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07 January 2014 @ 12:09 pm
If you read no other fics from my 2013 Yuletide offerings post, you should at least read the Anthropomorphic Cities story—it wasn't even my official Yuletide story, but it's weird and fun and snarky. Give it a try. :D

Haven't posted on Twitter in weeks (I have trouble maintaining the swing of it, even though I've finished a ton of books I could be mentioning there). I finally made an empty homepage for Tumblr. Mainly, I just have an account there so I can follow xdarkxmatterx, which is definitely worth checking out!

The Mentalist: not feeling the casting/setting changes at all here. I don't like the skeleton-woman they've added, I miss Wayne and Cho buddying around (which brought out some of Cho's best lines), and Cho isn't getting to display his funny (to the audience) side. They've acknowledged all other aspects of his awesomeness, but they've suppressed my favorite part of him. Boo.

Nothing new on writing post-Yuletide. Things I'd hoped to write as additional treats have stalled out, and I'm not being inspired by other prompts/ideas I've run across. I might have to do a Drabble Meme of Desperation or something pretty quick. (Oops. A thing happened about 10 minutes after I posted that.)

Speaking of desperation... my son, and HSH and I watched Olympus Has Fallen the other night, purely for the attraction of having Morgan Freeman run the country on an emergency basis. The rest of the movie was somewhat entertaining, if wholly ridiculous, but basically we were there for only that one reason. \o?

Oh, but I watched Priest for the slashiness, and it was pretty good. Linus Roache was good, Tom Wilkinson (I never remember his name, but I love the actor) was great, and then there was Robert Carlyle as the love-interest. Definitely worth seeing. Still on the fence about Very Annie Mary, which I picked for the (brief) Ioan Gruffudd/Matthew Rhys-as-lovers thing. (Small roles, too stereotypical for my liking). Rachel Griffith was terrific as the lead, a character whom you feel both frustrated with and for. Can you believe it took me ridiculously long to realize that Annie's father was irredeemably not-nice, simply because Jonathan Pryce was cast in that part? My first encounter with him was in Brazil, so I'm predisposed to liking him—apparently too much so!

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adoptedwriteradoptedwriter on January 7th, 2014 08:53 pm (UTC)
I only use Twitter to advertise/ post links to buying my book. AW
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 7th, 2014 09:13 pm (UTC)
I mostly use it for funny quick-posts, or (honestly) for mini-reviews of books, because I sometimes can't help myself. But god, the continuous thread of blather... argh. It needs filters or something, and one of the very few celebrities I'm following gets awfully chatty. His funny moments are why I follow him, but dude-- please do not liveblog about TV/sports/etc.! Nobody cares!
michellecertainthings on January 8th, 2014 01:38 am (UTC)
I agree, The Mentalist is really lacking this season. I hope something changes and it goes back to how it was minus the search for Red John.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TVhalfshellvenus on January 8th, 2014 01:48 am (UTC)
That's basically what I want from it. The show was always about the chemistry and the individual cases for me more than the Red John thing (which got ridiculous-- 6 seasons?!?) But the current setting is just _flat_. It's as if they've sucked all the fun units out of the show, apart from Jane being appalling from time-to-time. /o\
michellecertainthings on January 8th, 2014 01:57 am (UTC)
I totally agree. For the longest time, I kept waiting for someone to wake up from a dream, because I didn't think that was the actual show now. and now I'm just kind of disappointed, it's become just background noise for me now mostly.
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on January 10th, 2014 04:12 am (UTC)
I'm with you on the Mentalist. I think the show should have ended with Red John, and now they are just stretching. (Kind of like SPN really, but I don't mind so much about that because I LOVE SHOW).

Did you see White House Down? It is hilarious and ... well... Channing Tatum.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TVhalfshellvenus on January 10th, 2014 04:54 am (UTC)
"Stretching" about describes it, though I would have preferred stretching it out in its old formula!

I haven't seen White House Down, partly because Channing Tatum does nothing for me and the rest of the movie was kind of... well, maybe likc this one except lacking Morgan Freeman. If it weren't for Morgan Freeman, I would have saved the time for a better action flick (and there are tons). :D