And! It was the new cheesy bites pizza, where the crust is made up of little detachable... rolls maybe? that are filled with cheese. It was most delicious. And also in the pizza box was a twenty dollar bill. We are very very blessed.
I'm still not sure how to take all of this. I mean, obviously we're grateful, and very happy to have pizza. It just feels so unusual to get so much help, and to have the helpers seem so happy to do it. I guess we're just still afraid that people will think of us the same way Mom does, and even though it seems pretty obvious that they don't, it's kind of hard to believe that, if your own mother thinks of you as worthless and helpless, anyone else would think otherwise. Ah, but now I'm going off on another "our mother is evil" rant.
Changing the subject, Danny Phantom! I was hoping they'd show the new episode again this morning so I'd have a better excuse to talk about it, but I can make up my own excuse. Obviously we both thought the episode was great, and that goes without saying, but what I really want to talk about is the Hatsuharu hair. I won't explain what it was doing there in case people who want to see the episode haven't, but there was Hatsuharu hair. And that of course makes us wonder if Butch Hartman or anyone on his team is a Fruits Basket fan. It could easily have been a coincidence, but it makes us think of something that happened a long time ago...
So, as many of you know, TokyoPop has a line of TV-gone-comic books called Cine-manga, one of the first of which was Spongebob Squarepants. We figured that had a lot to do with why one day, as we were working there as interns, some people from Nickelodeon came to meet with the woman in charge of the Cine-manga. At the time, mostly what we thought of it was, "Neat! There's people from a big network here!"
It was especially neat because, as interns, we were called upon to go downstairs to storage and pick up some copies of the first volume of Love Hina for them. The reason this made it especially neat at the time is that it's always nice to spread the love of anime and manga to big network type people, because they can help it spread better.
Now I think it was a few weeks later that, reorganizing the Cine-manga reference library, we knew for sure that TokyoPop would be releasing Fairly OddParents Cine-manga.
This is where the pure speculation comes in. We didn't think anything of FOP being made into a Cine-manga until two years later we were obsessed with Danny Phantom and we realized that we found out about it after the people from Nickelodeon were there. And then we thought, "What if one of those people was Butch Hartman?" We could have been in the same building on the same floor at the same time as Butch Hartman! KYAAAAAAAAAAHHH!! And! If that was him, and he took the Love Hina manga, he would have touched something that at least one of us had touched!
Ahem. Crazy fangirling done now...
Anyway, it's kind of weird to think that Butch Hartman would be reading Fruits Basket, because that would mean that we're helping to provide entertaining to someone who's providing some of the best entertainment to us. It's even more interesting now that we've been reminded of the line in "Attack of the Killer Garage Sale" where Danny says, "Okay, it's a haircut, not a headcut!" because there's a sort of similar conversation in The Candidate for Goddess. (And, purely coincidentally, one of the guys in that conversation in Goddess was played by the same guy who plays Hatsuharu.) I just think it would be totally awesome if Butch Hartman is reading The Candidate for Goddess, because that's one that we love but hardly anyone else we know reads. But I should probably stop speculating about real people whom I've never technically met and go put our laundry in the dryer.
Ironically, I'm missing Reign Storm as I type this. But we need to get back to work.