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15 November 2003 @ 06:28 pm
Bang Bang, You're Dead gives this movie 8 stars. Huh. It's been playing on mute for the last hour and it looks kind of incoherent to me, but then many things do when they're on mute. Randy Harrison is in it--there are many scenes of him wearing quasi-survivalist goth gear (black covert-ops type jackets, jeans, and cap) and shooting guns. The movie's about Columbine-style high school violence. Actually, the more I see of it, the more disturbing it looks to be. I don't remember there being a lot of violence in my own high school. I sometimes get an inkling that things have changed a lot since 1985. Jesus. That was almost 20 years ago. Way to freak myself out.

On my friends list people are writing slash stories dealing with such popular kinks as larval gestation and statuatory rape between stepbrothers. Larvae and incest are so trendy these days.

*places hand over mouth to stifle a delicate yawn*

But seriously. Great stuff from wiseacress and josselin, which you were probably reading already. I'm still catching up. I'm also out of it half the time to begin with. I am probably the only one left who doesn't understand this whole QaF Poland-Austria concept, for example. Somehow I missed the initial phase of that meme where it was conceived and explained, and only started to notice the references when they had become cryptic shorthand cropping up in icons or passing remarks. "I just got back from Poland," people might say, and everyone else nods meaningfully and pats them on the shoulder while I slink away, too lazy to rectify my ignorance by asking the simple question, What does it all mean?

I have not even written one sentence yet today. I have yawned a lot though. I think I have yawning sickness. Not sleeping sickness, but yawning. It's not as severe, but you'll throw your jaw out right quick if you're not careful.

Oh, and by the way: Keanu Reeves as the Buddha. Keanu Reeves as the Buddha!

*dies laughing*
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Tuesday Has No Phonesthebratqueen on November 18th, 2003 12:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you for explaning that because I didn't know what it meant either.
witlingwitling on November 15th, 2003 07:25 pm (UTC)
A friend of mine has a theory that Keanu is married to David Geffen, of DreamWorks SKG. It makes sense, actually. Or, as my friend puts it, it's the Rosetta Stone of Keanu.

I mean, there's been relatively little starlet-on-the-arm stuff for Keanu, despite his Plasticine good looks. While I understand he's a fine, polite Canadian boy (an ex of mine served him in a restaurant once, and said he was fine and polite), I don't think he's necessarily all that bright or canny, and if he were dating Charlize Theron, I think we'd hear about it. But we don't. Ever. Also, he's a sucky actor who keeps getting boosted up the food chain. He's pretty, sure, but there's lots of pretty in LA. So, what's the key to unlocking this puzzle? Keanu's husband, Geffen. New-Hollywood billionaire and powermonger, famously controlling and reclusive, last publicly linked love interest...Cher? Please. That's a gay man's desperate stab at bearding. ("Shit, I need a date for the Oscars. I wonder what Barbra's doing? Or maybe...Cher.")

Anyway. Just think about it. That's all I'm saying.

Oh, and, yeah, Buddha. Heeeeeeeeee.
herself_nyc on November 15th, 2003 07:48 pm (UTC)
I endorse this theory. Very good. :)
herself_nyc on November 15th, 2003 07:25 pm (UTC)
I didn't know either until I read the explanation in your comments section and it still doesn't make a hell of a lot of sense.

To the list of slash about larval gestation and statutory rape between stepbrothers you will soon be able to add het about anal quasi-rape with candles.
Josselin Kohljosselin on November 16th, 2003 05:31 am (UTC)
Yeah...we certainly never claimed that the whole Austria/Poland thing was *logical* and it's by no means historically accurate. It wasn't really planned, it just evolved, and now it's the most fun in-joke I've ever been part of.

Plus, great icon fodder.

The main thing to know about it is just that the only thing a Polish fic is good for is torturing traitors.
herself_nyc on November 16th, 2003 07:51 am (UTC)
Lumenara Dhahm: goodevillumenara on November 15th, 2003 09:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, and by the way: Keanu Reeves as the Buddha. Keanu Reeves as the Buddha!

*dies laughing*

I know! It defies comprehension.
I am not the fine woman you take me for: Brian/Justinwrenlet on November 16th, 2003 10:14 am (UTC)
It is a good movie. It's pretty disturbing, in that... holy shit, we have no answers kinda way? Er. I'm not very articulate this morning. But the progression of it isn't completely linear so watching with the sound off will be quite confusing :D

I can also say, though I escaped notice in high school for a variety of reasons, my junior high experience was easily that violent. Okay, short of the guns. But everything else? Yeah. And that was early-80s for me.

And dude, at least as Buddha, Keanu could... sit pensively. Keanu Reeves as John Constantine is seriously making me twitch.
Rebecca Lizard: 3rliz on November 21st, 2003 08:42 pm (UTC)
The most detailed explanation of the Poland/Austria thing I've seen, from sisabet.