October 5th, 2005


Sousei no Aquarion

A while back in Relief Society, we had that object lesson where the teacher offered a volunteer some ice cream, and then proceeded to drop a live insect and a bunch of dirt onto the ice cream. The point is that you can see that the ice cream is really good, but if it has bugs and dirt in it, you wouldn't touch it, and that's why you should not excuse bad movies just because they have a little good in them. My problem with this analogy is that I hate to waste good ice cream (that was a very, very painful lesson to watch), so I would remove the section of the ice cream containing the bug and the dirt as quickly as possible to avoid further contamination, and then eat the rest of the ice cream.

And this brings me to Sousei no Aquarion. We just watched the last episode and we liked it a lot. We started watching it back when it started in April as part of our "watch everything new that we can get our hands on" policy, and it was actually pretty brain-hurty and weird and stuff. Especially the "gattai" scenes. I would classify those as the dirt on this ice cream. And the scenes with Tsugumi and her heart, but that's mostly because I don't like seeing body parts that I'm not supposed to be able to see. And there's a lot of innuendo involved with piloting the Vectors, which probably goes with the gattai scenes.


When we started running out of space, we thought Aquarion would probably be one of the serieses that we dropped, but for some reason we just couldn't. I think it's Apollo, because he's an awesome character. Also, a lot of the episodes seem to have good morals to them, and we're suckers for that kind of thing. A while before we got to the second opening sequence, it stopped being a show that we watched because we felt some weird obligation to it (though we enjoyed it when we finally did buckle down and watch it), and started being one we actually looked forward to. It was one of those things where you don't remember how much you like it until you're actually watching it. And the cosplay episode is awesome--I think all cosplayers should see it.

And I really feel like I'm not doing a good job plugging this show... and suddenly the blanket next to me moved. So that's where Mimsy was.


If this show were to come out on DVD, I think I would buy it... if we had the money. It would be fun to do a cosplay group. Athena and I would be Kurt and Chloe, which means we get to be Romi Park characters! Yay! Unless no one wanted to be Sirius or Sylvia, and then we'd be them.

There was a guy! at the Meet the Guests Reception at AX dressed as Apollo and I totally wanted to tell him I liked his costume but I never got the chance. So if anybody's reading this who knows him (or is him), let him know there are some crazy girls who liked his costume.

They're good.

But not good enough.

Mom told us today that all Steve talks about apparently is taking us all up to Washington for Thanksgiving. This does not sway our opinion at all. What almost swayed our opinion, however, was when Mom told us that he suggested giving us the middle seat in the van, where Athena would be allowed to play Kingdom Hearts while the kids in the back watched. Not only would we finally be able to play Kingdom Hearts for a good long time after over a year (wow, almost two... unless you count the time before AX when we had Mom's copy, but there was too much stress there for me to remember it), but she'd be playing with an audience, which is one of her favorite things. I don't count, because I'm always around.

Still, Athena has a hard time reading in the car (makes her sick), and the same goes for playing GameBoy, so we're not sure if it would be a good idea. And if it turned out to be a bad one, how much would that suck to have Kingdom Hearts so close and not be able to play it?

Really, I want Mom to know how much she and Steve hurt us last year, so I brought up last Thanksgiving, asking why Steve would pull a mother away from her family for Thanksgiving if it's so important to him that people be with family on big holidays. Her response was simply, "I thought he apologized for that." For the record (and I did make sure to tell her), he didn't.

The battle rages on.

Meanwhile, Steve had apparently been wracking his brain to come up with the perfect Christmas presents for us. I know this is a very kind gesture, but I do wish he would consider our actual interests. He and Mom seem to have decided that the perfect gifts would be bicycles. And maybe they would, if we had ever learned to ride bicycles as children. Mom had already pointed this out to Steve, and his solution is that he can teach us when he's teaching his almost-seven-year-old to ride her bike. Joy.

I honestly don't think the bicycles would get a whole lot of use out of them, since, frankly, we're lazy. We don't go anywhere if we can help it. And when we can't help it, it's because we need stuff, which would be hard to transport with bikes, because even with the baskets, we don't go anywhere unless we really have to, which means we'd need too much stuff to carry. Or maybe I'm just complaining about stupid things. Either way, we'd rather get an import PS2.

Anyway, to cut down on post counts for the day, today I'm thankful for Tony's frozen pizzas, Honey Bunches of Oats (that's why they call it the best of the bunch!), sales, satin ribbon, and pretty colors.