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Out of Coffee, So Early In The Morning!

People often ask me how I have time to juggle my busy work day, and my life as an anime aficionado; and my usual reply is that I just do what I can. Well... mostly.

The funny thing about being a thirty-something anime hobbyist, is that I get to blend the best of two worlds together. I get to work a full time job, hang with real people, and go on complete lunatic anime and manga spending sprees when the mood strikes me.

I'm not that different from your average anime and manga enthusiast, except that I probably do way less whining and crying about my place in the world. I've run out of excuses, and don't really care if the other nerds don't like what I watch. In fact, I try to keep my distance from those so-called-fans, that just hide behind their arrogant attitudes.

I sometimes envy the younger fans of anime, and sometimes it is hard to not be just a little resentful over how they can laze away their days just cramming as much anime and manga as they want, and assuming that because they cram mass quantities, or memorize the voice actors in every title imaginable that I honestly give a flipping shit. Big whoop! So they know who voiced what character in Cutey Honey, my life is now complete. (that's sarcasm in case you missed it)

Right now, it's about 3:20am and I have to get up for work in 3 1/2 hours. Well, it probably helped that I had a nap earlier in the evening, but still, it really blows that I suddenly got a case of insomnia, and will probably spend my Friday work day feeling like warmed over death.

I was wanting to write a bit about some of the new manga that I'd been reading; but sadly, I haven't really been reading anything all that new; except for maybe Gate 7 and Cardcaptor Sakura, but then CCS isn't new, and the first one only has 3 chapters out so far, and there isn't enough of it available to know if it's going to be any good or not.

I did flip through my new copy of The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-Chan, and thought to myself how vastly different it was from the mini-mini-episodes that got produced for the internet. It also looks like something a grade-school student doodled. But I was told by a fellow nerd that "That was the point!". I can still feel that invisible finger being poked in my chest with each word.

I really want to get finished with what I'm reading now, so I can move on to some other stuff. It seems like my manga reading has backed up on me as bad as my anime watching has. I have right now 28 volumes of manga that I have yet to crack the cover on. Well, it could be worse. I could have an overwhelming addiction to buying the junk, and plop down a Hamilton every time I walk into a book store.

Well, it's almost time to try and get some sleep, I just looked at the clock.

Damn! 3:32am.

I'm gonna need some strong coffee in the morning if I expect to make it through.