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I can't believe it's been two weeks already since my last entry! The big news is, I had my quarterly visit with my oncologist, and it went splendidly! She says everything's going great, and that I'm to keep taking the same meds and we'll see each other again in April. That means that this is officially the longest I've been doing the same medicine ever since I started doing chemo. \o/ We also talked about the Concert (it's a concert in London I bought tickets for last May, as soon as I finished the first round of chemo - it's Yoko Shimomura, whose music I adore, but it's also a promise I made to myself to keep feeling better and better so that a year later I could take a plane and visit another country, a promise it turns out I kept!), and she was very enthusiastic about it and rescheduled my March appointment so that I could go! And she asked me to make her a cd of Shimomura-san's music too! How cool is that?

Next monday I'm going back to Venice for a week, as I have to meet with my lawyer and go to the bank. And also tell everyone I know how brilliantly the visit went. :D On wednesday I already have an appointment with my therapist, who I couldn't see last time because of the awful combination of cold weather and delicate lungs. This time the weather should be nice, plus my therapist has started doing pet therapy too, and I'm hoping I'll get to see one of the dogs. She sent me some pictures, they look so cute and huggable!

In fandom news, I watched Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency on Netflix, and I absolutely adored it. It's a fantastic adaptation of a series of novels by Douglas Adams, and it's as weird and funny as you would expect it to be, while having fantastic plot and character development, a diverse cast, great female characters with their own storylines and agendas who are never sexualized, and really great acting. It's eight episodes, around six hours long, and it's *Arthur Shappey's voice* brilliant. *____*

Now I have to run, my uncle went out to buy pizzas, and at 9 pm we're going to the cinema to watch Rogue One (third time for me!) ♥

Date: 2017-01-21 06:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] falena
Yay for the wonderful health news!

Also, a concert in London, how awesome. A brilliant reward to yourself for keeping your own promise. <3

Oooh, I've been wanting to check out Netflix's Dirk Gently, but I was a bit hesitant because I think Adams' writing would be difficult to transpose..your review gives me hope, though. I'll get watching soon..

Date: 2017-01-25 11:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nausicaa83.livejournal.com
The oncologist insisted again that if I feel better, then I am better, but I told her I've had anxiety for years, and I was raised by a doctor, so it's a great combination of always expecting bad news, while only trusting good news if they come from a doctor.

After all I've been in therapy for years, there must be a reason. ^^"

I actually thought Adams' writing was impossible to transpose, but I was so wrong, because this show is amazing at it. They even get the rhythm right!

It's not a long show (8 episodes, less than 6 hours), and it's completely airtight. Since in this universe everything is connected, then every little detail, every line has a reason and an explanation. I read someone on tumblr calling it a reverse-Moffat, and I strongly agree: the plot twists are shocking, but the seeds were planted from the first episode. All actions have consequences, and everyone apologizes to their friends when they do something wrong, because no one just shrugs and goes along with everything Dirk does just because the writers want them to. The relationships are healthy and realistic. All the characters, and especially the girls, have their own storylines indipendent from Dirk. It's incredibly refreshing.

Plus none of the girls is sexualized. In one scene, one of the girls takes off her bra from under her shirt to use the wire to pick a lock, all while talking to two guys. It took me a second to realize what she was doing, because no one was leering or checking her out, and it was so realistic and natural that such an act would not be sexualized, that I couldn't even comprehend what I was seeing!

So yeah, this is me jumping up and down chanting "watch it watch it watch it"! :D

(and I'm still pissed at how Moffat ruined Sherlock and Doctor Who for me)
Edited Date: 2017-01-25 12:04 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-21 08:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crazyringlets.livejournal.com

Sono felicissima che la visita sia andata bene!!❤❤❤

Date: 2017-01-25 11:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nausicaa83.livejournal.com
*danza di gioia*

Per di più queste medicine, oltre a funzionare benissimo, non mi danno alcun effetto collaterale, cosa che gli oncologi non si aspettavano assolutamente, quindi sono un successo al 100%!

Date: 2017-01-27 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] capracotta.livejournal.com

Adoro le tue buone notizie! :)

Date: 2017-01-27 06:33 pm (UTC)

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