Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
Alethea & Athena

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I can't believe it's only six days to Halloween. That's kind of a weird thought, especially since we don't have new costumes, which is a little depressing. But it's even more depressing to think of making awesome anime costumes and then wearing them and everyone being like, "And what are you dressed as again?" (There aren't nearly enough anime fans in our ward.) And I'm like, "Who cares? Doesn't it look awesome!?" But so far it looks like it only counts if it's funny. Alas.

Mom just asked us if we would go to her house to pass out candy on Halloween, because she'll be helping with the church Halloween thing, and Steve'll be out trick-or-treating with his kids. That would leave our apartment candy-passer-outer-less, so at first I thought no, but she said they'll have lots of candy and we would get to take home the leftovers. Last year, we didn't get any leftovers because Celeste and Sarah and Steve ate them all before we even knew they existed, and we couldn't get anywhere to get our own candy. It was very depressing, so this offer is rather tempting.

In other news, the new Del Rey series was being difficult this morning. There's a little bit of extra pressure on this title, so it was pretty stressful. But things picked up and we got 120% of our page quota for the day translated. Yay! And we got to end work a little early.

There's a lot of speculation here, which I normally don't have a problem with, but this is about a real person, so I'm not sure if it's very nice. So just remember, it's all speculation.

I'm not sure if I've talked much about Soichiro Hoshi and how we perceive his relationship with the word "cute" here on LJ, so for those of you who don't know, we have a theory that Hoshi-san gets a lot of fan input talking about how cute and adorable all his characters are, and maybe about how cute he is himself, because he is quite adorable (more so before he changed his hair style). Our theory is that he doesn't like this very much. Especially based on a clip from a Saiyuki event that we got to see a few years back.

The voice actors from Sanzo Ikkou teamed up against two teams of fans for a Saiyuki trivia contest. But to make it extra fun, if the voice actors got a question wrong, the one who answered it would have to wear a mask over his mouth with a big X on it. A question was asked, and the voice actors buzzed in. Hoshi-san (Goku) swore it was Toshihiko Seki (Sanzo) who buzzed in, but Seki-san adamantly denied it, even though it really did look like it had to have been him. (We're pretty sure the whole thing was staged.) Finally Seki-san answered the question wrongly, but when presented with the mask, he and the other two voice actors ganged up on Hoshi-san and forced the mask on him. And then Seki-san said, "Hoshi-kun. Sugoku kawaii. (Hoshi-kun, you look really cute.)" And the look in his eye and the tone in his voice seemed to be saying, "You know I'm saying this because I know you hate it."

Which brings us to last night. We were watching an interview with Hoshi-san where he admitted to thinking that one of his characters is cute. I don't know if I was imagining it or not, but he seemed to be very hesitant to come out and say "kawaii." It's even more likely to be my imagination that Akira Ishida, who was sitting next to him, was of the attitude of, "Good, just say it. Admitting it is the first step."

But anyway, I wonder if Hoshi-san, like the two of us, has a habit of thinking everything is adorable. This theory is fueled by the fact that for a while he listed strawberry milk as his favorite drink on his website profile, though I'm not sure if that makes sense to anyone but us. But if that's true, it would make sense that all his characters come across as being cute because he thinks they're cute, since he's the one acting them out. And if that's true, and he really is tired of being called cute, then poor Hoshi-san is living in a paradox.

Aaah, it's been a while since I've been able to show our seiyuu geek side. We need to do that more often.

Today I'm thankful for adorable seiyuu interviews, being a seiyuu geek, making decent progress on the new series after all, leftover Halloween candy potential, and cinnamon sticks from Pizza Hut.
Tags: life, seiyuu, soichiro hoshi, translating

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