July 3rd, 2007

Whale fluke


I saw kradical do it, and thought "Why Not?":

Find the 42nd entry you ever wrote on LJ, and link to it.

That's an entry about one of the times I was at a movie trivia challenge that ran in Portland in January 2005. (I didn't mention it, but the contest host Julie Macalister? Her voice was, presumably still is, made of sexy. Oh yes, it was easy to listen to her...)

The "might lead to more coolness" thing I mentioned? Didn't happen for me personally, but it did for others: some local people shot an ultra-low-budget zombie movie (link includes a face covered in blood, so you're warned). Had things worked out, I'd've been an extra.

Alien profanity and sexy Muppets rule!

I really need to watch more of this show:

You scored as Moya (Farscape), You are surrounded by muppets. But that is okay because they are your friends and have shown many times that they can be trusted. Now if only you could stop being bothered about wormholes.


Moya (Farscape)


Heart of Gold (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)


Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


Serenity (Firefly)


SG-1 (Stargate)


Enterprise D (Star Trek)


Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in with? (pics)
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(Oh, and I got this from curt_holman...)
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Whale fluke

YAY FOR CAITLIN! (This calls for capitals!)

I'm a happy, happy Caitlin R. Kiernan fan right now.

Ms. Kiernan, known 'round here as greygirlbeast, has finally been allowed to announce that this big secret writing project she's been working on over the past year is the novelization of the upcoming film version of Beowulf. This is the film that Robert Zemeckis has directed based on a screenplay by Roger Avery and Caitlin friend Neil Gaiman. And this is HUGE. This gets Caitlin's work in front of many more people, connected with one of the major films of the holiday 2007 season.

I've long felt that 2007 would be a big, good year for Caitlin. Who deserves it, especially after the slings and arrows of 2006 (long story). Good for you, Cait.

Today she's also celebrating her five-year anniversary with Kathryn "Spooky" Pollnac (a.k.a. humglum), a Northeastern photographer and dollmaker who used to live in Portland. So there's good news all around.

(Boy, I'm glad this news came in during a slow workday...)
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"Michael Bay is the directorial equivalent of a sociopath."

Dawn Taylor (coffeeinhell and proprieter of cinemasideshow) has her own strong thoughts on Transformers:
Michael Bay is so adept at faking being a filmmaker, in fact, that people actually think he knows what he’s doing even though his movies are soulless, charmless, big-budget monstrosities made by a man with all the creative aesthetic of a nine-year-old blowing up plastic Army guys in his back yard.
Better Dawn lines are contained herein, though I don't want to quote them and steal her thunder. She's the one who reviewed the bad Harrison Ford flick Firewall and called Ford "Action Grandpa." You'll appreciate her similar phraseology here...

Promotion! Pushing! Pimpage! (Two things, too cool)

I shall now promote two really neat things that friends of mine are making happen:

1) Attention Portland-area Firefly and Serenity fans!: Mike Russell, he of the Oregonian movie reviewage and the "Culture Pulp" comic-journalism strip and the strong, strong Firefly fandom, has announced that starting next Tuesday (7/10), the McMenamin's Mission Theatre will show two episodes of Firefly each Tuesday night at 10:00 until there ain't no more Firefly episodes. The shows will be introduced by radio guys Cort and Fatboy of 101.1 KUFO and Rick Emerson of AM 970. Admission is free. Beer and food are available. No minors, sorry.

2) Attention movie fans all over the place!: Dawn Taylor, she of the Portland Tribune movie reviewage, the LJs coffeeinhell and cinemasideshow and the strong, strong Firefly fandom as well, now has an online store of movie-related T-shirts. Choose from the three categories of "Cinema Sideshow" logo shirts, Words to Live By (movie quotes like "Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something."), and Funny/Smart (a grab-bag of designs that needed a home other than the first two categories). Declare your movie geekdom to the world!

I know cool people involved in cool things.