Post SparklePire Weekend Update!

24 11 2008

Weather: High 39 with rain/snow mix! It’s MESSY
First off, Cleolinda has posted her Movie in 15 Minutes for Twilight, but be forewarned, if you were on the fence about seeing the film…this may convince you to go see it.SERIOUSLY! Oh and I think SPOILER ALERT goes without saying.

And yes I did see the SparklePire movie and here’s my VERY SPOILEREY review!

DON’T SAY YOU WEREN’T WARNED!

I liked it. Seriously. There was still enough cheese to spread on some crackers, but it was nowhere as ridiculous as people are making it out to be.

The sparkle effect would have been better without the shimmer sound effect, and a few of the lines were still as cringe-worthy as they were in the book, but honestly? The actors delivered them without irony and it made it work. And let me tell you? Robert Pattinson deserves every kudo he’s gotten. Edward is not an easy character to bring to life and he did. (There’s a brief dream sequence, which was snatched right out of Dracula, I was WOW! Can I have a movie of JUST THAT SCENE PLEASE??)
Kristen Stewart as Bella was 1000% better than book Bella. I actually didn’t want to strangle her by the end of the movie. The rest of the Cullen’s were awesome and well cast as well. Alice was made of AWESOME as well she should be.

Jacob, Billy and the rest of the soon to be Furry Friends were well cast and they did a nice preview of future territorial wrangling between Edward and Jacob at the end of the film.

(I will state my absolute diehard fangirl status over Jackson Rathbone who played Jasper. MINE. SERIOUSLY. And I’m dying to see the opening sequence of the next movie. ZOMG! )

Jasper's got TEEF!

Jasper

There was actually PLOT in the movie and the added sequences were DEFINITELY an improvement. There were intentional laughs that were actually funny and it was kinda nice to see High School kids actually being HIGH SCHOOL KIDS, not cast rejects from Gossip Girl. And Charlie, Bella’s Dad? Was an actual 3 dimensional character.
The wire work and some of the effects were a little meh, but I figure they’ll do better on the next one.
So all in all, I really dug the film. And bonus points for using “Supermassive Black Hole” by Muse over the Baseball sequence (Which was surprisingly NOT made of suck!) And “Bella’s Lullaby” was beautiful.

My mum and sister both liked the movie as well, though I think my sister has a lower threshold for cheese than me.
I’ll go see it again. And will probably get the DVD. And am happy they’re making the sequel.

On a completely different note, I seem to be closing the door on my old life and walking face forward into my new one without making the effort. Some things transpired over the weekend that made me realize that trying to fix a lot of what’s wrong with my RL relationships (Brian not included) is never going to happen. They’re broken and will remain so. Bri and I are on the same pge but his Tupperware leaked this weekend (our euphemism for having a sudden emotional surge over things we hadn’t dealt with. ) A lot of this is family related and I won’t go into it here. Suffice it to say that we are both standing on the threshold of this shiny new life for ourselves and we’re trying to sever the ties holding us back in this dank, grey DEAD thing that has kept us miserable for so long. We haven’t been happy about much in the past 3 years, excepting each other. And that may be the one thing that saved us, that we had each other.

Writing continues to flow. I got 4500 words packed in on Saturday and have started another chapter. Nice thing was I actually got NEW text added to scenes that were hanging and managed to get some plot holes filled. This is probably still only going to be a 75 – 100K story. But then I can get back to the Incubi and Vampires in my other stories. 😉

Time to start wrapping up for the day…
Here, have a video:
Paramore — Decode (From the Twilight Soundtrack)

And that will be it for today, my lovelies. I have to go home and hem curtains. Yes. I know. My life is so damn exciting. ::yawn::





Post weekend stats…

4 08 2008

Weather: Saturday was comfortable, Sunday a steambath, and today? High near 90 and stormy most of the day.

So here’s a nice neat breakdown of my weekend activities:

Number of times left the house: 0

Number of anxiety attacks: 10

Number of phone calls from mum lasting over 1/2 an hour: 6

Number of pots of coffee consumed: 2

TV Shows Watched: LOST COUNT: but among them: Doctor Who season 4 finale, Stargate: Atlantis, marathon of Long Way Round, Premier of Long Way Down, Doctor Who season 3 mini marathon, Graham Norton, Iconoclasts (Isabella Rosselini & Dean Kamen) and various music videos in between

Concerts watched: 1 Depeche Mode: Playing the Angel Live in Milan. SUPERB.

Words written on current manuscript: 1000+ words (99% were on Saturday)

Words written on Stray random story that has cute muse harassing me to write: 500+ words

Number of loads of Laundry done: 5

Number of Shirts ironed: 5

Bands obsessed about: Dresden Dolls, Three Days Grace and Depeche Mode

Weird Dreams had: 2

You tubes to post: 2:

Dresden Dolls Vs. Panic!At the Disco -Backstabber
(Whether you’re a fan or not– This is the FUNNIEST thing I’ve seen in ages!)

Boulevard of Broken Songs: Party Ben Mashup
(Didn’t think it was possible to videoize this, but damn if they didn’t manage it! )

Too much work today for a coherent write up, so this will have to do!