Feel exceptionally unlike writing things down, and yet things to write keep popping into my head.cadragongirl
and I are watching Buzzer Beat (for me it’s a re-watch, but a welcome one). It took us all of thirty seconds to realize that the drama is, basically, an AU of our lives.
This lead to me exclaiming aloud as we were walking back from Burger King, “I get Yamapi! Yay!” and doing a gleeful little twirl right there on the sidewalk.
It’s like someone wrote an AU where we’re hard-drinking boy-crazy would-be professional musicians (instead of amateur musicians who are/were graduate students in other subjects) who have fated encounters with hot basketball players. I’ve got the long hair, the capris, the flowy shirts, the messiness, the bookstore job, the violin skillz, and the flail. She’s got... well, the flute skillz, the tidiness, and the matter-of-fact attitude. And the name starting with M. I am now plotting to ambush her hair into Mai’s dango style. Uh, somehow.
Neither of us has the make-up skillz. I did say it was an AU.
It’s not just about the surface similarities, though. It’s also about being a twentysomething trying to build a life, whatever that entails; trying to do what you love and also make it pay the bills. cadragongirl
, by the way, has succumbed to the inexplicable Yamapi dead fish eyes charm, as all must in the end.
Naoki’s little sister continues to crack me up. I saw her in Yamanade, months after watching Buzzer Beat the first time, and totally didn’t register that it was the same actress. So now it’s like... okay, what’s an analogy... well, imagine watching Buzzer Beat if the only thing you’d seen Yamapi in before was Nobuta wo Produce.
It’s kind of like that. XD
And Maya Miki! It's like the producers got together and said, okay, who's the one actress who everyone will believe shares genetic material with these people, who will bring warmth and humor and energy to the part, who's still willing to play supporting roles?
In other news, I am reading the Percy Jackson series and I am liking it.
It is restoring my faith in prose intended for sixth-graders. And the mythology is actually kind of part of the Daisy Chain/Tom Brown’s School Days
project of figuring out how Greek is still relevant. My grad student heart burns to write a paper. My graduated student heart is gleeful that I don’t have to.
Anyway, we’re going to the beach tomorrow, so I’d better get some sleep. Good night, everyone!