merrily: Mac (Default)
Star Trek! YAY!

could be considered spoilery, could also be considered incoherent -- but there's some unhappiness at the end, so be prepared )

Kate found her own fic for me! The one I meant was Observe, where Kirk imagines Spock/Uhura, 'cause, damn.

This is where I got the title for this post. Curse you, Ryan North, with your awesome t-shirts that end up discontinued before I manage to buy them!
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I cannot wait to see this movie. It's about pregnant, aimless 30-somethings! It stars Allison Janney & John Krasinski! It's directed by Sam Mendes! The dialogue seems frothy deliciousness! ... And it's written by Dave Eggers, but I can overlook that part.

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So I stopped at Blockbuster on the way home from work today to pick up disc 4 of Alias S5.

(Sidenote: it is a bad idea to date clerks from your favourite local vid store. When you break up, you will never be able to go back there again, and you will end up renting TV seasons one disc at a time from Blockbuster, paying through the nose. TAKE IT FROM ME.)

As I was paying, I remembered that I had 2 movies at home that I didn't want, and that Blockbuster earlier that month had been offering a "sell us your previously-viewed movies! get store credit!" deal.

"Say, by the way, I've got-"

"Yes, we're hiring," bored-looking employee said. "We're hiring all the time. You can certainly drop off a resume. Putting your retail experience near the top is a good idea. The manager's name is Scott, he's here Monday through Friday until 6PM, tell him Rick said you seemed like a good prospect."

Since I really hate catty customers, I did not laugh long and hard. But it was close. Of all the places I would never want to work!

(Sorry, o flist person who applied for a Blockbuster job. I have sympathy. I know you wanted it. But you are so much better off without it. You were too good for it. Really. And so am I.)
merrily: Mac (Default)
As per The Man Himself, Joss+WonderWoman=not happening.

Part of me is not all that fussed. The rest yearns for more Joss storytelling.
merrily: Mac (McKay)
Dudes, I went to see Casino Royale tonight and I be officially _blown away_.

The movie's really good, and ridiculously chock-full of death-defying action... but the thing all you ladies with an interest in the mens and all you mens with an interest in the mens need to know is that the new Bond is unbe-fucking-lievably hunktastic.

God. Swim trunks.... guh.

Double guh.

(This Bond is also brutal and foolhardy and prone to throwing himself in traffic and I am disturbed that I am so hot under the collar, but ohmigod the swim trunks.)
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In gacking news --

"This is a list of the 50 most significant science fiction/fantasy novels, 1953-2002, according to the Science Fiction Book Club.

Bold the ones you've read, strike-out the ones you hated, italicize those you started but never finished and put an asterisk beside the ones you loved."


The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov
**Dune, Frank Herbert
Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein
A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin
Neuromancer, William Gibson
Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
The Book of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe
A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr.
The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov
Children of the Atom, Wilmar Shiras
Cities in Flight, James Blish
The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett
Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison
Deathbird Stories, Harlan Ellison
The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester
Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany
**Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey
Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Stephen R. Donaldson
The Forever War, Joe Haldeman
Gateway, Frederik Pohl
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling
**The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
*I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin
Little, Big, John Crowley
Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
Mission of Gravity, Hal Clement
More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon
The Rediscovery of Man, Cordwainer Smith
On the Beach, Nevil Shute
Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke
Ringworld, Larry Niven
Rogue Moon, Algis Budrys
The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien (TWICE!)
Slaughterhouse-5, Kurt Vonnegut
Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner
The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester
Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein
Stormbringer, Michael Moorcock
The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks
Timescape, Gregory Benford
To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip Jose Farmer

Clearly, I have reading to do. Wouldn't it be great if there was a zip.ca for books?
merrily: Mac (muppet-pirates)
Aid me, o flist!

I have a membership to zip.ca! Is it necessary to watch SG-1 before embarking on SGA? Also, David Thewlis movies! What do I rent, keeping in mind that I've already seen Besieged and Total Eclipse?

Other things?

Bwah! Candy everywhere!

also

Sep. 7th, 2006 11:15 pm
merrily: Mac (sarah)
[livejournal.com profile] human_loser and I were out last night to see a preview of Hollywoodland. Cut for complaining )

Little Miss Sunshine has totally spoiled me for all other movies this year. (Have I mentioned how awesome it is? So awesome! Great ensemble acting, brilliant dialogue, funniness, Steve Carrell -- go now!)
--

Anyway, our discussion afterwards about famous people within two degrees of separation got me thinking about the weirdness of cult celebrity. Can you imagine how insane it would be to be a regular working actor, land a role in some TV series and all of a sudden be faced with rabid fans?

I realize this is not a new line of thought.

It's just -- Nathan Fillion. Comes from a fairly friendly small city. Basically yer average good guy, from a nice normal family, blessed with a noticeably good-looking but not saintly visage. And suddenly faced with slathering fangirls and people who start crying in his presence.

WTF, man?

FanExpo was last weekend and I opted to stay at home, because I love many of the artists who came, but I'm not going to participate in the public drooling anymore. I don't like the dichotomy it sets up. I want the people I love to know they're appreciated, but there have to be better ways to do it than paying $200 to ask them a question at a con. Also, ways that aren't intrusive and mascara-streaking.

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