「日常 10」 (Nichijou 10)
“My Ordinary Life 10”
I’ll admit that I have slowly been warming up to Mai. While I’m a big fan of being a good friend, I was dying when she was being a total jerk without being a jerk. In a match of wits, I don’t think anyone would be able to stand up to Mai and it was pure genius what she did to Yuuko this week. Straight from the magician’s book of tricks, the way she was able to control Yuuko’s attention was amazing. I don’t know how she got stained glass into those windows, but boy was it impressive.
With Nichijou’s strange cast of side characters, Annaka was nearly too cute for me to handle. Not only does her extra large ribbon accentuate her cuteness, but I love how she seems so normal! In a world where being different is almost the norm, her ability to be normal is actually more defining then not being normal. With her constant “ehhh?!” noises and that dumbfounded look of hers, who would have thought that a side character like her would be so cool?
But while we’re talking about cute characters, Hakase was quite adorable this week. It’s fun to watch a little kid try to act all high and mighty only to have the world dropped onto them. Once again, it would have been great for Nano to have tried to manipulate Hakase and give her a taste of her own medicine. But she’s just too darn honest. It’s times like these where I wonder how different things would be if Nano was actually a real human. Makes you wonder how different things might be. Sakamoto on the other hand had no problems acting like a real dad and gave Hakase a little taste of what being an adult means. Still it’s amazing how a single sentence or two can blow a little kid’s mind, even if they are a genius or not.
For all the readers out there who still haven’t discovered what they want to do for the rest of their life, Yuuko’s epic life struggle made me smile. Not because I came away from it enlightened, but because I can say that I’ve experienced that before. Beating the crap out of my floor, pacing around like an idiot, and then getting yelled at for being dumb. Thank god my parents aren’t SF4 fanatics. But can you remember ever trying to fight against reality to no avail?! It’s sort of like that feeling of sitting down to do homework, not wanting to do it, walking away, and eventually ending up right back in front of it. Even if you try to make it disappear, it just sits there and waits for you. Forever.