Except for a couple of good moments, I'm not having that great a day, so I thought I'd distract myself and talk about this weird thing that happens to my brain occasionally in case it happens to anybody else.
I was looking for something to watch while eating lunch and saw that the movie Boy on a Dolphin was on, and I had the reaction to it I always have, which is a split-second of "OH YAY!" followed by disappointment that it isn't the movie I think it is, and will not be. (I don't like Raquel Welch, for one thing.) I don't know quite what movie I think it is, it's like I have an altered memory of it, or I remember the movie it was in an alternate universe, or maybe I've conflated it with a kid's book I was reading the first time I saw mention of the title. I do have some clear memories of a children's adventure book involving Greek and Roman archeology and looking for Ancient occupation sites in the Aegean, and diving underwater to find a hidden tomb or temple, but I also remember it was not as awesome as I was hoping either. (The people buried in the temple did not magically come back to life and no portals opened to other dimensions, etc.)
Anyway, I've had that reaction to it every time I see the title, for years and years now, and I have no idea. I would still like to see the version of it that's buried in my brain somewhere, existing only in the reality of a misfiring neuron.
August 21st, 12:45