… on my blog right now. I’m dealing with some personal ups and downs (health-related, feeling guilty for being sick which I know is stupid but I still feel that way) so feelings are a bit all over the place right now, kinda like this great Björk song goes up and down:
So, somehow blogging just isn’t a priority right now, I prefer to consume instead of produce, I guess.
I mostly soothe myself with Anne with an E, awaiting each season 3 episode feverishly every week. The only creative thing I do these days is produce fan videos for that show after an episode has aired (they are here, but full of season 3 spoilers!). Lots of ups and downs going on in this show, with personal drama (some truly heartbreaking stuff) and lots of social issues touched upon, like sexual harrassment and freedom of speech and the plight of the indigenous people on Prince Edward Island. But most of all there is Shirbert (the ‘ship name’ for Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe) which really is up and down and all over the place right now! As per evidence in all these gifs (beware of some gif spoilers. Oh, and I don’t remember the sources of these gifs, so if anyone reading this claims credit, let met know)…
Here’s episode 1, for instance:
And episode 3, which had me blubbering:
And oh my gooodness, the episode 5 dance scene is almost as iconic as the North and South kissing scene at the train station (albeit without the kissing). Truly heart-stopping stuff!
And there’s this:
Episode 6 was heartbreaking even though it had this:
And last Sunday’s episode 7 had this:
And ended on this!
Oh my goodness is it Sunday night already??!!?? I do love the slow-burn with all the ups and downs between these two. Can’t wait to see how this continues, three more episodes to go this season. Season 1 and 2 are already on Netflix, this 3rd season will air there in January 2020 as per Twitter announcement (especially adore the little “Shirbert” joke at the end here):
The kids on this show are the same age as my kids are! Is it weird that I should be so invested in this? Then again, I’m invested in my kids so why not be invested in a show about kids. Also, Anne of Green Gables reminds me of my own teen years, so there’s that too. I have immersed myself into lurking into the the show’s fandom online and it’s truly amusing to see the interactions there, it really does remind me of how my kids react to things as well. So yeah, with all the downs right now, this is a real highlight that cheers me up. It’s also the only thing I can think of blogging about, so there you have it, take it or leave it. 🙂