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Coming up for air

  • Jun. 18th, 2010 at 6:20 PM
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
I'm not sure how this month got so out of control so quickly viz. work, but it did and it's barely halfway over. I'm on my way home after being in DC doing meetings for the last few days, and, well, interesting/depressing/scary times (the media/security/spectator scene outside of the BP hearing yesterday was pretty wild). But I don't have to go back until the end of the month, and then I get a couple days in San Francisco next month, so overall it looks like things are calming down.

I'm basically behind in everything fannish. I managed to spend an afternoon catching up on the last few months of the comic books I've been reading, only to remember why I got behind on so many of them in the first place. The combination of soul-crushing mega-events (DC's Blackest Night, Marvel's Siege plus whatever they're calling the latest X-Men atrocity) really left a bad taste in my mouth. Though I'm still charmed by Barbara Gordon mentoring Stephanie Brown as the new Batgirl, so at least there's something I can still look forward to each month.

I think I'm still watching TV, but I can't remember anything more complicated than Masterchef Australia (the contestants are all adorable! and they love each other so much!), which is surprisingly enjoyable even if you don't really cook or aspire to cooking, and have no idea what most of the stuff they make is supposed to taste like. I usually end up falling asleep half way through it, and then watching the half I missed plus starting the new episode (it runs six days a week) the next night.

Does anybody have any thoughts about the new season of SYTYCD/US? I'm predictably behind a week, and still not sure if/how the revamped format will work out.

Oh, wait, I remember -- I'm watching Doctor Who! Well, not right at this moment, but I can tell I'll be on the edge of my seat at the back of the sofa for tomorrow's episode. I just want to bake cookies for MSmith & KGillan, they've really let me fall in love with the show all over again.

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sara: S (Default)
[personal profile] sara wrote:
Jun. 18th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
I just want to bake cookies for MSmith & KGillan, they've really let me fall in love with the show all over again.

Also I think the writing has been a little bit better (last week's was not all that, but at least the Doctor was being an insensitive self-centered ass who can play football, not an insensitive self-centered ass who lights up, farts rainbows, and flies.)
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Jun. 18th, 2010 11:18 pm (UTC)
I'd had higher hopes for the writing, especially when they front-loaded the SMoffat-written episodes. But I agree, even the occasional weaker forays tend to just have standard writing problems (pacing or plot logic or whatever), which is a refreshing change from the excesses of recent years.
sara: S (Default)
[personal profile] sara wrote:
Jun. 18th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
I did like the self-deprecatory, "But I'm the Gathering Storm!" line....

Oh, and on an unrelated note, you might be interested in this article about piƱatas shaped like superheroes. Touches on a lot of copyright and derivative works issues.
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Jun. 19th, 2010 01:10 am (UTC)
Ooh, thanks for the link!
sara: S (Default)
[personal profile] sara wrote:
Jun. 19th, 2010 01:12 am (UTC)
Yeah, I hear you have a new gig in which this sort of shit is maybe useful. *G*
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Jun. 19th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
Ha, I picked the wrong time to start moonlighting. *g* I was going to mention it above, but got frustrated to discover that Amtrak's onboard free wireless uses a filtering service that has deemed the new blog and everything else hosted on OTW's servers as porn which must be blocked.
sara: *snerk* (*snerk*)
[personal profile] sara wrote:
Jun. 19th, 2010 01:53 am (UTC)
Actually, I find the news that we're Too Filthy For Amtrak kind of cheering.

(They sure don't think I'm too filthy when I give them my credit card number. IJS.)
karmageddon: (Default)
[personal profile] karmageddon wrote:
Jun. 19th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
Are you watching Party Down?
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Jun. 19th, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)
I've tried a couple episodes, but it wasn't for me.
norah: Monkey King in challenging pose (Default)
[personal profile] norah wrote:
Jun. 19th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
I totally have Thoughts about sytycd - but i also have an almost-one-month old, which is impeding my writing them down. I predict an all-male top three or four, and I thi I know who they will be already. Hate the judges, hate the new format, love this season's crop of dancers for the most part.
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Jun. 21st, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
I finally caught up on SYTYCD last night, and I agree with you. The judges in particular are especially self-indulgent and camera/time-hogging this season.

Good luck with the almost-one-month old!

*goes to read your new post*
princessofgeeks: (Default)
[personal profile] princessofgeeks wrote:
Jun. 19th, 2010 01:36 pm (UTC)
*pets*