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I got a call from my teacher today telling me that I made in this year and that classes start on the 12th. I actually get to go full time this year which means I'll actually have time to work on stuff. I'm looking forward to telling everyone how Nationals went and start the poking early to get people wanting to go next year.

I watched The Soloist and Sense and Sensibility last night. The Soloist wasn't bad. I admit that I was mostly on board for Robert Downey, Jr. and he did not disappoint. Sense and Sensibility was very good. I watched the 1995 version with Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman. I'm not huge on Alan Rickman usually, but UNF I say... UNF. Loved Hugh Laurie as Mr. Palmer.

On the True Blood front I'm up through episode five of season two. Jason has officially become my favorite character. I was won over when he turned and looked out the window after what's-his-face said "there's a war going on out there." And "Evil is the premedicated choice to be a dick." might just be the best line ever. I'm planning on being caught up soon and then it's onto 30 Rock.

Also Muse's new single is awesome. I cannot wait for September.
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So I finished season one of True Blood and I decided to make a list of what I felt was good and bad about it.

Good - Bill. He feels a bit... vanilla in the books (keep in mind I'm still in the midst of the 3rd book), but I feel he comes off a lot better in the series. Or maybe I was just won over by the golf.
Bad - Tara and all her drama. I really hope she comes off better next season because I don't know how much more of that I can take.
Good - Good expansion of existing side characters. Specifically Lafayette and Terry Bellfleur.
Middle - Jessica. I was pretty much expecting to hate her guts based on what I knew about how she came about, but I actually kind of like what little we saw of her. I'll have to wait and see what's in store for her next season.
Middle - Jason's expansion. One the one hand I like some of what they did with him, but on the other I really don't like some of what they did with him. He is still mighty pretty though.
Good - Theme song. It's awesome.
Bad - The part in the opening credits with the dead fox creeps me straight the fuck out.
Good - Eric.
Bad - Giving Eric's one real moment to Bill.
Awesome - Pam. Are there people who don't like Pam? If so, what's their damage?

I feel pretty positive about it over all though. Now on to season two...
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Leverage - I marathoned this via Netflix's instant watch thing... TV show shouldn't be this fun. =D Fun characters, people getting what they deserve, Gina Bellman... all TV shows should be this fun. It also helps that every episode involves Christian Kane hitting people which seems to vastly improve my day.

True Blood - I've made it through two episodes so far and while I have some issues I think I'll keep going. The accents are pretty horrible. Anna Paquin still can't act her way out of a paper bag. Bill and Sookie are still a snoozefest. But the guy who is playing Jason is oh-so-pretty and frequently naked. That's more than enough for me. Plus there's Eric who I still haven't gotten to yet. I really don't care for Tara in the series. Maybe I misread the handful of scenes she had in second and third books (or maybe it's something that comes up later in the series), but why is she such a bitch to everyone? Or maybe it's that grating accent that just makes it seem worse. I don't know, but it's old already. I do like what they did with Lafayette though. He was such a non-character in the first book and very not good things happened to him in the second, but I like what they've done with his expansion.

I think my biggest disappointment comes from scanning the cast list on IMDb and seeing that they've seem to cut two of my favorite side characters - Bubba and JB. How they can they cut out the King? And we need JB just so there can be more hot guys running around. =(

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