Yesterday I got a good chunk done on the big-ass project at my job. Nice. I’m still farther behind than I want to be, but a few more hardcore runs like that and I’ll be well along… but not today. Today, I woke up fairly sore and decided not to go into work; I went to see Final Fantasy last night and ended up walking a hella long distance across thick rugs with my walker, and I think I pushed myself a leetle too hard. Ugh. Muscles aching. It probably wasn’t bad enough to miss work, but I took the day anyway for general rest, decompression, and so on. If you’ve been reading my journal, you know why I needed it something awful.
Speaking of Final Fantasy, I can see why opinions swing so wildly back and forth. In order to enjoy the movie you really do need to ‘buy into’ not only the realism driven CG, but also the spirituality. Most reviews I’ve read refuse to accept those things, so, it falls flat. I hope it does monster numbers in Japan to prove that in a country that accepts the anime mentality and cultural background, the movie can thrive. Meanwhile, us Merkins can enjoy such intellectual cinema as American Pie 2. Blargh.
Also speaking of Final Fantasy, I got from the second Ifa Tree Fight to 15% through Disc 3 of FF9. Whee! I play RPGs with a Sherman Tank mentality — if any part of the game is not effortlessly easy for me to steamroll through, I sit there a few hours doing some mad levelling up / ability learning until my guys can twink the living hell out of everything they come across. Fun.
No further writing yet, due to time taken off these last few days to unwind, but I have more 2Forum. Follow the bouncing link to the new 2Forum page, and keep mailing in the questions. This is mostly a side diversion and I won’t make it some huge-scale project like Sailor Nothing, but it’s good to blow off some steam and really fun.