So today the alarm went off half an hour earlier, and even though we still let it go off three times before actually getting up, we had an extra half hour. And it felt like we had a lot more time. It would be easier to gauge if it helped with our efficiency if we'd actually done anything, though. I guess we'll see what happens when we get to work on CLAMP no Kiseki, which hasn't arrived yet. If it doesn't come today, we might just finish +ANIMA anyway and make sure to take a day off between CLAMP no Kiseki 10 and 11.
Also, in the interest of being more efficient, we thought it might be neat to work on crafty type things while watching the myriad of TV shows we can't bring ourselves to stop watching (I just can't give up Jeopardy!). We could then potentially sell said crafty type things on... I don't know eBay or somewhere, and make some extra money. Maybe there are some scrapbookers in the ward who would like a unique rubber stamp.
Speaking of rubber stamps, since Athena makes such pretty ones, we thought we would show some of them off. We don't have a digital camera, so we can't prove that they're made from erasers (you'll just have to take our word for it), but we can stamp them on to a piece of paper and scan them.
Why Satoshi and Risa, of all DN Angel characters? Well, Satoshi is our favorite (unless we like Daisuke or Dark better; it's a mood thing), and Risa was just the best one for showing off detail. The erasers she makes the stamps from are only about 2.25 inches by 1 inch, so it's pretty impressive that she got all those details in there.
I guess we could have just had separate pictures of the best stamping of each stamp, but I thought it would serve as better evidence that they're stamps and not scans of a kanji guide or something if we had all the fadey Tamahome ones. She actually made the whole set of Suzaku Seishi symbols, but we lost Tasuki, sadly. We can only hope he made it to Fresno with us, though I wouldn't blame him if he wanted to stay in Glendale. She really needs to make Amiboshi and Suboshi so we can use them for cosplay. Then we'd have to buy some blue ink. Hmm... Well, there's plenty of time before AX. I really want to upgrade to Kaika and Sairo Suboshi.
Also, for today, we decided to try ramen again, since we're poor and ramen is about the cheapest food in the world. And then we realized that we could very easily starve to death in Japan. No matter. Even Zero was afraid of zero gravity (no pun intended; see The Candidate for Goddess for details). And we have Baby Ruths to reward ourselves for trying sort of new food (they were on sale--four for a dollar!), so it all works out.
Unfortunately for Oreo, by the time he got down from my bed to join us, we'd already poured out all the extra broth that we weren't going to eat (drink?), so now he'll be haunted by the smell for a while, and not be able to partake of... um... ramen broth. Sometimes, I feel like I'm starting to sound all clever, and then it goes away. Like when Goku was trying to explain why the others were losing at Mahjong (see volume 9).
And I really wasn't planning to have so many shameless plugs; it just kind of worked out that way. There is a reason we wanted to translate those serieses so much, after all. And that's because we're so obsessed with them that we're constantly alluding to them in our heads. And now on LiveJournal.