It's embarrassing how many unwatched DVDs I own
In any case, I've been sorting out my media collections (very slowly) and finally watching/reading some things I've had and neglected for years.
Currently I'm watching my thincase box set DVDs of Fruits Basket, which I've read a couple of the manga volumes from the library and it seemed like a standard cutesy contrived-situation reverse-harem shoujo thing (though now I think I might actually look it up and give it another go, since old wank comments indicate that it gets darker and weirder as it goes along).
( Everything I learned about Fruits Basket, I learned from Fandom Wank. This can be said of a surprising number of fandoms, come to think of it. )
Speaking of Fullmetal Alchemist, I went and ordered the newer Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime series during the recent RightStuf sale (and did a rewatch of the original on my old DVDs which I finally got around to unwrapping) and of course went looking for some old wank to entertain myself with.
Sadly, I was doomed to be disappoint since it seems that the height of FMA wankery happened even before I started watching the episodes when they first aired on YTV in the mid-2000s and then just plain stopped a couple of years back, at least in terms of being reported on FW.
Maybe it just got dumped in Unfunny which doesn't keep memories or do tags, but I was really hoping for some remake-vs-original anime/more-faithful-than-thou-to-the-sou
Oh well, if I want to see adaptation wank, there's bound to be a bunch of it upcoming with the new season of Game of Thrones (yay for Amazon's recent pricedrops meaning I'll be saving an extra $13 + tax over what I thought I'd be paying on the 2nd season Blu-Ray, even over the original extra 10% off I managed to get), though it'll probably be all Unfunny fodder.
( My few fandoms never get the funny wank. Well okay, there was that Scott Summers Snapewife thing, and there's always Rob Liefeld vs Everyone: Who'd Win?, but generally it's like Sturgeon's Law, in a way, with 90% of everything crud. )
And speaking of the officially-authorized ASOIAF cookbook, A Feast of Ice and Fire turns out to be pretty nifty and incorporates selected text from old medieval/Elizabethan/Roman recipes used as inspirational sources, though not nearly in as interesting way as a dedicated medieval/ancient recreationist cookbook such as Pleyn Delit or any of the other number of such which I'm tempted to look up again.
I tried the Dornish Duck with Lemons recipe, which turned out okay, though next time I think I'll rub the ground pepper and chile powder inside and outside the duck instead of incorporating it into the glaze, and reduce said glaze further and that might work better. Or maybe I just finally buy a proper stainless steel roasting pan and rack that fits into a convection toaster oven.
Picked up some rainbow trout and rosemary to try the Trout Wrapped in Bacon recipe which is a "Southron" dish, but no longer have bacon in the fridge, so I'll need to do a whole bunch of remedial shopping (not just for this, but other stuff as well) tomorrow.