In other news I've sent so many difficult emails since Jan 1 that I'm no longer afraid to send them, haha. Immersion therapy!! it's real.
Responding to emails right away feels kind of great? I always thought the instareply thing was a bit embarrassing, but the general response is "thanks for the fast reply." And not dealing with the stress of a late reply is welllll worth it
I also liked Sanctum a lot, it's a cave-diving survival movie... not a super great movie, probably because it doesn't follow some structural tropes that would have made it more gripping, but I liked that it was a little out-there. Also a woman gets sucked into a whirlpool cuz she was an idiot, which is always refreshing.
Least favorite survival horror trope: a woman with a bunch of guys who are killed, but she survives by killing or whatever and escapes. So boring. The crux of the drama rests on the assumption that she couldn't have done it until circumstances required, then after seeing her husband eaten by a bear or whatever she finds the inner strength to live, snore
For films only, I should mention (books have a much different feel).
IDK If the aliens can talk and be understood then the plot can shift to literally anything (Star Trek, Star Wars, etc), vs if they can't then it's gotta be a story about understanding or not understanding differences or something (Arrival, District 9, etc).
Anyways all my aliens can talk so I guess I'm trash
Then was thinking of how much I like sci-fi, and how certain types are seen as "serious" and others as "cartoony"... I think if you have a talking alien, that drives it over the edge to cartoony. If the aliens don't talk or only speak an alien language, then it's a serious work of import or whatever. Agree or no?
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