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* I've been busy but can't actually point to a thing and say, see that's what I've been doing. And that's a frustrating feeling. I know I've been doing something! I have been reading, writing, watching TV, omg, Taboo....you are my new beloved....come to me Tom Hardy in all the glory of your painted-on tribal tattoos...and scars. FACIAL SCAR!!! I want to write fic...and yet I haven't been able to write fanfic for a long time now. Something about all the 90,000 words I've written for therealljidol has dried up my fanfic words. I've wanted to write Sicario, Grimm, Peter Pan, and now Taboo...

* Let's talk about Taboo!

* My mother's favourite thing in the world is to go thrifting. She has an antique shop and she stocks it with found small goods. I used to be a huge thrift store fanatic, but D hates thrift stores and yard sales and anything that "smells of dead people" so I don't really do it often. But now that my mother is local we've been going every week and I'm getting some great books!

I can never pass up certain titles, no matter how many I own. I like different covers and I can also give them away. So, I picked up two copies of Wuthering Heights and one copy of Peter Pan! If you haven't read Peter Pan....I really really really recommend it. My mother found this clownish doll and actually gave him up for me to buy - usually she's pretty hoardy! :) Like our first stop when she found ten fantabulous vintage red toile plates!

* So I told you I've got a new musical love!!! The Low Anthem. I will tell you tomorrow how I discovered them which is an even more amazing bit of music, but right now, check out how diverse they are -

This video!!! kittytoes you will be moved by this one, I know. It's strangely and deeply unsettling. I'm a bit stunned at how much it speaks to me. I love the Petit reference.

I was in the air when the towers came down
In a bar on the 84th floor
I bought Philippe Petit a round
And asked what his high wire was for
He said, 'I put one foot on the wire,
One foot straight into heaven'
As the prophets entered boldly into the bar
On the Boeing 737, Lord, on the Boeing 737
Hey little bird, would you be the one
To nest beneath my Gatling gun?
There's nothing left I call my own
Come down and build me a home.


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Jan. 27th, 2017 03:36 am (UTC)
Their "To Ohio" is one of my favorite songs ever. I haven't listened to much more of their stuff, though. I should remedy that!
Jan. 27th, 2017 07:39 pm (UTC)
I knew you would already be turned onto this band, especially when I saw the Emmylou connection! Yes, spend some quality youtube time with them!
Jan. 27th, 2017 03:51 am (UTC)
I love thrifting, too. There's this one store I really love. Once when I was there I was able to point out that they had a fairly rare double boiler set in two separate areas. If I hadn't already paid a small fortune for my cranberry one, I would have snatched it up. A better thrifter than myself would have and then resold it. From what you write, you and your mom are seasoned thrifters. I'm an emotional, sentimental, not very savvy thrifter, but I do love it.

The band reminds me of...Melanie Merchant?..that sound. Also the videos! The girl with the clarinet looks like an actress whoes name I don't know. Sigh, when my energy is this low my brain is swiss cheese.

Have you told me where you're streaming Taboo from? I will have to look it up online and see what I can find out. I'm recording Adams right now because I plan to do as much Idol reading as I can for as long as I can. Don't worry about me, hon. I am used to this, it happens two or three times a year. Hugs

Edited at 2017-01-27 03:54 am (UTC)
Jan. 27th, 2017 07:41 pm (UTC)
I had to buy Taboo from amazon to stream it, M. We are ready to have satellite installed...but in the meantime, amazon is the only way I can watch TV!

Thrifting used to be a big part of my life, before D. I loved it and am good at recognizing quality quickly and book titles, too! But he hates it so much...I really lost my desire for it over the years. It's fun to have something I can share with my mother.
Jan. 27th, 2017 05:58 pm (UTC)
Still haven't watched taboo, maybe I should.

Would you ever consider writing fanfic for Idol?
Jan. 27th, 2017 07:38 pm (UTC)
Watch it, J! Not as "pretty" as Penny Dreadful but similar in feel and dialogue.

Fanfic for Idol??? Hmmmm....prompt me!
Jan. 28th, 2017 05:23 am (UTC)
let us talk about taboo! well, you can talk, i'll go "yes, this!" a lot. :D it's weird and dark and totally compelling and i don't even know what to say about it except i don't really like anyone (well, james delaney and brace) but they all make for really interesting tv. oh, winter, i like her. to be fair, i'm an easy sell when it comes to tom hardy, but i'm really liking it.
Jan. 28th, 2017 05:03 pm (UTC)
TABOO!!!! It's not Penny Dreadful and it's not Black Sails...but it's right inbetween them...Oh, and the Wuthering Heights film. I was so relieved when the dialogue got stepped up in S1.2!! I was worried in S1.1. I love Brace, too! And the widow grew on me last episode.

As much as I want the dark and twisted brother sister thing...the actress isn't working for me yet. The Brother-in-Law certainly had a superb scene last epi and now I love his villainous ways...but the sister/wife...just isn't sparking off Hardy the way I would prefer. Thoughts?
Jan. 29th, 2017 02:23 am (UTC)
i'm not sure how i feel about the widow, but i appreciate that the show is making her look like more than just a golddigger. (i couldn't think of why else she'd marry delaney senior, or why she'd suddenly appear when the will was being read, if not to get his money and/or estate.) she's got a little more nuance than that. and i'm with you on the actress playing james' sister - she doesn't have the chemistry with tom hardy that she needs for the relationship to feel as dark as it should. which, seriously, so many people have chemistry with tom hardy! what's wrong with her? she's oddly flat and it's disappointing. her husband has badness in spades, tho. he's definitely got more personality, even if it's all disagreeable personality. (he tried to hire someone to off delaney senior, right?)
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