Oh my gosh, you guys! We actually got through more than half of a Noragami edit in one workday without going into overtime! This is unprecedented! ...It might be precedented with volume six. I really don't remember. But after the massive difficulty of volumes eight and nine, this is ridiculously exciting. ...Of course, there's still a possibility that the second half of the volume will destroy us, but for now, we celebrate! By not working overtime. We'll see what we do with the extra time!
Right now, we're updating LiveJournal! Tadah! I've had a couple of things on my mind that I'm interested in posting about, but they might not be happy enough to fit this happy post. Still, I don't know what else to talk about...other than the fact that sometimes it can be ridiculously hard to translate "hai". That's not exactly happy, either, but it's definitely something that we were thinking about today. And it always involves Kazuma and Bishamon! This time, it involved her other shinki, too, and that's part of what made it so hard. Tune in to volume ten for details on context and what we went with!
As for other things I've been thinking about, a little while ago, we had a Relief Society activity where we ended up talking to a very sweet old lady in our ward about what kind of movies we like. She said she liked movies from the forties and fifties, because they just don't make good movies anymore. A lot of my favorite movies are Disney animated films from the nineties, so I brought up that there are more recent Disney films that are good, but not Frozen, I hated Frozen. And she's like the sweetest old lady you'll ever meet, and she said, "I'm so glad to hear you say that," because now she felt validated. But the point is not that Frozen is good or bad, the point is what made it a hit, and why don't any of us like it that much?
This lady also happens to be one of the "music people" in the ward, and she agreed that she didn't really like the songs, which I think are one of the main selling points of Frozen? So I've been wondering what it is about those songs that makes so many people love them, and the songs from The Lion King. Then a video started going around Facebook about "every hit song in four chords", which was basically a demonstration of how all the hit songs you can think of were written with the exact same chord progression, which contained only four chords. They sang part of "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," and since the video was five minutes long, it was easy to keep the accompaniment on loop in my head for hours after we watched it.
So, while these chords played again and again in my head, I tried imagining "Let It Go" over them, and it fit like a glove! Clearly there is something very appealing to this chord progression.
But the upshot of all that is that I've had "Let It Go" going through my head off and on for three days now, and it gets me thinking. And when I think, I start wanting to tell people things like my theory that maybe the reason some women don't like Disney princesses has nothing to do with the princesses' merit or the lack thereof, but everything to do with wanting to fit in with the boys in their life.
But more importantly, Kristoff. His story seems like a Nice Guy's dream come true, doesn't it? Here he is, this awkward guy who's not terrible looks-wise, but not the handsomest guy in the bunch, and he's antisocial and spends all his time complaining to his reindeer about how awful the rest of the world is. And then here comes this cute girl, and despite his better judgment, he's nice to her and now they're romantically involved.
This has been another installment of "Hate is Just Love with Its Back Turned".
Today I'm thankful for making really good progress on Noragami today, having a little bit of extra free time, getting to watch more Sailor Moon SuperS last night, also getting to watch more Brothers Conflict (that show is ridiculous, but we like it), and Alan Menken music.