kd7sov: (The Sigil)
That pre-movie short, La Luna, was a strong contender for most adorable thing I've ever seen. And I say this as someone who frequently watches My Little Pony.

In other news... )

Now to get my hands on the soundtrack...
kd7sov: (myself)
I just watched Temple Grandin, and it was... very interesting.

Autism and me )

I don't remember if I was wanting to go anywhere in particular with this, but. Interesting.

Also, I don't recall having ever heard of Temple Grandin before tonight, although it seems like I should have.
kd7sov: (music)
I have now seen Tangled.

It was fun. Not up to the Second Pixar Threshold - also known as "let's see that again!", which has only been reached by WALL*E and Toy Story 3 - but still fun.

I absolutely love being able to feel the shape of music. It's nothing huge, but I can usually tell when there's going to be a change in whatever music I'm hearing, and often what sort of change. For instance, there's a song in Tangled called "I See the Light" (Probably vaguely spoilery, but not if you are up on your Disney tropes.) Having never heard it before, beyond my brother singing snippets of it in the shower, I was able to "cue" the start of the singing. This isn't the only time this has happened - at the ending climax part of Stardust, the first time I saw it, I cued changes in the camera angle based entirely on the shape of the music. Every time I hear "When You Believe", from Prince of Egypt, I raise my right hand at a particular point. Every time.

Incidentally, I am informed that the Flower song is called "Healing Incantation". This produces interesting resonances in my brain - I tend to associate that phrase with the following:

J'den encour. )
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My little sister has been making a plush version of Toothless, from How to Train Your Dragon. She finished it last night, and this morning I took a few pictures.

I have become convinced that Brain is taunting me. It started innocuously enough a few months ago, when I sort of started idly statting out Felix for Homestuck. All was fine for a while, until... someone posted this to one of the Golden Sun groups on deviantArt. Buried in there is a snippet that changes (inner) worlds: "[S] Ivan: Do the windy thing" Immediately, Brain started in on the parallels, and before long had decided that I needed to set up all sixteen party members from the Golden Sun games for Sburb sessions. Soon I had set up a spreadsheet with all the HS kids and trolls, their colors, titles, lands, and so on, and started in on the Sunnites. Now Brain has decided that I ought to set up Himi - the last person to join in Dark Dawn - as being related to Mary, from Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town. Due to the rather twisted way Brain works, this would make her a one-person four-way crossover. (Because, you see, Mary entered the picture as another potential ship for the version of Felix in the Young Wizards 'verse, after I decided it would be too much trouble to make Sheba work both as a similarly-transplanted character and as a love interest for this Felix.)

And, as long as I'm here, [livejournal.com profile] ceitfianna has presented me with questions from the Interview Meme:

→ Leave a comment saying you want to be interviewed.
→ I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
→ Update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
→ Include this explanation.
→ Ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.

Here's what she asked! )
kd7sov: (avatar)
Somehow, I'm not entirely sure I want to see Last Airbender anymore, even to invoke Ember Island Players.

Here's why... )
kd7sov: (avatar)
I am suspecting that I may need to see Last Airbender in the first week of its release. Various sneak-peeks and trailers, and the reactions thereunto, lead me to believe that it won't be an unmitigated success, and if I need to quote the ending of Ember Island Players I'd rather do so where other people can also participate, which is more likely earlier on.

If I saw it the first night I could guarantee that I wouldn't be the only one to start such a thing, but I don't see movies the first night.
kd7sov: (Default)
...Huh, looks like they redesigned the banner for the Olympics. Anybody know if they've done that the last few?


So the Percy Jackson movie came out today.

But that's not what I'm talking about. )
kd7sov: (hope)
So I just got back from seeing it. I intend to give my review tomorrow, but there was one line...

Read more... )

One of these days, Brain, you're going to explode, and then what'll we do?
kd7sov: (brains)
So! Saw Trek last night. 3.5/4 stars.

My thoughts, let me show you them! )

Star Trek

May. 8th, 2009 07:44 am
kd7sov: (DA)
...How is it I don't have any Trek icons uploaded?

Well, I haven't seen it, but the Salt Lake Tribune gave it 3 1/2 out of 4 stars. The TV critic doesn't like it, but then he's always been quite open about not liking the sequel serieses either. He's probably why the review ended by saying the movie would "satisfy all but the most fastidious Trekkies, the ones who treat the original series like holy scripture."

Probably I'll see it next week sometime.
kd7sov: (Default)
Well, this has been a week for Brain.

First, on Wednesday or Thursday, I finished reading Hell Hath No Fury, the second book of the Multiverse series by David Weber and Linda Evans. I don't mean to spoil anything, so I'll just say that it packs at least as much punch as Off Armageddon Reef, which prompted the "For Limyaael" battlecry a few posts ago. Brain, meanwhile, was turning that particular multiversal construct over and over to fit the rest of my omniverse around it. I think the eventual conclusion was that that series has its own sector that behaves a bit differently from much of the rest.

Then, on Friday, I saw Casablanca. This really didn't have much to do with Brain at all, aside from when Nazi Science sneered at seat belts, but it's something I've wanted to do for a while.

Then Saturday I saw Enchanted, which Brain considered quite a treat. There are all sorts of questions and theories and whatnot that we've come up with that I was going to put here, but we're going a bit long so I may put them in another post later. (Or I may forget about them. Who knows?) But I will leave you with this one: How does an outworlder get a Social Security Number?
kd7sov: (Felix)
A couple more observations regarding Golden Compass that I didn't mention yesterday:

The Bears and the [blank] )

Also, I still want to know what kind of person names their daughter Dakota Blue outside the Potterverse.
kd7sov: (Default)
In the tradition kept by [livejournal.com profile] camwyn, I have decided to post Doable New Year's Resolutions - ones I can be pretty certain I won't break.

  1. I will not attempt to arrange a confrontation involving Rodents Of Unusual Size and Incredibly Deadly Vipers.
  2. I will not set out to explode suns.
  3. I will read several books, including some that I have already read and some that I have not.
  4. I will make nefarious and possibly byzantine plots to cause distress to fictional characters. I probably will not actually carry out any such plots.
  5. I will not encourage any member of my immediate family to break laws.
  6. If I ask an orangutan the location of a book and do not understand the answer, I will not ask the people around me if they know where Rincewind is.
  7. I will not attempt to construct an object that is larger on the inside. I make no promises about encouraging others to do so, except insofar as 5. restricts me.
  8. I will not regularly worship quadrupeds.
  9. Barring an emergency, I will not run naked through the streets. Even in an emergency, I will attempt to put some clothes on first.
  10. I will not become a female impersonator.

Also, since I see no reason they can't share a post, I will include my reaction to The Golden Compass, which I saw today. )

In all, a fun movie pretty true to the book. I daresay the Vatican will kick up a fuss if they announce that they're making the sequels.
kd7sov: (hope)
(The Christmas report will wait until tomorrow, as I've got a set of grandparents coming tonight and bringing their presents with them.)

Last night I went and saw National Treasure 2. I do have one major question, ) but that's not what I'm here to post about. You see, before the movie started there was a feature on "Water Horse", which once I got home set me off. I now have to come up with a taxonomic classification for everything in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as well as the Runescape bestiary and any other bestiary I can find before this wears off. (Fortunately a sizeable portion of the Runescape bestiary consists of Homo Sapiens Nonplayercharacterensis, the human NPCs.)

I daresay I'll need a Latin-English dictionary.
kd7sov: (Felix)
August Rush )

December 7, now? Sure, I haven't watched Enchanted yet, but I'm still really looking forward to Golden Compass.
kd7sov: (Default)
A shorter review, this time, I think.

Spoilers, 1 )

And now, my speculations on a single character (more Heroes spoilers).

Spoilers, 2 )

In a rather different vein, I went and saw Stardust this weekend. I quite liked it, although I preferred the ending of the book.

Spoilers, 3 )

Did anyone else think it was reminiscent of Princess Bride? Did they do that on purpose?


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