Whew, been so busy that I didn’t get to watch the episode until today. I predict a lot of strange and repetitive wording in this post cuz I’m sleep deprived + writing this in a semi-rush (before Monday rolls around again rofl).
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Holy crap… I would’ve finished this at least a day earlier if I didn’t go nuts with the screencapping. Essentially a pic-spam post; I kinda went all out. Is this what they call the power of love!? Hahaha.
I don’t have any good topics for digression today, oh, except for women’s figure skating. Fantastic performances, but I wanted to see more of Asada Mao’s crazy-cute smile! … OKOK, maybe I should stop here.
Jesus it’s been a terrible week for me, slept for about three to four hours each day. The only thing that saved me from my misery was the mens’ figure skating (which btw was excellent) and of course, Code Blue. As the theme song says, let’s get this thing started.
This episode actually marked a first for me. I watched this live just because I happened to be up at that time (4 AM PST). Crappy quality but watching it live is a bit different.
A bit later than usual; it’s been a hectic week and I spent Friday night watching the Olympics opening ceremony instead. By the time I got to work on this I was literally microsleeping every three minutes in front of the computer orz. Please excuse any errors m( _ _)m
Random things to divert your attention away from the actual episode:
1. I was reading an interview in TV Guide, and according to the poll they took, this is the rough fan age group/gender distribution:
Gender 10’s – 10%
20’s – 22%
30’s – 40%
40’s – 20%
50’s – 8%
Male – 13%
Female – 87%
For some reason the show is extra popular among women in their thirties… do the patients’ situations resonate with what happens in their own families or something? Hmm, maybe part of the charm point is actually the fact that all these popular young actors and actresses have gathered in a drama without a love storyline. It just goes to show that you don’t need love in a drama for it to be successful (but of course crazy fans such as myself will start making up stuff in their brains anyway XD).
It shocks me a bit that I’m in the minority for the age groups though… No, I’m not in my 50’s.
2. I want to direct Shiraishi/Hiyama fans to this awesome fan-made video on YouTube. Translating the lyrics is a bit of a big project, but I assure you that the lyrics to this bubbly love song completely fit with the scenes. They’re like an old bickering couple ♥♥
Anyways, that’s enough digression for one post.
Episode 5 in a nutshell: On a scale measuring sadism where 1 is the least sadistic and 10 is the most, this episode ranks somewhere around 15.
It’s a good thing I’m slightly M (what)
disclaimer: not by me. original pixiv page
I don’t frequent the Vocaloid scene very often; I only know the most basic of the “famous” songs (Melt, Black Rock Shooter, Roshin Yuukai, etc). So I was on Pixiv and stumbled upon an illustration of Shiraishi/Hiyama from CB2 (above) that seemed to be a parody of Miku/Luka in the song “magnet” by, uhh…Turai/minato/Ryuusei P. They go by three different names. Turai? THAT Turai? If it’s the same person then wow, he’s very musically talented. Aaaanyways.
Because of the illustration, I went to listen to the song and as with all other godly Vocaloid songs, the musical quality is extraordinarily high, much higher than many professionally composed works.
Two covers with most views on Nico are by Hitori & che:Sakurai (♀） and clear & Dasoku (♂). This song is kind of erotic so I was getting all goosebumpy while listening to actual people singing it <_>. Especially Hitori & che:Sakurai’s version, which actually shocked me the first time around with their wide ranges. It makes me feel like musically retarded that I can go neither as high nor as low as them lol.
Another version worth mention is Sekihan & Pico‘s (♂). It hasn’t reached 1 million views yet, but it’s like the reverse version of Hitori & che:Sakurai’s: two guys with the ability to sing in convincing female voices. Pico’s falsetto is seeexy. I am sure the last chorus with the ending bit just killed all fujoshi within a five hundred meter radius, because even I felt something orz. These people are all beasts with their ten-octave ranges.
Covers aside, this calls for more transliterations!
A new month, a new episode, the same reason to live for \(^o^)/ 駄目人間
But holy crap, lemme get this outta the way first—
THIS EPISODE IS LEGENDARY! щ(ﾟДﾟ*щ)(屮*ﾟДﾟ)屮
Not very often that I have to say this about fictional characters, but omfg Shiraishi and Hiyama srsly need to practice self-control. I try to keep parts before the cut spoiler-free but what the hell wrong’s with this episode? COMPLETELY YURI. 100%. Holy crap. Even the semi-active CB2 yuri thread on 2ch is burning with moe. Pixiv has three new pieces of Shiraishi x Hiyama art within the first day of broadcast. Absolutely everybody (who is interested in SxH) is going insane. I stopped hyperventilating in the last two weeks but I just involuntarily started again orz. I don’t even know how many times I looped this episode already.
Reactions on Chinese forums are hilarious as well. Actual thread title: “Is it just me or do Hiyama and Shiraishi feel like an item?” lolol. Even Aizawa x Shiraishi fans feel the pressure. We aren’t delusional \(^o^)/
In other semi-related news, since I’ve started blogging about CB2 weekly more people have been coming here for this drama. It’s actually kind of interesting to see what kind of terms people plug in search engines… a large amount came looking for Aizawa x Shiraishi; there’s about five for every Shiraishi x Hiyama. That’s totally fine with me. As long as I know that this minority in the English fandom at least exists, I can live on orz.
Oh and to the three people that came by searching for “let’s get this thing started”: you guys are totally awesome.
Episode 4 in a nutshell: sorry but I really can’t think properly SHIRAISHI X HIYAMA \(^o^)/
I seriously need to learn to pick out the good screencaps. You can totally tell that I’m one of those people that copies every single word from the teacher’s notes instead of picking out the important points.
Oh boy, I love me my weekly tsundere x idiot dose! (wut)
This week passed by rather peacefully without me going insane every two hours since it seemed like there wasn’t even going to be any Shiraishi/Hiyama interaction. Turns out there’s still quite a bit and I don’t believe I’m saying this about official content but I feel like Shiraishi and Hiyama’s relationship just advanced one step further.
And the staff need to be more careful. In the official gallery, there’s a pic where Hiyama is wearing that green surgery outfit which has a pretty low collar (above), and her scars are nowhere to be seen (´・ω・`)；； The most ironic thing is that in the episode she used that clipboard to hide it the entire time and THEN they forget it in the official photos. Sad.
What else is sad is that I seriously think Aizawa’s position as “the cool main male protagonist” is being threatened by Shiraishi. The only scenes that Shiraishi actually seems feminine in are when she cries or something, speaking of which the scene in this episode was done quite nicely. Aizawa’s a nice guy. I might be rooting for these two if Hiyama didn’t exist. But she does. So yeah.
Anyways, special guest this episode is Hamada Gaku aka Tsuru from Proposal Daisakusen! I actually haven’t seen him since ProDai, which was in 2007… wow, has it been that long already?
Episode 3 in a nutshell: oh god if last episode was a do-M fest then I don’t know what this is.