Wednesday, July 04, 2007

"When, in the course of human events..."

Subject: Noir
...you find an anime that strikes your core as soundly as "Noir" does, well, life is but too short to worry about whether or not you should watch it or not. Or just watch some of it vs. all of it at once. Or if the neighbors will passive-aggressively start mowing the lawn at 7am because you were up until 3am with your subwoofer reporting each and every gunshot "thump".

I'm going to start with the Taiwan episodes, and go through to the end. It's rainy out, so I'm cooking up a batch of, of all things, Indian-inspired food for dinner. (Normally, I either do a sort of Parisian-inspired bread-cheese-soup thing, or sushi and sake). Traditions are a silly thing to be hung up on, especially if they revolve around, ultimately, a cartoon. My favorite cartoon, but still.

So it begins. Expect some of the usual PWI later tonight. *grin*

UPDATE 9:49PM -- Crap, fell asleep between discs! Ah well, I should still be able to do it. Just about to reach the Final Guidance... and fireworks all around the neighborhood are what woke me up. Heh.

UPDATE 11:40PM --

Breffort: "Do you mean to fight the entire world alone?"
Mireille: "Not necessaraly alone."

Maybe I posted this before. But f* that. It's the most awesome thing to say in the entire series. You go, girl!

Update 1:30AM -- And once again, I'm p0wned by this series, as abbreviated as the experience is. I couldn't help but dial it back to "A Season Fron Hell" and watch Milosh get splattered again. And all these hours later, I see Altena trying to justify her motives against these two poor lasses and I weep openly despite the number of times I've been through this...

"El Cazador" doesn't inspire this kind of emotional involvement, which is really very unfortunate. I wish I could find a series that does. But I guess ie will be a while for one to show up. Ah well...

5 comments:

nae said...

Man. I wish I could do this too. I popped in a DVD yesterday to check up on an EC-related reference, and remembered why I loved it so. >.<

Fellini 8.5 said...

All I can say is "just do it". If anything, watch your favorite scenes. Or watch "the letter". Everything else will come to you vividly in your mind.

Life's too shot to not be watching "Noir"...

Fellini 8.5 said...

Grrr... "short". "Short".

Anonymous said...

Its been so long since I watched Noir, about a year and a half.
Maybe one day I'll pop that DVD in and watch it all for the forth time, but before coming here I found myself with the sudden urge to watch Madlax, so I think I'll be doing that tonight.

nae said...

That was a wonderful Freudian slip. :)