I've been meaning to write here for days, but I just haven't gotten around to doing it. I mostly keep finding myself in front of the TV these days.
Let's see; my lectures have started and for the moment (this week at least) I haven't been doing too much work, if any. My schedule is also pretty empty, which means plenty of spare time to breed laziness on my part.
On Monday I bought myself a copy of the new Franz Ferdinand album, which is much yay. I also bought the DVD of the first series of the Mighty Boosh, because I saw it in the shop and it tempted me.
On one day this week (I forget which) Steve and I watched the complete first series of Spaced. It took ages, but oh how funny it is. We're halfway through the second series now.
On a later day Steve's new home cinema system turned up. We tested it with Kill Bill 2, and watched all of that (only the second time I've seen it!). Later that evening we tested it by watching FOTR, hopefully we'll watch the other two soon.
On Friday I actually stopped being such a recluse and went out to a club with Nick and Steve and lots of Nick's friends who I don't know, one of which was dressed as David Hasselhoff. I haven't been out in ages so it was a nice change I suppose. I was just beginning to decide that I didn't like it, when that all changed because they played Franz Ferdinand twice. But lordy, to see how many of the songs I didn't recognise because I haven't been in the country for a while, it was a little strange.
Yesterday Steve and I went to the cinema to go see Serenity (or Serendipity as Steve likes to call it). Nick declined to come along because his hangover was making him spazz out. Sometimes you go to the cinema to see a History of Violence with Viggo Mortensen, but find that it has been sold out so you have to go see Serenity instead. This may have happened yesterday. As it was, Serenity was good. It was nice to see that, like Buffy, the script was full of lots of funny lines. The atmosphere of the film was good, the characters were all likeable, apart from River (aka. angsty girl) and her angsty brother. Sadly the plot, while exciting, seemed a little thin. It felt like it deserved to be more convoluted than trying to cause some scandal amongst the parliament, which you know is just going to be swept under the carpet and forgotten about. So yes, enjoyable film, but it needed to be more fleshed out and substantial plot-wise IMO.
Amongst all this I have been watching yet more things. I started downloading Honey and Clover, because I have heard good things about it. I've only seen two episodes so far so I can't really say, but it looks like it'll be a funny yet heart-warming series, ah.
I've finally caught up with the subbed releases of Tsubasa Chronicle. I like the Outo arc, so it's all good for me at the moment. It's a shame Fay didn't get drunk as a lord, but only really because there will be no later confrontation about him having a higher alcohol tolerance than he let on. Kurogane's fight with Seishirou was awesome, I actually enjoyed it more in it's animated form than in the manga o_o I also love the fact the Seishirou's theme tune is sleazy jazz ^_^
Speaking of which (Seishirou, not the jazz), I just downloaded and watched the Tokyo Babylon live action movie!!! Woo! How exciting! The movie itself was a little...low-budget, but maybe that adds to its charm. I don't really have much to say about it without adding spoilers for the manga (it takes place after the end of the TB manga). I hope someone subs it so I can get a feel of what's going on a bit more. And I really need to buy and read some more X sometime.
I have to go draw now.