yami_chan: (chibis!)
( Apr. 11th, 2010 01:38 am)
Just watched Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (there's always a crisis isn't there? XD) and now I have serious need for non-con Superwoman/Batman. Usually non-con is SO not my thing but the movie was teasing me with it so bad. XD I'll probably just try to find some cute Batman/Wonder Woman stuff because I ship it so hard.

Anyway, the movie was well done. I really liked it. It wasn't just "oh look, an evil version of the Justice League". There was a bit more meat to it. Warner Bros/DC has been doing a pretty decent job with these comic book animated movies. =)
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yami_chan: (Spartans!)
( Apr. 8th, 2010 02:57 am)
I don't really know what movie this was, but it surely wasn't Clash of the Titans. It was nothing like the original, which I could have dealt with if the movie was good. But it wasn't. The battle scenes were pretty nice (thought the Medusa one was better in the original version, cheesey stop-motion model animation and all) but the plot line was cliche, contrived, didn't make much sense and pretty dull. It's really disappointing after that fantastic trailer.

I donno. I guess they thought the first movie was too linear, didn't have enough lame ass belabored back story about people losing faith in the Gods and no one liking Perseus or some shit. Not that I'm a huge fan of the original or anything. This version was just so fucking contrived and dull it made me love the old version in comparison.

Though I gotta say, those Jin people were cool. I'd totally watch a movie about them. The characters were fun when they weren't going on about believing/not-believing in the Gods. Subtle as a brick, this movie was. Not that I expect an action movie to be subtle. Still, it was a bit much. It was also a very pretty movie. At least the kraken didn't look like a Kaiju monster this time...

One day I'm going to write a screen play where Hades ISN'T the Christian devil. Fucking hell.

In conclusion, don't waste your time with this movie. Just watch the trailer a few more times and fill in your own dots.
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yami_chan: (Dr. Who)
( Apr. 2nd, 2010 02:20 pm)
Crap. The new season of Dr. Who starts this weekend and I STILL haven't seen 10's finale. Blargh. What is wrong with me?!

What's worse? I'll probably play more FF13 than watch it. =/
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( Apr. 1st, 2010 01:18 am)
After three days of doing nothing but working and sleeping, today was my first day off. And I slept through most of it. x.x I was planning on spending the rest of the day playing FF13 but then my friends invited me out to see How to Train Your Dragon. I can't say no to dragons. Ever.

It was very cute and clever. I recommend it to everyone. Apparently David Tennant voices one of the Vikings. I couldn't tell who though. <3

And now I need dragon icons. =)
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Yes, I do. And if we're lucky, we won't meeting each other anytime soon. I don't say this because I'm xenophobic or anything, far from it. I'd love to meet people from other worlds. I'd just rather not have to introduce them to my xenophobic, backwards extended "family". >.>

But really, we haven't figured out how to get along with each other yet. How are we going to get along with a completely different species?
Dude, I'm shipping Fang/Vanille real hard. Oh man.

Also, shipping Sahz/Vanille (>.>) and Fang/Light. Fang/Snow also piques my interest but that's mostly visual. Light/Hope will be cute when Hope's a little older. The age difference thing doesn't necessarily bother me. I'd just like him to be a bit older so it's not skeevy. Hopefully he won't like 14 like Serah forever. x.x

So in conclusion, I ship almost everyone in FF13. LOL!

Also, yay! Yaag's back. I don't even know why I like him so much?!

In other news, I saw the G4 trailer for Final Fantasy 14. It looks really pretty. I wanted to play it instantly! Then I realized it was an online game. Fuuuck that.

Hahahah I'm such an antisocial gamer.
yami_chan: (Beer + OTP = YAY)
( Mar. 27th, 2010 04:53 pm)
I remember a few years ago I hated drinking. Well not hated, but I wasn't a huge fan of it. I rarely went drinking and when I did, I drank little. Getting drunk was not something I was fond of. I was a bit prudish about it actually.

Now, oh man, do I drink. Though I've never blacked out. I think that's an achievement. =)
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I don't know if I've mentioned this lately but I love Scott Pilgrim. It's totally awesome and something you completely relate too... well partly. Hahah And now they've made a movie.

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yami_chan: (Gwen/Tosh)
( Mar. 25th, 2010 01:40 am)
On chapter 8(?) of FF13. It's gotten much better. All the chapters of aimless wandering and emo were starting to annoy me. Though I could blame all the adorable Chocobo and sheep for my good mood.

However, please, no bad English words to my Chocobo theme. Please?

I really like Light. Actually I'm really fond of all the playable female characters and Sazh. The other boys are just all right.

Finally, this game is ridiculously pretty. Holy crap.
yami_chan: (Blaise Zabini <3)
( Mar. 11th, 2010 09:24 pm)
So I started FF13 last night. I played until I got a little passed chapter 2 and I've got to say, I have yet to be wowed. I don't hate it but it's not yet amazing. I won't get into my issues with it now. I'm going to wait until I've played a little bit more before I completely pass judgment.

Also, Thanks [livejournal.com profile] forchancookie for the gifts. <3 I'm nuts about you too!!!
lol.

Honestly, anyone's better than the other guy. And Logan Lerman's actually a decent actor. I'll take give him a chance.

Man, I have so much energy right now. I want to go out!
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( Feb. 27th, 2010 03:39 pm)
Whoever gave me the birthday balloons... Thanks!! That's really sweet. =)

There's no reason to be anonymous by the way!
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( Feb. 25th, 2010 06:45 pm)
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For those of us looking for more than just book reviews, try out Crazy Sexy Geeks. Here you'll find interviews with people in the nerdy areas of the entertainment industries (writers, actors, Tim Gunn). They've been doing a bunch of segments that focus on comics without spandex or comics that aren't about superheroes.






Both webshows are friendly to new readers. So if you've always been curious about comics, writers, whatever... check out these shows.
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( Feb. 24th, 2010 10:50 pm)
I don't have a lot to say about this movie. It was a decent movie. Nothing about it was inherently bad. The acting's great, the visuals are nice, and the story is decent. If you've seen the trailer, hell if you've seen/read any traditional werewolf story, you've basically seen the movie. There is a twist but it's not spectacular and you can guess it fairly quickly.

The problem was that the characters were underdeveloped. You understood what their character archetypes were but that's not enough. Bencio del Toro needs to be more than the suffering, stoic, main character, Anthony Hopkins needs to be more than the hard assed, distant and cold, aged adventure. People are deep wells of quirks and contradictions, of strange, tense, amazing, and dark interactions. Where is all that?

When the audience knows at the onset what the basic storyline is (man turns into werewolf, kills lots of people and suffers for it), you need put a lot of focus and attention into the other facets of storytelling. And a plot twist isn't going to cut it if you don't deepen our understanding of the characters involved. Avoiding weak reasons for bad behavior also helps.

So if you want to see Wolfman, by all means go. You're not going to storm out of the theater asking for your money back. But I think it's more of a DVD movie.
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