I'm a Bit Silly

Today was probably one of the most unproductive days of my life. Well, no. I can't say that. I DID work today. But when I wasn't working, I was either sleeping (I got around 1.5 hours of sleep last night...) or watching an anime called 'Martian Successor Nadesico' (Don't judge...). Didn't do a damn thing. hah In fact, I really shouldn't be blogging right now, but here I am.

I don't know how I did it, but in the course of 2 days, I managed to completely screw up my sleep pattern. I think I'll just have to try to sleep tonight for a few hours and then deal with being a little sleepy tomorrow during class. I can do that. It's going to suck, but it will help me get my sleep pattern back in order. I hate it when I do this to myself. I am, by rote, a "night person," and I'm more prone to be active and awake in the evening than I am in the morning or even during the day. Either way... Time to get sleeping back to normal. :)

Now about Nadesico. I remember watching this show when it was on Toonami on Cartoon Network. My sister used to be a really big anime enthusiast (She still enjoys it nowadays, but I don't think that she's nearly as attached to it as she used to be.), so, oftentimes, I watched what she watched. In general, I don't like the really dark story lines, but give me some comedy and romance, and I'm good to go. For example (Forgive my momentary geek-out here.), you have the tv series of Rurouni Kenshin - Wandering Samurai. This is a charming little show with a character that has a dark past, but he wants to repay all of the lives he took as a samurai in those early years. So he lives his life as a pacifist and saves innocents. On the other hand, there is another part of this story titled 'Samurai X' that details those years of war, showing the dark side of Kenshin. I love the happy-go-lucky tv series but can't bear to watch 'Samurai X.' It's just my personality, I guess. I'm a "and they lived happily ever after" sort of girl, and when I watch a movie or read a book, I like to escape from real life. If the movie or book ends unhappily, then that's too close to real life.

I don't know why, but I've always been able to connect pretty fiercely with characters I encounter through the written page or the screen (either silver or tv). Maybe that's the actress in me; I can almost always walk in other peoples' shoes. Of course, there are extreme cases (i.e. mass murderers, rapists, etc.) that completely evade my probing intuition, but I'm ok with that. Although, I will say that playing messed up characters is kind of fun. There's something there to play with, another element that, in a normal character, wouldn't otherwise be present. I guess my point is that when I'm acting, reading a book, or watching a movie, I find it really hard to completely disconnect from what's going on. I get too involved, and that eventually takes its toll. So when I'm doing things for fun -- in my free time -- I like for things to be happy.

It's past 2 o'clock. This blog is a bit ridiculous. I hope my readers (hah As if I even have readers!) forgive my meandering thoughts. I blame the late / early hour.

Au revoir.
Stef

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