Starting Over

 
Well, I finished Twilight today.  Very lulzy, but the internet was down and so you find yourself deprived of my commentary.  Sorry about that. 

Re-watched The Princess Bride and enjoyed it.

Also watched The Sound of Music for the first time and thought it was excellent.

I am somewhat ashamed to report that I have started reading New Moon (yes, the sequel to Twilight), mostly because I find myself in need of something fluffy to read that I don't have to actually concentrate on. Will let you know how that turns out.
 

Twilight

08/03/2009

0 Comments

 
So I am petsitting for my cousin's roommate and I have been given permission to watch their DVDs and such - lo and behold, they have Twilight!  I found the novel pretty hilarious, in that the writing is not spectacular but it is decent for a fluffy read if you don't want to concentrate. 

Anyway, I've decided to watch the movie. 

I'm about seven minutes in so far, and nothing terribly traumatising has happened. 

Hmm.  Mike looks nothing like how I pictured him. 

Oh! oh! Here comes Robert Pattinson!  Perhaps he will save the day and bring the lulz.  Haha, whoa.  What was with the "I'm gonna hurl" face in class? Hehe.  Oh, nice framing of the shot with the wings of the owl conveniently behind Robert Pattinson so it looks like HE has wings.  Interesting.

12:40 - if she hasn't been in the town in ages, how on earth does everyone remember who she is and what her favourite things are?  Though, I suspect that is a problem with the book and not the movie.  It's been a few months since I read it, and I did only read it once.

I like how everyone goes from hating/making fun of Bella to absolutely adoring her in a period of about ten seconds.

I suppose I should mention that I'm watching this with English subtitles. 

WHOA.  The Forks police department has some pretty kickass police cars!

Is Bella planning on changing her hairstyle at all throughout the course of this film?  Just wondering.

OH OH OH  Robert Pattinson is saying hello to Bella!  He speaks!  ... guys.  Do not slide the heavy, metal microscope across the desk.  Pick. It. Up.  Oh, look, and we can see in the background that the eyepiece swivels so there isn't a need to pick up the microscope at all!  Fancy that.

Is Robert Pattinson really tall, or is Bella actress chicky really short?

20:55 - pretty bad parking job with your truck there, Bella. Though I do appreciate how your bag matches it. 

Dr. Cullen is strangely attractive. 

Robert Pattinson, please get a haircut.

Also, please stop being creepy in Bella's bedroom.

Apparently the hairstyle thing is a no.

Oh here comes the angst.  Excellent.

30:02 - Oh look, I think I spoke too soon about the hairstyle.  instead of being pulled back in a headband, it is pulled back in two barrettes!  

HAHA. Oh god.  The lines.  So lulzy.  Reminds me of why I thought the book was so funny. 

32:40 - oh here comes Jacob. "The Cullens don't come here" Ooooh ominous. 

Heeey I see what they did there with the whole "it's a snake!" bit. Clever, cleverrrr.

OH  here are the evil vampires!  They are not as attractive as I was expecting. Hmph. 

36:45 - Aaand we're back to the headband. 

Lose the gloves, Jessica.

Oh good, here comes the creepy stalker alleyway scene.  Go Robert Pattinson, go!  WHAAAT.  What is with the growling?!  lmao.  

41:20 - Why does Edward look confused?  I didn't see anything confusing going on...

Creepy creepy creepy stalker Robert Pattinson who needs a haircut can hear what people are thinking. 

44:30 - Why do they both look like they're about to cry?

Yay Dr. Cullen is back.  Is it sad that I think he is the most attractive person in this movie?

Oh good, she's finally figuring out that they're vampires.  That will make things a lot easier. 

And now for the confrontation scene!!!  Ohhh, shut DOWN. Not even a confrontation scene for you, Robert Pattinson.  Oh. Oh, dear.  You're going to creepily follow Bella into the forest instead. 

"You're impossibly fast and strong" - THERE'S a pick-up line.  

Why the whirling camera-shot?  

  "Say it. Out loud.  Say it" - demanding much?

SPARKLES!!! ...wait.  These are not very sparkly sparkles.  I am not impressed.  The sparkling is the best, most lulzy part of the entire concept, and the part of the movie I was most looking forward to.

Okay, enough with the whirling camera movements.

More sparkles!  Hm.  They look a bit better this time, maybe I judged a little hastily.

58:20 - OH GOD THE SUNGLASSES. 

Rain?  No rain?  What is going on here?

1:03:40 - Nice house, Cullens.

Cool room, Robert Pattinson.  OH OH HERE COMES A ROMANTIC MOMENT.  Aww are they going to dance?  Is that what's happening here?  Oh and the standard "I can't dance" line.  Oh the piggyback run!  ... totally thought she was grabbing his junk when she was, in actual fact, grabbing a nearby branch. 

MORE whirling camera?  I think I might hurl. 

... there is still so much more of this movie to go. Can we speed things up a bit, please?

"I like watching you sleep" - jesus christ that is so fucking creepy.  Pardon my language, but it IS.

slowest. kiss. ever.

WHOA.  Is she in just her panties?!

1:17:30 - She changed her hair!!  It's a miracle! 

Ooh here comes the vampire baseball scene!  I've heard that this is hilarious. Let's see.  Hmm, here come the Bad Vampires. let's see what happens.  Aww, Laurent is a nice vampire. Sort of.

Wow, okay, it's starting to get dark outside.  I will finish the movie tomorrow,
 
 
Sorry about that.  Yes, I know I didn't post pics of my zentangle.  I was distracted by my messy room and by reading blog posts. 

I'm a bad person.  Can you ever forgive me?

I also wasted a lot of time watching different people's versions of the "Single Ladies" dance.  Many were hilarious. Many were pretty sad.  Some were both. Very few were excellent, but those few were EXCELLENT. If you follow me.

I then progressed to watching Blue Man Group clips on YouTube and I think I might die from impatience.  I want it to be October NOW, darn it!
 
 

Just stumbled across an interesting tidbit of information - did you know that the voice of adult Nala in The Lion King was provided by Moira Kelly, who played Mandy in the first season of The West Wing? 

I love discovering connections like this between shows/movies that I enjoy.

 

Yikes

03/14/2009

0 Comments

 

At some point in the past 24 hours I have become addicted to Twitter.  This is not good.

Thinking about perhaps going to the Forks tomorrow if the weather stays nice.  Will hit up Polo on Monday for sure. 

Maybe Chapters? Maybe?

I need to get out of this house and start MEETING new people.

 

Coldplay

03/14/2009

0 Comments

 

All the good Coldplay tickets seem to have disappeared like THAT. 

Disappointing.

 
 

Woke up late again today.  This is not a good thing. I mean, yes, it's nice to sleep in, but not this much! 
Ha.  I remember when waking up at 11 was way too early.  What's sad is that it was less than three months ago that this was the case. It's crazy how quickly things can change! 

Anyway, woke up late, like I said.  Had open-faced egg mcmuffins for breakfast - delicious!  Did pretty much shit-all between breakfast and lunch... read some Firefly fanfiction.  Firefly seems to have become my latest mini-obsession.  There is some really good fiction out there, and there are some very talented writers.  I don't know if I like the tendancy to focus on River, though.  I suppose she is the most interesting character in the fandom in that she is the most bizarre, but I find her boring.  She's too predictable.  I can't relate to her.

Also, "River" is a dumb name. Sorry. It's right up there with "Apple".

You may recall a few days ago, when I mentioned that I've been re-reading The Bell Jar.  I am nearly finished with chapter eleven, and I'm a little disturbed by how much I can relate to this novel.  I don't particularly want to go into details now, but you can expect a post about this later on, when I've finished the book again. 

Played some DDR this afternoon... I thought it would make me feel like shit, but besides being perhaps a bit more difficult than I would have preferred, I feel pretty good.  I actually had fun!  I'll probably have another go at it tomorrow, I don't want to overdo things and turn myself off of the only tolerable form of exercise I have available when it's this bloody cold outside. 

I really need to lose some weight.

I feel so much better now that I know the Prednisone dose is coming down. I know it's entirely psychological, but I can tolerate the side effects much more easily now that I know they will be going away soon. 

I can't wait to feel NORMAL again.

 
 

Watched two episodes of Firefly tonight, followed by Moulin Rouge. 

The more I see of Firefly, the more I enjoy it.  I can't decide how I feel about some of the characters, which is a nice change from most TV shows I see these days.  I usually find myself able to form opinions very quickly about characters in TV shows, and these opinions usually don't change.  Where's the fun in that? 

I like it when my chosen form of entertainment (be it a TV show, movie, game, etc.) surprises me or proves me wrong. 

I like it even more if it does so more than once.