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So apparently Daniel Craig will be doing one more Bond movie. I suspect that the studio just gave him an assload of money to defer the debate about a female/POC Bond few more years...

I'm pretty meh about this, because though I liked Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, Skyfall RUINED MY CHILDHOOD (I'm only slightly exaggerating here) and I lost all interest in Craig!Bond movies (I did eventually watch Spectre on DVD and it was terrible). As for the next Bond, I don't know... I think Idris Elba would probably make a good Bond (though what I really want is a Dicsworld movie with Idris Elba as Sam Vimes), but I'm starting to feel that Bond movies as a whole have just overstayed their welcome. I'm not sure how you could even make them feel fresh anymore? James Bond is one of my ur-fandoms, but I just can't work up any excitement for it anymore.

And unpopular opinion, but I don't actually want a female Bond. I just think that if you changed it to Jane Bond, you might just as well change it to Jane Smith and do an action movie without all the baggage of the Bond franchise. And no, you couldn't explain it with the Bond-is-just-a-code-name theory because that's a fucking stupid theory.

(and no, this is not the same as a female Doctor (because the Doctor is an alien, so their gender is a non-issue) or the female Ghostbusters team (who weren't supposed to be the same characters as in the original movies))

I just want *new* female action heroes who are just as iconic as Bond, because I don't think there's anything about the franchise that would *add* to an action movie with a female lead.

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Aug. 15th, 2017 11:35 pm
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I keep finding books to add to my master list of things-to-read, and discovering that said books are the second, sometimes third, book that an author has written - and I have their first one from a few years ago on my list.

Things stay on my list for a LONG TIME, yes. XD

In cat news, Cinders had a bad night last night. She likes to burrow under the throw on top of my blankets and pretend that she's a ... I dunno, a sandworm or something. So she did that, and she was playing "got your hand" with me, when Jesse snuck up and whapped her on the head.

Then after she recovered from that, Sam kicked her as he was stretching. And then Gidget jumped off the top of my bookcase and landed on her, full-weight. Poor girl scrambled out of the blankets, all wide-eyed and trembling. It took ages to calm her down!

what i'm watching in August

Aug. 15th, 2017 09:10 pm
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here )

I've barely had tie to more than speed skim any social media the last few weeks. Too tired from work to give it or reading the time and energy I used to. Hopefully that changes soon.

Back to school on Thursday

Aug. 15th, 2017 07:22 pm
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I am, by some magical fluke and a few mystical moonlit nights, the apple of this lady's eye. We've spent the summer just...together. All of July, most of August, a hint of June. Nearly 2 months of going from a time-zone away to being across the room from each other most of the day. She's lovely and smitten. Today, because I felt pretty crummy, we spent a few hours sitting in the sun on the Chattahoochee River. Our last day of summer. Back to replying to emails and updating the blog and keeping up with my life instead of just being an unreachable, low-key mess. Back to...not being with her.

A little motivation for The Intern, who just f'ing loves nature, you know? Also, my view for the afternoon. What a treat!

Secret Garden

Aug. 15th, 2017 08:34 pm
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It's been a while since we had a new Gromit in the house :)



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Aug. 15th, 2017 01:18 pm
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith is Poetry Fishbowling again—theme is "anything goes". which I think means prompt any damn thing you've the mind to but I'm taking her a bit more literally: my first prompt is "anarchy".

Just because

Aug. 15th, 2017 09:04 am
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I just need to say; please stop blaming EVERYONE who belongs to *insert ANY political or even religious group here* for the inevitable extremists and their reprehensible actions. You're just making the polarizing effects of it all much much worse.

Just as one can't say "cops are all corrupt assholes", one also cannot say "black folk are all criminals." You can't say "men are all scum", just as you can't say "women are all weak." It's simply not true, and that is fact. Yes, there are cops who are assholes. Yes, there are black people who are criminals. But the fact is that most are not and people should be judged individually, not by what so-and-so extremist member of said group did.

Note: This doesn't apply to hate-only groups such as Nazi's, etc. Please, always blame hate-only groups for hatred, that's perfectly fair, as it's all these types of groups stand for.
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Remember when I predicted that Good Omens will be the next wanky megafandom? Well, they just cast David Tennant as Crowley (and Michael Sheen as Aziraphale). So yeah. Definitely a megafandom.

Michael Sheen is good casting, I think - he's been good at pretty much everything I've seen him in (although I must admit that my "he'd be perfect in this" moment for him is actually his appearance in the Great Bake-Off, which I thought was very Aziraphael-esque :D). Not so sure about David Tennant, though. I just rewatched his Doctor Who episodes and he's a rather... shouty actor. He's just not anything like my image of Crowley.

Also, reportedly the miniseries will be set in current day, which makes me wonder how they'll deal with the more 80's specific elements of the book.

Monday Photos (all caught up now)

Aug. 14th, 2017 07:54 pm
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Today has been a mixed bag, but I did get some good bird there is that.
[bird photos today: bluejays, sparrows, tufted titmice, carolina wrens]

I got up around 5:30 in the morning. It ended up being partly cloudy and fairly warm, though not as humid as it’s been. Also the morning was pretty cool until later one when the sun started warming things up.

The moon was still visible for a while after sunset.

morning moon

I actually had both my hearing aids in for a change (expressly for hearing the birds today) and because of that I heard the chickadees, two of them high in the trees. So adorable. No pics because they were far up and moving fast. I did enjoy seeing them though.

I’ve been hoping to snap a photo of the bluejay I saw the other day and today I was able to. Not the best of photos since it was kind of cloudy at 7:30 am when they were out. But I did see two different ones. One stayed up high in the oak tree that overhangs our place. The other was silently scouting around. He didn’t come too close, probably because I was up and walking around with the camera on the porch.

Yesterday when he visited he was so noisy. He came as close as the clothes hangy thing and he yelled at the squirrels and sparrows. The sparrows took off, most of the squirrels did too, but they were not quiet about it. They did a lot of yelling back.

hiding jay
such a pretty bird trying to be stealthy

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Aug. 14th, 2017 07:11 pm
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I am behoind on my drabbles but have had some issues these last few days - I will do them and back date them all. I have some other things to get done first.


Photos from Saturday

Aug. 14th, 2017 04:46 pm
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[personal profile] fadedwings
It is photo time again, already. I'm trying to catch up on dealing with the photos I've taken over the last few days.

A few squirrel photos, a nuthatch, a woodpecker, a couple of sparrows, and a tufted titmouse.

I adore these three photos of this tufted titmouse with a dried up maple leaf
[As I was writing that, two tufted titmice just came down to the porch where I had some walnuts out incase they showed up. They are so freaking adorable.

The first one dropped his but the other waited until he came back for another, they definitely seem to have a hierarchy from what I’ve been able to see these last few months. ]




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Photos taken on August 12, 2017
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Aug. 14th, 2017 10:26 pm
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She's not scared, though.

Everyone's fine except Poison, and Ray tells her he's had worse.

So there's really nothing to be scared about, and she's not.

She's seven now, probably, or close enough that she's too old to be scared of stupid stuff like that. Definitely too old to be scared of the dark. Ray doesn't say anything when she creeps into his room that night, though - just scoots over on the mattress and tucks his hair behind him so it's not taking up the whole pillow.

When Poison finally wakes up the next afternoon, wrecked and pale, the first thing he says is: "Shitfucking cocksucker."

The second thing, after Kobra tells him what happened, is: "We gotta teach the kid how to drive."

- [ profile] zrt's measured out in miles

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Aug. 14th, 2017 12:25 pm
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Did I ever tell you about my high school Latin teacher? Ms. Kit Smoot. Studying with her I learned so much and had such fun and—

I wanted to tell her so many things, about how she helped get me to where I am today. But when I visited the school she was never there.

She died last night.

(I hadn't realized she meant so much to me.)

May her memory be eternal.


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