10/09/01 at 19:07 EST
I am going to undergo a brief experiment on commitment: for the month of September, 2010, I will do my best to make at least one entry every day, no matter how little I have to say in it. However, since x interesting things have happened in the last y days, I've at least built up something of a backlog, so the first...well, 3 days, at least, should have some kind of content.
Over the past week I've been reading the Scott Pilgrim books, since an e-friend generously provided them to me in a very accessible way. There are six volumes to the series, and it only takes about an hour per volume, so to say you can't afford a six hour investment in it is an absolute crime. I absolutely loved it and honestly haven't felt the same since I was about halfway through the last book. Maybe it was just the kick in the ass I needed to start finishing the things that I start. Or to start taking initiative on things that haven't been started. Or at least refine perspectives, or ditch bad habits, or develop good habits, or thing stuff.
The natural course following the completion of the book was to see the movie. One reluctance that I had prior to seeing it (which remained a grievance afterward) was Michael Cera's casting of Scott, but barring that, the movie also felt like a personalized gift from the entertainment media. The movie did that most wonderful thing where it captured the true personality of the books, respected the plot and characters (well, some more than others) but told the same story in a different enough way to make both of them very enjoyable in their own way.
The very subject matter of Scott Pilgrim vs The World (the movie, not Volume 2) felt catered to my tastes, and when I did finally make the decision to go see it, the sequence of events that ultimately led to the time, place and scenario could hardly be more ideal. Everything just went right.
Gonna close off here, so I don't set a precedent for the rest of the month.
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