This diary entry is part 8 of 27 in Lily's diary dated 33 - March 2024

Hi! It’s me! Lily!!!

I didn’t post last night.  We all went out Sunday afternoon and played games in the park!  And we were so tired when we got back that I just went to bed.  Marie too, she came with us, and got the ball thrown for hours.

She loves it when we throw the ball…

Anyway, it’s been a mostly boring couple of days.  Mostly, because a few interesting things happened.

So Miki’s group’s single was a success.  Not a huge smashing success, but a success.  It sold a few thousand copies.  Miki’s pretty happy, and the group found some time to video chat me and thank me, Japanese style.  That was nice of them.  I guess they’re expecting to sell a few thousand more.  By the standards of an idol group, that’s not bad, I guess.

It’s been all over Japanese media too, so “train onee-chan” is a bit famous.  Aww.

But this’ll blow over.  Might as well enjoy it while it lasts, though, right?

Anyway.. what wasn’t expected is that a few otaku figured out where I live (or at least what city) – but not Japanese otaku, western otaku – and they came to the shop looking for me.  I guess they wanted my autograph or something.  So I went down and did the whole fanservice (no, not that kind, silly-billies) thing and chatted with them for a while.  The stars in their eyes.. I see what Yuki means.  They seem like perfectly nice people, but I’m not sure they knew my name when they left the shop.  But they got my autograph, so they were happy.

And I don’t know their names either.  That’s the sad part.

I also heard back from the symphony board of directors.  They have misgivings, but they think it might be fun and worth a try, so they’re going to have Yuki do three idol songs at the end of the concert.  Contingent on her getting the music to the orchestra in a timely manner (they insisted on an orchestral arrangement, and I completely understand that) and suitable dancers and costumes, etc.  Yuki seems to be relishing the challenge – thankfully, she was not thinking what I was thinking, but knows a few idol dancers from her old group who have graduated and would like to visit the US.  So we’ll see how that turns out, but Yuki’s having a blast, so there’s that.

And rumors are already spreading on Japanese social media.  How did they find out?  They seem to have found out before I did!

Anyway, today was loads of practicing.  Truth is, this is all Yuki’s deal.  I still have a performance to do, and it has nothing to do with Yuki’s at all except for the fact that it’s on the stage at roughly the same time.

Crystal wants me to help her set up a website.  God help us all.

Love you all!!! ❤️

From the creator:

I am debating setting up a website similar to this, but instead of serial fiction, it’ll be Crystal’s music, poetry, art, etc.  I think it would be pretty fun.  I also think it would be a time-sink, and Lily’s already enough.  So while I’m seriously debating it, I haven’t taken any concrete steps yet.

But, it might be fun to experiment with genres of music I haven’t been able to yet, for whatever reason.

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