What's Up Wednesday

What's Up Wednesday is a bloghop hosted by Jaime and Erin. Stop by their blogs and join in.

What I'm Reading

I'm having an epic CLAMP re-read. I've finished Tsubasa, xxxHolic, and X. I really want to re-read Cardcaptor Sakura, but my volumes are so old, they're literally falling apart. I'm going to have to wait until I can afford to buy the more recent omnibuses before reading that one, so I think I'll turn my attention to Magic Knight Rayearth ;)

I really need new versions of X, too. Mine are "flipped" and have really out-of-keeping English sound effects scrawled all over the beautiful artwork. *sigh* Where's a lottery win when you need one? ^^;

What I'm Writing

Still dabbling ;)

What Works For Me

New music! I've been spoiled for choice with music from Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts lately.I really can't recommend the beautiful Final Symphony album enough. It's an orchestral album of music from Final Fantasy VI, VII and X. It's wonderful. You know when music is so emotive it gives you chills? That's this album for me.

What Else I'm Up To

The day job. I'm rapidly approaching a busy period, but the good news is I'll be off to America at the end of it, so I really can't complain :P

Comments

  1. Oh wow, thanks for telling me about CLAMP - I looked it up and their stuff sounds so cool! I will check them out :) Have a great week!

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    1. You should! They're very famous, and they create amazing stories.

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  2. Ah, Cardcaptor Sakura! I've never read the manga, but I loved the anime when I was younger. :)

    How exciting that you're going to America! Have a great week!

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    1. The manga is beautiful ^_^ The first series I ever collected. I still love it.

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  3. America? How exciting! :D Have a great week!

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  4. Oh wow, CLAMP, Final Fantasy and Kingdom Heart—that takes me back to high school. I was actually just thinking about Kingdom Heart yesterday, I really miss that game :)

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    1. And well worth replaying ;) All of them are ^_^

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  5. CLAMP, Kingdom Heart? Okay, now I'm feeling old. :) Yay to the upcoming, big trip! It's always fun to have something like that to look forward to.

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    1. Yeah, it's all pretty nostalgic these days ^^;

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  6. Hope the dabbling is going well. Honestly, that's one of the most fun parts of the writing process, in my opinion. :-) And, oh man, could I use some new music. I feel like I've worn out my selection. I haven't been listening to music much lately for that very reason. Hope you have an all-around awesome week, Cole!

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    1. It's going. I'm not sure I like any of it yet, but the point is to write something, not write a particular book, if that makes sense.

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  7. A trip is always exciting! Hopefully the day job doesn't get too crazy, =)

    I should check out that music...they sound like great choices for writing.

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    1. It's perfect writing music for sure ^_^

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  8. Where are you visiting in America? What a great reward for making it through your busy period. We're talking about heading to Europe this summer, after we make it through another move. Fingers crossed! Have a fantastic week, Cole!

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    1. I'm going to be in North Carolina and Georgia this time. Can't wait ^_^

      Hope you can make it over to Europe. Lots to see and do over this way.

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  9. I had to buy a new Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone because my first copy's pages were all falling out!
    A trip at the end of your busy time sounds like a great reward! Have a great week!

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  10. I know what you mean about books so old they're falling apart. There are some books I didn't finish simply because the volumes were too abused to comfortably read from, and others with spines held together by tape. My 115-year-old French dictionary which I got from my father, and of which I'm at least the fourth owner, is in a category all by itself. It's probably only worth ten cents at this point, or even suit for the rubbish bin, but I love how it's a monument to a much different time and place.

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    1. My Mum has her father's old dictionary and you're so right - it's like looking at a totally different world. Absolutely fascinating, even if it's totally out of date and, like yours, falling apart.

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  11. I love music, and it can be so inspiring. Hope you have fun dabbling in your writing this week!

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  12. Ooo, I know exactly what you mean about music that's so emotive it gives you chills. That kind of music makes me want to write amazing things. Good luck with the dabbling and hang in there with the day job! :)

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    1. It's the best kind of music to listen to ^_^

      Hahaha, hanging on as best I can ^^;

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  13. Where are you going in America? If you are in Kansas City, you better come see me!

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    1. I'm going to be in NC, I'm afraid. Sort of the wrong side of the country ^^;

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  14. Good luck with the Clamp re-read. Ooo thanks for the music.

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  15. Oh I just listened to some of the Final Symphony album and it's lovely! Thanks for the introduction to them. :)

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    1. It's beautiful, isn't it? You're really welcome!

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  16. Music from the Final Fantasy series is always so beautiful. Nobuo Uematsu is a genius.

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  17. Hooray for epic rereads and new music! Good luck with the dabbling and the upcoming trip too!

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