heystasa: (OMFG DEAN)
okay okay okay okay so

there's nothing on tv and i have a bunch of downloads to watch and am spending tonight watching them and it's great.

(seriously, i have like at least half of s1 of Hawaii 5-0 to catch up on before i can watch series two and have i mentioned how much i love this show BECAUSE YOU GUYS I FREAKING LOVE THIS SHOW IT IS WONDERFUL IN SO MANY WAYS EVERYONE CALLS EACH OTHER BABE AND HAWAII IS THERE AND SO IS O'LOUGH AND IT'S GREAT)

but that's not the point

i am the laziest person ever and have been all WORKOMGWORKWHATISLEISURE the last couple of weeks so haven't been able to work up much enthusiasm fo SPN coming back, but tonight is a night for watching things so i just pressed play

and i thought okay lets do this thing

it's gonna be heavy and i don't know if i'm up for it but lets do this thing

and i literally finished Vampire Diaries s3e3 like five minutes ago which was SO PERFECT AND EPIC AND LSKDNLKAVFNLASNVLSDDNV I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THIS SHOW IT'S LIKE A FEAST OF AMAZE so i was a bit drained and distracted by that

so i thought i was pretty calm and maybe a bit unenthusiastic for SPN, is my point

but then it started

and i saw their FAAAAAAAAAACES

and i just shrieked "BAAABY!" AT DEAN BECAUSE MY LOVE FOR HIM HAS MANY FACETS INCLUDING A WEIRD ALMOST MATERNAL CONCERN

AND THEN I STARTED JIBBERING INCOHERENTLY

AND GUYS I HAVEN'T SEEN SPN IN SO LONG I'M JUST SO HAPPY AND CONCERNED FOR EVERYONE'S WELL BEING AND OMGOMGOMG SEASON SEVEN I AM NOT READY FOR YOU PLEASE BE GOOD PLEASE I HAVE SO MUCH LOVE FOR YOU THAT I CAN'T I CAN'T JUST DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART

OKAY OKAY GOING TO WATCH NOW

   
ETA: ALSO CAN I JUST SAY THAT WHILE I LOVE DEAN WITH THE FIRE OF A THOUSAND SUNS I DO HOLD HIM PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WHOLE CRAZY!CAS THING THAT HAPPENED AT THE END OF LAST SEASON BECAUSE DAMNIT ALL CAS NEEDED WAS SOME DAMN HUGS

SO IF THERE ARE NO HUGS FOR ANYONE IN THIS EPISODE I MIGHT CRY

EVERYONE ON THIS SHOW NEEDS SO MANY DAMN HUGS

OKAY WATCHING NOW
 

heystasa: (OMFG DEAN)
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: (duuude)
there's a Jim Beaver scene on atm.

Am surprisingly distressed at hearing him say "cocksucker" so aggressively and so often.    

Bobby doesn't swear.  D: 


  
heystasa: (IGNORE ME)

WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME IRON CHEF SAKAI WAS ON MASTER CHEF TONIGHT??

OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD IRON CHEF SAKAIIIIIIIIII I CAN'T BELIEVE I MISSED THAT AN IRON CHEF OUTSIDE OF KITCHEN STADIUM OH MY GOD IT'S LIKE SEEING SOME RARE AND BEAUTIFUL ENDANGERED SPECIES WANDER INTO YOUR BACK YARD OMGGGGGG DAMN YOU CHANNEL TEN THIS IS THE KIND OF THING YOU BLOODY PROMOTE!!!


heystasa: (Life Aquatic)


This was a wonderful thing. It was a beautifully constructed episode, a beautifully designed episode, and such a refreshingly humanistic episode.

Whys and howevers under here )



 


heystasa: (duuude)
 
Wait so, what? What?

This turned into a draft mini-meta about SPN!God. Woops :/ )

I don't know. It's all just off the top of my head type speculation. This show is so ripe for textual analysis. I want to figure some of this out, look closer at the episodes and do some actual research, but maybe when I've calmed down and taken notes and am capable of constructing normal-person sentences that don't run on into oblivion.

For now, have some more reactions:

WHIMPERING AND FREAKING OUT AND LOL )
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All in all, I liked the episode. I'm annoyed with how badly season five as a whole was constructed and I think the finale could have had a lot more punch if the lead up to it had been better controlled, BUT, I've liked every individual episode, and I loved the last few to absolute pieces. I think I loved this one too, even if it did sort of feel completely out of place.

I watched it with my TV cushion turtle. He is my friend. We like all the same shows.

We're still very much in a state of

 though.

I am not even going to acknowledge that S5 is OVER FOREVER and there's MONTHS till the next one and WAAAAAAH.

    
heystasa: (wonder girl)


1) My cousin Jim. His band had to play a song at their school's open day today. They were supposed to play a Christian rock song that they know and have rehersed, but instead they made up a song on the spot, none of them playing their normal instruments. It still sounded like Christian rock, but with beatboxing. The lyrics were:

WE NEED YOU AT OUR SCHO~OOOL/
THE FORMS ARE OUT THE FRO~OOONT


REPEAT, WITH ALTERNATING LEVELS OF WAILING, FOR THREE MINUTES.

I love that kid.


2) I AM DOWNLOADING EVERY SINGLE EPISODE OF DAVE THE BARBARIAN

HELLS YEAH

DAVE!

FAFFY!

TWINKLE THE MARVEL HORSE!

THE DARK LORD CHUCKLES THE SILLY PIGGY

 

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS



heystasa: (wonder girl)

The whole way through, I was hoping for just one little reference, just one connection to Press Gang. Because, dammit, it's Stephen Moffat and I refuse to believe anyone could move on from creating something so amazing as Press Gang without at least making a bit of a nod to it. After five seasons of it, I've come to know and love his early writing style pretty well. He had some pretty distinct tropes, and I always want to see them in the new stuff.

And there it was! Right at the end (and also right at the beginning really, though it took me till the end to realise that). The very best reference you could ask for. Right down to the dressing gown.

Why do I do so many major scenes in my life dressed in my pajamas?



Also: why in holy hell do I not have a Lynda icon.
heystasa: (Default)

I will never understand why the ABC keeps slotting in this Star Stories crap between series of the good shows on Wednesdays. Seriously, it's mindblowingly terrible. And it makes me sad to know that the kid from Muppet Treasure Island has become so... skeevy. Know what, bugger this. I'm gonna run up to the street and get some chewy (it's an addiction, you guys, seriously) before Tara starts. brb. *leaves*

*returns*
*turns on TV*
Perfect timing!
*blows bubble*

So hi. Got the Abnormal Psych essay in today, ON TIME. It wasn't actually finished, but I've been having so much despair with this thing hanging over my head I was not going to spend another day with the damn thing, so printed it at 4:52 and ran - actually ran, which I'm technically not supposed to do because I could, like, lose the feeling in my legs or something - it to the psych building. When I got there they'd pulled the roller door down already, and I almost freaking SOBBED. Went around the corner to the staff entrance and caught them leaving, because damn it, my phone said it was 4:57 and I fecking ran for this freaking essay. They were very nice, and accepted it. Thank god.

This was going to be a big entry about a lot of random little things, but turned into bitching about Sydney Uni Psych, loving Sydney Uni Art History & Film, comparing the three, and talking about my academic and career plans )

The plan, such as it stands at the moment, is to spread the remaining four units of study I have left on my degree over two semesters next year, while hopefully getting a job vaguely related to film in some way (or getting an unrelated job and volunteering at film festivals), and doing short courses at AFTRS (the Australian Fillm, TV, and Radio School) to build a portfolio and study cinematography/ directing/ art direction there properly the year after I do honours here. Which means three more years in Sydney, which is bad, but there isn't a lot of choice when it comes to learning film making - it's pretty much a capital cities thing, I think. Although I may take a year off after honours, stay in the Central West working some little retail job, or working at one of the ABC's regional offices. A foot in the door is a foot in the door in the Australian film industry, no matter how small the door, or which side of the house it's on.


heystasa: (Fran awake)

Watching GNW.

I am so in love with Andrew G right now, omg. He is amazing. He's funny, has known a heck of a lot of answers, and his singing was both funny and kinda sexy (in the usual GNW, flirt with Paul then look at the camera way, which is to say, comedic sexy). And his hair looks fantastic at the moment.

I always defended his awesomeness, too. The haters may have hated when he showed up on free-to-air, having never known him from Channel V, but I knew, and I always SAID.

VINDICATION, SUCKERS.



heystasa: (I'm hugely confused)

Tracy Grimshaw introducing a story on new types of braces:

have you ever wondered why we're born with fingers and toes in the right places, but teeth so often need something to keep them in line?

... no?
heystasa: (dreams)

Am watching Angel from the begining for the first time in years (I love this show, never saw the end, got to thinking about it recently and realised there were so many episodes I wanted to see again), and I'm up to I Will Remember You, episode 8 of season 1 (am preparing for the heartbreak accompanied by Close Your Eyes (The Buffy Angel Love Theme) that is to come in the next half hour. Oh god, this episode) .

So, Buffy's come to see Angel, and they're standing in the office talking. Demon suddenly bursts through the window, all arrghargh and waving a sword around. They fight it off, and it jumps back out the window.
Then:

BUFFY: Friend of yours?
ANGEL: Never saw it before.
BUFFY: That was rude. We should go kill it.
ANGEL: I'm free.

And as they exit the frame, we hear Buffy say, "Got somewhere I can change?" In this scene, she was wearing a smart black outfit, admittedly not good for the killing of the demons. But then we cut to them walking through the sewers, and Buffy's wearing a PRETTY WHITE JUMPER.

Who wears white to a) trek through sewers, and b) kill demons. White stains.  Very easily. And that fabric looks hard to wash. And as if normal blood weren't hard enough to get out, this demon has bright green blood. Either Buffy doesn't do her own laundry or someone in wardrobe let symbolism overtake practicality, and neither of these things sit well. (There is another possibility, that she is happy to sacrifice that jumper. But I'm not paying that too much mind. It's a very nice jumper.)

Oh god the bit just happened with Angel and the blood and nnneeeee, this episode! Oh god, this episode! *whimper*



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.  )


heystasa: (Default)

Brief minor flailing )



By the way, I should have recced this ages ago, but only just remembered it.

Anyone who likes Doctor Who, or Blackadder, or neither, but especially both, should go read Just Impediment - a Who-Blackadder crossover, with an absolutely joyously perfect Edmund voice and spot-on Ten.


heystasa: (I'm hugely confused)

And this week they're doing Big Screen Buddies; "a celebration of mateship", Bert said.

And amongst the Ben Afflect & Mat Damons, Bill & Teds, Shrek & Donkies, etc, they have Jack and Ennis.

What?

Seriously, what?

They have When Harry met Sally too (which has to be an excuse to play that bloody cafe scene again. I am so sick of that frigging scene), but the friendship phase of their relationship lasted most of the entire film. Jack and Ennis are an on-screen couple, as in, engaged in a romantic and sexual relationship for the majority of the film. It's a very masculine relationship, with much in common with a regular blokey friendship ON THE SURFACE, and not at all the traditional big-screen romance, but, come on, buddies? Brokeback Mountain is not a buddy film! The whole point of the film was the repression of feelings and the stiffling nature of their time and place and society. It's about the inability to show emotion, the difficulties of individuality, about how place can mould who you are so thoroughly that the very idea of exhibiting any sign of anything out of the ordinary is terrifying. It also works as a metaphor for the problems still faced by people, especially men, including gay men, today.

If they were talking about the short story, maybe, I could see where scenes like the singing and drinking until the early hours might make a strong impression of a friendship forming. The book is certainly more clear than the film in terms of relationship development. But that scene is followed by the line, Ennis... thought he'd never had such a good time, felt he could paw the white out of the moon, which is honestly one of the most heartwrenching and tender lines I've ever encountered (Annie Proulx is full of those lines, those little moments that are so simple but so exquisite and that just hit so hard). There is an element of friendship there, borne from two very lonely people finding mutal acceptance, but at a very basic level, it's still a love story. And not a bromance.

Expect ETAs when they actually get to discussing the film on air.


ETA: WHY ARE THEY PLAYING SNOW PATROL over the second tent scene?? Can we just... get over using Chasing Cars? Please? Surely it's been done enough for a while.

But that's not the point.

Look. 20 to 1. They do, as you say, "pose as fishing buddies", and they do indeed speak to one another at times more as mates than as typical romcom lovers, and yes, it is a film about male relationships, which, while not madatory with friendship and buddy duo films, is a big part of it. But. There are layers. There's a lot more going on in addition to, and underneath, the friendship.

Even the audiences are different. It's not a movie like Starsky and Hutch or Lord of the Rings that people are going to go see with their mates for a heart-warming laugh or a rollicking adventure. It wasn't even a film about two peole overcoming their differences to form a bond of mutal respect and affection. It's not even a friendship overcoming the odds, or driving over a cliff together.

Genres. I think there's where we're not agreeing. You have a thing on your list that is, I think, not like the others. It's nice that you're working with a broader definition of "buddy movie", and acknowledging a range of types of friendship, but, this one being there just makes me think you were watching a different film to me.



RELATED: How did I never notice the epic gay of Sam and Frodo before? I suppose anything can seem a bit subtexty with Nothing Compares 2 U playing over top, but nonetheless those were some pretty damn longing looks.

My subtext-dar is so weird sometimes. I mean, I only even noticed the massive, massive ho-yay in Smallville after it was pointed out to me.


OH! OH! THELMA AND LOUSIE IN NUMBER ONE FTW! But good lord, how many times have they played the Brad Pitt clips on this show, already.


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By the way, thanks for the hugs and the kindness on my last post, guys. ♥ *hugs you all back* It means a lot. I've not replied yet as I'm taking a bit of a break from the net. I've been letting things get on top of me a bit, so have been spending time relaxing by cooking, getting my work organised, and playing my Sony and things. Will be back properly soon, when I feel a bit calmer.

heystasa: (piggy - fangirl)
WHY DO I NEVER HAVE ANY CHOCOLATE IN THE HOUSE??!


And if anyone says, 'because then you over-indulge and feel sick and fat and horrible and sulk around the house and then whinge about it on LJ' I will glare at you, because that is not the point and your snooty poopy dopey pants logic is not welcome here, thankyou very much.

After Merlin I shall go out and buy chocolate. My Mum just left, and (though, okay so I'm not actually that cut up about it, given we had a lovely weekend and I'll see her in just a couple of weeks when I go home for StuVac, but hey, it's a more legitamate excuse than "I want's SWEETS!") that means I desire comfort food.


And after that, I am going to watch Bronski and Bernstein. Which I love ridiculously, and is entirely responsible for my bizarre crush on German, and is so cute and fun and, yeah, okay, joyously embraces the hoyay at every oppurtunity, and is just ashkjd;bivcwonderful, I CAN'T EVEN BEGIN TO TELL YOU, and I haven't seen it in... what, four years? But now have on video (eeeeeeeeeeeee!), thanks to the immensly awesome and lovely [livejournal.com profile] mcicioni, and will soon have copied to DVD so I may treasure it forever.

I expect the B&B will be a recurring theme on this LJ from now on. Probably accompanied by capslocking.

*goes off to cuddle her shiny new videos in front of one of her favourite episodes of Merlin, and waits for that bit that makes her explode into laughter. You know the one. With the sweating and the yelling that reminds anyone who's been in slash fandom too long of a very specific bodilly happening. Yeah. That one.*
 
Today is a good day.


heystasa: (Default)

So, dudes, I know 20 to 1 is hardly an adequate scientific forum or anything, but. Tonight, they're doing "Hollywood's Hottest Hunks" or something, and Zac Efron is in it. So ha! Validation! And oh god he really has turned out quite nicely hasn't he. lksznvalknv ohgoodnessgrasciousme is that STUBBLE I see?

Also, BRANDO. I am very glad to see that Brando is involved, but, if he's not in the top five there is something seriously wrong with the people making these lists.

Because BRANDO.

He was a complete psycho, but oh god he was awesome.


ETA: Y HELO THAR, MICHAEL DOUGLAS at number 16. How is it that his accent is so much cooler than everyone else's? Possibly it has to do with how very cool he is. Oh yeah.

ETA again: Tom Cruise? Really? I will never get that. Even before the crazy, he's... not hot.
Although his role in Tropic Thunder was teh shiz.

Wait, now Richard Gere? Are you freaking kidding me? Ugh.

ETA the third: I don't really get Denzel Washington either. Maybe he's more appealing to people who have seen more of his films? Bruce Willis however, totally. Especially circa Moonlighting.

Heh, Johnny Depp is only at ten? Even straight men dig Johnny Depp. Or, at least, one of my favourite quotes of all time is from the tvtropes Even the Guys Want Him article, in which one straight man was recorded as having said of him, the only reason to kick him out of bed is to f-ck him on the floor.

ETA Brando at last: number nine. I can live with this. And there was Streetcar footage. As there should be. But that... American gossip guy who seems to work for chnnel nine now, what's his name? Whatever. If he could never do the STELLLAAAAHH thing again I would be very happy about that. Especially not in the same few seconds as seeing Brando's definitive version.

ETA once more: James Dean. Number 2. Good. I adore James Dean

But wait. Hugh Jackman at one? No. What the hell. And why was he the only Aussie on it anyway?



Also, by the way, I now have internets again. Will start catching up sometime after pretending to watch Madmen because it's far cooler than everyone knowing that I'll be spending most of the next hour flicking back to channel nine so I can whinge at 20 to 1.

heystasa: (Fran awake)
James Van Der Beek has a really deep voice. He doesn't sound at all like Dawson did.  :(

And yes, I am half watching Medium at the moment (despite not particularily liking it) because tonight is a night for guilt free TV watching, as I have finally FINISHED MY STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE ESSAY!!!  Booyah!

Now there's just the National and Transnational Cinemas essay due on Monday (which I will probably give myself a few extra days for, because dude, those questions are just scary) and I will have free time again! Which will be spent in part watching Dragonball, finally, goddamit. (anyone who wants to join is more than welcome, btw)


On a related note, my tutorial class for Literature and Cinema (the course that studied A Streetcar Named Desire in week 2) has gotten into the habit of hollering "STEEEEELLLLAAAHHH!" whenever they want me to do something (which this week involved acting out a scene from Oedipus Rex. I was Oedipus. I haven't done drama since year five and they throw me into Oedipus).

It is fantastic.


(Whenever people ask me if I mind the "STEELLAAAA!" thing, I reply, "no, I love it!"

What I don't often add though, is, "And honey, I could totally handle Marlon Brando in a ripped shirt hollering out for me like his life's depending on it, ooookaaay."

[philkensebben] Ha ha, lechery for the sake of irony! [/philkensebben])

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