Saturday, September 24, 2005


Subject: Noir
My copy of "MADLAX" 4 didn't show up today, so I'm a little grumpy.

It didn't quite help that I wasn't entirely inspired by what I watched last night. I started off with "RahXephon" disc 6. Even though everything in that show is building up to the finale, and there's all kinds of crazy stuff going on, it really, really didn't do anything for me at all. My earlier "without soul" proclaimation kept echoing in my head: "Nope, no soul yet." "No soul here either." "Was that some soul? Alas, no." Etcetera.

I can't blame it on being too sober, either. *Ahem*.

And the combination of that and me being a bit over-tired lately set me up such that I fell sound asleep during the first episode on disc 2 of "Texhnolyze". So I really don't have much to comment on there. It did keep me in a bit of a "yeah, whatever" frame of mind before I dozed off, but I'll have to try again later so I can be a little more fair to it. I want to see if I can come to some sort of understanding as to the differences in experience I'm getting from these ABe-based series -- I wasn't too taken with "Lain" (but found parts to appreciate), adored "Haibane Renmei" thoroughly, but I am kind of put-off with what I've managed to sit through with "Texhnolyze" so far.

So figure on more musings about that subject in the next few days. Tonight I'm going to watch the "Cowboy Bebop Remixed" disc 1 that finally showed up this week, so that should hopefully put me in a better mood. But I likely won't follow it up with "Texhnolyze", and instead pick something more fun out of my collection. Dunno what yet.

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