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Prometheus in Fifteen Minutes.

I would put up a sample quote, but with this movie... I'm not sure I can.

If you haven't seen the movie and want to, feel free to save the Fifteen Minutes for later. It'll keep. I'd rather people say they waited to read it than "Now I don't have to see the movie at all!" It's always a smidge funnier when you realize how little I was making up. On the other hand, it ought to be comprehensible if you don't.

(Yeah, the "alien language" line is actually a simple letter replacement; it can, in theory, be translated. If no one can, well--you get someone to officially reveal what David said in the movie which will never happen, and we'll talk. Seriously, I want to know.)

(On the other hand, do you want to know? Is there any translation that would possibly satisfy you? Seriously, it's not that great.)

I don't mind saying I'm working on something for The Avengers (have been struggling with it for more than two weeks, now, actually, since I saw it a second time), because there's too much of it done to give up anyway. It doesn't have the wonderful footholds of absurdity that Prometheus does, so it's harder.

Also, people seem to be having trouble getting LJ to work. I didn't do it.

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Aren't you the #1 influencer or some such on livejournal? Of course you did it. Livejournal could not contain the flurry of excitement at having a Prometheus M15M.

Edited at 2012-06-13 12:48 am (UTC)

Something like that. Although--single user. Any ONTD spinoff, just for starters, would bury me.

Now, if it happens again when the Avengers thing goes up, we might have a working hypothesis.

I haven't even watched this, but I'm off to read ♥ Happy to see this, hee.


I will look forward to that. You can do it!

There's a couple of bits I really like, and I keep going back to look at them when I feel like giving up and calling it a day. I think "footholds of absurdity" really are what's missing here. Also, the dialogue already being funny.

Haven't read it yet, but just wanted to say thanks for writing it/sharing it with us. :) I know these aren't always easy to write, and I really enjoy reading them. They always bring a smile to my face and chuckles abound when they show up. Thanks again!

Thanks. I think they've gotten harder because I have these self-imposed lists of "jokes that are too easy, do not use them," "phrases/gags you've worn into the ground," "words that are lazy." On one hand, I think that's made them better, but on the other, it means you actually have to think of something else.

Again, thank you.

EDIT: actually, now I kind of wish they had gone with the Space Jesus angle, if only to listen to them try to explain why none of the Gospels mention that He was an incredibly tall dude apparently carved out of alabaster.

Edited at 2012-06-13 10:38 am (UTC)

I think it would be kind of cool if it turned out they had dropped some extra evolution on a few people here and there, and those people (of various faiths) had turned out to be their emissaries, and the Engineers got pissed every time something bad happened, and Jesus was just the last straw.

Hahaha, I worked out the translation. Very nice. Awesome job, as usual!

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Aw. Heh. Thank you! (Don't say that too loudly.)

I am now looking forward to seeing this movie even more, knowing that there will be Cleostuff to partake in afterwards.

Talking of movies I didn't know I was looking forward to until you told me they existed (I have no television and read no entertainment news publications), I wish to thank you for all your talk about The Hunger Games, and the discussion that ensued. Had it not been for that post, I wouldn't have finally talked myself into seeing it yesterday, and oh my God it was the best film I have seen in ages.


I wish I could have written something for it, but... I just didn't know how to approach children dying in a humorous manner. Or that one should at all.

But yeah. I just sit here and talk about what I want and let people get interested if they want to; that seems to work decently well, rather than getting strident about it. And a lot of times, it's stuff they can read without having to see it at all, so no skin off anyone's teeth either way.


(Kind of relieved I decided not to see this, because now I don't have to wait to read the recap.)

I have to confess, I like to read these before watching the movie. It really fires up my imagination. Plus, I'm definitely one that doesn't mind spoilers. But then again, I always read the last page of the book first. :)

Thanks for sharing!

Thank you very much for sharing this! I am still dying of laughter.

I think I will go and see it again with this in mind, and this time spring for the IMAX 3D just for the shiny shiny sphere.

"if you let dad live forever, he will be very proud of me"

I was all gearing up to see if I could get frequency analysis to work on such a small sample and then I realised I could just squint at it...

You're on Livejournal Today! (on the LJ homepage)

So I heard! That was kind of trippy.

Great journal and entries...loved your Prometheus parody synopsis. Been a long time since I've spent this much time on LJ...thanks :)

An Avengers 15? Wohoo! Don't worry. I've seen that flick twice and I'm sure it will be suitably ingrained in my brain whenever the 15 is ready to be unleashed upon an unsuspecting universe.