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Things I've Done Since I Last Posted

  • Gone to see Thor: Ragnarok last night with BB. Laughed and enjoyed myself quite a bit. Chris Hemsworth has a light comic touch (and so does Cate Blanchett as the villain, which was a pleasant surprise,) the writing was witty and light, the plot held together rather well for a superhero movie, and of course there was plenty of Hiddleston/Loki and a very funny Ruffalo/Hulk. Light, colorful, and very few "Blow up the universe! Loudly!" scenes. A perfect movie to take one's mind off of ... well, 2017 in general.  
  • Dealt with another sick cat. Luckily, this is just a bad cold (both BB and I have experienced the delight of having Opie sneeze - wetly, and multiple times in one explosion - in our faces.)  We're giving him a med prescribed by the vet to keep him hungry, since he's lost some weight, at least partly because no one wants to eat when they have a cold. Luckily, he does eat the pill if it's in a pill pocket and then covered with mushy wet food. That's really good, because the one time we pilled him by hand, it was horrendous. He's big, and strong, and very squirrelly. 
  • (Cancer kitty is doing quite well. Apart from becoming too fond of wet food. No more dry food for him, apparently. Heh.) 
  • Done a little more on the final chapter of H&M. Losing hope of finishing it this year, but still working on it.  
  • Watched the 2006 BBC Jane Eyre. Toby Stephens is far too pretty as Rochester (I actually liked George C. Scott as a good Rochester), but hey, Toby Stephens is pretty, so it was fun to watch. Ruth Wilson was excellent as Jane. It made me drag out my copy of Jane Eyre to read. God, Victorian literature is bloody wordy - but Charlotte Bronte manages to keep the story going.  
  • Now I have to go and clean the place, because I have union folk coming over to do union stuff, and I don't want them to think I'm a slatternly housekeeper. 
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Nov. 19th, 2017 01:13 am (UTC)
In order to think that, they'd have to know what 'slatternly' means first, so I think you're safe!
Nov. 19th, 2017 06:07 pm (UTC)
Heh - but this is a group of unionized reporters, so they're probably onto me ....
Nov. 19th, 2017 03:17 pm (UTC)
Nov. 19th, 2017 06:08 pm (UTC)
Many thanks for the hugs, and have some in return!
Nov. 21st, 2017 03:05 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed Thor 3 a lot. I had some nits to pick, but otherwise I found it pretty funny. I was surprised by the number of LOL-worthy moments. Mostly, I wish the Thor-Hulk gladiator fight had been kept out of the damn trailer: that could have been the biggest "holy shit" moment of the movie. I mostly felt like this was a light-hearted outing before Shit Gets Real in the Infinity Wars movies.
Nov. 23rd, 2017 06:57 pm (UTC)
I mostly felt like this was a light-hearted outing before Shit Gets Real in the Infinity Wars movies.

Yeah, probably true.

One of the other things I liked about this, though, is something I hope will carry through to future movies; this showed Thor as goofy, but smart. He may not have the brilliance of some of the other characters, but he's also not the dolt that many people - including his brother - think he is. He learns from mistakes, he has become an excellent observer, he's a good planner, and the script showed that this time.

I also liked the idea that those who survived of Asgard (and it's pretty clear that thousands died) are of all colors and seemings. I was a little confused by people who carped that Asgard was "so white" - Heimdall, anyone? Half of the Warriors Three (that bit of loss hit me; it was so fast and unexpected), etc.?
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