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friday, april 27
People are frelling dense, I tell you. Dense.
I sent a thing about copyright & fanfic (as in, fanfic is a possible violation of copyright) to a mailing list I'm on. Shortly after, there were several replies saying that they couldn't believe authors/creators are so protective over their shows/books/materials. And, why can't they just let us be? And, who cares if we stole their characters and plot? We're honoring them!
Don't get me wrong, I love fanfic. I write fanfic (badly). But I completely understand that writers/creators don't want people mooching off and mangling their work. And please don't even tell me that these fic writers who are being so critical haven't done the same themselves. Need I remind you of every flame war that has ever started on any list posting fic, oft beginning with the cry "You stole my plotline!" ::rolls eyes:: Yes, but is it really your plot line? They're certainly not your characters.
Fanfic authors & fanart artists post all sorts of disclaimers saying "Don't steal, it's mine. I'll kill ya. Oh yeah, the original characters belong to corporate-types." Um, oh-kay... so you don't want people stealing your stuff because, why? Because you spent a lot of time and effort. ::nods:: Well, so did the original author.
::raises eyebrow:: Hello. Do you see what I'm getting at here?
Fan writers/artists tend to get pissy when their stuff pilfered. Here's news for you: the original creators did, too. And they tend to have more money than all of us puny fans combined.
Now, there is a serious difference between protecting your investment and being a prick. Anne Rice is being a prick. J. Michael Straczynski is protecting his investment. Anne Rice demanded that fans stop writing fanfic and putting her characters in situtaions she didn't want them in. Offensive and damaging, she probably thought. Offensive? Perhaps to her. Damaging? I doubt it. JMS, as previously mentioned doesn't seem to mind the online community and our fan activities. He's worked out a deal with Warner Bros. to allow Babylon 5 sites to remain untouched. Go, JMS!
My point, I suppose, is this: You can't get mad for creators being protective of their stuff. You can get mad when they get mad that you stole (yes, come on, admit it, it's stealing. It's the same with MP3s; you're stealing) their property for use in your own little, warped version of their world. And you can't get mad when people use your stuff. It's obviously gonna happen. You can get mad that you weren't given credit....for your theft and manipulation of the original work.
Heh. I'm gonna get flamed now for sure. Oh, there's no "leave a comment" option. Ha!! Nyaaahh!!
Oh, come on. I'm still a fanfic/fanart/fansite support. I just understand where these people are coming from. And when the fans start seeing it that way, maybe we can start moving towards some kind of mutual agreement.
posted on 4/27/2001 07:46:30 PM
tuesday, april 24
I already griped a bit about this on my LiveJournal, but it's so bizarre I thought I should mention it here.
My Art History professor is a wack job. I respect the guy and all, but sometimes -- okay, a lot of the time -- he does things that make you think "What the hell is wrong with him?"
The first problem? The guy is ridiculously obsessed with sex. All the paintings we've looked at supposedly contain sexual something or other. First it was Adam & God on the Sistine ceiling, talking about the erect finger. And then he's showing us paintings of Susanna (as in the Biblical figure who is accused of adultery by some dirty old men because she refused to have sex with them) and telling us that, no, she's not hiding. She's being all coy and seductive. "Look at any Playboy!" he shouts at us.
Okay, remember the Sistine thing I mentioned? Well, he starts talking about how this painting of some baron looking up a girl's skirt was a copy of that. Uh..okay. I can see that the baron's pose is the same as Adam's. But... really, can you compare the girl to God? I.. just don't see it. Something about the foot being all erect. There's that word again! "Erect"! I think he just likes talking about sex. Anyway, I'm getting off track here. A few of the students start talking about how they don't really see the comparison... so he explains it further -- very enthusiastically I might add. Some girl makes some stupid comment about E.T. that I admit was rather off base. Next thing we know, Prof is standing there being all silent and he says something to the effect of "I respect your cynicism" or "I repect your views" I dunno, something like that. Then he turns around, shuts off the computer, says "I'm done" and "goodbye" (not necesssarily in that order), and walks out of the room, slamming the door behind him.
Can someone explain to me what the frell that was about? Because, I was there and I still don't get it.
posted on 4/24/2001 02:15:54 PM
Ah, yes. Two rockin' hours in Jossland! *g* Spoilers below.
SPOILERS FOR BUFFY SEASON 5: "INTERVENTION"
Ewww!!! Buffy Sex-Bot! Nooooo!! Eww! Scary visual place! Eww Eww! As Buffy said, "The robot was gross and obscene." Uh.. that pretty much concludes my observations of this ep. Yeah, I lied. This wasn't nearly as rockin' as I claimed. Oh! But real Buffy kissed Spike. That was... strangely icky. There were funny lines.. I just can't remember any of them..
Next week: Uh.. Glory goes after Dawnie. People get hurt. Dawnie's all sad.
SPOILERS FOR ANGEL SEASON 2: "DEAD END"
Baby!! Christian Kane finally sings on Angel! Woohoo! A'ight, so it's a little too country for my taste, but the man has talent! Smooches to Kane for the great performance. Loved it when Cordy goes up to him after the show :) Angel just stands there and looks all goofy. Angel's really good at looking goofy nowadays. Dude, the evil hand skit! LMAO All the Lindsey/Angel scenes in this were great! Instant classics. Wow. I am in total awe at the goofy -- yet serious -- tone of this eppy. Rock on! You know, just when Lindsey starts showing some depth and frelling humanity he leaves the show. Dammit. And can someone please tell me where Darla went? The whole Darcilla plot line just kinda.. stopped.
Next week: Cordy does some kind filming where she's all half-nekkid. Angel gets protective and growly.
posted on 4/24/2001 10:17:50 PM
sunday, april 22
Awww... frell. Just. Frell. Have you heard about this yet? UPN has purchased the rights to air the next two seasons of Buffy. What the hell? UPN is probably the crappiest network next to PAX. They mangle everything they get their hands on and have a reputation for being biggoted and homophobic. Damn it! This is bad. This is very, very bad. I'd almost rather have Buffy on Fox. Here's the press release from SciFi.com:
UPN Slays WB For Buffy - Updated 2:34pm ET on 21-April-2001
[[UPN has sealed a pact to take over Buffy the Vampire Slayer from The WB, which had declined to meet producers' demands for more money in failed contract renewal talks earlier this year, according to reports on E! Online and in The Hollywood Reporter. UPN reportedly made the announcement late April 20.
Buffy's producers, 20th Century Fox Television, reportedly struck a deal with UPN for a two-year, 44-episode pickup of Buffy, starting in the fall. Sources told the Reporter that UPN will pay $2.2 million-$2.3 million per episode for the series--well over the earlier reported $1.8 million offered by The WB.
Buffy has aired since 1997 on the Frog network, which also airs its spinoff series, Angel. Angel, in its second season, will remain on The WB for now. But E! reported that UPN's Buffy deal also includes a provision to pick up Angel for two seasons if the WB cancels that show.
"We are incredibly pleased to have Buffy the Vampire Slayer on UPN, not just because it is one of the best shows on the air and represents a new era in UPN's life and direction, but more importantly because [series creator] Joss Whedon is one of the finest writers and producers in television," UPN President Dean Valentine in a statement. "Our main motivation for pursuing Buffy so aggressively was to be in business with Joss and with 20th ... and we're very pleased to have that opportunity." The 100th and final WB episode of Buffy airs May 22.]]
posted on 4/22/2001 12:44:43 PM
saturday, april 21
X-Men Evolution is a cool show. I dig it. But while watching episodes 4-10 today, I realized something: Rogue is very, very different.
Not that the other characters aren't entirely different than their comic or movie incarnations. Jean, for instance, rocks. I like Evo!Jean very much. She's not whiney or bitchy, and best of all she can use her powers without passing out. Kitty's not as dorky as her comic-self originally was, which is cool 'cause I've always liked Shadowcat. Scott's actually cool. Even Xavier's got a higher coolness factor! ^_^ Anyway, back to Rogue.
Early in Comic!Rogue history, the character had been Mystique's pawn and as such was taught to use her powers against people. She didn't have any problem absorbing people's powers or memories to get what she wanted. Of course, all those voices piling up in her head finally made her turn to Xavier for help; the poor Southern Belle was getting a complex. Movie!Rogue was a total introvert. She refused to touch anyone for fear of hurting them. Not that I blame her. Neither of these two versions of Rogue can control their power.
Evo!Rogue is a totally different story. She doesn't mind using her power and, in fact, does it very readily. She has no hang-ups about absorbing people's memories and/or abilities. I'm not sure how that came about, seeing as Mystique never got the chance to "train" her. In Evolution the first mutant power she absorbs (I think) is Nightcrawler's and she has a blast *bamph*ing around the cemetery...until she lands on her arse. 'Crawler does pass out from this encounter, by the way.
In "Turn of the Rogue," she has to defend herself and an injured Scott from Mystique. Touching Scott's forehead, she gains enough of his power to fend off the Mystique-Wolf and can even control Cyke's optic-blasts. In "Mutant Crush," she absorbs both Scott and Blob's powers without putting either of them in a coma. She even absorbes Kitty's dance moves with a brief touch for Spyke's video in "Spykecam." Evo!Rogue is a lot more crass than her predecesors. None of that Southern charm or Cute Kid innocence. I like her :) She's like total Goth girl with the black tights, patent leather skirt, and black tank until sheer green top. Her leather gloves are a lot shorter and there's actually a cutout that exposes skin. See? She ain't that concerned about the touching thing.
And wow, they're doing the "Nightcrawler and Rogue are related" story. Can't wait to see episode 11!
posted on 4/21/2001 09:23:52 PM
thursday, april 19
I'm still in a seriously sour mood. I don't even know why. I just spent the evening reading Animal Husbandry by Laura Zigman cover-to-cover while listening to slightly depressing music -- Radiohead, Sarah McLachlan, "Untouchable Face" by Ani, the classic "I Want You to Want Me" by Cheap Trick, and the like.
The book was good, in a men-are-foreign-creatures kind of way. Similar, yet different from the movie adaptation, "Someone Like You." Highly recommended read.
While you will think he is flattering you by trusting you with his life story, he is actually busy flattering himself by showing off how open, honest, and sensitive he is. (p. 49)
Sometimes a monkey is just a monkey
And sometimes a guy is just being a guy. (p. 299)
Emotions. Do we really need them? I think I could do without the hassle...for a little while, at least.
posted on 4/19/2001 12:14:52 AM
And now my frelling blog won't work!! It's time to go to bed. ::growl::
posted on 4/19/2001 12:32:26 AM
Oh, geeker joy! The blog works now. I'll be pretty pissed if I go back to my room and these things won't post from there.
posted on 4/19/2001 02:15:47 PM
It's 5:35 pm. It's sunny. It's frelling sunny. Ah, but the trick is, it's actually like 20 degrees outside, so you look out the window and think "Hey, it looks great out there!" But, nope, you'd be wrong, it's crappy and deceptively sunny. Stoopid Oneonta.
posted on 4/19/2001 05:34:58 PM
Okay, for some reason I feel the need to have two places to ramble. I just got a LiveJournal. Heh.
posted on 4/19/2001 08:06:58 PM
wednesday, april 18
Let's peruse the headlines over at SciFi.com...
Buffy Engaged To Her Prinze - Updated 12:20pm ET on 18-April-2001
[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar confirmed for Access Hollywood that she has become engaged to longtime boyfriend Freddie Prinze Jr., with whom she is currently co-starring in a live-action version of Scooby-Doo. Access Hollywood reported that the engagement occurred April 13 and was announced over the Easter weekend at a joint birthday party for Gellar (who turned 24 on April 14) and her ICM agent, Eddy Yablans. No wedding date has been set.]]
Umm... should I even comment on this? I'm thinking those two really deserve each other. A dark-haired twit and a bleach-blonde bitch; match made in heaven.
From Oz: oh, and by the way, he's a bleach blond twit for the scooby doo movie
Fox Sues Marvel Over Mutant X - Updated 12:25pm ET on 18-April-2001
[[Twentieth Century Film Corp. is suing Marvel Enterprises Inc., seeking unspecified damages over Marvel's plan to launch a new syndicated TV series entitled Mutant X, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Fox claims that the proposed series, to be produced by Marvel in association with Tribune Entertainment and Fireworks Entertainment, is a carbon copy of X-Men, a Marvel property that Fox transformed into a hit feature in 2000 as the first of an intended film franchise.
Fox, in its suit, demands that production on Mutant X not move forward. Meanwhile, just hours after Fox filed its suit, Marvel filed one of its own in Manhattan Federal Court. Marvel argues that Mutant X is entirely different from X-Men.
Said Fox in a statement issued on Wednesday, "Although we value our good relationship with Marvel and hope this can be resolved, we must take all appropriate action to protect our very valuable X-Men rights."]]
Now, this is just stupid. There's no other word for it. The specific details of the licensing deal weren't released, but how the frell does Fox think it can sue Marvel?! Marvel is obviously the be-all and end-all of the X-verse. Of course Mutant X reads like a carbon copy of X-Men -- it practically is! All the the X-verse stories are ridiculously similar and it's just stupid that Fox is doing this. They also have the audacity to shut down X-Men comic sites, which Marvel has supported (fan site existence, not fan site shut down). If you want to be anal and Nazi-like and shut down movie sites, that's one thing, but if you start going after stuff that's based on Marvel's original property, you've lost you're frelling mind! Damn Fox!
Animated Buffy Stretches Story - Updated 12:25pm ET on 18-April-2001
[[Jeph Loeb, who will executive produce The WB's upcoming animated version of its Buffy the Vampire Slayer series, told the Comics Continuum Web site that the new show will take Buffy fans to a new place. Loeb is working with Buffy creator Joss Whedon.
"Buffy fans should be very pleased with what he has in mind," Loeb told the site. "What is so exciting is that animation allows Joss' imagination to go in even more extraordinary directions. We're currently writing episode one, putting together the bible [the handbook for the show] and coming up with stories for other fantastic new episodes."
Loeb added that the animated series will have its own life. "But we will be keeping the tone and seeing the characters who have made Buffy such an enormous hit--Xander, Giles, Willow and ... a few surprises, too," Loeb said. "Joss came up with a very unique way that will allow us to stay within continuity and still tell tales Buffy fans don't yet know. Folks who know my work from Superman For All Seasons, Batman: The Long Halloween and Batman: Dark Victory will have an idea as to how we're going to pull it all off. At the same time, if you've never seen the live-action show, it will be very accessible. We want to break down the same walls that [the] Batman animated [series] did originally, both in terms of style and content. So Joss really has set the bar very high. The truth is, he doesn't want to do the show if it can't stand toe-to-toe with Buffy and Angel, his live-action shows. His hallmark is quality, and this is no exception." The show could air as soon as February.]]
Bullfrell! An animated Buffy series? Give me a break. The series is beginning to lose its edge and they want to make an animate series? Has Joss lost his mind? This is unacceptable! Put down the crack pipe!
posted on 4/18/2001 01:42:27 PM
Can't find the article, but Joss Whedon is apparently pissed that Fox is running Dark Angel in the same time-slot as Angel -- shown on the WB -- both produced by Fox. And I think he's rightly annoyed. Fox is trying to sabatoge it's own show. Joss said at one point that obviously Fox doesn't care about Angel, and he's right about that. They don't. Fox doesn't give a rat's arse about anything that doesn't have their name directly attatched. I'll find the article and post it later.
posted on 4/18/2001 03:08:48 PM
Happy belated Birthday to Leyenn!! Love ya, grrl!
posted on 4/18/2001 03:43:15 PM
I really need to get my online portfolio up, especially since former professors are throwing up random things at their own websites! *g* Thomas Sakoulas, my advisor and professor, is apparently using some of my projects from Computer Art I for examples. Check it:
Look at me! I'm all academic. ::grins proudly::
posted on 4/18/2001 04:23:37 PM
People who are supposed to call you but don't suck. Frelling farbot. I mean, this is serious dren. If you tell someone you're going to call you'd better frelling call!!! Bitch bastard.
Is it me? Was it something I did? Am I not worth it? Did I do something wrong? ::sob::
posted on 4/18/2001 04:53:49 PM
tuesday, april 17
Just watched two kick-ass hours of Buffy and Angel. This contains mucho spoilers! I'm warning you now!!
SPOILERS FOR BUFFY SEASON 5: "FOREVER"
Everyone was mourning Joyce's death in their own way, even Spike. I love Spike and I was so pissed to see him being bad-mouth by everyone, even if he does want to get into the Slayer's pants. ::shakes head:: Spike really did care about Joyce - she made him hot coco w/ those little marshmallows, talked to him about Dru, watched "Passions" with him - and he just wanted to show it. I hated how they used the spell for a plot device. You might disagree, but I thought the potential resurrection cheapened Joyce's death. Two positive points are that you never actually see her as a zombie and Buffy didn't have to kill her own mother.
The Tara & Willow parts were great. I love those two! I did find it strange that at the funeral, Tara was the one who told Buffy that Dawn was ready to go..then again, maybe that's fitting as she's the most detatched from the situation. Angel's little visit in the beginning was good -- but he doesn't belong with her! They are done. Finished. And I apologize to all the B/A 'shippers, but you need to GET OVER IT!
Best Lines: "I'm sorry," sobs Dawn after Spike got munched by the demon. "Did you get it?" he asks, inquiring about the egg. Dawn nods. "Then don't be sorry," he says resolutely.
Next week: Spike has the Buffy-bot built so he can... that's right, say it with me: have a shag toy. ::cringe:: Why, Spike, why?!
SPOILERS FOR ANGEL SEASON 2: "DISHARMONY"
Harmony returns..and is annoying. But you know what? I liked it. Harm's an annoying twit and totally hilarious! I was sad she didn't stick around longer -- that damn motivational speaker got to our little sheep. The part at the beginning, with Harm talking to Cordy about finding her "luscious" was so funny! The whole time Cor thought Harm was a lesbian until a call to Willow sets her straight. Queen C than makes a crack about lesbians, to which we can only assume Willow replies, "I'm a lesbian."
Angel's doofus act is seriously entertaining!! Now that he isn't the boss, he doesn't know what to do with himself. I was hoping he'd have a talk with Harm and got really ticked when he agreed that Harm should be staked. What the frell. So what if she might turn? She's a friggin' vampire! ::growl:: The whole episode, he really tried to give Cordy her space...he was really sad that she wasn't his friend anymore. He could've been all supported of her trying to help Harm (who wanted to do right..I think), but NO! ::another growl:: Well, at least he made it right at the end by buying Cordy all those clothes. Boy, did that annoy the piss out of Wesley or what? *g*
Best lines: "We're not friends." - Cordelia :: "She's a vampire? And here I thought she was some big lesbo." - Cordelia
Next week: Get yer trucks in gear, 'cause Lindsey's back and ready to rumble. *sigh* It's too bad he's secretly a redneck. Christian Kane is a serious dish.
posted on 4/17/2001 10:33:34 PM
This just in from zero of JamesMarsters.com:
...quotes from Anthony Stewart Head which reveal a little bit more about the album he's producing (which James will be contributing to), with an approximate release date:
"And you're working on a CD. Yes, it comes out around September. A record company said they would be interested in doing this joint album with me, and my first reaction was, Oh, no--actor in his 40s releases album, and we put it on the shelf in between William Shatner and David Hasselhoff. But I figured it was safe enough if I made it an album of working with people I respect and love. So, Joss has contributed a song; James is on the album, and so are Amber and Alyson." [complete article]
Woohoo!! ASH, James, Aly, and Amber on a CD!! ::does the Snoopy dance::
posted on 4/17/2001 10:49:28 PM
monday, april 16
Noooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! I have class tomorrow!! ::runs around the room wailing:: Classes are eeeeeeeeeeeeeevvvvvvvviiiiiiiiiiiilllllll!!!!! *sigh* Well, at least I have my super-speedy network connection now. No more of that dial-up crap.
Um... le'see... I had stuff to mention, but I've forgotten what ^_^* Opps. ::thinks for awhile:: Oh! I learned a new healing thingy for back problems. Dunno if it works, though. Anyone wanna be a guinea pig? *eg* Come on, It won't be too bad.
Check out the Swordfish site. It's actually up and running with the trailer and a summary. Use the passwords to view the cast images and collect the keycodes for later use. Nifty stuff.
And we all know that Bush is a big doofus. Well, here are some amusing sites dedicated to that fact: Bushisms.com, BushOrChimp.com, TooStupidToBePresident.com. I'm telling ya, it's fun stuff.
posted on 4/16/2001 08:58:14 PM
Er.. I spent 2 hours at the Moulin Rouge website pilfering videos *teehee* It's good stuff though. I definitly want to see the movie when it comes out. The soundtrack will be released on May 8th. I should probably preorder a copy...
So very tired... and it's only 11:07pm! Argh. I wish vacation was longer.. like a month longer. Whoa, I just realized I haven't eaten anything since like 2pm this afternoon.
I had a thought. Then I lost it. So now I have no thought to share. Crap.... Oh! ::slaps forehead:: Duh! I read in the Sci-Fi Channel's magazine that Anthony Head, James Marsters, and Amber Benson will be collaborating on a CD. Should be cool, they all have great voices. Tony Head is also going to be on the new THC album. Dunno the release info on that.
I am an ugly cow.
posted on 4/16/2001 11:10:12 PM
saturday, april 14
Anyone remember when FX used to show original shows? I mean, crappy (yet addicting) live shows. I keep seeing those people everywhere. Tom Bergeron (Breakfast Time) is now the host of "Hollywood Squares." John..er...John something, formerly of the FX Collectibles show, is a host on AMC. Jeff Probst is doing some game show, too. I saw Steve Walker (Pet Department) on HGTV today...dude cut his hair! Speaking of...I used to love all those live shows. I'm bummed that FX changed their line-up. :oP
Oh yeah, movies and stuff. 'Cause I went today. There were some really cool trailers.
Moulin Rouge - starring Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Tagline: "This Story Is About Truth...This Story Is About Beauty...This Story Is About Freedom...Above All Things This Story Is About Love"
A.I. Artificial Intelligence - starring Haley Joel Osment & Jude Law. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Tagline: "David is 11 years old. He weighs 60 pounds. He is 4 feet, 6 inches tall. He has brown hair. His love is real. But he is not." Summary: It's the mid-21st century and man has developed a new type of computer that is aware of its own existence. This computer has been utilized to help man cope with the melting of the polar ice caps and the submerging of many of its coastal cities. This form of artificial intelligence has been used in robots, and one such android, a young boy (Haley Joel Osment) is about to take an emotional journey to find out if he can ever be anything more than a machine.
Evolution - starring David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, & Julianne Moore. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Tagline: "Have A Nice End Of The World" Summary: Earth's five billion-year evolutionary process takes place in a month.
I was kinda pissed I didn't see a trailer for "Swordfish," so here's info on that.
Swordfish - starring Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, & John Travolta. Directed by Dominic Sena. Tagline: "Once you know the password you can go anywhere." Summary: The world's most dangerous spy is hired by the CIA to coerce a computer hacker recently released from prison to help steal $6 billion in unused government funds.
posted on 4/14/2001 01:39:34 AM
Oi, since Easter is Sunday, I suppose I should contribute my bit about the holiday, ne? Well, it's crap. Not the whole Jesus rising from the dead part. I'm not even gonna deal with that. Just Easter as a Christian holiday. Get that damn rabbit out of my face!
My mother once told me about a friend who refuses to celebrate Halloween because it has pagan roots. Well, hate to tell ya, hun, but most Judeo-Christian celebrations were based on pagan ones! If you're so anti-pagan, you'd best stop practicing Christianity right now. Even Communion is based on the old pagan ritual of offering and sharing bread and wine before rituals were begun. They are offerings to the God and Goddess, placed on the altars. Easter was based around the Spring Equinox/Ostara celebrations, a time of fertility and growth. Come on, you didn't think it was a coincidence that rabbits and eggs are symbols of Easter did you? Think about it.
Early Christians incorporated pagan celebrations and rituals into their practices for different purposes. Primarily, it was to make the converts feel more connected with the newer religion. Why invent a whole new religion when you could just copy the format of an existing one? Keep the basics the same and pretend like you're better, right? ::rolls eyes::
So I have no idea what my point was... I'm sure it's buried in here somewhere. Most of this probably came out wrong. ::shrug:: A lot of Christians annoy me. Which is not saying that I hate Christians -- I have loads of friends that are Roman Catholic -- just that the group I refer to as Psycho-Christians need to chill.
posted on 4/14/2001 02:04:36 AM
friday, april 13
Ohmygodohmygodohmygod!!!! Just came back from the mall where I saw "Someone Like You"! ::happy squeal:: Admittedly, the movie wasn't that great. Ashley Judd can't act and Greg Kinnear was.. well, Greg Kinnear. But all the Hugh screentime more than made up for it. The man is hot and I think all the grrls at the WolverineAndRogue list will agree ^_~ His accent was much improved this time -- New Yorker vs. some kinda Canuck in "X-Men." I loved the scene at the New Year's party where he sees Jane and he rushes (or tries to) down the stairs to get to her. Bummed that she escapes him, he plops down on the steps. Also, the scene where he wakes up next to her was great ^_^ Totally reminded me of a scene from a WR fic...he was sniffing her! ((Minds out of the gutters, please.))
I was a little pissed that his character, Eddie, got together with Jane (played by that Judd lady) at the end. I heard on my WR list that the test audiance was so pissed that Eddie & Jane didn't get together, they had to reshoot the end. That's total crap. Not the story, but the fact that they would do that -- reshoot the ending. 'Course I don't like Ashley, so I really have no urge to see her get together with Hugh. You could totally tell that it was reshot. The film gets all grainy. ::sigh:: I'm gonna read the book and see what differences I can pick out.
"I bit myself shaving." -- Eddie, in response to Jane's inquiry to the hicky on his neck.
Eddie: ::walking away:: Good night, you psycho.
Jane: Good night, you neophiliac!
Speaking of the mall... everyone was there today! Okay, not everyone. Just my boss, Steve, and my former-former-art teacher, Mrs. Curtis. It was fun.
Addendum to my Britney rant from yesterday. Her new video is disgusting. She's having sex with some guy on the beach. Um..yeah, just what little girls need to mimic.
posted on 4/13/2001 07:12:21 PM
thursday, april 12
Oh kay, let's delve into the randomness that is me.
The new Pepsi commercial with that Britney whor--I mean, girl, is just disgusting. All right, maybe not exactly disgusting, more like "annoying as hell and I just can't take it any more so stop showing the damn thing!" That friggin' Pop-Tart is everywhere! Is there no escape?! She's not even that good of a singer! It just kills me that she says that she's so innocent and wants to be a good role model for little girls. If I had a little girl, I think I'd put a permanent ban on that hooch. Little 12 year-old girls do not need to be dressed in halter tops and low rise jeans with their baby-fat hanging out all over the place. It's inappropriate and unnecessary. People compare Britney to Madonna. That's fine, but you have to realize that Madonna was exploiting her sexuality and never pretended to be clean-cut or a role model for little girls! Argh! Damn the Southern skank.
Saw "That's My Bush" Wednesday night. Really wasn't that impressive...funny in some places, but not enough for me to continue watching every week. I still think it's hilarious that Bush has a satire sitcom. I mean, no matter what idiotic thing Clinton did, no one ever made a sitcom about him. Yep, we love our Prez.
Watched "X-Men: the Movie" again. Okay, not the whole thing...just the Logan & Marie bits. ::happy sigh:: My current goal is to memorize all the lines in the movie. Yeah, yeah. I'm sick I need help. Uh huh. Gotcha.
I like muenster cheese. It's yummy.
UPS lost my package from Pix Posters last month. Bastards. I was really looking forward to getting those X-Men lobby cards. They finally sent a voucher thingy back to Pix, so I would be getting a replacement...except Pix ran out of US lobby cards and asked if I wanted to pay $10 for the German set, which has 4 additional photos. I said yes and gave them my credit card number. I get an e-mail a little later telling me that because of all the trouble with shipping I had to deal with, they decided not to charge me. Awesome.
Guess who has a new LiveJournal? Sez! Give it a read.
Nace has one, too. Check out her very meaningful Easter message.
posted on 4/12/2001 11:56:47 PM
wednesday, april 11
Went to Salem finally!! There are the coolest shops there. Very pagan and fun. I was thoroughly disappointed with Laurie Cabot's waterfront shop -- the Cat, the Crow, & the Crown (or something like that) -- 'cause it was so...spartan. I was expecting total supply needs and all that. The place was packed with her books and random items, all very pretty and over-priced. Crow Haven Corner was a much cooler shop. The Witch Museum would have been cool, but $6.50 for admission? How about free admission for pagans who're researching their heritage? Um...yeah.
But dude, you would not believe the number of crazy people my friend Sarah and I saw there. The tour lady was mad cool, but she was a little nuts. *g* Then we went into one of those way cliched tourist shops by the waterfront and my mother called me on the cell. The lady at the counter comes over and pokes me on the shoulder saying "Excuse me, miss, we don't allow cellphones in the store." Pardon me! Didn't mean to disrupt your aura. ::rolls eyes:: Put a damn sign up or something. I'm from frelling New York, land of cellphones. Hell, even the friggin' cows have cellphones. Oh, and we apparently met the town fool on our way out. Crazy old dude who started asking me about my ethnic background. Some random guy walks past and tells us "Don't listen to him, he's a nut." Well no friggin' duh. I think I figured that out already, but he caught me totally off guard. I mean, we're in Salem, Mass, land of pagan friendliness. I expect crazy, flea-bitten, homeless, pan-handlers in NYC, but not in old Salem. Dude caught me off guard and that's the story I'm sticking to.
Also, Massachsetts drivers are insane -- so much worse than the so-called New York drivers. At least people in our state know how to use the frelling turn signals! The damn people just kinda swerve into your lane. And could there have been more trucks on the MassPike? *sigh*
I'm extremly exhasted and can't remember half the funny shite that happened. I'll add more when I think of it. Oh yeah, there was this really hot guy at the MassPike exit 14 booth. I didn't get a good look at him, but Sarah says he was a hottie. I dunno. Wake me if you see Hugh or James.
posted on 4/11/2001 12:22:27 AM
monday, april 9
Days without a post.. not that anyone cares. I haven't seen "Someone Like You" yet, but my mom is taking me next weekend. Woohoo! Speaking of the god that is Hugh, I have to transcribe those appearances on "Live!" and "The View"... I told Nace I'd do 'em last week.
I had a thought -- don't get too excited -- about Rogue. Now, I haven't caught up with Comic!Rogue in awhile, but as far as I can tell, Evolution!Rogue is similar to Comic!Rogue. She can control her power to an extent and doesn't seem to have a problem using it often. Movie!Rogue and FoxKids!Rogue both have contact issues, which are understandable. Evolution!Rogue just seems to have more fun. I saw "Turn of the Rogue" and "Spyke Cam" the other day. In the former, she touches Scott's forehead so she can gain his power and zap Mystique...and it doesn't seem to do any (additional) harm to Cyke. In the latter episode, Rogue casually touches Kitty to gain her, uh, dancing skills. Kitty is unaffected. Rogue doesn't seem traumatized.
"You're gonna be okay. You're gonna be.. Oh god, we're gonna die." -- Rogue, "Turn of the Rogue"
posted on 4/9/2001 03:27:00 AM
So I was watching Comedy Central...SNL, I think...and I saw the funniest commercial ever! As if we don't make fun of our Prez enough, Comedy Central is producing "That's My Bush," a 30min comedy about our latest Chief. Check out the website and then check out the show Wednesdays at 10:30pm.
And I just noticed it's created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of South Park. Should I be surprised??
posted on 4/9/2001 06:00:10 PM
thursday, april 5
Packing to go home frelling sucks, man. I don't know what to bring back and I don't want to leave too much here 'cause it's gonna be a pain in the arse to move back home for the summer. Why do I have to own so much shite? *sigh* This is gonna take a while. And, dammit, I still have to burn those CDs. Man, do I have a potty mouth or what? I blame my Inner Logan.
Yo, my online friend called me an IM Slut. That shite ain't cool. Just 'cause I have 153 people on my buddy list...
I'm gonna try talking my mother into taking me to see "Someone Like You." No one here will frelling go with me and I must get my dose of Hugh! Mmmm... Hugh... ::mops up the puddle of drool::
Wow. Could I get anymore random tonight? o.O*
posted on 4/5/2001 10:59:37 PM
I have four stories by Terri sitting in my inbox -- TAUNTING ME! But I'm not done packing so I can't read them yet! ::growl::
posted on 4/5/2001 11:12:12 PM
wednesday, april 4
DUDE! There's sun outside! I haven't seen sunshine here in nearly a month. ::calms herself:: Can't be too excited, though. It's supposed to rain on Friday. But that's okay, because Friday means break and break means trip to Salem! Woohoo!
Oh, and some Long Island newspaper wrote an article about how SUCO is a violent, party school, how all our students are racist, and how the streets of downtown are always packed with rowdy, violent people. Right. What town is this person writing about anyway? Downtown is hardly ever packed, even on a Friday night. There were two incidents this year, and yeah, they were very serious -- one kid was stabbed last semester and last week this kid was beaten to a pulp (literally...there were bits of brain matter in the parking lot the next day) -- but this doesn't happen all the time, unlike some schools were people go nuts and flip over cars and girls get raped. ::big, fat raspberry to that stinky reporter::
posted on 4/4/2001 06:52:27 PM
June 8th. Swordfish. Must see. Hugh Jackman plays a hacker who's hired by Gabriel Shear (John Tavolta). Halle's also in the movie, she has a line that goes something like "I'm not who you think I am." I got X-Men flashes on that one. Check out the wacky website at www.operationswordfish.com. You can get the password by IMing the SN gabrielshear. Or I could just tell you that it's NSA. Hopefully the trailer will be poted there soon. If not, you can find a really crappy version at Rotten Tomatoes.
Speaking of movies... Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within is coming out on July 13th. Can't wait for that one. We're talking droolworthy CGI graphics, here! Lots of info at Rotten Tomatoes, including a clip from the movie. Voices actors include Alec Baldwin, Ming-Na Wen, Steve Buscemi, and James Woods.
posted on 4/4/2001 09:51:36 PM
monday, april 2
Have you ever been so annoyed with someone that their very presence disgusts you? Yeah, that's exactly how I'm feeling right now. Shoot. Me. Now.
Spring Break might be a tad bit interesting this year. My friend Sarah and I are going on a road trip to Salem, Mass. We're gonna be all touristy and shoppy. Should be fun. Hmm..this calls for a fun road trip CD. Er.. and directions would probably be good.
posted on 4/2/2001 07:09:39 PM
sunday, april 1
Watched "Almost Famous" and "Bring It On" last night. "Almost Famous" was very good; highly recommended. Kate Hudson rocks in this movie, as does Anna Paquin. Well, okay, Anna's just a background girl - Polexia - but she's kinda cool. Fairuza Balk was psychotic as usual :o) Cool quotes:
"Of course I'm home. I'm always home. I'm uncool." - Lester Bangs, "Almost Famous"
"Let's deflower the kid." - Polexia Aphrodisia, "Almost Famous"
"Bring It On" was stupid -- 'cause it was supposed to be -- and I loved it! *smirk* Three Buffy alumni in one film: Clare "Glory" Kramer, Nicole "Cordette #1" Bilderback, and Eliza "Faith" Dushku. I was hoping for more gymnastic stuff from Eliza, but I guess they just dropped that plot point. Here are a couple quotes:
"See, I'm a hardcore gymnast. No way jumping up and down yelling 'Go Team Go!' is gonna satisfy me." - Missy Pantone, "Bring It On"
"Cheerleaders are dancers who have gone retarded." - Sparky Polastri, "Bring It On"
Thought for the day: People annoy me.
posted on 4/1/2001 07:14:48 PM
Oo.. got these silk gloves I won from eBay today. They're new, but vintage, and very, very weird. Haven't decided if I like them yet...
And forgot to mention this a couple days ago, but Sare Liz's fic "A Logan of A Different Color" is so feckin' funny!! Love it!
"See? See? You DON'T really care about me. You just want me to be a... a... a *badass*. Everyone just wants me to be the scapegoat. Everyone." - Logan, "A Logan of a Different Color" by Sare Liz
Still working on Dark Ferret's "Voyage" series. It's an epic!! *g* Thankfully, she reposted the complete story so I can delete the 15 parts in my mailbox *g*
posted on 4/1/2001 09:26:59 PM
Monkey Crack is an AstrumIgnis Production.
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