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13 November 2012 @ 04:02 pm
Celebrations & Chimpanzees!  
I am caught up on LJ comments, you people! 100% for the first time in Idek how long. It’s a miracle!! (I always feel compelled to say ‘mirable’ because of way too much time spent watching The Rugrats). Last week I hunkered down and cleaned out my personal email inbox too; saved all the links I wanted, downloaded all the pictures people had sent me - (had some in there from Christmas 2010!) - and replied to things I needed to reply to - (seem to have gotten an onslaught of personal friends and family emails in the last month). Then I caught up on all my LJ comments as well. I FEEL SO ACCOMPLISHED!!

I also have written about 4,000 words so far this month, which is awesome, since the month is only half over with. I wrote some stuff on The BFF’s fic yesterday that was very exciting. Ever have that feeling that a story is kind of dragging and you don’t know why and then you suddenly realize exactly what it needs to get going again? Yeah, I had a scene like that the other day. It wasn’t in my initial plan but it has really upped the tension. It’s all very exciting!

I would now like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all my Flisties who are having birthdays this week - four of you, damn! Happy birthday to saddle_tramp, fragrantwoods, phamalama and angelcords!!! Hope they are/were great ones, darlings!

For your birthdays, (and for everyone else), I will now make you all well up with tears. My sis and I watched this movie this weekend, Chimpanzee. It is shot like a documentary, but narrated by Tim Allen and very family-friendly in its presentation. There are some tension-filled moments, as well as sad moments but I promise you, if you watch it, there will be a happy ending. It was amazing and I don’t exaggerate.

Oscar is too fucking cute.

Even the trailer gave me goosebumps. It doesn't help that they used Switchfoot's Narnia song either - always gets me.


The story of the behind-the-scenes on the movie, which I learned about on The Daily Show awhile back, were very interesting. The film crew came on scene when Oscar was still quite young and decided to follow him as he grew up a bit. Halfway through, his mother is killed. And the crew had to watch while Oscar slowly starved. They were sure he was going to die, which was obviously terrible to witness, especially since they had all grown attached. But all the other mothers had babies and could not care for Oscar. The crew was so upset to be watching this baby so desperate for someone to care for it, not to mention that they were going to have to scrap all their footage and start over with a new baby chimp, adding years to their filming.

And then, the most unlikely of things happened. Oscar was adopted by a male. And not just any male, but the alpha leader of the tribe. This is the first time such a thing has ever been captured on film. It is a truly beautiful moment when he picks Oscar up and carries him on his back for the first time, just the way Oscar’s mother used to.

Go watch this movie and be filled with hope and love and tears!
 
 
 
Shireboundshirebound on November 13th, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
Yay for all your accomplishments! *beams*
dodger_sister: thank youdodger_sister on November 15th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I felt very productive!
lizibabeslizibabes on November 14th, 2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
well done on the word count bb. The movie sounds interesting, but I can't do anything that'll cause tears right now, but I'll be keeping it in mind thanks :)
dodger_sister: thank youdodger_sister on November 15th, 2012 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you! The word count keeps coming too. I was worried after pushing out so much last month that I might be drained of words, but it seems not.

The movie sounds interesting, but I can't do anything that'll cause tears right now, but I'll be keeping it in mind thanks

I hope you aren't avoiding movies that will make you cry because your Real Life is making you cry, babe. That would be no good. Or maybe it's your Awesome Time Of Month. I think it must be mine almost - I cried during Hawaii Five-O the other night. WTF is that, right?

It's a good movie and you will mostly cry happy tears, so yes, please do keep it in mind.

/hugs/
lizibabes: A&T featherslizibabes on November 15th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
I'm doing nanowei this year and it's draining my words, so I know how you feel.

Real life has been hard recently and I have clinical depression, so bit easy to make weapy at the moment. New meds and therapist though, so things should look up soon. I dread the awesome time of the month, I'm the same, TV shows set me off all the time. I have edrometreosis as well, so that time of the month sucks big time.

Happy tears I don't mind and I like a good animal film

hugs

Edited at 2012-11-15 10:24 pm (UTC)
dodger_sister: comfortdodger_sister on November 16th, 2012 02:27 am (UTC)
I have edrometreosis as well, so that time of the month sucks big time.

OMG, that's awful. Like our AToMs don't suck hard enough. Damn. Plus with depression issues on top of it - I feel for ya', babe. Good news on the new therapist and medicine though - hopefully that will help.

/hugs/
lizibabes: A&T laughlizibabes on November 16th, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
Hugs

I can handle it all, thanks babe, lot of people worse off than me.