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28 November 2004 @ 04:02 pm
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~ The best thing about Dawn of the Dead (2004) was Jake Weber, who plays Michael, the ultra-competent hero guy that Ana falls for. (Competent = so fucking hot.) My TV is randomly tuned to Sci-Fi right now and when I walked into the living room I discovered that he was also in The Cell.

~ In another casting coincidence, I saw Robin Dunne for the first time playing Tripp in Dead Like Me this weekend, and after watching all of season 2, turned randomly to Sci-Fi and saw him again in Species III. It's weird how shit like that happens.

~ Eric McCormack, the guy who plays Will in Will & Grace, also did a guest stint in Dead Like Me, playing a very straight and very mean love interest for Daisy. He was pretty fucking amazing.

~ I loved Mason's arc in season two--he just got skankier and more pathetic as time went on, but he also got more endearing, the way he fell so hard for Daisy (and in such a subtle way, under all his clowning, that I felt a kind of awe when I realized how bad he had it) and got so wrought up over her thing with Ray. And his rift with Kiffany in "Always" killed me. Callum Blue is so gorgeous that I was annoyed for a long time at the skeeviness of his character; I wanted him to be different. More Hugh Grantish, and not so much a guy who probably doesn't wash his jeans more than once a month. But God, watching all of S2 in one rush, I really fell for him. Not in a "gosh he's hot, who can I pair him with?" kind of way, but with that admiration you feel when a character is well written and the actor just nails it, when he's so deep in the character's skin that you forget you're watching an actor at all.

~ That reminds me, I really need to do some laundry.

~ The Cell is a fucked-up movie. So is Dawn of the Dead. Also, the remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre is free on cable, and I find I'm not able to rewatch it. It's just too depressing.

~ basingstoke wrote Invisible Man fic! IM fans should read it. Well-done IM fic is rare.

~ If I could write at all right now, I'd probably write that Mafia!Xander story. Or Spike/Lorne. Hmmph. Stupid not-writingness.

~ It's lazy of me not to connect these thoughts with even a pretense of association, but...yeah. I went to IHOP this morning for the first time in a long time and it kind of sucked. Now I have IHOP residue on my tongue. I should go have coffee, I think.

~ No, I should do laundry.

~ No, I should have coffee.

~ Laundry!

~ Coffeecoffeecoffeecoffeecoffee!

~ Or maybe I'll go play Text Twist, since some people cruelly exposed me to their terrifyingly addictive pastime.

~ witling wrote more vampy boy adventures and made me achey with the angst. But I know she'll make it all better soon, with band-aids and tender manly sex. Or else. *cracks knuckles like a Mafioso*

I spent 33 minutes writing this post. I so very need a life.
rache: pirate from ashleygaeawickedwords on November 28th, 2004 04:41 pm (UTC)
Sqeal! I am your DLM girlfriend, hon. I love the show and have been watching it the past couple of years; it has been killing me that no one in-town seemed interested in it. I agree that Callum does an incredible job as Mason, and the whole episode of 'Always' just wrenched me. So many tiny truths scattered through the thing to create -- but never directly state -- a bigger whole. And it's all completely fucked and I love that. It is a beautiful thing.

There are just some beautiful characters, ya know? But god, I hated Ray.
rubywisp: my het is pastede on yay by larrubywisp on November 28th, 2004 09:56 pm (UTC)
Or maybe I'll go play Text Twist, since some people cruelly exposed me to their terrifyingly addictive pastime.

I'd apologize, but um, I'm not sorry. Because everybody should be as helplessly in thrall to this game as I am.

Hey, at least you don't have to eat bugs. Because I hear they leave a much worse aftertaste than IHOP.

I kiss you. No aftertaste at all, whee.
torch: shaun is confused.flambeau on November 29th, 2004 08:52 am (UTC)
Or maybe I'll go play Text Twist

I hate you. no really. *stares at screen*
Anna S.eliade on November 29th, 2004 08:57 am (UTC)
It's the nature of a contagion to propagate itself.

::runs away::

(My carpal tunnel flared up after playing this all weekend. Beware!)
Anna S.eliade on November 29th, 2004 08:58 am (UTC)
Oh and shoot, I keep meaning to tell you--I got your CDs and thankyouthankyouthankyou! They are awesome. :>D

*does a little dance*
torchflambeau on November 29th, 2004 10:02 am (UTC)
yay! I was a little concerned, because the people who sell me stamps and know about postage do not, in fact, know about postage, and after the time recently when I had to go back and say, no really, I looked it up on the net and I am right and´you are wrong and please to put more stamps on, I fret a bit. *g*

(but I still hate you! this word is all U's!)
fresnefresne on November 30th, 2004 05:43 am (UTC)
Well, if you ever get a chance to catch it, Eric McCormack was in a short lived (but occasionaly rerun on TNT) series based off of Lonesome Dove. He played a Southern colonel dispossed and wandering after the Civil War. Languid, deadly, moraly ambivalent, and dressed in some of the nicest river boat gambler vest/cravat/coat combos anyone could wish.
Anna S.eliade on November 30th, 2004 08:59 am (UTC)
Ohhh. Be still my heart. I love characters like that. I'll keep my eyes open for it. :>)
hellbitch1hellbitch1 on November 30th, 2004 11:47 pm (UTC)
I feel like an uninvited guest but I must second Fresne's recommendation regarding Eric on the short-lived Lonesome Dove series. Both seasons were recently released on DVD - not sure, but perhaps they can be rented from Netflicks.

Mosby is one of my passions so I confess to being completely biased but I think you'd be amazed by Eric's performance and captivated by the character. No one believes it's the same actor who plays Will and it's more than the long hair and beard. It's as if he were channeling the character.

Unfortunately the LD community is small and rather anemic (I'm in awe of the depth of talent in the Buffy world. My dream is to get you all to convert to a fixition on Clay!) but if you are at all curious about Eric as Mosby there's one web site with well written
fic and lovely captures at "Colleen's Lonesome Dove FanFiction".

Cicercicer on December 1st, 2004 08:56 pm (UTC)
*stares a Text Twist*

Oh, thanks. Thanks a lot. I'd just managed to get myself off of Orisinal, which you linked to like a year ago.

*cries and makes a mental note to never visit your journal again, lest the rest of my life be sucked away by crack computer games*
ineke on December 24th, 2004 09:30 pm (UTC)
And I feel obliged to note that washing your jeans less than once a month actually significantly extends their lifetime. Once I washed a well-loved, infrequently-laundered pair-- only find that apparently the dirt was the glue of their substance, because they'd literally fallen apart somewhere between 'rinse' and 'spin'. I was distraught!

*is watching DLM* Masonnnnnn, guhh. My weakness for pretty, skinny British boys is distracting.