dangermousie: (Kurosagi scream by cherishcolors)
This news just made me giggle and snort and do other unladylike things (from Yahoo news):

Oiled prisoner slips out of Norway jail )

In other news, oh, I am so in love with Snow Queen. I like a lot of dramas, and adore a bunch, but it’s rarely I come across a drama where I have no impulse to fast forward whatsoever but instead want to dwell in every moment of it.

You know, if Silence was really a Taiwanese attempt at a k-drama, Snow Queen is k-drama doing a jdrama. But combining the certain understated sensibility and faster pace of a jdrama with kdrama visuals and romanticism, with a certain dreamy purity all its own.

Short ramblings, only very vaguely spoilery for ep 1 )

Summary: Snow Queen. Watch it. Now.

And this, very tangentially, made me think about another topic. Namely, the glorification of nerd in Asian drama (and anime and manga).

On nerd cool )

In some further unconnected news, I have checked out the Wallflower manga and I am in love.

Crazy, giddy, silly, 'this is even better than the awesome anime' love.

The hilarious, offbeat story about Sunako, a girl who became a horror-loving, creepy, scarily-dressed reject as a reaction to a guy calling her ugly, and four handsome young men who are supposed to transform her into a lady in order to get free rent, OWNS me.

Screaming, giggling, and squealing are much in evidence.

I adore Kyohei (one of the four, with hair like Takki, a matter of fact manner, and a temper) and Sunako as a ship etc etc etc.

But you know my chief revelation of yesterday? Nobuta Wo Produce is like a live action Wallflower. Only Wallflower has romance and a much tougher, awesome heroine. Hey, I can thus pretend Yamapi is Kyohei? OK with me. And Horihita Maki is Sunako. YES.

And to end on an oddball note, I end with some Eragon bashing. Some deliciously bashing movie reviews:

http://www.ericdsnider.com/movies/eragon
http://www.flickfilosopher.com/blog/2006/12/eragon_review.html

And a site where essays analize the awfulness. Samples:
If there were a single word in Entish, Elvish or the tongues of Men to express how completely and irredeemably annoying Eragon is, the Epistler would dearly like to know it so that he may carve it into Paolini’s forehead.


And

The diagnosis is now complete: Eragon is a sociopath. He fulfils every single one of the criteria. As a bonus, he also displays a few of the symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

It’s awesome. Go: http://www.anti-shurtugal.com/epistles.htm

And thus ends the post I’ve been writing on and off for days :P
dangermousie: (Kurosagi scream by cherishcolors)
This news just made me giggle and snort and do other unladylike things (from Yahoo news):

Oiled prisoner slips out of Norway jail )

In other news, oh, I am so in love with Snow Queen. I like a lot of dramas, and adore a bunch, but it’s rarely I come across a drama where I have no impulse to fast forward whatsoever but instead want to dwell in every moment of it.

You know, if Silence was really a Taiwanese attempt at a k-drama, Snow Queen is k-drama doing a jdrama. But combining the certain understated sensibility and faster pace of a jdrama with kdrama visuals and romanticism, with a certain dreamy purity all its own.

Short ramblings, only very vaguely spoilery for ep 1 )

Summary: Snow Queen. Watch it. Now.

And this, very tangentially, made me think about another topic. Namely, the glorification of nerd in Asian drama (and anime and manga).

On nerd cool )

In some further unconnected news, I have checked out the Wallflower manga and I am in love.

Crazy, giddy, silly, 'this is even better than the awesome anime' love.

The hilarious, offbeat story about Sunako, a girl who became a horror-loving, creepy, scarily-dressed reject as a reaction to a guy calling her ugly, and four handsome young men who are supposed to transform her into a lady in order to get free rent, OWNS me.

Screaming, giggling, and squealing are much in evidence.

I adore Kyohei (one of the four, with hair like Takki, a matter of fact manner, and a temper) and Sunako as a ship etc etc etc.

But you know my chief revelation of yesterday? Nobuta Wo Produce is like a live action Wallflower. Only Wallflower has romance and a much tougher, awesome heroine. Hey, I can thus pretend Yamapi is Kyohei? OK with me. And Horihita Maki is Sunako. YES.

And to end on an oddball note, I end with some Eragon bashing. Some deliciously bashing movie reviews:

http://www.ericdsnider.com/movies/eragon
http://www.flickfilosopher.com/blog/2006/12/eragon_review.html

And a site where essays analize the awfulness. Samples:
If there were a single word in Entish, Elvish or the tongues of Men to express how completely and irredeemably annoying Eragon is, the Epistler would dearly like to know it so that he may carve it into Paolini’s forehead.


And

The diagnosis is now complete: Eragon is a sociopath. He fulfils every single one of the criteria. As a bonus, he also displays a few of the symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

It’s awesome. Go: http://www.anti-shurtugal.com/epistles.htm

And thus ends the post I’ve been writing on and off for days :P
dangermousie: (Kurosagi scream by cherishcolors)
This news just made me giggle and snort and do other unladylike things (from Yahoo news):

Oiled prisoner slips out of Norway jail )

In other news, oh, I am so in love with Snow Queen. I like a lot of dramas, and adore a bunch, but it’s rarely I come across a drama where I have no impulse to fast forward whatsoever but instead want to dwell in every moment of it.

You know, if Silence was really a Taiwanese attempt at a k-drama, Snow Queen is k-drama doing a jdrama. But combining the certain understated sensibility and faster pace of a jdrama with kdrama visuals and romanticism, with a certain dreamy purity all its own.

Short ramblings, only very vaguely spoilery for ep 1 )

Summary: Snow Queen. Watch it. Now.

And this, very tangentially, made me think about another topic. Namely, the glorification of nerd in Asian drama (and anime and manga).

On nerd cool )

In some further unconnected news, I have checked out the Wallflower manga and I am in love.

Crazy, giddy, silly, 'this is even better than the awesome anime' love.

The hilarious, offbeat story about Sunako, a girl who became a horror-loving, creepy, scarily-dressed reject as a reaction to a guy calling her ugly, and four handsome young men who are supposed to transform her into a lady in order to get free rent, OWNS me.

Screaming, giggling, and squealing are much in evidence.

I adore Kyohei (one of the four, with hair like Takki, a matter of fact manner, and a temper) and Sunako as a ship etc etc etc.

But you know my chief revelation of yesterday? Nobuta Wo Produce is like a live action Wallflower. Only Wallflower has romance and a much tougher, awesome heroine. Hey, I can thus pretend Yamapi is Kyohei? OK with me. And Horihita Maki is Sunako. YES.

And to end on an oddball note, I end with some Eragon bashing. Some deliciously bashing movie reviews:

http://www.ericdsnider.com/movies/eragon
http://www.flickfilosopher.com/blog/2006/12/eragon_review.html

And a site where essays analize the awfulness. Samples:
If there were a single word in Entish, Elvish or the tongues of Men to express how completely and irredeemably annoying Eragon is, the Epistler would dearly like to know it so that he may carve it into Paolini’s forehead.


And

The diagnosis is now complete: Eragon is a sociopath. He fulfils every single one of the criteria. As a bonus, he also displays a few of the symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

It’s awesome. Go: http://www.anti-shurtugal.com/epistles.htm

And thus ends the post I’ve been writing on and off for days :P

Rambling

Jan. 4th, 2006 07:42 am
dangermousie: (Default)
Am still jetlagged and getting up at an unearthly hour. Feeling very productive.

[livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer and I were just having a discussion about Murtagh, a character in Paolini's Eragon books. He is the only reason I have managed to keep reading Paolini's mess, where sense swims helplessly in the sea of adjectives and synonims for "said" and is sunk forever, never to be seen again.

Eragon pathetic Aragorn rip-off himself is horridly, bloodlessly perfect, and is conceited and always does right and is never tempted. I, however, am tempted to drown him, the boring, uncompassionate jerk. He is also not very bright. His heroic status is never under question which is good because it wouldn't stand any close examination. Murtagh, OTOH, goes evil under torture (horrible of him), has a fucked up background and no one to sing his praises. And he still manages to be more capable and interesting that Eragon. You just want everything to turn out OK for the poor abused guy. Hmmm.

Rambling

Jan. 4th, 2006 07:42 am
dangermousie: (Default)
Am still jetlagged and getting up at an unearthly hour. Feeling very productive.

[livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer and I were just having a discussion about Murtagh, a character in Paolini's Eragon books. He is the only reason I have managed to keep reading Paolini's mess, where sense swims helplessly in the sea of adjectives and synonims for "said" and is sunk forever, never to be seen again.

Eragon pathetic Aragorn rip-off himself is horridly, bloodlessly perfect, and is conceited and always does right and is never tempted. I, however, am tempted to drown him, the boring, uncompassionate jerk. He is also not very bright. His heroic status is never under question which is good because it wouldn't stand any close examination. Murtagh, OTOH, goes evil under torture (horrible of him), has a fucked up background and no one to sing his praises. And he still manages to be more capable and interesting that Eragon. You just want everything to turn out OK for the poor abused guy. Hmmm.

Rambling

Jan. 4th, 2006 07:42 am
dangermousie: (Default)
Am still jetlagged and getting up at an unearthly hour. Feeling very productive.

[livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer and I were just having a discussion about Murtagh, a character in Paolini's Eragon books. He is the only reason I have managed to keep reading Paolini's mess, where sense swims helplessly in the sea of adjectives and synonims for "said" and is sunk forever, never to be seen again.

Eragon pathetic Aragorn rip-off himself is horridly, bloodlessly perfect, and is conceited and always does right and is never tempted. I, however, am tempted to drown him, the boring, uncompassionate jerk. He is also not very bright. His heroic status is never under question which is good because it wouldn't stand any close examination. Murtagh, OTOH, goes evil under torture (horrible of him), has a fucked up background and no one to sing his praises. And he still manages to be more capable and interesting that Eragon. You just want everything to turn out OK for the poor abused guy. Hmmm.
dangermousie: (MR dance)
as the more I read it, the more I realize that Eragon=Mary Sue, and the book is a mixture of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.

Here's a hilarious parody of it on amazon:

Exerpt: Gandalf: "Eragon has a way of showing up exactly at the right moment, because he is a great Hero, also a farmboy. He learned everything in a very short period of time, and now, the Fate of the Empire rests in his hands. He has very little chance of victory, but I know he can do it. Hasn't every other Hero of every other world done it as well?"

here )
dangermousie: (MR dance)
as the more I read it, the more I realize that Eragon=Mary Sue, and the book is a mixture of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.

Here's a hilarious parody of it on amazon:

Exerpt: Gandalf: "Eragon has a way of showing up exactly at the right moment, because he is a great Hero, also a farmboy. He learned everything in a very short period of time, and now, the Fate of the Empire rests in his hands. He has very little chance of victory, but I know he can do it. Hasn't every other Hero of every other world done it as well?"

here )
dangermousie: (MR dance)
as the more I read it, the more I realize that Eragon=Mary Sue, and the book is a mixture of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.

Here's a hilarious parody of it on amazon:

Exerpt: Gandalf: "Eragon has a way of showing up exactly at the right moment, because he is a great Hero, also a farmboy. He learned everything in a very short period of time, and now, the Fate of the Empire rests in his hands. He has very little chance of victory, but I know he can do it. Hasn't every other Hero of every other world done it as well?"

here )
dangermousie: (Kenshin)
Saw Mr&Mrs Smith with [livejournal.com profile] katranna yesterday. The movie goes strictly into the "meh" category. Amoral people killing while looking beautiful is dull. Having characters you can't connect with or find interesting is duller. Also, I kept wondering where was the police in all these gunfights. Ehhhhh...

My summary:

ANGELINA: Hi! I am able to kill people while pouting and fake-cooking dinner for my husband. Go me! *puts on vinyl that miraculously doesn't squeak*
STRAGHT GIRLS IN AUDIENCE: We think we are turning gay....
BRAD: Hi! I am able to kill people while looking like Brad Pitt. *takes off shirt*
STRAIGHT MEN IN THE AUDIENCE: We think we are turning gay....
BRAD AND ANGIE: We have been married for a bit and now we are so bored we don't even have sex even though we are so hot we can spontaneously combust
PRODUCERS: That's called "suspension of disbelief," people
BRAD AND ANGIE: Oh, no! My spouse is a spy. I will eliminate them *they have the most violent foreplay ever and fall passionately into bed*
AUDIENCE: No wonder they didn't get much sex. The foreplay looks exhausting and bad for the furniture.
BRAD AND ANGIE: Now we are on the run from our respective agencies and we blow up more stuff than a nuclear bomb yet somehow the cops never show up.
STUFF: Blows up
BRAD AND ANGIE: And now we are happily married yet again and are shagging like cats in heat.
AUDIENCE: Director's cut where we can see every uber-hot disgusting detail, please!

Speaking of "meh:" this is how Eragon continues. The author apparently never heard of "show don't tell." Next time I'll read something not written by a 15 year old.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] katranna and I had a lovely discussion about fanfic things we hate (post coming up later) and she showed me a French version of a Rouroni Kenshin manga which amused me mightily for some weird reason (as I don't speak French). Somehow I can't imagine 19th century Japanese wanderer fluently chatting in French.

icon just for [livejournal.com profile] katranna
dangermousie: (Kenshin)
Saw Mr&Mrs Smith with [livejournal.com profile] katranna yesterday. The movie goes strictly into the "meh" category. Amoral people killing while looking beautiful is dull. Having characters you can't connect with or find interesting is duller. Also, I kept wondering where was the police in all these gunfights. Ehhhhh...

My summary:

ANGELINA: Hi! I am able to kill people while pouting and fake-cooking dinner for my husband. Go me! *puts on vinyl that miraculously doesn't squeak*
STRAGHT GIRLS IN AUDIENCE: We think we are turning gay....
BRAD: Hi! I am able to kill people while looking like Brad Pitt. *takes off shirt*
STRAIGHT MEN IN THE AUDIENCE: We think we are turning gay....
BRAD AND ANGIE: We have been married for a bit and now we are so bored we don't even have sex even though we are so hot we can spontaneously combust
PRODUCERS: That's called "suspension of disbelief," people
BRAD AND ANGIE: Oh, no! My spouse is a spy. I will eliminate them *they have the most violent foreplay ever and fall passionately into bed*
AUDIENCE: No wonder they didn't get much sex. The foreplay looks exhausting and bad for the furniture.
BRAD AND ANGIE: Now we are on the run from our respective agencies and we blow up more stuff than a nuclear bomb yet somehow the cops never show up.
STUFF: Blows up
BRAD AND ANGIE: And now we are happily married yet again and are shagging like cats in heat.
AUDIENCE: Director's cut where we can see every uber-hot disgusting detail, please!

Speaking of "meh:" this is how Eragon continues. The author apparently never heard of "show don't tell." Next time I'll read something not written by a 15 year old.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] katranna and I had a lovely discussion about fanfic things we hate (post coming up later) and she showed me a French version of a Rouroni Kenshin manga which amused me mightily for some weird reason (as I don't speak French). Somehow I can't imagine 19th century Japanese wanderer fluently chatting in French.

icon just for [livejournal.com profile] katranna
dangermousie: (Kenshin)
Saw Mr&Mrs Smith with [livejournal.com profile] katranna yesterday. The movie goes strictly into the "meh" category. Amoral people killing while looking beautiful is dull. Having characters you can't connect with or find interesting is duller. Also, I kept wondering where was the police in all these gunfights. Ehhhhh...

My summary:

ANGELINA: Hi! I am able to kill people while pouting and fake-cooking dinner for my husband. Go me! *puts on vinyl that miraculously doesn't squeak*
STRAGHT GIRLS IN AUDIENCE: We think we are turning gay....
BRAD: Hi! I am able to kill people while looking like Brad Pitt. *takes off shirt*
STRAIGHT MEN IN THE AUDIENCE: We think we are turning gay....
BRAD AND ANGIE: We have been married for a bit and now we are so bored we don't even have sex even though we are so hot we can spontaneously combust
PRODUCERS: That's called "suspension of disbelief," people
BRAD AND ANGIE: Oh, no! My spouse is a spy. I will eliminate them *they have the most violent foreplay ever and fall passionately into bed*
AUDIENCE: No wonder they didn't get much sex. The foreplay looks exhausting and bad for the furniture.
BRAD AND ANGIE: Now we are on the run from our respective agencies and we blow up more stuff than a nuclear bomb yet somehow the cops never show up.
STUFF: Blows up
BRAD AND ANGIE: And now we are happily married yet again and are shagging like cats in heat.
AUDIENCE: Director's cut where we can see every uber-hot disgusting detail, please!

Speaking of "meh:" this is how Eragon continues. The author apparently never heard of "show don't tell." Next time I'll read something not written by a 15 year old.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] katranna and I had a lovely discussion about fanfic things we hate (post coming up later) and she showed me a French version of a Rouroni Kenshin manga which amused me mightily for some weird reason (as I don't speak French). Somehow I can't imagine 19th century Japanese wanderer fluently chatting in French.

icon just for [livejournal.com profile] katranna
dangermousie: (Baby Ani)
Since I've been doing them sporadically, and they are untagged, I decided to have one post linking them all, by fandom:

Harry Potter: In case you've been living under a rock, HP involves a Boy Wizard fighting the dread Lord Voldemort with help of friends while attending magic school. Somehow this involves a lot of student-teacher sex and indiscriminate pairings. here, here

Star Wars: Once again, for those under a rock, in a Galaxy far, far away, the Jedi fight the Sith, with Anakin Skywalker falling to the Dark Side but his son Luke eventually redeeming him. In the middle of this drama, there is plenty of time for Mary Sues and mpreg. here, here

Lord of the Rings: Hobbit and companions go on a quest to rid Middle Earth of an evil ring. Somehow this results in a huge gay orgy. here

Rouroni Kenshin: a warrior seeks redemption in 19th century Japan. If you are into this because you love history, find another fandom as the teenyboppers are too lazy to research and thus 90% of the fanfic is more likely to involve Mariah Carey than katanas. here

Buffy: a Slayer fights vampires and other baddies with help of friends. Alas, she cannot vanquish the atrocious spelling and worse plots of her fanfic followers. here

Moulin Rouge: involving a tragic love affair between a poet and a whore, this fandom attracts 14-year olds who think they are deep and poor out their deepness in atrociously-spelled drivel. here

Eragon: involving a boy and his dragon, this is a fandom that is most likely to get one to scream "stautory rape!" here

Matrix: the real enemy are the fanfic writers who are too dim to be batteries. here

Pirates of the Caribbean: Word fail. here

Also, I've done a very dangerous thing and falllen for the sidekick in Eragon. For one thing, he doesn't scream 'statutory,' and for another, he is a well-put together guy whose father was evil and he rebelled. I can smell issues 10 miles away. With my luck he will be killed soon and I will be left only with dull Eragon to follow.
dangermousie: (Baby Ani)
Since I've been doing them sporadically, and they are untagged, I decided to have one post linking them all, by fandom:

Harry Potter: In case you've been living under a rock, HP involves a Boy Wizard fighting the dread Lord Voldemort with help of friends while attending magic school. Somehow this involves a lot of student-teacher sex and indiscriminate pairings. here, here

Star Wars: Once again, for those under a rock, in a Galaxy far, far away, the Jedi fight the Sith, with Anakin Skywalker falling to the Dark Side but his son Luke eventually redeeming him. In the middle of this drama, there is plenty of time for Mary Sues and mpreg. here, here

Lord of the Rings: Hobbit and companions go on a quest to rid Middle Earth of an evil ring. Somehow this results in a huge gay orgy. here

Rouroni Kenshin: a warrior seeks redemption in 19th century Japan. If you are into this because you love history, find another fandom as the teenyboppers are too lazy to research and thus 90% of the fanfic is more likely to involve Mariah Carey than katanas. here

Buffy: a Slayer fights vampires and other baddies with help of friends. Alas, she cannot vanquish the atrocious spelling and worse plots of her fanfic followers. here

Moulin Rouge: involving a tragic love affair between a poet and a whore, this fandom attracts 14-year olds who think they are deep and poor out their deepness in atrociously-spelled drivel. here

Eragon: involving a boy and his dragon, this is a fandom that is most likely to get one to scream "stautory rape!" here

Matrix: the real enemy are the fanfic writers who are too dim to be batteries. here

Pirates of the Caribbean: Word fail. here

Also, I've done a very dangerous thing and falllen for the sidekick in Eragon. For one thing, he doesn't scream 'statutory,' and for another, he is a well-put together guy whose father was evil and he rebelled. I can smell issues 10 miles away. With my luck he will be killed soon and I will be left only with dull Eragon to follow.
dangermousie: (Baby Ani)
Since I've been doing them sporadically, and they are untagged, I decided to have one post linking them all, by fandom:

Harry Potter: In case you've been living under a rock, HP involves a Boy Wizard fighting the dread Lord Voldemort with help of friends while attending magic school. Somehow this involves a lot of student-teacher sex and indiscriminate pairings. here, here

Star Wars: Once again, for those under a rock, in a Galaxy far, far away, the Jedi fight the Sith, with Anakin Skywalker falling to the Dark Side but his son Luke eventually redeeming him. In the middle of this drama, there is plenty of time for Mary Sues and mpreg. here, here

Lord of the Rings: Hobbit and companions go on a quest to rid Middle Earth of an evil ring. Somehow this results in a huge gay orgy. here

Rouroni Kenshin: a warrior seeks redemption in 19th century Japan. If you are into this because you love history, find another fandom as the teenyboppers are too lazy to research and thus 90% of the fanfic is more likely to involve Mariah Carey than katanas. here

Buffy: a Slayer fights vampires and other baddies with help of friends. Alas, she cannot vanquish the atrocious spelling and worse plots of her fanfic followers. here

Moulin Rouge: involving a tragic love affair between a poet and a whore, this fandom attracts 14-year olds who think they are deep and poor out their deepness in atrociously-spelled drivel. here

Eragon: involving a boy and his dragon, this is a fandom that is most likely to get one to scream "stautory rape!" here

Matrix: the real enemy are the fanfic writers who are too dim to be batteries. here

Pirates of the Caribbean: Word fail. here

Also, I've done a very dangerous thing and falllen for the sidekick in Eragon. For one thing, he doesn't scream 'statutory,' and for another, he is a well-put together guy whose father was evil and he rebelled. I can smell issues 10 miles away. With my luck he will be killed soon and I will be left only with dull Eragon to follow.
dangermousie: (Main Hoon Na)
I am currently reading Paolini's Eragon and so have happily ventured into the Pit of Voles (otherwise known as ff.net) to amuse myself with what they have re: Eragon fic. Yes, I am only halfway into the book yet, but I am not allergic to spoilers, and at least I know more about it than I did about Rorouni Kenshin, my recent pick for "badfic" category entry.

For those unfamiliar with Eragon: Eragon is the hero. He is a Dragon Rider, a deeply dangerous thing to be as Galbatorix (evil king) either wants him on his side or dead. He is 15 (that is important, considering fics I've found). Murtagh is a (boy) friend of his. Trust me, that is all you need to know. There is no need to be familiar wirh Eragon to "enjoy" this.

And now on with the mock: )
dangermousie: (Main Hoon Na)
I am currently reading Paolini's Eragon and so have happily ventured into the Pit of Voles (otherwise known as ff.net) to amuse myself with what they have re: Eragon fic. Yes, I am only halfway into the book yet, but I am not allergic to spoilers, and at least I know more about it than I did about Rorouni Kenshin, my recent pick for "badfic" category entry.

For those unfamiliar with Eragon: Eragon is the hero. He is a Dragon Rider, a deeply dangerous thing to be as Galbatorix (evil king) either wants him on his side or dead. He is 15 (that is important, considering fics I've found). Murtagh is a (boy) friend of his. Trust me, that is all you need to know. There is no need to be familiar wirh Eragon to "enjoy" this.

And now on with the mock: )
dangermousie: (Main Hoon Na)
I am currently reading Paolini's Eragon and so have happily ventured into the Pit of Voles (otherwise known as ff.net) to amuse myself with what they have re: Eragon fic. Yes, I am only halfway into the book yet, but I am not allergic to spoilers, and at least I know more about it than I did about Rorouni Kenshin, my recent pick for "badfic" category entry.

For those unfamiliar with Eragon: Eragon is the hero. He is a Dragon Rider, a deeply dangerous thing to be as Galbatorix (evil king) either wants him on his side or dead. He is 15 (that is important, considering fics I've found). Murtagh is a (boy) friend of his. Trust me, that is all you need to know. There is no need to be familiar wirh Eragon to "enjoy" this.

And now on with the mock: )
dangermousie: (Howl sleep)
Still reading Eragon. It's quite enjoyable even if it does have a heavy Tolkien hangover and the sentence structure is ocassionally too simple. Still oodles better than Terry Goodkind, trying to read whom literally gave me a headache.

Also, when I was in Blockbuster's yesterday, returning the hilarious "Team America: World Police" (puppet sex, people!), I saw that they had one of the Rurouni Kenshin movies and checked it out (don't worry [livejournal.com profile] katranna not the prequel ones. I am a woman of my word and will watch those with you :) This was called "Requiem for somebody or other"). Watched it yesterday with husband.

Verdict: It's nice enough that if I didn't have anything to do on an evening and it was playing I could watch and enjoy, but it's not like it grabbed me. And it was in another Universe (for me) compared to Howl's. With this one I just thought "I can't get too involved, because it's a cartoon," (which is my traditional animation reaction and which is why I was so surprised by my reaction to Howl's). I really think Howl's really is a one-off for me, because of such amazing gorgeousness of artwork (and a bit because it's a take-off on a fairy tale). But yeah, I am still interested in watching the prequel stuff with [livejournal.com profile] katranna I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it, after all. And yeah, Kenshin IS cartoon-cute. Though his neck must be killing him, having to bear the weight of all that hair.

Also, IMDB, you make me happy: Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman have signed to star in a second Batman movie, but love interest Katie Holmes has been dropped. Movie bosses are thrilled with the response to Batman Begins - it took $46.9 million in its first weekend at the US box office - and have snapped up the film's stars for a sequel. Bale as Batman was the first to put pen to paper, followed by Caine as butler Alfred and Freeman as Bruce Wayne's business associate Lucius Fox. But Holmes won't reprise her role as district attorney Rachel Dawes - reportedly because Warner Bros is angry her engagement to Tom Cruise has stolen media attention away from the movie. A source tells Pagesix.Com, "Everyone is in agreement that the movie's strength is with Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman." Adding of Holmes, "She won't be in the sequel... the next romantic interest will be a much stronger actress. Warner is happy that people are now focusing on who'll be playing the Joker rather than Katie and Tom." Wooooooooooooooooooo!
dangermousie: (Howl sleep)
Still reading Eragon. It's quite enjoyable even if it does have a heavy Tolkien hangover and the sentence structure is ocassionally too simple. Still oodles better than Terry Goodkind, trying to read whom literally gave me a headache.

Also, when I was in Blockbuster's yesterday, returning the hilarious "Team America: World Police" (puppet sex, people!), I saw that they had one of the Rurouni Kenshin movies and checked it out (don't worry [livejournal.com profile] katranna not the prequel ones. I am a woman of my word and will watch those with you :) This was called "Requiem for somebody or other"). Watched it yesterday with husband.

Verdict: It's nice enough that if I didn't have anything to do on an evening and it was playing I could watch and enjoy, but it's not like it grabbed me. And it was in another Universe (for me) compared to Howl's. With this one I just thought "I can't get too involved, because it's a cartoon," (which is my traditional animation reaction and which is why I was so surprised by my reaction to Howl's). I really think Howl's really is a one-off for me, because of such amazing gorgeousness of artwork (and a bit because it's a take-off on a fairy tale). But yeah, I am still interested in watching the prequel stuff with [livejournal.com profile] katranna I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it, after all. And yeah, Kenshin IS cartoon-cute. Though his neck must be killing him, having to bear the weight of all that hair.

Also, IMDB, you make me happy: Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman have signed to star in a second Batman movie, but love interest Katie Holmes has been dropped. Movie bosses are thrilled with the response to Batman Begins - it took $46.9 million in its first weekend at the US box office - and have snapped up the film's stars for a sequel. Bale as Batman was the first to put pen to paper, followed by Caine as butler Alfred and Freeman as Bruce Wayne's business associate Lucius Fox. But Holmes won't reprise her role as district attorney Rachel Dawes - reportedly because Warner Bros is angry her engagement to Tom Cruise has stolen media attention away from the movie. A source tells Pagesix.Com, "Everyone is in agreement that the movie's strength is with Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman." Adding of Holmes, "She won't be in the sequel... the next romantic interest will be a much stronger actress. Warner is happy that people are now focusing on who'll be playing the Joker rather than Katie and Tom." Wooooooooooooooooooo!

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