atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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#3042: Well, I lived through it

Singing in choir, I mean, in front of an audience. Despite the fact that I basically had one practice session and one "dress rehearsal" before I was in front of an audience--the choir practices songs for three weeks prior to performing it--and I was the only bass who showed up today, so the choir director was singing bass while playing the piano; despite all that, I survived.

Talk about "trial by fire". Jeeze.

...but I lived, even though I was about halfway faking it, and I don't think I made us sound horrible. No one was expecting a miracle out of me, except perhaps myself. Oh well.

I didn't feel self-conscious at all; I just concentrated on my singing and kind of forgot there was an audience. This is the best way to do it, IMHO.

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So last night I did a double-shot of the playlist:
30-sai no Hokein Taiiku
OreImo
Hanasaku Iroha
Softenni
To Aru Majutsu no Index II
Sketchbook
Fairy Tail
That was the end of Sketchbook so I only watched one ep of it.

OreImo pulled a fast one. Episode "12.5" was your basic retcon of the ending of the series as it was broadcast; I watched it thinking, "Hey, I've seen this one before, haven't I?" But it was just different enough that I wasn't sure, and the ending was all different. So in the retconned version Kirino did indeed go to the US instead of staying in Japan, which--to be honest--is just fine with me, considering what an unremdiated bitch she is. Even though she's the eponymous imouto the series is better off without her.

The other characters are a lot nicer, and it's awesome that we're seing more of Saori Vagina and KuroNeko.

Hanasaku Iroha is pretty good from two eps in. The theme of "city girl goes to live and work at her grandmother's inn" resonates with me because that's the core of the plot of my soi disant manga effort Chicory.

"Please note that I came up with the entire plot of Chicory years before I ever heard of HanaIro," he said defensively. It seems like whenever I come up with an idea, someone else has already had it. Well, there are about 400 plots in all of storytelling, so WTF.

...except that in my story, the grandmother isn't overbearing and strict. Then again, in my story the main character has more than enough shit wrong with her life, and I've already got more conflict than I know what to do with. At the rate I'm going with this story I'll draw the last page sometime in my nineties, in the nursing home....

Index had an amusing 2-ep story revolving around the Sisters.

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Having winched myself out of bed at 7:40 this morning, I feel pretty well-done. I don't think I'm going to get very much done today.

I went into this choir business not knowing whether we performed at both services or just the traditional one--well, it turns out that we just perform at the traditional one, which is fine with me. I went to church this morning prepared to be there until 11:30.

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They are predicting snow for Wednesday--the possibility of snow, Wednesday night. Whee!
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