December 14th, 2004

little review

Poem for Tuesday

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Poem for anglepoiselamp because she is the reason I have Alexander on the brain. Earthsea: loved the slashiness, liked the Prancing Pony, didn't mind Lana, didn't much like Hogwarts, hated Gandalf and Morgause. The miniseries has so little to do with the books as I remember them that it's not at all difficult to watch, but...it has so little to do with the books as I remember them. I am tempted to think, "I gave up Tolkien for this?" before reminding myself that this is not the LeGuin of my youth. Ah well, at least it will give me a renewed appreciation for LOTR: ROTK when perkypaduan and I meet up tomorrow to get our EEs -- our second anniversary, sweetie! *g* Best thing about Sci-Fi: the Sean Bean commercial. Worst: what is UP with the sound? Was that just my region where the music was forty decibels louder than the voices?

Various events have left me feeling wiped-out exhausted despite having had a lovely weekend. Putting anti-death penalty rant on hold because I don't have it in me at the moment. When I find out who has been quoting my locked posts to people not on my friends list, there may be an unfriending spree -- spent part of today trying to decide whether to unfriend my entire list and make people solemnly swear not to reveal the contents of my locked posts before friending back from now on, whether to unfriend only those people I don't really know, or whether to unfriend only those people I do really know and have reason not to trust. I am really at the end of my rope here and I don't want to play these games.

Had a slow stupid day, wrote some articles, dealt with some schlepping because my older son's school winter concert is on Wednesday and the chorus rehearsed today even though there's no late activity bus on Mondays thus requiring a trip around the beltway to get him home. Saw my mother, talked to a bunch of relatives I'd missed on my birthday on account of being out of town, had long talks with a couple of very dear friends (hugs to you -- you know who you are and you're both here), plus my very oldest friend, who lives fifteen minutes from me yet I have managed not to see her since her son's birthday party this summer. Went back to writing up notes on O'Brian, realized I had better finish my shacking_up holiday fic first, panicked upon realizing that something that I thought I wanted to write wasn't going to work exactly the way I wanted to write it. Consoled self by writing The Worst Fic Ever -- yes, really this time! -- with xochiquetzl! Snupin mpreg! The WORST!

aerynsunx wrote me "Out of Time", birthday fic about Snape, Lupin, Malfoy and me! My own Mary Sue fic! And I forgot to mention that along with my card, apaulled made me a CD of songs to slash Remus and Sirius by -- all magic-themed naturally. They include "You Can Do Magic" (America), "Strange Magic" (ELO), "Could It Be Magic" (Barry Manilow), "Witchcraft" (Frank Sinatra), "Magic" (Pilot), "Magic" (Olivia Newton-John), "Magic" (The Cars), "Abracadabra" (Steve Miller Band), "Love Potion #9" (The Searchers), "Werewolves of London" (Warren Zevon), "Wolfman's Brother" (Phish), "Hungry Like the Wolf" (Duran Duran), "The Mystic's Dream" (Loreena McKennitt) and "A Kind of Magic" (Queen). Does it get any better than this, except having a spouse who will actually write slash with you?

Speaking of music, from sparowe, a meme: Copy down the lyrics of a favorite song, then bold the lines that make up a message that you would like to say to someone. Collapse )



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little review

ROTK EE

Despite the fact that the scene I most wanted to see in the entire trilogy is still not included, about which I cannot help being bitter, I liked the EE so much better than the theatrical ROTK that I doubt I'll remember all the things I appreciated on first viewing. Collapse ) Watching this DVD did have one entirely unexpected effect on me: I got the urge to read one of my own pieces of fic, which pretty much never happens to me. I need to go look at "Cloaked By Snowfall" and see if maybe Faramir will talk to me again.