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*The other day at work, I spent about a good 30 seconds trying to decide if I could get away with saying, "There's [a slang term for male genitals] everywhere" (it was in relation to the conversation we were having, shut up). I finally decided that since I'd already talked about that one guy who tried to trick me into looking at his, the polite thing to do would be to refrain. So I still said it. I just substituted "wang" instead.

*My festival of Euro movies continues. It's starting to have an effect on me. The other day, I turned on the TV and was confused because they were speaking in English. It actually took me a second to shake the feeling! And then last night, I dreamed in German.

Oh, wait--I have seen an American movie. Sort of. I started watching the SCIFI* channel's redo of Children of the Corn but I've made it only halfway. The problem is mainly the portrayal of Burt and Vicky, the outlanders who stumble upon Gatlin's secret. Whereas I felt empathy for Gary Shepherd and Sarah Connor in the original movie version, these two? Ugh. I can't get scared because I spend all my time wishing they'd shut the hell up. It's like the part from the Twilight Rifftrax:

"That guy can't get drained of blood fast enough for me."
"You hope a vampire gets him?"
"That's one way."

I just don't understand why Stephen King feels he has to make these terrible TV movie versions of his stories when there are already perfectly cromulent to superior versions out there. Look, I'm happy for you, I'ma let you finish, but Kubrick's The Shining was the best Shining of all time! Of all time!

I also skimmed CotC 4 to make caps. I'm going to go back and probably make more, but here's two of Mark Salling, better known as Glee's Puck.

*I've been trying to do some shopping. I stumbled upon this necklace.

This is a transformative piece. It takes something that was once destructive & violent, now dead and spent, a symbol of fear, and gives it a new meaning by using it to house a crystal which is alive with positive, healing energy and is a source of light and beauty in the world.

Aw, that's nice.

And this one kills werewolves.

Now back to watching Being Human and working out scenes. And relaxing, because it's fall break.

*I will never spell it the new way.

Date: 2009-10-14 12:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gannet-guts.livejournal.com



Date: 2009-10-14 05:44 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-10-14 02:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blaireliza.livejournal.com
Cool necklace! One of these days I'm going to go on an Etsy shopping spree.

I find your taste in films intriguing. I love foreign films so I'd love a few recommendations. And if there's any eye candy that would be a nice bonus too. Also, I'm not opposed to seeing The Dreamers again too because of Louis Garrel.

Date: 2009-10-15 04:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rockgeisha.livejournal.com
Me too. Just don't buy any necklaces that will kill.

The last movie I saw Louis Garrel in was La belle personne, which I didn't think worked so well storywise. But I loved the scenes with him and Lea Seydoux. Mostly I've been watching German movies. I'm trying to think of those that are reasonably available in the States...mostly I just find actors that I like and seek out their work.

August Diehl (in my icon) is one of the best German actors working. He's just astounding. Daniel Brühl is also good. They're both in Love in Thoughts (Was nützt die Liebe in Gedanken), which is a favorite. There are actually some similarities, plotwise, with it and The Dreamers.

Other August movies that are good and available/hot and fresh: The Counterfeiters...and I think that's about it for movies that are available here. Mouth to Mouth is also widely available, but I haven't seen it yet.

Daniel: Ooh, you should see Good Bye, Lenin! And The Edukators.

Right now, my favorite German actor is Volker Bruch, who hasn't really been in a lot of movies that have played here, beyond The Reader. He was in The Red Baron with Matthias Schweighöfer and Til Schweiger and although that movie has its faults--I could've done without the love story entirely--if you get a chance to see it, it's worth it for the wardrobe alone.

Besides those, my tastes run to foreign horror, which I don't think you're interested in. I will try to think of some more--my ISP is up and down, so I've had to write this comment in fits and starts.
Edited Date: 2009-10-15 04:16 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-10-14 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melissa-maples.livejournal.com
I will never spell it the new way.

Meh, that's only the latest in a series of ever-failing "new way"s. It'll pass. In the late '80s, the "new way" was to spell it sci-fi, which was pronounced "skiffy." You would not be caught dead pronouncing it sigh-figh, because then omfg you're not a real fan you just said it the old way!!!eleven!!!!!!

Date: 2009-10-15 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rockgeisha.livejournal.com
Apparently it's supposed to be the hip way to spell it because it's the way cool 18-40yos would txt it.

Date: 2009-10-16 05:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mygirl.livejournal.com
I totally just ran into the living room to take pictures of the DVRed copy of Children of the Corn 4 we have. I'm glad I did, I didn't realize there was a close up of Mr. Salling and I in the same shot.

Date: 2009-10-16 05:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rockgeisha.livejournal.com
Omg! Look at you, cutiepie!

Date: 2009-10-16 05:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mygirl.livejournal.com
I look so sad, haha. I look like I had either just woken up from a nap or just gotten yelled at.



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