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Dalek ballerina

Dept. of Biology

The Body is a Funny Thing

As more than a few folks on my f'list know. It kicks us around a lot, does weird things to us. I include the brain in "the body" of course. And that brain-body thing? Yeah, the kicking around stuff, without explanation. I do not approve, body.

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Bouncing cats

Dept. of Battling Brain Drain

To The Excellent Personages of My Acquaintance

My Dearest Friends;

Although it distresses me to say this, I find myself in direct and immediate need of brains. Of native wit. Of, dare I say, active and dynamic intelligence. I have, I confess, none of my own right now. In fact I am, I heartily fear, transforming with frightening swiftness into a small kitchen appliance with no more will to meet the Turing test than a ... well, a small kitchen appliance. 

I would therefore be ever so grateful to those of my friends and acquaintances who might have pity on me and send me spare any spare neurons or axons they find lying about. Nay, I cast myself upon their thresholds — your threshold — suppliant and drooling slightly, begging of you that pity and kindness with which you all are replete.

Should you find it in your collected and several natures to respond to my plaint, I pledge a renewed effort to think in linear fashion, to produce and distill concepts ... why even, I might hope, to write up an assignment and tackle the to-do list.

In ending, I am, of course, yr obedient etc. etc.
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Amy's gaze

Dept. of Really, Really Slow Start

Log Jam! Log Jam!

  • Rewatched The Girl Who Waited  and The God Complex  yesterday.
  • Really watched them. Thought about them.
  • Made notes.
  • Made connections. Made sparks spark inside my head and make more connections.
  • Understood why I loved TGWW, from its construction to its heart, and discovered something about Amy as I struggled through my understanding of one crucial scene.
  • Understood why TGC didn't work for me, why I found it creaky in construction and simple-minded in conceit despite stellar bits and pieces and people. Learned a bit more about myself, too.
  • Couldn't write any of it, though. Neck hurt, ankles hurt, hands hurt, skin hurt.
  • Worse, brain shut down when asked to put all the sparks together to make light, to connect all the connections so that they made a road map. Brain said, "No. Don't want to. Look! A computer game! Let's play it over and over and over and over and over -"
  • Went to bed.
  • Today I went to a wedding, and was very happy for the tough and wonderful lady who wed her genial and lovely gentleman. Also rocked the "going to a wedding look."
  • Came home.
  • Couldn't write.
  • Am now behind by two episodes and counting.
  • WTF, brain? WTF?
TARDIS loves

Dept. of This and That

Braiinz, Bones and Detritus

It's been a very slow day, largely because BB and I stayed up too late to watched "I Walked With a Zombie" on Turner Classic Movies last night this morning. I suppose I should have gone to bed at 3 a.m. before the rather surprisingly good movie captured my attention.  We staggered to bed at 4 a.m., awakened at 12:30 a.m. and I worked on a story for work for the rest of the afternoon, fighting off extreme achiness while I did. No housework or other tasks done, but I'm not guilt-stricken.

(The movie is really quite good, barring some unpleasant cultural and "benign" racism Fail that sadly seems to Come With the Territory in 1943 movies. And it has some really strikingly creepy, nay, frightening, images, like the one I'll hide under a cut at the bottom. Has anyone else watched the film? What did you think of it?)

Anyhow, since I'm about to take a hot shower and more painkillers before we watched Doctor Who (w00t!!1!), I'll leave you with these two other links.

First, because I'm a fan of rhinos (one of who once upon a metaphorical time ate my nose,  another story entirely from the tale of how he got his skin oh Best Beloved): The Oldest Wooly Rhinocerous Found.

Second, because I am definitely a skiffy geek, a science geek, and an anime geek (a point that is relevant because my love of the series "Planetes" immediately made me think of it when I read the piece — "They need Half-Section!" said I,)  this story: Space Debris at 'Tipping Point.'

And now, off to ablute, get painless and hide behind the sofa.

Oh, right. The Image Under the Cut

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Dept. of Internal Controls

Body OK, Brain Meh
Long day, including dealing with a confusing message from a condo association-related attorney, and not getting quite as much job-related work done as I wanted to get done, but having the potential for a great deal of work to be done tomorrow — on deadline day — and  then I come home from a meeting to discover another weird condo-related mystery, and then I realize I have no gumption to do writing, to post, to think. I'm going to bed.