Anyway, I finished the series. There were tears. Still, it was well worth the watch.
I really loved this series. I loved what they did with it. I am as enamoured of this series now as I was with the original film when I was a child. It was a stunning piece of art. I loved it so much, I also watched the making-of documentary. It made me smile.
It also made me feel like I'm missing out. On what, exactly, I could not tell you. But I felt a little sad that I wasn't part of something so incredible and so filled with such passion and energy. Writing, as you know, is a very solitary sort of thing, at least for the most part.
In high school I was involved in amateur theatre. While performing in front of an audience was not my favourite (I'm going to say that I was a fine actor, but crowds are not my scene), I really do miss the enormous collaboration that each production was. I miss helping build the sets, and painting, and the rehearsals (even when they were incredibly boring). Watching the making-of documentary made me realise just how much I miss that kind of large-scale collaboration. I have few happy memories of my time as a youngin' but my days in amateur theatre carry many of them. Maybe I should find a theatre group and help out.
Who am I kidding? I haven't the time.
Anyway, I finally finished watching The Dark Crystal and I loved it. So now there's really nothing that I'm excited to watch until The Witcher comes out in December.
That's a good thing, I guess.
Out of curiosity, what are you watching or what are you looking forward to watching? Let me know. For now, though, I have to go work.