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Zygons and Work Weeks and More, Oh, My ...

This week's been better than last week. It's not less busy, mind, since I had a meeting last night, one tonight, a union meeting tomorrow night and a staff meeting tomorrow afternoon (gah) plus a union-company meeting Thursday afternoon. But the week doesn't yet seem as out of control and unpleasant as it did at this time last week. Of course, given the two union meetings, that could always change, but I'm choosing to look at the good side of the coin right now.

I've been thinking about The Zygon Invasion and The Zygon Inversion, and trying to get my somewhat ambivalent thoughts in order. I haven't read a lot of what folks on my f'list have thought about both of them, and only a few reviews elsewhere, although I have commented on at least one comm about some of the problems I had, structure-wise. The societal commentary, and what that might mean to viewers in England and Europe, resonates ever so slightly differently to me, as a North American, although North America, particularly the U.S., has its own questionable responses to refugees, so I may be processing it differently than my friends on the other side of the Atlantic, or Down Under. I don't know yet. What I do know is that, once more, I found the second episode better than the first episode; with the exception of The Woman Who Lived, which I thought was less well put together than The Girl Who Died, each of this season's Part 2s have struck me as stronger than this seasons Part 1s. And that's not something I would ever have expected. The other thing I'll say is that I am absolutely in awe of Peter Capaldi, and of Twelve. I'm also so pleased with Coleman and Clara this season, and I will miss both of them very much when they go. 

Anything else? Yes, I got exercises done again; go, me!

A final thought: the level of self-deception on the part of the 3,546 GOP candidates who still think they can be president just reminds me that most members of that party don't really live in the real world.  At least two of the original five Democratic candidates woke up and smelled the coffee, if one could say nothing else about them. 


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a_phoenixdragon
Nov. 11th, 2015 02:33 am (UTC)
Hoping it stays a good week, dearheart...

Well, I have many, many rants about the GOP and the status of our Capitol. How the same people that get shit on are the ones doing the work and paying the taxes to get shit on...until election time. When everyone is the 'working class friend'...Pfft. PLEASE. Spare me. UGH. Was just leaving a comment in another post about how enraging it is that GOP/Tories simper about veterans and insult the memories of them by posing in front of WWI/WWII posters and talking about equality and the good ol days, while they gut the programs these vets fought to get into place BECAUSE of poor economic conditions. The same ones we are regressing to. And they dare to talk about them while they send us back to the societal inequality that started those same wars in the first place!!

OMG...ranting. INCOHERENT ranting at that! Sorry!!

*Kicks soapbox to flinders*
kaffyr
Nov. 11th, 2015 02:35 pm (UTC)
I love to hear rants about the GOP - rant on, sister, rant on! Heh.

And it wasn't that incoherent ... I'm going to be attending a Veterans Day ceremony today, and I'm going to look around for the Tea Partiers with whom I'm unfortunately familiar around town and see if any of those upstanding patriots actually show up. I'll honestly be surprised if they do. Then again, I'm feeling a little extra salty about them after last night.
a_phoenixdragon
Nov. 11th, 2015 02:41 pm (UTC)
LOL!! Thenk yew, thenk yew...I'm here every Tuesday and Wednesday. *CACKLES*

If they do, it will only be to make themselves look good. Might work. If they keep their mouths shut. UGH.

OMG, that icon is WIN. LOL!!

I've actually been seriously flirting with doing vid-posts on various topics - from global warming, to economics, to the 'isms' (sexism, racism), but I like having friends and not offending people (even by accident or proxy), so I have refrained from spewing my rhetoric...everyone can thank me later, lol!
kaffyr
Nov. 11th, 2015 09:54 pm (UTC)
Heh - I got that icon off what apparently is a completely dead icon community now, called iconomicon; it's a pretty great place top pick up weird and fun and sometimes awful icons. I don't know what the guy's doing these days, though. Feel free to gank with credit.

And you can always come over here and rant, if you don't want to do the vidpost thing. Heh.
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