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Tennis, golf, and basketball, these robot ponies do it all.
✩ I clearly fail at digital/analog life balance. I've been getting a lot of reading done, though. Actual lie on the couch, immerse yourself for hours book reading. I'd nearly forgotten how to do that. It's helped me feel a lot more focused.

✩ During the last year, my partner and I have been re-watching Prince of Tennis and we are now so close to the end of the regular series, right at the last ranking matches. (Coming up next: Momo vs Kaidoh!!!) Even though we have all the OVAs after that, I can't help feeling the same melancholy I felt back when I first watched the episodes, sensing the end so near. Whenever we're listening to the OP and the lyric "it's going to be okay" comes up, I think, "It's NOT okay! Give me my show back!" The OVAs are lovely and fine but I miss waiting for the raw each week and then waiting for the translations and subs and that whole feeling of continuity stretched out ahead of me.

✩ I feel the same way about Battlestar Galactica.

✩ Aside from the first six or so episodes, which kestrelsan showed me last fall, I have watched the entirety of Lost in the last two months. Except for tonight's episode, which I will watch tomorrow morning. Turns out I like it.

✩ How are you all feeling about the new Fullmetal Alchemist anime? I'm kind of not allowing myself to have an emotional reaction yet. (Except for the wailing and gnashing of teeth over Roy having a new VA.) I haven't watched any trailers. I haven't read much news. I'm starting to feel a little jittery.

✩ I'm trying a new program of writing for 20 minutes per day, to try to get some fic finished. Which doesn't seem like a lot of time but it's more than zero minutes. So far, I've made two days in a row. :D Now I just need to get a wall calendar and make a red x every day.

✩ I plan to give up dairy products for the month of April as an experiment. Can I survive a whole month without cheese?

✩ Hi.

"that whole feeling of continuity stretched out ahead of me"

I miss that above all.

Lost is totally best done in marathons like that.

It's way easier to keep track of the plotlines, for sure!

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I really hope so, but they'll have to wait for a bunch of canon to build up first.

I figure tenipuri will keep generating new canon until I die; no need to shop around for new fandoms. :)

april is not lent. why would you torture yourself? speaking of - goat cheese aps.. mmmmm.

I am pretending the new FMA anime doesn't actually exsist.

I want to see if I feel any different without dairy. Likely I'll be back on it again in May. In the meantime I'll have to substitute bacon for cheese.

I pondered that but I don't have the willpower.

I did approximately the same thing with Lost, except there were only 3 seasons out in France when I did it, so it was for sure less exceptional ^__-

(I miss Tenipuri the way it was too.)

I couldn't stop watching! My housework suffered, for sure. :)

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I loved FMA so much that I've never been able to re-watch it. So I'm apprehensive. But, yeah, new VA. :( Nothing against the new guy, whom I've enjoyed in other series. BUT HE'S NOT ROY.

✩ Hi.

✩ I like these little star things

✩ Should try the calendar idea, I am too stressed about finals to write

✩ Never watched the original FMA anime, only the dub
✩✩ which I rather liked, but mamuchan says it sucked compared to the Japanese one

I grabbed the stars from here: http://thenextweb.com/TwitterKeys/keys.php

The calendar thingy is working well so far, but it's early days.

I never gave the dub a try but FMA is on my top-5 shows of all time list.

Hey, I've just given up dairy, too! We can struggle through together. :)

No kidding, I actually have a wall calendar with red X's marking off every day.

I still have a few days before I start, but I'm easing into it now. We can make it!

Do you mark it for anything in particular or for just having gotten through the day?

Hi <3

I cannot imagine you minus the word "cheese", Hal.

Well with the new series I'm sure you'll get more anime episodes soon. :)

I stopped watching FMA after ep20... maybe I should pick it up again (who's Roy's voice actor?)


I know! Somebody told me that I'm the BNF of Cheese fandom. :D I'm anticipating getting back onto the cheese in May. But I wanted to get the data on how I was without it.

FMA is one of the best shows, anime or live-action, in any language, that I have ever seen.


Uhh, god yeah. I have three eps left of BSG and I'm already aching. :((

We re-watched the final three eps last night and I'm just not ready to let it go! Later this year, we'll start from the beginning again.

It's good to have you back!
I have to watch POT! I never found time to watch the episode we didn't have in France! ;_;
And I really don't know how to feel about the new FMA serie...
I think it is a good plan to try to write 20min per day... I should give it a try myself! ;)

The 20 minutes per day is going well so far! It's such a small amount of time, it's easy to fit it into my day and it's not too intimidating.
You should totally finish up PoT. :)

...but why would you want to last the whole month without cheese?

Data. I want to see if I feel any different (healthier, crankier, less phlegm, etc) without dairy. Just in case. Of course, I'm hoping I feel exactly the same. :D

Ugh, I just rewatched the last 60 or so episodes of the anime last week and I got the same feeling when we got to the end. I'd forgotten how emotional I got at the end, and all those feelings came up again. And I feel the same way about "It's going to be okay"! I feel thinking about the end of the series and wailing, because Ryoma goes back to the U.S. and the rest of the team graduates and the story ends, and I just feel like it's not okay. :(

Also, I didn't get into PoT until the anime canon was complete and the OVAs were almost finished, but I know that feeling of waiting to see how it would all turn out. I remember that feeling of loss reading Deathly Hallows, because after all that time it was over. I think in some ways I'm glad I got in on PoT late in the game because I'm not sure I would have been able to handle it, LOL.

Edited at 2009-03-26 05:07 pm (UTC)

At least Prince of Tennis seems like it's never going to actually be over. :D

It's funny but even when the anime was going strong with no end in sight, I would still think about how it had to end someday and how sad that would make me feel.