This Is Not My Life

No. Really. It's not.

I write letters to fictional people
So, I realize that I haven't posted my feelings on Supernatural (or posted at all) in a very, very long time, but since the season finale is tomorrow night, I feel it is time to get out something that has been causing me to bang my head against the wall all season long. Especially after last week's episode.

Dear Sam Winchester,

You are rapidly climbing my list of people in whose faces I would like to point while shouting, 'MORON!'Collapse )

Movie Review: Watchmen
Raven is shocked
Watchmen is sometimes great*, sometimes good**, sometimes meh***, and sometimes pretty awful****.

But they left out my favorite scene, and for that I may never forgive themCollapse )

*The opening credits sequence
**Jackie Earle Haley
***Any scene between Dan and Laurie where Malin Akerman and Patrick Wilson refuse to act
****Ozymandias, and I really have no idea where to place the blame for this

Computer R.I.P.
Private Moon
Friends, we are gathered here today to celebrate the life of a very special piece of machinery. I met her back in the year 2000, when she was called EVADNE. Yes, she had that name even before I did. It would be the first of many names she would hold, including LUNA (to match the other two computers in the house, MOTHER EARTH and SOL) and AURORA (because I eventually name everything Aurora).

I had known other computers before her, but in their hearts, they had always belonged to someone else. Sure, I could play my adventure games (e.g., 1001 Ways to Kill Yourself) and look up The Pretender fanfiction on them, but I knew they preferred my mother’s genealogy programs. EVADNE was the first computer to love me for me.

We had some great times together, especially back in my college days. I introduced her to Napster, before he sold out. I wrote my first idiotic fanfiction on her, and I still have that file, converted from WordPerfect to Word, to this day. We got involved in some viral trouble back in 2002, but I got her into detox before it was too late.

I admit now, at this late date, that I had a fling with a laptop (the aforementioned SOL) in 2003-2004, but she was always my first love. It’s just that shouldn’t could travel with me, even if I wished she could. Also, she couldn’t play DVDs, but that tiff ended when I bought myself a DVD player.

She was never the fastest computer, and she always had memory problems, but when that mysterious virus struck her down, we were all so surprised. Despite her limitations, she fought a long, hard battle, and if it hadn’t been for the failure of the Function keys, she may still have pulled through. Alas, it was not to be.

Her gritty grey box monitor, her three-minute boot time, her Zip Drive: I will miss them all. But she will not disappear from this earth in its entirety. Her parts will be recycled, and someone else will someday use a computer comprised of her parts. Perhaps even me. (Though not this next computer, because that’s already ordered.)

Goodbye, old friend. Godspeed.

Do you hear what I hear?
Private Moon
When someone said to me the other day, “Oh, your name is Noelle? You must have been born at Christmas!” (NO), I knew it was about time for me to break out my yearly rant about how much I hate Christmas music. Enjoy my vitriol!

HUMBUGCollapse )

Phew. I’m actually feeling much better about Christmas now, though that may just be the fact that I’ve gotten about 90% of my shopping done already. Regardless, I'm so mellow that I'm ready for any jokes you might have about my name. Fire away.

Happy Holidays, and may all your Christmas songs be the good versions!

Movie Review: Quantum of Solace
Odyssey BBE icon by makani
I was having a tough time writing the review I wanted for this movie, so I decided to cut out the long blocks of text that just weren’t working and went with what I know.


SPOILERSCollapse )

That pretty much sums up my feelings, perhaps a little more negatively than I’d like, so I’d just like to add a few more points.

1. If you haven’t seen Casino Royale since it came out, you might want to watch it again, since Quantum of Solace follows immediately after.

2. The opera scene is a great set-piece, and I’m not just saying that because Daniel Craig is in a tuxedo.

3. The action is amazing, even if it is of the bone crushing, wince-in-your-seat kind. It is, however, cut so each shot is about two seconds long, so if you’re prone to vertigo, you might not want to watch this on a big screen.

Tell me I'm not crazy
Bizenghast by M. Alice Legrow
Christian Slater used to be hot, right? I didn't just conjure that out of the fevered imagination of early adolescence, did I?

Because, seriously, his forehead in That Show That's About to Be Canceled Because They Did the Big Reveal in the First Episode Like Total Morons is freaking me right out and making me doubt my perception of movie history.

I really have no good icon for this
Private Moon

Captain Marvel is not amused
Why, hello there.

I made myself a promise way back when that I would start posting more often, but October turned out to be a roller coaster of a month (in the space for four weeks, I was in eight different airports; it sucked). I am still not full recovered.

But, I would be remiss if I didn't exhort my fellow Americans to vote in tomorrow's election. I have to say, I am very excited about the election this year. I may not be able to keep the promise I made after 2000 not to watch any election coverage until the next day. I mean, everyone's been getting into the spirit:

This literally made me say 'WHUT'Collapse )

Are you going to be less involved than that? I certainly hope not.

Project Runway
Bizenghast by M. Alice Legrow
On one hand, my least favorite person is gone. On the other, WTF.

Captain Marvel is not amused
Okay, so what's with all these "Election Spoilers!" cuts I've been seeing all over (aka, two) the place?

Are there people people who absolutely don't want to know who the candidates are until they walk into the voting booth on November 4th?

I suspect democracy was not meant to be run like a television episode premier.

P.S. Remember to register to vote before your state's deadline.


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