aderam: (WTF Captain)
Non-Spoilery review:

It's like the girl with the curl in the middle of her forehead: When she was good she was very very good, and when she was bad she was horrid.

I have very conflicting feelings about this movie. Thanks J.J. for proving all of my concerns valid. I waited four years for this movie and this is what you give me?

Spoilery review:

Under the cut... )

Could we just have a movie of Scotty and Bones sassing the Enterprise and being awesome together?

Yes I hold Star Trek to a higher standard. Why shouldn't I?

ETA: There's some discussion on LJ! And it contains spoilers for STID but also probably for Iron Man 3! You have been warned.
aderam: (Hat)
Hey all. It's May. Which means it's getting close to decision time.

I still haven't heard from anyone official at the archaeology firm yet, but M says that things are starting up and they'll be needing new hires soon. I'll send a polite email sometime around Monday if I haven't heard anything by then.

Still trying to feel optimistic, but I'm going to have to start making plans to move into my brother's basement soon whether I hear back or not.

I've given notice at work. So May 14th is going to be my last day.

I've started organizing books, and yarn, and clothes. And I'm getting boxes together to send to long term storage in my Mother's basement (despite having just cleared everything out of there this past summer).

And I should have gotten more accomplished today, but instead I finished reading The Silvered by Tanya Huff because I just couldn't put it down. Werewolves and mages and badass womenfolk and an Empire like the Romans in a time period more similar to the Napoleonic wars. It was awesome. Highly recommend. But that's not exactly surprising since it's Tanya Huff.

Anyway. Life is hard right now. But I'm working through it. And hopefully I'll hear something good really soon. If not I'll be heading east toward family. Which is also good.

And in the meantime we're getting Iron Man 3 at my work and we're probably going to have a staff screening either tonight or tomorrow morning. So I'm finally going to get the chance to see a new movie before everyone else! Perks of the job. :)
aderam: (Horizon)
Yesterday morning when I woke up it was snowing outside. In general this makes me very happy. But then a little later (somewhere in the vicinity of noonish – I work nights!) while I was lying in bed reading my power went out. – My apartment is super dark. Even in the lightest part of the day.

Turns out this is not just my breaker (as happens rather frequently in my apartment) but the whole neighbourhood. Because even though it’s Vancouver the snow is actually staying on the ground and is between five and ten centimetres!

J and C and I had been planning on going to see the Hobbit that afternoon out at the IMAX (which is in Richmond) so that we could see the first nine minutes of Star Trek. We were planning on the 4:20 show. The official word is that it takes circa half an hour to get to the IMAX from where we are. But we were planning on giving ourselves lots of extra time even before we knew about the weather. So around 2ish we start texting back and forth about whether or not it’s safe to drive with the roads being kinda crap. J has had the worst day ever with exam stress and weather stress and a massive headache, so she decides not to come. But C (our driver) is familiar with driving in snow and checked the webcams for the highways (which were clear) and decided that it was worth a shot.

So she picked me up around 3 from 8th and Waterloo. It took us until 3:40 to get to Arbutus and 30th. Which is nowhere near the IMAX. That should’ve been a 15 min drive on the outside.

Considering Vancouver probably has a grand total of 2 snowploughs, the roads weren’t all that bad. But the traffic was ridiculous, although I didn’t see anyone being too terrible at driving either (which is frankly a miracle).

So we decided to cut our losses and head for C’s place. I checked the BC hydro website from my phone and the power was still off at mine. (Boo.)

Since C lives near my work though I called up the theatre to let them know that we’d be coming to the 7 o’clock show. (Perks of working in a movie theatre – I can take myself and a friend to the movies for free.) We spent the remaining time drinking tea eating a whole grocery store chicken (me) and watching Seaquest, which C has on DVD because she’s cool like that. And then we walked through the slushy snow to the theatre.

So we didn’t get the first nine minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness (Hell, we didn’t even get the trailer – lame). But we at least got to see the movie. And lo: it was good.

”Hobbit )

I want Dwarf hugs! All the Dwarf hugs!

Then I went home and although my power was up the internet was not. I think the wireless needs to be reset. But naturally it’s my landlords who control the router. The internet is still out now and I had to abscond to a coffee shop to post my Yuletide story and check on my virtual life. I'll see if I can pester them about it tonight. On my list of things for the next place I live is controlling my own internet. I'm getting fed up with the poor signal strength in the basement and people who don't notice immediately when it's not working. Le sigh.

The Hobbit

Dec. 17th, 2012 02:05 am
aderam: (Elizabeth Grin)
I still haven't seen it. But it's playing in the theatre where I work so I've been listening to it quite a bit. (I've read the book several times, so I'm not exactly worried about spoilers.)

But let me just say: the music is AMAZING.

I'm so glad they got Howard Shore to do it again. There are so many musical call backs to the Lord of the Rings and some of the musical elements are so distinctive that I know what's happening on the screen while I'm cleaning things in other parts of the theatre: because that is the orc theme!

And the Song of the Lonely Mountain is totally kick ass.
aderam: (Elizabeth Grin)
Finally went to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie. It was everything I'd hoped for.

I am filled with Squee!

Also I really must get the soundtrack of the first one from M when we get back home after the holidays. The music in these is really spectacular. Hans Zimmer - why are you so awesome?

Anyway, thoroughly enjoyed the action, the deductions which did not always turn out as expected. And Mycroft!

Now I really want some Holmes/Watson/Mary because Mary is clearly amazing in her own right.

aderam: (Humbug)
HI! Thanks for offering one of my requests! I'm super stoked for this year's Yuletide, especially since all of my requests this year are very rare - 2 only have one fic on the AO3! So naturally this means that pretty much anything you write will make me super happy!

I've been doing Yuletide for many years now. And it's actually one of the only places where I end up finishing (rather than just starting) fic. So you can find the stuff that I've written over at the AO3 or at the old Yuletide Archive. You can also check out my previous Dear Yuletide Letters and various other complaints, squee etc at my Yuletide tag.

In terms of my general likes and dislikes in fic - I'm pretty eclectic. I usually prefer happy endings and generally joyful works with a lot of humour, but sad and angsty stuff can also be super awesome. Mostly I just like fic which is good (well, duh...) so if your strength is writing something a little more bittersweet, please do that!

Mostly I'm looking for something on a similar level of joyous/adorableness/happiness/snarkiness/banter to each canon, but I acknowledge that two of the three are actually set during war (and the third in the inter-war years), so life is not exactly a bucket of teddy bears. I hope that gives you an idea of what kind of tone I'd enjoy. If not please feel free to ignore all this.

Fandom Specific Info )

I hope that was helpful and didn't confuse you further. If you need any clarification I'm sure [personal profile] hobbitbabe would be willing to act as a go between.



Sep. 12th, 2011 08:25 pm
aderam: (Elizabeth Grin)
Am now in possession of one Doctor Who patterned knitting needle case! (Thank you Etsy!) It arrived today and after I opened it M and I immediately looked to see if we could identify all eleven doctors. (We did, but it was mostly M because she's seen way more of the old Who than I have. - i.e. some.) It's adorable! And also useful. I really did need a new needle case, so on the whole I deem it money well spent.

Other things that are spent: Me.

Am super tired right now. This schooling business totally takes it out of you. I know I'm complaining about nothing so far because it's not like I'm in the midst of presentation and paper rush season, but after a whole day spent in the Reading Room and then at class I am wiped.

Am also considering getting the X-Men First Class DVD in order to have the special features. Did and of you get it? Or have you heard the scoop about whether or not they're worth it? I'm also influenced because I hear tell that part of the decision about whether or not to do another one will be based on DVD sales. But I waver.

But perhaps it is sleep time now.
aderam: (In Burke We Trust)
There are so many other things I should be doing right now. But instead I am trolling about on the internet and thoroughly enjoying myself. Perhaps I can afford one more day of procrastination - classes start tomorrow after all.

Things I've been enjoying that you should too:

[personal profile] kuwdora's vid for A Bear Named Winnie which is the cutest thing ever! Go look at the pretty! The vid is adorable and now I'm trying to download the movie because any movie in which Magneto Michael Fassbender and Nikola Tesla Jonathon Young hang out with an amorous bear is a GOOD THING. Also I have memories of seeing ads for this movie on CBC when it first came out - why didn't I watch it then? Foolish past!Aderam, you have let me down once again!

Also This:

Dear Sir Patrick,
Why are you so awesome? And how is your son so cool too? (Also why does your so look like one of my profs? That's kinda creepy actually.) Please continue to be amazing!
Love, Aderam

Part 2 under here )

Things I should be doing instead of this:

- My report. You're probably already tired of hearing about this. I was tired about that stupid report even before I started writing it. It's the main thing that I should be doing right now because I should get it done before classes start up and I have other work to do. If only I didn't have to do paperwork when I did archaeology, it would be so much more enjoyable.
aderam: (Penguin Mounties)
So it's been over a week since I got back from Italy, and I still haven't written up a good post about the dig and being back and all those other important things. ... And this isn't that either. This is a post about all the crazy things that are in my head at the moment.

First and foremost are James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender - because they are awesome and X-Men has eaten my brain. It's not so much that First Class was that great a movie (although I did really enjoy it) but their chemistry was fantastic and their obvious friendship in all their interviews is absolutely contagious. Their epic bromance is only equal to Sir Patrick and Sir Ian, or RDJ and Jude Law. It's epic. And also they totally weren't exaggerating when they mentioned the drag scene which was cut from the movie - HILARIOUS! I think I may have to buy the DVD if I'll get extras like these!

Evidence: The Japan DVD trailer, the Drag is at the 4 min mark!

I've also downloaded and started watching episodes of the Animated X-Men TV series which is a fond memory from my childhood. It is totally awesome too. I was not expecting it to still have such great characterization and messages and even the plots are pretty awesome. Even my roommate M is loving it and she didn't watch it as a child and therefore doesn't have nostalgia. - Also even in '90s Children's TV the Professor and Magneto are made for each other!

Let the brain-eating continue I say!

I've been procrastinating from writing my report for the dig. Partially because I've never written an archaeological report before and I'm worried that I'm going to screw it up, and partially because I've been sick and sleeping for most of this past week. In that light I've even ended up accomplishing other things - like organizing an orientation for the incoming grad students to our department (because our department would never do anything like that and also it needs to happen - but it's going to be super basic, I don't have the time or energy to do anything more official.) and getting my student loan documents in order (almost done!).

But today I will at very least start on that damn report, and I will at very least organize my laundry so that I can do it. And I will try not to be seduced by the internet and McAvoy-Fassbender interviews - I've seen most of them already anyway.

Also also - have you guys seen the new videos up on Peter Jackson's Facebook page for the Hobbit! There are 13 Dwarfs! And they are AMAZING! They are teasing each other and joking back and forth and it makes me squee like a squeeing thing! I can't wait for the Hobbit!

And on a more somber note, Jack Layton, Canada's Leader of the Opposition, died of cancer. It's really weird reading people say that they were expecting something like this because of how his health had taken a turn for the worse, because I've been on the other side of the world and paying even less attention to the news than I normally do. I vaguely remember hearing about him having some health problems, but the last I'd really heard of him was from the election when he was strong and energetic. So it's kind of shocking to me. He was a great man and a great politician, and the farewell letter he wrote to Canadians two days before his death is very moving. I don't agree with all his politics, and he was in no way perfect, but I'd been really looking forward to what he would accomplish as leader of the opposition and I had great hopes that he might've won the next election and become our Prime Minister. I'll miss his lovely moustache. See also: The Happy Jack Layton is Happy Tumblr for some awesome photos of Jack in action (via [ profile] karenjeane).
aderam: (Atlantis)
1. It's been a while since I've posted. Sorry. I'm stuck in that strange place where there's not much to do but simultaneously loads of shit to do.

2. The Stanley Cup Finals continue and the Canucks continue to play in them. We're up 3-2 on the series - which is a very good thing. On the other hand we've played like crap when we're in Boston. The long and short of it though is that we're up 3-2 and we've only got to win once more in order to get the cup. Boston needs to win twice. So we've still got the advantage. Even if we play like crap in Boston on Monday we've still got another game at home which we are likely to win. (Dear Canucks, please don't play like crap in Boston. While my head will understand I'm not sure that my heart could take it. I'm too young to have a heart attack!)

3. Speaking of the Finals, we've been going out and drinking for just about every game. It's kinda tiring. But necessary. (And fun). How often does your team get into the finals when you're living in that city? (If you're me - this is unlikely to happen again.)

4. Overheard at the bar last night: It should just be one game instead of seven to decide the cup. The Superbowl is one game. And so is the World Series.
- Just a hint: if it's called a series it's unlikely to be only one game. And for the record, football is the odd sport out in North America - Basketball, Baseball and Hockey are all decided by seven game series'.

5. I'm making Salsa Chicken Thighs for dinner tonight. It's a recipe that my Dad (I think) got out of a Looney Spoons cookbook ages ago. I don't have the receipe, but I've made it before so I decided to give it a try.
Things I put in there (for my own record)
- onions
- garlic
- medium chunky salsa
- soy sauce
- dijon mustard
- honey
- powdered ginger
I hope it turns out. Smells pretty good.

6. My sister-in-law is having her birthday party tonight. I was invited, but sadly being on the other side of the continent does get in the way of attending parties. I'm hoping for a drunken phone call from my brother fairly soon. He's pretty good at that.

7. We went to see X-men: First Class and I really liked it. It definitely had some major flaws, but there was some awesome character development and just characters in general.

8. I am in love with James McAvoy. I've known this since I saw him in Children of Dune, but it's always nice to have it reaffirmed. I YouTubed a bunch of interviews with him - and he's even more awesome in person. I think my favourite is this interview with Craig Ferguson because it is hilarious! "Scottish Vacuum of Charm" Indeed!

9. I have therefore downloaded a bunch of his movies. Today I watched "Starter for 10" which was hilarious in a kinda awkward first year university kind of way. Also his mother was played by Catherine Tate and Benedict Cumberbatch was the dink who was captain of the University Challenge team. I laughed really loudly at times. Very enjoyable. Next up, either Atonement or the Last King of Scotland (in which I hope he actually uses his own accent, because it is lovely).

9. I think I might go and get bookshelves from Canadian Tire tomorrow. I know, my life is super exciting.
aderam: (Marvin)
A list in honour of the crown I'm getting tomorrow. :)

1. The hockey blog I read (which I've mentioned before) had a Scrabble Battle today with Tanner Glass, a forward with the Vancouver Canucks. Yes, I did say "Scrabble Battle." Way back near the beginning of the season there was some player profile thing during the TV coverage of one of the games which said that Tanner Glass was an avid Scrabble player. As a result, Harrison from Pass it to Bulis challenged him to a Scrabble game. Probably nothing would have come of this (since the challenge was online rather than in person, natch), but apparently someone in Tanner Glass' family reads PITB, and drew his attention to it. Since then it's been a bit of a running gag. There were T-Shirts made for it and everything. Today was the game.

They organized it to be a fundraiser for charity, and the guy who raised the most money got first move (naturally the guy who earns a lot of money and hangs out with a bunch of other guys who earn a lot of money got the start). I'm actually super impressed. Not only because an NHL hockey player actually decided to play Scrabble with a blogger for charity (which is cool enough as it is), but both of them had really good showings. I posthumously read the Live Blog of the game (over here) and both of them had some really good plays. Harrison won, but not by too much, and both of them had over 300 points. Which is a wicked score.

(Although maybe Harrison should have let Tanner win, because Tanner Glass Fights Bears, after all.) :)

All in all this was extremely hilarious.

2. I'm officially going to Cuba! I bought my ticket today. There is going to be an all-inclusive resort, and my brother and some really good friends of ours are all going to be there. It's going to be the first time I've ever had a hotel room to myself as well - so that should be pretty cool. I'm super looking forward to it.

3. The Eagle. It was every bit as awfully awesome as I thought it would be and then some. I loved it. Unfortunately they weren't in short skirts for as much of the time as I would have liked (for that you have to watch Clash of the Titans *grin*), but I suppose when most of the film is set in Scotland, you want to cover as much as you can. Understandable, but still unfortunate. No mangled Latin, but loads of mangled Gaelic - some of which I recognized! Although I don't have a good enough sense of whether it sounded mangled to me because it was Scots Gaelic instead of Irish (or because it's been nearly 7 years since I took Gaelic in a very poor sort of way), or because they just mangled it. I'm going with the latter personally, but I'm more than willing to be proven wrong. (Because if nothing else, Billy Elliot speaking Gaelic is super hot.)

It was a pretty movie. And it was entirely what you would expect. Although it was rather weird to hear all the Romans with American accents, but I suppose it makes sense because then the British could have British accents. Still. Their putting my cinematic tropes on their head! Also they were clearly portraying the Roman Legions as Jarheads, which took a moment to get used to, but otherwise made very good sense.

As one might expect, I wish there'd been more character development for the relationship between Aquila and Esca. But I'll just wait on the fic. (Is it strange to be sad about movies that come out in the beginning of the year because they're temporally so far away from Yuletide? I feel like even if I don't forget about it before Yuletide shows up then probably everyone else will forget about it by then. Le Sigh.)

But yes - Awesome.
aderam: (300)
Dear Mountains,

You looked lovely today. Keep up the good work.


In other news I've finished marking a whole slue of second year religious studies papers on the Bible. I remain not very impressed - also still confused about why I got assigned a course I really know very little about (surprisingly this doesn't stop me from recognizing a good or bad argument). (Well, not entirely confused - someone had to get it because all the religious studies grad students already had TAships, but why did that someone have to be me?)

I think I'm going to go and see The Eagle soon. It promises to be stupid and wrong and racist and AWESOME. Plus it's totally about Roman Britain and therefore completely relevant to my major research paper (but let's not talk about how my work on that is going...).

I still need to do a full Dental Death post, but in the mean time I've got my crown almost done. I've got the temporary crown in and I'm heading in next Thursday to get the permanent one glued on. I'm going to have a gold tooth! I'm super excited about it (yes, it's in the back). They gave me the option of the porcelain and metal version that would look like a regular tooth, but I decided to go with gold because
a) Gold is awesome and it will go well with my anchor tattoo.
b) I've had enough problems with dental work and I wanted to go with the simplest, least-likely to break version.
c) $50 cheaper doesn't hurt.
and d) I've had so much dental work done in the past two months that it would feel wrong if it didn't leave some kind of a mark (yes, I would feel differently if it was a front tooth).
It was actually pretty funny, since both my dentist and my hygienist were being careful not to influence me and let me come to my own decision (while giving me all the information about the options) but as soon as I said I wanted gold they both told me what a great idea that was. "I wish all my patients got gold crowns" said Dr. Tooth man. I find that kinda amusing.

Anyway, gold tooth next Thursday. Should be exciting!
aderam: (Reality)

I really want to see this. I went searching for the trailer again just now because I was watching clips from a SD Comic Con panel called "Women who Kick Ass" where one of the women from this movie was talking about the training and stunts they had to do. Jena Malone said that at one point she was hanging upside down on wires flying through the air shooting and she had to reload her massive gun (she of course said this much better than I did, and with accurate details). When she finished and got to the bottom the stunt coordinator guy had this weird look on his face, so she asked if she'd done something wrong. He said that he'd only ever seen one other person do that before - Ice Cube.

That is so awesome. This movie should be great for that reason alone. I mean - Jena Malone? - I think of her as Mary from Saved, and it's always cool to see actors be completely different people from one role to the next.

In other news today I did a lot of cleaning and organizing. I'm by no means done. But I managed to get all of my stuff up off the floor and move my desk around so there's enough room for my new set of shelves. Things that still need to be done:
- More organizing!!!! I would like to have a vaguely clear desk so that I could at least theoretically do some work from home.
- declog the drain in the bathtub. I think maybe the drain hasn't been properly cleaned since GC was opened twenty years ago. There is probably enough hair down there to cover a small dog or several cats. Sorry for the image - but I'm not looking forward to facing it and wanted to share the gross (I'm just that kind of gal). (And yes I've already tried harsh chemicals. Unfortunately the drain is not fully clogged so the chemicals go through too fast to completely eat away the hair. Yuck.)

Yesterday I did a bunch of wandering around downtown without any real destination or purpose in mind. It was really nice. An exercise in expanding my mental map of the city. It makes the place seem more like home that way.

I still haven't figured out what I'm going to do for New Years. Maybe I'll just hang out here and be boring. I mean there'll be loads of partying happening at the Conference.

Meh. For some reason this whole holiday season just doesn't feel all that auspicious... if that's the word I'm looking for...
aderam: (Humbug)
aka the best kind of To Do List because it's all stuff I want to do, but have no consequences if I don't! (Yuletide is already written after all.)

1. Catch up on all of Fringe so we can have Fringe Friday get togethers next term. So far this has been going really well. I've been devouring R's DVDs and I totally forgot that Leonard Nimoy played a recurring role. Also I identified him by his voice. Yup.

2. Watch the Cowboy Beebop DVDs Y lent me. The last time I did this there were scratches all over the disc with the two part episode where Vicious comes back and I never got to see part two! Soon this will be solved.

3. Watch a shit-ton of movies. I've got Die Hard ready for Christmas Day. :)

4. Troll the Yuletide Stories once they come out.

5. Finish that podfic I started before I went off to Italy. (Oops)

6. Watch series two of Being Human.
aderam: (Bones Eyebrow)
They're filming Fringe outside the Barber Library. I did a trip over there to slake my curiosity and to take back a few books I didn't need anymore. At first I thought the caution tape was to prevent people from walking into the scene, but then I realized that it was because they were filming a crime scene. All the FBI people and the "dead" body sort of gave it away.


Also I went and saw RED yesterday. It was hilarious. The action was awesome and clearly there for the coolness factor, but in a way that is actually cool rather than crap. And there was a lot of Karl Urban being awesome and looking really attractive in suits.

Clearly my type of movie.

I feel much better now.
aderam: (Bones Eyebrow)
So I'm too impatient to wait and see if anyone else has any guesses for the movie meme of several days ago.

Here are the ones you missed:

2. "Andrew, we are not dead! We have cable!" - From the movie Nothing which is awesome and hilarious. Evidence:

5. "What was that?"
"I rigged the football with C-4, sir."
"Why would you do that?" - From Three Kings

6. "You gotta walk before you crawl."
"Reverse that." - From Ocean's 11

13. "I'm exhausted."
"Yeah, me too. But you know I'm really wired. What do you say I... take you home and eat your pussy." - From Shark Attack 3: Megalodon which is so funny and so terrible. Starring John Barrowman as the man who really can't play straight when he's given boobs to play with... Embedding is disabled, but here is the YouTube link: It cuts off the sex scene, but really all you need is the line.

15. "The weekend has landed. All that exists now is clubs, drugs, pubs and parties. I've got 48 hours off from the world, man. I'm gonna blow steam out my head like a screaming kettle, I'm gonna talk cod shit to strangers all night, I'm gonna lose the plot on the dancefloor." - From Human Traffic which is about the club scene in Cardiff and stars (I'm looking at you [ profile] vermin_disciple) the lovely and talented John Simm. I've only seen this movie once all the way through, but we used to play scenes from YouTube before we went out partying because it's great for getting you pumped up!

17. "A minute ago this was the safest job in the world. Now it's turning into a bad day in Bosnia." - From Lock Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels

I was thinking about which movies that I choose and it's actually a bit of a bizarre combo - I like to think that means I'm a well rounded individual. So:

3 Canadian Movies - Nothing, Men With Brooms and Bon Cop, Bad Cop
4 "Kids" Movies - Lilo and Stitch, Muppet Christmas Carol, Titan AE and The Emperor's New Groove
2 George Clooney Movies - Three Kings and Ocean's 11
6 SciFi Movies - Lilo and Stitch (What? There are aliens involved), Star Trek XI (Also I am greatly ashamed that it took you all so long to guess that one), Aliens, Titan AE, Doom and Iron Man (for our purposes I'm including superheroes in the SciFi category)
3 Marines Movies (2 of them of the Space variety) - Three Kings, Aliens (Space Marines!!!!) and Doom (Karl Urban as a Space Marine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the Rock? Can this be wrong? I think not.) - (and I suppose you could argue Space Marines in Titan AE...)

And I'm sure I could come up with some other categories if I felt like it, but I a) am too lazy and b) have lost interest.

I actually found this list of twenty hard to compile. I was having a hard time thinking of twenty movies that fit in my "favourites" category. I think it's because very few movies have enough time for me to properly fall in love with the characters (some of the notable exceptions are above). So I love movies, and I like a lot of movies but most of them don't extend into "favourites" the same way that TV shows do.
aderam: (Safety - Aderam)
I went to see Watchmen today, and I actually quite liked it. I would even like to see it again, but probably not paying to watch in the theatres. I read the comic over the Christmas Break ('cause [ profile] hobbitbabe has it), and it was pretty good at sticking with the story without changing too much but also making it into a movie instead of just a moving comic book (I thought).

Cut for general spoilers )

In conclusion - Pretty! With some weird bits. Also is it just me or was this filmed in Vancouver? I need to watch this again if only to play "spot the Vancouver actor."

In other news I got my eyes checked on Thursday and I need reading glasses. It's about time, since I've been trying to make everything work with drug-store reading glasses that aren't optimal for the past four years. C and I went to buy frames yesterday (since he's clearly my fashion consultant), and they should be ready for me on Tuesday or Wednesday. I am excited! They're arriving just in time for paper season and all of the research I'm going to be doing for that. (yay... or not.)

I also did my Greek Lit honours exam yesterday. I only realized today that it might not have been such a good idea to do it on Friday the Thirteenth, but I think it went well regardless. It's one of those exams where I think that I've not done well because it seemed too easy. But I've been told that these exams are easy - but shouldn't it have been harder than that? Whatever, I'll find out soon enough whether I passed, and then I'll know whether I needed a bigger, more in depth answer than that.
aderam: (Default)
I just watched Animal House with S. Finally. I'd never actually seen it before (I know, I know, it's a classic, but don't worry I've fixed this shortcoming). And it was really funny. I loved it! Anyway there were a few people all the way through that I recognized the actors but couldn't place. One of them was the character Flounder (aka Kent), I knew that I knew the actor from somewhere, but I just couldn't think of it. Maybe it was because he was so much younger, whatever. Anyway I checked in the credits and the actor is Stephen Furst! I didn't remember who he was immediately either but I knew I knew the name from somewhere. It came to me when I was doing my dishes - VIR! Stephen Furst is the guy who plays Vir on Babylon 5.

Vir was in Animal House!!!!

I am very pleased right now.

And now I'm going to go and do some reading for class tomorrow.
aderam: (tallship - oceangirl16)
So I went to see PotC III today with S. It's raining and just generally damp, so it's the perfect day to go inside and watch a movie.

Here's my reaction. With spoilers.

Will Turner you are not a sailor! )
aderam: (Default)
Just went to see 300 and it was SO VERY AWESOME. The epitome of the Greek Heroic Code.

And now I must finish reading the Bacchae and write a response for my Greek Tragedies course. I think I may be feeling bloody-minded enough for the task at hand. :)


aderam: (Default)

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