January 31st, 2012

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Following the Leader♪

Today, we revisited our pirating days. Love Hina volume nine has an interview with Ken Akamatsu and Megumi Hayashibara about the anime, and Hayashibara-san mentioned a line from the anime that could have been translated any number of ways and was in desperate need of context. We checked Hulu and Crunchyroll on the slim hope that maybe we could watch the anime legally without having to wait for DVDs to be shipped (our deadline was today, after all), but no such luck.

And so we pulled out our stack of pirated anime and searched through it to find our old Love Hina episodes. As it turns out, we no longer have the codecs necessary to play those episodes, so we were only able to listen to what was said. Serves us right, dirty pirates. We think it was enough to give us the proper context, maybe, and we left a note to the editor.

After all that, we decided to price DVDs for the heck of it, and you can get Love Hina legally without spending too much money! We're leaning heavily towards doing that, except that we have a lot of other things lined up we want to buy (manga next week, Kingdom Hearts whenever some website lists the KH3D/3DS bundle...). Anyway, I think we'll wait until we get some definite details on things that are in the works.

In the meantime, Collapse )

And that's the gist of it. Celeste and Sarah had more little anecdotes about, for example, a little boy who was running for all he was worth, but I don't remember most of them. They also said that everybody along the way was super friendly and supportive, even the people who were clearly there to cheer on specific acquaintances (one of them saw the aforementioned little boy and shouted, "You go, little man!"). They also said that having an event like that is a good way to stay motivated to exercise, so they're already making plans to do it again!

Today I'm thankful for super fun Disney events, finding the line of dialogue we were looking for without too much trouble, meeting our Love Hina deadline, having a box of mozzarella Cheez-its to try, and having lots of time to practice our music today.