Don’t forget, I have a new book coming out July 1, 2018 from Literary Wanderlust. It’s a collection of surreal humorous flash fiction titled Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep.
More news soon.
In his previous collection, Not Quite so Stories, David S. Atkinson twisted reality with small absurdities. Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep leaves sanity completely behind, pondering modern life through surreal humorous flash fiction involving Margaret Thatcher, jam appearing in boxers overnight, Gene Roddenberry, and more.
This is looking like a low reading year. As of April 18th, I’ve only read 57 books. I’m sure I’ll be 60 or above by the end of the month, but that’s only 180 for the year. My Goodreads goal is only 150, but that’s still pretty low for my usual.
I’m usually around 200-300 books per year. It’s been a long time since I read under 200.
Some of this is the fact that I read a record number of books last year but was nowhere near a record number of pages. I just read a lot of smaller books. I decided to balance that more out this year and purposely went and got a bunch of HUGE books, trying to work in one a month. As should be immediately obvious, that slowed things down considerably.
I’m still ticked at Remembrance Rock.
Regardless, this isn’t a problem of course. I’m just pondering it to come up with a blog post when I don’t have another idea. Such is the way of things.
I love some of the spam comments I get on here. I moderate, so it’s not as if they generally get through. Some of them are so weird though. Who thought this was going to be allowed in order to get their link (not included here, of course) on the post?
A perfect blend of comedy and drama, South Pacific raised the bar for musicals everywhere and it has since evolved into one of the most watched and revived Broadway productions. alongside top actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman and Dame Judi Dench, to be released inside fall of 2009. In 1782, the Emperor Joseph II even told Mozart that his German opera had .
This was on a post about needing a soothing image, the image being an animated gif of steam rising from a hot dog cart. I mean, really.
People ask how I manage to read so much. Clearly, the answer involves not watching shows like Twin Peaks.
In the course of 8 days, I watched seasons 1 and 2, Fire Walk with Me, and the new 2017 return series. According to my math, which could be off a little bit at least, that’s almost 43 hours of programming in 8 days. At the same time, it took me about 9 days to finish reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales. Granted that is 628 pages and I only read a couple at a time because I wanted to pay close attention and let things sink in, but still. It should have taken 3 days or so.
Not normally watching television is clearly one of the reasons I normally read so much. Add television back in and the reading goes way down.
Here’s a pointless animated gif:
We need it here today for reasons that won’t be mentioned here today. Regular readers surely know why.
Given my recent binge watching of Twin Peaks, I’ve generated a number of posts about it. That isn’t a surprise. I post every day and to come up with that many posts I usually mine what I’m thinking about most. Not difficult to imagine that would be a show I’m binge watching at the time, particularly one I’ve thought about for so long. I counted up the posts and realized I almost had a full week worth.
That would not do.
You see, as of the time of writing this post, I had not yet watched the movie follow up to the original two seasons. I plan to watch it tonight. After that, I plan to watch the 2017 series. My wife comes home from Europe Sunday night (Tuesday at the time of writing this) and I need to finish binge watching before she gets back. However, I also work. There is only so much time. The movie is two hours fifteen minutes or so. The 2017 series has 18 episodes of about an hour each. I realized I would probably draft two more posts before Sunday. I did not want to have my final post about Twin Peaks be written before I finished it all, and I didn’t want to do more than a week worth of posts on this theme.
Thus, tomorrow will be a purposely non-Twin Peaks post.
You’ll have to tune in to see what it is.
I remember wondering why people had been clamoring so bad for more Twin Peaks for so many years. Not having watched the show before, I didn’t know if it had just come to its natural end or if it had been forced down due to financial concerns and needed to be wrapped up. After having binge watched the original show over the last two days, I’m still not sure what to think.
I mean, sure, there’s plenty that wasn’t wrapped up. I’d like more closure. I’ll probably go on to watch the subsequent movie and then the 2017 show…but I still don’t know if the original was fully encapsulated for Lynch or not.
I’m sure he could have done other stuff, and did, but I don’t typically think of “closure” when I think of his stuff. I don’t typically think of having to come to a full understanding, or that I even should be able to. Sure, there seemed to be a sign in the last episode that more was necessary for the full story as opposed to just being able to find more story to tell…but I don’t know.
The original may have been intended to be full on its own and the next stuff may just have been additional stories that Lynch decided he could tell. I’m not sure I can come to a conclusion. I’m not sure I’ll be able to once I watch all the rest either. I’m not even sure that I’d want to.