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Unintended consequences

March 4, 2014

A couple of years back, I watched an anime series called “Saki”, which was basically a hot-blooded sports show with the sports replaced with mahjong.

It also has AMAZINGLY cheerful music.  It’s over the top and so earnest that it hurts and it’s all about doing your best and never giving up and always looking towards the future and it’s like a motivational speech set to really chipper music all in all.  If I got one benefit from four years of college Japanese, this is it right here.

Last week, I realized that I had the ending song (well, it had three openings and three endings, so the FIRST ending song) stuck in my head, so I looked it up on YouTube and listened to it over and over again to try to get it out of my head.

It didn’t work. Also it was getting annoying hitting refresh every 5 minutes.

On the other hand, there’s also a video on YouTube that is basically all the opening and ending songs stitched together with some static art that changes every couple of minutes, so I would start that in one browser tab and switch back to another tab to get work done. Thus I was only hitting refresh when that ended, about every half hour.  Video not entirely safe for work by the way, as I realized when I flipped to the tab to pause it at one point and the on-screen picture was an onsen scene.   Fortunately nobody was in my cube, but if I get a talking-to by our sensitivity department, I’ll know why.

Also I now have SIX songs stuck in my head.

But I’m feeling way better about life in general.

 

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One Comment leave one →
  1. PiE permalink
    March 5, 2014 6:36 pm

    Bro, I know how you feel. Pretty much 100% of all anime/manga are addictive. Once you watch one episode, you can’t stop. I am currently reading Shinryaku Ika Musume and can’t stop. I have no clue as to why I started reading it in the first place.

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