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3 REASONS I'M SCREAMING INTERNALLY


I: STAR WARS


Veronica Ngo (Ngô Thanh Vân) will play Paige Tico
resistance fighter pilot sis to Kelly Marie Tran's character, Rose Tico
we might barely see her but SISTERS IN STAR WARS
FELLOW SOUTHEAST ASIAN SISTERS AT THAT
IN THE RESISTANCE

also she was a cool action actress in what I've seen of her before

oh and THOSE PORG THINGS
(related: the Star Wars park and the Wrinkle in Time trailer. darn Disney owns too much)


II: THE MARS VOLTA

was getting back into the Mars Volta after hearing the latest At The Drive-In album (it's ok but not quite my sound) 
but while fruitlessly searching for the latest Algiers CD (The Underside of Power), I FINALLY picked up a copy of Frances the Mute and it is an awesome rebirth stage of my music dive recovery phase rn

so in moments I'm all SINK YOUR TEETH INTO THE FLESH OF MIDNIGHT/NIGHT FOREVER MORE and I feel powerful again


III. JODIE WHITTAKER

I burned out of Doctor Who some time during Clara's time there (I liked her and Capaldi, and what I've heard/seen of Bill looks promising, but Moffatt...)

but I've really liked Whittaker for a while and THIS IS A MAJOR CAREER TURN I'M HAPPY FOR HER

now...who's the new showrunner

chrryblssmninja: (mimicar)
I was going to continue with my practice of setting 101 goals for the new year, but then I can't remember if I clicked "revert to previous draft" when I opened this page or not, so, my goal for the year is...accomplish something.

I did write about my media highlights and favorite music of 2015.

Goals actually accomplished in 2015:

  • I was able to show [livejournal.com profile] whomp around San Francisco, and I also reconnected with many relatives on both sides of my family! I'm a really social person, and it was great to see and talk with them.

  • With the family, I returned to Las Vegas and Puerto Rico. New places we visited included Yosemite and Mammoth, other towns in Gold Country, Also did more local tourism, including the Renaissance Fair at Casa de Fruta. All the hyperlinks in this paragraph link to pictures!

  • I did get to speak Spanish more, especially in Puerto Rico, and I used Japanese a little at work (although, when one customer asked me a question in Japanese, I answered in Spanish. I corrected myself and she was fine with it, but yeah). I even had a simple conversation in Norwegian! Although I can't say more because we can't post about specific customers on the internet. Even a few phrases of Tagalog helped once. I am now on over 80 days of practicing Gaeilge and Norsk on Duolingo.

  • Finally visited New People when we went to a festival in Japantown. My mom bought me this Omocat sweater...partly because I forgot to wear warm enough clothing for that windy day...

  • I did start lifting 20-pound free weights, and while I didn't get to 25-pound, I did move from 10 reps to 15 reps over the course of the year.

  • I bought some nice and often useful clothes (many via work discount), as well as 2 CDs, nice yearly agendas (classic art for 2015, and a slim Star Wars one with Rey and BB-8 on the cover for 2016 through 2017), and the Universal classic Horror DVD set. Also received a new photo camera and mini-tripod prior to our Las Vegas trip.

  • I did read at least one book from every continent except Antarctica, but I think that's less of a feat because diverse selection is pretty much my general taste when I go to the libraries here. Also read five non-fiction books, as well as five books published in 2015. Now I want to read more from before 1900.


I think I'll just dump my list of TV watched from October through December here. So much I still have to catch up on...
the episodes )
chrryblssmninja: (BMOnoire)
AT FIRST IT WAS FORTITUDE GOING SURPRISE BONKERS AND KIND OF RIDIC BUT STILL. EMOTIONS! ON TO SEASON 2 NEXT YEAR!

AND THEN IT WAS SEEING MY LETTER ANSWERED IN THE FADE OUT #5



AND NOW THE STAR WARS TRAILER THAT FINALLY CONVERTED MY RESERVED ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE FILM (still too bad how JJ. ended up ultimately doing Star Trek low for it tho)

I HAD THOUGHT MY DAYS OF GOING INTO CAPSLOCK SPIRALS OVER THINGS WERE OVER

I WAS WRONG
chrryblssmninja: (fromthewind_iceisland)
Finally changed up some of my icons. I am, at default, an island of frost.

Been busy with retail work (survived Black Friday!) and family. The latter dragged me to the Exodus movie yesterday but at least I was vindicated when everyone realized how bad it was. The most entertaining part was 11-year-old Isaac Andrews' performance as Lil' Punk Almighty.

Frustrated that I might never get into making movies ever with the way life is going, (lol I know I'm only 26 but you don't know my life dude. Maybe I could direct or at least write a better Biblical short than 99% of what is made.) Maybe I'll try and edit some footage I still have, idk.

Catching up on Adventure Time and Elementary and other current watching includes Brooklyn 99 and Key and Peele. aw man Jakob's leaving Kollektivet but I wish him the best. Need to find some time to watch Over the Garden Wall and Blue Blazes (the Japanese live action show about anime creators in college) and other shows and movies from 2014 I can manage to find before the year ends. Anticipating the Black Mirror Christmas Special but I won't get my hopes too high for it just in case. Also cautious about the upcoming Star Wars film, although I like many in the cast.

Music I've been into recently:

Ladytron - "Melting Ice"

Shiina Ringo - "Shuen no Onna (Leading Lady)." I want to make a tribute to '60's Japanese crime movies that is set to this song. I also like how the title and sound contrasts with "Arikitari na Onna (Ordinary Woman)" (great live performance there) from the other album she released this year.

Utopia 2 OST - "To You All Kids Will Come"
Separating this from the events it accompanies in the show, this piece puts me into a state of euphoria. Ecstasy. Maybe just euthymia If I'm not able to play it at its best settings on any media player or in my head.

Music Go Music - "Shine Down Forever"
THE BAND IS INSPIRED BY DISCO AND SIMILAR MUSIC FROM THAT ERA SO THE CORNY LYRICS TOTALLY FIT THIS SOUND OK

Small Faces - "Runaway"
I was looking up covers of Del Shannon's "Runaway" when I found this. Thus, I found out about Small Faces a few days after their keyboardist died. RIP. At least I found out about them?

need to play music to fight the Christmas music mix on loop at the store where I work. Also, my supervisors are pretty good but so many of them are younger than me and this is one of the things (along with current events and family arguments!) that gets me crisis-ing in my mind now and then.
chrryblssmninja: (jessicahyde)
ok so we rented a car for two days.

First we went to Dixon so I could drop off a completed work application BUT I only found out when turning it in that I had brought the copy my dad told me to make of the completed application instead of the one I actually wrote on with blue pen. When I was at the desk, I asked the person there if photocopies were ok and she said yes but what if that gives a bad impression?

Then we went to Berkeley to see if I could finally pick up my official transcript since my debts to the school (although not to other loans) have been paid. But I didn't know that they moved the Registrar into a student center that was only open until noon during spring break. So I got there late. There's a site where you can sign up for it to be sent to you, though.

Then I went to the comic store in Berkeley to see if I could pick up the Hawkeye #17 that I missed. I was so glad to find it that I didn't think to check to see if there was a newer issue out too. THERE WAS. I guess it might have been sold out by the time I got there, and that's the reason I didn't notice it, but still, I should have checked! I hope I'll be able to call and check in the morning if the store in Davis still has a few copies.

Then we went to the Goldilocks in Daly City and to some stores in San Francisco and it was ok. I got a cool Star Wars "Join the Rebellion" shirt to counter my brother's Empire shirt. Overall, I'm glad we had this opportunity, but I'm still fuming at myself for my mistakes.

argh I should work faster on my writing stuff for Film Antidote too but I'm just inching along

ETA: Wednesday was much better AND I did get Hawkeye #18.
chrryblssmninja: (iconomicon_cactushug)
I'm going to be Boba Fett for Halloween!


Yeah, they ran out of the X-wing pilot costumes.


lol I'm wearing a little boy's costume
I'M A REAL BOY! lollol
I like being a tiny female. :)



Also...

I was trying to read a book for homework on the train yesterday, and I fell asleep 3 times. But I managed to catch my book each time before it fell to the floor. Maybe my reflexes are better when I'm not trying? haha I don't know.


Later that day, after lunch, I went straight to my classroom even though it wouldn't start for 2 and a half hours. I did this in order to catch some sleep and read more of the reading.


So I was inside the building, right outside the door. I sat with a round pillar at my back and I made sure everything was secure and unsnatchable before sleeping a bit.

I did not notice that there was a large drawing near me. (it's partly the art department building)
Of a guy. Laughing. Who pointed. In my direction.
yeah.


don't worry folks, I crashed at home. Which is why I'm on here so late - before going online two hours ago, I wasn't online for more than 5 minutes on the computer all day!
chrryblssmninja: (icon_apalooza_doggie)
Today, I explained to a classmate the basic construction and mechanice of a lightsaber. At least all I could recall at the moment.


I am such a geek.

----

Something from McSweeney's for all my French and French-speaking flisters, as well as anyone who has taken a French or any other language class...

A SUBTEXTUAL READING
OF YOUR HIGH-SCHOOL
FRENCH TEXTBOOK.


Jean-Paul: Je l'aime le Tour Eiffel! C'est magnifique!
Why can we see the Eiffel Tower from, like, every window?

Jean-Paul: J'espère qu'il m'achète un nouveau ballon de football!
Hey! The only things in this bag are wine and a baguette! I'm hungry!

M. Troucher: Je pense faire laver ma voiture demain.
I plan to wash the car. Apparently, I'll need all three of these verbs.


my favorite part is about the dog.
chrryblssmninja: (any_old_icons_shaunpub)
via dbsw:


Thematic treatment in The Empire Strikes Back


Really great essay for music geeks, film music fans, Star Wars fanatics...
chrryblssmninja: (iconomicon_maybe)
Some on my flist might find this list encouraging: 11 Famous People Who Were in the Completely Wrong Career at Age 30
hey, never give up, folks.


I just finished The Hunger Games, and I did think from time to time that, if done right, it could be a great movie. And sure enough, the movie rights have been picked up. One person's not so sure that a film adaption would work- although I think a good script, cast and director could get that "deception" angle right without narration.


Here is an interesting visual comparison between Lost and Star Trek XI

via [livejournal.com profile] starwars_eu:
Lego minifigurines! Mara Jade and Kyle Katarn.


finally, some Engrish Funny.

engrish funny prunes longing
see more Engrish


engrish funny am panty
see more Engrish
what's even more hilarious? That's a a karaoke song list.
I can figure out that "I Want You (feat. Fat Joe)" is also on the list.
chrryblssmninja: (karmicunderpath_deanreads)
MOAR E3 MADNESS

Star Wars: The Old Republic game cinematic
whoa going for the Rome vibes is actually kind of cool

and now for the angry Star Wars fanatic rant...

am I the only one worried -no, actually a bit angry - that you can't tell what period of the Old Republic this takes place in?
WHAT IS WITH THE TIE FIGHTERS SERIOUSLY
why does the main Jedi look like the Ewan Skywalker hybrid it's confusing and somewhat laughable
I had to find that article to find it it's about this new event they totally made up called "the sacking of Coruscant." So that's back when the Sith still had some power, a long way away from the prequels.
I shouldn't have to get an article to find out when in the timeline this is taking place!
Hey, I didn't get angry at the prequels. They were popcorn films that happened to tell the story of Star Wars. I was fine with them, plot holes and all, save for the horrible "romantic" scenes.
But I might just be angry at this.
yeah, even considering the coolness of the action Twilek and femme Mandalorian and Rome parallels.
Bioware...you or Blizzard should be making Knights of the Old Republic 3 for non-MMO instead!
/geek rant

more video game madness:
FEAR FOR YOUR LIVES IT'S A VIRTUAL BOY
it senses your actions and talks to you.
The dog's presence was alluded to in a demo-concluding still image of a boy, a dog, both in silhouette, and the line: "It's never too late to have a happy childhood."
I may be a bit old-fashioned, but this is creeping me out.


But hey, at least we have Conan O'Brien and his new fantastic curtain!
chrryblssmninja: (Default)
so last night I spent 11:30 PM to 3:30 AMish on sporcle.com quizzes
which was probably why there were so many lists in my dream last night

Countries of the World
120 on first try
argh Kyrgyzstan is so hard to spell
132 on second try
143 on third try
147 on fourth

some of the following provide clues, like author names

Time's top 100 novels
they picked Ubik for Philip K. Dick? really? haven't read it yet, but that's part of the weird divine invasions trilogy whatever that I have no interest in

American authors
13 out of 18
British authors
19 out of 20 woooot

colors in Spanish
all with 2:36 remaining yay
more language games


AFI's top 100 American films
Disney animated films
26 out of 48
2nd try: 38
Movie Directors I
17 out of 20
Movie Directors II
16 out of 20

Star Wars Planets
10 out of 12

country/city by name origin
this one's especially interesting
40 out of 50

California Cities
9 out of 20

world capitals
60 out of 195


I'm going to try some again after I hit "post."

ETA:
146 on the countries one, then 162, then 173, then 176, then 182, then 180

86 on world capitals now
okay I'm giving up on 103


ETA 2:
44 out of 50 US states
I fail at my country
chrryblssmninja: (lucia-tanaka_geniusgame)
so I've been lurking on [livejournal.com profile] ontd_startrek for several days now

but there was a DS9 post

and I was like "I grew up on TNG and DS9 and a few random TOS episodes and even if I don't remember plots I still need to comment on things like O'Brien-Bashir epic friendship!"

so I joined.


Immediately afterward, I joined like 3 or 4 Star Wars comms

just to prove my ultimate loyalty



found this pic



by this guy
interview posted on [livejournal.com profile] darth_artsy

I totally have giant scans of some old Ralph McQuarrie prelim paintings for the original trilogy
yes of course I know who Ralph McQuarrie is

BECAUSE I AM ONE WITH THE FORCE ALWAYS
even if I join a Trek comm
chrryblssmninja: (iconomicon_rainbowfart)
BLAIR BLAIR BLAIR FTW quote from season finale )


oh my gosh my grandma had ABC playing in her room and I couldn't stand hearing all those "ballroom version" songs for three hours


oh hey via [livejournal.com profile] book_memes here's a book meme! )


finally, via [livejournal.com profile] logovo:
Gender-reversed castin for Star Trek 2.0
great concept, though I don't agree with all the choices. I'm still working on a list, and I'd like some help. Don't take it personally if I don't agree with your suggestion - I'm quite picky, and you can always prove me wrong in your own post.
here's what I'm thinking so far:
Kirk- Katie Cassidy (the original Ruby on Supernatural) While I like Strahovski, I don't see her quite as Kirk, and Katee Sackhoff's Starbuck is a bit too close in character to Kirk for me to want Sackhoff to play a similar role
Spock- I have nooooo idea
Uhura- don’t tell me Chiwetel Ejiofor is too old for this
McCoy- If Natalie Morales were older and less skinny? Maybe Carla Gugino is the right age. I like Lena Headey, but her face looks too skinny and I'm still not sure about her accent
Scotty - Ashley Jensen (Extras, Ugly Betty). I think she can pull off slightly spotty genius engineer. And she's got the accent. 'nuff said.
Sulu - Anna Tsuchiya. More skilled (if not fluent) in English than most other Japanese actresses, and that voice. Physicality and voice is what's key for Sulu. She's tough and can probably fence like George Takei in his prime. Also, it'd be awesome for her to pull one of her non-standard Japanese accents/dialects for this.
Chekov- I guess I’ll go with that person suggested by [livejournal.com profile] liviapenn in that post
Pike - Lena Olin? Michelle Forbes? I also like that one commenter suggested Angela Bassett, she'd be awesome

and I really like the OP's suggestion of Jennifer Connelly as Nero

give me your suggestions! I'll put together a post with more proof of suitability (pics/vids) later on.

also on that post: casting comment for reverse gender classic Trek. awesome.

ETA: how about a female director too?
lol Agnes Varda's Star Trek
maybe Antonia Bird -she made Ravenous manly enough
not sure about Angela G. Robinson - the new Herbie and D.E.B.S. didn't do well
how about the lady who directed Point Break
chrryblssmninja: (mediocrechick_peanutsscorned)
from [livejournal.com profile] fannish5:

Name five imaginary places you would like to go on vacation.
1)LOTHLÓRIEN

2) Ryloth (home of the Twi'leks in the Star Wars universe)
It's got these two zones: a night one that looks like you're underwater with all these neon plants, and then a supersunny sandy place to help you appreciate the other side better.

3) the Island. You know which one.

4) Discworld

5) Coeur d'Coeurs

I'm sure there are others but I did not count fictionalized real-life places
chrryblssmninja: (iconseeyou_bunry)
two little Lost things:

Lost fan hacks Wiki article for "The Empire Strikes Back"

Not very spoilerY (more teaserish) TV Guide articles can be seen starting here
however, this page just might have the most awesome teaser detail ever.
thoughts )

I'm going to bring this over to [livejournal.com profile] capslock_lost
chrryblssmninja: (lukas_fullofart_danlook)
random links are random

cool toys

cats high on catweed
cat in a bong

Darth Vader with a Yorkshire accent
it's from an old VHS, so they've got this weird Salman Rushdie thing going on with Luke

:0

28 March 2009 13:22
chrryblssmninja: (Default)
ohh shoot it's already the second half? Daylight savings has messed up my time

lol Oliver Kahn is a commentator on my feed for the Germany - Liechtenstein game

haha Basti just scored

3-0

ooh, Ballack and Jansen scored the first two? cool

and Poldi gets number 4


I've also got the France game playing if you want to comment on that
ETA: THANK YOU Ribery
wow the playing pitch is in horrible shape

was it Gorcuff who made the assist? then he is now okay in my book

ETA 2: lol just skimming [livejournal.com profile] ontd_football for the first time

by [livejournal.com profile] hid_aiyah:




ooh little Nasri's being called up from the bench

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