: Argh! I suppose I do need to work on that. But that's it! Other than that, researchful sloth!!

Wily hind-brain: Gee, that plant in front of the living room window is getting big. Tommorrow's recycling day, and the can is pretty much empty. Wouldn't it be nice to have that trimmed down a little?

Conscious mind: Curse you!!! Researchful sloth first. Maybe trim plant later. I mean this.

Wily hind-brain: Okay, okay. No problem. Don't forget to pick up the research books by dinnertime, since former coworker is coming over to watch the rally.

Conscious mind: ... And I suppose you're going to say that since I have a guest coming over doing a little housecleaning might be appropriate?

Wily hind-brain: *innocently* I hadn't thought of it. But now that you mention...

Conscious mind: *suspicious glower* Knock it off. I've been running too hard during the week, and I am loafing today. It's for my health.

Wily hind-brain: Oh, absolutely. Loafing is good. This is a perfect day for loafing. It reminds me of the days when we used to loaf around with seshat and watch anime all day. Wouldn't that be fun?

Conscious mind: *wistful sigh* Yeah, I've been thinking about doing more of that lately. Oooh, and I could show her Veronica Mars. I've got a bunch of it on DVD RAM. I just need to figure out how to hook the laptop up to a tv, but that shouldn't be that hard...

Wily hind-brain: That's the spirit!

Conscious mind: Argh! Why do you taunt me!
Current Mood: overachieving researchful slot
Current Music: birds singing
puddlemizutamari on June 26th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
reminds me of me... Though I don't just do it every now and then- that is me all the time!
SnarkyLlama: foofyllamabitchyo on June 27th, 2005 04:05 pm (UTC)
Why do I have this urge to ask you if your wily hind-brain has a white underbelly?
Sandpanthersandpanther on June 27th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
You taunt me. Taunt not the Sandpanther, for the Sandpanther has seen the Rally Acropolis coverage and can, with full assurance speak thusly: Wait 'til you see the white underbelly in the crowd on this one! Aieee! My eyes! They burn!!!

(The taunting reminds me of an incident from yesterday. I don't remember what led to it, but I tossed the book I had in my hands at Bruce. Then it occured to me that, while said book is a novel and is all in Japanese, it is 1) uh, just a little on the yaoi side, and 2) does have pictures. Bruce mocked me. I told him to mock me not, for there are pictures, and took the book away from him and started showing him the pictures. It should be noted at this point that I have not yet read said book. Flipping through, one of the pictures was a full-frontal, butt -- er, front-naked woman. He stopped taunting me then.

Now I wanna know what a boys love/yaoi novel is doing with pictures of nekkid women in it... (You probably wanna know what I'm doing reading boys love/yaoi novels. *sweatdrop*))
SnarkyLlama: Disco Petterllamabitchyo on June 27th, 2005 06:42 pm (UTC)
Poor Bruce!
Um, yeah. Both those questions in the last paragraph need answers.

Unless there was a big slash (like a no-smoking sign) across the nekkidness? Then only the second needs answered.
Sandpanthersandpanther on June 28th, 2005 08:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Poor Bruce!
I'm gonna have to read another 60-odd pages before I can answer the nekkid chick question. (The pictures go with the text, and I haven't read that far.)

And Bruce asked for it after he poo-poohed the nekkid guy pic as not showing anything revealing. (It showed everything from the waist up.)

As for the second question... If you ever saw the series (Mirage of Blaze), you would probably know why I'm reading it. It enticed me in with major figures from Japanese history running around in the modern day and then sprung the trap with lots and lots of historically significant Japanese geography. The two books I've read so far have given me enough research material to keep Research Girl busy for months. References must be consulted! Trips must be planned! Mwhahahaha!!!

(Oddly enough, the yaoi romance kinda reminds me of shoujo novels, and I think it's kinda cute. Though the main characters need to get smacked regularly, 'cause they can kinda be twits.)
Sandpanthersandpanther on July 3rd, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
Nekkid girl solved
Okay, I finally read far enough to understand the nekkid chick picture. At first I thought it was related to the girl who is possessed by the spirit of a vengeful teapot. But it turns out not.

It was actually a girl possessed by the spirit of the main character, who is in reality a guy. So while it's a nekkid chick, it's not actually a nekkid chick, if you see what I mean?

(Believe it or not, that all does make sense if you read the series. Or at least as much sense as being possessed by the spirit of a vengeful teapot ever makes.)