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Last night, I finally finished every episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series. I MISS STAR TREK SO MUCH, WORDS CANNOT EVEN CONVEY THE MAGNITUDE OF THE ENTERPRISE-SHAPED HOLE IN MY LIFE.

I made chocolate chip pancakes for dinner tonight. So glad that I am capable of making reasonable, adult decisions on my own. (BUT, OMG, I ACTUALLY KNOW HOW TO -- AND LIKE TO -- COOK THINGS ON MY OWN. For all who know me, this is a day that most thought would never come. Well, errr, better twenty-two years late than never? At least this justifies all of those conversations I used to have with my mom, where she would say, "Here, why don't you come learn how to cook something?" and I'd say, "Uggghhhhh, no, do I have to???" "Well, what are you going to do when you're all by yourself and nobody is there to make food for you?" "Whatever, I'll just learn how to do it then." "...CHILD...!!!" Pssht, Mom, whatever, I WAS TOTALLY RIGHT.)

I think I'm in the midst of another Merlin catch-up dump. I'm watching the one with Professor Sprout and showwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, I... just... how... REMEMBER WHEN YOU USED TO BE GOOD? REMEMBER THOSE DAYS? Actually, woo, I had cause to show Merlin to one of my classes this week (it's exam week, they had some free time at the end of the period), and we just watched the pilot together AND THAT IS SUCH A PERFECT HOUR OF TELEVISION (this is my "aloof and totally way too cool to like anything" middle school class, and they were so getting into it). Where did it all go wrong. Sigh. And yet somehow Bradley's Ridiculous Face of Ridiculousness is enough to bring joy to my life. I don't even know.

This is going to sound like the most obvious statement in the world, but, wow. Going to work suuuuuuucks. Not the work itself, even, just the routine of going there. Being a grown up is boring. I am slightly frightened by how quickly the days are slipping away through repetition.

Date: 2010-11-04 10:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lalumena.livejournal.com
I'm actually rather enjoying this season so far! I mean, I'm not so fond of burping and farting, but the main demographic for this show is children, so I can handle that sort of thing in moderation.

I suppose that one thing I'm especially invested in/interested to see how it develops is the Arthur/Gwen relationship, so my wishes re: their shared screen-time are definitely being fulfilled.

Love that you watched Merlin with your class. And that they enjoyed it! Neat.

Date: 2010-11-07 02:30 am (UTC)
ext_30739: Benjamin Linus loves his premium channel package (merlin - arthur)
From: [identity profile] snowystingray.livejournal.com
I suppose that one thing I'm especially invested in/interested to see how it develops is the Arthur/Gwen relationship, so my wishes re: their shared screen-time are definitely being fulfilled.

True! They are pretty much the highlight of the show for me, because they're adorable and have chemistry and actually communicate with each other and don't perpetually make the same loathsome and/or misguided mistakes OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND JFC IT'S SEASON THREE BITCHES WHY ARE WE STILL DOING THIS (looking at YOU, Merlin/Gauis/Morgana/Uther/BASICALLY EVERY OTHER CHARACTER), and d'awwwwwww ♥ ♥ ♥ This is one thing I will freely and willingly compliment the show on, because based on S1 I didn't understand how Gwen/Arthur was going to work out at all (Gwen/Merlin and Gwen/Morgana, holla!! Both of which are now pretty much nonexistent... sigh... well, there have been some good Gwen/Merlin bits lately, at least), and now it's like EEEEE I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO GET MARRIED AND HAVE MATCHING THRONES AND BASICALLY DOMINATE THE UNIVERSE. :D

Date: 2010-11-07 09:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lalumena.livejournal.com
Well, there have been some good Gwen/Merlin bits lately, at least
Yes! This! I am very fond of those moments when they band together To Solve Great Problems, CSI Camelot style.

DID YOU SEE THE PREVIEW FOR NEXT WEEK? PICNICS. PICNICS IN THE WOODS. PICNICS IN THE WOODS WITH KISSAGE. Picnics in the woods with kissage broken up by Morgana, but still. You can't have everything, I suppose.

Date: 2010-11-05 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] an-lagat-glas.livejournal.com
Going to work suuuuuuucks. Not the work itself, even, just the routine of going there

This is why I'm clinging to academics as hard as I can, even if parts of it really really suck. I like my random schedule and only having to be places when I'm teaching or in class.

Also, I thought the next Merlin ep (I think it's the next one? It's the one with the Fisher King) was pretty good. It was actually sort of creepy.

Date: 2010-11-07 02:42 am (UTC)
ext_30739: Benjamin Linus loves his premium channel package (Default)
From: [identity profile] snowystingray.livejournal.com
This is why I'm clinging to academics as hard as I can, even if parts of it really really suck. I like my random schedule and only having to be places when I'm teaching or in class.

Truuuuue! Also, the guarantee of a completely new schedule/courseload every few months is impossibly attractive. Even though I disliked a lot of things about my college days, that was always the part that appealed to me the most -- because, let's be honest, I have an astoundingly short attention span. The idea of doing the same thing for more than one semester is... just... torturous. I guess I'm in the same position with teaching now, at least, because we work on 13-week semesters? The only thing is that the curriculum is extreeeemely consistent and proscribed, and chances are I will be teaching some of the same classes again next term, so the only real change will be the students (and even then, I'll probably have some of the same kids again, too).

I think the Fisher King must be the NEXT next one -- I watched the next one, and it was the one with Gwen's brother? It was okay in parts (the ANGEL IS AWESOME parts, obviously), but, man. I hate to be a hater BUT I BASICALLY HATE MORGANA NOW -- not even in the sense of hating her as a person (which I guess we're "supposed to" now that she's a baddie, mehhh) but just hating her as a character, because she has no purpose and no depth and absolutely nothing surprising or new to offer. Aren't villains supposed to be the most fun/most compelling characters? I think the writers must have missed that memo. Who ever thought I'd say what I'm about to say, buuut... maybe they should learn something from the Robin Hood writers, geez! Make it work, people! I am a fan of Cenred, though, and a HUGEST HUGE EVER OMG OMG fan of Morgause, so at least the show has that going... Anyway, Fisher King Episode will be my mission for today, then!

Date: 2010-11-07 04:17 am (UTC)
ext_30739: Benjamin Linus loves his premium channel package (merlin - arthur)
From: [identity profile] snowystingray.livejournal.com
Okay, watching right now, dsflksjdfl;kasf;afsdjasjfd;afs MERLIN/GAWAINE SDKFJA;FSKJ;ASKDFADFS

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