Sorry to disappoint me

Looks like I spoke too soon. While I was fine this morning—I even ran a mission to Salem—in the afternoon I felt tired, and so took a nap. When I awoke, I had absolutely no strength and zero energy.

It’s really sad when collecting the garbage wipes you out.

This evening I did pretty much the only thing I could do: watch anime! Marin and I (finally) finished off Full Metal Panic, mostly thanks to getting sucked into the final story arc (“just one more episode… they’ll wrap it up in one more…”). The final conflict lost a good deal of tension that had been built up earlier in the arc, and the ending itself was remarkably abrupt. I can forgive all this, however, because my enjoyment of Full Metal Panic isn’t based on its storyline (which isn’t to say there was no plot, or that it was terrible)—it’s all about the characters.

And the fact that there’s a second season.

Still, you can’t help but like Chidori, Sosuke, Tessa, Mao, Kurz, and the rest of ’em. Once a show has good characters, I’ll follow them into all kinds of awful plots—for proof of that, see the third season of Rurouni Kenshin (minus the filler episodes, which were actually hilarious).

Oh, and if you haven’t seen it elsewhere: Rock, Paper, Saddam is simultaneously hilarious and bandwidth-heavy. (Link originally found, ages ago, on trying to grok.)


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