Random Snippets of Lucky Star Episode 11:
Ever fall asleep on the bus or the subway? And then totally miss your stop? I think I remember it happening on the Simpson’s…then on Ai Yori Aoshi – I’m sure there’s plenty of other examples. Except nobody else is able to…uh, what’s the word…turn it into a science? Talk up a storm? Nobody can do a spontaneous vocal thesis on nap-ology quite like these Lucky Star girls…
In related news, nobody can say “poka poka” quite like Hirano Aya.
So why is it when you hit the snooze or tell people to let you sleep a little longer, it’s always 5 minutes? Told you it was a science.
Konata then puts science to work with a short demonstration. Note that the demo comes after the explanation, so it makes a lot more sense!
Kagami> Agh, I didn’t get to study enough…
Konata> Hoh, I studied so much!
Miyuki> So how long did you each study?
Kagami> Only four hours!
Konata> Four whole hours!
K & K> eh
Tsukasa> So Kona-chan, when did you stop believing in Santa?
Konata> Eh? He’s not real?
Tsukasa> OH SHI-
Ooh, Christmas is coming up (apparently Japanese celebrate Christmas in June…kinda like how Australians have it in the Summer!!). Parties? Shrine visits? That means new outfits and costumes, right? woohoo
Later, some talk about Christmas cakes. Why don’t Americans have this tradition? Oh well, I prefer turkey and ham anyway.
“Siskel and Neesan”
As a dedicated, disciplined, actual policewoman, officer Yui gives a resounding thumbs down to television police dramas. Those weaklings!
“A Father’s Love”
Dad> Dammit Konata, where have you been! Look at the time!
Kona> Merry Christmas dad~ here’s your present
Kona> Ah, time to log some time
Kona> Hey, sensei is online
It’s pretty clear at this point that the producers are trying to strike a balance between the episodes where “stuff happens” and the episodes where they just talk and talk. Sure, the the beach ep was great fun, but then again, so was this episode, just for the sheer amazement of the fact that such simple subjects as falling asleep on a train could drive a conversation that was not only substantial but also rather amusing. I’m sure the Hirano Effect had something to do with it, but even moreso, it’s like the 4 girls have become my friends and I just like being around them. Yea, it sounds cheesy, but then again, so are most conversations we have with our friends, and yet we do it hours upon hours every week.
Strange how that works out, isn’t it? Anime characters, much like real life, can come in several flavors, including those that we look up to and idolize, and those that are our friends (then there’s those that we crave and want MOAR but that’s another discussion). Hero characters like uh…Nanoha and ehm… Kira Yamato are ones we love to watch because they do fantastic things. They are, however, idealized characters that could never be a real person. The ones we truly treasure, then, are our friends, those people that are just as human as the rest of us. We love them not for what they can do, but who they are.
There, I said it. I’m in love with Lucky Star. I can’t live without it.