August 28th, 2008


Shiny and maybe not-so-shiny

I had an idea how shiny the package we got from Play Asia was, but it's the kind of thing you don't really realize until you open it up and see for yourself. After the shiny jewelry that came with the Haruka thing with the long title 4 treasure box, we got really excited and ordered the treasure box for the new Haruka thing with the long title DS game. And that's what arrived yesterday.

The idea was that, since there was only one necklace that came with Haruka 4, we'd get the next treasure box, and then we could trade jewelry. But then Haruka DS (for brevity's sake; it's really Harukanaru Toki no Nakade: Yume no Ukihashi) had to go and come with two pieces of jewelry. What is its problem? Ah well, they're both very shiny. But that's not what had us jumping up and down in excitement.

The cause of our poinging was in another of the extras: the autographed script. We still haven't been able to determine for sure if each of the scripts that were sent out were autographed individually or if they just used xeroxed copies, like when Maaya Sakamoto came to AX and they gave out "autographed" program thingies, but it sure looks like genuine autographs, and we know they made the actors for the Haruka stage show sign stuff individually, because we saw Yorihisa sitting there signing stuff on one of the extras. So that's the assumption we were working under last night (even though now we're still not so sure). And so we looked at Akira Ishida's and Soichiro Hoshi's autographs, and we were like, "Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, he touched it! He actually touched this very script! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!" It wasn't quite the same feeling as when we would translate scenes in Higurashi with Irie-sensei (played by Toshihiko Seki in the anime) and we'd be like, "Wow, we so met him," but it was very fangirly. Especially when we took into account the fact that the cover was bent on the edge, but in the middle (as opposed to on a corner), so it was like maybe somebody accidentally bent it. Like a voice actor who was signing autographs♥

And we were so excited, I couldn't help but blog about it. The game itself is also very shiny, but very small (it's on DS). It makes it a little bit hard for me, because I watch while Athena plays, but that's okay; I'll manage.

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Sigh. The whole thing is just making me tired. We're going to have to keep thinking on this one.

Today I'm thankful for shiny autographed scripts, having lots of time to play our shiny new video game yesterday, twenty-four Hachiyo in one shiny package!, Higurashi translation picking up, and cookies with no raisins.