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Scattered Thoughts

I haven't been around for several days, largely because I've been trying to keep up with my work day story minimums. Since I actually haven't been able to do that very well (I will not be surprised if I get hauled in for a disciplinary meeting sometime in the next month or so, but I'm not overly fussed about it) I figured I'd just do a bullet point list on miscellanea, just to keep my oar in.

  • I got my back X-rayed, checking for possible spinal causes for my back spasms. The upshot; nothing but some unsurprising age-related erosion; I didn't actually expect my spine to be related to the spasms, but at least we can definitely rule it out. I'm dealing with a (so far) mild back spasm right now, and am reminded again that it's a muscular thing.

  • We said goodbye today to our old clunker of a 1996 Taurus; not in the way I wanted to say goodbye to it, but at least we gave it to a charity. I hope said charity can make use of it.

  • I've had no difficulty avoiding the very large spoilers about S8 of Who, and I'm rather pleased that I haven't had the urge to click on dangerous links. I'm perfectly happy to wait for next month. Well, I say perfectly happy, and that's not quite true. I'd like next month to be NOW, kthnxbai, but having attained some painful measure of maturity, I can at least maintain some tattered sense of dignity about the whole thing.

  • I've been reading Captain America fanfic and enjoying it. I don't know what this says about me. Probably it says that I really, really want to see The Winter Soldier again, largely because I want to see Natasha again. And Bucky. And Sam. And Cap. Yeah, bit of a fan, here.

  • I have discovered how much of a fan of Kill la Kill I am. Maybe more about that at a later date. Maybe more about some of the other anime series I'm enjoying, like Barakamon, at a later date as well.

  • I've been thinking a lot about Who, and whose Who I like, and whether I'm in the minority of fans who likes both recent showrunners, for different reasons, and gets uncomfortable when either showrunner gets slagged off (although I confess that I get really irritated when I have to read through "OMG Moffat is Saaataaaaaan" crap, and slightly less aggravated - but only slightly - when I read people being flippant about RTD.)

  • And with that, I'm going to toddle off to bed while my back is relatively pain-free.

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Jul. 18th, 2014 08:40 pm (UTC)
Running Who is a huge job, and nobody is going to do it perfectly.

This is truth, and should be engraved on the side of a mountain somewhere. Preferably by River.

We have now acquired Winter Soldier (ahem, but I did pay for it in the theater when it first came out) and I intend to watch it again. And possibly again.

I'm pretty sure the back is muscular and I will be looking into some sort of exercise I can do at home, if not full physical therapy.
Aug. 19th, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC)
Cleaning out my inbox and realized I never responded to this. D'oh!

The funny thing I remember was how people on-line, mostly over at the TWOP forums, would complain about how RTD was running the show, his writing choices, etc. Then when Moff came on board, suddenly he was Public Enemy #1, and RTD was made a saint retroactively. It made my head spin, in a LOLing kind of way.

One of the things I love about the MCU movies is that, for the most part, they've been so good that as soon as you get one, you want the next one. It's going to be a long wait to Avengers 2 next summer. : )
Aug. 19th, 2014 06:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, my lord, the TWoP forums! They're what brought me into online fandom, and I miss them so!

But yeah, the one constant in Who is that the last showrunner/producer will be wonderful and the current one will be awful. I'm told that's the sort of thing that happened in Classic Who as well. And in this particular case, I think the two of them must giggle, partly in frustration, because they're friends and they have such respect for each others' work.

The MCU movies, man, they are top quality crack.
Aug. 20th, 2014 04:18 pm (UTC)
I never posted on the TWOP forums, but I always enjoyed reading them, and I gleaned a lot of insights, thought of things I wouldn't necessarily though of on my own (or someone would post something very succinct that summed up my own incoherent thoughts so perfectly it was like we shared a brain. In particular Shanna Marie (?) was like my brain-twin; it was almost creepy).

The MCU movies have been amazing. I didn't see either Hulk movie; I didn't care for the second Iron Man movie, but all the rest have been well above average, and two or three of them have been really stellar. The big thing for me is they give you characters you can care about; fingers crossed that this continues.
Aug. 20th, 2014 04:54 pm (UTC)
Yup - Shanna is incredibly well spoken; not surprising, since she's a published author of multiple novels. Isn't it fun/creepy when you find someone echoing your thoughts? Heh. The meet markets for Dr. Who and BSG were my hangout (the former more than the latter), and of course story threads.

I saw the very first Hulk movie, the Ang Lee one that everyone hated, and was surprisingly impressed by it. The second one, I completely missed. I'm very happy with the Ruffalo version of the Hulk, so I don't mind missing the one in-between. I was rather fond of Iron Man 2, mostly because I found myself making up head canon/fanon about the relationship between the bad guy and his father. Daddy issues - which were a big part of the movie - always intrigue me, possibly because as a child of divorce I didn't grow up with my own (and I know that comes across as far more emo than it should; I had a great childhood; it's just that the whole concept of "dad", as opposed to "grandad", which I had, was distant and more of intellectual interest to me than anything else.)

Wow, ramble much, woman?