Turns out, I don't really have much to say about Doctor Strange. It was very entertaining (like the Avengers & Iron Man), didn't make me rage about its treatment of women (unlike Ant Man and Guardians of the Galaxy), and didn't feel pointless (unlike Civil War).

It did often feel like a Star Wars rip off (they even used the phrase 'seduced by the dark'), but not in a bad way. I do have to say though, Ve & Hattrick would not have been here for the shitty makeup on the bad guys:

Seriously, you must have a had a huge budget, you couldn't have made that look less fake? Purple was a bad color choice, and it's soooooo obvious that it's just painted on his (clearly still intact) skin. There was one scene where he teared up, and I legitimately wasn't sure if he was supposed to do that, or if his makeup was just making his eyes water.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY [livejournal.com profile] letsgokomets!!! As a birthday present, and as mentioned on your LJ, here are my answers to the letter meme that I agreed to do... In January. Oh well, better late than never.

Comment saying you want a letter, and then after I give you one, write about ten things you like which start with that letter.

I was given the letter H! )

Answer to last Monday's song: Because of You, by 98 Degrees. Appropriately enough, [livejournal.com profile] letsgokomets got this one right!
Happy Star Wars day, everyone! May the Fourth be with you. :) Andrew and I celebrated by watching Return of the Jedi, cause that one's my favorite. Between the two of us, I think we own three different versions of the Original Trilogy, so this time we watched the original theatrical version.

Answer to last Saturday's song: A Girl Worth Fighting For, from Mulan. [livejournal.com profile] wizardelfgirl got this one right!
So, after carefully reviewing my Star Wars figure collection, I have decided that I do not own, but would like to own:

1. A better looking Leia, preferably in her classic white dress. Because the one I have (in Ewok Villiage dress) looks like a man. An ugly man. And they must make a Leia with the cinnamon bun hair, right? Or in the gold bikini? Or one from Empire? Something.

2. An ewok. It doesn't have to be Wicket W. Warrick, but he would be the first choice, because can you name any of the other ewoks? I can't. Wait... Weewoo? There's one named something like that. Weeloo? Eh, whatever.

3. A stormtrooper. I have a clone trooper, and three battle droids, but nothing beats a classic storm trooper.

4. I've always wanted Elan Sleazebaggano (no, I am not making that name up) and Adi Gallia, but they're pretty obscure and rare, so I don't have high hopes for those.

ETA: I looked it up, the ewok I was thinking of is named Paploo. I was... almost close?
Ok, this whole marketing campaign for the new Clone Wars movie is really annoying me. I have no problem with them making the movie itself (Ok, I have a little problem, because um, didn't we already go over the events of the Clone Wars? I'm pretty sure we did.) but they're marketing it to five year olds, at the expense of the rest of us.

I just saw an ad where Anakin handed a toy to a kid. There's one or two where they glorify the Clone Troopers. Did these people see Revenge of the Sith? Did they miss the part where the Clone Troopers become the Storm Troopers, and were more or less under Palpatine's control the entire time? And Anakin + kids = NO. He killed the younglings, remember?

I realize that this movie is geared toward kids more than any of the other Star Wars things were, but it would be nice if they remembered that they have a large number of older fans too. And, you know, stop lauding the Clone Troopers. Being one of those is not exactly what should be high on a kid's career list.

Happy Birthday to L. Frank Baum today, and George Lucas yesterday!!!

Why is watching movies on TV so much better than watching them on video? 

I'm watching Attack of the Clones right now, even though I own it on tape and could watch it without commercials whenever I want, and it's just... so much more satisfying.

Is this just me, or does anyone else do/feel this?

P.S. I quite enjoy this movie, but it's really very bad.

According to the Star Wars Homing Beacon that I just read, George Lucas said that he started writing the very first draft of The Star Wars (the original title) on April 17, 1973. Thus, Luke's birthday was technically yesterday, but I just read the thing ten minutes ago has a date.

It didn't say anything about Leia or Han or anyone else, but Luke was definately in the first draft, with the name Skywalker, even. (It was later changed to Starkiller, and then back again).

And this is why most people won't watch Star Wars movies with me. I know far too much trivia about them, and I have trouble shutting up.

Today is not only the birthday of Billy Dee Williams, but also the day that the North Pole was discovered, way back in 1898.

So, Happy Birthday Lando, and thank you Admiral Peary!

Oy. My mom made corned beef and cabbage, and potatoes, and Irish sodabread, and shamrock shaped chocolate chip cookies for dinner, and I ate waaaaay too much and I love St. Patrick's Day.

And now,

I swear I'm going to do the Harry Potter ones, just... In yet another post. Because I'm watching The Luck of the Irish on Disney, and I want to pay more attention to it now that the mom's a leprechaun. It gets more interesting from this point on.

And now, the first characters for the character meme. Feel free to suggest more! 

Ok, that's all I have the energy for right now. More to come later!
Yet another meme skanked form [profile] siriusly_sex.

Pick a character and I will answer the following:
1) What is your opinion of this character? If you like, explain why you like him/her. Likewise if you dislike the character.
2) Is he/she important to the general plot?
3) Can you relate to this character at all? Do they grip you emotionally?
4) How much do you like the fandom that this character comes from?
5) Do you ship this character with any other character? Or, are you particularly intrigued by their relationship with any other character(s)? (romance or platonic)
6) Is there anything about the character you would change?
7) If you were in the fandom with this character or knew this character in real life, how do you see yourself interacting with him/her? (Would you get along well? Fall in love with? Dislike? Friendly rivalry? etc etc)
8) Does this character make the cut as one of your all time favorites (if you like) or least favorites?
9) Would you hype up this character (if you like) or warn about (if you dislike) to someone whose new to the fandom?
10) Is this character popular with the fanbase?

Fandoms are Fullmetal Alchemist, Inuyasha, Star Wars, and primarily Harry Potter. (That is, I'm most into Harry Potter fandom on the internet.) 

ETA: As pointed out by [profile] siriusly_sex, I'm in Firefly fandom too.

Points for obscure-ish characters. (But not TOO obscure. I have to be able to answer the questions, after all.)
You know what really fucks with your head? Seagulls in the snow.

It's snowing right now, and there were about 20 seagulls cawing and fighting on the quad. It was so bizarre.

Then three guys walked by going, "Mine?" intermittently and it was kind of hilarious.

Anyways, now that I'm done with my Orgo test I can post all the random bits I've been meaning to.

First off: I'm on spring break starting Friday. I'm planning to go see Once on This Island Friday night, and possibly again on Saturday. And I'd rather not go alone...

Quotes from Peter Pan rehearsal last night:

Craig: *standing behind Phillip Noonan*  Now, Phillip is going to bend over and I'm going to pummel him...

Victoria: Ok. I'll just pummel Jon in the middle, and you can all pummel each other in a circle around us.

(We do this relaxation thing called "pummel and hum" and it's really very nice and relaxing, but also hilarious. And we all know it.)

Zach Pratt: *Leaps on Craig's back*
Someone: Zach, get off Craig. (It just sounded so bad.)

More Abby Quotes:

Abby: This movie was like golf golf, times golf.
Me: That's golf cubed!

Abby: Trust me, I know these things, I'm an English major.

Quotes from Philosophy of Religion:

Class: *discusses how Augustine slept with a lot of differet women*
Professor: So, why do men need to sleep with a lot of different women?
Zach: I don't know, I'm not good looking enough to sleep around.
Guy 1: There's more to us that just sex! I have a personality!
Professor: But why do men sleep with many different women?
Guy 2: Variety is the spice of life.
Zach: Hey! Women do it too!

And so on. It was the most interesting ten minutes of class yet, and that's including the digression about Star Wars that we had one day.

Finally, in genetics we keep talking about how Francis Crick solved almost every single genetic question that was raised, and he never did any experiments and he was almost always right. And apparantly that was greatly annoying to his contemporaries.


I'm watching this thing about Star Wars on the History Channel right now, and I would like to take this moment to announce my undying love for Kevin Smith. Seriously, he's awesome. (Darth Vader has a cape. Who doesn't want a cape?)

Also, when they showed Anakin on the lava planet, I had the following thought process: Ah. Mordor. Wait, Mordor? MORDOR?!? No, not Mordor, Malastair. No, that's where the have the pod racing. Shit, what's that planet called? Argh! (Guy on TV: blah blah blah Mustafar blah blah blah) Ahhhhh. Mustafar.

Guy: The Rebels win because they trust in a power higher than themselves.
Me: No, the rebels win because of the Ewoks.

God, I am SUCH A DORK.

Every time I see the ad for the Star Wars Darth Vader Transformer, I want it a little bit more.

Not that Vader is my favorite character, cause he's not, but he's just so freaking badass! Seriously, he's the epitome of movie villians. He wears black, he has a cape, he kills people (good and bad), he has those awesome snarky lines, and yet he's not just evil for the sake of being evil. He has a tragic backstory. And it is beautiful.

In conclusion: Darth Vader is awesome. Darth Vader that turns into the Death Star? EVEN MORE AWESOME.

P.S. Han is my favorite. Just so you know.

Dear Attack of the Clones Padme,

If you're really serious about turning Anakin down/off let me offer you a piece of advice: WEAR MORE CLOTHES WHEN YOU HANG OUT WITH HIM.

Also, romantic dinner for two, followed by a private conversation in a dimly lit room, complete with romantic fire of romance and boobtastic dress? NOT A GOOD PLAN.

Honestly, it's as much your fault as his.

My love for Drake and Josh knows no bounds. (Not least of all because of the episode they were just in that was clearly ripping off Star Wars, but in a good way. With lightsabers.)

Although I did prefer Josh when he was a little bit chubbier... But I bet he's healthier now, so that's good.
My father was just talking to me about how the guys on the radio show he listens to on his way to work were discussing Star Wars this morning. More specifically, they were talking about how Princess Leia has a fluctuating British accent in the movies.

I would like to take this moment to say, with complete confidence, as a woman who has seen the Star Wars OT hundreds, if not thousands of times, Princess Leia Organa Skywalker Solo never had, does not have, and never will have a British accent.

Carrie Fisher is from Beverly Hills. Just because she talks like a princess would talk, which means that she annunciates and uses impeccable diction, and just because she speaks like an intelligent and refined person, does not make her speech British.

Furthermore, George Lucas has no regard for accent continuity in the OT, nor does he need to. We're talking about a galaxy he created in which the human stars come from many different planets. There is no reason for his Americans to put on fake British accents, nor for his Brits to dispose of theirs. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) has a British accent. Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) does not. C-3P0 (Anthony Daniels) has a British accent. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) does not. End of discussion. (And we're not even going to go into the accents in the prequels here, because this discussion of Princess Leia need not involve them.)

Like my mom said, I am the expert. No, I don't know every single thing about Star Wars, but I do know a lot. I love the movies mainly for their dialogue, and I know most of it by heart. Therefore, I say once again, Princess Leia never had a British accent.

Thank you and Goodnight.

A meme from [personal profile] schmoo999

1. My username is _____ because ____.
2. My journal is titled ____ because ____.
3. My subtitle is ____ because ____.
4. My friends page is called ____ because ____.
5. My default userpic is ____ because ___

1. Ok. Waaaaaaaaay back when I started making up usernames on the internet, the first site I had to create one for was lego.com. And I wanted to be Leia13, because I like Princess Leia (I like Han Solo better, but I wanted a girl name, seeing as I am a girl,) and I like the number 13. (It's a very underappreciated number. Unlucky, BAH.) But that name was taken, so lego.com randomly generated Leia131 for me. And I liked it, so I carried it with me over to LJ.

2. My title right now is "Lies and falsehoods, Padfoot!" which is a quote from Stealing Harry because that fic brings on the happy. It comes from a this conversation: 

"You weren't supposed to drink the whole flask."
"I didn't. You had at least half."
"A quarter, and I hold my liquor better."
"Lies and falsehoods, Padfoot!"

Basically, to name my journal I went through all the random fanfic quotes I had amassed and picked some short ones from fics that I liked. (And ones that were sort of applicable to a journal setting too.)

3. My subtitle is "I am attempting to find meaning over here. You are cramping my groove." which is another fanfic quote (see above). This one is Sirius talking to himself, when he's being introspective and trying to figure out what to do with his life after Hogwarts.

4. My friends page is called "Sirius is a carbohydrate addict." Yet another fanfic quote. I picked this one because I love carbs, and I love Sirius. 'Nuff said.

5. My default pic is Sebastian with the little figures of Ariel and Eric from atop their wedding cake. My default pic is always from The Little Mermaid, cause it is my favorite movie ever. I picked this one cause I have a ton of icons without Ariel in them, but I never use them cause I like her. This one was a nice compromise. :)

Of course, I change my titles and icons all the time, so you know.



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