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13 February 2011 @ 11:05 pm
A Birthday, A Sean Bean Wallpaper and A Movie Trailer...  
It is afra_schatz's birthday today! (for another hour at least). I hope it was wonderful and full of awesome! I'm going to pretend you spent it at a nice lakeside summer home with Bean and Orli, k?

Here, have a Sean Bean wallpaper I made back in the day.





Also, anyone else seen the new "X-Men: First Class" movie trailer? On the one hand, I am so happy they cast James McAvoy. On the other hand, wow they are tackling a big thing here, with the origins of two powerful and popular characters such as Xavier and Magneto. Still, this trailer looks promising and if it is just X-Men being awesome in general, then I am so down with that. Also, the slash potential is always high with these two, so that's a yay! What do you think?

Oh, you can see it here - X-Men: First Class

That is all.
 
 
 
afra_schatzafra_schatz on February 14th, 2011 06:37 am (UTC)
Ahhh, thank you so much! And I LOVE the beach house idea :)!!
dodger_sister: happydodger_sister on February 15th, 2011 05:02 am (UTC)
Hope the birthday was awesome, bb. And you know I will be visiting you at your beach house with the boys this summer! :)
wolfrider89wolfrider89 on February 14th, 2011 08:38 am (UTC)
I'm bouncy about the trailer, even if I spotted so many strange things. (like Emma. What is Emma doing there? Aren't they connecting the movies at all?) Still. Excited!

And I love that aythia's reaction to it was: "Can we slash them?" :D
dodger_sister: the x-mendodger_sister on February 15th, 2011 05:42 am (UTC)
I know, there were a few things that made me say "WTF" too, like Emma - but the casting looks good, so I will try to reserve judgement. I didn't hate the Wolverine movie as much as some people did - but nothing has been as good as the first two X movies. It looks full of actiony goodness though, doesn't it?!

And I love that aythia's reaction to it was: "Can we slash them?" :D

Haha - you know, Xavier/Erik really gives Logan/Scott a run for their money as the most slashable superheros ever.
wolfrider89wolfrider89 on February 15th, 2011 07:05 am (UTC)
I will try to reserve judgement.
Yeah, I will do the same. And if nothing else, I love trying to spot as many X characters as possible in the little cameos they have. :P

Professor X and Magneto were never my favorite characters, but it's not like I hate them or anything. :) And they are VERY slashable. :P

Love your icon! Now I want to watch X1&2!
dodger_sister: pyrododger_sister on February 15th, 2011 07:37 pm (UTC)
I love trying to spot as many X characters as possible in the little cameos they have.

In that scene where Mystique is downloading the mutant names from the computer in X2 - I froze the screen and tried to see how many mutants I could recognize. Then I got my sister a character guide to The X-Men and they have a whole section for the movies.

I do kind of find Xavier boring at times - but his frenemy status with Erik is so well depicted, I kind of love it. And I find Magneto to be a bad-ass, which you know I have a thing for. ;) My fav X-Men characters are Wolverine, Pyro, Gambit and Storm. I also really like Rogue, Toad, Mystique, Colossus and Calisto.

Love your icon!

Thanks! I just went over to iconzicons and grabbed a few because my superhero icons were sorely lacking. I love that whole scene in X2 - with the soldiers coming in, and Iceman and Wolverine in the kitchen, and then Pete carrying that kid (I have a thing about guys who can carry people!) and then Bobby has to go after Rogue, so John has to go after Bobby (What? I threesome slash those kids) and then Pete is all, "I can help you." and Logan is all, "Help them." in his growly voice and then runs off and goes berserker on the soldiers...yeah, maybe I need to rewatch that too. lol

PS: This is my Pyro icon - those are his bedroom eyes. Though I'm pretty sure he is looking at Magneto here. ;)

Edited at 2011-02-15 07:39 pm (UTC)
wolfrider89wolfrider89 on February 16th, 2011 10:32 am (UTC)
In that scene where Mystique is downloading the mutant names from the computer in X2 - I froze the screen and tried to see how many mutants I could recognize.

I did the exact same thing! Well, I must admit I didn't do it the first time I watched the movie, because I hadn't read the comics then. *shame* But then I started in on Essential X-Men (those albums are made of win, it's how I first got into comics) and got totally swallowed by the whole thing, so when I watched it the next time like a year later, I got all the referneces and stuff. It's awesome when you can go "hey, that kid that just ran past, is that...?" :D

I do kind of find Xavier boring at times

Me too. And Magneto coming back all the time is a bit annoying, but he is the X-Men's no. 1 villain, so I do have a soft spot for him.

My fav X-Men characters are Wolverine, Pyro, Gambit and Storm. I also really like Rogue, Toad, Mystique, Colossus and Calisto.

I approve of this list! Mine are Wolverine (God, how I love him), Gambit, ROUGUE, Storm, Colossus, and Kitty (sometimes). And I think I forgot someone, but oh well. :P

Oh, my, so many awesome icons! If I wasn't on the school network, I'd probably already be the proud owner of a lot of them. (this internet is SLOW. Could it load them already?)

(What? I threesome slash those kids)

Aaaand now I'm not gonna be able to NOT threesome slash those kids. I like it! :D

Gah, OK, now I HAVE to rewatch X2. Free time, where are you?!

Mmmm, Pyro with bedroom eyes...
dodger_sister: the x-mendodger_sister on February 16th, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
Are you a Kitty/Pete person? I could never quite get onboard with that pairing because I read this awesome Calisto/Colossus short story in one of my X-Men books once and since then I am all about Calisto/Colossus.

Though I do like Kitty. And JUBILEE, I forgot to say Jubilee - omg, it is when my trenchcoat obsession started, when I was like 10 and discovered Jubilee!

Also, I heard what pairing they did with Pete in the recent comics - and it is awesome, but I don't know if you want to know - I don't want to spoil you.

When you get a chance to watch X2 again, take note of John & Marie & Bobby. It's very much laced with John's jealousy - he's such an angry young man - why do I find that attractive? I see definite John/Bobby there, though at the same time I very much see them as brothers. Ah well, incest for the win? But Bobby and Marie are so into each other - the logical conclusion is Threesomes Solve Everything!
wolfrider89: X Roguewolfrider89 on February 16th, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
Are you a Kitty/Pete person?
I am, yes. Especially after Astonishing X-Men, but even before that it was the first pairing that I really rooted for.

OMG, Jubilee! Yes, plz, I love her! Kitty is awesome in the comics and not so awesome in the movies.

Also, I heard what pairing they did with Pete in the recent comics - and it is awesome, but I don't know if you want to know - I don't want to spoil you.
I appreciate it. I'm so damn slow with catching up, I have no idea what's happened in the last... three years or something. :S

I will do that! I love John in the movies, so keeping an extra eye on him will not be a hassle. ;)

the logical conclusion is Threesomes Solve Everything!
I very much approve of that solution!
ranua: riley's watchingranua on February 14th, 2011 12:01 pm (UTC)
oh hell yeah! that trailer looks amazing. (I am ignoring lots of wierd things tho, Emma, Pixie, just gonna have to do lots of hand-wavey and enjoy it for what it is) And really, since Xavier and Erik are so intertwined in the early years of the x-men you'd have to have their origin stories in the same movie.

At the comic shop I work, someone said an Xaiver/Erik movie would be two hours of them playing chess and verbal sparing. This looks better.
dodger_sister: pyrododger_sister on February 15th, 2011 05:50 am (UTC)
I know, the Emma thing has made me wary. Wait - who is Pixie? OMG, am I failing as a nerd right now? lol I was excited to see Mystique though - she is a bamf.

Yeah, if you are doing the origin of Xavier or Erik, you have to do the other - everything about their lives are intertwined with each other - past and present.

someone said an Xaiver/Erik movie would be two hours of them playing chess and verbal sparing.

a) I love that you used the '/' sign in there.
b) I would watch that movie because their verbal sparing is awesome and sexy. That scene at the end of X1 in the prison - homg.
ranuaranua on February 15th, 2011 11:50 am (UTC)
*grins*

Pixie is the one with wings and I was under the impression she was a new character that came to Xaiver's before the House of M thing, but she's on the kid's team, not the regular team. Well, she was, with all the mutant deaths over the last couple big events I think they're all on the main team now.
dodger_sister: the x-mendodger_sister on February 15th, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
Haha - okay, well I feel better that I didn't know who Pixie was then. I really need to make a trip to the comic book store and get some new stuff. I don't think I've had any new X-Men stuff since 2000. I did manage to finish my Robin miniseries collection though.
ranuaranua on February 16th, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)
If you do pick up new X-Men stuff, be sure to get in chronological order, there have been big shake-ups in the universe in the last few years. The death toll has been huge with some big names going down.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on February 14th, 2011 12:21 pm (UTC)
I'm bothered that they seem to be including Emma in it, after she was a teen in Origins... but I guess I should just give up on expecting anything like continuity from the X-men movie franchise, hm?
dodger_sister: the x-mendodger_sister on February 15th, 2011 05:56 am (UTC)
I know - I get that there are multi-universes and sub-verses in the comics, so when they aren't true to the comics, I don't get all upset. But when they can't even have continuity within their own franchise, what's that? But I am excited about the casting of James McAvoy, so hopefully it won't suck. That was just the first trailer released - maybe the next one will show more.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on February 15th, 2011 12:27 pm (UTC)
We can hope!

I definitely recognized the floating submarine from the comics!
flawed_x_designflawed_x_design on February 14th, 2011 12:51 pm (UTC)
I excited for the movie. The trailer isn't exceptional but I don't know much about Xavier and Magneto's past so it'll be interesting. I really hope Storme is in it!! I love Storme!
dodger_sister: pyrododger_sister on February 15th, 2011 06:02 am (UTC)
Xavier and Magneto have such an intertwined past - they have the most complex relationship, it's fascinating. I hope they do some good action in the movie, but I also hope they do the relationship justice.

You know, I didn't see Storm in the trailer - but I saw Beast, which gives me hope that Storm may make an appearance. I have such a crush on her since I was like nine - I always played her in the role playing game my brother had. In the picture on her playing card, she had a mohawk and I swear that is where my mohawk kink started. lol
flawed_x_designflawed_x_design on February 15th, 2011 07:27 am (UTC)
Dammnit, I spelt it Storm at first and then for some random reason decided it was spelt Storme (probably because I have a friend who's name is Storme with an e - I totally fangirled over her name when I met her haha)
She better make an appearance! She's always been one of my all-time favourite X-men. I'm not really sure why she's my favourite, she's just awesome, and out of all the X-men's powers I've always said I'd choose hers.
LOL I don't think I've seen her with a mohawk :O *google images* LOL
dodger_sister: the x-mendodger_sister on February 15th, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
You have a friend whose name is Storme? That's awesome.

Storm is just bad-ass. I love the internal struggle she has with trying to keep her powers in check and then when she finally lets loose - it's just like, well, a tornado. Plus, she's sexy and she isn't always funny or witty, so when she does crack some dry humor, it is awesome. Plus I love her various relationships with the different X-men, she has such interesting ways she relates to each of them.

I tried to find a image similar to the one from my role playing game (yes it had 8 sided dice, shut it! lol) It was the tall white mohawk, the black leather, the black flowing cape, the boots, the white eyes - and I was in love from a cartoon picture. :)
flawed_x_design: suits. mmm....flawed_x_design on February 17th, 2011 07:52 am (UTC)
Exactly! I agree. She is totally sexy and badass even though she isn't known for being particularly sexy or funny.
She's also really respected and a source of wisdom and guidance for the other X-men.

Wow. yeah I found the picture 8)
Dw, the number of crushes I've had on a cartoon character :S

(ps - 8 sided dice? totally hardcore there....>.>)