While parts of the world hold their collective breaths in anticipation of the recently touted and well publicized Rapture of alleged Biblical proportions, why don't the rest of us relax and do something else? Like what, you ask? How about going on with the rest of our lives? Serously.
Even if I thought the Rapture existed and was actually beginning at a particular time, is that a reason to stop everything for wait for it? Hardly. And since I don't believe in it, even more reason not to sit around waiting for someone to beam me up.
Oh wait, I don't think I'm going. I write naughty stories, don't you know? Some of which contain *whispers* sexual congress among consenting adults. Oh no! Le gasp! Whatever shall I do?
Keep on living.
If nothing else, I bet this strange but not isolated incident in man's history spawns a number of Rapture related/titled books and stories, and at least one porno. And it sure is gaining publicity for the guy who came up with it all. Like he didn't figure on that, right?
Most of the shows I watch have had their season finales. The Borgias is tomorrow night. I hear it's been renewed, which is excellent news.I'm surprised that there is nothing on Amazon yet for the DVD. After all, I found pre-order links for the second season of Justified when it had barely begun, so I figured The Borgias would be up by now. I'd buy it for Cesare alone. Top Chef Masters should have another four episodes or so by my calculation. I don't find it as interesting as Top Chef Allstars. I hope they start a new season of Top Chef after that, which should be #8.
After the attack, Catherine goes to work in the Public Defender's office, while she and Vincent have formed a close symbiotic relationship, which is the heart of the series. Vincent cannot walk the earth where people might see him because of his differences. She cannot be part of his world because she has a world of her own. Although they cannot be together, they are never truly apart.
It's the most romantic show ever, and even time has not dimmed its impact on me. I find Vincent not only attractive but very romantic, kind, considerate and gentle (except when he's pissed off). Yes, I said it - Vincent is hot! Their romance is epic. One of my favorite parts of the show is when Vincent, through their shared bond, realizes that Catherine is in trouble, and goes to her. It makes me tingle to even imagine having someone love me so very much that he would be there for me like that. It's a classic series, one that I'll never forget. Someday I'd like to write my own Beauty and the Beast story, perhaps even make it m/m.
I recently watched my first Eleventh Doctor episode. For those who don't know what I'm talking about, and I imagine there are a few, I'm referring to Doctor Who, a British sci-fi children's series which has been going on since the 1960's. Doctor Who is a Time Lord who comes from the planet Gallifrey, has two hearts and has lived for many years (just how long depends on the writers, who tend to forget their own canon). So far there have been eleven of these gentlemen, each with his own unique style and personality. How does this happen, you wonder? Well, the Doctor has this wonderful ability, known as regeneration. When he reaches the end of one life cycle - presto changeo, here comes another Doctor to carry on the previous one's work, all memories intact. Quite a handy thing to do - overcomes death, and keeps the actors on their toes, knowing that they can and will be replaced. The longest running Doctor episode-wise was the Fourth doctor, played by Tom Baker and his scarf. He's my favorite, I have to admit, and I met him first.
I've seen all of the Doctors through Seven, and then there was a large gap. The Eighth Doctor appeared in a movie, not the TV series (played by curly haired Paul McGann) and it wasn't until a few years ago that the series, which was on a bit of a hiatus, returned, with Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor. I finally watched that season, which was wonderful. He only did one season, to be replaced by David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor (you may remember him from the HP film Goblet of Fire as the demented Barty Crouch). I've seen a couple of his episodes, including the Runaway Bride, whom I cosplayed at 2010's Archon. Now there is an Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, and I watched one of his, at my Sarah's behest. I have to admit that I was curious to see this episode, because it was penned by Neil Gaiman.
Well, since I'm not being Raptured, guess I should find something to do with myself, eh? Luckily I have edits to finish, books to beta, books to write and books to read, and shows and movies to watch!
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