Amparo Bertram (spacealien_vamp) wrote,
Amparo Bertram
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Never the twain shall meet

Sunday I was called in as an emergency replacement for the person who was supposed to man the "America" booth at the intercultural festival. Essentially this consisted of standing for 40 minutes in front of a pegboard with a sign apologizing that the scheduled person couldn't come, plus talking with anyone who stopped there. (A few people actually did stop to chat. I was surprised.) Unfortunately, the food was being sold at exactly the same time, so by the time I got to the food booths, they were all sold out (at least of anything I could have eaten).

Other than that, I played more Warcraft. When the expansion came out, it introduced two new races: Draenei for the Alliance side (I have two Draenei) and Blood Elves for the Horde side. Blood Elves are unique in that, unlike all the bulky models for the other races (excluding Gnomes), they are designed on the slender side. In fact, they are given a very anime-esque appearance, and a lot of fanboys play them in an attempt to recreate their favorite Dragonball or Final Fantasy heroes.

I've been kept busy with my Alliance characters, but now that I've gotten my alts to around level 20, I figured it was time to try out the Blood Elf starting area. I created two: Ren (or, rather, Renkun, because the name Ren was taken) and Aotaka. Aotaka is a mage, which was a no-brainer, but I really stewed over what class to make Ren. He ought to be a warlock, because they A) command demons and B) create portals to summon characters from anywhere. However, I don't really enjoy playing warlocks, so I made him a hunter instead. That's fun to play, and he can eventually have a pet bird (wings!). So far I've gotten them both up to around level 12.

It was only after I made them that I realized, since they are both on my account, they can never interact. ;_; It's like Ladyhawke. They are fated never to be together except for those brief moments on the character selection screen. Oh, well.

Update: I was watching Itou-ke no Shokutaku (aka "the household tips show") this evening, as I have nearly every Tuesday night for years. I tried to videotape it, as I generally do, though they haven't been showing any household tips for several months now. (They switched to showing trivia about the post-war era along with cooking tips.) However, my VCR chose tonight to die on me, chewing on the tape and spitting it out. Oh, well, I figured I'd try cleaning it and resume taping next week. I was quite surprised at the end of the show when they announced, "This concludes the final episode." Wow. This show has been a staple ever since I first came to Japan eight years ago, and now it's over. I'm down to one program, Meitantei Conan, that I watch on a regular basis. A half hour of TV per week. That's like...crazy.

I may need to pick up a TV Guide and see if there will be any new programs to watch coming this spring...
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