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28 Feb 2010: These Black Hole Days

On one sleepy Wednesday in January, my system completely blocked up and I was unable to pass any kind of waste. This escalated into pain within hours and I had to go to A & E; I was in hospital for 3 days, during which time I learnt of the Holy Trinity of suppository, enema and catheter. These are truly joyous times to be alive.

Then just a few weeks later, Aki starts hurling late Friday night. At 4am I wake up feeling bad and start hurling around 6.30am. Neither of us can eat anything properly for a day and barely move from the sofa. Kai has to fend for himself. Fortunately, we were up and about on the Sunday, and Aki was back to normal in a few days. It took me a week and a half to start eating properly again.

The end result of this is that I lost almost 10% of my weight in the last six weeks. I've been trying to get the weight down for some time, so I suppose I should see this as a plus.

Annnyway. Aki is now in Japan with Kai for a couple of weeks. So I'm home alone, footloose and fancy free, left to my own devices, on me todd. Oh Jesus, I have to cook.

Bear McCreary Corner

So Bear is scoring Galactica-spinoff Caprica. I've heard some of his work for it and it's fine stuff, the usual Bear standards. Here's his reworked Graystone Family theme for the Caprica series titles:

I find the titles a little odd, all be told. Unreal camera movements that green screen CGI encourages, plus with the usual naughty side effect of making every actor look like they're staring at nothing, but pretending real hard they're looking at something. Still, thematically it hits the Caprica story buttons (at least what I know about them).

Bear is also scoring Human Target which has a much bigger budget. This is an out-and-out action-adventure show, but the title sequence is glorious. I'm not just talking about the music - the visuals are excellent, pounding along with the score. If you want to know exactly what kind of show it is, go see the trailer for the first ep.