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February01_2015_Sunday_January media
Sunday February 1, 2015_January media_I've decided to rewatch QAF straight through from the beginning, something I've never done. An escapist move? Perhaps, but still, a lot of fun.
          I've also decided to reread the whole Ender's Game-verse, both the Ender quintet and the Shadow however many. It's a case of love the art if not the artist. I started, at Lauren's reccomendation with First Meetings, four short stories that are like longish gap-fillers.
February23_2015_Monday_garage guyFebruary23_2015_Monday_circuit board
Monday February 23, 2015_Our garage door went bad so, we called Arrow and the lovely owner came out and made everything alright. This circuit board turned out to be the culprit and was replaced.
February22_2015_Sunday_BeforeFebruary25_2015_Wednesday_the pile
Tuesday February 24, 2015_This mess, on the left, is but one small part of our parking strip and from which I was able to remove the pile of yard waste on the right. The city picks up such waste, mulching it, and using that for the parks and such around here. The pile in the background is mine as well :)
February26_2015_Thursday_After
Thursday February 26, 2015_Prettier! At least for now.

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gaeln
Mar. 7th, 2015 09:49 pm (UTC)
It does look tidier, thank you!
fansee
Mar. 8th, 2015 12:10 am (UTC)
Oh, my glory! those are two big piles of potential mulch! Did you do that all in one session? Were you sore? I am dumb with admiration.

The circuit board is pretty...useless but nice looking.

I need to update for my February challenges. That shouldn't take long this month. FanSee
gaeln
Mar. 8th, 2015 12:18 am (UTC)
The two piles were one week, each took about a day to 'create'. This past week I had two more, but smaller, piles. It's endless, whatever the season and, frankly, I'm tired to pieces.

I like circuit boards! Some are amazingly cool looking. I was surprised our very old garage door opener even had a circuit board making it go!

I look forward to your update which, yeah, given your month, shouldn't take too long. Seems like it's been pretty rough :(
film102
Mar. 9th, 2015 03:25 am (UTC)
Love the way your finished product looks after all your hard work and energy expelled on it.

Ms. M
gaeln
Mar. 9th, 2015 08:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!
shadownyc
Mar. 8th, 2015 01:48 am (UTC)
I hope you enjoyed your QaF re-watch. :)
gaeln
Mar. 8th, 2015 09:08 pm (UTC)
I just finished S3 and will be on to S4 next week. It's interesting but I'm liking different things this second time around than I did when the show aired. Strange :)
film102
Mar. 9th, 2015 03:24 am (UTC)
every time you watch it you'll like different things because you are a different person, you see different things because our critical thinking has changed and grown, and we've become, don't you think?

I know I did.o
gaeln
Mar. 9th, 2015 08:55 pm (UTC)
I agree.
film102
Mar. 9th, 2015 03:26 am (UTC)
What struck you the most this time through that was was different from the first time??

Ms. M
gaeln
Mar. 9th, 2015 09:06 pm (UTC)
I'm finding Brian to more irritating this time around especially during S3 maybe because I'm watching two or three episodes at a time instead of with a week in between. I'm also somewhat more annoyed with Justin's acquiescence to much of Brian's nonsense in S3. I'm more into other relationships like Michael and Ben's and Ted and Emmett's, this time around too. Still, S3 ended so wonderfully that I ended up happy despite all the little annoyances :)
gaedhal
Mar. 8th, 2015 07:30 am (UTC)
You know that Card is a vicious self-proclaimed "queer-hater"?

I had one of his books. I pulled it off my shelf and buried ii in
the garbage can as far as I could stuff it.

http://www.verbicidemagazine.com/2013/11/07/homophobia-quotes-orson-scott-card-controversy-bigot-enders-game/


http://www.salon.com/2013/05/07/sci_fi_icon_orson_scott_card_hates_fan_fiction_the_homosexual_agenda_partner/


I know "love the art" and all that but… What would Brian Kinney do? Yeah, in multiples.


Edited at 2015-03-08 07:31 am (UTC)
gaeln
Mar. 8th, 2015 09:05 pm (UTC)
I know he's a serious jerk homophobic pig who gave much money in support of Prop 8, prompting the No on Hate campaign, in MY state. I dislike him but since I'd owned all of the books I am currently rereading, all but two that is, which I bought used because I would NEVER buy him new, since years before I knew him to be the scum he is, I have only some qualms rereading them.

Here's the thing. While I admire you, whenever I see your name as having commented to one of my posts, which rarely happens frankly, I cringe a little preparing to be hit by you somehow. Sorry, but it's always negative. I'm 63 years old and honestly, I don't need the lecture. I get enough of that from my 21 year old daughter.

If I had to give up every artist, musician, writer, philosopher whose personal opinions and modes of conduct I didn't agree with, I'd have very little left to look at, listen to, read, or think about.

Let's just leave it at that.
film102
Mar. 9th, 2015 03:28 am (UTC)
And don't reply anymore unless its positive in some way?

M
film102
Mar. 9th, 2015 03:10 am (UTC)
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It's interesting to rewatch QAF with different goals each time.

My first time was just to see the story line, filming of show. CAught up in seeing gay men whose lives in some ways paralled mine because one had a comic book collection like my best friend did, one was neglected by an aloof mother, had a violent father, was sexualized at an early age, another settled from waht he got from a best friend cause he couldn't have him himself, lived in a cold war home war zone most of his growing up years, got out, made something of himself, but still had the idea he wasn't good for anything but sex to others until he began to let go of the past, or tried. Maybe that was in the fan fiction, not the canon. Dont' know for sure.

Second was to watch Brian, his body, analyze how show was filmed using the way I was taught in film school, also used it to draw from for art school

Third watch for how he cruised other men, his reactions and interactions other characters, esp, Justin, while I read fan fiction and studied human sexual development and gay sexual information online
treatment of gays in life and

followed Advocate and Out for three months in late 2003 and watched how the political climate changed and how it affected the show at the same time going into the fourth season so it wasn't a big surprise when the show changed, just a disappointment to me.. 13 episodes wasn't enough time to develop characters the way they had in the early years.

Fourth -- Ted and Emmett's interactions with Brian

Fifth, the character's family dynamics with Brian and Brian's with his own family and his own

Sixth did the rerun with whoever did it Stephmck, I think or someone else

So, I've seen it many times all the way through. The first three years are the most interesting to me.

However there are some really brilliant episodes in the last two seasons, especially the Ted's being absolved, at the baths, of Michael's being injured in Babylon's explosion.

The irony of Ted's moving the money from one place to another in order to save Brian's company and then being hired by Brian as his bookkeeper/accountant. The most sexual/01non sexual post coital scene after Ted moves the money and Brian wants to hire Ted.

Keeping Emmett at Babylon by dancing with him and not letting Emmett go down with Ted into his meth downward spiral. Very powerful scene.


Edited at 2015-03-09 03:17 am (UTC)
film102
Mar. 9th, 2015 03:19 am (UTC)
what is the whole of Enders game verse mean?

M Lyn

Are those books or fan fiction?

gaeln
Mar. 9th, 2015 05:48 pm (UTC)
They are real books, several of them, written beginning in the 1970's with Ender's Game which has subsequently been made into a movie. Mr. Card then wrote three more books extending Ender's universe 3000 years into the future and taking place in space. In the 2000's he wrote a fourth making Ender's-verse a quintet.

Beginning in the late 1990's the author decided to extend the universe of a companion of Ender named Bean, starting with Ender's Shadow, which takes place on earth. There are seven or eight books in this verse.

The problem is Mr. Card is Morman, something which shouldn't matter except that he decided to use a large portion of his money to try, successfully, to get Prop 8, a ban on gay marriage, passed in California which prompted the No On Hate (NOH8) campaign here. The man seriously damaged his Ender franchise.

So while I refuse to purchase any of his books, we didn't go see the movie, new, I'm reading what I have plus have purchased a couple used because, despite his hateful behavior, the books are freakin' good.

If your into science fiction and global politics.

T
film102
Mar. 10th, 2015 09:03 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed Enders Game.
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