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I’ve been thinking about the Watchmen kinkmeme lately. I’ve posted on memes for two other fandoms since and neither of them lasted long enough to fill up even one meme, much less as many as the Watchmen one did. I gotta finish my old WIPs. Meanwhile, I wrote a Mad Max thing for [livejournal.com profile] 31_days.

There was a lot of talk about David Bowie today. I was barely out of bed when [livejournal.com profile] siarwenevenstar texted me. All the media has been full of it today and I have been trying to remember the dream I had with him in it. It was years ago, and all I really remember is David Bowie, a beachside road that had been half washed away by a recent hurricane, and a live turkey roaming around. I don’t even want to look that up in the dream dictionary, but I would like to find my old dream diary and see if that’s one of the ones I wrote down.
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What a day.

Last day before the kids come. We have home visits tomorrow and as much as I work myself into a lather about them, they're never very bad. I still don't know if there will be one class or two but I'm doing all the visits just in case. I am so lucky to have the co-worker I do. She is amazing and driven and organized and I can usually only manage to do one of those things at a time.

But I hurried back to go turn in the fair entries with the clan and that was an ordeal in itself.

I made it home too late to finish mowing, but I did manage a Mad Max fic for [livejournal.com profile] 31_days. I'm not sure I have the strength for yard work anyway.
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First day back at work! If we get any more kids, they’ll have to hire another teacher, but in the meantime, I have the whole grade to myself! Bwahahaaaaaugh! So, we have a new principal, three new teachers, one new aide and I have to move rooms. Luckily, my co-teacher is the queen of organized get-things-donedness and she has busted all manner of humps to get it finished already.

Meanwhile, I did a Strange Magic fic for today, then realized I hadn’t linked to some of the others ones. There’s a Mad Max one, a Pacific Rim one, and another Mad Max one that I forgot to link up. It may only matter to me, but I like to be able to find all my little ficcies every now and then.

Tomorrow, we schedule home visits. God helps us all.
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Is it weird that I'm tempted to get a paid account just to use all my icons again? And I wrote a Mad Max fic over at [livejournal.com profile] 31_days and I don't have a Fury Road icon which bugs me for some reason.
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I have watched Mad Max: Fury Road and Jurassic world in the same weekend. What a time to be alive.

For both these movies, I have seen all the prequels. I watched the original Mad Max trilogy when I worked at the Videobank in Barrow and got rentals for free. I mostly remember the part about giving the guy the option of cutting the chain or his limb to get away from the exploding car which made me squint at the similar scene in Watchmen when I first read it a few short years later. Oh, and Tina Turner rocking the chain mail dress. You don’t forget a thing like that.

I have to say that Fury Road is my favorite. I am already trying to figure when I can afford to see it again. There is so much to say about it that has been written so well by other people that I won’t even go into the ‘show don’t tell’, non-sexualized, no gratuitous carnage beauty of it all and instead concentrate on the parts I liked best:

1. The world-building! Screech! I loved the slang and the politics and the little background things going on apart from the main action.

2. The War Boys! I loved everything about the poor little deathmonkeys, their design, their culture, their machines. Throw in Hoult’s blue, blue eyes and I’d watch a movie just about them.

3. The stunts. Sweet Lord. The stunts!

4. FLAME THROWING GUITAR.

Needless to say, I ship Nux and Capable way too hard and since *SPOILERS* no body was seen, I’ve got hopes for the sequel.*END SPOILERS*

And! I have a serious soft spot for Jurassic Park. The first one opened on the day my family moved back from a two year stint on Guam. We were getting the house ready to live in again, and my friend Heather showed up to see if I could go with. I didn’t think I would be allowed to go since there were windows to open and plumbing to check and lots of dead bugs to vacuum, but they let me go and I was ecstatic and blown away and the T-rex roar just about made me levitate.

For this one, I went with my cousin. It was fun! There were a lot of nods to the original. I was halfway on the lookout for anything with Ian Malcolm on it, but if it was there, I missed it. The cuz kept mentioning Claire’s high heels, but you know? She didn’t have any trouble with them. She wore them through all kinds of terrain with all manner of beasts in pursuit and never stumbled once. Go her.

I loved that the T-rex was the same one from the first movie; she had scars from fighting the raptors and knew all about flares.

Also, I kind of want a raptor as a mount. Seriously, those things can scoot. And is it my imagination or is Dr. Wu getting hotter as the years go by? Hm.

Next I want to see Inside Out.

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