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First Week of Work, Blades of Glory, and On Siblings. 
2nd-Jun-2007 01:06 am
Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA
First week at work DONE! And thanks be to the holiday on Thursday: do not think I could have made it through the week without it. Spent more time conscious at work than conscious at home, because once I get home from work I head straight for the couch and fall asleep there. Before lunchtime on the first day they had us working, and the only day I left the office on time was the day I wasn't given work (had quite enough to cope with, thank you). To be honest, work's gonna take some getting used to, but I suppose it's a good sign that when I left the office at 9pm tonight I wanted to walk right back in to work some more. (Then of course, on the train home, I realised how tired I was). Had to cancel a dinner with friends due to working overtime and exhaustion - first work-related cancellation on the second day of work, and it won't be my last. Had to postpone Japanese exam on Saturday because I didn't have enough time or energy during the week to make a passable attempt at studying. *wry smile* Wanted to make a post of Abyss-related images to convey the week, but am too tired to do so.

Did, however, manage to catch Blades of Glory for the second time on Monday with mangy_mongrel (my partner on ice in crime with regard to our love for this movie), lacewood, rukia, harajukufuuri and elvaron. (I love watching El smile during movies) We had an amazing, amazing audience: not even Pirates got this much cheering and applause!

I was reading this really fascinating article on Jon Heder (plays Jimmy in Blades of Glory, where he's blond, blue-eyed, pretty and the kind of uke that's "Scratch deep enough, and you'll find steel" - therefore automatically my favourite), where he was talking about his identical twin brother (I really can pick them, and unconsciously, too), and said, "But my brother and I think alike, know everything about one another, and when we get together, we block everything else out. Nothing exists in our world except for us."

This says that when they were young they used to finish each other's sentences, which is said to be a common thing for identical twins, but I do this with my close friends and siblings and have never found it to be an unusual occurrence. Sometimes it's not so much that I know what they're going to say because I know them so well, but more of I know what they're going to say, because it's the same thing as what I was going to say. An old friend of mine and I have been able to complete each other's sentences pretty much since the week we met, and now, some ten years on, we still do it.

I guess what I love so much about that Jon Heder quote was that it made me think of the people in the world who know you all the way through and through, and more than that, it made me think of the people I'm genuinely comfortable with, in the all the way down to my bones comfortable with them comfortable. I have that with very close friends and, probably because I've known them only for all their lives, with the siblings.

One of my strongest memories of the three of us together is one holiday where my brother came back from Australia the morning after I returned from London, and the other brother came home from the army on the same day. I was sleeping off the jet lag when they both came home, and when they came back they went straight up to my room, where after groggy hellos, one of them fell asleep on the couch and the other one on the floor.

And I don't think we said it in words then, but in that moment was Now we are complete.
1st-Jun-2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
You know, this is the curious thing.

I think I might actually be higher up on your comment list than ever before. O.O And that's only because I've been refreshing my flist every 30 mins now that I'm at home studying all the time.

That said - sweetie, get more rest over the weekend! You do not want to end up a crazy workaholic like me!

(though personally I don't think it's that bad, though everyone else thinks I'm nuts)

My brother and I... always have a love-hate relationship, and I think we always will. We'll be screaming at each other even when we're 90.

And strangely enough, I like it that way. He's the only one who can call me stupid and fat and still get away with it. ^^
1st-Jun-2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
*snugs you* *WILD CHEERING* Then I should give you MORE NONSENSE to fill up your flist with. ♥ All the very best for studying! And man, I do that whenever I'm studying at home, too. LJ keeps this mind alive. ;)

♥ You know where you are in my heart, that's the most important thing. Right up there at the top, even higher than blue-eyed blonds. *smiles*

The problem is, I want to be a crazy workaholic like you! ♥ But DARN IT, THE SPIRIT IS WILLING, BUT THE BODY, IT IS WEAK. D:

(with all my love, and respect, and while I admire your ability to work tirelessly, you are nuts, and should rest more!!! ♥)

You know what we say: Brothers: Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. *grin* Same with me and the siblings, really, although I don't think we're so much love/hate as YOU SUCK/YOU'RE WEAK, but yeah. I can STILL see them attempting to poke me in the ribs when I'm unawares when we're 80.

AH, BROTHERLY LOVE. The REAL variety has so much more bruises and dirt.

omg that, they are still not getting away with it from me! except I am old and resigned and cannot be bothered to get out of my comfortable chair to give them a well-deserved POKE in the ribs.
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1st-Jun-2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
I'm still in one pieces ... I did mean one piece, because I survive with fandom at the back of my mind, Amos cookies, lots of sugar, skittles, warm water, and happy thoughts. And sweetheart, feels me up = naughty thing, you know.

*snug!* Glad you had a holiday, too! Sometimes they really make all the difference. We should have weekly holidays every week. Or even every day!

XDDDD It is so, so, so good. Were you in Singapore I'd even take you to see this movie and pay for you, because I could watch this movie twice a week and still not get sick of it. It fills me with HAPPY. And the blond speaks Jaoanese. ♥ It has a very retro style, yes, so I can see why you thought it was an older movie. HEE HEE. I do not expect it to be your type of movie, but I didn't expect it to be MY type of movie!! ;)

XDDDDD!! Sweets, the ratio of me and the siblings sweet moments to the PUNCH YOU UPSIDE DOWN DETERIORATING REPLICA moments is 1: 1000. xDDD
1st-Jun-2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
Yay for being your partner, both in crime and possibly on ice, although I cannot skate a lap around the rink in less than 5 minutes yet XD

I've always thought it would be cool to have a twin, and this only boosted its coolness ^__^
1st-Jun-2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
I cannot skate, full-stop. *laughing* You are just going to have to get used to me getting round the ring much the same way Chazz and Stranz chased each other round the Winter Sports Centre. Minus the flaming/arrowed!Mascots, though. You might actually have to do a lot of canonical give-me-your-hand-and-pick-me-up-from-where-I've-fallen-on-the-ice!moments.

Hee. ;) My mother always wanted twins, and then my brothers were born within less than a year of each other. In effect, she got her wish. ;) I think I'd want to have a twin too, but with my luck? She'd end up completely different from me. Be either sporty, or very very girly.
1st-Jun-2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
Woah, your workplace ie HARDC0RE. D: HANG IN THERE, CHRIS. GO GO FIGHTING *burning shounen aura* (o-omg how can you leave the office at 9 and still WANT to go back in ARE YOU CRAZY? XDDD -> says the slacker) Hopefully it'll get better when you get more used to the work? *manly backpat*

... You know, I suspect we might have been the noisiest part of the audience, though I was yelling at the screen so much uh, I couldn't QUITE tell. XD;;; AND DUDE THE KH/BLADES OF GLORY VID. ADGFSGF. SQUALL AS COACH??? SQUALL??? And... omgwtf, I totally did not catch Will Ferrell singing the my humps song w-why do I always miss the best bits when I go to the toilet? WHY?

Eve and I, uh, can kinda complete each other's sentences on IM if we've been going at it hard. Ahaha? XD I don't know about real life. I have a dubious habit of trying to finish other people's sentences for them if they stop because they can't think of the right word. I have a decent success rate, but nothing spectacular there. XD No one finishes my sentences that much, probably... because I mumble when I talk. XD
2nd-Jun-2007 01:02 pm (UTC)
HARDC0RE WORK, OH YEAH. *snug!* Thank you so much! (omg it was because I had not finished the massive pile of documents they gave us, and even though they released us I felt like I should stay back because the lawyers were still in the office, but had said LET MY PUPILS GO.) xDDDD I think it will get better, it's just a little difficult adjusting to 8.30 - 6.30 days when I've been used to waking up at noon and doing as I like all day. ;)

I think we were noisiest, or at least second noisiest. There was a rowdy guy up front who added lots of cheers and applause, so go him! ♥ I AM GLAD THE MOVIE WAS, SO, UH, STIMULATING? for you? AND YES YES YES SQUALL AS COACH. *HOWLS* IT IS OKAY! You can catch the LADY HUMPS song on the trailer. ;)

! Enforced synchrony! Ann and I used to do this a lot when we were in VJ. We'd do the same things at the same time, even when separated from each other. !!! HEE, I DO THE SAME THING TOO! Helping them to finish their sentences! ;) ♥

1st-Jun-2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
Congrats and also sympathies on your first week of work. I would alter some Abyss images to convey work-related exhaustion, but I have neither any images or any tools as my disposal to do so properly where I am currently located. >: |

I finish my best friend's and little sister's sentences all the time, too. There usually is not a day when I don't speak in unison with either of them. Awesumsauce that you have really close relationships with friends and family. ♪
2nd-Jun-2007 01:04 pm (UTC)
*smiles!* Thank you so much! Heh, I appreciate the thought, and I hope you are restored to your art tools (or that they are restored to you) as soon as you would like.

That's pretty darn interesting to hear. *grin* Sounds like you have close relationships too, so that's good! ;) I've always vaguely wanted a sister. ;) But am quite happy with the siblings I have. ;)

HEE! For brothers? Awesome moments to AGH, NASTY Moments, ratio: 1: 10. xDDDD Comes with the territory. xD
1st-Jun-2007 08:35 pm (UTC)
I think it has to do with how close you are to someone! I agree with you...and I think the only reason why twins tend to do it more often is because they have ALWAYS known each other. I have identical twin cousins, but they really aren't alike at all. o.o;;;

I feel I am...close to a couple people, but nowhere near the closeness you describe here. I think, then, people would understand me better if they were that close and I always won't be so...wrongly accused of things. It really hurts to tell someone, in text, or even in WORDS, and put your heart into it- and it have made COMPLETE sense to you, yet the person who hears it manages to twist the meaning and make it sound malicious and hateful.
I just feel that, when that happens, I am SO done with people. Really. And it makes me regret making friends much of the time.

That memory with your brothers is so sweet. :)
I am glad you at least have that sort of closeness. I imagine it would be perfect to never have to doubt or question someone (or have it done to you) with that sort of level you have developed. :D

Also! Don't overwork yourself!! It's not healthy and you really need some rest of the exhaustion will catch up with you and really hinder you. D:
*hugs* Please take it easy?
3rd-Jun-2007 05:34 pm (UTC) - *snug!*
I love your icon. It's so sweet. ♥ (And I belatedly realise I have virtually no girls in my icons, save for Tear, and Mary Jane from Spider-man when she's in the same icon with Peter Parker)

Hee, I think it has to do with how close you are to someone, but it helps a lot if you're also a lot like them. Then it's not so much that you have to think about how they would react, but all you have to do is to think about how you would react, and you know how THEY would react, cause you react the same way. ;)

You have identical twin cousins! *beams* That's so cool! I wish I had them too, but my only chance now is for twin nephews or nieces! ;) I have a friend with triplet cousins - I can't help but think it's cute, but she assures they're terrifying when they cry together. I would imagine.

*snugs you so tightly* I wish you wouldn't be wrongly accused of things, either. And that the situation you described doesn't happen too often. *hugs tight* Twisting words is one of the ugliest things one person can do to another. *hugs* And I hope you find friends that make the effort worth it. I feel the same way too, sometimes, when things don't work out with friends - I just regret I ever tried with them in the first place. Or that I even bothered reaching out, if they don't bother to reach back. *snug* But the really good friends make that effort all worth it, and the precious few good friends one finds are worth making the attempt for (or so I hope), and I hope it is, or will be, the same for you. *snugs tight!*

It makes me want to be as nice to you as I possibly can.

*smiles!* It is a sweet memory, but with brothers, the sweet/you idiot! moments are in a ratio of 1 : 10. xDDDD Still, I don't think there is ever a complete absence of doubt or questioning in any relationship. It might be perfect, but I'm not sure it it really ever happens. When you are close to someone you question them a lot less, and you're more sure of them, but people still can surprise you, even if you think you know them, and I think there will always be some level of doubt/questioning in any relationship, however small. (You can ask Lin, we're close, but we still have our ARGH!!! moments, y'know?)

*snug!* I think I really need the rest, too! *wry smile* Argh, I was ill over the weekend and would really love to take tomorrow off, but I have work due in and more work to do, and I think I should try to at least drag myself in. I'll try my best to take it easy, but agh, work makes it hard. *snug!*
2nd-Jun-2007 02:24 am (UTC)

(Loose translation: Man that sucks...please take care of yourself!)

I'll be starting work soon too probably, very possibly right after I get back from JP? Gasp. I have a coupla friends who aren't exactly looking fwd to starting wk too and you know I belong to that crowd as well...but somehow knowing that all of us are in this together gives me some sort of comfort :)

Keep us updated on work life! :D
3rd-Jun-2007 01:13 pm (UTC)
*snugs you tight* Thank you so much, sweetheart! The well-wishes do me good. *snug!*

!! HEE!! All the very best for the Japan trip and the new job! ♥ IT SOUNDS GREAT. And heh, I'd be happier about starting work if it didn't mean it'd lose me ALL MY FREE TIME: it's funny how I realise how much I love my free hours and the ability to do exactly as I want with my time. ;)

*snug!* I will! You, too! *beams* ;) But seriously, ENJOY YOUR FREEDOM, to the FULLEST.
2nd-Jun-2007 03:58 pm (UTC) - Luke toppic for the first time in ages. :O
That mental image of you and your brothers is very cute. ♥ I'm also pretty close to my brother, though we tend not to complete each other's sentences as much as say them exactly the same way that it's frightening. XD

Unfortunately, he happens to be prettier than me! And I usually am the one assaulting him. D:
3rd-Jun-2007 01:11 pm (UTC) - that's because asch usually gives you more love!
I get Asch most of the time, too. GRK. xDDD

*snug!* Hee, you saying that makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Being close to one's brother is a good thing, I think (yay, now I don't have to play so many videogames to find out what they're like, he can do it for me)! And sometimes brothers make good confidantes, too: I like talking to the elder one because I know he'll always keep my secrets, and boys can have a very refreshing attitude/take to talking about relationship problems. Sometimes I need the no-bullshit approach. *grin*

The youngest sibling and I, once burst out into the same stanza of the same song at the same time, with absolutely no conversation before and with visual or audio stimuli to suggest we should do that. We were more freaked out than anything else, because it completely yelled WE CAN READ EACH OTHER'S BRAINS and DON'T EVEN KNOW IT.

!! You say them exactly the same way? ♥ (Now who's better for Asch-Luke cosplay, eh? XDD)

It may be me being horrifically biased, but I think you're prettier, even though I do think he's pretty.

ASSAULTING. ♥ You aggressor, you! ;)
2nd-Jun-2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
Randomly, Chris, I just noticed that the picture right at the very top of the page changes with different posts you make! *very curious and will be likely to keep refreshing the different pages on your lj to see if the pictures change at the top or not*
3rd-Jun-2007 01:14 pm (UTC)
HEE YES INDEED: the header image changes every time the page loads, at random - all the time. ;) You can just refresh my journal itself, the pages will change there too. ;) Or my flist, even. It's coded to the layout itself. ;)

I hope you have fun! ;) My favourite header image is the one of Luke looking to the left, with short hair. ;) My next favourite one is the one of him in the field of flowers. ;)
5th-Jun-2007 06:24 am (UTC)
DDDD= get some resssssst.
T___T Now I feel guilty for bothering you at such late hours ;__; I'm so sorry!!!!
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