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Monday, October 4th, 2010 10:46 am
So I was looking to re-read a little Haruhi Suzumiya, so I could finish an old 'fic. (I always make a point of re-reading the source material, just to make sure I get something right.)

Much to my dismay, I find out that the translations for the light novel have been taken down, since it's now been licensed... Boo. (Not that I'm not grateful that it's been licensed, but it's still a minor annoyance.)

So instead, I decide to do some Googling on Haruhi; it's been a while since I've done so, after all... I then find out that the "Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya" (my favourite storyline in the series), was made into a movie several months ago.



This almost makes up for the somewhat half-assed second season... Almost. (Eight episodes of which were the same episode over and over, argh...)

Now, I'm not surprised that they made the Disappearance storyline into a movie; the suspense in the storyline is really well-done, IMO (and for the love of god, do not spoil yourself, if you're a fan of the series!)

Needless to say, I so want to see this now. >.< But all I can find is a subbed camera-rip (which would probably give me motion sickness); not to mention the translated DVD isn't out till December. Gah.

*fidgets impatiently*
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Monday, September 20th, 2010 12:20 pm
Having posted my FE Contest entry, I'm now stuck in one of stages I'm usually in after writing something...

Avi's 3 stages of post-writing )

So I'm currently at Stage 2, self-loathing. XP Oddly enough, I still feel like writing at the moment, but nothing Fire Emblem-related (except maybe the Mary Sue challenge, and that isn't due for a while).

Story ideas: Dragon Age, Pokemon, Total Drama )

On the subject of Canadian fandoms, I saw Scott Pilgrim vs. The World a couple of weeks ago. A movie filmed in Toronto that's also set in Toronto? Yeah baby! (I didn't even realize that the movie was based on a Canadian comic, until later... So out of touch with my home country since I moved to the US, sigh.)

Very mild spoilers for Scott Pilgrim )

So yeah, I would recommend Scott Pilgrim to any video gamer, but you would have to keep in mind that the movie is indeed an odd mix of half indy-teen-romantic-comedy, and half video game hijinx. Still enjoyable, for what it's worth. ;)
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Friday, June 18th, 2010 10:12 pm
Went to see Toy Story 3 today. Overall, it was a worthy sequel/tribute to the first two movies (although, I would have to say the second is still my fave). My favourite parts of the movie include Buzz Lightyear en Espanol and the large stuffed (if silent) Totoro. WANT.

However, I was caught off guard by the trailers they showed before the movie (most of which I had heard nothing about until now): the third Narnia installment, "Voyage of the Dawn Treader"; the Smurfs movie (CGI Smurfs in New York *shudder*); and Disney's CGI Rapunzel movie, which is now called "Tangled".

Now, the one that interested me the most was the Rapunzel movie; I had heard about it a while back, while it was still called "Rapunzel". The fact that they changed the name worries me a tad (although the new title is reminiscent of Disney's "Enchanted", which I enjoyed).

Like "Enchanted", "Tangled" seems to be going for the comedic route; other notable alterations include turning the prince into a thief instead, and that Rapunzel appears to use her hair as extensions of herself (as weapons, to swing from, etc.).

My initial reaction to the trailer was mixed, but I'll wait and see... I really liked "Princess and the Frog", but since this is Disney's first foray into CGI + fairy tale, I can't help but compare it to Shrek (and going the comedic route doesn't help that :/). Still, ever since Pixar has been charge of Disney's animation studio, I've liked everything they've put out... So, I'll stay cautiously optomistic about "Tangled". ;)

In other news, I want/need to finish my FE contest entry, but I can't quite do it. XP (Doesn't help that I'm writing about a pairing that I'm fairly blase about; plus, the computer room is uncomfortably warm to type in lately, bleah.)
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Sunday, March 28th, 2010 06:18 pm
Spent the past few weekends watching a couple of animated movies, and playing video games with a friend. The other weekend we saw the new Alice in Wonderland, and this week, we saw How to Train Your Dragon, then watched Nine on DVD.

Mild spoilers for Alice, How to Train Your Dragon, and Nine )

So in short, I highly recommend seeing How to Train Your Dragon, especially if you're a fan of dragons kitties fantasy action/adventure like I am. ;)

Also played Arkham Asylum (finally!) and Uncharted 2 on PS3 recently. Arkham Asylum was every bit as enjoyable as I thought it would be (yay, Batman: the Animated Series voices!), although we didn't get to play it for very long... As for Uncharted 2...

Comments on Uncharted 2 )
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Sunday, December 13th, 2009 08:30 pm
Went to see the Princess and the Frog on Saturday. I've been looking forward to it, ever since I heard the head of Pixar was in charge of classical Disney animation (even though the trailers I've seen seemed kind of mediocre, IMO).

But it seems that I had nothing to worry about; I thought the movie was really good. :D I don't want to spoil anything, but I like how the characters didn't seem one-dimensional to me (for example, the protagonist's best friend is portrayed as a spoiled princess, but is still a good friend). And there's somewhat of a bittersweet ending... But it's still undeniably a Disney fairy tale movie, which I would definitely recommend to fans. :)

I do have to note that since we went on a Saturday, the theatre was full of little girls and their moms (there was even a girl's birthday party going on)! My SO was kind of disturbed to realize he was one of the only males actually watching the movie XD (he's as much of a Disney fan as I am, if not more so).

But the most surreal part was that there were at least three little girls that I saw dressed in Disney princess outfits; there was even a black girl dressed in the full Frog Princess outfit, from the tiara, down to the sparkling shoes. O_o (I admit, if I was a little girl, I would totally want to dress up as a Disney princess, but it still struck me as odd.) There was also a girl in a Minnie Mouse inspired outfit, and even one of the moms was wearing a Disney tiara. O_o

I do have to say that one of the funniest moments I had at the theatre that day was not from the movie itself... We were walking past where they were showing the new Twilight movie, and I couldn't help but notice that someone had taken a letter off the sign, turing "New Moon" into "Ew Moon", LOL. XD
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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 03:15 pm
I admit it. I have a soft spot for the old GI Joe cartoon (for the same reason I love Bond movies, really ;). But when I first heard that a live-action movie was coming out, I had no interest in it (CGI Chipmunks, anyone? XP).

But now that I've seen the Superbowl trailer and the casting list, I may be obligated to see it now, if only because Destro will be played by Christopher Eccelston (aka the 9th Doctor from Doctor Who, and the Invisible Man from Heroes ;). I personally think it's a great casting choice (and Destro is supposed to be a Scottish lord, so that sort of fits, too). Although, now I keep on picturing The Baroness (Destro's love interest) as a Companion... And who they have cast as Cobra Commander has me incredibly amused... XD

My only complaint is that my favourite Cobra characters, Tomax and Xamot, won't be in the movie... Oh well. Still, my current GI Joe kick has inspired me to draw Tomax (or is it Xamot?)... Too bad my scanner still isn't working. :P I even tried to take a digital picture of the sketch, so I could attempt to colour it; but it wouldn't save to the memory card, even after I deleted a pic... Gah.
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Wednesday, May 25th, 2005 08:58 am
Forgot to mention this, but saw Revenge of the Sith on opening day (my sweetie, along with a few of his co-workers, actually took a half-day to see it! ;)P And although I'm not as much as a Star Wars fan as he is (though I think the original 3 movies rocked), I thought Episode 3 was pretty good. ^_^

Cut for spoilers )

Also, I did this Star Wars meme right before the movie, but forgot to post the results:

Cut for meme )