2) Meanwhile, shit got real: The Hunger Games' box office crushes the Twilight movies. All of them.
3) I seem to have hit a hypomanic upswing; mine, as I've explained before, are pretty mild. The only thing someone would really notice from the outside is that I'm a bit more upbeat, enthusiastic, and talkative--but when a movie I've really been looking forward to comes out, that doesn't seem out of place. (Honestly, I've started wondering--as I've said before--if you can trigger manic moods. If nothing else, I think it suddenly being SUMMER IN THE MIDDLE OF MARCH gave me an overdose of natural light, and that may have caused it as well. As I recall, my most pronounced upswings are almost always in the spring and summer.) Otherwise, I'm outwardly calm, but as I've gotten older, I've been edging further and further into mild mania, and the happy creative bursts have been "evolving" into something less comfortable. The upside at the lower hypomanic end is that I feel happy and creative (verging on hypergraphic); at the high, verging-on-manic end, I feel overcaffeinated, impatient, and irritable, I have all these ideas but I can't concentrate or focus, I have a hard time sleeping, and I don't want to eat. I have a sample of BPAL's Safari blend, and a dab on the back of each hand (so I can smell it while I'm typing) seems to have centered me a bit. Once I was able to actually focus, I got 1600 words written in a couple of hours last night (there's your hypergraphia), but it took me all day to be able to concentrate that long.
On the other hand, you get wackadoo flights of fancy like the mandatory Panem TV schedule, and like this:
@cleolinda: WHY IS THIS STILL HAPPENING RT @NikkiFinke: Hugh Dancy To Star In NBC Series ‘Hannibal’
@cleolinda: Look, save some time. Modern-day Sherlock Holmes hunts Hannibal Lecter. In a dystopia. With a vampire. An alien vampire.
@cleolinda: The alien vampire is on the run from a beauty pageant to the death. Also, Sherlock is a werewolf. His brother is a steampunk faerie.
@writingfreak88: No alien ninja turtles?
@cleolinda: His housekeeper is an alien robot turtle. Also, there is a mall tour.
@raidswindmills: Don't forget, we have to shoe-horn in an historical figure. Ben Franklin seems like the Ghost-Busting type, don't you think?
@cleolinda: In a season finale, it turns out they are the reincarnations of Abraham Lincoln and Jack the Ripper. Watson is still an alien vampire.
@cleolinda: Seriously, people. Call me. We can make this happen. \mn/
@cleolinda: SHIT! RT @scbecker: Okay, but where does Pride and Prejudice come into it, again? And is there a zombie?
@cleolinda: There are zombies in the beauty pageant. That's why it's to the death. SOLVED
@cleolinda: GAH! Uh--they're into bondage? At Downton Abbey. RT @shipublic: And what about the brooding fallen angels?
@cleolinda: You are reading my mind. RT @FelicityDisco: And I assume you've got Ryan Gosling as the lead and Taylor Swift on the soundtrack, right?
@sydk: But WHERE IS THE STEAMPUNK
@cleolinda: I SAID MYCROFT WAS A STEAMPUNK FAERIE, THIS IS AN OBVIOUS CHOICE
@cleolinda: HELLO IT'S PILOTED BY SEVEN DWARVES RT @sydk: BUT DOES HE HAVE AN AIRSHIP PILOTED BY ALIEN MUPPETS, THIS IS IMPORTANT
@cleolinda: Snow White is Irene Adler. Or maybe she's Clarice. OR MAYBE SHE'S BOTH SINCE THERE ARE TWO.
@raidswindmills: Wait, wait, I'm getting confused. If Sherlock is a Werewolf, does that mean he never wears a shirt? Also ONLY 7 DWARVES. Pfft.
@Kappa_Tau_Kappa: He IS the hound of Baskerville.
@cleolinda: Hm. Sherlock... well, shirtless is probably for the best. I just don't know how we get zombie makeouts past the censors.
@cleolinda: Oh! If it's just gore we can squeak that by. RT @darklorelei: They're just eating each others' faces!
@scbecker: The promotional nail polishes and Tonner dolls are going to be fantastic.
@caroflanagan: I...would watch that and buy the boxset and start a fan tumblr dedicated to it.