When she's not wearing the plate cuirass, you can see how totally made of hot Erza is. Damn.
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Okay, so I watched anime today:
Arakawa Under the Bridge x BridgeSome neat things:
Tokyo Womens' Baseball
Fight! Ippatsu Juuden-chan
Kaichou wa Maid-sama
Taishou Yakyuu Musume (which I've translated as Tokyo Womens' Baseball) is pretty interesting. First off, since it's set in 1925, the language is different. I can't really hear individual words so much as I can get a feel for the language, and it's different from modern Japanese. (The same way I detect Saori's pseudo-samurai cant in OreImo.)
The first ep contains a basic history lesson, showing the major landmarks of Tokyo in 1925. Obviously they're all gone now, as Tokyo was routinely pounded by B-25s during the closing months of WW2, which is why even Japanese viewers needed the mini-travelogue. Otherwise, many of them would have been saying, "WTF, what town is that supposed to be?"
The girls are cute and it looks like the story will be worth watching.
I must have missed some of the To-Love-Ru story--probably OVAs, in fact--because ep 1 of the new TV series has characters I don't remember in it, including this weird Potemayo-like thing.
Fight! Ippatsu Juuden-chan is, as promised, a fan service vehicle, with a "bonus" for guys who like seeing girls wet their pants. Argh etc. But the first ep had me laughing out loud, and the story seems worthwhile, and the pants-wetting stuff amounts to a total of a few seconds per episode, so WTF.
The last two on the list I discussed previously. BTW, the image above came from ep 20, the one I watched today, and that wasn't the only Erza goodness in that episode. There's others--her in a towel after a bath, in two different forms of armor, and...*drool*
I really need a girlfriend, damn it.
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Because it was so nice today, I walked around the yard a bit and picked up a bunch of fallen sticks from the trees, and gathered a bit of loose trash that had blown into the yard from somewhere. Anyway, it was a little bit of badly-needed exercise, and it was warm enough for me to walk around in shorts.
I had the windows open again for most of the afternoon, too, which was nice. Fresh air is always good. And I finally got around to disassembling, lubing, and reassembling the front door lock, so it's no longer a pain in the butt to lock or unlock the dang door. That's a 10-minute job I've been putting off for six months; it was finally warm enough to justify having the door open.
...and as I went to the Chinese place to pick up dinner, I found myself thinking, "Okay, what the hell is wrong with me? I feel strange!"
I felt good.
I've been miserable for three months, if not longer, and today was the first time I didn't feel crummy or depressed or sick or totally exhausted since mid-December. No idea how long it'll last (if at all).
Probably it's actually me feeling "not bad" rather than "good", to be honest, but it's like when you're in pain and you take some good pain reliever like Darvocet, and the pain disappears: the endorphins make you giggly. This is probably about the same kind of deal, here.
What a difference from this morning, though: when I woke up around 9-ish or so, it was from a dream that I'd gone to Tokyo to meet a woman who I'd been having an Internet romance with. Only while I was having a look around the place I was staying, I found that it was immense--it would be an immense place in the US, so it'd be gargantuan in Japan--and then I found the woman in the kitchen with some friends, and it turned out in fact that the place I was staying was her boyfriend's condominium.
He was out of town at her behest, which bothered me considerably, so I told her we'd have to have a talk about things; then I tried to find my way back to the room I'd be sleeping in and got lost. There was something in there about me taking a bath before dinner, and asking some woman if she'd ever had a Japanese bath (she had, obviously) and then I woke up.
So I woke up depressed. I don't really know why, except that the woman I'd gone to meet was obviously dishonest (and worse than merely dishonest). It took me a couple of hours to shake the feeling.
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Here it is 10 hours later, though, and I'm starting to fall asleep, and I can't think of a single good reason I shouldn't just brush my teeth and go to bed.
Well, except that I really ought to take out the trash, first, as tomorrow is garbage day. Other than that--F it.
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OH ALL RIGHT WE CAN ALL RELAX NOW BECAUSE OBAMA SAYS THE RADIATION FROM JAPAN WON'T REACH THE US!!!!
Oh, thank God for that! I was starting to WORRY!