wisdomeagle: (joy for Christmas)
games
approximately 9000 rounds of Spider Solitaire (not actually 9000. But a lot.)

books
+As aforeblogged, I finished the last Gossip Girl book with much squealing.
+I read Reamde by Neal Stephenson in basically one giant gulp, taking breaks only to sleep. I enjoyed it very much. There was too much action and too little gaming, but I enjoyed the gleefully absurd plot, and the fact that the protagonist was female, and I'm planning not to think too hard about anything else.
+Then I poked around a bunch. I read part of Zodiac also by Stephenson, but I don't know where I laid my copy down.
+I reread Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry because see below, movies. I had completely misremembered the ending. Huh.
+Currently halfheartedly rereading Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, because YA dystopia.

Next: Unsure. I will probably continue to reread the Uglies series until I figure it out. Really ought to get back to the library to return S1 of OUAT and Reamde and find something else I want to read.

tv
Rewatched a few episodes of Gossip Girl. My DVDs are borked, which makes watching sort of problematic, and I got sidetracked by other projects.

Next: Twice accidentally typed "read" instead of "watch." Will try to read WATCH more of Gossip Girl, but clearly my motivation is not strong.

movies:
Saw The Giver IN A REAL THEATRE with my roommates. That is TWO WHOLE MOVIES I have seen in the theatre this year. The filmmakers made lots of questionable choices, but I still teared up a lot and it was a generally positive experience. Even the cranky The Book Was Better ranting is pleasurable in its way. (Of all the pleasures of life, I think I enjoy nit-picking the most!") Also lots of feels related to having read the book as a Twelve.

Next: I might at some point see another movie in a theatre, but I don't really have a timeframe for this.

music:
Last night it occurred to me to turn on Spotify to find worship music to cheer me up, so I listened to a bunch of miscellaneous things, then a bunch of Marty Haugen, and now I have queued basically all of Gather, the Roman Catholic hymnal. (I did skip many of the Christmas hymns. Listened to some of them, but am really okay with not being in the mood for Christmas music.)

Next: Another 1800 pieces of liturgical music.
wisdomeagle: (Veronica Mars)
[content notes: If you don't recall or never knew, my primary Veronica Mars feels are about shipping Keith/Veronica in a consensual, incestuous way. I've also never particularly cared for Logan/Veronica as a ship, or for Logan as a character, so there's that. (my feelings may or may not have softened on that, but the Marcest feels have not diminished. at all.) So there is a lot of unabashed cesty squealing. It comes at the end, after a few more general thoughts. This has been your warning.]

a long time ago, we used to be friends.... )

Now that I have a literal cat in my life and I'm so far removed from current fandom of any kind, it feels even more absurd that cat anecdotes etc. go under flock/access and this sh-t is public, but that's the precedent, so... there it is.
wisdomeagle: (Keith/Veronica)
I saw VMars! I will attempt a more detailed writeup later, although it will probably just be the following sentence repeated many more times, with some supporting details:

KEITH/VERONICA I SHIP THEM SO HARD OMGGGGGGG.

I'm having shippy feels! It's been a long time since I've had shippy feels. They are kind of fun, did you know that, guys & dolls & otherfolks?
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Just finished: Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man 1 (the first Miles Morales volume. As distinguished from Ultimate Spider-Man, which is about Peter Parker.) Yes good. So good.

About to start: I'm at the library where a big bunch of Marvel Civil War trades came in for me, and also three MCU movies, so I suppose that's what's next.
wisdomeagle: (the ari and elizabeth show)
Media consumed on my summer vacation (and several days following).

I'm having trouble making words, so these aren't full write-ups or analyses by any means. But. Words on paper.

Media consumed on my summer vacation (and the next couple of days)


1. I reread What Was She Thinking? aka Notes on a Scandal by ZoĆ« Heller. 100% of my feels about this book are summed up with "DO ME BARBARA." My response to the movie, lo these many years ago, was much the same. When I watched it with my ex (no, other ex), she tried to explain to me that Judi Dench's character is a sociopath, but I was like, no, if the younger woman (sic) were REALLY INTO IT then it would be lovely and Barbara would be sane. So there and ♥__♥

So. Barbara Covett. I want her to devour me.

2. I reread Matilda by Roald Dahl. Is it bad that I have way many more thoughts about this than the above? Cos I do. And while I have difficulty seeing anything bad in Barbara Covett, I have way more complicated feelings about Miss Honey.

[cut for being vaguely spoilery and for talking about abuse.]

matilda )

3. Elizabeth and I saw Joss Whedon's What I Did on My Summer Vacation Much Ado About Nothing. Unsurprisingly, I have more feelings about Joss&family than about the show itself, although it was quite entertaining. Like how Joss has apparently moved on from his obsession with Summer Glau's feet, and opened with a shot of Alexis Denisof's feet.

4. I borrowed War for the Oaks by Emma Bull from Elizabeth. It was entertaining; sanctioned OTP is lovely, but alas there are no malicious/broken/lovely/brilliant female teachers so it would have had to be pretty amazing to compensate for that deficiency.

5. I borrowed a few comic collections from the library. First Ultimate Fantastic Four, hardback collection #4, which collects the strips from God War and Devils and an X-Men crossover. I was hoping to add Fantastic Four to the collection of Marvel characters I know enough to occasionally read fic or comics about, but I accidentally cared more about the secondary characters than the Four in pretty much every arc, so. That's not gonna work out.

6. Then I read Invincible Iron Man trade 2, World's Most Wanted part 1. I had SO MANY FEELS. And then I discovered that my library catalogues these really poorly, so there are 35 items indexed as "V. 2. World's most wanted, bk. 1 -- v. 6. Stark resilient -" including the one I have, so I don't know if they're all actually World's Most Wanted volume 1 or what. Hands. I really want to read more of this. (Tony and Pepper were really added to my collection after seeing Avengers, but this added Maria Hill, so, success.)

[movies]

Nov. 6th, 2011 10:19 am
wisdomeagle: (McGonagall)
Went on retreat this weekend. We saw Sister Act, with predictable results (Maggie Smith. As Mother Superior. MAGGIE SMITH. NUNS. MAGGIE SMITH. Seriously, that woman is unreasonably hot.

I heard on NPR this morning about a movie called Melancholia [IMDB link], about a depressed woman who saves the world? It sounded almost like the hero was mentally ill in a non-completely-faily way. Can anyone verify that?
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1. My NaNo fail, while not quite epic, is still pretty darned awful. How hard is it to sit down every day and write? Super hard, apparently.

2. I've been looking forward to going to church ALL WEEK! And now I get to go. :)

3. Sadly, I have to put gas in the car first. Grr.

4. Maybe I'll get my butt to a coffeeshop again -- the one where [livejournal.com profile] mayhap and I hung out was nice because there was no tempting, distracting interwebs.

5. My new Indigo Girls CDs rock my world.

6. We watched Dogma last night. Bartleby's rant always makes me tear up:
from IMDb )

Better go now. <3
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Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] piperrhiannon

[01] -- Look up TEN of your favorite movies on IMDB.
[02] -- Click the "trivia" link in the sidebar.
[03] -- Post a fun and random bit of trivia from each film.
[04] -- Tag five people!

I don't even know if I HAVE ten favorite films )

UM. I could only think of five favorite movies. But anyone who actually sees movies is welcome to steal the meme.
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Why everyone should see Connie and Carla Do LA:

1. It has Mulder David Duchoveny in it.
2. It has a super secret surprise guest star from Stargate SG-1 in it. It's Gary Davis OMFG!
3. There's femslash potential.
4. There are drag queens.
5. There's questionable gender politics that I want to discuss with someone
6. There's sibcest potential. Slashy sibcest potential. [livejournal.com profile] cheese_munkey, I am looking at you.
7. The crossover potential with Angel just burnses one dead.
8. The sibcest? Includes Mulder Jeff.

Also, guess who's still not going to Serenity? This is getting to be a habit.
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Tonight is my thesis defense. As I am desperately paranoid and fearful about this, I embark on an exciting journey into pop entertainment.

Last night, I watched a movie on Bravo. I came in halfway through and was terribly confused, because it was a rather complex plot with people posing as other people and whatnot. Very confusing.

I just IMDb'd it through the one actor who I recognized -- your pal and mine Carlos Jacott, who's mostly famous for being a Whedonverse hat trick. The movie was called Mr. Jealousy, and it was wacky and fun. I think I was most impressed with the acting, which felt very real. Human and fumbling and awkward. I really did care for all the characters by the end, with all their neuroses and everything, because they were all ridiculously human. In one sense it was a fun romp, and in other sense it was a hideous cliche, but it was just teetering on the edge of self-awareness re: its clicheness. There were some meta-bits that were quite hilarious, and I realized afterwards while I was falling asleep that the whole extended coda is actually commented on in the dialogue.
more about Mr. Jealousy )
And then I went to sleep. At five in the morning.

All right, woke up, studied, lunch, discovered I had passed my Christian scriptures exam (yay) and took my last anthropology exam. I'm all done except the THESIS DEFENSE in two and a half hours.

So thanks to the diligent efforts of my flist, I have lots of semi-legal media on my computer, including about half the first season of Veronica Mars. I watched the Pilot while going through skip=75 on flist (I really just need to filter off ffrants and metaquotes; that would solve the skip problem.) Anyhow, I think I said something about Veronica Mars...

[spoilers for the first episode only]
the spoiler cut you've all been waiting for )
Er, in conclusion, yay distractments? OMG need to print out a copy of my thesis for me to have at the defense which is now in two hours and TEN minutes, and also I think I'm going to try to get a tiny bit of a nap first.

And [livejournal.com profile] cheese_munkey and her roommate will be there to keep me company and keep me from going insane or crying or failing miserably omg. I'm going to fail.

*dies and iz ded of stress*

Keep me in your hearts, flist.

[spoilers beyond 1x01 for VM in the comments would not be appreciated.]

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