battler ushiromiya / endless nine

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About a week ago I was pretty horrified and emotionally unprepared to become a (relatively, for a literature student) productive member of society again as summer vacation disappeared, but it's actually pretty easy to slip back in. At least until we see how much I end up inevitably crying about how I'm going to get kicked out or fired in the next month or two, anyway!
battler ushiromiya / endless nine

requiem of the golden witch

So after having a few days to stew on it, yeah, Episode 7 was amazing - absolutely the best one so far. Episode 3 might be technically more "well-written" and "enjoyable", you could argue, but Episode 7 aims for some hard concepts and themes and more often than not, they get nailed. Completely redefined Umineko in a lot of ways, but in a way I think managed to be achingly beautiful, if bittersweet. (Everything about the climactic Golden Nocturne and executioner scenes are so gorgeous and perfect I could go into seizures over them, seriously.) If you told me a couple of weeks ago I would be totally on board with some of the ideas and answers that it revealed, I would have looked at you like a goddamn crazy person, but here we are.

I will never have enough Will/Leon fanart.

Also, I may not have gotten Wizard-Hunting Wright punching Battler in the face, but backflipping in out of fucking nowhere and completely usurping his protagonist position is possibly even funnier and more awesome.

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THIS EPISODE THIS EPISODE THIS EPISODE THIS EPISODE

FUCK, RYUKISHI, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO MY HEAD, I FUCKING HATE YOU.
battler ushiromiya / endless nine

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Just so people know, my phone is totally dead! It's probably going to take a bit to get it replaced or somesuch, so if some of you don't hear from me or I don't return your calls, it's not because I hate you.
battler ushiromiya / endless nine

ssvd

ONE WEEK BEFORE MOTHERFUCKING WIZARD-HUNTING WRIGHT PUNCHES BATTLER USHIROMIYA IN THE FACE

COUNTING DOWN

(AND THERE HAD BETTER BE SCORES OF ABSURD WRIGHT/BATTLER FANART WAITING TO FILL MY UMINEKO FOLDER POST-RELEASE. JUST SAYING.)
new future / the sound of living

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And I'm done! Well - I have one more loose end to tie up, assuming Dr. Wise doesn't kill me for it - but otherwise, classes, grading, it's all wrapped up for the year.

I AM PARTIALLY RELIEVED AND PARTIALLY FULL OF DESPAIR. Turning in my office keys was actually sort of emotionally devastating even knowing I'd be back next year. I FUCKING LIVED IN THAT OFFICE or so it often felt. And I am going to desperately miss all of my amazing office-mates who are some of the most incredible people in the world bawwww.

I don't quite know what this summer is going to look like, especially since asides from comp exam preparation my agenda looks to be full of lazing around, but it's a really strange feeling. I feel sort of like I changed a lot over this year, but in a way like I still haven't quite sorted out exactly how. It also feels like I'm sort of crawling out of a hole and into one at the same time since god knows I've barely talked to fucking anyone the past year. WHO OUT THERE IS STILL ALIVE I DON'T EVEN KNOW

ALSO MY APARTMENT IS A TRAINWRECK TO THE LEVEL IT HAS NEVER BEEN BEFORE i really desperately need to schedule a full out cleaning day

Next year should be exciting. I'm almost tempted to make trying to get to an academic conference like all of my peers who are vastly smarter than I am a goal? But the thought also sort of makes me want to hide under my bed, so we will see, I guess.