Uncle Hyena (unclehyena) wrote,
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Bourne, Hope, Ruby, Cemeteries, GenCon, Story

Movies first:

"The Bourne Legacy" is a Bourne movie without Bourne. It features one of the most opaque openings in the history of cinema, but is otherwise a reasonably worthy example of the series. We enjoyed it well enough.

"Hope Springs" is billed as a comedy, and isn't one. It IS a venue for virtuoso performances by Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones. There are several truly funny moments, but more painfully embarrassing ones. I'm glad I saw it, but don't much want to see it again.

"Ruby Sparks" is a relationship fantasy that also deals with the relationship between writer and character. Some of it is a lot of fun, some of it is painful. We were glad we saw it.

On Monday, Dementia and I got together my father and my two brothers to visit dead relatives. Included were the badly decayed graves (limestone rots) of three of Great Grandfather Van Bezey's siblings, who drowned as children when their horse drawn taxi went into the Chicago river.

Saturday after I got off work I picked up Dementia and we headed for Indianapolis for yet another short visit to GenCon. For once the temperature was not oppressive, but the crowds and the noise still were. I think this was the last time for me, but I have said that before.

On Friday I finished a story that has been percolating for nine months. The reactions have been pretty positive so far. New to me, one of the denizens of Trollhalla read my story to his kids, and THEY enjoyed it. I feel pretty good about that. The story is here: http://unclehyena.livejournal.com/317961.html

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