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18 May 2015 @ 11:13 pm
Dragging both feet and clinging to the bedpost...  
The day started off questionably: a seemingly nightlong dream about repeatedly being kept awake and not getting enough sleep (which makes you feel as if that's what has actually happened), and then waking up for real to discover I'd set the alarm an hour late. Ah, Monday. :\

The weekend was less rushed than the previous. We watched The Penguins of Madagascar, which for the most part was glorious insanity. I mistook Benedict Cumberbatch's voice for Kelsey Grammar trying to be British (not for the first time), though Cumberbatch has a more consistently deep velvet tone than Grammar. That really was not the point of the movie, though. Penguins, halfbaked schemes, and serendipitous outcomes are the movie's selling points.

We saw the season finale of Grimm, which had no surprises. I can't get worked up over it, though if the show tries to redeem Adalind any farther, I will be peeved. Move away! The finale of The Blacklist satisfied some little corner of my barely-acknowledged shipper heart (you heard nothing here, nothing), and broke open all kinds of possibilities for next season.

Battle Creek is not over, thank goodness, though I'm suddenly wondering if there's slash for this series yet. I'm betting yes: Milt saves Russ from his own cynicism through the power of handsomeness and squeaky-clean sincerity. I'm totally serious. :)

In real-world news, I just now ordered graduation announcements for our daughter (choosing the ones I can pick up tomorrow, because I'm that far behind). My wedding anniversary is in two days and I'm wholly unprepared for that and the coming 3-day weekend, and no summer plans have been made. Please, let the water-treading slow down at work so I can get some sort of handle on life again. :O

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Kellykajel on May 19th, 2015 07:46 pm (UTC)
What is this 'handle' for life, to which you refer, and where can I find one? ;)~
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 19th, 2015 11:08 pm (UTC)
It's in the last moving box you will ever unpack, after it either gets lost during the move or winds up buried in the attic. :O
favoritebeanfavoritebean on May 19th, 2015 11:11 pm (UTC)
Your review of The Penguins of Madagascar actually makes me want to see the film. I skipped it when it premiered, but I have the feeling we will be watching a lot of movies at home this summer.

Graduation announcements? Where does the time fly?

Happy early anniversary!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 19th, 2015 11:44 pm (UTC)
We wanted to see it in the theater when it came out, because we were on vacation at my parents' house and there's never anything to do there. But only three of us wanted to see it. My daughter felt it was beneath her.

Thank goodness for Netflix! The same three of us watched it and really liked it. So much weirdness... The plotting kind of feels like what might happen if you locked writers in a room and made them stay awake for several days, then tossed in a typewriter. Which totally suits the characters and the movie. :D

I can't believe this child is graduating already. The grownups are dreading her going off to college, and she is (of course) thrilled. :)
cindy: penguins - the big chill (by rjcardinal)tsuki_no_bara on May 20th, 2015 01:34 am (UTC)
i wanted to see the penguins of madagascar when it was out, but i felt weird going by myself. but now i can rent it. :D i mean, come on, penguins.

your daughter is graduating? this year? holy carp!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 20th, 2015 03:23 am (UTC)
The penguins were definitely my favorite part of the Madagascar movie, so a movie about them? It's like the Minion Movie, which sadly has not been released yet.

Yes, she's graduating. It's all gone by so fast. :(
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on May 20th, 2015 06:31 am (UTC)
With you on The Blacklist.

The beginning scene of Penguins of Madagascar with Werner Herzog is THE BEST SCENE OF ANY MOVIE EVER. Because of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWH_9VRWn8Y OMG seriously, whoever thought of having Herzog do the narration for the start of PoM is a freaking genius.

The rest of that movie could have entirely sucked and I would still have loved it forever. But it didn't. It was hilarious.

Edited at 2015-05-20 06:33 am (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 20th, 2015 04:54 pm (UTC)
:D That opening takes on a whole new level when you've seen that other clip. ("At some point, we are all that penguin.")

Their little "bom-boms"--gah! So cute. I'm actually sorry I sent this back to Netflix-- I should have rewatched it!

The Blacklist ending was both somewhat horrifying AND impressive, and that's a rare combination. Love the writing on this show. :D
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on May 22nd, 2015 06:37 am (UTC)