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This weekend was a staying-in, not-seeing-people sort of weekend. For wife, it was because of her ankle (and muscle strains resulting from compensating for the ankle): for me, it was sheer mental exhaustion.

Two things watched, though: the Royal Ballet's ALICE IN WONDERLAND (teaser snippet here), and first episode of MOB PSYCHO 100. The anime I watched because it came in second on Crunchyroll's Anime Of The Year (IIRC), and I can...sorta see why? Maybe? It's a nice solid shonen anime so far. The catch is, it's so generic. Middle school boy who thinks he's nothing special, in fact has Phenomenal Cosmic Power!; Mentor figure (who is totes taking advantage of him, although he does seem to kinda sorta give a shit about the kid); random chick who exists for main character to crush on (and does not, as of yet, have anything else to distinguish her); family with at least one member who is perpetually Disappointed in main character...we haven't yet hit any characters to join the 'Defeated by Main Character and thus suddenly his friend' crowd that usually shows up in this sort of show, but it's only one episode, give it time.

(It's watchable. It's not as 'oh lord I've seen this twenty times' as other anime still in my queue. But it also doesn't have the something beyond the story that YOI hit me with.)

The ballet was because Wife saw the teaser snippet online, showed it to me, and then impulsively bought the DVD as a present. Yay! And it was beautiful, and beautifully danced. ...also confusing if you never read the book (I had to explain that no, Disney's version is not what you would call 'faithful to the book'), and the best scene was the one from the teaser. But the first act, while it wasn't exciting or funny in the way the second act management, still had a gorgeously dreamlike atmosphere that is not easy to create or maintain on stage. I loved the Cheshire cat (as puppeted by six or seven near-invisible-in-black performers), and the Caterpillar.

...The Red Queen still totally stole the show. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Date: 2017-03-07 04:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
I've only seen snippets on video but Christopher Wheeldon's Red Queen is the best Red Queen. And I love that the Mad Hatter is in tap shoes.

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Date: 2017-03-07 06:03 pm (UTC)
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I still need to watch YOI.

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Date: 2017-03-07 06:25 pm (UTC)
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Uh, send it to me again so we can be certain? Yeah, yeah. C. is doing his own thing tomorrow evening, so maybe I finally will. :D

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