Commemorate. It’s an extra day! (Now, what to do with it…)
So I read Bossypants recently and I have to say, I loved it! I’ve been missing Liz Lemon since 30 Rock has been on its extended hiatus, and Bossypants was the perfect dose of Tina Fey. I loved her quirky, self-deprecating tone of voice. Really, it’s like watching Liz Lemon’s life, but in a much more toned-down, realistic way. (Can you tell that I love that she has gone on to do exactly what she wants to do in a vaguely autobiographical way? And that 30 Rock has stayed successful, despite what she might write about fearing that each season would be their last?) Read more
(BBC) Sherlock meta that might segue (slightly) into White Collar meta
Most interesting thing (in my view) is how much we as viewers sympathize and actually like the Sherlock Holmes, even with all his faults. We could nearly call him an anti-hero, except he isn’t quite there yet, since he keeps such a tight lid on his tendencies. But in normal life, how often would we root for the sociopath, high-functioning though he may be? How often would we root for the drug addict? How often would we root for the thoughtless friend who can barely notice someone leaving their flat but always notices the littlest detail about a corpse?
Screengrab with shootme. Homescreen for now.
Just for reference, the widgets:
Beautiful weather widgets with the flat, white skin
So I’ve been reading Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell and it’s started me thinking about Supernatural again. (Fair warning: I still follow some of the fanon… mainly reading rps now and occasional gen and wee!Chesters or stuff that’s written by a particularly good author, but I have had such a disconnect from the show after season 3.) Specifically, I’ve been thinking about Dean (and Sam) as following the monomyth and following the heroic cycle. Now I’m not quite done with Hero with a Thousand Faces, but I have some definite thoughts that I wanted to put down now before I started launching into a rewatch of SPN and before I move on further in Campbell.
So we’ll stick to part 1 of the heroic cycle–