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05 June 2015 @ 11:26 pm
house hunting  

We’ve been house hunting. I feel like I’ve been doing nothing at all work-wise (that’s because I’ve been doing nothing at all work-wise) and I feel like I don’t know what I HAVE been doing, although house hunting has been part of it.

We went to look at a ridiculously cool place today. I mean, it’s literally a Georgian manor house. It’s not a BIG manor house (4br), but it’s literally a Georgian manor house and it’s on about an acre and is in the middle of a city. I’ve been saying that all I really want is to live on a country estate in the middle of a city. This is as close as is humanly possible (without winning the lotto). The estate agent liked us, so we’ll see if we get the place.

Otherwise…I haven’t gotten any more packing, or purging, or…*anything*…done. Except we finished watching season 2 of The 100, which, holy shit. I say again, holy shit! We got to the part that a friend spoiled for me like EIGHT MONTHS AGO and I was like O.O because I knew what was going to happen but not how, and then holy shit, it just got more intense from there. Wow. The worldbuilding is still terrible but it’s one of the best SF shows on TV right now. I mean, like, if I had to cut down to only two shows, I’d be watching it and The Flash.

Yeah. Okay. I’m up too late so I have to go to bed, but I wanted to give some indication that I was still alive. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Karenklwilliams on June 5th, 2015 11:00 pm (UTC)
I want to live in a Georgian manor house in the middle of a (small) city, too, but I want the servants to go with it, and the fortune.
Ellen Millionellenmillion on June 6th, 2015 12:06 am (UTC)
I am crossing all my fingers and toes for you. It sounds so awesome.
Marissa Lingenmrissa on June 6th, 2015 01:44 am (UTC)
House hunting is so draining. It makes a lot more sense as draining if you think of it as "considering reordering all the details of my life in infinite possible recombinations, while thinking of finance" than if you think of it as "wandering in and out of houses." Anyway, sympathies.
kitmizkit on June 6th, 2015 08:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah. This. :} *hugs*
martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on June 6th, 2015 08:47 am (UTC)
good house karma for you!
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on June 6th, 2015 12:57 pm (UTC)
The house sounds perfect! I hope you get it.
Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on June 6th, 2015 04:25 pm (UTC)
We are up to episode 8 of season 1 of The 100, and, oh my. This is so smartly written (apart as you say for the worldbuilding, which is minimal). But they went there, and there and omg *there*. Not at all what I'd expected -- I'd imagined teen show, syrup and romance. So much better, and everyone is telling me season 2 is better.
I hope you get the house!
kitmizkit on June 6th, 2015 08:51 pm (UTC)

That's what makes it worth watching. They keep yanking the rug around. It's actually as effective as reading the early GRRM books, because you genuinely don't know if people are going to survive to the end of an episode!
Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on June 8th, 2015 10:22 am (UTC)
Oh, yes! Though Phil is beginning to opine that Abi is bulletproof -- she's got a way with a lot. We've now finished s.1 and will have to wait till October for s.2, as we missed it on tv, and the dvd isn't out yet :-(
He likes the science, though -- so far there's only one really egregious physics error, apparently.
Sherwood Smithsartorias on June 6th, 2015 06:07 pm (UTC)
What episode does it start being less dumb? The first two or so were so bad I could not stick it.
kitmizkit on June 6th, 2015 08:49 pm (UTC)
The worldbuilding remains *excrutiating* through the entire first season. It just makes huge whacking radical amounts of No Sense, and I was still swearing about it at the end of the season.

OTOH...I kept watching through the end of the season. :) Some of the character relationships and the various increasingly drastic measures and mistakes they make to stay alive become...gripping. even if there are story threads that the show's fandom genuinely rejected wholesale because it's so clear the showrunners Got It Wrong.

*checks* Episode 3 is the one that hooked us, where "hooked" means "elicited screams of disbelieving agony and had us rushing for the next episode, despite all of the show's problems." :)
Sherwood Smithsartorias on June 7th, 2015 04:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I had stopped at the end of two. So I'll just pick up where I'd left off, and ignore the world building. Thanks!
kitmizkit on June 7th, 2015 08:57 pm (UTC)
If the events of episode 3 don't make you go AAAAAAAAAGH and reach for more, it's probably just flat-out not for you. :)
Sherwood Smithsartorias on June 7th, 2015 09:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, good to know! Thanks!
Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on June 8th, 2015 10:23 am (UTC)
We were hooked by that one, too.
Which plot threads did the fandom not like, out of interest?