「日常１１」 (Nichijou 11)
“My Ordinary Life 11”
Boy did this episode start off on a negative note. But by negative, I mean totally hillarious in the form of other people’s problems. I know that every single one of you reading this thought at least once: “What if I got sick so I could avoid (insert problem here)?”
After watching Yukko give up on studying and then deciding to subject herself to an onslaught of different techniques to catch a cold, I couldn’t stop laughing when she woke up feeling perfectly fine. As I’ve said before, I feel bad that life decides to mess with her, but the way she reacts to everything just makes me want to see just how mean life can actually get.
Something about watching the vice principal wallow in depression was strangely enlightening. Don’t you hate it when something ruins your day and it just keeps snowballing until you’re remembering the pointless little things that slightly bothered you a while ago but is now driving you crazy? Just watching him get more and more depressed actually started to bring my own mood down until his daughter and grandson came to visit.
The lesson that I think one should take away from this is that there’s always something in life that makes it worth living. Whether it’s in the form of a cute grandson who makes you mud dumplings or a special someone who cares deeply for you, I think it’s important to never forget about the ones who can bring you up from your lowest point.
Just as the serious level of this episode was about to reach new levels, I’m glad that Sakamoto, Hakase, and Nano were able to bring things back down to earth. First, my cheeks still hurt from laughing so hard during the glue skit. Sure Hakase might “die” from not getting her snacks, but I was dying watching Sakamoto struggle to stay alive. For a second there, I actually thought that he was going to die! In the end though, Hakase still gets the last laugh since both Sakamoto and Nano managed to fall for that trap. You’d think that if you live with a child genius and saw something oozing on the floor you’d try to avoid it right? Apparently, Sakamoto loves being tortured.
And here I thought we shouldn’t get to watch Yukko battle her way through that final exam of hers. I wish that I could stress as hard as Yukko does during tests! While I try to be somewhat responsible and not end up in these situations, I can only make my self sad when I can’t remember things. I’d much rather have to deal with friends giving me erasers made out of sand and teachers who use god awful drawings for test examples!
I used to feel bad for the GO-Soccer club’s president Daiku, but after watching him ride home in a hellicopter, any and all feelings for him have left me.