Haha, I'm the type to slowly back away when people tell me to live in the moment.
As John Mulaney would say "the moment's mediocre at best"
But if I'm honest, that's because most of my life is also spent in front of the computer. Hence, you know, the whole sitting in the sun thing.
So maybe there is a little truth to this self-help stuff, huh? The angsty teen I was would be appalled right now...
Never been a big fan of the mcu, for all kinds of reasons. One coworker was shocked when I said this. Genuine shock. It was hilarious.
But like, aren't there enough epic stories? We've been telling 'em for thousands of years now...
My grandpa used to read me the Lord of the Rings when I was a kid. It was amazing. It's got a special place in my heart. If modern stories are going to have heroes, primeval foes, war and vengeful gods then they have to be REALLY gripping. Because they're competing against stories that in some cases might outlive humanity.
Okay, that was a bit dramatic.
So yeah, episodic stories can be super meaningful without needing to be "the most important story ever told". Star Trek did that too. Every episode was it's own little story.
I also like stories that just focus on someone's everyday life. Because, there's actually so much going on. How they furnished their home, their relationship to their family or what they do after work. Jim Jarmusch makes movies kind of like that. Except his characters are usually insanely bored. And there's like a constant weirdness in the air too.
I gotta give Kino's Journey another shot. I know I'll like it if I give it a chance.
Spice and Wolf did that thing where the episodes are their own self-contained story, but where there's also this abstract goal of "heading North". It feels like something big might happen, but there's no rush to get to it.
No opinion on One Piece however. It's been recommended to me...countless times, but the aesthetic just isn't my thing. Maybe I'm missing out.
Well I'm gonna go and try to cook something now. Really cook. Not just spaghetti.
Oh and btw, I'm the same person who asked you about Skye's name on Youtube. Maybe you figured that out. It just felt weird to be two people, haha.