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10 July 2007 @ 09:33 pm
Apocalypse! Pirates! Corsets!  
We watched a show "After the Super Comet", and I'm thinking the whole time: maybe I should return my apocalypse_kree prompt, and write post-comet DOOOOM!fic. Because that show was nothing but apocafic from beginning to end. It was also surprisingly survivable -- a comet the size of the dinosaur-killing-one in about the same place will probably NOT kill off all of humanity. of course the survivors might WISH they were dead, but that's a different problem...



Going through some clothes for donation tomorrow, I discovered that the stuff I'd put aside as being too small (can't even blame the baby -- it was the evils of cooking and eating with someone other than just me that did it), actually FITS. Just for a lark I even tried on a bustier corset-thing I used to wear back in my going out days and though I have to exhale (a lot) to zip it up, it's not uncomfortable to wear and breathe in. Now if I only had an occasion to wear it. hrm.

(Skinny Claudia Black icon used ironically, btw).

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Kidlet is all about Bambi lately, so I pointed out the Disney Dead Mom phenomenon to spouse today. Of course he's all shocked, because he never put it together before. (It's a chick thing, I guess, to notice that most Disney protagonists have no mothers). And I realized that the trend continues even in PotC. Not ONE of the three main leads have a mother still living-- and for both Will and Elizabeth their mothers dying is what starts their journeys. So, at the end of AWE, Will's father is still 'living' (although Will grew up as an orphan); Elizabeth is an orphan (though only recently lost her father); and Jack's father's still living. (I'm not sure if Jack is serious when he asks Teague about his mum; she may have died relatively recently)

We were listing them off, and couldn't remember what happens to Simba's mother in Lion King. I don't remember her dying -- I think she sort of disappears when Simba runs off, but I'm not sure. Anyone?

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"Deathly Hallows" in T Minus 11 days. Last time it was my own city's newspaper that spoiled me for HBP (reporting on the betting scandal in England when the town where the book was printed put bets on Dumbledore to die). I am now resolved to read NO media reports until after I read it. Expect a WTF or ZOMG post (or two) from me on that day...

the movie opens tomorrow, but I don't really care about that, I must admit. Just give me the last book, that's all I want.

 
 
 
My way of staying sanemamaboolj on July 12th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
Ain't it great to fit into the skinny clothes again? :D

I am avoiding HP media like the plague, even now. I so don't want to be spoiled. It's going to be tough, though, because I know life won't let me sit and read it cover to cover like I have the past two. It's gonna take me a few days.