Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"It's Crowded Here with 10 People in the House"

I've found out a little bit more about Nashi and Kurari, the imaginary girls from Spain that onechan invented recently. Turns out they are orphans and they've come with their baby sister Narila to live with us. (For awhile there was a lot of backstory on their parents, but then onechan decided to off them.) They watch the house for us while we're out and give onechan all kinds of scenarios to play out when we're home (often having to do with visiting the doctor, because, I suppose, that's how we roll here).

So the title of this post is as close as my swiss cheese memory can get to a verbatim comment from onechan late this afternoon. The Full Metal Archivist and I have been batting around the idea of going for a boy sometime in the next few years and every so often we ask onechan about her feelings on the matter. Well, it turns out one of the reasons onechan would be happy to have a little brother or sister is that she wouldn't have to have so many made-up characters populating the house. Apparently it's tiring dealing with them all. At first I thought she was exaggerating, but then I stopped to think how many we role play as, make up stories about, and compare ourselves to.

So in honor of onechan, here's the updated list of extras among our dramatis personae:

  • all her real friends and cousins, whom we often pretend to be
  • the Super-Prius
  • Nashi, Kurari, and Narila
  • Suweet and Saja, and their neighbors at the North Pole (Santa, etc.)
  • Carrie Mi, Karrie Yoo, and Keri Hu
  • Jumper and Kong-san
  • Sparkychan and Gojochan
  • Doremi, Pop, Hazuki, Onpu, Aiko, Momoko, and Hana-chan from Ojamajo Doremi
  • all the Pretty Cure girls: Nagisa, Honoka, and Hikari (and Okane-san) from Max Heart, Mai and Saki from Splash Star, and Nozomi, Rin, Urara, Komachi, and Karen (and Coco and Natsu) from Yes! Pretty Cure 5
  • My Melody, Kuromi, Uta-chan, the violin guy, and others from Onegai My Melody
  • Inu Yasha, Kagome, Miroku, and Sango from Inu Yasha
  • Chiyo-chan from Azumanga Daioh
  • Bubbles, Blossom, Buttercup, Miss Bellum, The Professor, The Mayor, and Mojo Jojo from The Powerpuff Girls
  • Dora, Boots, Isa, Tico, Benny, and Swiper from Dora the Explorer
  • Olivia
  • Rosemary Wells's Yoko, Max, and Ruby
  • Corduroy and his friends
  • Pooh and his friends
  • The Disney Princesses, whose names I still can't keep straight
  • thankfully, fewer of those annoying My Little Ponies, as we get further and further away from onechan's birthday

Just for the historical record.

No comments: