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13 April 2012 @ 10:54 pm
I'm so proud of myself. I read over a hundred pages about Nazis today, and only fell asleep once. And what's more, I found out that the topic is ridiculously easy--tell what the keys to the Nazis' success were--and that I'm required to do two less pages than I originally thought, only four pages. I could write the whole damn thing on propaganda.

So, I rewarded my hard work and went to the Friday movie the university was showing. This time it was the second Sherlock Holmes movie. The whole thing was very clever and funny, but now that I've seen the new BBC series Sherlock, I just don't feel that the Guy Ritchie movies quite compare. (Don't let it deter you from seeing them, they were both quite good. It's just that the BBC series is absolute genius.)

And now, I'm going to sit down, draw a little, and have a drink. Maybe watch some TV.

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aaa_mazing: I love readingaaa_mazing on April 14th, 2012 03:38 am (UTC)
We spend years to learn pretty everything about Nazis at school. Pretty obvious for Russia, I guess.

Shame on me, I saw neither Guy's nor BBC's Sherlock. Heard a lot about the series, should give it a try.

Good girl! You definitely deserve some you-time.
MissTeacakes: mystifymissteacakes on April 14th, 2012 03:44 am (UTC)
We're supposed to learn it. The thing is, we don't have enough time in the year for everything, so it's like each generation learns the same thing every year, from the age of like...six, to eighteen. My mom told me that they spent every year on World War II, but I had to learn about the American Civil War every year for my entire life.

People don't shut up about the Holocaust, though (understandable, in a way), but it was kinda nice to learn something that wasn't that.

Ohmygod, the BBC version is amazing. And their modernization of each story is incredible.
aaa_mazing: I love readingaaa_mazing on April 14th, 2012 03:55 am (UTC)
Well, we learn not even about WW 2 but the Great Patriotic War. 1941-1945.

My great-grandfather was a prisoner in a consentration camp. He got there when he was 16, his horse was killed under him in a battle. He never told much about it, but was scarred for life, you know. The shit touched every family here.

I'll download it to watch during a summer break. Sounds really good.
Alexander: Sherlockedashmedai on April 16th, 2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
I'm totally nuts for BBC Sherlock. It spoiled me for any other version of Sherlock Holmes. :)
MissTeacakesmissteacakes on April 16th, 2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that sort of happened for me, too. We don't get the BBC around here, so we have to wait forever until PBS decides to air it, so I've only seen the first series. Still, I'm excited for PBS to start up Masterpiece Mystery again. (It's the set of shows of British mysteries only played in the summertime.)

That, and I'm not convinced that the German in that movie was real. Or they were saying what the subtitles said. It might be my own sad, disintegrating German ability (it's been a while), but I remember realizing that one of the words that was supposedly in a sentence was missing.
Alexanderashmedai on April 16th, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
Try this link, you can watch online and don't have to download: http://watchseries.eu/serie/sherlock
MissTeacakesmissteacakes on April 16th, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Thank you! (Hopefully they'll allow it to stream outside the EU, unlike the BBC)
Alexanderashmedai on April 16th, 2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
Most welcome! I think so, friends in the US or Canada have been able to watch this site (and it's English language too).