Mar. 9th, 2019

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Also, I use Quicken Desktop so I can put our upcoming bills in and make sure we have enough money for them (also remind me of recurring bills), but Quicken 2017 has recently stopped syncing and instead of upgrading, I thought I'd try Mint, because honestly the desktop program has always been kind of frustrating and I hate that they've gone to a subscription model. Except Mint . . . doesn't seem to do that? And it definitely doesn't let you reconcile an account, which is just nonsense.

Does anyone have a Windows or online accounting program that they like and that will do these very simple things?

(Edit: I just got Quicken to work again, but I'll take recs anyway fwiw.)

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non-spoiler reaction )

where to see the cameos, how many post-credits scenes there are )

And now for the SPOILERS.

no second billing, 'cause you're a star now )

Comics

Finally, what comics do people like? I read all of Kelly Sue DeConnick's Captain Marvel and related Avengers volumes, but that's it. If you liked the movie, I would recommend that with qualifications, mainly that I find the art of the 2012-2013 run actively off-putting (the first main artist, Dexter Soy, has a tendency to do more boobs-and-butts that I'd like, and the coloring is horrifically muddy; and then the second main artist, Filipe Andrade, is all Delirium pixie-deformed-waif?). And there were definitely times when I felt the weight of the backstory pressing, unlike either Unbeatable Squirrel Girl or Ms. Marvel (the latter of which I am not remotely caught up on). However, DeConnick gets specially name-checked in the credits for a reason (as does David Lopez, the artist on the second run), so if you can roll with the art and a little Googling, go ahead.

Comixology is having a sale, as it should, and the ones I've read are the first six collected volumes (plus Avengers Assemble: Science Bros): the 2012-2013 run, collected as In Pursuit of Flight and Down; Avengers: The Enemy Within, which picks up right after; and the 2014-2015 run, collected as Higher, Further, Faster, More; Stay Fly (which has a lot of stuff about the cat!); and Alis Volat Propriis.

So what else should I read, comics-reading friends? Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps sounded awfully tied-in to bigger-picture stuff, so even though it was co-written by DeConnick, I didn't read it. Obviously I'm not reading anything that's Civil War II, and neither should anyone else.(Really! I had to suffer through it via Ms. Marvel and nope nope nope.) But how's Margaret Stohl's run?

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  • There was a trailer for Dumbo but I didn't see it, I was coming back from the bathroom when it ended.
  • Frozen II. I just find it very weird to think of Eleanor Shellstrop and Maureen from Rent as Disney Princesses. Other than that, I have no feelings about this franchise. (I've never seen the first all the way through, I was in the room for parts of it, that's all.)
  • Rocketman. "A musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John's breakthrough years." Uh . . . okay? I guess?
  • Dark Phoenix. I didn't like this the first time they did it.
  • Late Night. Emma Thompson is magnetic, and possibly if Mindy Kaling is writing it, it will treat the characters well?
  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. This was like being bludgeoned with testosterone.

I feel like there was more, but it's not coming to me on a scan on IMDB's forthcoming pages, so I guess I'll go to bed.

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