Fright Night

  • Aug. 21st, 2011 at 12:21 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] david in fright night)
So yesterday I went to see Fright Night with [livejournal.com profile] mind_the_tardis, [livejournal.com profile] sandsdream and [livejournal.com profile] earlwyn.

Brief review with some spoilers, as I don't have much time to type up something long. Lack of time is also why I'm not answering the comments to my last entry right now; I will get around to it, I promise. )

I'm sure I'd have more thoughts, but I gotta run. Any questions, squee, whatever, feel free to leave them in the comments. :)

Fright Night

  • Jun. 6th, 2011 at 8:23 PM
teyla: Daisy from Spaced reading a porn mag. ([otf] huge fat cocks)


Fright Night trailer under the cut. New Fright Night trailer. With moar Tennant. And a lot of eyeliner. )

This is just. Very attractive. If you'd like a picspam of the important parts of this trailer, go here.

Random fandom trepidation

  • Apr. 22nd, 2011 at 7:47 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([in] professional awkwardness)
I've been sort of tempted by Inception fandom for a while. I always look at it and go . . . you. Could be fun. I like the dream stuff, and I like that really, all extractors would have to be slightly suicidal, considering they've been trained to assume that killing yourself gets you out of trouble.

I've not read much fic, though. Actually, I think I've only read one or two of [personal profile] recrudescence's stories, and that's it. The thing is, Arthur/Eames, while interesting enough, isn't the pairing that makes me clasp my hands together in delight. No, surprisingly enough, it's Arthur/Ariadne. Yes, I know. Het! What! But . . . that one brief moment where Arthur kisses her, and she's all "that didn't work as a distraction!" and he's all, yeah, well, but I got to kiss you. :3 IT'S THE CUTEST THING EVER. Oh Arthur, how are you so awkward.

I also love the age difference. Arthur would never take her seriously, and she would get so frustrated with him. And I like her, too. Granted, in the movie, there's not much to the character--she mostly does whatever the plot requires her to do. But that means she does a lot of things that normal 19-year-olds wouldn't do. They'd be too insecure, or too inexperienced. Ariadne, though, has that sweeping superhero flair that you usually find in male characters--it's dampened a bit in the movie because she always succeeds in her improbable undertakings, but that's what fic is for, right? She's sort of a mini-Cobb, but without the dead spouse angst and the self-important tragic-ness. And I think pairing that with Arthur would be interesting. And funny. And sexy. And awkward.

But it being the only remotely probable het pairing in Inception (disregarding Mal, that is), I'm worried that Arthur/Ariadne is where all the crazies hang out. Also . . . I don't know. I haven't written anything proper in ages. I should just sit down and write--I actually have an idea for an Arthur/Ariadne fic, so there is inspiration--but, well. I dunno. FANDOM. I've not properly been in a fandom for almost a year now. I think the longer I put it off, the harder it'll be to get back into one eventually.

Anyway. I will go and see if I can find some fandom comms. And I might rewatch the movie. I'd have to do that before I write anything, anyway. And I just went and found some icons. Babysteps.

To do list. :|

  • Nov. 21st, 2010 at 10:08 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([xf] bleak future csm)
  • make PowerPoint for Tuesday's presentation about cultural imperialism.
  • make other group members send me notes about their presentation parts and review them. (How do you get to Year 3 without knowing what cultural imperialism is? Fuck's sake.)
  • finish final project script till Wednesday.
  • do stuff for my two studio classes. Not sure what stuff. Find out what stuff.
  • write and send out Christmas cards. (If you want one, leave your address here.)
  • type up a metric fuckton of tags, both RP related ones as well as mun journal tags.
  • go over emails from lawyers and email them back.
  • stop procrastinating. STOP. PROCRASTINATING.

Is there anyone on my f-list who has one of those brains that don't switch into non-thinking procrastination mode whenever stuff piles up that needs doing? If so, I'd like to rent your brain for two or three days. Please to be emailing me a quote.

In other news, I saw Harry Potter last night. Wasn't bad. I hope they'll spend the entire next movie on Dumbledore/Grindelwald. My HP OTP. :3

I need a new fandom. Come on, guys, there's gotta be something out there. Doctor Who, well, I was never really into the fandom, and now that the show's started sucking, I don't really feel like hanging around. (Entirely subjective, that statement, of course.) But I miss sharing fannish glee and following fandom comms and, well. Just the entire fandom experience. Any recommendations?

Inception

  • Nov. 18th, 2010 at 8:36 PM
teyla: Ten with a lot of negative space looking off to the side. ([dw] ten bzuh)
I just watched it. A bit late, but hey.

Spoilers. )

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Movie Quote Meme

  • Mar. 6th, 2010 at 5:43 PM
teyla: Calvin rejects the quality of network programming but still watches it. ([misc] c&h television)
Meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] wihluta.

1. Pick 10 of your favourite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Fill in the film title once it's guessed.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions!


It's actually much harder than it sounds to pick your 10 favorite movies. The ones in this meme aren't necessarily my all-time favorites ever, but they're movies I like and appreciate and would watch again. Also, feel free to throw some quotes my way in the comments! Guessing movie/TV series quotes is always fun.

Quotes under the cut. )

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Sherlock Holmes

  • Jan. 24th, 2010 at 11:30 PM
teyla: Seven in a corner shop, hugging groceries and pouting. ([dw] seventh doctor)
I went to see Sherlock Holmes.

Very minimal spoilers under the cut. )

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teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] doughnuts)
I've finished writing all my Christmas cards! 17 cards, going to eight different countries. I love having friends all over the world. :3 Will be sending them off tomorrow, and hopefully they'll arrive on time.

Tomorrow's my last day of uni before the winter break. Saturday, I need to do some Christmas shopping, and on Sunday, I'm meeting [livejournal.com profile] tli and [livejournal.com profile] explodedpen. Monday I need to clean the flat, and Tuesday I'm flying to Germany to see the parents. And the kitten! I am very much looking forward to meeting the kitten. And the family, of course.

I've spent the last couple of hours storyboarding. That means taking a film or TV script and drawing all the shots you want to use to cover the dialog and the action. I wish I had a better sense of perspective, or the money to employ a professional storyboard drawing person--whichever, really. I'm supposed to draw a from-above shot looking down at our two protagonists, and I have no idea how to go about that. *pokes storyboard*

There was a lot of HP wank linked on f_w lately, which compelled me to pick up those books again. I've never done a complete re-read of all seven novels since Deathly Hallows came out. I think I shall be attempting to do one now. I'm about one quarter of the way through the first novel so far--and I'd forgotten how cute and awesome Dumbledore was in my head before movie Dumbledore came along and made the character boring. In my head, Dumbledore is this awesome ageless dude who dresses in swishy purple robes that are always a little dusty, and wears high-heeled cowboy boots with silver buckles. Also, he's constantly chewing on something, and has a ton of crow's feet wrinkles. Basically, he's a skinny John Wayne with a British accent. Who likes to wear purple robes.

And McGonagall was young. Nothing against Maggie Smith, she's awesome, but in my head, McGonagall was maybe 35, if that. Young, and absolutely kick-ass, and all the men are dying to get into her pants, but she has no time for that kind of nonsense, thank you very much. Think Claudia Black, with her hair in a tight bun, wearing inornate green robes and turning everyone into a gnat who dares to stare at her chest for a moment too long.

Oh well. I suppose my head works differently than everybody else's, at least where Harry Potter is concerned. I shall go back to storyboarding now. Sigh.

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I am an angel of the Lord. B|

  • Nov. 23rd, 2009 at 5:16 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] vegetable)
Strange ongoings are going on.

Blah blah about RP. )

ANYWAY. I know I owe people fic, and I will write it. I suck so much, I didn't even manage to write my parents the email that I owe them. My excuse is that I spent Saturday on the Isle of Wight, getting soaked. Oh, and filming ghosts. But mostly getting soaked. SO MUCH RAIN OMG. We're probably going to go back next Saturday to get some more shots. We're supposed to have a rough cut of this project by Dec 11. So much for no more deadlines until Christmas. >_>

I would be really okay with it being Dec 21st now. There's Stuff going on, and it's been going on for a while, and most people on the f-list probably know what I'm talking about and all my being cryptic is totally pointless, but the Stuff can't get properly figured out until the 21st, and I've been waiting for LIKE TWO MONTHS for it to be the 21st. So, 21st now. Please. (And ahaha what, cryptic paragraph is cryptic. I'm sorry. It's Good Stuff, so don't worry. But I don't want to talk about it on here yet SO HOW ABOUT I JUST DON'T AND SHUT UP NOW JEEZ WOMAN IT'S NOT THAT HARD.)

There were more things I wanted to talk about. What was it? Christmas is coming up and I totally don't really have the money to buy anybody any presents. I really hate this part about Christmas, this "here is a list of people you need to give presents to" thing. I would totally and honestly go with not getting any presents at all if it meant I wouldn't have to give people stuff. Not because I'm a cheapskate, but because I always flail and don't know what to get. And it keeps you from giving people stuff during the rest of the year. I like giving people stuff, but with the year having Designated Present Giving Days, you can never just give people stuff whenever you feel like it. It's mid-June and you've got this awesome idea, but nope, you gotta wait until Christmas, by which time the awesome idea doesn't seem so awesome anymore, or the product's out of stock, or whatever. If you even remember what it was you thought of.

Other than that, I like Christmas, though. I'm not a Christmas hater. I just don't like the presents part.

OH RIGHT I WATCHED THE X-MEN MOVIES! They're horrible. The first one put me to sleep; it had the worst fight choreography ever. The second one had plot holes through which you could have flown a whole armada of spaceships, and the third one--idk, actually, I think I liked the third one best. Which probably makes me the only person on the planet who liked the third one best, but idk. It had the most perks. It was still horrible.

In which I talk more about the X-men movies. Also, spoilers. )

I also watched Quantum of Solace, which was alright. Daniel Craig's Bond is a dick, but I think that's true to the character. I want more gadgets, though. Pierce Brosnan always had all those shiny gadgets. Invisible car! Daniel Craig's Bond needs an invisible car.

AND NOW I WILL STOP TALKING AND GO TO BED. I don't know where all of that came from. I was really just gonna talk about my Cas muse. Oh, well. How is everyone?

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Wolverine icons

  • Nov. 4th, 2009 at 3:31 AM
teyla: Ten hugging Simm!Master, Simm!Master looking disgusted. ([dw] doctor/master BFFs)
I made icons of the Wolverine movie, because I <3 that movie in all its shiny cheesiness. Victor/Jimmy ftw. (Also, I am considering picking up a Logan RP muse, and needed icons.)

15 icons. )

Inglourious Basterds

  • Oct. 4th, 2009 at 11:51 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] dylan moran)
Soooo I just saw Inglourious Basterds.

Spoilers. )

I don't know. I can't quite figure it out. Any of you guys who have seen it--thoughts?

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Sherlock Holmes

  • Sep. 29th, 2009 at 11:55 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] dylan moran)
I just watched the trailer for the new Sherlock Holmes movie on IMDB. (Link goes to YouTube.) Now, I love Hollywood movies, they usually make me happy, and I adore RDJ, who is hot and snarky and a decent enough actor, but. . . they're going to ruin my childhood, aren't they?

Video embedded for the linkphobic. )

Maybe if I watch it as something completely unrelated to the stories I read as an 8-year-old kid, I might enjoy it. Because it looks like fun, even if it doesn't look like Sherlock Holmes.

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Random Things

  • Aug. 29th, 2009 at 3:21 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] roth looking up)
I doodled human!Ten sleeping on his couch. If you want to see, go here.

I was talking to [livejournal.com profile] tli about soundtracks earlier, which reminded me of the PotC soundtrack. I went to find it, and it's playing now. Man, I love that soundtrack. So beautifully cheesy. <3 Pirates is still such a brilliant movie. The first. I don't mind the 2nd and the 3rd, but they're not as--pure, is probably the word I'm looking for. Not as pure as the first one. They feel more deliberate. The first one is just unadulterated awesomesauce.

Speaking of music, if you like Eric Clapton, go watch this YouTube video--or watch the embedded ) version. It's a live recording of I Shot The Sheriff, with a brilliant guitar solo. No matter where my taste in music goes, I don't think I'll ever dislike Clapton. He's kind of a genius.

I picked up my American $$$ today, and went into uni to print a giant stack of confirmation emails. Short of packing, I'm all ready to leave. Is it can be Monday now?

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Jackie Brown

  • Jun. 28th, 2009 at 7:02 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] ace&#39;s got a gun)
I just watched Jackie Brown, and then went online to read a couple of reviews because I wanted to see what people had to say about the feminist angle I could definitely see in the movie. All the reviews I found were written by men, and not a single one of them mentioned the completely different take on gender perception I could see in this movie as compared to Tarantino's earlier work. (Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs.)

Was that just something you didn't talk about in 1997? How did people miss this? Or is this just something I'm seeing because being in fandom has sensitized me to spotting stuff like that?

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Fangirling :D

  • May. 20th, 2009 at 1:59 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] boobies)
[personal profile] lf2871 is visiting this week! She arrived today, and we got right down to some serious geeky TV-and-film marathoning. We watched some classic Trek, and holy shit, seriously, for a 1964 show, that show is good. Watching Old Who will put everything in perspective, I guess.

Aw, Bones. Aw, Spock. And well, yes, okay, aw Kirk. I still love you guys so much.

Also, we watched SPARTAAAA! You know, as offensive and terrible as that movie is, it does do what it sets out to do, and it does it well.

Tomorrow, we will get drunk and watch Snakes on a Plane. Good times.

I have nothing more substantial to say, so I will shut up now. And probably go watch Spike make fun of Angel. Aw, cheesy bad TV, how I love thee.

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Star Trek

  • May. 10th, 2009 at 9:04 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] boobies)
HOLY FUCK GUYS.

SPOILERS )

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Reasons I'm glad I'm a multishipper #21342

  • Mar. 9th, 2009 at 5:37 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] TARDIS rainbow)
Guys... I just don't get ship wars.

I was just reading this Heroes wank at fandom_wank, in which some butthurt kid is whining about her fic not getting any comments or something. In one comment of the wank, someone, in all seriousness, made this statement:

"In our infancy the Mattmo ship felt very persecuted."

... what? This just does not compute. I don't get it. How can you feel persecuted about shipping a set of fictional characters? What happened? Did evil fandom burn down Mattmo comms and grill Molly in a giant wok? Did they locate Mattmo shippers and go to their houses and eat all their chocolate? Did they put contracts out on Mattmo shippers' parents? Just... what?

I know. Old meme is older than Methuselah, but I really, really, really don't get how you can honestly and seriously write a sentence like that and don't feel completely and absolutely silly. Fiction and reality. Remember the difference?

Besides, there's only one true ship, anyway. *pets the TARDIS*

In other news, I saw Watchmen last night. It was good! I enjoyed it. And I think I finished my D/M genderfuck ficlet. Expect fic in the near future!

Youth Without Youth

  • Mar. 1st, 2009 at 8:31 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] tim roth squint)
Indulging my strange random Tim Roth obsession, I just watched Youth Without Youth, Coppola's most recent film. I usually wouldn't touch a movie like that with a ten-foot-pole; I know it'd only make me go B|, but, you know. Being fannish demands some sacrifices.

So, yeah. It did make me go B|. (No spoilers. This is really more a rant on pretentious directors.) )

Oh, and for the record? Fill-in-the-gaps scriptwriting can be taken too far. B|

Reservoir Dogs icons

  • Feb. 28th, 2009 at 6:49 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] tim roth squint)
I watched Reservoir Dogs this morning. Well, afternoon. After waking up, anyway. I enjoyed it! More or less. One of the better Tarantino movies, surely.

The real reason for watching the movie was, of course, the fact that Tim Roth is in it. Seriously, I don't know what it is about that guy. He's totally not my type, and while he's a decent enough actor, he's not OMG AMAZING. Either [livejournal.com profile] mind_the_tardis has extremely scary mind powers of suggestion/persuasion, or there's really something about him that's the reason why I find him so fascinating, and I just can't put my finger on it.

Point is, I made icons. Of Tim Roth. They're not great, as usual, but eh. I'm inflicting them on you anyway! xD

10 Reservoir Dogs icons. )

Hello guys. Back for now.

  • Feb. 2nd, 2009 at 2:11 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] fifth doctor)
My internet was dead for the last two nights. Weather-dependent internet = so not funny. I hate snow even without it causing my internet to die.

Without internet, I was forced to entertain myself otherwise. I went to a gig Saturday night, which was alright - the most impressive part was really the guitar player of the first support group looking like Sam Rockwell. Which reminded me that I've always wanted to see more Sam Rockwell movies, which prompted me to go to the cinema Sunday night, when my internet was dead again, to see Frost/Nixon. Which was alright. Sam Rockwell was pretty. Notice the weird title of the movie. I was wondering about that. Why did they not call it Frost vs. Nixon? Why the /? What's going on, is fandom speak seeping into the real world?

Other than that, I spent my time watching Ed Norton movies. I've seen The Incredible Hulk (BAD MOVIE), the Illusionist (alright), Primal Fear (seen that already ages ago; it was ok), Fight Club (a first time for me; it was entertaining, although I disliked the ending) and American History X (um. It made me ~think~. I guess that's what it was trying to do.). Also, I watched two episodes of a trashy crime series about a gay private eye and his accountant boyfriend (Donald Strachey mysteries). They were kind of cute. :D

Uni is so. Goddamn. Boring. Lately. There's nothing going on; half the classes don't even happen because some brainless idiot failed to put together a correct time table, and either the times or the room numbers are wrong. The only thing that time table should be relied on for is to find out when classes are most likely not happening. My Writing for TV seminar started, though, and whee. I'm liking it so far.

I've not been reading the f-list. I'm sorry, folks, I fail. If there's anything you posted over the last week that you think I should see, please do link me in the comments.

And I've signed up for TARDIS big bang. 20,000 words. Which fic should I write, people?

[Poll #1342088]

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