WHEN: November 21, 2014, 7:16pm. (Week 47, November 16-22.)
WHERE: In my apartment in Portland, ME.
FORMAT: DVD on a 19” AOC LED computer monitor; digital download on an iPhone 3.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STATE: Tired out.
Increasingly, Avatar is becoming just an inert component of my week. Watching it is something I do because I have to, but it has really faded into the background. Today I did the dishes, ate dinner, and started a load of laundry during Avatar (keeping the movie within my line of sight at all times, of course). I also spent much of the movie thinking about things that were entirely unrelated to Avatar.
Unlike last year, I really don’t have any desire to share my thoughts on my film. I don’t even desire to have thoughts about my film. I know I ought to feel bad about this, but I really cannot even muster the energy for that. So I’ll just sit here and say, “Well, wouldn’t you know it, I’ve watched Avatar again.”
As mind/ass-numbing as this all is, I suppose it is valuable data. This part of the year is hard. Look at last year’s entry from November 20th, I was so burnt out that I wasn’t even able to talk about a movie I loved. On November 17, 2012 when I was watching High Fidelity every week, I expressed very similar sentiments, saying, “Actually keeping my eyes on the television is very difficult at this point in time. Anything is preferable. . . . this is just miserable.” (Though, to my credit, I did then proceed to ramble aimlessly about fruit.)
But I have passed any such agony. I am verging on complete Avatar apathy. I don’t even care that I don’t have anything to say. I’d say I’m sorry, but, meh.
I’m just gonna lie here for a while. Don’t anybody pay any mind.