Monday, February 06, 2006

A dizzy weekend

Subject: Noir
Well, I haven't posted much for a bit. On Friday night, an old recurring condition crept up (I'll spare you the details), and while in-and-of-itself, it wasn't fun, the appropriate medication only serves to make me dizzy and very nasueous. I'm only just now starting to get over the side-effects, even though the original problem itself cleared up Saturday night. At least I'm well enough to be able to stare at a computer screen for a little bit at a time.

I managed to watch a couple of things between spells. Mainly, the last two discs of "Twelve Kingdoms". And I guess it's kind of unfortunate that I watched them while unwell, because, holy crap, all the talking! Dry strategic detail ruled the end of the main arc, and was even a bigger ingredient of the mini after-arc that finished it up. Ugh. I could only do a couple of episodes at a time. I suppose if I watched it in more optimal conditions, I'd have probably appreciated it a little more, but as it stands, I think it was a weak "ending".

"Ending" in quotes because it was supposedly intended to be a continuing series of stories based on the books. Which, I suppose, would have been fine to keep following along, because it's a rather rich world. I may be conflating my feelings of being done with my unpleasantness with being done with the series itself, but I guess that's the way it's going to be.

The only other anime I managed to watch was episode 3 of "Agaki". You know, that mahjong one. It was kind of cool, and it kind of worked, but now, after 3 episodes of it, with only more of the same about to commence, I think I've had enough. Again, being sick probably impacts that mood a bit, but I still think I'm making the right call.

Beyond that, I watched "Life on Mars" and "Battlestar Galactica" -- at least, in small doses. "Galacta" in particular, with the camera moving all over the place, really was difficult to sit through whilst nasueous. And overall, I don't have much to comment about either of them. They just passed the time, and I wasn't really into them.

One thing that's been delayed was my plan to watch my latest DVD arrival: "Cowboy Bebop" disc 4. If it were "MADLAX" I'd probably be completely depressed about it, but with "Bebop" I don't mind waiting a little longer.

I'm guessing posting will continue to be light and sporadic for a while now that I'm even further removed from my routine -- not to mention the fact that I've got a lot of work I have to catch up with.

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