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30 June 2007 @ 03:39 pm
Movies and Fannish Things  
First, check this out:


The new edition of the online Supernatural fiction 'zine, "Hell's Quarterly," is now available for download here.

I contributed a John story for this one, which was definitely different for me. The prompt pretty much demanded it. :)

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♥ ♥ For those of you who love Sam/Dean or just Jensen/Jared, you must check out these manips by michaela3105. The middle one just zings right through me. G.U.H.

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Saw Waitress in the theatre last night.

What a neat litle movie this was. A waitress (Keri Russell) whose pies are a incredible and whose life is a catastrophe struggles with being trapped in a marriage to the boorish and controlling Earl (Jeremy Sisto). She can't seem to escape him, or the low-level daily misery of her life. And in the meantime, she makes strange and wonderful pies like "Marshmallow Mermaid Pie", or "Falling In Love Pie."

The movie is funny, the secondary actors are terrific (Andy Griffith included, or to sum up my husband's response, "God I love coots!"). Plus, Nathan Fillion is in something other than a show on its way to being cancelled!

The sad part was spending the movie hoping that one of the sweet characters that just pulls you in was not the movie's writer/director, because she was murdered last Fall. Unfortunately, that's exactly who the director was. Her hopeful spirit shines right through this movie. *sigh*

I swear I will do a followup on my SPN poll of ages ago, but this weekend will be spent wrangling with my own Prison Break Fic Exchange story (and the nagging of everyone else!) and what is likely to be a total failure to have anything for the 60_minute_fics Anniversary Challenge. I've spent a month staring fruitlessly at two different songs for inspiration, and now have a third but... meh. Songs are the antithesis of writing inspiration for me. I know that's rare-- a lot of people thrive on them, and write songfic for heavens' sake! But for me, it is the Kiss of Death. :(

ETA: Finished the 60_minute_fics story and submitted it with one lean minute to spare. That pretty much thrashed me for the rest of the evening. *thud*


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Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on June 30th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
Fic wrangling, it's soooo much fun, is it not? Like herding cats or something equally worthy
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on July 1st, 2007 04:13 am (UTC)
It's just... argh. I remember the days when stories would fly out of me. Okay, that was mainly the "Prison Break" ones, because Supernatural was always a bit of a struggle. But not it's ALL a struggle.

However... I did squeak under that 60_minute_fics deadline. *dies*
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: Nathanbadboy_fangirl on June 30th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
Hey, Karen, I'm just talking your hind leg off this week, huh? I just had to throw 2 cents in for Waitress. I've seen it twice already because it's so great, and it is a true loss about Adrienne Shelley. There are just not enough female filmmakers out there, and particularly good ones like she obviously was....such great characters, such great acting, such great WRITING.

And Nathan, yeah, he's on my top five. Captain Tight Pants shall have a movie career, if I have anything to say about it!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on July 1st, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
:D I love it when you talk to me, so it's all good from my standpoint. :)

I really, really liked the movie. It wasn't high art and it wasn't deep, but it was so individual and both sweet and funny, and I really liked that. And what a sad thing to lose Adrienne Shelley-- I'd love to have seen more movies from her in the future.

Nathan hits all my hot buttons for no good reason. I went to imdb.com afterwards for info on the movie (and its director), and I clicked on his picture and *boom*. Larger-sized Nathan still photo, and my insides went Hello just from the look of him. Which is always the effect he has on me. :0
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: Nathanbadboy_fangirl on July 1st, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, Nathan...I do love him so. I've been re-watching my Firefly DVDs lately, anyway, and so I've been immersed in all things Nathan. Did you ever see the sitcom *Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place*? That was the first thing I ever saw Nathan on, but Ryan Reynolds was more the star of that, and of the two of them RR is funnier, but I just love Nathan. And though I'd rather he be on a TV show so I could see him weekly, I'd be happy if he just made lots of movies.

And yes, RIP, Adrienne Shelley. I hope they are able to convict the guy who murdered her.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on July 2nd, 2007 07:26 am (UTC)
I didn't see that show (though I saw a clip where people were cheering for Nathan to kiss some guy that might have been Ryan, and I would have been all for that). :D

Sitcoms in general usually aren't my thing, as my sense of humor is not terribly mainstream. :0 However, I did see on imdb.com that Nathan auditioned for the role of "Angel" in the Buffyverse way back when, and I'm still boggling over the possibilities. Guhhhhh~~~~
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: BadGuysJaynebadboy_fangirl on July 3rd, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
That's how Joss picked him for Firefly, because of his Angel audition...very glad about that.

Two Guys & a Girl was kinda wacky humor. Their halloween episode that you can watch on Youtube is HILARIOUS in a completely bizarre, sadistic, strange way. Depending on how not-mainstream your sense of humor is, you might find it hilarious. Plus the girl who plays Nathan's wife on the show wakes up with a penis, and it's bigger than his, and it's so funny. ;-)
Deadbeat Nymph: lincoln scrapedeadbeat_nymph on July 1st, 2007 12:21 am (UTC)
Oh my god! Those are some fine manipping skills! I'm not even really into Sam/Dean but whoa! I guess that means I could still be convinced. ;)

Damn it. I was avoiding LJ like the plague in order to get some work done. But I stopped in and saw hotness, so, you know...

Leaving now. Back to work.

P.S. Um, I, being in idiot, forgot that there are 30 days in June and not 31, so I had planned to finish for Monday night. (The writing process has been moving slowly - but steadily!) I will try very hard to have it done and betaed by tomorrow night, but if it drags into Monday... Would you be pacified with a first draft by tomorrow night with the option of a second draft later? I'm hoping it won't come to that, but I move at a snail's pace in virtually all things. =/
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: JSquaredLovehalfshellvenus on July 1st, 2007 07:26 am (UTC)
Oh my god! Those are some fine manipping skills! I'm not even really into Sam/Dean but whoa! I guess that means I could still be convinced. ;)
:D You'd have lots of company in the SPN world. :)

And those manips are incredible-- they look absolutely real. *dies all over again from the hotness* That takes computer graphics skills that are beyond my imagining.

Your timeline is fine for your story. I have enough to post up the first day, so a teensy bit late won't kill me. It's a question of where those other 13 authors are. :0
Deadbeat Nymph: lincoln scrapedeadbeat_nymph on July 2nd, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
Your timeline is fine for your story. I have enough to post up the first day, so a teensy bit late won't kill me. It's a question of where those other 13 authors are. :0

Thank god! It's been going really slowly. Well, it always does. I'm aiming to finish it tonight, but I'll need tomorrow to have it betaed (my beta is in the UK, so time differences and all). It's over 5000 words already, so no worries. :)

:D You'd have lots of company in the SPN world. :)

You know, I tried, but it just didn't take. Maybe I'll try again - I just got an unlimited Megashares account... ;)
bluesister on July 1st, 2007 01:44 am (UTC)
Thanks for the movie review. I plan on seeing it when I forget about the filmmaker. :/
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on July 1st, 2007 07:26 am (UTC)
I know-- so sad. Terrific little movie, and I wish I hadn't known that going in. What a tragedy. :(
layne: J2 adorkableslayne67 on July 1st, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
Oh wow. Those manips sure are something else. Thanks for the link!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: JSquaredLovehalfshellvenus on July 1st, 2007 07:27 am (UTC)
You're welcome. :) Aren't they incredible? They look absolutely real-- I don't see shading lines or any other telltale giveaways. Just the hotness. :0
Anthrogeeke (Brynnydd): BTVS Xander Heroanthrogeeke on July 3rd, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
Oh, I loved
Waitress
. 1) You just can't go wrong with Nathan Fillion. He made you fall hopelessly in love with him. 2) The movie was just incredibility well written. I wasn't expecting much going into it but it was surprising and beautiful. It's horrible what happened to the writer.

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on July 3rd, 2007 07:24 am (UTC)
I'd heard such great things about it, so I was expecting something fun but it still was better even than I'd hoped.

It was just so individual somehow (I mean, the pie obsession alone is an unusual hook!). And the writer/director... so tragic. Her murder seemed to be entirely senseless, which is somehow worse. :(