tempestuously: ([hg] come to finish me off sweetheart?)
So I didn't realize "The Thief" was actually a children's book and spent 15 minutes searching through YA before I finally learned the truth and had the super-fun experience of crawling around on my hands and knees while trying to find it in the shelves. Note to self, get Thief series on Kindle next time. I wanted to pick up "The Broken Kingdoms," but it wasn't there so I went with "The Giver" since I've never read it and the last of the "Shadows" series by Brent Weeks. I have to decide whether I want to stick "Firestar's Quest" somewhere in there, possibly after the Weeks book to give me something easier to read. The first two should be a breeze after all.

Oh, a coworker also gave me the "How to Train Your Dragon" artbook, which is lovely, and the Justice League, which I need to get around to watching. Probably I'll start on that today. CFUW kind of devoured my time yesterday. [livejournal.com profile] realms_of_life and I spent the other week watching "Batman/Superman:Apocalypse," which terrified me with the realization that the old man I spent the entirely movie wanting to go away was actually Granny Goodness (shudder) and "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths," which was just fun because poor Batman. I also discovered Amazon gives me Buffy episodes for a buck and might have spent at least $10 on that this week. I won't be doing that anymore since I have $400 dollars on my checking account, which I shouldn't, and I don't want to mess with that money unless I need it for gas and food. Ugh, I have to call and sort that out.

Also, I miss the Geass recap chats. What happened? People weren't around on the holidays, and I haven't seen them since. I'd post them myself, but I'm super lazy about doing screeshots and summaries; I just like to talk.
tempestuously: ([terra]look and see her how she sparkles)
I had an exciting weekend with [livejournal.com profile] realms_of_life, whereupon I did many things. Kind of. We originally were going to go see Narnia on Saturday, but we spent forever looking for a place to eat. We finally settled in at Friday's, which made the cardinal sin of serving appetizers at the same time as the entre. I was not pleased. So we decided to hold off on Narnia until today. In the meantime, there was BATMAN.

We watched Mask of the Phantasm, which I still love, and Under the Hood, which Gabi was gaga over. I will admit I prefer Jason Todd in small doses so this was a darn good movie, with lots of psychological value. Older Joker is still hard to get used to, even if he is his psychotic joking self. It was also surreal to watch a very VIOLENT Batman movie in cartoon form since all the other Batman animations usually aren't as vicious. I also loved Nightwing, but then again Dick is my favorite Batman character. Talia is my favorite female Batman character. But yeah, Under the Hood was a nick kick to the gut. We wisely followed this up with Michael Bourne's Swan Lake. What a pleasant note to end the night on.

As far as Narnia, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I slashed Edmund and Caspian to pieces. But the bit toward the end where Aslan stops being subtle and goes FULL SERMON was a bit hard to take seriously. I really hope our uncontrollable fit of laughter didn't too much disturb the family sitting next to us. I feel bad about that but really! I don't know if I want more Narnia since I know Edmund won't be in the others. And no, that's not a spoiler.

There was also Star Driver, which had the sister episode (that was nice if not completely unsatisfying in fanservice during the loooooooooong baseball scene) and an episode about Kanako's servants, which had an awesome scene with Sugata and Takuto. I won't spoil; I'll just say that Sugata completely read my mind.

Legend of the Legendary Heroes is going to make me cry and Sion and Ryner are SO in love with each other, that is all. I don't want this series to be over next week. They still have so much to resolve. Sigh. Also, this anime really doesn't know how to be subtle. At all.

I have to find some time this week to do my xmas cards.
tempestuously: ([not!kamui] i keep this for trauma)
Man, I hope LoL doesn't end up killing Sion, I will be so sad. This is the first anime I have really gotten into (minus fandom) in a long time. I'm kind of disappointed the fandom for Star Driver is so boring. I might write longer reviews on the recent episodes of both of these after I watch the new Star Driver tomorrow.

I also really enjoyed the premiere of Young Justice. The characters are probably far more quippy and bratty than they should be, but I really am loving Aqualad. Jesse McCartney as Robin is also amazing. And of course I have a soft spot for Kid Flash and Superboy. Though I'm thinking Aqualad/Superboy may end up my OTP.
tempestuously: ([ph] if bird or devil)
I spent the better part of my drive home following a truck that had "NIP" as its license plate and contemplating what that could possibly mean and what it said about the driver. They also had a FMA alchemy symbol so I'm a bit stumped.

I want to either go to the Capitol Fringe Festival this weekend or check out that Normal Rockwell exhibit at the American History Museum. Not sure which will win out.

I learned more today about LeBron James than I ever wanted to know, and it's entirely my fault. Speaking of rants, what's all this fuss about Wonder Woman's new look? It seems decent to me. Yeah, it's not Amazon-ish so I guess you could say it doesn't exactly relate to her roots, but it doesn't look bad. Then again, I never had too much trouble with the X-Men movies ditching the stupid uniforms for the black ones. I was also recommended the Kevin Smith Batman comic and told the Joker seems more gay. What's the usual opinion on this thing?

Your poliquote of the week:

"I think it would be fine if the school wanted to allow the gay students attend a separate prom, they just can't call it a prom. Maybe a "civil formal social gathering". If they call it a prom, then that erodes the sanctity of proms."

"That's right. If we allow them to go to the prom, then what's next? Some guy will want to take an alligator as his date, and then the school halls will be filled with satan-worshipping necrophiliacs. It can't be allowed!"


30 Days of Writing Meme )

11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?

RP-wise: Lelouch is the fave. Duh. Least favorite is Eddie but only because his voice is HARD. I still love you, Eddie.

Fiction-wise: Dominic wins hands-down as favorite. He's a nice challenge because he's one of those characters that very rarely says what he's thinking. Unless he's pissed at someone and then he spares no words. Dominic is also fun because he is one big mess of layers that shift, depending on who he's talking to and what's going on. Sometimes he may be an outright bastard, sometimes he may be gentle and sometimes he may be completely innocent. His voice is also fun in that it's very direct and authoritative. Dominic does not take shit, and you better damn well do what he says. Plus, Dominic has Wolf, which is also fun to write, especially when he's fighting and bloody. I can always find an excuse to get Dominic bloody.

As far as least favorite, it's a toss-up between Ty and Angelique. Ty is hard because he's more of a plot point than an actual character, despite all of the important characteristics I've given him. He's also fickle and too nice. I also worry he comes off too gay. He is just not well incorporated into the story so I never quite no what to do with him. I have written at length about my issues with Angelique, which can mostly be summarized by saying I find her boring. I have no idea what her character is, she's too cliched and her voice is pure murder on me since it's supposed to be all New Agey and I fail at that. Both need severe revision.
tempestuously: ([vk] the art of topping)
I have to clean my cats and, well, consider things. I also plan on cleaning my room tomorrow for inspirational thoughts and so Graham doesn't laugh at my pigsty. I actually lost a shoe in this mess last night.

I find myself actually caring whether Brad and Angelina are ok, and this upsets me. It's mostly for the kids but still celebrities. I also need to find some time to get to the zoo this weekend since baby panda boy goes to China forever next week.

I hate putting "Titan's Curse" down because I get so into it at my lunch break. I wish there was more Nico. )

I can't wait for Linkara to review Ultimatum. His review of Ultimates 3 #1 and #2 had me rolling.

Ooooh meme.

Give me one character (or more!) and I will tell you:

1. OTP for them.
2. Runner-up pairing.
3. Honorable mention(s).
4. Crack pairing(s).
5. Ship everyone else seems to like, but I don't.

Disclaimer: Do not ask me about MY characters because they are anti-shippable. Either that or I like to pretend I'm not blatantly obvious with my ship preferences.
tempestuously: ([vk] the art of topping)
Gmail continues to forget my notifs for communities.

In other news, before Linkara, I never realized the whiskey-tango-foxtrot that is the Spider-man Clone Saga. Nor did I realize that Frank Miller actually lost all ability to write about Batman after Year One. Continuity scares me.
tempestuously: ([frontier] accidentally in love)
I want to make a pimping post but I'm so lazy. I'm feeling pretty accomplished that I went so far as to collect pictures like night. That's something. I'm going to see Watchmen in another half hour so it's not like I really have time. I'm going through my detachment phase again. I should link that Watchmen review by that crazy conservative lady; it was funny.

In the meantime, I will ponder how I never really paid attention to Offspring's "Christy, are you doing ok?" until today. That song is messed up. Sexual child abuse. WTF. And it has such a pretty melody too. Speaking of music, back to my willingness to part with my left foot to see Rascal Flatts in concert. Well, that left foot now has a $200+ price tag attached so I think I'll pass.

I've been considering getting a dog again. My coworker was showing me pictures of her shiba inu, which is like my ideal dog and the process for getting one doesn't sound too complicated. I just clean up my house (force my roommate to clean the kitchen), hit up one of their local dog shows at Petco and fill out an application for a house visit. It could be nice. I will have something to give my love to unconditionally that may be slightly more receptive than a cat. Since apparently the human element is becoming more and more of a no show.
tempestuously: ([cat] too awesome for you)
To get over my issues, I've been reading Alive: The Final Evolution. At first, I was a bit turned off by the boring art style, but the story is really engaging. I find myself fascinated with almost all of the characters, especially the baddies.

Last night's Lost has been described as character-centric, I really was bored. I cared remotely about Juliette and Sawyer, but that was it. I also didn't like the annoying timeswitch they kept doing. Episodes without Ben or Locke blow.

Taylor Swift is coming to the area. Part of me wants to see her, but part of me also fears the tweenie audience she may attract, which I will then have to slay. Taylor is cute though. Now if it were Rascal Flatts, I'd cut off my right foot to see that. Mmm Rascal Flatts.

I've been hearing mixed reviews on Watchmen, but I'm still stupidly excited about seeing it. Even though I've only sparingly read the book. I won't lie; that many words on a page hurt my eyes and confuse me. I'm less cool about hearing how damn gory this thing will be. Synder, why must you do these things?


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