Still Knotty

A bit further on with the Tree quilt. Click image for larger size. Skeins used so far: 41.

Recently read: Wash This Blood Clean From My Hand by Fred Vargas, currently reading This Night’s Foul Work by Fred Vargas. I have joined the ranks of those who worship Violette Retancourt. I wish she was real, and was president of the universe.

Listening: Carl Orff, Trionfi.

Watched: Big Hero 6: much fun, and gorgeous artwork.

The Judge: I shall let DEATH speak for me: “Oh. Drama.”

Maleficent: A crushing disappointment. In Disney’s famous animated Sleeping Beauty, most everyone was fascinated by (and often rooting for) the self-described Mistress of all evil, Maleficent. Maleficent was a strong, confident, powerful, beautiful, mature woman, who embraced utterly her wickedness. She was beyond grand. In the current movie, Disney has managed to completely neuter Maleficent (and Diablo, too), transforming her from an entrancing and complex character into a bland, soppy, one-dimensional cardboard cutout of a girl, a la Aurora. Gone is the woman prepared to fight to the last, with the words: “Now shall you deal with me, O Prince, and all the powers of Hell!” and transforms into a huge dark dragon. And with this squishy mess of a movie, Disney once again hammers home the idea that anything a boy/man does is of such import as to not only change the life path of a girl/woman, it completely changes her personality, too.

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