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Things I have been up to:

1) Still working on various powerpoints. Two delivered last week, including the root vegetables one on Saturday where I passed around a couple dozen different produce items acquired at just two local supermarkets (things like lotus root and galangal alongside the relatively more prosaic carrots and turnips). Which means that I now have to cook them; it's going to be a week of, I'm sorry, getting back to our roots.

2) Thursday evening we drove into DC (unfortunately at the same time the Dalai Lama was there; it would have been a good day to take the Metro) to see one of the National Theatre broadcasts of Donmar Warehouse's "Coriolanus" with Tom Hiddleston, Mark Gatiss, and a bunch of other great people. It was at the Shakespeare Theatre (the newer location), so a bit weird to sit in a theatre watching a video of another very different theatre, with filmic closeups. But thoroughly enjoyable. Also listened to last fall's Nerdist interview with Hiddles on Saturday's drive, so I am kind of vibrating still. In a totally non-cradle-snatchy way, of course. *hummmmmm*

3) This goes nicely with my slow reread of the Lymond Chronicles, because oh yes, please do make the mini-series before he's too old. [personal profile] yunitsa will write the script.

4) Went nearly straight from the root vegetables thing (well, the whole five-hour event) to Allentown so we could watch the kid in a movement ensemble performance and the kid's delightful girlfriend in an all-female version of "The Learned Ladies," and then drive home again the next evening. Weekend, what weekend.

5) I've also had some migraine-induced downtime, which I've mostly spent watching more "Angel." Well into season 3 now, filling one of those long-needed viewing gaps (after, you know, betaing [livejournal.com profile] penwiper26's fic that uses the source material. I'm spoiled for it, but that's not the same as knowing the canon).

Need to sort some seeds now.

Date: 2014-02-25 05:26 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] ailis_fictive
ailis_fictive: Ailis (Default)
I am SO CONFLICTED about the fancast of Hiddleston as Lymond. On the one hand...right coloring, could act the HELL out of it.

On the other hand...other than the coloring, physical type is so UTTERLY WRONG. Tom is a rapier, Francis is a stiletto. It's not just height, it's physical presence, ways of inhabiting space, just...not the right body. At all. Everything that made him great in Coriolanus is so wrong for Lymond.

On the third hand (what? I'll borrow one from somewhere) you have Ian Carmichael in the earlier Sayers adaptations, who has a similarly utterly wrong physicality, and yet inhabits the character with such absolute perfection that only once or twice an episode do I get tossed out of story by how much he fails utterly to look like Lord Peter. So. It's possible.

(What the part actually needs is some unholy fusion of Ben Whitshaw and Hiddleston. Frightening thought...)

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