I fucked up yesterday

So let's see.

  • I procrastinated past posting my blog
  • I forgot my meds
  • I spent all the rest of the day writing nonsense and got zero learning done

I did also get to see Shazam and I am rather proud of the representation they had in there. It's managed to dodge a whole bunch of tropes I despise like a bunny on a bender. There are large volumes of ManBoy humour and it freaking works.

I had worried that the disabled kid would be used as a Miraculous Minority to only have lines when our abled hero needs a pep talk or perspective. That didn't happen. This kid was allowed to be a kid who happened to need a cane to get around.

All kids in this movie were allowed to be their characters. The POC failed to be stereotypes, the fat kid was NOT shown constantly eating, and we actually had a married, compassionate, power couple on the screen and they were adorable together.

Watch. This. Movie.

It is fun, there's a learning curve for our hero, including how to not be a douche, the grown actors portraying kids act very much like their junior counterparts, and they took out all the stops. It's a very satisfying movie for me. Especially the end. Stay for the end.

Today... I remembered my meds, and I'm going to focus on the storywork so I have a window to learn some more Javascript.

Every little step forward is progress.

I'm two inches into the second handle of the TangleBag(tm) which means it might be a usable item soon. I'm nervous about this.

Onwards to trying hard for today.