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Pirates! Yay!

Overall, I pretty much agree with everything [ profile] cleolinda said in her (first) post on the subject. But I do have some thoughts of my own.

Very confusing plot. Can't deny that. I didn't mind the first time seeing it, because I've come to expect that in a PotC movie, but I've now seen it three times (*shame*), and I still don't understand it all the way. It's down to a couple lines that don't make sense to me, but still.

Anyway, many spoilers, huge and specific, and including after the credits )
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I've been trying to figure out exactly what has gotten me out of the habit of posting. I think it's mostly just being really busy/preoccupied. Some of it, though, has to do with the fact that the only truly interesting thing going on---or at least, interesting to me---is something I'm still not sure about, and until I get some kind of resolution on the "does he like me that way or not?" question, I don't really want to talk about it.

By the way, I did end up signing up for NaNo---but only because they sent me a reminder and I couldn't stop myself from clicking on the link. ;)

Oh, well. Here's to another November of kicking myself for not writing.
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Watched the Golden Globes tonight. Was thrilled to see Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix win for Walk the Line. Was also pleased with Sandra Oh's win, even though I don't watch Grey's Anatomy.

I'm always amazed at how many of these people have really bad social anxiety. I know Johnny Depp is really shy (come on, I've seen his Inside the Actors' Studio), but he sucks it up pretty well. Joaquin Phoenix, on the other hand, looked like he was going to throw up when he was accepting his award. (I liked how he pointed out the irony of his winning for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, though. And he thanked Johnny and June, which Reese forgot to do.)

Or maybe he was just drunk. All the desperate housewives certainly were, with the possible exception of Felicity Huffman, who looked decidedly annoyed whenever she was shown with her shrieking, loony co-stars.

I thought it was a good night, overall. Very few bad dresses, proportionally speaking, and plenty of funny speeches. Hugh Laurie's in particular had my mom and me giggling, but Steve Carell's was also enjoyable. I got to hear Jonathan Rhys Meyers' natural accent (though he looks more and more like a heroin addict every time I see him). Geena Davis was gorgeous (I love red). There were also plenty of cute couples in attendance -- Ryan & Reese, Tim & Faith, William and Felicity, Heath and Michelle.... I missed seeing Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson, though. I would mention Johnny and Vanessa, but I was so distracted by Johnny's hair, I didn't have time to notice Vanessa.

I felt so bad for Dakota Johnson, though. Is she always Miss Golden Globe? No, I remember now, I'm confusing her with Clint Eastwood's daughter, I think. Anyway, she looked extremely embarrassed to be there, besides having a sad case of Rory Gilmore posture.
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snagged from [ profile] the_marchioness

Your 80s Heartthrob Is

Jason Bateman
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Warning: This post may assume knowledge of my previous writing, so if you haven't read Blind Luck, be ready to not understand a word of what I'm saying. *g*

So *ahem* I meant to spend today almost totally writing, but of course ended up getting distracted. This time with casting my story. After figuring out which actors/actresses looked like several of my characters, I then had to look up pictures on the internet that matched my characters' personas. Obviously. *g*

Was only able to find a couple for Christopher---and only approximate matches at that---but had much better luck with Georgiana. As for the others --- gosh, have barely tried yet. I did find Anne de Bourgh, or rather, the actress I think looks most like my Anne de Bourgh, but no pictures that matched Anne yet. And I had someone in mind for Darcy, but forgot who it was while in the middle of looking up Anne. Hm.

sweet, innocent Georgiana

A more mature Georgiana--maybe ten years after my story (yes, I know these are the wrong time period.)

As I said, Christopher is harder to pin down. In my head, he's sort of a weird amalgam of Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. Mostly Johnny Depp, though. And I can't think of any older actors to match Olivia de Havilland, because nobody back then was really the type. The leading men were always so dapper and debonair then. However, trying to find a picture of young!Johnny that matches young!Christopher is next to impossible---mostly because JD had such a baby face back then! (Case in point.) But there aren't really any younger actors that have the right look. Mature!Johnny isn't any easier because he almost always sports era-inappropriate hair or other styles. And although Johnny has aged remarkably well, he still looks older than Christopher's 21. I was able to find these two pictures, however, that at least convey the correct air and attitude.

hostile!Christopher (and not just 'cause he's seeing red. hee hee.)

watchful and wary

Anyway, back to the writing.

ETA: Oh, this one's good. That is, if you ignore the horribly inappropriate attire. And the earring. And the tattoo. Grrr. Anyway, it's almost thin enough to be Christopher (really can't find anybody that emaciated, unless it's Jude Law, who's always seemed really skinny to me), and about the right age, too. So I figure I can forgive the whole 20th century-ness of it. After all, I forgave Olivia de Havilland's period-inappropriate styles. :)
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I set out to get some homework done today, but got bored. So instead of that, I did some casting. I cast all the heroes and heroines of Patricia Veryan's Georgian novels through the Jewelled Men series. I wanted to cast something Austen, but my sisters wouldn't help me if I didn't do something they were familiar with, and they didn't want to do P&P, what with the new movie coming out and everything. Still, it is very satisfying to have a casting project that allows you to "use" nearly all your favorite boytoys actors. Also, since all the novels are related, you know some of the characters will pop up in books that are not their own, which makes it even more fun.

Still don't have anyone to play August, though. *sigh* Oh, well.

Speaking of the new P&P movie, though, am I the only one very interested in the new Wickham? I hope he can act.....


Aug. 5th, 2005 03:54 pm
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You know, I chose this icon with very spiteful thoughts in my head, but I've grown to really love it. I love the look on MM's face. It's really beautiful. I never would have noticed it if it hadn't been frozen just this way. *sigh*

I've just about made up my mind to switch to a paid account. Mostly because of the icons. There are just so many that I want.

For instance, I found a Gormenghast icon that is a picture of Dr. Prunesquallor and it says "It's so tiresome to be the only good guy with a brain." Hee!

I still don't know how to make icons that move, however. Anybody? Bueller?
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I always know I have a crush on someone when my own characters start taking on that person's mannerisms -- occasionally even the females.

Such is the case with Matthew Macfadyen. You know that thing he does, that lean-forward-confidentially thing? It was even mentioned in an article once. Yeah, that one. I love that. So now my own CB has started to do that. Only in my imagination, though. Which is probably a good thing, because after the crush fades, he probably won't be doing that anymore, and we can't have that kind of inconsistency, now, can we?

Not that it matters, since I still can't get any bloody writing done. *grumble, grumble*
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I watched the first three episodes of Gormenghast today. Very pretty.

Very pretty boy in Comp 101 named Cornelius. Should I make conversation by telling him that's my grandfather's name? Heehee.
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Long, disjointed ramble about school, boys, work, writing, and movie stars.....yeah )


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