kaffy_r (kaffy_r) wrote,

Dept. of She Lives

Still Here

In pain, with back spasms, because I've spent too long at the computer every day. It'll get better. but right now, fuck, they're painful. Own damned fault, but still, I can grouse, right?

I've written every day this month and now have 38,540 words in the novel. I figured out part of the ending last night just before I drifted off to sleep; bedtime thoughts have been very useful in this exercise. 

The kids and their kid will be here between 27 Dec. and 3 Jan. Time to get a little tiny Christmas tree; we hadn't planned to do anything, but when there's family to enjoy the holiday with, a tree is necessary. And pressies to buy, of course. 

I'm reading Kara Dalkey's "Little Sister" and really enjoying it. I should have started reading Dalkey's work a long time ago. I love tales from Heian era Japan. She writes fantasy about that time. It's right up my alley. 

Bob and I have finished Netflix's "Arcane" and it is, hands down, the best non-Japanese animated story it's been my joy to watch, possibly ever. The world-building is complex, the characters equally so, the art and animation is jaw-droppingly stunning, the story is funny, adrenaline-packed, full of love and magic and class struggle and a look at a very broken young woman and the sister who loves her, it's hopeful and tragic and impossible to look away from.

We're also watching Netflix's live action adaptation of "Cowboy Bebop". As fans of the 2D anime classic, we thought it had a lot to live up to. It's doing a pretty darned good job. A few missteps here and there, but John Cho is Spike Spiegel, and Mustafa Shakir is Jet Black. Daniella Pineda had one of the toughest jobs, turning into Faye Valentine, but she's getting there. The writing works to expand the world of the anime; again, a few missteps, but it's worth watching. 

Now I have to go and a) take drugs b) lie flat on the floor and c) probably have a jacuzzi. Fucking back pain. Fucking idiot me. Ah, well ....
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