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Still kind of apathetic about LJ posts, and writing in general, unfortunately. But I wanted to tell everyone to go see Stardust as soon as possible, because it is truly amazing.
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Just wanted to share some links, I'll write more after I eat and finish cleaning the house. It's been too long.

NeverWear, Neil Gaiman T-shirts.

EscapePod and PseudoPod, two podcasts that serve as an audio magazine for sci-fi and horror short fiction respectively, read by skilled podcasting notables.

Beowulf movie trailer. If you don't already know, watch the trailer, and then watch it again if you need to. See if you can figure it out.

Omni Sanctuary. If you're not so hot on Flashy things, please be a little patient and actually give it a look. There are audio tracks and video if the text is too much to jump into right away.

I'll write in more detail about these links later but I didn't want to forget that I was OMFG EXCITED about their existence and wanted to write about them.

so....

Dec. 24th, 2006 12:45 pm
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So I've been writing emails to Trin the past couple of days that look suspiciously like LJ entries. So although I have been in WI for several days, there have been no LJ updates because I was inadvertently sending them all to Trin--but reposting them would be ridiculous because they are private correspondance, and rewriting them would also be ridiculous.

So I'm kind of in a dilemma.

Basically, flew to WI on Friday, got set up here (my room is all boxes pretty much but I have clothes in my closets). Yesterday we went to the mall to get a last batch of presents, and it was snowing a little when we came out. I started on Trin's present (which might be finished by February) and watched Night Watch with my dad and my brother. It's a random, gruesome, yet awesome Russian vampire movie. Definitely see it if you're okay with some slightly gross and bloody stuff.

And now I should take a shower and start my day outside of my room, since I've been up for an hour and a half without emerging. I got to talk to Trin a little and that makes me happy. :)
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I'm home again, so guess what I'm doing?

That's right, I'm watching the gay channel.

I think of it as one of my guilty pleasures because I'm not entirely how I feel about the existence of a gay channel and the things it shows, but I can't stop watching it.

I find it absurdly fitting that the song that beats out Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" for top music video of the week is a Rufus Wainwright song from the Brokeback Mountain soundtrack. Rufus seems to be the only song in there for LGBT reasons, even though they're supposed to be the top LGBT videos of the week. I guess the others are just in there for the pretty people. Well, they are pretty.

Songs and videos I am collecting from this week's NewNowNext:
"Sonido Total," The Pinker Tones
"Put Your Records On," Corinne Bailey Rae
"Is It Any Wonder," Keane
"Lola," Elefant
"Neighborhood #1," Arcade Fire
"Superstar Domestic," Glovebox
"Single," Natasha Bedingfield
"Unwritten," Natasha Bedingfield (this one was a top ten, not an N^3, but I liked it)
"Cash Machine," Hard-Fi
"Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)," Lostprophets

I watched a movie about a gay Canadian kid who wanted to take his boyfriend to his Catholic school's prom. Yeah, it wasn't that deep, but it was cute. On the one hand, I feel like I should be outraged by the trivialization of the issues and the cookie-cutter portrayal of good-gay vs evil-church...but on the other hand, straight people have a million cute, shallow movies about them. Why shouldn't we get a couple--do we always have to be on fucking political display? The movie also had Scott Thompson in it, which was really funny. I tried to tell Piper but I couldn't remember his name.

Haha, now they're playing the video for Dragostea Din Tei. I'm just waiting for one of those kids to get diced in the propeller blades. It's a good song though.

Cuttin' this here 'cause it's huge... )

It's 3:34 in the morning, and the movie that's on now isn't really grabbing me. Liz went to bed an hour ago but I was finally in the writing mood, so Pipe, here's your long entry, a couple hours late. Actually I was in the mood for something else but it turned into writing instead. And now that I've poured out everything in my brain, I simply must sleep.
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Movies I want to see:
1. Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest (Johnny, Keira, and Bill. Enough said.)
2. Kinky Boots (Come on! Chiwetel Ejiofor as a drag queen!)
3. Thank You For Smoking (This just looks hilarious. And it has Rob Lowe in it, however briefly.)
4. Take the Lead (I love dancing movies. And it's Antonio Banderas, even though it's my mother that really likes him.)
5. Art School Confidential (It's quirky, it looks funny, it's got cute girls and a cute guy, and it has John Malkovich.)
6. Happy Feet (I can't believe I have to wait until November to see this movie.)
7. Stick It (Come on, it looks cool. And Missy Peregrym is hot.)
8. Superman Returns (Kevin Spacey rocks my world, even though I'm not sure he's really a Lex Luthor. Frank Legella's getting old, but he is teh awesome.)

Movies I kind of want to see but I'm not sure if it's worth it:
1. UltraViolet (It's flashy and colorful, Catherine Zeta is hot, it looks like it has some decent action scenes...but it doesn't seem to have much of a plot or character development and I've heard that it really sucks. It's a dilemma.)
2. IdleWild (I don't know. It could be good.)

Movies which the previews are definitely all I need to see of them:
1. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (Saw the trailer at X-III. It was a good trailer, some really cool effects, but I do not need to see this movie.)
2. How to Eat Fried Worms ("Based on the book" my ass. The book is wonderful, and that movie's going to suck.)
3. United 93 (I already know the ending.)

You know what's odd? Cameron Bright bears a bizarre resemblance to Nicholas Hoult. Bright is in Stargate, Thank You For Smoking, and X-men III, and Hoult is in About A Boy and The Weatherman. When I saw X-men III and the trailer for Smoking, I thought it was Hoult. They've got the same mouth, the same freckles, the same facial structure, the same expressions. They're just totally unrelated.

I'm sure there are others, but it's about 7 of 8, I've been doing this for an hour, and people seem to be packing up. Then again, everyone else has a fuckload more stuff than I do.

A couple of hours ago I was totally pwning at Yahoo Graffiti. Speaking of graffiti, cool link: Graffiti.org.

It's 8AM and I wish I'd been cuddling with you all this time instead of doing pretty much nothing. But you already knew I missed you.

Meow

May. 26th, 2006 01:30 pm
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X-3 was amazing.

Alright, so apparently, objectively it sucked. It was only an hour and a half long, it plays hell with the comic series, it lacks in character development, and auxilliary mutants are just thrown at you with no explanation.

Still, I didn't know it was that short when I was watching it and I can only go by what my dad's told me and what I've seen of the animated series in terms of faithfulness to the literature. The characters are all a little shallow, and there are an abundance of unnamed back-up mutants that clearly have a source in the comics but show up with no explanation and sometimes die with no explanation.

But besides all that, it kicks ass. Although, I may have been distracted by the abundance of hot women in this movie. You've got Rogue, Mystique, Jean Grey, Arclight, Psylocke, Callisto, even Shadowcat.

Rogue I think has longer hair in this movie. Anna Paquin's lips, as always, hot, although she doesn't use them as much in this movie as in the others, which was disappointing. I suppose she got her spotlight in the first one, but... I like to see pretty girls, but I'd rather they'd talk instead of just standing around.

Speaking of just standing around, Jean Grey is hot but that's kind of all she does in this movie. But is she ever hot. Her hair is also longer. I guess it's hard to get a haircut when you're at the bottom of a lake. She has kind of cool but essentially pointless outfits.

As for Mystique, I don't know why you would need a new name if your parents named you Raven Darkholme. I mean, come on. Skylar maintains she's hotter without the blue stuff, but I disagree. Mystique, essentially naked and blue, with those weird eyes, kicking ass: awesome.

Psylocke and Callisto are nice to look at. Psylocke doesn't talk much, but Callisto has a nice voice. Purple hair on Psylocke and the tattoos on Callisto work great.

Storm, meh. She looks better with the shorter hair, but she also has too much Catwoman in her in this movie. It's partly the hair, partly her movements.

Kitty Pryde looks like she's twelve, but she's actually only a month younger than me. Kitty...Kitty is cute, she's adorable...but she looks like she's twelve.

And Arclight? Androgyny FTW. Wow. Click here for some photos of Omahrya Mota to see what I mean. (These are not safe for work. Or parents. Etc. Lol.)

As for the guys...meh. You know me. :P Angel's pretty cute and I'm trying to remember where I recognize him from. Actually, I think the only thing I've seen him in is Big Trouble but I don't really remember it...but he looks a damn lot like the Flint from Liz's show in his IMDb photo. Wolverine's character falls pretty flat in this movie, I like him a lot better in the first two. Iceman, Colossus, Pyro, not that cute. Leech looks a lot better with hair. Juggernaut is just funny. ("Here at Illyria, we do not discriminate on the basis of gender, bitch!") Is it weird that I like Magneto and Xavier the best?

So character development-wise, the movie is a little weak and has some weird continuity errors that have you going WTF at the worst possible moments. But it's still damn cool. And I think if the only thing the five of us nerds are discussing on the way back is the physics of everyone's powers (Shadowcat should be able to fly, Storm can fly so she should be able to explode people's heads, etc), it was a pretty good movie.

There are other things but I can't discuss them because of spoilers. I mean, there's really not a whole lot you can say about such a short, packed movie that isn't a spoiler, so I'll talk about how hot the actresses are.

I do have one question: Where was Jubilee? She's credited in the second one too, but I didn't see no fireworks. Even Shadowcat is clearly in the early ones, and you'd think fireworks would be a little obvious. And Nightcrawler just disappears. And Gambit is not in it, again. Also, stay for all of the credits.

Well, I guess I have to go be useful now. I should've probably done all this later, because now my dad is all mad at me. I'll write more about that and everything else later.
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My mom's watching some movie...about this woman who supports her family by winning jingle contests. The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio. And it has Julienne Moore in it but she looks disturbingly like Rose McGowan.

Finally, I have something to do. I'm going to see X-men 3 with Dan &co at midnight. Should be good. There probably won't be any cuddling but there might be tea, and I'll get to see them all again.

I miss you. Maybe one of these days I'll actually get to talk to you.

LATER: So I realized that I hadn't sent this entry until right before I was supposed to leave. It'd just kind of been sitting there for an hour and a half while I tried in vain to catch up on Deviantart. (I managed to get through 100 of my 269 deviations.) This is why it had the default image and no mood/tags/music.

So what I really wanted to say about the Prizewinner movie and why I brought it up at all, was that one of the woman's daughters was really cute. :P Tuff, the oldest one that's living at home for most of the movie. Really adorable.

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