Started watching “Arrow” on Netflix last night. Only 4 episodes in and it’s not great, but it sort of kills me that I like it better than Agents of SHIELD because I definitely could not have seen that coming. But even if they’re not super well written, at least Arrow has characters with actual motivations and backgrounds and believable interactions. SHIELD just sort of has caricatures saying quippy things back and forth to one another because the plot is telling them to. But yeah, Arrow is not nearly as terrible as I was expecting it to be.
Found something out about myself today. If you enjoy writing but get burnt out on it, the worst possible thing you can do is take a two month break from it. This is not the sort of thing that will “recharge your batteries”. This will make everything way worse.
But we were playing this classical music channel that plays epic movie scores so while I was slam dunking some apple pie into my gourd-hole, the Indiana Jones theme was playing. I felt so heroic eating that pie. I put my leather hat on, tightened my boots and pretended like I needed to eat that pie to save its life. Then the Olympics theme played. And I was like, YES, I am a champion of pie. Give me every medal.
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