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This is something cute to read in the morning: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39807757

Funny how the film industry works. I think Liam Neeson is getting more roles as he ages than when he was young. Not that I'm complaining of course^_~
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I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know!

How dreary – to be – Somebody!
How public – like a Frog –
To tell one’s name – the livelong June –
To an admiring Bog!


Emily Dickinson, poet (1830-1886)
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This week has dragged on. I feel tired for some reason, likely work stress and that time of the month approaching. Need to do grocery shopping because somehow I ran out of salt AND sugar together *blinks* and the refrigerator looks empty too. This is without adding the need to buy new clothes that fit as recent survey of the closet revealed my clothes are all a little dated, short, or tight >_< I'm going to mentally prepare myself before entering the mall this weekend.

Of course all I really want to do is check the Flist and read fic.... *sighs*
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Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.

Homer (900 BC-800 BC)
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Allow me to introduce you to my new crush: Special Agent Alexander Mahone^_~

He makes Snape look mild-mannered in comparison. Why have I not heard of William Fichtner before? A grave oversight on my part that must be swiftly rectified!
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So with the arrival of the box set from Amazon.UK, I watched season.1 of Prison Break and by god they just don't make television like that any more! It's not just the utterly brilliant casting of all the actors, but the script is perfect and the cinematography is above par for a TV show even after all these years. Hard to believe the show aired in 2005! It looks and sounds like a Hollywood movie and I mean that in the best way.

I have nothing negative to say about the show, dislike for some characters notwithstanding, and will now venture into season.2! *bounces like a fangirl*
lessonsinescapology: (Book)
We take our colors, chameleon-like, from each other.

Nicolas de Chamfort, writer (6 Apr 1741-1794)
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I saw a promo for Prison Break. It's amazing that it's returning after being years off air. A testament to the dedication and enthusiasm of the actors and fans at the very least, and no doubt it will make money for the network.

I remember watching a handful of episodes of season.1 back then and liking it but I didn't continue, which is odd for me. After checking the dates, the show aired in 2005-2009 which explains it. Those years were a little too eventful for me. Fortunately, the whole set of PB dvds is on sale for a pretty good price and I've ordered it. Can't wait to enjoy Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell's acting after the travesty of LoT and Flash.
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LoT: 2x16 "Doomworld"
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A Monster Calls (2017): Oh wow. I went to see it mainly for Liam Neeson's role as the monster but the film is definitely a hidden gem! The cast, soundtrack, cinematography, everything combines together to make a masterful whole. It deals with some harsh realities of life that the young protagonist must face as he is growing up amidst the turmoil of his current situation. I certainly recommend it to everyone though I doubt any child would be as affected by this narrative the way an adult would. I feel the film resonates more with adult viewers but many children grow up fast so it might be worth taking them to see it.

Sully (2016): about US Airways Flight 1549 and its pilot, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, based on the autobiography Highest Duty by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. The film stars Tom Hanks as Sullenberger, with Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney. A beautiful drama with great actors that suffers from an opening scene which ruined the plot and tension for the rest of the narrative. *headdesk* It also stalls in the middle but then picks up speed toward the end. A flawed film with bad pacing and predictable use of "flashbacks" but still worth seeing for the strong performance of Hanks and Eckhart.

I, Frankenstein (2014): Australian fantasy horror thriller action film written and directed by Stuart Beattie, based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux. It stars Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, and Jai Courtney. A fun and intriguing twist on the popular figure of Frankenstein and Eckhart delivers a good performance as an anti-hero who is more human than the rest of the characters. Worth watching because it does get a few things right about this tale and there's no righteous preaching at least about the so-called superiority of humans. Yes, I'm getting sick of that tirade being included in every sci-fi/fantasy/horror film.

Jack Reacher (2012): Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher and Rosamund Pike as attorney Helen Rodin. An overall strong cast with an entertaining if average action plot. The villain was unexpected and menacing.
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Title: Unfortunately, A Damn Good Team
Author: s_a_m on Ao3
Fandom: CA: The Winter Soldier film
Rating: PG, I think
Pairing: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
Genre: Slash
Summary: For Steve's sake, they behaved themselves.
Warning: Spoilers for CA: CW
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6806212

This fic had me smiling throughout. Sam has had enough of a certain pair of super soldiers from the 40's and being an outlaw because of them so he decides they need a few things pointed out to them. Sam and Bucky's conversations are great! I think the author nailed the tension that was between them in the film.

Now go read it!
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Title: Mistake on the Part of Nature
Author: idiopathicsmile on Ao3
Fandom: CA: The Winter Soldier film
Rating: PG, I think
Pairing: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
Genre: Slash
Summary: Steve takes in Bucky's betrayed look and Sam's confusion, follows Sam's gaze to the pile of mangled fruit in the trash can. Sudden comprehension fills his face."Oh," he says. "Bucky found out about bananas."
In which an American icon is mourned. But probably not the one you're thinking of.
Warning: Spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier film
Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/1488142

A gentle and funny fic about Steve and Bucky commiserating over bananas. Although it's a humorous piece, there's something romantic and wistful about it too. Makes you understand a bit more about Steve's "man out of time" situation and its quiet tragedy. At least till Bucky comes along^_~
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Because I am glutton for punishment, I created an LJ community for Yuri on Ice: http://yuri-on-ice-fan.livejournal.com

Could you please help spread the word? And if anyone can create a header, that would be much appreciated!
lessonsinescapology: (Yay)
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4EpMk3UXho

Okay this is the way to start a Monday morning^_~ Professional figure skater doing the Eros routine. Yay!
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*looks around*
Okay, DW is a bit different from LJ but thankfully similar enough as well.
lessonsinescapology: (Book)
When friends grow cold, and the converse of intimates languishes into vapid civility and commonplace, these [books] only continue the unaltered countenance of happier days, and cheer us with that true friendship which never deceived hope nor deserted sorrow.

Washington Irving (1783-1859)
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After being offline for a week, I admit that the new season of Sherlock was foremost on my mind^_~ Often it's fannish things that make the holidays and the family interactions more easy to bear.

If you've seen the episode, come discuss it with me! Even if you have a different opinion.
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Sherlock??

Jan. 4th, 2017 08:26 pm
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I've been offline for about a week. So the most pressing question is: How's the new episode of Sherlock?!
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Yuri on Ice, ep.10:

Spoilers of course after the cut.
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lessonsinescapology: (Lex)
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] spikedluv for sharing this moving Kodak ad: http://www.newnownext.com/kodak-lgbt-ad-understanding/12/2016/

It's very quiet and understated but it delivers the most emotional impact because of it. Damn, I had tears in my eyes and I'm not the sort to cry easily.

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