It's been that time of the month again, and by that I mean a week of SI at various events. I've been thinking of finding a placement with another agency; maybe I should keep my experience with medical terms a secret because they keep giving me medical conferences. I picture myself as House to stop feeling so fatally bored.
I've been reading a lot of sci-fi lately. It only took me all my life to actually read the stories, which Blade Runner and A Scanner Darkly were based on.
I also attempted to watch the new series about Sleepy Hollow. I happen to like the original story - and of course the Tim Burton film (although I'm not really fond of the happy ending Burton gave it), and I was intrigued by the idea of Ichabod Crane time-traveling to the 21st century and fighting the Headless Horseman here. But:
First of all, since when is Crane an Englishman (and a turncoat on top of that)? I'm not trying to downplay the importance of America liberating itself from British control, but having Crane going to the "colonies" to fight the rebels and then suddenly joining them makes it look like the Brits were so evil that he just had to come to his senses if he were to be the protagonist of this show. It is further implied, if not stated point-blank, that the Brits collaborated with some evil witches and demons and the war General Washington was fighting was meant to stop the end of the world. Wow, I always knew my country was evil but this show opened my eyes. And finally, it turns out that the Headless Horseman is none other than Death, one of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. I don't even like Supernatural, but something tells me this bloke would be insulted:
I feel like reading the original story again.
It's quite brain-breaking. I recommend the story too though.
He was a teacher from Connecticut. Burton made him a copper from New York, but I don't understand the necessity of changing his nationality in the new series. It's almost as if they're trying to insult Brits somehow. They're all evil and do black magic, except Crane who saw the light and joined the great Americans.
No, I think it's my glitch... I can't see it either. Damn.