||[Jul. 26th, 2008|05:23 pm]
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Hey--thanks to a whooooole bunch of people for making the discussion of my last post so interesting! It's very seldom I attract that much attention with a post.
Now I'm wondering if I could work that post, and the great comments, up into a Northwatch or even a TI article. Obviously it's a bit too late for this year (Pennsic having started, uh, yesterday), but I do think it's a neglected topic and might make for an interesting article.
My first Netflix DVD was the movie of The Other Boleyn Girl. It's almost like a bare outline of the book, it leaves out so much. The deleted scenes section of the DVD was full of plot points that had been completely excised for the final version--and that's not counting things that were gone before they even started filming. The timeline is compressed enough to be confusing (wait, she's having her baby now? Didn't she just get pregnant earlier that day?), the character of the mother is chopped out and then recreated as a sad feminist, and even the main point of the book--the relationship between the sisters--is hard to get a grip on, as they seem to alternately love and hate each other for no apparent reason. Oh, and George's homosexuality isn't even hinted at (though the actor does mention it in a character sketch featurette; maybe those in charge think it somehow came across in the movie? Not really.) Things move at such a pace, and the lighting is so shadowy, that they have to put a prominent birthmark on the Queen's lip just so you don't get confused as to which one's the Queen. Oh, and the costumes aren't anything to write home about, there's exactly one instance of period-style music, and the dancing doesn't look authentic to me, though I'm no expert in that. In short: don't bother.
Today: lots of sleeping, followed by some puttering around the apartment (ran the dishwasher, started laundry), registered four books on Bookcrossing and then dropped them off around town (including one in the middle of some kind of party, complete with amateur blues band, in the Marshall Park shelter), got recycled print cartridges for the library computer that the patients use to print out pictures of their favorite stars and video game heroes, dropped by the new MyMenu shop to get some entrees for this week (review later, but they don't look stellar to me), and then back home.
Tonight I need to do a midi of "Ave Maria" by Victoria, arrange my handouts and tweak my outline for my class at Pennsic ("Translation as a Bardic Art", 4-6 pm, Monday Aug. 4, AS 2), and ponder starting packing. So much of what I camp with is more-or-less permanently packed anyway, that this is never a big task, and other stuff is still packed after WW (batteries, utensils/plates, bardic bag, and such). But I always need to make sure that what I am hoping to bring is actually in the bag/bin/whatever it's supposed to be in.
I leave for Pennsic first thing next Saturday, Aug. 2. Is there anything I can bring back for folks? I'm getting some stranded silk floss for lostvirtue (putting it down here in hopes of remembering it better). I do find it fun to shop for people.