Uchiha Obito

Late Night Musings

It's been an incredibly long while since I've posted. I'd like to do it justice, but it's late for me right now and I need to get to sleep soon.

I've been very busy at work since getting back from post-deployment leave, what with training my replacement as company clerk and getting into my new role as training NCO. But enough about work.

Fun things....

Video games - finishing up Lego Batman for PS3. Hilarity abounds, and the game mechanics are really good. An excellent game for a collector-type like me, someone who is bound and determined to find everything in a game. Also just started Last Remnant for 360. Haven't gotten too far into it yet, but it's got potential.

Movies - Saw Dragonball Evolution last week. Not all that impressive, I'm sorry to say. I wasn't expecting a whole lot, but it could've been cooler than it was.

Rented Twilight and Yes Man this weekend. Not sure what all the hype about Twilight was. I was not impressed. Yes Man, on the other hand, was hilarious, but not stupid hilarious (which is never a good thing in my opinion). Definitely recommend checking that one out if you haven't already.

Music - Finally got my hands on copies of Pretty Odd (Panic at the Disco) and Fall Out Boy's second album (the title escapes me at the moment. Fall Out Boy first - outside of the two songs I knew - This Ain't a Scene and Thanks for the Memories (or whichever vowels they decided to leave out), I don't especially like it all that much. Pretty Odd, however, was delightfully perky and strangely different from Panic at the Disco's first album (then Panic! at the Disco). Different, but still good. Weirder still, the whole album gives me a Sergeant Pepper's nostalgia. The mood, the instrumentation, even some of the styles, which are quite diverse. And to think I only picked up that album because Nine in the Afternoon was on Rockband 2....

That's all the news that's fit to print right now. More on me later....
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Wary Christmas everyone

I know I haven't posted much lately, but I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Wishing terribly that I was there, but it just can't be helped.

Anyway, just wanted to let everyone know that we're...well, let's just say we'll be going on a camping trip. As such, I will be away from computer facilities for some time. So don't worry.

And that's all I have to say about that....
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ho hum

Well, this will be my last for awhile. How long? Who knows.... Why? I cannot say....

At any rate, I request that everyone stop sending me mail. I don't know if we're even going to be getting anymore before we return. And emails...probably won't be able to respond to those for awhile either.
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Another Planet

Same bullshit, new place. And that's all I'll say about that.

Anyway, thank Allah for Naruto Shippuuden, Bleach, and Ospreys. I bought a laptop this past week (my first) and it's awesome. Especially since the next day I got some Naruto discs in the mail, so I had something to watch them on. Thanks!

I've also been slowly but surely catching up on Bleach on a colleague's computer. Just about to episode 100 I think.

And Ospreys are bad ass. I'd recommend flying one...you know, if it were an option for just anybody. So fast....

Currently reading "The Historian." Good so far. Perhaps a bit morbid for the season? *shrugs*
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The Devil comes again

Not a whole lot to report out here. Not anything all that interesting anyway. I think there's going to be a lot of fun things to do when we get back though.

I checked into progress on the news of Diablo 3 again last night and noticed that they finally had new information on another character class. I think I'm in love. Well, not really, of course. The newest class, Wizard, looks pretty badass. The trailer shows some awesome techniques and the demo avatar model isn't too bad looking either. For a video game character, obviously.

I can't wait to see what the other two classes have in store. And I definitely can't wait for the game to be released. Whenever that will be....
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Shinigami

Last night I finally acquired a DVD player to watch my newest acquisition (surprising since I wouldn't have expected to find it on a mobile px): the live action movie Deathnote. I have not yet seen the anime series of the same name, but I doubt the movie was as in depth. *shrugs* Not that that's a problem, of course. I still want to see the series, but I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. The characters (well, most of them anyway) were convincing and the (limited) CGI looked pretty cool. That being Ryuk, the shinigami of course. The only...strange(?!?!) part of the movie was the ending theme song - Dani California by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. A Japanese film based on a manga...with an American Alternative/Rock theme song? Wtf?!?! *shakes head* Really doesn't fit. Other than that, though, I liked it. Especially since the end of the movie advertised its own sequel with already filmed scenes and plot points.

The movie also brings up interesting points full of merit for debate and conversation. Just what *is* justice? Who determines it? When is it too much? When is it not enough? And, again, who determines that? Life, of course, is anything but fair, but I'd like to believe in karma and all that. Is that a pragmatic view for the world we live in? No, probably not, but it gives some of us hope that our good deeds will actually serve some purpose. And gives others a rationale for not straying across the line of right and wrong or good and evil. But the ego is a very powerful sometimes monster to control and combat. And even the best of us doesn't always win that battle. It's what makes us human.

Anyway, my recommendation: a worthwhile view. And I can't wait to get my hands on the next one!
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    Prelude ~ Nobuo Uematsu, from Final Fantasy series
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The trouble with the past

is that it often intersects with the present.

I recently found out from a friend of mine the truth of an incident that occurred about four years ago, a few months before I joined the Marine Corps. I will not go into details here. It's pretty fucked up when you think about it. Not the incident itself, but the apparent motivation behind it and everything that happened afterward. Not to mention the fact that a lot of my "friends" knew about it back home and weren't disgusted by the whole affair. Or that I've been completely oblivious these last four years. I feel like a fool. Stupid for trusting too much in people, stupid for missing the signs, just plain stupid for continuing along like nothing ever happened, even though I have a few vague snippets but no idea of the magnitude and scope of the situation.

The worst part is that instead of being angry, right now I feel absolutely nothing. I need time to think on how I'm going to handle this situation. But this is the first step. I should be pissed. Who knows...maybe after I've thought about it some more, I might be. But I shall still take care and deliberation in handling it.
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Water water everywhere

Well, it did it again. Rained, I mean. And a bit more and a bit harder too. Enough so that there are puddles on the ground. And mud. And I don't think they're going anywhere anytime soon. The clouds still look scandalous, it's not especially warm, and the ground isn't all that conducive to water seeping into it very far.


I'm bored.