shichahn: ([ITC] My milky lens!)
So, Dan and I went to see The Last Airbender this afternoon. I had rather low expectations - the trailers made it look beautiful, but also seemed to point out a problem that would be very, very obvious to fans of the actual show, in that it completely lacked any of the humor or happiness or love that marked the original show. But of course, knowing what trailers are like, I figured it was comprised of action bits and that the happy silliness would be present in the actual film.

Well, let me tell you now, if you've seen the trailer, you're done. Stop there. All of the cool action and effects parts are already in the trailer. There is, in fact, no humor in the movie, but for a poor attempt at a laugh when Sokka flails around under Appa's tail in an early scene, fearing the flying bison is trying to eat him. Sokka, by the way, is no longer meat and sarcasm guy, but obnoxious white boy who is sort of like a piece of cardboard with a srs bsns face drawn on. Katara spends pretty much the whole movie looking pathetic and sobby. Aang is... okay, except that he doesn't seem to have very much fun, ever. And there's something terribly, terribly wrong with that.

The whole movie plays like a series of random scenes from the show, strung together loosely with some poor narration by Failtara. I can't imagine it made any sense to anyone who hadn't seen the show. Also, what I don't think was made very clear to anyone was that this is part one of several. Was that ever mentioned in the trailers? Because I wasn't even sure, myself, until part of the way through when I decided that even at the ridiculous pace and general choppiness of the film, there was no way for them to make it all the way through the story.

Dan wasn't even aware that it was an adaptation (despite my having mentioned my misgivings about the movie several times before we went to see it). And so that, coupled with the fact that that movie was awful and I don't want to remember the story that way, brings me to my request:

Is there anyone who would be willing and able to burn the original Avatar series to dvd and mail it out here? Please? Pretty please? I would be happy to repay anyone who can do this for me by mailing something out in return - coconut chips? Dried mango? Some other sort of easily mailed snackable item? You name it. But I would really love to watch the show again, as well as spread it around to those here who would appreciate it.
shichahn: ([ITC] My milky lens!)
So, Dan and I went to see The Last Airbender this afternoon. I had rather low expectations - the trailers made it look beautiful, but also seemed to point out a problem that would be very, very obvious to fans of the actual show, in that it completely lacked any of the humor or happiness or love that marked the original show. But of course, knowing what trailers are like, I figured it was comprised of action bits and that the happy silliness would be present in the actual film.

Well, let me tell you now, if you've seen the trailer, you're done. Stop there. All of the cool action and effects parts are already in the trailer. There is, in fact, no humor in the movie, but for a poor attempt at a laugh when Sokka flails around under Appa's tail in an early scene, fearing the flying bison is trying to eat him. Sokka, by the way, is no longer meat and sarcasm guy, but obnoxious white boy who is sort of like a piece of cardboard with a srs bsns face drawn on. Katara spends pretty much the whole movie looking pathetic and sobby. Aang is... okay, except that he doesn't seem to have very much fun, ever. And there's something terribly, terribly wrong with that.

The whole movie plays like a series of random scenes from the show, strung together loosely with some poor narration by Failtara. I can't imagine it made any sense to anyone who hadn't seen the show. Also, what I don't think was made very clear to anyone was that this is part one of several. Was that ever mentioned in the trailers? Because I wasn't even sure, myself, until part of the way through when I decided that even at the ridiculous pace and general choppiness of the film, there was no way for them to make it all the way through the story.

Dan wasn't even aware that it was an adaptation (despite my having mentioned my misgivings about the movie several times before we went to see it). And so that, coupled with the fact that that movie was awful and I don't want to remember the story that way, brings me to my request:

Is there anyone who would be willing and able to burn the original Avatar series to dvd and mail it out here? Please? Pretty please? I would be happy to repay anyone who can do this for me by mailing something out in return - coconut chips? Dried mango? Some other sort of easily mailed snackable item? You name it. But I would really love to watch the show again, as well as spread it around to those here who would appreciate it.
shichahn: ([Boosh] Mirrors)
Happy birthday, King Danny! :D He got to spend his birthday hanging out with the Boosh. That is almost too much awesome in in one room to contemplate.

Not awesome? My lame six-hour shift today was a lie. Either it was read to me wrong, or it changed. I have a grand total of zero hours this week, in fact. A glance at the other departments' schedules showed the same thing happening to most of the rest of the part-timers as well, with many working 5-10 hr weeks, or nothing at all. Why hire a bunch of people if you're not going to use them? :/
shichahn: ([Boosh] Mirrors)
Happy birthday, King Danny! :D He got to spend his birthday hanging out with the Boosh. That is almost too much awesome in in one room to contemplate.

Not awesome? My lame six-hour shift today was a lie. Either it was read to me wrong, or it changed. I have a grand total of zero hours this week, in fact. A glance at the other departments' schedules showed the same thing happening to most of the rest of the part-timers as well, with many working 5-10 hr weeks, or nothing at all. Why hire a bunch of people if you're not going to use them? :/
shichahn: ([RvB] Smile for the camera)
alksjdhflga

I stay on hold for ten minutes and get passed around and around until someone actually is able to read me my schedule, and it's for 8:30am to 3pm Tuesday once again. That's it. ffffffffuu-

>:(

Also they're supposed to pay us every two weeks and we totally just got our first paycheck yesterday. wat.

I'd say something about how they'd better watch out 'cause I work in the gun department (among other things like camping, etc) but... I know nothing about guns. So I think they're safe. They're all very nice people, anyway, but this store is so poorly managed right now.

Hey so who wants to come over RIGHT NOW and entertain me? Penny and Lucy are only so much company. Lucy sits around and sleeps, and Penny... does the same thing. Either that or wrestles with her jesses. Good times.
shichahn: ([RvB] Smile for the camera)
alksjdhflga

I stay on hold for ten minutes and get passed around and around until someone actually is able to read me my schedule, and it's for 8:30am to 3pm Tuesday once again. That's it. ffffffffuu-

>:(

Also they're supposed to pay us every two weeks and we totally just got our first paycheck yesterday. wat.

I'd say something about how they'd better watch out 'cause I work in the gun department (among other things like camping, etc) but... I know nothing about guns. So I think they're safe. They're all very nice people, anyway, but this store is so poorly managed right now.

Hey so who wants to come over RIGHT NOW and entertain me? Penny and Lucy are only so much company. Lucy sits around and sleeps, and Penny... does the same thing. Either that or wrestles with her jesses. Good times.
shichahn: (PK)
Joined Twitter. Still not sure why. I basically got tired of every single site I follow being all "oh yeah and we posted this on Twitter already" etc. etc. So, who knows. If you want to poke me there or something, it's the same username as here.

Perseids were a bust, by the way. Man, was that disappointing. Thanks, rain, for showing up exactly when you weren't needed. :/

August 22 needs to come faster.
shichahn: (PK)
Joined Twitter. Still not sure why. I basically got tired of every single site I follow being all "oh yeah and we posted this on Twitter already" etc. etc. So, who knows. If you want to poke me there or something, it's the same username as here.

Perseids were a bust, by the way. Man, was that disappointing. Thanks, rain, for showing up exactly when you weren't needed. :/

August 22 needs to come faster.
shichahn: ([Boosh] Naboolio)
My reaction to Red vs Blue: Reconstruction.

:O HOLY SHIT

Good god I love this show. I forgot how awesome it was until I sat down and watched seasons 1-5 a week or so ago, since I'd only seen up through the first few episodes of season 4 previously. And man. Blood Gulch Chronicles and Out of Mind are great, Recovery One is fantastic, but Reconstruction is sort of a masterpiece. And now my mind is blown. And also I have these sudden urges to RP Church in a game that does not yet exist and that I already have two characters planned for. I don't have time for a third! And if you were to put Naboo and Church in a room and make them fight, you know Naboo would win, since Church can't aim for crap.

Oh and on an unrelated note, tanagers bite like crazy evil things. Or something. Ow.

Edit:

Can I ask you guys a favor? Can someone download and send me these things?

Moon
Raptor Force (PBS Nature, Feb. 18 2007)
Portable Fallout 1.3.3
Battlestar Galactica season 1

I believe I already posted my current address. Thanks so much in advance if any of you can manage any of this! ♥
shichahn: ([Boosh] Naboolio)
My reaction to Red vs Blue: Reconstruction.

:O HOLY SHIT

Good god I love this show. I forgot how awesome it was until I sat down and watched seasons 1-5 a week or so ago, since I'd only seen up through the first few episodes of season 4 previously. And man. Blood Gulch Chronicles and Out of Mind are great, Recovery One is fantastic, but Reconstruction is sort of a masterpiece. And now my mind is blown. And also I have these sudden urges to RP Church in a game that does not yet exist and that I already have two characters planned for. I don't have time for a third! And if you were to put Naboo and Church in a room and make them fight, you know Naboo would win, since Church can't aim for crap.

Oh and on an unrelated note, tanagers bite like crazy evil things. Or something. Ow.

Edit:

Can I ask you guys a favor? Can someone download and send me these things?

Moon
Raptor Force (PBS Nature, Feb. 18 2007)
Portable Fallout 1.3.3
Battlestar Galactica season 1

I believe I already posted my current address. Thanks so much in advance if any of you can manage any of this! ♥

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