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I had a fabulous weekend, 'productive' in the manner i wished. I drew a bit, trying to get Akiko and i ahead in comics again. I got some cleaning done, though my place is still a bit of a mess. I also watched a ton of anime, trying to get through the pile i got over the holidays.

I broke my record on saturday. Previously, my record had been 22 episodes in one day. That was back in freshman year when i was watching Fushigi Yuugi with 2 friends. Fushigi Yuugi has a tendency to end each episode in this excrutiating cliff-hanger, so whenever i asked if my friends wanted to stop yet, they insisted upon another episode. and then another. and then another, and before you knew it, we had done a marathon of 22 eps. I've gotten close to my record, getting 20 eps in a day. But i shattered my record with 28 eps. I got the latest boxset of Yu Yu Hakusho, and planned to just watch half of it, but i was really getting into it, and it was still early enough, so i went ahead and finished watching it all. i've decided 28 eps is a bit much for one day, so i don't think i'll try to break my new record. still, i do know now that if i really want to, i could probably get a 26 ep series watched in one day.

My boys were utterly adorable this morning. I woke up sometime in the middle of the night with Genji curled up on me, and Romeo sprawled right beside me. Genji's been a bit of a brat and not spending the night on my bed recently, so i was happy just that he was on the bed at all. It was really too cute how we were all cuddled together. Romeo, however, didn't want me to get up in the morning. My alarm was going off, but he pinned me down.

I didn't get my PS2 yet, but i wanted to try to get through most of my stack of anime before turning my attention to video games. Considering how much of my pile i was able to get through this weekend, i'm feeling pretty good about picking up the console soon.

As i was going to bed, twice i turned the light back on to write down a few bits that came to mind. I heard a few voices that i hadn't heard in some time, so today's writing practice is a bit of dialogue between Dracula and Helsing from Eien no Momento. I think i'll likely go in somewhere in ch3 or 4.

Last week i did writting 3x (only posted 2 here). I've just gotten one for today, so hopefully i can get at least 3x this week, though i hope to write more than that.

anyway, here's Dracula and Helsing:

“How do you risk yourself for others? Why do you strive to protect other humans? Humanity is disgusting; they are arrogant, petty, and greedy, squabbling over triffles. They blind themselves to the damage they inflict upon themselves and each other; they have created the very things that will destroy them, time and time again. They considered themselves to be the lords of the earth and yet are little more than animals themselves, given to base pursuits and instinctual aggression. They blindly follow, like sheep, obtusely ignorant. The atrocities we commit, we have learned every one from humans before us.”

The violence of the vampire lord’s tone was overwhelming. It was as if a floodgate had opened up and all the bitterness Dracula had built up over how many eons of his life came suddenly pouring out. It was hard to resist that anger and rage but Helsing sensed that he would lose his very self if he could not keep above the waves. He had to respond; he had to defend his race or would no longer be a human.

“I cannot deny that what you speak has truth. But you are only focusing on the negative in humans. We do possess many vices, I agree, but we also have virtues, chief among them is how we strive to overcome our faults. We many not succeed often; we may slip back into our mistakes, but we are trying. We continue to strive forward, above our baser instincts, so that maybe, someday, we will succeed. Someday, I believe, we will rise above.

“That is why I will continue to protect other humans. I believe we can become better.”

The waves of rage subsided. Dracula considered Helsing. “That, perhaps, might be an endeavor worthy enough.”
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