I really liked the series. A lot; I'll make a post about that later. After watching the movie, however, there is only one thought going through my head right now, and that thought is as follows:
What the actual fuck did I just watch.
As I said, I'll make an actual post later. For now, know that I while I really liked and actually understood the series (that is, I could understand the characters and where they were coming from, and how their motivations and such tied into the events of the series), I actually didn't understand the movie at all (toward the end, at least), and this has caused me to become Very Irrationally Upset and Angry indeed.
That's it, really. Good night.
...What the shit, man. Where did February go.
At any rate, I am officially on spring break, now. Which, given the last couple of weeks, is a really welcome reprieve.
That being said, I am hopefully going to be able to do things this week, as far as fandom and things are concerned. So there may be some late FE-bruary posts and the like in the near future, but. No promises, but. Yes.
Yay, spring break.
( literally a copypasta of the tumblr post, so don't feel obligated to click the link if you don't want to. )
You can comment and post here instead, if you'd like; if you send an ask on tumblr, and it's anon, just let me know who you are. And if you don't want romance, that's fine (since I'm not the greatest at writing it, myself). It doesn't have to be FE, either. Just prompt whatever you want.
And, uh. Yes. That is all. Carry on.
So, for post numero uno: stories.
(Disclaimer: I am particularly lazy, right now, and definitely writing this to distract myself from other things, and don't feel like going into a lot of depth at the moment, so. Apologies for that.)
( i just really love stories yo )
The short and sweet of it, I guess, is that I love all the stories in FE, and all the numbers of ways you can interpret them.
Until we found a bunch of my mother's old books from when she was a student, which included a particularly thick volume consisting of Shakespeare's collected works, that had belonged to my grandfather's father, and dated to the time of colonial India. And it's still in lovely condition, too.
Just something I thought the rest of the f-list would find interesting. Carry on.
At any rate, I won't be around for a bit; currently borrowing FE roommate's laptop, now, to rewrite an essay I have due tomorrow. So, yes.
Why do I have the worst luck with technology.
Today is the eighth day of Navaratri; as such, happy Durgashtami.
Have some "Mahisasura Mardini".
This isn't my favorite version of the strotram, but it is still quite great. (So slow, though.)
Diwali is in two weeks, too. Some friends and I are trying to get the university to let us do fireworks on campus for it, but if not, we will find analternative. One cannot simply not do fireworks on Diwali.
I love this time of year.
Had my interview with the insect microbiology lab today; I don't hear from them for a week, though. But I still think it went well. I am content.
I alsoreally, really want this job.
---NaNoWriMo prepping is going surprisingly well, where origfic is concerned. I feel as if I've reached a point when writing fanfic where everything sounds awful when I reread it; upon closer inspection, I realized it was because the words didn't sound natural to me, anymore.
Self-analyses about these sorts of things is always a positive.
I really want to watch RoV and Utena again.
(DId I mention that I finally watched the Utena movie. I still have absolutely no idea what happened, though.)
The Alphabet Meme
Fandom: FE6-FE8 is a guarantee fill, for the most part, but feel free to request FE9/10 as well if you don't mind waiting.
Easy rules: request a letter, a word that starts with that letter, and a pairing/character/characters/idea for a short story
B.) Benevolent: Kent/Lyn (lyndis ).
C.) Captive: Karel(/Lyn) (karel ).
D.) Dapper: Rennac/L'Arachel (ergoipsofacto).
F.) Fondness: Artur and Lute (lyndis ).
I.) Iridescent: Forde, Eirika (mark_asphodel ).
K.) Kleptomania: Priscilla (blankspectrum ).
L.) Lazy: Joshua(/Rennac) (queenlua ).
M.) Mentor: Dorothy and Louise (rosage).
N.) Nautilus: Canas (ergoipsofacto).
P.) Prison: Raven (raphiael ).
Q.) Quickness: Marisa (samuraiter )
R.) Ritual: Sue, Shin (writerawakened ).
T.) Tracing: Forde, Eirika (writerawakened ).
V.) Victory: Clarine (raphiael ).
W.) Woman warrior: Lyn (nagasasu).
Z.) Zapped: Ewan (samuraiter )
In other news, it appears that the recent foot problems were actually caused by the gel inserts I'd gotten for my Converse in an attempt to alleviate the already existing issues, and, apparently, the way my feet are, now, arch support will help, but will make my feet hurt all the more.
Yesterday's dance programs went well, for the record. Far too exhausting, though. And I am stupidly sore as a result.
- Friday's football game. No mistake, I am glad we won, but against Boise?
- Rangapravesam yesterday. She did well, but it was no where near the calibre usually expected of my guru's arangetrams. I... have many thoughts regarding it.
- Power outage from yesterday evening to around noon today. I was just glad to have an excuse to keep lighting candles and not have anyone yell at me.
- Got the new computer earlier this afternoon. I rather like it. It is tiny and compact and adorable and not a leaden brick of bad software and poor battery life. I rather approve.
- Did I mention that I got a new pair of glasses. They are rather lovely and purple and green. I quite like them.
The laptop finally decided to call it quits yesterday afternoon—typically, the day before I move back to school. As of now, the problem seems to be that it just chooses to shut off randomly at the most inopportune times (such as when I am waiting for classes to finally have that one available seat I need in order to enroll, and such) in addition to the already persisting problems with the fan and battery and overheating and how slow it is et al.
Naturally, I am going to avoid using it as much as possible until I can either get it looked at, get the battery replaced, or get a new laptop entirely. Considering how much I have had to deal with regarding this computer to begin with, getting an entirely new one may be the most practical option. (Of course, there are a plethora of reasons why that isn't necessarily the best option, but that is a story for another day.) With classes beginning on Wednesday, it is just another reason I may not be around much.
My phone is also being difficult, and I can't get on the internet/DW/LJ with it, unfortunately.
—on that note, how is it already almost September.
And I actually didn't want to bash Christian Bale upside the head with my sneaker. Impressive.
My main issue was actually with the score; Hans Zimmer, in my opinion, is far too predictable. I can identify most contemporary composers for film scores by ear, now, and though each one has their own unique "signature" for their compositions, Zimmer's is...
Essentially, I find that all his music sounds exactly the same, more or less. And it bothers me. Quite a lot.
On the topic of predictability, it seems as if Christopher Nolan is going along the same lines with his directing. I don't remember much of "The Dark Knight" and "Batman Begins", but comparing "The Dark Knight Rises" to films like "Inception" and "Memento", I couldn't help but feel that their were far too many similarities in the direction. (For example, when an emotion-packed scene would shift quickly to barely touch a past "memory", and then move just as quickly to the "current" timeline.)
Regardless, I continue to enjoy his directing abilities. And given the ending of "The Dark Knight Rises", I'm curious to see where it goes.
I remember only a few vague things from the previews. One was for "The Hobbit"; my excitement for it cannot be put into words. (Though I heard someone mention that they're making that into a trilogy as well? I haven't had the opportunity to check up on that bit of information, however.)
The other thing I remember is the preview for "Branded", and wondering what the actual fuck was going on for the entirety of that particular preview.
...that particular train of thought was true of most of the previews, actually. Hm.
Got around to answering meme questions. I am finally done.
Yesterday's stories from work involve being told that I apparently look incredibly good for a twenty-six year old with two children, and I have never been so glad to work across the street from a very cheap (and delicious) ice cream store. Ice cream floats with cinnamon bread is the best.
Next Friday is my last day there. I can't wait.
And then, a few days ago, I had heard about Xiaolin Showdown (Xiaolin Chronicles) and Code Lyoko being brought back as well in the spring of 2013. Granted, I am a bigger fan of XS than CL, but, still. I am excited.
( tl;dr: I am now very excited for what 2013 will bring in terms of childhood nostalgia. )
How about those opening ceremonies.
I enjoyed the first half or so quite a lot, and then ended up missing part of it, and then watched it again from where they started playing "Bohemian Rhapsody". And then it rather devolved, and I wasn't quite a fan any more.
But if there was a way to get the audio they used for the beginning portions, up to the hospital and the things they did with the greatest villains from classic English children's literature, I would do it. Because the music they used was great. (Again, until the end. I was not very impressed.) And I still cannot get over the deaf percussionist.
I have to say, though, that knowing that an egotistical dark wizard could be defeated so easily by a legion of flying nannies with umbrellas is strangely comforting.
Oh. And am I the only one who found the design of the actual cauldron for the Olympic flame rather... unappealing in design? It was interesting, in a sense, but on an aesthetic level, I was not a fan.
But. Rio de Janeiro hosts the Olympics in 2016. I already can't wait to see what it will be like. (The realization that I will be twenty-four years old, then, is more jarring than it has an right to be.)