There was the sound of some absurd footsteps, and then a strange pink creature appeared from the other side of the black tree.
It had a big round head. Its eyes, the size of sesame seeds, looked like tiny buttons. Its nose was plump and dignified. It didn’t have anything that looked like a torso because by the time you got to the bottom of its face you found it was already attached to its charming little feet. An antennae-like, stick-like thing stuck out from the top of its head. Its height was about half of that of Ness, and it was carrying a bucket in one hand. Boing, boing, boioing! The thing wandered out from behind the shadow of the tree, toddling its little body heavily.
Ness and friends inadvertently cried out in surprise; the small pink thing noticed Ness and friends and jumped up in surprise at the exact same time.
The translator’s assistant cried out in surprise; the novel noticed him and jumped up in surprise at the exact same time.
Generic TV drama computers expert, zoom in on that sentence and enhance!
An antennae-like, stick-like thing stuck out from the top of its head. Its height was about half of that of Ness, and it was carrying a bucket in one hand. Boing, boing, boioing!
carrying a bucket in one hand.
Is that what I think it is, generic TV drama computers expert? Could it be?
Chewy is confused, I’m confused, Ness, Paula, and Jeff are clearly confused, though maybe for different reasons. Her hypothesis, at this point, is that Kumi is playing fast and loose with their handedness, such as it is; she mentions it only a few times, and only in passing.
The other thing to note here is that Kumi’s Misters Saturn are half the kids’ height, where Itoi has suggested elsewhere that they’re about knee-high. Knee-high to an adult, I guess? In any case, the Saturns may or may not have hands, but they’re doing things with them.
Fun novel fact #2: Master Belch loves… karaoke. Later today I’ll debut one of his original compositions.