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Hard rain all day yesterday, and the clouds are still with us this morning. The weather guys say they're going to be breaking up this afternoon. I hope they're right. Currently, the temperature is 50˚F here in Providence.

Yesterday was a shitstorm I will not even attempt to explain. It is best buried and forgotten. But no writing was accomplished. Instead, because we had free passes, we went to see Denis Villeneuve's Arrival, and I thought it was actually pretty good. It even manages to transcend the saccharine mother-daughter glop that threatens to drag it down. You can think of it as Independence Day for thinking people, or maybe as a postmodern reboot of The Day the Earth Stood Still.

I no longer enjoy going to the theater. In part, it's the ugliness of digital projection.

Last night, because almost any bygone year is vastly preferable to now, and because John Cusack dulls the pain, we watched George Armitage's Grosse Point Blank (1997), which is sort of a comfort film for me. We followed it with Cameron Crowe's Say Anything... (1989), if only because 1989 is an even safer year to think about than 1997. The farther in the past a year is from 2016, the better.

My anxiety in crowds has, since last week, been magnified many times over. Now, I can only look at people and wonder who among them voted for Trump. Even here in Rhode Island, we have our traitors to the human race.

Keep thinking those happy thoughts!

TTFN,
Aunt Beast

Comments

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Kiki Lang
Nov. 16th, 2016 03:38 pm (UTC)
My heart is a diamond. Hard, but easly shattered.
Have you ever noticed the similarities between, "Say anything", and "Titanic"?
greygirlbeast
Nov. 16th, 2016 03:43 pm (UTC)
Re: My heart is a diamond. Hard, but easly shattered.

Uh....no.
dan_spears
Nov. 16th, 2016 04:10 pm (UTC)
Say Anything is actually one of my favorite modern-day films.
OK, please don't look at me that way.
setsuled
Nov. 16th, 2016 04:31 pm (UTC)
I wondered how you would feel about Arrival, now I want to see it even more. I saw Say Anything . . . for the first time just this year; I thought it was a good, smart movie.

Now, I can only look at people and wonder who among them voted for Trump.

I get that feeling, too. Even at the university where daily there have been large protests against Trump, I overhear someone talking, like the young woman in one of my classes who said she voted for Trump because she thought Hillary Clinton was a demon.
papersteven
Nov. 16th, 2016 06:27 pm (UTC)
Now, I can only look at people and wonder who among them voted for Trump.

This has been difficult and disturbing for me too. Going to work on the 9th, I was full of anxiety and 'pams.
coyotegoth
Nov. 16th, 2016 07:47 pm (UTC)
Small world: I saw GPB last night as well. It does indeed hold up.
dipsomaniac
Nov. 17th, 2016 07:46 pm (UTC)
My anxiety in crowds has, since last week, been magnified many times over. Now, I can only look at people and wonder who among them voted for Trump.

I can relate. I'm sure where I work is full of Trump supporters. It was so good to attend the Come Out With Pride celebration in Orlando this past weekend... so much love and acceptance.

I just read an article about Arrival today. I think I'd like to see it.
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