Takarazuka dayyy! Ahh, I still feel so happy and satisfied. My only regret is that I seriously should have done the unimaginably stupid awesome photo booth where you take a photo and it puts it into a photo of one of the actresses and you can get a phone strap printed of it because it looks so lame and it’s really amazing. As it is, my friend took some seriously awesome photos both of me posing with the cardboard cutouts and with the giant poster outside. I am obscenely excited for her to send them to me so I can make them my background and shit because I think they’re the funniest ever.

I had a lot of extremely complicated thoughts about the show and I decided that I’m going to have a serious talk with my adviser about if I could do an independent study on takarazuka and I think he would be down for it.

Also, yeah, I fucking bought the DVD because by the time I realized it was even more expensive than I thought, I was already deeply emotionally attached to buying the stupid thing.

Don’t let anyone ever tell you that dreams don’t come true. 

Really though, I’m currently immensely satisfied with my decision to invest in these stupid little guys because I’ve only gotten one duplicate so far. Keiji has a little tiny tiny tiny Yumekichi with him and I just can’t get over it. Sadly I’m not taking any out so that they survive the plane ride though, but I’m only missing like, Shingen and Motochika from my most desired list right now and I will probably buy a few more and give up if they’re repeats. I just really want Motochika ok I got Motonari so I need to have the sets of matching characters, o- okay…

Also, every cute accessory place in the city is currently doing stupid sales. 300 yen earrings. I bought a decent amount because we only have real earrings in America so this is my only chance. 

I also basically forgot that we have a final and it’s tomorrow because I had a rough morning and then did karaoke free time to sing my stress away which was amazing but I still left wishing I could sing more. Thinking about tomorrow I’m just thinking about Takarazuka, I am done with the final already in my heart.
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Don’t let anyone ever tell you that dreams don’t come true.

Really though, I’m currently immensely satisfied with my decision to invest in these stupid little guys because I’ve only gotten one duplicate so far. Keiji has a little tiny tiny tiny Yumekichi with him and I just can’t get over it. Sadly I’m not taking any out so that they survive the plane ride though, but I’m only missing like, Shingen and Motochika from my most desired list right now and I will probably buy a few more and give up if they’re repeats. I just really want Motochika ok I got Motonari so I need to have the sets of matching characters, o- okay…

Also, every cute accessory place in the city is currently doing stupid sales. 300 yen earrings. I bought a decent amount because we only have real earrings in America so this is my only chance.

I also basically forgot that we have a final and it’s tomorrow because I had a rough morning and then did karaoke free time to sing my stress away which was amazing but I still left wishing I could sing more. Thinking about tomorrow I’m just thinking about Takarazuka, I am done with the final already in my heart.

I had a fun day with my friend. ;-; I managed to play the games I wanted to, except for GG sadly. But the best thing was playing the taiko and err funky circular rhythm games and doing some imas songs. The taiko game has fucking Nanairo Button and I basically died. I was also happy because I was pretty good at the funky circle thing because it’s so much like Love Live. Playing fighting games was still a pretty emotionally difficult experience. I played with my friend but she wasn’t exactly going to keep paying to play, and then no one else sat down so I just played arcade mode until she got bored while everyone stared at me. ;-; we did purikura too but this one’s auto-editing was really gross and made us both look hella weird.

Also, a tiny bit of why I bought the Yukimura charm thing is because I wanted photographic evidence of how unimaginably lazy the work on the paper thing behind it is. It’s just hilarious to me. Those pixels. I can’t. I was thinking I wouldn’t buy it because it’s silver and I can’t put it with my other charms but fuck it, I just put it on my other bag. I wanted to be a loser and put them together.

I also hate myself so much that I might go back and buy more of the random figure boxes pictured. I bought two from slightly different character sets and got Kojuurou and Sasuke and they’re adorable but they were both in the lower tier of my desired characters even though they kind of go together as a set nicely….. Considering I consider over half of the possible characters in the highest tier of want I dunno how that happened.

I have almost everyone’s souvenirs, but everything I see that I want for Zoe is in a UFO catcher and then I try it and then have to give up eventually so I’m still kind of lost. A-cho has a stupid amount of shit I want in fooking crane games like imas and sailor moon figures and this kills me because I know I’ll just waste money and give up. ;-;

This is how my cooking evolved while here. It also involved an egg at some point. The real improvement is that there is rice. I also just am fucking in love with this skirt and I’m trying to wear it out today with my friends. It’s on the shorter side of my comfort zone while I’m here so I dunno if I’m gonna make it but it makes me really happy so I hope I can.

Also hopefully I can bully someone into playing fighting games with me. ;-; I’m gonna be even more trash than before when I get back and I could technically have been practicing while I’m here but I didn’t end up wanting to go back to the arcade alone but today I’ll have an entourage. …of people who have never played before, so I dunno what I’m expecting.

Finally, sorry but not sorry that I became a photo spamming blog. My internet is hella bad so I can’t really look at my dash or reblog stuff, I just sit here making irrational posts and send them out into the ether and they eventually pop up on my blog. And I love everyone who replies thank you guys sorry I dunno the best way to answer you ;-;

I need to submit a photo for the reporter bio for the article I’m writing for class and these are my top three candidates. I would actually do it but I know they’d all be vetoed by my extremely shocked and dismayed teachers. I just want to laugh at myself because I’m a ridiculous person but I’ll pretend to be serious and put a photo of flowers sigh

The gross thing in the second photo is the first “meal” I made here. It was originally an egg. I think it represents my life. I also still fucking die laughing at myself every time I see the first photo because I look so fucking pleased with myself and how funny I think I am and I just still feel exactly the same way. Actually I feel that all of these photos sum up my life very well.

Meanwhile, it’s my last weekend here and I’m rolling around sobbing because I don’t have room to carry more stuff back but I still have more stuff I want to buy. ;-; I also can’t find the imas DS game at any bookoffs and this kills me.

As a final note since this post already lost its singular topic, to give a note of how weird my life is, the other day I was shopping and this guy asked for my photo and ended up doing a photoshoot which included an “encore” in which he asked me to pose like I was putting my hair up in a ponytail. So yeah, in a lot of ways I kind of can’t wait to go back home. But on the other hand, I did karaoke by myself for a solid 6 hours the other day and they had Tactics character songs and some Poca Felicita so I kind of never want to leave this beautiful country.

It’s Gion matsuri today! Yesterday we walked for three hours in outstanding heat to go around and look at ojizousan and stuff. And then because I’m a fool I also went shopping. One of my goals has been a cute little backpack so I’ll actually bring books to class and shit and I feel satisfied because I got a reasonable priced one by getting it without the little charm which costs 1/3 of the bag price. It’s pretty awkward since they ring it up without telling you and the total skyrockets but I didn’t feel like putting up with that.

We also had a class lunch at this total bullshit restaurant where it was twice as much for tenpura soba so it was like $20 but the tenpura was literally just two shrimp tenpuras, no veggies or anything ;-; at least the program paid for half of it but I’m still hella salty

Hella random adventures in Japan photos. Cafés here are so weird but great except the one in the second photo was like $10 for a tiny drink which is also just very typical. The food in the first pic is possibly my favorite thing I’ve eaten here.

I’m also just insanely satisfied with the Date clan swag I got at animate yesterday but the only purse I have here has silver accents so I’m not using it yet and it’s killing me.

Finally, if you want a souvenir please give me a suggestion unless you are Jen because I already got you the greatest thing ever (at least I hope you think so too).

The most recent of my adventures in questionable purchases which I am actually insanely satisfied about. Basically, I can’t use my laptop or get it fixed while I’m here so I bought this in desperation. 

I’ve been playing Persona Q first and it’s so fucking good. I just have to buy all the games I will foreseeably want while I am here so I don’t have to import them oops. I have a lot of PQ impressions and feeling but I’ll keep them to myself for now since I can’t type easily. ;-;
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The most recent of my adventures in questionable purchases which I am actually insanely satisfied about. Basically, I can’t use my laptop or get it fixed while I’m here so I bought this in desperation.

I’ve been playing Persona Q first and it’s so fucking good. I just have to buy all the games I will foreseeably want while I am here so I don’t have to import them oops. I have a lot of PQ impressions and feeling but I’ll keep them to myself for now since I can’t type easily. ;-;

I know that all I can do is keep trying my best to care for my friends and myself but it really hurts that I’m gone for a month and my best friend is passing around shit her girlfriend talked about me thinking I’m not a caring person or worthy of affection. I shouldn’t let the words of someone who doesn’t even know me get to me like that but that Thursday was spreading it around really hurts.

I went out drinking for the first time it’s the Fourth of July I guess. Really it was just $10 for two hours of nomihoudai so it wasn’t a big loss not to drink much. It was just a bunch of us hen na gaijin so it was fine too.

Outside was less fine japanese guys are scary. But my friend walked me home so it was actually fine but woah. We did fireworks and stuff too. Overall I would do it again but certainly not looking to get drunk.