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The Eagle: I wanted very badly to go to the NYC viewing arranged by[livejournal.com profile] pun this past weekend. However, this was not feasible, so I went and saw it by myself last night. This review is an excellent example of what happens when non-fangirls are confronted with slashiness as blatant as that in The Eagle, and the reviewer complains that, "It’s a bromosexualized romance without the deep dicking the two characters so richly deserve." I guess that's kind of my complaint, too. Considering how obvious it is that Marcus and Esca are a married couple of long standing, we should have been given at least one on-screen kiss.

TV party: Thanks to Netflix Instant, I have been watching sooooo much TV. The Mr. and I watched all of 30 Rock, then Lost, and I've watched all of Party Down and Parks and Recreation. I was delighted to find that Adam Scott from Party Down showed up in P&R (and apparently continues his role into the third season). I get the impression everyone in the world already watches 30 Rock and so I needn't bother to suggest it, but I would recommend both PD and P&R to anyone who likes funny.

While I was ultimately disappointed in Lost, I'm not unhappy that I watched it. I actually watched most of S1 as it originally aired, missed the beginning of S2 and tried to catch up with torrents, and was ultimately not interested enough to continue watching the original run. As one might guess, the only reason I was even interested in attempting to watch the entire series now was because it was available via instant play - if I'd had to wait for disks to come in the mail, I likely wouldn't have bothered. Had I stuck it out and watched all six seasons as they aired, I am sure I'd have felt entitled to a more satisfactory ending to the series than was offered - or, really, was possible. I'm trying to avoid spoiling BFF, as she still plans on watching the series. Best thing will probably be to save my Lost comments and complaints for a separate post entirely.

Brothers of the Head is on Netflix Instant and it's a genuinely good movie. Fannish incentives abound, though: Hot twins (Luke and Harry Treadaway) play hot conjoined twins in a pre/proto-punk band, it's twincesty, and there's boy kissing. Also, the soundtrack is AWESOME. C'mon, somebody watch this so we can squee about it together! Or, you know, if you're a normal person, we could discuss it. Whatever.

Mardi Gras: We're scheduled to be in New Orleans for a week, but I'm currently of the opinion that I don't want to go after all. Plane tickets are going to be inexplicably expensive, it costs a ton to board all the pets, and I'm not that big a fan of parades. Plus, everyone we know is wearing costumes and we don't have any prepared. I am not looking forward to being the asshole who wouldn't dress up. Still, I have always had a great time in NOLA, and it will be Mardi Gras, after all... So, I should just shut up and try to enjoy myself, yes? 

The King of Limbs: Radiohead has a new album and I have made my giddy preorder. I know that I'm out of the loop, but somehow I still feel surprised I had no idea this was coming.

Date: 2011-02-15 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suzycat.livejournal.com
You should totally shut up and try to enjoy yourself. HOLIDAY! CELEBRATE!

Date: 2011-02-15 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oiran.livejournal.com
You're entirely right, of course. But at this moment, it just feels like another opportunity to prove to everyone that I'm not a team player (see: costumes, lack thereof).

Date: 2011-02-16 12:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dougiefelchtone.livejournal.com
Your costumes don't have to be complicated and you really only need one or two at the most. One that's all sparkles and glittery and one that somewhat follows the theme of "spaced out" which should also be sparkles and glitter. Just borrow some stuff from your burley-Q friends and you'll be good to go.

Besides, we are waaaay too looking forward to seeing you guys for you to back out now!

Date: 2011-02-16 12:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oiran.livejournal.com
I would be very surprised if we could even get our shit together that minimally. I am pretty sure that we're going to be there anyway, though, and I am looking forward to seeing you guys, and to meeting new people, etc. I am just stressed out.

Date: 2011-02-16 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dougiefelchtone.livejournal.com
If you can't get costumes together don't worry about. You being there is all we really need. But yes, the sequined t-shit will be good. And if you can get to any thrift stores and get some more sequined-y stuff then you'll be totaly good to go.

Date: 2011-02-16 12:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] errant-jane.livejournal.com
I have just recently discovered the wonders of the Netflix instant tv shows. There are SO MANY things I want to watch! It's hard to know where to even start. 30 Rock is awesome, though.

Re: Mardi Gras - I think you are legit fabulous enough that lack of a costume won't be an issue.

Date: 2011-02-16 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oiran.livejournal.com
Aw...thank you. I have a t-shirt with some sequins on and I suppose I can wear that and call it good, and there's always the very-Mardi-Gras option of drinking-until-not-caring. I can almost guarantee that it will all turn out to be fun, and then I'll feel stupid for whining like this in the first place.

Date: 2011-02-16 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clari-clyde.livejournal.com
The Eagle! That one had me smiling… and hoping for a sequel. IIRC, it’s based on a book that’s part of a series.

You need a costume for Mardi Gras? Eeep, I’ve always wanted to go but I’m not into wearing costumes.

Date: 2011-02-16 01:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oiran.livejournal.com
Yes, it's apparently based on a kid's book/series, which maybe explains the weirdly bloodless fight scenes. I guess that would also explain the lack of sex scenes :D

As for the need for costumes...I didn't know it was going to be a quasi-necessity when we decided on the trip. We're meeting up with NOLA residents and some friends of ours who are also coming from out of town, and they are all organized enough to costume themselves and/or live there so it's easier for them to manage it. While I like to sew, I don't like to sew for myself because I have issues, and I'm kind of a perfectionist, and the Mr. has been no help at all, and now we have maybe two weeks before we leave and I just don't see costumes happening. Gah. I have a t-shirt with sequins on it and that might have to be good enough.

Date: 2011-02-16 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clari-clyde.livejournal.com
Who needs sex scenes? We’re slashers; all we need are two guys looking at each other. Which they do… a lot.

Good luck with Mardi Gras. If it makes you feel better, I think you’re fabulous enough to pass some of that to a sequin’d t-shirt.

Date: 2011-02-18 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redhot-flyingv.livejournal.com
I have a bunch of the splarkliest, ugliest, Golden-Girlsiest clothing I could find at le thrift shoppe you can dig into when we get to NOLA. I feel like I will bring crap that I won't even want to wear, and wish I hadn't schlepped it on the plane.
And, you need to meet Coco Vaughan White.

Date: 2011-02-21 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oiran.livejournal.com
I appreciate the offer of glittery crap. Whether or not I end up in costume, though, meeting Coco is definitely going to happen: we bought our plane tickets today!

Date: 2011-02-22 05:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redhot-flyingv.livejournal.com
Woot! You can see how fat I have grown! It will be fun, I promise.

Date: 2013-02-16 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hdgt710a.livejournal.com
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