kaffyr: Alak and Stahma Tarr from Defiance (Alak and Stahma)
I Just Remembered ...

... that "Defiance" is well and truly cancelled.

Damn. No, really; damn

I loved that show. And every character - every one - on it. 

Bring it back, SyFy ... why won't you do what I want you to do,
right now??!!!!???!

*grumbles*
kaffyr: (Porco Rosso friends)
Lack of Labor Day

It's Sunday, and I still have another day of weekend ... oh, long weekends, I love thee ....

book and television geekery )

green card, first born, barbecues )

And less than two weeks now until Series 09 (or whatever series it would be if I counted all the way from 1963)! It's going to be my birthday present!



kaffyr: Hayao's realistic Pompoko raccoons yawn in our faces (Pompoko yawns)
A Good Weekend

With the exception of my sore left foot (short version: did something to it back on June 27. It's not a stress fracture, but there's some sort of cyst on one of the bones, I'm going to a podiatrist too many days from now, my body, what a laff riot, blah-blah-fishcakes), this weekend has been a good one. Spent time with Bob, got a few hundred words more done on Chapter 25, made a blueberry pie and entirely too many stuffed poblano peppers for supper today. Well, we have lots of stuffed peppers for lunch, etc., on Monday and Tuesday. Watched some more anime, and came to the sad determination that this latest season's offerings are not nearly as strong as last season's. Watched two more episodes of Defiance and continue to love it. 

Tomorrow? I have an appointment with my gastroenterologist; the next day, I have one with my rheumatologist. I am such an old fart. 

Still, the weather was lovely, I got to listen to an album of piano rolls created by Scott Joplin, and that was lovely, too. I guess I'm going into the week as refreshed as I could ever be. 


Dept. of Defiance

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 10:35 pm
kaffyr: Alak and Stahma Tarr from Defiance (Alak and Stahma)
First Look at Defiance, S03

From a mixed gumbo of Doylist and Watsonian viewpoints on what I think were the first two episodes, which apparently ran as one:

Some spoilers for anyone who hasn't seen the first two episodes )

Dept. of Defiance!

Friday, 8 August 2014 09:47 pm
kaffyr: Doc Yewl from Defiance (yewlyay)
So ... Defiance

This morning, I was going through my Twitter feed, as one does (and believe me, the idea today that I have a Twitter feed, and that I've been on it for almost precisely one year, is simultaneously amusing and horrifying), and I ran across a tweet that referenced a podcast from ... Slate? Yeah, I think it was Slate. And in the summary for the podcast was a comment that one of the podcasting bloggers wanted to talk about Defiance. And she mentioned her belief that, with the second season of Defiance, she was now watching a show of as high a quality as Battlestar Galactica.

As of tonight, having watched last week's Defiance, I'm thinking ... almost.

It's not there yet. It's got a football field's worth of way to go yet, as a matter of fact.

But.

But.

Damn me if it isn't getting there, surprisingly fast.

Also? Can I be the founding member of two new clubs? The Doc Yewl fan club, and the Datak and Rafe Road Show Appreciation Society? I can? Eeeexcellent.



kaffyr: Doc Yewl from Defiance (yewlyay)
Good Things on a Weekend


  • Knights of Sidonia has been renewed for a new season. For my money, the best recent straight up drama anime I've seen. Complicated story, interesting world, computer art that fits with the story. Yeah, good news.
  • I cleaned my tub and toilet. Yes, that's good news, and no, they weren't horrible to begin with. Well, the jets on the tub needed to cleaned a whole lot ... and I finally got my act in gear and did it.
  • We will be down to three cats in three or four days. I'll miss Tommy and Lily, but I won't miss the second cat box, and everything that goes into it. And my poor little Opie cat will be able to relax, once scary Lily (who is maybe half his size) is no longer around to make life miserable.
  • And of course the reason that Tommy and Lily will be departing after being fostered here for a year is because Andy and his lady-love are moving in together. And that's a good thing. Emily is bright, confident, openly in love, and in like, with my son; and she is comfortable around BB and me. That last is one of the biggest reasons I think this relationship has a strength and potential for growth that simply wasn't there in the previous situation. Why? Because family interaction is very important for BB, FB and me. If someone isn't comfortable with that, then one isn't going to be comfortable with any of us.
  • Defiance continues to be damned good. I am a happy fan. (Right now, I'm not doing much reviewing or talking about it, but I'm happy that Doc Yewl is on my screen once more; although (gah!) as of this week there seems to be less of her to be on screen. Yet another reason to despise the E-Republic.
  • I got shopping done, I got cat boxes changed, the sun is, unexpectedly, shining. I listened to lots of Brazilian music today, and now I'm listening to lots of The Mambo Express, all of which serves to ease me back into the week. And the week is only four days long. At the end of it? Fireworks, and a birthday party.
So, yeah; not too bad, by my lights.

Dept. of Television

Saturday, 21 June 2014 12:41 am
kaffyr: Alak and Stahma Tarr from Defiance (Alak and Stahma)
Defiance!

Yup. I forgot about it, and then I remembered, and then I watched E01S02, and (except for the weird videotape look of it, which I assume has something to do with HD and/or "We want it to look like the videogame") it was as good as I hoped it would be, and was afraid it wouldn't be, after the last season. Stahma is awesome, even if she's truly Bad News. And Datak is going to remember how to be the probably horrible, but still amazing, low-caste scrapper he was when Stahma fell for him. And Alak is going to have to learn how to be much tougher than he is.

(Hey, I like everyone else in the place, but the Tarrs are kind of my go-to faves. Oh, and Doc Yewl. And she's there, too. Waiting to school Datak.

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