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Tuesday - September 26, 2000
The last time I was able to get a reading on largo was about four days ago when I heard some kind of squeal out of him like 'BG2 is here!'. Since then there has only been the faintest signs of life from his corner of the world. I've considered launching a rescue mission, but then again, I don't like to go there, it scares me.
The weather up here is starting to get rather crisp, almost chilly. Ah, I love fall. One of the things i missed when i was living down south was that it just didn't get cold enough. To me, there is nothing better than freezing your ass off, arriving home, and curling up in your chair with a hot coffee and a PSX controller, feeling the life start to creep back into your toes as you play a favorite game. Am I nuts? Perhaps, but there is just so much opportunity for moodiness and a pleasant kind of warmth you only get in a cold environment. Even Ping-chan, shown here wearing one of largo's sweatshirts can sense the chill and react by dressing accordingly. :)
Snow is rare in Tokyo, and when it does snow, it's a big deal. Snow is considered to be romantic, and I don't think that there has been a Christmas in anime where it doesn't automatically snow at some point in the episode. The lack of snow and cold weather in Tokyo is what prompted me to look for another location for 'warmth', a story that needed a colder environment. After some discussion, tsubasa and I settled on Sendai, which is just far north enough to be cold in winter, but a big enough city to give the feel I was looking for. We are still researching this, and I am just waiting for tsubasa to get up there to do some field work and get some pictures and record some sounds for me. :)
Probably the best use of a snowy scene I've seen, and one of my favorites, happens in Kaitou Saint Tail - when Asuka Jr. challenges Meimi to meet him in the park, and he waits in the phone booth because he is so cold... and he can't see her face because he's fogged up the inside of the phone booth... (sigh) I love that episode...
(runs off to get a hot chocolate...)