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Difficult stuff )

I went to see Spiderman again today, because Michael Keaton is amazing. I still spent a lot of it wishing someone would slit Tony Stark's throat, but the bits with Adrian Toomes were amazing.
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I went to see Spiderman Homecoming )

I came out of the cinema and almost immediately was expected to do some childcare, or y'know. My crazy mum, after two days working in a row, decided to have all three kids over even though she knew I would be out at the cinema, and my dad would be out all morning at a work thing, which he ended up having to come back late from. It was fine, the kids weren't too badly behaved, and we went up to an event up at the castle and watched Viking re-enactment fights for about half an hour. But we're going to be having the dog later today, and trying to get him to meet the cat and get him settled into the house. I'm hoping to have some rest this weekend.

Oh, stuff

May. 17th, 2007 10:33 pm
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More on Emmerdale )

The Roman's Empire finale was wonderfully chock full of gay though. I love Jesus. And Seb. They were pretty obviously setting it up for a second series though. Although with lines like "I have 3 beautiful daughters and every right to drill for oil", and "No, he's much too clever for that. We'll just have to give up", I wouldn't argue. DVD now, please.

I went to see Spiderman 3 again last night, out of a general desire to get out of the house. Spoilers, probably )

Some of fandom is quite good at the moment.

Wow

May. 10th, 2007 11:00 pm
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In some incarnations, the symbiote (and, by extension, Venom) requires a certain chemical (most likely phenethylamine) to stay sane and healthy, which has been said to be found abundantly in two sources: chocolate and human brain tissue. Thus, Venom is forced to steal/purchase large amounts of chocolate or become an unwilling cannibal who devours the brains of those he kills. - Wikipedia

OH MY GOSH.

OK, I know the cannibalism thing's a bit gross and not many people besides me are Eddie fans, but tell me you wouldn't have liked to chocolate thing in the film. Dude.

Tori Amos was just on the Graham Norton show. She appears to be celebrating her new-found split personality disorder with an album, but hey ho. The song sounded pretty good. I wasn't entirely taken with some of the stuff on The Beekeeper, but if she's going in a different direction I'm interested enough to want to keep up with her. Also, her hair is fabulous. Almost worth putting up with Graham Norton for.
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I'm really in a bit of an interesting position with the Spiderman movies. I'm among one of the few people who thinks it should have more of a fandom, but they seem to want it for Peter, Harry and Mary Jane rather than any the villains. My point of view might be closer to the comic book fans', except they seem to hate the way most of the villains/Venom were used, cast and even conceived in the films. We're into super-rare territory here.

I blame Topher Grace for this.
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I had pizza tonight! There's something quite pleasant about staying in with pizza when it's raining outside. Also there were onion rings, and I remembered to tip the delivery guy for the first time ever. Which was win.

Emmerdale was rubbish tonight. There were no King brothers in it at all. IT'S LIKE THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT MAKES EMMERDALE GREAT. Next Thursday we find out who killed Tom King, in a big hour-long episode. I was going to do a big post in the run-up, of all the suspects and why I think they did or didn't do it, but I keep getting conflicting information from the TV mags and just can't be bothered. I'm pretty sure it's not Carl though. Though obviously, that's a lie.

Possible spoilers )

Yesterday they had an hour-long episode for no reason at all, featuring a fabulous tracking shot of Matthew chasing Carl down the street because Carl knew about Jimmy running off and didn't say anything. He hates it when Carl doesn't tell him things. I will probably be less obssessed with Emmerdale after next week, when I can stop worrying they're going to take my favourite characters away from me. Probably.

Otherwise, it's all been pretty much the same for me. Still helping with the stocktake at work. This means I get to spend my days matching up numbers with other numbers. Exciting. And enjoying the internet at home, of course. Without having done any of those useful things I was going to do when I got the internet. Whoops. And I've been thinking rather a lot about Spiderman (3), but I was reluctant to bore you with that.

Except for the part where I do - vague possible spoilers for film 4 at the end )

Apparently I'm one of a few people on my flist who thinks the Spiderman movies should have more of a fandom. Annoyingly there are already a few communities for it, just not very active ones, so I can't really follow my instinct to make a new one. Hmph.

Today

May. 6th, 2007 11:32 pm
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Brief thought on Spiderman 3 )

So. After getting up at a reasonably early time today I managed to do almost nothing useful. I need to buy videos tomorrow, if anywhere's open. And food, probably. I got a phone on Saturday though, since I get landline calls free, and it is quite useful for checking the dial tone when the internet's not working. Though it never seemed to stop working before I got the phone. Anyway. I downloaded 4 On Demand today so I could see Friday's Peep Show, and it seems to have made everything go a bit slow anyway. And it's not even working, bastard thing.

I'm going to see The New Statesman tomorrow night. It seemed like a good way to spend my Bank Holiday evening. I do love Rik Mayall, and I've never seen him on stage. And the seat isn't that bad, considering I got it last Monday, assuming there isn't a bar in the way or something. In any case, I'm looking forward to it. And other than that, I'll be reading, probably. How are you all spending your Bank Holiday?

Spiderman 3

May. 5th, 2007 09:53 pm
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Preamble/What I Really Think Of Spiderman Anyway )

The film (Warning: long )

Jesus. That was exhausting. I'm going to watch the Have I Got News For You repeat now, and then David Mitchell on Parkinson. I'll probably go see the film again at some point, just to relive some of the good bits, but it probably won't become one of my personal favourites. That's my final thought, I guess.

Dudes

May. 5th, 2007 01:41 am
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Saw Spiderman 3. Omg Eddie Brock. Jr. Will probably do a review tomorrow, at some point.
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I volunteered for that meme over at [livejournal.com profile] calapine's journal. You know, the one where you:

Comment and I will give you 3 interests on your list, and 3 icons,for you to explain. Then you must post the answers in your own journal and allow others to comment.

Thusly:

Assassins who sing lovesongs: I can't remember if this was something I actually saw or just something that occured to me, but I was thinking a while back that there's a certain focus about love songs that would make them quite ideal and creepy for an assassin hunting someone down to sing. Also that I would love an assassin that did that. Probably this is a great big cliche and everyone everywhere has assassins singing lovesongs, in those books I don't read. If not, first dibs on the fic.

Wolves did it: This is a reference to one of my favourite quotes from the League of Gentlemen. Spoilers for the sketch )

dtdd slash: This is short for Drop the Dead Donkey slash. That will probably clear it up for most people, but in case it doesn't Drop the Dead Donkey is a fantastic topical news based British comedy from the 90s, and it has some slash, but not enough. OH GOD. DAMIEN. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH.

Icons:


This is from Never Mind the Buzzcocks, which not many people on my flist seem to watch, but is very good. In the latest series Bill Bailey tried to say something funny and topical, like on Have I Got News For You, but it doesn't really work as NMTB is filmed six weeks before airing. So Simon Amstell interrupted him and said "Bill, it's six weeks ago". Bill Bailey then got slightly confused and upset, and called him a Timelord. It was great. And made me imagine if Simon Amstell was the new Doctor, which seems like it would be the winningest thing ever.


I got this one at [livejournal.com profile] iconomicon, which is a great place to find icons. What can I say? It rhymes, it's got Shakespeare on it. It mentions hos. It has Shakespeare on it and it mentions hos. If you like, you can imagine Shakespeare saying it to you, over your shoulder. There's a similar one with Nieztche in a scarf. And, if you want to get deep, it sort of suggests you should put your writing/what you want to read before the people who don't like it, or think it's 'eww'. All in all, I quite like it.


This is from Talladega Nights, another film most people don't seem to have seen for some reason, and it's pretty much a huge spoiler for the ending, but it is a great ending. More sports movies should end like that. Also: omg kissing. And Jean Girard! Two things that make any icon great.


Feel free to comment away.

It turns out the desk where my laptop is is not really the best place for extended typing and reading. Ouch. Might have to try 'roaming' a bit, without destroying anything with the cables. Tomorrow night I'm going to see Spiderman 3, and looking forward to it. Finally I will see if Eddie Brock is worth getting worked up about. Hurrah.
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