November 12th, 2005


We're in the kitchen...

Today we watched some DN Angel because we had had the one DVD sitting on the piano bench unwatched for several months, and because it was Daisuke's (and Dark's!) birthday. The episodes on this DVD (volume 3) didn't make me shake my head quite so much as the ones on previous DVDs (not that we haven't seen all of them but that's beside the point), but there was the constant, "Oh man, the manga is so much better."

We happened to put the DVD in right after watching Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy, so while I was watching I was like, "Hey, Daisuke's fourteen, just like Danny! They should meet!" And then I thought what if the amulet in the one episode of Danny Phantom, the one that turns you into a dragon when you're really mad, was created by the Hikari? And that's probably about as far as that crossover idea is going to go. Although if we can figure out a way to fit in a ghost of something from Saiyuki, we'd then be combining all three of my favorite shows! Except for Teen Titans. And Gundam Seed. Hm.

Hey! There was a Teen Titans episode on today that we hadn't seen! And we couldn't watch it because we didn't find out it was on until the middle! What's up with that?

Anyway, the best part about the DN Angel DVDs is that ADV left the Japanese extras, or at least some of them, but the point is there's a lot of Miyu Irino (voice of Daisuke, as well as Haku in Spirited Away and Sora in Kingdom Hearts). I was still kind of in Butch Hartman mode, so I noticed that Irino-kun has buck teeth. (Did you ever notice in the first episode with Ember that she's performing at Bucky's MegaStore? She and Timmy are played by the same actress.) Then I remembered noticing that Haley Joel Osment kind of had buck teeth when he was on the Jeff Foxworthy Show.

And then I wasn't really sad because I was reminded of Kingdom Hearts and that we can't play it, but it's a really good opportunity to whine about it and say that I was. It's kind of ironic that Mom and Steve's reason for not getting us the Japanese PS2 is that we spend so much time with video games that it's like we're chasing after false idols, now that I think of it. If we could just get the thing, we would play the few games we'd have for it, beat them and/or decide we've had enough of them for a while, and then get back to translating, watching anime, and reading manga. But now, since we don't have the Japanese PS2, we're wasting all sorts of time and energy not only trying to figure out how to get it, but whining that we don't have it.

Tonight I'm thankful for Shunichi Miyamoto, DN Angel Talk, cloudy weather, the DN Angel vocal album, and spoons.

You have reached Robin's communicator...

And the episode that we missed of Teen Titans yesterday was on today. I thought they showed the new episodes on Saturday, so I'm a little confused, but we got to see the new one, so it's all happy. I wonder why they keep having episodes that specifically don't have the other Titans say anything. "Robin! Raven says she doesn't baby-sit! ... Robin says you have to." Beast Boy does make an amusing answering service.

When Celeste sent us that Raven plushie, we let her sit with the boys (our line of four plushies that we set up on the back of the couch to watch TV and video games with us) to watch the episode of Teen Titans that was on that night. She got to be right between Goku and Horo-Horo. I'm thinking she doesn't mind not sitting there anymore.

As we watched Teen Titans, I was finding myself thinking it would be really neat to cosplay Raven. Maybe because she was drawn so well in that episode. I also think it would be awesome to have a parka like Robin's. Oh! And Raven's winter outfit is so cute! One of these days, we will have to cosplay Starfire and Blackfire. One of these days.

Maybe I'll just make a whole set. Or maybe we'll decide we can't buy materials and I'm too lazy to sew anyway. Still have to do Starfire and Blackfire at some point.

Tonight I'm thankful that we got to see that episode of Teen Titans, and for Kit-Kat bars, mini Danny Phantom marathons, fleece (which is what I would make Robin's parka out of (it's always on sale... hmm...)), and bowls.

PS: Has anyone noticed that Quistis Trepe kind of looks like Sarah Michelle Geller? And Irvine looks like Rider Strong.