Tags: tetsuya iwanaga


I'm late!

Wow, it got late! We actually finished work early and everything, too. But we had to get food, so we called Mom and made arrangements with Celeste and they said she would be over soon, and I didn't think we'd have time to update LJ until half an hour later when we were still waiting, and I was like, "Hm, we should have used that time more productively, like by updating LJ or something," so we came to the computer to do just that, and I had just barely started the opening paragraph when Celeste called to let us know she was here.

That's probably a run-on sentence, but we discovered today that there's a sentence somewhere in existence that's more than 1,200 words long.

Anyway, while we were at the grocery store, Celeste called Mom to ask what kind of kitty litter she was supposed to get, and Mom told her that they were going to John's Incredible Pizza for dinner and we were invited. So instead of coming home, we just dropped off our groceries at home and went to Mom's place to make transportation more convenient when it was time to go.

While we were there, Celeste mentioned her German penpal, and there was talk of going to Europe and pretending to be a princess, so we mentioned the Adventures by Disney tours, which we then went to check out, and apparently! the Germany tour includes a two-night stay in Rapunzel castle, which I think was the inspiration for the Grimm's fairy tale? I don't remember the details but that was the thing that made us decide that the Germany tour was the one we wanted to go on. All we need to do is save up like fifteen thousand dollars (sadly, I'm not exaggerating) and we can all go!

In the meantime, we have some other travel plans to figure out, because a couple of our aunts are planning a family reunion, and Celeste doesn't want to go because she only wants to spend money on one trip to Utah and our favorite cousin blackhope just got engaged, and Sarah's not going because her brother-in-law is getting married that same weekend. We're kind of like, "Why can't we make two trips to Utah?" except that we're currently the poorest of us all and so we know very well why Celeste would only want to make the trip once.

But the fact of the matter is, we're feeling kind of bored and friendless, and we think a family reunion would at least break the monotony. Not that we're completely friendless, but... yeah. Ah well, I'm sure things will work out for the best. We might be able to figure something out. It's a little frustrating that we don't get any family support in going to a family reunion. One of many reasons divorce (and the crazy/stupid things people do leading up to it) really really sucks.

Anyway. After deciding we needed to watch more anime with Tetsuya Iwanaga in it, we looked him up to see what all he's in and found he's in s-CRY-ed. Well what do you know, we got the box set of that a loooooong long time ago and hadn't watched it yet. So we finally broke it out last night, and let me tell you, that is one fancy piece of packaging. And we're enjoying the series immensely. And now it's time to go watch disc 2.

Today I'm thankful for pizza buffets, having food again, that very yummy Chex Mix we had for lunch, both cats still being alive (the fights seem to be getting more frequent, but it's what happens when they have contact with each other, and if they don't have contact with each other, they'll never get used to each other, so we figure we have to let it happen), and having s-CRY-ed to finally watch.

Mystery Tour

Today's featured manga (as in the one we're working on that's probably still confidential) is not one for arachnophobes. It even started to creep me out a little. Not that I'm the most spider-loving person ever.

Anyway. I wanted to talk about Tetsuya Iwanaga today. While just about everybody is talking about the Olympics, the voice actor blog Twitter feed posted the first part of a blog entry of his that was like, "I have a medal, too!!"

But first, we interrupt our regular blogcast to bring you a message from Page:


(I added the introduction part, but the rest of it is exactly the way she typed it. Just imagine what that could have looked like if this were one of those times when she decided that the keyboard is the perfect place to lie down. She's on Athena's bed now.)

Anyway. Iwanaga-san then went on to explain that he got his medal for being the hero at the Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour at Tokyo Disneyland!! Aaaaaahhhh!!! That is adorable and makes us jealous. We even almost got up the nerve to comment, but our Japanese input thing was acting up, which we took to mean it's okay not to push ourselves. We didn't know there was a Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour at Tokyo Disneyland, either. I'm not sure we would have been brave enough to see about going on it if we had known about it, but at any rate, we will definitely need to keep this in mind for future visits. According to Iwanaga-san, they don't usually choose adults to be the hero (not surprisingly), but if we can get in the right group...

Anyway, I think we need to find more anime with Tetsuya Iwanaga in it.

If I remember correctly, he's actually in the Japanese dub of Hercules (as a super minor character...). That would also go along with our strategy of improving our translations by watching the Japanese versions of things we've seen a million times in English. Of course, we came up with this strategy on our way to Japan almost two years ago and only sort of implemented it (we have The Emperor's New Groove in Japanese but have only watched it once (we like the English version better, but the live action actor for Light from Death Note is the Japanese dub voice of Kuzco)), but now that we've reread our Japan report, we remember it and I still think it's a good idea. Now if only we had the money to be ordering DVDs from Japan...

Today I'm thankful for the idea of going on the Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour, making much better translation progress today than yesterday, chocolate recipes (we feel a need for chocolate but all we have is a box of cocoa), not being an arachnophobe, and minor characters.