(Icon because I'd kill for some chocolate right now. I'd love to buy a cake and eat all the frosting off it, lick every last bit off it, then eat some of those chocolate covered cream-filled donuts, maybe a dozen or so of them. Then some brownies and a whole bunch of chocolate cookies with chocolate chips in them. And a jar of that pourable fudge stuff you can microwave and pour onto ice cream...)
I've heard nothing but good things about Avatar, so when downtime got extended three hours I decided to put the time to good use and look for the eps online. Yay avatarchapters.org! They have (almost) all of them online!
I'm only up to ep #7, but wow do I love it. (I missed ep #2 and #3 because one was in Spanish and the other one was such bad quality it was unwatchable -- a third ep had its soundtrack about 30 seconds off from the image, but I put up with that one.) I love the world they set up, like how most animals are so close to ours yet just a little off. I love the "poses" the characters do when bending, so totally martial arts-ish! I love the humor in the series, especially when it's subtle and it takes you a moment of delay before you laugh. I haven't yet encountered one character I don't like, which is really really rare for me.
The voice acting (and actors) thus far have been outstanding. It was fun recognizing voices. :)
There's just one thing that could have made me fall 100% in love with the series, but I'm not surprised they didn't do it -- the ep where the earthbenders were imprisoned by the firebenders and kept on the ship, away from any earth? I was so hoping for a non-happy ending on that one -- let the prisoners have stayed, not have a change of heart and fight back. But it's a cartoon on Nickelodeon, so I wasn't really expecting anything but the ending we got. (Still, I'm really surprised something of this quality is on Nick. I can't remember the last time I watched a show on that station!)
So much <3 for the series! I can't wait to watch the rest.
In FFXI land, blah. A total lack of sleep and too much pain did not make today's extended downtime any cheerier.
I was the 106th person back on the server... and there were already four people digging in one side of the Desert and three on the other. *holds head* I never try to dig there other than after downtimes, and even then it's bad.
I've been thinking about Dynamis pretty much nonstop today. I feel like it's something I "should" do, but god don't I hate "should"s in a damned game. When it comes down to it, I "should" do Sky and join a HNM LS to get the top stuff, if I'm going to act on "should" why should I just do Dynamis and not the other two? But I strongly don't want to. I've let myself not do Sky and stuff because "I don't want to", so I should let myself not do Dynamis, too. I really hate whatever's inside me that makes me want to turn FFXI into a job, into work, something that has to be done "right".
And speaking of non-fun things I make myself do, an hour tonight on top of the 11 from yesterday = enough chocobucks to do the last bump of DIS for my racing chocobo. Now I need another 560 bucks (12 hours of racing) to get enough for the last END bump, then I need at least another 1K on top of that... (At least I can watch Avatar while doing this, that's something.)
Very grumpy and down and tired. I'm sure the three are related. zzzzz