atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#6303: Doing as little as possible

This past week was hectic and annoying enough that I am doing as little as humanly possible today. I need to have one day a week to shut down and recharge; I am not one of those people who can go constantly.

This may or may not be a defect of character. But then I am reminded that even God took a day off after working six days. Granted, He was building an entire universe; I work as a help desk guy. Still. "Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy," goes the commandment, and some Jews take that so seriously they can't even operate light switches because on some level it counts as "using fire".

I just don't want to have to go do a lot of physical labor. Maybe a little light cleaning, cook a meal, write a page or three; the important thing is that I am doing what I want to do rather than anything someone else is requiring of me. To me, that is the essence of recreation.

* * *

To my surprise, about a month after the multi-chapter dump of KissxSis another single chapter came out--that was after waiting something like 14 months to see what happened after the cliffhanger in chapter 109, so I'm sure you can imagine how surprising I found that.

I've been rereading Watamote from the beginning. I end up feeling sorry for Tomoko; it's clear that she suffers from social anxiety, sometimes pretty severe, and because I suffer from that myself it's easy to sympathize for her.

Not that she is completely innocent, as she's kind of a weirdo, and some of her attitudes are a little odd, but I do find that I understand her quite well.

Still, it's an entertaining read.

...I was going to add "Even though it hasn't updated since December of 2017" but I see today that they added another ten chapters to it last week--which I didn't see since I was reading it from the beginning. Argh etc.

Now I'm trying to decide if I should read through or skip to the new ones. Oh well--first world problems.


...not being too far from the new chapters I read through to them, to find that I've already read them. How could I read them and not remember reading them until I re-read them?

Probably what happened is that I read them, wasn't sure about what was going on (since it had been so long since the last update) that I decided to go back and reread the whole thing and promptly forgot that I'd read them.


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