Maybe Enchantress was planned for INJUSTICE 2 before SUICIDE SQUAD bombed but the game play is … promising.

taking a couple weeks off (maybe less) and then getting started on the third Eleanor Parker sum-up. I was going do something else in between (Stillman) but I’m in the mood to go straight through.

MAJOR CRIMES has been something like a guilty pleasure. Or a sometimes pleasurable obligation. The show gave Felix G.W. Bailey, Tony (Anthony John for CRIME STORY fans) Denison, Michael Paul Chan (bit parts in big productions), Raymond Cruz (ALIEN 4 and JACK RYAN 3 and totally underappreciated) a third or fourth phase to their careers. THE CLOSER gave them something before it, but MAJOR CRIMES gave these actors some good material. After careers often without good material. And even after showrunner James Duff leaned full on melodrama, the actors kept it going. So that’s cool.

The rest of the cast is good too, for the most part, but those four actors are ones I never expected to get to play the same role for thirteen years. Not and have them still be good by the end. But they did it. So that’s cool.

(And, wow, apparently TNT ordered the show to do the four-part episodes and then clearly slashed their budget–especially for guest stars).

Anyway. That’s done. Though I do want to watch BATTLESTAR again now.

First trip to the Apple store for service in years. First time I’m not sure I trust the geniuses. The battery thing has them all very defensive.

I’m not a believer in New Year’s resolutions. Seems arbitrary and performative. I’m shocked there’s not an app for it. Link to Facebook, let your friends track your progress, chose your resolutions in a poll, et cetera. That said, I’m trying a couple things. More because I just had four consecutive days off twice in a row for the first time in years.

I’m having this awkward moment where I’m worried about a medication side effect but I’m also not sure it’s a bad one to have. Unfortunately, it’s the anti-anxiety/depression med so I don’t feel like I should be playing

Stats

One of the projects for 2018 is looking at Stop Button stats. Looking at is in writing about, I decided earlier. Give me something to do on the ol’ micro.blog.

X-men grand design is way too good

This season of CURB just became worth it for the Shucker.

I’ve had enough reminders today I’m not good at being social.

cool shit

I’m back to actively archiving The Stop Button. Because me shittalking a Friday the 13th needs to be preserved. But it’s getting me thinking about goals for the site. Are there any anymore? Do I have goals for moviewatching? Getting Woody Allen’s filmography watched and written about is a lot less compelling these days. And the best part of archiving it is making the zine-ish collections. If I’d had Pages when I was nine, I would’ve made some cool shit.

is BRIGHT worth hate-watching? I was thinking yes, but enough people are throwing dung on Ayer…

I’m trying some emulation stuff (of flipping Android) to make sure I don’t lose use of apps due to the iPhone battery thing 😝

I just realized I’m still paying AT&T for this iPhone 6s. Paying the same amount for a phone that does less.

I failed 2016. I failed 2017. 2018 has no great potential. It actually has less. Because I’ve burnt out on trying to appeal to new readers. I give up. Can I fail 2018 this bad if I take an incomplete.

I’m either sad or panicked. I thought getting some movie blog stuff done would make me feel… accomplished. But my computer situation is shit to the point I don’t even want to blog. I still want to write, though, which is good. Or not. Does it matter?

I’m seeing all these what’s good in 2017. Mine’s shit. Starting in May or so it’s all been going to shit. It feels like 2017 has been the downhill to a cliff edge and now I’m at the edge and I just want to fall. There’s nothing to hold on to. Maybe some weeds. Weeds aren’t sturdy

Not because I don’t think the wonderful mutuals could handle it but because they could and I can’t talk to people about it. I don’t want to talk about it. Talking about something means packaging it. Packaging it means considering it. I don’t want to consider. I want numb

The plus of having a (relative but not enough to get verified) amount of twitter followers is I’ve met some wonderful people who’ve made valuable contributions to my life. The minus is I can’t really post dark shit.

I nearly got my to do list done today, which isn’t bad given the sheer amount of things I didn’t want to do. Thirteen blog posts, four litter boxes, tub scrubbing, exercise, some shredding. The use of a Bullet Journal helped some—plus realizing Friday’s the better day for chores.