Tuesday, June 14, 2005

I’ve entered a new phase in my understanding of the Getting Things Done system. For the past few weeks, I’ve been dumping everything into my system. If I notice something I want to buy, I add it to my “To Buy” list. If I think of something I’d like to do, I add it to one of my lists.

As a result, when I have free time, I can’t scour my brain for something to do. All my projects are out of my head, in my system. My brain literally doesn’t remember them, at least not for immediate recall.

This created a curious sense of limbo; I was so used to being pulled by all the strands of projects in my mind. Now, I have to rely on my system. This is a good thing, really, as I can concentrate on one thing at a time.

Been watching quite a bit of anime lately. I finished Zeta Gundam, which was a brutal but satisfying experience. Almost everyone dies at the end, but in true Gundam tradition, their deaths are all meaningful. Characters sacrifice themselves for their beliefs.

Similarly for the movie Char’s Counterattack, though it also has the benefit of beautiful animation and direction. Finally, we get to see what giant robot combat in space is supposed to look like. I now know exactly how fighting in space ‘s supposed to feel in the Gundam universe.

Also finished Gundam Seed, which I greatly enjoyed partly because of its cheesiness and partly because of its solid storytelling. They managed to take a jumble of elements from early Gundam shows and forge a solid story out of them.

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