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15 September 2008 @ 11:55 pm
 
There's that fantastic Fall Fandom Free-For-All going on, and I finally got my want-list in here. Took me long enough! But other than some immediate banner desires (like, a LOT) I couldn't think of enough for 10 things. So I forced myself today-- should have done it earlier and listed just the major ones.

Now I'm scrolling back through the list to see what I can offer someone else in the way of gifts. So many fandoms I've never heard of!

We went to Marineworld yesterday for a family outing (or "Discovery Kingdom," as I guess it's calling itself these days). Lauren & I tried out the new Tony Hawk roller-coaster ride (so close to urk, but not quite, and some of it was fun). Christopher has passed over the height limit for the little kids' section, which is too bad-- those rides are more his speed. However, he enjoyed the water fountain thing added last year, and the raft ride that was either added recently or we really haven't covered much of the park lately. :0

Saw Righteous Kill Saturday night. Not as predictable as it first appeared, thank goodness, and it was great to see DeNiro and Pacino together in leading roles. Suddenly I have the urge to put Midnight Running in my Netflix queue, so we can watch DeNiro and Charles Grodin irritate each other all over again. Good times...

Also saw Traitor a few weeks back. Excellent role for Don Cheadle, and a nicely unfolding story with a little bit of mystery to it.
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cindy: fangirltsuki_no_bara on September 16th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
i could only think of one thing i wanted for the free-for-all, and then someone commented (but not to say they'd fill my request...), and then i thought of something else. >.< i'm filling other people's requests by podficcing. so many new fandoms, tho, seriously.

what's the tony hawk coaster like? is it one of those really tall ones that drops you like half a mile straight down, or does it loop-de-loop or something?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 16th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
what's the tony hawk coaster like? is it one of those really tall ones that drops you like half a mile straight down, or does it loop-de-loop or something?
I can't take the big drops-- they're fun at first, but then they go on too long and I feel like I'm stuck in one of those "falling-off-a-cliff" nightmares. The "Roar" at our local Six Flags is a wooden roller coaster, which has become too much for me (and ow, my back! It's a rough ride).

The Tony Hawk coaster is kind of slowish, mostly smooth (except for some jerky spins, which is when you notice that your car is hanging out in space). It rises and falls and turns, and the car you're in rotates periodically during all this. Hard to describe, but it's not a traditional roller coaster. It's mostly a more gentle ride, with some spinning during the roller coaster action. It was the jerky spins that were kind of 'urk,' mostly because they set off that "We're gonna die!" kind of reaction. :0
a walking encyclopedia of weirdnessemerald_angel9 on September 16th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
I didn't manage to get to Righteous Kill over the weekend. Is it worth $6 for the matinee price? And how was Sterling in it? I'm not sure how many scenes he had or if it's something that will get him noticed for more films....
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 16th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
It's worth the $6, I'd say, though I'd prioritize "Traitor" over it if you haven't seen it. "Righteous Kill" is a good movie, "Traitor" is a really good movie.

Sterling had brief scenes, but he was great, and damn if that man doesn't have a smooth, smooth voice. MMmmmm...

Funny, he's now gotten more legitimate movie exposure than either Jensen or Jared. :0