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.


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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