I'm a little stunned and a bit embarrassed that I haven't made an entry for EIGHT MONTHS, especially since I seem to spend every waking minute online (enough to get a verbal warning at work - how cringe worthy!).
Oh well, time flies huh?
Aside from being busy at the job in fits and starts, I have been doing some kinda-spring cleaning. I've chopped down some overhanging tree limbs and gotten rid of those from the yard and now I am editing my possessions and re-organising my entire house.
This is happening in fits and starts as well. I pulled out all the stuff in the kitchen cupboards and pantry shelves, then there was a gap where I cooked out of cardboard boxes. Finally, I cleaned out the shelves, tossed or gave away what I didn't want or use and put everything else back in a slightly more logical order. Simple, yes? Next was the laundry cupboard, then the linen cupboard and also my bathroom cabinets. The current project is giving away random pieces of old unwanted furniture and to to that I am playing a chess game with myself as I move furniture from room to room.
You know that saying 'tidy desk, tidy mind'? I guess 'organised space, organised haitchem'? Wishful thinking I believe. Still, there are worse hobbies.
In the last eight months I have continued to lust after Alex Skarsgard in True Blood but have cheated on him with Gaspard Ulliel (french actor, look him up on imdb - YUMMO)
....and lately with Benedict Cumberbatch from Sherlock on BBC....
...along with brief, dirty flings with these two lovely men...
This is Joe Manganiello who plays Alcide on True Blood. Nghh.
Meet the lovely Jon Huertas (Castle, Generation Kill).
My fantasy life is exhausting me.
Regarding TV I have been totally seduced by the modern update of Sherlock by the BBC. The first section of the first episode 'A Study In Pink' had me marveling at how the writers on House MD basically lifted the characters House (Holmes) and Wilson (Watson) direct from Conan Doyle. Then I immediately forgot about that and instantly became sympathetic to the John Watson as portrayed by Martin Freeman. I was cheering on his bemused but capable actions through out the story.
It may be good to note here that I have a competence kink a mile wide. Benton Fraser twigged it, so does Brad Colbert in Generation Kill and now John Watson in Sherlock also joins that list. The shot he took through the window and his non reaction afterward would have tipped me over into full obsession if I hadn't already melted into a puddle of goo after his first meeting with Mycroft. Just that brief expression of amusement that barely covered the emotionless, calculated certainty that if Mycroft tried to push the issue, John would have to do something that he really wouldn't regret later.
Now, Sherlock Holmes - early thirties, pale, slender and a bit if a toff. Self proclaimed high functioning sociopath, childish egotist, a martyr to his own endlessly churning mind. His merciless sniping with the peripheral characters like Anderson and Donovan makes me choke with laughter. What is so interesting to me about this character is that I find him both fascinating and repulsive and desirable and adorable and irritating...I could go on!
That's what is really sucking me in, Sherlock's flaws. And his sarcasm. And his twitchy boredom complete with pouting tantrums. One minute he's a grown man with a working knowledge of 'adult themes' that he pulls out when he's faking humanity, and the next he's a petulant eight year old who is soooo bored and convinced the world owes him amusement.
I can't decide if his rudeness is him knowing
what is the wrong thing to say, not giving a shit and therefore deliberately and consciously being rude. Or not having the edit button we all learned while still aged in single digits, in which case his rudeness is a lack of familiarity with the social rules due to not caring about anything that doesn't immediately benefit him.
Basically it comes down to this for me; does he know the 'rules' and ignore them or manipulates them (sociopathy?) or is he actually closer to the Asperger's traits of social awkwardness? Either way, he's definitely a Narcissist. Magnificent bastard. His saving grace is his rapport with John Watson, those two are magic together.
Aside from Sherlock, Lestrade is a delight and I adore the actor who plays him. Rupert Graves, gorgeous gravelly voice, looks like he's constantly craving a cigarette and suppressing the urge to smack Sherlock over the head in the same manner of Gibbs in NCIS. Mycroft is a deliciously creepy upper class kingmaker, a bit like the power behind the throne style of Sir Humphrey Appleby from 'Yes, Minister'. Mycroft's creepiness stems from the idea that he is just as sociopathic as his younger brother but expresses it as a lust for true power, not the desire to be right
and to find out
that Sherlock can't stop pursuing.
It has cheered me to no end that the BBC has just announced a second season. Perhaps a longer run than three episodes? I can't wait!
Tags: alexander skarsgård, all about me, sherlock, true blood, tv boyfriends
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