Prelude to Transit
ghostlightning: Hi hon, let’s have our 4th Honeymoon! ♥~
sybilant: Ehhh~4th already? We haven’t been married three years! ‘.';;
ghostlightning: Let’s do it while we can! While we’re young! GOGOGO! c’=~_^
sybilant: But where would we go this time? Oh wait, I know! Let’s go to AQUA! (｡◕‿‿◕｡)
ghostlightning: You mean Mars? Oh wow, there’s this HEUG volcano there. Baby that thing has fascinated me since I was a little b–
sybilant: BAKA! We’re going to Neo Venezia!
ghostlightning: But what’s wrong with the existing Venezia? It even has its own female gondolier (if that’s your thing щ(ﾟДﾟщ) ;;) We can even swing by Rome while we’re at it. I’ve always wanted to do the Mouth of Truth thingie like in Ro–
sybilant: URUSAI! Stop trolling will you? (╬ ಠ益ಠ)
sybilant: Now that we’ve settled it, we come to the most important consideration: The Tour Company we shall employ.
ghostlightning: You mean the gondoliers that’ll guide us through the city via the waterways right?
sybilant: Yes, do call them undines dear husband.
ghostlightning: Okay. Well – we book Orange Planet Company right away.
sybilant: DON’T DECIDE THIS BY YOURSELF. -_-#
ghostlightning: Well then let’s not pretend that I actually have a say in the matter no? (;´Д｀)
sybilant: Aria Company.
sybilant: Okay fine, let’s discuss it. -_-;
ghostlightning: Here’s the marketing material from Orange Planet Company…
sybilant: That’s nice hon. However, I still think Aria Company will win. Here’s why…
ghostlightning: I really can’t complain since it’s Alicia.
sybilant: I thought so.
ghostlightning: But think about it, given how small Aria Company is, Alicia must be always booked! It’s her schedule that’ll dictate ours, not the other way around.
sybilant: And you think that Athena won’t be in demand at all?
ghostlightning: Truthfully, I think she’ll almost always be booked too. But at Orange Planet, there’s a lot more Primas, and they can’t be bad, really.
sybilant: I want a Water Fairy for us! I won’t accept anyone but Alicia! Athena will be a clumsy hazard.
ghostlightning: She’s a dojikko alright, but so are you. I thought that you’d cancel each other out.
sybilant: (╬ ಠ益ಠ)
ghostlightning: …or if both of you take each other out maybe I could just hit it off with another undine. That way the trip wouldn’t be a complete waste.
sybilant: Further weasel-ass remarks are no longer allowed.
ghostlightning: I’m hitting up the Neo Venezia undine portal. Looks like Alicia’s booked for the whole year.
sybilant: (╬ ಠ益ಠ) Let me check!
ghostlightning: Wait, ugh. Looks like Athena’s busy too… for the next 2 seasons! FML
sybilant: LOL. Serves you right. Wait what? Why are you laughing?
ghostlightning: Akira Ferrari from Himeya Company has 3-day window next month.
sybilant: How are we getting there?
ghostlightning: Well, these days you can take a jet out of HKG.
sybilant: Let’s go! ^_^/
ghostlightning: Right away. ^_^;
Venice The Origination – When I discovered this blog I was just flat-out stunned. It’s a record of an Aria fan’s pilgrimage to Venice, the inspiration of the subject narrative’s setting. The results are conveniently organized in a delightful customized Google Map. Now you can undertake your own pilgrimage (or honeymoon (｡◕‿‿◕｡), as the case may be).
In Inthernet’s work for Aria I find affinity, given our own (Mechafetish and mine’s) work for the Macross and Gundam franchises. Also worth mentioning is animekritik’s work on the Leiji Matsumoto anime metaverse. We’re not quite fansites for our respective favorite shows/franchises – but I do like to think we offer something of comparable but distinct value.