Hey, everyone! How have you been?
Today I'm here to continue none other than my speech on the appeal of Funbuns which got interrupted last time.
How far did I get, anyway? Oh yeah, right to where you put it in your mouth. Well, here we go.
If you don't remember what I said last time, look it up in the last entry!
Right, so the moment you put it in your mouth!
First of all, the smooth outer shell of the Funbun touches your tongue. It's so sweet and fragrant... But it's not as in your face as sugar,
it's a more humble yet brilliant flavor that graces the tip of your tongue. It's in this moment that you can truly believe that eating Funbuns is the greatest moment that you will experience in your life.
More and more of the Funbun comes into contact with your tongue.
At first, that brilliant yet humble stimulus is relegated only to the realm of taste, but as more enters your mouth,
surely you'll realize the deep level of artistic craftsmanship that finely regulated the blend of pastry flour and sugar that make up the outer shell.
And then, as your mouth wholly embraces the fullness of the Funbun, you break its shell and release the contents inside.
Then, the warm and fluffy bean paste inside makes contact with your tongue. This is what really makes a Funbun a Funbun!
You just can't talk about Funbuns without bringing up the bean paste inside!
This isn't just any bean paste.
This is a 100% pure specimen of the crispy red beans that were selectively bred just for Funbuns: "Crispy La Chanté",
boiled together for three days and three nights into a completely homogeneous paste.
The flavore of the bean paste made from Crispy La Chanté feels as soft as silk on the tongue, evoking a refreshing flavor like that of the fruits of Shangri-la.
And then there's the perfect compatibility between the Funbun's outer shell and Crispy La Chanté. If they didn't have just the right balance, maybe Funbuns would be just another run of the mill snack.
However, as long as I've been alive, there's never been another food with such an exquisite balance of its ingredients.
Yet, this combination is better than rice, eggs, and soy sauce; better than dipping cucumbers in honey; better than putting soy sauce on a pudding! It brings out the most exquisite contrast.
The match-up between the shell and its insides is spurred to even higher greatness by how well they stick together.
When you taste a Funbun on the tip of your tongue, at first you sense the outer shell, and then you can distinguish the shell and its inside.
However, once the two flavors begin to combine, it brings out yet another completely different flavor, a perfect match between sweet and savory that's...
Lately I started wondering what all you posters do all day?
Next time please feel free to post about anything that happened during your daily life, or something you want to tell everyone, or something you're worried about! We'll do our best to respond to your splendid posts.
Be sure to put your heart into it!
And just what is a tsundere!?
Please don't just start calling me that for no reason!
My skin doesn't get all droopy if you poke at it like tsun-tsun!
Please don't make fun of me just because I've lived "a little" longer than you!
After all, my body's age is still just 16 years old!
Hello, nice to meet you.
I just thought of something; why is Hama a cat, anyway? She was originally an ocarina, so I can't imagine how she turned out that way. Why does Hama look like a cat? Does Misha like cats? Or is it just a coincidence? Oooooh, please, someone~, tell me!!
I am NOT a cat!
I wish people wouldn't try making me out to be a cat!
But, I really don't know why I have cat ears...
One day I woke up and suddenly I had cat ears!!!
Well, it's also true that Mind Guardians can change shape due to the influence of their master's heart... Maybe something happened to Misha...
Maybe Misha started liking cat ear or something!!
When Spica's in her black market Grathnode crystal seller mode she deals with you fairly, but her "normal" candy seller side rips you off (according to Aurica) I think that's backwards. Or is that all according to Spica's plan...?
Oh, do you really think so? Hmhm, what a good customer.
Or maybe you don't know? ...I guess you don't.
If you don't know, I think it's a little early for you to be getting into such things.
Yes, they say you're happier the less you know about the world... you don't need to know.
Even if I had a Grathnode crystal for sale for over 100,000 Leaf,
if you didn't know about it it would be the same as if it didn't even exist.
By the way, I decide which Grathnode crystals to bring out after sizing up my customers.
I guess you'd look like... a pretty cheap customer to me.
Oh, sorry, don't get the wrong idea. I mean, you've only ever seen cheap Grathnode crystals, which makes you lucky, in a way... that's all I meant.
It's getting colder, and I'm starting to feel worse by the day......
I'm sure there are hospitals in the Ar tonelico world you can go to when you get sick, but are there doctors just for Reyvateils?
What happens with diseases only Reyvateils get, like what happened in Arpeggio?
I guess Reyvateils aren't that different from humans, right......?
There are Reyvateil specialist doctors.
Unlike normal doctors, they know a lot about Cosmospheres and the life extending agent,
so they're easier to open up to than normal doctors.
But there's also a lot of kind of suspicious characters...
...Oh, but I don't really mean it like that, right?
I just mean there's a lot of mad scientist types... that's it!
There aren't really any doctors who touch you all over, or stroke your install point, or anything..,
I've always wondered, what are the tubes on Krusche's work clothes... could it be...?
By the way, I heard you were an airship specialist, so how did you start doing work on Jack's arm?
(Cherry tree leaf.)
Huh? I didn't say before?
Those are my bodily fluids. And this isn't my work outfit, it's part of my body.
I'm a maintenancebot Tenba came out with in 3761.
They say they created me based on data they recovered from a Meimei-style model.
And the proof of that is, see, look how huge my hands are.
I guess they're right when they say kids these days can't build airships anymore. I think you'll figure it out if you think about it.
Guess you're not very perceptive...
Next time I'll show you the schematics to prove it, so you'd better study up.
Oh yeah, about Jack.
This one time I was out in the Tower with one of Tenba's expeditionary forces,
and we came under Teru attack.
I was hurt pretty bad, and I thought it was all over...
But then, who should appear before but Jack.
He gave me some emergency treatment, which stopped the bleeding and kept me from dying.
But, the battle wasn't over yet.
Jack faced off against the Teru that kept coming!
But then his gun broke down, and then we were surrounded...
So, I came up with a proposal.
"I'll fix your gun now, but you can pay me back later. And the materials and dangerous area costs are on the house."
For some reason he looked really confused at first, but after a few seconds he said OK.
Of course, he still hasn't paid me back for that yet...
So, in return for signing a contract to do his maintenance, I decided I'd go easy on him and do it for half price.
Anyway, that's about the long and short of it, I guess.
By the way, Jack still has 504,298 Leaf of his loan left to pay.
Huh, I guess I ended up talking about Jack quite a bit.
Forget about that maintenancebot stuff earlier. I was kidding, it doesn't matter anymore.
Aurica wears a pouch on her waist, but what's inside it?
There's lots of various "Dancing and Singing ***" things out there, aren't there.
So, how about a "Fighting and Singing Reyvateil"?
She would be an all-purpose Reyvateil who would swing a sword around while she sings her song.
Or maybe that's a bad idea? Are RTs weaker than most people?
Mmmm, but it looks like you could fight in the SERAPH costume......
Most people think Reyvateils can't fight on the front lines.
Actually, Reyvateils really are just humans that have active Reyvateil genes; fundamentally we're the same.
However, with third generations there's always the risk that their diquility will run out and they'll collapse,
and their bodies are a little heavier than usual, so they're definitely have a handicap in physical battle.
Well, since they're not really quite as strong as most, most Reyvateils just provide support with song magic.
Well, I wouldn't collapse like that, and my body isn't that heavy, but...
...we all have our own circumstances to deal with.
Geez! You already know the answer, so you shouldn't ask questions like that!
The Rouge-type Suppotails are so adorable, I'm working really hard so I can get a body change! But in the midst of my efforts I couldn't help but wonder, can Teru be born as Reyvateils, too?
And I really wonder what Mr. Harmonica's age is, so please tell me.
Hmm. Teru have mixed their blood with Reyvateils before.
However, the results of such a union are exceedingly interesting.
But first I believe I need to explain about human-Teru unions.
Due to the culture and traditions of Sol Ciel, Teru and humans only interact very rarely.
But when they do, their children are of mixed blood.
Sometimes they have the Teru's trademark horns and tail, and sometimes they don't.
They might even have horns and no tail, or the opposite.
You can say the same thing about mixed Reyvateil children.
Sometimes you'll see children with Reyvateil genes that never develop an install point.
They say you can't perform installs in that case, but it isn't really certain.
Since the Teru have special powers of their own, they say that sometimes those powers interact and give birth to something even different.
It's hard to say for sure, since there isn't any precedent for it.
Just a minute, don't just decide we're related by blood.
There's no relationship between me and her whatsoever.
It just so happens that our Spectrum Genes are very similar...
Just to make it even clearer, isn't it obvious that there's no comparison between her naming sense and my writing sense?
It's been three weeks since I started trying to think up a nickname for Aurica-san in order to try to beat her naming sense... ...Ha!! Something that wraps up the destructiveness of her Tera Flame in a single cute word........ "Dokarin☆" Yes, that's it!! Dokarin☆, it's on!!
It is I who will be your opponent heeeeeeere!
What sort of shameless things are you thinking of during a dramatic scene where Miss Aurica's life is in danger as she falls from the airshiiiiip!?
Life is the most important thing in times like that!!
Just try thinking about flipping her skirt at a time like that!
If you did, you wouldn't be able to grab onto the lifeline, and you'd probably fall!!
You can't fool around like that!
Compared to Miss Aurica's life, panties are worthless!!
I, the unworthy Don Leon, shall mete out your punishme...
Once again I've been taken in by a bullying post!!
Besides which, your post, the panties....
You don't even mention them!
Why you scoundrel! You've really done it this time!
Nice to meet you. This is my first post, so I'm kind of nervous *g*
Since it's Hama's Submissions Dojo, I thought there should be more Hama in it!!
So, here's a picture full of my love for Hama.
I guess you could say this is a nice family portrait...?
But, (since Hama's wearing an apron) I guess it's more like Hama is their guardian!
Anyway, I'll hold out some hope that the Toukousphere will really get so long it's as
tall as Ar tonelico, and eagerly await more work from Hama. So, if you'll excuse me...
Sorry about before. If you like wearing aprons, I guess trying out different outfits isn't such a good idea? So... To show my desire to repent, I've decided to draw everyone else in Aprons! I'm sure Ayatane would look really good in one!
(I Love You)
Thank you for posting something from me twice in a row.
This time I tried working on the close relationship between backgrounds and lying down (how one effects the other).
The background I had in mind was "a real grassy grassland", which really let me know how weak my imagination is ;_;
She took her hair ornament and cloak off because she's sleeping, but without her tail(?) it feels like it's not Aurica, you know? So I decided to leave it on.
I think I'd like to draw Lady Shurelia next.
I thought I'd end up drawing these two some time. They're just so cute and I love them so much, but I wish I could have drawn them cuter after working so hard. I would have liked to spend more time working on it *g*
I've been having a lot of trouble lately where I can't think of what to write when I start writing.
The first thing I started on this time was Krusche. If you thought anything else in here was funny, thank Krusche.
I think my favorite thing about this episode was making up what was inside Aurica's pouch.
Don Leon said the same thing at the beginning, but it would be interesting to hear about your daily lives next time.
If you have any worries, your favorite characters will happily(?) give you advice.
See you next time! (Tsuchiya)