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A little bit of a headache
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cleolinda
Not much to report today, except that I did get some interesting plot hinks hashed out on Black Ribbon. I also decided that a scene I really liked in the original three chapters is going to have to go (kill your darlings and all that), because it just doesn't make sense anymore in terms of who's supposed to know what when, and I need to stop working myself into pretzels trying to figure out how to make it work. Sadly, it just doesn't anymore.

Linkspam!

Phelps amazes world with Beijing eight.

Thousands pay respects to comedy king Bernie Mac.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi: Wedding Day Bliss.

Dog cloner Joyce McKinney sought over burglary to fund horse's wooden leg. "Remember the story about the pit bull cloner who is suspected by many of being the same woman who kidnapped a Mormon missionary 30 years ago to be her sex slave?"

The Fear of Fear Itself (and Other Esoteric Phobias).

An Environmental Argument for Boxed Wine.

From perrie: Scottish Penguin is knighted by the King of Norway.

Cops, Panda Hipsters Battle in Williamsburg Streets.

From foresthouse: The Pratchgan, it is awesome!

The Worst Prose in the World Is Rewarded.

Steampunk Goes to the Hamptons.

DIY cat builds a BFF.

'CSI' gets its man: Laurence Fishburne joins cast.

20 worst cover songs ever.

Feature: Odd ends stolen out of holy writ: 18 Unusual Shakespeare adaptations.

'Times' Shock: Everyone Still Getting Their News From 'The Daily Show.' Stay with it until the last line of the article.

Jemaine Clement gets hitched! Nobody tell my sister. She will go into mourning. She named her car "Jemaine." I am not even kidding you. (Previous car's name: "Mookie." No, I don't know either.)

When Are Vampire Stories Science Fiction? Once again, as the lolcats say, this is Relevant to My Interests.

Criterion Collection's First Blu-ray Release Dates Announced; 'Bottle Rocket' DVD Finally Coming To Criterion In November.

Images: Warner Bros. Fall/Holiday 2008 Movie Preview; So many, many pictures of costumes from 'The Duchess.' I have to say, I think the "drunken" dress (as named by the costume designer) is, so far, my favorite. This may be because bitchface is the perfect accessory, I don't know.

Trailers and clips: 'Benjamin Button' Extended TV Spot; 'Righteous Kill' R-Rated Trailer: Pacino and De Niro Do Whatever They Want; 'RocknRolla': Guy (Ritchie) talk; 'The Spirit': Frank Miller time; Red-Band Trailers for 'Death Race', 'Righteous Kill', 'Sex Drive'; 'Outlander' Watch: A Clip; Nia Vardalos Goes Greek Again with 'My Life in Ruins' Trailer; Gary Oldman ITV football promo.

'Tropic Thunder' Rains on 'The Dark Knight' Box-Office Dominance; Blockbuster Reality Check: 'Dark Knight' Only $1 Billion Off Record Pace; Warner Bros. Talks DC Comics, 'Justice League' and The Next Batman Movie; Dark Knight Inspires Copycat Crimes, Over-reactions; Why Does Everyone Love 'The Dark Knight'?

WB's Motion to Dismiss 'Watchmen' Lawsuit Denied; Could 'Watchmen' be Delayed Due To Legal Trouble?




New 'Watchmen' footage!; Who Wants To Watch Three Hours Of 'Watchmen'? I DO, I DO!

Decision to Move HBP Made within Past Seven Days; 'Harry Potter': On the 'Half-Blood' set; Rupert Grint is scared to kiss Emma Watson; Scholastic.com Interview with Tom Felton on Draco, his Music on a You Tube channel and More; 'Harry Potter' Star Faces Terrifying New Enemy: Shoelaces.

‘Harry Potter’ And ‘Twilight’ Bands Pave Road For Future Movie-Inspired Rockers. (Man, I love a good segue.) Stephenie Meyer describes the "Breaking Down" parody she wrote ("Bella’s brief marriage to Mike that ended when he ran off with Eric Yorkie, that was [lots of audience screaming]"); Maureen Johnson answers your Breaking Dawn questions ("Mostly, vampires hang around the house, spending almost all their time online, leaving incredibly tedious and needlessly complicated comments to discussion boards and updating their blogs. All vampires have blogs. You have never read one because they are so boring, no one ever links to them. They also run Wikipedia"); Twilight sinks its teeth into feminism; Pardon me, but your fangs are in my book; Stephenie Meyer's brother/webmaster rumbles with angry petitioners. What I don't get is what these petitioners hoped to accomplish, or what reaction they were hoping for. "Wow, you've shown me the error of my ways, I wish I hadn't written the book at all now"? A pat on the back? A cookie? Just because you can express your opinion (and just because a savvy writer could benefit from it) doesn't mean that the writer has to enjoy it, you know? I mean, I think Meyer's brother's response should have been more along the lines of a polite "Thank you! Come again!" rather than fussing back. But, again, I don't get what the petitioners expected or hoped to accomplish.

Bale & Depp's "Public Enemies" trailer by Christmas. WOOOOOOOO!

As If John Connor Isn't Sad Enough, McG Makes T4 Cast Read 'The Road.'

X-Files 3 Direct To DVD... Because No One Believed; UPDATE: 'X-Files 3' Going Straight to DVD? No.

Keanu Reeves to Star In 'Cowboy Bebop,' fans riot in streets.

Robert Downey Jr.'s Bad-Ass Sherlock Holmes; Mark Strong to play Holmes villain. Heyyyyy! It's Septimus! (If you haven't seen Stardust yet, go Netflix it or something. It's worth it for Strong's big zombie swordfight at the end, if nothing else.)

Simon Pegg Drops 'Bastards', Reunites with Nick Frost for 'Paul.'

Coraline stop-motion dolls!

Darth Vader — Sith lord, dirty old man?; an icon that made me laugh out loud (scroll down to the comment).

'Inkheart' Fulfills Guillory's Dream. You know, I haven't seen Sienna Guillory in much, but I really kind of like her. And the Inkheart trailer looked really, really good--maybe because Andy Serkis walked in and stole it out from under everyone.

Hou Hsiao-hsien's Action Movie Moves Forward.

The Story of Vegas' Moulin Rouge, "the first desegregated hotel and casino in Las Vegas."

Daley and Goldstein Rewriting 'The Most Powerful Magician on the Planet Earth.'

Writers Close In On 'Goosebumps.'

Backtrack! 'Punisher: War Zone' Still Has Its R Rating. I stand by my recommendation that we go in and rescue Ray Stevenson from this clusterfuck, however.

Psychic Movie 'Pushes' Into Comic Books.

Fame's Gonna Live Forever.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Dying For Role In ‘Shanghai.’

Paul Greengrass Will Not Take On 'The Trial of The Chicago 7.'

'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' Interviews -- Pénelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, Rebeccca Hall and More.

Stars in Rewind: Eva Mendes as Scarlett Johansson's Nanny?

Disaster Movie Sacrifices Bad Comedy For Worse Cleavage. In which the only disaster movie pictured is the movie itself. So meta!


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I better get a three hour Watchmen movie. I have been counting on it.

and Terminus and the Wrockers were a lot of fun. I scored a lot of free buttons from them.

Now off to watch movie trailers and new Watchmen footage. :)

Not a lot was happening in Norway, I'm assuming.

I GET MY NEWS FROM THE DAILY SHOW =D It's better than all those reruns of political crap, over and over.

My story's vampires are actually very similar to Westerfeld's. It's a virus, but it works differently than his does. I was really impressed with the detail he went in to his story with, too, but actually his story wasn't about vampires. It was about people who were commonly mistaken for vampires. Mine are more... vampirelike.

His eyes are "buttery, burning gold." ("Like pancakes?" a friend of mine wondered. BEST. EVER. Washington Post knows how to deliver.

Rupert Grint is scared to kiss Emma Watson? HOW CUTE! xD



Every time I see that "The Worst Prose in the World is Rewarded" I think it's about Stephenie Meyer.

Did anyone else find themselves looking for members of Monty Python in the penguin knighting clip?

Keanu Reeves to Star In 'Cowboy Bebop,' fans riot in streets.



What can I say, you did it better than I did.

(I figure it's not hotlinking if you've already linked to the image on the same page. If I'm wrong, bring the banhammer)

Nah, it works for me. :)

I think the "drunken" dress (as named by the costume designer) is, so far, my favorite.

Those are Dooce eyebrows!

"Inkheart" excites me. The book is fairly decent, and what with Andy Serkis as a bad guy, Paul Bettany as a tragic anti-hero and Helen Mirren just being there, it looks like a good time.

I did not know this: I am so in!

I went and saw Clone Wars this weekend. For what it was, it wasn't *that* bad.

Awww, Portia and Ellen!! :D


Mostly, vampires hang around the house, spending almost all their time online, leaving incredibly tedious and needlessly complicated comments to discussion boards and updating their blogs. All vampires have blogs. You have never read one because they are so boring, no one ever links to them. They also run Wikipedia.


THIS was my number 1 concern after reading Twilight and Breaking Dawn (I skipped the others and feel I missed nothing). WTF do you do with your life when you never sleep and you have eternity? How fucking bored do you eventually fucking get once the honeymoon wears off (or you get a divorce because you made a stupid decision and married somebody at 18) and now you don't fuck all night long?

That right there was enough to convince me that, contrary to what I thought back in high school, it would not be cool to be a vampire.

Unless you really did like Wikipedia that much.

WTF do you do with your life when you never sleep and you have eternity?

Well, there's always scrapbooking...

so a certain type of underwear we sell at my work are called 'hipsters' because they, appropriately, sit on the hip. so when I first saw the cut, I kept thinking, "I NEED panda hipsters. Panda panties would be ADORABLE."

sad to say, the realization that the panda hipsters were in fact weirdos in fur suits really dampened my day. D:

*votes for three hour Watchmen*

I will abstain from liquids for three hours before!

Jemaine Clement gets hitched!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! *goes into mourning*

Oh man, thanks so much for that icon linkage. It nearly killed me! In a good way, of course.

Hey, btw, check out this art: Myke Amend. "The Rescue Unlimited" reminded me of steampunkish stuff.

I'd watch 3 hours of Watchmen, too.

I am so excited about Public Enemies, yay!

...Wow, that picture of Daniel Redcliff makes him look like some kind of greasy pervert. Ew.

...My sister has a fear of pine needles stabbing her in the eye. TRUFAX.

I agree totally with that comment about Radcliffe...

Who thought that was a good look for him?? *shudder*

"book special edition with deleted scenes!"

sevenmarie

2008-08-19 04:14 am (UTC)

when you finish your book you should release a special edition with exras like deleted scened (like they do with dvds!) :)

Re: "book special edition with deleted scenes!"

msilverstar

2008-08-19 05:38 am (UTC)

That's my thought too, or stick them on the Black Ribbon web site, along with the bloopers ;-)

In case you haven't seen it - fourth_rose brings the HP/Twilight/Discworld LOLs.

Dimness

Thousands pay respects to comedy king Bernie Mac.

So I guess nothing interesting happened with those Westboro Baptist asshats? Last I'd heard they were planning on picketing his funeral for his "filth-spewing" and general participation in "the fag-loving entertainment industry" but then nothing after. Did they chicken out?

1. Sir Penguin is one of the Best Things Ever, Noway is brilliant!

2. My friend texted his friend Alan L "OMG have you seen the Watchmen trailer? It looks amazing!" Only he made a mistake and texted the next person along in his phonebook. The next one being a certain Alan M....yeah.

2a. Your friend is friends with Alan Moore?!
2b. If so, ahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaa

An Orson Scott Card link re: gay marriage.

From his column at the Mormon Times, which should give you an idea what it's about -

"Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn."

"...unless one of them turns out to be gay, of course. Then, as is my right as a father, I will put him down like a dog."

I adore Keanu so he can basically do what he likes as far as I'm concerned. I'd watch him in anything.

As for the Fame remake - sounds like they might be using the new musical's songs. Hrm. Unsure about it, but I'll probably watch it anyway!

THREE HOUR WATCHMEN MOVIE?

HELL YES!

also ooooo RDJ as Sherlock Holmes? I like. Hopefully the opium won't get cut.

Cocaine. A 7% solution of cocaine and sterile water.

I wondered how long it would take for webmaster Seth to crack and fuss at somebody. I just somehow knew it was going to happen.

You know what really wierded me out no matter how much I tried not to think about it?

--Edward can read minds
--Vampires have super hearing
--They all live in the same house
--Everyone is apparently horny

When you put those in a jar and shake them up the result is a snowglobe of horror. Do you think they have like, competitions and stuff trying to drown each other out? And like, this whole time Edward's been sitting in a corner listening to six mindvoices obsessing over the various assets of his family members. EW.

Is it just me? Am I wrong in the head?

Don't answer that.

Also, does anybody else think it's wierd that parents are always saying that kids grow up to quickly and they wish their kids would stay babies a little longer...but SMeyer's idea of the ideal child is one where you get like 30 seconds of the adorable helpless newborn phase? Is it really motherhood if it's over in ten years? Also, how seriously wierd would it be when you and your mom stopped aging at the same time? "You two could be sisters! No...really, you could. Um, it's...kind of creepy actually."

You know what really weirded me out no matter how much I tried not to think about it?

Yeah... I couldn't stop myself from thinking about it either. Like every time Emmett would say something about him and Rosalie, I kept waiting for Edward to be like, "I KNOW, I was THERE." OH AND EW CARLISLE AND ESME. I mean, they're lovely people and all, but if you consider them to be your adopted parents? AUGH.

(Have you read the Growing Up Cullen things? Because basically, it's like, here's what Edward does while everyone else has sex. Namely, scrapbooking and scrubbing the bathroom. And learning Elvish. I also like the idea that he starts vacuuming VERY LOUDLY while Emmett and Rosalie are going at it.)

I was starting to get linkspam withdrawal!

First and foremost:
Dog cloner Joyce McKinney sought over burglary to fund horse's wooden leg. "Remember the story about the pit bull cloner who is suspected by many of being the same woman who kidnapped a Mormon missionary 30 years ago to be her sex slave?"
I... I can't even believe that that sentence can even possibly exist. But it can, and it does. And it makes sense. *horrors*

Also, in the list of bad covers, they didn't mention McFly's Don't Stop Me Now [Queen]? Or, the worst cover I've ever been made to listen to (it made my ears almost bleed, damn Head Office-run radio at work Avril Lavigne's The Scientist [Coldplay]?

It's here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4DKzMFRhEs (I forgot how to hyperlink manually, doh)

I would lick Simon Pegg's shoes clean for him. That's how much I worship him.

I used to love Goosebumps as a child! *shudders* Looking back now, I don't know how I could stand it, it's atrocious. I had loads of them. I had the pick-your-own-ending ones, too. And some of the videos. Bleurgh.

Disaster movie looks... horrific.

*snuggles linkspam* Don't ever go away, Cleolinda. It's not a request, it's a warning.

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