|5/12/2012 - 12:12:10 - 0 comments - By|
|Here I'm going to maintain a list of my favourite anime so that I can refer people to it when they ask.
It's also a good thing for me so I can look back and see all my favourites. It's hard enough remembering everything and pretty nostalgic thinking about some of them. I think it'll be fun to read in many years time. There are so many; that I inevitably forget significant ones that I really shouldn't!
Wouldn't it be fantastic if you had access to some sort of life statistics run down. I'd love to be able to see how many tv series/anime/movies I've seen and how many hours spent doing various things, e.g. studying, reading, walking, using the computer, listening to music, etc. We just have to rely on lists today I suppose.
Anyway here it is. Keep in mind that these are the cherry picked favourites of roughly a decade of anime enthusiasm. I've sifted through countless series, hundreds and hundreds, and came up with this glorious list of the best of the best. If an anime is mentioned here, it means you can't die without seeing it.
Melancholy of Haruhi *
Casshern Sins *
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Eve no Jikan
Eden of the East
Legend of Galactic Heroes *
Ghost in the Shell *
Night Head Genesis
Hoshi no Koe
Welcome to the NHK
Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)
Kara no Kyoukai
Hikaru no Go
Piano no Mori
When they cry - Higurashi *
* My top 10 from this list.
When I think of more (which I will), I'll add them as a comment bellow. And also if you have any favourites please mention them!
A Blogs Job
|4/12/2012 - 23:57:10 - 0 comments - By|
|A blog is pretty boring if it's just monotonous recounting of some ones day. I think I need to add something more deep about myself on here just to make an interesting read. But then I think it's vain to think anyone would care and more so to think there even is anything particularly deep to write about.
I don't know what I'd write about if I needed something interesting. I just drank two litres of orange juice... how about that? Last night I had 1.5 litres of iced coffee and felt pretty sick because of it, I also had no choice but to see the sunrise this morning.
I'm very excited about moving to Melbourne and potentially finding a new group of people to befriend. I also look forward to being able to visit the friends I left behind in another city. I've never had any particular reason to visit anywhere else that wasn't for family.
I have high hopes for finding some people to hang out with in Melbourne but I also know it's an unlikely thing given how quiet and apathetic I must seem.
It sucks having to leave my new friends behind at UQ, it was against mighty odds that I found an 'in' there. Now I want it to happen again in Melbourne in second year when everyone's already formed their groups.
There are so few opportunities to meet new people for someone like me. I'm not sociable at all, I actually hate pubs and clubs and parties. I'm so awkward and unsure of what to do. No matter how many people I might know, I feel like I'm a stranger at someone else's birthday party. From the very start I need to find a way to escape home.
Some might say that I'm afraid of rejection so I try and avoid making connections, but that isn't true. I think I have enough confidence and self esteem to deal with it without any trouble. It's something else... maybe. When I think about it it sounds similar, but I'm more worried about how people might perceive me. I worry that people will think I'm just another pimply nerdy virgin kid. Maybe it's an identity issue, I want to be more than just a bland person.
When I think off women, they are all different and pretty, with many distinguishing things about them to love and hate. But when I think of men, they are all quite similar and typical. I feel like I don't have anything to offer on top of any other person. And it's like it's been confirmed by a lack of interest.
It's probably impossible for me to pick up any kind of skills that would benefit me to that end. I completely abandoned any artistic or creative development in school in favour of hard skills like computer programming, science and mathematics. All to a mediocre degree. (Except programming, I pride myself on that :).
I've done two years of university level Japanese but I can't do any more of it. It's much too hard. I don't have the willpower to sit down and memorise so many grammar rules and to practice speaking every day. I'm very good at remembering kanji though, I wonder what kind of memory trait that is?
|1/12/2012 - 16:13:09 - 0 comments - By|
|So these last few days I've been hanging around Melbourne looking at a few potential places to live. It didn't turn out very well though. Anyway iI only managed to see one place, the rest were available too early. I'll have to come back down again another time and keep looking.
I didn't bring a computer with me so I'm writing this on my phone. I realised that my mobile keyboard sucks so I'm trying out swiftkey. It's the best damn mobile keyboard I've ever used. A fun thing to do I've noticed is to just select the suggested word over and over without typing anything to see what it says. I'll try it:
"With an exclamation lol, thought he had a cool name. 90 DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? not sure if you are not the intended recipient, you can get the results from the article, I have achieved a bit of a walk from the nearest station."
So after walking around the University of Melbourne campus in parkville I'm getting a bit excited to start there next year. It's got similar old buildings as UQ but not quite as many massive sandstone courtyards.
The new look Nullam
|28/11/2012 - 17:31:06 - 0 comments - By|
|I liked the way focalfetch.com looked so I made nullam.net look the same!
It's needed an update for a long time now.
Another thing that's come with the new update is the complete deletion of all my previous posts. I still have them on my computer but they won't be online any longer. It was getting embarrassing.
I'm writing this from Alice Springs while I visit my family. It's no secret among them that I somewhat dislike this town and it's ridiculous heat, but at the same time it's kind of cool to be able to tell people that your family lives in Alice Springs. I can pretend that I have something interesting to say about it.
I'm just about to move away from Brisbane and move into a place in Melbourne to continue study there at the University of Melbourne. From what I could figure; given that I've graduated from Griffith in the past and have done 1 year of study at UQ in the same degree program; I should be given an appropriate entry rank to enter the Bachelor of Science program at UniMelb. Should.
The Bachelor of Science at UniMelb has an entry requirement of 90.15 but there is no information on their website which tells me what my GPA would convert to from UQ/Griffith. I'll just have to hope it's the same or similar to the conversion method used by UQ.
From Alice Springs I'm going to be flying straight to Melbourne to find a new place to live. The houses there seem reasonably cheap, similar to Brisbane as far as I can tell. I'll be moving in with a couple who own two cats! Which is awesome, I love cats!
I'm really enjoying studying maths at UQ. I was good at it in high school but there wasn't much math at all in my IT degree. I kind of missed doing it. It's a shame to leave my friends in Brisbane and start a new, but I think I'll really enjoy Melbourne. I'm just seeking a change of scenery. I never liked Brisbane that much.
In completely separate news I've made a few simple 99c apps on the android market for learning Japanese kanji. Check them out here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Dylan+McGannon
Thanks for reading!
Biding my rage
|28/7/2012 - 03:19:04 - 0 comments - By|
|I feel empty and sad almost constantly. I want to meet someone and have friends. I want to be recognised and respected. I want to have something to drive me everyday. I don't know what I need.
I'm so introverted and insanely lonely I can't bear it, I'm filled with inexpressible rage and lust. I can't even express myself any way other than plain text. I feel so stupid in front of other people and at the end of every day I lie in bed and stress over every misspoken word and unintended impression I give to people. I want to be free spirited and not care about anything. I try but it cannot possibly happen.
I can't be myself anywhere. Even when I'm just walking down the street I'm self-conscious of what passer-bys are thinking. Despite this I feel so disconnected and bitter. I convince myself that I'm somewhat emotionless and to a degree I think I am. But whatever the case I'm conflicted and angry, which are emotions themselves.
There are many things for which I feel nothing where everyone else feels intensely. I very much prefer to be alone and feel chills when my phone rings, though I'm comfortable with emails. I can't participate on face-book, it wears me thin. I couldn't care less about other people and I can't see myself ever caring.
I feel that my life is so monotonous, straight-forward and simple; I want there to be no laws and barriers. I want to be free to do what I wish without consequence.
At the end of the day though; I'm glad to be me.
Please ignore the above.