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02 December 2012 @ 07:58 pm
A Little Bit Venty, A Little Bit Awesome-Roll.  
My sister went to Chicago this weekend to visit with hiyacynth and Munchy P. That kid is growing so damn fast - he looks like a whole little man-person now.


Somehow the same thing happens every time my sister goes out of town. My mom invites herself over to watch a movie or have dinner or something. As if, with my sister gone, I couldn’t possibly have plans. Listen, Mom, you can’t call me on a Friday and just assume I don’t have plans for the next day. Also, just because my sister is out of town, does not mean I am sitting at home all alone with nothing to do. Also, you can’t invite yourself over after I tell you I have plans already and you can’t invite yourself to hang out with me and my friends. It all makes me feel like an angry teenager all over again.

On top of which, my mom wanted to loan me this book about Tolkien’s work. She tells me that I only want to read the last chapter though because it is about the movies. When I asked about the rest of the book, she says that I don’t want to read those because the other chapters are about his books. I’ve never read the Similarion, but I’ve read The Hobbit, LotR and the Lost Tales. Yet she reiterated at least four times that I should only read the last chapter, while my sister should read the whole book. Apparently my mother thinks I am too stupid to be interested in an analysis of Tolkien’s work.

Also, she kept telling me how the LotR movies turned Tolkien into a cultural phenomenon. Did my mother not live through the 60s? Yes, the movies were a phenomenon in their own right and they revitalized an interest in his work, but it’s not like Tolkien’s work really needed the boost. How was she in her teens/twenties during the 60s and she doesn’t know this?

In much better news, The BFF came down for the weekend and we got to finally watch Step Up Revolution. As far as the Step Up movies go, story-wise I think it may have been the worst. Though Eddie was a total hottie - The BFF pointed out how he looked like a cross between Josh Hutcherson and Scott Caan, so you see my attraction. But the dancing was the BEST of all the movies by far. The end scene alone was mind-blowing, plus they took a time-out for some nice contemporary dancing that was refreshing in the face of all the club dancing. Then we watched some first season SPN - Asylum and Scarecrow. It was like a cleansing for my soul. Seriously, I feel revitalized after some S1 SPN. Dean was fucking shining and Sam was so wee (yes, at 6’4) and everything is wonderful and beautiful in first season. I long for such a simple time again.

How were your weekends?
 
 
 
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 3rd, 2012 01:03 am (UTC)
I've said it before and I'll say it again: I don't know how you manage to avoid punching your mom, or at least screaming curses in her face. Your restraint is amazing. On ALL counts. (Take away her key and you and your friends can hide behind the couch with the lights off. Or something. Yay, maturity!)

GOD, I MISS SEASON 1 SPN LIKE BURNING! ALL I WANT ARE MOW EPISODES. NOTHING ELSE WILL DO.

dodger_sister: supernaturaldodger_sister on December 5th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
Well, 34 years and I haven't pucnhed her in the face yet. /sigh/ That whole 'I have no life thing' is such a touchy subject for me because I get it from all kinds of people. It seems to be this widely accepted thought, especially in the family for some reason, that I have no friends or that I never leave the house. If I mention to my grandma that I am having dinner with a friend or something, she always says, "Oh, that is so nice of someone to come take you out," as if the person is doing some sort of charity by hanging out with me. Idk where this idea came from that I am some sort of hermit. Disabled doesn't mean dead. Ergh.

(Take away her key and you and your friends can hide behind the couch with the lights off. Or something. Yay, maturity!)

I like this plan! Thankfully since she moved into the neighborhood she has been mostly good about calling before she comes over - I am not a fan of the pop-in.

GOD, I MISS SEASON 1 SPN LIKE BURNING! ALL I WANT ARE MOW EPISODES. NOTHING ELSE WILL DO.

IKR? UGH. Why do I keep watching? I am one of those people that lives under the delusion that there were only and will ever be FIVE seasons of SPN and that is it! Period. Just like there were only seven seasons of The X-Files, end of story. I liked all the stuff with the angels (you know I'm a Cas!girl all the wya) but eventually it's like, enough with your blahblahblah - most of it doesn't go anywhere anyways.

I am all about the MoW eps. Even back in the X-Files - alien conspiracy blahblah, just give me a good old fashioned liver eating mutant anyday.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 6th, 2012 02:04 am (UTC)
I think tonight's episode might be better. But you know, I can't count on that. It's sad.
dodger_sister: supernaturaldodger_sister on December 7th, 2012 12:13 am (UTC)
I think tonight's episode might be better. But you know, I can't count on that. It's sad.

Oh, I haven't even watched last week's episode yet. I just can't bring myself to ruin the good feeling I got from watching those season one episodes last weekend. Even though I know Cas is in that episode and he and Dean like interact with each other and I will enjoy that (at this point, it is the only thing I am watching for - well, that and the sound of the Impala's engine purring and Jensen' beautiful shining face).

I suppose I'll have to get caught up at some point.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 7th, 2012 01:53 am (UTC)
Okay, I just want you to know that last night's epiode was AWESOME. Then again, I love Benny so far, and I'm pretty much over Cas, so even if the episode hadn't been so excellent (more Winchester brotherly wangst all over the place), I would have been excited from the get go. I know you love Cas, but I've seriously had WAY MORE than enough of him. I liked the first season he was around the best for good times with angelcakes.

If it's the Impala and Jensen, I do not feel bad at all telling you that there's a GREAT whip-the-Impala-into-a-screeching-U-turn moment. And you should watch it. :)
dodger_sister: supernaturaldodger_sister on December 11th, 2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
The Impala moment in the Benny ep was SUPERB, yes indeed.

We've talked about how I don't like Benny, haven't we? But I take that back in that, I do actually like Benny - at least in the episode with his pirate girlfriend, I felt for him. But I feel like they are really forcing the brotherly bond between him and Dean on us, without really showing it to us. Show, don't tell! I think if they had left Dean in Purgatory for four or five episodes and let us see him and Benny and how Benny was all he had and all the things that they went through together (that they keep telling us about even though we haven't really seen much of it) I would be buying that whole thing more and would probably be all about Benny. As it is, I feel like they are just using Benny to push Sam and Dean apart.

I really actually got into Benny right at the moment in the last ep though when I thought he was going to let the hunter behead him rather than put more people in danger. Of course, they backed out of that at the last second and now I am bored again.

Honestly, the moment in the Cas episode where he and Dean had their talk? If the rest of the season was just comprised of that scene run over and over again on a loop (sometimes in slow motion) I would be happy. They could throw in some Impala porn once in awhile too, that'd be cool.

See, this is why I never talk about SPN anymore. /sigh/
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 12th, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
We have talked about Benny, and yeah, I can agree with the problem with showing instead of telling. And with the problems between Sam and Dean (which are pretty much the same as the problems between Dean and Sam regarding brown-haired Ruby (whom I never liked nearly as much as blonde Ruby)).

My eyes were tearing up just like Benny's there for a moment... but really, had I been writing that episode? His DAUGHTER would have axed the hunter instead. Somehow.

I did like Cas feeling that he didn't deserve redemption. That was cool.
dodger_sister: supernaturaldodger_sister on December 16th, 2012 09:39 pm (UTC)
but really, had I been writing that episode? His DAUGHTER would have axed the hunter instead. Somehow.

I thought that's what was going to happen! When they cut away right after the girl screams, instead of showing the shot of Benny's head rolling across the floor (SPN does like a good head-roll shot after all), I thought it was kind of a strange cut. And then I thought, "Omg, she killed the hunter dude!" Even when Dean rolled up and she was siting there covered in blood, I thought, "Dean expects to go in and find Benny dead but you wait, he's about to find Hunter Dude dead and he'll think Benny did it, but it'll turn out that the chick did it."

Of course none of that happened and I got bored again real quick...but that's where I thought they were going with it as well.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 17th, 2012 12:02 am (UTC)
It was a good episode - but could have been SO MUCH BETTER.

I didn't even watch the mid-season finale yet, and usually I'm all, gimme the Wednesday SpN! But I was so unexcited about it that we had a friend over and watched Bourne Legacy (OMYGOD!) instead.
dodger_sister: supernaturaldodger_sister on December 17th, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
The Benny episode was the mid-season finale. Arrow was on the next week but SPN was not.

BOURNE LEGACY!! Jeremy Renner Fuck Yeah. Besides the hotness factor (of both Jeremy and Rachel) and the amazing chemistry between them...I thought it was a really good movie and it tied together nicely with the original. My only complaint was that the damn motorcycle chase scene went on for just a little bit too long for my interest. But holy fuck, that scene when she is like tending to him when he is injured/sick - ohgodyes.

What were we talking about?
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 17th, 2012 02:21 am (UTC)
Jeremy Fucking Renner, Woman!
Deni: What can I say...?denig37 on December 3rd, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
Weird mom is weird...but at least she cares? (in her own weird way) O.o

I have a lovely racist grandma who likes to tell me to get a boyfriend and have kids...one of her favourite actors is Eddie Murphy...Just thought I would tell you that I have weird family memebers too :-D

dodger_sister: thinkingdodger_sister on December 5th, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
I think my mom's thing is just like, 'she wants to come over and watch a movie - how can I not possibly have time to do what she wants to do?' You know, you would think after 34 years, I would know to expect these things. /shakes head/

I have a lovely racist grandma who likes to tell me to get a boyfriend and have kids...one of her favourite actors is Eddie Murphy...Just thought I would tell you that I have weird family memebers too :-D

I love the irony that your grandma is racist and her favorite comedian is a guy who makes shitloads of money telling jokes about what it is like to be black. And ugh, people who keep bugging you to get married and have kids - Idk what's worse; saying that kind of shit to someone who actually has NO desire to get married or have kids, or saying it to someone who deseparetly wants to be married and have kids and is depressingly having no luck in the dating area.

Yep, we all have crazy families, that is true. 8)
Deni: Pagan Magicdenig37 on December 5th, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
*nods*

In Dean Winchester's words. "Demons I get, people are crazy!"

BTW don't forget to PM (or leave comment here http://denig37.livejournal.com/75873.html ) me your adress, I want to send you a card :-D
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dodger_sister: thinkingdodger_sister on December 5th, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It's just been a long 'mom week'. (she called 6 times on Monday - not even kidding).

I did have fun with The BFF, yes! <3
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on December 4th, 2012 05:25 am (UTC)
Agree! It was a stupid, stupid movie but I loved the dancing. Funny thing, though, I went back to watch the dancing scenes a second time and they didn't hold my interest. I think the novelty of the "mob" approach made it interesting the first time around but the choreography wasn't that special.
dodger_sister: dancedodger_sister on December 5th, 2012 09:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, all the Step Up movies are stupid, that's half the fun! But this one seemed to particularly have a slap-pasted script to go with it, yes?

watch the dancing scenes a second time and they didn't hold my interest. I think the novelty of the "mob" approach made it interesting the first time around but the choreography wasn't that special.

I can see that as as being true - everything was very 'big' and 'over-the-top' which was visually stunning but yeah, maybe wouldn't hold up so well.

The end scene for #2 was interesting and very cool in that it was all done in the rain and #3 had the LED glow in the dark thing going for it , but #4 just had that 'big grand' thing going on that I enjoyed because my eye never knew where to look (hi, yes, distracted by shiny things). Now I just wish someone would put out a DVD with all the dance scenes from all the movies, so I could just watch the dance sequences and skip the rest of the blahblahblah. ;)