…the loudness of anime-crazed 13-15 year olds.
I had the privilege of going to a anime/manga club at my local library. I figured it would be a bunch of young peoples, but what I didn’t expect was the incredible loudness of the group. Here’s somewhat of how it panned out:
*I walk in and say*
“HI! WHAT’S YOUR NA-“
“DO YOU LIKE HETALIA-“
“OMG I LOVE YOUR SHIRT!! NYAN CAT RUL-“
“NYAN NYAN NYAN NYAN NYAN-“
After being completely blown off my feet by 12 preteens (and my ear drums being completely blown out), I managed to realize that there was a table in the center of the room. Covered in soda. And cookies.
On the big projector screen, an unknown episode of Hetalia (which I know of, but haven’t watched) was playing, but no one was watching. The entire ordeal was interesting, but I mostly sat at the back of the room and tried not to get dizzy from all the hyperactivity. I’m not old (although I’m starting to feel that 19 going on 20 is in fact, the new old), but I do not have that kind of energy anymore.
What was really funny, was that 10 minutes before club time ended, everyone finally shut up enough to hear the episode, which was ending.
Really now, my young fellows, what was the point?
I might go again a few times, but never ever will I go on a day that I’m really tired after work. I don’t think my heart could handle it.
A big thanks to John Green from the Vlogbrothers for reminding me of something very important when it comes to writing. As an aspiring writer, I’ve begun to seriously start writing more often. Short stories are becoming more common recently. As I was watching the Brotherhood 2.0 videos from ages ago (December), John did a question Tuesday and answered another aspiring writer’s question “Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?”
His answer came in two parts, the most important to me at the time being: “Read.”
(Obviously there was more to it, but for simplicity’s sake and because it is now 1:17 in the morning, I’ll just keep it at that.)
What I hadn’t realized, was that I’ve been neglecting my books. I’ve been so concerned with finishing my short stories (and so stressed out thanks to writer’s block), that I’ve forgotten to read. Reading is just as important as writing because it is the inspiration of writing. Reading gives me new ideas, gets my own writing flow going. How could I have forgotten such an important factor?
So on my to-do list for tomorrow:
-Read some more.
-Read your homework assignment.
-Then read some more again.
-Oh, and clean your room, you absolute bio-hazard.