I broke the first ever bone in my life at work--my fingers were wrapped up in one of the longer, cord-like leashes we use for our trickier and more energetic dogs and the lab I was handling pulled hard enough to break the bone, I guess. In retrospect, it's amazing this has been the only injury I've sustained in my five years of working here, because I've wrangled with numerous other ridiculously strong (stronger than this one, I'd wager), energetic dogs that felt like they'd dislocate my arm as I walked them out to the yard to be played with.
Fortunately, it was not an arm that was broken, but a finger on my non-dominant hand, and fortunately, I'm covered by workers comp. Unfortunately, this leaves me one-handed due to the recovery and the splint, which I can't take off for the time being.
This naturally leaves me with a lot of time on my hands, which I've mostly been using to to watch things. Right now I'm watching Defunctland, a YouTube series covering the history of closed-down theme park attractions that I highly recommend if that subject is of interest to you. I'd seen a couple episodes out of order before and was suddenly overcome with the desire to just watch them all.
I also finished watching the 2004 anime adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix series a couple days ago. I haven't checked out the original manga, but this anime still felt a bit constrained both by the time it was made (when anime was trying to figure out how to use digi-paint in a way that didn't look overly-polished or shiny) and by the lack of a creative direction, which is a shame because the concepts it presents are fascinating. The final story, "Future", was largely devastating and disturbing, a lot like if the ending of the Twilight Zone episode "Time Enough at Last" were stretched out to an additional twenty minutes. ( Collapse )
Outside of that, Winter Wonder Festival 2020 happened, I hoped to see Mob Psycho figures of any kind and got none, but I'm ultimately ok with it because: a) we're getting a Reigen figure this year, and b) my other wish came true: CASCA'S GETTING A NEW STATUE
. What's wild is that I was joking on my Twitter about her not getting a figure (Berserk figures have been coming practically every year and nothing of Casca since her figma in 2012) and she gets, not a figure, but a beautiful statue
. I weep for this miracle, and my wallet.