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Day 09 - Best scene ever

Maybe it's not the best scene ever, but it certainly is my favorite.
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Soooo I'm trying one of the 30 day memes again. Maybe I'll actually finish this one.

Day 01 - A show that never should have been canceled

It was all too easy to say 'Pushing Daisies' so I tried to think of a show that I really liked, but no one paid attention to, so it got the axe. 'Raines' was a pretty good show, I think. It was a crime drama, which I love, and it had Jeff Goldblum in it, who is awesome. But I liked its twist - that he talked to dead people. But not in the Medium/Ghost Whisperer actual talking to ghosts way - he just imagined the victims following him around, talking to him and helping him solver their murders. They went back and forth on whether he was sane or not, and I thought it was pretty interesting. It got canceled after only 7 episodes, so it didn't get to tie up any loose threads like Pushing Daisies did.

rest of list under cut )
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Oh Freddy Mercury, you were too good for this world. <3

Also, hooray for shiny new adorable icon of Stitch!
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Day 2: My favorite movie
The Fall (2006) Directed by Tarsem

The Fall is a really recent film, and I admit I’ve only seen it twice, but there’s no denying that it’s my favorite movie. The first time I saw it, I fell it love with it, becoming as hopelessly devoted as Vincent Van Gogh to his prostitute lover that he sent his ear to. Except The Fall isn’t a prostitute, it’s a beautiful, shy lady who often gets overlooked because she’s modest and doesn’t but herself out there very much. And even though I love the film, I won’t cut my ear off for it, and I really don’t know where I’m going with this metaphor, so I’ll get back to the point.

The first thing I noticed when I saw The Fall was it’s stunning visuals. It had amazing sweeping landscapes filmed in multiple countries, and very, very little of it is CGI. The film is so beautiful, so lush and colorful, in a world were filmmakers are trying more and more to make everything grey and brown unless they’re Terry Gilliam. (And even his latest film was pretty gray.) Each shot is careful and gorgeous, and just watching the trailer makes me feel this little flutter in the artsy part of my heart.

Of course, I said recently that I won’t watch a film just because it’s pretty, and The Fall is no exception. The story is wonderful – a bit simple, but I love it anyways. It’s like Baron Von Munchausen or Princess Bride, but darker and edgier. And by that I don’t mean lots of guns and gore (there are a few fight scenes, but they’re actually pretty tame), I mean that the story is dark. Like BvM or PB, The Fall is a framed-narrative of a man telling a story to a child. But he isn’t trying to teach her the power of story, like the Grandfather or the Baron… instead, he’s manipulating her. The framed story is pretty interesting, too – he describes what he knows, and she imagines what she knows, and it makes for this awesome mish-mash of cultures.

I’ve gone on long enough, so I’ll go ahead and wrap this up. The Fall is a great film, balancing gorgeous visuals and a well-written story. It needs more love, seriously, so go check it out. It’s got Lee Pace being a badass. And Charles Darwin. With a monkey.
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So, there are very few things that make me literally fall out of my chair laughing. But Voldemort tap dancing is definitely one of them.

(Voldy starts dancing at about 3:20)
And if you liked that, check out the rest of A Very Potter Musical, you can watch the all of it starting here. Trust me, it is hilarious.
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Anyone remember this post? Well, it may not be Nathan Fillion and John Leguizamo, but my friends and I did put on a Las Vegas-set version of Two Gentlemen for the Public School Shakespeare Fest (or at least the final scene):

I play Valentine, the '70s Elvis.

This was filmed in a classroom the day before the fest, because the fest has been so noisy in past years that it's nearly impossible to get decent sound. But there are some pics under the cut of the fest itself!

Photos! )

So, by no means are we good actors, but that's not really the point. This is the fourth time I've been in Shakespeare Fest - the first was in 8th grade for a scene from Two Gentlemen in which I played Julia's maid, and a friend of mine played Julia, and we actually played the scene straight. The second and third were for 9th and 10th grade, with a group similar to this one, in which we did Goth Midsummer's Night Dream (I was Puck) and Samurai King Leer (I was Kent), both done as comedies. I've learned that it's just a lot more fun to perform Shakespeare as a comedy, to not take it too seriously, and to just have a good time with it.

Also, we did this back in early May, but I just now got around to posting about it. >.


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