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This is the most adorable thing I have seen in forever. I love both of them.

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Also, holy shit. I'm officially working at the zoo now. Goodbye, unemployment! :D
Mood:: 'chipper' chipper
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Inception: take two. And random JGL picspam. )



This trailer is beautiful.

Jim Emerson agrees with me.
Normally I don't like to watch trailers because they have come to consist of all the high points of the movie condensed into a big spoiler package. I don't recommend watching them for anything you might want to have the opportunity to discover for yourself. But this one (shown before "Inception" this weekend) is more than just a collection of clips from David Fincher's "The Social Network," about the founding of Facebook. The use of a choir singing Radiohead's "Creep" over images from Facebook pages is inspired: an angst-ridden, self-loathing (but aspirational) song about a self-described "creep" yearning to be accepted.* All of us tailor our identities for particular audiences (it's called "living"), and in its first 30 seconds or so this mini-movie encapsulates something poignant (and, perhaps, somewhat sinister) about that process in the era of the online "social network."

Also, instead of telling you the whole story of the feature film (much of which is already well-known Internet history), these two and a half minutes pack more emotion -- related to friendship (in several senses of the word), ambition, success, betrayal, rejection, revenge -- than most features. Rather than simply condensing the juiciest bits into a quick sales pitch, it poetically (and cinematically) suggests what the movie might be... something that combines an entrepreneurial success story with a legal drama and a portrait of a (sociopathic?) misfit who achieves... what? You'll have to see the movie to find that out.


This version of Creep is really fucking amazing.

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I rewatched Avatar the other night and I already kind of want to watch it again. The story and dialogue make me cringe so hard, but... but... it's so pretty. I am such a sucker for blue and yellow and Neytiri is just freaking beautiful.

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Apparently I'm in the mood to cuss today.
Mood:: 'mellow' mellow
Music:: Scala -- Creep
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A work of art that just took my breath away. )

Also, this has nothing to do with anything, but:



Meet Orbit, the orphaned owl, snuggling with his toy/bff.

*weeps over how ADORABLE this is*
Music:: Siriusmo -- Nights
Mood:: 'sleepy' sleepy
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posted by [personal profile] genericzombie at 10:59pm on 24/07/2010 under
A Very Potter Sequel. )

I'm happy that they're already talking about ideas for their next project. Bring it on!

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Brandy and JP won a bunch of tickets to HullabaLOU for tomorrow, so that'll be interesting. If I go. I'm still so freaking sunburned and it's so hot out. Ick.
Mood:: 'cheerful' cheerful
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posted by [personal profile] genericzombie at 04:54pm on 18/07/2010 under
I've been wanting to see this movie ever since I saw that shot in the trailer where the city starts to roll up in the distance. Talk about ~goosebumps~.



Inception. Cut for SPOILERS. )
Mood:: 'bouncy' bouncy
Music:: Whose Line is it Anyway?
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Everywhere I turn now, I see... HARRY POTTER. I can't escape it! Everyone is doing fanart or reviewing movies or doing a reread and it's eating away at meeee. A Very Potter Musical is STILL lurking in my thoughts -- every now and then Draco, wake-up! pops into my head and all hope is lost. [Have I mentioned the perfection that is Joey Richter's face? I just want to sit and draw him and his weird jaw and his fabulous expressions. They are GOLD.]

Anyway, I think I want to do a reread now. It's been forever! I remember really being disappointed with the last few books for a million reasons. The ~magic~ was kind of gone for me. So maybe I'll like it more this time around, I don't know.

A week from now I will probably be descending into Harry Potter madness and popping out fanart and fanfiction. D:

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Nowadays, I pretty much live and breathe for all things animated. I am hooked. I think it started because I was looking for a book on illustration and found one on animation instead, The Animator's Survival Kit by Richard Williams. And to see him describe all of these master animators that he has met -- it's just incredible. Now I can't see something that's animated and not stop what I'm doing and try to break it down in my head. Even cartoons I used to look down on, I realize now how much freaking work they require! And I guess I just keep watching anything and everything animated with one real question in mind: what makes this good? Or bad? What could make it better? Why is Pixar the best? Why was Disney so great? And from what I can see so far, it's all boiling down to 1) the writing and 2) attention to detail.

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Meet Wheatley; Portal 2 Trailer.

Eeeee. So excited for this. :D
Mood:: 'sleepy' sleepy
Music:: Siriusmo -- Nights
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I could be falling in love, falling in love, falling in love... with Hermione Granger~



I decided to give A Very Potter Musical a try [guess I'm late to the party, oops] and now I can't stop listening to Granger Danger. I CAN'T. I mean, yeah, this musical is hilarious and I'm loving it [only probably halfway through it so far] and every character is totally awesome, but... this song is genuinely good. I am blown away. :o

Kudos to everyone who has put this production together, seriously. A+++ job. I'm dying to check out their other work.
Mood:: 'awake' awake
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posted by [personal profile] genericzombie at 12:57am on 24/05/2010 under
LOST: Series finale. )

I will honestly miss this show.
Mood:: 'good' good
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posted by [personal profile] genericzombie at 02:07am on 14/04/2010 under ,
Stolen from Monica.

"The Laughing Heart"
By: Charles Bukowski

your life is your life
don't let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can't beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it, the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.
Mood:: 'sleepy' sleepy
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posted by [personal profile] genericzombie at 05:19am on 03/04/2010 under ,
Spring

Larger copy. )

Everything is BLOOMING. Ugh, I am in heaven.
Music:: Sam and Dave -- Hold On, I'm Comin'
Mood:: 'happy' happy

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