A lot's being going on since my last entry journal (January...wow. That's almost half a year ago!). So, yeah, where do I start? The not-so-happy news, maybe?
The office from where I applied a study loan from failed to grant me any loan this year, and I would have to apply next year instead. So that marks the fact that I won't be going anywhere near Scotland this September. It kinda sucked actually, because I literally missed two conventions and a few other meet-ups with my friends just to get this loan thing settled with. I even got an offer from Heriot-Watt in Edinburgh. This is really one of the biggest setback I had in the longest time.
Easy to say, I won't be continuing my Masters in the near future.
But that's it, anyway.
On the bright side, I'm probably taking this chance to find another job. People usually change jobs because of the limited benefits or the low income...I'm feeling like doing so because I literally have nothing much to do at work. Projects are very scarce and I just can't find anything to sharpen my skills other than reading and doing mock-practicals, and yeah...I have to admit it's getting a lot boring to be working in this current company I'm in. So, since my studying plan had to be postponed until the next year or the other, I think it's great to get a similar job in another company. I'm not sure how well this plan is going to work out, but it's worth the try.
Also, I can finally carry out my cosplans. And I am making a bit of change with it. I think I mention somewhere previously that I'm probably doing Germany from APH, Ishimaru from DR and Nile Dawk from SnK.
I'm carrying out Nile Dawk, definitely. He's the most expensive cosplay I have so far, so I can't back out just yet. And with that said, I'm probably doing a female version of him, with a non-canon, simple outfit. In fact, if I have enough cash to spare, I will try a modern police! Nile Dawk as well. So that's three versions of Nile Dawk I'm planning to try out this year.
Nile Dawk is pretty much confirmed. The only thing left for his cosplay are boots and a rifle. I might discard Ishimaru and make way for other cosplays. I might still keep Germany in my cosplans though, but now I'm contemplating if I should do Germany or switch him with Turkey instead because hnhhh 4th favourite character in APH (I did Russia, Germany and 2P-Germany before...might as well do Turkey, yes? ouo)
And! I'm sort of contemplating if I should try these two cosplays: Michelle K. Davis from Terra Formars (in her Blast Ant form) and Trafalgar Law from One Piece. I can do them, provided that I have extra money to burn and extra time to waste, and provided that I know how to make armor plating for Michelle, and get some fake tattoos and piercings and a goddamn sword for Trafalgar.
However, there's really not enough cons for me to go in cosplays, so I might only do three or four out of them all.
So yup! Looking forward to Animangaki! I'll tell you guys what I'll be cosplaying at what day later~ ouo
I guess I had talked about how much I love Erwin Smith x Nile Dawk, or as some of us like to call them, EruNile (I personally call them Cute Commander Husbands). In the SnK fandom itself, I have to say my favourite pairs are EruNile, and Mike Zakarius x Nile Dawk (MikeNai), and any other Nile pairings out there. Still love Bertholdt and Reiner, too, of course. eruri is still the one and only pairing i dislike, thanks to some of its fans being disrespectful of other pairings and minor characters from day one i've been in the fandom
I've also come to love another story called Terra Formars. It's pretty much a sci-fi story about how these evolved-superhuman cockroaches roam Mars, and animal-plant-human hybrids were sent there to fight them. Great art and plot, but with death ten times worst than SnK. Seriously speaking, SnK has nothing on this. While I don't obviously ship anyone in that story, there are platonic ships that I'm strongly invested in. Also, the anime is due to come out in October this year! Looking forward to it, really!
Another one I'm getting back to is Jojo's Bizarre Adventures. I knew about its 2012 anime, but I didn't actually watch it until recently. It was...Jojo-centric fun? I'm always a fan of Jojo since high school, and watching it again sort of brought me back sweet memories of those times I stole comic books from the boys in my class and that's basically how I came to know about this awesome story. Now its anime is in Season 2, and unf, yes, Jean Pierre Polnareff!! ♥ I actually can't wait for the anime to get to Part 4 of the Jojo series, because Diamond is Unbreakable is really one of my favourite arcs aside from Battle Tendency and Stardust Crusaders. And thanks to the anime, I can't stop listening to Yes, and have a deep wanting for that expensive Jojoveller art book ngh isn't there anyone who would buy it for me ;;;;
Apart from anime, I'm also getting quite attached to some J-dramas. Mainly J-dramas with Abe Hiroshi in them. So I learnt about Abe-san when I came across a weird-ass movie called Survive Style 5+, came to like his style of acting and wanting to see more of what he can do as an actor, thus I embarked on a quest to search for all his dramas and movies. Eventually, I watched more than half of his shows and movies by now...but nothing can beat his portrayal as Ueda Jirou in TRICK. That huge-donged, skeptical physicist won my heart three times over of all the Japanese actors I've known, and two times more when his Ueda character goes in a love-hate relationship with Yamada Naoko. Hngh yes cutest hetero ship!
That's basically it. Ah, I forgot to welcome my new watchers...hello! And welcome! Sorry you won't be finding me active in dA. But of course, my tumblr is always around, so feel free to say hi over there too!
Lastly, have some (embarrassing) pictures of me as a casual Germany.
Till the next journal!! ♥