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05 October 2015 @ 12:11 am
Still adjusting...  
Boy, it is really hard to shake the funk I've been in since our daughter went off to college. My husband's feeling it, too. Our daughter, OTOH, is having a marvelous time.

Something she'd been watching before she left was this cute pet penguin story. Awwww... Of a similar vein, there is this penguin chasing a butterfly video, which is mesmerizing.

Speaking of things watched... we're not sure yet how we feel about Minority Report or Blindspot (the fact that I can never remember the name of that second show is a bad sign), but we're definitely enjoying Limitless. I wasn't even sure I wanted to watch that, because we've seen the movie! Plus, it seemed as if there was the potential for a lot of smugness, which... meh. But what's really winning us over (besides the supporting cast) is the snarky humor. I have to stop multitasking when that show is on, so I can fully absorb the fun of things like the You're fired! song. :D

Still binge-watching Fringe with our son. We're in S3 now, [Spoiler (click to open)]and how are people not more suspicious of Fauxlivia? Her personality is totally different, not to mention the way she talks, the major increase in eye makeup, and—as my son pointed out—that she undoes one more button on her shirts. (I kidded him about noticing that, as a teenaged boy, but his response was, "The regular Olivia isn't sexualized. She dresses for comfort, not attention." You know, he complains about all the "Tumblerinas" at school, who are alienating him with their politics, but he's clearly listened to some of them. He explained that better than I would have).Universe One Olivia will always be my favorite. Her pain makes her so compassionate.

Now, for the utterly random: I was wondering a few weeks back what it would sound like if a Scot were to say "Six sexy saxophones"—because of the migrating vowels in the dialect. I knew what the first two would be, but I've never heard a Scot say "saxophone." An Irish friend posits that it might have a very long 'o' at the end, so... "Sex saxy soxophones" is what I'm guessing? I'd still like to hear it, of course.

Hey, where would life be without those random questions?

So, good weekend? We had rain, thunder and lighting last night, with the thunder so loud it rattled the windows...

 
 
 
Port: arthurdesertport on October 5th, 2015 07:43 am (UTC)
I'm a little ahead of where you're at in Fringe and also had to suspend my disbelief a little re: people not noticing Fauxlivia. The things you and your son noticed went right over my head, but seem obvious now. I mostly noticed the different way the actress carried herself. She had an entirely different energy.

Universe One Olivia will always be my favorite. Her pain makes her so compassionate.

This. Also, I feel a little traumatized by her entire experience in the other world. /o\

Btw, will I see you at wincon in a couple weeks? :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Fringe- Astrid Walter Cowhalfshellvenus on October 5th, 2015 05:03 pm (UTC)
My husband and I have seen all of Fringe (I'm crying inside a little over where this is all headed), but it's new to our son. All the physical details aside, Fauxlivia is so cocky, where Olivia is competent and persistent but even "confident" is not how I would describe her demeanor.

Universe One Walter is also my favorite-- he's the looniest of the Walters, and yet he also knows such pain. The high-low contrast in his character is the most marked, and John Noble as Walter... his Universe One character can make you laugh and cry in the same five minutes.

I won't be at Wincon this year-- too far East again, and I'm pretty sure this one falls on my birthday (every other one seems to). But I hope you and Cindy will have fun there, and say hello to all the fangirls I'll be missing!
Port: brothers... right.desertport on October 10th, 2015 08:07 am (UTC)
(I'm crying inside a little over where this is all headed)

lol Noo! I have suspected this show will break my heart.

I love U1!Walter too! He keeps startling laughs out of me and then turning it around into moments of poignancy. What a character. The actor is gonna be on Elementary this season, I hear, so now I have more motivation to catch up on that too.

I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by TV for some reason. :D

Aw, man! Wincon won't be the same without you there! I'll miss seeing you. *hugs*