July 17th, 2006

twins

Happy Birthday, Disneyland!!

Today Disneyland turns 51, but I think the 50th Anniversary thing is going to keep going until November.

Also today, it's like our apartment was telling us to turn on the air conditioning. We were actually doing a pretty good job dealing with the heat, but at one point we noticed warm air coming from the vents. We managed to get it to stop pretty easily, but then it happened again, so we figured as long as there was going to be air coming through, it might as well be cool air.

Yesterday we watched Aladdin, and it was awesome, of course. Because of the TV series and stuff, I tend to forget how really smart Aladdin is. It just doesn't come across in the series (in fact, the series had a lot of moments where we thought, "Come on, Al, don't be stupid). I think the series affected Aladdin's portrayal in Kingdom Hearts, too, because somehow he still doesn't seem as smart. I feel like the only people who really understood how smart Aladdin is are the people who made Final Fantasy IX, because the more I watched the movie, the more I felt like Zidane could easily have been based on Aladdin. I could be wrong, though.

Last night we started playing Kingdom Hearts II again. We've decided it's our new Sunday game. It's really interesting playing through the beginning again, now that we actually understand what's going on. It's also especially interesting because we found out that Pence is played by Sean Marquette (Mac in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends), and it's really weird to hear Sean Marquette sounding older. Wow, and apparently Randall from Recess is Demyx, if IMDb is right. We're going to have to listen for that. Flashing back to Demyx in my head, they don't sound anything alike.

And my little voice actor search has interrupted my train of thought. We wanted to find the Japanese voice of Hayner to see if he might be the guy who plays Riku in Eyeshield21. Thinking about it now, we went to that guy(the guy who played Riku in Eyeshield21)'s website and it didn't say anything about Kingdom Hearts that I remember, so he probably isn't.

Right, Kingdom Hearts. When we played through it the first time, there were like a million things I wanted to say about it, but I was like, "Well, I could go talk about KH2 on LiveJournal, or we could actually play the game." Playing won out, of course. But now I can't think straight to say anything. Either that or I just don't want to do an LJ cut.

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And that's all for my Kingdom Hearts II review for now. Except that I want to point out how totally awesome it is that, if IMDb is correct, Kazuya Nakai (Wakka in FFX) and Rio Natsuki (Lulu in FFX) play Rai and Fu in the Japanese version. And it's kind of weird that John DiMaggio did not get to reprise his role as Wakka for KH1 (English version), but he does play additional voices in KH2.

Today I'm thankful for twisty macaroni and cheese, having the AC on, the Artist Mokona episode of Tsubasa Chronicle (soooo cute! and suddenly more amusing as I realize that the real Mokona is the main artist for CLAMP), the idea of Eyeshield21 events where the voice actors all play flag football (I wish we could go!), and times when I can actually think properly.