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* Anyone else watching 13 Reasons Why? I think it's really, really good. I'm only halfway through, so it might go off the rails, but so far....Sure, I take a few exceptions to some of the premises, but overall, it's strong. I think this would be a really good series to watch as a family if you have middle school and high school children. It's one of those shows that I would love to discuss episode by episode. And again, another reason to lament the demise of LJ's fandomness. Where we used to actually do exactly that.

* Also, Riverdale has returned. And so much love.

* Which makes me wonder why all the shows are about highschool. Where are the ADULTS having adult experiences? Why is highschool so archetypal in America?

* Eye appointment this afternoon. I'm debating leaving contact lenses behind and moving into some sort of hipster tinted spectacle phase.

* So, of course the copy-editing job is morphing into Editor position....because of course it is. :( I'm not sure what decision I will make. The mag is actually for sale...although I think the senior citizen publisher might be a tad out of touch and I'm not sure if publishers are shopping for a printed publication.

* One more sculpture class and then we're set to return in November....but I'm the only one who wants to return. The other student is going to take the instructor's throwing class and I'm simply not interested in pottery. Folks are beginning to "take notice" in the studio of the stuff I've been sculpting...and yesterday I suddenly had FRIENDS. I mean, that's nice! But it feels a bit like pressure. The instructor wanted us to sculpt HIM yesterday so, that was fun! ;) I told him I would like to work with porcelain rather than the stoneware mix....and I think he's excited about that. He's had a two-year dry spell and is looking for inspiration to strike, so maybe the white goddess will help.

* Rain predicted for tomorrow and I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO ready. Rain will also nudge the decidious trees into more colour as the season changes.


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Oct. 18th, 2017 07:08 pm (UTC)
Your sculpture class sounds great. I hope you keep going, even if you are the only student. I agree with you - I like hand-building much better. Porcelain!
Oct. 18th, 2017 10:34 pm (UTC)
It's been great to return to clay after a 15+ year hiatus! And to be immersed again in that art studio vibe/community!
Oct. 18th, 2017 07:27 pm (UTC)
I want some non-High-school TV. Why must it all gravitate towards teenagers.

Shifting job roles can be so frustrating, I hope it works out. What do you want to do?

Sculpture class sounds like it's going well.
Oct. 18th, 2017 10:47 pm (UTC)
It's a strange thing...and as vocal as I have been about adults reading YA...this is really the same, isn't it?

I'm not sure what, exactly, I want. The hours and commitment currently are working out perfectly. I have a tendency to go hook, line, sinker with things...and extra hours and duties could pull me in deep. I'm mulling it over.
Oct. 19th, 2017 04:25 pm (UTC)
Yep. Though I love YA novels.

Mulling is probably a good idea then :)
Oct. 19th, 2017 12:23 am (UTC)
I watched 13 Reasons over the summer and absolutely loved it. I am watching Mindhunter, but the last few days it's been a challenge to follow anything (see my lj post) and I'm going to have to go back and start again. I so need to watch the end of season 1 of Riverdale, and then I can watch the new episodes.

When are we going to see some photos of your sculptures?
Oct. 19th, 2017 03:08 pm (UTC)
I really am enjoying Riverdale, and becoming concerned by 13 Reasons, and just absolutely squicked by Mindhunter. Ha!

I keep telling myself to take some pix and keep forgetting...that must mean I'm not ready? I don't know. Soon, M!

And don't forget NaNo prep!
Oct. 21st, 2017 12:35 am (UTC)
Yes! I do that too.

nano_gate is open.
Oct. 19th, 2017 11:58 am (UTC)
I've often wondered why there's such an obsession with high-school aged characters in American storytelling. Teenagers are too inexperienced to handle the things that these shows and novels throw at them. Why can't they be a little bit older and on their own? Wouldn't that add to the sense of danger?

I'm giving 13 Reasons a miss. It sounds like something that would be bad for me to watch. I like how you point out it's something to watch as a family. I heard a lot of news reports about kids being triggered by the show and it seemed like every one of them binge-watched it on their own.
Oct. 19th, 2017 03:11 pm (UTC)
I can and do say the exact same thing about YA. Even the venerated Potter...I mean really? ALL OF THAT SHIT HAPPENS AND NO ONE SENDS THIS KID TO A COUNSELOR??? But yeah, teenagers and American entertainment, no wonder anyone over 40 feels old and useless in this country. Also, on a similar rant, where are the "feel-good" shows???? When you're down and need to be cheered...there isn't that much out there.

I've heard that it was triggering for some. That's problematic, for sure. I don't see how it could be, it's pretty life-affirming, but it is definitely something worth discussing for the various issues it raises.
Oct. 19th, 2017 11:32 pm (UTC)
Also, on a similar rant, where are the "feel-good" shows????
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. It's wacky and upbeat and I love it.
Oct. 19th, 2017 12:47 pm (UTC)
Writer, editor, sculpture and hipster -- you are very busy! Why high school? I agree. Where are the shows with older characters? I guess I aged out of the critical demographics long ago. I much prefer contact lenses to glasses -- put them on in the morning and forget about them until bedtime! Plus, I have yet to see any glasses frames/styles that express my inherent coolness. It's a tough world.
Oct. 19th, 2017 03:13 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha, jack of all trades, ya know. But hipster! I do need to work on that...hearken back to the old daze....I mean. Well, you know. These glasses will help! I'm frightfully near-sighted, G, so I usually don't wear anything unless I'm going out because I am always working up close...You need those contacts you can sleep in and then you really can forget about them.

How's Stanley?
Oct. 19th, 2017 03:32 pm (UTC)
I'm nearing the end, but, as usual with these things, I'm stuck. When I get it finished, I would appreciate it if you would read it and give me your concrit.
Oct. 19th, 2017 03:52 pm (UTC)
Of course! It would be an honour and my pleasure...but we will have to discuss what you want/need first.
Oct. 19th, 2017 04:21 pm (UTC)
Not very much. Just any thoughts. I'll contact you about it when I'm finished, and thanks!
Oct. 19th, 2017 05:51 pm (UTC)
High school: Glee, HS Musical, 13Reasons Why, remember Welcome Back Kotter, Wonder Years and Head of the Class? It's the nostalgia thing.

I love all things clay. Kills my manicure, but I love working with my hands.
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