The main reason that this does indeed suck is that I feel like crap. I lost my iPod. It was a small 1gb shuffle, but I've had it for over 6 years. It was a Christmas present from my mum. I was seriously attached to that thing. It got me through a lot, and even though I'm going to probably be getting a new iPod in a few weeks, it won't really be the same. I hold presents in very high regard, and do my best to keep and preserve them. It was attached to my coat, and I was so tired and not thinking straight that I didn't really think to remember it doesn't stay attached to my coat very well. I should have put it on my shirt, or put it in my pocket.
If you're truly gone iPod, then farewell, you will be sorely missed.
I don't even want to imagine how I sound right now. It doesn't help I am close to tears while writing.
In slightly more upbeat news, I finally read the first book in The Hunger Games. I read it all in one day, in about 7 hours. I was in a car a lot so I had plenty of time. I haven't read a book that fast in quite some time. I guess it also helps that it was a real book, so it strained my eyes less than an ebook on my computer would. Plus it shows how good the book was. Because it was. At first I wasn't sure how I would treat it, because it seemed like the premise and plot really was ripped straight from Battle Royale. While I still think this, I can agree that the way it was handled was different. In Battle Royale the teenagers are pitted against eachother as a way to punish them because juvenile crime became so high. Plus instead of picking one boy and one girl from each area, it was a class in a school that was chosen at random, and everyone in that class had to do it. Still, if you enjoyed The Hunger Games, I thoroughly recommend Battle Royale. I will say though that as something from Japan you can expect it to be a lot more graphic, because it is. If I had to say there was a problem with Hunger Games it would be that it seemed to take too long to get to the games themselves, and Katniss seemed too emotionally detached. It was explained and handled well though. Plus as the story progressed her walls started to come down, even if she didn't really want them to.
I can't read the second book yet. Being a cheap bastard I bought it off of Amazon, and selected free delivery. Given how today is a bank holiday, which means no mail, there's no telling really when it will arrive. If it takes too long I can consider just going to the library and adding my own copy to my bookshelf when it arrives.
Because this post has already lasted so long, and I really hate talking about more than one subject, I'm just going to give the briefest of brief rundowns of last week. I didn't really mean to talk this much but I couldn't find a time to stick Hunger Games in and keep it relevant.
Tuesday; Activism, and how far it's come these days. Activism seems to be a much bigger thing these days, and it is a lot easier to get involved, even without joining the front lines. You'd be amazed at what you can do with a computer, or just a telephone. All of it legal too. Don't let those wankers censor the internet.
Wednesday; Bullying, and how it can actually have an overall positive effect. Bullying will either make or break you, but you can really be made by it. Use adversity as fuel, and amaze everyone who thought you would never amount to anything by becoming more than they could ever dream to be.
Thursday; Another podcast. This was my second secretproject. It was a two hour conversation I had with Bersercules, and I think only one person listened to it all the way through. Rest assured that, while I do have a few other podcasts with him to publish, none of them are that long, and are about the usual length you've come to expect of me.
Friday I went full retard and made a post about dancing, completely skipping out the letter c. I didn't forget my alphabet, I just messed up my scheduling. By the time I had realized my error the D post had gotten two comments, so I left it up, and pulled C down. Expect C tomorrow. Though dancing was still cool.
Saturday; Another chapter in Immortal Space. At the time it was the last written chapter, but I wrote a fair bit more on Saturday, and now have enough to see me through for a few weeks.
Sunday; More comedy. This time from another Irish funnyman called Ed Byrne (pronounced burn). It was two of his routines, one on emos and goths, and one on the flaws involved with Back To The Future. We all know some, but he picks up on a few you might not. Seeing as the emos and goths one either didn't embed, or disappeared, I have decided to embed it again here for your pleasure. Oh I have also realized that I could have made C "Comedy" but it's too late for that now.
Have a good week guys.