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I'm a bundle of stress today so when the news broke that Netflix is developing and producing a drama series based on The Witcher I was like, yes! and thank you, and had to resist the urge to roll around the floor in a brief moment of happiness. If anyone can turn the Witcher Saga into the kick-ass tv show it's meant to be, it's Netflix. My hopes, they are high. (And yet the pessimist in me keeps chanting, please don't let them fuck it up. I hate that asshole.)

In related news, [community profile] tv_talk is fab. I haven't had time to participate in the discussions but I really appreciate what they're doing with the place. They just posted handy lists of this year's renewals and cancellations for example.

As far as the cancellations go, I will be forever mad about Sweet/Vicious. I realize that it was a miracle that a show like that even made it on the air, but damn it, the world deserved more than one season of it. I'm also very sad about The Catch's early demise, it was delightful and had an amazing cast.

On the other hand, I'm thrilled that Agents of SHIELD and iZombie made the cut as I was very worried about both. I'm also very happy that we're getting another season of Fresh Off the Boat (it's hard to find comedy that's actually funny/entertaining to me), Into the Badlands (a cinematographic and choreographic masterpiece), Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (weird as hell and just as entertaining), Imposters (Maddie isn't good for anyone but hooboy, girlcrush), and... basically every other show I watch because considering *vague handwave at state of the world* I can use all entertainment that I can get.

I can't believe Timeless was cancelled and then immediately uncancelled. I mean don't get me wrong, Matt Lanter has a very nice face that I enjoy looking at very much so yay, renewal! But what the heck happened there?
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I must have broken up with Peter Capaldi's Doctor about five times now. I keep trying because it's Doctor Who and when Doctor Who is good it is the light of my life. Seriously, good Doctor Who brings me so much joy. But Twelve just isn't my Doctor. Ten was, and I really liked Eleven during the Pond era. Despite Moffat being... Moffat, the first time I really lost touch with Eleven was when Clara showed up. That's funny to me now because I really grew to like Clara towards the end, even though I only watched the show sporadically then. Anyway, all this is to say that I had given up on Twelve yet again, skipping the latest specials, but couldn't resist taking a peek at new Companion in action. I'll be honest: after watching the First Look trailer, I thought she would be horribly annoying. But nope, she's great! Really wonderful, actually. Turns out that was just a really, really bad First Look trailer. (I mean, it had Daleks. Daleks are most emphatically Not My Thing.) So for now Twelve and I are on again. Or should I say, Bill and I are on? Either way, I look forward to the next episode. (Note to self: figure out if it's necessary to catch up with the specials to understand what's up with the vault storyline.)

You know what else happened? Legion happened. I caught some buzz on ye olde Twitter timeline and thought hmm, best check that out. You guys, I knew nothing, I was completely unprepared. I didn't even know it was an X-Men show! I mean I got an inkling at the end of the first episode, but by then my mind had already been blown to confused little bits. I stuck with it though, and it didn't get any less weird, but having finished it a couple of days ago, I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. What a bizarre yet awesomely executed piece of TV.
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I promised you an update and you shall have an update. So, what's been going on with me these past mumblemumble years?

On the personal side, in short: same job, same apartment, still single, but hey, I have a dog now! (I KNOW. I was totally going to go for a couple of purrtastic kitties but I'm a hermit you guys, the last thing I needed was two more reasons to get out of the house even less.) There have also been some health developments, some good, some less so. I think I'll touch on all of that in more detail (and with puppy pictures because she is adorable) under f-lock (what's the right word for that on DW? gosh, I'm rusty). I've always been a little twitchy about posting personal stuff publicly, and at this point I don't think that's ever going to change.

Sort of in-between-ish, I recently got into bulletjournaling, and notebooks, and fountain pens, and different inks, and just, *twirls*. I have always had a thing for all things pen & paper but right now I'm really enjoying the hell out of it. I went from zero to a frankly stupid amount of fountain pens (did you know that you can get a Platinum Preppy for like, $4? damn, son!), and my desk is littered with ink samples. Oops?

Fannishly, things have calmed down a lot for me. I still consume a ton of media (tv shows, mostly) and enjoy chatting about them and occasionally I will brave Tumblr to look at all the pretty gifs and artworks, but I haven't felt like I'm in a fandom in a very long while. I do miss the excitement but I never quite got the hang of Tumblr and so I've been floating around, mostly enjoying whatever fic or artwork my Twitter timeline linked my way.

My fic and book reading have also declined dramatically, and I don't want to point fingers but that's totally mainly the puppy's fault. Who knew dogs ate up so much time, eh? The last book series I read (devoured, more like) was The Raven Cycle and it was so good. The next book I read will probably be a Dresden Files installment, whichever one came out as paperback last. (I always wait for the paperback.)

The puppy is also responsible for the drastic decline in gaming time. Will I ever finish The Witcher 3? I hope so, that game is amazing in so many ways. I need to know how Geralt's story ends, damn it! (ILY Geralt, don't leave me.)

The good thing about TV is that you can consume it while you do chores, and brush your dog's ridiculously high-maintenance fur, so the list of TV shows I watch continues to be way too long: 12 Monkeys, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Emerald City, Fresh Off the Boat, Good Behavior, Imposters, Into The Badlands, iZombie, Killjoys, Lucifer, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Mary Kills People, Orphan Black, Preacher, Powerless, Riverdale, Sense8, Supergirl, Sweet/Vicious, Teen Wolf, The Catch, The Flash, The Librarians, The Magicians, The Originals, This Is Us, Timeless, and Wynonna Earp. Whew!

And then there are the Marvel movies of course. Damn you Marvel movies, you even got me excited for the next Thor. (How fun was that trailer? SO FUN.)

There, now you're all up to date. :)
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Officially moved to Dreamwidth. Odd thing is, I had been out of touch with LJ/DW in so long that I assumed making it official would be nothing but a technicality. And now here I am, updating my interests and my bio and marveling that my reading page is actually active. It's almost giving me old-school fandom vibes? To the point where I want to... post stuff?

I'm a little bit excited, not gonna lie, and plan to ride that wave until it crashes (although my hope is that it won't). As the title suggests, this is just a quick 'hi!'. I plan on catching y'all up on my life and current fannish interests as soon as I get the chance. :)
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1) Yes, I am still around. (On Twitter, for the most part.)

2) Due to the newest uproar surrounding LJ (servers moved to Russia, TOS changes) this is now an archival account. If I ever start posting again (and it's not like I don't have a hankering, I just never seem to get around to it), it will be at Dreamwidth.

3) If you want to keep in touch, you're very welcome to add me on either site.

4) It was a wild ride, LJ. RIP.