April 28th, 2005


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Today has been a very strange day so far. And the fact that it's only noon and we woke up at 9:30 makes me wonder what the rest of the day has in store for us.

First, there was some good news! Well, actually it's not really that great news, because there's not a whole lot that we can do about it. CD Japan is having an overstocked sale. This would normally be very good, since they've got some DVDs that we want on sale for only slightly more than the cost of a CD. But it was actually bittersweet news, because it would probably be a bad idea to buy anything from CD Japan right now, and even if we did buy the DVDs, we wouldn't be able to watch them. *sniffle*

Then we got an e-mail from Mom's husband. He wants us to cook dinner for her on Mother's Day. This is very bad news for two reasons. One, we were hoping to avoid Mother's Day this year. We have our reasons, but that doesn't make us any better as daughters, I know. Still, that's what we wanted. Two, we don't cook. And, as Athena points out, Mom is a carnivore, and, germophobes that we are, we try to avoid raw meat. And now that that man has brought up the idea, we have to come up with something else or we might very well be disowned. Not that that would necessarily be a bad thing.

Bitter? Us? I don't know what you're talking about.

And then we go to AnimeOnDVD.com to check out the latest anime news and find out that TokyoPop has a couple of really good new titles. At first this sounded like good news, and then we came back to reality and realized that if TokyoPop's letting people know they have them, it means they already have translators on them. And those translators obviously are not us. Our one hope was that they got the information from Amazon.com, and weren't sure how likely it was to pan out. Apparently they don't realize TokyoPop has a website; you'd think they'd check there. We did, and found out that TokyoPop does indeed have those serieses.

There was actually no chance of us getting either of those serieses, as they're coming out in October, and the time to be working on October releases was the time we were working like mad on Saiyuki and Fruits Basket. Still, it's very sad that Kingdom Hearts has eluded us once again. *sniffle*

Then they replaced an episode of our tv show with an infomercial, and then the phone rang, sending Oreo into hiding, which was especially sad because one, he was brave enough to be out in the living room early in the day, and two, when I answered the phone I got a dialtone.

The good news, brought to us by Celeste, is that the first season of The Adventures of Pete & Pete will be coming out on DVD in May.

So maybe now that the bad stuff's out of the way, there will be lots of happy things. We still have to respond to that e-mail though, but I'm not sure what to do about that, as I don't want to reveal to him our new e-mail address.

Curiouser and Curiouser...

That doesn't looked like it's spelled right...

Anyway, just a couple of things to add to the insanity of today. First, we missed about half of one of the episodes of the Cosby Show that we tried to watch because of a severe thunderstorm warning. Thunderstorm warnings are probably a very important thing, so I'm not complaining; I just think it's odd. Especially since we didn't hear any thunder or see any lightning today. I do wish we had figured out how to turn on closed captions though.

The other thing, which is driving us completely insane, especially coupled with the Mother's Day thing, is that our boss emailed us and offered us a new series to translate. This is a very good thing, except that we've seen some of the anime of this series and it's pretty gay, and we don't want to be condoning things that we don't believe are right. Now, really it's just the two guys who are gay (as far as we've seen), but the one keeps telling the main guy that he loves him, and the main guy blushes every time.

Not to sound like we're intolerant towards gay people. But if our church felt strongly enough to take a political stand against gay marriage, then I definitely think we should not be condoning things like that. I came up with this analogy about how we don't discriminate against people who wear immodest clothing, but our church teaches not to be immodest, even though most of society says it's okay. But then I took a look at my own views toward immodest clothing and suddenly I feel like I need to rethink my whole life. My brain hurts.

On the bright side, at least we've forgotten about Kingdom Hearts... d'oh.