August 14th, 2005

anime night

Oh sweet all-that-is-holy

Thank you for the rain.

I was feeling genuinely ill this morning after too many days of hot&humid, and today got hotter than was predicted, but now it is raining (though no thunderstorm) and it is cooling off.  Tomorrow is actually a predicted high of 76.  Though it's to quickly return to 80s and even 90.  (Which with New England's humidity means temps feeling close to 100.)  God i hate August. At least i'm starting my job tomorrow, which i feel safe in guessing will be air-conditioned.

Edit about an hour later: Thunderstorms like whoa, and the temperature has plummeted from 91-feels-like-100 to 73-feels-like-73. Thank you God.
(hidden) wisdom

Daughter of God (Lewis Perdue)

I seem to recall stumbledhere saying this book wasn’t very good when i picked it up at Tor. (Yes, it’s been sitting in my room for that long.) I gotta say, she was right.

I’m not gonna talk about any of the plot twists in terms of who’s on whose side, what their motivation is, etc. So if you do wanna read the book, none of the thriller stuff is gonna be ruined for you save what you get told from the back cover blurb. What i’m interested in talking about is the theology.

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tell me a story [lizzieb]

X-Men: the animated series

I was at the library the other day and saw an X-Men VHS, so i took it home. Turns it out it’s a two-part episode (Enter Magneto & Deadly Reunions) of the Saturday morning cartoon show. Oh the love! Professor X in his snazzy chair, Jean Grey and adult Rogue who could both fly, Wolverine in the blue and yellow spandex with pointy hair, big blue bookish Beast, Storm in the white bodysuit, Cyclops with the yellow visor, pink and yellow clad Jubilee, and Gambit with the electro!cards. And the villain as Magneto with big ole helmet and cape.

Wow, so cheesy and over-the-top. And after the movies, the voices all sound wrong.

These episodes include some of my few distinct memories of the episodes, though -- jailed!Beast and claustrophobic!Storm.

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100 Greatest Sexy Moments (movie&tv)

So, S6 BtVS made #40 on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Sexy Moments. Of course i had to skim the full list. I haven’t even heard of nevermind seen most of these, though it did remind me of a number of movies that i really should see. And i felt the need to include a selection of the lists for Emma ;)
  • 91. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover (1989)
  • 69. The Hunger (1983)
  • 62. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
  • 40. Buffy The Vampire Slayer (2001)
  • 25. Women In Love (1969)
              for the snippet: "it features a cinematic first - a nude male wrestling scene"
  • 22. Xena The Warrior Princess (1997)
  • 18. Top Gun (1986)
              for the talk about homo-eroticism
  • 16. Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
  • 12. Showgirls (1995)
              okay, that one’s for Joe
  • 11. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  • 8. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
  • 7. Queer As Folk (1999)
              It’s a British list, so of course it’s the British version.
  • 3. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
              I forget if we’ve mentioned it, but the blurb begins, "Energetic low-budget vampire nonsense from Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino."
small girl in big world [_extraflamey_]

here endeth the catching-up-on-posting binge

I seem be acquiring myself ATPo readers. Does this mean i get more discussion on my LJ? ‘Cause that would be cool.

I start a new job on Monday, so there may be less posting in the future, but anyone who’s been here very long knows i post my whole life on this thing. Amount of posting will depend in part on how interesting my job is and how thought-provoking my commute-readings are. (And also how on-the-ball i am about stuff my dad e-mails me.)

People who know me should call me and stuff, ‘cause i miss people.

I recently reread Browning’s “My Last Duchess,” and while i still don’t understand the mad love people have for it, i do see the Bluebeard implications like whoa.

I saw the Elizabeth Berkley Twilight Zone episode ("Sanctuary," 1.20 - 20 November 2002) and thought of ambrent. Collapse )

Also watched some Blind Date with the brother. Hadn’t done that in a while. Had forgotten about the 1-900-WE-ARE-18 etc. ads. It occurred to me that the ads totally target heterosexual men, but how many of those watch Blind Date type shows? The non-date ads are pretty evenly split between men, women, and general. And there’s for gay men.

On Sunday i finally saw Il Postino (The Postman). This is advertised as a romance, but really it’s all about poetry and Pablo Neruda -- which is honestly far more interesting than the romance plotline (which, incidentally, gets about as much screentime as the communism subplot). And apparently it’s actually based on an opera called Il Postino Di Pablo Neruda. My guess at the Italian is that it said something like “liberally translated from the opera...”
tell me a story [lizzieb]

No, i don't ever shut up.

Watched the Dakota Fanning CSI tonight. "Blood Drops" (episode # 1.7) 17 November 2000 Was immediately struck by how young Grissom looked. And having watched sporadically recently was surprised to see that Eckley was a player that early on.

The following episode (“Anonymous”) also follows chronologically and i recognized it almost immediately, proving that yes i was watching that early on (which i knew cerebrally, but watching that first episode i found myself wondering).

Saw an ad for The Brothers Grimm. Wow, so different from the online trailer that made me wanna see the movie. Two hot guys save a village. Outside of the title, there is nothing in the ad to say that the two men are the famed Brothers Grimm, nevermind the interesting thing the movie does with that conceit. There’s also nothing about the hot girl who helps them.

In other news, sane weather means hungering for something beyond Italian Ice, but i don't actually know what i wanna eat.