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>> watched the battle of five armies dial it up to 11 over the course of three hours. the dragon goes lizardshit on laketown, refugees suffer, elves get all grabby for jewels, dwarven kings are cray-cray, then they reinterpret the battle of helm's deep for two hours. and while i can honestly say i enjoyed the journey, this movie was ridiculous. it just WENT FOR IT, and i kind of love it for that.
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>> witnessed some history-making television as the legend of korra ended. my quibbles about the awkward cg aside, this finale was excellent in terms of animation, demonstration of character development, and resolutions for its main cast. like everyone else, i'm sad to say goodbye, but i think the send off was well executed. in a way, we ended where we started with avatar: a southern watertribe girl on an adventure, full of hope for the future.
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>> needed a break from all these emotionally draining endings, so i plowed through the long haul. even when you know the formula of these books ("let me tell you a story of escalating familial dysfunction"), it's always entertaining to see just how far kinney pushes it. this volume: baby pigs and breaking and entering. good times for all ages!
so this week i learned that the hobbit is the lord of the rings and the legend of korra is avatar: the last airbender—wait, that can't be right...
we're on the cusp of christmas, and i'm simultaneously impatient for the damn holiday to get here and trepidatious of the inevitable post-holiday blues. all the prep is done—tree, decor, cards, gifts, wrapping, snacks—which makes for a very relaxing run-up, but it also means that i've got time to notice just how much everything else slows down this time of year. folks are spending less time on social medial (a good and probably necessary thing for them, i'm sure), which means i'd better find something else to do with all this free time.
guess i'd better get some serious knitting done, lest i have nothing to talk about next week!