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Wed, Jan. 27th, 2016, 01:01 pm
STILL not dead

Poor LJ! Ignored for many these lo long years. Tumblr got all my attention.

So what's been up? It's 2016 now. I'm still working at that dinner movie theater because I am a creature made entirely out of momentum. Last year I broke out and did a few unusual things, though, like going on a road trip to drop college buddy bane_6 off at home from Dragoncon. That was super fun. We stopped off in Tennessee to check out Ruby Falls, and she took me to a badass waterfall up in the Appalachians. I found a really great page about it here: Choose Your Own Adventure at Cascade Falls in Pembroke, VA

I dipped a toe in trying to learn some proper graphic design, but I really need to do more. I don't know why I'm so reluctant in practice, I like the idea in concept.

My cat-butt Moe, who I adopted back in January 2008, has an appointment for tomorrow morning to get disarmed over a bad case of wrist cancer. He had local surgery for a small tumor there a year ago but it came back with friends. Poor fella. Everyone says he's likely to recover well so I'm cautiously optimistic.

Berserk continues to be awesome.

I kind of want to re-watch Blake's 7 again. I accidentally got back into it when someone linked me this 2008 "mm watcha say" cut of the murderfest that is the end of that show and I sort of unironically loved it. And then I found out Big Finish has been doing Blake's 7 full cast audios and oh my god they are great, they are amazeballs. They feel more and more natural as they all get into their groove and it's just so much fun.

I haven't caught up on TV Doctor Who, though I do like Capaldi I just haven't actually proper liked a Companion character in so long I'm getting tired. They're all just sort of okay. I miss Martha and Donna. Missy is pretty great though.

Now, Audio Doctor Who on the other hand, is fucking knocking things out of the park left and right. They did a regeneration box set for Six that is FUCKING GREAT and one of them is SIX/CHARLEY VS REVERSE WEREWOLVES that's right folks they get embroiled in a local conflict between WOLF-PEOPLE who are fighting with OUTLAWS who turn into SUPER-POWERED APE-GUYS in SUNLIGHT. Six and Charley are chased by WOLF-COPS ON MOTORCYCLES. They did a 'switch the Doctors' season and in one of them Six got swapped for Two and had to run around with Jamie and Zoe and it was ADORABLE AND GREAT. They did a season of Classic Two and in one of them they've got Elliot Chapman playing Ben and he is ADORABLE and EVERYBODY IS ADORABLE and I LOVE POLLY and I LOVE EVERYBODY

Thu, Jan. 28th, 2016 01:30 am (UTC)
bane_6

We gotta do something else sometime. That was fun.

Sun, Jan. 31st, 2016 11:51 pm (UTC)
lithrael

Heck yeah. Everything is so pretty up there. I'd love to see some more of it and hang out with you & the ancient kitties.

Tue, Feb. 9th, 2016 09:11 pm (UTC)
twotone

Aw man, I missed a Lith-post!

I hope your cat is recovering well.

Daniel and I are still in your debt for your excellent Big Finish recommendations from X number of years ago. It has totally changed our road-tripping experience.

Wed, Feb. 10th, 2016 12:30 am (UTC)
lithrael

Hi Quez!
Yes, Moe's doing very well! It's been a week and a bit and he's just getting used to everything and feeling much better, acting like his usual self and all. Getting very pushy about dinner, which has always been his defining characteristic. He gets his stitches out day after tomorrow.

Oh my gosh Big Finish. They have been releasing SO MUCH stuff that now I'm just wading back in to a backlog full of gems from the last few years. If you'd like any more recs just let me know or point me anywhere you said which ones you liked more/less.

I'm still a little personally disappointed how bleakly they ended Charley's arcs, though, as I like *fun* stories, and only a certain narrow class and type of angsty stories.