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September 12th, 2007


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12:31 am - Darkly Dreaming
I have been rewatching Dexter on DVD, and it is so, so good. It's just...enchanting, seeing the world from the perspective of this quizzical monster ostracized from society yet trying desperately to fit in, merely so that no one catches on to the fact that he doesn't belong.

I love so much about this show. I love that the city of Miami is so vibrant and alive. I love that the characters are all fully realized with their own inner lives that we can see better than Dexter. I love Angel Batista. I love that each individual episode is perfectly crafted yet still has its place in the perfectly crafted overall arc. I love that watching the puzzle pieces fall into place is still entertaining even though I know what the picture is. I love that the many things Dexter does to pass as normal are things we ourselves do to pass as normal, posing the question of what society-defined "normal" truly means, whether it's necessary, and how good or bad it is that we all have a little bit of Dexter in us.
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From:ethernight
Date:September 12th, 2007 09:01 am (UTC)
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I thought that was a pretty new show. I remember hearing an ad for it on a podcast I listen to ... a month or two ago. Then going to ad it to Netflix, but it had only just started. Or something.
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From:loopychew
Date:September 12th, 2007 11:39 am (UTC)
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It aired late last year. The second season will be out soon, though.
From:wee_warrior
Date:September 12th, 2007 11:39 am (UTC)
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Happy Birthday? I wasn't sure if the MI board calendar was correct.

Dexter is awesome, I really love that show. So extremely well done. Have you read the TWOP interview with Julie Benz?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, it was interesting. She was so cute.

Yes, happy birthday, thank you!
From:babsonite
Date:September 12th, 2007 11:49 am (UTC)
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Dexter is awesome.

Happy Birthday!!!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:harper47
Date:September 12th, 2007 11:55 am (UTC)
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I have Dexter on top of my TV, waiting for a moment to watch. I'm very excited since I like Michael C. Hall and have heard such great things about this show.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
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Mmmhmm. He keeps going on about he doesn't understand blah blah blah, and I kind of want to smack him sometimes because he totally feels some of the proper emotions.
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From:shpyum
Date:September 12th, 2007 01:02 pm (UTC)
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I haven't watched Dexter yet, but. ..Happy Birthday!!!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:daynr
Date:September 12th, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
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Happy Birthday big boy.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, big girl.
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From:tamarai
Date:September 12th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
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Oh, dammit. I was sort of interested in Dexter before it aired, but never got around to watching it. I've read a few things here and there, but nothing that really made me feel I should give it a whirl. I've been okay with that.

Until today. You...!

Happy birthday, hope it's awesome!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
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From:gymble
Date:September 12th, 2007 01:36 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, I want to get the DVDs! I didn't know they were out.

Also, Happy Birthday!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
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They came out right as you left for Italy.

Thank you!
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From:roniabirk
Date:September 12th, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC)
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Ahh, Dexter. So much love for this show. Hop on the wagon, PC. *pats* Wait until you get to Season 2. *rubs hands with mad glee* Did you read the books?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
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I've been on the wagon for a year, dude.

I haven't read the books.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
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Oh, on this second go-around, I'm actually sort of annoyed at his constant talk about not having feelings and such because it's such a load of crap. He does care about Deb and Rita and kids. It's blindingly obvious.
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From:bellanut
Date:September 12th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC)
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THANK YOU!!!
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From:punzerel
Date:September 12th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
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Is it your birthday? Happy happy happy birthday!! Seriously, I hope you have a wonderful year ahead. :)
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
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Me too! Thank you.
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From:maka2000
Date:September 12th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)
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I love it so much too. I've been re-watching from the beginning too, to get ready for the official 2nd season premiere and it's been just a joy to watch. So dark, funny, moving, complex, just amazing TV! It's definitely my favorite, still on the air TV show.

And HAPPY Birthday! Here's something tasty for ya-
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
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Yummy!
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From:actoplasm
Date:September 12th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
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Totally agree with you man! I also loved the mixture of English and Spanish in dialog. And for once it made Miami look like a pretty cool place. It all helped to make the whole show seem more real. Which made everything happening in the show seem more real and therefore more fucked up!

And we did see Sweeney Todd last Saturday in The City and it was incredible. It helped that we knew the show already, since it was so minimalist, but it was just amazing all the work everyone did and it was soooo good!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
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I also loved the mixture of English and Spanish in dialog.
Oh, fuck, I totally meant to mention that. I love that too.

Glad you enjoyed Sweeney!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!

(And, unofficially, it's totally related, as I made this post so people would have a place to put birthday wishes, as I know they are wont to do. Heh.)
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From:upanashad
Date:September 12th, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
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I've watched the season of Dexter SO MANY TIMES, and I've never stopped loving it even a little bit.

Happy Birthday here too! *hugs you*
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
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*hugs back*

Do you want to come to my birthday shindig? I could maybe pick you up, or perhaps gymble if she's coming. I'm a little worried about traffic, though.
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From:soleta_nf
Date:September 12th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
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Happy birthday! :D

And now you make me want to own Dexter on DVD!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
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Showtime sucks SO HARD at DVDs, but, yes.

And thanks! And hee to the icon.
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From:squaringkarma
Date:September 12th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
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Happy day of your and jaye_w's birth!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!
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From:catatonia00
Date:September 12th, 2007 11:56 pm (UTC)

Dearly Devoted

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Happy birthday! Hope you have a grand time celebrating it with delicious food and equally delicious men of 300... (oops that was for me)



Looky here. Dexter's smiling for you!

Is it weird that I'm waiting to be in the zone to rewatch S1? Gotta have the concentration level to the max.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 13th, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)

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Thank you!

Dexter's just faking it. Bastard.
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From:grammarwoman
Date:September 13th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
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Happy birthday, oh grand high TV pimpmaster!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 13th, 2007 12:17 am (UTC)
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Thank you, oh...grand high woman of grammar!
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From:electricmonk
Date:September 13th, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
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I want to see this 'cause of Michael C. Hall. He ended up being my favorite on Six Feet Under. (Have I bugged you about watching that lately? Waaatch it.)

Did my phone message work? If not, happy birthday! If so, happy birthday again!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 13th, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)
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Phone message? You left a phone message? I got no phone message! Waaah. Thank you!

I believe you have bugged me about SFU, yes. SOMEDAY.
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From:toughcookie42
Date:September 13th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
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OMFG you have the same birthday as Ian Holm.
...I feel like we've discovered this already and I just have alzheimer's.
Still, it is exciting. Thank you, IMDB.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 13th, 2007 03:56 am (UTC)
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Oooooh. We must have done this before.
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From:bspalek
Date:September 13th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
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Happy Birthday! =)
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 13th, 2007 06:18 am (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:denisef
Date:September 13th, 2007 03:58 am (UTC)
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Happy Birthday!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 13th, 2007 06:18 am (UTC)
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Thank you!

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