April 24th, 2005

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Horoscope: Your friends adore you, and today they'll show you just how much. In the mail? I get Tim Tams and a "Never Surrender" bracelet. Aww, thank you, guys!

Let's dole out a few more pimps. Reminder: I am currently just working on the backlog. No new requests will be taken until next month.

ginmar: ""Can you pimp my domestic violence project? If you're being abused or have been abused, what would have or what would help you? What do you want? What would like people to say or ask? [Go] right here. There's an entry before and after, too about the same subject---the latter one is asking male victims and men in general for their perspective, because what I'm finding is that men's rights groups are absolutely not helping these guys at all. At the very least, they get to talk and vent and smash some stereotypes."

hadgm: "If it's not too much trouble, could you pimp Daisy's web site? She's been traveling for almost five years now. Thanks!"

skulkings: "ohboyd is a new Billy Boyd comm. We're just starting and the rules are not quite finished yet. But it's intended to be a well modded, Billy content-rich alternative to the current comms."

boomingvoice: "Heard the latest backstreet song? Feeling a resurgance of love/hate/interest? Join backstreetboys and keep up with the happenings. Also, like seeing naked famous people's naughty bits? celebritease is where it's at. And while I'm here, let me sheepishly do ask the following. Please join? You don't even need to do anything, I just want the points. :)"

anne_jumps: "Why not: Please pimp jumpfolks, for fans of the band Jump (also known as Jump, Little Children)."

Misc. links:

What the flaming fuck? Harry Potter fanpoodles: Once again proving that it's never too early to start hating any girl who shares the screen with Daniel Radcliffe.

Speaking of which, Sister Girl and I started looking at the cast list for Goblet of Fire and noticed... look at who's playing the band members of the Weird Sisters: two members of Radiohead and the lead singer of Pulp.

Oh, and some more weirdness, also courtesy of Sister Girl: Some guy is claiming to channel Jonathan Brandis. Because what Jonathan Brandis wants from beyond the grave are for his last thoughts on earth to be posted... on the IMDB.

Also: Eeeee hee! They're casting a new voice for Aslan!:
The big news of the Biola Media Conference is that Brian Cox is no longer doing the voice of Aslan! Apparently he has lost some weight and his voice has changed.

Reportedly, Jason Isaacs, Timothy Dalton, Sean Bean, Gerard Butler, Ian McKellen, and Ralph Fiennes have all auditioned for the part. No choice has yet been made. Stay tuned as we’re covering this breaking story!
These are all problematic choices, as 1) McKellen IS Gandalf, and was Gandalf for three whole movies, and forever shall be Gandalf; 2) it's going to confuse the children horribly to go see Ralph Fiennes play Voldemort in November and then hear him play Aslan in December; and 3) as for the other guys--well, Aslan should not be sexy, I'll put it that way. (Complete non sequitur: I do have hopes that Timothy Dalton will get to reprise his role from the His Dark Materials stage play in the movie adaptation.)

Actually, now that I think about it, my primary criteria for an Aslan voice are deep, booming, and beneficent. It suddenly occurred to me that Alan Rickman would make a very, very good Aslan, and it would come out different enough from his Snape voice that I don't think it would be that big of a conflict.

Capewatch: The cape is holding strong at "Too much damn money," but the white mask just hit the block and jumped from "Damn, that's a chunk of change" to "Oh my God, you people are insane" while I was watching. Literally, the price doubled on a single refresh. Also: Sort the items on that link by "highest price first" and watch the hilarity. The first non-Butler item is the wedding dress, down at number ten, below items he may or may not have even touched. The crazy is strong on this one.

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I forgot to mention that Katharine, one of the readers here, wrote in and asked me to post the crazy Harry Potter/Katie Leung haters link--she didn't give me her LJ username, but mentioned that she'd written about it on her journal, and that basically crazy fangirl racism like that needs to be exposed and spoken out against, possibly using more elegant grammatical constructions than the one I just deployed. And it does.

(ETA: I'm not going to link to the hate site in question, but I was able to find it pretty quickly by Googling. I mean, the article does give the name, if not the URL, in the text itself.)

Am still waiting for Aslan news. Seriously, I loved the LOTR movies, but I didn't really enjoy or understand the books until I had the actors in my head the summer before the movie first came out. It was easier to keep everyone straight when I had advance stills in front of me. Narnia, on the other hand? Yeah. Waiting to find out who's voicing Aslan is, for me, like waiting to find out who was going to play Gandalf was for a lot of people. And as Vladimir pointed out, they'll probably tweak the actor's voice digitally to make it a lot deeper and... lion... y... er. So several people I didn't think had deep enough voices are now mentally back in the running.

Let's finish up Pimp Request Amnesty Week, which will be back at the end of May if you missed it this time. I think I got everyone in, but I had a problem pulling up an entry draft at one point--I think it just cut off a couple of misc. links, but I'm not sure. If you commented during the week (AND YES, I WILL REMEMBER YOU) but your pimp didn't make it onto the journal, let me know.

onstage: "Ok. There's like 20 minutes left. Let's beg for a random pimp of my icon comm thunderstills or my challenge base_challenge. Cause you're amazing like that :) "

iczer6: I messed up the link to Icz's pimp, so I'm repimping it here: http://girlgeniusonline.com/.

joannad: "Oh, um, pimp request! I don't know how many of your readers know about Death Note (and they totally should. it's an awesome manga), but there's a parody RP at for_justice and we really need more players! Thanks for the exposure!"

clovecigarettes: "If you're still accepting pimpables, there's always my website -- I need to finish my album, maybe a little pimping will be the kick in the pants I need to get it done."

bakednudel: I was sure that someone responded to one of your posts with an animated gif icon of the "LOST" title (word floating through the darkness). I *lustedafter* that icon with a great lust...however, I didn't grab it when I spotted it...and now, hundreds of comments later, I can't find it. *sob* An image search on google didn't turn it up.So if anyone sees this and can point me to that icon, or to where I can ask if it can be used...I would be ever so grateful! *thanks* "

dawnie1970: "Hell, I put my 2 cents in. I want pimpage! Come by to play in or just read my role-playing community I co-mod called a_new_night. It's Ats S1 AU, Wes/Angel and Doyle/Cordy heavy."

travelsizedoug: "cleolinda dear, you're so good for pimping. And sexy. If you would pimp firstchair, a community for young musicians who love "classical" music and music in general, I'd love you forever. Also, gay_ravers is a great community that is quite self-explanatory. I moderate/maintain both."

starr234: "If I'm not too late (I've been driving for the past five hours, so telling time is starting to make my brain hurt), it'd be great if some of the multitudes who read your journal could go over to http://www.getarrested.com and sign the petition, which will hopefully convince Fox to keep Arrested Development around for another season. I'm sorry, this was perhaps the most shallow pimp request ever. I guess I can't have you pimp my new business because I don't have a name for it yet, so AD it is! Um...flattery...Cleo's awesome? ;)"

It was at this point that I realized that people thought "Flattery will get you everywhere" was me trying to say, "So flatter me, and maybe I'll pimp you," when what I was really doing was trying to humorously acknowledge some of the over-the-top thanks I was getting. Sort of like, "And on that note, maybe flattery will get you everywhere." So, uh... I was not actually demanding homage, which is... totally what it looked like, I guess.

sweinberg: "I think you should pimp your favorite geeky Jewish pothead movie critic."

lots42: "Pardon, if I make a breach in ettiquite, but if you are still taking Pimpage Requests, please consider http://www.sir-toby.com/extend-a-story. No ads, no pictures, straight up texty goodness. Branching, choose your own way storyline and any blank pages can be added onto. The new page will appear in moments. There is a concentrated effort to avoid pointless violence and gratitous cheesecake. Instead, we have plot-relevant violence and um...lots of cheesecake. Plus, a talking dog."

Misc. links:

The Daily Kitten!

Capewatch: The masks hit the block today, and bidding immediately went nuts. And Really Useful Films kind of crossed a line in touting the Butlerian detritus still attached to the iconic white mask, I think. Like, seriously, y'all. Don't encourage the crazy. If there's still hair attached to the adhesive, they're just going to make voodoo dolls or clone him or something, and you know it.

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