Back in January, despite seeing the state of Chinese streets turned into desolate wastelands, I had no idea a pandemic was looming. As quarantine crept up on me with a prowl, I laughed that my life would remain a constant. Why, ‘social distancing’ as my country has elegantly termed it, is something I’ve practiced all my life, and there are few services I particularly rely upon. And yet, here I am, stunted.
That is, partially, a medical reason. I’m a dopey sod, and I didn’t realise that my Sertraline packet didn’t have another strip – and thus, with no antidepressants to fall back on, I relapsed into that heavy, crushing feeling, and found myself working, staring into the distance for what felt like hours, sleeping, and repeating, and it took me a week to get my repeat prescription. Now back on tablets, I am re-experiencing the initial symptoms these drugs first gave me, such as a constant sense of nausea.
But, and this is really amusing, I’m incredibly impulsive. If I see something I want, I get it. My inbox is currently full of cancelled orders because most outlets are closed for the foreseeable future due to a mixture of factors related to Corona. That said, I’ve got a new phone coming: the Galaxy S20+ is one thing that covid19 couldn’t stop, but did I need it? My previous phone is a Galaxy Note 8, which is, after three years, still a beautiful piece of tech only marred by the occasional annoyances the fat on my sausage fingers cause on the edge screen when typing. Here’s to another beautiful piece of tech for the next three years, with hopefully a more reliable finger-print scanner.
All of this comes to, well, my blog, which has been on hold since a day or two after I ran out of tablets (all the days are blurring into one, frankly, though that’s not a new development). One of the key symptoms, which has magnified upon my reintroduction to my medication, is this lack of concentration. I’ve tried several times to watch anime, but I find myself sidetracked each time. I can’t write about anime if I can’t pay attention to it. It’s so damn frustrating, but television is currently not something I can commit to.
And, thus, I suspect I’ll be sitting out the next couple of weeks of the Spring anime season. Keep me updated on anything I miss – I’ll be back with something big, something controversial, I’m sure.