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At the End of All Things (-.-)
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The title refers to the final chapter of Lord of the Rings. Today's been a rather active, mentally and emotionally. After the Math A (piece of cake) I went home, and watched the last 3 episodes of Fullmetal. I watched 23 episodes last night (that is, Monday, as this is 1:16 AM on Wednesday morning) in a row. Having finished it, I am wholly reminded of endings, particularly, the end of good things. Books, movies, shows, I hate getting to the end. If the media did the job correctly, I am left with a gaping hole where it once stood, and I grasp for something as a replacement. This is especially painful with this series, as the character of Edward Elric was...incredible. No, I won't spoil anything for those who valiantly choose to watch it on TV, and by valiant, I refer to the utter frustration you will want to wreak on your television set when each episode ends, and another does not begin. And yet still, I feel the desire to wreak havoc upon my surroundings in the futile hope of recieving another episode.

Besides finishing Fullmetal, I jumped into the job of helping create the Troop 2 Scouts website. Benjamin's doing the PHP, Daniel's doing the CSS, I'm doing the content, and the three of us together decide what's happening graphically. It's a fun project - I've learned a lot about the Unix file system, SSH, and vi.

The true point of this was to express my utter...helplessness to the feeling I have after finishing Fullmetal. I just, argh, when something that good ends, I just wanna scream, and there's nothing to replace that empty feeling I have. It's no surpise, really, as I filled my last week's nights with watching the episodes (heck, it only took me 5 days to watch 51 episodes, so less than that). I should stop ranting at this point, I suppose.

Monday was the first time I've been back to Boy Scouts for a good many months, they were rather happy to see me, and my timing seems rather good, considering the rather...inparticipative older scouts (coughBRANDONcoughPETERcough). I'm sort of obligated to go on the next two camp outs, I guess. I wish I hadn't said yes for the most recent one, as the timing is inconvenient, but backing out would be rather, shall we say, detrimental to the amount of trust placed in my motivation to show up.

I think I may go re-watch a few episodes now, I'm not sure, but we'll see.
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