I don't feel like writing a real entry, so how about some picspam! MR BRAIN episode 4 and Atashinchi Danshi episode 10. ENJOY:


This shit is bananas. You'll see )
First - what the hell is with the Japanese and Colonel Sanders?!


Second - A handful of random caps from Atashinchi no Danshi 8 & 9 and MR BRAIN 3 - No spoilers )

Other completely random news
1. I guess NEWS isn't going to do the theme for Pi's new drama Buzzer Beat. Instead it will be B'z, so it'll actually be good! I hope this drama will be decent or at least super cheesy. Anything but boring, PLEASE. And can Yamapi have an actual personality? That's be GREAT.
2. Tamaki Hiroshi is dating is co-star from Love Shuffle - THAT'S ADORABLE. Maybe she'll get him to eat a sandwich.
3. Some alley cat was screaming all last night, that combined with the fact I have all this drainage down the back of my throat I got ZERO sleep. Then when I went through the drivethru at Starbuck's this morning I asked for a pepperNUT latte, the employee made fun of me, and threatened to give me a pepperCORN latte. He was cute though, so it's all good.
4. IRAN.

ETA: Lavender looks like a total creeper in the new HBP posters.
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Sleeping Beauty.

Hands down. LOVE IT. Still do, despite having possibly the weakest female character ever created.

I was kind of obsessed with it as a child. I'd listen to the vinyl record my mother had of the Tchaikovsky ballet and dance around with the white blanket I slept with. I don't remember doing this, but I've seen the evidence and don't doubt it at all. I also made my cousins play Sleeping Beauty with me, which horrified them, because they were boys and it's about the girliest thing ever.

The Disney cartoon is one of my favorite movies, I love everything about it: the music, the animation, BASICALLY THE FACT THAT IT EXISTS. Which reminds me, I should totally rewatch it since it's been a few years.

I even wrote a paper on the evolution of the fairytale for an independent study I did on fairy tales as an undergrad.

When (okay - IF) I ever write an original story it's probably going to be a retelling of this tale, only severely updated to deal with the feminist issues I now have with it. (the heroine SLEEPS THROUGH THE CLIMAX. Not cool) confession time: I've already written a fanfiction version of Sleeping Beauty during my stint in the Draco/Hermione fandom. Don't look at me like that, rl friends... I never wanted to admit this to you, but I don't need to carry around this secret shame! You understand, right? Maybe you'll forget? *runs far away*

Drama Talk: Atashinchi no Danshi continues to be pretty cute, if underwhelming, but I'm totally just in this for the OTP of Chisato/Sho. I'm such a shameless shipper, it's not even funny. ([livejournal.com profile] sailorgaia! Hard Gay made a cameo appearance in episode 6 and I totally thought of you! OH DRAGON*CON)

MR BRAIN (I feel stupid just typing that, I'm glad I don't have to actually SAY it) is kind of awesome. I've always watched the first episode but I'm pretty sure I'll love it. KimuTaku's character is FANTASTIC. And is it just a fact of the universe that Mizushima Hiro has to have the WORST HAIR EVER. Ayase Haruka remains gorgeous, and her part it cute, but everyone else pales in comparison to KimuTaku.
I may have gone to see Star Trek twice this weekend. I may have LOVED IT and would totally watch it again if I could. That was just a fun, well-written, well-acted, thoroughly enjoyable movie going experience.

I do still find it a little funny that so many people are freaking out over this movie, when just a short time ago Star Trek was a giant joke. Which, yeah, it was, but the movies (at least the majority of the TOS ones and Generations) were quite good. But this one really toned down the camp factor. But it did it without losing the heart of the original. So many times when things are redone they suck all the fun out of it, and they so didn't this time. It was just a fantastic movie, I can't say enough wonderful things about it. If you haven't seen it, DO. I don't care if you're not a Star Trek fan because you will like this movie. I honestly don't see how anyone couldn't.

The rest of Memorial Day weekend was spent helping my mother garden. So my chest is nice and red (not really sunburnt, just a little toasty). It wasn't too insanely hot which was a bonus, but boy was it a lot of work. Digging and hauling clay, planting, mulching (WHICH I HATE. Lugging around twenty bags of sweaty woodchips is not fun), etc. etc.

I finished ToGetHer as well. It was a little difficult to get through the last couple of episodes after stepping away from the series for a few weeks. Momo and Mars were still adorable, but the majority of the story had been told. They just wrung out a few more pieces of unneccesary drama, so that was a little tiresome. It was Momo's fault, for as strong as she was in the beginning, she got a little wishy-washy. I found it tiresome because it was so obvious how completely in love with her Mars was, she was only trying to fool herself. I think Mars may be one of my favorite drama characters ever. He grew from the entitled, self-absorbed (but HILARIOUS) man-child into a grown-up, caring, responsible and loving young man. It was wonderful. How could you not love him?

Now I am just waiting anxiously for the subs for the last episode of Atashinchi no Danshi to come out (the subbers took a break for the long weekend) and the first episode of Mr. Brain. I think I am going to start Painter of the Wind next, since it got good reviews from several people whose opinions I trust. I also need to finish capping the last episode of Exhibition of Fireworks so I can start watching and doing recaps for Smiling Pasta.

Oh! I also introduced my mother to True Blood (which is a little awkward to watch with your mother, since Jason Stackhouse can't keep it in his pants). It was kind of a vampirey weekend, since we watched the second and third craptacular Underworld movies. Now I'm all anxious for the next season to start. I need my summer tv now!

ETA: Saw a preview for Blood: The Last Vampire which looks AWESOME. It looks like a mixture of Kill Bill, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, AND VAMPIRES. I am very excited.

ETA RETURNS: Totally just spoiled myself for AtaDan ep 7 (which isn't even the one I am waiting to watch) and OMG. Must watch it nooooow. Chisato/Sho FTW.

ETA THRICE: Apparently there is a possible new Buffy movie in the works, with no involvement from Whedon at all. I have my issues with the man, but that may be one of the worst ideas ever.


May. 19th, 2009 01:31 pm
rosdrise: (guc - scrabble)
I could never truly explain to my mother my thoughts on Twilight. I've written plenty of papers with strong opinions in the past, but when it comes to Twilight I am at a loss for words. Usually it comes out as "OMG, it's so stupid. I HATE BELLA" which isn't the most convincing argument in the world. There are so many wonderful and hilarious thoughts on the entire phenomenon by people on the interwebs that my argument has degraded down to just the common denominator of "It just IS". Maybe there are just so many things wrong with it I can't sort out all the information trying to fly out of my mouth. Whatever. I'm a moron. ANYWAY.

So when the movie came out and my mom enjoyed that I could never convince her of my disdain for Bella as a character, how amused I was by the movie, etc, because it is all tainted from having read the books (the resulting brain cell loss could very well explain my inability to form an argument). She said "What's wrong with it? It's just a love story." My response? "But... it's TWILIGHT. Why don't you understand?!"

Then I lent her my copy and now everything is ok, because the first thing she said to me (not having finished it by the way) was what she liked best about the movie is that you couldn't hear what Bella was thinking. Bella is possibly the most boring (and rude!) character ever created. She also thinks that Edward's fascination with her is creepy and it didn't come off as that way in the movie. No hundred year old man should be sneaking into a teenager's room. Ew.

She also asked me how old the author was because the writing was... let's go with 'lacking'. :X I laughed out loud at that. Oh, Stephanie Meyer, how you amuse.


Finally finished Byakkotai (that was about a years worth of effort to finish that) and the Zettai Kareshi SP. Neither were anything special, but Atashinchi no Danshi is growing on me (Sho/Chisato OTP!). I've also picked Jotei back up, because apparently I enjoy rotting my brain?

Speaking of Mr. Yamashita: [livejournal.com profile] watchful21 posted some speculation on Yamapi's possible/rumored summer drama. She is guessing it is going to be based on the manga "Slam Dunk" which I never read or saw the anime, so I know nothing about. It's all completely unfounded speculation, but it's always fun to guess. I just want it to be something fun. Pi isn't exactly the greatest dramatic actor out there, I just want him to be in something genuinely entertaining for once.

ETA (because it's relevant to Twilight): They've cast Cathy and Heathcliff (Chuck from GG, LOL) for a new remake of Wuthering Heights. I couldn't stop laughing when Bella brought up WH because if there is one heroine I might dislike more than Bella (and the girl from "Dive From Clausen's Pier"), it's freaking Cathy from Wuthering Heights. OMG, what a bitch. I don't even remember that much of the story beyond thinking that Cathy and Heathcliff both deserved each other. Seriously. What awful human beings.



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