Weekends, well spent:

Oregon weather continues to be bloody pathetic for spring.  It is, however, perfect sit-inside-and-veg weather, so I took it as a sign that I should do so.

Watched a little anime – “Spice and Wolf” and “Clannad”, watched some classic movies –  “The Big Sleep”, “African Queen”, “Treasure of the Sierra Madre” and “Lawrence of Arabia”, and played through the Agrabah, Monstro, and Atlantica worlds in Kingdom Hearts.

Spice and Wolf is another in the genre of “normal guy has his world invaded by a supernatural girl” shows.  Horo is an awful lot like Hazuki-with-a-tail, at least from watching the first episode.  It was interesting enough that I’ll check out the next couple of episodes, anyway.

I watched the first two episodes of Clannad and liked it.  No surprise there, I haven’t yet been disappointed with a Kyoani production.

Shocked and depressed, yes, but not disappointed.  Hopefully this won’t have an Air-esque ending.

Loved The African Queen.  Liked bits of Lawrence of Arabia.  Was quite disappointed by Treasure of the Sierra Madre.  Liked The Big Sleep, but not as much as I expected to.   These aren’t necessarily movies you watch for their own merits, though, you have to watch them because they’re part of the collective culture and seeing them helps you appreciate everything that has derived inspiration from them, if nothing else.

Oh, and Kingdom Hearts, while not the most manly game ever created, continues to entertain.  The Ursula fight in Atlantica was a bloody pain in the arse, though.  I had a terrible time getting the underwater positioning right throughout the level, so having to navigate in 3 dimensions while under the other stress factors inherent in a boss fight wasn’t fun.

All in all, a good way to cap off Spring Break.

Hope your weekend went as well.  🙂

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