March 9th, 2017




Thanks, I needed that. I'm not sure it's enough to just type it, though. It's just been one of those days. We've been trying to cultivate an attitude of optimism, so I...'m not sure how that's going to factor into any of this, or if this is going to really hurt those chances or what, but today has just been one of those days. It started off with editing, which is always something we tend to go into with a sense of impending doom, and that's kind of silly because it's probably more than half of our job with our current methods, so it's like just get over it and do it, okay? Okay, but today it was for First Love Monster, which, given the low text density, can actually be a pretty easy work day (especially if you factor in our heavily increased apathy...but we do try to get over that), unless! there are a lot of puns. And guess what. Yup. There were a lot of puns. It was pretty bad.

But! those were in the second half of the book, mostly, so we hadn't had to deal with them too much by lunch time. Things were actually looking pretty good, and the biggest hardship by then was that we just don't like the series that much, and we knew the puns were coming. And these are things that you just get over and work through and it's really no big deal. But they turned out to be a lot harder to deal with when we were hit with some news that really made us want to just go hide inside some video games. We were thiiiiiiis close to blowing it all off today. We had already started our day by watching the Noragami festival video to help lighten the mood and decrease the lack of motivation, but we had to watch it again after this, because it was...well, I guess technically I can't say it's bad news yet. Let me just stop the suspense.

They're changing Fantasmic!. Our favoritest of favorite things, the one thing US Disneyland was still doing better than Tokyo Disneyland, and they're changing it. And I think it's an indication of how low our faith in the current Disney regime has gotten that we immediately read the article instead of saying, "No! I want to be surprised!"

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But let's stop ranting about it in too much detail, because it really isn't fair when we haven't seen it yet. I will just say this, though. Every time they've tried to "upgrade" Fantasmic! in the past, it's resulted in a slightly less awesome show. One of my greatest fears with this whole overhaul of the Rivers of America was that they'd try to do something to "upgrade" Fantasmic! again, and now it's being realized in a big way. I feel like the universe is trying to remove all the lingering attachment we have for this Disneyland, so we can either move to Japan or forget about it entirely and move to some other state where housing is cheaper.

And I still haven't talked about our Gaston encounter last week. Maybe I'll get to that tomorrow.

Today I'm thankful for being finished with First Love Monster until the next volume comes out in Japan, the next volume not being scheduled to come out until the end of the year, good memories of the real Fantasmic!, having the real Fantasmic! soundtrack on CD so at least we can listen to it again if not see it, and Out of Shadowland.