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I <3 Nagoya! [Jul. 14th, 2007|12:30 pm]
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I have a couple of friends in Nagoya, but since I was pulled out, and got there pretty late in the evening, I didn't have the chance to contact them. So I haunted the purlieus of the hotel with a German, a South African, a Maltese, and a Scotsman (not pictured). We ate at Hard Rock Cafe while I begged them to sing with me at the karaoke playground next door; they refused, so I had to slip them all a roofie. Then after the singing was done, Captain Alex bribed us into hitting one more venue (the Elephant Shovel or some such). There we met a local who was the expectorating image of Nezumi, my favorite invention. I took about a hundred pictures of her (not shown) for inspiration, which may have creeped her out. She was nice about it. (I was also stunned to meet the living incarnation of Koneko, main character elect of my next story which I'll start writing in November.)


View from our fancypants hotel.


I like how you can see the reflection of the bar inside.


Cute in-house musicians sang Billy Joel and an English rendition of "Itoshii no Eri."


This is me being a diva at Joy Joy. Props to the Brenden Fraser lookalike who took pictures of me. ME!!!
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[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2007-07-14 01:50 pm (UTC)
I was also stunned to meet the living incarnation of Koneko, main character elect of my next story which I'll start writing in November.
Except you never published the last one here! C'mon already!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-07-15 08:08 am (UTC)
I'm not finished yet!

I think I'll get a lot of writing done at the end of the month, on a long (8-day) trip. Those sort of trips are when I seem to get the most done, due to long flights, long bus rides, many hotels, strange hours, lots of waiting...

And the next one will be connected by a fine thread to my last one. I figured out how to solve the epic question (ie, how to span multiple generations and continents without time continuity problems).

Koneko has grown up in Dubai. She knows when the Persian Gulf is the Arabian gulf, and when Palestine is Israel, but she can't tell the difference between Lou Reed and the Violent Femmes.

SPOILERS! I CAN SAY NO MORE!

But thanks for the kick in the pants. =)
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