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08 March 2011 @ 12:06 pm
Not even kidding; this is so my life:


So last week, when I was watching S2 Slings & Arrows? I wasn't even really listening that hard, when Henry Breedlove starts doing his totemic recitation of Macbeth's dagger speech at rehearsal, because my instinctive reaction to Henry Breedlove is to start up a near-constant stream of caustic muttering about how much I hate him and how he's a total pompous windbag jackwagon. Ahem.

Anyway, even through my not listening--and keep in mind that I don't have the dagger speech memorized--I could hear him say "Proceeding from the heat-oppress'd brain" (instead of "heat-oppressèd," which it ought to be), and I stopped mid-rant, like "...I can't even believe he just said that. I could hear what it ought to be; why can't he?" And then... well, let's draw a veil, but it was not pretty. I debated calling someone so that I could rant over the phone, because my ire needed even more vent than just talking to my television, but I had just enough self-control left to realize that this was not a good idea.

Speaking of television, I spent the weekend watching all of the first season of Fringe, because apparently I've stopped making responsible life choices. OH WELL.
La Reine Noire: Victorian Fanlareinenoire on March 8th, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
Fringe is ALWAYS a good decision. ;) We marathoned the second half of Season 2 a few weeks ago and are now well into Season 3. Also, Sherlock.
litlover12 on March 8th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
The problem with "Sherlock" is that there's not nearly enough of it.
La Reine Noire: Vergillareinenoire on March 8th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
Alas, true! The same is true for Downton Abbey, which I marathoned last weekend.
tempestsarekind: regency house party [s&s]tempestsarekind on March 8th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
Argh, yes, why is there not more Downton Abbey yet? I suddenly became a big Mary/Matthew fan, so it is really distressing to have to wait for more information about them. And everyone else, of course!
tempestsarekind: gilmore couch potatoestempestsarekind on March 8th, 2011 10:05 pm (UTC)
I've been watching season 3 in real time up to this point, which means that I have been very confused about many things. :) But enjoying it, all the same.
La Reine Noire: Victorian Fanlareinenoire on March 9th, 2011 12:39 am (UTC)
Both Fringe and Downton have unleashed my inner shipper. Mary/Matthew FTW! I had been wondering about them for some time, but it was the exchange about Andromeda and the sea monster that catapulted them to OTP status.

I will not go into detail on my Fringe shippiness until you've caught up -- don't want to spoil anything. :)
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on March 9th, 2011 04:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes: there should be more mythological flirting! Although I think my favorite moment was when Matthew commented that if Mary likes a good argument, then he and she really ought to get along better. Well played, Mr. Crawley.

It's slightly odd having seen S1 and S3 of Fringe; I can see where things are headed, but there's still all this stuff in the middle that I don't know.
viomisehuntviomisehunt on March 8th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
Fringe seems pretty responsible viewing to me.
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on March 8th, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
Well, I had other things I ought to have done with that time...
viomisehuntviomisehunt on March 9th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
Apropos of nothing, I was researching Byron and Mary Shelley for my fan fiction -- yes I research for fan fictions, in fact when it comes to writing original fiction research has become my principle procrastination aide--it's more addicting than video games and coffee. I digress.....oh yes, while doing research I ran across this informative and entertaining lecture series that I'd thought I'd share with you.
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on March 9th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link! Historical documentaries are among my favorite things.

Research is very effective procrastination, I find. There's always more reading one can do instead of writing!
viomisehuntviomisehunt on March 9th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
Be warned: Mister Steel is quite irreverent and I can't think of one group, nationality who won't be a little offended--and like most English satire, his imagery crosses line Americans wouldn't dare, and maybe shouldn't. Think a blend of Assume the Position type wit, In Living Color humor, and Charlie Booker cring-worthy but sharpe, often casually profane but funny insight.

Edited at 2011-03-09 09:54 pm (UTC)
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on March 9th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
Gracious! Well, I appreciate the heads-up. :)