So, here I am, a little refreshed after having the week off for Fall Break (though it still feels weird to have a break now) and somewhat ready to go back to work. For the next few days, I’ll be readjusting my mindset to “school-mode,” which honestly, isn’t all that different from “non-school mode.” Just less swearing.
Anyway, I have continued with my 365 Photo-A-Day Challenge and yes, I feel I’m a better photographer than when I first started. It also helps that I upgraded my equipment midway through! Honestly, it just reinforces the idea that working hard at something will yield some positive results.
So here are a few more favorites from the past few weeks.
If you’d like, I’m also on Instagram if you’d like to follow me there. I’m at photo #283 right now and yes, I’m pretty proud of myself for staying consistent with this idea. If you scroll through my Instagram feed, you’ll see a progression from the beginning of the year to now, in terms of the photographs I’ve taken. It’s been fun!
Other Favorites from the week:
1) Agents of Shield is definitely picking up well during the second season. May have to write more on this later.
2) I’m also liking Peter Capaldi’s Doctor. Very alien and also a very good foil to the human companion(s) on the show, especially Clara. Also, apparently Clara is one of THE most important companions in the Who-Mythology. Her run as the companion has seen her influence a number of critical events in the mythology of the show. More on that later as well! We’ll see how it goes with a possible “Clara-less” show this Saturday.
3) Great Basin Sweet Potato Waffle Fries. Holy smokes I can’t get enough of those things. I’ll see if I can’t get a picture of em’ the next time around.
4) NBA basketball. Huge basketball fan (Lakers fan) and any fan should appreciate seeing Kobe Bryant back in action. Yes, he’s older and performing off two very extensive and devastating injuries, but the guy keeps hustling.
That’s it for now. I’ll be back Monday 🙂
I knew there was an advanced screening of Agents of SHIELD during ComicCon this summer and some of the first reviews were very positive. That, of course, led to some anticipation on my part for tonight.
So here’s a quick review, which hopefully, will be spoiler-free.
I definitely like seeing a familiar character, like Coulson, given an opportunity in a different role, this time as the “alpha.” Coulson is leading his own hand-selected team, post-Avengers, as a sort of investigative arm for SHIELD. Clark Gregg definitely inhabits the role with confidence, especially after reprising it within the Marvel Universe. However, especially with the set-up at the beginning of the show, the writers have given Coulson a little mystery, which no doubt, will be a recurring theme throughout the series.
Honestly, I didn’t know how to feel about that. I wondered if this mystery behind Coulson would be enough for people to invest in the character. I know I’m going to keep watching to see how they’ll tie up this “loose end,” but I’m curious to see how they’ll keep building on this question throughout the series to keep other viewers interested. So this question is, Coulson lives, but why?
Overall, I thought the show had a nice premise, especially built off of the success of the Avengers.
But that’s what worries me a bit . . . that it was just . . . nice.
I know the show just started and only taking a single snapshot wouldn’t do it justice, especially being a fan of Whedon’s. That’s why I know I’ll keep giving it a shot, just because of Whedon’s track record, especially on TV. His shows, whether he’s producing or directing, deserve a shot.
I still miss Firefly. And I think this show does have potential.
Speaking of Firefly, it was nice seeing Ron Glass and then watching J. August Richards (Angel) show up as a “catalyst” for the plot. It seems interesting to me how often the Whedon crew “goes to the well,” so to speak, for some of the roles they need to cast. I know Ron Glass will be a recurring character so seeing “Shepherd Book” alive and well put a smile on my face.
Anyway, I’m not exactly on the edge of my seat waiting for the next episode, but I know I’ll definitely tune in.
Now, since I’m missing Firefly, here’s a little video!