Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
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It's an oxymoron. Like Swiss cheese.

Today has been a long work day. It's hard going straight to something like Negima! right after translating something like Higurashi. Ah well, our other option was Happy Cafe, which isn't much better.

Let's see... I was thinking I'd talk about Japanese on Twitter, but now it suddenly doesn't seem as interesting anymore. The main thing is, since we discovered that Hakusensha is on Twitter, we started following them and realized that you can fit a lot more Japanese into 140 characters than you can English. Recently, we decided to see if there were any seiyuu on Twitter, and we discovered a feed that basically tweets the beginning of just about every seiyuu blog entry as it's made. And since you can fit a ton of Japanese into one tweet, suddenly, our feed is jam packed! Apparently it snowed in Tokyo a couple of days ago. It was really cute because just about every seiyuu with a blog came on to post about it.

Other than that... really just Kingdom Hearts. We're very impatient to play it today, which is why we were so frustrated that work took so long.

I was also thinking last night that I'm not so sure about the use of the word "ironic" in Castle. Watchers of the show know that Castle gets upset when people misuse the word, and last night, they reran the first episode where this pet peeve shows up. They're talking to a guy whose psychiatrist was just murdered, and he says it's ironic that her death is his greatest crisis but he doesn't have her to lean on. Castle says that's not ironic, just tragic; what would be ironic is if her death made him feel good. We had to think about it for a second, because it wasn't quite working in our heads. He needs the psychiatrist when he's going crazy, and her death is driving him the most crazy, but she's not there when he needs her. Okay, that's not really ironic, I guess. But if she were driving him crazy in a way that he needed to get away from her, and to a psychiatrist, that would be ironic... right? Because she is his psychiatrist.

Anyway. Last week, there was another instance of Castle's "irony" obsession when they were talking about how these people had their house invaded by a squatter, and Ryan said it was ironic, because when people go out of town, they usually try to avoid having their homes broken into. There's a pregnant pause, and Castle says, "Nice use of 'irony.'" Or something along those lines. But I don't think that's really ironic, because the reason people are careful to protect their homes while they're away is because that's exactly when their homes are most vulnerable and likely to be broken into. It's the opposite of ironic to have someone wait until you're gone to break into your house. What would be ironic would be if they waited until you got back to break in.


...And Page just tried to use my leg to sharpen her claws. Thanks, Page.

Anyway, I just needed to talk (type) that out, make sure I was understanding things the way I thought I was.

Today I'm thankful for kitties being kind enough not to shred my leg even when using it as a scratching post, getting groceries last night, having ice cream, peanut butter and chocolate pretzel sandwiches, and remembering that pack of Hi-Chew we still need to eat.
Tags: castle, kitties, rambling, twitter
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