Monday, November 19th
Last Friday I forgot my phone at home, I was close to turning my bicycle around and going back home but I was already late so I opted not to, fictional possibilities we’re running in my mind as I biked to work in the morning what if my sister got into a car accident and couldn’t reach me or what if the big earthquake struck Seattle and I had no means of contacting family or friends. However, as the day progressed the worry of not having a phone receded out of my conscious attention. What stood out to me on Friday was during lunch all the postdocs, grad students and professors make their way to the hub cafeteria for coffee and lunch I haven’t noticed this before but a majority were engrossed by their phones as they were drinking coffee and having lunch. And I would have been one of those people if I have my phone with me.
I can hear your question already
“okay, they ate lunch and drank their coffee while staring at their phone, So what? “
Well, I haven’t thought about this before but a lack of attention to those around us sends the message of indifference while eye contact conveys respect and care.
With all this in mind, I think I might try going a week without carrying my phone after Thanksgiving week. Maybe I’ll become more productive who knows what’ll happen!
I’m looking towards to Thanksgiving!
my family, that would be my sister her girlfriend my brother his girlfriend mom and dad and myself are keeping it simple, this Thanksgiving will be hosted by my parents outside of family we might invite a few friends, compared to the past couple of years where we have hosted 30 + relatives.
Now on to what’s been on my mind in terms of blogging ideas the first one being, I
should continue writing the story I began one year ago why haven’t continued?
Well because I have a problem, while I can come up with a summary of a fictional story quickly adding depth to this summary of a framework is a challenge for me!! I have it written down in my itinerary make room and write about Philip!
the second idea that has come to mind is that I’ve been reading manga for 15 years and I’ve come across my fair share of manga that I would like to see anime adaptations of!
I hear Naoki’s Urasawa’s Pluto and Vinland saga are getting anime adaptation so I’ll be skipping those. I’m also skipping manga that has art styles that would be difficult to translate into anime like Vagabond and Kokou no Hito
( summaries copied from myanimelist.net)
20th century Boys
So As the 20th century approaches its end, people all over the world are anxious that the world is changing. And probably not for the better.
Kenji Endo is a normal convenience store manager who’s just trying to get by. But when he learns that one of his old friends going by the name “Donkey” has suddenly committed suicide and that a new cult led by a figure known as “Friend” is becoming more notorious, Kenji starts to feel that something isn’t right. With a few key clues left behind by his deceased friend, Kenji realizes that this cult is much more than he ever thought it would be—not only is this mysterious organization directly targeting him and his childhood friends, but the whole world also faces a grave danger that only the friends have the key to stop.
The Manga that Originally stirred me into writing this list
The former captain of his high school’s basketball team turned delinquent, decides to drop out of school after he is crushed by the guilt of ruining a young girl’s life in a traffic accident. As he dedicates his free time to help her, he stumbles upon Kiyoharu Togawa, a former sprinter who has lost the use of his right leg and now plays wheelchair basketball as an alternate outlet.
drawn by the Same guy that draws Vagabond and Slam Dunk Takehiko Inoe.
( summaries copied from myanimelist.net)
Akira Houjou and Chiaki Asami are childhood friends who have experienced hell and lived to tell about it. They arrive in Japan to attend school, and soon witness the corruption and apathy of the country’s population. Enraged, Akira and Asami vow to create a new Japan; a sanctuary with a new form of politics, devoid of corruption, where people are empowered to participate in the politics and future of their country. To accomplish this, Houjou and Asami aim to conquer Japan through two dramatically different routes: the Japanese Diet and the Yakuza. Decided by a game of rock-paper-scissors, Houjou ventures to seize control of the underworld while Asami pursues the position of Prime Minister.
There are some sexual scenes and some violence but its one of the best thrillers I’ve read!
I am Hero
Insecure 35-year-old Hideo Suzuki is forced to work as a mangaka’s assistant when his own series fails due to low sales. As he struggles through a mundane life plagued by hallucinations, he comes to realize that his relationship with his girlfriend isn’t that great, suspecting that she may be cheating on him with her ex-boyfriend. After confronting her about the possible affair, however, Hideo feels bad about his inquisition and decides to visit her house to apologize, But as he enters her apartment she ends up turning into a zombie and the ART IS AMAZING FOR THIS ONE PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN! 🙏🙏🙏
Well, that’s it for this blog post, please forgive me if there are any mistakes I am hurriedly writing this Monday morning. I probably should have written more about why I think they could make great anime adaptations but I guess we could talk about that in the comment section!
May you all have a great week and the happiest of thanksgivings