Monday, April 30, 2007

I know it's just because they're in alphabetical order, but I still like seeing Jack Coleman's name first in the credits.

Yeah. I mean, Bennet was my favorite character from like the second episode, but it's finally progressed into the usual "my show rises and falls with this character" obsession. Which should have been obvious from the get-go: morally ambiguous? Check. Deep love for someone? Check. Hot? Check. I have no depth in my TV loves, none whatsoever.

I was telling one of my students this, and she looked at me the way you look at people who say they write serial killers in prison, gasped, and said, "Oh, no, I HATE him." I told her I'd love him enough for the both of us.

(I may or may not be watching this fanvid several times a day. It's hard to say.)

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Ahh! I'm being melted by Sendhil's smile!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

I thought I was having some kind of mild anxiety or panic attack as I sat down to start editing my thesis, because I got this weird, achy, clenching pain right underneath my sternum. I watched a little TV, took a break and did some crocheting, and it persisted.

I just ate dinner; the pain was hunger.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Tonight, to celebrate being mostly done with our theses, and having only one week of school left, UT Laura and I made fake posters for our scripts. OMG, check them out, we've only been working on them for six hours.

First up is my film.

And now, UT Laura's.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Each Friday people hand out the pages we're going to workshop the next week. Why do I always wait until Thursday night at 11pm to read them? I've had them for a week! God!

I'm halfway done, and I don't want to read anymore. I still have some Polybius to read for section tomorrow, too. I don't care. One more week of school ever, and instead of feeling sad and treasuring it, I just want it over NOW OMG IS IT CAN BE OVER NOW TIEM PLEEZ?

Lord, beer me strength.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Two weeks ago I applied to the ABC Television Production Internship Program, which is essentally a one-year job with health benefits in TV with the opportunity to advance. I got called today for an interview, so I'll be flying to Burbank on May 10 for that.


AND, I just finished the preliminary stage of my thesis yesterday, sent it off to my readers to get notes back for a polish and edit before I turn it in to the Tower.

It's funny, how both happy and sad can make you want to eat a whole thing of candy beans.

Monday, April 23, 2007

A cute little skit with Will Ferrell called The Landlord. I found it terribly funny for how low concept it is.

(Confession: I find Will Ferrell strangely attractive with his 'fro.)

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Quick break from writing my thesis. (I just finished the second act!)

I'm still having trouble embedding YouTube videos, so here's the link to next week's The Office teaser. I've already watched it five times, but now my break is over. :(

ETA: Five minute break extension. Saw Hot Fuzz yesterday. It was hilarious and perfect, and since we saw it at the Drafthouse, all the staff were wearing short-sleeved police uniform shirts, and everyone was brought one mini-powdered sugar doughnut. Oh, Drafthouse. (And also, oh, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. I heart you both tremendously.)

Monday, April 16, 2007

Okay, here's my rant on the VT thing. Which is not even about the shooter, because I can't get into that right now. It's about the stupid frak who ran out to take cell phone coverage.

Hey, idiot? See those cops out there? That are trying to protect people's lives? Okay, let them do their jobs. Do not distract them. Do not RUN CLOSER TO THE BUILDING WHERE A CRAZY PERSON IS KILLING DOZENS OF PEOPLE so that you can capture it on your cell phone. Did you hear the panic and fear in that cop's voice when he screamed at you to get away? That's because STUDENTS ARE DYING in there and you're getting in his GODDAMN WAY, YOU ASSHOLE.

It pisses me off that you're alive and on CNN like you're some kind of hero, and 32 kids are dead. If I ever see you in real life, I will punch you in the throat.

Friday, April 13, 2007

I've been working on my thesis report for two hours. Works just decided to Not Respond randomly in the middle of typing for no apparent reason even though nothing else was acting strangely.

I lost four pages.

SON OF A FRAKKING BITCH. Works, Works, what hast thou dunst?

Thursday, April 12, 2007

"Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- 'God damn it, you've got to be kind.'"

When I was in high school, I discovered my dad's Kurt Vonnegut collection, and tore through it in a matter of weeks. More than anything else, I remember the language, how perfect and beautiful it could be, how sometimes a line or a sentence would strike me and I'd have to set the book aside for a minute to just let the words settle in. RIP, Kurt.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Movie Meme!

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.
Lord of the Rings trilogy. In that, I have seen each film individually more than ten times. (Shit, I think I saw Fellowship ten times in theaters.)

2. Name a movie that you've seen multiple times in the theater.
We'll go with most recent, which would be Superman Returns, which I saw twice.

3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.
Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis (OMG Die Hard 4 squee!), Kate Winslet.

4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie.
Richard Gere, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger, Russell Crowe.

5. Name a movie that you can quote from.
Young Frankenstein. "Could be worse. Could be raining."

6. Name a movie musical that you know all the lyrics to all the songs.
My Fair Lady. Oh, Freddie Eynsford-Hill.

7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with.
(Isn't this kind of the same as the previous question?) Um, Fiddler on the Roof.

8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.
The Pianist. ♥

9. Name a movie that you own.
I totally own Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure on DVD.

10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.
Jim Carrey, whom I love, who should have two Oscar nominations at this point.

11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?
Yes! We used to go to the drive-in a lot. I specifically remember going to see The Phantom Menace there.

12. Ever made out in a movie?
No. Although a high school friend of mine once lifted up the arm rest and asked if I wanted to cuddle, but then I think got confused or something in the middle, and it came out "cuzzle." Which has provided a lot of laughs over the years.

13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven't gotten around to it.
Casablanca? *is shamed*

14. Ever walked out of a movie?
Actually, yes; we walked out of Lady in the Water because it was filled with high school students who were running around and making calls and laughing and talking, and the management wouldn't do anything. So we got a refund and left. I still haven't seen that movie.

15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.
Finding Neverland. When Kate Winslet walks into Neverland? My throat was *this close* to closing up, I was working so hard to not sob out loud.

16. Popcorn?

17. How often do you go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?
At UT, we've been going 4-5 times a month (although I'm including occasional BSG at the Drafthouse in this); left to my own devices at home, though, I average about once a month.

18. What's the last movie you saw in the theater?
Blades of Glory. Heh.

19. What's your favorite/preferred genre of movie?
Science fiction/fantasy. My preferred genre of everything!

20. What's the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
The Little Mermaid.

21. What movie do you wish you had never seen?
My Life Without Boring. Damn you, Leonard Maltin!

22. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?
Hmm...probably Forgotten Silver. I think a lot of movies I like that are weird, I don't realize are weird.

23. What is the scariest movie you've seen?
The Exorcist. So scary I haven't finished it.

24. What is the funniest movie you've seen?
I've never laughed harder the first time watching a movie than at Zoolander. I remember Caroline and I pausing the DVD twice so we could catch our breath. "Listen to your friend Billy Zane!"

Friday, April 6, 2007


"Keep on Loving You," REO Speedwagon

"Sister Christian," Night Ranger

"To Be With You," Mr. Big

"Chelsea Dagger," The Fratellis (Laura sent me this one; it is to be happy)

"Taxi (Ave Maria)," 28 Days Later OST

It's ripped from the episode, so it has sound effects and dialogue, but it will have to do until the soundtrack comes out in August. "All Along the Watchtower," as done by Battlestar Galactica

It's not that I've fallen behind on uploading new music; I haven't really been downloading much new. One of the happiest moments for me recently, music-related or otherwise, was Laura getting her hands on the Pianist soundtrack. Is anyone interested in that?

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Heh, Laura made the funniest Office banner for her blog. I love Stanley.

Speaking of which, it was funny tonight, but I think I'm officially over Jim/Pam. Whatever, shut up, just give me more Toby.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

I can't brain today.

I have the dumb.

Monday, April 2, 2007

I just started reading The Golden Compass, off a recommendation from Dan, who also lent me the books. (I'm making him read the Mars trilogy, ahaha.) I really like reading YA fiction, in general, just because at the end of the day they're usually pretty good stories. I've been stocking up on my old favorites when I go to Half Price Books, and they're quick reads at that. Being as how it takes me a month now to get through a book, I appreciate one I can finish in a week.

Anyway, so far I'm really enjoying it. It's actually a lot more sophisticated than most YA books I'm used to, and a hell of a lot darker. So far, there've been severed heads, kidnapped children, and the young female protagonist has gotten drunk and smoked. Oh, England.

Boy, am I glad I got the coffee ready last night, so all I had to do was lurch into the kitchen and press the button. This morning was...difficult, to say the least.