Archive for February, 2007

Ah, my Old Friend

25 February 2007

It’s been a rough week and I just realized that it’s been a long time since I’ve spent some quality time with my old friend, Rum.

Ah, it’s so nice to catch up.   

Kuruku

10 February 2007

Being a child of the 80’s, I watched a lot of movies when I was little.  Some I remember perfectly and I’ve seen hundreds of times.  The Goonies, The Neverending Story and The Hobbitpretty much defined my chilhood tastes.  And really, not much has changed since then. 

Star Wars was, of course, a constant throughout my life.   

I had a healthy dose of Krull, Red Sonja and The Beastmaster thrown in to prepare me for the “adult” fantasy world.  In other words, there was no possible way that I wasn’t growing up to play RPG’s and go to faire in garb.

There were some movies however that I only saw while very young and for a long time only remembered the most random parts…

There’s a little girl.  And she lives down in the sewers and there’s a big fan.  Dad, what movie is that?  He naturally had no idea what I was talking about.  It wasn’t until years later while watching the movie again that I recognized it:  Aliens.  I didn’t remember the monsters or Ripley.  I remembered Newt hiding in the sewer.

One of my most cherished toys was a little dog-like creature.  It’s joints were silver and it had a face almost like a teddy bear.  I loved it.  I don’t know why or what it was, but I love it.  What was it?  Daggot from the original Battlestar Galactica.

Now this last one, I only very recently uncovered.  I had only a name to go off of…Kuruku.  And I knew that he was a puppet no one loved because I remember making my own out of thread spools and pipe cleaners so I could loved him.  I also knew it was anime.  I have spent years searching for the film and searching online for the name.  Finally I found it…Unico in the Island of Magic.  It is unfortunately very difficult to find and only available on VHS in English.  However, one kind soul has posted it on You Tube and I was able to watch the movie once again.  Once I did, so many  other memories flooded back. 

I’ve finally found Kuruku and with it, a precious piece of my childhood. 

So…It’s been a while.

9 February 2007

It’s been a long while since my last post.  What can I say?  It’s been a hard winter.

So, a long update is in order…

I’ve just started taking German lessons.  Now, I could stop random Germans and tell them who I am, where I’m from and my address and phone number.  Actually, that just sounds a little creepy.  Hopefully in an another month, I’ll be able to have better conversations than that.  It’s a slow process but I’m looking forward to picking up some fluency in the upcoming months. 

I’ve been spending more time writing.  I’m working on several little projects and one rather large one that I can only pray to all the gods I’ll finish.  And I’ve expanded my ventures into fanfiction with a little Lord of the Rings piece.  As always, you can check them out at fanfiction.net. 

Otherwise, there really isn’t much going on.  Sad, I know, but true. 

(I’ve been doing a little better at keeping Gesundheit updated though.  So, if you’re really curious about my goings on in Germany, check there.)