Tuesday, December 19, 2006
I haven't blogged for a good long while now. Come to think of it, I haven't quizilla'd much either lately. Probably because a really good quiz is hard to find. Maybe I should look right now. Perhaps my elemental has changed. Or perhaps Draco is now the perfect HP man for me.
I guess it's almost Christmas. That is really weird to me because it seems like it was just August or something. Wasn't it? I don't want 2007 much. That sounds kind of boring. Well. Not really I guess.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
In unrelated news, I've been buying a lot of movies lately. Cheap movies, of course. I got Girl with a Pearl Earring the other day for two dollars. I haven't seen it, but I've been told to see it just for the visual stuff. And, come on, how often are movies made about artists? Well, so they're not entirely infrequent, but still infrequent enough to make me interested. I'm looking foward to Goya's Ghosts.
I forced myself to watch Fast Forward today, just to get my TMNT fix for the week. It's just so depressingly lame. It's like they either threw out character...ly things (Leonardo! Where is your shell damage?!) or they amped them up (Michelangelo! Why are you increasingly dumb?!). Even the colors are off. And of course, you know, there's the robot butler. Anything with a robot butler is on my bad list. So basically this show keeps racking up reasons for me to dislike it. I also watched GI Joe but there was no Snake Eyes. Pfffft.
In non-entertainment news, I am still pushing through Moby Dick. It's a hard book to read because it's not so plot driven, especially compared to books now. You know it's about getting Moby Dick, but there's also a lot of extra information. I don't think it's like A Tale of Two Cities where the information seems unrelated but then is. I think Melville just wanted to write a book about whaling and Moby Dick was his vehicle. But the daily life element kind of kills the suspense because Moby Dick/action scenes just pop out randomly. BUT the characters are interesting, and I'm eager to get to some action. Melville is a good writer, if a little long-winded, and it's surprisingly funny at times. So, not a bad book by any means, but it does make you work for the payoff.
In other news, I'm tired because I stayed up too late watching tv. I saw some news thing about seniors learning to lapdance from a Carmen Electra video. Crazy seniors, I really didn't need to see them practicing. And now to distract myself from that left over mental picture, I'm going to go eat some Pirates cereal.
Monday, October 09, 2006
I haven't seen a movie in the theater since August....25th. It's been so long! Of course there hasn't been anything to see, though The Illusionist intrigues me. Last fall had more good movies in it than this fall though, for me anyway. I am excited about The Prestige. Or is it just Prestige? Anyway. I wonder if Christian Bale will die in the end. Hopefully Scarlett Johanssen won't make it to the credit roll.
In other news, the first pictures from Order of the Phoenix are out and I am generally impressed. Umbridge looks as good as I knew she would. I think Harry's hair is a little too short now...the POA hair was perfect, they need to go back to that. But Ron's improved hair balances it out I guess. Luna looks very young but otherwise I have no complaints.
In non-movie news, there's not much to say. Applying to school is a bore and I would rather play video games and mess with the iPadlet. Oh well, I guess life has requirements.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
*sigh* I really don't like deviantART's new layout. It's so...BIG and the information/links are harder to get to. I liked the neat little boxes of thumbnails with all of the other links at the top in that nice box. It makes me want to spend less time there. Equally vexing is when good artists disappear. It's so sad to not see what things they could come up with. I wonder if I did commissions if anyone would pay me anything. Not that I even have an account or that anyone's even seen anything of mine.
I was walking with a ghost in Paris today and her name was Antigone. And she's the most irritating little Greek brat I've ever had to read about. I don't care about the canon elements of tragedy or existentialism. She's dumb and that's really all there is to it. Pffft on dumb Greek girls in French plays.
This is kind of a negative blog. Let's find something nice to talk about. I'm looking forward to wearing a headband tomorrow and maybe wearing my ROCK THE LIBRARY! t-shirt since I haven't worn it yet. Then coming home from class and slaving over The Paper until the wee hours. And then going to French. And then going to the Last Day of Work! And then slaving over French. And then watching What not to Wear. And then going to bed. And then watching the angry-fying TMNT Fast Forward. Followed by a French test. Followed by a French paper. Followed by beaucoup de questions. Hopefully interspersed with the zoo? *sigh*
I think it's really dumb how people add "le" or "la" in front of words. "Le sigh" Why would you write that? And why do people write "teh"? Haha, funny typo for like .005 seconds. Whatever. People write dumb things with keyboards.
Oh yes, something good. Let's see. Oh, I did eat a vanilla drumstick a while ago. That was good. And I had a dream about some international mystery with clues in letters from Russia, Keane song titles and skylines of national monuments. I'm not sure what these clues were adding up to though. This dream also involved a small plane flying on the streets and a break dancing baby. You can't make this stuff up.
Social Life at Hogwarts
Harry: He is in love with you. You're the one he wants to be with forever. He's tried to push you away, but you refused to leave him. Despite the danger that comes with being his girlfriend, he's too smitten with you to let you go and is glad you are willing to face the danger to be with him.
Ron: He loves you as a little sister. He admits to having a crush on you before, but has stronger feelings for Hermione. He acts as an older brother to you.
Hermione: She is one of your best gal pals. She always scolds you for not doing the best in your studies, but she is your friend just the same. She's very happy for you and Harry. She secretly has a crush on Ron, but she won't admit it. And neither will he. You're the one who's going to put them together.
Ginny: She secretly hates you. You stole Harry and one of her older brothers too. She knows she's overreacting, but she doesn't care. She hates you and shows it when no one is around. But when someone is around she acts like the sweetest little girl.
Neville: Thinks you are great and has a crush on you, but he's too shy to do anything. Plus, you're with Harry now.
Fred and George: They love you. As a friend though. You're one of the few priviledged people who get to help them with their pranks. They are glad you are with Harry, but sort of wish you ended up with Ron instead.
Oliver Wood: He knows you, but doesn't really talk to you. All he knows is that you are Harry's girlfriend.
Cedric Diggory: Him, like Oliver Wood, knows you, but doesn't talk to you. Or should I say he knew you. That is before he died.
Cho Chang: She is slightly jealous of your relationship with Harry. Cedric died and she was left alone, and her and Harry didn't work out either. She is nice to you, but doesn't really like or hate you.
Lavender Brown: She doesn't like you because she thinks Ron likes you more than a friend. She hates Hermione more than you though, if that helps?
Draco Malfoy: He doesn't like you at all. You seem like a goody-two-shoes to him. He dislikes you even more because you're Potter's girlfriend. All in all, he doesn't talk to you or have any contact with you whatsoever.
Pansy: Doesn't talk to you and hates you. Period.
Crabbe and Goyle: Don't know you.
Dumbledore: He likes you and thinks you are strong-willed and perfect for Harry.
McGonagall: She thinks your an average skilled witch, she doesn't really notice you that much.
Hagrid: He adores you and constantly invites you to help him with his creatures. He loves that you and Harry are together.
Snape: He hates you. Loathes you. Despises you. He thinks you are very poor skilled and dislikes you even more for being Harry's girlfriend. He loves taking points away from you.
Voldemort: You are on his list of people to kill. You make the top 5. Not exactly a good thing, but what'd you expect being Harry's girlfriend and all.
Reputation: Harry's Girlfriend.
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Monday, August 07, 2006
Anyway, so here I am, working or something. Well, I haven't started yet except making an outline and titling my paper "Nebamun and the Kumquat of Power." I have exactly five classes left until graduation, a week left of classes, a week until I pick up my robes (I love saying robes because it sounds like a Harry Potter reference) and less than twenty days left in Utah.
In other news, I am really upset about this new Fast Forward TMNT show. First I'm confused. Is this replacing the regular series for a season? If so, why? It's kind of weird because the voices are the same but there's a new opening and Leonardo doesn't have his attitude or shell damage. And the animation is like 10% simplified and all of the characters are exaggerated. The whole thing is sillier. It's so disappointing. I want my regular series back! I want to know where they were going on that leaky boat. I want to know what happens with those elemental guys. *sigh*
On a related note, Half-blood Prince will be out on November 21, 2008. Sweet! Which would mean the last movie would be out in the summer of 2010. That's a crazy number. Well, I suppose this paper isn't going to write itself. Maybe You Know Who would write it for me.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Monday, July 31, 2006
And, no, there is nothing wrong with celebrating a fictional character's birthday. It just means that you don't have to get them a present.
Sunday, July 30, 2006
In other news, I don't have much news. I have to put my presentation on Merenptah together tomorrow since, of course, it's the last day to do it. Gosh, I'm hungry. Maybe I should go eat something. I had some Chinese food on Thursday and it was pretty good. I really want some cheap Panda Express now.
I started going through my stuff last night, and I've already got a laundry basket full of stuff to get rid of. I love getting rid of stuff. I just want to go through everything right now and pack it all up. But then I might need it in the next three weeks. Darn. Well, I've grown a powerful hunger since I started this blog so methinks it's time for eggs.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
First. Kiera Knightley isn't that bad. I mean, it could be worse. She could be, I don't know, Tara Reid. Or Rosario Dawson. Or Kirsten Dunst outside of Spider-man. I do think she was better in the first one but that's about it.
Second. "Pirate speak" is not hard to understand unless you don't speak English. Dead Man's Chest is not a convoluted story and it's not hard to understand either. Only Tia Dalma's lines require real concentration but only because her accent was so good. And, yes, the dice game was a little "Huh?" but you don't have to understand the subtle nuances of a bluffing game to get the scene.
Third. Yes, Johnny Depp is wonderful and Jack Sparrow is very amusing, the movies wouldn't be the same without him, etc. etc.. But he's not the only character. Will Turner's story was actually more interesting, and Davy Jones was extremely entertaining. And I have a favorite new character. And the Kracken was a character of its own with cool organ music.
Fourth. People who make complaints like "too many carbuncles" should not be seeing any movies involving pirates or any kind of sea life. That is a dumb complaint anyway. It's like saying there are too many horses in The Two Towers. Maybe I shouldn't care about this person's review since their favorite Lost character is Hurley. I'm tired of hearing about Hurley. Just because he's a jolly fat man doesn't mean he's interesting.
So anyway, dumb people aside, I'm supposed to be doing homework tonight but of course I'm not. I'm so tired and I don't even know why since I keep sleeping 8 hours at least. I found an arrowhead at work last week, which is pretty cool. In other news, Scoop is out this weekend or, as I like to call it, Another Hugh Jackman Movie in Which He Will Look Very Good. I still haven't seen Lady in the Water, and I don't hear a lot of good about it but I still want to see it. As long as there are real creatures, it'll be okay.
In other other news, some people at work are dumb and I want to throw things at them. And my French teacher looks like Umbridge, which is unfortunate. Well I guess that's all I have to say.
Monday, July 03, 2006
"Lance Hunt is Captain Amazing."
"Lance Hunt wears glasses, Captain Amazing doesn't wear glasses."
"He takes them off when he transforms!"
"That doesn't make any sense. He wouldn't be able to see!"
That's a good movie. Anyway, I saw another good movie this weekend: Serenity. It was way good but the end was totally stressful. So then I watched the Battlestar miniseries, which was much more relaxing. Mainly because I knew what was going to happen and because Gaius rocks my socks with his crazy weasle-y ways.
I thought I had more to say but I guess I don't. I think I'm going to go to bed. That sounds nice.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
"Where now the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing?
Where is the helm and the hauberk, and the bright hair flowing?
Where is the hand on the harpstring, and the red fire glowing?
Where is the spring and the harvest and the tall corn growing?
They have passed like rain on the mountain, like a wind in the meadow;
The days have gone in the West behind the hills into shadow.
Who shall gather the smoke of the dead wood burning,
Or behold the flowing years from the Sea returning?"
Isn't that great? This is another great one, from Unfinished Tales, in Turin's tale:
Says Turin: "'...I will not receive gifts out of Doriath.'
'Then send back your sword and your arms,' said Beleg. 'Send back also the teaching and fostering of your youth. And let your men die in the desert to please your mood. Nonetheless, this waybread was a gift not to you but to me, and I may do with it as I will. Eat it not, if it sticks in your throat; but others here may be more hungry and less proud.'"
Beleg is so awesome. The Elves are so awesome in general, but Beleg is especially awesome. And on a different note, this is a good bit of words from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and one I can relate to on a regular basis.
"I only know as much about myself as my mind can work out under its current conditions. And its current conditions are not good."
So says Zaphod Beeblebrox and so say we all.
Monday, June 19, 2006
I just ignored a HP theory that referred to "Serveus Snape." That's what we call a warning bell that this theory is not going to be very good. Speaking of good, I'm watching Scary Movie 3 on tv right now, and it's just so dumb and funny. "The dogs are acting weird!" Hahahahah. Comedies are always better when they're spoofs. Speaking of funny and Harry Potter, this is a good site. I bet there's some real gold in those title executions.
I remember when I saw this movie the first time. Gosh, this movie is funny. I think I ate pistachio ice cream and phish food ice cream too. Probably some cherry limeade IBC soda, which is one of the best soda flavors ever. That was a good night. I haven't had any of those things for a while. I'm hungry and I don't want to go to work tomorrow because it just bites. Teenage boys are a pill. A big messy pill.
Speaking of pills, I'm out of Advil. Donations of any size would be welcomed.
"The Sad Green Eyes of the Boy Who Lived"...That's gold, Jerry! Gold!
"Harry Potter and the TimeTurning Hippogriff"...I knew JK Rowling could have done more with Buckbeak.
Monday, June 12, 2006
While we're on this topic, here's another thing: Dumbledore. He is dead. Dead as a doornail. First, his portrait is in his office. Second, everyone knew he was going to die at some point because this is just what happens to wise old wizards. Unfortunately, Dumbledore was not an Istar so he can't come back. Third, I think it would be mean trick for JK Rowling to pull, after all the emotional upheaval at the end of HBP and I don't think she'd do that. There was so much Dumbledore closure at the end he doesn't need to come back (this is one reason why it would be nice to see Mr. Black again...and to get more Mr. Oldman in the movies). That reminds me of a really funny part in POA about Humphrey Boggart. Hahahahaha.
Anyway, so in conclusion: Most theories are pointless. Dumbledore is dead. And, finally, while the debate is interesting, it's kind of pointless to debate the What-are-Snape's-Loyalties? issue because JK Rowling has made his character so inscrutable. He could go either way or a different way altogether and it wouldn't be inconsistent. Oh, and as for those Snape-died-not-Dumbledore theories, whatever.
So anyway, what this all means is, what are people going to talk about after Book 7 is out? Are people going to debate for the next ten years about how many kids Harry and Hermione had afterwards? Why Ginny had to die a painful death at the hands of an irate Prof. Sprout? The true meaning of the words "Never tickle a sleeping dragon"? Maybe it will all die down except for the fanatics until 100 years from now when Peter Jackson emerges from carbon freezing and remakes all 7 movies.
And just for the record, while I don't buy the Polyjuiced Peter theory, I am convinced there is a character that is not who they seem (possibly for the whole series). Either polyjuiced, a metamorphmagus, an animagus or something else remains to be seen but I'm sure of it. Maybe it's even R.A.B. Wouldn't that be intriguing? And relevant. I am so wize.
Sunday, June 04, 2006
In other news, everyone is out of town now so it's kind of boring around here. And I don't want to go to class tomorrow. Though there are only two weeks of class left so it can't be that bad right? Except I have an oral in French on Tuesday and that will be potentially bad. But hopefully good. We'll see.
In other news...I guess that's all the news really. Oh, the good news is that I got chocolate brownie ice cream yesterday and it's super tasty. I've already eaten too much of it. And I started Return of the King today which is exciting. I think I may read all the Harry Potters again when I finish it. Anyway, I think I want some more ice cream now.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
So, today I bailed on work early because I just couldn't take it. But I stayed for three hours which was pretty impressive since I wanted to leave before I ever got there. I ate some Chunky soup about an hour ago and even though it is supposedly "soup that eats like a meal" I feel like I've just had soup. I think one of the funniest Seinfeld episodes is the one where Jerry gets an Armani suit from Kenny and agrees to take him out to dinner for it. So he takes him out but Kenny only gets the soup and says it doesn't count because it's just soup. It's so funny.
What else was I going to say about soup, I can't remember. Oh yeah, there are these Burger King commercials all about their new "man burger". Well, I'm here to tell you that that man burger doesn't daunt me and I'm going to eat one on Thursday. Dangit, I can eat two six dollar burgers and fries from Carls' Jr--I can eat their fracking man burgers too. I'M HUNGRY TOO. I DON'T EAT "CHICK FOOD."* Quite a few months ago I was declared to be the "bottomless pit" of the family and I aim at upholding my title as long as my metabolism allows me to. Speaking of which, I need to start running again so I can maintain said metabolism. I also need to rustle up some more grub.
*...except when I do...but I eat it in mass quantities, does that count?
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Well, I'm not 22 anymore and it's sad. I don't feel any older, but gosh I am. Next year I'm definitely going to go down a year instead of up. I will respond the effects of Age Gravity, a little studied science.
In celebration of this event I watched two bad movies, but only one of them was good. The first was The Producers, which had a promising premise. On the positive side, Matthew Broderick was very funny, and Will Ferrel was crazy and so funny also. Everything else was either A) Pointless/Unnecessary or B) Dumb or C) Both. Plus, the songs weren't very good. Basically, even if you are inexplicably drawn to glitzy Broadway plays, it's best to be inexplicably drawn to a different one.
Speaking of inexplicable drawings, the second movie was Van Helsing because, dang it, I love that movie. I mean, nothing makes sense! Nothinnnnnng! And yet there is such great eye candy and quotable lines like "Too bad. So sad." Classic! And, dang it, I love that movie but there's really no good reason why.
Let's see, in other news... I found a Goat Boy t-shirt on Hot Topic that was pretty funny. I remember that one episode where David Duchovny was Goat Boy's long-lost brother. I don't remember anything else, but I remember the idea of a goat/man hybrid was really funny.
Oh, in the coolest news item of the night I got this item. It's pretty much the coooolest thing ever because I mean, it's THE JAR. So far I have had the following suggestions for what to put in it: money, cookies, deadly nightshade or salt. I haven't made my decision yet. Ew, Kevin Spacey is on SNL. Anyway, it's a sweetbees jar. Over and out!
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
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Saturday, May 06, 2006
Jolly good, wot! Anyone for tennis? That'll be ten ponies, guv. You're the epitome of everything that is english. Yey :) Hoist that Union Jack!
'Pretty As A Picture' - Which Artist Would Paint You?
You have the Reynolds girl look. Reynolds girls had the typical British beauty. The eighteenth century British portrait painters would have been attracted by your brilliant complexion and your classical features. Sir Joshua Reynolds loved to paint girls like you in white dresses with blue satin sashes. Reynolds and other portrait painters of his time also portrayed blue eyed, dark-haired girls, and golden-haired ones too, plus the occasional red-head. The following painters would have painted you; Sir Joshua Reynolds and Sir Thomas Lawrence.
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Friday, May 05, 2006
You are Robin
|Young and acrobatic. |
You don't mind stepping aside
to give someone else glory.
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Now, who's hogging my glory?
Thursday, May 04, 2006
I started school yesterday. Math was going fine for a few minutes until it stopped making sense. I read the book out loud to my room tonight, and I guess it made sense since it didn't really involve any numbers. French is still very exciting. And by exciting I mean only a little irritating.
I scored a bunch of free stuff at work today, including a blue garbage can from Target, a couple of sweaters and a cool dress that doesn't fit me but looks cool anyway. It's pink and Asian-y.
So what is up with ANTM? How many times is Jade going to be in the bottom two and not get cut? I'm ready to protest and do something protest-y. Lost was pretty so-so last night until the last five minutes, but I'm still less intrigued of late. Why aren't there any good shows on? Battlestar won't be new until OCTOBER, Ninja Turtles is only on Saturday mornings (and the season ended three weeks ago). What am I supposed to do with the rest of my time? (Homework, you say? You are silly.)
So, in Harry Potter news, there's not much to report. I was rereading HBP a few weeks ago, and I would like to know the answer to this question: Why did Dumbledore pick that time to make Snape the DADA teacher? He knows the job is jinxed, he knows Snape has a Dark Art-sy past (though I don't think that's the reason why Snape never got it before then. I'm just saying), and blah blah blah. Was it because he couldn't find a new DADA teacher, only a new teacher for a filled position (Slughorn)? I figure it's all part of some master plan cooked up Dumbledore and possibly Snape, but I don't know. Think about it though: if Snape had remained in his position, Harry wouldn't have been in Potions, would have never have gotten that book and, among other things, Book 6 would have been called something else. Here's another question: why was Snape leaving his old school book lying in a cupboard? Did he just forget to move it? Hmm. It does seem reminiscient of another conveniently placed book, namely Riddle's diary. Well. Food for thought, dear readers. Good eats!
Sunday, April 09, 2006
No matter how many times I see it I still like the Honey Nut Cheerios bistro commercials. But I never like those Prego commercials because they're so annoyingly dramatic.
So, let's see, what's new. Well, in Harry Potter news: Order of the Phoenix is set for July 13, 2007! Which is so totally soon. Also, Tonks still sucks. And so does Ginny. But not Harry.
I watched Spider-man 2 again last week. I forgot what a sweetbees movie it is. I think, in terms of human drama, it is the best out of all the superhero movies. But I still don't approve of the frequent de-masking scenes, and that melodrama on the subway train with unconscious Spider-man is still overkill. But it's still sweet.
I saw this What Not to Wear a few weeks ago and the lady actually refused to have her hair cut. That was really unfortunate because her hair was so long and scraggly. I heard that Christopher Robin is being kicked out of...Hundred Acre Woods? Well, anyway, I hear he's getting the boot and will be replaced by a girl. I don't know why because Christopher is perfectly respectable.
In conclusion, I'm still irritated with stupid Tonks. Stupid Tonks getting together with Lupin. Pffffft.
Monday, February 27, 2006
So I spent a bit of the weekend with Tolkien and found out that he got the idea for his JRRT monogram from Rudyard Kipling. The style of some of his trees were inspired by Arthur Rackham and he liked Giotto and Van Dyck. Let's see, what else...he never drew figures because all his attempts were horrible. But I guess doing a little Bilbo on a barrel was okay. I love the trees in that one.
So, the Oscars are next week. I'm saving my last bag of popcorn for the occasion. Unfortunately the last drumstick will not last that long. Because I will eat it. The chocolate kind are so good. Why can't they sell a box of just chocolate instead of mixing them in with the variety pack? Is that too much to ask?
Well. In other news. I saw When a Stranger Calls last weekend, but the guy turned out to be Cicero from Gladiator. And Cicero is too good for me to fear so that was the end of that. I did a little research and found out he got those crazy scars when he was attacked outside a bar by some guy with a broken bottle or a knife or something.
Let's see, other news...I have tests this week, that's exciting but maybe. In other news I am now realizing that I never made dinner and it's almost 10. So maybe I should go make something...So, off I go.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
| You scored as Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica). You are leery of your surroundings, and with good reason. Anyone could be a cylon. But you have close friends and you know they would never hurt you. Now if only the damn XO would stop drinking.|
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Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Nightmare before Christmas
The story of Halloweentown with it's king Jack Skellington. Your a dreamer and are never really satisfied with what you have until after you make mistakes. You're always looking for something new and different and get bored easily.
Jack Skellington: Sally! I need your help most of all.
Sally: You certainly do, Jack. I've had the most horrible vision!
Jack Skellington: That's wonderful!
What Tim Burton movie are you?
Well, despite the unfounded claims of "gritness" leveled against my bobblehead, I am blogging again. Let's see what I got in my drawers for today.
First off, there's not much to report today. I watched the Lion King tonight because it is Valentine's Day. I also ate Velveeta with hot dogs to make things a little extra festive. I also discovered some freaky new Harry Potter fanart that I'm not sure if I liked or not. Hmm. I also discovered that the Lion King is just as good as I remembered.
So, I was thinking the other day about possible remakes for The Scarlet Pimpernel, just because. I think Jason Isaacs would be a great Chauvelin. As for English actors who could possibly manage a funny/dumb/hero/genius combination (for Percy of course), I couldn't think of many people. Johnny Depp could pull off the duality just because he's good like that but otherwise he's totally unsuitable. I'd like to see Ewan McGregor try it. And that's as far as I got.
I still have those hershey kiss legs. Maybe one day I will build them a torso and possibly legs or something.
Woahhhhh I just had a dream flashback. It was some movie that totally went off The Icebergs up there, by Church. Except it looked different in my dream. Anyway, it was pretty cool looking.
Well, to end this on a high note, I will end with a quote: "We're actors! We're the opposite of people!"
Sunday, February 12, 2006
John Singleton Copley is great. We've spent a lot of time together recently. That's his half-brother, Henry Pelham, on the right. Nice kid, had an ear problem and died in an accidental drowning years later. This was painted in late 1765, the third portrait of that year to include a squirrel. Of course, at the time squirrels were pets and were emblems that signified patience. But of course this no mere portrait; heck, it wasn't even commissioned. No, it done by and for Copley himself and sent off to England to impress Sir Joshua Reynolds (oops- Mr. Reynolds didn't know what that animal was). This is one of two profile portraits Copley did the entire time he lived in the colonies (until 1774). Yeah, we've been spending a lot of time together. (I love that pink satin, I really do.)
In other news, I have a three-headed Fluffy bobblehead that keeps me company. I also have a box of drumsticks that will keep me company later. I saw some good movies this weekend called Big Trouble in Little China and The 'Burbs. They're both crazy and funny at the same time. This weekend I also made a little set of legs from a hershey kiss wrapper. They stand up and everything. They're kind of like a Copley mascot, just like me.
Well, to round all this out, here's the requisite Harry Potter discussion. Current casting: how much longer do we have to wait for young Lupin and Sirius to be cast? Speaking of OOTP, will Grawp be included? Wouldn't it be lovely if that whole plotline were completely bypassed? Heck, they can just cut Hagrid out of the whole movie and I won't complain. Back to the discussion, I'm happy to hear the dementor attack is going to be in the movie because that part was pretty good. In book news, why why why why does Peter have that silver hand? It's got to be important because, you know, it's a silver hand. He's not going to kill Lupin with it, we know that much. But he has to do something with it. Maybe Voldemort will take it back or maybe Peter will donate it to charity.
Speaking of which, it's Valentine's Day this week, which is always exciting. It's going to be pretty exciting this year, featuring appearances by the chocolate drumsticks and The Lion King. As for now, Copley calls.
Sunday, January 22, 2006
-Lupin will kill Fenrir Greyback. The real question is, will this kill Lupin in the process? *sigh* I'll only accept that if the alternative was marrying Tonks.
-The Inferi must be more important, but I don't know how. It seems like living wizards would be more useful to Voldemort because, well, they're wizards.
-Hogwarts must stay open because it's Hogwarts! I think Harry will have to go back there too, because of 1) the library, which he will need 2) adult wizardly advice (possibly from Dumbledore's painting) 3) it's Hogwarts! 4) JKR said there would be a new DADA teacher. Maybe this one will last?
-There's just so much to resolve this book will have to be 1,000 pages. I almost wrote "revolve" and that wouldn't have made any sense.
Let's see, what other random thoughts do I have. How about Lost? That show needs to have some kind of resolution soon, just in some small way. It just keeps building the mystery more and more, but at some point people have to start to figure it out. Otherwise it's just frustration 24/7. So, I hope somethings get resolved soon. Also, I don't think the "Others" Jack and co. encounted this last week are part of the same group that attacked Ana-Lucia's group. I think the other Others are more tribal. So, it sounds like the Island is divided up into territories. And the "Others" don't have access to any scissors.
For my final thoughts, I will just say I wish I had some chocolate drumsticks and it's almost spring!
Oh, one more HP thought. Snape is obviously very important. I think he's good, though still a jerk and a Harry hater, and I think he's going to help Harry find the horcruxes (possibly while using the H-BP nickname since only Harry and co. know about that name). But I also think he's going to die in the end, killed by either Voldemort or Order members who don't know he's good. (Plus, assuming Peter dies and if Lupin dies, I would hate for Snape to outlive all the Marauders.) Anyway, back to my original thought: I know he's important, but I think some people are overestimating his importance. He's important but I don't think he's going to kill Voldemort or anything. He's still just Snape. That's all. End of story. Good bye!
Thursday, January 12, 2006
In regards to #2, I am inclined to believe he is not a Horcrux because I think Voldemort would have made his 7 Horcruxes by this point in his career. He would have made them early, before a serious bid for power or the war, as security. Also, Voldemort went to Godric's Hollow to kill Harry, not to make him a Horcrux. Thus, if Harry IS a Horcrux...
...It was an accident. I don't know the method for creating Horcruxes, but possibly it could have been an accident when Voldemort killed Lily (since he wasn't originally planning on killing her) or perhaps when his killing curse rebounded off Harry. So the way I see it: either there are 7 Horcruxes, and Harry is a non-Horcrux or there are 8 and Harry is an accidental one.
So, if Harry IS a horcrux, here's what I think will happen: Harry will have to overcome his fear of dementors (And Lupin will have to stock up on chocolate). A dementor is the only thing, I think, that could extract the portion of Voldemort's soul from Harry without killing Harry in the process. Since the dementors are breeding now they must be in pretty ready supply, too. So, here are some remaining questions:
1) If he is a Horcrux, how will Harry figure this out? Dumbledore told him that Voldemort transferred some of his power to Harry, will this clue Harry in? Maybe the question is: how long will it take Hermione to figure it out?
2) Is Voldemort aware that Harry is a Horcrux? He knows they have a connection, and you would think someone would notice losing a bit of their soul. Still, you may not notice if it happened while you were being ripped from your body.
3) How will Ginny and Tonks die?
And of course there are all those other pesky questions: How will he find them? How will he destroy them? He destroyed the diary, yes, but if it's that simple then why did Dumbledore get a blackened hand? I mean, really, how will he find them? I'm very concerned for young Mr. Potter. Early word is that there's a target release date for July 7, 2007...7/7/07. Hahahah, look at all those magic numbers.
P.S.: Cho is still an evil Ministry infiltrator.
P.P.S.: How will Ginny and Tonks die?
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
That being said, I think you have to learn to draw from life, otherwise you won't know how to draw anything really well and make it look real. But once you know how to look at things and make them come out the end of your pencil, you can really go in any direction you like, and picking the direction is a whole different animal.
So, I'm not saying this to disparage myself or anyone else who obsesses over getting the right hair in the right place on someone's head, because that's fun. But for various reasons, I have to come to respect artists who can dream things up and put them down on paper and make them look awesome and original. And now I'm going to bang my head on the desk because I can't do that.
In other news, phlegm sucks and the aftertaste of cough drops sucks too. I got some lotion kleenexs today and they're pretty awesome. I also announced in my class today that my favorite artist NC Wyeth and the professor agreed that he is fantastic and underappreciated. Hurrah! One less person to convert. Of course, as a non-Western art professor I think he is probably naturally more open minded in his definition of "art." And, really, what is art anyway except what you think it is?
Oh, and just to be clear because I wasn't really: in this case I'm talking about drawing people and people sorts of things. This isn't an argument that abstract art takes more skill than realistic art.