Aug. 5th, 2013

Two weeks

Aug. 5th, 2013 09:36 am
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (parley kiss)
Two weeks left in Columbus. Summer's ending and I have to pack up and head back to grad school soon. I'm excited, because I really do love my grad program, but I'm also more than a little sad. I really like my internship, and my lifestyle here. Didn't get as much hobby done as I would normally do, but then, I had a lot going on, adjustment-wise. It was good for the summer to focus on relationships and big questions and the future.

I know I'll be coming back here after I graduate.

In other good news, Ladyfriend and I saw Pacific Rim this weekend, which is perhaps my favorite world-ending movie since Independence Day (shut up, I really like optimistic movies that unite the world because of bad aliens ok? you can keep your grimdark if you want). It basically combines a couple of my favorite things; WWII-era aesthetics with giant fucking robots. It somehow manages to call on anime, monster movies, and kind of a smoosh of Carl Sagan-esque/Gene Roddenberry hopes/fears for humanity. I mean especially the whole "fight against extinction, but if you fight against each other you're DOOMED" themes. Ugh. I missed this in my science fiction. *continues to boycott Star Trek: Into Darkness*

Naturally, ladyfriend and I sort of got obsessed with the bickering old married scientists. No one is surprised. Especially considering one of them is hyperactive and covered in monster tattoos and the other is fussy and dresses like an old professor. Come on. Also, Stacker Pentacost gives me good adoptive badass dad feels.

In conclusion, I want to be Mako Mori when I grow up. Or I could settle for Tendo Choi.

Also this cover is both hilarious and awesome.

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