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13 July 2009 @ 03:07 pm

I had my day of initial shock, and I had my night of angst and crying.

Now I just don't know how to feel.

I went to iri yesterday. Alice-chan's birthday. There were three of us there, which was great, and afterward Harada-san told us a lot of stuff about Alice-chan in the revue.

But she also told us that the day before Alice-chan had fainted during rehearsals, and that she hadn't slept much that night.


Do I just shrug it off, or do I get melodramatic about it, or what.
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Proactively Untwist Octagonal Hippopotamus Pants: morgana - poetrydramaturgca on July 13th, 2009 06:10 am (UTC)
Oh, no!! Has she been to see a doctor or is it assumed to be stress and pushing too hard? She needs to take care of herself, poor thing. The rehearsing and strain aren't worth it if you're not well enough to do your best for performance.

Get well, Alice-chan!!
Becca: Kiriyan muffin_song on July 13th, 2009 06:51 am (UTC)
Eeeeeep. That really, really sucks, and I can't blame you for being upset. That being said, my guess is that she's just suffering from exhaustion. I've heard rumors that the Hakataza team started rehearsing for Ooeyama Kaden in Tokyo. My guess is that she's just exhausted or sick, rather than seriously injured. But obviously that doesn't make the fact that she fainted during rehearsal any easier.

Also, Teffy (who I'm on the phone with) says to buy her bananas <3333
cosmos14cosmos14 on July 13th, 2009 08:01 am (UTC)
Alice-chan had fainted during rehearsals
O_O oh my gah! i hope she's all right...

Do I just shrug it off, or do I get melodramatic about it, or what.
why shrug it off? she's your "girl", so you have the right to become worried for her. if i were in your situation, i would worry too.

*pats on the shoulder*
Our Heroine aka Jenn: [grrr argh]kyttenfae on July 13th, 2009 09:26 am (UTC)
The things I kind of always want to say at times like this are not really what any fangirl, especially someone as kindhearted and truly sweet as you, wants to hear (and I'd be massively hypocritical if didn't admit I've fumed at Hankyu and then wibbled and flailed every time Chigi looks too tired and thin, so please don't take this as any critisism of you or anything, as it 100% isn't! <33333333333333333333333)

... but my first thought is, "That is really, really not good, poor Alice-chan! *flails*" ... and then at the same time /yeah/, that happens, and I'd be surprised if it was the first time she'd fainted during rehersals. I mean, I've almost fainted several times during rehersals, and I've known way healthier people who have, repeatedly. I guess sometimes I have a slightly less Land of Dreams idea of just what the 'siennes go through to make their magic, not that I'm any kind of actress myself or ever had their crazy sort of life, but I've been in enough shows to have a general idea and my closest friends have always been theater peoples... so yeah, it's a lot of hard, hard work that they put themselves through, and not just because they're being pushed too hard, which I do think they are lately *shakes fist at those in charge*, but at the same time, I know that overall, they're probably a million times better taken care of and watched over than 80% of Broadway stars who don't have dedicated club staff /and/ Hankyu to watch over them and make sure they're okay... because as much as yes, if someone has to drop out, there's someone to replace them, but Hankyu is a business and therefore they'd rather not have that happen if at all possible.

So what I'd say, for you, is don't shrug it off /or/ get too worried about it. You making yourself sick with worry can't help Alice feel any better (again, not that I haven't been there myself *huggles!*). I second Teffy's idea about bananas, and an extra-cute sort of Support Pressie/card/letter/whatever would probably make her feel at least emotionally better... and then just keep a watch on her when you can and see how things go. Rehersals in summer are just /icky/, hell, /movement/ in summer is, lol, but Alice is so health-concious that I'm sure she's drinking enough water and all those things you need to do (although an ikkle reminder probably wouldn't hurt *g*), and hopefully it's just a case of too much rehersal + too high of temp outside/inside.

*GLOMP* Meanwhile, here at Casa de Squee, Daibear has been snuggling her tiny Alicebunny and we're all keeping her (and you) in our thoughts. <3333
quinquin: feed mequinquin on July 13th, 2009 11:17 am (UTC)
:-( Fainting is never good even if it would be because she is "just" being overworked. I hope it is just a one off and the rest of the rehearsals and performances goes well.

As for you I don't think shrug it off would work because you are clearly worried and frankly I don't think neither you nor her need melodrama. So worry a bit and give her some extra attention and otherwise take your cues from her. She is a professional performer and (together with the staff) knows better than all of us how to deal with it.

Take care (both of you) <3
Jen: Arizonacaithion on July 13th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)

She's gonna be okay. I'm sure she's got sora-sei looking out for her, if she collapsed right in rehearsals.
michiru42: PGSM Dark Mercurymichiru42 on July 13th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, hell. @_@ No, of course you're right to be worried.

The long and short of it is that we don't know why she fainted, right? Lord, I hope it's nothing serious. Let us know when you do!
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Toni D: [Jack in the Box] Hang In There Jacktonihime on July 14th, 2009 07:02 am (UTC)
^ Middle ground FTW.

I was wondering if shrugging or melodrama were the only two options. Shrugging is very un-Julie... and melodrama makes me want to headdesk repeatedly.
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Es ist Zeit zu Leben.: Worriers // Seriously.violet_tango on July 13th, 2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
I don't think you are melodramatic.
One of the best points among us here is that you can be as emotional as you want, and noone will blame you for it, because we understand that it is because of how much we love the girls.

I hope she will be well soon again, and same goes for you.
And Hankyu should finally start to seriousloy think about how they are treating their actresses.
The recent amount of hurt actresses is most definitely the result of too much work.
If it would be only the acting and the rehearsals, okay.
But as it is that, plus sky stage stuff, plus magazine stuff, plus making accessories for costumes etc etc etc etc, and for the youngest ones also the shinjinkoen rehearsals, they start to get close to the point where some people won't be able to take it anymore.
Takarazuka is strongly connected to discipline, yes.
But Hankyu won't win anything from this if they don't know when to stop.
melikkamelikka on July 13th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
Please, please, please stay safe and sound, Alice!
Ms. Britt: [daixalice]ladybretagne on July 13th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I think everyone else has all ready said what I would have said, but I do hope it turns out to just be a temporary thing and she's back to her spunky self soon. Daibear and I are thinking of her. ♥
utena1409: Waoutena1409 on July 13th, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
I really hope it was just exhaustion and nothing serious! ;_;
I'd also recommend what most others said, give her a nice letter and maybe something to eat or a relaxation tea or something?