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16 May 2013 @ 09:26 pm
Media Meme!  
Let's do a meme!

1. What was the last book you read? - Warm Bodies.
2. What was the last TV show you watched? - The Venture Bros.*
3. What was the last movie you watched? - 50/50.
4. What was the last album you listened to? - Switchfoot's 'The Beautiful Letdown'.
5. What was the last video game you played? - Bejeweled Blitz.
Bonus Round: What was the last fanfic you read? - More Than Friends, Less Than Lovers.

*Okay, that was true this afternoon when I typed this up, but LJ was all wonky then. Since then I've actually watched the SPN finale, so we can also talk about that, if you want.


1. I really enjoyed Warm Bodies! One would think that a book from the POV of a zombie - whose world starts off as literally ambling around an airport, moaning - would be a boring ass read, but the character of R makes you love him straight out the gate. I utterly adored all of the parts about the changes in the zombies and the kind of things it says about us as humans. It had very strong revolutionary feels to it. I also loved the fuck out of M! When I first read the description of his body type I thought that maybe Rob Corddry was a bad choice in the movie but upon reading his personality traits - (ie. a womanizing douchehole with a sarcastic sense of humor and loyalty and courage out the ass - yeah, you can see why I love him) - I knew it was the perfect choice. And *SPOILER* I am so glad they hinted at the end that M and Nora were going to be a thing, because that was pretty much my head-canon anyway.

2. I'd watched several episodes of The Venture Bros before, but not all of them and never in order, so I am streaming them now. Currently more than halfway through season one. My favorite episode so far, involving space ghosts, turned out to be written by Ben Edlund. I don’t know why I was surprised. Also, oddly found Prof. Impossible attractive despite that he is a major asshole, and lo and behold, he is voiced by Stephen Colbert. This explains so much. Also, there was an episode where they killed Race Bannon. Yes, that Race Bannon.

3. A really good movie, 50/50. I was worried it would be triggering on the medical front, but they kept the mix of serious/humor enough to keep my head out of it. The true story behind it is that the guy who wrote the movie actually had cancer and at the time he found out, he was working a job with Seth Rogen who was basically his BFF, so the character Seth plays is kind of just an exaggeration of how Seth Rogen actually handled the situation. Also highly impressed with how JGL played the slow downward spiral of his character's health. I recommend the commentary as well. It was insightful into the real dude's struggle with cancer, the writing/filming process, and the inner-workings of bro-friends.

4. I know 'The Beautiful Letdown' is an older album but I was looking for something else in my cd racks and I came across it and thought, 'Huh, I haven't listened to that in awhile.' You know what's weird? It seems like every time I rediscover an album, I get obsessed with a different song. I've never given the last track, 'Twenty-Four', much thought before but this time around I keep playing it over and over. Does that happen to anyone else when they rediscover an old album?

5. Just save yourself the desperate addiction and don't download Bejeweled Blitz. Because it's so awesome and you will end up playing it for like three hours a day until every time you close your eyes, you'll just see jewels behind your eyelids. It's crazy fun and crazy addictive and I currently hold a high score of 160,000ish, which is a hella lot of points to get in 60 seconds.

6. Uh, 'More Than Friends, Less Than Lovers' is the Doug Ross/John Carter fic I pointed out in my anniversary post. Yeah, it'll always hold a place in my heart for nostalgia purposes for sure, but I am glad I finally ventured out in the world to find more slash than just this. Weird thing though, there seemed to be a new chapter from when I last read it, so the way I always thought the series ended, is not the way it actually ended. I think I liked the original ending better.

In other news, here is a really awesome article by the lady who plays Meredith on The Office about the series coming to a close. A good read for any Office fan!
 
 
 
lanie: blah dayprincesslanie on May 18th, 2013 12:06 am (UTC)
1. What was the last book you read? - Don't Ask, Don't Tell by Sean Michael
2. What was the last TV show you watched? - Monumental Mysteries
3. What was the last movie you watched? - The Italian Job
4. What was the last album you listened to? - when the sun goes down by kenny chesney
5. What was the last video game you played? -
Bonus Round: What was the last fanfic you read? - It Begins in the Blood by kelleigh

Edited at 2013-05-18 12:06 am (UTC)
dodger_sister: readingdodger_sister on May 21st, 2013 03:08 am (UTC)
Don't Ask, Don't Tell by Sean Michael

I'm assuming it's an m/m romance or m/m-themed drama. Was it any good?

Monumental Mysteries

Reality show? History Channel?

The Italian Job

Why am I thinking this had Edward Norton in it?

You didn't answer the video game one. Have you not played any ever?

It Begins in the Blood by kelleigh

Details! Should I read it?

edited because I pressed 'send' to fast.

Edited at 2013-05-21 03:11 am (UTC)
lanie: solider loveprincesslanie on May 21st, 2013 01:27 pm (UTC)
anything by him rocks :) all his stoires are a lot of love with a LOT more drama. i have a bunch if you want i can send some pdf's

http://www.seanmichaelwrites.com/

it's a show that gives you a lesser known story behind monuments. he has another mysteries at the museums, i never got into it but it's all about the stories behind how the items got into the museum, he goes all over to different places. travel channel

http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/monumental-mysteries

http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/mysteries-at-the-museum

it did lol edward was the bad guy. marky mark, Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland, seth green, jason statham.

it was a remake from 69 that had Michael Caine in it.

video games i used to play a bit i loved zelda on my super nintendo how old am i lol. i got a wii and i play a bit of mario that came with it. it's hard for me to play because of my hands

yes you should go read it :) it's a vampire love story :)
1st IT BEGINS IN THE BLOOD
2nd PAINT OVER EVERYTHING MUNDANE
3rd ENGAGE THE NIGHT

http://kelleigh.livejournal.com/tag/richardson%20vampires

i hit the send button to soon as well

Edited at 2013-05-22 12:44 am (UTC)
dodger_sister: cartoondodger_sister on May 23rd, 2013 12:54 am (UTC)
i have a bunch if you want i can send some pdf's

Those sound very interesting! I'm going to hold off on the pdfs for the moment because I seriously just looked at my 'borrowed books' shelf and it is ridiculous. I have eight books from my brother alone. But I'll probably hit you up when I make some headway on my stack and am looking for something different to try. Thanks!

it did lol edward was the bad guy. marky mark, Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland, seth green, jason statham.

Seth Green! That's why it sounded familiar to me. I always get it confused with another movie that came out around the same time and had Sean William Scott in it and looked kinda the same. I'm guessing the Michael Caine original was probably better because everything Michael Caine does is better! lol

video games i used to play a bit i loved zelda on my super nintendo how old am i lol. i got a wii and i play a bit of mario that came with it. it's hard for me to play because of my hands

The Wii is hard for me because of my neck/shoulder but I still love it and am addicted. Man, we had the original Nintendo with the Duck Hunt/Mario Bros pack and the original Sega with Sonic the Hedgehog. My older brother was a huge Zelda geek. Before that we had a Coleco Vision with Donkey Kong - that's old school! You should try some of the sports packages for the Wii - you don't have to push buttons as much, it's more about arm movement, so it might be easier. I have three different video game consoles - original Nintendo, X-Box & a Wii - and yet I keep playing Bejeweled Blitz on my IPad. lol

yes you should go read it :) it's a vampire love story :)

Excellent! Thanks for the rec!
lanie: kidsprincesslanie on May 23rd, 2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
i still have my Intellivision from when i was in high school lol. then i didn't get any til my kids so i got Nintendo, then a boyfirnd got me Super NES. i did play til about 4 years ago when ever i could. i'll look in to the wii games you said thanks.

i have the Intellivision, Nintendo, Super NES with loads of games and my wii with 1 game lol
dodger_sister: cartoondodger_sister on May 29th, 2013 07:09 pm (UTC)
Okay, I had to look up what an Intellivision is! I'd never heard of that before. Was it like the kind of system you would play Pong on?
lanie: kidsprincesslanie on May 30th, 2013 02:02 am (UTC)
more of less Atari had pong. Intellivision had some games like that but then had donkey kong, burgertime, frogger
dodger_sister: cartoondodger_sister on May 30th, 2013 07:39 pm (UTC)
Burgertime! Our doctor office had that when we were kids and I loved it! It was one of the arcade style games that was like a table that you had to sit at - really old school.