Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Quiet Rainy Tuesday

Tuesday October 23, 2:39 p.m.

Fairly lazy Tuesday, but then again having a bowl of Sapporo Ichiban will do that to you. It's been a wet one outside for most of the day so I've stayed resolutely inside. I had a small translation assignment from yesterday which I've completed and gone over, so it's ready to hand in to the boss tonight. He said that there's probably another big assignment coming in from tomorrow, but I hope he isn't in too much of a hurry. Would like to head on out on Wednesday just for the sake of getting out. Again, may want to try Kinton downtown.

Finished off the final stage of the Haruhi Suzumiya experience last night. There was the original 2006 anime, "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" which blended the usual comedy and drama inside a high school. Then, came the straight drama of "The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya" of 2010 which threatened to tug at the heartstrings. Well, over the past number of days via YouTube, I got to get through the 25 vignettes of 2009's "The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya", which takes it all the way to the other end of the spectrum. Basically, this was the original anime as if it had been filtered through Looney Tunes and "The Simpsons"...just zany comedy. What makes the comedy even more special is that it stars all of the original voice actors from the anime and movie. So, a fan can get to see an even more frustrated Kyon, a not-so-with-it Haruhi and an Internet porn-viewing Nagato.

Still weaning myself off of "Joshiraku" but it's not easy.