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Random encounter at the office:

Her (passing by in the hall) "Are you looking for the samurai that smells like sunflowers?"
Me (unsure if I heard correctly) "I'm sorry?"
Her: "Are you looking for the samurai that smells like sunflowers?"
Me: "I don't quite understand."
Her: "I guess you're not, then. I was sure you would be."
Me: "No, I guess not. But you've made my day slightly more mysterious."
Her: "Maybe I'll explain it later."

I have to assume everyone has these things happen to them.


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Jun. 8th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC)
It's a reference to Samurai Champloo, a very good recent anime series by the same studio that did Cowboy Bebop.
Jun. 9th, 2005 06:45 am (UTC)
This clarifies much. Thanks!
Jun. 8th, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC)
Ah then, in light of the above comment, you must have set off her nerd-dar.
Jun. 8th, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)
Actually, I think it's his hair (assuming it hasn't changed since I last saw it).
Jun. 9th, 2005 02:33 pm (UTC)
Now that you mention it, I could see how his hair could remind one of Mugen (one of the main characters)...the glasses are all Jin, though.

Jun. 13th, 2005 12:15 am (UTC)
*smiles* Why can't I ever get the cool nerds?
You always get the cool nerds! No one randomly attacked me with quotes like that where I worked, and I know for a fact that half of them were Otaku (or something resembling such). You should have thrown her a random roundhouse kick in keeping with the mood of the encounter. You would have deciphered the code and brightened her day. <=) Like a club handshake!

Jun. 13th, 2005 06:07 am (UTC)
Ach, you have to groom these relationships. Show that you're a geek, don't be afraid of the social consequences of playing AD&D, prominently display your Edward Gorey art, and have a copy of the "Sailor Moon RPG" on your bookshelf at work. After a while, like deer to a feeder, they'll show up, timid at first, but braver down the road.

Sadly, I'm *not* an anime geek :( So that reference, while certainly an admission of geekness, fell on dry soil...
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