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Many happy returns of the day to snacky. Apologies for the lateness; I was up north for the weekend.

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I am going to change the name of this LJ because it's the only way I am ever going to bring myself to write in it again, for various reasons which do not bear public examination. So if you see an odd name on your LJ list in the next week or so, that's who it is. Probably.

I'm also going to reshape my reading list. I mostly quit reading people who hadn't updated, hadn't answered email, or when it was a user name and I couldn't remember who the hell the person behind it was.

Accordingly, it is defriending amnesty month. To be honest it always is, though I am not fond of the process.

But please, have at it. Defriend away. Particularly if you don't want to hear about UK politics; what is wrong with The Wire (1. Insufficient spaceships. 2. Not enough frocks); Spooks; music; Doctor Who and whatever else I can think of.

It's probably blasphemy but I like the adaptation of North & South even better than the 1995 Pride & Prejudice, despite soggy Colin Firth. I feel as though my world has wobbled slightly on its axis.

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laurashapiro
Nov. 10th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
I shall be looking for the new you.
noelleleithe
Nov. 10th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
We shall update our interests list to read "being fill-in-the-blank's minion"!
angstville
Nov. 10th, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
I've been missing you and thinking about you - and that's not a blatant suck-up to keep me on the list! hee!

As a Wire devotee, I recognize it's not for everyone and I'd like to hear why it's not for you.
musesfool
Nov. 10th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
I am interested in your take on The Wire! And also in discovering your new name!
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cofax7
Nov. 10th, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
... like I'm going to defriend. Hah!

Have I failed to reply to email? If so, my most profuse apologies. Things here are getting kind of fraught, and it's easy to let things slip. Linkspam is easier than dealing with the actual substance of my life at the moment.

Spooks! ::flails::

I have to go finish watching 802 now.
k2daisy
Nov. 10th, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
Frocks are very, very important.
leiliaxf
Nov. 10th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
but are they important...on spaceships?
leiliaxf
Nov. 10th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
but....I love being infinitemonkeys Minion!

Please to continue with your pithy commentary on all things political, social, fannish and insane. I thoroughly enjoy hearing you rant away...
barkley
Nov. 10th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
Oooh, how far have you gotten in the Wire. I've bought two episodes. I haven't started yet. I might have to push that to the front to keep up with your lj.
suzanne_laura
Nov. 10th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
Better than the 1995 P&P - that is high praise indeed! I better move that one up on my Netflix queue.
comice
Nov. 10th, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC)
I'm with you there, pally!
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parthenia14
Nov. 10th, 2009 09:53 am (UTC)
I have also been missing you. I look forward to discovering the new you and much discussion of UK politics. *insert gloomy face here* *that's the subject, you understand*

Incredibly depressed on all manner of levels by The Sun, Alan Johnson, Gordon Brown, all of them.
7tree_hugger
Nov. 10th, 2009 10:34 am (UTC)
As a lurker who doesn't even write much that interesting anyway I hereby promise not to throw a strop should the defriending amnesty catch one in its net.

However, must just take this opportunity to say glad you've resurfaced, the lack of rantage was getting a tad worrying. I look forward to solving the mystery of the new name.
lilydale
Nov. 10th, 2009 12:00 pm (UTC)
I know it's blasphemy that I think almost everything I have ever seen on TV is better than the 1995 Pride & Prejudice. Please still keep me on the friends list despite the above. *g*
timesink
Nov. 10th, 2009 12:17 pm (UTC)
Rare and newly-named rants are better than no rants at all.

Hi!
curiouswombat
Nov. 10th, 2009 12:39 pm (UTC)
I had wondered where you were - people 'disappearing' is one of the mysteries of LJ.

The thing in UK politics that makes me feel ranty at the moment is not that Gordon Brown's mother must have been frightened by a Manx cat during her pregnancy, but that stupid woman ranting and raving about the fact that GB (who I really don't like) took the time to write to her personally, on the death of her son, rather than sending a 'Dear insert-name-here' letter. I am sad that her son died - but I have begun to turn off the news to avoid her before I start sending her poison-pen letters...
snacky
Nov. 10th, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the birthday wishes!

Whenever people mention how much they love North & South, I always immediately think of the John Jakes' book and US tv miniseries from the 1980s, and I wonder, "is it Patrick Swayze's historically-accurate-Civil-War-era mullet that inspires such devotion?" But then I remember everyone else is classy, and I'm the only one who looks back on crap teevee with such fondness.
vonniek
Nov. 10th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
That North & South adaptation is *gorgeous* -- the music, the cinematography (those shots of the cotton fluffs blowing around Thornton in this factory... *swoons*), and of course, Richard Armitage. That was the first thing I saw Armitage in and boy, did he ever leave an impression.

Overall, I think P&P is made with more eye to detail, but I find myself reaching more for the N&S DVDs when I'm in a mood for some period-wallow as well.

I have both eps of Spooks downloaded and have yet to watch them (shockingly remiss of me, I know) because I had my media-brain unexpectedly hijacked by Mad Men over the weekend. I aim to rectify this ASAP and find out what Harry and co. are up to. Maybe tonight!

Since I have vested interest in all the items you listed above (including how The Wire might be improved upon by visitations from well-garbed aliens from outer space) I suppose I shall keep reading you. Ah, well.

(Glad to see you about, even for briefly!)
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