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>> vicariously participated in the third quarter quell courtesy of catching fire. despite fan love of these movies, i remain underwhelmed by them, but keep watching out of...completist compulsion. i do wonder how the two-movie adaptation of mockingjay will fare, considering the sheer hell every character goes through before the ashes green over.
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>> picked up an american comic for a change, since there's been good buzz about ms. marvel. i liked it—the art style especially—and will keep reading, but i have no clue wtf is up with kamala's random shifting. don't mind this n00b, watching marvel movies and s.h.i.e.l.d. and ignoring the comics.
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>> burned through the twist collective spring/summer 2014 issue, eagerly drinking in the fresh colors and textures. i admit there wasn't a lot i felt compelled to cast on, but it was good to take inspiration for the warm weather season. always good to have some ideas floating around the back of your head when summer starts discouraging thoughts of sweaters and socks.
>> discovered that i very much don't like saccharine cozy mysteries about quaint seaside towns with quaint folks and quaint yarn shops where quaint women pull together and decide whodunit over shellfish fettuccine and wine. maybe i just got a bad one (and it was a stretch to enjoy a book in this vein, anyway), but ugh.
to cleanse my brain of the overwrought similes and repetitive paragraphs, i'm treating myself to a day out. time to plug back into the world with some farmer's marketing, downtown window shopping, and (obviously) browsing of knitting materials. i definitely feel the need for a recharge, and this should be just the thing.