Sunday, January 02, 2005

The post-Noir fog

Subject: Noir
One of the other side effects of late-night Noir-marathoning, besides posting song lyrics, is the lingering haze my brain struggles through over the course of the next day or two. I find myself unable to concentrate, unable to make decisions, and totally unmotivate to take care of mundane household tasks.

Well, moreso than usual...

And, of course, it doesn't help that I have a Noir + Madlax playlist on my MP3 player -- it just prolongs it.

And one other side effect: I don't have the patience to sit through any other anime, or any other show for that matter. I'm back to my "quick-to-judge-too-harshly" mode where I have a hard time just letting go and accepting a program for what it is. And it doesn't help when it's got a mediocre dub, too. Case-in-point, I had DVR'd the original "Ghost in the Shell" movie, and decided to give it a try. And stopped about halfway through; I couldn't take it anymore. "Blah blah blah" and a plot and characters I didn't give a s* about. If I saw it a week ago I probably would have said it was "fun" or some such thing, but right now I'm just annoyed by it.

And I couldn't bring myself to watch the "Triplets of Bellville" disc that showed up from GreenCine. I just knew I didn't have the patience for it, and I'd rather judge it on it's own merit than through my Noir goggles.

I'm hoping that today's mental break of trying to pick out bathroom fixtures and flooring will let me ease back into the state of mind where I can do some casual watching tonight. Though I really should be working on clearing all the stuff out of my kitchen before demolition starts...

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