Greg Universe and Yellowtail are my favorite SU dads. Here’s why:
-Supportive and Super Cool™!
-Sings! (I love his voice!) And plays guitar! And he encourages his son to love music!
-Did I mention supportive?!
-Doesn’t pressure him to be Masculine™ in the least!
-Looks good in a suit
-”That’s what was so exciting to your mom, that life is full of so many possibilities, and you would get to explore them for yourself. I mean, you could be Steven or Nora or anyone else. And you can always change your name. Hey, I did.”
-Loves and supports his son, even with stuff he doesn’t understand (i.e. Steven’s gem training)
-Respects Steven’s friendship with Connie and doesn’t insinuate that she’s his girlfriend or anything!
-Loves and supports both his biological and his step son
-Super cool and caring!
-Super cute! Fluffy and yellow! Look at his little blue rain boots!
-Super busy with work but always makes time for stuff like this^
-Hates Marty for what he did to SC (Don’t we all?)
-Agreed to name his child Onion (’cause Sour Cream and Onion, amiright?!)
-Poses for his wife’s portraits b/c he loves her
-Cutest fisherman in existence, I don’t make the rules
Honorable mention: Doug Maheswaran
-”And how’s my swashbuckling swashbuckler doing?”
-Tries his best
-Keeps the riffraff in check with his trusty flashlight
-(Left a young child alone at night by a closed amusement park instead of offering him a ride home, causing him to be fucking abducted by aliens)
A/N-This was what had been going
through my head when I sat down to start writing chapter 8. It’s not where I
saw the chapter or the story going. I always imagined the back story of Lucas
and Zay in my head. So, cookie baking day with Zay’s Grandma Gandy became about
Lucas and Zay. I didn’t want to delete it so I decided to post as a one shot or
companion piece to A Weekend in Paris. One thing I’ve learned when Zay gets in
your head, he won’t be ignored.
Thanks to @sand1128 for the encouragement, title suggestion and proofread. Thanks to @hiheyhowdyhi and Courtney and Kayla also for the encouragement and proof reads as well. Thanks especially to Courtney for telling me to write it and get it out of my head. This turned out way cuter than I thought! Also thanks to @spamiam77 she has been a great source of encouragement to me as well! Thank you all! And I promise chapter 8 of A Weekend in Paris is next.
Thursday, July 13,
2023 Grandma Gandy’s House
Lucas had been in Texas for a month and a half and had been having the time of
their lives. They had been on the ranch for most of their visit. The only
exceptions were when they visited Austin and the day they baked cookies for Zay
with his Grandma Gandy. Riley had decided that she loved Zay’s grandmother. She
was sweet and sassy and didn’t take crap from anyone. She now understood where
Zay got some of his sassiness from. Pappy Joe had decided to tag along with
Riley and Lucas on their cookie making day. Riley thought it was cute that
Pappy Joe and Grandma Gandy had secret crushes on each other and neither one
was too old to flirt with the other.
Gandy reminded Riley of her own grandmothers. She was sweet and soft-spoken
like Amy Matthews and could be loud and outspoken like Rhiannon Lawrence had
become later in life. Riley and Grandma Gandy were in the kitchen cleaning up
the dishes they had used while the cookies were cooling. Lucas and Pappy Joe
had gone outside to look and Grandma Gandy’s car. It wouldn’t start and she
needed it to go play bingo tomorrow night. Once they were done and waiting for
Pappy Joe and Lucas to come back in, Riley was looking around in the living
room at all the pictures of Zay and his brother, Gordon. Riley had to admit,
Zay was a cute little boy.
The preciously adorable Kim Seul Gi dancing to Jay Park’s All I Wanna Do! Great to see these two SNL couple reunited and didn’t know Seul Gi could dance really well too! Haha…Jay creeping in at the back with that dab lol
The full performance…..nice to see they kept in touch and that she actually learnt his entire dance choreo <33
OK so this got waaaay longer than I expected it to be, I hope you guys enjoy it nonetheless! I’ll also apologize in advance for the poor writing~
Seiyuus came on stage and read a few lines from the game that were being featured in today’s stage. They eventually all left the stage and Toriumi and Morikubo came back, introduced themselves as hosts and launched Otomate Party 2016
-Wand of Fortune Nama-afureco (live acting)
The show kicked off with a live acting from Wand of Fortune. Onstage seiyuus were Suzu, Kakki, Takahashi and Tachibana. This nama-afureco corner was my favorite because they quickly got into a call&response with the audience. Basically each character had a heart jauge you had to fill by yelling their name and when it got full, they’d confess their love to you. I have never played the game before but from what I understood, Takahashi’s character usually speaks with a high-ish funny voice, yet he switched to smooth and deep for his kokuhaku making the whole audience scream like crazy.
Suzu also used a very nice voice ~
Finally it was Kakki’s turn, his chara was going all tsundere saying he didn’t want to do it but then he finally did.Though I have to say Kakki is the cutest, because right in the middle of his kokuhaku, just before he said he loved you, he looked up to the audience and smiled. He’s so sweet, his smile killed me.
Wand of Fortune seiyuus left the stage and Period: seiyuus replaced them, so this time onstage seiyuus were Noburin, Maeno and Hirarin. Toriumi also joined them midway.
In a few words, the plot revolved around the heroine having left to train alone with some guy and all the others being jealous. They also thought up lines they would have told the heroine had they been the one escorting her.
Maeno’s character spent half of the stage trying to kill Toriumi’s chara and Noburin’s was being a cute and awkward tsundere ~
Toriumi usually has a chirpy high-ish mascot voice in this game, yet he suddenly switched to his deeper good voice when doing some of the lines which got the audience fangirling. I’m not even that much of a Toriumi but he definitely impressed me there !
Hirarin’s monologue was also very sweet. His character is the heroine childhood’s friend and he said he hoped she wouldn’t ever forget about him and about the place where she could come home, all with a very cute soothing voice. My image of Hirarin’s voice is actually more his Rei voice from Free or his Irie voice from Itakiss so I was pretty surprised to hear such a cute voice from him.
Just as Hirarin left, Yura Mari came on stage and started singing Hikari sasu toki. I wasn’t familiar with the singer or the song but I really enjoyed it. Her voice is really pretty and the song is beautiful.
After that it was time for the variety corner. First Toriumi-san and Morikubo-san came back on stage and explained the game.
Basically they played poker but instead of using cards, they made the seiyuus do a pose according to certain themes. Each team had 6 members and the goal was to have as many member as possible strike the exact same pose. Combination were :
- Three Pair
- Three of a kind
-Four of a kind
-Five of a kind
-Royal Flush (everyone doing the same pose)
Of course, seiyuus couldn’t look at each other or consult with each others before posing.
They announced the teams as the rest of the seiyuu came back on stage.
Unfortunately they all did different poses and didn’t get any point. Kaji-kun was like the cutest thing ever while doing his pose. Suzu’s was….just weird. No clue how it was supposed to be cute and girly but yeah, I guess that’s what’s to be expected of Suzu !
Then it was Toriumi’s team turn. Their theme was “Manly pose”. And although it sounded like an easy theme, they failed as well. Kakki did the sumo pose, crouching and all. Other seiyuus suggested a sumo should be naked and that he should have stripped. (He should have, if you ask me. Show us how ripped you got doing all that muscle training Kakki~~~)
Then they drew random seat numbers so that people from the audience could handpick the next themes. They picked one on the first floor and one on the second floor.
Takahashi was sent to the first floor. He found the girl with the right number fairly quickly and asked her where she was from. Then he made her handpick a number and had her read it out loud.
They sent Midorikawa-san to the second floor where we were so I just kept praying he’d come our way (or at least close) but he ended up super far. All the others were mocking Midorikawa-san because he was slow to get to the 2nd floor, saying he’s such an old man and has to wait for the elevator and all. He chit-chatted a bit with the lucky girl whose seat number he had drawn. He asked her if she liked old-men-seiyuus. She said she completely did and he went like “Ah I’m so relieved you do !”. Then he asked her to handpick a number from a box and he read out the number out loud. Finally he gave her something (I have no clue what, I was too far to see).
Takahashi went back on stage first, and they launched a video message from Kishio Daisuke so he could announce the next theme (according to the number that was picked).
Kishio made a bunch of puns during his video message. Said he liked appearing on video better than being at the actual event and that he hoped to see us all at Otomate Party 2017, through video message once again.
He first jokingly said that the theme would be “Best monomane (imitation) of Morikubo Showtarou” and proceeded to imitate his speech (adding a bunch of SHO).
Then he announced the actual theme : “Pose like a pro-wrestler”
While Morikubo’s teammates were thinking about their poses, Kaji-kyun came to Morikubo and told him he would have loved to see an imitation contest of his beloved Morikubo-san and would have participated.
Kaji-kyun is the cutest thing ever. (sure sure, I’m biased)
Satou, Sugiyama and Takahashi did the same pose and they finally scored some points (5).
The theme for Toriumi’s team was announced : “Hissatsu waza (Deathblow?, this is a bit hard to translate sorry)” And they basically ALL did a kamehameha, ended up scoring 15 points.
The game ended here with Toriumi’s team victory…which meant….Punishment game for Morikubo’s team!
They each had to pick a paper with some sweet lines and had to read them in characters (request had been sent beforehand by fans). Suzu dashed to the center of the scene as soon as he picked up his paper so he could go first. Kaji-kyun actually wondered HOW his lines were supposed to make people go “dokidoki” as he had to act as Kanato (so yeah, pretty disturbing) and Hirarin used the sweetest voice ever, I just wanted to hug him.
Satou : Masamune Touya (Norn9)
(They all sat around listening to him and staring at him while he did it. He was super stressed out which was adorable.)
Diabolik Lovers nama-afureco
Participating seiyuus were Kaji-kyun, Morikawa-san, Hirarin, Toriumi and Morikubo.
I only have one thing to say…….KAJI-KYUN’S KANATO-VOICE IS INSANELY GOOD. Even more so when you hear it live. How is that kid even that good, I have no idea.
OK, so a brief explanation of the plot. We have the Sakamaki bros being super bored and they kinda end up reaching the conclusion that a pet would do them good. They don’t want an annoying pet though and after much thinking they come to the conclusion that their pet must be fluffy but able to take care of itself on its own. And what’s better for that than a vampire who can change into a wolf ? They lure Tsukinami Shin, Morikubo’s character using his beloved peanuts and try to make him listen to them through different (stupid) means but it doesn’t quite work out the way they had hoped.
Participating seiyuus were Kaji-kyun, Satou, Sugiyama and Yusa-san.
The plot wasn’t all that interesting but they basically tried to have people know the characters better as this game (and anime) is such a recent addition to the Otomate games lineup.
Yusa-san’s character showed a chart showcasing all of the characters relationship but it turned out the be super biased (made himself out to be a couple with one of the girls and called Satou’s character a pervert). Others characters complained, trying to explain their actual personalities and relationships their way while Satou’s character kept on being depressed for a while.
They ended the scene by showing Kaji-kyun’s character’s room which had a surprising amount of cosplays laying around. He said he planned to make Koharu (one of the heroines) wear them which got Satou’s chara super hyped and made the others call him a pervert once again.
-There was a second song corner by Yanagi Nagi which was also pretty nice. I didn’t like the song as much though.
Overall I really really enjoyed this event despite us getting some of the worst possible seats. (right in the middle which was pretty cool but furthest row of the 2nd floor)
This was my first actual seiyuu event and I’m really happy I finally got to attend one! Definitely going to try and go to more event in the future.
I hope you can all enjoy it as well when it comes out in DVD !
AND THANK YOU FOR READING. Sorry once again for my shitty english.
PS: Thanks to my adorable kitten @pinkubakaneko for coming with me and helping me write the report. ♥