Today was a bust. We got up feeling very apprehensive about Noragami and whether or not we'd be able to finish dealing with the Hard Part and still have any time left to work on anything else. We were hoping to maybe get the whole thing done today! I mean, after the Hard Part, it was mostly straightforward stuff that doesn't seem like it would need that much research. And it would be so nice to be able to go to Disneyland with our friends and not have that hanging over our heads (on the other hand, Noragami is something we look forward to, when we're not terrified of it).
But then we checked our email and we had another one of those little projects that pop up (again I warn you: don't get excited, it's just legal stuff not related to manga at all), and we thought, "Well, so much for finishing Noragami today." We still had some hope, and then there was a force majeure. Our little sister called. We can't say no to talking to her! She's one of the people that keeps us sane!
And so I thought, "Eh, forget it. No Noragami today!" and we talked all morning. It was really nice. And then we got back to the internet and discovered the big news about Fruits Basket. For anyone who managed not to hear it yet, Yen Press has rescued the license and will be re-releasing it. This is perfect! We've been wanting a chance to redo our Fruits Basket translations! So we emailed our editor right away! ...And the news was that they were not looking for translators at this time.
We were okay with it at first, because frankly we don't have the time for that, but as the day wore on it bummed us out more and more. Probably because we were translating boring legal stuff and our minds wandered and we got grumpy. Then our brains stopped working and we had to stop working on the legal stuff and now here we are, updating LiveJournal, after breaking out the emergency chocolate covered pretzels. (They weren't for emergencies when we bought them--just for a nice treat when we got around to eating them--but then we had need of them.)
But to end on a happier note, we discovered that our dear sweet nephew has a new favorite movie: Tinker Bell and the Neverbeast. And of course it's the one we haven't seen, but the important thing is, when Sarah asked him if he wanted to talk to his aunts, he actually said yes this time! I asked him about Pokemon, but he had no attention for that and quickly informed me that, "I like Tinker Bell and the Neverbeast!" So I told him I haven't seen that one and asked him to tell me about it. And he said, "You should come to my house and watch it with me!" Awwwwwwww♥♥♥
We'd love to, but it just isn't practical. On the bright side, we will get to see him for Christmas, and we'll be happy to watch whatever his favorite movie then is with him then. (Sarah later started showing him the one we told her was the best, Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure. She texted us saying that at the part where Blaze (the firefly) keeps trying to follow her and she keeps trying to shoo him away, our nephew said in a concerned voice, "He wants to be friends!" Awwwwwwwwwwwwww♥♥♥)
All in all, today has been bittersweet. We didn't even finish the boring legal translation. We're hoping we'll be able to restore brain function by the time we get back to work (late?) next week.
Today I'm thankful for getting to talk to Sarah, getting to talk to our adorable nephew, having chocolate covered pretzels for emergencies (er, we don't anymore, but we did), new Noragami tonight, and being really close to the end of Persona Q.