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30 January 2011 @ 10:40 am
I'm in two final rounds for Last Author Standing, and you wouldn't mind, please take a moment to read the stories and vote. There are only two stories in each comm, so it'll be fairly quick: usanetwork_las and nbc_las. Thank you for your support. :)

Remember the days when "High-Concept" descriptions of TV shows and movies were all the rage? As in, "Sell me your idea in one sentence," and the results might be something like "The Village meets the Zombie Apocalypse" (my joke-description for The Forest Of Hands And Teeth, which was a book I really enjoyed)? Well, there are ads right now for an animated movie whose title is the high-concept: Gnomeo and Juliet. I tell you, if it doesn't flop like a dying fish in freefall according to the reviews, I am there. Can't wait for this one to come out! \o/

For family movie night yesterday, we watched Redboy13, a Netflix instant-play feature. I'm pretty sure this came up in an article on Wired or Newsweek. It's a movie that is so terrible, it's actually funny-- kind of a cult classic. God, the acting. The ideas! The cheesy special FX! There was one unexpected oath, "Great chicken of Paradise!", that made me LOL. Ahem.

Afterwards, the grownups watched the first two episodes of Dexter, which you've all been raving about for years now. Utter win! \o/

Now back to my paperwork burden and a day full of basketball games, jogging, and whatever yardwork I can squeeze in.

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wrldpossibility: Glee cheerioswrldpossibility on January 30th, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
Will go over and vote! I was 2nd in the last LAS, and I thought it was pretty well run and fun.

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TVhalfshellvenus on January 31st, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
It has been fun! Got lots of unexpected stories out of it, too.

I see you're a Dexter fan. Now I see why!
devon99 on January 31st, 2011 10:57 am (UTC)
We were talking about Gnomeo and Juliet at lunch yesterday.

I have my nephew next Saturday and we were planning our day. We agreed basketball match in the evening and a film in the afternoon. He said Gnomeo and Juliet or the Green Hornet, to which my brother (nephews dad) screwed up his face and said, Gnomeo and Juliet? We said yes, it's Romeo and Juliet with gnomes, lol.

My nephew had never heard of Romeo and Juliet, to which my brother responded - some guy and girl fall in love and their families dont approve, so they end up taking poison and dying - see the Green Hornet - Gnomeo and Juliet is a girls film.

*epic eye roll*

Sometimes I wonder how I am even related to him.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 31st, 2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
Ack. Your brother... *shakes head*

'Green Hornet' is probably something your nephew would enjoy more than you would.

I'm assuming, since I don't actually know, that part of Gnomeo and Juliet's setup is that their families don't approve because he's a gnome and she's a... human/animal/fairy/some-other-not-Gnome.

Maybe part of your brother's reaction is due to Romeo and Juliet being more of a melodrama than a drama/tragedy. All of that "If only she'd woken up just a few seconds earlier!" stuff just frustrates the audience and makes for eyerolling, at least for me. ;)