Mar
10
2018

Reminder: Daylight Savings Time starts tomorrow.

You may use this thread to complain about Daylight Savings Time. I must note, however: having it makes my commute to and from my RPG sessions much easier. I don’t like driving in the dark. Whether it’s worth messing up a sizable fraction of the planetary population’s circadian rhythms for a week is, of course, another topic for discussion entirely.

13 Comments

  • DemosthenesVW says:

    I won’t complain about Daylight Saving Time. Though I do hate the switch. In fact, I have a simple solution — since more than half the year is now on DST anyway, let’s just make the switch tomorrow…and NEVER GO BACK. Like you, I’d prefer that extra hour of daylight in the evening.
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    I will, however, use this space to ask if you’ve kept up on the kerfuffle surrounding A Wrinkle in Time, if you have already gone to see it (or if you are planning/not planning to go), and what you think if you have seen it.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      I have heard that they excised two characters and L’Engle’s Episcopalian sensibilities from the movie; so I probably won’t go see it.

      • DemosthenesVW says:

        From what I heard, it was more than two characters— the twins and Aunt Beast at a minimum, plus gender-flipping the Happy Medium, and who knows what else on top of that.
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        I second your emotion about giving it a miss. I’ll wait for Redbox, if I even see it then. It’s just that I remembered you posting the trailer with a warning for the filmmakers, so I was understandably curious about your reaction.

        • Moe_Lane says:

          …There. Is. No. Aunt. Beast?

          • DemosthenesVW says:

            Oh, you hadn’t heard about that. Yeah, sorry. You can find an interview with the screenwriter online where she explains her decision to cut Aunt Beast. Basically, it boils down to this: sending Meg back to Camazotz with any form of help deprives her victory of any real worth. Self-reliance, and girl power, and so on.
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            By the way, the screenwriter says she’s a really big fan of this book. Loved it since she was 10, or something like that. I don’t know how to square that love with all the big changes she seems to have made to the book. Or even the small ones. Why is Charles Wallace adopted all of a sudden?
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            (Oh, right. Because the actor who plays him in the movie is Filipino. I guess they couldn’t find a credible young African-American actor?)

    • acat says:

      I write in support of Demosthenes’ proposal.. Let this time remain the new normal.
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      Mew

  • Luke says:

    I take it I’m the only one with kids who make going to bed a nightly battle?

    • acat says:

      Junior is long since past that.
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      The secret, for the younger parents, is to fill the afternoons this week with heavy loads of physical activity… so they’re exhausted at new-bedtime.
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      Got Junior to start swimming lessons one year, gym membership another year..
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      Mew

  • Belcatar says:

    Daylight savings time is dumb, but for me it’s just a minor annoyance, like a shopping cart with one bad wheel. My wife, on the other hand, considers it her least favorite day of the year. (Mine is that day in April that one does not mention in this venue.)

    HOW CAN YOU MAKE A WRINKLE IN TIME WITHOUT AUNT BEAST?????

    Sorry about that. It’s actually more upsetting to me than Daylight Savings Time.

  • Belcatar says:

    I haven’t had too much trouble with it, actually.

    • acat says:

      Ah. I’ve been increasingly sensitive to jet lag, and find the government-enforced yearly jet lag most obnoxious. I may be in a minority on this.
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      That said .. I am clearly in the minority on “Wrinkle in Time” .. I remember reading the book (the first one, anyway) but not particularly enjoying it.
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      My emotions around the movie are, therefore, more in the “sorrow for others’ loss” category ..
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      Mew

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