Aug. 10th, 2010

pearwaldorf: rey from tfa (dw - ten martha blink)
I am so fail at job applying guys. It's really quite terrible. But I had an excuse (yesterday at least)! I woke up, stumbled out blearily to the kitchen to check the time (because I am so lazy I haven't even set up our clock radio), and stepped into a puddle of water that was dripping from the kitchen ceiling vent! Everything's fine, but the maintenance guy did something to the washer upstairs and forgot to turn off the tap or something, hence subsequent drippiness. This city and its shoddy but plentiful basement apartments, I do not like it.

So I spent the rest of the day dicking around on the Internet and watching most of Book 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. It does not suck! I like it! It also says a great deal about the state of TV that characters on a kid's show are more nuanced and mature than a lot of shows for an adult audience, and that I'm having a bit of a time coming up with female characters as sensible, capable, and non-essentialist as Katara. Also, Aang's methods of coping with trauma? Much better than a certain Time Lord I could name.

(Also also, Iroh is my favoritest character ever and we should be drinking buddies. The interplay between Zuko and his uncle is fantastic. You can tell they get on each other's nerves a lot, but there's also mutual respect and possibly a smidge of affection too. Nuance, maaaan.)