amatyultare: (devil has a smile)
I've decided to go see the midnight showing of HBP. I will be dead at work tomorrow, so it'd better be a pretty good movie to make it worth it. Especially since I'm going to stand in line for about a million years to get a decent seat.

In the meantime, here's possibly the best comment ever made on the - questionable casting choices made for the live-action adaptation of 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'.
amatyultare: (devil has a smile)
I've decided to go see the midnight showing of HBP. I will be dead at work tomorrow, so it'd better be a pretty good movie to make it worth it. Especially since I'm going to stand in line for about a million years to get a decent seat.

In the meantime, here's possibly the best comment ever made on the - questionable casting choices made for the live-action adaptation of 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'.
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I totally owe LJ, and my friendslist in particular, a massive update post with what's been going on in my life lately (in short: Erica coming back from Alaska, Mom's wedding, a crazy weekend in Waltham, and work drama in which I am thankfully only a spectator). And it's coming, I promise.

However, that will be a LONG post and will take a while to write, and after being (reasonably) quiet on the topic, I have two quick news items to point out regarding the every-wacky Twilight franchise.

First - well, remember those days where everyone's opinion was basically "Yeah, it's popular franchise, and sure, Summit optioned it, but there's NO WAY they could actually seriously make Breaking Dawn into a movie"? I remember those days. I miss those days. Yes, Breaking Dawn will start filming immediately after Eclipse (which itself will start filming immediately after New Moon, and I do mean immediately - August 15th, if that article is correct. Yup, next month).

And if that doesn't disturb you, how about this? Producers may be eyeing a spin-off of Twilight. I keep telling myself it's just a rumor and could be random industry chatter...but then again, people said the same thing about the Breaking Dawn movie. I keep imagining tons of prequels for all of the Cullens, X-Men: Evolution style; then I have to resist the urge to curl up in the fetal position and whimper.

I think I'm off to go cheer myself up with Watchmen fic and Better Cheddars, but here are a couple more quick, non-Twilight-related Items of Sequel-ish Horror:

Apparently they are making a sequel to 300?. Seriously? I didn't even see the movie (just read [livejournal.com profile] m15m's recap) and even I know that everyone dies in the end. That's, um, sort of the point. And they are planning on 'resurrecting' one of the main characters? Hollywood, there are original and interesting and possibly successful movie ideas out there that are NOT sequels. I PROMISE.

And finally, I like to tell myself that if we all just pretend it's a practical joke, Andrew Lloyd Webber will take the hint and not keep trying to foist a Phantom of the Opera sequel on us. Set in a freak show on Coney Island. And apparently Erik has sex with a mechanical-doll-Christine, repeatedly or something. OH ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER NO.
amatyultare: (don't ask)
I totally owe LJ, and my friendslist in particular, a massive update post with what's been going on in my life lately (in short: Erica coming back from Alaska, Mom's wedding, a crazy weekend in Waltham, and work drama in which I am thankfully only a spectator). And it's coming, I promise.

However, that will be a LONG post and will take a while to write, and after being (reasonably) quiet on the topic, I have two quick news items to point out regarding the every-wacky Twilight franchise.

First - well, remember those days where everyone's opinion was basically "Yeah, it's popular franchise, and sure, Summit optioned it, but there's NO WAY they could actually seriously make Breaking Dawn into a movie"? I remember those days. I miss those days. Yes, Breaking Dawn will start filming immediately after Eclipse (which itself will start filming immediately after New Moon, and I do mean immediately - August 15th, if that article is correct. Yup, next month).

And if that doesn't disturb you, how about this? Producers may be eyeing a spin-off of Twilight. I keep telling myself it's just a rumor and could be random industry chatter...but then again, people said the same thing about the Breaking Dawn movie. I keep imagining tons of prequels for all of the Cullens, X-Men: Evolution style; then I have to resist the urge to curl up in the fetal position and whimper.

I think I'm off to go cheer myself up with Watchmen fic and Better Cheddars, but here are a couple more quick, non-Twilight-related Items of Sequel-ish Horror:

Apparently they are making a sequel to 300?. Seriously? I didn't even see the movie (just read [livejournal.com profile] m15m's recap) and even I know that everyone dies in the end. That's, um, sort of the point. And they are planning on 'resurrecting' one of the main characters? Hollywood, there are original and interesting and possibly successful movie ideas out there that are NOT sequels. I PROMISE.

And finally, I like to tell myself that if we all just pretend it's a practical joke, Andrew Lloyd Webber will take the hint and not keep trying to foist a Phantom of the Opera sequel on us. Set in a freak show on Coney Island. And apparently Erik has sex with a mechanical-doll-Christine, repeatedly or something. OH ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER NO.
amatyultare: (team tyler's van)
Watchmen fandom currently may be eating my life. But Twilight fandom will always have the ability to crush my soul. Case in point. (link not entirely safe for work)

The horrifying hilarity really needs to be taken item by item. Basically... )

There may not be enough D: in the world to express my feelings, guys.

Oh, and the coy line near the end; "This was a rudimentary design, though, so I promised he would be more "user-friendly" by TwiCon SF." TWIHARDS, PLZ STOP DESTROYING MY FAITH IN HUMANITY, KTHXBAI.
amatyultare: (team tyler's van)
Watchmen fandom currently may be eating my life. But Twilight fandom will always have the ability to crush my soul. Case in point. (link not entirely safe for work)

The horrifying hilarity really needs to be taken item by item. Basically... )

There may not be enough D: in the world to express my feelings, guys.

Oh, and the coy line near the end; "This was a rudimentary design, though, so I promised he would be more "user-friendly" by TwiCon SF." TWIHARDS, PLZ STOP DESTROYING MY FAITH IN HUMANITY, KTHXBAI.
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Apparently there's going to be a(n American) Full Metal Panic movie. With Zach Efron. Yeah.

...okay then.

(Also, Cold Things Can't Feel Love aka Twilight The Musical. Watch it. Love it. It's HILARIOUS. Be warned, though, it has tons of in-jokes from both the books - including Midnight Sun, hi Lonnie! - and the movies - 'Jacob's terrible wig, anyone?)
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Apparently there's going to be a(n American) Full Metal Panic movie. With Zach Efron. Yeah.

...okay then.

(Also, Cold Things Can't Feel Love aka Twilight The Musical. Watch it. Love it. It's HILARIOUS. Be warned, though, it has tons of in-jokes from both the books - including Midnight Sun, hi Lonnie! - and the movies - 'Jacob's terrible wig, anyone?)
amatyultare: (team tyler's van)
You know, I had heard that 'Twilight' is, in fact, an economically significant force in the US (for example, it's single-handedly keeping Hot Topic afloat). And yet, these things continue to surprise me.

Borders is holding midnight release parties FOR THE TWILIGHT DVD. And since they apparently cannot get the actual author, director, or actors (the latter two are hurrying through the filming of 'New Moon') to show up, they are having various Twilight fan group and fansite organizers - including, and I am not making this up, the official Twilight Facebook group - as 'special guests' instead.

The thing that makes it even better is that there are a half a dozen chains (Borders, FYE, Hot Topic, Target, Walmart) that all have 'exclusive special editions'. And each type of 'special edition' has different extras. So the dedicated Twihards out there have to buy, like, six different versions of the DVD to get everything.

While I do want to get the Twilight DVD for the lulz and the apparently hilarious commentary track, I don't plan to buy it from Borders; their version is overpriced. At the same time, I sort of want to go to this midnight release and pretend it's a release party for a book or movie I actually, non-sarcastically enjoy. And possibly do some Twihard observing, Jane Goodall style, which never gets old.

In other news, work is crazy as usual and the rain makes me tired, but it's nice that it's warming up and I love that it's light out after 6 PM now.
amatyultare: (team tyler's van)
You know, I had heard that 'Twilight' is, in fact, an economically significant force in the US (for example, it's single-handedly keeping Hot Topic afloat). And yet, these things continue to surprise me.

Borders is holding midnight release parties FOR THE TWILIGHT DVD. And since they apparently cannot get the actual author, director, or actors (the latter two are hurrying through the filming of 'New Moon') to show up, they are having various Twilight fan group and fansite organizers - including, and I am not making this up, the official Twilight Facebook group - as 'special guests' instead.

The thing that makes it even better is that there are a half a dozen chains (Borders, FYE, Hot Topic, Target, Walmart) that all have 'exclusive special editions'. And each type of 'special edition' has different extras. So the dedicated Twihards out there have to buy, like, six different versions of the DVD to get everything.

While I do want to get the Twilight DVD for the lulz and the apparently hilarious commentary track, I don't plan to buy it from Borders; their version is overpriced. At the same time, I sort of want to go to this midnight release and pretend it's a release party for a book or movie I actually, non-sarcastically enjoy. And possibly do some Twihard observing, Jane Goodall style, which never gets old.

In other news, work is crazy as usual and the rain makes me tired, but it's nice that it's warming up and I love that it's light out after 6 PM now.
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But I couldn't stop reading Fandom Wank's wiki. The actual posts get old fairly quickly, but the summaries of the famous dramas? Absolutely addicting.

(This post rapidly devolves into semi-incoherent rambling. You've been warned.)

In particular, I found a frankly epic tale that sort of boggled my mind. I don't know if anyone on my f-list besides [livejournal.com profile] tarimanveri ever followed HP fandom in its earlier years. I actually would LOVE to see [livejournal.com profile] tarimanveri's thoughts on the whole thing (after comps...hint hint), because I know that she DID follow fandom a bit, the same time that I did, and therefore will recognize some of the situations and names mentioned.

To be clear, I only ever 'followed' HP fandom - I certainly never aspired to be any sort of BNF, never wrote fic or anything, never even participated in LJ comment threads (I didn't have an LJ for part of the time, as these were the OLD old days on LJ where you needed to either pay or be invited to create an account). It wasn't in any sense a big part of my life. I simply lurked for the entertainment, innocent and happy.

Except not always happy, as there was plenty of drama - when isn't there drama? I rememer Fermatojam, Killiganhashope, and Pottersginny. I didn't participate, but I followed it, and was rightfully outraged by it. I think I even vaguely remember the Gryffindor Tower hate and msscribe 'losing her job' and later ensuing madness, although I wasn't really following fandom at that point.

So the question becomes, how much feeling of shock is natural, and what is overreacting, when you find out that a very small but accepted part of your life was probably all fake?

Trufax: even if you've never followed HP fandom - heck, even if you've never read the HP books - I highly recommend the narrative posted at the journal linked above. It's absolutely fascinating, in an 'I really could have lived without knowing there were such unbalanced people in the world who would create their own online attackers/stalkers in an attempt to claw their way into a fandom in-group' way.

Wow.

And now, at long last, to bed. Crap, I never did my laundry. ARGH.
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But I couldn't stop reading Fandom Wank's wiki. The actual posts get old fairly quickly, but the summaries of the famous dramas? Absolutely addicting.

(This post rapidly devolves into semi-incoherent rambling. You've been warned.)

In particular, I found a frankly epic tale that sort of boggled my mind. I don't know if anyone on my f-list besides [livejournal.com profile] tarimanveri ever followed HP fandom in its earlier years. I actually would LOVE to see [livejournal.com profile] tarimanveri's thoughts on the whole thing (after comps...hint hint), because I know that she DID follow fandom a bit, the same time that I did, and therefore will recognize some of the situations and names mentioned.

To be clear, I only ever 'followed' HP fandom - I certainly never aspired to be any sort of BNF, never wrote fic or anything, never even participated in LJ comment threads (I didn't have an LJ for part of the time, as these were the OLD old days on LJ where you needed to either pay or be invited to create an account). It wasn't in any sense a big part of my life. I simply lurked for the entertainment, innocent and happy.

Except not always happy, as there was plenty of drama - when isn't there drama? I rememer Fermatojam, Killiganhashope, and Pottersginny. I didn't participate, but I followed it, and was rightfully outraged by it. I think I even vaguely remember the Gryffindor Tower hate and msscribe 'losing her job' and later ensuing madness, although I wasn't really following fandom at that point.

So the question becomes, how much feeling of shock is natural, and what is overreacting, when you find out that a very small but accepted part of your life was probably all fake?

Trufax: even if you've never followed HP fandom - heck, even if you've never read the HP books - I highly recommend the narrative posted at the journal linked above. It's absolutely fascinating, in an 'I really could have lived without knowing there were such unbalanced people in the world who would create their own online attackers/stalkers in an attempt to claw their way into a fandom in-group' way.

Wow.

And now, at long last, to bed. Crap, I never did my laundry. ARGH.
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So, I really am trying to cut back on posting about Twilight, and I think I've done pretty well. But every once in a while, the batshit fandom manages to come up with something so out-there that it impells me to try to horrify my friends with it. ^_^ Like this ocean of NO, for example. I just...what? WHAT?

Oh yeah. Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!
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So, I really am trying to cut back on posting about Twilight, and I think I've done pretty well. But every once in a while, the batshit fandom manages to come up with something so out-there that it impells me to try to horrify my friends with it. ^_^ Like this ocean of NO, for example. I just...what? WHAT?

Oh yeah. Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!
amatyultare: (team tyler's van)
Guys, seriously? Seriously. No.

Just the other day, [Rob] Pattinson realized, "there were some girls who had scratched ... the side of their necks so [they were] freshly bleeding when they came up to get a signature.

"They were like, 'We did this for you.' I didn't know what to say. 'Um, thanks guys?'"


Work yesterday was ridiculous, not least because I was exhausted after getting only a couple of hours of sleep. And I'm behind on my NaNo because I didn't manage to get any written since Wednesday (yeah, I suck). But oh, it was worth it for the lulz alone.

I am speaking of course, of the Thursday night/Friday morning midnight premier of the "Twilight" movie.

First, let me say up front that if you haven't read or really heard of the books, don't go watch the movie. It is mediocre at best and you really won't get it. Nor, honestly, do you want to.

However, if you have read the books, heard tons about the books, etc., I actually do recommend the movie. There are two reasons.

1) In many if not all ways, it's better than the book. (If you don't mind spoilers, this sums it up pretty perfectly. I especially recommend #17, and also #20-22.)

2) There is a LOT of humor in the movie (and some of it is even intentional!) For real, watch this, the famous sparkling scene - the sparkling is extremely underwhelming, BTW, so you can barely see it on that video - and try NOT to laugh when RPattz says "It's like a drug to me". Try, I dare you.

My random notes on the movie below the cut.

Read more... )

Okay, I'm done. Bedtime, and tomorrow is a write-in so maybe I can wash 'Twilight' out of my brain and catch up on my NaNo.

But let me leave you with these words of wisdom:

THIS IS THE SKIN OF A KILLER!!!!

Bwahahaha.

And so, goodnight.
amatyultare: (team tyler's van)
Guys, seriously? Seriously. No.

Just the other day, [Rob] Pattinson realized, "there were some girls who had scratched ... the side of their necks so [they were] freshly bleeding when they came up to get a signature.

"They were like, 'We did this for you.' I didn't know what to say. 'Um, thanks guys?'"


Work yesterday was ridiculous, not least because I was exhausted after getting only a couple of hours of sleep. And I'm behind on my NaNo because I didn't manage to get any written since Wednesday (yeah, I suck). But oh, it was worth it for the lulz alone.

I am speaking of course, of the Thursday night/Friday morning midnight premier of the "Twilight" movie.

First, let me say up front that if you haven't read or really heard of the books, don't go watch the movie. It is mediocre at best and you really won't get it. Nor, honestly, do you want to.

However, if you have read the books, heard tons about the books, etc., I actually do recommend the movie. There are two reasons.

1) In many if not all ways, it's better than the book. (If you don't mind spoilers, this sums it up pretty perfectly. I especially recommend #17, and also #20-22.)

2) There is a LOT of humor in the movie (and some of it is even intentional!) For real, watch this, the famous sparkling scene - the sparkling is extremely underwhelming, BTW, so you can barely see it on that video - and try NOT to laugh when RPattz says "It's like a drug to me". Try, I dare you.

My random notes on the movie below the cut.

Read more... )

Okay, I'm done. Bedtime, and tomorrow is a write-in so maybe I can wash 'Twilight' out of my brain and catch up on my NaNo.

But let me leave you with these words of wisdom:

THIS IS THE SKIN OF A KILLER!!!!

Bwahahaha.

And so, goodnight.
amatyultare: (pass me that textbook)
I'm sorry, I really am (especially for those on my f-list who haven't read and don't care about Twilight). But every time I think it's as bad as it can get, IT GETS WORSE.

Highlight quote from that link (this is Stephenie Meyer herself, mind you): "And stalking doesn't scare me. I've never stalked anyone (yet) but I think I would be AWESOME at it."

There's really nothing I can add to that.
amatyultare: (pass me that textbook)
I'm sorry, I really am (especially for those on my f-list who haven't read and don't care about Twilight). But every time I think it's as bad as it can get, IT GETS WORSE.

Highlight quote from that link (this is Stephenie Meyer herself, mind you): "And stalking doesn't scare me. I've never stalked anyone (yet) but I think I would be AWESOME at it."

There's really nothing I can add to that.
amatyultare: (don't ask)
(Yes, at some point I will stop being so amused by Twilight antis/drama. But it's not going to be today.)

Do you want to read something frightening?

Do you need to give yourself a headache?

Then check out some of the quotes listed on this post.

No seriously, go read it. How can you resist prose like (this is an actual quote):

im sorry if i keep coming back and writing on this page but FINALLY i see people like me that r in LOVE with our dear edward cullen<33 for now on im putting a heart after i put his name, edward cullen<33 im so depressed right now because reality is crashing down on me saying “EDWARD FREAKIN CULLEN(<333) IS NOT REAL!!!!”. i already realized that, but never wanting to actually believe it, and more and more im believing it=(. i hope so much somebody as wonderful as edward cullen(<333) comes into my life, and sometimes im so afraid that love and romance like described in the book between bella and edward(<333) is not real, i start crying about whenever i think about it. sometimes i wish i was still five years old pretending to wait for my prince charming, and still believing fully he will. it ruins your life when you start seing reality like this, sometimes i wish i could b clueless in life rather than informed so much in it.



In other news, I bought and read the first of the Southern Vampire series today. Why did I not find this series years ago? So entertaining! Such interesting characters! Dead Until Dark was simply a lot of fun. (Also, are we completely sure that SMeyer didn't read the SV series before her little inspirational dream? Some of the plot points do seem suspiciously similar.)

Work is going well - it's so WEIRD to have a job I actually enjoy and to be surprised that the week has gone by so fast! Speaking of which, I really ought to start getting to bed earlier; feeling exhausted every morning is the worst part of the day.
amatyultare: (don't ask)
(Yes, at some point I will stop being so amused by Twilight antis/drama. But it's not going to be today.)

Do you want to read something frightening?

Do you need to give yourself a headache?

Then check out some of the quotes listed on this post.

No seriously, go read it. How can you resist prose like (this is an actual quote):

im sorry if i keep coming back and writing on this page but FINALLY i see people like me that r in LOVE with our dear edward cullen<33 for now on im putting a heart after i put his name, edward cullen<33 im so depressed right now because reality is crashing down on me saying “EDWARD FREAKIN CULLEN(<333) IS NOT REAL!!!!”. i already realized that, but never wanting to actually believe it, and more and more im believing it=(. i hope so much somebody as wonderful as edward cullen(<333) comes into my life, and sometimes im so afraid that love and romance like described in the book between bella and edward(<333) is not real, i start crying about whenever i think about it. sometimes i wish i was still five years old pretending to wait for my prince charming, and still believing fully he will. it ruins your life when you start seing reality like this, sometimes i wish i could b clueless in life rather than informed so much in it.



In other news, I bought and read the first of the Southern Vampire series today. Why did I not find this series years ago? So entertaining! Such interesting characters! Dead Until Dark was simply a lot of fun. (Also, are we completely sure that SMeyer didn't read the SV series before her little inspirational dream? Some of the plot points do seem suspiciously similar.)

Work is going well - it's so WEIRD to have a job I actually enjoy and to be surprised that the week has gone by so fast! Speaking of which, I really ought to start getting to bed earlier; feeling exhausted every morning is the worst part of the day.

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