Dept. of This and That

Sunday, 7 May 2017 07:09 pm
kaffyr: Hayao's realistic Pompoko raccoons yawn in our faces (Pompoko yawns)
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Things What I Have Been Doing

1. Surviving work, although I swear it's been a close thing over the last couple of weeks. I find it interesting, in a sort of horror struck way, that days, and issues, and reportorial chores that I could once do in my sleep, I now can barely complete. My attention span has shrunk, like plastic in front of a heat gun. I find myself writing a sentence - one sentence, folks - and then wandering away from the computer, or switching to an online game, before wandering back and completing the next sentence. This is not how I should be operating, especially if I want to get through the next 40 or so months with a paycheque. 

2. Enjoying Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 with my Best Beloved on Friday. I suspected I'd enjoy it; when Manohla Dargis was forced to give her grudging "it didn't suck too much for A Non-Important Film" review, and when people I respect within the world of fandom liked it. I was right. It's actually better than the first movie, partly because the women get much more front and center (I keep being surprised at how tall Karen Gillan is. Damn.) and partly because it was about family (and it showed family, it didn't talk about family, at least not much.) It was gorgeous and slyly funny (the Sovereign? What every video-gaming group of teens thinks it's really like. *snrk*), and if it had a body count I could have done without, well ... it wasn't perfect. But it was just what I needed. 

3. Listening and watching lots of Peter Gabriel (hence my post from last night), even the stuff in Genesis, when he was a weedy art school mime fan wearing silly head-gear, because the man was a loony young genius, who then matured into a a sturdy, loving, dancing genius. 

4. Watched "Smile," which was ... well, it was Doctor Who, and I got to see Bill and the Doctor, and that covers a multitude of sins. Except I'm not sure I can forgive them for what got done to Rani's mum.  I liked "Thin Ice" better, although it's probably because I've always been a fan of heavy handedness. And tonight we watched "Knock, Knock," which I liked even better. Ah, Moff - you can't kill children, can you? 

5. And now? Now I'm going to make my bed and sleep in fresh sheets.

Date: Monday, 8 May 2017 08:34 am (UTC)
lost_spook: (dw - bill)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
1. :-( I hope you feel a bit better soon, somehow!

4. I probably enjoyed Thin Ice more than Knock! Knock! but it's overall been a good run of episodes so far, because even Smile had a lot of lovely stuff with Bill & the Doctor and nice location work.

5. Hope you feel a bit rested and that this week is a little better for you!

Date: Tuesday, 9 May 2017 08:10 pm (UTC)
promethia_tenk: (bill tardis)
From: [personal profile] promethia_tenk
As long as the Doctor and Bill are on my screen at the same time, everything's fine, and I can disregard any thing I see as weaknesses in the plot.
This. Very much this.

Date: Monday, 8 May 2017 02:21 pm (UTC)
liadtbunny: (Tardis bigger on the inside)
From: [personal profile] liadtbunny
I hope you can get through work ok.

This series of Dr Who has been easier to grasp so far but I have a feeling that's going to change?

Date: Tuesday, 9 May 2017 05:06 am (UTC)
bibliofile: Fan & papers in a stack (from my own photo) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bibliofile
I hear you on the problem of when your writing work gets a lot harder (when it's you and not the work itself). Yay for being able to see the End of the Road -- or even having An End of the Road. May you manage to get there without going completely bust, or bonkers, or other unpleasant things that start with B.

Date: Tuesday, 9 May 2017 08:49 am (UTC)
shanghaied: (dino feathers in amber)
From: [personal profile] shanghaied
2. BEST POST-CREDITS SCENE EVER EVER EVER. That is all ;-)

Date: Saturday, 13 May 2017 11:30 pm (UTC)
shanghaied: (dino feathers in amber)
From: [personal profile] shanghaied
We've all been Groot... at some point...

:D

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