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30 March 2009 @ 11:55 pm
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1. For everyone who was in and my reference and stuff, I posted the writing in a second language discussion at thequillstation. I thought it came out pretty neat in the end.

2. Okay, switching from grunge to Keith Urban's new album is a total shock but... aaawww. I mean, it won't be the most influential record of the year but no one does the I-need-a-dentist love song like he does. Aw. ♥ *basks in guilty pleasure*

3. Of course when I was in the bookshop, last day, I forgot to mention that in the vampire section which right now takes a whole wall there were all the Vampire Diaries. I cracked up.

4. Oh God. I don't usually do SPN fandom related posts but... I've been reading the stuff from cons and I think I'm madly in love with Misha Collins. I am. I so am. And he wants to check slash fanfiction. Where the hell did they find such an awesome guy?

Also, if the J2 don't get married with Canadian laws before that show is over, I'll be seriously disappointed. If they aren't already.

5. I think tomorrow evening I will start spamming with the ficlets and stuff I need to re-post from various places. Blah. But I won't function to do much else, I fear. I should also post icons. Should being the key word.

6. I finished Watchmen. Yes, I spent a whole day on it yesterday.

So, I thought that overall the novel was seriously impressive and definitely better than the movie except for the finale. I get that they couldn't have the whole Under The Hood/Tales of the Black Freighter or I think it was the name in the movie or either it'd have ended up five hours long, but those were such great parts of the novel. I really appreciated the whole parallelism there. Then again, I had seen the movie before so I knew what was going to happen, but I think that Manhattan was kind of better developed in the graphic novel. The most interesting character IMHO remains Rorschach, even if we'd politically be very nasty towards each other if I met such a guy in reality. But I'd probably run, if I did. Also, don't throw rotten tomatoes on me because I think I might be going against the general opinion but Laurie in the movie > Laurie in the book. In the movie I kind of liked her alright, but in the book she came off way more self-centered and basically not interesting enough. I think that the finale change in the movie was done for the best though, while the squid worked in the novel on screen it really wouldn't have. And sincerely I'd rather have everyone witnessing Rorschach's death than only Manhattan. That said, it made me appreciate how careful they did things with the movie but the novel is way more complex and I probably will have to re-read it sometime because I'm sure I missed stuff around. Anyway, I really enjoyed it. I'm in no frame of mind to do any more intelligent reading of it though, even if it'd probably deserve it. Maybe for when I read it again.

7. I'm also three quarters into Orwell part one. *sighs* What a pleasure. I need to re-read 1984 one of these days, too.

8. Okay, that'd be all for the moment. *waves*
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the female ghost of tom joad: ♥janie_tangerine on March 31st, 2009 06:02 am (UTC)
Argh. I think I know what's wrong with the layout.... damn LJ when they do changing of the codes, I'll try to fix it up.

EDIT: I think I fixed it (well, changing worked better and faster), I don't think there's something wrong with it now but if there still is please tell me. ;)

Ha, well, no, Watchmen isn't a regular novel. I probably should have read that before watching the movie because I can't exactly remember whether I found the movie predictable or not but I think the whole point is in how revolutionary it was back then when they published it. Now I've seen it done three hundred times but for the whole graphic novel business it was a turning point. Then again it's always a comic book but it has a complexity which I've rarely found in any comic book all my life. But then again I'm not that much into American comics and I can't afford graphic novels much so I've not read that many. ;)

Edited at 2009-03-31 08:00 am (UTC)
Laura: ILUelise_509 on March 30th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
Misha is Awesome, Y/Y? Seriously. I think they found the one person in the universe who can actually make J2 MORE appealing.

Jared and Jensen have to get married before they come back to the U.S. Jensen just talking about Jared and how he knows him in and out...such love.
the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural holy tax accountantjanie_tangerine on March 31st, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
What you said. SERIOUSLY. How more awesome can he get????

Seriously, when I read Jensen say that he and Jared had their own wrap-up party and that was why he had trouble moving.... like, seriously. They go fucking searching for it. ;) If they aren't married already/don't get married before they come back I shall be very disappointed.
Fangirlage like WHOA.: SPN // JSquared - Kissy Time?hopelessfangirl on March 31st, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
It's taken me a while to decide if I like Castiel, but I freaking LOVE Misha and have since the first interview I read/saw with him. He's so articulate and odd and funny. His fascination with slash is just... XD it's awesome.

Also, J2 do live together, sooooo...

I agree on a lot of what you said about Watchmen. I was definitely happy with the ending change in the movie because the giant quid would NOT have worked onscreen. Even in the novel I thought it was kinda cheesy, even though I got the impact of the sentiment of it. I also liked that Dan saw Rorschach get killed because Dan was the only real friend Rorschach had and it was nice to see that someone is going to miss him since I'm sure a lot of the readers will. I personally really love Dan/Laurie, but the fact that they were off doing it while Rorschach was getting killed never sat well with me. (Even though I recently saw it pointed out that it was just more imagery of lovers consoling each other in a time of catastrophe, so it wasn't completely random.) Anyway, it's definitely a book to be re-read several times to get the full experience. It's amazing how many more things I picked up on the second read than the first.
the female ghost of tom joad: watchmen danjanie_tangerine on March 31st, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
I kinda liked him at the beginning but completely fell when Misha's awesomeness was too much to bear. Because I mean, he's TOO AWESOME! HE WANTS TO READ SLASH! Not to mention that he hangs around with the J2 naked in their trailers but whatever.

And I think that they live together because they already married actually. ;) ;)

I have no problems with Dan/Laurie actually. In the movie I was pretty much fine with it and I kinda liked her but in the novel she just came off more... idk, self-centered? And I didn't like her having sex with Dan while there was Rory dying and everything either even if I agree that it wasn't completely random. I didn't exactly mind the squid but on the screen it'd have seriously seemed a letdown.

also liked that Dan saw Rorschach get killed because Dan was the only real friend Rorschach had and it was nice to see that someone is going to miss him since I'm sure a lot of the readers will.

That was my feeling exactly. The only thing I really didn't like was that he died alone in the novel, which probably made more character-sense but I don't give a damn, I much preferred Dan seeing it. And I'm surely re-reading it again soon, I just loved the thing so much in the end.
Fangirlage like WHOA.: WM // Crimebusters - Dan + Self-Timerhopelessfangirl on April 1st, 2009 05:44 am (UTC)
I went through some weird stages of Castiel love. When he first showed up, I thought he had a badass entrance and he was really intriguing, so I liked him. Then as time went on, I found it harder to judge him, so I didn't trust him for a while. Then the fandom exploded with Cas love and everyone was shipping Dean/Cas and I was like, "HOLD UP, I still don't trust him" and to rebel against fandom by keeping a certain level of dislike for him. But once Cas started having doubts about his faith, I basically shot right up to loving him, and I think it's going to stay that way now. Misha being all kinds of win is just adding fuel to the fire. ;)

The first time I read Watchmen, I kinda got the impression that Laurie was a little self-centered as well. The second time I read it, it didn't bother me so much. I actually felt that movie!Laurie was kind of bland, but I can see how that could actually be a good thing since it toned down some of the more deterring aspects of Laurie's character. Unfortunately, it also toned down her sense of humor and spunk a bit as well, so ideally, there should be a Laurie somewhere in between the two.

There were only a couple things in the movie that I saw and went, "Heyyyyyy, that's not how it happens. *frown*" but that wasn't the case with Rorschach's death scene. Not only did I like that Dan witnessed it, but the fact that he was more resistant to accepting what Adrian had done felt more appropriate to me. In the book he almost instantly agrees to keep quiet, and I always felt like everything was too neatly wrapped up there. Maybe that was to highlight Rorschach's refusal to compromise, but I still think people other than Rorschach could have also resisted Adrian's plan a bit more and have the end still be affective. Rorschach still would have been the one to take the biggest stand by dying for the cause.

I really feel like re-reading it again right this second. =P
the female ghost of tom joad: watchmen comedianjanie_tangerine on April 1st, 2009 09:39 am (UTC)
Ha, the Cas love calls everyone in the end! For me it was mostly 'uuuhm, I kinda like this guy' but nothing more until I read some Misha interviews, then I was always liking the character but failing to see the utter awesomeness, then Misha became like the best thing since Led Zeppelin or something and then Cas finally had some development and I died and now I'm smitten.

Agreed, we should have some middle ground!Laurie. I frankly didn't have a problem with movie!Laurie while it seems that the general opinion is much the contrary, but it's true that she was a bit toned down. But she came off more likeable overall. Duh, there really needs to be a mix.

WORD to Rorschach's death scene. Wordwordword. And yeah, in the novel everything went a bit too fast, like 'whaaat, I'm not... well, maybe... okay, I'm fine with it, whatever' while I liked that in the movie they took their time. And yeah, resisting more wouldn't have effected the highlight of Rory's compromise refusal. And the poor guy needed someone watching him die at least.

God, if I wasn't at the library I'd do it too. ;)