lynsangelic1: (BtVS:Fuffy knife enemies)

HP edition.

 

1. The first character I fell in love with

Hermione Granger.

2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now

Ginny Weasley.  Because, y’know, in the first book she was this barely-there, starstruck little wean.  Ginny or Bellatrix.  I think before I really got to know Bella, I was in the ‘OMG, but she’s so evil!!!11’ camp.  Then I got to know and love her and now I’m in the ‘Yes.  She’s evil.  She’s deliciously, fanatically evil’ place.

3. The character everyone else loves that I don't

James or Sirius.  Sometimes I’m so incredibly annoyed by them that I can’t sit still while reading.

4. The character I love that everyone else hates

It’s really hard to gauge the hate of a character in a fandom this big. I'm sure plenty of fangirls hate Bella because she - OMG killed Sirius! So, we'll go for Bella.

5. The character I used to love but don't any longer

Merope Gaunt.  No.  Kidding.  I don’t think there’s any in the HP fandom that I’ve swung that dramatically on.

6. The character I would shag anytime

Lily.  Or Hermione.  Or Ginny.  Or Bella.  Or any of the Black sisters.

7. The character I'd want to be like

*straight face*  Filch.

8. The character I'd slap

Filch, in a kinky way.  James Potter.

9. A pairing that I love

Filch/mops. Hermione/Ginny.

10. A pairing that I despise

mops/brooms.  Ron/Hermione - come on, you saw that coming, didn’t you?  Failing that – Lily/James.  I’m really don’t understand the school-bully-turned-nice-guy thing and Lily shouldn’t have forgotten the past so easily.  James was a horrid little twerp.

 

 

BtVS/AtS edition

 

1.  The first character I fell in love with

In innocent love – S1-2 Buffy Summers.  In lusty, dirty, filthy love? Faith.

2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now

Anya and Fred.

3. The character everyone else loves that I don't

Andrew.  Fuck fuck fuck Andrew.  Yes, three fucks are necessary.  I hate that little git.

4. The character I love that everyone else hates

Hm, this is difficult.  Would Darla or Lilah be particulary hated?  I don’t think they are.  Glory? 

5. The character I used to love but don't any longer

Spike.  Loved Spike in s2 and his dynamic with Dru and thought he was cleverly written into season 4.  I can still enjoy a witty line from Spike during 6&7 but as soon as he starts with the ‘Oh, Buffy, I love you so much that I’d kid on getting my own soul back even though I was clearly looking for the chip because there is no way I’d be idiotic enough to want a soul back, especially seeing what it did to Angelus but somehow I ended up with this soul and blah blah blah’ crap I scream at the TV.

6. The character I would shag anytime

Faith.  Darla.  Glory.  At the same time.  Now that’s crazy!sex.  Add Dru and it’s fully-fledged insane.

7. The character I'd want to be like

*straight face*  D’Hoffyrn.

8. The character I'd slap

Connor.  Andrew.

9. A pairing that I love

Buffy/Faith.  Willow/Tara.  Buffy/Angel (Yes, I am a nostalgic sap.)

10. A pairing that I despise

Buffy/Spike.



Edit: because of format fuckage.  Is anyone else experiencing the same difficulties or is it just me?  It happened last night as well.  I believe it must be firefox3's fault but just checking in case it's an LJ thing.

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lynsangelic1: (Minerva will fuck your shit up)
Because I am about to sing.  Loudly.  Badly.  High notes, low notes, none of which I can reach.

I am getting ready to go out and therefore attempting to make myself resemble pretty.  To do this, one requires music.  My recent Buffy watching is stirring my dormant addiction and the music of choice is Once More With Feeling.

Due to this sudden 'I need to go out and drink' urge (for which I blame [personal profile] redbeargrl) I will probably not post IOY14 tonight, unless I am decently sober on return (not a chance - place I'm going to has Bud on tap which makes me loopy) or extremely pissed.  The in between will fall asleep.

every single night, the same arrangement, I go out and fight the fight

I will not warn you again.

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lynsangelic1: (Default)
According to the Scotsman, Dame Maggie Smith has been undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer while filming for HBP.  I am thoroughly gutted.  I've admired that woman for a very long time.

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This is a ridiculous video.  It's called Ur So Gay by Katy Perry (naturally someone sent this to me.)  Not generally a fan of the new wave of female singer songwriters ala Lily Allen, Kate Nash blah blah generic crap.  It's coming off the back of some 'Chav Indie' in the UK in which people don't sing, but rather talk about ordinary things in a Manc/Cockney accent.  Urgh.  Anyway, the video's a bit funny as it uses barbie dolls to make fun of 'online networking sites' and internet dating.  For some reason, dolls and teddies acting out always amuse me.  It goes back to an old comedy show The Adam and Joe Show.  It was ages ago, but I do remember the Trainspotting with teddies sketch.  Hilarious.

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My team drew with a team in a lower league tonight.  After the frantic, nerve racking, heart thumping Cup Win at the weekend, I really don't know how I allow myself to get in such a state.

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Anthony Minghella dead at 54.  That's horrible, my dad's older than him.  I wasn't a fan as his movies aren't really my cup of tea, but very sad for family and friends.

Arthur C Clarke dead at 90.  I'm sure many of his fans are gutted but the man had a good, long life.  RIP.

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I'm starting to get very angry/nervous/upset/worried about the Beijing Olympics.  I never watch them and not usually bothered with the event but the situation with Tibet is worsening and their promise to use force to quell unhappy, oppressed people is deeply troubling.  How can such a major world showpiece be staged at such a time?  IMO it should be withdrawn, but that would mean no Olympics most likely as who can you find this late in the game?  Which is a shame for the athletes who are preparing every minute right now, but such a breach of human ethical rights cannot be tolerated.

This is such a fucked world. Sigh.  I know I'm oversimplifying massively but energy is not my friend ATM.

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The cost for the Iraq war is estimated at 845 billion.  That's insane.  That's not even a real number in my tiny mathematical brain.

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IOY is currently being hacked, prodded, changed and spat upon (metaphorically).  May have to cut into several little blocks and may post approx 3k tonight.  But that's dependent on my judgment, which has been frazzled by football (Why do I do it?)

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Becoming made me sob uncontrollably.  As usual.  I am so easy.  As did Surprise, Innocence, Passion and I Only Have Eyes For You.  I should just be shot and put out of my misery.  I probably would've cried at Go Fish but I skipped it to get to Becoming

Lame.
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lynsangelic1: (B/A Surprise)

What have I done over the past few days?  Spent it with my first love.  Not that one.  My true first love - Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Sigh.  I think it was probably the bawz that was Southland Tales and my disappointment at what seems to be SMG’s career after Buffy that left me with the urgent need to break out the DVDs.  I have so much love.  A love that will never die.

SMG, in my opinion, has made some pretty bad choices in her career sans Buffy.  And that’s not what I wanted.  I wasn’t bitter and twisted and wished a professional death to all actors involved.  I wanted to see them flourish and show themselves on a ‘bigger’ stage.  But, c’mon, fucking Scooby Doo?  Twice??  I can only assume it was purely out of love for his husband.  I loved Cruel Intentions but that was during Buffy.  Simply Irresistible I’ve seen about six times and it just gets worse --  Don’t ask me why I’ve seen it six times.  I watch movies I hate more than regular people watch movies they love.  Simply Irresistible is case in point.

Normal person: ‘Oh I loved Titanic!  I’ve seen it 3 times!’ 

Me:  ‘Yeah?  I’ve seriously seen it about fifty.  Seriously.  I used to keep count, last count I remember was 33 and that was in the first year of it being released on video.  It dwindled since then… But I still kick your ass.’


Anyway.  Harvard Man?  Terrible, implausible, awful.  It’s in my collection and I’ve only watched it twice.  That’s an indication of how bad it is.

The Grudge/The Grudge 2/The Return – I confess I have not seen.  I’m not really that interested in horror, though I have been made to watch quite a few sick, bizarre and rare trash movies because I have several friends who have an overwhelming love for horror.  (Can I pick ‘em or can I pick ‘em?)  But from reviews, articles and the like my only thoughts on these are that SMG is surely better than this shit?  Is she trying to distance herself from Buffy  in a way that’ll stop people seeing her as (what was then) the revolutionary, turn the concept on it’s head Tiny Blonde Heroine to the prosaic, stereotypical Tiny Blonde Victim?

It’s probably unfair to judge as I haven’t seen them, but who gives a shit?  Are the judgement police gonna batter down my door?  Whatever.  *walks away from that lame quip*

So then her CV’s got a lot of voicework on it.  Fine, cool.  Didn’t see a lot of them (TMNT, anyone?) but OK.

Then there’s Suburban Girl and Possession which I haven’t seen (mostly because they weren’t released over here and I had no idea until I looked at IMDB).  Suburban Girl looks like fairly standard rom-com fare with a lukewarm response, which I am in no way opposed to.  I often like to sit down with a predictable schmaltzy movie.  But it doesn’t look like SMG’s setting the world alight.

As I see from the IMDB.com message board on Possession, someone seems to have having similar thoughts - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368563/board/nest/94649842

Alice does look good but she’s been mooted for this for about four fucking years.  Maybe they’re shifting it up a gear now.  A friend of mine was obsessed with the game (and Alice in general) and from what she describes it sounds great, exactly what I’d want to write if I was fucking something pure and innocent up for a modern audience.  (I’m a little jealous, actually.  I love the concept.)

Anyway.  That wasn’t even what I wanted to write about.  SMG isn’t even my favourite cast alumni (That would be Dushku.) but I ran away there…

But I’m getting to the point.  And my point is this – I loved and still love Buffy an unhealthy amount.  It’s like not seeing an old lover for a while.  You can think of them and reminisce.  You can adore them in their absence.  You can think about all the good times together.  You can look at a picture of them and go slightly giddy.  You can hear about what they’re doing now and be jealous/intimidated/saddened/proud/superior.  But until you see them again, in the flesh, you haven’t realised just how much you missed and still miss them. 

ATM, What’s My Line pt 2 is on in the background.  Actually, I paused it because it’s at the point with Buffy and Kendra in the library with Giles as they figure out what’s going on with the two slayer thing and I don’t want to miss a single moment of Kendra dialogue.  (‘Chick Fight?’ and ‘Dats me favourite shirt – Dat’s me only shirt! are two favourites)  In the short time I had with you, Kendra, we loved a lifetime’s worth.  But you had to go.  Because Dru was awesome and otherwise my other favourite slayer would’ve never come to town.

I wouldn’t describe myself a season 1-3 purist.  I enjoy 4-7 immensely, even when others bitch and moan and whine.  But I do think that season 2 is my favourite and I think that’s because of the superb arc plotting, great standalones, supreme evil characters (unholy trio of Dru, Spike and Angelus) but mostly because season two Buffy, as a character, is the one that I truly love.  The one that is vulnerable and coming into her own.  The one that is unsure but still fights for what is right.  The one that is wistful of a normal life but loves and appreciates who she has in her life then…

Season 3 may be superior on the whole.  It has many plus points over season 2.  I do think it is slow to start but it has so much packed in - Faith, the Mayor, yet more great standalones, The Wish, Doppelgangland, the downfall of Faith, the supreme finale and the emotional journey of all the characters as they’re reaching this pivotal moment of ‘What the Hell do I do after school?’

 Anyway.  I need to get back to What’s My Line pt2.  Because Angel’s still trapped, Kendra looks like she wants to slap a bitch and Cordy and Xander get with the kissing in this episode so there’s much to squee, sigh, laugh, cry and generally enjoy.

 

 
[As a side note, I do have a life.  I do have friends, I do go out and have fun, I do date and I do have other needs that I look for outside of fandom to fulfill.

But sometimes I wonder why.  When all I need is in an episode of Buffy.]

lynsangelic1: (Helena Bette)
I've just watched Southland Tales because I was cold, tired and in need of a lie down so I thought that meant I'd be suitably clear headed and focused on it.

Didn't make a bit of fucking difference.

I have seen a lot of weird stuff in my time.  A lot more crazy ridiculous wanky wank art is done in theatre than on film and I've seen too much that I don't usually get that arsed when a film goes in that direction.

Let me also say, I'd been looking forward to it.  It sounded interesting, I always like to catch up with the Buffy alumni (except Bones. I point blank refuse.  That shit is retarded.) and I thought Darko was quite a film.

I got what was happening and the more I think about it now I can vaguely track the through line of the story.  But alot of it was quite pointless.  It was well shot, art direction was lovely but I felt let down that such grand concepts (apocalypse, souls, dimension, warfare) were so scrappily dealt with.

It's terrible to say that my favourite part was SMG dancing with slow dancing Mandy Moore, isn't it?  I don't even particulary fancy either of them but I do believe Kelly was thinking "Shit, it's been two hours.  I've had too many shots of the Rock with his shirt off.  Right, I'll jam in a nice well lit visual scene with two lovely ladies dancing.  That'll wake that chick from Scotland up long enough so that she sees the ending."

I will usually give a fucked up film like this until the credits to explain itself or to do something so it doesn't need to.  But as soon as that first end title was up, I was WTF-ing all over the place.  I can't quite remember the name of the last film that did that to me, but I know the one before it was Anchorman.  I don't generally respond well to that kind of crap.

But Southland Tales is the kind of film that makes me think that if I didn't like it then I must be the stupid, uncultured one.  It's not the films fault, it's mine.

*reaches for dunces cap*
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