Live-Read: A Libertarian Walks Into A Bear

[Content Note: Animal Cruelty, Animal Injury and Death, Animal Attacks, Libertarians, Awful Hitler References]

A Libertarian Walks Into A Bear

I have begun reading the book by the guy who wrote the article about the town of Libertarians who were being attacked by bears and it is *surreal*. If you haven't read the article about the Libertarians and the bears and the woman feeding them piles of donuts everyday, it is an absolute must-read. I'll wait.

[The Town That Went Feral]

Film Corner: Sherlock Holmeses (Holmsi?)

This isn't a live-watch, but a recommendation: we've been using a free trial of Brit Box on Amazon Prime to watch The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett as Sherlock and it's wonderful. Brett was born to play the great detective. And they ramp up the love between Watson and Holmes! These men are married the way Crowley and Aziraphale in Good Omens were married. (Watson's wife doesn't even exist in this version!) And the stories are the real published ones and done very very well. I highly recommend marathon-ing the series on a Brit Box free trial.

We also very much enjoyed the 2002 Hound of the Baskervilles with Richard Roxburgh as Sherlock Holmes, aka Moriarty in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen aka Dracula in Van Helsing. The sudden and very intense awareness that the actor playing Mycroft in the Jeremy Brett Holmes series is Charles Gray from Rocky Horror Picture Show as in "It's just a jump to the left" scholar-guy with lots of books and binders telling us a cautionary tale about Brad and Janet. He has apparently also been Blofeld in a Bond movie.

May Newsletter (2023)

I feel a need to apologize in advance for being inactive on here for the past week or so. I've been somewhat ill (something to do with sinuses and dust in the state?) and it hasn't left a lot of time for posting or live-watching or just writing in general. I've spent the last 18 hours or so asleep and plan to return to that state again shortly. I'm only awake at the moment because I woke Kissmate up by thrashing about and saying something about being "lord of death and pain", and he decided that it was time for another round of my pain pills, washed down with raisin toast. He is very good to me and I love him so much.

However. NEWS:

1) CATS. Cheddar has decided to let us pet him. He has taken head-strokes and nose-strokes from me, and chin-scritches and chest-scritches from Kissmate. This was very new and accomplished with a hefty salmon-puree bribe.

2) REWARDS. We have finally finished cleaning up from the flood! This means I can get to my postage stamps and the little printer that prints mailing labels. And THAT means I can start sending out patreon rewards again!! I plan to start messaging everyone in batches to double-check your mailing address (since it's entirely possible everyone has moved) so please check your patreon messages. I'm very excited about this and I appreciate everyone's amazing patience.

3) MOVIES. Tubi, which is one of those "free television and movies, but with ads" has some new offerings which may be of interest to folks here:
- Pacific Rim
- V series (I remember this being fun in a really weird way)
- Columbo
- Kubo and the Two Strings
- Men in Black 1-3
- Animorphs series (haven't seen this, but aligns with some of y'all's interests)
- Pandorum (goblins in spaaaaace!)
- The Monkey King 1 & 2 (I love these live-action adaptations)
- The Monkey King Reborn (an excellent animated Monkey King)
- Knight of Shadows (extremely good)
- Overlord anime series

We've been watching Yu-Gi-Oh abridged on YouTube (hilarious!) and Overlord. As far as Overlord goes, I loved Season 1 very much as it was wholesome and sad and poignant and touching and scary and deeply satisfying. Season 2 took a sharp turn into "why aren't people using their words" and "I don't like villainous heroes and this is reminding me why" so we're taking a bit of a break before we dive back in for Season 3. I admit I would prefer to be writing than to be watching television, but it's getting increasingly hard for me to compose while lying in bed, because there's been some new shooting pains in my arms when I try to do that. My pain doctor is going to try some treatments with me that will, I think, burn the nerves into behaving. I'm a little nervous but at the same time very much looking forward to that.

I hope to be posting for for you all very soon. Sending you love. ♥

4. SOCIAL MEDIA. Oh! I completely forgot to mention: I have joined Mastodon now. Here is my account. It looks a little bare, I know; I haven't been able to really sit up and flesh the profile out with words and pictures. I'm going to try to resume doing live-watches and live-reads there, since I think a lot of people miss those. And I'll of course cross-pose everything to patreon, so you don't need to worry that you'll miss a thing!