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11 March 2013 @ 10:49 pm
Comes With A Warning.  
I’m just going to rant for a minute.

TV, stop showing me previews for World War Z! Ugh. Because I’m always like, ‘Oh my, what is this?!” all excited and then I realize, “Oh right, it’s Hollywood crapping all over the greatest zombie book ever written!” /screams at the sky/


Look, if they had just made a movie about a zombie apocalypse where Brad Pitt is the only one who can save us and they had named it, “World of The Dead,” or something, I would be like, “Want! Want! Want!” But instead they made a movie about a zombie apocalypse where Brad Pitt is the only one who can save us and they named it World War Z, which is not even what that book is about!

WWZ needed to be a mini-series, first of all, from someone like HBO or AMC or something. It needed to have the journalist going from location to location over the course of several years to meet his subjects and interview them. This would show us what the world has become post-zombie apocalypse - (I would have especially liked to see the city in the trees). Then once he arrives at said location, he gets into the interview, at which point it jumps back to the date in question and we get to see all the action. (Because you obviously can’t have a whole miniseries with just a guy sitting around talking to people). That’s what they should have done.

What they have screwed up here are the best things about World War Z; the humanity, the perseverance, the ordinary man finding ways to survive, the way mankind finds a way. It’s suppose to make ordinary people like you and me think we stand a chance. Because we rise up. No one man saves us. We save ourselves.

That’s what World War Z the book was. That’s what the movie should be. And it’s really pissing me off because I want to see Brad Pitt save the world from zombies! Why couldn’t they have just named the movie something else? (and also given us that WWZ mini-series, because I wants it!)

Okay, rant over.

Since we’re here, my mother really needs a journal or to learn to use her Facebook or something, because seriously, just…she needs somewhere to post jokes and talk about movies she just watched, instead of calling me three times a day for every little thing. You all know how much I dislike Facebook, so it is bad if I want her to learn to use that shit. Also, people who recognize that I have struggled for three years to stay clean and sober are allowed to make jokes to me about drug use - my sister, The BFF, any of you lovely people. But someone who keeps calling me to ask if I have any Vicadin she can borrow, are not allowed to make jokes of that nature to me.

Uh, yeah, Awesome Time of Month - it comes with a warning. Although I did pretty well watching Jim & Pam’s wedding, considering it is Day One for me. I only cried the normal amount that I do when watching Jim & Pam’s wedding, so there is that.
 
 
 
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on March 12th, 2013 05:28 am (UTC)
I haven't seen the preview yet, but if that is what Hollywood has done to that marvelous book, then I completely agree with every word you wrote!!!! Damn.
dodger_sister: zombiedodger_sister on March 14th, 2013 12:18 am (UTC)
The preview on TV basically just shows Brad Pitt and his family running from an onslaught of zombies. You have to watch the extended preview to find out that the whole thing is about Brad Pitt saving us all. Here it is.

Which is just stupid. When I heard Brad was cast as the lead, I thought he was going to play the journalist who conducts the interviews, but that is not it at all.

So, now you can be pissed off with me. I wish Max Brooks has tried pitching that book out as a miniseries somewhere instead of selling out to the first person who came knocking. And it's too bad, cuz in general, I would be all over a movie where Brad Pitt saves us from zombies (as an action zombie movie, it looks quite exciting) - but I just can't bring myself to go see it now, just on prinicipale.
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on March 16th, 2013 04:55 pm (UTC)
Well, I watched it and you are definitely correct, this is not the book. It definitely should have been a miniseries (preferably shot as a documentary), but I likely will watch it. I'm just going to pretend REALLY HARD that it is not called World War z.

Also, I just read in Entertainment Weekly that the documentary, How to Survive a Plague, is going to be turned into a miniseries, which is a little odd since it just came out in 2012. But perhaps it means that someone else can get the rights to the book after the movie has come and gone and they can do something better with it.



Edited at 2013-03-16 04:56 pm (UTC)
dodger_sister: zombiedodger_sister on March 19th, 2013 08:34 pm (UTC)
I will probably end up watching World War Z at some point too, when it becomes available through Netflix maybe, because I watch pretty much every zombie movie, but I certainly won't give them my money in the theater!!! And I'll probably still be pissy about all of this for a long while, even if I end up liking the movie!

How to Survive a Plague - what is this? Netflix keeps recommending it to me and I have never even heard of it before!

But perhaps it means that someone else can get the rights to the book after the movie has come and gone and they can do something better with it.

I will hold out hope to the bitter end!
Jojo: Stock ⇒ Woman [coffee]jojothecr on March 12th, 2013 10:44 am (UTC)
World War Z
I don't even know what that is. lol. Not a fan of Zombies, I think. I prefer them dead... Ehm, I mean... not walking.

Awesome Time of Month
Welcome to the club. *hugs* I don't really cry at this time, I'm too dosed on painkillers for that. Still can't wait for it to be over. *offers a package of Kleenex*

dodger_sister: zombiedodger_sister on March 14th, 2013 12:23 am (UTC)
Huh, I'm trying to remember if I knew you were not a fan of zombies or not. Now just zombies or all horror movies?

I prefer them dead... Ehm, I mean... not walking.

LOL Not the walking dead, just dead? ;)

Awesome Time of Month sucks and should be outlawed! We have all these politicans in America running around trying to regulate women's bodies and I just wish they would do something useful with their time and find a way to make this bullshit stop every damn month!

I don't really cry at this time, I'm too dosed on painkillers for that.

Lord, I wish. I can't remember if I use to be this easily moved to tears but I don't think I was, back when I had all the drugs in the world to get me through it. Now it's just me, my heating pad and the very ccassional Ibuprofen.
Jojo: Stock ⇒ Woman [coffee]jojothecr on March 14th, 2013 12:39 am (UTC)
I LOVE horrors! Just not the popular ones, you know? So when everyone's watching vampire horrors, I'm not. When there are zombies everywhere, I'm looking elsewhere. I like the original, Romero's movies, or eg. 28 Days Later, otherwise... not much.

Yes! How 'bout that. I'm not really planning to have kids, but I'm starting to change my mind, because everyone tells me that it gets better then.

Ibuprofen is my BFF. Seriously, I wouldn't survive this week without it. And I'm just thankful that I can take these pills, because for example my mom is allergic to practically everything, and can't take them.
dodger_sister: zombiedodger_sister on March 14th, 2013 12:57 am (UTC)
I am a big fan of 28 Days Later! Scary as fuck! And anything Romero does. The original Night of The Living Dead basically changed the world of horror movies as we know it. I went thrpugh a 'cult classic' stage of horror films too - the Return of the Living Dead is the best cult zombie film. I recommend Zombieland, if you ever feel in the mood to try more zombies, because it is not only zombies but also humor and some very good emotions throughout. Also, the best vampire movies; Lost Boys & 30 Days of Night.

I'm not really planning to have kids, but I'm starting to change my mind, because everyone tells me that it gets better then.

lol Well that'd be something to tell your kid when she asks, "Mommy, why did you decide to have me?" ;) I actually really want kids a lot, but have chosen not to because of my health issues, so the period kicking in every month is kind of like an extra slap in the face on top of it all, you know.
Jojo: Stock ⇒ Woman [coffee]jojothecr on March 14th, 2013 01:13 am (UTC)
*headdesk* How could I forget about Josh?! Damn, he was good. 30 Days of Night is sooo depressing, though. Not just the very un-happy ending, but also the darkness all around. Mostly that, actually. Lost Boys sounds familiar, but I don't now...

"Mommy, why did you decide to have me?"
"To get rid of the awful pain, baby. Just for that." XD

That sucks, I'm sorry.

Well, you have your health issues, I have mine mental health issues. So I guess we're both stuck with this wonderful 'gift'. Shame that men will never know what they're missing.
dodger_sister: vampiresdodger_sister on March 14th, 2013 01:21 am (UTC)
30 days of Night is so good but so dark. Not for the faint of heart at all and just, damn, be prepared to walk away in a heavy mood, you know. My sister is a huge Josh fan, so we went to see it at the theater and I don't think I have ever been that scared in the theater before.

Lost Boys was actually an 80s movies but it is a classic vampire film, so you should def watch it. Two teenage brothers move to a new town that has a secret underground vampire population. One of the brothers gets bitten and they have to figure out how to stop him from changing into a vampire. Keifer Sutherland plays the head of the vampire pack and there is also a kickass grandpa character and a couple of comic book loving rebel boys!

PS: Reading the description of Lost Boys back to myself and I suddenly thought, "Huh. I wonder if anyone has ever written a SPN fic for that? The age difference between the brothers is even the same as Sam n Dean!"

Edited at 2013-03-14 01:28 am (UTC)
Jojo: Stock ⇒ Woman [coffee]jojothecr on March 15th, 2013 12:12 pm (UTC)
Really? I didn't find it that scary. But then again, I haven't seen it for a while.

Huh. I wonder if anyone has ever written a SPN fic for that?
No idea. I'm not really a fan of these fics, though, I prefer originals, so it's probable I simply missed that. ;)
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 12th, 2013 11:45 am (UTC)
Totally with you on the WWZ rantyness of ranting. A miniseries would KICK ASS! I wonder if the author sold the rights, retained them, rented them, or what?

Oh, honey. *hugs* We can keep hoping Mom'll figure it out, right? *hugs*
dodger_sister: zombiedodger_sister on March 14th, 2013 12:28 am (UTC)
A miniseries would KICK ASS!

RIGHT?! I wish I had a phoneline directly to Hollywood so they could have all my awesome ideas! I've been waiting for that miniseries since I first read the book, so imagine my disappointment over this stupid ass movie. (which actually looks like a fun movie but is NOT World War Z!)

I wonder if the author sold the rights, retained them, rented them, or what?

I wonder too, because if he retained the rights, he could still make the mini-series someday, right? One can only hope.

We can keep hoping Mom'll figure it out, right?

Thanks. /sigh/ I don't hold out much hope on that, for her to either get a clue about my life or to figure out how her computer works. She still uses a word processor for crying out loud!
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 14th, 2013 01:00 am (UTC)
The mini-series must happen! Each interview could be a 15-30 minute segment, and we could get two to four of them per episode.

Make it happen, Dodge! MAKE IT HAPPEN! :)

Hey, I use a word processing program to get all of my stuff done (not that there's been much lately, but still). And I hand-code my html for LJ, too. Or are you talking about some machine that only does WP and has no internet capability? I'm not sure what you mean by "uses a word processer."
dodger_sister: geeksdodger_sister on March 14th, 2013 01:16 am (UTC)
Make it happen, Dodge! MAKE IT HAPPEN! :)

Yeah, I'll get right on that! (though Max Brooks does seem like the kind of guy who would succumb under the pressure of a letter writing campaign).

Hey, I use a word processing program to get all of my stuff done (not that there's been much lately, but still). And I hand-code my html for LJ, too. Or are you talking about some machine that only does WP and has no internet capability?

I use a Word Processor program too! I don't have Word Doc. program actually. And I html code all my LJ entries as well! (even with the new format, I still hand-code!) What I meant was, in fact, a machine that only has word processing capabilities. Do you remember, in the early 90s, how there were these machines that were more than typewriters but not quite computers? You type on it and it has a screen like a laptop where you can see what you are typing. And the documents can save to a floppy disc. Also, you can print (the printer is usually built into the machine) but that is all you can do with it (no spreadsheet, no internet, no photo program). It is basically just a fancy typewriter.

The one I had in high school looked a lot like this.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 14th, 2013 01:44 am (UTC)
Maybe a Kickstarter is needed for the tv show. :)

I know exactly the kind of machine you mean. My mom and dad had one in their in-home office. (We also had a TRS-80 III in the den. You could play Lunar Lander, but that was about it. Oh, and write BASIC programs.)
dodger_sister: geeksdodger_sister on March 14th, 2013 01:48 am (UTC)
We had a TRS-80 too!! My older brother and I programmed this complicated 'choose your own adventure' role playing game into it. No graphics, all text, but we thought we were wicked cool!
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 14th, 2013 01:55 am (UTC)
OMG, I totally did the same thing - it was a really early version of a MUDD or MOO!
dodger_sister: geeksdodger_sister on March 14th, 2013 02:00 am (UTC)
Geeks Unite! /flag waving/
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 14th, 2013 02:08 am (UTC)
Vulcan high five!
Kate: tea and a bookceitfianna on March 12th, 2013 12:49 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Yeah, this month is off to a weird start. I'm not having time of the month, but I haven't been sleeping enough and ran out of allergy meds, so ugh, just feeling a little out of it.

I hope your Mom can find a good outlet other than you. Many libraries run how to use facebook programs, she might look for one of them.
dodger_sister: motherdodger_sister on March 14th, 2013 12:31 am (UTC)
This is a bad time to run out of allergy meds, what with the weird see-sawing the weather has been doing!

Many libraries run how to use facebook programs, she might look for one of them.

I'll look into ours (and at least she has befriended the local librarian, so that helps!) but I doubt she'd do it anyways. My brother set it up for her a few years ago and showed her how to use it (and I don't have a facebook, but they can't be that hard, right? Don't you just type and click 'post'?) and she still says she can't figure it out. My dad has figured it out for crying out loud and that man didn't know how to work the VCR for three years!
Kate: fox kitsceitfianna on March 14th, 2013 12:36 am (UTC)
I got some more meds yesterday which should help but I've overslept and been slightly late to school two days in a row. I hate it and work is just being weird.

We had this alumni thing going on and some parts were nice but how few of the alums knew there was a new librarian was sad. It made clear how the administration has really done nothing to think or talk about hey, change going on in the library. Though there were many positive parts such as a great thank you from the organizer and many wonderful moments during the day, it was just odd. Also I keep feeling on the edge of sick, my stomach hurts, my temp's weird and I just don't feel like myself. Weekend soon.

Sorry for the rant, I'm debating writing up an entry but today was good but odd and I feel like so much of it is messed up in my head that I don't know.

It sounds like your mother might not want to learn, she seems pretty resistant to change.
dodger_sister: familydodger_sister on March 14th, 2013 01:04 am (UTC)
Sorry for the rant, I'm debating writing up an entry but today was good but odd and I feel like so much of it is messed up in my head that I don't know.

Rant away! It sounds like it was just a hectic day with one of those 50/50 good/bad things going on. Sometimes posting about that and sorting it all out in your head is good, but other times just sitting back and letting yourself just unwind naturally is the way to go. This sounds like one of those unwinding days to me.

It sounds like your mother might not want to learn, she seems pretty resistant to change.

Ain't that the truth. She likes to complain about how she is lonely, but she never does anything about it. The number of times I have tried to get her involved in a library book club, online book clubs, or even just a book reviewing community where she could read whatever she liked and then just chat with other readers about various things. Parents, you can't tell them nothin'!
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dodger_sister: zombiedodger_sister on March 14th, 2013 12:43 am (UTC)
i saw the commerical yesterday, but sorry to say i'm not into the zombie thing.

I like to be one of those people that is like, "I was into zombies & vampires before they were cool!" (well, I was!) The great thing about the book, which I recommend even to someone not into zombies, is that it is set years after the events of the zombie apocalypse. It is literally just a man trying to get as many accounts from people who survived, to make some sort of record for history. And it has all these great stories of triumph and survival by the common man and in an odd way, it gives you this hope for mankind, that we can withstand anything, that the ordinary man is not as ordinary as we all thought. Idk, maybe you still wouldn't like it since it does have zombie horror in the flashbacks of the interviews. But it's one of my top five books of all time, so I am obvs pissed they messed up the movie so bad.

don't answer your phone everytime, just maybe once a day. imy mom is like that calls all the time, but i try to never call my kids lol. i don't wanna be that mom lol.

I do that sometimes - if I am busy or she has just been bugging me especially much - but she does this really obnoxious thing into the answer machine where she goes, "Hello? Are you there? Pick up the phone if you are there!...Hello?...I guess you aren't there. Or you just aren't picking up the phone. I guess just call me back." It goes on and on until I am just yelling at the machine, "Just say what you need!" because she also refuses to say something like, 'I just wondered if you had Jim's phone number. Call me back if you do." She won't say what she wants, thus forcing you to call her back every time!

Ergh. Sorry, I just rant-vomited all over you there. I think you probably don't need to never call your kids, but I would be happy with once every two days from my own mom. I talk to my dad once a week, (unless something is going on in the family,) and we just chat for a half hour every Thursday evening and it is perfect.