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Drifting off (Movie, FFX!, RL)

If anyone had told me that I would not only like The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, but I'd actually sit through it twice in a row, I would have laughed at them. I can't watch movies, I have the attention span of a gnat and cannot sit still and do nothing for two hours straight. Plus a Fast and the Furious movie? Ha ha ha.

I watched Tokyo Drift twice in a row, and I enjoyed it a hell of a lot. I'd willingly watch it a third time now and wish I hadn't deleted it off Tivo. (Hey wait, I can recover it! Yay! *does so and turns it on~.)

Part of me is still boggling over that, but another part sort of understands it: It was a bright, flashy movie with stuff always going on on the screen and a great soundtrack. It kept my attention! Bright lights! Bright colors! Cars driving fast! Music that had me bouncing in place so I wasn't just sitting there doing nothing!

I've never understood auto racing as a "sport", so I was especially amazed to actually enjoy the racing scenes. They were cool! They were so fast and wild! Amazing! And so damned scary that stupid kids would go home and try them!

More than all the flash and eye candy (so many sexy Japanese girls~), oddly I found myself enjoying the characters and the storyline as well. Yes, it had logic holes big enough for the cars to drift through, and yeah, it was highly odd that most Japanese people spoke English and somehow the main character understood Japanese pretty well at the end when he did nothing but speak English to the Japanese folks, but still, it kind of worked for me.

And even though I didn't see the second one and I'm not even sure I saw all of the first, I really liked the ending and how they seemed to wrap all three movies together.

FFXI: I've not been posting lately because I'm doing exactly nothing in game. Or next to nothing, I guess. I do H&C and digging every day, and Besieged when I can catch it, but that's it. A whole week of that. Today I RPed all day (been forever since 12 hours of straight RPing, yay!) and didn't even go digging until 8 PM. OMG did that suck, but it was my own fault for waiting. :P 20 stacks of greens and only got ~60 items in Woods/Thickets, gave up.

RL: Cleaning, cleaning, and more cleaning. Trying to get the apartment in shape. Need to take a run to Goodwill or someplace like that tomorrow to drop off a load of stuff.

Wish I could sleep! Arg! Today, for no reason at all, I woke up at 6 AM! Sleep in, brain! It's the weekend! Woke up at 6, got up at 6:30. Was highly depressed.
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