Ok. I might just be still on a high but
That 4th episode of Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun has got to be the best 23 minutes of TV I’ve seen in a really long time. It was hilarious. Like the rest of the show it confronts many tropes and our narrative expectations and just blows everything up and you’re left asking yourself, well why *should*n’t Mikoshiba and Nozaki act like girls or find that the perfect girl for their male protagonist is actually a perfect boy?
Instead of studying I’m just here having feelings about Galileo Galilei. I am so frigging in love with their sound, where do I put my feelings. I never get tired of them and even though Parade is still my favorite album, I think they’re just getting better and better and better.
During breaks in studying I’ve been catching up with Green Gables Fables, but I’ve been mostly more interested in Gilbert’s tweets. He seems like such a nice boy and it seems that, no matter the media format, I will always still be in love with Gilbert Blythe. What are the appropriate words to describe someone like that—someone young and vibrant and sweet, effortlessly popular but genuinely good hearted and good humored and sweet tempered, aware of their own charm and able to use it without taking advantage of it? I remember thinking the exact same thought when I was nine and sitting in a classroom staring longingly at the back of the head of one Jeff, who was the school’s golden boy and the one I liked (mostly because there was no one else to like—I got picked on a lot for being chubby and he was the only one who never got close enough to say anything like that). I wondered what it was like to have people gravitate to you—for space to bend around you, to have the power to make or break someone’s day just by sitting in your chair. Sitting in the sun. I wondered what that would be like, because it never happened to me.
— Archie Goodwin in “Some Buried Caesar” by Rex Stout (via snarkysoprano)