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- YAAAAAY!!!! Pushing Daisies season 2 trailer!! It's hilarious and… 
3rd-Aug-2008 11:29 pm
Scarlett O'Hara
- YAAAAAY!!!! Pushing Daisies season 2 trailer!! It's hilarious and crack-laden and it wants you to love it!!! Seriously, in season 1 we got 9 episode of sugar and sweetness and puppy dog eyes between Chuck and Ned, but without being able to expand to 22 episodes, I don't think we got the full spectrum of just how hyper-on-speed, totally off the wall, cartoony in a good way brilliant PD can be. This trailer shows us that yes, yes, a whole other level of rainbow coloured insanity CAN be reached. ;o)

- So right. I got into Twilight last year, and sped my way through all 3 books despite the fact that I despised everything about Bella and Edward. I was going to get Breaking Dawn just for the heck of seeing how it all ends... but having read the FUCKING HILARIOUS plot spoilers, I am so completely and utterly not bothering. Stephanie Meyer is a bad writer, the series has no discernible plot and the characters have little y'know... character, but I truly didn't think she had THIS level of utter crap, cliches, Mary Sues and the lowest depths of fan fiction plotting in her... I am gobsmacked and I simply cannot stop laughing - moreover, I downright refuse to stop laughing! This post (full of spoilers, beware) over on ONTD is bringing me the LOLS in the hugest way. 

- Also... I'm not in any of these 3 fandoms, so humour me on this: does this be true that LotR fandom looks down on the HP fandom, which in turn looks down on the Twilight fandom? I get that LotR is considered a piece of literary excellence and not simply within the fantasy genre but in all of them... but honestly, JKR is by no means a bad writer. Her writing isn't thousands of centuries deep with its own language, no, but it's witty, eccentric, subtle, dark and her characters just leap off the page, especially the trio. And I can understand looking down on Twilight so I'm not even gonna touch that one.

- Okay random comment about Doctor Who is random, but here it is - I like what happened with Rose at the end of Journey's End. I liked it in the way that I liked the emo and the tragedy at the end of Doomsday, y'know, and obviously not as in 'OMG I'm a big shipper, Ten/Rose is totally canon now bitches'. I liked the wrongess of it, I like the idea of the angst to come for Rose and Blue Ten. I like that it wasn't all's well that ends well and that Rose was left confused. Not because I hate her, but because the imperfect is more interesting than the perfect, no problems, happily ever after, in my opinion. Ten took Rose's choices from her and decided how her life should go, and the ramifications of that for both characters has really caught my imagination. How will she deal with that, how will he, how will human Ten deal with a human life? So yes, I like how everything ended not because it was shippy, or happy but because it really wasn't that shippy or happy. WHY DO I ENJOY THE ANGST???!

- OMG - recent Stargate SG-1 Comic Con reports tell me that there is most likely a third Stargate movie going into production. Holy crap that makes me happy. After the disaster that was Stargate Continuum (rehashing the season 8 finale, WTF?!) I am so glad that it won't be the last time we see SG-1 in action. Hopefully they'll be clued in on the fact that we're all there for the characters so they should y'know... include some damn character development in the next film. 

- I have Atonement, Casino Royale, and The Illusionist lined up to watch. Without spoilering me, tell me they are good films yes, flist? I have never watched a James Bond film in my life, mostly because of the cheesiness factor, but a non-dark haired, non-traditionally good looking, non-sauve-looking Bond has caught my eye in Daniel Craig. I like that he seems all fuck you I don't care how shiny my shoes are... if that makes sense.
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3rd-Aug-2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
Oh man Twilight is such a joke. I can not stand Myers. I hate the way she writes, it is so bad that you can not take it seriously. Let's not get into the morals of what she writes.

As someone who is in LOTR and HP fandom. I know that the LOTR books are considered superior (The man wrote Elvish.) However the fandom does not look down on JKR. JKR was never hailed as being the next Tolkien. Which is where I think some of the HP animosity towards Twilight comes from. Calling Meyers the next JKR.

Now I am not saying JKR is the best writer there ever was. That being said she is a good writer, and her books are far more intelligent than that rubbish Twilight series.

In short, everyone look down on Twilight. Not just HP fans.
3rd-Aug-2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
Never mind the fact that Meyers let on that she thinks her fourth book will need to be split into 2 films. Bitch please. Stfd.

4th-Aug-2008 12:07 am (UTC)
Ah she thinks she's in Deathly Hallows territoy, eh? My God... And given that basically nothing happens in New Moon and Eclipse, I wouldn't be surprised if only one film sequel was made, condensing everything and just focusing on the ~drama~ from the final book.
4th-Aug-2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
Imo, not even DH qualifies for that treatment but the fact that she said it, smacks of supreme smugness. I would LAUGH if that happened, so damn hard.
4th-Aug-2008 12:17 am (UTC)
LMAO. Bitch needs to sit down and have a reality check!

Cute icon Em...you always have nice ones. I think I will head over to your LJ and see what selection you have going...
4th-Aug-2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
Haha, awesome. I likes my pretty ladies.

*is nothing more than a pervert, really*

3rd-Aug-2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
Good to know that everyone looks down on Twilight! ;o) And calling Meyer the next JKR is ridiculous, and it really is just baiting most HP fans because of how very bad a writer the former is. LotR is my favourite of all three by a long shot, but I was just wondering if I was missing some sort of inter fandom flame war when I read a discussion about LotR fans looking down on HP fans and so on. Glad I was wrong. Twilight isn't even in their category, not by a long shot. The most popular comparison should be against Anne Rice since she's the vampire genre empress. There are zero similarities between Twilight and HP except for the fact that they're both stocked in the Fantasy section.
4th-Aug-2008 12:24 am (UTC)
I honestly HATE Anne Rice. She is a bitch and just awful to her fans. However, she knows how to write a series about vampires. I give her that!

Meyers could pick up a point or two from her.
4th-Aug-2008 12:37 am (UTC)
I have no idea what Rice is like and I've little experience with her books, but I did find it weird on FanFiction.net a few years ago, to see that she was one of only a few authors to have legally required FF.net to ban fanfic based on her books. That's just so strange to me.
3rd-Aug-2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
I see where you're going with Doctor Who, I just think the tone of the scene was a bit too ambiguous, in that for some it seems to have been a happy ending while for others it's the furthest from that. I'm more with your school of thinking; that they have MAJOR issues to work on and, if I were to write fic, they'd probably split up.

As for films; I loved Atonement and Casino Royal (I'm no Bond fan either).
4th-Aug-2008 12:03 am (UTC)
Yes - my only problem with the scene would probably be that it's uncertain if we're supposed to take it as a happy ending, especially as neither Rose nor Ten seemed particularly happy. I cannot possibly take it as a happy ending, and that suits me just fine, but what disturbs me is that RTD most likely DID intend it to be taken as such. *shiver*
4th-Aug-2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
The way Rose looked back right after the kiss just made it all seem so put-on, for me. Like "I'll pretend I'm alright" when really she wasn't. I'm sure I've read comments where he's said it's supposed to be unclear, and the fact that Tennant and Piper subscribe to that theory too, warms me greatly.
4th-Aug-2008 12:33 am (UTC)
OH PUSHING DAISIES, I remember watching and thinking, this could actually be a little more cracky. It's awesome, so so awesome. CAN'T WAIT TILL IT'S BACK!

I won't go into details, because I will say nasty stuff about characters I don't want to saw nasty stuff about, but the reasons you liked the DW ending for Rose is nearly exactly why I hate it. I honestly found that a bit amusing. :)
4th-Aug-2008 12:43 am (UTC)
I cannot fathom how awesome the crackiness of Pushing Daisies is - and how it works so well too.

On DW, I guess I'm coming from the Joss Whedon school of emo, and I've gotten used to accepting and most times actually loving horrible, tragic endings. I get that the scene is so completely wrong and it just backs up the things I've begun to hate Ten over. It was a downright odd decision for him to make I think (and it wasn't even HIS decision to make, but let's not go THERE). Not to bait you into saying that nasty stuff you wanted to avoid saying, ;o), but can I ask what you disliked about the scene or why? For example, would it have been better for you if Rose had decided herself to return to Alt Earth and Human Ten had asked himself to stay with her rather then Ten ordering them there?
4th-Aug-2008 01:55 am (UTC)
First, obviously, the fact that Rose didn't make the decision herself. Loathe that to a degree that is quite terrible.

Two, I hate how he cast off the clone version. That it was dangerous and while it should be his responsibility, he just doesn't want it and uses an opportunity that he discusses with no-one to pawn him off. It's ridiculous and insulting.

Three, when Rose questions what Ten was going to say on the beach originally, while I thought the "Does it really need saying?" delivery was really quite sweet, Rose turning to the clone and asking him what he has to say, felt wrong, and I feel like I should place most of the blame on RTD, making it seem like Rose is only searching for the "I love you" out of the relationship. But it's there and, IMHO, reflects horribly on Rose's character.

Four, I know it's weird that I place this separately, but I didn't care for her kissing the clone because he said it. Totally rubbed me the wrong way. Hated this more than #3. And really, they could have at least used a better angle. Like the confidential one I've seen around.

And five, that Ten leaves without goodbye, good luck or a screw you. Maybe he believes that she made her choice, but this Ten, what he decides, almost forces me to believe that he was never in love with her. I don't know if that's right. It just...he knows it was never her choice to leave him (as much as I'm bugged by that), to be so selfish in his wish for her to live a full life that he forces on her what he thinks she needs, that's not love for a person, IMO.

And to give her a human Doctor, assuming that that's what she always wanted, feels proof that he didn't really know her well because that was never the impression I got. She loved traveling with him and that was evident.

Um....that was more than I needed to say....that was all so repressed and I'm sorry it all spewed out on you! :)
4th-Aug-2008 02:32 am (UTC)
I actually agree with every single point you've made. I suppose like you said, it's just funny how despite this, our reactions were so opposite.

Ten gave her the human Ten almost like a gift and that really weirded me out - even moreso because I feel that human Ten knew this and still happily went along with it. Human Ten IS Ten, just human, so why would he suddenly be so at ease with 'settling down' when it's been made clear that the very basis of the Doctor's character, even before her was the last Time Lord, is that he's a wanderer, a rebel.

The whole scene really does drag Rose's character down as you said, like all she ever wanted was to shape the Doctor to her liking and make him into a house husband. As you say, it was about the travelling first and foremost for her, and escaping her mundane life. I think she and Human Ten are both going to be very shocked at being stuck together, land locked on Earth, having to live a normal life with no running, explosions, alien planets and crises to distract them. I... y'know I just really don't get what RTD was thinking at all.

And I'm glad you wrote all that. You described my own feelings about the scene perfectly.
4th-Aug-2008 02:52 am (UTC)
Heh, an almost thought twin :D

And I forgot that point about human!Ten. The idea of Ten doing this was because he couldn't "settle down" with her. And even though the human Ten was a rough copy of Nine, that wanderlust is there, no doubt. It's always been there, in all the Doctors. They always wondered about it, but they couldn't/wouldn't do it.

And without the supposed scene of the Doctor giving "10.5" a piece of the TARDIS to grow his own, it's hard to imagine what their future will be. Seems dark to me, so I supposed I'm glad there are those that are making it better with fic. :)

I wish RTD went into this with the thought of closure instead of thinking of an ending, which can be seen as two different things. There was no closure between Rose and Ten, just an abrupt ending. And that actually makes me sad.
9th-Aug-2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah yeah, I'm like the only person in your flist who probably LIKES Twilight, but to each their own, I won't hate you for hating it. I just happen to be easily amused and am glad to be reading something that doesn't make me think really hard or is a textbook. Ew, classes.

DW ending = Awesome. You're right about imperfect being more interesting. I occasionally wonder how Rose and Human Ten are dealing and it's great that we can do that. Yay angst!

And speaking of, Atonement is SO DANG SAD TIMES FORTY-TWO. Seriously. But it's so good and I really need to read the book now. I'm not a Bond fan, but I enjoy Casino Royale (I'll let the opening credits take most of the blame) for some good ol' violence. Out of The Illusionist and The Prestige, I like the former better. Prestige confused me so so much and that didn't sit well with me, but Illusionist was fantastic and I quite loved it. A lot.

So, you have a good line up of movies waiting for you. Enjoy!
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