Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
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The winner of the race for our time today was...UQ Holder! Yay! I thought about saying "congratulations," but that seemed too self-important. As a matter of fact, UQ Holder! would have won whether Kingdom Hearts arrived today or not, so it's a good thing it didn't, because that would have been a distraction. We would have been all impatient to play Kingdom Hearts, which might have affected our translation abilities, at the best making it take longer (which would only prolong our own personal agony) and at the worst making us translate more poorly due to impatience to finish.

So it's really a very good thing that when we tracked our package this morning, it changed to say it was estimated to arrive tomorrow morning. That way, we weren't waiting for it to show up all day. And we finished UQ Holder! pretty quickly! I must say, we were not too happy when the zombie apocalypse started. I heartily dislike zombie stuff, so it was like, "Et tu, Akamatsu?" (Although we don't know him all that closely, so it should have been more like "Et [whatever the polite second-person pronoun is in Latin], Akamatsu?" But you get the idea.) Of course we should have seen it coming, because the whole series is about immortals and undead things and stuff. I think the lack of undeadness in the vampires lulled us into a false sense of security. (The main vampires in the Negima universe got to be vampires through magic, not dying.)

Fortunately, Akamatsu-sensei doesn't dwell too much on the zombies being zombies, and there's an unexpected(?) plot twist in this chapter! Gasp! So fans of the series can look forward to that. In the meantime, we got back to Missions of Love. We even made enough progress on it today that we could finish it! ...except that we have a Relief Society activity tonight, and the, "But we have to finish it before we go!" attitude would not help anything, so we'll probably save the rest for...maybe next week. Maybe later tonight. Maybe tomorrow if our package gets delayed again, or if we're feeling irresponsible tonight but especially responsible tomorrow.

Also, lyschan introduced us to Barakamon, so I wanted to mention it, because it's awesome and totally worth watching. Of course, as usual, we're always uppitily (<--adverb form of "uppity") criticizing the subtitles. They're accurate, just not the way we would do it. (I want to say "mostly" accurate, because there are some nuances that we're reading into the dialogue that aren't showing up in the subtitles, and in my mind that makes them less accurate, but 1)that's up for interpretation, and 2)"mostly accurate" implies that the translator doesn't have a fluent understanding of Japanese, which doesn't seem to be the case at all.) This time, it made us want people around to watch subtitled stuff with us, so they could see our thought process. But that brings with it the strong possibility of our guests being annoyed at us constantly talking over everything and/or pausing it all the time.

Today I'm thankful for getting to work on UQ Holder! today, getting to the Barakamon episodes with Kosuke, making good progress on Missions of Love, getting a surprise package (it was funny--we heard a noise, and Page ran away, which always means she's determined the sound to be by our front door, so I went to look and no one was there, but there was a package from Seven Seas, which was completely unexpected because we thought we already got the thing that we worked on from Seven Seas; apparently it was actually divided into two volumes, and now we have an open package with comp copies that have very risque covers lying on the floor for all to see (if we had any guests)), and being almost done (maybe completely done) with our to-do list before our new game shows up.
Tags: barakamon, dance in the vampire bund, kingdom hearts, uq holder
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