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The sun was out when I woke, and I opened the curtains in my office. Now, clouds are coming in. It's 23˚F, on the fourth day of March. There's not even the meanest hint of spring out there. Anyway, this is yesterday's stale Hell. I tried something different because I'm bored as fuck with this. It seemed like a good idea when I thought the Hellish cold would end after a couple of weeks. When I said, "I'm going to do this until we have a day warmer than 70˚F," an important part of my brain apparently thought I was living in a temperate zone. Anyway, yesterday:




Apparently the camera settings were off, which is why the photo looks as if I was shooting through a blue gel. However, it does communicate something about the cold. Anyway, failed experiment. From here on, you get dull-ass street shots. After all, monotony was the point.

Yesterday was mostly spent trying to come up with a story for the cyborg anthology. I might have one. But today and tomorrow I'm going to be at the Athenaeum proofreading the galleys for the Centipede Press edition of The Drowning Girl, which I should have done months ago.

None of This is Real,
Aunt Beast

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setsuled
Mar. 5th, 2014 12:19 am (UTC)
Did you get to the episode where Laura's killer is revealed? The second season does get really bad when Lynch went away to direct Wild At Heart. I tend to just skip to the Lynch episodes most of the time when I rewatch the show myself. The final episode really feels like Lynch hated the direction the show was going in, too--it's rather a magnificent wrecking ball and if you absolutely can't stand the long road getting there skipping to it is still worthwhile.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 5th, 2014 03:07 am (UTC)

I actually liked the second season slightly more than the first.
setsuled
Mar. 5th, 2014 04:04 am (UTC)
The premiere episode of the second season is my favourite episode of the series. The first two episodes directed by Lynch, and the third just a few episodes later directed by him, really help the tone of the show a lot. The weirdness of the old lady with the creamed corn, Audrey with the white mask in One Eyed Jacks, and Madeleine's vision of Bob. And for some reason I really like just Maddy and Donna talking in the diner. But after that third Lynch episode there are quite a few where it's very apparent Lynch is absent and the show gets bogged down in soap opera silliness. I forget if it was Sherilyn Fenn or someone else who said in the DVD features the other directors felt like they were self-consciously trying to emulate the weirdness that just came naturally to Lynch and it just doesn't come off for that reason. A lot of those directors are working in television to-day, like Lesli Linka Glatter and Tim Hunter who made perfectly decent episodes of Mad Men and Breaking Bad. I think Lynch is just too inimitable.