I am back! Back for a few days already, but laziness got the better of me. Anyway, catching up on the Smile-Gang backlog that has formed in the time I was away… Below are the highlights of Smile-Gang 494 to 497.
Something lucky happened to Nana! While buying a drink from a Coca-Cola vending machine, 2 cans dropped out. One was what she bought, and the other was a Coca-Cola can… Upon closer inspection, it was a Happy Can Atari!!! In other words, it was a “prize can” where a prize is stuffed inside a can. Deciding to open it on Smile-Gang, what came out was… a pair of earphones! 😮
Misato finds it ironic that it is a pair of earphones of all things. They’re on a radio show after all. XDD
Although it was revealed the following week that “Happy Can Atari” wasn’t such a rare phenomenon. Many people got themselves earphones, speakers, and watches from the vending machine.
So we all know Nana-san has been taking English lessons. And we also know that improvements are occurring slowly. It’s been half a year since she began taking lessons under Kevin-sensei who teaches in full English (no Japanese) style. It is the most effective style in teaching a language, but Nana finds herself unable to keep up recently. Soo… She (and Mizusawa Fumie) has gone to search for a Japanese English tutor while continuing to attend Kevin-sensei’s classes in hopes to learn the language faster. The tutor they found gave them a test (at the first year high school level) to see where their skills are at.
Half a year with Kevin-sensei and she barely passed. XDD;;
Misato throws out a test near the end of the corner. Give a self-appeal/introduction in English…
I’m not going to go into the whole “voice artist” vs “voice actress” thing, but I hope someone will let her know that “voice artist” isn’t nearly as clear in meaning as “voice actress.”
Anyway, after the few short English phrases, this is what Misato has to say.
Misato: Half a year, and this is all you can do?
Right off the bat, we have laughs rolling out. Nonsensical voice acting on Smile-Gang are always fun. XDD
Laughs aside, Nana goes into a somewhat serious discussion (at least I think it’s serious!). Spiders appearing on ceilings isn’t uncommon. In fact, I’d say it’s rather common. Nana says she sees them all the time at her place, but because spiders are said to be “messengers” she doesn’t do anything about them (she’s highly superstitious for those who don’t know). They don’t bother her anyway.
Now, there’s a particular spider that has been unmoving from its place for several days. At first, Nana thought it was dead. Then, one day, she noticed that there’s a white cocoon-like thing in the place of where the spider originally was.
Immediately, she came to 2 potential conclusions:
1) The spider has gone into hibernation
2) The spider is hatching eggs
I say conclusion #2 is more likely.
SUPERSTITIOUS OR NOT, DO SOMETHING PLEASE, NANA-SAN!!! If you’re scared, get someone else to do it for you! It’s too late if they hatch!!!
So about the spider incident from last week… She got her manager (Masuko) to “do something about it.” Her request was: Please throw it outside so it has a chance to live. Her manager obliged.
Now… The thing is… After her manager successfully got the “white thing” off the ceiling, they (for reasons unknown — because I’d stay as FAR away as possible) decided to take a closer look. What they expected to see was a spider inside this white cocoon-like thing because Nana was certain she saw the spider wrap itself in that. What they expected was not what they found. Instead, there was nothing inside… What does this mean? I’m sure we can all guess…
A fan sent in a letter after last week’s Smile-Gang in an attempt to warn Nana-san… Because he/she had the same thing happen. Except, when he/she tried to remove it and looked inside, what he/she found were mini soon-to-be-hatched spiders. *shudders*
But the white thing at Nana’s place was empty… So it likely means… They hatched. >_>;;
Cue Nana and Misato squealing in disgust.
Misato suggests to get K-tan to eat them all if he finds them. XDD Except Nana says that won’t happen because K-tan tends to hide behind her whenever a bug shows up. XDD
On a more serious note though… I sincerely hope her apartment is not infested… Because I feel sick just thinking about it.
And that’s that. Let’s all hope for the best for Nana-san’s sake. :S