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[livejournal.com profile] thepeopleseason: There's now a Tautology Club on Facebook
[livejournal.com profile] thepeopleseason: There should be a Tauntaulogy Club.
[livejournal.com profile] batnandu: there should be a Tauntaun Orgy Club
[livejournal.com profile] batnandu: wait, what?
[livejournal.com profile] thepeopleseason: ew.
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From my high school English teacher via Facebook:

Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.

The list... )
thepeopleseason: (snowman)
Watchmen succeeds in capturing the main plotline of the comic, and there are some lovely sequences where Snyder emulates the slow-paced pull-out that Moore and Gibbons created when introducing a new issue. You can tell that Snyder used the comic as storyboards, using the art to set up angles and shots. There's a bit of over-exposition in a couple of places, where the script has characters Legolas the plot points. The guy playing Ozymandias is at times so soft-spoken and wooden, it robs his particular scenes of power--Ozymandias is supposed to be cool and emotionless for the majority of the plot, but there are a couple of scenes in the books where he emotes more, and I didn't really see any of that in the movie. I would have preferred an older, more mature actor in the role.

Pacing was odd--for a three-hour movie, it flowed pretty well, but emulating the comic in plot and focus gave the movie a certain meandering quality, pointing the audience in different directions as to who to empathize with or pay attention to. Not a problem during a 12-issue comic series, but an issue for a largely single-threaded movie. Part of me thinks this would have worked a great deal better as a television mini-series.

There were some changes to the ending that I would have preferred unchanged. I'm not talking about THE BIG THING, but the epilogue. I think the changes undermine some of the themes of Watchmen, but for the most part, I thought the movie a very, very good adaptation of the comic.

Incidentally, for those of you who haven't read the comic, both the movie and the source are very, very dark and violent. You have been warned.

As I've twittered way too many times, "3 out of 4 'HURM's."

And now, a tagged meme... )
thepeopleseason: (Default)
Superman had come to town to see who he could rock.
He blew away every crew he faced until he reached the block.
His speakers were three stories high with woofers made of steel.
And when brought our set outside, he said "I boom for real."

He said, "I'm faster than a speedin' bullet when I'm on the set.
I don't need no fans to cool my ass, I just use my super breath.
I could fly three times around the world without missin' a beat.
I socialize with X-ray eyes, and ladies think it's sweet."

And then he turned his power on and the ground began to move.
And all the buildings for miles around were swayin' to the groove.
And just when he had fooled the crowd and swore he won the fight.
We rocked his butt with a 12 inch cut called "Disco Kryptonite."

Well, Superman looked up at me, he said, "You rock so naturally"
I said, "Now that you've learned to deal, let me tell you why I'm so for real
I'm Prez O.B. from outer space, I came to rock the human race.
I do it right 'cause I can't do it wrong,
That's why the whole world is singin' this song..."
(Apologies to Newcleus)
thepeopleseason: (Default)
Regarding this:
[livejournal.com profile] batnandu: what is WRONG with you?
batnandu: you and those fucking lego videogames
batnandu: it's weird, i tell ya
batnandu: just weird
batnandu: uh oh
batnandu: maybe this is like the start of my long journey into irrelevance
batnandu: you know how adults never understand the stuff that's cool with kids?
batnandu: shit
batnandu: ok, dude, we needs to play some lego games soon
batnandu: i gotta re-up my
batnandu: something
batnandu: or something


And:
[livejournal.com profile] thepeopleseason: you see the video of Eddie Griffin killing the Enzo?
batnandu: no
thepeopleseason: http://dethroner.com/2007/03/27/clips-eddie-griffin-totals-a-ferrari-enzo/
batnandu: yeah
batnandu: i saw the link to the video
batnandu: i just didn't see the video
batnandu: sheesh. just because i don't get your stupid lego games doesn't mean i'm a total luddite geezer.
thepeopleseason: (sincity)
[livejournal.com profile] batnandu: btw, for the record, any story--movie, book, tv show, song--that's 100% historically accurate isn't a story, it's history
batnandu: which is why i like batman
thepeopleseason: (gir)
Here it is! Bangang Pagro-Esh. The left eye of Nog. The jewel worshipped by the wizards of Mu and the black priests of Atlantis, finally passed down to Gung the Magnificent who was chosen by the gods to conquer the world with it! And now, it's my- Ew!

It's not a jewel! It's a dirty old piece of crap!
Everyone needs to go to SciFi.com and watch the weird horror-comedy pilot The Amazing Screw-On Head based on the one-shot comic book by Mike Mignola (Hellboy). Following that, you should take the online survey and let them know if you'd continue watching the show.

ETA: If you're having doubts, apparently the executive producer is Bryan Fuller, who also worked on Dead Like Me and Wonderfalls.
thepeopleseason: (gir)
For some idiotic reason, I have the magic words "Inuk-Chuk" stuck in my head.

Not worthy

May. 10th, 2006 04:40 pm
thepeopleseason: (life isn't your own anymore)
While goofing off on [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes, I found a link to [livejournal.com profile] anw's Top 50 Marvel Universe Characters. Here's the quote that brought me to the list:
33. Cyclops, Scott Summers
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
The irritatingly dependable solid core of the X-Men, Scott Summers is basically Dr Jack from Lost - serious, manly, handsome and authoritative, but with all the personality of a Microsoft paperclip. "I see that you're fighting a Sentinel. Would you like to hurl Wolverine at its head while Iceman impedes its progress?" I can only assume the mutant boy scout placed at number 33 in this list by sheer force of nostalgic inertia.
Here, however, is the quote regarding the obscure character that only true comic book lovers know that makes this list shine:
13. Beta Ray Bill
Created by Walt Simonson.
Only the worthy can lift Thor's hammer. As it turns out, that's quite a short list of people - but also a rather eclectic list, not confined to Earth or Asgard. When Thor found himself battling a genetically engineered horse-faced golden space monster, he was separated from his hammer - only for the monster, the champion of his oppressed race, to pick it up. That monster was Beta Ray Bill, the greatest of Marvel's cosmic heroes. Thor is not in this list of fifty great Marvel characters. Thor isn't a horse-faced golden space monster with a funky 70s name. Thor is not worthy.
Thor lovers and Adventures in Babysitting aficionados need not apply.
thepeopleseason: (bmg)
A meme from [livejournal.com profile] chinook_wind with the stipulation of the letter D: Comment on this entry and I will give you a letter. Write ten words beginning with that letter in your journal, including an explanation what the word means to you and why, and then pass out letters to those who want to play along.
  1. digital I am very much a child of technology--I'm a gadget freak, computer programmer, internet addict.
  2. drumbone Quite possibly the coolest musical instrument ever.
  3. do Or do not; there is no try. All that I have done since getting to Atlanta.
  4. dude If [livejournal.com profile] batnandu got this as a tattoo, I promised that I'd get "sweet."
  5. dark A possible translation of my last name, and what my complexion was like the time my fortune-telling uncle told my father that I should not grow a moustache or beard.
  6. dare This is the title of my favorite song from an 80s cartoon movie.
  7. desire I am nothing if not a creature of desire.
  8. devil Any mention of the word "devil" reminds me either of Grendel or the toast Dream makes with Hob Gadling in Sandman:
    "To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due."
    It's a wonder I didn't fill this meme up with the names of the Endless...
  9. dragon Despite everything that's been going on with it this year, I still love DragonCon, and hopefully will be able to go next year.
  10. drury I don't know...it's a funny word--funny-looking, funny-sounding--maybe not as much as "turd" but funny still.
thepeopleseason: (porn)
As tagged by [livejournal.com profile] dixiebelle (I killed most of the formatting on this thing):

GuiltWhat is yours? Explain yourself
Culinary: Eggs With a cholesterol level near 240, I shouldn't really have a hearty brunch every weekend, but I loves me some good eggs.
Literary: Manga Ten dollars a pop for about thirty minutes of entertainment is a bit much, but I love a good, well-drawn story.
Audiovisual: Cirque du Soleil 280-some dollars is a helluva lot to pay for nose-bleed section seats, but the music and visuals are always so amazing.
Musical: t.A.T.u. Singing lesbian schoolgirls. What more can you ask for?
Celebrity: Emma Watson Yes, I know that I'm going to hell.

And I tag no one in particular. If you want to do this, feel free...
thepeopleseason: (sincity)
Via [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes, [livejournal.com profile] mightygodking's review of V for Vendetta pretty much sums up my feelings on the movie and it's relation to the comic:
First off, let me preface everything I say by first explaining that V for Vendetta is one of my favorite works of fiction ever. I first read it when I was fifteen or sixteen and it blew my mind, much like many others have had their mind blown by, for example, Catcher In The Rye. I, however, read V before I read Catcher, which is why I have never much cared for Holden Caulfield, who is a whiny bitch who does not stab anybody even once.
Another note: When we attended the pre-screening, I got to exercise my geek muscles when a woman passing out free merch prior to the movie asked trivia questions about the work (I got a hat for knowing the name of Natalie Portman's character, "Evey Hammond"). My most self-aggrandizing moment, however, was when she asked what V for Vendetta was before it was a movie; various people answered "graphic novel," and I shouted, "It's called 'a comic book,' you pretentious fucks!"

Taxes are done (thank heavens for online tax prep software). Now on to cleaning...
thepeopleseason: (snowman)
[livejournal.com profile] countessmary rules for allowing me to join her and others for the advance screening of V for Vendetta.

Eso es todo.
thepeopleseason: (Default)
Regarding this comic:
[livejournal.com profile] batnandu: i say things like "I'm a genius!" all the time, but i need to start prefacing it with "Wait!"
tmhsiao: LOL
tmhsiao: Who knows what the future holds for me?
batnandu: um
batnandu: the shadow?
thepeopleseason: (single whip)
I should not have played Guitar Hero until 10:00 PM last night.

Things to do:
  • Pack
  • Make Everwood DVDs for Mom and Dad.
  • Find issues of Fables and Y: The Last Man for Jerry
  • Watch as much TiVo as possible to clear space, as I've been spending too much time playing Soul Calibur III and Guitar Hero to catch up on television.
  • Dishes/Laundry
thepeopleseason: (porn)
As previously stated, I had plans to see Serenity tonight, and it was good.

If anyone in the Atlanta area is interested in joining to see Mirrormask, Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean's new film, I'm planning to see it Saturday night at 9:30 at the MAC. Leave a comment if you want to meet up.

And I'm planning to see Serenity again on Sunday. Speak up if you want in.
thepeopleseason: (money)
Aside from receiving Ai Yori Aoshi Disc 2 and Love Hina Disc 1 from Netflix yesterday, I hit Oxford Comics after work last night, and along with the Dark Horse Book of the Dead and Volume 9 of the Ai Yori Aoshi manga, I managed to pick up Chromaphile, the until-recently-out-of-print art book from Ragnar. I love this guy's stuff--a sort of retro-modern design pinup. Unfortunately, his main site's down for a redesign, but you can see some of it in an interview he did with CrownDozen.com. It even compels me to buy and iPod, despite my car already having a built-in MP3 player. Chromaphile is a bit thin for its cover price, but Amazon's got it for about fourteen dollars. Part of me wants to buy another copy to de-spine so I can frame specific pages, but the book-lover in me argues against it.

Edit: I just found this link off of the Make Magazine Blog. If you scroll all the way to the bottom (past the photos), you'll see there are links to "Full length pictures of the robe and tunic." Check out the photos, and tell me what's wrong with them.

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