Drinking Game That Could Cause Death:
A shot every time a Jeeves and Wooster fanfic contains the phrase, “I do endeavour to give satisfaction, sir.”
Two shots if it’s situated at the very end as if it were a clever punchline.
So, for our Media Monsters class we have to pick yokai as avatars for the discussion board.
I think I’m going with the saka-bashira, or “upside-down pillar”, simply because it’s just great. I thought the spirits of angry, upside down tree leaves was great to start with, but when they phrased it…
I probably would have picked the rokurokubi
i came all the way over here to call you a little bitch
or the gashadokuro, aka the starving skeleton. It’s a huge skelly that’s made from the accumulated bones of people who have starved to death. Therefore, it’s always hungry.
And then there’s the akaname, which cleans bathrooms with its tongue. That’s it. It cleans the bathroom. Nasty but helpful.
The karakasa-kozō “paper umbrella priest boy” also quite appealed to me.