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Warning: Trigger for talks of suicide )
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Warning: Trigger for talks of suicide )
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(Or more like "make me wonder" instead of "bother the crap out of me". :3)

How exactly did Peter Jackson's Rings succeed and M. Night's Airbender fail? (I mean, granted, that's pretty obvious but...I want to hear your thoughts. :)
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(Or more like "make me wonder" instead of "bother the crap out of me". :3)

How exactly did Peter Jackson's Rings succeed and M. Night's Airbender fail? (I mean, granted, that's pretty obvious but...I want to hear your thoughts. :)
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http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/nash/wtfiwwy/29761-tainted-love

Good vid. Had to wince -- sort of -- at the bit about "if a woman's setting fire to your crotch, you've probably done something to upset her", but I guess...*Shrugs, facepalms a bit, then shrugs again*

(Hell, someone even pulled a What The Hell Hero on Nash in the comments)

Other than that boneheaded comment, the video was awesome. Some highlights:

 

-Nash's reaction to the guy who completely removed another guy's penis. (Seriously, I'm a girl and that made me wince in sympathy) Even though the story wasn't funny, he looked so aghast that it made me giggle. :3 (Really, that's why I watch the show: to see Nash being his snarky self. XD)

-The Running Gag with Stuff Blowing Up. Especially the exploding hot dog. XD

-Why does Florida always have to be a hive of batshit crazy? Just wondering. :/

-Stick Boy's attempts to hit on Lupa. Awww...seriously reminded me of this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4Wy7gRGgeA

And of course, Stick Boy hooking up with a stop sign at the end. And Todd getting possessive per usual. XD And...well, basically everything to do with Stick Boy and Lupa.

Fantabulous job, Mr. Nash, as always!

http://www.gifbin.com/bin/1233928590_citizen%20kane%20clapping.gif

(Yeah, that gif's never gonna get dated)
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http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/nash/wtfiwwy/29761-tainted-love

Good vid. Had to wince -- sort of -- at the bit about "if a woman's setting fire to your crotch, you've probably done something to upset her", but I guess...*Shrugs, facepalms a bit, then shrugs again*

(Hell, someone even pulled a What The Hell Hero on Nash in the comments)

Other than that boneheaded comment, the video was awesome. Some highlights:

 

-Nash's reaction to the guy who completely removed another guy's penis. (Seriously, I'm a girl and that made me wince in sympathy) Even though the story wasn't funny, he looked so aghast that it made me giggle. :3 (Really, that's why I watch the show: to see Nash being his snarky self. XD)

-The Running Gag with Stuff Blowing Up. Especially the exploding hot dog. XD

-Why does Florida always have to be a hive of batshit crazy? Just wondering. :/

-Stick Boy's attempts to hit on Lupa. Awww...seriously reminded me of this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4Wy7gRGgeA

And of course, Stick Boy hooking up with a stop sign at the end. And Todd getting possessive per usual. XD And...well, basically everything to do with Stick Boy and Lupa.

Fantabulous job, Mr. Nash, as always!

http://www.gifbin.com/bin/1233928590_citizen%20kane%20clapping.gif

(Yeah, that gif's never gonna get dated)
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I'm not normally an Aragorn/Eowyn shipper (I prefer Aragorn/Arwen myself. :), but let's say that rewatching LOTR (and writing my Disney Rings fic), it's one of those pairings that should have happened. Shoulda coulda woulda at its best.

Why, you ask? Just because it's such a simple pairing: based on friendship, based on love, based on the fact that they'll stand together no matter what. It's just one of those simple, beautiful things.

Don't get me wrong, I love Aragorn/Arwen still, and I understand why Tolkien didn't go with Aragorn/Eowyn (it would have proved all for nothing in the end), but...yeah. Shoulda coulda woulda, really. :/

Thoughts? :)
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I'm not normally an Aragorn/Eowyn shipper (I prefer Aragorn/Arwen myself. :), but let's say that rewatching LOTR (and writing my Disney Rings fic), it's one of those pairings that should have happened. Shoulda coulda woulda at its best.

Why, you ask? Just because it's such a simple pairing: based on friendship, based on love, based on the fact that they'll stand together no matter what. It's just one of those simple, beautiful things.

Don't get me wrong, I love Aragorn/Arwen still, and I understand why Tolkien didn't go with Aragorn/Eowyn (it would have proved all for nothing in the end), but...yeah. Shoulda coulda woulda, really. :/

Thoughts? :)
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...and there was one thing that really made me laugh: the whole "Average Joe, Late For Work" gag over Anakin marching to the Jedi Temple. (You know, Funny Background Event) And his suggestion of how to improve the whole clones thing was pretty inventive (and it could have worked, actually. :). That, and him mentioning LOTR just won my undying loyalty right there. XD

Still, I think the way Coruscant was portrayed in ROTS could have worked if executed right. The idea of Anakin marching on the Jedi Temple while everyone else is going about their daily lives definitely sounds more chilling and haunting -- kind of like that Black Riders chase in broad daylight in the first Lord of the Rings movie. If I were writing the screenplay for Revenge of the Sith, I would have had it as Coruscant shutting down traffic just for safety reasons (seriously, wouldn't you do that if your city was being directly attacked?), and then a brief moment of relief after the Separatists are disbanded -- and then Coruscant being in shock after the Jedi rebel and Palpatine is forced to take power. Also focus more on Anakin's fall and Padme's thoughts...sort of like Stover did. :)
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...and there was one thing that really made me laugh: the whole "Average Joe, Late For Work" gag over Anakin marching to the Jedi Temple. (You know, Funny Background Event) And his suggestion of how to improve the whole clones thing was pretty inventive (and it could have worked, actually. :). That, and him mentioning LOTR just won my undying loyalty right there. XD

Still, I think the way Coruscant was portrayed in ROTS could have worked if executed right. The idea of Anakin marching on the Jedi Temple while everyone else is going about their daily lives definitely sounds more chilling and haunting -- kind of like that Black Riders chase in broad daylight in the first Lord of the Rings movie. If I were writing the screenplay for Revenge of the Sith, I would have had it as Coruscant shutting down traffic just for safety reasons (seriously, wouldn't you do that if your city was being directly attacked?), and then a brief moment of relief after the Separatists are disbanded -- and then Coruscant being in shock after the Jedi rebel and Palpatine is forced to take power. Also focus more on Anakin's fall and Padme's thoughts...sort of like Stover did. :)
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Just read some interviews for The People vs. George Lucas, and I have to say, they're bizarrely sweet. Especially considering that the documenter's kind of helping me understand what's going on a little better. Basically, the fans love George Lucas and he loves them in return, but they're both kind of messed up. XD You know, kind of like Critic and Chick.

At least, that's my interpretation. Feel free to disagree. :) Either way, I find it bizarrely heartwarming.
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Just read some interviews for The People vs. George Lucas, and I have to say, they're bizarrely sweet. Especially considering that the documenter's kind of helping me understand what's going on a little better. Basically, the fans love George Lucas and he loves them in return, but they're both kind of messed up. XD You know, kind of like Critic and Chick.

At least, that's my interpretation. Feel free to disagree. :) Either way, I find it bizarrely heartwarming.
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Currently watching Angry Joe's review of MINDJACK. Seriously, so far, 2011's been pretty bad in terms of games and movies. Especially movies. SEASON OF THE WITCH, GREEN HORNET, and so on and so forth. I'm really starting to worry for Rooney Mara for this reason, especially considering THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. Granted, it's not a big deal, but...good luck, Rooney. :/


http://www.blisteredthumbs.net/2011/01/mindjack-angry-review/

On the bright side, watching Joe be possessed by Microsoft Sam in the pre-opening stuff is pretty amusing. :)
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Currently watching Angry Joe's review of MINDJACK. Seriously, so far, 2011's been pretty bad in terms of games and movies. Especially movies. SEASON OF THE WITCH, GREEN HORNET, and so on and so forth. I'm really starting to worry for Rooney Mara for this reason, especially considering THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. Granted, it's not a big deal, but...good luck, Rooney. :/


http://www.blisteredthumbs.net/2011/01/mindjack-angry-review/

On the bright side, watching Joe be possessed by Microsoft Sam in the pre-opening stuff is pretty amusing. :)
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...and it was actually entertaining on this go round. (Eep! XD)

Some highlights:

-Jar-Jar was pretty cute, really. (Double eep! XD) I think the only problem is that he could have been taken out without impacting the plot or characters too badly. Or they could have at least rewritten him to be more entertaining and likeable. If I'd been writing Jar-Jar, I'd keep the slapstick to a minimum and mostly have him be...well, more like Chewie and less like...well, Jar-Jar. (And please lose the painful slang; it kind of breaks my heart. :( )

-Little Anakin was also cute. Jake Lloyd wasn't a bad actor; he mostly suffered from George-Lucas-trying-to-emulate-M.-Night-Shyamalan syndrome. Seriously, if Anakin was aged up a bit, the plot would have been enhanced a little. First off, Anakin's the protagonist, but because he's nine, he doesn't really get to do much. :/ Second of all, I'm not saying little kids should talk in baby talk, but let's say that some of Anakin's lines just...well, poor Jake Lloyd couldn't really get his mouth around them and that kind of brought him down. :( Lucas should have been producer instead, or at the very least, gotten some feedback about his dialogue. Such as, "Hey, George, this has a lot of potential, but the dialogue's kind of off..." (It's a good thing Lucas at least has a sense of humor about it. XD)

-Liam Neeson's made of win, but Qui-Gon...there's kind of a continuity issue. I think Qui-Gon belongs in an entirely different movie. I'm thinking in my hypothetical rewrite, I'd try to find a way to integrate Qui-Gon. I love Qui-Gon long time (XD) but let's say he just doesn't fit. Plus, removing him kind of allows Obi-Wan to do a little more. I think the real problem with The Phantom Menace is that there's a lot of talk and not enough people doing things. It gets people restless. And when your audience wants to turn off the movie and go and do something else, it's just death for your movie. :/

-I think Natalie Portman and Pernilla August were really the best actors in the movie. They just gave a lot of heart to their characters (which may be one reason why I didn't turn the movie off). Hell, at least the Phantom Menace has a degree of heart, even if it's pretty shoddily executed.


So bottom line, the real problem with the Phantom Menace isn't special effects (they're quite beautiful really), continuity issues, and so on and so forth. It's just a movie about people sitting around and talking, and not really doing much. It might as well be an Exposition Clinic. It does fit into the puzzle of the prequels in the end, but really, it deserved a little better. *Pets it* :)

Thoughts? Comments? Rotten tomatoes? Speak. :)
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...and it was actually entertaining on this go round. (Eep! XD)

Some highlights:

-Jar-Jar was pretty cute, really. (Double eep! XD) I think the only problem is that he could have been taken out without impacting the plot or characters too badly. Or they could have at least rewritten him to be more entertaining and likeable. If I'd been writing Jar-Jar, I'd keep the slapstick to a minimum and mostly have him be...well, more like Chewie and less like...well, Jar-Jar. (And please lose the painful slang; it kind of breaks my heart. :( )

-Little Anakin was also cute. Jake Lloyd wasn't a bad actor; he mostly suffered from George-Lucas-trying-to-emulate-M.-Night-Shyamalan syndrome. Seriously, if Anakin was aged up a bit, the plot would have been enhanced a little. First off, Anakin's the protagonist, but because he's nine, he doesn't really get to do much. :/ Second of all, I'm not saying little kids should talk in baby talk, but let's say that some of Anakin's lines just...well, poor Jake Lloyd couldn't really get his mouth around them and that kind of brought him down. :( Lucas should have been producer instead, or at the very least, gotten some feedback about his dialogue. Such as, "Hey, George, this has a lot of potential, but the dialogue's kind of off..." (It's a good thing Lucas at least has a sense of humor about it. XD)

-Liam Neeson's made of win, but Qui-Gon...there's kind of a continuity issue. I think Qui-Gon belongs in an entirely different movie. I'm thinking in my hypothetical rewrite, I'd try to find a way to integrate Qui-Gon. I love Qui-Gon long time (XD) but let's say he just doesn't fit. Plus, removing him kind of allows Obi-Wan to do a little more. I think the real problem with The Phantom Menace is that there's a lot of talk and not enough people doing things. It gets people restless. And when your audience wants to turn off the movie and go and do something else, it's just death for your movie. :/

-I think Natalie Portman and Pernilla August were really the best actors in the movie. They just gave a lot of heart to their characters (which may be one reason why I didn't turn the movie off). Hell, at least the Phantom Menace has a degree of heart, even if it's pretty shoddily executed.


So bottom line, the real problem with the Phantom Menace isn't special effects (they're quite beautiful really), continuity issues, and so on and so forth. It's just a movie about people sitting around and talking, and not really doing much. It might as well be an Exposition Clinic. It does fit into the puzzle of the prequels in the end, but really, it deserved a little better. *Pets it* :)

Thoughts? Comments? Rotten tomatoes? Speak. :)
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LiveJournal Username
Your Primary Super Power
Cape?
Identitiy
Origin
Location of Head Quarters
Primary Costume/Uniform Colors
Why are you a Superhero?
Your Superheroic Codename
 
The veteran grim member of the teamemeriin
The sexist and crass but annoyingly effective onemanwe_iluvendil
The bright-eyed novice or sidekickemeriin
The teammate that will eventually go evil or insandapperzombie
The inept yet determined/reoccurring supervillainstasgaydash
The sinister Arch-Villain and team's greatest foephoenixjustice
The perky civilian that keeps getting kidnappedstasgaydash
How often does your team actually 'save the day'?
 
 
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Gakked from Emeriin, naturally. :) Let's say I can see emeriin as The Lancer. Can't see manwe_iluvendil as sexist, considering he's quite a soft-spoken fellow (from what I've seen of him. :), etc. Pretty fun, though. :)

And listening to Nerd To The Third Power. I have to say considering all the stress that The Last Airbender is putting me through, hearing TheCat provide the slightest bit of praise for it makes me smile. If only because it reminds me of the good times I had.

I'm not changing my mind about Shamwow's ego or insufferability, or his failings. But I'm at least going to -- how do I say it -- keep that in mind so I don't go completely "ARGH FUCK YOU SHAMWOW FUCK YOU EVERYONE I HATE YOU ALL".

And considering what I'm writing, it's pretty important to keep that in mind. :)

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LiveJournal Username
Your Primary Super Power
Cape?
Identitiy
Origin
Location of Head Quarters
Primary Costume/Uniform Colors
Why are you a Superhero?
Your Superheroic Codename
 
The veteran grim member of the teamemeriin
The sexist and crass but annoyingly effective onemanwe_iluvendil
The bright-eyed novice or sidekickemeriin
The teammate that will eventually go evil or insandapperzombie
The inept yet determined/reoccurring supervillainstasgaydash
The sinister Arch-Villain and team's greatest foephoenixjustice
The perky civilian that keeps getting kidnappedstasgaydash
How often does your team actually 'save the day'?
 
 
13%
 
This Fun Quiz created by Shannon at BlogQuiz.Net
Weight Loss Tips at WeightLossTips.TV

Gakked from Emeriin, naturally. :) Let's say I can see emeriin as The Lancer. Can't see manwe_iluvendil as sexist, considering he's quite a soft-spoken fellow (from what I've seen of him. :), etc. Pretty fun, though. :)

And listening to Nerd To The Third Power. I have to say considering all the stress that The Last Airbender is putting me through, hearing TheCat provide the slightest bit of praise for it makes me smile. If only because it reminds me of the good times I had.

I'm not changing my mind about Shamwow's ego or insufferability, or his failings. But I'm at least going to -- how do I say it -- keep that in mind so I don't go completely "ARGH FUCK YOU SHAMWOW FUCK YOU EVERYONE I HATE YOU ALL".

And considering what I'm writing, it's pretty important to keep that in mind. :)

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