Dear Nonny; this might be a short one. Or it might not be. I honestly don't know. I've gone ahead and already watched up to and including Episode 8 of Darling in the Franxx but I will only relay my thoughts still on one episode at a time since there is still a lot of time to pass until you return. My knee is STILL bothering me a bit. Although I've more or less regained full range of motion. But it does become bothersome toward the end of a shift at work. I mentioned my symptoms to my brother and he had a similar episode some years ago and it turned out to be a partially torn MCL. Apparently it's a long recovery if I have to go under the knife for that. I really loathe the thought of having to collect disability insurance and have to go through lengthy physiotherapy just to regain full function in my knee. It scares the shit out of me actually.
He sort of lived with it for 2 years before it ended up pinching a nerve which caused unbearable, unyielding pins and needles all the way up his leg. Which sounds even more unpleasant than just catching it early and going under the knife as soon as possible.
So I guess next time I have any kind of major issue with my knee I'll go to the sports clinic and get it checked out proper instead of cowboying it and popping a bunch of muscle relaxants and going to work anyway.
I've erased a few lbs of progress in getting my weight back down though just because I want to maintain a calorie surplus until I'm fully recovered- make sure my body has plenty of everything it needs to heal up. So I'm fat now. Yeah.(Sadly still leaner than most men my age)
It's a good thing you're going to basic now instead of 10 years from now. Imagine dealing with all this boomer ligament tearing shit and basic training at the same time. It really does make me wish I hopped on the fitness bandwagon decades ago when I was still younger and more spry.
Episode 4: Good episode. I've actually, at this point, come to give a shit about most of the characters (both primary and secondary). And after 2 episodes of teasing for more Hiro x Zero Two we finally fucking get it. What's also impressed me about this is that, given what it is and given how non-seriously the show takes itself, the action scenes are actually pretty decent.
Every episode seems to peel back exactly 1 layer of the onion of hidden narrative. Although we're not far enough along yet to talk about the hidden narrative about war and service