Well I'm heading to Providence in the AM. (my trip plans got rearranged a bit due to an attack of real life). I'm anxious about the trip, dealing with airports and getting from Boston to Providence in one sane piece. My flight leaves at 7 tomorrow, so I'm going to head to bed in a little while so I can be awake at 0 dark 30 to deal with all the crazy of travel. I won't be blogging from my travels, but I'll take notes for posted when I get back. Catch you all when I get back from Lovecraft Country.
'Black Panther' was simply amazing. The heroes are heroic (with the female leads stealing the show), the antagonists aren't just bad, for the most part you can see how their views conflict with T'challa, so better than most bad guys in comic movies. Lots of good fight scenes, lots of great one liners and character interaction. Plus, the depiction of Wakanda is just amazing. One foot in traditional cultures, one foot in the future and just plain nifty. My one complaint, I wanted more of a tour of Wakanda vs superfights. But I can hope for special features on the bluray.
5 out of 5 Vibranium Claws.
Going to the store today took my last bits of ability to cope with humanity. The urge to scream 'Move your ass' at the people ahead of me in check out was almost uncontrollable. Possibly in Koine Greek because life should be interesting like that. (note to self, learn to say 'move your ass' in Koine Greek before going to the airport next week). At home now, doing laundry. Cthulhu bless my gillslits, I'm tired.
Well last night's dreams were weird. From historical churches with
ancient cults and exorcism schools (convenient placement there), to fighting
against a zombie horde invading random suburbia with one of those magic
movie katanas that is more lightsaber than steel in it's ability to remove
limbs. I'll take zombies apocalypse and horrors from beyond space time over
my usual anxiety dreams.
Last night after 'Black Panther' we stopped by the nearby Half Price Books. I didn't get anything, nothing I couldn't live without, and I have plenty of book shopping plans for the trip to Providence. But I did find, in the rare/nostalgia section, volumes one and two of "The Encyclopaedia of Russian Crime Tattoos." Not something you find in bookstores every day. Almost got them for the oddness factor, I think they were $30 each. (If anyone is interested in them, I can send you the info of the store, I'm sure they'd be willing to ship for a reasonable fee, or I could pick them up and you could pay me back. I'm sure one of my author or game designer friends could make good use of them)
Self quote of the day.
"Must try to stop reading the Latin aloud, just frickin' Google it!"
Not been doing good healthwise. Thought I had a bad sinus infection, but
I woke up yesterday in major pain centered around a tooth. So yay, dentist.
I'm very phobic about dentists. They ended up extracting the tooth, which
was a royal pain in the jaw because I'm a mutant, and I have extra roots
that extend deep into the jaw. So it took forever to extract, I had to
repeatedly remind myself that clenching up every muscle wasn't going to
help things. Still I came out of it in more pain in my joints and neck than
in my jaw. My hands were shaking and I felt light headed most of last
night, and I barely slept. Took today off as comp time (working on
President's day, a Carcosa Corp holiday). I'm mostly spending today eating
soft food and watching 80's horror movies. I'm hoping I'm back to normal
enough to spend some time with friends tomorrow.
Providence trip is a week from tomorrow. I'm kind of a basket case about
it at the moment, the trip, the state of me, etc. To be honest, I've thought
about canceling it...will decide later on. 'Try to avoid major decisions
when depressed, in pain, or stressed'. So we'll see. *sigh*
On the bright side I've read a lot of good books in the last week. I
highly recommend 'Widow's Point' by Richard and Billy Chizmar, a classic
ghost story that grabs you and doesn't let go. If you like military
sci-fiesque, 'The Void' by Greig Beck won't let you down. Super-soldiers
vs space monsters. If you rather have movies, 'The Ritual', an adaptation
of Adam Nevill's novel will convince you to never go hiking again. Or if
you want horror comedy gore, see 'Victor Crowley', the 4th 'Hatchet' movie.
So that's my random one line reviews.
That's about it. Hoping I can make til bedtime tonight, and get some
real sleep. I'll also like it when my body stops being in full flake mode.
Have a good night boys and ghouls.
Haven't had the ...whatever powers blogposts in a while. Part of it is
the less than great headspace I've been in. Work is somewhat stressful,
with us being short an admin, and the different groups I am matrix managed
by are pulling in various ways. Brainmeats are pretty annoying too, with
all my usual issues showing themselves, usually when I could really use
Took a long weekend from work, off Friday through Monday, back on Tuesday.
Probably one of my better decisions. I've caught up on sleep, caught up
on laundry and chores and managed to rearrange bookshelves to make room for...
more books. *chuckle* I expect to come back from my trip to Providence
with a bunch of books, so I'm trying to make room for them. I've also
spent yesterday and today updating the VM horde. New versions of Fedora,
OpenSuSE and LinuxMint, so I've been busy. It's also therapeutic, I find
patching to relax me.
Speaking of Providence, I leave in less than 3 weeks. Half a week of
wandering Providence and nearby environs, and the StokerCon fun and games.
My plans are kind of nebulous, I really should sit down and get my list
of stuff down on paper (virtual). Museums and history sites, bookstores,
and of course all things Lovecraft, plus whatever insanity I get up to at
StokerCon. Should be a lot of fun, and I'm finally getting to go visit
Grandpa Theobald's stomping grounds.
I'm about to call it a day, turn off the movies and spend the rest of the
night in a book. Or several. Books that is. Hopefully tonight is restful
and full of good reading, and tomorrow I get a final day of time off before
back to the crazy. Wish me luck.