January 16th, 2004

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Tired, but good mood. The problem with updating the Digest on class nights is that half these movie sites don't update until dinnerish, so I can't go ahead and write the whole update before I go. I've tried to before, and usually I just have more work correcting or adding to it when I get back--I can get the gossip/"Other News" section done, but that's about it. Class went well, despite the hellishly hot room. Temple is so cute that you just want to pet him. I finally figured out who he reminds me of--not just a young Treat Williams, but even more so: Scott Foley. He's reeeally laidback about the reading, and more of my classmate-type friends showed up, so it looks like it'll be a good class.

I really want to see the Van Helsing trailer, but streaming media is ass. That's the one my second cousin Cindy--my mother's cousin--did the sets for. We are all v. proud. We are not so v. proud of Hugh Jackman's accent and the lack of David Wenham in the trailer, but what're you gonna do.

Thanks again for everyone's fansite suggestions; I'm taking tomorrow to go through what y'all have sent me and send out some invitations.
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So here's what I've been doing today...

...Bonding with my sister over pancakes (now, why this took four hours and two near-fights, I don't know) and then, after that was over, watching and screen-capping the Van Helsing trailer. And, well... c'est cheese, y'all, but I can't wait to see it.

Also: I think you'll now understand why I was so desperate to get my vampire hunter serial out last summer, knowing that this was in the pipeline for May. But if Van Helsing is like "('The Mummy' + Wolverine) x ('Bram Stoker's Dracula' - R rating)," The Black Ribbon is more like ('Portrait of a Lady' + 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen') x ('The Age of Innocence' + 'Dracula' - Winona Ryder). Plus a redhead. I was never very good at math.

And this is the point where I pimp out the dailydigest feed...

Oh, and I forgot to mention--have fun with the caps and make icons if you want. Let me know in a comment, though, because it'd be fun to see what y'all do with them.

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Snaffled this off eclectica's journal: Recommend...

1. A movie.
2. A book.
3. A musical artist, song, or album.
4. An LJ user not on my [whose? mine, or the original poster's?] friends list.

1. Movie: Hmmm. Something you might not have seen... Picnic at Hanging Rock is awesome. If you've recently seen Master and Commander and want to see more of Peter Weir's work, try this one. I just got it on DVD for Christmas after wearing a tape of it out. It's about some Australian (I think?) schoolgirls who go missing in the outback circa... let's say 1900 or so. Gorgeous and haunting and spooky and... not for people who like tidy endings.

2. Well, I'm reading From Hell right now, and in the last hour have learned Neil Gaiman-approved euphemisms for Victorian sex acts. Can't get much better than that.

3. Oh, everyone knows my musical taste is frozen back before 1998. I'm still proud of discovering Papas Fritas from that Dentyne Ice commercial. (Shut up, man. "Way You Walk" is awesome. Don't lie.)

4. Hmm. I don't know. I'm looking for movie news communities at the moment, to make working on the site a little easier... like lotr_news or dawn_treader. And I pretty much friend anyone I want to keep an eye on, so... who would you recommend?