Sunday, September 4, 2011

They Tried to Make Me Go to Rehab

So, I've developed a new addiction. Okay, well, it's not really "new" but it's been more than five years since I've been seriously afflicted, so I'm going to say it counts. And what is this new addiction? Anime.

My Netflix addiction was a problem before, but now that I've discovered the dozens and dozens of episodes of anime, well, let's just say I won't be coming out of my cave for a while.

I know there are other things I should be doing. Writing or taming sea lions (do sea lions often need to be tamed?) or curing cancer or something. Not that I know the first thing about curing cancer (or taming sea lions, for that matter) but I do know writing. And considering that I just got back on speaking terms with my novel, I probably shouldn't leave it alone for too long if I ever want to be intimate again.

Wow. I just realized how wrong that sounds.

Oh well.

Anyway, it started with Fullmetal Alchemist. Fifty-two action-packed episodes got me through round two (or maybe it's three?) of mono. Now I'm on to Chobits. For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, they're polar opposites (Fullmetal being a drama and Chobits being more of a comedy), but I read the manga version of Chobits in high school, so it's nice to be able to see the animated version of it now. There are also a lot of other series available that I read in high school (not that I was a geek or anything...) so regardless of how many flash drives or software upgrades I'm going to need to buy my novel when I'm done, I don't see this affliction going away any time soon.

Hard to believe this all started with Sailor Moon back in junior high.

I'm starting to feel really old now....

For those of you that I've been ignoring lately, I'm sorry for the lack of activity on your recent-ish posts. I'll try to make more of an effort in the future. I did try to hit up some of your blogs today. Feel free to poke me with sticks if I fall off the wagon again.

Happy Holiday Weekend!



  1. Hi Elizabeth,
    Aha, I've heard of Netflix. Sadly, or maybe not, we cannot get it in Britain.
    Now then, if a sea lion needs to be tamed, I reckon a tamed one could teach me how to balance a ball on my nose :)
    Happy writing. Have a peaceful and positive long weekend.

  2. Are you watching the original FMA anime or the new one (Brotherhood)? I know a lot of people were slightly irritated with the original one because it didn't follow the manga, but I thought it was surprisingly good once they got past the 'adventure of the day' in the first 13 or so.

  3. Thank you, Gary! I think knowing how to balance a ball on your nose would be quite helpful for entertaining at parties ;)

  4. I watched the original, though I have the option of starting Brotherhood. But Netflix only has the first three parts available for streaming :(

    I never read the manga (which is unusual for me, since that's usually what I do first) but I was entertained nonetheless.

    Is Brotherhood better?

  5. Different, not necessarily better or wose. I've never been a big manga person (need my motion), so never cared that the first show differed.

  6. Good luck with your addiction or should I say, enjoy it while you can? :)

  7. Netflix IS evil. All those movies just sitting there, taunting you, begging to be watched at all hours of the day. The titles flow across the screen, oh so many to choose from and so much else you could/shoud be doing... but... just one more movie for the sake of nostalgia. Just one more...

  8. Be careful or you'll fall into the Netflix trap as well! You've kept your distance so far. Run away!

  9. Ah, Netflix. My addiction with it comes and goes. I get really miffed when I want a certain movie and it isn't available for streaming. Like Princess Bride! What's up with that?!?

    I've rediscovered my addition to role playing games recently. I wish I hadn't because I don't have the time for it, but they make me so HAPPY. We all deserve to be happy, right? LOL :D