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30 November 2004 @ 08:46 am
Waiting for the End of the World  
Job Blahs
Still haven't heard on the job front. They are calling to speak with my boss today, which is probably a good sign (why would they bother otherwise...). I really want this, and not just because it's more money. I've been doing this for seven years now, and I'm about done. Apart from the fact that I'm not really all that fantastic at grant work, I really need to be doing something else. I'm done here, and am ready to move on to something else.

Due to Todd's unsubtle and nigh on unceasing prodding (well, he mentioned it at least), Jessica and I have finally checked out Joss Wheedon's canceled epic, 'Firefly.' While I found it typically episodic for the first two discs of the DVD set, which is only to be expected for a new series, disc three really picks up, indicating that Wheedon really did have big plans for the future of this series, which I'm itching to discover. I only have three left to watch and just know that I'll be sad when I reach the end. It's nice that Wheedon's releasing a film next year to tie up some of the loose ends of the show, but I would rather just have the show itself.

I also just received the last Buffy set and will pick up the last Angel set when it is released in February. What am I going to watch after that? I'll probably get the Wonder Falls DVD set (a show that was mercilessly cancelled by Fox after only four episodes), but apart from that, I have no idea. I'd like to get the Farscape sets, but they're something like $150 each, which is just unthinkable for me. I don't know. Maybe I'll break down and check out Alias.

Jess and I have been looking into getting pre-approved for a mortgage, though we decided to wait until after the holiday. That didn't stop her from filling out an online form, though, which unleashed a storm of phone calls and emails, all emanating from some inchoate fiscal power at the heart of the galaxy. Just what are these creatures who lie in wait for fools to feed them information?
Current Mood: restlessrestless
Current Music: Sixteen Horsepower - Hoarse
- - - lydia: rock on!lydialicious on November 30th, 2004 05:32 pm (UTC)
I've never heard of Firefly.

I adored Buffy, though. I cried when it all ended! I miss Spike! (I could never bring myself to watch more than one episode of Angel as I hated the character and the single episode I saw was trite and pathetic!)

Good luck in getting the job and mortgage!
kinbotespkinbote on November 30th, 2004 06:11 pm (UTC)
You really have to watch Angel from the beginning to fully appreciate. In some ways, I think it's better than Buffy. The second season ranks in my humble estimation as the best, most tightly written season of any television show, ever. Subsequent seasons throw the tired rules of television drama out the window, with characters that not only grow and defy expectations, but transcend (in more ways then one) the normal status-quo-centered structure of modern serial drama. Though flawed in places (most notably the last six or so episodes of season four) it isn't just a show to be watched and enjoyed, it's a work of art that deserves to be studied, at the very least by budding television writers.

OK. I'm out of tv critic mode. Thanks for the well-wishes, Lydia. And I was glad to read that you enjoyed your trip to Ireland (and your first Guinness). Someday I'll make it to Europe again. :)
- - - lydia: pout -- ibdreamylydialicious on November 30th, 2004 06:46 pm (UTC)

I shall definitely have to look at Angel again, if I can find a way to borrow someone's DVDs or something.

If you come to London, you must give me a buzz so we can go out for dinner. I know some great places! :D
- - - lydia: eeevillydialicious on November 30th, 2004 06:47 pm (UTC)
Oh. PS! Who is that in your icon? While waiting for I Heart Huckabees to start in Dublin, Philippa and I snuck into another screen to watch about ten minutes of The Incredibles -- your icon looks like the baddy when he was a kid.
kinbotespkinbote on November 30th, 2004 08:07 pm (UTC)
Heh. It's a detail from an Adrian Tomine drawing. The full original is here: http://www.comicartcollective.com/detail.cfm?page=C298D91F-0313-408E-94BCF9ECCE54DC81.

Haven't seen The Incredibles yet. Maybe this weekend. :P
- - - lydia: uhohlydialicious on November 30th, 2004 10:50 pm (UTC)
They look really sad!
Toddartegal on December 4th, 2004 04:54 am (UTC)
Yay Mike!
Right on, for watching Firefly. Unsubtle prodding indeed. I was downright blunt, though pleasantly so.

Lydia, I seriously think you'd like Firefly a lot. And I'll second Mike's comments about the 2nd season of Angel. It's must-watch stuff.

And while The Incredibles wasn't must-watch stuff, it was a good flick with some amazing animation. I kept inevitably comparing it to the Watchmen comic, but that's probably not fair since the comic was a much more complex story with a lot more space to unfold. I think you used the word "popcorn" to describe another comic earlier in your blog, and I'd say that applies here.