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Reviews of the episode 'Fly' invariably hit the key points - it's the very definition of a bottle episode, and people either thought it was great or felt they'd wasted an hour.  There's also sure to be some commentary on how the episode succinctly summed up Walt's moral struggle to that point.

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the laughing cat
20 April 2012 @ 07:56 pm
So first of all, if you are into Avatar, check out this online game for the new series. Like Pottermore, but so much better.

And the game contains brand. new. information.Collapse )
the laughing cat
04 April 2012 @ 01:09 am
Soooo, I just finished Mockingjay, and after Googling mockingjay "hot mess", found what may be my favorite book review ever, complete with an extended, alternate ending.

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the laughing cat
02 April 2012 @ 12:02 am
1. Not as epic an opening as last season.

2. Carice van Houten is PERFECT.

3. Makeup department needs to lay off the guyliner.
the laughing cat
25 March 2012 @ 01:10 am
Seriously, how geektastic are the next few weeks going to be? Hunger Games tomorrow, hopefully, and Game of Thrones and Korra are both premiering (though the first two Korra eps are already online).

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the laughing cat
12 January 2012 @ 11:17 pm
I am so late to this party. I only checked it out because of all the fuss about Community being bumped from NBC's spring schedule, and the possible cancellation talk. When people were wailing and comparing this sitcom to Firefly and Arrested Development, I figured I might give it a try. Thank you, whingers.

I can see why it doesn't appeal to everybody. The characters can be unlikeable. Sometimes the jokes rely on race, gender, and sexual orientation too much for my taste (religion too, though I don't mind that personally). It's in-joke-y, self-aware, and can come off as pretentious.

HOWEVER. It is the perfect show for the geeks, for the pop culture junkies, for the rapid-fire referential, for now. I love the little things - the purposeful mispronunciations, the background characters, the attention paid to costumes and set dressing, while never being *too* perfect. I love the big things - episodes that are zombie movies, The Perfect Storm, and The Right Stuff. The troll-y teases at relationships, without committing to a ship and bringing the whole show down with it (YMMV). And the characters, of course. Some more than others, but overall, the ensemble cast plus the excellent writing is what makes this show. Though they stem from their premature cancellations, the Firefly and Arrested Development comparisons are apt - no, you may not enjoy it as much as either of those two shows, but a similar sense of humor and appreciation for different genres is needed for all three. If you enjoyed Firefly and AD, I'd be surprised if you didn't love Community.

Under the cut are ten of my favorite things about Community, with loads of spoilers. I'd say don't go any further if you haven't watched the show already... but if you're on the fence and this might get you to try it out, please read on.

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There are things about the show that I'm "meh" about too, some episodes that don't really excite me, and things I know go right over my head. But overall, when Community returns, I want as many people watching it as possible. I mean, come on... it's a show about community college. How can it not be given a fourth year?
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the laughing cat
12 January 2012 @ 07:57 pm
I want to love the new Sherlock, and I pretty much do, except for a few things...

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In other news, my printer has more or less died (the dreaded "no ink; will not print" trap when you know the cartridge is still half full), putting a stop to my Etsy business for the moment. I don't know if I want to spring $60 for fresh ink when the printer itself seems to be on its last legs at any given moment. Printers suck.
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the laughing cat
31 July 2011 @ 06:34 pm
Despite being a journalfen meme, this image has never been so appropriate...

the laughing cat
16 June 2011 @ 01:50 am
...is eating my brain.

I bought the first book to read on the bus to DC. I wouldn't be surprised if I picked up the second for the return trip.
the laughing cat
21 March 2011 @ 11:49 pm
I'm sure, someday, I'll look back on what I could have done with these last few hours - polishing my resume, applying to jobs, painting my dummy book cover, watching reruns and eating chips - and shake my head. But for now...

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