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22 June 2008 @ 11:47 pm
Meme from mrslinus17  
Mh. I might post that infamous Des/Sayid sort of smut thing tomorrow or the day after if I find the guts to. Not now though, after seeing some typos I did last night I realized that Kant makes my head fail at editing.

Also, congratulations Spain. At least because your goalkeeper is hot and you preserved my sleeping patterns ;)

Comment on this post and I will choose seven interests from your profile. You will then explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so that others can play along. -> also in comments is fine.



Alfred Hitchcock: the only reason I'm proud to be born on August 13th since he's the only cool one to be born that day ;) seriously, a lot of my favorite movies are from the 40s/50s and I love, love, love his. No one could direct movies as he did and his interview with Truffaut is probably the best book about cinema I ever read all my life. My favorites are Rear Window, North by Northwest, Notorius, Psycho, The Birds and Vertigo.

Vincent Van Gogh: I'll be unoriginal, but he's my favorite artist. When I went to a comprehensive exposition of his paintings I sort of was in heaven for one day. Every time I see the Crows in a Wheat Field painting I get ridiculously emotional.

Edward Scissorhands: Where the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp team awesome was born and isn't it just one of the best movies they ever did together? I cried the first time I watched it. The acting is superb and the story is just heartbreaking.

Opera: because I am a good Italian just when it comes to opera. 85% of the Italian music I listen to is opera (even if sometimes I'll listen to some German or French one). Though I have kind of weird tastes because my favorites are Mozart (God) and Rossini (God #2), I do like Verdi but not at crazy levels, Puccini does close to nothing for me and IMHO Wagner should have died before even learning what a scale is. Never go to see Wagner live, especially if it's the Parsifal. I did and I'm positive that after three hours I was hallucinating. But apart from that, opera is much more fun than they make it seem, especially when you can appreciate some truly awful librettos redeemed by stunning music. If you want the whole package get Mozart though, IMHO nothing got closer to formal musical perfection as Don Giovanni did.

Pushing Daisies: cutest show EVER. I love it. It totally makes me smile and is such a happy show even if the subject should be sort of grim. Oh, and I totally want Emerson to be my bodyguard or something. Also, it makes me want to bake pies for a living, except I fail at that.

Photoshop: well, I'm sort of addicted. But it's probably because since I completely and utterly suck at drawing (which is probably the only skill I'd pay to have), I like to do something nice with images.

Sawyer: oh Sawyer. The favorite character of my friend that got me into Lost of which I sort of knew life, death and dimples before even watching it. Also, the most cooperative POV to write I ever found and the only character in a show I found who has more or less my literary tastes. Because I mean, he reads Steinbeck. What's not to love? Might not be my favorite because my preferences lie in three/four other places first, but I do love him, and a lot.

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Pocki: SPN - brothers - spoon prankpnr on June 22nd, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
Pushing Daisies is beyond awsome!
We all need some happy tv that makes us all warm and fuzzy inside don't we?
And how awsome isn't it that a guy like Emerson knits in his spare time? XD
Aw I miss that show... and I am so going to buy the dvds in September when they're released!

And Photoshop? I'm the same!
Hell, I'm even going to study graphic design for a year... and I can't draw to save my life.
I would pay to be able to draw nicely too... I would probably pay for some other skills too though. Like singing and being kickass and agile XD


edit: WTF? I scrolled up and read your line saying "and your memory cannot keep me warm but it never leaves me cold"... but I read it as
"and your memory card keeps me warm and it never leaves me cold"
.... I suck XD

Edited at 2008-06-22 09:53 pm (UTC)
the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural bon jovi rocksjanie_tangerine on June 22nd, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
LOL! I need an Earle icon saying that! Between them and the muffin you do have a thing for it! ;) oh, regarding muffins, last day another Bruce fan I have in the FL told me that her father calls him the Muffin Man because he misheard Nothing Man once.. great minds think alike?

Pushing Daisies is just so good! Especially when all the other shows I watch are nothing short than depressing. Emerson > everyone and I'll probably buy the dvds, too. It's just too good.


I would pay to be able to draw nicely too... I would probably pay for some other skills too though. Like singing and being kickass and agile XD


Totally with you on that ;)
Pocki: BSG - Tigh - OMG DYLAN?!pnr on June 22nd, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
Yes! XD
*snort* see, it's not just me! Damn you Muffin Man... (we still love you though)
oh and not to forget "Gold fish! Everybody down!"
Hey sweetie, you still up for getting me a Muffin t-shirt if they sell nice ones at the concert?


Yes ♥
and they promised us a musical episode! Wohooo! xD
Those are always fun... and several of them are either musical stars already or can sing anyway
I need a PD icon
the female ghost of tom joad: bruce muffin manjanie_tangerine on June 22nd, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
Sure thing! I'll have a look when I get there for sure ;) you trust my judgment on that? ;)

Gold fish! Right! I need to icon that one too ;)

Yeaaah musical episode! God, and they all sing so well *sigh* I need one too. As soon as they give me five more when I renew the 100 icons payment..
Pocki: music - Bruce - muffin manpnr on June 22nd, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Well, I probably would love any official tee that doesn't have a photo (I'm looking at the online store right now, but as we all know their shipping makes everything twice as expensive) or is a pure tour shirt... like the one in the store saying just saying "Bruce Springsteen and the E street Band - 2008 tour"
If they would have this one for some reason, that would be awsome... and damn lucky XD
I would probably say I'm a size Medium for girl's tees, and a Small for men's tees ^^

Thanks again sweetie ♥


the goldfish one totally brings up pictures of mutant gigantic goldfish in my sick little mind XD
the female ghost of tom joad: lost mike/walt nemojanie_tangerine on June 22nd, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
Mutant gigantic goldfish with Bruce's face more or less like my icon? (it's a Lost one but the example should go lol)

Perfect, I'll see what they have ;) they should have the one just for the tour though, or at least when I went and he was alone they did ;)

Edited at 2008-06-22 10:19 pm (UTC)
Pocki: music - Bruce - w. guitarpnr on June 22nd, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
actually more like a mutant goldfish with Bruce leading the people to safety XD


Thanks!
Yeah, they might have the plain one and one with more... stuff on it. Isn't the heart & sword one for 08?

I am so jealous you know!
the female ghost of tom joad: bruce with every wishjanie_tangerine on June 22nd, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
actually more like a mutant goldfish with Bruce leading the people to safety XD

That'd be the most awesome thing like EVER.

The heart and sword one is for 2008 -nod- I'll definitely have a look. Also, since me and the partner in crime have numbered seats at least we're in no hurry ;) God I can't wait for it. Then I can die happy I guess *sigh* I'll see to make a veeery long post on the 27 -nods-.
Pocki: music - Bruce - muffin manpnr on June 22nd, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
YES!
Damn... if only I could draw.
You know what? I think I will have to... somehow, make art with the Muffinman and a giant goldfish and lots of scared people. There has to be a way.


ooh, numbered seats, fancy!
Damn, I will get double squees and then die of jealousy *sigh*
Oh well, at least I get to escape the country *is planning a trip atm*
°°  £å  §âM¥  °°: Lost * Sawyer *dimples*lasamy on June 22nd, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
//The favorite character of my friend that got me into Lost of which I sort of knew life, death and dimples before even watching it.//
AUTOPATPAT :D

BELLISSIMO quel quadro di Vincent (che detto così sembra il cane..) *_*
the female ghost of tom joad: lost sawyer *g*janie_tangerine on June 23rd, 2008 06:16 am (UTC)
Autopattati va XD ;)

(LOL oddio ora si scopre che è Van Gogh reincarnato... XDDDD)
Mel: David1melian_eresseie on June 23rd, 2008 01:20 am (UTC)
Opera: sembra che in questo siamo assolutamente in sintonia. Venero Mozart (e non solo per le opere), adoro Rossini e anche Donizetti (L'elisir d'amore è una delle mie opere preferite), e Puccini proprio non riesco a farmelo piacere. Mi spiace dirlo perché sono una sua (probabilmente indegna) concittadina, di più, siamo nati nello stesso quartiere e tutt'ora abito a due passi dalla sua casa natale, ma non so che farci. Fosse per me non starebbe nemmeno tra gli esponenti della musica classica... Le sue opere mi sembrano più un'accozzaglia di canzoni melodiche. *zot! Fulminata dall'aldilà* E pensare che è il musicista italiano più famoso al mondo...
the female ghost of tom joad: musicjanie_tangerine on June 23rd, 2008 06:15 am (UTC)
Penso di poter firmare tutto ;) Donizetti lo adoro anche io e Mozart, mah, penso di sapere il catalogo a memoria o giù di lì. *sigh*

siamo nati nello stesso quartiere e tutt'ora abito a due passi dalla sua casa natale

ma sai che ci ero andata in gita mi pare alle scuole medie? ;) la città è splendida ma sinceramente il pellegrinaggio me lo sarei più o meno risparmiato ;)

e sue opere mi sembrano più un'accozzaglia di canzoni melodiche. *zot! Fulminata dall'aldilà* E pensare che è il musicista italiano più famoso al mondo...

Ah, completamente d'accordo. Fulmini dall'aldilà pure me, io non riesco proprio a farmelo piacere.
elliotsmelliot: blue flowerelliotsmelliot on June 23rd, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
This is very interesting. Van Gogh is one of my favourite painters too. When I was a child I had a board game with postcards of famous paintings and I stole the Van Gogh ones for my room so the game became unplayable! You named all my favourite Hitchocks, except I've never seen Notorious. I especially like Rear Window and Vertigo.

Death and Dimples - Sawyer in a nutshell!

Your interests are very specific. I don't think I have enough to play.
the female ghost of tom joad: tangerinesjanie_tangerine on June 23rd, 2008 06:22 am (UTC)
a board game with postcards of famous paintings and I stole the Van Gogh ones for my room so the game became unplayable!

Now that's a cool game! I stole some reproductions that were floating around the house and now I have them hanged, too. Notorius is a beautiful movie (though it has two thirds of the main actors from Casablanca and might cause some non voluntary giggling at times) but I think I like Rear Window better, too.

Death and Dimples - Sawyer in a nutshell!

totally! ;)

Well, maybe not seven, but I think I could definitely give you arrested development (I've been hearing about it for months but never figured it out), arcade fire, dragon boat racing and the shield ;)
elliotsmelliotelliotsmelliot on June 23rd, 2008 01:30 pm (UTC)
Arrested Development is my favourite sitcom. It’s about a dysfunctional and goofy family in California with delusions of grandeur even though their patriarch is in jail on charges of fraud and sedition. It has such unique humour I’m afraid I wouldn’t do it justice just describing it. Here is one short clip involving a long running gag about the family’s bad imitation of chickens.

Arcade Fire is an eclectic Montreal band who I adore. I think they are described as indie rock but I am not good at characterizing music. They have two albums Funeral and Neon Bible. What I like most is the changing tempos within their songs and their interesting lyrics. I saw them live last year and they really throw themselves into their performance. It exhausted me just to watch. Crown of Love is my favourite song but I also love Intervention.

Dragonboat Racing is a sport from China that is quite popular in Toronto and Vancouver. Picture a long canoe shaped boat designed to look like a dragon with twenty paddlers, a caller sitting at the bow beating a drum to keep a rhythm for the paddlers and a tiller steering from the helm. I was on a YMCA recreational dragon boat team for three years and would like to get back into it. The one hour practices were killers. I never felt more tired in my life than after a practice. That was even harder than a full day of racing because the actual races are between 3 to 5 minutes long with long breaks in between.

The Shield is a TV drama that centres around a corrupt cop named Vic running an anti-gang task force in L.A and his more morally upright but complicated colleagues. If The Wire is about a broken system, The Shield is about using a broken system for your own personal gain and suffering the consequences. I would say I don’t normally like cop shows but I make the exception for The Shield and The Wire because they transcend the genre and are more about communities than individuals.

the female ghost of tom joad: tangerinesjanie_tangerine on June 23rd, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
OMG that's hilarious! Why doesn't it come to Italy instead of the Bernard/Nikki evil combination? I completely cracked up.

Those two songs are really good. *plans to check out Arcade Fire very soon* While dragonboat racing looks the good kind of insane!

Good to hear about The Shield. Now when I'm through with The Wire I'm totally watching Deadwood, then I could have a look at this. Looks intriguing. Thanks for doing this!
elliotsmelliot: daisyelliotsmelliot on June 24th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
Arrested Development is hilarious. It's not everyone's taste but from what I can tell about your TV/Movie/Book tastes and crack!fic and crack!icons style, you would like it a lot.

Dragon boating is insane and I might be insane to try it again. I am not very athletic and it is exhausting. They always put me in the middle of the boat where I can do the least among of harm.

The Shield is not as good as The Wire. It is more flamboyant but it is still better than 90% of what is on TV. It's final season starts this fall. Deadwood is like Shakespeare in the wild west. You might need subtitles there too until you get a hang of the language.
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the female ghost of tom joad: lost julietjanie_tangerine on June 23rd, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
Your goalkeeper IS hot, duh, he so is ;) I can't even be happy for anyone since my team is so made of failure that it doesn't even have players in the national team ;)

That's one gorgeous movie, it is. *sigh*
sad side of normal: music manfosfomifira on June 23rd, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
I think our tastes when it comes to opera are polar opposites ;) Opera is amazing. No other musical genre comes close to its intensity and flat out craziness, how they can make some really silly stories work just because of the music and the singing.

Pushing Daises is so cute. I didn't think I'd like it as much as I do, but it's adorable.
the female ghost of tom joad: musicjanie_tangerine on June 23rd, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
Well, if you can listen to Wagner I truly do admire you ;) I think that time was the closest I had to a drug induced experience ;)

Opera is amazing. No other musical genre comes close to its intensity and flat out craziness, how they can make some really silly stories work just because of the music and the singing.

Totally quoted. ♥

And that's just an adorable show. I can't wait for it to be back.
mkfsdj: scientistmrslinus17 on June 23rd, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, Pycho is nearly my favourite film ever.

Vincent Van Gogh is my favourite artist, so I'd never call you unoriginal. I'm just as interested in the man as well as his art.

Edward Scissorhands is fantastic, and Johnny Depp+Tim Burton is a recipe for fantastic. I also love Sleepy Hollow.

Sleeping Dasies is such a cool, quirky show.

the female ghost of tom joad: johnny deppjanie_tangerine on June 24th, 2008 10:34 am (UTC)
Psycho is a total masterpiece. When I watched it at the cinema I didn't end up screaming only because I had already seen it and did it make an effect? God it did.

Van Gogh -> ♥. Quoting what you said.

Sleepy Hollow was totally my favorite movie when I was fourteen or so ;)