January 21st, 2021



Today was full of good stuff! Probably the most relevant to anyone reading this is that we started a new translation blog entry! Tadah! We didn't get very far on it, though. It's kind of like fighting an uphill battle with those things right now, and we figure the best way to make that aspect stop is to not push ourselves too hard (just a little hard). But we're working on it!

We also finished Alice in Borderland...just season one, and I don't know if we'll care enough when season two hits. Collapse )

Also, Grawp called us for the first time all year! We thought we'd lost him forever to Minecraft, but our Splatoon plan worked, mwa ha ha. It was so cute. At first, he was like, "I keep forgetting to call you!" At least he's thinking about us. And then he was like, "Hagger's been asking Grandma for this game, so she gave Mom money, and now we have it. It's called Splatoon." (The part of the story he doesn't know is that Athena and I had an idea (courtesy of Smash Bros.) that the nieces and nephews would love Splatoon, so we downloaded it ourselves, confirmed that yes it is very fun, and then collaborated with Grandma, who planted the idea into the mothers' heads and financed the rest of our scheme. Fortunately, by the time this plan went into effect, the game was on sale. (Not for us, though, alas.))

We were eating dinner, so instead of saying, "Hey, we have it, too! Let's play together!" we said, "Oh, really. Tell us about this game." So he told us about it and I wish I could remember what he said, because that was really cute, too. (I don't know how he'd feel if he read this journal and saw how much I call him cute...) And then, when we got closer to finishing our meal, I said, "You wanna know a secret?" "What?" "We have it, too." "You have what?" "Splatoon!"

And thus began our evening of constant Turf Wars. It was a good time. I'm a little worried about what this might do to our free time for the immediate future, but that's okay. We're ahead of schedule on most things. And we won't forget the blog, don't worry! (It's still going to be slow, though.)

And then we stayed up late playing Pokemon. Just a little bit. They're doing an event for the Lunar New Year, and we think that's a pretty cool time to get a shiny Tauros, so we're trying. We'll see if we succeed.

Today I'm thankful for hearing from Grawp, getting to play Splatoon together, being done with Alice in Borderland, getting to try almond butter (it's pretty good!), and having those Pillsbury cookies with the red and pink hearts.