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Sun Jun 7th, 2015

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04:44 pm - "A day on which one did something slightly unusual"
Patched the study floor where my rolling desk chair has gouged a deep hole not merely in the industrial linoleum tile but the two inch planking beneath it. We shall see if this works- takes a few hours to dry and then I'm supposed to sand it (and then put new tile on top, which is not happening). But it calls itself cement, so possibly I'll be able to roll my chair over it in peace.

Then went for a swim at the local club, where I haven't been in four years in spite of good intentions. Didn't actually swim- walked in water as physiotherapist advises. Did this for maybe ten minutes and then was bushed. However if it lets me walk on land again, am prepared to continue the practice, especially if it stays warm enough that I can bike there in just a dress over my bathing suit, which simplifies changing etc. immensely. Today wasn't quite that warm, but the theory is it will be shortly.

Am not a fan of Elizabeth Bear, either as a writer or a person, but Karen Memory is keeping me pleasantly occupied. I fear we're coming to the point where All Goes Wrong and people must be rescued from the evil sadistic badguy, which is where I start to skim; but maybe she'll do something different for a change.

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Date:June 8th, 2015 01:53 am (UTC)
Do you have the facility to watch UK DVDs? If so, I must send you the DVD of the current tv adaptation of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell when it comes out. (I think you've read the book? By Susanna Clarke, and very good.) It's not perfect, but in this imperfect world it comes pretty close to achieving the goal of being a good adaptation of its source material.
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Date:June 8th, 2015 02:16 am (UTC)
Yes I can, if my XP doesn't die on me. I was just thinking last night how much I'd like to see it, and if it was up on youtube, and if I could somehow get Chrome to provide sound (a known bug with Chrome) if it was, which I doubt. So yes, would be very grateful indeed for a DVD of same.
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Date:June 8th, 2015 10:49 pm (UTC)
I'll make sure to get one and send it your way. There are another three weeks of the series to go (7 episodes - apparently they just couldn't manage to get it into 6), but I don't think that it'll take long for the DVD to come out after that. I think you will enjoy it. Maybe not quite Wo Xin Chang Dan, but definitely fun.
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Date:June 9th, 2015 12:18 am (UTC)
Thank you. I very much look forward to seeing this, and especially the Gentleman With The etc etc.

(I was going to say, at least I won't have to use subtitles for JSaMN, only remembering Sherlock, I probably will. ^_^)
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Date:June 9th, 2015 12:43 am (UTC)
The English accents throughout so far do vary quite interestingly and appropriately.

The Gentleman has had his whimsicality toned down a notch or two. I regret it, but I suppose that if they were to allow him his full speeches as given in the book, the series would need to be significantly longer.

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