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As expected, I missed tonight last night's Doctor Who, but funnily enough did get my Christopher Eccleston fix while idly flicking through the channels when I got home. He was in a film with Renée Zellweger, called A Price Above Rubies, a very sympathetic and beautiful film following a Hasidic woman's journey to emancipation, or simply finding her place in the world, I don't know. I'd missed the first 20 minutes but I stayed on the channel because I saw a face that I thought looked familiar, even if the accent wasn't. Hee. Christopher Eccleston looks very good in a beard, and in a hat, and in a suit. Unfortunately, in this film, he's not really a very nice man, and although he wears his tzitzis punctiliously, he doesn't seem to take much notice of the Commandments they are supposed to remind him of. Bad, bad Sender Horowitz! Luckily, Sonia (RZ) gets the better of him in the end.

Right. Found out that my nephew Mick's on LJ, too. Was quite surprised by that, really...also, because he keeps it in English...or kept rather, because he hasn't updated in a while. I couldn't resist taking a peek -- and now I wish I hadn't. It felt like prying. Why didn't he friends-lock? Poor, unhappy boy...Should I leave a message? That'll really freak him out! Or maybe not...

Best go see if I can d/l The Doctor from somewhere.


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Jun. 11th, 2005 11:28 pm (UTC)
I saw that movie recently. Very good, and very strange too.
Jun. 11th, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC)
Very good, and very strange too.

Indeedy. Definitely one I will have to watch again, and again, and from the very beginning, before I can begin to even hope to get it, I think...
Jun. 12th, 2005 12:09 am (UTC)
I have a small copy of tonight's episode, and am DLing the big file. I also know some places you can dl yourself. Email me if you need info.

I hope you figure out how to handle things with your nephew. Perhaps the fact that he hasn't needed to update for a while means things are going better.
Jun. 12th, 2005 09:08 am (UTC)
Thanks. I've just d\l-ed the small file and will probably be busy u\l-ing it again for the rest of the day...

Perhaps the fact that he hasn't needed to update for a while means things are going better.

From some of the things he said yesterday, I don't think he's coping all that well, just putting on a brave front. He hasn't updated because their home PC's given up the ghost, and he hasn't been to school or the library in months...So even if I did leave a message, he wouldn't be likely to get it any time soon.

No, I'll just have to muddle my way through face to face again next time I see him.
Jun. 12th, 2005 12:12 am (UTC)
I quite got into the 'Who tonight.

I left something in your gmail.
Jun. 12th, 2005 09:01 am (UTC)
I quite got into the 'Who tonight.

Better late than never!

I left something in your gmail.

Bet it's my CoRo wallpaper -- it is! It is my CoRo wallpaper! Looking good, too-- the blurriness doesn't seem to have mucked things up quite as much as you feared initially, I think. You are totally awesome! But theer's another version on it's way, you say? Ooh, you spoil me!
Jun. 12th, 2005 10:10 am (UTC)
I do seem to be more interested when the darleks are involved.

I have plans for the second version, I just have to find the time to make it.
Jun. 12th, 2005 10:53 am (UTC)
No hurry.

I heard there won't be any more Daleks in the next series -- no Daleks, no CE: what's the point, really?
Jun. 12th, 2005 11:18 am (UTC)
That's no good then.
Jun. 12th, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)
No...but there'll be Cybermen! Still, they're not as good as Daleks...
Jun. 12th, 2005 03:16 pm (UTC)
I have a cousin on LJ who often leaves some semi-disturbing posts, although it's been a while. Does he know that you're on LJ? And is he okay with you reading his entries? I'd maybe ask if he minds, and then if he doesn't you could just keep a casual eye on him that way. Just a suggestion.
Jun. 12th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, Mick knows I'm on LJ...we were just talking yesterday, and he mentioned he had one, and I went "OMG, what's your handle?", and then he told me...Apparently, it started off as a poetry journal, but he's deleted most of his entries, and hasn't updated in 8 weeks; not since we found out about the self-mutilation and stuff. But here's still a few posts there that deal with that, and he says he's amazed that his mother cared, "she cared, the first ttime in my live i saw that my mom cared....." -- and I'm thinking why would he be surprised by that? What's this 'first time in my life', where does that come from? Does he really mean that? Is he really that lonely?

Also, I asked him why he never went out with his friends, and he said he had no friends. What 16 going on 17 year old boy doesn't have friends, acquaintances, people to hang out with?

He worries me, he really does.
Jun. 12th, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
There have been a few times in my life where I would have sworn up and down that I didn't have any friends. Usually I was just so caught up in my depression and inner world that I couldn't see the friends I had. I imagine something very similar might be going on with him. As he begins to come out of the depression, he'll probably realize that life isn't as bad as he thinks it is.

That said, I don't blame you for worrying. It doesn't sound like he's in a very good place right now, and it's hard to see someone we love hurt like that.
Jun. 12th, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC)
As he begins to come out of the depression, he'll probably realize that life isn't as bad as he thinks it is.

I really, really hope so. I'm also quite mad at the social welfare people, who have put him on a waiting list for counseling...present indication is it may be 4 or 5 months before he'll get to see someone.

He's not been going to school since January. He was told he could start over again next school year, which starts in September, and to take the time he had till then to sort himself out. But he sits at home in his dressing gown all day. I just wish there were something I could do to speed things along, you know?
Jun. 12th, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
That's too bad. There's no way to get him in to see a counselor before that? I'm not sure how the system there works.

And it's often not good to allow a depressed person to just sit around, but at the same time getting them to do something is often impossible. It's a tough situation.
Jun. 12th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
There's no way to get him in to see a counselor before that?

Only if they go private; but my sister says she can't afford it...Mick'll just have to wait his turn, or get a whole lot worse first. :(
Jun. 12th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, man. Poor kid. Private counseling is very expensive. It's too bad that there isn't a private counselor who works for less money.
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