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In the course of this evening I've gone through the small journey of wondering how to say a few things in Russian, to believing I could totally learn the language through the intrepid use of wikipedia and google translate, to deciding that Russian is actually insane and probably just an elaborate practical joke the Russians are playing on the rest of the world. (They would.)

Basically; for those not in the know, I am in a massive spiral and it's not going anywhere yet. I would ask for help ...but I'm having too much fun.

(But honestly, there needs to be a Natasha Romanoff fic called the girl on fire. I would try to write it, but I keep getting distracted trying to understand Russian diminutives.

So let's pretend this is a fic amnesty thing, and here's what I got:

She's been with SHIELD a week when she spars with Agent Barton in a training room. She isn't an agent herself yet, but a barely-tolerated liability, her every movement scrutinized and studied for the slightest slip in her loyalties. Let them scrutinize this, she thinks, and makes a jab for Barton's lower ribs. )

If anyone wants to make something of this jumble, go nuts!)

In the meantime, I think I feel a Doctor Zhivago* reread coming on. Maybe I've still got my notes on all the characters' BAJILLION DIFFERENT NAMES. Or I could just sneak off with my dad's copy of Russian folktales. I always liked the one with the little flying horse. It has pictures. ;D

*Fun fact! My copy of Doctor Zhivago smells like chocolate, thanks to the time in highschool that I forgot it in my bag with a melting fudgesicle. Moral of the story: irresponsible book care sometimes leads to awesome results!
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I GOT TO SEE THE HUNGER GAMES ON OPENING NIGHT LAST NIGHT AND NOW I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT. SURPRISE.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS. )

CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT AGAIN ON SUNDAY WITH [personal profile] xtinethepirate. SECOND VIEWINGS ARE SOMETIMES EVEN BETTER THAN THE FIRST! AS ARE THIRD VIEWINGS. AND SIXTH. TENTH IS PARTICULARLY EXCELLENT. FOURTEENTH IS A BIT SILLY. BUT THEN TWENTY-FIFTH SHOWS SURPRISING NUANCES THAT YOU DIDN'T...
hjea: (sw-i've got a bad feeling about this)
Watching The Bourne Supremacy (five years is better than never?) AND GODAMNIT THIS MOVIE IS REALLY SAD. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO FRANKA POTENTE? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY??

Maybe there is a reason I don't usually watch these kind of films. BACK TO SCI-FI IT IS. Where there is never any heartache. Or random killing of characters.

...There's a flaw to my logic. *g*
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Okay, wow. Australia is the best movie EVER!

Well, maybe not ever, but that was just three hours of epic awesomeness that I am willing to repeat at any time. :DDD

Ooh, and in cute nerdy parents news, my Dad talked about Doctor Who with me today! He watched the last episode on the CBC and spoilers for 'The Stolen Earth' )

It's a wonder I'm not more nerdy with genes like these.
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We just got back from seeing Passchendaele, which I'm now going to recommend like nobody's business. Especially for you Canadian history buffs out there. It was very cheesy, VERY Canadian, and very, very wonderful. I think some of the dialogue could have used some work, but over all I think that was a film to be proud of. And the roomie cried like a baby. I... may have shed a tear or two.

One little funny moment amidst the water works however )

So yay, Paul Gross! He's my favourite Canadian of the day. &hearts &hearts &hearts
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Happy Labour Day, everyone! Hope you're enjoying the day off. Actually, is it Labour Day in the States? Maybe not. But have a happy one anyway if you're there.

I finally got to see The Fall last night, which I've been waiting for what seems like forever to see. TOTALLY WORTH IT. Certainly one of the most beautiful and visually stunning films I've ever seen, but what really blew me away in the end was, well, what everyone else seems to be talking about.

Ramblings about the awesomeness of Alexandria )

So I'm going to clamour for everyone going to see The Fall. I was *slightly* disappointed that Nurse Evelyn wasn't in it more, but that's mainly just because I love Justine Waddell. But I'll just watch Wives and Daughters again and be happy.

I also saw Brideshead Revisited recently, and that too was supremely, supremely awesome. The story, the costumes, the mood of it all. And Emma Thompson can do no wrong. I'm pretty positive.
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The Fall:


Doesn't that look cool? And not just because Lee effing Pace is in it. Though it certainly doesn't hurt. Mmm... bandits.

But I think the Beethoven won me over. That movement always gives me the shivers. ~ooh~

And hey, Justine Waddell! My BBC!miniseries heart is pleased. (She was in Wives and Daughters with Keeley Hawes. C'mon now.)
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Oy gevalt. The first week back at classes should not be so stressful. I'm sure there's a rule somewhere. BUT, essay numero uno is now finito'd (pending me going for an edit at the Writing Centre, which is really a super sekrit excuse for [livejournal.com profile] xtinethepirate and me to hang out - because CLEARLY we don't see each other enough) and now I feel free to geek my little geeky heart out.

First things first, I FINALLY saw Juno this saturday, after being pestered by family and friends alike, and indeed, as everyone says, it REALLY WAS THAT GOOD. Besides which, I wanted to see it ever since I saw the trailer in November, but could never quite sort out the time (nor funds) but now I have seen it and anyway, WIN WIN WIN. WIN. Cheese to my macaroni indeed )


It's amazing the kind of things I'll get up to to waste time and procrastinate. Missing TV because of el strike-o (I'm not sure what's up with the fake Spanish in this post. Just go with it) not being one of them, but being hit by such strong Jim/Pam missage of all a sudden (The Office! It's been so looooooong!), that I needed to seek out every baby!fic ever written about them (Oh, More Than That, how useful you are). Or in an amazing bout of self-indulgence, skimming through the crossover, Lending a Hand, that [livejournal.com profile] goldy_dollar and I wrote last year, trying to remember which bits Frances wrote, and which bits I did. General rule of thumb I found was that if it's awesome and Doctor-babbly then it's Frances, adjectivey and wordy = me. :) Old fic is fun. And at the low end of the scale, there's "lets watch my slippers dance in the mirror for half an hour while I actively avoid thinking about Sci-fi essays". It's a wonder I ever buckle down and actually get any school work done.

Anywho, me gusta the ficage, so would anyone be interested in ye olde drabble meme? Put a prompt in the comments and I'll write you a short story below. Basically any fandom you've seen me talk about is fair play, though be warned, Robin Hood prompts are likely to get FERVENT!DENIAL LAND treatment. I'm fairly certain the finale was just bad teenage angsty character death fic gone wrong, anyway. REAL canonical Robin Hood wouldn't kill off its leads.

YAY, DRABBLES.
hjea: (dw-giggly rose)
[1] Anna Friel
[2-4] Across the Universe
[5-7] Doctor Who, "The Unquiet Dead"
[8-11] Farscape
[12-14] Pushing Daisies
[15-20] BBC's Robin Hood



life makes more sense in 100x100 )

Rent!

Nov. 27th, 2005 01:47 pm
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Finally saw Rent last night and - OH. MY. GOD. Probably the most powerful thing I have seen in the movies in a LOOOOONNNNGGGGGGG time. It was just so.... Guh! Now I really, REALLY want to see it on stage. OMG, so good! I wish I could sing like them. And I want Mark for my own.

Well, time to stop procrastinating on writing English essay - here I go.

RENT!!!!!!!!

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