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Sophie ([personal profile] sophistry) wrote2012-01-02 06:06 pm

2012 so far

The Good:

→ Finally finishing unpacking! Look, shut up, I am constitutionally incapable of throwing away useless crap in case I need it some day, so finding space for everything I brought home and chucking out as much as I did is a big achievement! Also, ALL MY BOOKS ARE NOW ON BOOKSHELVES or satisfactory approximations thereof. THIS IS A STATE OF AFFAIRS THAT HAS NOT EXISTED FOR SOME YEARS.

→ Somewhat relatedly: packages! Specifically, ones from [personal profile] silveraspen and [livejournal.com profile] unravels. Thank you guys so much. I may or may not have gotten a little verklempt in a seasonally-appropriate manner; what is certain is that I am currently keeping my ears warm with a silly hat, and that Full Dark, No Stars has just jumped up to the next spot in my reading list.

→ T-minus 3 days until the premiere of Eternal Law. A genial Good Omens rip-off with Tobias Menzies, Sam West, silly wigs and shitty special effects? BE STILL MY BEATING HEART. I don't know why fandom isn't all over this show - as it is, the entire '#eternal law' tag on Tumblr is basically [personal profile] elb and I screaming joyfully at each other. Get on this, fandom!

The Bad:

→ Finally finishing unpacking. I'm just saying, there's a reason it took me so long. Depressing process, depressing symbolism, depressing drawers full of depressing relics, etc.

→ Family. Never change. Or... do. Yeah.

The Ugly:

→ I am still spitting mad over the Sherlock premiere. Without spoiling anything, it was made all the more bitter by the fact that it was actually amazing!... right up until it plowed head-on into the iceberg of Steven Moffat's misogyny and sank straight to the ocean floor of fail. It's like he and Julian Fellowes had a competition to see who could make the most egregiously offensive holiday special, and oust Ryan Murphy from his throne of prime-time insensitivity. I... I'm so angry, I am mixing metaphors!

I've already spent quite some time ranting about this over on Tumblr (as those of you who follow me are no doubt painfully aware /o\); if I can manage to assemble all my thoughts into a coherent whole, I may post about it here, but, uh. Since I keep devolving into keysmashing and capslock whenever I talk about it, I wouldn't necessarily hold out much hope.

(If you want to talk about it in the comments, though, that is another story altogether. Just saying.)
sotto_voce: Animated gif, Zuko wandering across the screen & throwing his hands up ([avatar] hey. zuko here. AUGH!)

[personal profile] sotto_voce 2012-01-02 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh man, I was thinking about buying the Sherlock episode on iTunes or something so I can check it out before getting back to my computer, but it sounds like I probably will be angry if I give them my money? Yeah? You and I generally agree on this sort of thing, so if you say it's worse than rmurphs king of the woman haters, I should probably wait til I can view it for free.
genarti: sunbeams lighting yellow flowers, surrounded by rocks and darkness ([misc] break in the clouds)

[personal profile] genarti 2012-01-03 07:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I haven't heard a thing about Eternal Law, including the fact that it exists!

I... will probably still not manage to watch it, because I am awful about watching live-action tv basically ever, but I am totally interested to hear others cackle/gush/ramble/rant about it.