Monday, January 23, 2012

Worry need not apply. . .


Do you ever feel like you're beating your head against a desk? Frustration is just building over so many things? Does running screaming from the room sound like a viable plan? Well, here's where we should talk. As human beings, we have a propensity to blow certain things out of proportion. To think more of a situation than it fully deserves and therefore pile stress upon unnecessary stress onto our already full plates. Believe me. I know. This is my life about 6 months out of the year, if we plan for 2 weeks every month. I'm a worrier. I worry about what people think of me. I worry about whether I'm doing my job right. I worry about school, about home, about work, about play. And to top that off, sometimes I worry about things where a simple word to someone higher up in the workplace would solve the entire problem!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tears for Sherlock


I'm hiding this entire post just in case someone has no idea about the canon of Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty. While Sherlock deviates, it still follows the basic thread of their encounter and the results thereof. I'd hate for anyone to read spoilers they weren't planning on. So, if you already know the traditional encounter with Holmes and Moriarty, keep reading without fear of any real spoilers. If you don't, it might be safer to wait until you can watch the 2nd season of Sherlock in May so you're surprised. (or you can track it down online like I did)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Femnista: November/December Issue


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Most of my readers find me through Charity's Place anyway, but just in case someone wanders through who's never been there, this is a fun webzine run by the admin for Charity's Place. I write for it regularly and this particular issue is just chock full of goodies in the shape of our favorite sleuths.

My article contains the delectable Aidan Gillen in his sadly short-lived role in  Identity, which I thought was just brilliant. As usual, all of the writing by these talented young women is brilliant, and you simply must not skip the delectable articles on both Murder Rooms, written by the admin herself, and one on the genius of the BBC series, Sherlock, both of which, as it happens, pay homage to the greatness that was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Hmm, could I be a fan?

The next issue is due out on February 1st and I will then post a link to share. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Allow me to introduce. . . my Mr. Rochester


If there's one thing England is good at, it's releasing a million versions of classics like Wuthering Heights, Pride & Prejudice, and Jane Eyre. That's not necessarily bad, however. I'm not necessarily picky about which film adaptation I watch of something. Although occasionally I do have a favorite. All of my friends know that I'm crazy about the 1940 version of Pride & Prejudice with Laurence Olivier, and I know full well that I'm the only one who loves it like this, which is fine. I still enjoy all the other versions, too. That's why they make so many, to please everyone!

More goodies below!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sherlock vs. Sherlock Holmes

Per the usual, Sherlock Holmes the movie left me speechless. It takes me about 2-3 days to figure out whether I even like these Holmes films or not. All it took, apparently, was watching the first episode of the new season of Sherlock to help me decide. I'd rather have a quirky Holmes with a brilliant Moriarty than a brilliant Sherlock and a naked Irene Adler. I won't give away too many details on A Scandal in Belgravia other than to say that it did not live up to my expectations. The first season was incredible, with exciting concepts and blazing originality. It left me salivating for more. The new season's debut only left me uncomfortable and grateful that it wasn't airing yet and that I could forewarn my parents against watching the first episode.

I'd rather have them in theaters watching Sherlock Holmes in disguise wearing a bonnet and lipstick than seeing a carefully filmed naked woman parade in front of Sherlock and make not only Watson but the audience uncomfortable.

No major spoilers within, just my brief mention of disappointments and personal warnings.

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