This has been a rough week. As if the news of Viz changing their name to New People wasn’t bad enough, the Valentine’s Day Night for my anime club has been cancelled. No, it wasn’t because we didn’t rent out the TV and DVD player in time. And it isn’t because the Egyptian students are taking over the room to celebrate the successful protests (even though they are, we cancelled the meeting prior to this event). The Valentine’s Day meeting has been cancelled because apparently everybody considers it a holiday. Pfft!
It appears that my three fellow chairs of the club all have plans. Paul-sama is taking his girlfriend to some dumb Adam Sandler romance, Taku-chan is having a romantic dinner with her lesbian girlfriend at Green Mill and Loganaka has a meeting with some woman he met on craigslist. Oh, sorry, guys. I guess trying to get into women’s underwear is more important than the Society of Anime & Manga. Sometimes I wonder if they even like anime anymore. I know for a fact that Paul-sama’s gf hates anime. She attended club once and I heard her utter the words ‘I hate these Korean cartoons’. I appreciate Paul-sama not bringing her to club anymore, but sooner or later, he’s going to have to drop that ignorant hussy.
We were going to have an awesome Valentine’s Day line-up for that night. Love Hina, His & Her Circumstances, Wallflower, Koi Kaze; all of them perfect for this Hallmark holiday. But, no, the chairs have better things to do then manage the second most popular anime club on the UofM campus. Taku-chan suggested that I run that night by myself, but she obviously doesn’t understand the work it takes as she is only incharge of DVDs and snacks. Every meeting is a team effort. Paul-sama rents the room, Taku-chan provides the DVDs/snacks, Loganaka rents out the TV/DVD player and I host the club by introducing each anime. This is not a one-man production. Every chair is important and a successful meeting cannot be pulled off with only one of us.
And, yeah, I’ll admit it. I’m the only chair without a girlfriend. So what? Just because I’m single doesn’t mean that my opinions don’t matter. Besides, I’m not ready for a new relationship yet. Not after what I went through with Rebecca. But you know what? I didn’t cancel our Valentine’s Day showing to go out on a date with her. I knew my duties were to the club and Rebecca understood this. She was the perfect woman. Short, skinny, blonde, good bust and we had very similar interests. We both loved Dragonball Z, Ghost in the Shell, Excel Saga and Ranma 1/2. She looked real hot in her cosplay of Ritsuko from Evangelion. I dated her for five years and was planning on asking for her hand in marriage at last year’s Anime Detour. But she had to be a dumb bitch and argue with me. I don’t know if I’ll ever find someone like her again.
Oh, sure, I’ve tried looking. I met a sweet otaku on PlentyofFish.com and she was very nice. She liked all the same anime I did, she had great smile and she was very fluent in Japanese. Except she just happened to be a furry which I strongly dislike. Then there was that one girl I met at the bus stop who seemed to like me. I took her out to dinner at McDonald’s and even splurged on buying her a manga of Fruits Basket. After all that, she had the nerve to charge me money to kiss her and something she called a half-and-half. That’s the last time I even consider dating a black girl. And I’ll spare you the drama that went on between the FUNimation rep and I.
But you know what? Forget all that! I’ll have my own anime showing on Valentine’s Day. That’s right, people. It’s an unofficial anime showing and it’s going on in my dorm. I’ll be showing the anime we were originally going to screen at club in the dorm lounge. Too late to change your mind, Paul-sama, I’ve already checked out the room from the RA. If anybody wants to bring snacks you are more than welcome as I’m afraid all I can spare are five cups of noodles. It will be held at the west side dorms across the bridge February 14th at 7pm (I’ll post all the information in the newsletter). Afterwords, you can come up to my room for some more anime. I only have a 15′ screen and my room is kind of packed with all my DVDs/manga so we may have to squeeze together. Hope you guys can make it.
-Keep on Rockin’ That Dragon