Meanwhile, there was some interesting discussion on the manga industry chat we frequent, which had nothing to do with our birthday but a lot to do with our interests, and the whole time I just wanted to get to Instagram because the official Miraculous Instagram had asked people to describe how they think the battle went between Ladybug and the Magician of Misfortune (one of those off-screen battles where the aftermath is more important to the plot than the battle itself), and we had fun coming up with an idea last night, so we wanted to go post it. But, it being Miraculous, it was a little convoluted and required us to not be completely distracted while typing it up. We told Cecille about it and she was like, "Oh wow, you wrote a fanfic?" and I was like, ".........I guess we did." We don't generally do fanfic, as a rule, because the characters from things we're fans of are not our characters so we don't really know what's going on in their heads and in their hearts with enough certainty to write stories about it. But I guess we didn't have any trouble with this because it was almost all action, so there wasn't any emotion involved. We'll post it tomorrow, probably.
We had a few more Facebook messages and phonecalls, and eventually we were able to get to the Switch. When Athena went to the Pokecenter, they shot confetti and had a cake! It was so cool! But our main goal was to redeem the gift card Celeste got us (thank you!!) and buy Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! Tadah! We had some discussion about what game we wanted to buy for our birthday, including Breath of the Wild...well, mostly that one, and then Square-Enix reminded us that the FF7 remake is a thing. But we decided on Smash Bros. because we can play it with the nieces and nephews.
And indeed, soon after the download began, Grawp called, and we told him we were getting Smash Bros. We was so excited, he immediately pulled up his own game and was ready to answer any questions we may have. He got to the main menu and was like, "I have Smash, Spirits, Games & [something we don't remember], and Online. Do you have any questions about any of those?" He's so helpful. Of course, we had only just started the download, and it took about two hours to complete, so there was a lot of him telling us things like what characters he usually plays as while Athena made Miis, since playing Pokemon paused the download. He had to hang up before it finished, but he made darn sure to call later so we could play together. Not surprisingly, he destroyed Athena (he didn't give us time to see if we could set it up for more people to play). So we may have just murdered our free time for the foreseeable future, but I think we'll be okay, because he still has to abide by the schedule restrictions his parents put on him.
As for us, we're just happy that the game let us unlock Sheik and Zelda pretty early on. When we had the game to ourselves, we practiced as them for a while.
Today I'm thankful for the kind birthday wishes, the birthday gifts we received, getting to play a new(ish) video game, the yummy food we got to eat today, and making it through another year.