Packed wall to wall with ideas and visual imagination, per Gilliam’s standards, but it’s a little shaggy and long-winded. He doesn’t know how to tell when an idea is too small or too large, which is something we should celebrate, as it’s so rare, but it does lead to bloat. Still, a visual feast.
And it’s interesting that I watched Brazil and Interstellar this week, because Interstellar, despite pointedly ignoring its sf origins, is similarly packed wall to wall with ideas and visual imagination, to the point of bloat. Huh. Still, affecting, sentimental in a lovely way, and filled with wonderful performances.
Saturday Night (2010)
James Franco’s crack at a documentary is sub-film student levels—there’s a lot of black and white, slow zooms, and starting the audio from the next scene before cutting to it—but he’s using his powers for good to let us see what the famed Saturday Night Live production process is like. I know it’s covered in books like Live From New York (I just got the updated edition and will read it… um… sometime…), but seeing it is different, especially with one of my casts from high school. It’s even more hectic and strange than you think it is, and it also implies that Seth Meyers wrote “J’accuzzi” in an hour. Goodness, he’s good at his job.
Kate Bush, The Sensual World
“Love and Anger” is such an amazing song—the chorus, the way the hook is barely repeated, and how it perfectly captures two people drifting apart in a weirdly positive way. Huzzah huzzah.
Sailor Moon: 7.7% (1/13)
Saturday Night Live: 15.3% (5/39)
Star Trek: 32.5% (13/40)
- Wondering about, flying dreams: if you have flying dreams then what position do you fly in? Superman style? Swimming? Floating? The only regular flying dreams I've had were when I was a kid and I flew sitting down, like Wonder Woman in her invisible aeroplane* but without the mechanical assistance.
* No, IDKY it’s invisible but she’s not when she’s flying it.
- Reading, books 2014, 134.
124. Fake ID, by Mariko Tamaki, is a collection of cynically humorous essays/stories by the author of Skim. The subjects revolve around ideas of identity and reflect the fact the author is young, female, Canadian/Japanese/Jewish, queer/lesbian, and at the goth end of nerdy. They’re as accomplished as you’d expect from someone with considerable experience of performing this sort of short piece in public to an audience. My favourite quotes:
"That night I crept into the games room and stole the pony card out of the box. And I never played Life again. I had what I wanted."
"If this was Bridget Jones’s Diary I would probably be doing this either to lose weight or get over a boyfriend. Fortunately for me it’s not and I’m neither. I hated that book." \o/
"Tai Chi looks like a bunch of people all slowly pushing an elephant. They all have the same look of quiet concentration on their faces, like they’re in a library instead of a park. As they move in sync to point themselves west, a flock of seagulls erupts behind them, almost unnoticed."
125. GWS, DC
126-9. + 131-4. blah blah
130. Ottoline at Sea, by Chris Riddell. Children’s illustrated fantasy novel: slightly twee and very charming.
- So, what are you doing, thinking, wondering about, reading, watching, making, or writing, that you don't usually post about?
( Writing/NaNo update. )
In other news:
-Today was a bit rough in some ways, but I got to play a lot of Portal 2 co-op with Bro-in-Law so Nibling could watch, and it's been fun so far! ( A little more about that. )
-Twitter is telling me 1D Day was a year ago. That was a thing. (The guys did an eight-hour livestream. I watched it all.)
The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I had heard about this book awhile back. I finally decided to buy it a few months ago.
What prompted me to read it now was a post on ONTD. I read about the casting of it. My internal monologue was like: "Don't I have that book? Yes you definitely have that book. Should I read it? Yes you should definitely read it."
I started it on Saturday night. I really liked it. Bianca is a nice narrator though she did kinda get on my nerves. She's abrasive but that's how she was written. She's a pretty realistic teenage narrator.
Her relationship with her friends is what really sold me on this book. I looked the little bit on how she became friends with Casey and esp. with Jessica. I've made a lot of my friends similar ways and it really touched me.
I thought her relationship with her parents was really well done too. I mean haven't we all held something in because we didn't know to approach the other person? I mean hell I still do that.
And Wesley. Alright I'm going to admit I was rooting for her to end up with him. My ideal type is cocky. But I'm glad that he mended his ways. And I like that they bonded over their family lives.
I really enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to reading more from the author.
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The ABC's of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a really fun and cute book.
What stuck out to me most if the look it gives a peer pressure, bullying, and friendship in the like. I mean I know I've lost some friends over the years but I don't think I've been involved in a situation like Parker's but I could totally empathize with Becca.
Chrissandra (Her name annoys me) got what she deserved. She was so petty and I'm glad Parker came to realize it.
Tristan was really cute.
I really enjoyed this book. It was groundbreaking or anything but it was a nice read.
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Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was my first book by Ms. Echols but it won't be the last if the rest are anything like this.
Where do I start?
Tia is a breath of fresh air. I want to say that I've just started to get into young adult fiction so maybe something has changed since I last read but Tia is nothing like the YA heroine I'm used to.
I mean for one Tia seems to have more personality. And she's complicated and she's funny. I don't know but compared to the books I've read before Tia seems to burst off the page. It's weird that I didn't notice it before but I guess you wouldn't notice if you don't have something to compare it too.
And the teenagers in this book seem realistic. Like I could see my former self and my friends as these kids you know?
I just really feel like this book was authentic and I greatly enjoyed it and I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Cute. Intense. The Epilogue was cheesy but it made me smile.
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I was just thinking about Perfect Chemistry. It was a good book. It didn't wow me like some books but I really enjoyed it. I mean I stayed in the bathtub for an extra thirty minutes reading it. And like I said that epilogue was cheesy as fuck but as I enjoyed the HP epilogue I didn't really mind it. It was really cute.
I've got more books from the library to read.
Auteur : John Steinbeck
Langue : VF traduite de l'anglais-américain
Traduction : Les raisins de la colère
Type : roman
Genre : drame familial/historique
(1ère parution : )
Édition : Le Livre de Poche
Format : poche, 500 pages
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Conclusion : La vache, c’était dur. Certaines Enclumes Ont Besoin d’Être Assénées sur ce que c’était à l’époque et ce que ça pourrait toujours redevenir, les persos étaient attachants, l’écriture intéressante, mais, ça manque d’une fin, d’une résolution.
|↺ like hell if i know|
will die for friends
( eseagoing )
will die for friends
( glader )
will die for sugar
( confections )
will kill for friends
( remover )
did die for a dog
( eyesolate )
will kill satan
( unwieldy )
piece of shit
no it's sports anime
( midblocker )
( JOURNAL )
pre-slash & gen post partido.
menciona a: diego rodriguez, federico mancuello, sebastian penci, juan martin lucero, claudio riaño, victor cuesta, daniel montenegro, matias pisano.
Diego no aguanta a que terminen de salir de la cancha y ya le esta agarrando la cintura, ya le esta poniendo las manos con los guantes por adentro de la camiseta y le esta diciendo contra el c cuello lo mismo que con la cabeza: una mezcla de gracias, de sos vos, de no se hasta donde vamos pero vayamos juntos.
Y es todo asi, el ruido de todos y la voz de Sebastian que sin abrir la boca dice "que no sea por nosostros, que si no lo logramos sea por los demas, pero que no tengamos que reprocharnos nada", Y cuando Juan Martin lo escucha, con la nariz escondida en la nuca de Claudio, que tambien lo escucha, no se asusta. Ninguno se asuta y no saben por que. Quizas es que si hoy Victor metio un gol, cualquier cosa puede pasar. Y el "che!" Victor se anima a no gritarlo y Sebastian se da cuenta, junto con Federico (que aunque estan pegado a Dfiego como si fueran uno -y quizass son uno, piensa Sebastian y nadie lo corrige- presta atencion). se relajan con el modo aunque todavia haya tanto que explicar. Y a tantos.
Esta vez, el Rolfi decide que no va a aguantar mucho mas y aprovecha la conmocion del triunfo, la alegria que rebota en las cabezas de todos, la distraccion de hasta el dt y lo agarra a Matias por la cintura, le aprieta la mejilla con la propia, respirando contra la oreja de matias una mezcla de olores familiares y no tanto pero por sobre todo ese olor a segundo tiempo qyue, cuando viene de Matias, al Rolfi le pone la piel de gallina como cuando tenia 19. Y no dice nada, al principio, hasta que se anima a hablarle, los labios le tocan la piel y se mojan con la transpiracion de Mati cuando habla "asi, Mati, asi". Y Matias se pega al Rolfi, suspira, deja que sus cuerpos se otquen y le robaroba el calor ese que Daniel emana. Se quedan asi hasta que los llaman cabezas y voces externas.
I'm a bit scarce at the moment as I try desperately to get through NaNo. Still 3K behind! But was 5K behind! NEVER SURRENDER! MORE FLASHBACKS!!
I still wanted to say hi, and welcome, and to point you to a couple of 'about me' posts that may be helpful:
About Me from 2009, and which I should update a little. Now, sadly, we only have two cats, and we no longer live on a street with alpacas. But we do live on a street with PONIES. It's awesome.
Where I Live, from last year's December meme. Still basically current, except on the locavore part, because this year we scored a saffron farm and (this one is awesome) a producer of escargot. There's snails in them thar hills.
Please allow me to offload linkspam before I die of tabs:
iO9's Top 100 Star Trek episodes. I didn't agree with all of them, but I did have a hell of a lot of fun reading through.
From the classier end of Facebook (that would be the fandom end!) 'Ozten': Pride and Prejudice for Australians
ELIZABETH (about Mr Collins): But he DRIVES A FORD and wears SOCKS WITH SANDALS.
I want a comicbook about these women. I want TV about these women: Meet the 4 Women Who Will Join the FDNY This Year. I am all about the competence porn in this article, and also about big strong women being heroes and saving lives.
The Powers trailer, via iO9 - this looks like it's actually going to be good. I am surprised! I wasn't sure what to make of a show coming out of PlayStation, I guess, but the casting for Deena is awesome, and Imdb says there's going to be Eddie Izzard, Michelle Forbes, and Noah Taylor. That is a kick-ass bunch of people.
American Horror Story’s Mat Fraser won’t star in your “inspiration porn” - I found this a really interesting interview, with lots of stuff about representation in media, and the interaction between actors and writers.
I think that's enough procrastination for now. ONWARD TO VICTORY! VICTORY THROUGH FLASHBACKS!
Spent the night fighting with antivirus software while watching two hockey teams lose, rather than working on yuletide fic. Less than a month til the deadline. Which means just over a month until my Christmas shopping needs to be done. Yikes!
It's also possibly my autocorrect is being paid off of by the Cumberbatch Oscar lobbying committee for unknown but probably sinister reasons.
tl;dr I'm on Tumblr, I'm writing again, I'm cursing why I'm writing a Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes sports AU but I'll blame a meme for that.
(help oh god).
Anyway, I did find some icon posts still active, in case other people want some!
Icons from the pilot
More icons from the pilot
Still more icons from the pilot
Assorted icons from the first few episodes (no major spoilers that I noticed)
General season one icons (contains some spoilers)
Invisible Man icons as part of a misc icons post (no spoilers I noticed)
Invisible Man icons in a multifandom icon post (didn't see any spoilers)
Icons mostly from episode 2 (lots of needles in this set, for the needle-averse)
Word Count: ~1050 words
Characters: Female Shepard [Cora]
Pairing: Female Shepard/Kaidan Alenko, Female Shepard/Thane Krios
Notes: Also posted on the AO3. Mass Effect 3, post-"Priority: The Citadel II".
Summary: Nobody understood why she hadn't wanted to heal her scars.
( Fic. )
Because some people are watching it for the first time, spoilers for future episodes or plot developments (anything in advance of the episode we're discussing) should be hidden. For spoilers, please use your choice of the following:
- rot13 (copy-paste text into the cypher window to code or unencode it)
- LJ spoiler cut: <lj-spoiler>spoiler text</lj-spoiler> -- does not work on DW
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oiler text</span> -- does not work on LJ
Otherwise, anything's cool except for bashing other people's character/pairing preferences (but I don't think anyone would do that anyway). Critical discussion and squee are equally welcome.
Invisible Man 1x01 - Pilot
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Tell me your thoughts!
Also, for the next episode, shall we try two episodes a week to start? I can put up a post for the next one, "Catavari", in the middle of the week on Wednesday or so, and then a post for 1x03 this upcoming weekend. We could also wait and do "Catavari" on the weekend if people would like more time.