29 May 2010 @ 02:17 pm
Dear The Big Bang Theory,
Ever since Penny and Leonard became a couple for real, you lost charm and wit.
I'm sorry.

PS:And yeah I can see Penny/Sheldon because theirs is the most interesting relationship on the show. Take this!
(Sometimes Sheldon is so cute I want to eat him. And sometimes he's so unnerving I could kill him. I seem to be into that kind of characters a lot these days, concerning my love for Christopher Chant or Tony Stark. Both insufferable prats. ♥!)

Grey's Anatomy
I have been rambling on twitter about GA, so if you want quotes and more specific mini-rants go there. Only a some short facts about my lovelies.

Meredith Love her. Always have, always will. (I love that they focus on other characters a lot these days, but I want some interesting shit to happen to Meredith again soon.)
Christina Same here, but I hate Hunt and I hate her and Hunt together.

I am currently looking through the answers of Read it's blogroll where s/he asked for 10 books that are a must read and I'm finding the answers quite interesting. I also really like that a lot of people put in Lycidas by Christoph Marzi. I haven't finished the series yet, but I quite like his style. Sometimes it's a bit too much, but I very much like his ideas and characters. And also how he puts things :)

[personal profile] bookshop wrote about Cult of Awesomeness surrounding decent males in our society not long ago. (You can see that since I added her, I am reading all of her meta.) And even though I knew some of the examples she gives before, reading the entry itself and the articles she links to makes me sick and despise all humanity.
But only in a way, because I know there are lots of great people out there too. Like [personal profile] bookshop herself, many people from [community profile] metafandom and last but not at all least YOU and YOU.

This kinda made me gag and I really want to read the articles bookshop linked to.

A lighthearted and funny attempt on a similar topic by Felicia Day (and another reason to be totally awed by her ;D)

The last Bones episode I have seen was called "THE WITCH IN THE WARDROBE". I adore the show, I really really do. The show is hilarious, does not take itself too seriesly (;D) and has so much charm and lots of ♥!


Iron-Man-Double-Feature: [5th of May]
(Minor Spoilers, but not really for the plot)
There is not much to say about Iron Man except that it was awesome, but you know that already, right? Iron Man 2 is a different topic, sadly. First of all it was not a bad movie. There were some plotlines I enjoyed and some I didn't. Tony was sometimes very awesome and sometimes so very annoying, but overall I liked him very much. And Robert Downey Jr. is just so easy on the eyes that you it's virtually impossible todislike him for extended periods of time ;D
I didn't like the 'replacement actor' of Rhodey nor did I like his storyline very much. Hammer was annoying and downright stupid, but I laughed about him a lot. He was needed for the storyline with Vanko, but I think it was a bit too much and they could have done that a lot better and without Hammer. I loved Vanko's accent and laughed a lot. (And even though the plot was not that thick, thrilling or new, I liked Mickey Rourke as Vanko.) Scarlett Johannson was easy on the eyes, but they could have given her a bit more depth. Her role was small and her fighting was impressive but still unimpressive. Too constructed. (She was only able to take on one guy at a time and that in such an artistic manner that it seemed more constructed than creative.) Pepper Potts was the ever-worrying hero girlfriend we were used to. She too could have gotten a bit more depth, but it didn't hurt that she hadn't because we've known here from the first movie...
Overall I liked Iron Man 2 but it is NOWHERE near as great as the first movie.
A small gimmick that I loved but didn't recognize in the movie was Captain America's shield. At the time I knew it was something important and funny from some Marvel hero (and that Shield agents surprised: Do you know what that is? was pretty much a strong hint and the scene was pretty funny.), but I didn't recognize it until I had a look the wikipedia entry on Captain America today. What I also liked and look forward to is the little trailer they put at the end of the credits showing a digging site, where a hammer is found. Again I could not place the hammer (except that yeah, it was something that belonged to some Marvel hero) but after looking it up I know it to be Thor's hammer. I also know now that Kenneth Brannagh is directing a Thor movie at the moment and that there are in fact comics about a superhero named Thor. I am intrigued and I guess I'll download those comics after seeing the movie at the latest ;D
Oh and the Iron Man 2 soundtrack was really great, but that didn't come as a surprise since the first one was already really good.

Dev Patel as Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender

Looks great!
I don't know if I am going to watch the movie. The 'racefail' is pretty awful on the one hand and on the other - and this is not about politics and rather selfish and superficial - I just don't think I will like it as much as like the cartoon. I won't say it can't be a good movie, but at the moment I just don't feel like watching it. Furthermore the more I think about it the more I come to the conclusion that I don't want to pay anything for a movie that ignores the fact that - shock! gasp! OMFG! - there are no white kids in Avatar, so I guess I won't watch it regardless of how good it might be despite the 'racebending'. So I guess I won't watch it...
Anyway th picture above greeted me today when I went to look something up at IMDB and I liked it very, very much :D

And because I am not eloquent and also not that well-versed on the topic I'll link you to CHAOSBUNNY'S THE LAST AIRBENDER BOYCOTT VIDEO. (Side note: OMG HOW OLD IS SHE?! I am jealous, because I am not half as eloquent and mature, - wow - as she is but surely a houndred years older.)

SNEAKY MISTER ANTHONY HAS ACTUALLY WRITTEN ANOTHER BOOK USING A PEN NAME!! ISN'T IT GRAND? Well maybe this is an old hat for you, but I am certainly very excited and will try to get my hands on it soon. (Which will be in ten years, because the unread books on m shelf are staring at me accusingly and I would like to read some books from there before aquiring new ones...) Maybe I'll buy it anyway. It certainly falls under the same category as the Sook: Need it because it's the Sook/Chrestomanci/..../Mark Anthony.
I definitely need a reading list for bookblogs and... oh yeah some interesting bookblogs to read ;D

And to show you my newest musical obsession (obtained through yet another great Grey's Anatomy episode, the show has a way with music ♥):

I've been listening to it since three hours or so, that song is pure addiction!

&&& my other musical obssession (I blame you, Y!)

bgm: Robyn - Dancehall Queen
status: accomplished
05 May 2010 @ 05:41 pm
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] kandismon I discovered the BEAUTIFUL SEIYA/USAGI (AND IN GENERAL BSSMI FANARTS OF YOUKAI YUME and found out THAT THERE IS AN SEIYA/USAGI FANART GROUP ON DW! YESSYESSYESS!! One day I would like to write a SHIP MANIFESTO about them. They are one of my first OTPs after all ♥!

Fullmetal Alchemist X Suikoden 1
(And it's my favourite ending to boot!)

MADE MY MORNING!! I adore Billie Piper, her face, her smile, her hair... ♥! I found the video extremely funny and have I mentioned the gorgeouse Billie Piper already, you know she's....
(via [personal profile] lir)

And the grass it was a ticking
And the sun was on the rise
I never felt so wicked
As when I willed our love to die

And I was your silver lining
As the story goes
I was your silver lining
But now I’m gold

I am very much in love with Rilo Kiley/. I only discovered them as a band a few days ago, but I had a fierce catchy tune of Breaking Up when I worked at H&M. They played it all the time and you just HAD to sing along. (Quietly ;D)

From Yesterday:

THANK YOU SO MUCH, [personal profile] lir


They sent my book today and I can't wait for it to arrive...
status: bouncy
20 April 2010 @ 09:45 am

Clash of the Titans: Great visuals, interesting soundtrack and the best thing was definitely Io. Gorgeous woman and hot in action scenes. I look forward to Prince of Persia even more now :)
status: amused
18 February 2010 @ 07:39 pm
A rant about slash, subtext metatext an solidarty by [personal profile] eumelia.

"I know you care for him as much as I do": about homoerotic subtext and slash and what it might mean for the heteronormative world if their heroes turned out to be gay. by [personal profile] bookshop.

Somehow I was reminded of the gorgeous article Your Friends Are Not Watching the Same Show You Are (And That's Okay). I also think that what [personal profile] resa answered to my question "Are there books/games/comics/... you don't want a movie adaptation of?":

Some future movie will probably prove me wrong some day, but right now I think there is none because I draw a clear line between books and movie adaptions thereof. Both media have advantages and disadvantages and if a movie adaption can use the advantages of being a movie well, chances are pretty high that I'll like it - even if it's completely different from the original book.

"Original"... Remember what I told you about translation in this guest lecture I heard last week (about the Human Rights)? If you see it like that, a book is nothing else than the realization of an idea in somebody's head; he has an idea and puts it, that is, translates it into a work of art. Funny thing to talk about "the original book" in the strictest sense then, right? It begins as an abstract idea and I would argue that's what we as readers or movie watchers translate it back to when we read or watch it.

And if I get a different kind of idea when I translate a movie adaption than from the book? It doesn't destroy the idea I got from the book first. I might not like it as much or even not at all, but I think translation, might it be text translation, from one language to another; might it be cultural translation, from one custom of one culture to another; or the translation from one medium to another - we need it, now more than ever. Even if it totally fails, because that's what makes us aware of the process. And that's important, right?

NARNIA! NARNIA! I forgot that 2010 is the year of the Dawn Treader movie. Anyway, I would like Caspian without a beard better but Edmund looks positively cute. Oh no, I am fairly sure my obsession with Skandar Keynes will start all over again this year...

IMDb says that I will have to wait until December to watch the movie, but... I CAN'T WAIT!
status: curious
02 February 2010 @ 12:41 pm

Might watch that movie after all. Seems interesting ;D
status: cheerful
08 December 2009 @ 05:34 pm

One of the few things I love about Final Fantasy VIII is the waltz for the moon. I am not particularly romantic but if I ever marry, I could imagine this song being the song of married pair's first dance. It is incredibly beautiful and I adore the playful oppulence and... just close your eyes and listen to it.
bgm: Final Fantasy VIII -
27 November 2009 @ 09:22 pm
[subject: catchy tune, nothing more.]

Breath of Fire

Awww, they look just like a good band of adventurers, don’t they?

Ah, the nostalgia! The graphics, the music, the dragon shrines & most of all Ryu &hearts,!
It's fun although I have to say that I am lost here and there. The people in the various towns don't say much about where I should go sometimes, so searching the world map for possible destinations is part of the game. I absolutely adore that there's day and night and that you can hunt with Bo. The abilities of the different characters are nifty, too, but you have to figure out what you can do (and of course that there's something to do) on your own. Mum told that it took her ages to get into Agua tower, because she hadn't figured out Bo's ability... Breath of Fire is much fun and for a game 'that old' there are many features that are simply amazing! I was so happy that the character who are not in my current party still get their share of EXP and that there was no need to level up characters like Gobi, Ox or Bleu. I like them, but to have rather weak characters in your party is tedious.
What I extremely liked was one woman in Auria, I guess, actually said to me: "What are you doing in my house?" It made me so happy because when I was a child I always wondered why the hell people let me into their houses (and t steal stuff, too) and were so nice to feed me with vital information as to where to go next in order to save the world.
I wonder how the GBA version is different from the SNES one, if at all. But I don’t remember many details of the SNES version, after all it’s been a while and the last time I played the game on the SNES I didn’t finish it because I kept on putting off fishing. I hate fishing and had forgot that in BoF fishing is so easy and you do it in wells where you can get the items you’re fishing for with only one try most of the time.
And every game with a good bitch fight is just made of awesome. (Tunlan ♥!)
I’d love to have more character interaction to see Nina and Bleu argue more (“I’m not THAT obnoxious!”) and also because Karn and Bo are really cool and they’d deserve some more spotlight. (Ryu too, the almost silent protagonist that he is.)
The soundtrack is very nice too. Yoko Shimomura and all ♥!

Ryu and Nina I understand, but why the random character selection of Bo and Ox? What have they what the others don’t?

But I do listen to something other while playing at the moment and that would be the ‘new’ album of Regina Spektor, namely Far and it is made of awesome. (Who would have thought, huh?)

Blue lips, blue veins
Blue, the color of our planet
From far, far away
Blue lips, blue veins
Blue, the color of our planet
From far, far away

& just because the cover is beautiful: