are you going to the beatles: the lost concert" movie when it comes out next month?
Oh, I definitely will whenever it comes to the cinemas where I live. I’m a huge Beatles fan - have a copy of the Across the Universe dvd, watched the other ones starring the Fab Four, so no missing this docu-movie thing either.
“If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather. Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest and best things you will ever do.”—Stephen Fry (via thechocolatebrigade)
I don’t do reviews. I joined tumblr mostly because I’m a bit of a loony fangirl who loves to reblog, squee over fandom (mainly Castle) and just hang out at the fringes, you know. I’m totally uncool, have some kind of genetic predisposition to not use text speak/net speak/ whatever abbreviations or contractions are in use. So, inspite of all this unworthiness of my being online at all, last night’s Castle episode, Linchpin, made me have a lot of random thoughts that I feel compelled to throw out there. So here goes.
Yet again, a dark feel to ep, much like Dial M for Mayor. I know about the Mythbusters ep about the sinking car and the easy exit from it, but I bought it - I like the dramatic tension and I love the Castle two-parters. They are all usually so unabashedly Procedural (yes, with a capital P) that I imagine the writers, much like their titular protagonist, sit together to concoct the most bizarre spy thriller plot ever, throw a couple of Castle/Beckett moments and give us some very absorbing episodes.
There’s so much more I want to discuss pretty much scene by scene, but my brain is mush now, so here’s the one thing that led to this post - Castle’s state of mind at this point:
We got/get to see what Beckett’s train of thought is through her therapy sessions, specific episodes dealing with that (Rise, Killshot) but for the most part we only see Castle unburdening himself to his mother (Eye of the Beholder). We don’t get to see how he deals with his feelings, or even if he does deal with them.
The man has had a very traumatic year, beginning with Bosco Damian Westlake’s betrayal, through Beckett’s shooting, the Mayor under suspicion for murder(yes, he was cleared, but still, his career took a hit and other forces were afoot), ending with this massive strike to the way he must have looked at his past, his life lived.
For all the conspiracy theories he abounds with, and his fantastic comprehension of the human mind, there is an innate innocence in Castle, a belief that the bad will be punished and good will triumph, bouquets/brickbats, the whole big production. And after all that, he realises he has a murky history (of all the euphemisms I could come up with) with someone like Sophia, I can only imagine how that will shatter his illusions, fragment his world view.
He is already inhabiting a world where nothing is as it seems and he can trust no one especially when it comes to Beckett’s shooting. Imagine the havoc it would wreak for him to go back and think about everything and everyone (and you know he will do this) who made an impact on the man he is today and finds himself unable to trust that memory. I would love to see a character study of Castle at this juncture in the show.
Also, on a lighter note, all those scenes with chess boards and little kids woke the X-Phile in me. Maybe it’s time for a rewatch.
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald (via demycrawley)
I came across a book recently titled “Serenity Found : More Unauthorized Essays on Joss Whedon’s Firefly Universe” by Jane Espenson. It included an essay by Nathan. I thought I would share it with you all.
So, apparently even Sheldon Cooper was up to his ears with all that talk about cuddling and second base, but Temperance Brennan has regressed to being a rational robot who occasionally has hormonal outbursts at creepy crime scenes, and is being taught how to be human all over again by the warm, cuddly, and oh yeah, always right, humans surrounding her. Hello, Nell! Why haven’t the Bones PTB ever heard of character development?
Oh Bones…and you wonder why I fell out of love with you.
My knowledge of Bones S6 is completely non-existent because I was sulking about Hannah, and The Doctor in the Photo just about made me bawl right along with Brennan. Need to rectify this gap in show canon before the season première.