Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
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Chocolate overload!!!

We just started work on the Demon Exposing Arc of Higurashi today. Man, there are some weird and creepy things in that series, but now they're drowning puppies? It's just too sad.

Anyway, the other reason I bring that up is that we came across a word like ara... ara... something... Fine, I'll look it up. Arahito Kami. That's what it is. At Japanese Wikipedia, it defines it as a god who has appeared in this world in the form of a human. It also gives an alternate definition as someone who, while being a living human being, is also a god.

The significance of all of that comes from the fact that, since there was no furigana and we couldn't just look the word up directly, we copied and pasted the relevant kanji into our dictionary, and even though it's three kanji, we tried it after just two, because we're lazy, and if it was in our dictionary (which it wasn't), we would have only needed the two kanji to find it. But anyway! the point is, when we tried the first two kanji, all it gave us was a couple of names, one of which was Akito. Tadah!

Those aren't the kanji that Fruits Basket Akito uses, but it's still probably not a coincidence. Of course, it's possible that this is old news to all the Fruits Basket fans out there, but it was new to us.

In other news, we've been faced with a slightly unusual problem, in that we have been inundated with chocolate! Aaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!

We were talking with Celeste on AIM yesterday, and there was a mention of brownies, and we said we would be happy to accept brownies from anyone who would be willing to give them to us. Apparently she and Mom were bored, because a while later, when we had moved on to our Disney Reading Project, Celeste called and asked if we wanted brownies to be brought to us or if we wanted to be brought to the brownies. So we went over to Mom's place to hang out.

Almost as soon as we got there, Mom said she wished she had made chocolate oatmeal (no-bake) cookies. We all said, "Well, why don't you?" So she did! And she asked if she should make a single batch or a double batch. And we were all like, "A single batch would probably be safer..." with that intonation that says, "But..." So she made a double batch. That was a slight adventure, because after she started the double batch, she discovered she only had enough milk for a single batch and a half. She tried substituting water, but then they were too runny, so she made up for it with more peanut butter and everyone was happy!

But then there were a bazillion cookies and a big dish of brownies, and only four of us there to eat them. And because Mom's trying to lose weight and Celeste had eaten so many already that she could barely stand to look at any more, we took almost everything home with us.

It's actually not uncommon for us to take home extra brownies or extra cookies. But there usually aren't quite so many, and usually we only take home one or the other. It's very daunting, looking at all the chocolate on our kitchen counter. But I think as long as we take it slow and the brownies are kind enough not to turn into rocks in the meantime, we'll be able to consume all the sugar without letting it go to waste. Or to waist.

Today I'm thankful for our not-drowned kitties, having lots of chocolate stored up, getting to spend time with Mom and Celeste yesterday, getting to work on a book that makes us really feel like we're making progress throughout the workday, and getting to watch Darby O'Gill and the Little People again. That reminds me, we need to look up banshees.
Tags: chocolate, fruits basket, higurashi, language geekiness
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