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09 August 2010 @ 01:38 am
Raku: The Real Deal  
I laughed and laughed and laughed.

And I cried and cried and cried.

I didn't think I would, I was all 大人しい and すっきりした and hardly cried at all during the show. (Except at the end of the play half when Ai-ai-chan couldn't hold back the tears looking at her "mother" and made EVERYONE in Alice Club cry.)

But then Susshii-san, Ayumi-san, Yuuhi, Sumika and Tomu came to the farewell party carrying the MASSIVE love letter that Tomu made for Alice-chan for Taiyouzoku. Plus the practice one. So there were TWO, both reading アリス愛してる. Which, if held up lengthwise, were almost as tall as me. HUGE.

I cried like the dickens then.

And then those STUPID 88THS had to get me going again, especially Dai-chan who was a COMPLETE BABY and bawled and hid her face behind the pink sparkly Alice fan she had made when they were all singing to Alice-chan. Dai-chan = singing fail. Everyone else = harmonized amazingly.

OH, Kasshii was our MC in addition to Chii-chan this time ♥ ♥ ♥ She looks so different now, and when I say different I mean like an ordinary girl so I hardly recognized her but ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Basically everyone in Soragumi came -- with the exception of a few babies who were probably MCing at other parties, and Micchan who is excused on account of still recovering from whatever injury she had.

I love this troupe. I love this big family and how they overflow with love for each of their members. Alice-chan entreated us to continue supporting Soragumi in her speech, and I intend to do just that.

I started this day with 実感がない and am ending the day... somewhat tipsy and 実感がない again. I can't quite believe it, it doesn't quite feel like it's over.

Maybe it isn't, for all I know. Alice-chan said her plans to travel to France fell through, but she's going on holiday somewhere else... And then who knows. Something new could be just around the corner.

She was so gracious at 見送り. So patient through my stumbling Japanese as always. So kind to 3peanuts as well.

I'm rambling, sorry, I've been drinking... I meant to do this post differently, but...

Current Mood: drunkdrunk
Tiger: arisu hanakage  → posing prettilymuirin on August 8th, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
My heart goes out to you and our troupe. Alice-chan gone.. wow.

You've been an inspiration as a fan.. I'm sorry, I can't write anything coherent now, I'm crying (but I also don't want you to feel bad). I love Alice and you're probably one of the main forces that have made me realize that. That's kind of what I've tried to say.
Thanks for always sharing those little tidbits with us, daily info on iri/de and above all else sharing your love for her - those posts have also brought a smile to my heart ♥

*hugs tightly*
Khappy_riceball on August 8th, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
Wishing I could give you a squishy hug, and filled with lots of ♥ reading this. Your troupe is so supportive it makes me mush.
michiru42michiru42 on August 8th, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
I don't think there could have been a better send-off.
A fascination frantic in a ruin that's romantic: Angels Homeshirabyoshi on August 8th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)

This. Always.

Beth Winterbwinter on August 8th, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
That is - so Sora :) I'm always amazed at your stories of how close they all are. Here's to the future.
ruderal_speciesruderal_species on August 8th, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
Becca: Kiriyan muffin_song on August 8th, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC)
Seconding this <3
x_kurisuchinu_x on August 8th, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
I have been reading your journal for a while now - ever since you wrote about Phoenix 2, I'm pretty sure - and I just really need to say that thanks to you, I have grown to love this troupe and this fandom so, so much. Thanks to you, I've gotten to familiarize myself with babies and 'siennes not in the spotlight - and even more so, I've gotten to know about Alice-chan. I was dreading this day pretty badly until you wrote about mura raku and all of the love that is just bursting from this troupe and all of its members, and I guess I'm still not perfectly okay with it happening (who ever is, with retirements), but it's better now that I know more than just 'Alice-chan is retiring'. Now, it's 'Alice-chan is retiring and it's okay because everyone in Sora loves and cares about her and I am confident that she will have a wonderful future no matter what she does'.

I'm sorry if this is like, super weird and incoherent (because I'm getting a little choked up and it feels like all I'm doing right now is spewing out nonsense), but I just wanted to thank you and let you know that my heart goes out to you right now. ♥
Julie: solar powerwao_wao on August 9th, 2010 12:41 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for commenting. I don't find it weird, in fact I'm extremely touched by your words. I'm really glad to share the Alice and Soragumi love with others. ^________^

(Please feel free to come back and comment more ;)
Jess (Ducky)just_keep_on on August 8th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
Part of why I've loved reading your adventures is because Soragumi always feels like such a wonderful family. How they've sent Alice off brings that feeling home again. *hugs for you and everyone~~~*
Ms. Britt: [daixalice]ladybretagne on August 9th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
Oh sweetheart, this is just... well I'm crying, but it's because it's so Soragumi and full of love and warmth and all the things that I love about Alice-chan and the 88ths and the whole troupe. Your girl is so special in so many ways, and she'll always always have an honored place in Soragumi.
palais: alice: classypalais on August 9th, 2010 04:20 am (UTC)
I am so happy for you that the day went so well. It sounds like such a magical moment -- full of love.
poggie92: Mikapoggie92 on August 9th, 2010 08:21 am (UTC)
I find myself unable to say anything coherent or useful, so I'll just say thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for sharing this beautiful day. I'm sure that Alice-chan has a sparkling future ahead of her and it's so wonderful to know that she has the whole of Soragumi behind her. I wish her every happiness.
anthy1306: comfortanthy1306 on August 9th, 2010 10:12 am (UTC)
I am happy to read, you sent your angel to spread her wings to the big world with a smile on your face. At least partly ^^

「日本に早く笑顔が戻ることを心から願ってます。」: Une Beautéfubusan on August 9th, 2010 12:25 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy that everything went fine for you and Alice-chan.

Soragumi is a real family. And as in every family, we all know how hard it is to leave.
But, sometimes, it's only to fly better on your own wings.

I hope Alice will still be there to surprise and enchant us, no matter where. No matter how.
rachpenarachpena on August 9th, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
Dai-chan = singing fail

Oh Dai....will she ever improve.
I'm glad to hear that it went well for you. I want to thank you for your coverage of all the babies and you've made me pay special attention to Alice on my dvds.
3peanuts3peanuts on August 11th, 2010 12:17 pm (UTC)
Eh eh, Dai-chan doesn't really need an advocate, but she failed cause she burst out crying like a cutesy little baby while singing for Alice. Overwhelmed by emotion she was...adorable little thing!
Es ist Zeit zu Leben.: Alice & Kacha // Je chanteviolet_tango on August 10th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
I'm too late, as always at the moment.
My thoughts were with you and her the whole day. ♥