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Week 10 - A Running Start

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Back in the day I watched a lot of anime, and maybe that's what kept me motivated back then. I've started again. I started with Musaigen no Phantom World and Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! earlier last week, and this Sunday I picked up Prince of Stride - Alternative. It feels like this is just the one I need to get motivated right now.

I could've posted this on Monday, I had the time, but for some reason I decided to wait. Same reason I didn't work on a Flash I was planning to continue with today, or respond to old emails and messages, or record a bit for a potential collab. Instead, I played through most of the Easy campaign on Resident Evil 4 (HD), again, and caught up on the latest episodes of Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!. I needed something more, and at random I settled for this. And now I've stretched - loosened up my limbs as if in preparation for some grand event, and before I drift to sleep, because the time is not right to take a run, I'm writing down this weeks blog post for tomorrow. (Meaning I wrote this on Monday.)

Ideas on how to get in shape are swirling through my mind. Should I go jogging before work? Can I take the bike one station before I get on the train? Will I be totally exhausted the rest of the day, or invigorated by this unusual momentum? I've got my healthy diet - three weeks in and running, but I need something more.

Maybe it's no coincidence I settled for this anime after watching this particular Parkour flick on Youtube. I don't mean coincidence as in fate. I mean I saw the cover image and I ran with it, but it was a good choice. It's definitely the wrong time for it, but I am (and trying not to) get fired up tonight. I'ma run! And I'ma post this the day after, I thought, but then I checked a few reviews for this particular anime I was so inspired by, and was made aware it's an otome anime, meaning the intended audience is female. And people didn't like it. For some reason that had me stall a bit, but what the hell, people didn't like Air Master either and I still hold it as one of the greatest fighting animes of all times. It's a good anime. People better start appreciating it!

Well, the week: it all begun with work. Two days work, and then one day free, and on that fateful day my big bro called and wondered if it'd be OK for his son/my nephew to come on up for the weekend. Plus Friday. And suddenly, my free day wasn't so free anymore! I spent it trying to catch up on projects I'd planned to easily finish this weekend, and come Thursday night (after another dose of work) my dad picked him up at the airport, and our intense sessions of late-night gaming (board games, mostly, and some Worms World Party) begun. We played some table tennis behind an elementary school on Saturday, and soaked in a rare dose of summer-like sunshine. It was a good time.

Sunday was a gloamy day, full of clouds, and come nightfall the house was kinda... empty. When it's alive, it feels too alive. But when it's quiet, you wish it could liven up just a bit more. Which is probably why I delved into entertainment rather than into the tasks I should be working on, and kept going till this one anime set me free! But then, stuff came in the way, and now I'm finishing this blog way late anyway.

I was going to write bout a burnt-out car wreck on a nearby parking too. We heard the explosion around midnight, and then walked by on a morning walk. The windows had exploded. All that was left was a burnt out shell, black and orange, and on one wheel a tire - miraculously unaffected by the flames. The air felt a bit eerie on that morning walk; especially since we live so close by. It's not the first time a car burns on this particular parking, but it was a while since last time. It's that time again huh?

Overall, it's been a pretty good week! Here's last week and this, and yes, it did receive funding! After a couple of days with still over a third of the total funds remaining, they pulled through with just two hours to spare! :D Kickstarter's an exciting place, and I'm pretty hyped up about this one project, and then some. Till next week.


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