Friday, July 16, 2004

The Noir Workout

Subject: Noir

I've been on a diet for the last two or three months.  Not one of the "brand name" diets, just the "eat right and exercise" oldie but goodie.

Well, I was getting the "eat right" part down.  I'd managed to spend a few minutes here and there on the exercise bike, because, having given up coffee as well, I needed to do something to get the blood flowing in the morning.  But I wasn't doing it consistently enough.

Anyway, with my HDTV in a noisy, unwatchable state, yet Noir being broadcast early every weekday morning, I had a brilliant notion:  I could force myself to watch Noir whilst on the exercise bike.  The bike makes enough noise to drown out the screeching, and the 25 minutes air time makes for a reasonable morning workout.  Add the natural tendency to want to pedal more aggressively when Salva Nos is playing, and I think I'm off to a good start.

In other news, since my non-exercise time is bereft of TV, I've been picking through Madlax scene-by-scene across three different fansub translations.  It's quite a puzzle to solve, and each episode leaves me anxiously awaiting the next one.  I'm really enjoying it.  I'm not as entwined with the characters as I was with Noir, but I'm very much liking every single one of them on their own merits.

One of the worst and best things that could happen is for the series to get licensed in the US before it's over in Japan.  The worst, because it's going to leave me hanging in the middle of this maddening mystery for months!  The best, because then I'll get a set of pristine DVDs with 5.1 sound to pump through my entertainment center for hours on end a lot sooner than I would if licensing doesn't happen for a while.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Haha! I know what you mean. Sometimes I watch old videos of DBZ while I workout, which really makes me want to run harder, and punch faster.