UM NII-SAN, I FINALLY KNOW WHY I NEVER LET SUZUKI OUT WHEN I HAVE HOMEWORK TO DO, because today I was, okay, since you were nice and were a GOOD muse when I had to do my Jurisprudence dissertation plan, here goes! And I opened up MS Word. AND INSTANTLY HE GAVE ME 7,55 words of WHAT ON EARTH, and he hasn't even seen his other half yet. And then when I went to start reading for my Corporate Insolvency tutorial, he was :D HI THERE, and gave me two and a half sides of fullscap paper. MUSES. GIVE THEM AN INCH AND THEY'LL TAKE A MILE.
Hey Nii-san, I found SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE to back up what I'm writing. :D
XD I must explain how Suzuki came about.
You see, one night, not so long ago, Nii-san and I went out for dinner on a Friday night at a Korean/Japanese restaurant. Now you expect service on Friday nights to be slow, but let's say that service that night set a record that neither she nor I ever want to have broken again. >D We came in to the restaurant at 8.30pm, and our food only started arriving at 9.20pm. And the rest of the food took so long to arrive that we were only able to leave at 11.30pm. We literally had a course every hour. (Well, they did give us 17 sushi on a platter that had initially promised 10, so maybe they were making up for their tardiness) xD BUT BUT YOU SEE, the very important thing about that evening was that the manager of the restaurant looked more than a little like MORIKAWA TOSHIYUKI. And I was "HEY HE LOOKS LIKE MORIKAWA" and Nii-san was HEY YOU'RE RIGHT. It didn't help moments later when we found a waiter that looked like Sakurai Takahiro.
Long story short, never keep a fangirl waiting TOO LONG, for our imaginations are our instrument of revenge, and you will be SLASHED BEYOND REDEMPTION in an EPIC.
Halfway through dinner, ANOTHER Sakurai lookalike turned up, and we were D: HEY THIS HAS POSSIBILITIES. And so the restaurant fic was born. We created an entire storyline and backstory for all three of them, but the fascinating thing was, despite us deciding on the plot together, our characterisations were entirely different. What's even more fascinating about this is that as we go along and even as we plot individually, we come to the same startling conclusions on what's necessary to the story, even down to which character should be older, by how much older, and unusual details which I didn't think we'd subconsciously sync on, but we do. The really, really fun thing about this was how we spent THREE HOURS IN A RESTAURANT waiting for FOOD, and yet, because Nii-san was there, I didn't feel the time passing. One of the things I really love about Nii-san is how we can spend an hour talking about Sephiroth/Cloud, then instantly switch the topic to Jurisprudence and the philosophy of law, and then switch back again to FF7 AU fic. xD It's very difficult to find someone with whom you can talk about all areas of your life with, so, she is special. :D
We were having lunch with Kaa-san and telling her about it, and Kaa-san was >;O at the story and Nii-san and I were :D THANK YOU. XD And Kaa-san has given me Ap0cripha doujin and Nii-san has given me Ap0cripha backstory and I am HEY THIS IS FASCINATING WOW. :D
BUT THE DOUJIN IS MAKING ME GO HEY JADE/PLATINA IS PRETTY COOL and my mind is OH MY GOD WHAT HAPPENED TO PLATINA/ALEX THEN?!
TODAY TODAY TODAY!!! I have to write about today because today I met elvaron! :D *JUST BEAMS* This is going to sound so ridiculous, but I've had butterflies ALL WEEK just thinking, Oh God, what if she thinks I'm an idiot? It's always the same no matter how many people I meet from LJ, I'm always so worried that they're going to be HI YOU'RE AN IDIOT and I'll be all SOBS, I KNOW BUT YOU WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO FIND OUT SO SOON.
Before we met, El was: "BEHAVE."
Me: "Okay :D"
Thank you so much for the reindeer! :D He's sitting on top of Jurisprudence notes on top of a Crime and Law Enforcement book. You really remind me of Rufus Shin-Ra! :D This is a GOOD thing, because I mean in the WOW, SHACHOU! kind of way. And El has the most interesting stories and is so much taller than me and likes Terry Pratchett! *beams* We went to Chinatown for lunch (me, operating on two hours of sleep, because I slept most of Saturday away, woke up at midnight on Sunday and was OH DAMN IT ALL, and started on IP Law... um, just like how I'm awake at 6.44am after getting up at 3.30am and being too nervous to go back to sleep... and a lecture at 11am too...), two of us, S and KT. I never, EVER understand how dim sum can fill me up so well despite being SO SMALL.
firestorm717 WE MISSED YOU AT LUNCH! We were, FIRE SHOULD BE HERE!!!] And have made great plans for the draining of the Atlantic Ocean.
We went around to Leicester Square, where they're having an advance celebration for St. Patrick's Day, and the Square was FILLED with people wearing green, and massive hats. (Oh, wait til later this week, where they'll be drinking Guinness and wearing massive hats) KT and I were "THIS IS THE COVENANT!!" because all we'd both learned it for Property, HEH. Walking down to Trafalgar Square found a Trafalgar Square SO CROWDED THAT WE COULD NOT SEE THE LIONS FOR THE PEOPLE. And, all of us mature and dignified university students, and so we went to St James's Park to quack at the ducks and squeal at the squirrels. :D KT warned S and El not to be too underwhelmed by Buckingham Palace, and I learnt a fascinating lesson on how we can invent histories for artefacts.
S: "Once there were tourists in Singapore who asked, What are these four elephants for?
And then they said, "... oh. Those elephants? Well... those elephants... WHEN SANG NILA UTAMA CAME TO SINGAPORE, he saw those elephants. THEY WERE A SIGN..."
And that's also when I discovered I love it when El makes Discworld references.
And S and El are wonderful, because we walked from Buckingham Palace to Knightsbridge and to High Street Kensington to see Royal Albert Hall. THIS IS A VERY LONG DISTANCE FOR THE UNINITIATED. KUDOS FOR YOUR STAMINA! :D It's really good to have people come to visit London, because then you see things and go to places you wouldn't otherwise go to, and you experience London all over again. I hadn't been to a park for so long until all of you, so I'm really really glad! And then we went to Harrods - which again, I have not been to in forever. They had white rose ice-cream (fascinating). Unfortunately then I had to leave to go back for dinner with my housemates. :D We were LET'S NOT COOK and went out for Italian. IT WAS GREAT. Strada has this utterly wonderful gorgonzola, mozzarella and beef pizza that's delicious, and we always have the linguini pescatore whenever we're there. (I still want to go back to the next-door restaurant for gnocchi, though, it's the best I've ever had!) But yes, Strada still wins hands-down. For dessert we had warm fig tart and strawberry tart, and I am now determined to try strawberry ribs for dinner someday. :D
OH MY GOD LIFE, I'VE MISSED YOU. BUT BACK TO STUDYING.