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Don't like the character, never heard of the actor before, but this is awesome

Ahahahhahaha: SNL sketch Undercover Boss with Kylo Ren

So apparently Adam Driver went from being in the military to Julliard, then immediately set up a charity to bring the arts to the military - Gif set AD talking about it.

Article: Arts in the armed forces
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Just in case anyone’s somehow missed the uproar over Mad Max: Fury Road, oh hey, go see this awesome feminist film.

I’d seen the trailer and dismissed it as a two hour car chase/fight scene and to be fair, it really, really is. Neither car chases nor shit blowing up are things that particularly appeal to me nowadays.

But the rave reviews about what an awesome feminist film this is and the bitter wailing and gnashing of teeth by MRAs piqued my interest, so off I went. I dragged Dfly along, she likes action films a whole lot more than I do. Afterwards she said plainitively, 'I know you said it was a two hour car chase, but I didn't believe you'. Full disclosure, Dfly thought the film could have done with more world building, and I know afterwards I was full of questions about how that society worked.

BUT. The characters are fantastic, the minimal dialogue just works beautifully and the story is epic. The main character in Mad Max isn’t Max, it’s Imperitor Furiosa, played by Charlize Theron. Max is just a dude with PSTD who accidentally gets caught up with Furiosa's mission.



Here are some links to interesting reviews, they're pretty spoilery, normally I don't like to know anything but I needed a bit of incentive to go see a car chase movie (I fast forwarded through all the car chases in Fast and Furious and never saw the rest of the franchise)

7 Ways Mad Max Fury Road Sublimely Subverts Movie Sexism

Feminist review (super spoilery) Beyond Furiosa: The Unsung Heroines of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road



Featurette on The Wives

Review from an amputee about seeing representation in an awesome main character


Random squee about stuff I loved and questions about worldbuilding )

AMUSING - Amazon reviews for this edible silver spray (for cake decorating etc)
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Come back from walking the dog and Jody's watching Charlie Pickering's new show and Caitlin Stasey's on talking about feminism and acting. They mentioned Scarlett Johannson being the only female Avenger and flashed to an interview with Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans

Jeremy Renner - She's a slut!
Chris Evans *roars with laughter* (as does audience off screen)
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Person of Interest finale was brilliant and I got to watch it with a fan friend who drove 7 hours to bring it to me.

Supernatural finale was bloody epic, and rounded off a great plot arc.

Doctor Who, OMFG, one of fandom's great moments in that scene in the season finale, as I insisted on telling Neery who'd just made me lunch and brought it to me in time to witness it. I probably would have been in tears if I hadn't of being scoffing down delicious homemade lasagne at the time. As a bonus, when I went to youtube later to find that one scene (and cry) I realised that a heap of other season 7 DW episodes are all up. So I can watch the ones I missed, hooray! (whole ep here season finale)

Obscure & British Comment Fest - if I was at home I would totally be rewatching all my obscure British shows and diving headfirst into this. Huh, I've never done a commentfest, I just realised. Maybe they'll run it again next year, she says hopefully...And that led me to the discovery that there are a heap of random episodes up of old tv shows I never got around to watching (ie eyed off the dvds but didn't want to pay exorbitant amounts for old shows I might not like) so now I can actually check out Man In a Suitcase and Danger Man. Win!!! random link to ep

Harry Potter fic rec - I got into HP fandom in the early days by way of a WIP called Mirror of Maybe, where Harry got sucked into a mirror and then emerged a few minutes later having lived 15 years, so Harry was really 30 years old in a 15 year old body so Harry/Snape was fine, right? And I loved it and made everyone read it...and then it was abandoned. I didn't give up on it for ages, and always remained a little bitter about the whole thing. The other day I found a fic that had rewritten the beginning, reimagined the plot, and best of all, finished it, and it's even better than the original - No Way Back by Meri I am so grateful for this fic. I actually feel like I have closure. *g*

A SLASH PAIRING BECOMES CANON - And lastly, OMG OMG OMG - a great event in slash fandom - a slash pairing actually became canon. Sure, it's a tiny fandom, but it was REAL and ongoing for years and its Happy Ever After was celebrated by the SNL audience.

So, the pairing - Seth Meyers plays 'himself' as a news correspondent who regularly has 'Stefon', played by Bill Hader, come on the show to advise them on what are the coolest clubs to go to. I find very little SNL humour to my taste, and its def. not politically correct, but I do love the way Bill Hader cracks himself up, and the relevant to our interests part is how Stefon constantly flirts with Seth Meyers.

So, both actors are leaving SNL, Bill Hader to do movies, Seth Meyers is taking over The Late Show, so they actually, for real, wrapped up the relationship, MADE IT CANON. And for that, all the hats in the world off to them.

Gifset, - one gif from each of the sketches

The sketch where Stefon kissed Seth Meyers - St Patrick's Day on youtube

Finale gifset

HAPPY EVER AFTER - The finale on youtube
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ALEXANDER SKARSGARD, PEOPLE (now all I want to do is stay up all night watching all the youtube vids of Alexander Skarsgard, but I have work tomorrow so I am heroically turn off my computer now. Heroically) (any minute now) (ps the lack of spacing in this and my last post are down to dreamwidth, not me)
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I know I didn’t spend it dozing over my books, that was the night before, and the night before that. I didn’t go on tumblr, because I’m boycotting that until end of semester.

Ooh, I did the friending meme from the [community profile] inspector_lewis comm. It was a bit daunting, but then I had an epiphany that I can hardly moan about the decline of LJ/dreamwidth if I never friend any new people. Also resolve to interact more. When did I get so cautious about putting myself out there?

And someone sent me links to bits and pieces for Matt Smith’s role playing Christopher Isherwood )
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[Stephen Moyer, the actor who plays Bill] - admitted he asked the writers for a gay sex scene with Alexander Skarsgard, who plays his arch-enemy Eric. He said both actors would ‘totally embrace that’.

I'm torn between being full of love for Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skasgard and being totally GUTTED that we didn't get the scene. I'm just happy I wasn't tinhatting the superbromancy vibe last season :-)

Interview here
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Huh, a while back I was doing all these fandom related posts and not finishing them and now I'm watching Rizzoli and Isles instead of studying. I love this show. As usual, could care less about the crime, just in it for the relationships, in this case the wonderful friendship (I try to slash them but they keep inconviently falling in love with dudes).


The other week I randomly decided to make a list of my top ten fave fics. I could only do it with qualifications - three out of 10 were by Astolat and were followed by '...and then I have to go and read several other of her fics in that fandom'

So Astolat. Zebra describes her writing as 'wish-fulfilment' rather than realistic, which is true, but she can convince me of nearly anything, I say nearly because there was a dark, dark time when she was writing nothing but American Idol RPF which, just no, on both counts.

But now she's writing Thor/Loki. I love her writing, so I read some, even though I''m not really into either incest or gods slash, but it took a couple of epic, plotty ones to really hook me.

Stayed up way too late last night reading this one - Chaos War (34k) It was never easy to find Loki when he wanted to hide, but he wasn't doing a particularly good job of it at the moment. Probably he didn't think anyone from Asgard would be wasting their time hunting for him while the shining ones churned their way steadily through all the realm.

All her Avengers/Thor fics on AO3 - I do avoid the ones with rape warnings though, so I haven't read them all.


Random Tom Hiddleston appreciation links )
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So, HERE is a piccie tweeted by a fan who got to meet Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Benedict Cumberbatch that night.

Very soon now I will be very happy for her, really I will, but right now I'm still at the reaction phase giffed further down the page. (scroll down, it's funny!)


Also, Simon Pegg is the awesomest fanboy-turned-celebrity EVER.
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I look at them, of course, because I am not a SAINT, but I’ve always been vaguely uncomfortable with paparazzi shots of celebrities just out and about, it’s like, they can’t just ever be left alone.

So, even though I still don’t follow it (this post not withstanding) I really like these new social media sites where celebrities can speak for themselves and post their own piccies. With any luck paparazzi shots will even lose popularity - they don’t compare with the intimacy of an actor talking to you /sharing a photo with you.

This may be my fave celebrity photo ever, a badly shot pic of the side/back of people’s heads, taken by Zachary Quinto. Just being, like, people.

http://twitter.com/#!/ZacharyQuinto/status/199017128903446528/photo/1


So Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg and Benedict Cumberbatch go to Hooters... )
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I don't follow twitter but people send me/post to lj links so here are two random adorable twitpics.


Simon Pegg and Benedict Cumberbatch

Laurence Fox's new profile pic, with his new bub (via lamardeuse)
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Cabin Pressure is a hilarious British radio show about a tiny airline company. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch and "that guy who played Javier in Les Mis". Lovely smooth voice. Oh, and Anthony Head turns up for a few eps and they sing a bit of opera together.



Overview and links at UK Comedy Guide

youtube links, total 19 eps

tumblr with artwork and asstd fun

John Finnemores blogWriter, plays Arthur

Fics on AO3

Fic rec page
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Wow, Mel Gibson really is on the crazy end of the crazy scale, isn't he.

(don't read the comments underneath, there's too much wtf on that page already)

Stuffs

Jan. 31st, 2009 09:37 am
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I have just realised I have been at my new shiny, awesome job for a month!!!

I haven't really posted since then because I've been working flat out weekdays and then coming home and pretty much lapsing into a stupor, and on the weekends also managing two fannish obsessions concurrently - Merlin, the new shiny where people keep writing fabulous fics for me to read, and Green Wing, where there isn't any fic so I'm having to write it myself. I have three and counting finished, two slash and one scary crack het fic involving a strap-on. I'm thinking threesome next. I think this fandom broke my brain.

So, of course, random links naow:

Alan Cumming promoting his new fragrance. Rowr!

From Robot Chicken, Le Wrath di Khan, a Star Trek opera: via [livejournal.com profile] klia)

Supernatural (In My Pants)


Also! Is anybody interested in going to the Pride Quiz Night on Friday 27th Feb? Yes, we always bomb miserably. There's always hangman.
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We are watching the Thunderbirds movie while we have (had) dinner. There is a running gag making fun of an "ugly" woman. I am not impressed.

However, Sophia Myles plays Lady Penelope, and she is awesome, so I am still watching.

Just stuff about my exam )

*salutes*

Sep. 28th, 2008 03:20 pm
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The news was announced by Newman's Own Foundation, which issued the following statement: "Paul Newman's craft was acting. His passion was racing. His love was his family and friends. And his heart and soul were dedicated to helping make the world a better place for all. Paul had an abiding belief in the role that luck plays in one's life, and its randomness. He was quick to acknowledge the good fortune he had in his own life, beginning with being born in America, and was acutely aware of how unlucky so many others were. True to his character, he quietly devoted himself to helping offset this imbalance. An exceptional example is the legacy of Newman's Own. What started as something of a joke in the basement of his home, turned into a highly-respected, multi-million dollar a year food company. And true to form, he shared this good fortune by donating all the profits and royalties he earned to thousands of charities around the world, a total which now exceeds $250 million. While his philanthropic interests and donations were wide-ranging, he was especially committed to the thousands of children with life-threatening conditions served by the Hole in the Wall Camps, which he helped start over 20 years ago. He saw the Camps as places where kids could escape the fear, pain and isolation of their conditions, kick back, and raise a little hell. Today, there are 11 Camps around the world, with additional programs in Africa and Vietnam. Through the Camps, well over 135,000 children have had the chance to experience what childhood was meant to be.

"We will miss our friend Paul Newman, but are lucky ourselves to have known such a remarkable person."

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