Hey hey! So for those not already in the know, I’ll be getting a visit from a dear friend of mine,
, starting later today, who’ll be staying the week with me! This means I probably won’t be as active here and on my other Internet Haunts for a while, though I will do my best to keep pace regardless. So if I’m a bit slow to respond, that’s why! Gonna have me a good time, I am! Much love to all y’all. ^_^EDIT:
And, one week later, the time has passed.
has gone home, but only after a wonderful week. As always, it was just the best to simply have her company; lots of good old Talking, about anything and everything that came to mind, and that's on top of all the other fun stuff we got to do together!
* The "big thing" this time was probably our marathoning the entirety of "Revolutionary Girl Utena" together via hulu, as well as its...interesting movie, "Adolescence of Utena". I'll probably have a larger post on my feelings about the series and movie up some time later, since there's a great deal to unpack and I want to keep this update relatively focused, but suffice it to say, despite a...less-than-stellar dub and a visibly thin animation budget (this is seriously one of the most stock-footage-heavy anime I have ever
seen), I found myself quite impressed by the whole thing. It really pulled me in, and left me with an awful lot to really think over and feel through.
* We also again got to spend some time with
, first at the New England Aquarium in Boston on Wednesday, and then at her house on Saturday (though alas, weather conditions made a mutual friend of ours unable to join us there this time). The Aquarium, as always, was a delight; there were adorable seals behind glass outside (all of whom looked awfully pleased to have company watching them), there were adorable penguins inside, and there were any number of strange and fascinating fish to be found. It's an experience I've had more than once, but it always
manages to fascinate me, and it's all the better for having two friends with me who so clearly loved the whole experience of it!
* The visit to
's house, meanwhile, centered on another marathon, this time of "Steven Universe" episodes, as she'd fallen a bit behind since "Coach Steven". It was actually a genuinely fascinating little ride, too! Not only did I LOVE seeing the reactions to each episode, but I myself found that my own feelings on them had only grown more positive; even the ones that initially didn't work for me that well the first time I saw them didn't really bother me all that much anymore, while the ones I ALREADY loved were even BETTER.
* So yeah, all in all, it was a lovely, pleasant time, as always, and I kinna miss having
around already. But hey, that just means I'll look forward that much more to our next visit together. <3