April 16th, 2009


Happy Birthday to recycledfaery!

I hope you're having a wonderful day, with some good weather for a change (that picnic outing was brave), and that wonderful things are in store for you this year!


I should have the Terminator: SCC Finale waiting to watch later, and I'll pick up this week's Reaper tonight. Thanks to the Disney trip, I'm behind on some of my shows. Just saw last week's Chuck, which was full of unexpected things. Though I'm not sure Scott Bakula was a good casting choice for a role in which both his son AND his daughter are taller than he is. But! Casey as a nerd—with the stiff posture and the little clappy hands—so much awesomeness! It cracked me up. :D

I'm two weeks behind on Better Off Ted, thanks to last week's trip AND last night's tax scramble. I love the dry weirdness of that show, which means that it's probably doomed because general audiences don't seem to "get" that kind of humor very well.

While we were at Disneyland, Christopher was overjoyed to discover that one of the restaurants there had salmon on the children's menu. We ate there twice, satisfying both his salmon needs and mine. Though I could always use more...

Christopher's #1 plan for when we got back was to haul out his Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 video game again and build a new amusement park. His personal approach to the game always amuses me, as he has no interest whatsoever in "repeat business." A couple of years ago, he let a tiger out into the crowds to see what would happen, and then cried when a helicopter came and took it away. Many of his water rides dump out into the swimming pool, usually at full velocity. His roller-coasters frequently result in barfing customers, and then nominations for "Dirtiest Amusement Park" because the janitors cannot keep up with the mess. ;)

His sister, on the other hand, likes to arrange the shopping areas and customer-service aspects of the park (she's far more people-oriented), so sometimes they work on the same park in halves to create a Mega-Park Of Fabulousness!

Still cranking on that PB story for jasmasson (luckily, she's on vacation), and then I must get back into my SPN writing. It's been too long!!!



Okay, now I've seen the S2 finale of Terminator: SCC, and it was awesome. It solved some of my lingering puzzles (confirming some of miss_mandy's theories, in fact), revealed fascinating truths, and ended with what could either be a completion point (if it's cancelled) or open up a new arc of possibilities if we get a third season.

It also laid the foundation for things that have happened in the last two seasons (supported its own canon). SO awesome, as finales go.

Please, Fox-- this show has great writing, a great cast, and (you'll rarely hear me say this) great original music (powerful, evocative, moody, and mournful in turns).

Don't shelve a great product. I want to see where this all goes!