You know, I feel pretty busy, but maybe that’s just because I’m watching so many movies and television.
Life is busy, and including home-life, but still includes a fair amount of TV viewing.
Yesterday was my birthday. I am now 52–the same number of years old as there are weeks in the year. Also, the same number as their cards in a regular deck of cards, not counting jokers. Anything else?
In the last two weeks, my wife and youngest daughter have been away seeing my oldest daughter as she has finished her missions training program. Then they went onto another place to see my wife’s family, including her father who is hot well. My middle (and arguably nerdiest) child has remained home with me, as she is in the midst of her Year 12 studies, which are pretty demanding and certainly require her consistent attention.
But this has opened up room for a whole lot of TV and movies.
Wow, it’s only been a week and a day since my last catch-all post like this. What’s impressive about this is that on that occasion I wrote about watching the first season of Infinity Train with my daughters. Now, just a little bit later, we have already finished watching the rest of the series–seasons two, three and four.
There have been a couple of major family events in the last couple of weeks. My wife had surgery–nothing too dire, but still something that she is not fully recovered from. And my youngest daughter is celebrating her 16th birthday!
This is her at about one month.Continue reading Stuff I’ve Read, Watched, Done – April 18, 2022
For a long time I’ve been pondering over my list of my favorite fictional Artificial Intelligences.
This means things like robots, holograms, sentient computers, and so on from movies, TV shows, comics or books.
It’s been a couple of weeks and Star Trek Picard has now transformed itself into the peak of science fiction storytelling, putting all previous iterations of the franchise to shame.
In this week’s adventure on the School of Communication, I’m teaching on Writing & Composition, although in many ways I’m really talking about “Storytelling.” We’re looking at creative writing in general, and will be using some aspects of film to talk about story structure in general, and then will eventually get into writing short stories (which is the students’ assignment out of this week). It’s fun; I enjoy teaching.
Doctor Who has long been my favorite show, but until recently rewatchings of old episodes have been few and far between. This has changed in the last couple of years as I have been using birthday and Christmas money to buy some of the old episodes, usually enjoying them with one or two of my nerdier daughters. This year, though, my wife and I bought a year of Britbox for each other as a gift, which gives me access to nearly all of classic Who.