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11 September 2005 @ 05:59 pm
National Treasure  
Because there are massive and unpredictable thunderstorms in Tokyo today, it seems that I've by default stay in and watched movies (and did laundry and cleaned, but yeah.. XD). First was Juon, but now I just finished National Treasure with Nicholas Cage. Shush, I know I'm behind! But a lot of movies don't come out here for like.. a year. I'm going to fly somewhere to see Harry Potter... believe you me!!! (I will DIE otherwise. Totally serious here.)

It was actually really good!! I first heard about this movie because last month on some random journey in Shinjuku, they handed me and my friends paper fans with ads for this movie on it. So I looked it up, and just last night downloaded it because the dvd rip was finally out. ^_^; I was pleasantly surprised by this movie, probably because it reminded me of Indiana Jones, a series of movies that I grew up watching and really love. ^^

I'm actually completely fascinated by history and this kind of movie. These kind of people, who know so much about history and use it to do these things, amaze me. I would love to be this kind of person, and actually this movie invoked in me a great desire to go to live in Washington DC and try to do the same thing. But I've chosen to live my life in Tokyo and follow a different path, far from the academic pursuits that are my other passion. I've always been split between the art world and the academic world... is there any way that I can have both? I suppose.. that maybe for now I can study all that I can, and that will prepare me for a life after the art world has run its course for me.

I just can't accept that I can only have one. This is my life, after all, and my only one. Why not try for everything that I can possibly have? I don't want to be just a normal person, relying on society to dictate my life, or doing something that doesn't discover or create something new. Maybe it's the creative side of me, but I can't just NOT create something. Maybe this is why  I feel so unfulfilled these last six years since I graduated High School. I could never decide what I really wanted to do, and that.. has always been a conflict in me. Well.... consider this a rebirth, of sorts! I've gotta put my academic mind to the test and LEARN! ^__^ (I guess japanese is the first step.)
Yukikowingmyway on September 11th, 2005 09:05 am (UTC)
National Treasure rocks!!^_^

I've always been split between the art world and the academic world... is there any way that I can have both?

It's a question I've been asking myself over and over again. It's like, what do I really want to do?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 12th, 2005 05:12 am (UTC)
Yeah.. I just can't make up my mind. I don't want to end up feeling like I've been unfulfilled..
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 12th, 2005 05:14 am (UTC)
Hehe... I'm seriously going to fly back... or well, I'm planning to go back in December, and it had BETTER be there!!!!! ;__;

At least in Japan you can buy the book in english, you just have to wait like a year for the translation. I don't get why we can't just see the movie in english right when it comes out. I wonder if the Roppongi movie theater will get it, maybe....
debbinyadebbinya on September 11th, 2005 10:33 am (UTC)
I love National Treasure XD it's a good and funny movie
C L O V E R: ENDO YUYA + PRINCEidyllica on September 11th, 2005 01:20 pm (UTC)
Maybe you should become an art teacher. My best friend wants to become a teacher however she is also creative. :D
I have no clue what I want to major in college....I want to do something with the medical or science field. There are so much things that I want to do. :D
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 12th, 2005 05:15 am (UTC)
Actually,I don't really like teaching. ^^;; I mean, it's alright, but it's not really what I want to do. I'd rather do something in the sciences myself, I just don't have the training for it. ^^;; Maybe I can just do that stuff at home. Though I'd rather work in paleontology or something. I love that and Archaeology.
The Mouse: adachi_coolnekonezumi on September 11th, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)
Hi, there - I'm a stranger to you, but creepily have been following your posts for a while (that's LJ life, I guess!). Anyway, just wanted to commiserate on the art vs. academia thing - but you know, I don't think they're as mutually exclusive as you think! If you're into history, there's a ton of things you could do regarding art, manga, etc. ^__^ If you drew a historical manga, you'd have to research all sorts of spiffy things like period-specific clothes, customs, household items, ideas and politics, and kill both birds with one stone. ^_^ Then, if you really think you want a change of career later on, you'll have a good base of knowledge to work from, and you might have a really fantastic idea of the sort of things you'd want to study and research.

Well, I'm long winded, as always - but from one artsy history geek to another, two cents. ^_~

...actually this movie invoked in me a great desire to go to live in Washington DC and try to do the same thing.

What...steal the Declaration of Independence, you mean? :P
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 12th, 2005 05:18 am (UTC)
XDXD If I had a reason to steal it, sure. XD But I'm not so sure that there's really a map on the back of it! XDXD

Yeah, the thought about historical manga has intrigued me for a while.. I might do something like that, though it would be historical as in Incas or something tribal like that. ^^ I'd love to research the incas and mayas and set a teenage love-story in that era!!!

But really, my fascination with history is mostly in those tribal-type areas. Maybe one day I can go on a dig or something.. when I'm in my 30s. That would be a fun way to spend a year or so!!! ^____^
The Mousenekonezumi on September 15th, 2005 11:59 pm (UTC)
That'd be really cool! I know someone who went on a dig in the Middle East, but he said it was basically no-pay work...still, it would be a great experience, and you could discover Incan toothpicks, or something. ^_^

I don't know a lot about the Mayan or Incan empires except what I've seen in The Emperor's New Groove, unfortunately. O.o What's more, I think that might be true for a lot of people. It's a little blurb in history books in the chapter on the Spanish Empire, or something. You should totally write your manga and enlighten the masses. ^_~
The Mousenekonezumi on September 16th, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
...speaking of which, Survivor is set in Mayan ruins in Guatemala this season! Very convenient...

And Jeff Probst just said that the Maya "mysteriously vanished"??? There! That's the plot of your book! :D

**geek geek geek! ^_^;**
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 16th, 2005 04:55 am (UTC)
"just said..." ?????!!!!! It's aired finally??!?!?!?!!!!!

*goes to look for downloads* I've been waiting for this for SO LONG!! I wanna see Stephanie again!
Lauren: Monsterblackjedii on September 11th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
I really like that movie too. History-related stuff is tons of fun, although come to think of it I'm not much into early American history. The post-1900s is good though. <3
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 12th, 2005 05:19 am (UTC)
I'm mainly actually into oooooooold tribal history. I find those more fascinating than anything!! I wonder if I was a mayan or incan in a past life.... =D
Chiakichiaki777 on September 11th, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC)
you are so not normal and above so many ^^
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 12th, 2005 05:19 am (UTC)
LOL why do you say that?
Chiakichiaki777 on September 12th, 2005 06:29 am (UTC)
Normal people don't obsess over Tenimyu as much as you, and you work in Japan ^_^
明珠kiku_cha8_8 on September 13th, 2005 12:10 am (UTC)
I remember watching National Treasure and going "Hey! I know the answer to that!" All the info was discussed in AP History class...which I basically forgot all of it now...

I wish life was easier so that everyone can choose to follow an art and academic mixed road... >
long gone with her red shoes on: trioredshoeson on September 14th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
*cheers you on* You go girl! ^^ I'm so excited for you. I remember when you were first deciding to go to Japan, and how nervous you were. Now I read your posts and I just have to smile. You can do anything you put your mind to! :D
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 14th, 2005 11:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Mina!! *huggles*

It's because I have true friends like you, that I'm able to stick to my resolutions. ^^ Your support means everything to me! ♥