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30 July 2005 @ 08:58 pm
another saturday night  
I'll open with an apology for not replying to comments, and maybe close with one too. Now, craftily sidestepping the fact that I have nothing much to say, I offer other people's words.

The movie is of an unbelievable badness; it brings back clichés you didn't know you knew... You can't get angry at something this stupefying; it seems to have been made by trolls. -- Pauline Kael on Song of Norway



What does pain me exceedingly is that you should write so badly. These verses are execrable, and I am shocked that you seem unable to perceive it. -- Edmund Gosse to Robert Nichols

I never read any novels except my own. When I feel worried, agitated or upset, I read one and find the last pages soothe me and leave me happy. I quite understand why I am popular in hospitals. -- Barbara Cartland

Lady Chatterley's Lover--Mr. Lawrence has a diseased mind. He is obsessed by sex and we have no doubt that he will be ostracized by all except the most degenerate coteries of the world. -- John Bull magazine, 1928

He is not really a writer, but a non-stop talker to whom someone has given a typewriter. -- Gerald Brenan on Henry Miller

When women write they always have one eye on the paper and the other on the man. -- Heinrich Heine (heh)

I love Wagner; but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws. -- Charles Baudelaire

What kind of a title for a movie is Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes? A pompous, foolish one. There can't be many people who will remember this title, or many theatres that are equipped with colons for their marquees, either. -- Pauline Kael

E. M. Forster never gets any further than warming the teapot. He's a rare fine hand at that. Feel this teapot. Is it not beautifully warm? Yes, but there ain't going to be no tea. -- Katherine Mansfield

[Frankenstein is] a book about what happens when a man tries to have a baby without a woman. -- Anne K. Mellor

Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky is the feel-good movie of the year if you have just attached yourself to a Thorazine IV drip and had a Nyquil chaser. -- Steven J. Willett

An experience so vacuous it's almost frightening... -- Ian Birch on Xanadu

A lewd vegetarian. -- Charles Kingsley passing judgement on Percy Bysshe Shelley

I could readily see in Emerson...a gaping flaw. It was the insinuation that had he lived in those days when the world was made, he might have offered some valuable suggestions. -- Herman Melville on Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him till he emerges on the other side of his Atlantic with his verb in his mouth. -- Mark Twain


In other news, I saw Fantastic Four today with sherrold. Fun, very fun. The ultimate fluffy popcorn movie, with surprisingly good dialogue, acting, and character development. The browful and broody Julian McMahon I of course love, no matter how over the top he is. Michael Chiklis gave beautiful angst, Ioan grew on me, and dude--who the hell is Chris Evans? I went in thinking that I was going to hate him and his character too, but he was wonderful.

Jessica Alba was Jessica Alba.

So, yeahhhhhhh...I got nothing. Oh, except that I've been thinking of Rodney. I've been thinking of Rodney and *Ronan*. *ultimate facepalm* What are you, the priesthood, that I confess this to you? Oh shut up. This is why they call it the *special* hell.

And in closing, comments, apology apology blah yadda blah (I mean that sincerely), and here in no particular order are songs from my playlists of the moment, for which I'd give you guys the files if I weren't at home on dial-up.

* Drops of Jupiter - Train
* Northwest Passage - Stan Rogers
* Damn Love Song - Kris Delmhorst
* By Way of Sorrow - Cry Cry Cry
* Graffiti Limbo - Michelle Shocked
* Seven Bridges - Lowen & Navarro
* All Night - Sam Phillips
* Cancão Do Mar - Dulce Pontes
* Forty Six & 2 - Tool
* David Duchovny - Bree Sharp
* Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel
* Waiting for You (Machinehead Remix) - Seal
* Follow You, Follow Me - Genesis
* Drift Away - Uncle Kracker
* I Was Made to Love Her - Stevie Wonder
* Que Sera, Sera - Holly Cole Trio
* I Can't Stand the Rain - Ann Peebles
* In Your Eyes - Oysterband
* Bye Bye Blackbird - Joe Cocker
* Kind and Generous - Natalie Merchant
* River - Natalie Merchant
* I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
* Got to Give It Up, Pt. 1 - Marvin Gaye
* I Can See Clearly Now - Jimmy Cliff
* Kids in America - American Juniors
* Vivi Davvero - Giorgia
* Everything Zen - Bush
 
 
 
Herself_nycherself_nyc on July 31st, 2005 04:02 am (UTC)
Sweetie!!!!!
Anna S.: spikeeliade on July 31st, 2005 05:57 am (UTC)
Baby! *kiss* *g*
"I don't care how delicious he is, he's EVIL!": sga rodneyshrift on July 31st, 2005 04:35 am (UTC)
So, yeahhhhhhh...I got nothing. Oh, except that I've been thinking of Rodney. I've been thinking of Rodney and *Ronan*.

So, yeah. Um. I may have had thoughts of that nature, too. I mean, because someone *could* tell him that Rodney's his man if he wants to know everything they know about the Wraith, right? And so he would stalk Rodney. And... seven years alone on the run + Rodney's social skills obviously = abrupt hot sex.

...I think my brain has been ruined by fandom.
Anna S.: rodney-mckayeliade on July 31st, 2005 05:58 am (UTC)
And so he would stalk Rodney. And... seven years alone on the run + Rodney's social skills obviously = abrupt hot sex.

Our minds are in uncanny accord. Except that in my imagination, Ronan stalked Rodney for Rodney. And it was much schmoopier. *g* But there *was* the whole seven-year-itch and abrupt hot sex thing. Hee.
"I don't care how delicious he is, he's EVIL!"shrift on July 31st, 2005 06:27 am (UTC)
Hmm. He did smile at upside-down Rodney, but I guess I need more than one episode to go with the schmoopy.

But if you went there, I would totally follow (happily, I might add), whereas if *I* went there, it would be, "You are unattached and I find you oddly attractive. Let us have energetic sex, and then you shall tell me about the Wraith."
tafkarfanfic: PegB: Unlikely (jack and Rodney)tafkarfanfic on July 31st, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC)
I'll take either. Really!

But I am forever one for the odd pairings.
julia_herejulia_here on July 31st, 2005 05:12 am (UTC)
Jessica Alba will always be Jessica Alba, since she can no longer be Max...

Julia, still bitter about Dark Angel after all these years
Anna S.: agent-coopereliade on July 31st, 2005 05:59 am (UTC)
*pets you* Have you seen the movie? I must say: she wears her tight little outfit very well. *g*

(And I think I just saw the hot guy from Dark Angel in a bad Sci-Fi channel movie tonight...)
Mintwitchmintwitch on July 31st, 2005 05:36 am (UTC)
I adore the reviews. They make me want to be a meaner person. Where did you find them? Please tell me there's a whole book of conveniently collected, scathing criticism!
Anna S.: baltareliade on July 31st, 2005 06:01 am (UTC)
The title of the book is, actually: Quotes from Bad Press: The Worst Critical Reviews Ever! Sic exclamation point. *g* I got a copy for a few bucks at Half-Price Books. If I see another I'll grab it for you--I think there was only one on the clearance trolley that I saw, but they often have multiple copies of such stuff. :)
Mintwitchmintwitch on July 31st, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC)
Doh. It did not even occur to me that your cut-tag was a title. Thanks! :)
torchflambeau on July 31st, 2005 07:26 am (UTC)
*sleepy wave* It's nice to see you posting.
Anna S.eliade on August 1st, 2005 05:27 am (UTC)
Mmm. *hug* And it's always good to see your lovely username pop up. :>) Ah, Beau of Flam.

(Erm, I'm a little sleepy too. *g*)
Trepkos: Giggle by Angstpuppytrepkos on July 31st, 2005 07:58 am (UTC)
A lewd vegetarian. -- Charles Kingsley passing judgement on Percy Bysshe Shelley

Heh! Shelly and I are so alike!
Anna S.eliade on August 1st, 2005 05:26 am (UTC)
*kisses you and your icon*
Trepkos: Euphoria by Jemstrepkos on August 1st, 2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
*feels blessed*
lost2mercy: ipodlost2mercy on July 31st, 2005 08:19 am (UTC)
* David Duchovny - Bree Sharp

David Duchovny sings?!?

(I'm having a weird variation of Detour in my head now in which Mulder joins Scully and they sing in two voices. Well. If Scully could hold a tune.)
Anna S.: muldereliade on August 1st, 2005 05:28 am (UTC)
It's actually a song about David Duchovny, and it's hysterical--I'll post a file tomorrow. Imagining him singing now--that's just scary. *g*
lost2mercylost2mercy on August 2nd, 2005 11:33 am (UTC)
LOL. O.K. That makes more sense. You're right, DD singing IS scary!

I just downloaded the song. (Thanks for putting it up!) I was laughing my way through it. David Duchovny, I want you to love me,
to kiss and to hug me, debrief and debug me
Funniest thing I've heard in a long while. (And how scary is it that I USED TO BE the girl in that song... A looong time ago.)
tafkarfanfic: SGA: Teyla/Rodney OTPtafkarfanfic on July 31st, 2005 01:33 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking of Rodney and Ronan ever since I went to Comic Con and saw JM absolutely clinging to DH through the panel. So if you write it, I'll read it.
ReginaGiraffereginagiraffe on July 31st, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC)
Are there pics of this clinging? (Purely for research purposes, of course.)
tafkarfanfic: SGA: Teyla/Rodney OTPtafkarfanfic on August 2nd, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC)
http://xfkirsten.smugmug.com/gallery/664483/3/28636707

The shot she didn't get in all these photos was any of the several times that JM would just burst into nervous giggles and rest his forehead on DH's shoulder. It was v. cute. (He seemed to be very nervous, and DH seemed very protective, and the body language was fun to watch. You can see it in the photos - DH was physically placing himself between JM and the audience. Oh so adorable!)
(Anonymous) on August 2nd, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! Thank you!
ReginaGiraffereginagiraffe on August 2nd, 2005 09:43 pm (UTC)
Um, this was me. Duh.
Bonethisisbone on July 31st, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)
dude--who the hell is Chris Evans? I went in thinking that I was going to hate him and his character too, but he was wonderful.

I saw him first (and crushed immediately) in Cellular, which is a good clean fun action thriller with Kim Basinger doing that shaky-scared thing she does so well, and Chris Evans as the guy she calls on her cell phone, and then CAN'T HANG UP OR SHE'LL DIE. Richard Burgi has a tertiary role as Kim's husband, and Chris is the Reluctant Hero. We liked it so much we saw it in the theater and have gotten it twice from Netflix since it came out on DVD.

Personally, I think he has a lot of charisma, and I liked him a lot in Fantastic Four, too.
Anna S.: johnny-deppeliade on August 1st, 2005 05:26 am (UTC)
I saw him first (and crushed immediately) in Cellular, which is a good clean fun action thriller with Kim Basinger doing that shaky-scared thing she does so well, and Chris Evans as the guy she calls on her cell phone, and then CAN'T HANG UP OR SHE'LL DIE.

Hee. I haven't seen that. I sometimes come across a reference to it and always confuse it with Phone Booth. (Which I have seen, unfortunately.) I may have to check it out. Thank you. :>D
Bonethisisbone on August 1st, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC)
Sounds like I can cross Phone Booth off my list... ;)

I got it wrong -- Chris is the one with the cell phone; Kim B is the high school science teacher who wires together a broken phone so it randomly dials numbers until she gets someone to pick up.