July 10th, 2004

little review

Poem for Saturday

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Late, thefridayfive:
1. Do you remember your first kiss?
The first one that counted for anything (as opposed to dares and stuff) I remember vividly. Particularly since it was upside-down.
2. How old were you when you had your first kiss?
That one? Sixteen.
3. Where did your first kiss occur?
Theater camp. Perfect place for a first kiss.
4. Where do you think is the most romantic place to exchance a kiss? (locations, not body parts)
It's all about the person, not the setting. I've exchanged romantic kisses in stinking subway tunnels.
5. What type of kisser are you? (peck, smooch, French, sloppy, etc.)
I'm more of a licking and sucking and nibbling type, does that make me sloppy?

And fannish5:
1. Do you songvid? Why or why not?
No. No equipment, no money.
2. Are there songs that remind you of a specific fandom? What are they?
All October Project reminds me of Lord of the Rings. This is ashinae's fault.
3. Are there songs that remind you of a specific episode? What are they?
Survivor's "In Good Faith" reminds me of Voyager's "Resolutions," because of a California Crew songvid.
4. Are there songs that remind you of a specific pairing? What are they?
Jack/Stephen: "Why Should I Cry For You," "Southern Cross," "Other Ways of Speaking" (this is Russell Crowe's fault) and "It Is Time" (which I desperately wish I could vid to) Remus/Sirius: "A More Perfect World," "To Where You Are." Remus/Severus: Ah fuck, I am not admitting this one in public. A/B: "Return To Me", "Dante's Prayer" (again, I blame ashinae).
5. Are there songs that remind you of a specific character? What are they?
Right now Garth Brooks' "The River" is reminding me of Jack Aubrey, and Lisa Moscatiello's "Nightbird" is reminding me of Stephen Maturin.

Gacked from cara_chapel:


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GIP courtesy ashinae, from Total Eclipse, because this is the greatest post-coital face ever.



It's over 90 degrees and rather than try to figure out what we can do outdoors and not melt this afternoon, we are taking the kids to see King Arthur and will worry about getting them runaround time this evening when it cools off. Will catch up on comments later! Sorry to anyone who read the incorrect version of "Sleepless" that I posted last night before realizing my mistake at 2 a.m. and fixing it! It's got the right ending now!
little review

The Saxons Are Coming

King Arthur bears even less resemblance to the myths I know of involving a character of that name than Troy bears to The Iliad. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it very much -- probably more than I enjoyed Troy, though I am frankly astounded at the level of violence that has apparently become permissible in PG-13 movies; I would have been happy to have my kids watch more of the sex onscreen in exchange for less blood. Guinevere, Warrior Princess is a wonderful addition to the various versions of that character that exist in myth and fiction, and I like both Clive Owen's earnest, idealistic Arthur and Ioan Gruffudd (guhhhornblower)'s brooding, loyal Lancelot. (I would also happily shag nasty Saxon Stellan Skarsgård, and perkypaduan, I see what you meen about Gawain -- he sort of reminds me of young Russell Crowe.)

But Keira was the highlight of the movie for me. Right now Princess of Thieves is on and we are watching it. It's hard to believe that she's so young; either she's very well trained or instinctually just very good at what she does. I can't buy into all the concern that Bruckheimer changed "the story"; which story? This one bears little resemblance to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Chretien de Troyes or Marion Zimmer Bradley and I can only roll my eyes when Celtic scholars come up with the next "authentic" version of the Arthurian legend (considering that they all end up competing, I don't much worry about my inability to read the original languages in evaluating them). I'm all for a plurality of Arthurian interpretations and this one certainly isn't damaging anyone's legend unless your entire interest is in the supposed love triangle, the supposed Druid matriarchy or the supposed quest for the Grail, all of which are absent from this version. (The supposed manly warrior bonds are very much in evidence.)

Since I have no exciting nature pictures from the day to post, some more domestic animals.


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