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I finally updated all of my music on Alphonse (my computer) and put the new iTunes on Alexander (my iPod). It's weird... I found that I have all of this music I didn't even know I had! Songs like Stairway to Heaven are on my computer... and I have no memory of buying or downloading them. I mean, I'm not complaining! They were probably just on some giftmix that a friend gave me and I forgot about... but nonetheless.

Also, I forgot to mention... I'm employed! On Friday of AnimeNEXT I got a call from AMC Theatres at 68th street, I went in for an interview on Monday... and this coming Monday, I start training to be part of the Film Crew at my favorite movie theatre! I'm pretty excited. I'll actually have money!  8D

I finally got to go fabric shopping yesterday, so I've been sewing a ton yesterday and today, to the point where I would say that the main part of my Ginny Weasley cosplay is done by this point~ I'm pretty pleased... it's gonna look pretty good, too!

I had other stuff I wanted to post about, but I forgot it. Back to more sewing, I suppose!
arthoniel: (Avatar- Wait- what?)
So... I'm one of the crazy people on the internet who actually went and saw The Last Airbender. Like, I went to the midnight, opening showing. In full costume. (I was the only one, by the way. It was kind of hilarious.  XD)

But anyway... I do rational reviews here.

The Last Airbender- Pros, Cons, and Neutrals. Minor to major spoilers, depending on how much of the original series you've seen... I think. )

Overall? I think that The Last Airbender was hilarious, but for all the wrong reasons. The best part of watching the film was, at the end during that bowing thing when Aang bowed back to the Water Tribe, some guy in the back of the theater shouted out "THIS IS BULLSHIT!!". It was awesome.

It seems a lot, as a friend pointed out to me, like the creators of the movie *coughMNightShyamalamadingdongcough* went and said to themselves "Hmm. How can we alienate the fanbase of this franchise as much as humanly possible, while at the same time making the movie so intricate and ridiculous that no one but the fanbase of this franchise will be able to understand it?"
In all fairness, I don't know if that's 100% true- I'm such a fan of the original show that I have problems trying to separate the original series from the movie, I don't know. But it certainly seemed that way to me.

In short, I think that this film actually is worth seeing. I really did have a good time, going to see it. You want to go see it with friends who you can whisper to during the film so you can make fun of it in your seat, but it is still fun to see. It's ridiculous and absurd and hilarious when it's supposed to be serious, but... it is worth the watch. If only so you can say you've seen it and can therefore legitamately bitch about it yourself~  XD
arthoniel: (The Daily Show- TDS: We put the anal)

So... I went to an advance screening of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse tonight. (Hey, the tickets were free.)

It actually wasn't entirely awful. It wasn't OMG THE BESTEST MOVIE EVER, but... it wasn't too bad. Bullet points time!

In which I refuse to mindlessly bash anything Twilight. Also, some slight spoilers here, if you care. )



Overall... it's aiight. If you're a fan of the series, it's worth seeing, and if you get the opportunity to see it for cheap/free, it's worth seeing. (I.e., when it comes on TV in a few months.) But... well, I'll let you make up your own mind. It's not a great film. But, overall, it's not a terrible one either.

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YES. YES YES YES YES YES YES YES. YES. YES. Yes, I do indeed find it very, very hard. For several reasons.
One is that I prefer to keep things to myself. For the most part, I have realized that people don't really care about my thoughts and feelings. Not that they don't like me, they'd just rather have my conversation than my feelings. They're not my personal therapists. And people would always rather say the word "I" than hear it.

Two is that I'm just a stoic to begin with. I'm usually just good at hiding my emotions. Actually, that comes out of a book... for the rest of you who have read Tamora Pierce's Protector of the Small quartet, I was always really intrigued by the Yamani, and when I was younger, I wanted to see if I could hide my emotions entirely like they do. I don't actively try to hide my emotions anymore, but I just kind of keep them to myself naturally.

Three is that I like keeping control over myself. And when I have to share something important, especially when it's emotional, I inherantly lose some of that control, and that scares me. I mean, I try to keep iron control over myself, and losing any of that is really... just... no. I don't... can't do it.

Lastly, I feel like... there's always at least a part of me I keep hidden away inside myself, because I don't want anyone to see it. I don't think people would... like me if they knew who I am- all of who I am. I mean, I still like myself because I've learned to deal with that part of me, so I can just chill with it. But... no one else would, or should put up with it... so I don't want anyone to see it. Ever.

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...On a completely different, much happier and awesomer note- Iron Man 2 is amazing and you should all be watching it. Seriously, that is how a summer action movie is supposed to be done!!
arthoniel: (Star Trek- Spock)
I have seen Star Trek XI twice in the past 24 hours. Why? BECAUSE IT'S AWESOME.

Why else? BECAUSE I NOW OWN (well, technically my mom owns, but shh...) THE DELUXE EDITION OF IT ON DVD.

It's just as awesome the fourth time around. And the fifth. And the beginning still makes me seriously cry every damn time. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. 8D

Like, to the point where, while I just couldn't join the military, I would totally join Star Fleet in a heartbeat.

As you were.

Cupcake.
arthoniel: (Flower)
Countdown:
Avatar The Last Airbender, Book 3 Fire, Chapter 1 The Awakening: 13 days!!! (squee!!)

Yes, so I've reinstated the countdown(s), because I just want to know exactly how long it is until Avatar... as soon as I find definate dates for other movies/TV shows, I'll post them too. So if anyone knows when the season premere of Heroes or 30 Rock is, or when Across the Universe or some other good movie comes out, please tell.

And I am a complete dork/Avatard. Just thought I'd state the obvious...

Lastly, more icons on avatar_fans!! They're actually pretty good if I do say so myself. Also, if anyone has any lines from anything they want iconed, please tell me...
arthoniel: (Dorker Girl)
So I found out what musical I'm doing this year! It's called "The Boy Friend", spelt exactly that way, and it's basically about a girl who wants a boyfriend. But it should be pretty good, Julie Andrews was in the original cast and it's one of those musicals that's always being done, either professionally or amaturly. Anywho, I do want to get the main part, but there is a supporting part who's name I can't spell that looks like fun to play. The main part is Polly (the Julie Andrews role) and she's the daughter of a millionare and she wants a boyfriend to take to this dance, because everyone is going to have one. I assume there's more to her than that, but I only read a quick overview. The other role is this girl who's Polly's friend, and she's a complete flirt, toying with guys and everything, so she looks like fun to play, but Polly seems more like me.
Today wasn't entirely a rose garden though, Center School had it's graduation today, and I missed it! In my defence, I didn't know it was today, or I absolutely would have been there, but still, I'm sad I missed it. On the bright side though, Abby's father taped the whole thing, and he's giving a copy to Wesley, so I'll be able to see it on tape.
And I went to Blockbusters today to rent a few movies for my Birthday/Graduation/Thank God We Got Through Freshman Year Alive party, but there were no good movies there at all! My dad suggested going today because nobody would have rented thier videos for this weekend yet, but I got there and after looking around for 15 minutes I realized that nobody returned thier videos from last week either yet. Oops. But I have movies at home, so we should be all right.

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