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Feb. 20th, 2011

# This is what happens when I haven't got a meme to keep me writing. Laziness & long silences.

# The niece learned what the fourth wall is today, and that it can be broken. We were all watching a fairy tale movie and at some point the grandparents started talking about the actress who played the devil's grandmother, and suddenly my niece realised that there's a difference between character and actor. And then spent a lot of time asking about whether the evil stepmother was really (meaning the actress) evil, the evil king was really an evil king, Hans really a Hans, etc. Whether or not the devil (again, meaning the actor) really had three golden hairs. It was absolutely fascinating. At least I could reassure her that the horse was really a horse.

(Next step: suspension of disbelief.)

# Re: TW rewatching - 'Rhea Silvia' as a password to protect dangerous stuff that mustn't be touched, or else? Someone was having a laugh with the classical references in S1.

What's also interesting is that while I generally appreciated almost every episode more so far, DMW is the only one I like less every time I see it. I've even half-reconciled myself to Sleeper, which, considering how badly I reacted to it initially, is saying something, but DMW is one of the few episodes that I'm inclined to say is objectively bad. An actual, visual personification of death is a terrible idea on just about every level, even more so on a show that has no lack of stories that deal with death in a much better, subtler, and in the end also much more effective manner. There's one really good scene in the whole episode, and that's Jack and Owen talking about death and forever and how unfair it all is in the police cell.

ADitD is still pure brilliancy, though.

# Another week of work to survive before a much needed holiday. I can do that. Somehow.

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adriansoncrusoe
Feb. 21st, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
hahaha ! the horse was really a horse... :)))))))
solitary_summer
Feb. 21st, 2011 11:02 pm (UTC)
Probably rather less pristine white when it isn't in front of the camera, but that would have been taking it too far... ;)
adriansoncrusoe
Feb. 22nd, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
:P :)
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