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Apr. 26th, 2012 10:10 pm
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I'VE JUST SEEN THE AVENGERS MOVIE. WHO WANTS TO TOUCH ME?

I SAID

WHO WANTS TO FUCKING TOUCH ME?

Allow me to summarise my feelings.

Waking up this morning:


In the queue to watch The Avengers:


While watching The Avengers:


After watching The Avengers:


It is the best movie I have ever seen on a cinema screen.
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HNNNNNNGH

ERIK LENSHERR, CHARLES XAVIER, GET INSIDE OF ME. OR EACH OTHER. OR BOTH. ANY OF THOSE OPTIONS IS ACCEPTABLE.

P.S. I am totally with the Tumblrite who said Michael Fassbender's next movie should just be "Michael Fassbender wears nice suits and kills Nazis". I know I would watch it.

Although watching him kill Nazis while wearing his 300 "outfit" (I hesitate to call it actual clothing) would also hold a certain appeal.

ETA: A SPOILER - It's for one of the slashiest parts in the film and I would advise against clicking pre-movie watching because omg it's worth not being spoiled for. )
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GUYS.

TOM HIDDLESTON (Loki in the new Thor movie) IS MY GOOD OMENS CROWLEY.

He is the Crowley that has sat in my head whenever I've read that book. To a tee. He could not be more perfect if you slapped yellow contacts on him and put him in snakeskin boots. At least, presumably they would be boots.



IT'S ACTUALLY KIND OF FRIGHTENING. I feel a bit like I accidentally dreamed him up.

And he's intelligent, and ohgodthevoicethevoiceohgod.



P.S. Thor is fucking amazing. It's like someone mated a Shakespeare play with a computer made of solid gold and the baby gestated in a Norse god. Probably Loki. With a cast of people who are all pretty-and-talented or just-talented. Nommmmmm.
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Pictures of my outfit for the office Christmas party! )

SNOOOOOOW )

Thoughts on Tron: Legacy. Spoilers and squee ahoy! )

The X Factor, and why this year I actually gave a damn. )

THE BEST DREAM EVER, NO REALLY - Doctor Who/Pushing Daisies/BBC Robin Hood/Sherlock/Good Omens crossover lolwut? )

Last but not least, I R A RITER:

Dean/Castiel
1. Need - Gratuitous and terrible bondage smut.
2. Taste For The Exotic - Somewhat jealous Dean and not-very-sensible Castiel.

Sam/Castiel
1. Form and Function - I wrote a poem I don't hate, omg. Follows robo!Sam -> wall-scratching!Sam -> healing!Sam
2. prequel to short!fill is short - It's not mpreg as we know it
3. Haze Post-soullessness snippet
4. Untitled Genderswapped cuteness in response to [livejournal.com profile] woodstarling's picture.
5. All In A Day's Work Dean hates the afterlife. Hates it.
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YES.

That is all.





Except actually, no it's not, because I do have to say the one thing better than that movie was sitting next to my mum during that movie. She loved it SO MUCH. I've never been more full of glee than watching her - I've not seen someone that happy since we gave our dad a budgie for Christmas a few years back. The movie itself was fun - lots of fun, really, made me feel like an eight year old with an Atari minus all the side-effects of school at that age and omg, the sound for Windows 3.1 starting up made me SQUEE.

It's just. It's a lot of fun, but man, watching mum, that made me smile so hard it hurt.
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[my mum took me, my sis, my l'il brother and herself to see it tonight at 8.50pm as a cheer-up surprise for us all :D, and for all that I'm up at 6am and planned on having an early night tonight, I REGRET NOTHING. Or, indeed, JE NE REGRETTE RIEN)

Dear Christopher Nolan,

You may not be my type, but right now I need you inside me.

(Also, damn Joseph Gordon-Levitt, I remember having a crush on you when I was little and you have grown up FINE. You may join in on the being inside me shenanigans. In fact, I encourage it.)

FILM. OF. THE. DECADE.

Guys, seriously, you know how everyone's going on about this film? If you haven't seen it, make time to. It's not world-changing cinema but good God it's the best crafted thing I've seen in years. There were moments where my jaw was literally hanging open. I am awed by how perfectly pulled off the film was. There are some brief moments of repetition but they work inside the dreamscape and the whole sequence revolving around Joseph G-L's character in the middle of the movie is absolutely stunning.

I refuse to say anything more about it because I walked into that movie not knowing the plot and having a movie that respects you as an audience without deliberately confusing you to the point of not knowing what's going on is a blessing everyone should enjoy. It was so, so, so good.

I won't be fandoming this one. It's just. It's in a class of its own.

ETA: Spoilers in the comments to this post.
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SO. It has been a dramatic 24 hours in a GOOD way.

After spending much of yesterday feeling rather sorry for myself I did a writing blitz and I think 10000 words may have been a conservative estimate for that Lucifer/Castiel fic I've been working on; 15000 words seems a little more likely now! I also caught up on Avatar: The Last Airbender and having got to the end of the Earth series I am now going OMG NOOOOOO YOU CAN'T END IT THERE OMG so no surprises for guessing the first thing I ordered with this month's paycheck.

And this month's paycheck has gone towards good, good things. I saw Toy Story 3 again, the review of which will take up the bulk of the latter half of this post, and The A Team, which might as well have just been called The ASDFASDFASDFASDJFASDFASDASGUH Team because. Well.

1) Bradley Cooper - NNGK (no, I didn't see the appeal so much in The Hangover, but in this? Yeaaaaaah).
2) B.A. - NNGK.
3) Murdock - NNGK.
4) Patrick Wilson - NNGK.

And, of course,

~Liam Neeson~.

I seriously considered running off for alone time about a third of the way into the movie. How one man can contain so much hotness without spontaneously combusting is beyond me.

Also, The A Team kink meme. I know it exists, Internet. If it doesn't yet, I just willed it into existence. Give me it. NOW.

The movie was hilarious and exploderific and my darling buddy [profile] fahrenheit_f430, a fan of the original show, adored it, so hopefully people who actually were into the A Team TV series will enjoy it too. I know I did!

After watching our double-bill of Toy Story 3 and The A Team, [profile] fahrenheit_f430 and I headed to a little cafe where there was a very rich if a little too intense for my tastes goat's cheese roulade, an incredibly delicious slice of pan-fried salmon, and a creme brulee, all served by a waiter who very, very flatteringly seemed to fancy me. A LOT. I'm normally captain oblivious to these things but he was over at our table almost twice per item served, listening very intently to our thoughts on the movies we'd just seen, and inquiring as to what we would be up to tonight. And, I think, trying to look down my top a little XD (in all fairness, it wouldn't be difficult - the blue top I wore out today is very low cut).

The conversation itself was hilarious, and while my best contribution was the description of mead as a "liquid suspension of awesome", [profile] fahrenheit_f430 wins forever for drifting off when I mentioned the possibility of switching in a Hannibal/Face* relationship and she said in response, "plans aren't the only thing I love when they come together".

And while I should be finishing my Casfest fic, at the moment every time I sit down to work on it, I find myself severely distracted by a need to write Sherlock porn. Benedict Cumberbatch, what have you done to me?

All that said though, it's time to try and coherently talk about Toy Story 3, and I think I'm finally prepared to do so - and then return to writing because OMG SO MANY DELICIOUS COMMENTS BUT SO LITTLE TIME, and I need to sleep tonight. Rest assured, the delicious comments will give me reason to continue breathing through work tomorrow when I'm not getting a verbal spanking for daring to phone in sick yesterday (you know, on account of being crippled with stomach pains; thankfully said stomach pains appear to have been successfully vomited away).

Toy Story 3 and the nature of love. )

And this promise I'll make outside of the review, because it counts for everyone, under every possible circumstance. I'll love as hard as I can as often as I can until the day I die, and while I don't know if there is a Heaven or not, I certainly hope there is. Because God willing, I'd like to love you all even after.



P.S. If you don't tear up during Toy Story 3 at the end then the above is obviously null and void because you have no soul. ;)

* P.P.S. Hannibal/Face may make sense to some, I'm just in it for the prettiness of a Bradley Cooper character and a Liam Neeson character getting it on. I continue to reserve the right to be shallow every once in a while.

ETA: P.P.P.S. Having just looked at my face in the mirror I am extra flattered by the waiter who fancied me because today I am spotty from having epilated, my moustache has grown in a fair bit (I'm still too much of a wuss to epilate more than my chin and neck), and my eyebrows haven't been seen to in the better part of two months. The fact I am apparently still attractive to someone despite this will having me :D-ing for weeks.
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Keeping this brief while I post from the bus home (as with Toy Story, a more detailed post will come later), but; omg. Omg omg omg. YES. Also? Liam Neeson, I would iron your shirts for YEARS if it meant just one more glimpse of you in leather. Nngk!

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GO WATCH ROBIN HOOD. NOW.

No, seriously, I mean it. Do not read my review until you've seen the movie. I want you to go see it with all your current thoughts and feelings about the movie, all your hesitance, all your wariness. I want you to go in not expecting to feel about this movie the way I do now.

I mean it. Watch the movie, THEN feel free to click this. Oh man, it isn't so much a review as a recap of everything I remember about the movie. Spoilers ahoy. )
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I just watched Advent Children Complete.

... it's no good. Sephiroth is still my fictional husband. No other man will ever do. He's impossible.

*swoons*

(Although finding out my mum has a thing for Vincent was fun <3)

Oh man, I need to go have a moment to myself. I CRIED. IT'S SO GOOD.

I mean, I liked the original Advent Children movie, but Advent Children Complete is ACTUALLY COMPLETE. I just spent most of it tearing up at EVERYTHING. MORE ZACK ;_;, MORE TURKS, MORE EVERYTHING I COULD EVER WANT. EVER. EVER. Short of a scene-for-scene remake of the original without changing any of the most wonderful characters and most wonderful plot and most wonderful EVERYTHING EVER.

There's a reason it's one of my top four videogames of all time.

I'd forgotten how much I loved those characters and seeing them all again, even the new guys, was just - joyous. <3

Methinks a hot shower and a glass of sherry afterwards is in order. I feel like being decadent <3.

\o/

Mar. 20th, 2010 10:39 pm
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Am I about to rewatch the very gorgeous Hellboy II: The Golden Army for the sole purpose of writing porn?

I DO BELIEVE I AM.

*grabs can of red bull and packet of marshmallows*

LATE NIGHT SUGAR RUSH, DON'T FAIL ME NOW.
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Two Really Good Reasons To Watch


Picspam dedicated to [personal profile] lantern without whom I would never have taken an interest in this movie omg.

WARNING: MOVIE SPOILERS AND SOME WING-REMOVAL GORE WITHIN.


The beginning, in which Paul Bettany is allergic to shirts. )

Angels who are totally making the beast with two backs and four wings. )

THUS CONCLUDES WHY I LOVE THIS MOVIE AND WHY IT IS WORTH A WATCH.

Given I don't do any fancy colouring or anything that makes me feel possessive of my caps, you're more than welcome to nick the caps for your own nefarious (or otherwise) purposes.
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However, I shall hop in here briefly to say I've just seen Avatar in 3D and it's wonderful.

The graphics are ridiculously gorgeous, which most everyone knows by now (and look better than they did in the adverts in my own humble opinion), but what really caught my eye was the incidental graphics; the alien world and its creatures were all stunning, but the little effects like Jake's weak legs as a human were brilliantly done. I thought the tiny winged lizards cute if a tad silly, and I thought the seeds were absolutely gorgeous from the start. And I love that Pandora had insects and fungi, not just plants and big animals - touches like that really brought the world to life. That and the way in the close-ups you could see the flaws on Na'vi skin; they have the occasional open pore and pockmark and it's fascinating.

I do get the feeling that some of the movie had been cut a little short for time constraints and really, really look forward to a Director's Cut on DVD, assuming they do one - and I'm pretty sure they will - but they chose what to leave in very wisely; I didn't get lost or confused at any point as to what was going on.

Sam Worthington is hot as ever, and squee at having both Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Rodriguez in a movie given I love both of them for playing badass women who aren't traditionally beautiful. Sigourney's pulling a Susan Sarandon and just getting hotter with age, and Michelle still looks like she'd kick your ass and make you like it.

Also totally random, I love that Sam Worthington didn't have the gingery bits of his beard dyed for the movie. And I know some people are a bit awkward about it, but I think his character's disability was handled very well, not least because Sam Worthington can actually act, and when he was moving around in the wheelchair and moving between things it felt like he'd been doing it for years, not that someone had just stuck him in a wheelchair, tied his legs together and gone "Right, you're disabled now". It was nice seeing it handled with taste.

Overall, even though there are a few tropes here and there that I'm sure other people won't like, I tend to switch off for movies unless there's something glaringly offensive (again, Michael Bay, I'm looking at you with a twitchy eye) or something that pokes one of my triggers (being on the autistic spectrum does not excuse being a dick on purpose) so I have to say, I thoroughly and completely enjoyed it. Even if it was predictable in many ways, it was wonderfully executed, and I personally think it was worth the effort put into it, so I'm glad it's reclaimed its budget and hope it continues to do well at the box office, because it's nice seeing a blockbuster worth the price of admission.

Some quick spoilery thoughts: )

:)

Dec. 27th, 2009 11:23 pm
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Slowly, slowly, slowly but surely starting to come down from the epic, epic high of Christmas day now, aided by contracting a stinking cold ;), but I'm just still - :D. About most everything, really.

Thoughts on Doctor Who; Spoilers! )

Thoughts on Sherlock Holmes; Possibly vaguely spoilery. )

Thoughts on Batman: Arkham Asylum; OMG OMG OMG. BEST GAME I'VE PLAYED IN ABOUT FIVE YEARS IF NOT MORE. Seriously, everyone should own a copy of this game. It's an open secret that for a girl gamer, I actually really, really suck at games, and have an incredible affection for games that cater for people who are as sucky as me ;). Adventure games in general, Bioshock, Legacy of Kain etc - if a game looks after me, I will treasure it. The rarity is a game that makes you look really really good even if you suck, and for that reason, Batman: Arkham Asylum ranks right up alongside Devil May Cry for me now, because any game that makes you want to put down the controller, stand up, pose dramatically and yell "I AM BATMAN!" after a victory is - yeah. Gameplay; amazing. Learning curve; masterfully designed. Music; fairly neutral, doesn't get on your nerves but doesn't especially stand out either. Graphics; a little flawed if you don't have HD to get the full glory out of them and slight syncing issues between voices and visuals, but otherwise, glorious - and the backgrounds and building designs are wonderful, with a slightly comic-book feel that really works. Voices; fantastic, including the bit-parts which is a real rarity. Sound design is good. Plot so far is a stroke of genius because it feels like a genuine Batman story. Honestly, the whole package is virtually flawless - it's been crafted with love and attention and it really, really shows.

Basically, if you don't have this game already and you have a system that will play it, get it.

<3 <3 <3

Sep. 4th, 2009 11:27 pm
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I don't think I'll ever know a comfort movie that works as well as Harvey. The 300, Gladiator and Braveheart are all well and good when I'm down, and do help in all fairness as mood-boosters, but Harvey just... it flips the world on its head in the best of ways.

In case any of you for whatever reason haven't had the chance to see this movie - and, in my opinion, it's the best movie in the whole world and universe except maybe Raiders of the Lost Ark - some wonderful person has taken the time and effort to upload the whole movie to youtube.

Elwood P. Dowd is and always will be one of my personal heroes. James Stewart is fabulous in this and I love the movie because it could, so easily, be sinister, or somewhat scary - but it's just... perfect. It's absolutely perfect. And if I could emulate anyone in my mid-forties onwards, I'd want to be him :).

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6gnmdPRBK0
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv1yU-A9VVA
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpGir9WrD1Y
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7cyN9tpIDY
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcbhMcKWvmY
Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0FqXsOhAcA
Part 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58-NjTgSKAM
Part 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdlrrTuL1Vs
Part 9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOyHl-m6yYg
Part 10: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZvflDgWlI8

YES

Aug. 29th, 2009 11:01 pm
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INGLORIOUS BASTERDS IS GLORIOUS.

My goodness. So slow to start (but in an awesome the Good, the Bad and the Ugly deliberate tension sort of way) and then it gets funnier, and nuttier, and funnier, and nuttier, and then THE ENDING. THE EPIC, EPIC ENDING.

Seriously the ONLY films I've loled harder at on first viewing are The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (DON'T YOU DARE JUDGE ME) and the latest Rambo movie (... okay I'll let you judge me on that one but SERIOUSLY HE SHOOTS UP A BOAT AND A TRUCK AND ABOUT 283472983749273424208309428032342342 SOLDIERS AND IT IS AMAZING).

Absolutely insane. Oh, Quentin Tarantino, you are an odd little person and it's very obvious that movies are a playground for your twisted imagination but I cannot judge you for it.

ALSO I WAS UNCOMFORTABLY ATTRACTED TO ELI ROTH IN A ZACHARY QUINTO SORT OF WAY. THIS IS WEIRD AND UNCOMFORTABLE AS I KIND OF HATE HIS MOVIES AND HIS CHARACTER WAS PRETTY MUCH 50% IDIOT 50% EVIL BUT I LOVED HIM ANYWAY. WHAT.

ETA: Movie aside, the day was kind of awesome for me in general (sorry [profile] fahrenheit_f430, I know yours was lame before we met up!):

1. I woke up before my alarm went off :D, so I didn't begrudge any loss of a lie-in (which is kind of unsurprising given I went to bed about 10pm last night after drinking milk, the one thing guaranteed to make me pass out, and I woke up 11.25am).
2. I washed my hair so I got to smell lovely all day :D, even if it has gone super-froofy due to my not putting any gel on it (I can never be bothered in summer given my hair needs washing again so soon; hair maintenance is for winter!).
3. My copy of Death Race arrived in the post :D! So I can watch that later. Hooray for carnage!
4. On the train into town the CUTEST THING EVER happened - there was a not-quite-toddler lad, probably about five or six, and he was fussing over his baby brother, and he pulled his baby brother's dummy out of his mouth to give him a quick peck on the lips before giving him back the dummy and I was just all AWWWWWW.
5. I got my eyebrows threaded again \m/.
6. I met up with [profile] ilovedoyle completely by accident in town :D and we had a great ramble about J2 and Jared's awesomely cute dorkiness.
7. I then met up with [profile] fahrenheit_f430 and we had a deliiiiicious sushi lunch. And there was a girl there with beautiful hair! I had to tell her how gorgeous it was, I know curls are a git to get under control. Also, I think the sushi chef guys are starting to recognise me XD, because I swear every time I go in the Chicken Katsu Curry gets better. Unf! OH. And the white chocolate and toffee dessert they do? I don't normally do toffee but THAT IS EPIC. I may have to investigate the exotic one at some point although I'm hesitant given fruit doesn't tend to agree with me so well.
8. We then went to see above GLORIOUS MOVIE.
9. After said GLORIOUS MOVIE went to have a quick drink and got accosted by a slightly spiffed gentleman who was flirting his head off with us both, although neither of us was particularly in the mood XD, so I gave him a hug before we headed off to Eddie Rockets where, as ever, the milkshakes were awesome :D.
10. And then I bought cheap plums :D :D and headed home.

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