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02 August 2016 @ 04:17 pm
June and July New Media  
Television Episodes
104. The Americans – 4x11 – “Dinner for Seven.”  6-1.
105. The Americans – 4x12 – “A Roy Rogers in Franconia.”  6-2.
106. Bob's Burgers – 5x19 – “Housetrap.”  6-4.
107. Bob's Burgers – 5x21 – “The Oeder Games.”  6-4.
108. Preacher – 1x01 - “Pilot.”  6-5.
109. Preacher – 1x02 - “See.”  6-5.
110. The Americans – 4x13 – “Persona Non Grata.”  6-8.
111. Preacher – 1x03 – “The Possibilities.”  6-12.
112. Preacher – 1x04 – “Monster Swamp.”  6-19.
113. Bob's Burgers – 5x22 – “Hawk and Chick.”  6-21.
114. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia – 1x07 – “Charlie Got Molested.”  6-23.
115.  It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia – 2x01 – “Charlie Gets Crippled.”  6-24.
116.  It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia – 2x02 – “The Gang Goes Jihad.”  6-25.
117.  It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia – 2x03 – “Dee and Dennis Go on Welfare.”  6-26.
118.  It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia – 2x04 – “Mac Bangs Dennis' Mom.”  6-27.
119. Preacher – 1x05 – “South Will Rise Again.”  6-28.
120. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia – 2x05 – “Hundred Dollar Baby.”  6-29.

121. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia – 2x06 – “The Gang Gives Back.”  7-1.
122. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia – 2x07 – “The Gang Exploits a Miracle.”  7-2.
123. Preacher – 1x06 – “Sundowner.”  7-3.
124. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia – 2x08 – “The Gang Runs for Office.”  7-4.
125. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia – 2x10 – “Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad.”  7-6.
126. Bob's Burgers – 6x02 – “The Land Ship.”  7-7.
127. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia – 3x01 – “The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby.”  7-8.
128. Preacher – 1x07 – “He Gone.”  7-10.
129. Bob's Burgers – 6x03 – “Hauntening.”  7-15.
130. Bob's Burgers – 6x04 – “Gayle Makin' Bob Sled.”  7-15.
131. Bob's Burgers – 6x05 – Nice-capades.”  7-17.
132. Bob's Burgers – 6x06 – “The Cook, the Steve, the Gayle, and Her Lover.”  7-17.
133. Preacher – 1x08 – “El Valero.”  7-17.
134. Bob's Burgers – 6x07 – “The Gene and Courtney Show.”  7-19.
135. Bob's Burgers – 6x08 – “Sexy Dance Healing.”  7-20.
136. Stranger Things – 1x01 – “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers.”  7-25.
137. Bob's Burgers – 6x09 – “Sacred Couch.”  7-27.
138. Stranger Things – 1x02 – “Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street.” 7-29.
139. Stranger Things – 1x03 – “Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly.”  7-30.
140. Bob's Burgers – 6x10 – “Lice Things are Lice.”  7-30.
141. Preacher – 1x09 – “Finish the Song.”  7-31.
142. Preacher – 1x10 – “Call and Response.”  7-31.


Movies
7. Captain America: Civil War (2016).  6-9.
8. The Witch (2015).  6-12.

9. Finding Dory (2016).  7-5.
10. Midnight Special (2016).  7-5.
11. Ghostbusters (2016).  7-15.
12. Zootopia (2016).  7-16.
13. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016).  7-26.

Books
13. Bone War, Steven Harper.  6-6.
14. Getting Off on Frank Sinatra, Megan Edwards.  6-21.
15. Herculaneum: Italy's Buried Treasure, Joseph Deiss.  6-28.

16. End of Watch, Stephen King.  7-4.
B. Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King.  7-30.


So I've obviously been terrible about updating again.  It's been for a few reasons, all of which I'm very aware of, but it doesn't seem to make much difference.  For one, it's been summer reading at the library, so I've been very busy at work.  But I think more importantly are two things going on at home.  Firstly, I've really made an effort to not get on my home computer much.  I'd developed a very bad habit about coming home from work, where I'd often been on the computer all day, and just getting on the computer again for the rest of the evening.  But secondly, I've been doing a daily journal this year.  A lot of the time, once I write about my day in my journal, there just isn't the impetus to write it all up again for LJ.

Of course, part of it is not really being involved much in any kind of fandom, either.  I was doing pretty well with making icons for theiconthrone there for awhile, but that's fallen off my radar, too.

I continue to miss LJ, especially my first couple years on here; I miss having messages to respond to, and having assorted amounts of fun.  I don't know - it just seems more difficult for me lately to make the time for it.  I always go to bed each night thinking of all the things I didn't get done; there just isn't enough day for me anymore, it seems like.

(It doesn't help that I feel guilty for not keeping up on y'all's blogs.  Like, if I can't make the time to stay up-to-date with what's going on in your lives, what right do I have to post anything here and expect any of you to read it?  I have the oddest social media-related anxiety sometimes, IDK.)

Anyway, I'm going to try (again, as always, ad infinitum) to be a bit more dilligent about checking in at least weekly.  I need to, like, set aside one day in particular for LJ stuff.  Maybe that'll work, heh.
 
 
 
Martine: People/Jai Courtney (Divergent)la_loony on August 2nd, 2016 09:41 pm (UTC)
I wanna see Finding Dory (lol just saw the first German trailer before secret Life of Pets and the friends I went with got really confused because Dory is spelled Dorie in Germany for some reason and I never knewxD) so bad! For the baby Dory scene alone (I have only seen one gif and it was so cute <3).

What did you think of Midnight Special (I got that one right at the movie quiz last night //important stuffxD) and Zootopia?

Also I finished Breaking Bad a few weeks ago and you were so right, so much shit got real with season 3!

Ah *hugs* don't feel bad, I go without updating for a while all the time, I'm mostly around for a HP landcomm and to read other peoples post and just talk to them in the comments there, that gets them caught up on what is happening in my life too (also not much is happening in my lifexD). How is the writing going, do you still have time for it?
Shannon: bsg baltar boredkungfuwaynewho on August 3rd, 2016 10:06 pm (UTC)
Finding Dory was super-cute! I think I may have liked it better than Finding Nemo, actually. And yes, Baby Dory is like the sweetest and most adorable thing I've ever seen, basically.

Midnight Special was very good. It reminded me some of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, if you've ever seen that movie. Real, regular people struggling to deal with something extraordinary. Zootopia I liked, but probably more for the world in general than the actual story, which was a little silly (even considering it's a kid's animated movie).

Writing is going well. I'm nearing the end of a new screenplay right now. That's probably why my time is so limited for other things, actually, because I've been pretty good about writing most days.
Martine: Sense8/Amanitala_loony on August 3rd, 2016 10:15 pm (UTC)
I have seen Finding Nemo so much I don't know yet if it can be dethroned by its sequelxD But I'm even more excited now :D

I admit I haven't, but I have heard of it.
Yeah that world was fascinating! I liked the story for the themes it hit, I'd love to know how well kids understood them in relation to society and what they experience.

woho :D What's the screenplay about?
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on August 3rd, 2016 10:29 pm (UTC)
I highly recommend Close Encounters if you've never seen it. Richard Dreyfuss is really, really good in it, and it's classic Spielberg.

The screenplay is about a guy who moves to a small town with his disabled daughter. One of their first nights in their new home, someone breaks in. The man starts dating the cop who makes the report...only to find out she was the one who broke into the house, when she starts stalking him. And what do you do when your stalker is a cop?
Martinela_loony on August 4th, 2016 09:35 am (UTC)
I'll put it on my list :)

Sounds intresting, how did you get the idea?
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on August 4th, 2016 02:50 pm (UTC)
It wasn't actually my idea, heh. My manager gave me a one-page treatment with the basic idea, although in that one the person being stalked was a young female recent college grad, with a male cop stalking her. And I was like, I'd love to do this, but I'm gonna gender-swap it. And my manager was cool with that, so that's where I went.
Wine gums, envy, pieces of rainbow: Arthur Dentqwentoozla on August 3rd, 2016 03:26 am (UTC)
How did you like Hunt for the Wilderpeople?!

It's always hard to find time for everything you want to do, isn't it? I have trouble with that too.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on August 3rd, 2016 10:14 pm (UTC)
I loved HftW! It was just so adorable and poignant and touching and funny. I love Sam Neill, and he was perfect as usual - also, the grizzled bearded surly man was working for me. It was working for me a lot.

It's weird that I have trouble finding time for things, considering I have no kids and work 40 hours a week with no overtime ever. Why don't I have enough time again?
Wine gums, envy, pieces of rainbowqwentoozla on August 4th, 2016 04:32 am (UTC)
I'm glad you loved HftW, I did too! It was so good! I thought Sam Neill was great too.
Shannon: lotr galadrielkungfuwaynewho on August 4th, 2016 02:51 pm (UTC)
I've had the "Ricky Baker - ah-ah! Ricky Baker - ah-ah!" song stuck in my head for a week now.
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Shannon: lotr ttt bellskungfuwaynewho on August 4th, 2016 02:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm actually not on any social media really at all, so I don't even have that excuse, haha. I've also been much busier at work this past year than I ever was before, for a multitude of reasons, which has tremendously cut into both LJ time and fanfic time. Speaking of alas...

I'm enjoying Stranger Things, but I have a few issues with it that are keeping me from being too enthusiastic about it. Mostly it's the one-dimensional female characters, which feels so regressive in today's TV landscape; I'm sure someone's already written a meta-textual analysis about how that's actually just part of the 80s aesthetic, or some such nonsense. But it's a well-made show, and there's been some cool moments, and the young child actors are doing stellar work. So I'd recommend it, at the end of the day.