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For some reason Tivo did not record the season finale of Sleepy Hollow!!!! ARGH. There's ONE major problem with relying on technology instead of watching everything live.

Of course, it may be because my poor old two-channel Tivo struggles under the might of Monday nights, anyway.

What we did watch last night was Masterpiece's broadcast of S3 E1 of Sherlock, which was, I think, my favorite episode so far. I enjoyed it tremendously (and didn't blame John in the least... and I like Mary, too). It was fun.

I have had a mild/slightly-more-than-mild headache most of the afternoon, of the sort that makes me feel vaguely nauseous. Blah. I hope a little dinner helps some. My neck and shoulders have tightened up again, making me wonder if I can swing the price of Massage Envy again (I stopped it when I bought Idris, to help make the car payment).

I have found that everyone on my friends' list has been making long, interesting posts which I have found myself needing to skim the last few days because of the late shift schedule (and I forgot what I was doing this weekend, but I actually wasn't on the computer much); if I didn't comment on a post, I still may have read it, just didn't have a chance to say anything. (Basically, if anyone said anything they think I might have been interested in, let me know and I'll check!)

I'm desperately tired today anyway; I have found that since my illness, I haven't been able to sleep well without some kind of assistance (it went from cold medication to plain ol' Benadryl, which the nurse-practitioner at the clinic recommended to keep my sinuses dry); last night I didn't take anything and I lay awake for a few hours, slept fitfully, woke several times, got up to go to the bathroom at least three times, etc. Blah, again. I may break down and take something tonight, but I don't know about tomorrow, since on Thursday I have to work the early shift because I have a dentist's appointment on Thursday... and for the first time in my life, I actually find myself looking forward to having a cavity worked on, because it's hurt quite a bit off and on since my dentist first pointed it out. (Plus, I actually like my new dentist -- they actually seem to listen to me and are very good with me, finally starting to ease my life-long terror of dentists...)

And of course tonight's NCIS is a repeat. Figures. I could easily have watched Sleepy Hollow.

Speaking of television, I'm glad I stuck with Dracula. I still don't think it's great, by any means, but they have the best version of Renfield EVER filmed.

Okay, I should do something while I eat my frozen pizza (it's Totino's!). We're livin' large.


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Jan. 22nd, 2014 02:14 am (UTC)
Good luck with the dentist!

I cannot help you with Sleepy Hollow. I watched bits of it while working on stuff; and I have no way to record anything.
Jan. 22nd, 2014 02:46 am (UTC)

So it goes! We'll check and see if Fox has it online and catch up that way.
Jan. 22nd, 2014 02:48 am (UTC)
You're welcome.

I'm sure you'll be able to find it somewhere.
Jan. 22nd, 2014 02:18 am (UTC)
I'm enjoying Dracula, too, and ITA about Renfield. I thought I'd heard it wasn't being renewed, which is a shame if it's true.

Feel better and sleep well.
Jan. 22nd, 2014 02:48 am (UTC)
Oh, that is a shame, if so. It was starting to get good (it started slow, but it improved). Of course, they may be able to wrap it up as a mini-series; it could be self-contained (and might suffer if it went on too long).

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Jan. 22nd, 2014 02:48 am (UTC)
Thanks! That'll work.
Jan. 22nd, 2014 03:33 am (UTC)
OH NO. I haven't seen the finale either or Sherlock (I'm still at least a week if not two before Christmas in my viewing).

I hope you start feeling better soon.

Yeah Dracula isn't that good (I'm mostly bored with it.) I do like Dracula himself and you're right about Renfield. He's actually interesting
Jan. 22nd, 2014 04:32 am (UTC)
We have the link to Fox, we'll stream it if it's available! (Thank goodness for modern technology!)

Thanks, I hope so, too. I'm hoping it just the sinus infection lingering and not something new.

It is kinda boring, but I like the actors and I like the general premise, it's just written kinda stupidly -- very stilted; the actors seem to be doing the best they can with it, but why make Greyson American? Rhys-Meyers is British, why not make him British? He does an okay American accent (he was better as Elvis--his Southern accent is better than his "nondescript American), but I think he'd be more natural as a Brit.

Jan. 22nd, 2014 04:53 am (UTC)
good luck with the tv and the illness.

Yeah this is one of the things that bugs me. I guess they thought if he was a rich Brit then all the other rich Brits he's attacking would already know him so now he's American. My question is why not European then? And for that matter shouldn't his quarrel be with the Romanians? I get that he's after the organization but it seems weird it would be a British one in the time period he was first converted into a vampire.

This is one of those ones where it works better if we don't over think it. But yes it is very stiff. I do like that they are trying to make Mina into more than a secretary (though in her time period that was daring enough I suppose). I'm still trying to figure out if I'm meant to hate Lucy and Jonathan or feel sorry for them.
Jan. 23rd, 2014 01:45 am (UTC)
Yeah, I liked Lucy, then she seduced Jonathan, and... ??? Beats the heck out of me.

All those kind of organizations are British. Looms large in the lore. :)
Jan. 23rd, 2014 02:28 am (UTC)
yeah since that'll really help get Mina into the Boston marriage Lucy is hoping for.

Yes, yes it does. I was thinking of something along the Buffy lines for dreamspinner's YA line and I thought well he's British...now wait a minute. If I do it, he'll be Hungarian or Croatian or something
Jan. 23rd, 2014 03:02 am (UTC)
Probably smart. Even my anti-vampire organization is British...

Jan. 23rd, 2014 03:15 am (UTC)
That's true it is. In Machiavelli Moon, mine started in Greece
Jan. 23rd, 2014 04:09 am (UTC)
Actually, now that you mention it, the Hiera Sacra probably DID originate in Greece or Rome, as that's where Amanda originally came from. It's just come to be based in England. It is older than the British Empire.

I know more about my vampires than I do my vampire hunters. I should do a write-up on them...
Jan. 23rd, 2014 04:35 am (UTC)
Well that makes sense.

that might help. I think I mentioned it that if you see me attempting larger works without character sheets and the like to slap me senseless. Between Kept Tears and If Two of Them Are Dead, I had to do SO much work and rereading to get the promo and art info sinc e I had tried to keep it all in my head.
Jan. 24th, 2014 12:48 am (UTC)
I have character sheets and a timeline for the main characters (and a lot of the background), but I've never done a writeup on the Hiera Sacra.

What bothers me is I've made timeline entries and then come back to them and can't remember AT ALL what story I had in mind when I put them on the timeline...
Jan. 24th, 2014 02:22 am (UTC)
Oh geez. That is bad. I'd laugh only... I've done that too

I see you survived the dentist
Jan. 22nd, 2014 07:11 am (UTC)
Hulu has Sleepy Hollow, and you can try it for free sometimes up to two months. But then I don't have Tivo and just use Roku to access stuff through the TV. At the time it was cheaper than getting an Xbox and much more simple to use. An eighty year old member of my mother's church reccomended it to us and I am glad she did.
Jan. 23rd, 2014 04:09 am (UTC)
Jan. 22nd, 2014 12:09 pm (UTC)
Loved the opening of Sherlock. And I'll be looking to see what you think about Sleepy Hollow! :)
Jan. 23rd, 2014 04:10 am (UTC)
I liked all the "plausible" scenarios. Also, John trying to strangle Sherlock? Priceless.

Hopefully we'll see it tomorrow or Saturday, depending on time...
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