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* My head is a muddle. I feel yoked to my own cart, not driving it. It's a discombobulating feeling. I'm blindered and can't see past the ends of my own eye lashes. Kidling1 heads back to her life tomorrow and that will help. The Viking has returned to work and that is helping. This is still all about my parents. I can't even bring myself to write about it. At least right now. I feel wrung out.

* Snowing like crazy. And has been for the past three days. The AWD Volvo wagon is proving to be worth its weight in gold. Ice on glass. And that's a good thing. Thank you, Swedes!

* I am so in love with Rectify. Who has watched it? It's on Netflix and I rec it to all of you if you haven't. Slow and syrupy and delicious. It will stick to you. The dialogue is astonishing. The acting mainly first rate. And the soundtrack from a dream I had about indie singer/songwriters.

* On the recommendation of my new literary darling, Matt Bell, I picked up Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy. It is deeply disturbing but not as lyrical as I was hoping. I think there are many flisters who would flip out for this. Think Sci-Fi meets the Cthullu. Not sure yet if I can recommend it.

* Idol has returned from break week with a strong prompt. I wanted to write during break week....but see the first bullet above.

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frenchani
Jan. 3rd, 2017 05:56 pm (UTC)
RECTIFY is a pure wonder, one of these little tv gems that only few of us watch. It's the beauty that hurts. I'm so glad that you're watching it finally!

How many episodes/seasons have you seen so far? Have you seen the goat man episode from season 1?

The show just ended and I will miss it terribly. All the cast is terrific, as you said, it's a first rate performance show, but it's Clayne Crawford (Teddy)who blew me away the most.

I used to review the show. Unfortunately, I'm so busy – with work, the thesis and my mother's health situation – that I didn't get around to writing anything about the fourth and last season, but here is the link to my previous RECTIFY reviews:

http://frenchani.livejournal.com/tag/rectify
bleodswean
Jan. 3rd, 2017 06:08 pm (UTC)
It IS a pure wonder. Definitely the beauty that hurts! Thank you so so so much for rec-ing this! It was on your rec that we tried it again and stuck with it.

Absolutely in agreement with you about Crawford owning this. Such an amazing character and he really is hitting it out of the park.

We are midway through S2.

It's so wonderful to be back in the grip of an adult show with adult dialogue and adult situations.

I will check out your reviews!
murielle
Jan. 3rd, 2017 06:37 pm (UTC)
I am thinking of taking a bye. Hate the prompt...well WG anyway...also badly fatigued. Maybe I'll feel better tomorrow. But it's great you feel inspired by the prompt!

Hugs

bleodswean
Jan. 3rd, 2017 11:19 pm (UTC)
What? No, M!! Let's brainstorm this. You don't have to approve of Gretsky. Let's see....the quote is talking about anticipation. Anticipation of the next move.

Discuss!
murielle
Jan. 4th, 2017 04:27 am (UTC)
Maybe I can approach this from not anticipating something?
elenbarathi
Jan. 3rd, 2017 07:06 pm (UTC)
*hugs hugs* Hang in there, hon; love you.
bleodswean
Jan. 3rd, 2017 11:39 pm (UTC)
*HUGE HUGS* Thank you, hon.
xo_kizzy_xo
Jan. 3rd, 2017 07:18 pm (UTC)
Huh, Rectify sounds quite interesting. Thanks for the tip :)

I've got several ideas percolating for the topic. None of them, however, are raising their hand yet.
bleodswean
Jan. 3rd, 2017 11:45 pm (UTC)
Let me know if you begin watching! I don't know anyone who is currently watching it and only one person who has finished it! It's good and deserves some notice!

Ha, percolating! I love that! I usually think of it as incubating and I haven't had anything crack out of its shell yet! ;)
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bleodswean
Jan. 3rd, 2017 11:44 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Thank you, G.
egg_shell
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:47 am (UTC)
I love Rectify too. Dave doesn't like it much. I wish we could do steaming but will have to wait for the next year to come out on DVD to continue. Looking forward to it.
bleodswean
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:52 pm (UTC)
It took D a while to get into it. He is still mocking it mercilessly but I can tell he's hooked. We will have to wait for Season 4, too.
meridian_rose
Jan. 4th, 2017 09:06 am (UTC)
*hugs* I hope you can come up with something to write for Idol.
bleodswean
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks, L. I need to find my way out of this thorny dark place. Ugh.

How about you? What are you focusing on in regards to writing?
meridian_rose
Jan. 4th, 2017 08:09 pm (UTC)
I've got some fic almost ready to post but can't bring myself to edit. I've got a post about my plans (orig fic included) which I need to work on but I'm having trouble getting back into a routine. I'm barely caught up with LJ and DW!
And I have 2 x 10k minimum fanfics to complete the first drafts of by 31 Jan. The first I completed an initial draft but below the minimum wordcount and I'm on the second edit of it now, coaxing the wordcount up which is new to me, I usually add more when I write rather than edit down. I'm still about 400 words shy but I can do it, I have to do it!
The second is already at 13k but the story isn't nearly done. *sigh* I may have to drop that one from the challenge as "opt out of art" and make my own promo banners for it later.
I home gamed most of Idol already but haven't checked this week's prompt yet because I don't need to give myself any further distractions!
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