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13 May 2014 @ 01:49 pm
In which Sky talks mostly about TV because that's all there is in life right now.  
• Today it's cold and lazily snowing here in Santa Fe. That's right. It's May 13th, and it's snowing. This place has the weirdest weather.

• This Saturday I'm going to put on a cap and gown and do the whole walking/shaking hands/accepting my "diploma" thing. (The school already mailed me my diploma since I actually finished my course work and all that in Dec. I think it's sort of hilarious that I'm doing this all now, but it is what it is.) Various family is coming, and there will be some juggling of time, but I think it will be a nice time all around. Certainly I'm looking forward to being done with everything concerned with this college.

• I had a job interview today, for a position I'm not entirely sure I applied for but that I'm probably qualified for and which seems like it might be more interesting (and in some ways less anxiety-inducing for me) than the position I think I actually did apply for. I'm pretty sure the people liked me, and I'm pretty sure the interview went well. Think good thoughts for me, internet peoples. I really need something that's going to bring in some money.

• This is the week of season finales on TV. Once Upon A Time ended on Sunday, and had about three minutes of everyone being happy and me crying because it was so beautiful and amazing before all that happiness got stabbed in the face and everything was terrible again. I mean, it was wonderful, but I'm pretty sure my cat is concerned for my well-being now, since I actually screeched in horror. The current seasons of Castle and The Blacklist both ended last night, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will end tonight. Elementary will end this Thursday.

• On the other hand, Game of Thrones is currently in the middle of it's current season, and Da Vinci's Demon's just passed the halfway mark. Plus, Penny Dreadful just started, and Crossbones will begin at the end of the month, so it's not like I won't have anything to watch.

• I'm currently rereading various of the Tortall books by Tamora Pierce. I really love these books. If I ever write YA stuff, I want it to be like these amazing stories, and not have some of the weird tropes that show up in YA these days.

Well, that might be it for now. I need to do some cleaning around my apartment, and I should maybe do that while there's daylight.

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the dark cavaliercerulean_sky on May 14th, 2014 01:47 am (UTC)
I have only wanted Regina to be happy the whole time I've been watching this show. In my head, she looked at Emma and said, "Are you fucking kidding me right now?"
Mr. Whippel, his German cousin: crazyashes_to_roses on May 15th, 2014 12:56 am (UTC)
Have you read Tortall And Other Lands? Is it a good representation of her worldbuilding? I was dissatisfied with Alanna but thought a book of short stories would be pretty good.
the dark cavaliercerulean_sky on May 15th, 2014 02:31 am (UTC)
If you didn't like the Song of the Lioness Quartet I'm not sure that you'll really like what she does. I've read pieces of that short story collection, and all of it seemed like it was just more of Tammy's stuff.

I don't know what you didn't like about Alanna's series, but you might try her other Tortall stuff: the Immortals Quartet, the Protector of the Small Quartet and the Trickster duology. I love everything Tammy writes (except the later Circle of Magic stuff, because it was just less interesting to me when the four mages weren't together) so I don't know that I'm a good barometer for this sort of thing.
Mr. Whippel, his German cousinashes_to_roses on May 16th, 2014 02:44 am (UTC)
XD I won't go into detail about what I disliked, but I do know reading about the lands would be more bearable from points of view other than Alanna's. Thanks for the suggestions!

Ooh, I should reread Circle of Magic. It's been so long.