February 28, 2005

Angel, Spike, Kain [Open Thread]

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at February 28, 2005 5:06 PM

Momentarily surfacing to update the sidebar:

Angel - Season 5: It's Spike! On Angel! This makes me happy. Also, there was an episode with Simon Templeman (aka Kain of Legacy of Kain) guest starring in a very Kain-esque role.

Rilo Kiley: More Adventurous: I told Amazon I liked Universal Audio and it recommended this. Good call! Some of the tracks are pretty girly, but since the music's good I'm willing to overlook this. Fans of The Postal Service may be interested that Rilo Kiley lead singer Jenny Lewis does background vocals on a number of songs on Give Up. More Adventurous itself contains a stylistic nod to the Jimmy Tamborello half of The Postal Service: "Accidntel Deth" (Tamborello's solo work is under the name Dntel.)

How serious am I about my video game hiatus? Xenosaga II arrived in the mail last week, and I haven't taken it out of the envelope. Sometimes I pick up the envelope, look at it, turn it over in my hands. Then I put it down and go back to work.


You know, once in a long while, like right now, I'm actually thankful to be busy at work. I'm kind of behind, and badly need to get cracking. Strangely enough, right now, that's a really good thing.

I can remember there was a time when the only thing keeping me sane was that I was busy with way too many responsibilites--school, work, etc. I was so busy, I didn't have time to be bothered by things, I could just focus on getting things done, and put other problems aside.

Yeah, it's kinda like that. Fuck.

Posted by: Lemming | March 1, 2005 1:30 PM

I know what you mean. It's weird how I can be very productive during periods of emotional trauma, because submerging myself in work is one way to step away from how I feel for a while. Whereas if I just sat around web-surfing or playing games, the pull of the dark emotions would be too strong.

I almost never get work done on a plane, because the environment is so bad, but on the way to the funeral a few weeks ago I pounded out a large fraction of a homework solution, because it was something to concentrate on.

Luckily I'm only fighting off impending deadlines at the moment, and not needing work for its distraction value. I hope your situation improves; whether or not it's akin to what I've experienced, it doesn't sound pleasant.

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