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I’ve been using the Wii Fit for about two weeks now, and I have (mostly) nothing but love for it.
My review )
Overall, I’m really happy that I got this. The exercises mostly challenge me, the graphs and daily weigh-ins are good encouragements, and it changes up enough that it’s still keeping me interested. I’m not sure if I will continue liking it as much after I’ve unlocked all the exercises – but I’ll burn that bridge when I get to it.
ETA: 10.2 as of today!  Woo!
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I’ve been using the Wii Fit for about two weeks now, and I have (mostly) nothing but love for it.
My review )
Overall, I’m really happy that I got this. The exercises mostly challenge me, the graphs and daily weigh-ins are good encouragements, and it changes up enough that it’s still keeping me interested. I’m not sure if I will continue liking it as much after I’ve unlocked all the exercises – but I’ll burn that bridge when I get to it.
ETA: 10.2 as of today!  Woo!
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Rick and I went to go see the opening of Island of Dr. Moreau at Lifeline last night.   

.... holy crap.

This is an astonishing, visceral, brutal play.  It isn't easy to watch.  And I cannot recommend it highly enough.  You probably know the story - man is stranded on island where a mad doctor is Tampering With Things Man Was Not Meant To Know, and then Everything Goes Terribly Awry.   But just knowing the story isn't really enough to insulate you from the shock of seeing it on stage.  Technically, it was incredible.  The lights, sets, costumes (especially of the beast folk) were perfect, and the acting... the beast folk seemed to move back and forth between human and animal, although by the end you're not really sure what the difference is.  Montgomery, who lives on the brink between the two worlds, was incredibly nuanced and sympathetic despite his careless cruelty and isolation.  The violence was... very much so.  A lot of it was the kind of work I hope to be able to produce someday - fast, terrifying, and utterly convincing.  (I have a bias here, of course.  Several of them, actually, since R&D did the violence design, so take what I say about this with a grain of salt if you like.)    

I'm still processing this show, and I think I will be for a while, so I'm still struggling to find the words to talk about it.  But if you think you're up for it, GO.  (And if you can, sit in the front row.  Jeebus.  I almost climbed into Rick's lap a couple of times, because the action was right on top of me.  Once literally, when one of the beast men jumped over my head, and I felt the wind, or possibly a brush of costume, in my hair.)
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Rick and I went to go see the opening of Island of Dr. Moreau at Lifeline last night.   

.... holy crap.

This is an astonishing, visceral, brutal play.  It isn't easy to watch.  And I cannot recommend it highly enough.  You probably know the story - man is stranded on island where a mad doctor is Tampering With Things Man Was Not Meant To Know, and then Everything Goes Terribly Awry.   But just knowing the story isn't really enough to insulate you from the shock of seeing it on stage.  Technically, it was incredible.  The lights, sets, costumes (especially of the beast folk) were perfect, and the acting... the beast folk seemed to move back and forth between human and animal, although by the end you're not really sure what the difference is.  Montgomery, who lives on the brink between the two worlds, was incredibly nuanced and sympathetic despite his careless cruelty and isolation.  The violence was... very much so.  A lot of it was the kind of work I hope to be able to produce someday - fast, terrifying, and utterly convincing.  (I have a bias here, of course.  Several of them, actually, since R&D did the violence design, so take what I say about this with a grain of salt if you like.)    

I'm still processing this show, and I think I will be for a while, so I'm still struggling to find the words to talk about it.  But if you think you're up for it, GO.  (And if you can, sit in the front row.  Jeebus.  I almost climbed into Rick's lap a couple of times, because the action was right on top of me.  Once literally, when one of the beast men jumped over my head, and I felt the wind, or possibly a brush of costume, in my hair.)

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