1) SSBB on schedule? I think? (Erin?) It's a big
issue too, on top of it all - almost like the
good old days.
2) Where do I go to download more Doctor Who? XD 2008 Christmas special through this year's, plus the Confidentials from S3 on. Sororial unit is taking off so we probably won't be watching more before NYE but we have six episodes left to S4, it's kinda epic. One of the weirder fandom experiences: I get obsessive
when I'm watching it - with huge gaps in between - but self-imposed spoiler lockdown, so basically I've been stewing gently in my own juices for a year. That being said spoilers have been impossible to avoid, because the thing is so culturally pervasive it's a bit like trying not to find out who won American Idol.
I have some compare-contrast notes re the Companions to make, now that I actually have a data set. Also someone requested a FST... Circa S1 I tried to build an FST using only the British pop music on my ipod at that exact moment. Got about seven tracks in. XD;;
3) Speaking of stewing, I made... well not boeuf bourguignon, it's missing half the ingredients (last minute), so I guess just a red wine stew? Whatev it tastes good.
4) Movies! Up In The Air:
well-cast, extremely well-written, topical only in a fleetingly clever way. A romantic comedy that's ( ambiguous in its stance vis romance )The Princess And The Frog:
good movie that misses out on great. The middle section needed more surprises, perhaps; it felt perfunctory, as if by that point the script felt free to go down the list of "Disney animation" checkboxes. Helluva initial setup, though, ( sinking under the weight of its semiotics )Sherlock Holmes:
as truthful to the canon as any other adaptation, really, but made a point of playing down bits that have become screen/pastiche-canonical and playing up ones that haven't. I never cared for any
screen adaptation of Holmes, they all had that uncanny-valley thing whereby they were sort of it but irritatingly not-quite, and this at least avoids that trap. XD To my unexpected gratification, the plot revolved around ( my big takeaway from reading the stories at age 4 )
I got this thing out of the library the other day: The Game Is Afoot: Parodies, Pastiches, and Ponderings of Sherlock Holmes.
J.M. Barrie wrote one. Poul Anderson. Stephen Leacock. Fritz Leiber... btw if you guys missed it on my Tumblr, here is The Young Lord Peter Consults Sherlock Holmes
, by D. L. Sayers.