Occupation: Girl

Please close the door and switch on the fun without fail.

Yay! Linkspam FTW!

Oh, and that is one Klingon-like dwarf.

That is it! I have been trying to figure out what he reminded me of for a while now. Thank you.

I'm wondering how many times I'm going to see Thormitage pop up on my f-list in the next day or two. I'm thinking 20 is a conservative estimate. :-) I'm still trying to figure out the massive Armitage love. Yeah, he's cute and all, but cute enough to inspire shrieking fangirl armies? I just don't see it.

Matthew Macfadyen, now . . .

If you haven't, go watch him in North and South. That's what made me fall in love with him.

You know what's disturbing about the Thorin Oakenshield pic? It's that he looks like he's part Klingon and I don't know if it's intentional or not.

I'm still not sure if I care about this, although it has been pointed out that both Hugo Weaving and Richard Dwarfitage Armitage are in it. Hm. My feelings exactly. Every time I see a Captain America trailer I think "needs moar Richard Armitage."

honestly it is getting annoying.

OH HERE IS STEVE ROGERS' HETEROSEXUAL LOVE INTEREST since Tony Stark hasn't been born yet and so why are we even spending time on her. Meanwhile, RICHARD ARMITAGE IS STANDING IN THE CORNER HOLDING A LIGHTER. LIKE A BOSS.

that is most of what I remember from the trailer. And Stanley Tucci's hair.

Yeah, idk, I don't think the power of all the allowances combined can top that total for Twilight. Batman, on the other hand... Hm.

I think Batman has a shot at reclaiming the title, but it also isn't as kid-friendly. I mean, this DH movie was completely traumatic and I've heard of kids having to leave, but people at least THINK it's kid-friendly, as opposed to a teaser where Gordon lies curled up in a hospital bed all sad about how Batman needs to come back. Also: Bane.

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Yeah... people keep complaining that it's not in the books, but I was like... dude, it totally is. I read that the first time and I was like, wait? seriously? what? This was totally their summer of love, wasn't it?

If she'd come out and said he was gay after HBP, okay, that's one thing. After DH? I was only surprised that she actually announced it, not that he was.

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I think I am way too focused on the swords in The Hobbit. I am pretty much dying to see them all. I don't care about most of the actors except Aidan Turner and Martin Freeman... and Benedict Cumberbatch, okay, but THE SWORDS. One of my favorite parts of the book and the original animated film. :D

So um, what I mean to say is, ORCRIST. SQUEE.

I KNOOOOOOW. I was obsessed with the cartoon as a child. And I own a replica of Anduril, so yes: swords.

Please, please tell me that the people lining up for the Twilight panel ALMOST A WEEK EARLY is just a Twihard thing. Because if it is, I am royally screwed for getting in to anything. Some of us have to WORK this week before Thursday.

Also, how the hell are those people getting their badges?

Yeah, it's a Twihard thing. I mean, I'm sure people line up early, but THAT early is a Twihard thing.

Ohh, I made the mistake of clicking on the Sparkles for Blood link and then reading the comments. *facepalm* Twi-hards just baffle me. It's kind of a douchey PR move, but if I were going to SDCC, I'd totally jack my sister's books for trade.

David Yates reveals his next project PP (post-Potter) (whoa, The Stand?)

Oh please god please god please god make this movie(s) and do not screw it up pleeeeeeeeeeease.

I would actually be really interested to see what he does with it, based on the general bleakness of the last two HP movies. My God, if nothing else, they were beautifully photographed.

Camera-phoned Avengers trailer, the post-credits scene for Captain America, surprisingly enough. If we live long enough, we're going to see the credits half-way into the movie.

Hugo can do no wrong, but I'm still not worked up about this flick.

So the people in that line are going to be sitting there until Thursday? You'd think they might have brought a chair or something. And that security guard doesn't look too thrilled about guarding the front of that line.

Not to mention tents, sleeping bags, stoves... (Are they paying for a room while they camp out there? Egad!)

Huh the sparkles for blood promotion is kind of an interesting idea. I mean the execution is definitely douchey and to be honest I don't like 30 Days of Night any better then I like Twilight (It takes the Vampire mythology to far in the other direction for my taste making them little more then super competent zombies). On the other hand I do like the idea of giving people who read Twilight access to other options. Hell they could even end up liking both.

Thanks for covering the Underworld stuff I probably wouldn't track it down on my own but I do have a disgusting soft spot for that entire franchise. The lack of Scott Speedman is starting to become a little worrisome though.

Well, and as the Lexicon girl points out, David Slade directed both the Eclipse and the 30 Days of Night movies. They could have gone after Twilight fans from that inclusive angle, rather than trying to get them to give up their books (which they know full well no Twilight fan would do).

SO EXCITED about the John Carter movie. Anyone else read those books?

I'm reading it right now. I am SO glad they decided to keep the canon warrior/barbarian outfit.

I am envisioning a series of vampire fiction one-upmanship trade-ins, in which Charlie Huston offers copies of Joe Pitt novels in return for 30 Days of Night and so on.

Oooh, I never would have though of A) putting Emma Watson in a Beauty & the Beast movie, or B) of Del Toro directing, but Oh Gods Yes! That sounds amazing. I can so see her in one of his trippy surreal onscreen worlds.

I know! I thought I was sick of "Beauty & the Beast" but I'd totally see this winning combination.

I'm going to admit something. I love Tom Cruise. He's one of my favorite actors. I blame watching A Few Good Men and Interview with the Vampire a few too many times.

But I can't support him as Jack Reacher. He's a tall big military guy. I cannot see Tom Cruise as that, not even in his A Few Good Men days. It just does not compute. I know the author is okay with the casting, but as a somewhat fan, I'm not.

Delurkng briefly to say I completely agree with you on this issue. TC is not right for Reacher. :(

Ok, returning to lurkdom now. :)

I am nonplussed. When I went to Comic-Con LAST year, Chris Evans and Hugo Weaving were there signing things, etc, for Captain America, and at the time I was under the impression it was coming out soon, otherwise why bother flying the dudes out for a film that isn't coming out for...a year...

I don't even know what Comic-Con is anymore, sigh.

Just do not do a live action Akira, Hollywood. Do not. DO NOT. Inevitably everyone will hate it, and you, and more importantly (to you) you will lose millions of dollars. You don't want to lose money, right? You like money, Hollywood. You WILL NOT MAKE MONEY if you make Akira!

Hollywood never listens.

I... I have to say. I disagreed with MANY of the "not-so-great" Potter points in that article. MANY. I have feelings (which I will try to refrain from splashing all over the place).

Really, I think I just interpreted 99% of the books' plot/writing/etc differently than the article's author did.

I have to agree with you. Gambon as Dumbledore in a major one for me. I hate him as Dumbledore so much, I think he ruins the character.

Is it just me, or do the dwarves this time around not look so... dwarven? Like maybe they dialed down the stockiness and the prosthetics...?

Gimli is just too awesome to be defined by racial characteristics.

As someone who is a big Harry Potter geek and just turned 21, the drink puns had me rolling. So thanks. xD

For crap's sake; Harry Potter being awesome can only HELP fandom in dozens and dozens of ways.

Eee, The Pirates! trailer :D. I had no idea they were making a movie.

I kinda wish they had gone the live-action route instead of animation if only to see how they'd pull off the pirates dressed as ladies dressed as scientists. Also, they should stick with the original name! It's already goofy and appealing. All that said, I cannot wait to see the final result. I hope it turns out awesome enough to do the sequels.

I'm not sad about The Dark Tower being put off (even though I loved the heck out of the series). The only actor I can seriously see playing Roland is Viggo Mortenson, so there Javier Bardem.

Also glad I'm not the only one who thought Thorin's five-head is a bit Klingon-esque!

And then, of course, hearing that Benedict Cumberbatch was voicing Smaug made me think...

"That you, Watson? Don't you be swiping anything from my hoard, now..." *Raises head long enough to scorch a smiley face into cave wall* "Bored. Bored. Bored. BORED!"

Klingons and dwarves - a match made in Sto'Vo'Kor.


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