Your New High Score: 982 Views!!!1

Hey everyone, it’s the Andy-San chillaxin’ after a long day at work.

I read my work schedule wrong this morning and ended up going in 4 hours later than scheduled! I apparently read the schedule for next week’s Sunday. My bad! Turns out that they needed someone to stay later anyway since someone called off so it all worked out.

I checked my views today and my highest amount of daily views is now 982!! That’s a mere 18 away from my goal of 1,000 daily views!!  Keep it up guys, we’re almost there!!!1

Now that I’ve put some st00f onto DVDs, I have room to get some new anime and suff. I have all of Sky Girls, Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun,  Clannad,  Minami-ke, and Mahoraba.  I’m working on getting or current with Kanokon, Minami-ke Okawari, Bleach,  and They Are My Noble Masters.  Of course, I haven’t watched everything yet, but there are 2 series that are quite good: Mahoraba and Kanokon. Mahoraba is finished and Kanokon is just beginning. I would like to thank AnimeMusicBoi for the excellent recommendation of Kanokon!

Well, I’m gonna watch some moAr Mahoraba. Oyasumi!

Andy-San

959 Views?! Wowzers!!!1

Sup, it’s the Andy-San here watching Paul Gilbert do his thang.

I guess my last post was pretty darn popular since it gave my site its highest daily views yet: 959 views! We’re sooo close to breaking my goal of 1,000 views in a single day! Keep it up guys!!

I forgot to post how much I put in for my new computer: a whopping $19. This brings my total amount saved to a cool $220. Yay. I’m not scured because I don’t have to pay my bills with my next check so I’ll have moAr to put in lol.

That’s about it really, so I’ll see you guys laterz. Bye!

Andy-San

Another Long Day For Me…Yay…And Contractual Love!!!1

Hey guys, it’s the Andy-San hurr listenin’ to Jeff Beck’s “Where Were You.” It’s an awesome song that you should be listening to right now.

My mom got into an accident today. Don’t worry, she’s ok. I took the day off just in case. The car got banged up pretty bad, but considering that she got hit by a semi that was going 40+ mph, I’m surprised the car’s still in one piece. It actually did more damage to the semi than the car if you can believe it!! The repairs are gonna be hella costly, but hopefully the insurance will cover it or at least most of it.

My bro went to prom today as well. It was with two chicks who were BFFs so he was pimpin’ lol. Actually, one of them was ok looking & really tall. The other one was her DUFF. BFF DUFF OMG WTF BBQ?!!!?!!1

I saw Jess Green of all people at the prom. I don’t think she saw me, but I don’t care. I kept looking to see if she would say hi or something because we were like ten feet away. Now, I told you that story to tell you this story. Back when I was working at Taco Bell, late at night, a husband and wife come in and order their food. I think nothing about it. When they were getting ready to leave, the wife asked me if I was Andy S. (I won’t give out my last name because I’m not retarded lol) and I said yes. She said that she was Jess’ mom and that Jess was getting married. I said that’s cool and said bye to them. That has got to be one of the most awkward conversations I’ve ever had evAr. She recognized me by face (and name-tag, but there’s a lot of Andys around here) and I’d never seen her in my life. Weirdness…

But anyway, I’m happy that Jess is getting married to someone she’s been with for years instead of being like most people around here and getting married after only knowing someone for a couple of months. This brings me to this question: what’s the point of getting married? Besides a ceremony and rings that’ll knock your wallet the fuck out and filing your taxes differently, I don’t see the point. If you love each other, then what else do you need? Now before any of you ladies pull out the tried-and-true c-word that makes men’s nuts shrivel, commitment, let me stop that little brainfart. Commitment is essentially synonymous with boring routine. Yeah, it means dedication, but do you really need a wedding ring to prove it? Marriage basically limits you to one woman and one woman only by a contractual agreement. I’m excluding gay marriages because I’m lazy and believe the same thing applies to them too so nothing against gay people at all. I think that marriage is a way to quell some insecurities in a relationship and in the event it goes sour, you’ll get something out of it financially. I seriously doubt that I’ll get married, but I want to be in a relationship with someone that I love that doesn’t need a contract to prove that I love her. Fuck that shit. In the ass. With a razor dildo.

Well, I’m gonna sign off since I’m gettin’ kinda sleepy. You kids be safe. Nighty-night!

Andy-San

Gettin' Drunk 'n Fuckin' Bitches!

How’s it going, it’s the Andy-San here after one long-ass day.

To celebrate Eriopolis’ 21st birthday, we went to Quaker Steak & Lube. I rode with the Shizzon and got lost because of Eriopolis’ directions being out of order. When we got to the place, everyone ordered wings because it was Endless Wings Tuesday. Shizzon and I didn’t get the memo so we ordered Philly burgers with fries. The fries were great, but the burger was quite sub-par. I was very disappointed. After I was about halfway through my burger, Shizzon noticed the big ass sign for the endless wings. We both were like, “son of a bitch!” Cody tried the Atomic Wings and said they tasted terrible and weren’t even that hot. Eriopolis had a good time though. He had a shit-ton to drink there.

When we got back to UU, I got him some Sparks Plus as well as some Sparks for myself. I also had some Smirnoff Green Apple and it was dee-lish (wow, that didn’t sound gay at all lol). We ended up doing some hilarious drunken st00f and went to bed around 4am. I got up around 7am because Tylor’s phone wouldn’t stop going off. I then drove back home, stayed up for a bit, and went back to sleep before going to work. Whew!

In other news, my first lesson with Rich went well. It was a bit boring since we went over some beginner guitar stuff like open chords and reading notes. I played “Jane” by Jefferson Starship while he was getting my lesson book and before the end of the lesson, I played “Still Got The Blues” by Gary Moore. I’m looking forward to my next lesson!!

While I was working today, I came up with a new idea for a manga series. I wrote down a skeletal outline of the first episode and it’s not too shabby if I do say so myself. I also wrote down some of my short-term financial goals, which tie into this blog. I recently found out that WordPress offers hosting your own domain for $15 a month. I don’t know all the nitty-gritty details, but it’s definitely worth looking into.

Well, I’m gonna go. I get paid today so I’ll be able to put some money away for my new computer so yay. Oyasumi!

Andy-San

My Goals

Yeah I know it’s a really generic title, but it’s what I wanna talk about. Hello everyone, it’s the Andy-San here.

My Goals:
-not work at Toxic Hell.
-not have a job but a means to make money that I enjoy doing.
-go back to college and graduate.
-persue my dreams of being a pro musician and pro blogger.
-live in Japan even for a short period of time.

It’s a simple list really, but how will I achieve them?

Goal 1 – not work at Toxic Hell:
-find another source(s) of income that’ll be able to match or surpass my income with Toxic Hell.
-save up a bit ($500 should do it).
-quit Toxic Hell and utilize my new source(s) of income.

Goal 2 – not have a job but a means to make money that I enjoy doing:
-find what I enjoy doing.
-complete Goal 1 doing something I like.

Goal 3 – go back to college and graduate:
-complete Goals 1 and 2.
-pay off my debts with as much money as I can.
-save up a bit ($1,000 or so).
-apply to a college that’s within my budget, in Ohio, and has a major in Japanese.
-get accepted.
-STAY FOCUSED IN COLLEGE AND DON’T FAIL AGAIN!!!1
-graduate.

Goal 4 – persue my dreams of being a pro musician and pro blogger:

Pro Blogger:

-become a pro blogger to complete Goals 1 & 2.
-pay for my own domain name.
-transfer my blog via WordPress.
-use ad-generating programs like AdSense to make money.
-generate traffic to increase income.
-continue to utilize various programs for my blog to generate income.

Pro Musician:
-complete Goals 1-3.
-play as much and at many different places as possible for exposure.
-set up a MySpace account, FaceBook group, and TuneCore account.
-make albums and sell them online via TuneCore as MP3s & CDs (and possibly vinyl).
-sell merchandise and CDs at shows.
-sell merchandise online too.
-gather a following and continue to make music for a living.

Goal 5 – live in Japan even for a short period of time:
-complete Goals 1-3 and possibly Goal 4.
-apply for programs that can get me to Japan at little cost like the JET programme.
-if that doesn’t work, find other means to get to Japan.
-save up around $2,000.
-find a place to live.
-immerse myself in the unique culture of Japan and enjoy myself.

Well, I’m gonna shovel some snow. Later!

Andy-San

Originality? In My Anime?

Hey guys, it’s the Andy-San here to discuss something that I’ve come across while planning my next slog: anime originality.

I looked around a couple sites to kinda get a feel for how other people review anime, and all of the reviews were complaining about the lack of originality in [insert anime here]. The thing is, anime is very formulatic. It basically takes a known winning combination and adds its own spin to it. Take Love Hina for example. Sure, Ranma 1/2 and other old-school anime did it first, but I still love Love Hina. It took the pretty standard harem romantic-comedy and added its own take on it, such as the girls initially hating the main male character when in most rom-coms he’s the center of their attraction. Like I said, Ranma 1/2 already did that with Ranma and Akane’s relationship, but Love Hina upped the ante and had essentially all of the main girls hate Keitaro in the beginning and for awhile after that. If I had begun to complain about the lack of originality in anime, I would have sworn it off years ago and converted…to Islam (inside joke lol)!!

Anime is just like every art form in existance in that it’s continuously evolving; constantly changing what it was before while still retaining what it was originally. Take yourself for instance. You’re always moving forward with new life experiences. Those who refuse to accept this will live in misery forever. I know, I was there once. When I was living with my aunt, she sympathised my frustrations but didn’t do much to help me resolve them. That’s why I moved back in with my parents. Although they can be annoying at times, they help to keep me focused as well as resolve my issues.

So what does this have to do with anime? It’s simple really: anime has been the same thing since before it was even created, and that is human expression. While other animals may evolve into something smaller or grow wings, our greatest natural weapon, our consciousness, is reshaping itself much faster than physical evolution. Because of this, our methods of expression are changing as well.

Now with all this talk about change, where are the consistencies you ask? Well, we’re still on the same planet as we were billions of years ago (according to most). We were born as humans with two biological parents. What happens after that is our own individual evolution.

Wow, I really went off on a rant there, didn’t I? To sum it all up (and to bring us back on topic hopefully), Love Hina is essencially the evolution of Ranma 1/2.

As I’ve said earlier in this post, I plan on doing some anime reviews in slog form. Slog is short for sound log (kinda my take on how the word “vlog” was made) and it’s basically a podcast-of-sorts. The main difference between a slog and a podcast is that a slog is much shorter than a podcast. My slogs are around 5-8 minutes long while the average podcast is an hour or two or even longer.

Stay tuned for my upcoming anime review slog on Love Hina. Love & Peace!!

Andy-San