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and can I just say:

ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod.

thoughts. quite short actually. may still be in a joy haze. )


And now to wander around the internet checking out other peep's thoughts. Well, possibly bed first, but tomorrow, I read!
heystasa: (batman)

First of all, context: I can't stop watching Nostalgia Critic and Nostalgia Chick. Very funny, very well observed, occasionally fantastically brutal reviews of old(ish - from the eighties and nineties, mostly) kids tv shows and movies. Most of the texts they look at are legitimately terrible - though often in profoundly creative ways - but some are still quite lovable; especially if, like me, you were just slightly too young to tell the difference between shite and awesome when they first came out.

I'm particularly fond of the Chick's look at Bowie's amazing package Labyrinth, the joint review of Fern Gully (I still love the movie, though, nonsensical environmentalist propaganda that it may be), and That Guy's inquisition into Titanic - an animated musical (which should be watched even if you, like pretty much everyone in the world, have never heard of the movie. Which is... terrible. Beyond all reason. So bad it's somehow sort of beautiful). In fact, anything that has That Guy gaping in disbelief or exploding into a frothing rage (ie., most things he reviews) is pretty ace.

80s/90s kid's entertainment with yelling, sarcasm, criticism, liberal use of intertextuality, and cameos from guns and puppies. Essentially, I'm in love.


There are two things that have appeared in my watchings that I particularly want to share. One of which induced epic squee and will probably only be understood by me, and the other... is... well.


1)Concerning Star Trek: Next Gen, and Gargoyles (the best show ever) )


1.5 - AKA, the seque) The dude who played Geordi La Forge on Next Gen did the voice over for the intro to Captain Planet.


2) Captain Planet did an AIDS episode. (8:45 mins in)

Yes, that's right: AIDS.  )


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AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I WANT I WANT I WANT!!!




And I totally always said he'd ride a bike. Didn't I always say he'd ride a bike? I totally said he'd ride a bike, and he totally does. Well. And INTO PEOPLE YESSSS. I LOVE IT WHEN THEY MAKE HIM AWESOME. There is that thing about going mad and declaring war on everyone and wah wah wah Mishima bloodline and wah that I'm not so keen on, BUT I DON'T CARE. MOTORBIKES.

AND AND AND

THE GRAPHICS! THE PRETTY PRETTY GRAPHICS! AND AND THAT PUNCH! WHERE HE JUST COMES STRAIGHT DOWN. AND AND god i hope that move's in the gameplay

AND AND AND

THE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS. AND THE DEFINITION OF FEATURES. I HAVE NEVER SEEN JIN'S NOSE LIKE THAT AND OH MY GOD THE FEATURES AND AND AND
 
AND WITH THE MUTUAL PUNCH. AND THAT SMIRK OF KAZUYA'S

IT ALL LOOKS SO COOL

I WANTS IT NOW

AND IS LING EVER NOT GOING TO BE IN HIGHSCHOOL??

WANTS WANTS WANTS

And I won't get it for MONTHS, because it's not even due out overseas until, like, October, and we never get games at the same time as America and Japan, or even England. DAMN YOU SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE AND YOUR DAMN PAL-FORMAT!!

*wants wants wants wants*

ETA: And hey, Kazuya's wearing white and Jin's in black. SYMBOLISM, WOO. BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN? ARE THEY JUST BEING SUBVERSIVE? They do both look better in those colours though. And I love Jin in that jacket. Now if only they can not make it look awkward in the gameplay. AND GIVE THEM SENSIBLE SHOES.

Tekken

Apr. 24th, 2009 09:59 pm
heystasa: (batman)

BY THE WAY.

I was already pretty excited about this. Despite the bad track record of game to movie adaptations in the past,  this one shows promise, and I can't help but be thrilled over anything involving one of my first games and favourite franchises (and my first fandom, even), especially seeing as though it revolves around my favourite character.

However, this has just brought on a whole new spate of yesyesyesfeckyes.

JIN. A STREETFIGHTING, BLOODY KNUCKLED, POSSIBLY EVEN SLIGHTLY BADASS BUT VERY DEFINITELY DISHY EITHER WAY, CORRECT LOOKING JIN!

JIIIIIIIN.

WANT WANT WANT WANT NOW

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So, on Saturday, went with [livejournal.com profile] highlyeccentricand [livejournal.com profile] kaylouleeto see [livejournal.com profile] phrasemuffinin Pirates, which was fantastic, and the P-Miff was great and so funny. We then went out to tea, where I found out that K is, without doubt, the single coolest person I know.

([livejournal.com profile] 3771, this is the part I wanted to tell you about)

See, she lives near, and has meet TEX PERKINS. More than that, he MCed the local trivia night, and when he read out a wrong answer, she went up and told him off.

I

I

I

I... words can't even. Just. TEX PERKINS. At a TRIVIA NIGHT. I flailed at her for a full five minutes when I found this out, and she just came out with it quite casually. "Tex Perkins? He's a bastard," she said.

SHE HAS EXPERIENCED FIRST HAND THE AMAZING BASTARDLYNESS THAT IS TEX PERKINS.

I

I

I

I... *flails*

I know I said this the other night, but K I AM COMING TO VISIT YOU and so help me if there is a god I will see Tex Perkins at the pub or down the shops or something I don't even care what because I fecking worship that man and my mind is completely blown at the idea of him doing normal things like MCing trivia nights when in my head all he does is drink whiskey, sing, and somehow make larrikinism look swauve.

I can't even. I would die, if he came to my trivia night. Hell, I would die if he came to my city. I've almost died when he's popped onto my ipod or TV unexpectedly.

I, just, and, Tex Perkins.

*breathes*


Then, in what proved to be a night of much squee, Highly, K and I watched Merlin until quite late. I might be a bit in love with it now. Or, a lot. There was MAGIC and PRETTY and VICTOR MILDREW (which K and Highly didn't get so I will link something later explaining why that is such an epic deal) and PRETTY and FANTASY and ANACHRONISMS (watching it with Medievalists was neeat) and TERRIBLE EFFECTS and FUNNY and SO MUCH HOYAY and PRETTY and and and and *flails*.

Yep, I was quite taken with it, to be perfectly frank.



And now something that I found hilarious, but may not interest anyone else. )
heystasa: (batman)

OKAY. HAVING REVIEWED THE SITUATION VIA WIKIPEDIA AND MULTIPLE VIEWINGS OF THE TRAILER, THESE ARE MY THOUGHTS ON THE DRAGONBALL MOVIE (that no one in the universe saw fit to tell me about despite this being something that really requires MONTHS of antsing up for):

  • None of the characters really look like they do in the anime (for obvious reasons, I suppose), yet they have kept Goku's hair style and the orange outfit. I APPROVE OF THIS EMMENSELY.
  • I am somewhat hesitant about the casting and acting of Goku. That guy is very… white. And American (which makes absolutely no sense). And dull. And he doesn't seem nearly happy-go-lucky enough. Goku should be fun and cheerful and sweet and dense. And, preferably, given when this thing seems to be set, he should totally speak with that surfer dude accent he had for, like, two movies. That was cool. I have serious reservations about this Goku.
  • THE DRAGONBALLS LOOK REALLY COOL.
  • Bulma has anime-Bulma-hair-coloured streaks. I like that.
  • Also, she is played by the astoundingly beautiful girl from the new Phantom of the Opera. So I know she’s pretty, but can she act? Has she got attitude? It’s so hard to know given that the only thing I’ve seen her in was also one of the worst movies I have ever come across.
  • PICCOLO. PICCOLO. He is the wrong shade of green and Evil Piccolo, not good, grumpy Piccolo, who sulks around with Vegeta destroying cameras and making sarcastic comments, but still, PICCOLO.
  • ... AND HE'S PLAYED BY JAMES MARSTERS HOHMYGODHOHMYGOD.
  • Chow Yun Fat… is playing Master Roshi. I don’t think I can quite get my brain around that. They do know that Master Roshi is a crazy, inappropriate old lush, right?
  • CHI CHI IS IN IT! I love Chi Chi! Between her and Bulma, DB had two amazing female characters. Like, really kick arse, charismatic, fantastic characters that are among my overall favourites. I really do hope they do them justice. WITH MUCH KICKING OF THE ARSES.
  • Where is Krillin?
  • Aww, no talking animals? NOT FAIR.
  • THERE WILL BE STYLISED MARTIAL ARTS SCENES WITH MOVING REALLY FAST AND STICKS AND CRAZY JUMPING IN THE AIR AND STUFF EEEEEEEEEEE!
  • It would make absolutely no sense, but HOW COOL WOULD IT BE IF VEGETA WAS IN IT! Everything is better with Vegeta. He’s so… angry. I love him so much.
  • KAAAAAAMEEEEEEHAAAAAAAMEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, BITCHES.

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Oh my god, you guys. You guys, seriously, oh my god. I could just die, oh my god. It was like, awesome, like, oh my god.

Okay, so, today, in National and Transnational Cinemas, during the break between the lecture and the film screening, I bumped into my friend from Film Music, and she invited me to come and sit with her for the film. So I did, and, ohmigod, guess who was on my other side?

Seriously. Oh my god. It was amazing, you will not even believe. It's like, the best thing that has ever happened in a film lecture ever.

Completely by accident and with no creepy manipulation from me at all, I totally sat next to The Boy Who Looks Like River Phoenix!!! For two whole hours. Oh my god I could die, it was so cool. Now I want to stalk him even more. Ohmygod. It was everything I ever dreamed it would be.

I just tried to find a good picture to illustrate what I'm talking about, given the completely unacceptable proportion of people I know who don't know who River Phoenix is or why I'm so in love with him, but the best one I could find that also compliments the features he shares with the Boy Who Looks Like River Phoenix is this one. It's not a great shot, it completely doesn't capture that quality of unutterably beautiful devastating vulnerability that he has, or the way he holds his head down, as though he can't bring himself to look the camera in the eye - but picture him there with blacker hair, lighter skin, and a slightly skinnier frame and you have the Boy Who Looks Like River Phoenix.

Who I sat next to today. And whom I kind of want to stalk (or, at the very least, I'd be amazingly happy if he turns out to be in the tutorial I'm transfering to on Monday) just so I can look at him.

Best day ever. Seriously.


And all of you go watch My Own Private Idaho.


heystasa: (Cassie)

My Mum just got home from Sydney (she and Grandma went to see Andre Rieu) with my Mulholland Drive essay.

I got 85, a HD!  My first major research essay for film (on a really complex film film, at that) and I got a HD! AHHH! 

And, the part that I'm really really happy about, I think the final comment is the most fulfilling I've ever received about my work:


Stella, very good essay - the reading is detailed and insightful. Your writing style is elegant and uncomplicated. You capture the complexity of the film (its structure & style) and its difficulty (iconography of love & death). You have used the research and integrated lecture and class discussion into your own analysis. This kind of synthesis is an important dimension of criticism. 85/100


"Elegant and uncomplicated". "Detailed and insightful". That's how I always want my essays to be, and it's so good to know I'm doing it.

I knew I loved film studies, but this is the first real sign that I'm actually really good at the academic side of it. Honours might happen! I'm just, so excited, and so proud of myself!

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Things:

1) In the name of visitors and essays (FREUD. Dear sweet crap FREUD), I've been sort of avoiding LJ the last couple of weeks - apart from popping up on comms in the name of procrastination. So HI! f-list, sorry to be so silent. I feel rude, but really want to stay on top of work. But the light of the essay tunnel and therefore social interaction is in sight! Only a few more days! Huzzah!

2) "This is no more a chateau than it's my left leg!" "By any measure, that is a bastard of a sentence."

Oh Germaine Greer, don't ever change.

3) CRAIG IS BACK ON HOLLYOAKS TODAY OMG OMG OMG ljhdvskivjbivlshnncSQUEEEE!!!
(Obligatory shuttup trashy British soaps are AWESOME and Guy Burnet has a nose the Ancient Greeks and Michelangelo would have KILLED FOR disclaimer. Don'tjudgeme.)
ETA: With a new (fantastic) haircut and STUBBLE. DID I MENTION THE STUBBLE??
Also, I haven't watched since Craig left months ago, so I have no idea what's going on. This Newt chap looks like Nancy after a sexchange. But I think that's probably not right.


4) So I was out the other day, and saw someone wearing this t-shirt. And for reasons that are honestly completely (well, mostly) unrelated to slash (unlike my fondness for Hollyoaks, the origins of which can pretty much be entirely traced back to my fondness for pretty boys kissing and angsting),

240


OMFREAKINGG I want it I want it I want it.

I could only find that one photo online, and I need this shirt, peeps. It would freak people the freck out and oh the pop culture and the brilliance of taking the original art style and turning it on it's head and kljhsflsa I AM IN LOVE. Does anyone know of anywhere I can buy this thing? I will pay with blood if needs be.

5) 'Peeps' is my favourite word right now, homes. ('Homes' (sp?) is  a close second.)


Right! Right! Right! Back to Freud! Okay! Yes! ...Right. Freud. Yes.

...dammit.


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It's a very silly thing to do, but hey, I had time & it's a bit of fun, and in the end it was LIKE IT READ MY SOUL.

 
Squee! )




Entirely unrelated, buy omifeckinggod Randy Newman is white? When did that happen? I was so sure I'd seen him before, and he wasn't white then. Was he?  O_o   Wtf, self? 


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