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After the loss of David Bowie earlier in the week, I was shocked and heartbroken to hear of Alan Rickman's death. The world has lost some great talent, but at least we have their work to console ourselves with (I feel a Die Hard rewatch in my near future).

I rewatched The Amazing Spider-Man for the first time since it came out. Have to say, it stands up pretty well.

Unlike Toby Maguire, Andrew Garfield actually seems like the young guy he was supposed to be. He captures the awkwardness of Peter Parker wonderfully, but there's that self-aware streak of hubris and confidence once he puts on the mask that really makes him a watchable hero. They struck the balance with the dark notes well in this film - Uncle Ben's death was even more devastating than in the Sam Raimi films - and told a decent story.

Also, Gwen Stacy is a gift. Badass science chick with a decent amount of agency, even though I would have liked to see her do even more, she had a lot of chances to shine. The one weak spot I think is Curt Connors' Lizard; I love Rhys Ifans as an actor, but I don't think the role did him justice. It makes me sad how much they messed up the sequel to this film: in hindsight, it comes across as a very promising start. JUST STOP REBOOTING SPIDERMAN ALREADY, PLEASE. I'm reserving judgement on Tom Holland's new interpretation of the character for Civil War; it'll be interesting to see what they do with him.

Yesterday, I got the loveliest feedback on my Yuletide story. It was one of those comments that's incredibly detailed about all the aspects the reader loved; those are just the best. It's been getting quite a few comments relative to hits, so I'm pleased with how it turned out. Susan and Millie had such a fascinating relationship in the show, and I loved exploring the idea that there was a little more to their past than friendship. Code-breaking ladies ftw.

found a calling as sweet as a lover  (AO3)
The Bletchley Circle, Susan/Millie, M, 4896 words
History will not tell their story.

This week was a bit of a headache at work, but thankfully there's time to do writing. I've been feeling ever-so-slightly about my own style recently, but I'm trying to ignore it and just get the words out. A Steve/Bucky 5 +1 fic is brewing in my future I think (because I haven't written one in a while, and that trope is always kind of fun). I'd better get to it and stop pouring needless words into this journal.
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