calliopes_pen: (iconsbycurtana Egyptology Evie)
Going by the latest at [livejournal.com profile] theljstaff, it seems that the Writer’s Block is not going away after all. It is only being removed from the homepage.

Megaupload Shutdown Inflicts Pleasure And Pain On Other Trackers.

Dimestore Dames spotlights Monica Rambeau (Captain Marvel/Photon/Pulsar).

Michael Lumsford’s redesign of the original five X-Men.

The new official logo for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.

Star Trek Cake: The Enterprise vs. The Borg Cube.

Ghostbusters by Shaun Lynch.

Find a Ghostbusters slot machine near you. Just for the novelty factor.

Every Bat-Climb Window Cameo From Batman ’66 In One 13 Minute Video.

A clip from Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope.

Why are fantasy world accents British?

What happened to comic book ads?

A sequel to Twins—called Triplets—is in development, with the third in the trio to be played by Eddie Murphy. April Fool’s Day isn’t for another two days—so I don’t know if this is an early one or not.

Joss Whedon answers fan questions in an interview about The Cabin In the Woods.

Snow White’s Strange Cinematic History. I will always love Snow White: A Tale of Terror.

Twenty Must Read Retold Tales: An Introduction To The Genre.

The Best Movies Loosely Based On Fairy Tales You Probably Haven’t Seen. The Company Of Wolves is one that’s on my list to see someday, as well as Little Otik and Hanna.

Doctor Who Minimalist Posters

Whooligans—a Doctor Who documentary made by fans, for fans.

Firefly ‘Serenity Sake’ Shirt.

Banner revealed for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows.

Atlanta photographer reimagines DC heroes and villains in new exhibit.

How many explosions, how much duct tape and how many myths have the Mythbusters busted so far?

The ships of Battlestar Galactica, immortalized in thousands of Lego bricks.

Stan Lee gives Ultimate Spider-Man his seal of approval.

The shortlist of directors for Captain American 2 is narrowing.

A piece of Big Trouble In Little China fan art.

The latest Junk Food Dinner podcast focuses on UHF, Chopping Mall, and Big Trouble In Little China.

The Film Sack podcast discusses Starcrash.
calliopes_pen: (kathyh CSI Camelot Arthur Chicken)
Livejournal is doing a few new things—they’re adding special tags (a good thing) for spoiler cuts, discontinuing games like Sim Hospital, and will be removing Writer’s Block questions. I haven't found out if this will retroactively mess with anyone who answered questions, by breaking coding in the aforementioned entries. They’ve also changed the way that tokens work. I don’t know if this other bit in the FAQ regarding tokens was ever mentioned in their news posts, but I just stumbled across it when I was checking for more information on the change for tokens. I’m sticking the code for that into my post, to see if it actually shows up.

Watch the full trailer for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows. Four different Youtube links this time, so if one vanishes, you might be able to catch one of the others. Dread Central also hosts it here, while io9 has it here.

You can buy your own Hobbit hole.

Watch a new trailer for The Ultimate Spider-Man.

Dimestore Dames spotlights Karen Page.

The due date for stories written for [livejournal.com profile] dark_fest is March 30th.

The WWE and Lionsgate are teaming up to remake Leprechaun.

Jurassic Park will get a 3D re-release for it’s 20th anniversary in 2013.

Whedonesque rounds up all the interviews from SXSW that relate to The Cabin In The Woods.

Listen to Darth Vader wheezing for ten hours straight.

28 Things We Learned From ‘The Last Starfighter’ Commentary.

calliopes_pen: (kathyh alien foam invasion thwarted Doct)
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My Yahoo e-mail is almost always open in one tab. I check it about every 15-30 minutes or so, I'd say. Unless I'm in an active thread, or a Doom Thread has become quite prolific at X-Journal, and then more often.
calliopes_pen: (kathyh alien foam invasion thwarted Doct)
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My Yahoo e-mail is almost always open in one tab. I check it about every 15-30 minutes or so, I'd say. Unless I'm in an active thread, or a Doom Thread has become quite prolific at X-Journal, and then more often.

(ETA: The LJ Writer's Block question asked how often I checked my e-mail.)
calliopes_pen: (brown_betty Bad Bat)
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Last night I dreamed that Bruce Wayne had a psychotic break from reality...well, stranger than any he's previously had. Rather than swing around dressed as a bat...he stole Starfire's costume, and a short cloak that resembled Raven's. Alfred merely shook his head when Bruce climbed into the Batmobile like that, and went to mend the other suits--and, eventually, phone Dick.

My only excuse is I had a slight headache because it was about to rain.

It's that, or last week's dream inspired by the latest Priceline commercial. William Shatner gets into the bus that will go over the cliff--and sees James Spader (in character as whoever he played in Boston Legal) is sitting there waiting for him. As it begins to go over the edge a minute and a half later, (before taking off flying train from Back to the Future style) George Takei peers in and says "Oh, my!" In that way that only he can say it.
calliopes_pen: (brown_betty Bad Bat)
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Last night I dreamed that Bruce Wayne had a psychotic break from reality...well, stranger than any he's previously had. Rather than swing around dressed as a bat...he stole Starfire's costume, and a short cloak that resembled Raven's. Alfred merely shook his head when Bruce climbed into the Batmobile like that, and went to mend the other suits--and, eventually, phone Dick.

My only excuse is I had a slight headache because it was about to rain.

It's that, or last week's dream inspired by the latest Priceline commercial. William Shatner gets into the bus that will go over the cliff--and sees James Spader (in character as whoever he played in Boston Legal) is sitting there waiting for him. As it begins to go over the edge a minute and a half later, (before taking off flying train from Back to the Future style) George Takei peers in and says "Oh, my!" In that way that only he can say it.

ETA: Okay, looks like the Writer's Block question of the day did not manage to make the transition when I imported. It was this: "Tell us your weirdest dream."
calliopes_pen: (chomiji TARDIS Yuletide snow)
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Even when I was at my youngest, I never believed in Santa. I understood it was just parents doing something. I never set out plates of cookies or glasses of milk--I do recall putting out a paper plate with oyster crackers with powdered ranch dressing sprinkled on one Christmas, but that was a whole other reason. I knew Dad was going to eat it, so it was really just putting it out for him as a snack, for whenever he got home from work that night.

(You knew he was home by the choking sounds caused by the extremely strong flavor of Ranch after he ate it. It was strategic, so that I would also know by how much had melted outside that it was him, when he would then attempt to fool me into thinking tire tracks in the aforementioned snow were from a sled. He never won that attempt, even when I was 2. He still tried.)
calliopes_pen: (chomiji TARDIS Yuletide snow)
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Even when I was at my youngest, I never believed in Santa. I understood it was just parents doing something. I never set out plates of cookies or glasses of milk--I do recall putting out a paper plate with oyster crackers with powdered ranch dressing sprinkled on one Christmas, but that was a whole other reason. I knew Dad was going to eat it, so it was really just putting it out for him as a snack, for whenever he got home from work that night.

(You knew he was home by the choking sounds caused by the extremely strong flavor of Ranch after he ate it. It was strategic, so that I would also know by how much had melted outside that it was him, when he would then attempt to fool me into thinking tire tracks in the aforementioned snow were from a sled. He never won that attempt, even when I was 2. He still tried.)
calliopes_pen: (iconsbycurtana librarians rule the world)
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I would say my dream job would likely be as a librarian--or just working in a library.
calliopes_pen: (iconsbycurtana librarians rule the world)
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I would say my dream job would likely be as a librarian--or just working in a library.
calliopes_pen: (bam_87 the girl who waited little Amy Po)
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I'll say the original Fright Night, Mr. Boogedy, or the original Halloween.

Hey, the question didn't specify which holiday, so I'm picking one I actually enjoy.

For closer to the New Year, I'd say Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II. Two I've always enjoyed. What better way to ring in the New Year than by stopping Vigo, and walking the Statue of Liberty across a few cars?
calliopes_pen: (bam_87 the girl who waited little Amy Po)
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I'll say the original Fright Night, Mr. Boogedy, or the original Halloween.

Hey, the question didn't specify which holiday, so I'm picking one I actually enjoy.

For closer to the New Year, I'd say Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II. Two I've always enjoyed. What better way to ring in the New Year than by stopping Vigo, and walking the Statue of Liberty across a few cars?
calliopes_pen: (redscharlach Cyberman head grabs ankles)
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I've already posted my holiday wish list elsewhere in my LJ, thanks to that meme--it's mostly items I don't expect to receive, like tokens. (That gift card would be nice, though).
calliopes_pen: (redscharlach Cyberman head grabs ankles)
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I've already posted my holiday wish list elsewhere in my LJ, thanks to that meme--it's mostly items I don't expect to receive, like tokens. (That gift card would be nice, though).
calliopes_pen: (cheesygirl Doctor's kitten Christmas)
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Well, technically it's Christmas even though nobody in my family actually does anything to celebrate it. No gifts, or the like. We opted to cease any and all uses of Christmas trees that were not small miniatures and plastic, due to various disasters. There was never any room anyway.

You would find them disturbing, too, if they always fell (without being touched) on you, beginning at the age of 2 or 3 months, continuing on for several years. I was a tree magnet.

Given we do nothing, I'll say the holiday tradition for me is reading whatever story was written for me for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide. The one tradition I've had since 2006.
calliopes_pen: (cheesygirl Doctor's kitten Christmas)
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Well, technically it's Christmas even though nobody in my family actually does anything to celebrate it. No gifts, or the like. We opted to cease any and all uses of Christmas trees that were not small miniatures and plastic, due to various disasters. There was never any room anyway.

You would find them disturbing, too, if they always fell (without being touched) on you, beginning at the age of 2 or 3 months, continuing on for several years. I was a tree magnet.

Given we do nothing, I'll say the holiday tradition for me is reading whatever story was written for me for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide. The one tradition I've had since 2006.
calliopes_pen: (eumelkeks Doctor J'accuse)
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So many things that I know I'll leave something out. MSG, pollen, mold, all weeds, perfume, freshly mowed grass, scented soap of any kind. A certain type of detergent that I don't recall the name of right now. Scented candles. Hot dogs. Lace. Chocolate (except for a certain brownie ordered from HSN, without preservatives, or any fat, sold around January of each year) causes instant nausea and migraines, so that's a possibility--thankfully, I've always found it disgusting.

Allergies I discovered when they almost killed me: NSAIDS in any medication, since that causes my stomach to eat itself. Mango, pineapple, kiwi, and passion fruit--when these combine, one tiny sip of a drop or two causes my throat to close completely. Thankfully, this was discovered when I was already in the hospital and near death from severe anemia and double pneumonia. I assume I would insantly die if I tried them individually, so I steer clear. (So much guilt from the poor dietician that gave the tropical fruit drink to me, and said, "It's not like it'll kill you!" She kept apologizing every Sunday for a year, since we went to the same church.)

Oh, and what dentists use to numb an area causes my face to swell up--so they special order a specific type (not really Novocaine) that doesn't do that. Possibly latex, too, so they use special gloves.
calliopes_pen: (eumelkeks Doctor J'accuse)
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So many things that I know I'll leave something out. MSG, pollen, mold, all weeds, perfume, freshly mowed grass, scented soap of any kind. A certain type of detergent that I don't recall the name of right now. Scented candles. Hot dogs. Lace. Chocolate (except for a certain brownie ordered from HSN, without preservatives, or any fat, sold around January of each year) causes instant nausea and migraines, so that's a possibility--thankfully, I've always found it disgusting.

Allergies I discovered when they almost killed me: NSAIDS in any medication, since that causes my stomach to eat itself. Mango, pineapple, kiwi, and passion fruit--when these combine, one tiny sip of a drop or two causes my throat to close completely. Thankfully, this was discovered when I was already in the hospital and near death from severe anemia and double pneumonia. I assume I would insantly die if I tried them individually, so I steer clear. (So much guilt from the poor dietician that gave the tropical fruit drink to me, and said, "It's not like it'll kill you!" She kept apologizing every Sunday for a year, since we went to the same church.)

Oh, and what dentists use to numb an area causes my face to swell up--so they special order a specific type (not really Novocaine) that doesn't do that. Possibly latex, too, so they use special gloves.
calliopes_pen: (00mina time lord skill investigating)
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I pretty much hated most Disney related movies growing up, due to the happy endings and songs. I would put it on mute the second anyone started to sing. So I'm going to say my favorite Disney movie was one that was a tv movie, which they disavow all knowledge of: Mr. Boogedy, and its sequel Bride of Boogedy.

Return to Oz is up there, too, even if it was scarring when I was small.
calliopes_pen: (00mina time lord skill investigating)
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I pretty much hated most Disney related movies growing up, due to the happy endings and songs. I would put it on mute the second anyone started to sing. So I'm going to say my favorite Disney movie was one that was a tv movie, which they disavow all knowledge of: Mr. Boogedy, and its sequel Bride of Boogedy.

Return to Oz is up there, too, even if it was scarring when I was small.
calliopes_pen: (taibhrigh hear the Ood song)
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While it would be tempting to have that much money, I'm going to have to give this one a resounding no. I can't part with the internet.
calliopes_pen: (taibhrigh hear the Ood song)
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While it would be tempting to have that much money, I'm going to have to give this one a resounding no. I can't part with the internet.
calliopes_pen: (poisonivory  Batman enjoys nothing)
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My favorite is a bit of a tie between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Batman Begins managed to get me back into a theater after 11 years of not watching movies. Second place would be a tie between X-Men, and X2: X-Men United, and X-Men: First Class in third place.

Least favorite? There have been a lot of duds (Catwoman. The 70's and early 90's Captain America. Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD with Hasselhoff. Superman 3 and 4.) over the years, but I would have to say Joel Schumacher's Batman And Robin holds a special place for atrocious. So...much...neon...
calliopes_pen: (poisonivory  Batman enjoys nothing)
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My favorite is a bit of a tie between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Batman Begins managed to get me back into a theater after 11 years of not watching movies. Second place would be a tie between X-Men, and X2: X-Men United, and X-Men: First Class in third place.

Least favorite? There have been a lot of duds (Catwoman. The 70's and early 90's Captain America. Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD with Hasselhoff. Superman 3 and 4.) over the years, but I would have to say Joel Schumacher's Batman And Robin holds a special place for atrocious. So...much...neon...
calliopes_pen: (cassi0pei4 team TARDIS)
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Mostly, I end up dreading the noise of fireworks when I'm trying to sleep, since it always seems to start right when I go to bed. I put up with the noise from people getting ahead of themselves starting the 1st, and probably ending tomorrow.

I've never cared for the festivities, not even when I was little--thankfully, nobody in my family does either, so we've never done anything.

On the lighter side of it, at least I get a Firefly marathon out of the holiday today, courtesy of The Science Channel.
calliopes_pen: (cassi0pei4 team TARDIS)
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Mostly, I end up dreading the noise of fireworks when I'm trying to sleep, since it always seems to start right when I go to bed. I put up with the noise from people getting ahead of themselves starting the 1st, and probably ending tomorrow.

I've never cared for the festivities, not even when I was little--thankfully, nobody in my family does either, so we've never done anything.

On the lighter side of it, at least I get a Firefly marathon out of the holiday today, courtesy of The Science Channel.
calliopes_pen: (empty_ambition TARDIS Stargate remember)
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The only things I can come up with are the Ghostbusters video game ($150 at the only toy store that had it) from Atari, and Teddy Ruxpin ($70-$90 at Service Merchandise). We couldn't afford most toys, and those two were outrageously marked up.
calliopes_pen: (empty_ambition TARDIS Stargate remember)
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The only things I can come up with are the Ghostbusters video game ($150 at the only toy store that had it) from Atari, and Teddy Ruxpin ($70-$90 at Service Merchandise). We couldn't afford most toys, and those two were outrageously marked up.
calliopes_pen: (uchidachi Meggan surprise cocoa trix kid)
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The original Excalibur team. Alan Cumming as Nightcrawler. Appearance-wise, at least, Jessica Marais as Meggan. Tina Majorino might work as Kitty. I'm not sure who would work as Brian. Not sure of Rachel Summers, either--it also might take a movie just to explain her backstory to the audience, if they aren't familiar with the comics.
calliopes_pen: (uchidachi Meggan surprise cocoa trix kid)
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The original Excalibur team. Alan Cumming as Nightcrawler. Appearance-wise, at least, Jessica Marais as Meggan. Tina Majorino might work as Kitty. I'm not sure who would work as Brian. Not sure of Rachel Summers, either--it also might take a movie just to explain her backstory to the audience, if they aren't familiar with the comics.

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