My blogging hasn’t been at the top of my list, hence the long gaps between posts. Tonight I’ve got some free time, mellowed out in my bed, rewatching episodes of Life on Netflix.
It turns out, I’m destined to love a long line of shows that get cancelled. Life is one of them. I loved it. Mad love. Made Livejournal icons love. And rewatching it proves I was right to love it because it’s still fucking good. It’s not ‘every’ police procedural and it’s one of those shows that’s about more than it seems to be about. It’s clever and funny, sad and violent. Love, motherfuckers. You should watch it.
I felt the same way about Defying Gravity, which was sadly cut much shorter but had the potential for so much goddamn awesome that it actually hurt my chest when I found out it was over. I’ve watched (and bought) the whole season and I’ve read all the post-cancellation interviews where – thank god – the man who created the show actually talks about where it was going to go. It’s not much of an epitaph but it WORKS.
This is a long way around to having read a book tonight that hits all those buttons. The Sea of Tranquility is every bit as great as everything you’ve heard about The Fault in Our Stars. I might even love it a little more. Which means 2013 has already been a great year of books. The novel is real and fantastic and clever and sad and chock full of the exact things that people do. More importantly, when I got done reading, I had this awful gaping sensation in my chest and I got kind of swamped in melancholy because I was really that disappointed that it was over. One of the best parts about this is that I found the book through a recommendation by Brittany Gibbons, a blogger I literally tripped over on the internet, which just reinforces that the internet is maybe the best (and sometimes worst) thing about the world.
So there. Go read that book. Or watch Life. Or tell me about something you love as much as I love these things.