We have an idea of someone who might be able, willing, and trustworthy to help us find our way around Japan, but we have to contact them first. We've only met a few times, so it's kind of intimidating, but we're on a mission! So we'll do it anyway. But today is one of those scared-of-the-world days, so it's even more intimidating. Doesn't mean I won't do it when I'm done updating here, but first we have to deal with an e-mail about our Manga Life column. I think that's a big contributing factor to the scared-of-the-world-ness. I'd rather not talk about it, though. Too many complicated and annoying details.
We beat it last night. I want to fangirl about it, but I'm having a hard time getting into fangirl mode right now, so we'll see how this goes. First, it's so cute that Trucy and Apollo are siblings! I like seeing siblings in stuff for some reason. I'm glad that Klavier's not stupid like his brother. We were amused to look things up yesterday and find out his Japanese name is Kyoya. Though I guess Kristoph is more like the Host Club Kyoya, but I think the Host Club Kyoya wouldn't be that evil. He'd be smart enough to defend his client without resorting to forgery.
We read the creator's blog, and it explains why there's a whole new cast for the new game, and also sort of why Phoenix is in the state he's in. The guys in charge said Phoenix had to be in it, and the creator wanted a way to do that without putting him in Apollo's way. Though I don't know why Phoenix couldn't have been a mentor to begin with, like how he had Mia, but then it kind of makes sense that he would have had to die, and that would be no good at all. Also, they'd already done that.
The problem, though, is that all the really "Gwah!?" moments ended up happening in the first case, and by the time you get to the end, you've figured it all out. So it doesn't quite have the same oomph as the Phoenix games. Maybe they're saving all the really crazy stuff for the third Apollo game.
Tomorrow we'll be going over to Mom's place to help Steve's son with his math homework. Apparently seventh grade math has gotten to be so advanced these days that neither she nor Sarah can help. Or maybe it's just that she's busy with tax season and Sarah's busy being social. We've helped him with his homework before, so we know the problem is more with motivation than ability. They should just tell the kids that if they get good grades they can go to Disneyland, and be prepared to not take them if the grades are bad. Though in their case, they'd probably be less prepared for actually going. Frugality is a very good thing, but sometimes it makes me sad. And by sometimes, I mean when it prevents a kid from going to Disneyland when it's not like they can't afford it. Ah well.
Today I'm thankful for Hershey kisses with creme de menthe filling (though I wish they'd just call it mint cream--the French version makes it sound like toothpaste), fun facts about Leap Year, education, courtesy, and Dad getting the e-mail address we need for us.