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24 May 2008 @ 01:34 am
Epic Day's Events Post  
Okay, technically yesterday.  Since it's now one thirty in the morning.


One of my better LJ cut titles, I think.

I'm bound to forget lots of crap, so bear with me.

Sooooo... my dad was supposed to pick me up at noonish, only then he called me at eleven twenty saying he was ten minutes away.  Fortunately, I got up at the fantastically early hour of ten this morning, so I was ready.  Though I'd just turned my computer on.  Meaning that it hadn't booted up yet, let alone gotten ready for me to turn it off to pack it up.  But I did.  You care.  It's SO IMPORTANT, gawsh.

We talked in the car for eons, me and my bruvver and my daddy, because... it takes hours. :P  I haven't seen my brother since Spring Break, and I haven't seen my dad since September, so it was nice to catch up a bit.  Jimmy's hair is absurdly long again, of COURSE.  I played The Black Parade for them, and Jimmy actually seemed to like it a fair amount, even after I told him it was MCR, which is weird, because I figured he'd write it off as emo music.  Then again, his roommate got backstage at an AFI concert and talked to Davey Havok's parents, so... maybe... yeah.  I put Rob Thomas on after that, because THAT'S not a non sequitur, and then Decemberunderground, which we discussed while we sat in the car frying while my dad ran a billion errands.  It was like old times.  Dunno what my dad thought of ANY of that music... XD

Hmm... We ate at the Old Spaghetti Factory, and I had a ridiculously amazing chicken panini, and then I had spumoni and almost died of happiness.  Spumoni is the SHIT, kids.  Srsly.

Anyways, then we got home and had Second Christmas ("I don't think he knows about Second Breakfast, Pip.").  I have so much iTunes money now.  I will buy music videos and watch them until my eyes bleed, and then buy music and listen to them until my ears bleed, and then I will just lie on the floor and twitch awhile.  It will be jolly good fun.

Then we went and got dinner, after which we saw the new Narnia movie.  Narnia will get its own LJ cut because I am trying to be organized.  w00t organization.  It's insane, though, that it cost us forty bucks for four people to go to a movie and another thirty to feed four people tacos.  Seventy bucks for four people for a night out.  Isn't dinner and a movie supposed to be a cheap date?  (Since obviously I am the undisputed master of all things dating-related... with my... no dates ever...)  That'd cost you thirty-five bucks for two people, right?  Yipes.  *poor*

Anyways, then we came back, attempted to fight the chillun into bed, largely failed, and managed to get an amazing quote out of it.  I added it to my Facebook immediately.

Riley, 5: When I grow up, I wanna be an author!
Colin, 3: When I grow up, I wanna be a TRAIN!

Me too, man.  Me too.

We tried to play the "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader" board game, but it was incredibly lame, and then we played Cranium, which is basically a game that has charades parts, Pictionary parts, Trivial Pursuit parts, and word game parts, and which was really awful back when I was twelve and didn't know any of the people or songs or anything, and which was actually really fun this time around.  We played boiz versus gurlz, and my stepmom and I were way behind at the beginning -- there's a "fast track" and a "slow track," the latter having twice as many squares you have to go through -- we caught up and very nearly won.  It was highly enjoyable.  Charades might be redeemable, as much crap as I gave it in EA. :P

Then we just talked for eons, and now I am here.  omg so much stuff today. XD

Also, my stepmom is running for some district office politics thing, and there's this one newspaper article on the table in this office with my last name in the title.  Like a big newspaper.  Just kind of weird seeing that.  I wrote for the high school newspaper, but that was different.  Yeah.  Small oddity.  Hmm.

And now it's time for... Nar nar nar NARNIA!

Spoilers are sad, and I want you to be happy. :)

All righty then.  I enjoyed this movie.  Good for popcorn, though I didn't have any.  Instead, between that and the car ride, my cuticles bit the dust voraciously.  Anyways, for starters, the eye candy was not too bad.  The guy playing Caspian wasn't a particularly stunning actor, and he mostly just worked on his version of the Tom Welling-approved Confused and Bewildered Hero Face, but he wasn't actively bad enough to make you cringe or anything.  Kid who plays Peter is still cute, even though Peter does a bit too much "FEAR ME, FOR I AM AN ALPHA MALE!"  ...Edmund is still the best.  Because he is.

Anyway, all the kids are a bit more comfortable acting, and the Lucy girl is cute still, but not to the point of being annoying, as was sometimes the case last time around.  And I thought they got a bit too heavy on the religion bit towards the end... though I guess that's part of the point... eh... I suppose I just don't get why everyone flips a bitch when "The Golden Compass" movie implies that thinking for yourself might be a good idea, and then they can project this stuff on screen all over the world, and no one has any complaints.  Yes.  I am biased.  And am getting all up in arms over this.  I SORRY PLZ FORGIV ME. :(

Also, I lol'd at the stuff stolen blatantly from Lord of the Rings.  Yes, every fantasy movie wants to be Lord of the Rings, and yes, there's a good reason for that, and it's that Lord of the Rings is AMAZING, but... hahahaaaaa... There were two shots... that were just SO STOLEN... You will see them and be like omglol.  Or if you're eltea, "OMG WANT TO SUE ON PETER JACKSON'S BEHALF ;_;."

And is it just me, or is "Everything you know is about to change" lifted from Harry Potter?

No worries; Eddie Izzard voicing Reepicheep made up for anything and everything that was and might have been wrong with that movie.  I LOVE EDDIEEEEEEEEEE.

*marries him*

Er, ahem.

And my brother pointed out that Lord Miraz looks suspiciously like King Leonidas from "300."  YOU JUDGE.

Hmm... Yeah, and my stepmom apparently thinks Susan is my long-lost sister.  BOO.  Susan is slightly snobbier than I am.  I'd like to think. :P  As I explained to my stepmom in an extremely loud voice as we were starting through the parking lot, "I can't blow guys off because they don't hit on me in the first place!"

...unless they're the guy I'll Teen Angst about later.  But not right now.  Because after having written all this, it's three AM. XD

Your MCR lyrics for today yesterday, brought to you by your friendly neighborhood fanatic:

Can you hear me?
Are you near me?
Could we pretend
To leave and then
We'll meet again
When both our cars collide

-- My Chemical Romance (you're like, WHAT?!), "Helena"

I am in love with his facial expression at one minute and thirty-two seconds.  F'SHO.
Feeling: giddygiddy
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Vitamin Ctierfal on May 24th, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
That was easily the most epic comment I have ever received. :D

My mom read my brother and me the books when we were small, and we watched the somewhat low-budget movies of them that were at the local library. I reread the first one before seeing the first movie, and I had sort of planned to do the same thing this time, though I was foiled by the suddenness of the plan to go see it. XD

Hey, I just recently wrote my final paper for my Classics class on Greek mythology in Harry Potter, so I can't exactly be like, "WUT A PAPER ON C.S. LEWIS?!!" :P No, that's totally legit. :D And yeah, I'd heard that Tolkien and Lewis were good pals, which is kind of interesting. I do have a tendency to be slightly rabid about accusing people of stealing from Tolkien... XD It'd probably be really interesting to sort of reread both the Lord of the Rings trilogy (which I read when I was twelve when the movies were coming out, and which I doubt I fully appreciated because of it) and then the Narnia books and try to see how they play off of each other.

Oh, God, did I just say I would do something homework-ish for fun...?

Boo for essays, though I'm glad that my absurdly long entry entertained you. :P

I only read the first GC book earlier this year, and still haven't gotten to the second. I've heard that the anti-established-church feeling gets more pronounced as it goes, but I still don't think that was a viable excuse for people to go psycho over the first movie coming out. There was nothing incendiary in it, as far as I could tell. XD And yeah, I think people just like to get crazily upset about things. Hell, sometimes I just like to get crazily upset about things. XD

Forgive? I CONDONE! :D I love discussing things. :D
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Vitamin Ctierfal on May 26th, 2008 06:05 am (UTC)
Yay! :D

And yeah, Tolkien definitely took background information to a whole new level. Lewis set up a pretty interesting world himself, but Tolkien had a UNIVERSE. XD

And yeah, maybe if I'm, y'know, feeling like going through a couple thousand pages with a fine-toothed comb sometime... :P