Posts Tagged ‘Random Stuff’

NaNoWriMo: The End

National Novel Writing Month has come to an end and I really didn’t think I would make it this year. I literally had to buckle down and write 14k words today, well, yesterday (it’s still today if you haven’t gone to sleep yet, right?).

But I did it! It took getting out of the distractions of my apartment and then the encouragement of my local NaNo group, but I got those words down.

They are probably a shambling mess that is going to need a major editing… but hey, that’s what December is for. ūüėČ

To everyone who won NaNo this year: CONGRATULATIONS!!

To everyone who didn’t quite get there: HUGS!! AND KEEP ON KEEPING ON!! ūüėČ

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Must See TV

Here is a list of Television Shows that I think every person should watch in their lifetime.

  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett)
  • Ashes to Ashes (UK)
  • Babylon 5
  • Batman: The Animated Series
  • Blackadder
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Dead Like Me
  • Fairy Tail
  • Farscape
  • Firefly
  • Forever Knight
  • Fringe
  • Futurama
  • Gargoyels: The Animated Series
  • Haven
  • Journeyman
  • Leverage
  • Life on Mars (UK)
  • Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
  • Merlin
  • Mistery Science Theater 3000
  • Murder, She Wrote
  • Mythbusters
  • Psych
  • Pushing Daises
  • Star Trek (all except Enterprise)
  • Stargate: SG1
  • Supernatural
  • Twin Peaks
  • X-Files
  • Xena: Warrior Princess

This isn’t everything I would recommend, but it’s everything I think you should definitely watch.

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This addition to my Star Wars Episode VII Wish List comes¬†courtesy of GiantFreakingRobot’s article stating that Keri Russell wants to be in the new Star Wars movies and since JJ has worked with her before, this is a possibility.

No, just no. Keri Russell would not fit in a Star Wars movie… at all!

That was one of the major problems I had with the prequels, their desire to just cast anyone.

Samuel L. Jackson, I love you, you make an AWESOME Nick Fury, but I just could not take you seriously as Mace.

Jimmy Smits, what you were doing in those movies, I don’t even…

It’s not like these two can’t act, cause they can, it’s that they just didn’t fit in the film. This wasn’t their element. I hate to throw the ‘typecast’ word out there but it is a legitimate thing. Some actors simply don’t fit.

It’s like when we hear Tom Cruise and Harrison Ford could have been Andy and Red in Shawshank Redemption. Cruise and Ford are good actors, yes, would that have worked, oh hell no.

So, yeah… JJ, you did some great casting in Star Trek (2009) so please, PLEASE, bring that to Star Wars Episode VIII.

I wish that only actors who fit and can own their roles will be cast in Star Wars Episode VII.

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I keep thinking about this event that took place on Saturday and decided I needed to share.

So, a writing friend of mine who had never read comics in their life (but seen comic book movies) decided to tag along to the comic book store with me and another friend who is into comics.

We show¬†our newbie friend¬†were everything is, point out titles which we read, see what she might want to try…

She picks one up and goes “Is that elephant holding a gun? It is, the elephant is holding a gun! I have to get this one!”

It was Deadpool #2

She ended up leaving the comic book store with Deadpool #1-3…

No word yet if she still considers us friends.

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Apparently, The Mummy is getting rebooted in 2014 according to ComicBookMovie. It’s already got a director and he states it will be a¬†modern gritty reboot¬†and have nothing to do with the Brendan Fraser movies.

As much as I liked the Fraser movies, and as much as I loathe gritty reboots, I have to sign off on this one. For one, as it’s pointed out, The Mummy goes way back to Boris Karloff in 1932 which was in turn inspired by¬†real events and a story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It was originally envisioned as a horror film, Fraser’s films made it a bit more family friendly and fun, so this new reboot will take it back to the horror genre proper with a more modern spin.

Now let’s just see if they can make a decent film.

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ComicBookMovie has a poll, who would win, Magneto or Gandalf? McKellen says Gandalf and the ComicBookMovie guys think Magneto has a better than even chance, and I believe them.

See, Gandalf, for all his power, is a bit of an idiot sometimes. We’ve all seen the joke of how “why didn’t they just take a flying ship/bird to the mountain” and a bunch of other stuff that he really should have figured out a lot quicker. Magneto isn’t without his own faults as well but he’s also a lot more ruthless when he has to be.

I’d definitely say that this is anyone’s fight.

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