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Dear Star Trek Discovery:

Try harder.

Love and kisses
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In fact, it's bad. Are any of you watching this show?  It's terrible. Stop watching it now. I'll wait while you go turn the tv off.

(They've apparently already commissioned a second series. How is that going to work?  There isn't a character on this show who has any possibility of not getting themselves deaded by means of their own stupidity.)  I get that television is not real life, but COME ON! This crap is crap.  I expect better of you,  Mr Laurie.

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- "BiffyBob and SkippyAnne Foozlenoodle are homesteaders in Frozentoes, Alaska. He once  shot a bow and arrow at summer camp, and she once kept a house plant alive for almost a month. They've spent all their money on a piece of land with a tent, several wrecked vehicles, no water, no food, no sunlight, and no WiFi. And the tent has a really big hole in it. Watch as we spend the next hour pretending to fix all this before they abandon the property, just as the last three homesteaders on the property have." 

Or: That 12 minutes of Homestead Rescue was plenty.
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- Went to see Me and My Girl at the Shaw festival this weekend. It was...fine. I mean, it was beautifully designed, the choreography was very good, the set and costume design were really excellent, the tunes were catchy,  the leads were very good (the female lead had perhaps the worst mock-ney accent ever, but that may have been intentional)  and it was fun.  But the tickets were $102. For a Sunday matinee. For seats 20 rows up. In Niagara-on-the-Lake.  For that money, I expected Stephen Fry (who updated book on this one in the mid '80s) to show up at my house afterward and help with the dishes.  He failed to do so.

-  CAN-CON! - Have you been watching The Handmaid's Tale?  I have and it's great. (Great in the sense that it is very well done.  Not great in the sense that it's cheery. It's whatever the complete opposite of cheery is.) 

- The book is fantastic, too.  Also not cheery, but worth reading.

- The movie was terrible.  Don't even.

- Have you seen Wonder Woman?  I have not (yet.)  I have been put off by all the glowing reviews.  DC movies tend to be terrible (Lego Batman being the obvious exception, because that was AWESOME), but everyone is singing the life-changing praises of this one. I remain skeptical, but would like to hear opinions if you got 'em.

- The Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt remains the best thing not-quite on TV. 

- Trump hasn't done anything noticeably stupid in hours now.  It makes me kind of nervous.


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Or, what I did on my Xmas vacation....

Rogue One.   It was fine. Not great, not brilliant, far from terrible. The battle scenes were terrific.I liked it better than The Force Awakens.  A lot of loose ends got tied together. I definitely would recommend it.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Netflix) - Once I got over the fact that it was JUST BARELY Dirk Gently and his holistic detective agency, I enjoyed it.  That hobbit is good in it. The 12 year old who plays Dirk is good too, but not...Dirk.  But I mostly enjoyed it.  I think.

Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy
: We watched this by accident and laughed and laughed. Definitely recommend it.

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Busy day today so I am striking while the iron is, er, not even slightly heated yet.
Grey grey grey!!!  ARGH!!!
First panettone of the season! Yum!!!!!!  Can the unmitigated horror that is Christmas be far behind? (hint - No.  No it can't)
Phineas and Ferb is on.  That stuff is brilliant.
[ profile] marakara informs me they are rebooting Sleepy Hollow. Talk about feeling conflicted. On one hand, I looked forward to watching the bad bad badness of it and the good good prettiness of Tom Mison. On the other hand, it was so bad. So so bad. And now theyve lost one of their leads. I will probably tune in anyway, just to see how bad the bad is  Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised?
Fidel Castro died.  Things have already loosened up a bit in Cuba, but what will this mean in the immediate and long-term?  (Full disclosure - I am probably one of four Canadians who has never spent a rum soaked week at a Cuban resort {and the other three are old-school Mennonites with aviophobia.}) I hope they enjoy peace and prosperity going forward.
One Word Prompt: Liminal. Which reminds me of words I have to look up because I think I know what they mean and then I realize, no, I really don't. So:

ˈlimənl/<input ... >
adjective: liminal

  1. 1.
    of or relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process.

  2. 2.
    occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.

So, basically, LIMINAL is a word I have no real use for. There are perfectly good English words I can use in its place. Should I think of one, you'll be the first to know. ;)
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Cold and rainy.  Feh.
I went to the grocery store at 7:30 this morning (because I was awake and what the hell?) and they were having their Black Friday Sale! Okay, first of all, WE did not have Thanksgiving yesterday, and second, Black Friday groceries? Come on.
Snoop and Martha's Potluck Dinner Party. The fuck?  I mean, really, the fuck?  Two eps in and I am not closer to an answer.
Today's prompt:
Nov. 25: What do you think we could all do better with if we looked at it with a child's eyes?

Leisure.  Little kids can have fun with a stick, a piece of paper, some mud, a set of measuring cups.  They don't need wifi for anything.  They don't need to have every moment of every day scheduled for them.  I think we'd all benefit from taking that view.
One Word Prompt:  Sated.   Which is how I feel right now.  I made pizza using the last of our garden cherry tomatoes and basil for dinner, and then I ate it!  It was delicious. Here is a picture that should be rotated 90 degrees.

And you?
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Day 22!  How time flies!
This cold thing looks like it's here to stay.. I blame [ profile] franthewndrhrse - she thought it was a good idea!
The first episode of Love Sick Season 2 is really good. This bodes well.
I dropped some pasta and it rolled under the stove today so I thought while I was at it I'd clean under the stove.  YUCK!  I suspect I wiped out whole emerging civilizations.
Best episode yet of Timeless.  It was like an adult wrote most of it.  Woot for adults writing things!
Today's prompt:

Nov. 22: What TV show are you obsessed with? Share 10 reasons it’s better than the other shows.

Seriously?  If anyone reading this hasn't figured this one out, I just give up.
One word prompt: Elicit. Which of course make me think of illicit.  And solicit. And explicit.  And complicit. All those -cit words. It's been many years since I napped through Latin class, but there's clearly a pattern going on here.
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Cold.  Windy.  Feh.
My husband is watching MARS on NatGeo. It's making me angry.  The propaganda interspersed with the fake drama is laced with poisoned kool-aid -  "We need to go to Mars because it's our best chance of surviving as a species!"  Why, exactly, should our species survive? When an environment can no longer support a population, the population dies out.  End of.  Manned space anything is a waste of time, money, talent, brain power, resources, and potential. Elon Musk is very rich and can spend his damned money anyway he wants to, but ego and vanity are not the same as need. Grrrrrrrrrrr.
Today's very first-world problem (yeah yeah, that's not politically correct, whatever) : My husband bought a raffle ticket from one of the guys at work (in support of his son's team or school or school team or something) last spring and won the grand prize.  Which is an 84" HD 3D LED EIEIO TV.   Which, yes, is a really big TV.  So we had to buy a stand for it. Anyway, last evening I am sitting here watching it and I realized there is now no where to put the Christmas tree. Stupid thing, but...
Remember last year when I recommended a Netflix show called Scrotal Recall? They've renamed it Love Sick (easier sell, I suspect) and have released a second season. I rewatched the first season today (I was on going to watch two eps, but yeah, no) and it's every bit as brilliant as I remember. Johnny Flynn, Daniel Ings, and Antonia Thomas are amazing, and the supporting cast is great. Going to try to watch one second season ep tomorrow. Will probably watch more ;)
Today's prompt:
Nov. 21: What is the one thing you wish people better understood about something in your life?

I think I'd like them to grasp the fact that my online friends are, in fact, my friends.  I don't appreciate it when I say, "My friend X who lives in Y" and the reaction is a knowing look which suggests my 'internet friend' is imaginary.  Bite me.

And then there is the "if you like to write, why aren't you making money at it?" brigade.  I also like to shower and eat chocolate and sew and sleep, but I don't expect anyone to pay me to do those things.  There are hobbies and there are jobs. Writing is my hobby.
Today's one word prompt is Aromatic. Which makes me think of cooking.  Aromatics are different combinations of herbs and/or vegetables used to start off different dishes - mirepoix (celery, onion, carrot) soffritto (add garlic), sofrito (add tomato and bell pepper) - heated in oil or other fat.  Aromatics are the start of many, many good things.  Serious Eats has a great selection of recipes which make particular use of aromatic combos.
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You're lovely.  Your American accent? Less so.

(And The Family?  Extra bad.  Your American accent level bad.)

Home Again!

Feb. 8th, 2016 09:07 pm
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Okay, THAT was an episode!  Damn, Gillian can act. (David, too ;) )

Home Again?

Feb. 2nd, 2016 02:49 pm
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I just kept hearing "Cheer up, Murray" playing in my head.  And thinking David needs to get that left eye done, pronto.
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It was just so nice to see Mulder and Scully again. :D
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How is something called "Scrotal Recall" so good?  It's baffling.

It's also really good. Watch it if you get the chance.
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Oh Sleepy Hollow, how I have missed you!  Just as ridiculously horribly wonderful as I remember...

And John Cho, hoping for a trace of free will.  Too delicious.  Too, too delicious.

Luckily, Captain Crane is every bit as luscious as ever.
Off topic, Gotham was pretty good, too.  The guy who plays The Penguin is phenomenal.


Aug. 24th, 2014 08:36 am
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Capaldi is good.  The episode was...okay.  Just. Go away, Clara.  You are boring.
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It's always wretched!!!!!!!!!!!!


Although the notion of that guy there ironically selling artisanal marmalade shall linger...


Jan. 6th, 2014 12:47 am
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Pretty sure I just watched the best 90 minutes of tv since ... ever.


Better watch it again just to be sure.


Jan. 1st, 2014 05:40 pm
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Mark Gatiss spent every free moment of the last two years reading fanfic .

That's the only possible explanation.

Time well spent. ;)


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