Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
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Aircraft carriers make everything better.

Miscellany time again:

* Last night's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles included an aircraft carrier. (So that's how carriers are used in the post-nuclear future...) I always perk up at the sight of aircraft carriers. Probably because no one on an aircraft carrier's ever fired at me.

Summer Glau emoting is a quick way to my heart. She got to emote in this episode, as the captured woman that the "Cameron" terminator was modeled after. (Is it a flashback or flash-forward when we see parts of the future that, in Sarah Connor chronology, have already happened?) I hope in real life Glau is happy and well-adjusted, and is just good at playing "emotionally troubled" (like River Tam) or "emotionally distant" (like Cameron). I definitely get a "wanting to hug her and protect her and help her make things OK" feeling from her characters. So my feelings go beyond appreciating how beautiful she is.

* I've gotten too wrapped up in worrying about the giant economic news, which is a real potential paralyzer. I wasn't productive enough yesterday because of worrying about that. So today I'm going to be selfish in a needed way and not listen to news radio or much other media until later (maybe when Cort and Fatboy are on). I need to figure out work stuff. I'm really looking forward to telling y'all when I'm working again...

* I've started reading Tigerheart, Peter David's alt-Peter Pan, and I'm enjoying it. In my mind the narration is in the voice of Jim Dale, the narrator of Pushing Daisies and the voice on the Harry Potter audiobooks.

I'd say (correct me if I'm wrong, puppetmaker40!) that David well remembers the whole being-a-child thing, which a lot of adults don't. So far he's well-captured the matter-of-fact way kids can accept what goes on in their lives, while also having the hard-won perspective of adulthood...perspective he can present in the bemused way of that narration. Which still sounds like Jim Dale to me. (Correct me if I'm wrong less correct, puppetmaker40!)

* Next on my reading list: Geek Love by Portland's Katherine Dunn. I've meant for years to read it; it's likely to be the first book discussed in specficbooks, the reading community my friend octoberland started. Thanks for the excuse, Jen!
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