I have been moving. Did you know it is possible to do a one-bedroom apartment move almost completely by yourself (to a two-bedroom, a 1/4 mile down the road)? But it takes a couple months and a storage unit. I had help moving my bed, that's it. And I borrowed a van. The key part was over the past two weekends. I spent a couple months slowly moving inessential stuff to storage, Last Thursday-Sunday moving the last of the stuff to storage and then the most essential stuff and the cats to my parents for a week. Friday I got my keys to the new place and moved about half of my stuff to the new place by Sunday night. I am worn out but I have avoided damaging my bad back- I think. It may still take the rest of the month to get everything else moved and organized. But for now- no more heavy moving for at least another week. I've had it. I also need some time to just plan out the place. Where to put the TV? do I separate the big room with furniture?
Part of the annoying bit, I haven't seen "my stories" (anime) for a week. But I have caught my fill of MSNBC, Jeopardy, and British mysteries with my parents. I wish they were binging something other than the Inspector Lynley Mysteries, didn't really like that one too much. They took one break to watch an episode of Vera, I like that one a bit better.
I wanted (kinda needed) an office I can write off and store some of my eBay stock and supplies (the rest in the storage unit). My old complex had also been getting a bit nuts with the yearly rent increases. There's actually a construction boom here at the moment, lots of new places and competition for older places, but they are pricing themselves out of the market. They have some aspects that are better than others (multiple and large pets allowed, a small outdoor dog enclosure/"park", a small pool, a tiny fitness room, outdoor squash courts) but none I made much use of, and not worth almost the cost of a new apartment/condo around the corner. Current place has none of that, and a crappy road entrance/exit. Only allows me two pets. Because of some perks (free internet) the accumulated costs are less in my current 2 bedroom than what my new lease would have been at the old place.
It'll be easy to catch up, I'm a streamer of current shows on the subscription services, Crunchyroll, Funimation, H-Dive. So anything on Adult Swim is something I've already watched, if it appealed to me.
The only two I HAVE to watch this season is the continuing Chihayafuru and the absolutely brilliant new Yuasa joint Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!.
I'm keeping up on the current My Hero Academia (The premise is silly- and I don’t really like shonen anime villainy but the most recent fight against the Yakuza group was epic!).
In/Spectre and the badly Engrish named Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It are the next tier.
Then some time-fillers I’ll catch if I have the time: Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun, Asteroid in Love, BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense.
I tend to skip currently running action shows because I find I prefer to binge those and there’s always too good of a chance they’ll go bad and be a waste of time.
I’m also starting to watch Food Wars from the beginning. When it was first on, I was put off by the first episode’s “orgasmic” reactions to the great food being served and didn’t get into the show, but it's on its 4th season now and has a good reputation, so I’m going through that.
I don't have a problem with the kink in anime... it'd be impossible to be much of a fan if you did. I just thought it was misplaced in Food Wars, and weird. The season before there was another show that verged on the same thing, I think it was called Gourmet Girl or something like that, but it made more sense- it was the girl who had a kinda dirty reaction to the food she liked, not the food that caused it in anyone at all. ...I may have just been a little burned out at the time too. Not too long ago I watched just about EVERYTHING, and I had to stop and be more picky.
But no, it's not the kink itself. I actually watched the first episode of the getting-infamous Interspecies Reviewers, which is, seriously, about adventurers (a human, a faerie, and a somewhat unwilling angel) in a fantasy world visiting brothels and reviewing the quality of sex they have with the different fantasy creatures in the world. After 4 episodes, and even dubbing the first into English, Funimation (owned by Sony) suddenly realized how filthy it was, even the highly censored version they aired, and dropped it. But I didn't drop it because of the sex, I dropped it because the main character basically sexually assaults a non-prostitute (in a weird fantasy-world way). It was also boring and didn't promise to raise itself above it's pervy premise (and the censorship basically ruins the pervy stuff anyways).
But I forgot about this season's The Case Files of Jeweler Richard, which I like to call "The Case Files of Woke Richard" which doesn't so much explore mysteries and jewel robberies as it investigates social inequalities and how the pretty boy jeweler and his altruistic assistant bisexual himbo (joke) help his gemstone appraisal clients deal with the personal problems that are stopping them from moving forward.
I often say Japan will make an anime on anything but one that focuses so intently on social justice issues is pretty different.