A lot of it is about suffering and how something always feels not quite right


"A lot of it is about suffering and how something always feels not quite right."
- My Muse

My wonderful muse was talking about something else but this line reminded me of The Leftovers. Especially after last night's overachieving and incredible season finale was stuck in my head. 

"This, then, is the message of The Leftovers, revealed in the final minute of the final episode of the season. Pain, loss, grief, failure, shame: these things are real, and the damage they do is lasting and debilitating."
“The Leftovers” finale: Frustrating and painful — but hopeful, too

This instrumental moves me. Everytime it was used in the show it was perfect.

[ Max Richter: November ]

#LOST Rewatch

This podcast made me want to watch the show again which I was planning on doing anyways starting on the 10th anniversarry later this year (Sep. 22 2004!)   

+ July 24, 2004: This was the first time I heard about LOST

80's Cartoon Love

Where Visionaries’ key gimmick comes in is by pure co-incidence where the toys’ key gimmick also comes in – our knights have a totem, both spiritual in the sense of some sort of mystical creature from which they draw their power, and literal in the sense of massive staff thing with a picture of said critter.

Reciting a verse allows them to deploy their signature power – or in the case of the toy, reciting the verse allows their hologram of the totem critter to continue to be a hologram, and your parents to think you’ve joined some sort of cult. In the case of the aforementioned, Leoric summons his lion totem to grant him wisdom (this being the Eighties, that wisdom comes down to knowing when to share or not to do drugs) by striking a legs-akimbo hero pose, holding his staff skyward and barking “Whispered secrets of a shattered age, I summon you: renew this sage!”

It is a story of many

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"Welcome to Twin Peaks. My name is Margaret Lanterman. I live in Twin Peaks. I am known as the Log Lady. There is a story behind that. There are many stories in Twin Peaks — some of them are sad, some funny. Some of them are stories of madness, of violence. Some are ordinary. Yet they all have about them a sense of mystery — the mystery of life. Sometimes, the mystery of death. The mystery of the woods. The woods surrounding Twin Peaks. To introduce this story, let me just say it encompasses the All — it is beyond the "Fire", though few would know that meaning. It is a story of many, but begins with one — and I knew her. The one leading to the many is Laura Palmer. Laura is the one."

Gabriel Byrne as PM

Gabriel Byrne is one of my favorite actors and I've been wondering what he's up to since In Treatment ended. Well, this mini series is it: Secret State. The one thing that drives me crazy about the show is the way Mr. Byrne says the word "issue". It sounds like he's saying "isshhhue". I wonder what comic book movie he would be a a good fit for. Hypothetically.