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I had something I was going to post, but now I've forgotten what...

Oh, right. The best thing about the new KR Den'ou opening is that the "in your hands" bit sounds a good deal less like "in your pants". That's just disturbing to hear every time I hit that point in the song.

(And yeah, it's also disturbing to realize that "hands" and "pants" sound about the same when spoken with a Japanese accent.)

New episode downloading. *waits impatiently* Five and a half hours of proofing subs and smacking in titles means I deserve a reward. Or a break. Or... dinner. Yes, definitely dinner.

Ah, dinner reminds me, I was going to post about yesterday.

Yesterday was a strange and somewhat confused day. Started with discovering a nice puddle of water under the washing machine. *grumbles* Just what I need right now. More water. How about putting it in the reservoirs instead, huh?

After spending several minutes trying to track down the source of the problem and debating the relative merits of practicing a little recreational snaking vs. paying someone else to deal with it (paying winning out by a looooong shot), I figured out that the problem is there's a slow leak on the connector going into the washing machine. Ah. That I can live with. Or at least, fix sometime when it's not already pouring rain and freezing cold out.

(It is, in fact, quite literally freezing out. The snow up on the mountains is quite pretty -- in the times when the rain clears enough to see that far.)

My plans of spending the day finishing up some subtitling were put to wash by an electrical storm puttering through for the majority of the day. Lightening + no grounded outlets = everything gets unplugged at the first rumble.

So I decided to do a little cleaning instead, and found yet another puddle. Seriously, enough with the water already. Man. I think I need to get myself an alter to Benten along with a pond for her accompanying dragon and tell them that the ongoing water problems are their purvey, not mine, thankyouverymuch. I'm a fire sign fer cryin' out loud; I don't want to be wet all the time!

New puddle was, happily, small, and traced to unloading the dishwasher.

Frustrating day was saved from utter hopelessness by cirdan_haven and
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I had something I was going to post, but now I've forgotten what...

Oh, right. The best thing about the new KR Den'ou opening is that the "in your hands" bit sounds a good deal less like "in your pants". That's just disturbing to hear every time I hit that point in the song.

(And yeah, it's also disturbing to realize that "hands" and "pants" sound about the same when spoken with a Japanese accent.)

New episode downloading. *waits impatiently* Five and a half hours of proofing subs and smacking in titles means I deserve a reward. Or a break. Or... dinner. Yes, definitely dinner.

Ah, dinner reminds me, I was going to post about yesterday. <lj-cut text="About yesterday. Somewhat frustrating.">

Yesterday was a strange and somewhat confused day. Started with discovering a nice puddle of water under the washing machine. *grumbles* Just what I need right now. More water. How about putting it in the reservoirs instead, huh?

After spending several minutes trying to track down the source of the problem and debating the relative merits of practicing a little recreational snaking vs. paying someone else to deal with it (paying winning out by a looooong shot), I figured out that the problem is there's a slow leak on the connector going into the washing machine. Ah. That I can live with. Or at least, fix sometime when it's not already pouring rain and freezing cold out.

(It is, in fact, quite literally freezing out. The snow up on the mountains is quite pretty -- in the times when the rain clears enough to see that far.)

My plans of spending the day finishing up some subtitling were put to wash by an electrical storm puttering through for the majority of the day. Lightening + no grounded outlets = everything gets unplugged at the first rumble.

So I decided to do a little cleaning instead, and found yet another puddle. Seriously, enough with the water already. Man. I think I need to get myself an alter to Benten along with a pond for her accompanying dragon and tell them that the ongoing water problems are their purvey, not mine, thankyouverymuch. I'm a fire sign fer cryin' out loud; I don't want to be wet all the time!

New puddle was, happily, small, and traced to unloading the dishwasher.

Frustrating day was saved from utter hopelessness by <lj user=cirdan_haven> and <lj-user=z107m> tempting me away with cheesecake. Which turned out to be, while pleasant, also in line with the rest of the day. I ordered an innocent-looking hibachi steak. Little did I know (since they didn't put it on the menu, grr) that it comes with a cilantro garnish. Ick. Can't stand the stuff. Will pick every last fragment of it off my food before I will eat it. If I'm trying to pretend that I'm not being four I'll offer as an excuse that it's been known to upset my stomach. But, really, that doesn't happen all that often since I rarely let the stuff get into my stomach.

M'friends thought the sight of me picking off every single morsel of cilantro was pitiable, and insisted to the waitress that they take it away and get rid of the vile weed. A few minutes later dinner re-appears with all my veggies taken away (hey! Those were barely contaminated and were tasty!) and much of the evil weed scraped off. Much =/= all, and see note re: I will scrape every last bit off before I will consume the food. Oh, and a new set of mashed potatoes which claimed to be wasabi potatoes but in reality land only had a wasabi sauce on them, alas.

Again, it was sent back. The manager came over an apologized. It didn't bug me too much that it was there (though give a girl a little warning, huh?) and after a while another waitress brought over a fresh plate, proudly declaring it to be "cilantro-free". I surveyed my new, much-anticipated dinner only to find -- eek! -- a suspicious-looking green sauce on my meat. They didn't...

Oh, yes. They did. My cilantro-free dinner was garnished with a lovely cilantro-wasabi sauce. The wasabi, alas, does absolutely nothing to drown out the flavor of the cilantro. I nearly cried. ;_;

In the end I told them just to box it up as is and I'll wash it off at home. Fortunately I can just remove the stuff, it's not like with peanut allergies where anything that's touched it is contaminated.

To be fair, other than taunting me with my dinner the staff there were very nice about it. The manager came over and apologized -- it turned out the cooks didn't realize their wasabi pesto contained cilantro, and she was very embarrassed about this. It was just the part where they happily described it as "cilantro-free" when it was still coated in the stuff that made me want to pound my head on the table.

We did, at least, get cheesecake. And it was cilantro-free. Yay!


Afterward we watched the Red and White Singing Contest that's held at New Year's in Japan every year. This year, sadly, featured no Ultramen waving flags (though that artist did appear with the same song -- and a less entertaining backup group). There was still a couple of outfits that were really so remarkable they left me speechless, the shamisen brigade (most impressive!), and a horde of armor-clad, sword-waving samurai. Most entertaining!


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I found another random bit part for Sakomizu's actor. He played a priest marrying off the main characters in one of my dramas. Kinda made my brain break, particularly when crossed with certain alt-verses.

There's a random bit part in an episode of UltraSeven that I'd swear was done by Nishina Masaki -- if for no other reason than that his "Waaaaaaa!"s sounded exactly like Ryuu's. (Yeah, I've had to listen to that too much.)

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I handed Jan the first 36 episodes of UM when she was up here last. She's requested the rest of the series -- and all the subbed episodes I have, since one of the folks who lives above her also has a taste for the fine cheese. *rubs hands* Mwahaha! More people to join in the toku-love!

I'm pondering what else to hand her while I'm at it. She's specifically asked for <i>Kabuto</i>. (Which means I guess I should stop holding off in hopes that someone else will watch it with me and just finish crashing through it. Hrm, and subbing stuff's coming up to a point where I can probably have my brain eaten by something else for a bit -- and a break would be good anyway.) Likewise, I was thinking of passing on 555. (Again, with the "need to finish watching" :P <i>Agito</i> and <i>Kuuga</i> being the only KR series I've managed to see all the way through -- not because I don't like them, but because I like them too much to watch in fragmented chunks and I run out of time.) I should pass along the vampire bunnies series too, but I've only got the one copy, and I've promised to loan it out to <lj user=sakon76> first. I suspect she'll appreciate the cheese, so I'll probably also burn off copies of what I have on <i>Gekiranger</i>.

Hmmm... If I loaned her Kuuga I wonder if she'd be interested in helping translate...? Particularly if she's got someone to watch it with who's Japanese-impaired...?


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*notes that grey text with a white drop-shadow is just about impossible to read in subtitles. Really.*

Man, it is really annoying on the Den'ou episodes that T-N messes up the timing on the first several lines 'cause of their episode intro bump. Makes me frustrated that I can't fix it. It would take so little!

There. Done rambling. Going to fix dinner now.
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