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Thor: Ragnarok

Without getting spoilery, let me just say, this was a complete blast! I did miss the characters from previous films who weren't in it, but the addition of Cate Blanchett and Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban more than compensated, and I loved Idris Elba's somewhat expanded role in this one, and Mark Ruffalo was fantastic. And the Loki-Thor stuff was really everything I wanted. Plus, it's definitely one of the funniest Marvel films. Altogether highly recommended.

P.S. Have I really not posted since July? Yikes.

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Happy Holidays

Many thanks to [personal profile] talitha78, [personal profile] tasabian, and [profile] roxymissrose for the lovely holiday cards that are now adorning my wall!

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Louisiana Senate race

There's still a chance in Louisiana to make the Senate 49-51 (instead of 48-52, which in the long run could be a huge difference; flipping one Republican senator v. two on certain legislation could be crucial). Here's more information: Supporting Foster Campbell in the Louisiana runoff. Maybe a longshot, but for people who are donating things to try to ameliorate the Trump presidency, this seems like a good cause to donate to.

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I've been trying to save money lately so I haven't been going to the movies much, but after this week I really needed distraction, so I went to see "Arrival" largely on the basis of its rotten tomatoes score (as late as Monday it was at 100%, so I was curious), and wow, those critics were not wrong. It is absolutely fantastic--probably the most psychologically realistic alien encounter film I've ever seen, and it really just plops you down into Amy Adams (um, I mean Louise Banks') perspective and lets you feel what she's feeling the whole way through. It is not in any way the typical blockbuster alien-encounter film; it's very slow and quiet and unbelievably moving, and even things that might make you think you're being given a standard and somewhat trite emotional arc get completely reimagined by the end of the film.

It's all about the possibility of understanding the other (and ourselves), and about the nature of time and grief and memory and hope, and honestly I felt like it was the absolute perfect film to be watching in this week of despair. I highly recommend it.

I'm not up for really critically analyzing it yet--I'm still processing my emotional responses--but some spoilery comments on the ending after the cut. Read more...Collapse )

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I know I haven't been posting about this, but seriously this season of Supergirl is SO good. I really feel like te move to the CW has just given them license to do great new things and steal some of the best parts of the Smallville formula as well (*cough* like slash with Luthors). Read more...Collapse )

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Stranger Things

I finally got around to watching this, and now I want all the meta. Anyone written anything (or seen anything good)?

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Imzy invitation, anyone?

Imzy is a new threaded discussion board--I haven't really done much exploring there, but someone on ffa was offering free invitations and I thought I would namesquat in the event that fandom happens to move in that direction. I now have ten nine (they keep adding more as you give them out, apparently) invitations, if anyone wants one. [Please leave the email address I should direct it to if you want one!]

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Chuck Tingle is a gift to humanity

I have been reading all about him since the Hugo awards thing (mostly via ffa) and have actually been tempted to purchase some of his oeuvre, especially this most recent one:

Pounded By The Pound: Turned Gay By The Socioeconomic Implications Of Britain Leaving The European Union

"When Alex learns that Britain has decided to leave the European Union, he’s shocked by just how normal everything seems. But the calm doesn’t last as Alex is suddenly accosted by a giant living coin from the not so distant future.

In this horrific future where Britain has left the EU, four story busses lie strewn about the streets of London after a failed plan to cut costs, the Queen’s Guard have been replaced by flying reptiles with machine guns and the River Thames runs red with molten lava.

Now Alex and his handsome sentient pound must travel back to the past and sway the vote for European solidarity, by proving that all you need is love."

I'm actively rooting for him to win that Hugo now.

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Signal boost

Since a lot of folks on my flist seem to be on disability, this NYT article on new disability savings accounts may be helpful. (Full text behind the cut for those who can't read because of the paywall):

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Captain America

Wow, posting two days in a row--the world might end! Spoilery comments (but mainly reactions, not analysis; I haven't read anyone else's reactions, so more analysis may follow). Read more...Collapse )

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