Okay, yeah, so I've always been late to the game with nerd holidays. Pie Day (3/14), Star Wars (May the Fourth), Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19). But I feel like a bad Kamen Rider fan to have missed 10 years' worth of Kaixa Day, which is 9/13.
Sure, the Kaixa character wasn't someone I could hang around with (he still gets plenty of good-natured fan hate). Then again, the likeability scale for characters in Kamen Rider 555 tended only to span the spectrum between "Least Annoying" and "Hate to Hate" (which is like a character you "love to hate", except the opposite: A character whose execution can't be contained by the narrative context of the show, and only shows up as a mass of poorly-written lines and irritating mannerisms. Even though I thought Kaixa had some of the coolest gear in the show, even I remember him as being kind-of a 'chebag.
Buuut it's as good an excuse as any to have a nerd holiday to celebrate Kamen Rider.
Happy (late) Kaixa Day!
P.S.: I'm not dead. I'm just working on a professional indy project, so all the personal work I've been doing has been for my own mental stability, and I feel like it would be in poor taste to post stuff I've done for myself when I should be focusing on this other project. Maybe this doesn't make perfect sense, but anything I accidentally scribble out on my own time for purposes of keeping sane, I'm keeping until this other project is more or less completed.
Listening to: Reaper Man audio book
Reading: Reaper Man, by Terry Pratchett
Watching: Walking Dead, Season 3
Drinking: iced coffee