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This is a post about weight; my fatness and my awareness of its connotations under various societal lenses, including medical. Any concern trolls will be summarily deleted.

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mostly TeeVees

Apr. 25th, 2015 09:33 pm
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1. I've watched the first 2 episodes of The Messengers and am enjoying it. The basics are that a "meteor" strikes earth and when it does, several people die and are reborn with superpowers. Since angels and demons are the "in" thing, we learn that they're representatives of archangels meant to avert the apocalypse. I'm sideeyeing some things(sooooooo much could go wrong here) but so far I like it. It's a very CW take of Serious Business Apocalypse, so take that as you will.

2. Speaking of CW, I'm still watching and loving Jane the Virgin and iZombie though I don't really have much to say about either, and I'm very ready for The 100 and Beauty and the Beast to come back.

3. Reign fans, should I bother? It seems everyone who loved the first season is hating the second.

4. The second week of Hwajung was great, and I learned this week that The King's Face, which I heard good things about while to was airing, is also about Gwanghae, and leaves off somewhere around where Hwajung starts. I'm somewhat tempted to watch it, but will probably just be weirded out by watching 2 different takes on him at the same time.

5. Waiting for Hwajung episodes, though, has got me back to watching Ja Myung Go. I've been watching it off and on for almost a year. It hasn't taken me so long to get through it because it's bad, but because I know it'll end with almost everyone dead. (Also, while I sympathize with the male lead, I just can't get invested in him, and much prefer a couple of the secondary male characters, and as a result, I can't really get into the main romance, as much as I'm into pretty much everything else in the show.)

6. I found out last week that Hulu has all of Castle streaming, and so I'm current with that show for the first time ever. Possibly more importantly, it looks like they have season 3 of Body of Proof too, and I'm watching that this week.

7. In movie news, has anyone seen/does anyone plan to see The Age of Adeline? It looks interesting;



8. It is entirely possible that, after turning in my Rarely Written assignment a couple hours ago, I started to completely redesign my Hay Day farm. It's a very "down the rabbit hole' project. (And one I might abandon halfway through, since my flight's festival is this week on Flight Rising.)

Better late than never.

Apr. 23rd, 2015 08:27 pm
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I finally got around to watching Guardians of the Galaxy and mostly enjoyed it (The bits I disliked, I'd been warned about. And wow, the context for the "whore" comment makes it much worse than I'd expected.) As has been noted, it's very Farscape-ish, and mostly in good ways, though with Chris Pratt playing Starlord, it was really hard to to picture chunks of it as what happens when Andy Dwyer eats three bags of sugar and then spends 72 hours watching Farscape nonstop. I look forward to the inevitable sequel more than I do most MCU stuff. (And that interview or whatever with Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner calling Natssha a whore and laughing it up is one of several things lately that make me glad I'm not really invested in most of MCU.) Also, I spent way, way too much of my teen years reading 80s and 90s Marvel to not go "Where are the Nova Centurions? Where are the Shi'ar?" every 5 minutes.

I need to be sure to commit "I will not succumb to your pelvic sorcery" to memory.

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Apr. 19th, 2015 03:00 pm
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Anyone know of an android app for playing video files that I can sideload fIles into?

I know there's an android version of VLC, has anyone used it?

I'll be in the corner.

Apr. 16th, 2015 02:18 pm
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Until 15 minutes ago, I had no clue how high my levels of WANT for Star Wars: The Force Awakens were.



(Confession: At this particular moment, what I want most is for the movie to reassure me that Ahsoka and the Rebels cast are ok and, you know, mostly just Not Dead.)

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Apr. 15th, 2015 09:43 pm
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1. I know a lot of people dislike Cassandra Clare, and why, but this rant about slutshaming women who have sex, write sex scenes, and enjoy reading sex scenes, and the idea that things meant to entertain teenaged girls is the lowest common denominator has some pretty good bits.

2. Related: What (Straight)Women Want ( no relation to sexist Mel Gibson movies) according to years and years of reading fiction.

3. Via [personal profile] retsuko , a list of anime and manga recs for people who aren't fans of anime and manga that doesn't make my eyes glaze over with boredom.  Most of what I haven't read or watched, I have no interest in reading or watching, and there are other things I'd have on there, but, IMO, it's better than most.

4. I shouldn't start a new kdrama before finishing Ja Myung Go and the telenovelas I've been watching, but I checked out a new sageuk Hwajung out of curiosity. The plot is about Jeongmyung, a Joseon princess who is exiled after her half-brother, Gwanghae, usurps the crown, grows up as a boy, and returns years later as a boy. The first episode focuses mostly of the political and personal circumstances that lead to Gwanghae's coup. (Though really, it's another prince's coup. Played by the same actor who played Mishil's scheming brother in Queen Seon Duk.) Different things I've seen have promoted either Gwanghae or Jeongmyung as the main character. I opt to believe that it's Jeongmyung, with a greater focus on Gwanghae in early episodes because Jeongmyung is a little girl in them, and because Cha Seung Won is a much bigger star than Lee Yoon Hee. I'm actually really looking forward to seeing Lee Yeon He in a leading role, as I've only seen her as the younger versions of sageuk women before.

Trailer:





I have pretty much no historical reference for the one.  I know some bits about Gwanghae, but that's it.

5. Is anyone else planning to watch CW's The Messengers? I'm not really sold on the trailer, but I do like JD Pardo, and it has potential. (If nothing else, CW will probably treat him better than Revolution did.)

Trailer:



6. Speaking of CW, I enjoyed this week's iZombie a lot, but suspect I would have been more excited about it if (A) I had ever watch a single scene of Merlin (though I did quite like the actor) or (B) had ever understood why anyone would like Dick "prove you're a man by raping an unconscious girl" Casablancas.  (He never even had "love to hate" or "at least he's amusing" status for me, but I know a lot of people enjoyed him.)

Meanwhile, petition to get protective details for Clive and Ravi. (Liv should be fine.)

7. Rarely written fic is due in 2 weeks. I have 0 words, but a vague idea? I need panic induced adrenaline to set in.
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