||[Mar. 9th, 2005|10:24 pm]
Whee, I finished stage 12 of Super Robot Wars. It was hard, too. I had to do some fancy footwork near the end of the first half of the battle to take out Shima and Gato, but I did it (2 Jukuren Points for me!), and managed to polish off the boss too. Thanks to cyfis for her suggestions and informing me about enemy morale. The game is unbelievably complex, and doesn't really bother to explain things well.
Mm. I'm currently 4/5 volumes through Candidate for Goddess. It's okay - I'm not sure it's going to actually end, though it's keeping up a solid pace. We'll see. Next I plan to check out the first few volumes of Fruits Basket to see whether it's worth pursing. In anime this week we watched the first episode of Gakuen Alice, and that was slightly interesting, so I'm also going to pick up a few volumes of that this weekend and see whether the manga is tolerable. The main character's voice was giving me a headache in the anime. If I like both of them, I may consider picking up a subscription to Hana to Yume, finally. Yuki Kaori (the mangaka for Angel Sanctuary) also publishes in it, so between the three series, I would actually have an excuse for subscribing (that didn't involve desperately wishing for the next installment of YnM to come out...)
Though honestly, I've pretty much given up on the series. I check out Hakusensha's website infrequently to see whether maybe, maybe she's decided to start up again, but I've been disappointed for around a year now. Admittedly, the latest material, a side story published in Za Hana to Yume, came out over a year after the last normal installment came out, but at this rate, she's going to beat Hajiwara for slowness. I'm just not that patient. If I have a good reason for reading Hana to Yume, I'll pick it up and then I won't even have to bother checking the website any more. There are still people begging for YnM to come back. As a writer I understand how you can write yourself into a corner and/or burn yourself out, but it's hard to accept when you're the one waiting. I'm still a fan, and I'd still like to write for it, but... well, despite the fact it's not really finished, I just have to accept it's over.
Current story progress: ~7,000 words. Have you ever had to explain to your parents that you've decided to take their plans for your life and throw them all to hell? Yeah.