Yes, I know

Remember this to do list? Yeah, well, let’s see how much I’ve completed in the last two and a half weeks.

—be social with family (ugh)
—wash/dry/fold laundry [which will have to be done again soon anyway. ugh]
—write report/paper on Ai (an American poet who died in March)

—figure out which poems to show professor
—clean/declutter desk top
—figure out cosplay for Anime Expo
—finish (and finish reviewing) CANAAN (dammit!)
—watch/review Pocahontas, Precious, and The Sky Crawlers
—finish review of Return of the Joker (which I started like month ago! agh)
—figure out what to do with the music I don’t listen to (delete? save for later? eh?)
—watch/review Cowboy Bebop, Princess Tutu, and Trapeze

A few thoughts: I’ve gotta just give myself permission to give up on CANAAN or else just marathon through it because there’s no way I’m ever going to finish at this rate. At the top of my list (along with CANAAN) should be finishing the damn Return of Joker review because a friend recommended it to me like three months ago and I watched it like two months ago and I should just bang it out and be done with it so I don’t have to think about it anymore. As for the movies: I just want to watch Pocahontas because I’m feeling nostalgic; I’m not sure I want to sit through Precious if it’s as depressing as I’ve heard; and I heard that The Sky Crawlers was the best anime movie of 2009 so how can I turn that down right? Well, none of those are my top priorities, obviously, or I’d’ve made more progress. ::sigh::

Figuring out what to do with my music is just a matter of steeling myself and dumping large portions of files I no longer listen to under the assumption that I won’t miss them when they’re gone. (I guess I could always re-download them if I do miss them, right?) And I’ll be the laughing stock if I don’t watch Cowboy Bebop, apparently, because it’s one of the best animes ever made. ::sigh:: As for the other two animes: they’re on the list on recommendation or personal interest, and I’ve downloaded them already, so I might as well watch them eventually. Thing is, people seem to think that my watching anime is a waste of my time or something, so they think it’s okay to interrupt me and/or be asshats about it.

Also, I’ve still got to declutter my desktop so I can move my computer back upstairs and gather the courage to show my professor (with whom I’ll be taking another class this summer—this time an actual writing class) some of my poetry. There’s potential that he might publish a poem or two in the school’s literary journal. And Anime Expo is creeping up on me, so I either have to find someone to make me a costume for cosplaying, or I have to just scrap the whole idea and go in normal (boring) clothing. Hopefully, that doesn’t happen. Booooorrrrrring.

Honestly, I’ve spent most of my time writing this stupid critical paper on Ai (which I finished early yesterday and is due today, Wednesday, at 10:30 local time) and watching Nostalgia Critic and Nostalgia Chick movie reviews. I need to stop watching reviews of movies (TV shows, whatever) and start watching stuff to review myself. Since, you know, that’s all this journal seems good for anymore. … the Dr. Horrible review notwithstanding.

Viannah E. Duncan

Viannah E. Duncan is a writer and activist hailing originally from Los Angeles. She lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She has a cat, Cleo.

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