CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WONDERFUL, INTELLIGENT, FUNNY DEV WHO HAD HER COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY TODAY!
THANK YOU!! <3
theplatypusfactor said: Wow that sounds so horrible…though it might totally be an Owl. I know Barn Owls kinda scream so I bet others make weird scary noises too.
Tumblr does not give me the right replies. 8( I’ve thought it might be an owl, but…I’ve never heard an owl make this sound. There is a Great Horned Owl that hangs out outside my window, but it hoots like a normal Great Horned Owl. XD
I guess I’m going to have to do a good impression and ask my father the wildlife guy what in hell it could be. XD
theplatypusfactor said: Wow that sounds horrible.
It kind of really is. :/ I mean, I think it’s telling that I thought I had hallucinated it the first time. I’d feel a lot better if I knew what kind of bird it was.
theplatypusfactor said: Yay! Glad you had a good time. :) What did you do?
My old roommates came up from Denver to visit. We had lunch at Old C’s and then saw The Croods. :D
theplatypusfactor said: Have you watched any more episodes of it? Take it that it didn’t get better?
I watched through the third episode. The costuming, filming locations and sets are all amazing, and there are three character I really like, but… Well, here’s where I sound like a pretentious asshole. I find the writing and most of the acting boring/annoying. I dislike extremely the main characters. I like Floki and Lagertha and the enslaved priest Athelstan, but the amount they’re actually in any given episode is small compared to the other characters. I chafe against the fact that the writers keep introducing really interesting concepts, especially in character and dynamics between characters, but then just let them drop off or change their minds 10 minutes later. I…dislike a lot about it. Mostly, because I find it boring (or annoying) as I watch, I can’t bring myself to keep watching for 45 minutes for the 10 minutes that I might enjoy. (I really annoyed the crap out of Sae when we tried watching the second episode together, and felt like a shithead for it.)
The whole reason I made the post to start is because I do see a lot of people reblogging stuff, and writing that they enjoy it - which is totally fine! and I’m glad they do - but I feel like, because many of these people are people I respect or admire, there’s something fundamentally wrong with me and my perceptions and opinions. Seeing that these people are enjoying it (and are able to watch it without being annoyed/bored?) makes me feel that I shouldn’t dislike it for X, Y, or Z reasons, that I’m being a twat or something.
This probably belongs on my other blog, but… I don’t know. I feel like I’m in a strange place, really, like I’m the odd duck out. (Which is how I feel about most things.)
Today’s proof that linguistics makes analyzing popular culture more fun is brought to you by episode 95 of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. (Post may contain spoilers for any previous episodes.)
In this episode, Caroline attempts to get Lizzie to reveal her devious machinations through clever use of presupposition. The relevant lines are:
Hey, Elaine, I reblogged this for you! :D
theplatypusfactor said: I think yes to it being normal. You got this! I’m glad it’s almost here. That way you can rock it and then move on and relax :)
singtomedreams said: You’re stressed as hell, so the self doubt is only natural. But you know your shit, so try not worry too much! You’re gonna do awesome tomorrow!
nerdydraenei said: You got this bb.
Omg, guys, you’re so sweet! Thank you!