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12 October 2011 @ 11:28 am
Birthday spammage!  
I've missed a few already this month, and I'd better get these others in before I become late. Fellow Librans, gather 'round:

Happy belated brthday to memphis86, huggenkiss, and dawnstarrising! I know you're not around much these days, but I hope things are going well for you all. :D

Happy early birthday to embroiderama and desertport! I'm so glad I got to spend time with you both at Wincon last year, and I hope the coming year brings you all good things. Let there be cake!


So, thanks to LJ's major death spiral last week, you were spared some of my random blathering on whatever that would have been. But not my crack-fic. ;)

We finally finished Community, Season 2. That last disc had more creative and bizarre ideas than you could shake a stick at. I liked the two-part finale (mostly, the stylish homage to Western movies and TV shows), and I liked the "Chang-baby" anecdotes (the babies started to sound like their own species). But most of all, I liked "Paradigms of Human Memory" (with all of the retconning). An entire episode devoted to things over the past year that we never saw and that never happened! Except that now, they did. ;)

We also crept through a few more eps of Supernatural, Season 6. "Frontierland"—ouch. (All I need to say, really). Just finished 6x21 last night, and I'm not particularly happy with Dean's behavior there. Reminds me of S2 and S3 of Smallville, with Clark's rejection of Lex just pushing him farther and farther in the wrong direction. The one person that could have saved him became all self-righteous and ruined everything. Plus, it's frustrating to watch. :(

Bookwise, I finished One Of Our Thursdays Is Missing, which was a lot of fun. Each book in the series seems to evolve into a wholly unexpected creative direction. I'm almost done with My Favorite Band Does Not Exist (the ending isn't looking so good), and am halfway through The Bank Of The Black Sheep. I don't know why I picked that last one up from the library (because it was set in Wales?), but I'm enjoying it. A man wakes up with amnesia in a hospital, and discovers that he's under arrest, has terminal lung cancer, and apparently was a private detective. And he might have bribed a doctor to give him enough morphine to wipe his memory. Well! It's all a journey of discovery after that. :D

Fellow f-listies going to Wincon: have a wonderful time, enjoy the city and each other, and someone—anyone—please have some Bananas Foster and a Hurricane for me. Not at the same time, obvs. \o/

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a rearranger of the proverbial bookshelf: Flower - pinkembroiderama on October 12th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on October 12th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
Just so I don't forget, because it's a short line from "too early" to "d'oh!" these days.

Hope you have a wonderful day, and that your back has stopped plaguing you. ♥
cindytsuki_no_bara on October 12th, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
ooh, bananas foster. if they should happen to cross my path i will eat them and think of you. :D

i actually kinda liked frontierland, but mostly for dean's glee over getting to play cowboy and sam's long-suffering "my brother is an idiot" faces. the case itself, well, i felt bad for the phoenix and was kind of annoyed that the episode existed just to acquire some phoenix ash that didn't do anything anyway. it was totally a throwaway episode, even if the boys were both really cute in it, and while i normally like the filler because i normally don't like the mytharc, it felt like too much hung on too little.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Supernaturalhalfshellvenus on October 12th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
I liked Dean's glee, but I was also embarrassed for him a lot of the time. The episode also felt too silly and thin, and I felt bad for the Phoenix-- who hadn't done anything wrong.

Plus, revisiting the whole Samuel Colt thing didn't help since I never liked that idea in the first place. I know it served a purpose, but if you're going to bastardize history please don't keep calling attention to it! Oy.

You know, at 6x21, the boys still mostly feel like strangers to me. Everyone said they were "as brotherly as ever" by this point, but all I feel is distance. :(

Did you scare up some fellow tourists for Saturday? I'm sure you'll have a great time!
cindytsuki_no_bara on October 12th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
i have indeed found fellow potential tourists! and one of them is desertport, who i actually know! i have also found and printed a map of the french quarter! fun will be had!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on October 12th, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
I know her too, since she was one of our roomies last year. ;)

Now I'm envying you both! Have a great time! \o/
happy is as happy does: Dean - Supernaturalhappywriter06 on October 13th, 2011 06:43 am (UTC)
Is 6.21 one of the last episodes? I missed the last two. Stupid DVR. Anyway, Dean was working my last nerve all S6 pretty much with his self-righteous. I'm a Dean-girl and I was ready to jump ship it was so annoying and unappealing.

All the retconning in that Community episode is one of the reasons why I gave up the show. I feel like the writers throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks. I'll never not love the paintball episodes though.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TVhalfshellvenus on October 14th, 2011 12:37 am (UTC)
6.21 is the next-to-last, and now we've finally seen the last one. Hrm. Still mad at Dean, but I liked Sam's path in that episode.

I normally hate retconning, but it was used in a Cracktastic way in that Community episode, and I find that kind of fun.

Edited at 2011-10-14 12:48 am (UTC)