Thursday, November 16, 2006

Densha Otoko

Last night Jeff and I watched Densha Otoko, during dinner. Although I expect news of this never made it out of Japan, it was a big hit as a novel, then as a TV show and a movie. It tells the story of an extremely introverted and awkward Akihabara otaku who meets a regular woman on a train when he stops a drunk salaryman from harassing her. Quite a good flick, in a geeky way. It was cool for me (and I'm sure for thousands of other geeks) to see Akihabara as a setting for a film. I recommend it
to any fans of net culture.

This morning I awoke to the sound of my alarm from a very vivid dream of Brunswick, ME. It wasn't even the nice, downtown part, but rather the strip mall area of Cook's Corner. In my dream I was driving my Jeep (which I bought after I graduated) in a parking lot that was a mixture of the Sears and Shaws parking lots.

In that way dreams have, it instantly made me nostalgic for my time at Bowdoin and reminded me that I haven't been there in about three years. I meant to go there during my trip in October but didn't have time. Next June I'll visit for sure.

1 Comments:

Anonymous marc said...

i'd love to join you if i'm back home by then. probably be closer to july though...maybe you can delay your trip so i can see you again? :)

6:23 PM  

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