Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
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Okay, so it's pretty much been a relentlessly mediocre week all around, but I did get 5000 words done today, and that was kind of awesome. They weren't polished words--more me talking to myself about how to solve various problems, but there was a good bit of dialogue in there as well, and I realized that doing a major rearrangement of scenes in the first half would make a lot more sense. So, you know: good times.

What's pissing me off is that I keep wanting to watch movies I am absolutely sure that I own, and then I rifle my DVD cabinet and can't find them at all, and I finally realize that I never owned them at all. For example, I was dead certain I had gotten Something Wicked This Way Comes for Christmas one year or the other (it's a fairly toothless Disney adaptation, but it's totally worth it for Jonathan Pryce's Mr. Dark), and after checking diary entries three years back, I was able to confirm that I never got it at all. (Yes, I write down what I get for Christmas and my birthday. It comes in handy sometimes, see?!) And now I am pissed the hell off that I don't have it. Last week it was Interview with the Vampire, because I had this sudden need to see Kirsten Dunst get her grade-school bitch on, but apparently I never got that, either. (My mother: "I know you have it on tape, though." "TAPE IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!!") Of course today I had really gotten myself in the mood to have a movie on in the background, today, yes, NOW, so I ended up putting on my MST3K DVD of Manos: [or "Manos," more properly] The Hands of Fate. I'm pretty sure I'll be regarded as a heretic for saying this, but I had never actually seen an entire Joel episode before--I didn't get the right channels until MST3K hit the Sci-Fi Channel, which I think had just recently gotten added by our provider at that. So I grew up with the Mike Years, and I kind of have to say... Manos didn't do much for me. I mean, just joke for joke, I can think of at least half a dozen Mike-era episodes that are funnier. And it's weird, because Mike was head writer during the Joel era as well, so it's not like he just suddenly showed up and everything got different. I don't know. Maybe it's just my sense of humor.

Anyway, I'm so incredibly behind on linkspam that I'm not even going to try to make a dent in it tonight--I opened Google Reader and it said I had 1000+ new items, so... no. However, I did see this on Fandom Lounge: Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day, coming up in December (there's even a Facebook event for it!). Also, the suggestions in that thread that are gold: "Walk up to random people and say 'WHAT YEAR IS THIS?' and when they tell you, get quiet and then say 'Then there's still time!' and run off. And for the record, I've already tried out all of these in real life, in costume. It is so much fun you want to pee yourself. [...] If I can do it in Alabama, then I'm fairly certain you can get away with it anywhere." And one of my favorites: leaving a package for your "younger self" (scroll down to "Warning: expert level stunt"). You also get this piece of advice: "Anyone who is hesitant doing this is clearly inexperienced when it comes to public stunts. Rule 1: When you act a little strange or look strange, nobody bothers you, ever."



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