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23rd-Sep-2014 05:51 pm
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Page is doing much better now that she's dry and not sticky. She was even extra snuggly last night, so we can be pretty sure she's not holding any of the terrible experience against us.

In the meantime, today we got started on Say I Love You 6, and there's talk of an overnight trip to (Disney)Land, and they're making a really big deal out of the "overnight" part, and we are like, "No! Disneyland is not for that sort of activity!" I mean, honeymoons are okay, but Disneyland is supposed to be pure and chaste, so wait until the honeymoon. We'll see how it turns out.

Right now we're waiting for a file to download for another project that needs to be finished by tomorrow morning. We're taking over from the middle, and from what we've read of it, it shouldn't take too long, but it will be a little trying to start a translation this late in the day. It's kind of a funny concept, so we'll probably say more about that when it's officially official...and actually I have no idea what "officially official" means, and I think it's not really an accurate description, because I think that what I mean is "when we decide there's no way it can be a problem to say anything about it," which would not make it official so much as personal...I think. Anyway, I think what it basically means is "when the translation goes live."

That reminds me, we started translating something for a friend on Facebook and then stopped in the middle. We should probably go finish that.


But first, let's talk a little more about Mysteria. After Emily proved her awesome(?) detecting abilities to Queen Victoria, Her Majesty returned the favor by recommending her to Harrington Academy, the school for aspiring detectives. Of course Holmes, Jr. and Watson, Jr. both attend, as well as a Miss Marple and a Lupin. And based on the character designs, maybe some mass murderers, too. It's hard to say for sure, but we did see Jack the Ripper in the opening sequence.

There was a class on poisons where the teacher started off by giving a little speech, and then someone was like, "Hey, what's supposed to be in that empty terrarium?" and the teacher was like, "Uh...so apparently the cobra got out..." And everybody freaked out! Except for Holmes, Jr. and Watson, Jr., who were determined to capture it. Watson, of course, was the brave/foolhardy one that told Holmes, "I'll get it's head; you grab it from behind." Are you crazy? It's head is where the poison is!

Then they showed a picture of the snake, and we were like, "Silly artist, don't you know cobras have hoods?" But sometimes the hoods look really small, and maybe it was just a bad angle. And then they caught it, and then Holmes, Jr. said, "That wasn't really a cobra, was it?" And the teacher was like,"Ha, ha, ha. Now are you interested in learning about poisons?"

Then there was a mystery about stolen money, and Holmes, Jr. solved it, and as revenge the thief's buddies (apparently there's a crime ring at the school) knocked him and Emily out and locked them in the basement. But Watson, Jr. and Pendleton came to the rescue and everything was happy...

...until the next day, there was an article in the news about a poisoning, and everyone was freaked out enough until Emily, ever curious, asked, "So what are the symptoms of that kind of poisoning?" at which point Holmes, Jr. was kind enough to explain in detail, with photographs. Nobody had much of an appetite after that...

...except for Sarah Marple, who I guess is the granddaughter of Miss Marple...which doesn't make a whole lot of sense because it's Miss Marple, so either she's a grandniece or she came about the same way Elrock (or Erlock) Holmes did. They all sprung forth from the magnificent brains of their forebears. Watson, Jr. was probably born the normal way, because Watson's brain isn't magnificent enough. But anyway, Sarah Marple often refers to her grandmother, so I guess Jane Marple (we checked Wikipedia for the name) is a grandmother figure, regardless of blood relations. (Based on our experience with Labyrinth of Grimm, I'm sure the developers must have done the research. So either they came up with some way to make it work, or they're like, "Whatever, it's fiction." They did make Little Red Riding Hood a boy, after all.)

Anyway, we were a little disappointed that the next chapter focused on Miss Marple, because we wanted more boy characters, but it was an interesting case, anyway. And they solved the murder with the help of Erlock (or Elrock) Holmes, and lived happily ever after, except for the attempted-murderer, who was banished from the school.


Today I'm thankful for making good progress on Sukina, Page feeling much better, getting to play Mysteria last night, having ice cream for later, and reminders to finish what we started.
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