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Then in the evening we went and saw the Rogue One film. I found it a bit boggling at first, with so many characters introduced so quickly, and had the sense that there were references flying past that I was missing, but in the end I warmed to it. Not sure how I'd have felt if I had not been spoilered for the ending though, so was ready for it. I think I would probably have liked Jyn Erso better if her story had been a little more different from Rey's, although perhaps that's being a bit picky. I took a great liking to the pilot, Bodhi for some reason. I think because he seemed so baffled and unviolent and generally 'wtf is doing on' and yet was still determined to do the right thing.
Today I did some carving while watching The Last Dragonslayer. I didn't have high expectations of it, but it was really watchable with lots of good lines. I loved the idea of a fantasy Kingdom of Herefordshire with fantasy supermarkets and fantasy electricity. And dragons, of course. And the dragon ecology idea where dragons are part of the ecology and you can't just wall them off into a reserve was brilliant.
Happy New Year all! I hope all you lot who have had bad years will have much better ones next year and that the people who have had good years will have more of them. It would be great to have a year where the bad things are all for bad people for a change.