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22 June 2012 @ 11:17 pm
random quick bullet points update  
1) I'm still desktop-less and most likely won't have a new one until Monday if I'm lucky or until the week after if I'm not, and I'm not managing to keep up to date much. I'll hopefully replace it on Monday and I'll catch up at some point. But as I really need to print stuff, it's starting to be bothersome. Also I realized that I had shit that I should have saved on the desktop, but since the problem is that the disk has fried and it won't load properly, I have no idea of how to save it. If I can. :/ Also the netbook has been frying because of the heat so I'm trying to use it just for basic stuff.

2) Two finals down, two to go, and the one I have on Monday is reminding me of all the reasons why I wrote a thesis on Kant and not Hegel. At least the first two went good. The second included a surreal exchange in which I totally recced Oryx and Crake to the English teacher who was supposed to evaluate my capacity to speak in English. Yeah, I don't even know.

3) The average temperature has been... around 35° degrees celsius, but I'm sure it reached 40 at some points in the last week. This weather isn't what you need when you're dealing with Hegel. I mean, it's still June. You don't get this kind of hot until mid-July, usually. Yeah, right.

4) In the midst of this, my parents are happily going to Spain next weekend, and I'll stay here and study for a theology exam I totally would have never signed for if I had any choice.

5) While on breaks from final the first and final the second, I watched Carnivàle. A more thorough review will happen when I have the new computer, but for now I'd just like to ask, who the fuck was the head of HBO between 2003 and 2005? Because seriously, the only shows they ever canceled leaving them with a crap ending were this one, Deadwood and Rome (which I never watched because the idea of Romans speaking in English amuses me greatly, but I'm told it was very good too), and my only comment when it was over was HOW DO YOU EVEN CANCEL SOMETHING THIS BRILLIANT? Seriously, it was all kinds of awesome weird and while my favorite HBO show is still Deadwood, I thought it was amazing. And right up my alley. Bleargh, just two seasons weren't enough.

And on the next final break I'm totes watching Kings, since I ended up reading the Bible because of said theology class and at least now I have the background knowledge.

6) And I shall now go trying to plan my dc_summerlovin fic for good so I can write it tomorrow while I'm on breaks from Hegel. I'll hopefully be more around soon, if the heat doesn't kill me first.

7) Oh, and wait, ozmissage wrote me THE BEST BRIENNE/JAIME FIC EVER for got_exchange and YOU SHOULD READ IT, YOU REALLY SHOULD. You have to join the comm, but it's so totally worth it. Seriously. You want to. And it's post ADWD so if you didn't read that ignore this, but if you did read it, YOU REALLY SHOULD.

8) Okay, I'm really done now.
feeling: hothot
slinkymilinkyslinkymilinky on June 22nd, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
JT - Carnivalé was a VERY sad cancellation - it really REALLY was - but one day you MUST watch Rome despite the language thing because it is THE BEST EVER. honestly. It's sooooooooooo good. My favourite of all the HBO's. Massively awesome costume-kink fodder in it too.
the female ghost of tom joad: carnivàlejanie_tangerine on June 22nd, 2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
At some point I'll get over it and watch it, also because other than The Wire (which I started and have to finish) I think it's the only other huge HBO show I haven't seen and I've only heard people raving about it. I'm sure that I'll probably spend the pilot feeling weird about the language thing, but I'll probably get adjusted after that...
slinkymilinkyslinkymilinky on June 23rd, 2012 12:07 am (UTC)
The ships will get you and you'll forget all about the language! XD
I ship everything in that show and it boasts the finest collection of 'magnificent bastards' EVER! XD
Creature Of Hobbit: boone: ropestellshannon815 on June 22nd, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
Oh I love technology. My laptop has been a bit temperamental lately as well.
the female ghost of tom joad: lost boone bondagejanie_tangerine on June 23rd, 2012 09:43 am (UTC)
Ugh sorry to hear about that :/// the desktop had been dying for a while so I'm not surprised, but temperamental laptops are apparently the rule. *sigh*
The Cleaveragekel_reiley on June 22nd, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
I think those 3 specifically ended up getting cancelled b/c period shows are really, really expensive to make. I'd say they're sort of making up for it with GoT, but that already had a huge built-in audience and it's getting so much more advertising than Carnivale ever got. I remember when Carnivale was on, just not that many ppl were actually watching :(

Even though HBO shows don't hinge on ratings and ads like network TV, I'm pretty sure they axed it b/c it was just costing them too much.
the female ghost of tom joad: carnivàlejanie_tangerine on June 23rd, 2012 09:45 am (UTC)
Yeah but it's totally a pity D: I mean, they were so *good* and inventive and I mean, I do realize they must have been very expensive but meh, I'll be here being kind of not happy about it. And it's a pity that they didn't load on with the advertising because seriously leaving things like that was MEAN. ;) meh. Money. I hate when it all boils down to money.
The Cleaveragekel_reiley on June 23rd, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know! I was really upset b/c I didn't find out it wasn't coming back until AFTER I watched the finale.

There was talk of a movie or something to wrap it all up, but that never happened.
cassiopeia7: Clint: The Man With No Namecassiopeia7 on June 23rd, 2012 12:22 am (UTC)
Oooh, don't remind me! When those boneheads cancelled Carnivále, I was ready to storm HBO headquarters with pitchforks and nuclear weapons. *is still bitter*

The average temperature has been... around 35° degrees celsius, but I'm sure it reached 40 at some points in the last week.

O_O Eeek. There were a few days here when we got up to maybe 37-38C . . . and this here cold-loving chick was NOT happy. I feel your pain. (And hope you get a new desktop soon!)

Edited at 2012-06-23 12:23 am (UTC)
the female ghost of tom joad: clint any which way you canjanie_tangerine on June 23rd, 2012 09:48 am (UTC)
HOW DO YOU CANCEL SUCH AN INVENTIVE SHOW? Well, it still had a more satisfying ending than Deadwood (at least it felt like a closed chapter, Deadwood was just LET'S LEAVE PEOPLE HANGING SHALL WE) but ugh. It felt like a cheat that it was just two seasons long.

Don't tell me. I usually don't really like cold and I can live with Italian heat but NOT THIS EARLY, you're supposed to get 40° in August. ://// (Thanks! Hopefully I won't have to worry about the netbook frying every second.. ;) )
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the female ghost of tom joad: asoiaf >> jaime/brijanie_tangerine on June 24th, 2012 05:44 pm (UTC)
I KNOW REALLY? I'm still in awe of how good it was. I can't even. I feel privileged, lol.
elliotsmelliotelliotsmelliot on June 23rd, 2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
I have always wanted to try Carnavale. Good luck with the remaining exams.
the female ghost of tom joad: tangerinesjanie_tangerine on June 24th, 2012 05:51 pm (UTC)
It's an excellent show! I think you'd like it - if anything, I haven't seen quite anything like it and I don't think I will, but the way they left things hanging is a bummer. :/ and thank you!
goldenusagigoldenusagi on June 23rd, 2012 06:10 pm (UTC)

Hmm, that's a good point about the cancelled shows. HBO is usually very good about providing shows with an ending.
the female ghost of tom joad: sherlock (bbc) lestrade 2.0janie_tangerine on June 24th, 2012 05:54 pm (UTC)

I have no idea why they ended up canceling THOSE shows out of everything, but I can't remember others getting axed on that network :/ clearly they went and axed the good ones..
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the female ghost of tom joad: sopranosjanie_tangerine on June 24th, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
Apparently they like to pick the ones that I REALLY, REALLY like. :////

Thank you! Let's just hope I pass the one I have tomorrow, at least.. xD
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the female ghost of tom joad: kurt cobainjanie_tangerine on June 29th, 2012 10:31 pm (UTC)
Two went well, one was postponed, the other.. let's just cross fingers ;)

Watch it, it's GOOOOODDDDD! And omg I'm so in love with Kings. I kind of feel bad that my current attitude is 'omg I'm so glad I actually read the entire thing because I GET EVERY REFERENCE IN THIS', but hey, it was useful. And it just makes me appreciate the entire thing more.