I chatted with Riah a bit. Mom and I talked to J. Dad is about halfway through Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, he said. He watched the first episode. I told him he could probably watch the second episode without being spoiled for the book, if he'd read that much. Episode seven is on BBC America tonight.
I texted with WhiteSheepCBD for a bit.
I rewatched the first episode of "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell," and saw how much it set up.
I finished up an editing job.
Pred put out an LJ call for people to beta her JS&MN fic. Her OTP is Childermass/Norrell. I had said it wasn't the kind of thing that worked for me personally, because she'd characterized Mr. Norrell so beautifully. I could visualize him doing the mean-spirited things, so the smutty bits worked even less well for me than they would have if I wasn't visualizing him and he wasn't mean. A yes for Pred is a "nope" for me. I could appreciate the fic for what it was. For what Pred was going for, I thought she accomplished it wonderfully. So, Not My Thing, but very well done for what it was.
After all our discussions, Pred summarized what I like in a romance protagonist. She said, "nice/pretty/kind/deserving." Which is accurate to some degree. A character being kind goes a long way for me, particularly. As I said, I have a wide range of what I consider "pretty." http://predatrix.livejournal.com/60350.html#t170680
Later: Dad and I watched episode two of "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell."
I ventured out briefly to look at my four o' clocks. There are a couple of tiger lilies in pots near the back door that haven't been eaten by the deer yet. We have deer living in the back yard now. They'll probably eat that last couple soon.
Later still: I watched episode seven of "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell." Things didn't go the way they had in the book. The basic idea was the same, though.