It's below freezing here. The cats are under the blankets with me.

A day of slow technology. I attempted to clone my Macbook disk to the house file server and failed because imagine me explaining here. The backup attempts took the Macboot out of commission all day. No writing took place, which frustrates me because I have several bunnies running at once right now, all intended to reach post-ability on Tuesday. No writing, no reading. I did play some WoW, but that's it for my weekend mmo-ing.

My Christmas present this year is a new iPod, one that can play video, replacing a very ancient iPod. I cranked Buffy season 4 down with Handbrake and stuck it on. Looks fab. Yay!

I'll rewatch S4 at odd moments over the next couple of weeks. Several of my in-progress things are set in S4, so it's time for a refresh of canon details. My urges to depart into the land of AUness get very strong in S4, because the canon arc is so boring. Strong season arcs, like seasons 2 and 3, or season 5, generally make me want to tell smaller stories wound around the canon plots.

Tomorrow: West Wing-a-thon with sahiya and nemaihne. I will inflict more Pushing Daisies on them all, and also show sahiya the joys of the Ninth Doctor.

Until I conk out: poking at a story.
Ah, I'm just deciding what DVDs to take to Parentland, maybe I'll join you and take S4. I have to admit, S4 and S5 are the only ones that I don't have memorized in terms of name of ep/what happens...with a few exceptions, they all run together!
Yay! Group watch of Season 4! Giles with chainsaw! Giles getting some nookie (from men and women). Riley's namesake!
Totally disagree about season 4. There are dead eps like Where the Wild Things Are, but overall, I love it. More Giles--his character grows. More Giles' apartment. No Angel, whom I hated with a passion. Willow retains her high school charm. I even still kind of like Xander. By 5 they all begin to take a turn for the worse and the story arc gives Buffy no way out. In 4, she finally gets to be happy, even if it's short-lived. Most of my favorite episodes are in 4: Hush, Pangs, Something Blue, This Year's Girl, Who Are You, The Yoko Factor, A New Man. I even love Living Conditions, because I think Marti nails exactly what it's like to have an awful roommate. Mine played REM over and over til I thought I'd have to slit my wrists.

Sorry. That was rather wordy.
Me: That REM-playing roommate. My copy of Murmur wore out. I apologize to all and sundry.

I love individual episodes in S4 a whole lot. "Hush"is BtVS's single best, in my opinion. (Not an unusual opinion, I think.) It's the overall arc that fails-- the abortive Frankenstein's monster retelling, the very dull Adam, the early departure of the interesting Walsh.