This morning was shaping up that today was gonna be a bad day, but today was Mod Pizza for lunch, and also my package got here this afternoon (well, that is certainly by tomorrow evening!), so it still kinda balances out. This week really seems like it’s “clumsy in the kitchen” week or whatever though. Earlier this week I burned my pointer finger on the rim of a pan, and today I cut my pinky making a sandwich at work. At least it’s almost over. Just two more days.
星だけ also came with a postcard-sized print! No idea what I’m gonna do with it lol I did not expect to get one.
I had the idea this morning to, when I read next 4 years, count how many lines I read and divide them by how many lines are on a page in the physical novels since they’re only slightly longer and get my pages read that way… but I don’t wanna count them lmao, that ain’t happening.
Today I ended up reading the last 3 chapters of GREEN! It was a good series; I’m glad I decided to give it a chance.
Huh, again with 地 being written as ぢ! It wasn’t spoken this time, though. Wako-chan developed painful hemorrhoids from heavy lifting (rather, they came back) the day before their wedding, and…
I think I’m starting to get the hang of しか, too. She’s doing fine after Makoto gets her some treatment, but the pain flares up again during the ceremony, and… 耐えるしかない!! There’s nothing for it but to endure!! (I think.)
Well, after all that (and work), I’m tired but I still wanna read so I thought I’d just read some more Holy Cow, but I was too curious and ended up picking up 星だけが知ってる today anyway. The art is sooo pretty. I wouldn’t call it particularly text-heavy, but like, after all of today seeing all that kinda made my brain wanna shut down (which is why I was just gonna read in English!! but noooo), although once I actually started reading, it wasn’t that bad. I read the first chapter, and it was pretty great. Oh, this poor MC. He worked part-time at an izakaya that had to close today because the store owner was arrested, plus his girlfriend since high school (he’s a college student now) broke up with him, and now he’s lost in a park because he was thinking while walking and not paying attention where he’s going, he stumbles upon a stranger watching the meteor shower, unloads all of this onto the stranger when he asks why he came here if it wasn’t to watch the shower, gets kissed by the stranger, and runs off again without paying attention where he’s going and somehow finds himself back where he needs to be, and he’s like, “Nope, can’t deal with this, I have surpassed my limit for today.” And then he discovers he’s lost his wallet. And then later when he stops at a café after completing an interview for a new part-time job, who does he find works there but the stranger who kissed him whom he’d thought he’d never see again!! This guy can’t catch a friggin’ break lmao. I wanna read more but I’m too sleepy.
Y’know, I’ve never felt, starting a new series, like I’ve had to kinda “relearn how to read” or whatever like a lot of people talk about? Sure I’ve gotta make some minor adjustments at first as I get used to the author’s style, but that’s it, no different than adjusting to a new author’s style in English.
Anyway, I hadn’t really thought about it before, but like, I can totally buy doujinshi now. I mean, I already have a few BSD ones that I bought in college but couldn’t read (3 kunikidazai and 1 odazai; I’ll have to find some time to try reading them now), but I can buy more! I particularly wanna try and get some of Gusari’s KNB and HQ!! ones. 群青の写真 especially stuck with me. I don’t even particularly like Oikawa all that much, but just, idk, I love it. I love the feeling of her stories.
Some vocab of note:
一筋 (ひとすじ) [suffix] earnest; resolute; intent; devoted; single-minded. (Wait, did I do this one already?)
流星群 (りゅうせいぐん) [noun] meteor shower. I already knew this one, I just like it (I love space lol)
未明 (みめい) [adverbial noun] early dawn; grey of morning
天文 (てんもん) [noun] astronomy