* THANK YOU to all my flisters who voted in this week's Idol! I made it through and we are now down to FOUR finalists! Season 10 began in November LAST YEAR!! This is one helluva crazy writing game. I've been playing for three seasons now and although I am EXHAUSTED I really love love love therealljidol
. I'm not sure what the future holds for Idol....but I can't imagine that it will stay on LiveJournal exclusively, if at all. Great prompt this week, due Monday evening. Looking forward to spending Sunday writing!
* Two episodes into Westworld
and I'm absolutely HOOKED. Who else is into this show? I can see why Manson was so in love with Evan. It's nice to have a show again that The Viking is into as well. Other than that, I'm watching The Originals
when I'm alone.
* Kidling2 and I watched the tv version of It
last night in anticipation of this weekend's release of the new It
. It doesn't hold up. At all. And that's okay. I don't think this new film is going to be anything more than a new-fangled scary movie with an amazing Pennywise. And that's okay, too. If King's 1,100 page novel can be used to create more deep horror than I support it. The new Pennywise alone makes the effort worth the while. The heart of the issue is that the novel IS FRIGHTENING. Almost beyond belief. And not because of jump scare but because of what It is and what It represents. It really is an existential horror, a fear of the abyss. A horror version of Heart of Darkness and A Passage to India and all of Lovecraft's work. Anyone on the flist interested in a read/reread together? We could form an online bookclub?