Finished watching: “The Last Ship,” season 1. πŸ“Ί Good and moving on to season 2. Hadn’t heard about this show until recently. Since it was made in 2014, it’s curious, given the premise, how differently it can be perceived now vs. then.

Steampunk sprouts with the approach of fall.

Do as much in camera as you can. It will save time later in the darkroom. πŸ“

And were the blue candles left over from when the show was in black and white, because they “read” better in black and white? Maybe not. The flames flared the camera anyway, creating a shadowy halo in those earlier episodes. Blue ones do look more menacing somehow. And look good against the other colors of the set.

Finished watching: “Dark Shadows,” Collection 2. πŸ“ΊπŸ‘» I’ve seen Collection 3. Starting Collection 4, there have been two more instances of Barnabas’ ring being on the wrong hand. Or maybe it’s been the correct one all along.

Currently reading: Smiley’s People: A George Smiley Novel by John le CarrΓ© πŸ“š

Currently listening to: Princes of the Renaissance: The Hidden Power Behind an Artistic Revolution by Mary Hollingsworth. Read by Karen Cass. 🎧 πŸ“š (Audible)

More than pleased to discover that theΒ e-book ISBN for Logan’s Run contains the numbers “1138” in that order. πŸ“š

“It’s really important to keep in mind who you are now because people are always offering you the job of being who you were then.”

– M. John Harrison, in a social media post

“The demands on a Vulcan’s character are extraordinarily difficult. Do not mistake composure for ease.”

– Tuvok πŸ––

Recently listened to this fantastic performance of Beowulf by Julian Glover. He even breaks out into Old English for a few lines at a time. 🎧 πŸ“š

In many cases you don’t need an actual rock on the stage. Just a sign that says “rock” will do.Β 

Musgrave Pencil Co. order. ✏️

There used to be more xylophone and zither.

Finished watching: “Dark Shadows,” Collection 2, discs 2 and 3. πŸ“ΊπŸ‘» (I’ve seen Barnabas wear his ring on the wrong hand twice now. πŸ€”)

Finished watching: “Dark Shadows,” Collection 2, disc 1. πŸ“Ί πŸ‘»

Currently listening to: The Fall of Carthage (Cassell Military Paperbacks) by Adrian Goldsworthy 🎧 πŸ“š

J.M.W. Turner, “Sunrise With Sea Monsters” (unfinished, ca. 1845)