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07 November 2013 @ 12:03 pm
Forgot to say this yesterday about the new kitty: we've had her 4 weeks, and we're still in the honeymoon phase of, "Aw. She trusts us enough to sleep right next to us!" But in about six months, that'll become, "How can such a little cat make so much noise? What are you storing in those sinuses anyway, Russia?"

Seriously. That's a lot of snores for an animal that size.

This morning, a phrase from one of my own fics came to mind: "wistful remnants of hair." I decided to reread its source, my J. Alfred Prufrock fanfic poem from last December. I'm still really, really impressed with it (parts are like, Damn, I actually wrote that?) Googling the phrase took me to the AO3 listing of it, where I noticed that nickelmountain read and left kudos on it long before we actually met via Wincon! \o/

(Also, if you happen to be a podficcer, I see that you can link your offerings up on AO3, that's totally a thing. Just saying.)

Dracula: Still watching, despite the historical anachronisms and other issues. HOW do you cast Jonathan Rhys-Meyers in a role that should make use of his inexplicable sexiness, and then ruin his looks with a ridiculous goatee and stamp out his marvelous voice with a bad, ear-grating American accent? Really, the voice might be the dealbreaker before any of the other ridiculous stuff. Though last week's episode had a little slashy secondary-character moment that made my heart zing, because I'm just that pervy.

Interesting New York Review Of Books Essay on Women and The Game Of Thrones that makes me think I should maybe give the TV series another try, in spite of the offensive T&A female exploitation. *tries to motivate self*

Finally: how sad is it that my first reaction to this Blue Pueblo Tumblr photo is to feel threatened and slightly sick? Damn my acrophobia!

similiesslipsimiliesslip on November 7th, 2013 10:16 pm (UTC)
LOL on the cat comments.

I love the phrase about hair :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on November 7th, 2013 11:44 pm (UTC)
The variety of snores from the various cats is also interesting. Tigger didn't snore until she was very old, and she was never very loud. The Whale varies between histrionic ("HRRRRRERRRrrr") and muttering noises, like "Fneh-fneh-feh." He can encroach on the TV volume at times.

Jinx... Lots of weird little hums, kind of like the sounds my SUV makes for awhile after you turn the engine off (when I first got it, I thought it had a serious problem). Also some, "Haaaah... haaaah... haaah..." I have the feeling that's going to get a lot louder over time. ;)
I'm Mulder, She's Scullyrunedgirl on November 8th, 2013 12:52 am (UTC)
So agreed about Dracula -- why oh why those unfortunate hair and facial hair decisions for someone who looks so good clean shaven and with long hair? The flashbacks are lovely, and that kiss....mmm. His accent is so distracting that sometimes I'm not even hearing the words, it's so annoying. I'm still watching, because I do love Jonny, but damn!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 8th, 2013 12:59 am (UTC)
Almost all the men have hair too short for that era, but Dracula's facial hair is the real visual crime here. It doesn't even look like J R-M in that getup! It just looks like any random guy, and with the awful voice... it might as well BE any random guy. :(
Vice Captain of the Universesweeny_todd on November 8th, 2013 12:55 am (UTC)
that last photo is great - but it makes my head throb a little.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 8th, 2013 01:01 am (UTC)
For acrophobic reasons, like me? As soon as I see it, I become the train that would be headed out over that trestle, and then the next moment is all, "Yiiikes!"

I sometimes wonder if my fear of heights would even exist if I didn't have vertigo. WITH the vertigo, that phobia is almost an aid to survival. :O
Vice Captain of the Universe: dragonflysweeny_todd on November 8th, 2013 01:44 pm (UTC)
weirdly, only sometimes. If I am really in the right mood, and kinda prepared I can sometimes deal with heights, but many times it has just made my head spin, and I don't like the feeling.
Maz (or foxxy!): Confoosed Kittytuesdaeschild on November 8th, 2013 09:35 am (UTC)
Awww! Cute new kitty! Very loud new kitty! :)

I've just seen the first episode of Dracula and I'm not sure what to make of it. It seems to be a mish-mash of lots of things and what have they done to Jonathan Rhys-Meyers?!! I'll watch the second and give it a chance but...
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TVhalfshellvenus on November 8th, 2013 07:07 pm (UTC)
and what have they done to Jonathan Rhys-Meyers?!!
Exactly! They've knocked all the charm and appeal right out of him.

In which case, why not cast someone entirely different? Sheesh.
tatdatcmtatdatcm on November 8th, 2013 05:09 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on Dracula. I'm only watching it because of JRM, and was not very enamored with the first episode. I'll give it a chance - I have the second episode recorded but not yet watched - but the American accent thing turned me off right away. There are a few elements I liked, I'm just not sure if it will be enough to keep me interested in the series.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TVhalfshellvenus on November 8th, 2013 07:08 pm (UTC)
I tuned in for JRM, and can't believe this is what they've done with him.

I've tried two episodes, and will watch the third to see if I want to continue. But wow, what a waste of an actor. o_O