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19 March 2014 @ 09:19 pm
 
My hands are healing up, and the bruise on the one palm is almost gone. Tomorrow is a running day, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I don't have a repeat of last week. Have to get back up on that horse, though, and sooner is probably better.

Today, I biked past a field near my office that sometimes has grazing cattle. Occasionally, it's horses instead. It was just one horse today, all by itself near the road. Either I, or the snowy egret my appearance set off, caused the horse to flee. Run away! Run away! There was another egret in a park area on my return, in a spot that was more "pondlike" today than before the last bout of rain. Weeks ago, I saw a pheasant walking through there. I hear pheasants now and then, and sometimes see the blur of them flying away after their telltale squawk. But I've never seen one out in the open before. As birds go, I guess they're lurkers.

My LJ Idol entry is up (the first week of the last season), and I also talked HalfshellHusband into competing. He's completely new to LJ, so his entry isn't getting quite the attention or votes it should. It's here, if you'd like to take a look. I think it's pretty hilarious. Say hello to rayaso!

Oh—we watched Die Hard 5 ("A Good Day To Die Hard") this weekend. Hrrm. The entire premise required John McClane to be a complete idiot for the first 20 or so minutes of the movie, and then the rest of it was as much the random (and charmless) actor who plays his son as McClane himself. Big extended car chase near the beginning, and lots of explosions, but... eh. I'd rather have had the series end with the 4th movie, if this is where it was going to go. Then I could envision John and Matt heading off into the sunset together. Though I do anyway, I suppose.

Did anyone watch The Blacklist this week, and if so, how much of it did you spend peeking through your fingers? This one was much more brutal than I'd like, and removed a character I'd hope to see more of on the show. As opposed to Grimm, where I'd been hoping an entire subplot would die off in childbirth...

 
 
 
cindytsuki_no_bara on March 20th, 2014 05:08 pm (UTC)
i really liked hsh's entry. i even commented. and he's gotten at least one rec in the green room. fingers crossed!

i only mostly paid attention to the blacklist, but i really liked all the stuff with ressler. i'm glad he got things to do. and it did seem a little more violent than usual. i think they only killed off one person i'm going to miss, but... they killed him! hmph, show. hmph.

(i have a feeling your "oh god please get rid of this" sublpot on grimm is the same as mine. there's a cabin in the woods and a tiny being with superpowers? i still can't figure out what the point is or why we should care.)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on March 20th, 2014 05:53 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping HSH will survive long enough in the voting to build the audience he deserves! It's tough being new to Idol, and even tougher when you're new to social media altogether.

i think they only killed off one person i'm going to miss, but... they killed him! hmph, show. hmph.
Exactly! I didn't want to spoilerize, but I'm still not happy about that. I wanted more!

For Grimm, the whole Royals subplot bores me, and I've never liked Adalind. So, now 30% of the show is dedicated to some snoozeworthy mytharc, and most of it does not even feature Captain Hotness! Arghhhh.
cindytsuki_no_bara on March 20th, 2014 08:29 pm (UTC)
it felt like there was a marked lack of captain hotness on friday, in all plots. and yeah, if they keep trying to make us care about adalind and her royal baby, the least they can do is give us more renard.

Edited at 2014-03-20 08:30 pm (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TVhalfshellvenus on March 20th, 2014 08:36 pm (UTC)
the least they can do is give us more renard.

Why stop there? Shirtless Renard!

*koff* *insert highbrow disclaimer here*
Kronettekronette on March 21st, 2014 05:06 am (UTC)
Sooo, this? and ITA; the baby is just boring, but we did get Alexis Denisof as the new head of the royals, so I'll forgive them the teeniest bit.

http://thebacklot.mtvnimages.com/uploads/2012/10/sasha-1.jpg?quality=0.7
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on March 21st, 2014 05:47 pm (UTC)
I've never been a fan of Denisof, so that only makes me fear there will be MORE of the Royals and not less. ;)

Aw, Renard, why the tattoos? Or are they ceremonial? As in, big doings coming later on?
Kronettekronette on March 21st, 2014 11:51 pm (UTC)
I think that shirtless pic is from an older movie/show. I'm not sure though. You could always try to hunt down stuff with Sasha in it to find out :) Ahh, Sasha from Caprica!

I wouldn't mind the royals storyline if the main storyline was more captivating. But...not so much. I'd rather stick with Monroe and Rosalee, or Hank and Wu, than anything ever to do with Juliet. And you've reminded me that I'm 3 weeks behind on watching.