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So, I have now watched Watchmen and am, as per usual, years late to the party.

My verdict: Meh.

Do I really need a spoiler-cut? I’ll play it safe. )

So, in short: meh. I like my superhero movies cracky and shiny, kthxbye.
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A Mermaid by John William Waterhouse (1901)

Would you look at that? Just... Wow.
I’m not a big fan of classical “real” art – mostly because it seems to me, in my humble opinion, far too pretentious for little me – but I do love the pre-Raphaelites, and especially John William Waterhouse. I mean, just look at this painting. He’s beyond brilliant.

I have a humongous wall picture of this in my room, that’s how much I love this painting. I think it’s because of its softness and air of innocence; the mermaid looks so young and guileless, almost non-sexual for all her sensuality. And then there is the design on the fin. It’s gorgeous. The smooth transition from skin to scales, how it follows the shapes of her body, covering her hips while showing the convex curve of her belly and the heart-shape of the small of her back. That, ladies and gentlemen, is both arousing and alluring, without becoming vulgar for even a moment.

I am so stealing that for my own merfolk design. ♥

Also, just almost off-topic: I know the original voice casting is always the one you should prefer, but I’ve found that I like the Swedish dub version of “Poor Unfortunate Souls” a lot more than the English American one. I think it’s because the Swedish voice actress has such a commanding presence, and an amazing voice.

I still adhere to my opinion that Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a story about a MTF transsexual.
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I have finally seen Star Trek.

It was a good movie; I'm not much of a sci-fi fan, but it was fun. I have never been in contact with Star Trek before, so it was all very new to me. The spaceships were silly, the uniforms were hideous, Spock was incredibly boring, Kirk was all right, Bones McCoy was pretty awesome. Yeah, I liked McCoy.

And Scotty. Scotty was lovely.

The best part of the movie was Spock quoting Sherlock Holmes, though. And McCoy's snarky comeback. ♥

God, I miss Tony Stark.
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I’ve just finished listening to the BBC Radio adaptation of The Adventure of the Read-Headed League (which is excellent, by the way) and I’ve learnt who played the role of John Clay alias Vincent Spaulding. It was James Wilby.

James Wilby. Guys, John Clay is played by Maurice Hall.

The meta-geek in me is practically exploding with glee. I wonder if Katie Forsythe knew this when she wrote Four Minor Interludes for the Solo Violin?

ETA: I'm now watching the Granada adaptation of REDH, and this time John Clay is played by Captain bloody Darling. What the actual fuck? XD
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I was watching Get Smart with my brother yesterday (a very entertaining film, by the way, I recommend it) and I had a surprisingly coherent train of thought, so I thought I might present you:

    A concrete example of how ADHD affects your brain
    How one goes from thinking "Just help him already!" to "Holmes!♥" in the span of 10 seconds
  • Watching Get Smart

  • Think "Giant Henchman, why don't you just help The Hero?"

  • Realise I only think so because the film is from The Hero's point of view

  • What if we saw the film from The Villain's point of view, or from The Giant Henchman's?

  • I suspect The Villain would still be an awful employer, though

  • He has to be, since he is a stereotype, because villains always are, even in clever comedies like this

  • James Bond villains are always very two-dimensional

  • Shane Black said he spends so much time developing the protaganists, that the antagonists always end up pretty sketchy

  • Shane Black kind of invented the whole Buddy Cop genre with Lethal Weapon

  • Which reviewer was it that said, "I kept waiting for Watson to mutter, 'I'm too old for this shit'"?

  • Yay, Holmes and Watson! ♥

  • Wait, something happened, better pay attention again

Yeah, that's pretty much how my brain is all the time, unless I'm terribly interested and/or focused. Under the right circumstances, it's quite amusing.

Also, because everyone and their mother are posting about it:

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I don't do RPF.

I don't.

Really, I don't.

So for Heaven's sake and Lord have mercy, Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law, stop acting so bloody love-birdy with each other!

Yes, these are real. No, they're not manipulated. Yes, do act that gay. You can see them in their full glory here.


Nov. 24th, 2009 08:26 am
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So, I've watched Zodiac.

... I want Paul/Robert fics. Now.


Nov. 16th, 2009 07:31 pm
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... Yeah. I watched Tropic Thunder. I'll, uh, be back when I'm more coherent.
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Good morning/day/afternoon/night/life/Armageddon, this is Anna's Brain's PA speaking.

We're glad to inform you that after weeks of reconstruction, things are finally up and running again. There has been some major changes in Anna Tower, however, and we hope visitors will not become too confused by them.

As some of you may remember, apart from the lobby and the department "Random Obsessions" on the 4th floor, all floors were dedicated to heathen Harry Potter worship.
The new Anna Tower still has the heathen worship as its main fuction, but two of the top floors are currently being rebuilt to accommodate shrines for the worship of Marvel's The Avengers and Iron Man. "Random Obessions" has also gained two permanent departments: "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and "Robert Downey Jr."

Old regulars need not to worry. Despite these changes, the remaining ten floors are still in the exact same condition as they were before the reconstuction. After all, Harry Potter holds over 50% of the shares.

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PM from the CEO: Yes, this means my hiatus is officially over. Also, I'm setting up base in the Marvel Adventures and IM: The Movie 'verses, because they are pretty and cracky and non-angsty and I like them.
And no, just because I've changed my default icon into an Iron Man one doesn't mean I'm defecting from Harry Potter. It's just, you know, the arc reactor? Shiny.
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Nope, I'm still on hiatus. Just thought I'd give some signs of life and a quick update of what's been going on.

Dear Self, )