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The Book of Na'Lon

or rather, Inane Ramblings of an Expatriot

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Some days...
are just kind of weird, without anything particularly weird happening...

This morning I headed of to Lancaster at the more sensible time of 08.39am and reached college at 10.20, to find that my colleague who teaches the two groups I take on Mondays the other way round was too ill to stay. So I taught both my groups simultaneously, which was a very different experience to teaching each separately. But I think it went okay nevertheless.

As a result of the teaching amalgamation I managed to catch a much earlier train home, and the_marquis (yes, you read right, he's finally cracked) and I went to the cinema to see Spirited Away which I enjoyed very much indeed. There is something about anime drawing still that is both realistic and simplified which appeals to me very much. I think part of it the attention to certain small details, such as maybe a leaf dancing in the wind. This particular story appealed to me in particular because of its overall look, and the fact that a lot of the stuff about the spirits in it reminded me of some ot the ghost stories that feature in Usagi Yojimbo.

While walking to and from the trains today, I have also been doing some thinking about some of the story writing I want to do as soon as I get a chance. This is something that always gets me fired up, but frustrated at the same time, when I don't have the time to do anything about it. Somehow I'll manage.

This is the last light teaching week and I'd better get as much stuff prepared for next week as I can, so that I can get into a rhythm from which I can get the printing done for me for student hand outs rather than having to do it myself.

Got some nice emails today from RC and from Ta'Neth, but I am too tired to reply. Will have to wait.

Time to go and get some dinner and sleep -- sooo tired today.

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Hey, see if you can get RC onto LJ, that'd be good. Even if he only joins up in a commenting capacity. I really must call them one of these days!

I wish I'd got around to seeing Spirited Away, but I'm not even sure it ever made it to our local Warner Bros. It's by the same people who did one of my all time favourite anime (called Conan, in Italian).

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