Fixations of the Week:
Han Solo Fiction:
I’ve had this book on my shelf for years, but decided it was time to dive in considering the origin story film is coming out at the end of May, and I want to have as much irrelevant Han Solo information in my brain as possible. After finishing the book, I ordered the next two off Paperback Swap, and then downloaded the new Han Solo comic series on Hoopla. I devoured it in no time flat and now I’m reading Poe’s first trade on the same app. If your library has Hoopla, by the way, I highly recommend using it for books and movies/TV alike. It makes reading and finding some more indie films SO MUCH EASIER.
Rereading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
While reading the book this time around, I realized how incredibly strong and resilient the female characters are, especially Hermione and Ginny. Without Hermione pushing things along, the boys would never have figured out where the Chamber is, how to get into it, or who was petrifying students. Oh and Ginny? That girl should have gone insane. She should have dropped out of wizard school and possibly the wizarding community altogether after what she went thought her first year at Hogwarts. SHE STRANGLED CHICKENS WITH HER BARE HANDS. And yet she’s back the next year as though nothing happened. And then eventually she marries her childhood crush. I knew I liked book Ginny way more than movie Ginny, but this book really brought that to light for me. Much love for the ladies in Chamber of Secrets.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Since I got back, I’ve been watching an episode or two during my lunch break (when I take one) and it’s delightfully bad. I love it to death. The stories make so little sense, and the messages at the end only vaguely relate to the plot of the episodes, and yet, I can’t look away. I have a feeling that if I’d watched it as a youngen I’d have been cynical and hateful, but as a (kind of) adult, I’m completely into it. Major recco for He-Man and his dumb human persona Prince Adam. Also Skeletor’s crew is grossly mismanaged.
Coco Vs. GiftedAlright. Here’s a fact about me: I hate crying. I talk myself out of it if I can. I tend to remove myself from a situation and then stand around chanting “there’s no crying in baseball” if at all possible. I bite my lip, I yell at myself in my head, I make jokes. I am a super healthy human being in touch with their emotions. This only applies, however, to real life situations. When the situations are fictional, all bets are off. Usually.
Jer and I went and saw Coco last weekend and that movie completely racked me. We were in a movie theatre full of kids and their parents, however, and I was not about to be the adult woman sobbing audibly as the children were only mildly moved by the storyline. I’m not going to spoil anything here, but it’s a movie about the day of the dead so I’m sure you can extrapolate some of what made me cry. Jer and I were both a mess afterwards, actually, but he doesn’t have the same hesitation to let his emotions show. Actually, when he, Cody, and I saw Inside Out were all misty-eyed and cracking jokes by the end of the movie because we were trying to balance the tears with, like, being functioning people again.
FRED IS FINE. JUST SO WE’RE CLEAR. BY THE END OF EVERYTHING, FRED IS FINE. But he suffers a little at the hands of a rather heartless woman and I honestly LOST MY SHIT and paused the movie to force Sif to snuggle with me. I involuntarily shouted at the television about the injustice Fred was forced to endure.
Custody battle? I was fine. Dealing with a sibling who couldn’t fight off her demons? Sad, but okay. One photo of Fred at the pound instead of Mary’s loving arms? Excuse me, I have something in my eye and it’s my finger, trying to wipe away all these tears.
So I need to stop watching movies that find ways to make me cry.
In the meantime, Sif refuses to leave me alone until she’s sure I’m okay.
This stupid app with its twice-daily live trivia game where you can win real money is ruining my life and I have to go because it’s about to go live for the 3:00 round.
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