I really shouldn’t be celebrating the start of my summer just yet.
I still have one exam to go: Change and Continuity in the US (by the time this post is out, it’ll be over). I had a dream I got a D+ from it. Because I’m what you may call a mature student, I put plenty of pressure on myself to get straight A, even a few A+. The reason behind this is: what’s the point of studying as an adult if you’re going to do a crapaloo job of it?
I don’t need another degree for work, getting an MA will not benefit me in any way, apart from learning more, expanding my horizons, feeling that I’m moving forward all the time.
Anyway, as I’m still in the countryside, I like to light the fireplace in indulge in my collection of DVD’s.
I’ve re-watched N&S, but I’m leaving thought and comments on that for the first week of July, when I’ll be celebrating my 1st RA anniversary. I have a few ideas for posts, and can only hope that the internet access here will allow me to do everything I have planned.
Next, I decided to pop in Spooks season 7.
Let me tell you – Richard Armitage is beyond skinny in this. Just beyond!
He looks so gaunt, I’m surprised they didn’t have a doctor on set in case he fainted.
When I watched the first episodes of season 7, I’m sure the thought had crossed my mind, but I was too busy Oohing and Ahhing that it’s Armitage, to probably register just how stick thing he really was.
RA actually reached a point where you believe, you just know that Lucas spent 8 years in a Russian prison.
Without a layer of fat on his face, the skin stretches on his nose and cheekbones.
I found it painful to watch.
He looks not only malnourished, but also dehydrated.
It was like all the elasticity of his skin had disappeared and his muscles are more accentuated.
Even the buttons on my favorite Lucas shirts (which RA seemed to wear in interviews too), weren’t popping like we adore them too!
On the subject of the Lucas in the bathroom scene, there have been voices raised that it’s a bit disgusting that he:
First wipes one armpit with the towel
Then the other…
And then he pats down his face…
Rest easy, Lucas North loving lasses!
I have taken it upon myself to pay close attention to the whole sequence, and can confirm that Lucas adjusts his towel, so that he uses a fresh, dry section of it to pat down his face.
But even if he did just: wipe pit, wipe pit and then go for the face, I think he can be forgiven seeing he spent so many years in horrible conditions.
We could write it down to enthusiasm at actually seeing soap, a fresh towel, and… well… probably running water and a loo!