Sunday SmoRgAsbord: Angsty, Angry and Oh,So Attractive

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I am tired and my eyes are starting to really bug me (the whole sticky, weepy thing going on again) so don’t feel like doing a lot of writing. However, I do want to share our first round of Sunday Smorgasbord.  Dig in!

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    • Thanks, Phylly. I think of that old cliche, “You’re beautiful when you’re angry” (generally applied to females). But it works for RA when he’s brooding/angsty/angry and so forth, too. A bee-yoo-tiful specimen of masculinity.

  1. In one of my seminars, the prof pointed out that anger is very seductive. QED, you present the evidence. As usual, you can see I’m standing here with the immense platter. Are my eyes too big for my, erm, stomach (as my mother used to say)? I don’t think so. *dabs at mouth to stop drool*

    • Do you think that’s why fights can lead to makeup sex? It would be worth it to get Sir Guy all riled up just so you could . . . well, you know. 😉 You can never have too much of a good thing like Armitage . . .

  2. Sorry about your eyes, Angie. I’ve had dry eyes for many years, tried many brands of OTC and Rx stuff, but HypoTears works by far the best for me. It is more expensive than the others–I just paid $19 for 1 fl oz–but I won’t buy another brand. When I find something that suits me, I’m very loyal. RA and TAE suit me very well, but too much ogling can be hard on the eyes, even if it ameliorates the disposition.

    Speaking of ogling, I saw The Hobbit again the other day, and I was able to appreciate it better, especially since I had finally read the story and could follow it better. All that clashing and smashing and swooping and falling, monsters threatening, one after the other, out of the frying pan and into the fire, it was just too much for me the first time, in 3D and IMAX. It sent me running.

    I refuse to tolerate excess violence in films. I have purposely not seen many critically acclaimed, award-winning films because of extreme violence. I see too much of the real thing on the TV news daily. But wishing to give RA and TH another chance, I gathered up my courage and bought another ticket (this time no IMAX). RA was compelling, of course. Since I sort of knew what was going to happen, I could appreciate the detail better, and wasn’t so completely scared out of my wits by all those monsters. It really was all in the book, except that when reading, you can modulate the violence more effectively than in an IMAX theater.

    RA had my full attention, but Martin Freeman stole the show with his portrayal of Bilbo. I wasn’t particularly impressed with him as Sherlock’s sidekick, but the role of Bilbo gave him more range and lots of screen time. He and RA do make a fantastic team–love those 60 minute bits for Cinemax!

    I will definitely see the two concluding films, even though I will probably shut my eyes during that last battle of five armies. Downton Abby is more my cup of tea. I would love to see Richard do an ordinary film with only a few actors and a cracking good script. Then we could all drool over the subtleties of his expressions and his voice.

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