After spending Monday in a coma I was up all night reading ToraDora! and took Mom to the doc's office to have her bladder scoped. Everything looks hunky-dory, so there'll be another scoping in January and yet another next July.
I had intended, once we were home, to go right to bed, but I ended up reading more ToraDora! I'm in the home stretch now; I'm on volume 9 and have only one volume left after that.
It really is a frustrating story in spots. You want everything to come out nicely but the story is on the harsher side of realistic so there are suboptimal endings. I mean, damn--you want to see someone end up dating the person he likes, but no one ever seems to manage that. But because it's so well-written, you understand that this is how things are and keep reading.
At least, I do.
...and the quality of the writing blows right through the bad (at least in spots) translation.
Anyway, I finally ran down, and managed to get to sleep; but I only slept for about five hours before the empty stomach woke me up. Now that I've eaten, I want only to return to bed.
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Best part about being this tired is when you think of things that are, ordinarily, mildly amusing: suddenly they become hilariously funny.
Just now I thought of the scene in Azumanga Daioh where Osaka is dreaming about Chiyo-chichi and English lessons.
C-cc: "I wish I were a bird!"
O: "Oh my god!"
...all delivered in that peculiar "I don't really know how to speak English and am speaking this by rote" Japanese accent. And I laughed when I got to Osaka's line.
If Chicory were ever to be animated, and if I were given a choice in the matter, I would want Yuki Matsuoka to do the voice of Ayumu "Osaka" Katsura. I imagine her using almost exactly the same voice as she did for Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga in Azumanga Daioh, but less spacy. (And no kansai-ben.)
(Of course, I might as well wish for my own spaceship and a villa on Mars. But it's fun to think about.)
But the two Osakas couldn't be more different in personality. AD's Osaka (the original) is spacy and not good with studying, but smart; my Osaka (the homage) is fast on her feet and on top of things, but still not an exemplary student. She's only caught flat-footed when her emotions get the better of her.
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...I'm just about to go face-down on the keyboard. Night all.