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Yesterday I saw Black Swan and then went into a store where they sell straight razors. Then I walked around for a while going "AAAAH." Today was filled, once I finally finished the pre-job-training stuff I had to get through, with safe things like taking pictures of the snow, knitting, and listening to LPs just because I could.

I'm sure everyone who's even vaguely interested in Yuletide has been having a fabulous time over there already, but I feel the need to point out that someone has written a "13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" story. I feel a certain kinship with this person for, uh...reasons that need not be discussed here.

Here it is: One of Many Circles. It's quite lovely, and appropriately pensive and wintry.

Oh, and this: No Reservations: Narnia. I've seen like twelve minutes of Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" show, and I only ever made it halfway through the Narnia books, but I love this story. It's vivid and joyful, both fulfilling the premise and somehow transcending it. It also makes me hungry.

(This reminds me that a little while back, I found what may be the only Anthony Powell fan fiction on these here internets. It entertains me about 5,000% as much as it is likely to entertain most of the Internet-frequenting population.)

Date: 2010-12-30 06:19 am (UTC)
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Oh my God, Narnia. (Oh my Aslan?) Incredible!

I assume you've seen the Goodnight Moon one?

Date: 2010-12-30 07:43 pm (UTC)
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Is Black Swan insanely scary? I've been meaning to see it and then backing out.

Date: 2010-12-30 09:27 pm (UTC)
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I am also a cinematic wimp. No matter how unrealistic the scenario, I WILL get scared at whatever the filmmakers want me to find scary. I tend to be less scared by body-horror scariness, as you put it, and more by suspense (people lurking behind doors, bloody clues left in abandoned rooms, etc). I watched the first two episodes of Sherlock with a friend the other day, and she could not understand why I was terrified out of my wits; then I made the mistake of watching part of the third episode by myself, and I'm still having trouble sleeping.

But anyway! The lesson I'm taking away from your description is that I should wait until Black Swan comes out on DVD, and then watch it WITH someone.


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