...I also bought Pokemon Diamond for the DS. Can I say it? Can I say The Words?
MY POKEMANS. LET ME SHOW YOU THEM.
I suspect the reasoning behind my buying it is that I'm surrounded by Pokemon merchandise almost constantly and children are always talking to me about which ones they like. The clincher was when kurayamihimitsu mentioned she had it too.
Actually, I used to be a big Pokemon fan -- it's where I first heard Miki Shin'ichirou and Koyasu Takehito. I lost interest when they introduced too many new Pokemon though.
Anyway, I also went to the annual Bon Odori near my apartment (see picture). Fantastic, as always. Obon has always felt very special to me and I love joining in the dances. This year, I danced behind an elderly man who showed me the right moves. He took a picture of kuroe and I afterwards -- I suppose we were a novelty.
In the evening, we rented Sweeney Todd and had a two-person singalong with the English subs. Anyone want to join us next time for a bizarre karaoke, alcohol and random cosplay event?
Everyone's talking about Hetalia Axis Powers. Not sure if it's more of a 'whoa, trainwreck' or something else. I'd never heard of until recently, but there were some good seiyuu on the drama CD -- Sugiyama Noriaki was Britain.
Going to be putting out a a call for people who want to join a Velvet Under World RPG soon, so let me know if you'd like to get in there first and get a character.