alwaysenduphere: (spartacus//it lifts spirits)
So I saw both The Amazing Spider-man and The Dark Knight Rises this week.

I liked Spider-man better.

I'm not even a fan of Peter Parker like, at all but Andrew Garfield IS SO PRECIOUS and augh he can act and his sad face made my face sad and Emma Stone is amazing (though a bit wasted in the first half of the movie) and THEY ARE SO PERFECT TOGETHER AUGHHH. The movie had some flaws like Peter Parker is pretty stupid with revealing his identity but I was always engaged and I really enjoyed it from start to finish. (Brett had a lot of problems but fuck him he always tears apart the things I enjoy.)
eta: also, Stan Lee's cameo in this one I WAS FUCKING SCREAMING normally I'm just like "oh look, Stan Lee" I WAS LAUGHING MY ASS OUT OF MY CHAIR OH MY GOD.

Batman, on the other hand...we both agreed was far too long, among other things.

Especially considering the first and second acts were pretty much the same. "Oh, Bruce Wayne's getting back on the Batman horse despite all physical handicaps that say he shouldn't, okay. OH Bane breaks his back and sends him to no man's land and then...Bruce Wayne's getting back on the Batman horse despite all physical handicaps that say he shouldn't. LIKE, WHAT. REALLY. At least a half hour of that could've been cut out.

Bane was amazing, my god the muscles on Tom Hardy and I really didn't mind his Sean Connery impression. Someone give Anne Hathaway her own Catwoman movie I loved every minute she was on screen. The reveal of Talia was a complete surprise because we'd forgotten about her completely (though I did suspect that character of being evil the moment Bruce slept with her. Which, also, kind of random, as he'd just been talking to Alfred about how he couldn't move on from Rachel.) Also, MICHAEL FUCKING CAINE. I kinda felt like they misues Alfred a bit and ALL THIS FUCKING MONOLOGING UGH but at the same time, my god I could listen to Michael Caine berate Bruce Wayne until the end of time. #ACTING /BLINKYTEXT

The last half hour was pretty dynamically amazing too, I was definitely entranced but it didn't make up for the number of times I looked at the time on my phone throughout the middle. SURPRISE CILLIAN MURPHY! SURPRISE TALIA. SURPRISE TOM HARDY FLASHBACK WITHOUT THE MASK. And the end, man I fucking loved JGL and all but "You should use your given name, Robin" was THE WORST LINE OF DIALOGUE EVER. I'm okay with him being Robin (even if we won't actually get to see it on screen WHICH IS TRAGIC) but that line of dialogue is THE WORST. Why couldn't it have been more subtle? Who cares if not everyone gets a "Here you go, Mr. Drake" reference that's what the internet is for goddamnit. Ugh.

And then the enddddd Alfred seeing them at the cafe and his faaaace and then he gets up and walks away just like he said he would THAT WAS PERFECT.

But yeah overall I wasn't actually all that fond of that movie.


Related, I've been consuming comics like nobody's business, as I'm sure have a lot of you since Avengers. I'm really not a comics reader; my medium is words not visual, I've never really been able to connect with pictures, and I still slog my way through comics feeling a little bit lost at all times, as far as panel to panel to dialogue to page, and I haaaaate how the art style changes all the time. But I do love the stories. I'm in the middle of Avengers Dissembled right now, reading completely out of order. I've read Infinity Gauntlet (THANOS!!) and Demon in a Bottle (TONY LOOKS LIKE A PORN STAR) and I'm in the middle of Ultimates 2 (which I'm actually enjoying despite everyone hating it and all the characters being rather douche-y). I actually read and finished Civil War first, which WHY DID I DO THAT TO MYSELF WHYYYY but I have all the Steve/Tony feels because of it (specifically THIS, from Casualties of War) so I suppose in that way I done did good and I'm glad I read it first, because I don't think I would've have ever started shipping them without it and now THEY'RE ALL I THINK ABOUT. You know how Winchesters used to be all-consuming? WELL NOW IT'S SUPERHUSBANDS. lol fml.

Um what else idk I don't do much with my life anymore.

OH EVERYONE SHOULD BE WATCHING POLITICAL ANIMALS THANK YOU THAT IS ALL.
alwaysenduphere: (tdkr//to live a life untamed)
So I saw both The Amazing Spider-man and The Dark Knight Rises this week.

I liked Spider-man better.

I'm not even a fan of Peter Parker like, at all but Andrew Garfield IS SO PRECIOUS and augh he can act and his sad face made my face sad and Emma Stone is amazing (though a bit wasted in the first half of the movie) and THEY ARE SO PERFECT TOGETHER AUGHHH. The movie had some flaws like Peter Parker is pretty stupid with revealing his identity but I was always engaged and I really enjoyed it from start to finish. (Brett had a lot of problems but fuck him he always tears apart the things I enjoy.)
eta: also, Stan Lee's cameo in this one I WAS FUCKING SCREAMING normally I'm just like "oh look, Stan Lee" I WAS LAUGHING MY ASS OUT OF MY CHAIR OH MY GOD.

Batman, on the other hand...we both agreed was far too long, among other things.

Especially considering the first and second acts were pretty much the same. "Oh, Bruce Wayne's getting back on the Batman horse despite all physical handicaps that say he shouldn't, okay. OH Bane breaks his back and sends him to no man's land and then...Bruce Wayne's getting back on the Batman horse despite all physical handicaps that say he shouldn't. LIKE, WHAT. REALLY. At least a half hour of that could've been cut out.

Bane was amazing, my god the muscles on Tom Hardy and I really didn't mind his Sean Connery impression. Someone give Anne Hathaway her own Catwoman movie I loved every minute she was on screen. The reveal of Talia was a complete surprise because we'd forgotten about her completely (though I did suspect that character of being evil the moment Bruce slept with her. Which, also, kind of random, as he'd just been talking to Alfred about how he couldn't move on from Rachel.) Also, MICHAEL FUCKING CAINE. I kinda felt like they misues Alfred a bit and ALL THIS FUCKING MONOLOGING UGH but at the same time, my god I could listen to Michael Caine berate Bruce Wayne until the end of time. #ACTING /BLINKYTEXT

The last half hour was pretty dynamically amazing too, I was definitely entranced but it didn't make up for the number of times I looked at the time on my phone throughout the middle. SURPRISE CILLIAN MURPHY! SURPRISE TALIA. SURPRISE TOM HARDY FLASHBACK WITHOUT THE MASK. And the end, man I fucking loved JGL and all but "You should use your given name, Robin" was THE WORST LINE OF DIALOGUE EVER. I'm okay with him being Robin (even if we won't actually get to see it on screen WHICH IS TRAGIC) but that line of dialogue is THE WORST. Why couldn't it have been more subtle? Who cares if not everyone gets a "Here you go, Mr. Drake" reference that's what the internet is for goddamnit. Ugh.

And then the enddddd Alfred seeing them at the cafe and his faaaace and then he gets up and walks away just like he said he would THAT WAS PERFECT.

But yeah overall I wasn't actually all that fond of that movie.


Related, I've been consuming comics like nobody's business, as I'm sure have a lot of you since Avengers. I'm really not a comics reader; my medium is words not visual, I've never really been able to connect with pictures, and I still slog my way through comics feeling a little bit lost at all times, as far as panel to panel to dialogue to page, and I haaaaate how the art style changes all the time. But I do love the stories. I'm in the middle of Avengers Dissembled right now, reading completely out of order. I've read Infinity Gauntlet (THANOS!!) and Demon in a Bottle (TONY LOOKS LIKE A PORN STAR) and I'm in the middle of Ultimates 2 (which I'm actually enjoying despite everyone hating it and all the characters being rather douche-y). I actually read and finished Civil War first, which WHY DID I DO THAT TO MYSELF WHYYYY but I have all the Steve/Tony feels because of it (specifically THIS, from Casualties of War) so I suppose in that way I done did good and I'm glad I read it first, because I don't think I would've have ever started shipping them without it and now THEY'RE ALL I THINK ABOUT. You know how Winchesters used to be all-consuming? WELL NOW IT'S SUPERHUSBANDS. lol fml.

Um what else idk I don't do much with my life anymore.

OH EVERYONE SHOULD BE WATCHING POLITICAL ANIMALS THANK YOU THAT IS ALL.
alwaysenduphere: (jared//I FEEL STUPID WHEN IM DANCING)
So Rock of Ages was fantastic.*

Disclaimer: It should be noted that:
A) Anything with Don't Stop Believin' involved generally means I'll enjoy it.
B) I am absolutely the target audience this movie was made for. At least four of my favorite movies are movie musicals. (Newsies, Rent, Moulin Rouge, Across the Universe) and
C) I was already a fan of the stage production soooo.


Basically, it's a cliche predictable plot with mediocre acting and uneven vocal talent, buuuuuut it's also a mindless non-stop sing-along of great hits and funny dialogue.



The movie was slow to start off and I was totally uninterested in Julianne Hough's character because GIVE ME TOM CRUISE so yeah, there was that. Also her voice didn't really impress me in the slightest until at least halfway through the movie but goddaaaamn I would kill for her legs.

The other main character dude, Drew, was...eh. Basically I didn't really care for the 'main couple' (Cliche Coyote Ugly-type story and she didn't sound like she was from Oklahoma and his face just kind of bothered me though his voice was decent) until pretty much the scene before the credits, when Stacee Jaxx notices them singing for the first time and then it flashes forward to the two of them performing Don't Stop Believin' on stage with him. BIG FINISH WAS GOOD. (Also, Julianne's legs and Tom Cruise's body. Umph.)

BUT SERIOUSLY TOM CRUISE. I'd read reviews where people didn't think his voice was very good but I didn't really see that at all? Like, he didn't necessarily have THE ROCKER voice but he has a voice and oh lord does he have the personna to go with it. I really don't think anyone else could pull of Stacee Jaxx quite like Tom Cruise could. Also I literally could not stop staring at his fucking chest for pretty much every scene he was in. I'm not sure I've ever found him terribly attractive but GODDAMN. I was in lust from the moment he started singing Wanted: Dead or Alive to Malin Akerman (who in a shocking turn of events, can sing. And also has lovely legs. But still can't really act that great.) Frankly I just wanted a whole movie of Stacee Jaxx.

I MEAN COME ONNNNNNNNN.


Also of note is Catherine Zeta-Jones. Her performance of Hit Me With Your Best Shot in between church pews was something never knew I needed in my life. Also she's hilarious and I love her rocker get-up when she rejoins the audience at the end of the movie.

Um Um, the best part I think is Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin's broromance. THEY SING REO TO EACH OTHER AND THEN KISS oh man and Russell was actually really funny and Alec Baldwin was...kinda pretty much himself. Also I guess I knew that he sang but they actually sounded good together and augh. I just had a really good time watching this movie and it put me in a really good mood. I'd probably never pay money to see it again, but I'll buy it on DVD when it comes out just so I can watch the song performances again.

alwaysenduphere: (jared//I FEEL STUPID WHEN IM DANCING)
So Rock of Ages was fantastic.*

Disclaimer: It should be noted that:
A) Anything with Don't Stop Believin' involved generally means I'll enjoy it.
B) I am absolutely the target audience this movie was made for. At least four of my favorite movies are movie musicals. (Newsies, Rent, Moulin Rouge, Across the Universe) and
C) I was already a fan of the stage production soooo.


Basically, it's a cliche predictable plot with mediocre acting and uneven vocal talent, buuuuuut it's also a mindless non-stop sing-along of great hits and funny dialogue.



The movie was slow to start off and I was totally uninterested in Julianne Hough's character because GIVE ME TOM CRUISE so yeah, there was that. Also her voice didn't really impress me in the slightest until at least halfway through the movie but goddaaaamn I would kill for her legs.

The other main character dude, Drew, was...eh. Basically I didn't really care for the 'main couple' (Cliche Coyote Ugly-type story and she didn't sound like she was from Oklahoma and his face just kind of bothered me though his voice was decent) until pretty much the scene before the credits, when Stacee Jaxx notices them singing for the first time and then it flashes forward to the two of them performing Don't Stop Believin' on stage with him. BIG FINISH WAS GOOD. (Also, Julianne's legs and Tom Cruise's body. Umph.)

BUT SERIOUSLY TOM CRUISE. I'd read reviews where people didn't think his voice was very good but I didn't really see that at all? Like, he didn't necessarily have THE ROCKER voice but he has a voice and oh lord does he have the personna to go with it. I really don't think anyone else could pull of Stacee Jaxx quite like Tom Cruise could. Also I literally could not stop staring at his fucking chest for pretty much every scene he was in. I'm not sure I've ever found him terribly attractive but GODDAMN. I was in lust from the moment he started singing Wanted: Dead or Alive to Malin Akerman (who in a shocking turn of events, can sing. And also has lovely legs. But still can't really act that great.) Frankly I just wanted a whole movie of Stacee Jaxx.

I MEAN COME ONNNNNNNNN.


Also of note is Catherine Zeta-Jones. Her performance of Hit Me With Your Best Shot in between church pews was something never knew I needed in my life. Also she's hilarious and I love her rocker get-up when she rejoins the audience at the end of the movie.

Um Um, the best part I think is Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin's broromance. THEY SING REO TO EACH OTHER AND THEN KISS oh man and Russell was actually really funny and Alec Baldwin was...kinda pretty much himself. Also I guess I knew that he sang but they actually sounded good together and augh. I just had a really good time watching this movie and it put me in a really good mood. I'd probably never pay money to see it again, but I'll buy it on DVD when it comes out just so I can watch the song performances again.

alwaysenduphere: (avengers//fucking assemble)
I think I've mentioned several times how my mother is that movie goer you want to throw popcorn at. Not only does she talk LOUDLY throughout the whole movie, she asks questions and makes guesses on what's going to happen next and "who's that actor?", instead of just WATCHING the fucking thing. She also tends to jump and scream and gasp and say things like 'HOLY SHIT!' in a crowded theater. Basically, going to see an action movie with her is a waste of time and money. So only upon a sixth viewing was I willing to see Avengers with her, though I've been trying to get her to go see it for the past month. I didn't realize she hadn't seen Captain America and Thor, though, so guess who was answering a whoole lotta questions? :||||| I felt really bad for the one other person in the theater; I hope he was having a rewatch, too.

- Number of times my mother ACTUALLY flailed: twice.
- Number of times she commented on Hemsworth's attractiveness: 3. (including a comment in the credits of "I wanna be Mr. Hemsworth's assistent yes please. That voice, those EYES.")
- Number of comments on Chris Evans attractiveness: 1+. (a literal "How is he real?!" and several comments on whether or not his hair was a wig.)
- Number of times I had to tell her Hawkeye was the Barton they were referring to: 2. (ARGHHHHHH)
- Number of times she gasped at something Tony Stark said or did: a;lska;sldkhf the number is too high for counting.



"Burdened with glorious purpose" never stops being funny. That and every time Hemsworth says "together" I just want to swoon. "We were raised TOGETHAH, we played TOGETHAHHHHH, we fought TOGETHAHHHHHH."

Bruce's line when he's first with Natasha, "I don't every time get what I want." I like it and I don't know why, though it could just be the word choice.

Pretty sure I can dress up as off-duty Natasha for Halloween this year, I have a red shirt and a black jacket and boots. I'd have to find a holster though. And convince Brett to dress up as Cap again. And find some Halloween party to actually go to. Ugh fuck life nevermind.

Loki and dat scarfff hnnng. Honestly the only scene in which I enjoy Loki, ngl. (Avengers fandom: I'm doing it wrong.) Oh, my mother commented on how Hiddles had 'an adorable smile' in that scene, as well.

I love the character of Natasha and everything about her, but gawd all her lines really do come out kind of clunky after awhile. Like, "red in my ledger" HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU SAY THE SAME THING? "I've been compromised" is also on notice, especially when she says it to Clint. There's no reason that he doesn't already know these things, I don't know why she has to reiterate to him in the same clunky dialogue she used with Loki. Also, I don't think Clint's actually asking her if she knows what it feels like to be unmade. I think it's a statement and he's looking for confirmation that what he's feeling is what he should be feeling, remorse and confusion and relief that he can find himself again, whoever that was before Loki.

Whoever started that "it's the Hulk in Bruce's reflection" bit on Tumblr is smoking the bad stuff. It's most definitely not Hulk in Bruce's reflection; you can see Bruce's glasses the entire time. Hulk no wear glasses.

I still get chills at the motherfucking assemble scene where the camera circles them all looking badass, and aughh my favorite part is most definitely still the long shot the follows Iron Man over to Cap and Tasha, then up to Hawkeye and then follows Hawkeye's arrow over to Thor and Hulk taking down a squadron.

Basically, TEAMWORK MOTHERFUCKERS.


In related news, I've watched Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow and Ultimate Avengers: The Movie and its sequel off Netflix last night. I actually really enjoyed the Ultimates movies with one shining exception: FUCKING HANK PYM. He is the most annoying and useless character EVER. And in the Next Avengers movie, his KID is the most annoying and useless character EVER. Ugh. Take your wife-abusing, annoying egotistical ass somewhere else.

I also watched Lost in Translation, which, why it only has one star rating on Netflix I don't know. I mean, okay, it's pretty bland and there's not much of a plot and I figured going in that I'd like it because it's one of those 'life is stagnant, trying to find a way' type movies that really hit home with me right now, and also Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, but I really enjoyed it. A lot of the positive reviews say to understand the movie, you must understand what traveling long distances feels like, and perhaps that's true, but also I think all you need to enjoy it is knowing what it feels like to be somewhere you thought you wanted to be but you really don't, and figuring out how to keep going anyway. Also it gave me a sense of Toyko and how I never ever want to go there.
alwaysenduphere: (avengers//fucking assemble)
I think I've mentioned several times how my mother is that movie goer you want to throw popcorn at. Not only does she talk LOUDLY throughout the whole movie, she asks questions and makes guesses on what's going to happen next and "who's that actor?", instead of just WATCHING the fucking thing. She also tends to jump and scream and gasp and say things like 'HOLY SHIT!' in a crowded theater. Basically, going to see an action movie with her is a waste of time and money. So only upon a sixth viewing was I willing to see Avengers with her, though I've been trying to get her to go see it for the past month. I didn't realize she hadn't seen Captain America and Thor, though, so guess who was answering a whoole lotta questions? :||||| I felt really bad for the one other person in the theater; I hope he was having a rewatch, too.

- Number of times my mother ACTUALLY flailed: twice.
- Number of times she commented on Hemsworth's attractiveness: 3. (including a comment in the credits of "I wanna be Mr. Hemsworth's assistent yes please. That voice, those EYES.")
- Number of comments on Chris Evans attractiveness: 1+. (a literal "How is he real?!" and several comments on whether or not his hair was a wig.)
- Number of times I had to tell her Hawkeye was the Barton they were referring to: 2. (ARGHHHHHH)
- Number of times she gasped at something Tony Stark said or did: a;lska;sldkhf the number is too high for counting.



"Burdened with glorious purpose" never stops being funny. That and every time Hemsworth says "together" I just want to swoon. "We were raised TOGETHAH, we played TOGETHAHHHHH, we fought TOGETHAHHHHHH."

Bruce's line when he's first with Natasha, "I don't every time get what I want." I like it and I don't know why, though it could just be the word choice.

Pretty sure I can dress up as off-duty Natasha for Halloween this year, I have a red shirt and a black jacket and boots. I'd have to find a holster though. And convince Brett to dress up as Cap again. And find some Halloween party to actually go to. Ugh fuck life nevermind.

Loki and dat scarfff hnnng. Honestly the only scene in which I enjoy Loki, ngl. (Avengers fandom: I'm doing it wrong.) Oh, my mother commented on how Hiddles had 'an adorable smile' in that scene, as well.

I love the character of Natasha and everything about her, but gawd all her lines really do come out kind of clunky after awhile. Like, "red in my ledger" HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU SAY THE SAME THING? "I've been compromised" is also on notice, especially when she says it to Clint. There's no reason that he doesn't already know these things, I don't know why she has to reiterate to him in the same clunky dialogue she used with Loki. Also, I don't think Clint's actually asking her if she knows what it feels like to be unmade. I think it's a statement and he's looking for confirmation that what he's feeling is what he should be feeling, remorse and confusion and relief that he can find himself again, whoever that was before Loki.

Whoever started that "it's the Hulk in Bruce's reflection" bit on Tumblr is smoking the bad stuff. It's most definitely not Hulk in Bruce's reflection; you can see Bruce's glasses the entire time. Hulk no wear glasses.

I still get chills at the motherfucking assemble scene where the camera circles them all looking badass, and aughh my favorite part is most definitely still the long shot the follows Iron Man over to Cap and Tasha, then up to Hawkeye and then follows Hawkeye's arrow over to Thor and Hulk taking down a squadron.

Basically, TEAMWORK MOTHERFUCKERS.


In related news, I've watched Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow and Ultimate Avengers: The Movie and its sequel off Netflix last night. I actually really enjoyed the Ultimates movies with one shining exception: FUCKING HANK PYM. He is the most annoying and useless character EVER. And in the Next Avengers movie, his KID is the most annoying and useless character EVER. Ugh. Take your wife-abusing, annoying egotistical ass somewhere else.

I also watched Lost in Translation, which, why it only has one star rating on Netflix I don't know. I mean, okay, it's pretty bland and there's not much of a plot and I figured going in that I'd like it because it's one of those 'life is stagnant, trying to find a way' type movies that really hit home with me right now, and also Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, but I really enjoyed it. A lot of the positive reviews say to understand the movie, you must understand what traveling long distances feels like, and perhaps that's true, but also I think all you need to enjoy it is knowing what it feels like to be somewhere you thought you wanted to be but you really don't, and figuring out how to keep going anyway. Also it gave me a sense of Toyko and how I never ever want to go there.
alwaysenduphere: (star trek//spock prime)
I saw Cabin in the Woods on Sunday. While I am not a fan of horror movies and it did not serve to make me a fan, nor was it supposed to, I absolutely loved it. Typical Joss in that equally horrifying and hilarious script. Also Fran Kranz!

ok not that many spoilers but the board with all the creatures? ANGRY MOLESTING TREES!!! And then they popped out of the elevator and I WAS HAPPY. Also the unicorn killing was hilarious but then I said "But it doesn't shoot rainbows out of its ass" and the people behind us chuckled. There weren't very many people in the theater with us but there were points where we were all L O L ing in a loud and ridiculous manner. Especially at the Merman at the end.

Good times.


Am currently reading a book written by William Shatner about Star Trek conventions. Don't laugh, man, it's really good. I took it to work with me the other night, not thinking that I also happened to be wearing my Millenterprise Falcon tshirt and reading a book with Shatner's face on the cover. Felt like a huge dork.

The book's really good though, it talks about how Shatner didn't really understand conventions and why people go year after year, so he kind of went undercover in costume and asked(harassed) other con-goers for info. It talks about the very first Star Trek convention which, ngl, I got all teary-eyed reading about. It also mentions the first convention I ever went to, one of the 25 years of Trek/ Is Kirk really dead? cons that happened right after Star Trek Generations came out. And look, I was four, my parents dragged me to it and several more conventions before I actually GOT why it was so fun, I'll admit freely too, but it's really nice to read about why the celebrities go year after year, too, and it's not all for money (tho Bill freely admits it was at first.) Basically, I wish I could shove this book in the face of everyone's who's ever given me the stink eye when I've told them how many cons I've been to, Supernatural, Star Trek or otherwise.(i don't think I've been to any otherwise?) Then maybe they would understand.

Going to see The Hunger Games in a couple hours for a third time, with my mother. Should be interesting, as I'm sure she'll be asking me questions THE WHOLE TIME. I'll have to refrain from saying "bitch you read the damn book you figure it out." LOL. But seriously my mom is THE WORST person to go see an action movie with. Or any movie, really.
alwaysenduphere: (star trek//spock prime)
I saw Cabin in the Woods on Sunday. While I am not a fan of horror movies and it did not serve to make me a fan, nor was it supposed to, I absolutely loved it. Typical Joss in that equally horrifying and hilarious script. Also Fran Kranz!

ok not that many spoilers but the board with all the creatures? ANGRY MOLESTING TREES!!! And then they popped out of the elevator and I WAS HAPPY. Also the unicorn killing was hilarious but then I said "But it doesn't shoot rainbows out of its ass" and the people behind us chuckled. There weren't very many people in the theater with us but there were points where we were all L O L ing in a loud and ridiculous manner. Especially at the Merman at the end.

Good times.


Am currently reading a book written by William Shatner about Star Trek conventions. Don't laugh, man, it's really good. I took it to work with me the other night, not thinking that I also happened to be wearing my Millenterprise Falcon tshirt and reading a book with Shatner's face on the cover. Felt like a huge dork.

The book's really good though, it talks about how Shatner didn't really understand conventions and why people go year after year, so he kind of went undercover in costume and asked(harassed) other con-goers for info. It talks about the very first Star Trek convention which, ngl, I got all teary-eyed reading about. It also mentions the first convention I ever went to, one of the 25 years of Trek/ Is Kirk really dead? cons that happened right after Star Trek Generations came out. And look, I was four, my parents dragged me to it and several more conventions before I actually GOT why it was so fun, I'll admit freely too, but it's really nice to read about why the celebrities go year after year, too, and it's not all for money (tho Bill freely admits it was at first.) Basically, I wish I could shove this book in the face of everyone's who's ever given me the stink eye when I've told them how many cons I've been to, Supernatural, Star Trek or otherwise.(i don't think I've been to any otherwise?) Then maybe they would understand.

Going to see The Hunger Games in a couple hours for a third time, with my mother. Should be interesting, as I'm sure she'll be asking me questions THE WHOLE TIME. I'll have to refrain from saying "bitch you read the damn book you figure it out." LOL. But seriously my mom is THE WORST person to go see an action movie with. Or any movie, really.
alwaysenduphere: (star trek//spock prime)
I saw Cabin in the Woods on Sunday. While I am not a fan of horror movies and it did not serve to make me a fan, nor was it supposed to, I absolutely loved it. Typical Joss in that equally horrifying and hilarious script. Also Fran Kranz!

ok not that many spoilers but the board with all the creatures? ANGRY MOLESTING TREES!!! And then they popped out of the elevator and I WAS HAPPY. Also the unicorn killing was hilarious but then I said "But it doesn't shoot rainbows out of its ass" and the people behind us chuckled. There weren't very many people in the theater with us but there were points where we were all L O L ing in a loud and ridiculous manner. Especially at the Merman at the end.

Good times.


Am currently reading a book written by William Shatner about Star Trek conventions. Don't laugh, man, it's really good. I took it to work with me the other night, not thinking that I also happened to be wearing my Millenterprise Falcon tshirt and reading a book with Shatner's face on the cover. Felt like a huge dork.

The book's really good though, it talks about how Shatner didn't really understand conventions and why people go year after year, so he kind of went undercover in costume and asked(harassed) other con-goers for info. It talks about the very first Star Trek convention which, ngl, I got all teary-eyed reading about. It also mentions the first convention I ever went to, one of the 25 years of Trek/ Is Kirk really dead? cons that happened right after Star Trek Generations came out. And look, I was four, my parents dragged me to it and several more conventions before I actually GOT why it was so fun, I'll admit freely too, but it's really nice to read about why the celebrities go year after year, too, and it's not all for money (tho Bill freely admits it was at first.) Basically, I wish I could shove this book in the face of everyone's who's ever given me the stink eye when I've told them how many cons I've been to, Supernatural, Star Trek or otherwise.(i don't think I've been to any otherwise?) Then maybe they would understand.

Going to see The Hunger Games in a couple hours for a third time, with my mother. Should be interesting, as I'm sure she'll be asking me questions THE WHOLE TIME. I'll have to refrain from saying "bitch you read the damn book you figure it out." LOL. But seriously my mom is THE WORST person to go see an action movie with. Or any movie, really.
alwaysenduphere: (sons of anarchy//otp//ashes to dust)
Ahhhhhhh every day I wake up just a little bit more apathetic and disgusted about humanity. Between Occupy Wall Street and the Internet Censorship thing and No Basketball Anymore, this country is a fucking mess and there's really no way out.Which leads me to:

Brett and I went to see In Time last night. We were the only people in the theater so I legit spent a good three minutes saying BOMERRRRRRRRRRRR YOU'RE SO PRETTY out loud. And he was definitely a big reason why I paid money to see it, but the plot was also of great interest to me. I've heard some pretty negative things about it, but beyond some technical issues with the plot, I really quite enjoyed it. It reminds me a lot of a fusion of Equilibrium and The Hunger Games? Equilibrium due to the color pallet and left-fieldedness of the plot concept, and The Hunger Games in that 'society breaking down and people fighting back' kind of immediacy. Bomer's character was the most interesting to me in the movie, pretty bummed we don't get more of his backstory. And I'm forever amazed that Justin Timberlake can actually carry a movie and act decently. I'd probably be a JT stan if I liked his music, ngl. (definitely said HE'S SO ATTRACTIVE several times out loud as well.) My only real problem with the movie was the ending, it was too...eh, upbeat, cliche, 'let's do a sequel'-esque for the rest of the movie.

Brett and I also watched Sons of Anarchy last night.
spoilers! )
alwaysenduphere: (sons of anarchy//otp//ashes to dust)
Ahhhhhhh every day I wake up just a little bit more apathetic and disgusted about humanity. Between Occupy Wall Street and the Internet Censorship thing and No Basketball Anymore, this country is a fucking mess and there's really no way out.Which leads me to:

Brett and I went to see In Time last night. We were the only people in the theater so I legit spent a good three minutes saying BOMERRRRRRRRRRRR YOU'RE SO PRETTY out loud. And he was definitely a big reason why I paid money to see it, but the plot was also of great interest to me. I've heard some pretty negative things about it, but beyond some technical issues with the plot, I really quite enjoyed it. It reminds me a lot of a fusion of Equilibrium and The Hunger Games? Equilibrium due to the color pallet and left-fieldedness of the plot concept, and The Hunger Games in that 'society breaking down and people fighting back' kind of immediacy. Bomer's character was the most interesting to me in the movie, pretty bummed we don't get more of his backstory. And I'm forever amazed that Justin Timberlake can actually carry a movie and act decently. I'd probably be a JT stan if I liked his music, ngl. (definitely said HE'S SO ATTRACTIVE several times out loud as well.) My only real problem with the movie was the ending, it was too...eh, upbeat, cliche, 'let's do a sequel'-esque for the rest of the movie.

Brett and I also watched Sons of Anarchy last night.
spoilers! )
alwaysenduphere: (sons of anarchy//otp//ashes to dust)
Ahhhhhhh every day I wake up just a little bit more apathetic and disgusted about humanity. Between Occupy Wall Street and the Internet Censorship thing and No Basketball Anymore, this country is a fucking mess and there's really no way out.Which leads me to:

Brett and I went to see In Time last night. We were the only people in the theater so I legit spent a good three minutes saying BOMERRRRRRRRRRRR YOU'RE SO PRETTY out loud. And he was definitely a big reason why I paid money to see it, but the plot was also of great interest to me. I've heard some pretty negative things about it, but beyond some technical issues with the plot, I really quite enjoyed it. It reminds me a lot of a fusion of Equilibrium and The Hunger Games? Equilibrium due to the color pallet and left-fieldedness of the plot concept, and The Hunger Games in that 'society breaking down and people fighting back' kind of immediacy. Bomer's character was the most interesting to me in the movie, pretty bummed we don't get more of his backstory. And I'm forever amazed that Justin Timberlake can actually carry a movie and act decently. I'd probably be a JT stan if I liked his music, ngl. (definitely said HE'S SO ATTRACTIVE several times out loud as well.) My only real problem with the movie was the ending, it was too...eh, upbeat, cliche, 'let's do a sequel'-esque for the rest of the movie.

Brett and I also watched Sons of Anarchy last night.
spoilers! )
alwaysenduphere: (tron//a leaf on the wind)
+ I don't really want to talk about last week's Supernatural, if only to say I was really enjoying it until it ended, and then for about seventeen hours, I hated Dean Winchester for the first time. I've gotten over that and maybe come to an understanding of his actions, but am choosing to pretty much ignore that episode until the ramifications of his actions (hopefully) show through in the next episode.

+ Boyfriend and I went to see The Lion King in 3D on Friday (okay basically I dragged him to see it, and I paid and everything and jfc 3D is expensive) Literally the moment Circle of Life started playing there were tears rolling down my cheeks. It's like...it was kind of like Toy Story, how Andy grew up and gave his toys away (you know you cried at that part), I felt the same way. The Lion King is the first movie I recall seeing in theaters, and even that memory is a little shaky, but it was like truly reliving my childhood for 89 minutes, except this time I'd already seen it enough times to know every single moment in the movie from the dialogue to the music cues to the phallic symbols in the stars.

There was a little boy several rows behind us, however, who did not, and after the stampede and Simba's crying, he said, "Where's his daddy?" And then when Scar walked up and the little boy said, "Scar is a baaaaaaaaaad man." Then Simba runs off, you know, and stumbles into the desert, etc etc, then when Timon and Pumba find him the little boy said again, "But where's his daddy?" And he kept asking it through the movie, and each time I had to choke back a sob.


+ I'm absolutely trying to watch too much new television right now and succeeding miserably. American Horror Story is the latest show I've picked up, and while I'm not so much a horror fan, I am a fan of Dylan McDermott's ass, so I'll be watching more of it. Pan Am is absolutely adorable, if not totally sexist and 60s cliched, but I'm terribly fond of Collette and the overwhelming sense of adventure of the show, so I'll keep watching it. I watch all my CW shows 4 days after they air, as that's when they hit the CW mobile app and I can watch them at work: Ringer, The Secret Circle, and Hart of Dixie. They're all mediocre (Hart of Dixie is adorable as a bonus) but I'm still curious enough to keep watching. The Playboy Club already is canceled so goodbye there, and I haven't managed to catch a full episode of Terra Nova though I am mighty curious. IDK, eventually I'll fall behind somewhere and not bother to catch up, but I have no idea which show it'll be that gets the cut.

+ i was trying to find one of those tumblr graphics with sam winchester and simba together on it, I KNOW THEY EXIST, but i apparently tagged them something funny. :|
alwaysenduphere: (tron//a leaf on the wind)
+ I don't really want to talk about last week's Supernatural, if only to say I was really enjoying it until it ended, and then for about seventeen hours, I hated Dean Winchester for the first time. I've gotten over that and maybe come to an understanding of his actions, but am choosing to pretty much ignore that episode until the ramifications of his actions (hopefully) show through in the next episode.

+ Boyfriend and I went to see The Lion King in 3D on Friday (okay basically I dragged him to see it, and I paid and everything and jfc 3D is expensive) Literally the moment Circle of Life started playing there were tears rolling down my cheeks. It's like...it was kind of like Toy Story, how Andy grew up and gave his toys away (you know you cried at that part), I felt the same way. The Lion King is the first movie I recall seeing in theaters, and even that memory is a little shaky, but it was like truly reliving my childhood for 89 minutes, except this time I'd already seen it enough times to know every single moment in the movie from the dialogue to the music cues to the phallic symbols in the stars.

There was a little boy several rows behind us, however, who did not, and after the stampede and Simba's crying, he said, "Where's his daddy?" And then when Scar walked up and the little boy said, "Scar is a baaaaaaaaaad man." Then Simba runs off, you know, and stumbles into the desert, etc etc, then when Timon and Pumba find him the little boy said again, "But where's his daddy?" And he kept asking it through the movie, and each time I had to choke back a sob.


+ I'm absolutely trying to watch too much new television right now and succeeding miserably. American Horror Story is the latest show I've picked up, and while I'm not so much a horror fan, I am a fan of Dylan McDermott's ass, so I'll be watching more of it. Pan Am is absolutely adorable, if not totally sexist and 60s cliched, but I'm terribly fond of Collette and the overwhelming sense of adventure of the show, so I'll keep watching it. I watch all my CW shows 4 days after they air, as that's when they hit the CW mobile app and I can watch them at work: Ringer, The Secret Circle, and Hart of Dixie. They're all mediocre (Hart of Dixie is adorable as a bonus) but I'm still curious enough to keep watching. The Playboy Club already is canceled so goodbye there, and I haven't managed to catch a full episode of Terra Nova though I am mighty curious. IDK, eventually I'll fall behind somewhere and not bother to catch up, but I have no idea which show it'll be that gets the cut.

+ i was trying to find one of those tumblr graphics with sam winchester and simba together on it, I KNOW THEY EXIST, but i apparently tagged them something funny. :|
alwaysenduphere: (tron//a leaf on the wind)
+ I don't really want to talk about last week's Supernatural, if only to say I was really enjoying it until it ended, and then for about seventeen hours, I hated Dean Winchester for the first time. I've gotten over that and maybe come to an understanding of his actions, but am choosing to pretty much ignore that episode until the ramifications of his actions (hopefully) show through in the next episode.

+ Boyfriend and I went to see The Lion King in 3D on Friday (okay basically I dragged him to see it, and I paid and everything and jfc 3D is expensive) Literally the moment Circle of Life started playing there were tears rolling down my cheeks. It's like...it was kind of like Toy Story, how Andy grew up and gave his toys away (you know you cried at that part), I felt the same way. The Lion King is the first movie I recall seeing in theaters, and even that memory is a little shaky, but it was like truly reliving my childhood for 89 minutes, except this time I'd already seen it enough times to know every single moment in the movie from the dialogue to the music cues to the phallic symbols in the stars.

There was a little boy several rows behind us, however, who did not, and after the stampede and Simba's crying, he said, "Where's his daddy?" And then when Scar walked up and the little boy said, "Scar is a baaaaaaaaaad man." Then Simba runs off, you know, and stumbles into the desert, etc etc, then when Timon and Pumba find him the little boy said again, "But where's his daddy?" And he kept asking it through the movie, and each time I had to choke back a sob.


+ I'm absolutely trying to watch too much new television right now and succeeding miserably. American Horror Story is the latest show I've picked up, and while I'm not so much a horror fan, I am a fan of Dylan McDermott's ass, so I'll be watching more of it. Pan Am is absolutely adorable, if not totally sexist and 60s cliched, but I'm terribly fond of Collette and the overwhelming sense of adventure of the show, so I'll keep watching it. I watch all my CW shows 4 days after they air, as that's when they hit the CW mobile app and I can watch them at work: Ringer, The Secret Circle, and Hart of Dixie. They're all mediocre (Hart of Dixie is adorable as a bonus) but I'm still curious enough to keep watching. The Playboy Club already is canceled so goodbye there, and I haven't managed to catch a full episode of Terra Nova though I am mighty curious. IDK, eventually I'll fall behind somewhere and not bother to catch up, but I have no idea which show it'll be that gets the cut.

+ i was trying to find one of those tumblr graphics with sam winchester and simba together on it, I KNOW THEY EXIST, but i apparently tagged them something funny. :|
alwaysenduphere: (winchesters//long time no see)
[Poll #1772379]

ugh rich text editor you are so buggy. but i hate coding polls.

So in other news, went and saw CONAN THE BARBARIAN yesterday. Yes it deserves caps. And uh, guys, I love Conan. I loved the originals, Aaaahnald and all. And this one was...everything I expected it to be. Jason Momoa, man. KHAL DROGO MAN. Hnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng. I mean honestly. The movie was really bloody and gory, like, gagged in couple of places gory, and the one sex scene was incredibly incredibly hot (and so so awkward to watch with my mother because she is that annoying person in the theater who talks. through. EVERYTHING. I always think I can ignore her and then I never can. I WAS FOUR ROWS AWAY.) Anyway, was so so so glad I forgot that Conan could've been Jared Padalecki because there's no way he would've worked as well in that role as Jason Momoa did. No way. Plus I would've just been so distracted by AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABS. :P

But uh...where are the J2 Conan AUs. I want Conan!Jared rescuing Tamara!Jensen now. GIMME.
alwaysenduphere: (harry potter//to see the world)
ALWAYS

Oh god oh god that was a bit emotionally traumatizing.

There are days I think I love Ron Weasley almost as much as I love Dean Winchester. Today is one of them.

It was everything I expected it to be and more. And everything it needed to be. I've never really been a part of the fandom itself, but I imagine we're all feeling ALL THE FEELINGS all the same right now.


We are the Harry Potter generation and nothing can take that from us. It'll never end, because the magic forever lives in our hearts. &hearts
alwaysenduphere: (harry potter//to see the world)
ALWAYS

Oh god oh god that was a bit emotionally traumatizing.

There are days I think I love Ron Weasley almost as much as I love Dean Winchester. Today is one of them.

It was everything I expected it to be and more. And everything it needed to be. I've never really been a part of the fandom itself, but I imagine we're all feeling ALL THE FEELINGS all the same right now.


We are the Harry Potter generation and nothing can take that from us. It'll never end, because the magic forever lives in our hearts. &hearts
alwaysenduphere: (harry potter//to see the world)
ALWAYS

Oh god oh god that was a bit emotionally traumatizing.

There are days I think I love Ron Weasley almost as much as I love Dean Winchester. Today is one of them.

It was everything I expected it to be and more. And everything it needed to be. I've never really been a part of the fandom itself, but I imagine we're all feeling ALL THE FEELINGS all the same right now.


We are the Harry Potter generation and nothing can take that from us. It'll never end, because the magic forever lives in our hearts. &hearts
alwaysenduphere: (spn//is this how it should be?)
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And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!

I couldn't help myself.

Please do try not to catch anything on fire when you're lighting off things that explode. Burnt hair has a very unpleasant smell, I'm sure other body parts smell (and hurt!) even worse. No, no I totally don't know this from experience or anything. (We had these things called Dragon Farts, they were AWESOME, it was like a fountain of sparkles, and then it popped a little bit, and then it shrilled!!!) I MEAN... <.< FIREWORKS SHOULD ALWAYS BE DONE BY A TRAINED PROFESSIONAL.

My favorite thing about this holiday is easily Pronto Pups and Lemon Shake Ups. I fucking love carnival food. My least favorite thing about this holiday is fucking mosquitoes. My mosquito bites have mosquito bites at this point. I'm about to pop some Benadryl and crash. And then wake up and do the whole carnival food and fireworks thing ALL OVER AGAIN TOMORROW. Only hopefully with better bug spray and less humidity, bleh. We've reached the part of summer where the moment I step outside, I instantly want to turn around and go back in. OH INDIANA YOUR HUMIDITY IS SOOOO AWESOME.

I had a meme I was gonna do but I told myself I was going to bed at 4am and it's...4:16am. So, some other time.

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