My two week vacation is over but there’s not much to talk about it. I spent most of my time writing posts, watching Netflix and reading. For me, the time spent just organising my life and getting on track with things, is vacation worthy. I’m just really good at doing something, while seemingly doing nothing at all. It’s a gift, I know.
Today I woke up to another set of devastating news, and by that I mean the allegations and statements regarding Kevin Spacey. I just can’t imagine how far this will go, but the way Spacey handled the situation? Oh no, that’s not what you say, that’s not how you divert a conversation that’s extremely important at the moment, to your own personal life by coming out. We knew, alright, everyone sort of knew about him being gay, but since he flat out said it, he pretty much decided to mislead the conversation to a whole new path. If it was planned, it was a disrespectful and idiotic decision, if it was accidental (which I highly doubt considering how many years Spacey has managed to stay away from this obvious statement), it was a very disrespectful and idiotic choice of words. So in other words, no matter how you may spin this statement, it remains one of the most stupidest things I’ve ever read! Nothing he will say or do will ever justify any of his actions. Past nor present.
This all brought back a weeks worth of feelings and emotions in regards to sexual harassment. It’s clearly something that has been swept under the rug in Hollywood and so many big names are now trying to hide their guilt. Everyone is doing a shitty job by the way, because there’s no way anyone can come out as a winner. There are no winners in these situations, nobody feels like they’ve just won by coming out with their stories, and nobody can wiggle their way out from under the rug with their “well-prepared” statements. There’s nothing anyone can say that will make this better. Even if Spacey would have admitted his wrong-doing, he would have been met with anger, because forgiveness can’t be earned with a statement. But the question remains, can it be earned at all? I for one, don’t know the answer. One thing’s for certain though, this is a very difficult and painful time for Hollywood, and it’s going to take a lot of time before things are finally set right and the rugs are thrown out.
TV & OTHER ENTERTAINMENT
Like I said I spent most of my vacation watching Netflix and this weekend wasn’t any different. Since Stranger Things 2 premiered I thought that I should watch the pilot one more time, to refresh my mind… Well, I ended up watching the entire first season that night and continued with the second one the next day. Then spent half a day typing up my very long post about the sequel, as they are calling it, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I just can’t help but to need more now though, and the wait for the next season is going to be brutal. I need to see more Mike and Eleven, I need more precious Will, I need to witness Jim Hopper awesomeness. I just need MORE! And everyone just has to accept that I will be going a bit crazy with the upcoming Stranger Things themed posts on this blog because it might happen.
Also thought about watching two movies, both which I need to watch this week, one for my Thursday Movie Picks post and the other for Across the Universe Podcast. I might watch both on Thursday though. Other than that I’ve read a few books, including reread some YA because I wanted to catch up with my reading challenge and easy breezy reads are perfect for that. Now I’m currently reading an adult novel Dear Aaron, which is alright but the whole novel is put together with e-mails and instant messages and I don’t like that.
Oh and The X Factor UK is back, which I mentioned a while back, but the live show format is changed and I HATE IT! There are two nights in a row with only 2 categories performing each night, and two acts leave weekly… The disappointment is of course the fact that I can’t bother watching the entire show if my favourites aren’t performing, and I will probably skip most of the shows because of that. Plus, the acts get like weekly wins for their performance, like concert tickets to see P!nk. I think that’s ridiculous. Oh, and Simon Cowell fell off the stairs on Saturday and he wasn’t even judging this whole weekend, which made the show dull. Simon’s like the best part because he is not afraid to say what’s on his mind.
SONG OF THE WEEK
This was purely an accidental discovery thanks to a co-worker sharing it on their Facebook page, but oh man, it has been on repeat while I’ve been typing this. So, seems fitting to name it this week’s song!
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