Jul. 6th, 2010

patable2010: (Saxon)

Driving home last night at 10:30 the air was so full of haze there were times I couldn't see beyond the nose of the car. This was not fog or smog, it was smokiness from the fireworks going off all over the place. There were some seriously big boomers out there in addition to the usual sparklers, rockets and what-not. I just drove straight home and retreated to the basement to watch TV and pet the cat.

Before going to bed I found an old notebook and started making a list of things I might accomplish during the thirteen days Leofwyna is gone. All good intentions for the moment; we'll just see how that goes.

Anyway, after spending a quiet morning reading email and catching up on the computer I went to KFC for a late lunch and back at home I braved the potentially wet yard and got the entire lawn mowed except for the bit east of the garage which really was too wet still. It wasn't awfully hot, for a wonder, but the humidity was pretty thick so I did the work in two parts with a substantial resting period between.

Back in the house this evening the computer was hit with a virus so ended up with the 'check and connect' program 7-11 when that program dumped too. I called that in and was told I needed to arrange for a new modem tomorrow. With that I shut things down and headed to bed rather frustrated.
How do you feel when an adapted film's story deviates from the original material?

That's a major button being pushed for me. "The Postman" leaps to mind; much as I like Costner in the role I can't watch that movie with the story so incredibly scrambled from the book. When I first saw that in the theater I drove my sister nuts! about it.

On the other hand, I'm really happy with the way the LOTR trilogy was handled even though they had to make major cuts to manage the length of it. They didn't muck about with the sequence and I was able to forgive or ignore other things they did to it. My only major peeve was how they weakened Frodo at the ford. That was so totally unnecessary.


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