I went and got myself an inflammation in my left eye. It doesn’t actually hurt, but annoying side-effects include having quite a hard time getting out of bed this morning because I almost couldn’t open my left eye, seriously hindering my process of waking up (sad but true), and looking pretty much like this: o_-
My mum has taken 3 days off surrounding the weekend, starting yesterday and ending Wednesday when I take off for Slagelse. Every time my mother takes days off, the principles of gender equality that I was brought up with are damaged a little. It’s just so nice to wake up to a good breakfast and have somebody make me warm sandwiches when I forget to eat lunch (and I always forget to eat when I’m home alone). I gradually begin to understand the appeal of housewives. Luckily, my upbringing always triumphs in the end; I would never dream of demanding that she makes me food, I’m just lucky she’s so concerned about my health when I fail to eat on my own.
Maybe when I get rich I’ll hire somebody to make me food. That way I could get what I like so much without oppressing anybody.
On an unrelated note, I like to fix bugs in software. It’s really great to find, report, and then squash them one by one. I guess that’s why I’ve been spending almost all my time on it for the past 2 weeks. I did find the time to watch the last 3 episodes of Hellsing a few days ago, though. I would agree with Torsten that the series is all about style over substance. It was extremely well made, and I especially loved the evil smiles; rarely have I seen evil smiles look quite so evil. However, the story wasn’t particularly good, and I was never really very concerned about what happened to any of the characters; especially Alucard the super-vampire was overpowered to say the least. Even when his body was utterly destroyed he still survived.
I also watched Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence with my mother a few days ago. The visuals blew me away. The mix of hand-drawn and computer generated animation was just so beautiful that I wanted to print out screenshots of every scene in the movie and use them as wallpaper for my room. Torsten pointed out that all the aesthetics are basically irrelevant to the story, but I think that’s just him being over-critical. Since when must there be a point to making things look good? So long as story is good, and I think it was. Not as good as the first Ghost in the Shell, but it made me think and that’s the important part. Plus, the combat sequences were, for the lack of a better word, awesome. Although any movie in which somebody gets his brain HACKED and runs amok in a convenience store automatically gets a star in my book.