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02 February 2008 @ 11:41 pm
I Save All My Best Spams For You!  
Seriously, I do! Whenever I get one like "inscrutable mice" or "Elvis alignment," I don't delete it until I've shared it with you. Do you remember my recent gripe about spam aimed at the wrong gender along with the fact that it's spam? For this week, I give you Make your lassie tremble in your arms, which assumes that I'm not only male but also apparently Scottish! \o/

Yesterday's Cycling: Gah! Hit the high-school dismissal time again— I seriously need to look up their schedule on the web or something. A solid 1/4 mile-plus of people trying to turn right across the lane I'm biking in— talk about nervewracking. The ride was reasonably comfortable otherwise, though when it was over I spent a loooong time in the shower. At one point, I couldn't tell whether the water was way too hot or way too cold— the ony sensation was "it stings."

Oz, Season Six: *sigh* They're killing my characters off left and right, and WTF over the maze on the floor of the basketball court? The only highlight this season is Christopher Meloni and his prison pants (OTP!), which, my god. That man has a fine, fine ass. Also, I find it criminal that someone as handsome as Granville Adams has no picture up at imdb.com.

No Country For Old Men: Saw this tonight, every bit as violent as people said but utterly fascinating. Lots of suspense and twists, and Josh Brolin did a great job in it (I found myself thinking several times that he reminds me of Jared— especially in one scene where he smiles). Both my husband and I have a weakness for Tommy Lee Jones, whom I loved as the sheriff in this movie. And I have writer's love for a dream the sheriff recounts, which has all these implications in it of being abandoned and unforgiven and yet offered loyalty. It was just so rich. The character doesn't see it, but the viewer does— very dense psychology in it. Now, the hard part about this movie? The people behind us brought their five-year-old son to it, and did not leave! *is angry* No amount of covering the boy's eyes can keep the sociopathy or the audible parts of the movie from seeping through. Jesus. You do not put a child in a poisonous setting like that just because you couldn't or didn't hire a babysitter! Augh.


 
 
 
Genevievemsgenevieve on February 3rd, 2008 08:48 am (UTC)
Now, the hard part about this movie? The people behind us brought their five-year-old son to it, and did not leave! *is angry* No amount of covering the boy's eyes can keep the sociopathy or the audible parts of the movie from seeping through. Jesus. You do not put a child in a poisonous setting like that just because you couldn't or didn't hire a babysitter! Augh.

Grrrr. Nothing annoys me more when it comes to movie-going. Sometimes as we're heading towards our particular cinema to see some 'DEFINITELY NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN' movie, I'll see people with a small child and think, 'Surely they're not coming in here,' but they are and they do and I'm just overcome by WTF.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 3rd, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, this one especially! It's about people hunting each other down and killing each other, for crying out loud-- it's like taking your child to a gangster movie!

God, the apathy some people exhibit as parents just... it kills me that they don't care more than they do. :(
aeroport_art: impalaaeroport_art on February 3rd, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
No Country for Old Men! It was really fascinating. Unfortunately I'm not as cool as I wish I was; I started getting really bored by the monologues. I'm not good at analyzing things on the fly >.> I totally need like, second and third watchings to actually absorb anything. Still, at least I can recognize it was amazingpants!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 3rd, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
Well, you might get a chance on DVD to re-watch. I really liked the tension from all the danger, because the Javier Bardem character is just unstoppable, and so casually lethal.

And Tommy Lee... I have personal weakness for him, for some reason. That dry line delivery with the cleverness underneath-- can't resist it!
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on February 3rd, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
That's on my list of films I want to see.

season six of Oz was pointless.

I need to get my bike out again now the days are getting longer. maybe take Stewart out again and we'll go for lunch, once I've got my glasses
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 4th, 2008 12:15 am (UTC)
That's on my list of films I want to see.
I'm curious, just all by itself, whether anyone besides me will see a resemblance to Jared. Especially someone who's spent a fair amount of time watching Jared with great interest. ;)

Do you mean new eyeglasses? Did you wear glasses before?
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on February 4th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
I've always worn glasses, but I've needed new ones for the last 18 months. I had the money for them last year, but the washing machine broke and that was that. It's taken this long to get the cash together for them again.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 4th, 2008 12:25 am (UTC)
I had the money for them last year, but the washing machine broke and that was that. It's taken this long to get the cash together for them again.

Argh! Oh, home finances are the pits. It's terrible to have to make a choice like that, and 18 months is a long time to go blurry. :(
etherealflaim: hotetherealflaim on February 4th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
Yes, what is it with kids these days going to movies with their parents that they have no business watching? I was in Cloverfield, and there was a kid behind be who couldn't have been older than 3. WHAT THE BLAZES?!

And on a random note... I had a sudden idea for a fic on the way home from church... (a cop was radar gunning me, it wasn't Church that sparked it, mkay?) "Michael is forced to sleep with a police officer to keep from getting turned in. Lincoln finds out and is really jealous-- and realizes what that means." I thought it would be really interesting to see, for one thing, Lincoln being the one with the initial thoughts about sexing his brother, not the other way around. If I had the skills to write it, I'd try, but I think this one is safer in more skilled hands than mine ;)

Hope your week goes well, and I hope the fic exchange is going as well for you as it is for me as a reader.
~EF
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on February 4th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC)
I'll keep your plot bunny in mind-- no promises, but it's always good to have a wealth of ideas. And jealousy definitely has appeal as a different angle. :)

and I hope the fic exchange is going as well for you as it is for me as a reader.
The behind-the-scenes part until the last fics are posted is always a struggle-- late or absent stories, getting backup writers, unexpected beta-work on things that aren't quite ready. But once they're posted, the rest is easy, thank goodness.

And it's wonderful to have people stopping by to read-- we have some members who only ever watch the community to read what gets posted but never actually write for it. Which I think is great, because even good authors often wind up outdoing themselves in these exchanges. :)
happy is as happy does: i know right - circulatoryhappywriter06 on February 4th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
The people behind us brought their five-year-old son to it, and did not leave! *is angry* No amount of covering the boy's eyes can keep the sociopathy or the audible parts of the movie from seeping through. Jesus. You do not put a child in a poisonous setting like that just because you couldn't or didn't hire a babysitter! Augh.
I don't know how many movies I've gone too and saw a couple with a kid and I'm like, "WTF?" Some of the movies leave me a little scarred or whatever so I can only imagine how a little kid feels. I just don't get what the parents are thinking.

I really want to see that movie.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 4th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
I just don't get what the parents are thinking.
My husband's depressing thought was, they aren't thinking. As in, their child's long-term wellbeing and how choices like that affect it... don't even enter the radar. It's really disturbing. :(

The movie, though-- well worth seeing. I'd wanted to see it based on reputation alone, and I liked it far better than I'd hoped I would!
happybug on February 4th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
i found this video and thought you might enjoy it (if you haven't seen it yet!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUOfYKOO3j8

i hope you like =)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on February 5th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
Oh, I hadn't seen that-- thank you!

Oddly enough, I think antychan read my Michael/Lincoln ship manifesto months ago and asked if there were any vids for that. At the time, the answer was none that I knew of. I believe she's rectified that now-- and in terrific style!
happybug on February 5th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC)
Good thing she did!
I haven been SPN and Prison Break deprived for months! (i have no tv in my dorm room) so i needed to see some michael/lincoln action today. grr writer's strike please end!!!!!