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Need to post two things. Posting neither. - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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Need to post two things. Posting neither.
One is a memorializing, as I've done on this day many times, of my sister Sandy's death on this date in 1988. As in 25 years ago today.

Can't do it. Too much hurt going on having nothing to do with that, and her memory deserves far more than I can give right now.

As things now stand, though, I will be able to give this date, and her life and legacy, a far more meaningful tribute in about a week- for reasons that will be clear when and if that happens.


The other, I can begin to talk about.

Eleanor and I went to the screening of Dear Mr. Watterson yesterday. This was the one I stupidly double-ordered tickets for, thought I had them all spoken for, but ultimately wound up with eight seats when we only needed two. That mainly worked out, though: the show was sold out, and we got three people in who wouldn't have been able to see it had we not gone; two even insisted on paying us part of the price. The other three, we left with the ticket-taker for latecomers, of which there were a few, so we might've gotten even more in.

What we saw? Wonders.

Mr. W never appeared, onscreen or off, except in vague sketches of him from very old drawings. But the lives he touched through his Calvin and Hobbes work, including many fellow cartoonists, did all the speaking we needed. The writer-director took us back to Chagrin Falls, Ohio, where Watterson grew up, and where so much of the strip's backdrops were in evidence; to a museum at Ohio State, where his original drawings and lots of other materials are archived; and to the lives of many ordinary fans from all sorts of backgrounds, who are just as moved by the strip's timelessness as the decade it was with us.

So many tales of the books being handed down to the next generations of original readers- that would include us, as Emily was three days short of her fourth birthday when the strip came to an end. So much I specifically remembered about certain strips, and characters, and other references. Lots of talk about the merchandising- or rather the complete lack of it- and even showing the Calvin Pissing On The Auto Logo which is perhaps the most famous unauthorized usage.

And at the end, of course? The End- the final strip that we all remember along with whichever preceding one was our favorite. That's what I can't end with today. I need to post it tomorrow, as another decade-long series of adventures comes to an end around here.

Until then? Keep calm. Even if something under the bed is drooling.

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captainsblog From: captainsblog Date: October 7th, 2013 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you ::hugs back::
greenquotebook From: greenquotebook Date: October 8th, 2013 01:02 am (UTC) (Link)

captainsblog From: captainsblog Date: October 8th, 2013 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
{{{{{Andrea}}}}}} who I'm thankful for this and every Thursday:)
nentikobe From: nentikobe Date: October 10th, 2013 04:54 am (UTC) (Link)
*massive hugs*

I hope to see that documentary soon.
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