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- I'd just like to talk about things I am currently obsessed with. I am obsessed with the show Looking. Seriously, why aren't more people watching this? Well, many criticisms I've heard about the show is that it's slow and I beg to differ. I think the first season was really about establishing and developing these set of characters in an intimate way. The director, Andrew Haigh, has this way of filming the characters so you're really within their space and it develops an intimacy that you don't see in other television shows. Andrew Haigh directed one of the best movies I've ever seen, Weekend, and he brings the same aesthetic to Looking.

I love television shows and movies and theater that really focus on subtlety -- particularly subtle acting. Looking provides a plethora of that and I constantly roll around in it and am usually desperate for more. There are moments I catch with each rewatch that I never notice the first time, acting decisions the actors make that would go unnoticed if you weren't really looking for them. Those choices can really change the nuance of a scene -- a hitch in their voice, the blink of their eyes, their choices in movement. I am obsessed with it. Obsessed.

I think I'm 100% Team Kevin... because I'm shallow like that and their chemistry together is off the charts. I know I'm also an asshole for choosing this ship because Kevin has a boyfriend! He is 100% cheating on his boyfriend of two years with someone he's crazy attracted to and I know. I know. Richie is such a sweet guy and he's open to being in a relationship, as long as Patrick shows up to it, and he seems very willing to be present. He and Patrick have a great dynamic and they're the ones who should be in a relationship -- all the ups and downs. But -- but -- Russell Tovey and Kevin and the flirting and I love that scene where Patrick and Augustin are talking about intimacy and how Patrick's having a fantasy relationship with his boss. I think that has to be my favorite episode. Episode Four. He is definitely having a fantasy relationship with his boss and at the end when Kevin wants fried chicken because John won't let him -- Patrick draws the line.


Do you realize that if you put "Looking" in a tumblr search, it is very, very rare you will actually find what you're looking for. Just saying. Ugh.

- What else have I been up to? Well, photos that I took back in August have finally been published in the online magazine they were meant for. If anyone wants to check it out, they're here:

I got to interview one of my favorite musicians, ever, Jay Brannan. Yes, I have spoken about him once or twice in here. (Understatement). He is one of my favorite people in the universe and he let me photograph one of his shows. It was a ton of fun. I also got to do a photoshoot with actress Jena Sims and it turned out beautifully, I think.

- I got to see Randy twice in Amadeus. That's such a great play and Randy was great in it.

- I saw Pippin twice and I want to see it a billion more times.

- I got sick for a trillion weeks. I'm still sick. Going to the doctor this week to figure out what the hell is going on with me. This is the first time I've ever lost my voice and it sucks. I talk a lot so these past few weeks have not been fun at all, actually.

- I saw Jordan Knight and Nick Carter and it was one of the most fun shows, ever. They did this '90s medley that made me unbelievably happy. Unfortunately, I relapsed into illness the following day but I gotta say, the concert was so worth it. Ha.

- I saw the Hunchback of Notre Dame and I'm going to go see it again in December.

- I've already bought my tickets to see Newsies on tour next year. Twice.

And I think that's it! You're all caught up.

Date: 2014-11-23 08:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am/was rather "blah" re: Looking, but I, also, am team Kevin because Kevin and Patrick were the hottest thing, whereas Patrick and Ritchie bored me. And that's pretty much all I remember? No, wait! Dom and Lynn (I think?) were adorable, too. So yeah, I watched it, but that's about it, so I can't help you with fic and/or fandom related things, sorry :/
Edited Date: 2014-11-23 08:12 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-11-24 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Love me some Kevin and Patrick! Dom and Lynn were totally adorable. Scott Bakula's coming back at some point so I guess we'll see what happens to them. It's all good! Would just love to have an active LJ community I can dive into but everything's so split up these days. I need one central fandom place, please. Haha.

Date: 2014-11-24 08:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Active LJ communities are super rare these days, no matter the fandom :(

Date: 2014-11-23 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I also adore Looking and can't wait for it to return. I'm on the fence about team Kevin or team Richie, although I have to admit the chemistry with Kevin is definitely strong.

Date: 2014-11-24 03:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Kevin has a lot of problems but their chemistry is on fire. Can't wait to see what's going to happen with them this season.

Date: 2014-11-23 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I never even heard of "Looking" TBH, but wow it has good reviews and is on HBO! Gonna have to check it out. Try the tumblr tag "looking hbo", that seems to have lots of posts about it.

Those photos look great BTW, congrats on all that - it's so exciting. :)

*sulks back into lurkdom and checking LJ once a month or so*

Date: 2014-11-24 03:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, man. I'd love for you to hop on the Looking train! I've been in that tag but it's still not as organized as I need it to be. It's mostly just photo posts and some text stuff but there really should be a plethora of fic out there. Alas.

Thank you so much! It's been fun, at times.

I've missed your fandom posts, for sure! Are you lurking around tumblr, too, or just around here?

Date: 2014-11-23 11:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I keep meaning to check out Looking, so now that most of my shows are on hiatus for the holidays, I will have to give it a go!

Feel better, bb.

Date: 2014-11-24 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yay! I hope you like it! I like it, a lot.

Thank you! Can't wait to figure out what's wrong with me.

Date: 2014-11-24 12:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You've been one very busy lady, my dear! Hope you feel better soon! *hugs*

Date: 2014-11-24 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have been, indeed! So many things. Thank you so much, Kin! :D

Date: 2014-11-24 01:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I watch Looking and I try so hard to like it more, but I just can't! I watched it every week and I still have the TiVo set for when it comes back, because like... I don't know, I want to know what happens? So I guess on some level I like it? But every week I'm just so glad it's only a half hour and I don't have to devote a whole hour to it. I don't understand at all.

You better figure out what's wrong with you. Good lord, lady.

Date: 2014-11-24 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'M SORRY. I CAN'T HEAR YOU. LALALALALALALALALALALALA. Ahem. All right, that said, it's not for everyone. I love every single thing about it. I wish it was 80 hours and every day of my life because I have spent every single day rewatching those 8 episodes.

I know, right? I was better and now I'm not again so going to the doctor seems like the best course of action.

Date: 2014-11-24 08:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

LOL; that sums up my feelings re:Looking just perfectly ;)

Date: 2014-11-24 12:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, you have been busy! Lots of fun shows- how awesome! Randy twice, lucky girl. :)
Sorry you haven't been feeling well- hope you're back to 100% soon!

Date: 2014-11-25 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love television shows and movies and theater that really focus on subtlety -- particularly subtle acting.

I agree completely.

Happy (early) Thanksgiving!

Date: 2015-01-04 01:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm very late reading this post but must say I love Looking because well, I love Jonathan and he's awesome. (I know you have seen him so I'll tell you that I'd totally freak out if I saw him in person.) And I'm team Kevin for the same reasons.

I'd also freak out if I could see Newsies... I can't even imagine it... you're really lucky :)


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