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Odds & Ends
Firstly, on a more serious bent, I just wanted to say "Thank you" to elsaf for her post yesterday regarding the decision on same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. To read it, click here. I think it's great to see steps forward in gay rights issues, I only hope, as Elsa fears it might, that it doesn't give more fuel for George W in his re-election campain. My sister is getting married this summer to her girlfriend of several years and I'm pleased as punch about that. But it just irritates me that there are people out in the world who think that their getting married is going to be the end of civilization as we know it. (It won't be - I can assure you. It will be a joyous occassion, providing she doesn't make me wear an ugly green dress.)

Now onto last night's Angel. I was going to post our comments last night, but the show ends at 10pm and that's when I like to be in bed (currently rereading Warchild by Andrew Cartmel). I'm only surprised that Elsa's not had a chance to comment on it in her LJ. (Probably by the time I finish this post, she will.)

I saved our chat last night and will repeat much of it here:
trinalin: Angel!
JudiAnnG: I'm getting bad reception on WB
trinalin: That'll go with the bad acting ;-)
JudiAnnG: heh
trinalin: Angel's Irish accent always sucks
JudiAnnG: Is that what it's supposed to be?
[Spike the Ghost gets Post]
trinalin: He gets to be a real boy - but for how long?
[Spike tests his corporeal-ness on Harmony - blech]
JudiAnnG: He's acting like a typical human male
[Expendible Ensign, er Lawyer gets hit by guy at copier]
trinalin: There are days when I feel that way re: toner
trinalin: Corporate Seers - heh. I wonder if they order them from the Seers Catalog :-)
JudiAnnG: dialogue is getting a little too clever
trinalin: So far, the best line is "Is that otter?"
[Spike and Angel fight to the death (again)]
trinalin: So, Spike kills Angel and we get a decent TV show... ;-)
***JudiAnnG high-fives Trina
JudiAnnG: this might be a half way decent show
trinalin: I've been entertained. :-) Which is all I ever ask of a show.
JudiAnnG: Can't see shit..
trinalin: Neither can I. It's all dark. My biggest complaint about the old Angel was it was too dark
***JudiAnnG nods
trinalin: Angel's fighting against someone who's been dying for a piss-up for months...
[Gunn goes after Eve]
trinalin: Go - kill her! Kill her!
[He fails]
JudiAnnG: damn
trinalin: Bet the folks looking forward to Dru were disappointed
JudiAnnG: That's what I don't like about Angel, mega-shit is supposed to be going down and it turns out to be a lot of action that goes nowhere
[Go to final scene with Eve in bed...]
trinalin: Whodat?
JudiAnnG: Who is that?

In other news, my new reading chair arrived yesterday. Leo has already decided that he loves it. I've yet to get my reading room sorted the right way for the new addition (it's a rocker recliner - it's replacing a boring ol' stationary stuffed chair), but I know I'll get it sorted before too long. So last night I spent an hour and a half reading and listening to my reading music. And Leo sat on my lap for a bit, but then decided to play around the chair. I'm currently reading Bone Walker by the Gears. It's an Anasazi mystery that's being solved in the past as well as by archeologists in the present. It's the third in a series by the authors and I've enjoyed them all so far.

Current Mood: peaceful peaceful
Current Music: "Quietly Alone" by Kirsty MacColl

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kiri_l From: kiri_l Date: November 20th, 2003 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
you really didn't know who that was? ??!
elsaf From: elsaf Date: November 20th, 2003 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
They haven't watched most of Seasons 1 and 2. :-)
kiri_l From: kiri_l Date: November 20th, 2003 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
=) You knew however. Were you surprised?

(I've not seen season 3 or most of 4 btw)

I think he's using Eve.
elsaf From: elsaf Date: November 20th, 2003 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't know Christian Kane was coming back . So I suppose that counts as a surprise.
trinalin From: trinalin Date: November 20th, 2003 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Considering this is the first season of Angel that Judi and I are watching regularly, we hadn't a clue. (I'm a Buffy fan now watching Angel just for Spike. Judi's neither a Buffy nor Angel fan watching Angel with me so we can talk with Elsa about it.)
kiri_l From: kiri_l Date: November 20th, 2003 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah. ok then. =) Well I"m very recent to both shows. I will say I never saw that person coming. *huge grin* This is gonna be fun... I hope. =)

btw - i'm glad you guys are on here.. I've missed talking to you. =)
trinalin From: trinalin Date: November 20th, 2003 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Talk away, talk away, my dear! Good to hear from you as well. :-)
judiang From: judiang Date: November 20th, 2003 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I like Spike... a little. *Cough*
trinalin From: trinalin Date: November 20th, 2003 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow! What a momentous occasion! Like that time Judi admitted that Sylv was sort of cute. :-)
redstarrobot From: redstarrobot Date: November 20th, 2003 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Been readin' the Boston Globe for a while, and been very interested in their view on the decision. And they ran an op-ed today addressing the exact issue of how it could affect Bush's campaign.

I'm deeply, deeply behind on Angel. Ah well. But, while you know I adore Cartmel, I'm so very sorry about Warchild... :-)
trinalin From: trinalin Date: November 20th, 2003 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the op-ed link. That was a different POV to the issue.

As for Cartmel - yeah, Warchild and his Big Finish audio were not the Cartmel that we all know and love. *plink plink plonk* "Doctor, that piano is gaining on us!" ;-)
redstarrobot From: redstarrobot Date: November 20th, 2003 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like to think (and have reason to believe) that his BF audio was Russelized. Lord, I hope so. :-)
trinalin From: trinalin Date: November 20th, 2003 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, I love to see a Robot in Denial... (That's a river in Africa...)
elsaf From: elsaf Date: November 20th, 2003 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I haven't written it up in my LJ because I have this reputation as a positivista and I don't want to destroy it. :-)

My brief review:

This is why the series shouldn't be like fan fiction. Fan fiction has its place. On screen isn't it.

Not as stupid as The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco, but not very good either.

Four weeks and counting since there's been an episode I could unequivocally say I liked.

trinalin From: trinalin Date: November 20th, 2003 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I've been finding the series more enjoyable than I thought I would. After all, I don't like Angel or Wesley (or Cordy for that matter), yet I've been having fun watching these eps. It's not a favorite series of mine by any measure (when's Monk coming back?!?!) but it's something fun to watch on Wednesdays.
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