There are so many movies out right now that I want to see. This is a new and different experience for me, since I usually go to the theater about twice a year and am always hopelessly out-of-date when it comes to pop-culture stuff. But! Movies! I went with my mother to see Stardust
last week and loved it, much to my surprise. She really wanted to see it, but I was hesitant since I usually don't much care for movie adaptations of books. Plus, I loved the novel so much that I was afraid that if the movie didn't live up to my expectations I would end up hurling popcorn at the screen and making a scene right in the middle of the theater. It was a really sweet and charming movie though, and I enjoyed it a lot. I'd certainly recommend it. There were a bunch of really spiffy-looking coming attractions before the movie that made me jones for another night at the theater, soon. Next I want to see Invasion
, because it looks cool and suitably creepy. Also, my dad and I used to watch the 1956 Invasion of the Bodysnatchers
together and mock it the whole way through, so I've got to see this version for nostalgic purposes. Sadly, I'm gonna have to go by myself, since nobody I know wants to see the movie. Oh well.
It's getting to be back-to-school time, so good luck to those of you who are heading back into the trenches as students or teachers. Go, fight, win! I'm beginning to get a little excited about my own classes starting next week since I really like my schedule. Also, I'm taking the same Creative Writing workshop that I took last semester, so I'm guaranteed at least one class I'll love. I have to take a math class this semester though, boo. Like most writers and English language inclined folks I know, I'm really not much of a math person. Hopefully this time I'll at least...uh. Not fail the class? That would be good.
On another topic entirely, skimming through my journal entries to tag and organize things for my backup journals has been interesting, simply because it's given me a chance to see what I talk about and how often I post about certain things. The patterns that emerge from taking a close look at my entries are really interesting. I'm a statistics geek, though, so I'm always fascinated by those journaling programs that tell you stuff like what percentage of your posts fall on a certain day or at a certain time, or things like that. It has made me curious, though, about what the people who read my journal pay attention to. Obviously, just because I post about something doesn't mean anyone actually reads it. So on that note, and because it's been a while since I've done a gratuitous self-involved poll, have some ticky boxes! Tell me which type of entries you pay attention to/find interesting versus the ones you just skim past.
Speaking of fic, I can has some porn! It's almost done, and providing the characters cooperate with me, I'll hopefully get it up in the next couple days. It feels like it's been a while since I've written a sex scene. This is clearly unacceptable and must be remedied. Yay, porn!