At Least I Was Comfortable
After going to bed at a less-than-sane time Saturday night, I woke up on Sunday with a problem. I was ill.
The headache wasn't terrible, but the fever was. Not that it was all that high, but because it existed at all. AND WOULDN'T GO AWAY. I woke up, I used the loo, I went back to sleep. Repeat every few hours. Next thing I knew, it was 530pm, the sun was basically down. I got some food, sent a few texts and once again, the next thing I knew it was 830pm and I was heading back to bed. There was a lot of "next thing I knew" going on, lemme tell ya.
Midnight Sunday night/Monday morning found me here. And now I'm going to go back to sleep. Because I still feel like cacapoopoo. I no longer know if I have a fever, and I don't care. I want to wake up in the morning feeling like I'm vaguely human again.
Part of me wishes they'd hurry up with the post-human cyborg/digital consciousness transfer technology, but the rest of me knows too much about how technology companies work to want any of them anywhere near my brainpan... but still, bodies kinda suck.
There's a fair amount of creeping crud going around. The worrying ones are mumps and measles, but that seems to be a California or large university thing.
But there's also a really savage laryngitis that I caught from a member of the daycare brigade (lost voice from late Sunday until Friday, head crud for a couple more weeks), a flu, a not-flu, and so on.
So I hope you feel better now.
Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at September 26, 2019 07:31 PM (sF8WE)
While casually searching through one or another of my "screenshots I may use someday" folders, which are filled to the digital brim with reaction shots or interesting things... trains, scenery porn, that sort of stuff... I discovered a Ducks In Anime picture I didn't recognize! Understand, this is practically unfathomable to me... I can tell at a glance if I have used an anime duckie in a D.I.A. post, and I know this one has never been. PARTICULARLY since it's Megumi, who would rank rather high on my list of favorite characters of late. She's interesting, which is more than I can say about the main for this particular show.
What really (note: not really) terrifies me is that I don't remember watching this particular episode/OVA/whatever. Indeed, I just yarrrred it and watched and I'm almost positive I haven't seen it before. So how did the first picture in this post wind up in possession? I don't know, it will forever be a mystery to me. But hey, more Ducks In Anime, amirite?
Not sure if this counts, because only a part of the bird appears, but Netojuu had a duck
Posted by: Pete at September 18, 2019 03:37 PM (LZ7Bg)
Have you seen the James Veitch video "James Veitch Is A Terrible Roommate"? It's not exactly ducks in anime but there's lots of rubber ducks.
I tried doing a site search before asking but I couldn't find a post mentioning it--don't know if that's bad search fu or if you haven't posted about it before.
Posted by: Rick C at September 18, 2019 04:57 PM (Iwkd4)
Look! A Spot Of Commonplace Activity In My Otherwise Humdrum Life
Stealing a page from my good buddy Brickmuppet, I am warning you in advance about the contents of this post. If you are not interested in listening to bloviate about mundane achievements, then please watch this wonderful AMV that has altogether too few views on yootoob (less than 1200 at the moment of posting).
If that is enough for you, then I thank you for your time and have a lovely day. Otherwise, press onward (or "more") to continue.
May there always be ducks. Including and especially Wonderduck.
Posted by: GreyDuck at September 12, 2019 07:09 AM (rKFiU)
I would give you a hug, were I within range.
There is no doubt that it stinks to have health problems, and it sure doesn't help to be unemployed.
OTOH, having a project -- an outward-facing project that interacts with the rest of the world -- is a cheering thing during depressing times.
-- Code yourself a simple Kindle book and slap it up on KDP, for sale.
-- Sell cutely dramatic duckie pictures on one of the craftsy websites.
-- Do something else outward-facing, preferably starting small and doing something not requiring much brain or physical effort.
Then, whatever you slap up there, let the rest of us know. Receive feedback that is not about health problems or unemployment.
Repeat your project with more complexity, as desired.
It is totally okay to excavate content from the dawn of time, for one of these projects.
Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at September 12, 2019 09:17 PM (sF8WE)
I've had a fairly sucky second half of 2019 (I will spare you the details, I already have a blog).
But you have my sympathy.
And yes, having a project to work on is good. What's kept me putting one foot in front of the other on the really bad days lately is my teaching - getting into the classroom is weirdly a respite from what's going on in my head - and my hobby-projects at home.
And may there always be ducks, especially WonderDuck, as GreyDuck said.
Posted by: fillyjonk at September 14, 2019 10:03 AM (o5UlT)
Ducks In Anime: Yes I Saw It
It started simply enough... an e-mail saying "Watch DanMachi2 Ep 05." Then a text message. Then a comment here on The Pond. Then another text message. Then a post over at R's place. Then another e-mail. And what heralded all this fooferraw?
-Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Daro ka S02, Ep05
First, it was a duckie. A very nice duckie to be sure, don't get me wrong, but a single duckie. At which point, the producktion staff realized that while a single duckie is nice, many duckies are better. Much better. Much much better.
Even I had to admit, that was a lot of duckies... and they almost literally appeared out of nowhere. First one duckie, then many duckies flowed their way into the bath like they had been there all the time... which they hadn't, as an earlier establishing shot confirms.
So where did all of these rubber duckies come from? Particularly considering this is a fantasy world of swords and magic and Hephaestus isn't a lame, misshapen, ugly man but a eye-wateringly hot redhead with an eyepatch... rubber duckies should, sadly, not be a thing. But yet, there they are!
I am hardly one to complain about rubber duckies in anime. Heavens no! I don't even care about internal consistency when it comes to their appearance in a series... the more duckies the better, is what I say. Particularly when we all really know why they're here...