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01 March 2015 @ 09:18 pm
falling behind!  

I’m falling behind on my Recent Reads and film commentary stuff. Suffice it to say we just got to s3e9 of Person of Interest and they could probably hear our scream of agony in Australia. And I’m not speaking in the royal We, I’m speaking of me and Ted both shrieking “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” at the television.

A friend of mine says she’d read spoilers and that she will not go beyond s3e8. This is not necessarily a bad solution. #heartbreak

I went to see Jupiter Ascending a second time, and liked it much more the second time when I could appreciate it for what it was instead of what I wanted it to be.

I read Matt Fraction’s run on Uncanny X-Men, which I largely enjoyed, and STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONIST, which I’d read the first couple chapters of online and THOROUGHLY enjoyed, and then today I accidentally read the first of Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork books and was forced to buy the other two, which is not the *best* way to get through the TBR shelf. :) (Someone suggested I now move all first-books-in-a-series to the end of my “read all the books i own that are written by people i know” goal for the year queue. This is a good suggestion. :))

This evening I’m wearing a new National Geographic pullover thing. Ted, in some surprise, said, “You have a National Geographic jumper?”

I said, “Oh yeah, I started working for them.”

Ted *immediately* got an expression that indicated that this was not outside his realm of probability, which I thought was pretty great. :) (The jumper is actually something that comes with renewing a NatGeo subscription. :))

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

 
 
 
martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on March 1st, 2015 09:02 pm (UTC)
I now move all first-books-in-a-series to the end of my “read all the books i own that are written by people i know” goal for the year queue. This is a good suggestion. :))

which is followed by the subrule of "if the series is complete, then move it to the front of the line and binge read" .. which does happen every now and then.

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Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on March 5th, 2015 02:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, it's DEFINITELY worth watching the rest of the episodes of PoI. While I agree with the heartbreak, they actually USE it. And things start to get very...unnerving. Yeah, unnerving. They're not pretending to be anything other than what they are now, genre-wise.





(I'd prefer to see them bring in more main characters of color again - JFC, people, NYC! - but they did what they did at the actor's request, so it's hard to bitch about that aspect...)

Edited at 2015-03-05 02:15 pm (UTC)
kitmizkit on March 5th, 2015 05:14 pm (UTC)
That was one of my problems with it, actually, was that it made the whole cast white. But I did wonder if it was at the actor's request or not, and if it was, well. Okay. I guess. :p
kitmizkit on March 5th, 2015 05:15 pm (UTC)
We've watched the next couple episodes now, actually, and that was a freaking *brilliant* use of "Hurt"...
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on March 5th, 2015 05:18 pm (UTC)
The themes of loss, and the damage we take from it, ad what we will do to avoid it, becomes a Major Thing, going forward.
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on March 5th, 2015 05:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, she went on to make a meh movie, and is currently rocking the fucking house in "Empire."