February 17, 2016
I really want to go hiking today. It’s supposed to be in the 60’s — holy cow do I need a warm sunny day. But right now it’s overcast and gloomy. I’m hoping the clouds will break by lunch time so I can GET OUT. Maybe see some birds.
I am working on a thing right now. A new book. Part of the book is a journey and the characters visit lots of towns and meet lots of people. I don’t have names for any of them. They’re all just marked by brackets in the text because I don’t want to stop and think of names. I’m a third of the way into the draft and it’s starting to get ridiculous. I just need to settle on a naming convention and make a list.
TV: The X-Files has been a hoot. So far three good episodes, one crappy one (that first one, where they cribbed all the dialog from the worst of the season seven conspiracy episodes), and one okay one (this week’s, with Mulder’s placebo-induced drug trip? WUT.). I really love that they kept the original opening credits, although I’m waiting for an alternate message. I also love that instead of doing one storyline, they’re basically doing a survey of all the usual X-Files episodes: metahuman, monster of the week, a funny episode, etc. We’ll see next week how they wrap it all up.
Legends of Tomorrow. I’m done. The first episode was fast paced and rollicking and fun and good enough. Every episode since then has been a repetitive drag, every line of dialog rehashing basically everything — character backstory, the mission. Every. Single. Time. And the characters are all idiots. They just are. I can picture Rip Hunter thinking, “Wow, you all really are losers. I’ve made a terrible mistake.” But he’s an idiot too, so I don’t care. I’m done.
And now, back to work…