An interesting read on the finale of True Detective viewed against the Detection Club’s rules for stories, that doesn’t quite make the case for the arguement it presents, but has a good go. Much like True Detective.
“The trouble is that monsters have a lineage too, and our monsters have changed … Monster, as every English professor likes to remind us, comes from the same root as demonstrate: a monster is supposed to mean, to signify, to instruct.”
Another great Lili Loofbourow article with a comparison of True Detective and Louie, and the way in which Louie uncovers a monster. Louie is as horrifying as True Detective – and it’s a comedy(?).
“Louie is sketching out the psychology of an abuser by making us recognize abuse in someone we love. Someone thoughtful and shy, raising daughters of his own, doing his best. Someone totally cognizant of the issues that make him susceptible to the misogyny monster. Someone who thinks hard about women and men and still gets it badly wrong.”
How excited can Kristian Nairn be when he gets his script for the latest season of Game of Thrones?
Season 3, Episode 2
EXT. HILLTOP - DAY
( gasps )
It's all right, Hodor.
( sighs ) Hodor.
Were you inside the wolf again,
Season 3, Episode 7
EXT. HILLTOP - DAY
What's he going on about? And
how come he always gets to sit
and chat while we do all the
Season 3, Episode 9
INT. WINDMILL - STORM
How are we going to get past
the Wall? My uncle said it's
700 feet high.
How did you get past it?
Got in a boat and rowed past
the Bay of Seals.
It would take us two months
to get to the Bay of Seals.
Some climb straight up the ice.
Even Hodor's not strong enough
to climb the Wall with me on
I used to pick it up and answer with my best Larry Hagman Dallas style “Yello'”. That was once I had stopped answering with “British Gas Emergency Service, how may I help?” Working in a call center will condition you to pick up any phone and launch straight into the spiel, and I used to do it at home all the time.
Now, with mobile’s, there’s no need for a generic “Hello”. You can see who is calling, and it’s more like bumping into them in the street – you greet rather them rather than answer with all encompassing greeting.
Although I guess you can still answer calls from people you don’t know that way, but I don’t answer calls from numbers I don’t recognize. Which probably isn’t the best approach to take as a freelancer, but hey. That’s me, I’m digital, you’ll find a non-phone call way of contacting me I’m sure.
So this morning I realized I hadn’t answered with my Dallas style Larry Hagman “Yello” in a long while, and that was a shame.
I just might plug in my land line phone just to recreate the old days before mobiles, but I doubt it. A couple of years in a call center – and an emergency one at that, however many years ago, will condition you to expect nothing but the worst, which is fine when you are being paid by the hour to answer the phone, not so fun when it’s your own time.
Ways to contact me (by preference):
5) smoke signal
9529) phone call
The Act of Killing – “This is really about all of us, and it’s not just about the impunity and the banality of evil; it’s also about the insistent fascination of evil, in which we also all implicated” – Joshua Oppenheimer
Cassandra's Dream – ☆☆☆☆☆
– the lecherous camera as offensive as the accents and dialogue
Odd Thomas – ★★☆☆☆
– dark horror that doesn’t fit the dodgy CGI and TV movie look and feel