Orphan Black and Captain America: TWS

Apr. 20th, 2014 08:58 pm
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Anyone else feel the opening credits are far too short? I was looking for individual credits for Sarah, Allison, and Cosima. *g*

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* Hey, so here is the ACTUAL trailer for Gone Girl.

* I don't know, you guys. I just read The Fault in Our Stars, so I was all ready to love the movie, but this clip does not fill me with hope. Better actors would probably help, but what sounded cheesy but cute on the page is just cringeworthy when said out loud.

* LOL at Paul Bettany being all "Dammit now I have to do work," now that he's playing an actual character with a body in Age of Ultron.

* This is a cool comparison of Captain America: The Winter Soldier with almost identical scenes from the comics.

* I don't understand why they didn't just start with an Agent Carter series in the first place, rather than Agents of SHIELD, but I hope it goes well...

* Here's an interview with Orphan Black's showrunner. "So when you’re comparing her to Breaking Bad, are you saying that by season four, Alison will be running a global drug empire?" SEEMS LEGIT.

* The real-life "Alex" of Orange is the New Black talks about what's true and what's creative license on the show. Plus, trailer for the new season!

* The Americans has been renewed for a third season.

* Bryan Fuller talks about Hannibal. (Sidebar: My parents were visiting for the weekend, and I made them watch Hannibal on Friday. Well, my dad fell asleep long before it started, but my mom was sort of watching, and LOL of course this is the ep with the turducken... thing. I can only imagine what she thinks of my TV preferences now.)

* Sutton Foster's new show Younger just got picked up. Wonder how that will impact her Broadway run. I just saw her in Violet, and although I haven't had a chance to write about it yet, she is outstanding and made me cry, so it'd be a shame if she left so soon. Also, here's her talking about going totally makeup-free on stage.

* Speaking of musicals I saw but haven't written up yet, here's a video from the cast of The Most Happy Fella. Which was also good, but a little less my style of musical. (But holy talented actors, Batman. Laura Benanti and Heidi Blickenstaff FTW.)

* There's now a trailer for the Clint Eastwood-directed Jersey Boys adaptation.

Friday April 18, 2014

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ANGEL: Connor. His name is Connor.
DOCTOR: Connor. Thank you. Mr… Angel. And congratulations.
ANGEL: Thanks.
ANGEL: Mr. Angel?
FRED: Your first name is Geraldo.
CORDELIA: We had to tell them something.
FRED: Geraldo Angel. You’re a pet psychiatrist with a small practice in Pacoima. Oh, and you fight crime- We just told them the name part. The rest is me, having fun.

~~Dad~~


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Apr. 19th, 2014 03:34 am
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Friday April 18, 2014

Apr. 18th, 2014 11:50 pm
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ANGEL: Connor. His name is Connor.
DOCTOR: Connor. Thank you. Mr… Angel. And congratulations.
ANGEL: Thanks.
ANGEL: Mr. Angel?
FRED: Your first name is Geraldo.
CORDELIA: We had to tell them something.
FRED: Geraldo Angel. You’re a pet psychiatrist with a small practice in Pacoima. Oh, and you fight crime- We just told them the name part. The rest is me, having fun.

~~Dad~~


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Today was a wonderful day. I got the office swamped out. The dust bunnies were beginning to complain. Then it was off to meet my sister and go see TWS. Unfortunately, it was sold out because as sometimes happens I was running behind schedule. However, I know to get there super early now, so on Sunday I'm going to try again.

We ended up seeing Depp's Transendence. Short review: save your money. It had some interesting ideas, but it was boring and lifeless. There was no energy to it at all. If you want the same premise with much more vigor check out the tv show Revolution. It might not have the best actors or script, but it has more zip in it's opening scene of every episode than Transcendence ever achieved. That said, I did enjoy Paul Bettany's performance as the best friend.

After the movie we had burgers on the bbq and settled down for a mini Leverage marathon. We watched the final four episodes of season three. I left season four there for our next session. (I also left my tablet (it was the sort of day together any geek would appreciate), but I'll get that back tomorrow.)

I'm looking forward to another splendid day off on Sunday. Cap2 or bust!

Thursday, April 17

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Thursday, April 17

Apr. 17th, 2014 08:24 pm
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Journal-versary Day

Apr. 17th, 2014 07:26 am
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I just realized yesterday marked the tenth anniversary of my first LJ entry. A week later, I was posting my first ever drabble, written for the open_on_sunday comm at LJ. I've been through three different journal sites staring out at LJ, moving to Insane Journal and now here at Dreamwidth.

I want to say thanks to all the people I have encountered during this time. Thanks to those who have been here for the good times and the bad ones too, for listening to me whine and complain, who've given counsel when I've asked for it and listened when that was all I could handle. Thank you for helping me learn to negotiate my way through the communities that make up fandom. Thanks for the beta help and the concrit. Thank you for the hugs and the good thoughts. Thanks for your generosity; thanks for sharing your thoughts, your squee, your righteous anger, your indignation. Thank you for sharing some part of your life.

Fandom and the journalling community have become a big part of my life. I've learned so much here. You all have played a part in keeping me from becoming isolated and alone in my little hinterland here. Each time we've communicated in some way has been a thread that has connected me to the busy, garish, bold tapestry that is fandom.

To those who've disappeared along the way you are not forgotten. You are missed. To those who have stuck around all these years, what else can I say but thank you. The last ten years have been pretty damn good overall. Here's to many more years of adventure and squee and flat-out flailing joyfully. Here's to each and every one of you.

Cheers!

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Wednesday Reading Meme

Apr. 16th, 2014 12:44 pm
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What I am reading

On the Laps of Gods: The Red Summer of 1919 and the Struggle for Justice That Remade a Nation by Robert Whitaker I just started this so I don't know too much about it yet.

What I have read:

Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering by Meredith Baxter
A great deal of whining from a very privileged woman; however, I suspect she was overly hard on her younger self. As her story unfolds she develops more insight and consquently I gained more interest in her later years.

The Calling (Hazel Micallef Mystery #1) by Inger Ash Wolfe
The Taken (Hazel Micallef Mystery #2) by Inger Ash Wolfe
A Door in the River (Hazel Micallef Mystery #3) by Inger Ash Wolfe

I read these three books in five days, so it's safe to say I enjoyed them. I like the setting, I love the characters. Hazel is a divorced 60 plus year old cop in a fictionalized version of the OPP (called OPS in the books). She is a maverick cop, she doesn't follow rules and regulations when faced with solving a crime. Hazel lives in town so small, when the author describes the downtown street I recognized it as being one of any small town of Ontario facing the changes of malls and urbanization. Hazel is divorced and lives with her 87 year old mother. She has two adult daughters, she doesn't see often, and her friends on the force.

The crimes to be solved are interesting, detailed and horrific. (The author must have discovered the word "horripilation" and been delighted, becuase it turns up serveral times in each book.) The books were all worth reading. I hope the author writes many more.


What I'll read next:

I have a lot of ebooks I've nabbed over the past couple of years. I should give some of them a go. IOW, I don't have a clue, but there will be reading.

differences

Apr. 16th, 2014 10:43 am
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I've been reading a rather interesting discussion on thinking that everyone experiences the world the same way that you do – until one day you realise that they don't.

Examples include: not realising you're colourblind, that you have synesthesia, that you don't have a sense of smell, etc; not realising that some people actually are extroverted, actually do like music, or actually can have a favourite colour; not reading body language and/or thinking everyone can.


Most of these I find interesting, but can't really relate to. The only one that's so far made me go "Huh. Me too." was someone asking "Do people really feel emotionally moved by pieces of artwork the way they are by music?" because I've always liked art, but never really been moved by art – whereas music can get me into intense emotions very quickly.

I've experienced various instances of the "doesn't everyone...?" thing throughout my life. Such as:
1) Putting on glasses for the first time, and suddenly discovering that leaves on trees weren't supposed to look blurry.
2) Having ritalin for the first time, and discovering what it's like to have a single train of thought continue without interruption for ten minutes.
3) Slowly realising that texture is the important part of food for me (hence I like pineapple juice, pineapple lollies, and cooked pineapple, but can't eat it raw), and that other people really do think that flavour is this huge component.
4) Having someone ask me how to tell if they were singing "off key", and realising they really didn't know.
5) Realsing that, not only can most people stand flickering lights without leaving the room, but most people don't even register that they're flickering.
6) Discovering my total inability to explain how to make a fake American accent sound good, other than... doing the accent like it sounds.
7) Recently, having my sense of smell go into overdrive, and trying to explain to my mum what this was like – to which she nodded and said "that's normal for me" to every example I gave of intense oversmelling. (We're both freaks, in this case. My sense of smell is normally terrible, whereas hers is superhuman.)

I'm rather fascinated by this concept.

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