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schneefink ([personal profile] schneefink) wrote2017-04-19 09:13 pm

April Weather + Natsume

It's snowing today, so much so that the roofs and cars and even some streets are white. Wow. So it was too soon to put away the winter jacket after all. April.

I went climbing again yesterday, the second week in a row, go me. My back & shoulders & arms are sore, good sign. Also nice: turns out the climbing hall is a good place to meet people. For the first time in probably years I flirted with someone, I enjoyed it.

A few weeks ago my therapist asked me about goals for the future, and I realized that while it would be very nice to be in a long-term romantic relationship, what I definitely want is not to live alone. If I don't live with a romantic partner, I'd happily keep living with flatmates, just please not on my own. (This might change one day, but right now I don't see it changing.) Should be doable :) (Actually probably the only reason why I wouldn't be happy to just keep living together with DD is because I'm a person who loves & needs regular hugs, and she isn't. I just need to figure out where I can get more hugs from.)


The new season of Natsume Yuujinchou has started already! Wonderfully warm and nice, and at the same time a lot of Feelings that make me want to hug my teddy bear. (I usually hug my big plush monkey that sits next to my table in case I get cold. I brought it from Moscow, where I bought it as a second pillow. Best souvenir. Its name is Galileo, because The Bloggess has a creepy stuffed monkey named Copernicus, but mine is much nicer.)

First episode, de-aging! Yess, good tropes, and Tanuma and Taki looking after him was perfect. And Nyanko-sensei! "Nyanko-sensei, are we friends?" "No, we're just kind of stuck together." Suuure. Right after he decided to help Natsume and only thought about getting the Book of Friends for maybe two seconds.

Next episode – have I mentioned Feelings? Natsume deciding to help the stonewasher because the story made him think of himself and the Fujiwaras <3 Of course he's hesitant about doing favors by now, it doesn't always work out very well, but the story resonated, and it was a beautiful story. (Though didn't Azuma wash those stones by the river after he escaped the seal? So maybe he can learn again eventually?) Hi, Natsume's ayakashi friends :) He even asks them for help, nice.
Natsume wishing he could share the beautiful things he sees, and he can at least tell Tanuma and Taki about them :) And draw the flowers for them too.
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[personal profile] scintilla10 2017-04-20 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
Climbing! Flirting! That sounds fun. :)
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[personal profile] gramarye1971 2017-04-20 02:59 am (UTC)(link)
My heart was breaking to see Tanuma and Taki start to piece together just how terrified Natsume was all the time as a child -- and not just of the ayakashi. (I may also have laughed a bit about the thought of Nyanko-sensei dumping little Natsume on Natori, though I bet Hiiragi's reaction would have been something to see.) So happy to have season 6!
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[personal profile] dancing_serpent 2017-04-20 10:57 am (UTC)(link)
For me it was too soon to exchange my winter bedding for the summer one. I hate to feel cold at night. *g*
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[personal profile] dancing_serpent 2017-04-20 06:59 pm (UTC)(link)
We had such mild days that it started being to warm with the winter bedding, and for some reason I thought it would stay that way. Now I'm keeping both ready for the moment. *g*
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[personal profile] alatefeline 2017-04-20 01:22 pm (UTC)(link)
>> I realized that while it would be very nice to be in a long-term romantic relationship, what I definitely want is not to live alone. If I don't live with a romantic partner, I'd happily keep living with flatmates, just please not on my own. (This might change one day, but right now I don't see it changing.) Should be doable :) <<

Congratulations on doing some significant mind-and-emotions work! Well done you for having a useful insight and thinking through its feasibility, and also for allowing for the possibility of things changing.
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[personal profile] alatefeline 2017-04-21 06:08 am (UTC)(link)
It seems to be helping...
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[personal profile] eglantiere 2017-04-20 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
i haven't caught up on ep2 yet, but ep1 was full of such lovely, lovely goodness. i'm so happy there's a new season out; i would happily watch NY more or less forever.
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[personal profile] ichipinky 2017-04-21 11:17 am (UTC)(link)
Yes! The new NYC season is so beautiful even from just the opening song! Or maybe I'm biased because I adore the series but the animation's really improved this time around