LJ remained unavailable to us until after our friend came over to watch Doctor Who. We have now seen the first three arcs with the first doctor, and we're faced with the decision of how to proceed. We all agree that we like the first doctor well enough, but the pacing is slow enough to put people to sleep if we're not careful. So our friend suggested skipping ahead to the modern Doctor Who episodes (ninth doctor on), and while we would be pretty happy to watch episodes that move at a pace more to our liking (and have color), I am still interested in seeing how everything plays out with these characters. It doesn't help that during the last episode of The Daleks, our friend suddenly went, "...Ooohhh!" and then couldn't say what she was talking about, because it referred to much, much later episodes. But we were able to gather (and she confirmed) that something from modern Who suddenly makes sense now that she's seen classic Who. I think we'd probably just keep going with Doctor One if we didn't have to buy all the DVDs first.
Anyway. After that, we played more Kingdom Hearts [chi]. It is super cute!! I wonder if this is, like, before Birth by Sleep or what. They're not really clear on when it takes place, but it does start with Kairi's grandmother telling the story. And it looks like we can go to Agrabah and Wonderland and see Alice and Aladdin. We're in Dwarf Woodlands and haven't seen Snow White yet (we haven't gotten to the end of it yet, though). If we see Snow White, then it may be safe to say it's an Alternate Universe Kingdom Hearts, because all the Snow White stuff happens in Birth by Sleep, several years before Sora meets Aladdin and Alice. But if you don't see Snow White, then maybe it takes place after she goes off to live with her prince, in which case what are all these Keyblade users suddenly doing showing up when, based on everything that's going on in the series, there aren't that many Keyblade users around circa Dream Drop Distance?
So that brings us back to the theory that it takes place before Birth by Sleep, which doesn't make sense if we're meeting characters that are still the same age as they were in KH1 or KH2, because Hercules was definitely younger in Birth by Sleep. But on the other hand Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty aren't any older in Kingdom Hearts 1, so maybe time moves differently in each world...or maybe it's just because their worlds were destroyed and they ended up in suspended animation or something. So who knows? The game developers, that's who. It's possible that we'll only meet characters that can be considered ageless--the dwarfs, Genie, the Cheshire Cat--and Snow White, Alice, and Aladdin won't actually be in it (except as cards).
So then there was that, and then today we ended up being busy all day. It was a good kind of busy, but we're glad to be done being busy. I can't believe it's seven-thirty already.
Today I'm thankful for getting to go to the temple, getting to go grocery shopping, the kind people who drove us around today, coming home to find Page in her carrier (she really loves it there--I hope it remains a place of comfort and doesn't become a symbol of betrayal when we start trying to transport her), and having a good time watching Doctor Who with our friend.