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14 January 2013 @ 09:10 am
Sat down and watched "Star Trek The Movie" (at the recommendation of my nephew). Mostly what it did was engender in me a desire to watch some of the original episodes, to see how well they hold up.

Reading winter haiku this morning, amazed again at that sense of looking at shapshots of moments three thousand miles away, in the early nineteenth century, so fresh and vivid you can smell the snow in the air.

Tethered horse
in both stirrups.

With a runny nose
Sitting alone at the Go board -
a long cold night.

Awake at night
the lamp low
the oil freezing.

Writing shit about new snow
for the rich
is not art.
kimurho: Bernard the Elfkimuro on January 14th, 2013 09:26 pm (UTC)
The timing of your haiku amuses me as I was amusing myself with snow rhymes today. The last one especially made me laugh. Thank you for posting them.
Elizabeth McCoy: Djinnsmirkarchangelbeth on January 14th, 2013 09:39 pm (UTC)
I love issa's take on that. I SO love it.
sue_bursztynskisue_bursztynski on January 16th, 2013 02:18 am (UTC)
I remember when the first Star Trek movie came out. I remember how excited we all were when the credits came up. The movie was not the best, but there wouldn't have been any if not for that - and for the success of Star Wars. I have the entire three seasons of the original. Their budget was a joke, but what they had that none of the spin offs did was the best SF writers of the time. I think you'll find they do hold up if you take story and scripting and forget the visuals(except the male eye candy ;-D). Enjoy! Skip The Omega Glory, though!

Edited at 2013-01-16 02:20 am (UTC)
barbara_hamblybarbara_hambly on January 16th, 2013 02:56 am (UTC)
Actually, having watched the original version of Dr. Who for years - not to mention Blake's Seven - I am VERY used to editing in better sets and FX in my mind. Writing is what I look for.
hellodirigibleshellodirigibles on February 3rd, 2013 05:17 pm (UTC)
I would just like to say that I recently got my hands on the James Asher series and devoured all four books in as many days. They're the best novels I've read in years, and being finished with them honestly feels like having to stumble out of a warm bed on a cold winter morning (although truly I should be grateful that the real world, boring though it may be in comparison, isn't populated by your vampires).

I'm left with only one burning question: Who feeds Ysidro's cats while he's gone? I can hardly imagine Grippen coming over to pour them some cream…