I really enjoyed it, but it suffered, I think, from the whole push to make it into two movies. Because there's a degree to which I appreciated the slow, measured pace of it, but it also felt kind of undirected - it wasn't clear, just from a narrative standpoint, what we were supposed to be building toward, which gave it a meandering feel. There was also the very distinct impression - which I'd gotten from prior movies - that certain characters were supposed to be more important/prominent, but that their stories were mostly being cut.
I don't even call these spoilers, I'm talking in vague generalizations, but just in case -
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(as you've gathered from prior posts I'm sure, I've been traveling a lot lately and haven't been able to keep up with FList/DWircle, so if there are things I should have responded to one way or another and didn't, I apologize!)
Theme: Tulip (Originally for 2014 Arlington Puzzle Festival)
Author/Opus: This is the 209th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.
Rules: Standard Sudoku rules.
Answer String: Enter the 1st row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 9th row from left to right.
Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:00, Master = 6:30, Expert = 13:00
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- PK and I tried to go to the GradBash but there were too many people (the perils of arriving late) so we went to have pizza at some other place instead. She's working on her UCR application, and I'm working on an application and a prospectus. Afterwards I went back to campus.
- I think I've finished my fellowship application. Waffling on adding a couple more things... I'm still 150 words short of the 1000-word limit.
- I also started putting together the SEAsteampunk manuscript. Life just hit me so hard it had to be waylaid for a while but I began to re-read everything again I'm getting excited about it ALL OVER AGAIN LIKE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA WHAT A GREAT ANTHO THIS IS GOING TO BE
- Tomorrow PK and I will go to JoAnn's in the afternoon. Hopefully over the weekend Nalo will be free to go watch THE BOOK OF LIFE and I can pass her some worm poop like I promised. (I went through the container again, and found even more eggs and baby worms BABY WORMS ARE THE CUTEST OMG)
The email is from riseup.net which as far as I can tell is some sort of off-grid email system for anarchists to avoid being traced.
*leans forward in deep interest because the cyberpunk story I've been working on runs along these lines*
(Seriously though I've taken a course with Dr. Giroux and wow, let's just say only a certain kind of person continues to admire him after prolonged exposure.)