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1) I have not seen a movie in far too long, and I'm not sure why, except to say that I haven't been overwhelmed by the choices that theaters are offering me. I've heard really good things about LOGAN which, somehow, surprises me but has made me curious. What would people recommend I see?

2) It's getting toward annual review time at work. I've gotten stuff done this year, but I kind of feel like I've been a pill, too, mainly because I've been frustrated by my lack of movement and the lack of opportunity for same in the organization. I've been sniffing around for making a move of my own, because I don't like getting up in the morning unhappy about my prospects. I don't expect a major raise this year. I'm kind of expecting to get slapped down. Perhaps if I keep my expectations low, I'll be pleasantly surprised. Only time will tell.

3) More than ten years ago, when I left therapy, I promised myself I'd never do it again because I felt like I'd covered the landscape over and over again. Well, I'm back in, and taking a completely different approach. It's been interesting so far, educational. I like the people I'm working with. It's expensive but I'm worth the investment.

4) Creatively, I'm in this weird landscape where I'm in for small projects, not large ones, and even those, I don't feel invested in. I've never been in a headspace like this before, where creativity feels like an essential part of me but doesn't feel accessible right now. Everything feels tentative and effortful. I'm hoping that maybe I can put together some time to do some creative work this weekend.

5) But on the subject of this weekend, this needs to be tax weekend. I want to get it done, and done earlier--much earlier--than I did it last year. Which means creativity may need to take a back seat. :: sigh ::

Date: Fri, Mar. 10th, 2017 06:46 pm (UTC)
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I don't disagree about the moviescape -- I've not been wildly attracted to much lately.

That said, I followed some of the recs I've heard and caught "Lego Batman" this past week, and I have to say that while it was not quite as awesome as "The Lego Movie", it was a much better Batman movie than most of the live-action Batfilms of the last couple of decades -- and there is one absolutely outstandingly wacky but awesome bit during the climax that could ONLY happen in both a Lego movie and a Batman movie.

Also, while I haven't seen it, "Moana" is still in some of the second-run houses here, and I have heard enough good things about that one that I'd call it worth a look.

Date: Sat, Mar. 11th, 2017 03:21 pm (UTC)
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I never saw the first Lego movie but heard terrific things about it. The new one? I'm only minorly interested, I admit, but it's good to hear it's worth the time. It may be a fallback for me. I saw Moana and loved it; it's terrific. Thanks for the heads-up!

Date: Fri, Mar. 10th, 2017 11:09 pm (UTC)
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Logan is well done for what it is, but be warned that is extremely violent and bloody. Let's just say that a list of everyone who doesn't die would be a much shorter one.

Date: Sat, Mar. 11th, 2017 03:21 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the warning; I hadn't heard that. Good to know.

Date: Sat, Mar. 11th, 2017 06:17 pm (UTC)
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Have you heard much about "Score - a Film Music Documentary"? I saw a link to it and immediately got goosebumps. It appears to be right up my alley and possibly yours.

Date: Sun, Mar. 12th, 2017 05:11 pm (UTC)
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Have you seen Hidden Figures yet? One of my favorites of last year, and it's still out there. I also really loved Moana but I don't know if it's actually in theaters any more. Between the beautiful Pacific Islander design sensibility, and the ravishing, amazing sailing sequences, it's really one to see in the theaters if possible. I would go again, frankly.

And in keeping with my current obsession with All Things YouTube, I find my creativity has lately been charged up by watching videos on technique and process by other creative folks. At the moment I'm particularly fond of Mary Doodles ( and Shayda Campbell ( for drawing, lettering, and watercolors, but golly there's a whole universe of interesting artists out there, depending on what you find interesting.

And not directly related to anything, but just because I stumbled on it again and love this piece of music and not a lot of people seem to know it, here's Carl Orff's Gassenhauer (Street Song) (, which I find to be cheering, and full of joy.

Date: Sat, Mar. 18th, 2017 02:14 pm (UTC)
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I've seen both Hidden Figures and Moana and enjoyed them both enormously. I shall investigate your YouTube suggestions--thanks!


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