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So this is happening. All of this is happening
First of all: in case you missed it, since I did post on a Saturday when everyone was out actually doing things, there is a new Secret Life of Dolls. And bless y'all for actually commenting on the "Explain what you like about Secret Life" entry; I didn't think you'd actually do it. I was hoping for maybe a couple of quotes I could use in the future, not 100+ comments. Bless. So I have now written the next four entries (you can see some of the titles here; two of them are just too spoilery to post), and I'll have to take pictures, but I hope we can get to #78 by Halloween, and since they're drafted, I don't see any reason why (OH GOD DON'T LET THE HOUSE BURN DOWN) we can't.

Meanwhile, I was extremely productive yesterday because my internet connection decided to hate me. Over and over and over again. As such, there was no linkspam. But a few key things happened, and I would like to mention them briefly and then catch other things later tonight or tomorrow:

'Titanic' co-star Gloria Stuart dies at 100; Gloria Stuart: Remembering the ‘Titanic’ grande dame.

Tarantino's Longtime Editor, Sally Menke, 56, Dies in Los Angeles Heat Wave.

Is 'The Hobbit' Cursed? Peter Jackson Threatens to Move Production Over Union Woes. Did you guys try to film something over an ancient burial ground? Because, seriously, I can't figure out why we can't make this happen.

This is the best publishing wank in a long, long time. A Turkish woman criticizes Christopher Pike's sloppy, stereotypical take on Turkey in The Secret of Ka. A Pike editor shows up to mansplain to her why it's all totes okay and she doesn't know anything anyway. Then it is revealed in the ETA that... the "editor" IS Christopher Pike. Also, he leaves himself sockpuppet reviews about how his own books are masterpieces that changed his life. AMAZING.

Teaser Trailer for the Coen Brothers' 'True Grit.'

Aronofsky in the Running to Direct Superman leading to inevitable speculation that Natalie Portman will play Lois Lane.

First Look at Daniel Radcliffe in Woman in Black. I... how old is he, again? I don't feel so good.

Snicker Bitch Maggie Grace to play villain Irina in ‘Breaking Dawn.’ She and Ian Somehalder need to go out for drinks and shoot the stepcest vampire breeze or something. 

Newcomer Mackenzie Foy to play Renesmee in ‘Breaking Dawn.’

You guys.

It's really happening.

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I used to LOVE Pike's books when I was a teen. But man, I am speechless.

Wow. How old is he indeed! Really interested in this film now though...

IKR? I clicked on the link and was all "pfft the semi-nudes from Equus left me pretty cold, I don't see how bad it can b--"



Did you guys try to film something over an ancient burial ground? Because, seriously, I can't figure out why we can't make this happen.

Worse, I think. They tried to film something at MGM. Like Windows XP, it just won't die. And don't hold your breath waiting on the next Bond movie, either. :(


A) Dan Radcliffe? GIMME GIMME GIMME *grabby hands*

B) I had the great misfortune of working with Christopher Pike at my last job. He has a bad habit of mansplaining in general. Once someone in the office sent him a picture of the ONLY BOOK OF HIS THAT THE LOCAL BORDERS WAS WILLING TO CARRY, sitting all lonely on a shelf, he scaled back the attitude by a bit.


They were also calling what he did in this particular situation as "westsplaining," which it was, but I really suspect mansplaining in general is probably a way of life for him.

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I actually screamed when I saw that Renesmee was cast. This is terrifying.
and yet I'm going to see this movie because I'm a masochist

I also screamed over that Dan Rad picture. Unf!

Oh my good god, do I feel like a dirty old woman. But can we please have a movie co-starring Radcliffe and Armitage? Preferably as brothers? Who fight monsters in victorian england?

Even better, Dan and Hans Matheson.

Are you planning on putting out the drafted SLoD entries on a weekly basis, provided that nothing catches fire or explodes?

Damn, Radcakes is looking very swish and grown up in that picture. I feel so proud!

Holy shit Christopher Pike, that is HILARIOUS.

That Pike wank is... just mind-boggling. I can't even begin to express how glad I am to not be a Christopher Pike reader right now. I'm pretty sure reading one or two of his books in middle school-- at a friend's house, desperately searching for something other than a Sweet Valley High book to read after everyone else was asleep-- doesn't count. Even if there were an excuse for writing a book involving another culture without researching it properly, or for belittling the criticism of offended readers, the sockpuppetry thing is just not okay, not ever.

First the good: I still cannot get over the fact that Hammer films is back and making movies. It fills me with joy. That they're apparently back to making their bread and butter, Victorian horror films, is even better and Radcliffe very much looks the part of the Victorian horror hero. The only thing that would make me happier might be if they also started cranking out some Professor Quatermass-style sci-fi films, as well.

Here's hoping that Let Me In is successful enough to keep them going. (I would go see it myself, but the wife and I are having to be more budget-conscious these days) And it would be the Greatest Thing Ever if that prompted to them to finally make this a reality:

Zepplins vs. Pterodactyls!(Hey, I can dream)

And now for The Bad:

Dear Allah, Buddha, Cthulhu, Jesus, Kali, Zeus, and any other Deities and/or Eldritch Horrors From Beyond Time--please let the screenwriter, director, and producers realize that they need to just make Jacob fall for Leah instead of actually keeping the imprinting scene! Nobody actually wants to see Taylor Lautner make bedroom eyes at a toddler, and if they claim they do they just haven't thought about how it will look on-screen or they need to be on an FBI watchlist.

Nobody actually wants to see Taylor Lautner make bedroom eyes at a toddler, and if they claim they do they just haven't thought about how it will look on-screen or they need to be on an FBI watchlist.

Wordy mcfucking word.

That DanRad photo makes me feel like a drooling old lady perv.

The photo of the Renesmee actress makes me want to hide in a cave and weep for humanity. What kind of parents allow their child to be cast in such a part?

That Pike wank is epic. I haven't laughed this hard at wank in awhile.

Also, woo for new SLoD entries!

The girl for Renesmee looks perfect! I'm sure she is a perfectly normal girl, but something about that picture makes her look pretty, vacant, and kinda creepy.

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As someone currently living in that weather: amen!

I had the same thought when I saw they'd cast Renesmee. Like, "THEY ARE REALLY GOING THROUGH WITH THIS OH SHIT." I don't even know how they think they can make this movie.

Nooo, Christopher Pike, why? Don't make me hate you, man. I just started my annual re-reading of my battered copy of The Season of Passage (I know, I know, but I do it for sentimental reasons). I can't even laugh at the wank because it just makes me sad. :(

The True Grit teaser isn't working! Well, not for me anyway, it could just be my wonky connection. They did a casting call here for True Grit a while back! Why no, I did not seriously consider if I could pass for fourteen in order to audition for a movie with Matt Damon in it, why do you ask? (Call me, Matt!)

Dan Rad is looking very dapper there! I hope he's able to successfully transition to other films after Harry Potter.