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* Discussing the nauseating detailed violence of Stephen King's "IT" over at pathos_horror if you'd like to join us! We'd love to have you and your ruminations!

* We really had a wonderful and jam-packed week last week! It went by so fast and now Kidling1 is back in Arizona, and Kidling2 and his gf are moving into their own place, and the nights are early and the mornings are late and everything is in transition. But that's okay, that's what autumn is all about....moving out of the light and into the dark, saying goodbye, hunkering down and looking for warmth. I hosted a soups&stews afternoon here on Saturday and attempted to reach out to my family. Semi-successful. I guess...I'm being forced into this place in which I simply have to accept that everything has changed and nothing will ever return to the way it was. Not easy, but necessary.

* Not sure if I should pick up anything new to read so close to the month of writing. I do have a stack of inspirational things to read, to prepare, to ready. And I'm going to post about NaNo soon so that all of us who are planning on writing next month can band together, here and at the website.

* Netflix's Mindhunter is salacious and yet we can't seem to turn it off. What are folks watching that they can recommend?


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Oct. 16th, 2017 05:53 pm (UTC)
Lj denied me access to your link. Had to sneak in through the back door.

Must try Mindhunters!
Oct. 16th, 2017 06:46 pm (UTC)
That's weird! Well, start ruminating! ;)
Oct. 16th, 2017 06:06 pm (UTC)
I may give up on IT and join in with the next book.

Yay for jam-packed.
*Hugs* It is so hard to accept things like that. But you will find a way.

What is mindhunter about? I would recommend Shadowhunters, it's kind of like TVD in its ability to be endlessly frustrating but also glorious. Maybe skip to season 2.
Oct. 16th, 2017 06:47 pm (UTC)
I ended up with a not-positive review of "IT", but it did liberate me, J, because I've struggled with that book for decades....What should we read next?? I'll make a post for suggestions.

But first - NANO!!! I'm taking notes and scribbling ideas!

Mindhunter seems to be about the creation of the serial killer unit at the FBI in the 70's...but I think it's more about talking with fictionalized murderers. Dark stuff.
Oct. 16th, 2017 07:11 pm (UTC)
Are we going light-hearted next? I can't think of anything light-hearted.

Oct. 16th, 2017 06:16 pm (UTC)
Family changes are hard, especially negative ones. You do so much for/with your family. I continue to heal. I'm writing a tiny bit just for fun.
Oct. 16th, 2017 06:49 pm (UTC)
Yep. And having to make my own paradigm shift is proving harder than I would have ever imagined. I usually don't have problems with change...being a military brat and all...

How is your nest, G??? I'm glad you're on the mend. That's excellent news!

And writing? That's great! Anything you'll be sharing?
Oct. 16th, 2017 07:08 pm (UTC)
An empty nest is not easy, as you know. I'm working on a new "Stanley" story to go with the other two, which I may post when I'm done. Right now, I'm working on the ending, and then cut cut cut!
Oct. 16th, 2017 08:16 pm (UTC)
Soups&Stews afternoon? That sounds just wonderful from my viewpoint here in the Frozen Northland. Yummy!

- Erulisse (one L)
Oct. 16th, 2017 10:04 pm (UTC)
Soups&Stews and homebaked bread, oh my! I made a beef stew, a pumpkin wild rice soup, Hungarian onion, and tomato bisque! All the dogwoods are orange and pinky-yellow and autumn was in the air! It was a nice, homey afternoon. Apple pie for dessert!
Oct. 17th, 2017 12:26 am (UTC)
We're watching Halloween Wars, which is stupid, staged, and the kids love it. It was Portia's choice when she saw the new season was coming up (we binged watched the Christmas one last year when we were in CA) so this is what we do on Sundays now. Or, and this is fun, record it, which is what we did two Sundays ago. And we didn't get around to watching it until last Friday. Shawn pulled it up on the menu and he's sitting there, puzzled. "I thought I set it to record."

"You did," I said, sitting down next to him to puzzle this out together - remotes are hard. "It's right there, episode 2."

"But there's only two episodes. It should have recorded the whole season."

"Yeah, but... we're watching the current season. It hasn't aired yet."

And then the dawning realization that we're watching something for the first time in 23 years as it airs spreads over his face.

It's a whole new world.

But no, we aren't really watching that requires brain power. We did get out Star Wars tickets and Comic Con tickets. Because that's how we roll.

Edit again: dude, I also like Halloween wars, don't get me wrong. :)

Edited at 2017-10-17 12:29 am (UTC)
Oct. 17th, 2017 11:27 am (UTC)
It's finally getting cold here and I love it. The nip in the air wakes me up after the lethargy of summer heat.

What to watch? Of course I'm going to recommend Twin Peaks with a caveat: don't watch it if you must have coherent resolution at the end. That's something you'll never get in a David Lynch film (except maybe Dune but that was based on a novel). So glad I finished it before NaNo because it took a lot of my brain power.
Oct. 17th, 2017 08:30 pm (UTC)
We've found Mindhunter fascinating so far, though much more graphic than I would like. I'm good for a maximum PG-13 level of violence (and sex too, usually). Anything more than that, I want implied-- not shown! As in, the ending of the negotiation attempt in the first episode. Too much. :(

But then again, I also wish hospital shows would stop simulating surgery. TMI!!!

Ten Days In The Valley has been interesting, so far. I'm not sure whether you'd like "The Good Doctor," or it would hurt you.

The British Baking Show is also fun, though it may make you want to bake-bake-baaaake!
Oct. 18th, 2017 11:14 am (UTC)
But then again, I also wish hospital shows would stop simulating surgery. TMI!!!
Hear, hear! I can't watch doctor shows because of all the loving close-ups of surgery and needlesticks. I even had to look away from the season premier of Shannara Chronicles because they showed a scene of open-heart surgery on an elf. Thank goodness they got the main character out of medical school at the end of the episode so that won't happen anymore. Maybe.
Oct. 18th, 2017 07:30 pm (UTC)
open-heart surgery on an elf.

What's more bizarre is that studios are going to great lengths (and money) to make these things realistic, and who wants to see that? Or really, who needs to see that?

The most realistic choice is, talk through it and don't show it in any detail. Also the simplest and cheapest choice!

It's funny, because I don't know anything about the Shanarra universe, my first reaction is that the presence of elves means that you don't need to cut anyone open-- just magic that stuff into behaving. :D
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