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So, IDK if you all knew this, but Wonder Woman has a movie now? :D?

I don’t even know how to begin talking about this, but my thoughts are still super loud so I’m going to have a go.

I really loved it? Which I’m so desperately relieved about because that was NOT a given? Like I went to see it by myself Thursday (well, after a LOT of dithering, [personal profile] shinyjenni and I went to the same showing but sat separately and went home separately so we could deal with our feelings at our own pace) and it was a REALLY SOLID CALL. It took me the better of Friday to work out how I felt about it, beyond relief I hadn’t just hated it outright.

I guess what I’m trying to say is the possibility that I could have an easy, straightforward response to this movie was pretty remote, and I was so wound up about actually seeing it, that I sort of forgot I would then...have seen it? And have to deal with my reactions? Which is ridiculous with hindsight, but there you go.

It did do some things I REALLY HATED, some things I sort of liked but wish had been handled differently, but also loads of things I loved, so I’m happy.

And I dunno, I’ve also quite abruptly hit this wall of “I can tease my little sister cuz we’re family, but you better back off” about criticism so, there’s that.

Anyway.

A lot, and I do mean A LOT, of words behind the cut. Full of spoilers. )

OK. I’m not actually sure I covered everything I wanted to but my head does feel a little quieter.
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Emo grief times. )

I'm going to quit with this for now cuz I'm nominally at work and even though I am in an empty office by myself at the moment, half-crying on your 3rd day is not a good look. (I have a new job, it's fine but weird, it's temporary, I'm taking it very seriously as you can see. *rolls eyes*)
silly_cleo: A photo of my dog, with the text "missy moo!" (missy moo)
I feel like all I ever use DW for anymore is whining, but I really think writing this out will help me get it out of my head, so here I am.

CW for animal/pet death. )
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Two posts in the space of a month! Gosh! ;D But anyway I do have reason.

Tooth/dentistry woes. CN for that if it freaks you out, though I've skated over details. )
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Just so we're clear, I don't actually think of it that way, but I was rather boggled yesterday and so that's how I referred to it. (I spent the afternoon at Cara and Cathryn's, basically boggling.) I think tattoos are gorgeous and as of yesterday, I HAVE ONE. O.o

I've put photos up on twitter, facebook and tumblr, so if you follow me on any of those, you'll have probably seen already. (Here is the Tumblr post, if you have not, and are so inclined.) (Also if you wish to follow me on other social media platforms, do feel free!)

The tattoo is on my left collarbone/breast, and it's of the raven from Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. This seems like the right place to say I got it for Alex, a dear friend of mine who, as some of you know, died of cancer 5 years ago. This is the tattoo she talked about getting, and I've felt for some time I'd like to get it for her, as something (else) to remember her by. As I turn 30 this year, which is incidentally how old she was when she died, it felt like the right time too.

It was not as painful as I expected at the time, but as a trade, the aftercare is grosser than I'd given thought to. (I've been describing it as feeling like the descriptions of 'I Must Not Tell Lies' from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Also, where I got it done it was less painful than threading my upper lip, but went on for longer, and I expect that would vary from person to person, and area to area. Also, I've had lots of waxing, threading, and laser hair removal done over the years, so that helped in terms of what to expect, pain-wise. I found looking at it made it seem more painful. The weirdest part was undoubtedly how much it felt like drawing. Like when the artist was filling it in they were literally drawing in circles the way you would to fill something in with a biro or pencil.)

I have ideas for a few more, but am in no rush to implement them, partly due to gross. (It's healing fine, I'm just a wuss.)

I already love it to bits though, it's slightly unreasonable how much. <3

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