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15 October 2014 @ 02:13 pm
too busy to post  
I'm at that stage again where I've got a backlog of posts I want to write and am apparently never going to get to them so I should let it go

(let it go, can't hold me back anymore / which reminds me that yesterday Young Indiana pulled all my hair over one shoulder so I would be "like Elsa" and so this morning I said to him "should I braid my hair like Elsa's?" and he said yes and I did and he said "That's not like Elsa. Elsa's braid is on the other side." And I was like "...yes. yes it is, now that you mention it. CLOSE ENOUGH.")

and make posts on other topics instead of mooping about the ones I haven't done. Or maybe I'll do a quick round-up:

I have read some good books lately. One was Chrysoula Tzavelas's WOLF INTERVAL, 3rd in the Senyaza (MATCHBOX GIRLS) series, and right now you can get all 3 books plus all her Senyaza short stories at that Kickstarter link for only $12!

Another is Deborah Blake's debut novel WICKEDLY DANGEROUS, which I totally failed to read in time to blurb and am sad about. It's a splendid modern twist on Baba Yaga with some terrific characterisations and funny funny lines. Well worth reading.

And UNMADE, Sarah Rees Brennan's third Lynburn Legacy book is out, and ended the trilogy very satisfactorily.

I've watched the first episodes of Gotham, Agents of SHIELD, Arrow and The Flash. So far I like The Flash the best by a country mile, as it seems to be having *fun*, but I was thinking about this season's TV and thought "I like Person of Interest best of the new stuff this season" and then realized I'm watching PoI season 1 on Netflix, not on tv. Oops.

My s9 Supernatural finally arrived. Now I just need time to sit down and binge-watch it. :)

Pretty sure I've given up on Elfquest: the Final Quest. My failure to give a damn is turning to active dislike of the story. I just...yeah. Don't like it. I actually don't like it, and that's sad.

I have got so many things to do. Over and out.
Mary Annepers1stence on October 15th, 2014 01:37 pm (UTC)
an NPR pop culture blogger said something the other day about a show that had potential but wasn't working for her that given the sheer quantity of good stuff out there, it wasn't worth her time waiting for the show to live up to its potential. That really resonated for me -- there's so much stuff that I actively want to watch (and read) that there's not much point in wasting energy on stuff that I want to like but don't. For me, with all the Netflix stuff, with The Flash (which I like a lot so far), Arrow (despite adamantly not 'shipping Ollie/Felicity), Sleepy Hollow; I find it hard to justify spending the time/effort on Agents of SHIELD or Forever or.....we sf/fantasy/comic book nerds are spoilt for choices.... :)
kitmizkit on October 15th, 2014 01:46 pm (UTC)
I totally ship Ollie/Felicity, but I'm highly exasperated with Ollie's Bad Choices and I kind of want Felicity to say "You're both assholes" and take over Queen Industries herself. :) OTOH the thing that happened at the end of s3e1 was something I expected ALL THE WAY through s2 and so was totally NOT expecting it there, so I'm likely to hang around for the repercussions...

SHIELD is just kind of boring me. As somebody on Twitter said "Gosh, and here I was afraid there wouldn't be any Stubbly White Guy Angst on this season of SHIELD." That, and we already have May, we don't need Skye to be her, and Coulson is no fun as Director. I will, however, keep watching it because I love Tripp and, um. Mack. The Mechanic, as Ted has named him.

Gotham actually won a reprieve last week because it appears Barbara isn't going to suffer from The Lana Syndrome, and that's just enough rope to keep me dangling for another few weeks.
Mary Annepers1stence on October 15th, 2014 03:53 pm (UTC)
I adore both characters individually, and it's nice to see Ollie smile more. However, I liked her better when she wasn't all moony over him and was willing to give him heck. Plus with her now being a romantic affiliation, almost every named female who isn't Ollie's family (Dinah falls into family at this point) is either someone he's slept with or is a prop for another character. Nyssa is essentially a prop for Sarah and Lyla is a prop for Diggle. Maggie Q's character didn't seem to actually have a name. Amanda hasn't yet been shown to sleep with him, but I'm willing to bet two blue m&ms that they will be shown to have done so in a flashback this season....

And yes, that's my main problem with SHIELD too -- as Bad Willow would've said, "Bored Now."

Haven't given Gotham a whirl -- I have three broadcast shows, and that's as much as I can track mentally, and I'm just over the city of Gotham and Dark Knight origin stories, as a general rule. Although I did just get sucked into the Gail Simone BatGirl comics.

Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on October 15th, 2014 03:45 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked the book! Thanks for mentioning it!
kitmizkit on October 15th, 2014 03:47 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! I'm sorry I've lacked the spoons to do a proper Recent Reads, but, uh. Too busy to post. :)
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on October 15th, 2014 04:04 pm (UTC)
I probably will forgive you eventually. You know, after you do something HUGE to make it up to me.

In your copious free time...
A large duckburger_eater on October 16th, 2014 02:07 pm (UTC)
ARROW better bring back the workout sequences if they want my wife to keep watching, is all I'm saying.

This fall I'm watching more TV than I have in years, since I turned off cable. Yeah, THE FLASH is nicely done and very appealing, even after only two episodes, but I'm also enjoying GOTHAM, AGENTS OF SHIELD, and the revamped PERSON OF INTEREST. My wife likes FOREVER, although I think she'd stop watching if I pointed that out.

Looking forward to CONSTANTINE.

Did you hear they're planning a movie for THE FLASH, and they've cast a different actor for Barry Allen? How's that for a vote of confidence?