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The product of too much free time

This morning, I was still being obsessed with Mamoru Miyano and Kingdom Hearts, and I suddenly started to wonder if Haley Joel Osment or David Gallagher might have a weblog. Neither of them has one, or at least not under their real name (or stage name), but that ended up not being the point. Because we remembered that Miyano-kun said he would like to meet the American voice of Riku. Whether he really wants to or not, we thought it would be the awesomest thing ever if the two Rikus were united. Then it would be Double Riku Power! Oh yes.

Yes, we're that crazy.

So we came up with this plan to send a fan e-mail or something to Miyano-kun and add a little thing at the end that says something along the lines of offering to translate an e-mail to David Gallagher. Our plan hit a snag when the webmaster of the best David Gallagher site we found said that they were in contact with him, but couldn't give out his contact information or forward messages. That's very logical and sane, but doesn't help us. So we're currently thinking of asking if they would forward a message from Miyano-kun, since they would have the whole Riku bond going, but we haven't worked up the guts. We'll see how that goes.

On a more-likely-to-happen happy note, Haley Joel Osment is appearing on a thing on E! tomorrow. This is very happy, because we actually get E!, and because we found out about it right before it happened, instead of right after.


Mom called last night. As it turns out, Steve was wrong and Mom will be here on Sunday. This, I think, would make it a bad idea to join them for Easter, because the general pattern is somebody does something to upset Steve, be it us or Sarah, he gets upset and complains to Mom, and then she comes and lectures us. And anyone who was following the Thanksgiving and Christmas fiascoes will remember that this happens even when we're on our very best behavior. So I told Mom what I said yesterday: Christmas was just so exciting, we don't know if we can handle anymore. And she said, "If at first you don't succeed..." And so I said, "Okay, do you know how many times we've tried?"

But Mom is gifted with an ability to pull just the right strings without even noticing. My perfectionism doesn't allow me to give up very easily, so pulling out that proverb was probably one of the best ways to convince me. I haven't said yes yet, though. This has happened too many times. We go over there, something bad happens so we decide we'll turn them down next time, they don't say a word to us for weeks (sometimes months), and then they invite us over, somehow making us think everything will be fine.

But on the other hand, free food sounds very appealing.



That aside, I think I may have made a mistake. See, somehow it was decided that we would go to Disneyland at the end of the month. In Mom's words, it's because of the end of tax season, in our words, it's totally for our birthday. So the other day, we checked the Disneyland website to see what would be going on that day. As expected, Pirates of the Caribbean will be closed that day. We suspect it'll be closed for a while after that, because we noticed in the back of the Kingdom Hearts instruction manual an ad saying that "Captain Jack Sparrow comes aboard the classic attraction - July 2006."

Mom is a huge fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie, so we figured we should let her know about it. When I told her Pirates would be closed when we went this month, she gasped in an "Oh no!" sort of fashion, and when I told her why, she was silent for a while. I was afraid her cell phone had cut out. Then she said, "I'm going to have to think about this."

The mistake I made was not mentioning that we didn't care if we got to see Captain Jack Sparrow at Pirates at the end of the month, because we're planning to go after AX anyway, and the ride will probably be open by then. If Mom ends up postponing the trip, it won't be too upsetting, as long as we still get to go, except for the fact that the most beautiful thing about going this month is that Steve has a business meeting and wouldn't be able to come with us. Of course, Mom was planning on going again with Steve and his kids anyway, so really I could be worried about nothing. To be honest, it was just a good opportunity to mention the Jack Sparrow thing on LiveJournal.



And I still have to comment on the new anime we've seen so far. It's interesting, because we've found three of the four members of Sanzo Ikkou, and each one of them is in a series (or serieseseses) very fitting of their characters. Hiroaki Hirata (Gojyo) is in Black Lagoon, which has kind of a Trigun/Cowboy Bebop vibe; Akira Ishida is in Good Witch of the West, kind of a fairy-tale/Scrapped Princess thing (if this makes sense to anybody, it's the type of series you can tell has music by Hikaru Nanase just by looking at it); and Soichiro Hoshi is in a cross-dressing series (okay, so Goku doesn't crossdress, but still), a fun adorable shoujo series, and a scary scary scary scary series (Princess Princess, Kirarin Revolution, and Higurashi no Naku Koro, respectively).

About Higurashi no Naku Koro, man this series is scary. The opening scene is very brutal, and the opening sequence has a lot of blood, but then you go into the story and everyone is so cute. Which only makes it all the more scary when they start referring to the scary stuff. And that is so fitting of Goku with his little psycho side. Seriously, though, I want people to check it out so they can see what I mean. We ourselves may end up having to stop after the second episode; we'll see.

On the other hand, Kirarin Revolution is adorable!! I would definitely recommend it to fans of things like Gakuen Alice and Full Moon o Sagashite.

Still in love with Ouran Koukou Host Club. Tamaki (played by Miyano-kun♥) is so great.


And that's all for our long rambly post. Or mine. I don't know if Athena wants to share the blame. Today I'm thankful for Falcon Peak, Mamoru Miyano's weblog, free time, anime files that play nicely without skipping, and our computer.
Tags: anime, disneyland, family issues, higurashi, kingdom hearts, mamoru miyano, pirates, reviews, seiyuu
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