Administrivia: 15 September 2022

From two days ago, the internet tells me Transformers: Earthspark, in which Rory McCann plays Megatron, will be premiering 11 November. This is on one of those streaming services I don’t subscribe to (I don’t subscribe to any at this point, in fact — I just use Tubi, for free), so I suppose I’ll keep an eye out and see if it goes to DVD for collection purposes. If not, at some point I’ll investigate other options. Potayto, potahto. Just happy the big man’s got some more work out there.

Nothing else going on particularly earth-shattering unless someone’s posted him to Instagram again, and you all would know that better than I would. I chronicle, I do not scoop.

(Not even kitty litter, these days. Don’t miss it a bit.)

Update to previous litany of woes: my senses of smell and taste went kaput yesterday. They are not entirely gone; I can still smell my instant-coffee crystals (don’t judge; I’m very low budget at the moment, and it’s very cheap caffeine), but not the entire bouquet, as it were. It’s like 2/3rds of the scent-notes are missing. I can still taste some things, too, but it’s like someone turned the volume way down. I understand this effect can take up to six months to go away. I am underwhelmed.

But! My temperature’s been normal all day, and I have had an excellent excuse (and some grudgingly welcome help) to fuck off all week, other than working on things for class (I may have mentioned the call-center training I’m doing; if not, this is me mentioning it), so I’m guardedly optimistic. I’ll test tomorrow at some point and see how things are going.

But if any of you were wondering whether you’d be able to tell about the smell/taste thing? Yes, you can definitely tell. And no, you don’t necessarily get it right away at first onset of symptoms, so don’t think you’re off the hook if you catch what seems like a cold but can still smell things. Test anyway. Play it safe.

Yes, I also wonder if the big man ever caught this. I’m betting probably. It’s hard to miss it anymore, as many people have caught it and as crowded as we all are now. But even with his particular set of personal habits he’s led a healthier lifestyle than I have, so if he did catch it I’m not surprised he came out of it relatively unscathed.

Or possibly not and that might explain his sudden pivot into mostly voice work? You never know. Easier to take breaks when exhausted, maybe.

Oh well. It’s hard to emotionally attach to possibilities when I have no idea what’s going on with him. We’ll hear about it one of these days, or we won’t. I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t squee like a little kid if anyone ever hired me to be his official biographer.

Only don’t do that, ’cause I’m not a very good writer.

Moving on now. Stuff to do. Might even tweak a few things here in the next little bit. You Just Never Know. (Dun-dun-DUUUNNNNN…)