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Ack! I'm leaving on a plane today for the UK! ahahaha.

I have fannish things to talk about. :D

1. Despite swearing off the reboot films, I went to see Star Trek Beyond. It did not suck. Quick thoughts:
~ I loved Jayleh.

~I think it's interesting that with this cast, Kirk and Spock have better chemistry with McCoy than they have with each other. That's probably an unpopular opinion? Could be influenced by the romance between Spock and Uhura, which I don't mind. Just, in general, the pairings and chemistry with the reboot don't track the same as the original series. imo.

~ I adore Chris Pine as Kirk. I'm okay with Karl Urban as McCoy, and I'm so so on Zachary Quinto as Spock. He is not my Spock, but I enjoyed all of their performances.

~ I want to live in Yorktown. That was cool. I'm not really a fan of how technologically advanced they have made things for the reboot that don't seem to match the original series but that station was cool. I'm going to move there.

~ Loved the costumes. EXCEPT whatever the heck Kirk and McCoy were wearing in the final scene. They look like they're out for a night in Las Vegas, two wild and crazy guys. WHAT? Stop with the popped collar. jeez.

~ every scene with chekov was heartbreaking.

~ I don't know whether to be annoyed at the random weapon mcguffin leading to the crazy revenge seeking star fleet officer or to nod at it because it's such a standard star trek plot device??

~ The movie was well paced, though, and I thought the action, once the attack on the Enterprise began, to be excellent.

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I also went to see Ghostbusters. Which was very charming! I laughed a lot. HUGE fan of Kristin Wiig so pretty much anything she's in I'm game and she never has failed to make me laugh. I have a picture of Dooneese on my fridge!

Anyway, I had seen the original Ghostbusters just a few weeks prior, in the big screen which was neat! and the reboot is great but damn that first movie was really fantastic. I hate to compare the two, especially with all the meta and criticism (and hate) about rebooting films with female casts (which I am 100 percent on board with!) but my favorite part of Ghostbusters was in the original:

"Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here."
"Is this true?"
"Yes, it's true. This man has no dick."

HAHA

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I watched all of Aquarius, and I don't really have much to say about it other than a) the actor playing Manson looks nothing like him. b) 3 of the men in this tv show look so much alike I get mixed up. c) I realized I hadn't seen David Duchovny act in anything else besides The X-Files and Twin Peaks. It was weird seeing him not be Mulder!

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Also watching Bloodlines, finished all of the Twilight Zone, almost done with Animaniacs. How's that for a strange mixture? Jeez.

Finished the most current season of Orange is the New Black. I'm still watching! It's hard to like anyone on the show though. And I don't want to comment on Poussey.

Also finished the current season of The Librarians. It's so cute and silly. I love it. Not quite up to the love of Leverage, but still enjoyable. I adore Jenkins.

Next up Stranger Things.

Still in love with Captain America. <3 (as anyone who follows me on tumblr is well aware)

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Since May? Or maybe April? I have been trudging through the first draft of another novel. writing is hard. /o\ Everything else in my life is on hold until I have a working draft. Right now the thing looks like a monkey with 8 arms and 12 eyes and maybe half a leg.

Although I am taking a break while traveling. YES.

Date: 2016-08-12 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slb44.livejournal.com
I'm thrilled to learn you're working on a new novel. It may be slow going but know that I for one will be ready to read it when you publish.

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