Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes for March 1, 2014

Johann Georg Hainz's Cabinet of Curiosities, circa 1666. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Johann Georg Hainz’s Cabinet of Curiosities, circa 1666. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

During the Renaissance, cabinet of curiosities came into fashion as a collection of objects that would often defy classification. As a precursor to the modern museum, the cabinet referred to room(s), not actual furniture, of things that piqued the owners interest and would be collected and displayed in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes is my 21st century interpretation of that idea.

 

Dear Internet,

Watching

  • Vikings
    I had been so excited about the premier, I wore my I GEEK VIKINGS shirt Kristin had gotten me as a present. TheHusband and I had also started main lining episodes to prep for the second season. Overall thoughts? Very slow start. It is following some of the “known” historical data about Ragnar and his relationships, but some of the main characters so detrimental to the first season were not faded gracefully into the background to make way for new developments but pushed. I do love the show with all my heart, but next time  we are not watching it live, rather, we’ll go back go watching it on the DVR for the commercials were just too plentiful and too laden with testosterone.
  • Chozen, Witches of East End, and Dracula
    For reasons we could never figure out, the DVR just simply refuses to tape Chozen. It will show up on the schedule and when we go back to watch it, the episode is missing. There is no conflicts and we have no idea what is going on, so having only watched one episode, Chozen has been removed from our list. It was lewd and crude, but even with the DVR mishaps, not worth trying to keep. Dracula and Witches of East End have been sitting on the DVR for months and I was something like 10-12 episodes behind on each. With so much great television not only out there but also coming up, watching mediocre television is not worth the hassle of trying to play catch up.

Weekly watching: The Musketeers, Mr. Selfridge, Black SailsTop GearStellaUniversity ChallengeHouse of LiesEpisodesArcher,  True Detective, Under the Gunn, Justified, Banshee, Reign,  Elementary

What have you read/watched/listened to this week?

x0x0,
lisa

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Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes: November 2, 2013

Johann Georg Hainz's Cabinet of Curiosities, circa 1666. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Johann Georg Hainz’s Cabinet of Curiosities, circa 1666. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

During the Renaissance, cabinet of curiosities came into fashion as a collection of objects that would often defy classification. As a precursor to the modern museum, the cabinet referred to room(s), not actual furniture, of things that piqued the owners interest and would be collected and displayed in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes is my 21st century interpretation of that idea.

 

Dear Internet,

This week I’ve been at a conference and have hardly been online, so this weeks CCC is on the thin side.

Reading

thewhaleroadThe Whale Road (Oathsworn #1) by Robert Low
(Amazon | WorldCat | GoodReads | LibraryThing)
Status: Finished

What attracted me to reading this series was the author is a journalist, is passionate about the time period, and the best part? He’s a an active Viking reenactor. So we’ve got someone who can write and knows their history well.

But just as one can be a journalist and be a terrific writer, it does not necessarily  mean they can write fiction. Low is not one of those people, but this is not to say his story is without problems. The story meanders at times with no point, the character development isn’t there, and the plot seems thin on the ground. BUT, it’s intriguing. I love the historical aspect that is being presented, and there is a lot of promise to the series. So it’s not great, but it’s good and will keep you entertained.

Watching

Weekly watching: American Horror Story: Coven, Breathless, AtlantisHomelandMasters of SexElementaryMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Sleepy HollowSurvivorDownton AbbeyBoardwalk Empire, Doc Martin, QIPeaky BlindersThe Newsroom, Sons of Anarchy,  The Vampire Diaries

x0x0,
lisa

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