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03 June 2013 @ 10:01 am
four things make a performance post  

I admit I’m taking a certain amount of glee from watching the horror of the Red Wedding unfold across my Facebook page (mostly Facebook; in other places the geek quotient is higher and more people knew what was coming). Bahahaha. :)

Oh, I forgot to mention the ridiculously cool birthday present I got. One of my friends is a performance artist, and was wracking his brain to come up with a gift for me, and suddenly thought, “I could do an in-home 5 minute performance!” And he did, much to my delight, since as it turns out his June performance piece is, um, the same day as the Bon Jovi concert that I bought tickets for months before Fergus’s performance was announced (“I knew Jon was going to interfere with this somehow,” he muttered).

Matt Smith is stepping down as the Doctor in the Christmas Special. That’s fine; whomever is the Doctor next will at least be fine, as Smith was, and will perhaps be wonderful, as Ecclestone and Tennant were. I’m much more interested in whether Moffat is also stepping down, because if he doesn’t, the new Doctor is going to be saddled with the same storytelling problems Matt’s run has had.

The Irish Film Institute is screening Before Sunrise and Before Sunset over the next several days, in lead-up to Before Midnight‘s opening in a couple of weeks. The Lighthouse Cinema said they might do a marathon, and I’d *rather* see the marathon, all 3 movies right smack in a row on the big screen, but they haven’t mentioned whether they’re really doing it or not (I’ve asked!), and I don’t want to miss the first two on the big screen if they’re NOT, but I don’t really want to watch them both twice in two weeks if they DO, so woe! Woe is me! Whatever shall I do!

I guess this is four things make a performance post, since I can’t think of anything else to add in under the heading right now. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

 
 
 
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on June 3rd, 2013 09:14 am (UTC)
The Red Wedding?

Ah, I did wonder what the sharp intake of breath was all about. We're horrendously years behind on watching, having watched one or two episodes of our Series 1 boxed set. (We have series 2 on DVD too, since our chances of catching up to real time on the broadcasts are rather low.)
kitmizkit on June 3rd, 2013 09:52 am (UTC)
We've watched 4 episodes of s1, I think, and ended with Catelyn arresting Tyrion, at which point things go irrevocably to hell and we haven't been emotionally prepared to watch it because we *know* what's coming next. :)
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on June 3rd, 2013 10:18 am (UTC)
A lot of it really is tragedy in the traditional sense - that inevitable unfolding of the results of people's decisions, with no particular prospect of a happy ending. (Not that a happy ending is possible for all characters simultaneously anyway.)
irishkateirishkate on June 3rd, 2013 11:46 am (UTC)
I didn't make it all the way through Episode 1 Season 1 because I knew what was coming...
irishkateirishkate on June 3rd, 2013 12:17 pm (UTC)
oooh - I know what I wanted to ask - what was the performance piece of/about/like?
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on June 3rd, 2013 12:08 pm (UTC)
I quite like Matt Smith, and will be sorry to see him go.
?elsceetaria on June 4th, 2013 10:03 pm (UTC)
I'll admit. I haven't read the books. I can put up with a lot more blood, violence, and sex from something I watch than something I read. That said, I'm pretty good at reading plot lines. I randomly decided to watch Sunday's episode on Monday despite having missed the previous four. Yeah, it was a bit epic.

My thoughts about the casting of 12 are pretty much in line with yours.