Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Obsessions: Jane Eyre, Chameleon Circuit, and Goat Cheese Pizza

Everything I was obsessed with this week.
Because I know you want to know.

1. Jane Eyre. Ohhh, Jane Eyre. Someday I'll do a post all about my special relationship with Jane Eyre. The movie adaptations have always kind of bummed me out. (Yes, I'm aware that Jane Eyre is kind of a bummer of a book to start out with.) Jane has always been too plain and Mr. Rochester has always been too old and ugly and his (SPOILER) crazy wife in the attic has always been not awesome enough and there haven't been enough happy beautiful moments.

But this adaptation? This newest one that came to my house from Amazon last week?

Is perfect. In every way.

Mia Wasikowska is RADIANT:


And Michael someone-get-me-a-fan Fassbender is...well....


And the two of them together...oh LANDS....


(Excuse me while I compose myself.)
Go watch it. Now.

2. Chameleon Circuit and "Everything is Ending."  Time for a geek test. Did you know that there's a band out there, with more than one record, whose sole purpose it is to write songs about Doctor Who?

Well, there is. And they are awesome. They made this haunting, beautiful song about one of the episodes.



Now, I'm not the geekiest Doctor Who geek there is, but we all know how I'm a sucker for romance. And this was one of the more romantically-involved Doctor Who episodes. Myself, I just pretend that this Doctor (#11) is the one before him, (#10) because David Tennant? Yowza. Anwyay, here's a screenshot from the episode.

Isn't Amy pretty? This Doctor, I could have done without.

3. Goat Cheese Pizza. Nom Nom.

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(4. The WiP. Duh.)

I've been tapping away like a crazy woman at the WiP this week, since it's the magical week when my kids are back in school but I am not yet back at work. I was doing really well until I realized I had no outline, being a pantser and such, and had nothing to write about today. So I spent most of the day staring at the screen, raking my fingers through my hair, and typing frantic bursts of notes that I'm sure, at this juncture, would make absolutely no sense to me.

No matter. I have a goal to hit 40K before Shabbat, and I think I can do it.

Here are some lines, because your weekly alpha reading makes me feel like this is not entirely for naught.

For the next week, I avoid Elias VanDyne like the plague.

He makes my stomach flip and my head spin, and in the space of four days he made his intentions of ruining my plans to skate through the next three years unnoticed perfectly clear.
What’s worse is that he wants to talk to me about my Oneness, because he wants to know if I’m more or less of a freak than he is, I’m sure. I should just leave a note in his locker - the damn locker next to mine - that says: “More. Stop asking.”


(Whee! Isn't my MC a barrel of laughs?)

Okay, now it's your turn. What were you obsessed with this week?

7 comments:

  1. First of all, loved that Jane Eyre. And honestly, I can't stand pretty much any of the other Jane Eyre's I have ever seen. This one, great.

    This week, I'm not sure I'm obsessed with anything. Maybe my new job -- because planning programs for kids is so fun! Maybe going back to school -- and my new bison-hide bag which makes me feel O-so-professor-y. Yeah, that's probably it.

    Oh, and re-reading HG which is what I will be doing while I am up with my mom this weekend. Woo hoo!

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  2. Oh my gosh. I love the bit from your WIP! LOVE the voice!

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  3. @Amanda - Okay, it's official. We need a watch party. ENJOY YOUR THG weekend! I'm so jealous.

    @Peggy - that means SO MUCH, coming from you especially. Thanks lady. You're made of class.

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  4. *drools*

    Well...hello Mr. Fassbender.

    I think I need to see this movie before I explode.

    And I really like the snippet from your wip. I'm really curious as to what your mc means by Oneness.

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  5. @Raven - I know, right? You should be able to rent it right now, because I think only boring people are doing it. ;)

    *blushes* Thanks. I think it's an awesome story but that's my job, right? It's kind of like there's no such thing as an ugly baby...no such thing as a bad WiP. lol

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