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01 March 2009 @ 03:22 pm
Tut-tut! It looks like rain!  
++ It's all rainy and yucky right now, so there goes my plans of going out today. Well okay, not entirely true since I do have a mandatory errand to run in a few, but still, sometimes I like going out just to go out and now the rain has prevented that. But also when it's raining I tend to be either relaxed or lazy, like I wanna curl up with the fireplace going with a good book or something.

++ I am beyond thrilled with the Dollhouse love on my flist. With all the pessimistic bitching and nitpicking from various places about it or whatever I'm glad there's the appreciation and positivity for it from others that I can squee and theorize with and all that exciting stuff, like what was done in my episode review. New fandoms are fun to play with, and I'm glad there's many others who feel the same way I do about the show in general. It's gonna be quite a ride!

++ Y'all saw Jamie Bamber's BARE SKIN ad for PETA, I'm assuming? Um. Yeah.

++ The Neverending Story is going to be remade. OH HALE NO. STOP RUINING THE CLASSICS YOU MOTHERFUCKERS.

++ There be butthurt in the Twilight fandom. But what else is new, amirite? I love the brutal honesty of actors and their opinions about the projects they're working on, especially actors like them who are constantly subjected to weirdass shit from these rapid crazyass fanatics of theirs. What's hilarious is how fangirls defend RPattz but bag on Kristen for saying exactly what he's saying. Heh. Batshit Twilighters are batshit.

++ You know what? They should really have promo character shots of Castiel. Or of Castiel and Uriel in their Badass Motherfucking Angel mode or something. I'm surprised there aren't single character promo shots of them yet, didn't Katie and Lauren have them last season even before their eps aired or something? I want some badass shots, with wings. There's gotta be wings, either shadows or misty-ones or whatever, ANGELS HAVE WINGS AND THEREFORE THERE MUST BE WINGS!

...I'm going through a Castiel withdrawal moment right now. Woe.
Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: Selena Gomez - Tell Me Something I Don't Know
srs bsns: castiel uriel we've come to fuck you upibroketuesday on March 2nd, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
Jamie Bamber is lopsided. His chest and arms are disproportionately large compared to his hips. It freaks me out.

I would kill for awesome Castiel-Uriel promo pics. Or a new video promo, or a new Misha interview, or... IT'S STILL OVER A WEEK UNTIL CAS COMES BACK SDJLGFSDHHSDSD
Renée: SPN. Castiel.rogueslayer452 on March 2nd, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
So he probably needs to...workout his hips more? idk, haha

ANYTHING NEW WITH CASTIEL WILL BE OKAY WITH ME! WITHDRAWALS BB, WITHDRAWALS! And srsly, how awesome would promo pics be for the ANGELS? I mean, them being all badass and shit. IT WOULD BE AWESOME! :D
srs bsns: castiel deanibroketuesday on March 2nd, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)
Or lose some muscle mass from his upper body. I'm an anomaly, I know, but I find overly-muscled men to be unattractive. I like 'em flat and skinny.

WITHDRAWAL IS A BITCH. You know what I'm doing right now? Rereading old recaps of Castiel episodes. *facepalm* This is a desperate situation. Desperate. Later tonight, I'll be on YouTube looking for fanvids I've already seen a million times. I wish there were promos. I would STARE.
Renée: Castiel. Jesus loves you.rogueslayer452 on March 2nd, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
I like well-toned mens, nothing like body builders who look like they've taken one too many steroids, but just enough muscle that isn't all bulky and gross.

I'm looking through all my saved Castiel screencaps I have saved, and staring. I can't help it. He's so prettyyyyy. And it's funny because I have them in BIGASS HI-RES so his intense blue eyes are REALLY INTENSE and I can just drown in them forever. Yeah. This is what Castiel/Misha is doing to us, making us all pathetic. Haha! XD
srs bsns: peter has ~*~THE STUPID~*~ibroketuesday on March 2nd, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
Remember Heroes 2x10, where Sylar opened the door all naked and dripping for Maya? Fandom EXPLODED, and I was like "IDGI." He had too many muscles. It was gross. Peter was gross that season too. And now Mohinder, while never gross, could also use fewer trips to the gym. :( But it's true, they're nothing like this.

I was just thinking about what my favorite Castiel pictures are... I think I'm gonna have to go with this (it's that flatness thing), this (it's something about his cheekbones, I love them), this (downcast eyes! expression!), this (his shadow looks particularly cool), this (puppy!), and this (lol Castiel/Alastair).
Renée: Sendhil Ramamurthy.rogueslayer452 on March 2nd, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
MOHINDER IS NEVER GROSS, EVEN WITH SCALES I'D STILL TAP THAT ASS! XD But yeah, I generally really like well-defined muscles of the non-bulky kind. It's a thing, I find it sexy. ;)

You're feeding my addiction to teh Angel of Hawtness, bb! And I approve. HEE @ CAS/ALASTAIR! He looks so surprised what's happening. lol. And puppy!Castiel will always be adorable. Awwww. *squishes him*
srs bsns: sylathan is deceivingibroketuesday on March 2nd, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
I WOULD GLADLY CATCH THE SCALEY STD FROM MOMO. And I agree. Wiry is good, bulky is bad.

Seriously, that scene made me ship Castiel/Alastair in a messed up, non-con-and-torture kind of way. It's so wrong and yet so hot. Look at them!

And puppy!Castiel will always be adorable. Awwww. *squishes him*

I'm so sad the scene that promo pic is from never made it into the episode. *sighs* He has such a puppy face. True story: a secret using that screencap was posted to F!S, and technophile commented saying, "I have no idea who that is, but he looks exactly like my puppy." (And then he posted a picture of his puppy, who looks exactly like my puppy - the one I keep accidentally calling "Cas".)
Robyncakesbitterbird on March 2nd, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
oh no they sooo cant remake the neverending story! not ok!

oh twilight fans are so amusing!!

*sends you Castiel*
Renéerogueslayer452 on March 2nd, 2009 12:14 am (UTC)
I know, huh? There should be a rule or something about this. And I'm betting it'll be with all this CGI crap and shit like that, nothing left for the imagination. *sigh* My childhood right there ppl, and it'll be bastardized.

They are amusing, in some twisted kind of way. XD

*accepts Castiel and hides him in her room* *g*
that girl over there: angel - faith is dirtylizrocks on March 2nd, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)
Yaaay for Dollhouse love! I've been reading some decidedly mixed reviews on the show and almost didn't want to watch but I finally sat down with the first two eps and I love it!

It has so much promise... too bad it's on FUX.
Renée: DH. Echo. Blank slate.rogueslayer452 on March 2nd, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
People automatically judge it for not being your typical Joss Whedon show so they dismiss it, but that's a mistake on their part. They're only looking on the superficial level and not going deeper into the mystery of the show, which I find very intriguing.

The deathtimeslot is something I'm greatly worried about, because I really want Dollhouse to do well enough to have its full season run. But this being FOX and them being all about the ratings, they have a rep for cancelling promising shows. So idk.
jello: castieljelost on March 2nd, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
:: It's snowing here! We're getting 10 inches!! ;-; Woe -- and I bet I have to go to work tomorrow, too. I agree on the curled up with a good book and some hot chocolate, though! It's that kind of night.

:: Dollhouse wins! I haven't seen any of the pessimism, myself (I tend to be sheltered online to my flist and select spoiler-free comms), but so happy there's enough support!

:: Oh em gee. Jamie Bamber's ad. Just. What? Ha! XD

:: The Neverending Story is one thing that should never be messed with. I am so serious. That movie is my childhood.

:: Twilight fandom amuses me greatly. Jared and Jensen should be pleasantly pleased with the fandom they've got, comparatively.

:: Badass Angels With Wings! More plz!
Renée: Six. It's good to be a Cylon.rogueslayer452 on March 2nd, 2009 02:51 am (UTC)
It's gonna be all icky weather all week, and I have to drive in that. Ew.

I am so in love with Dollhouse right now, especially after rewatching the latest episode. There's been mixed reviews, people who liked it or people who didn't, people who expression their opinions about how un-Joss it seems, blah biddiy blah whatev. I find this reaction interesting, but nevertheless I'm glad there's at least a handful of folks on my flist that enjoy it as I do. So to me, that's shiny. :D

Jamie Bamber: likes showing off his goods since infamous Towel Scene in BSG. F'reals. XD Still love Tricia's ad more though.


Yeah. I mean SPN fandom can get pretty batshit crazy over the pettiest of things, but it's nowhere near THAT batshit. O_o

amanda: [supernatural] castielmorbidmuse on March 2nd, 2009 02:55 am (UTC)
I am LOVING Dollhouse too. I'm so happy with it. ♥

Wow, a Neverending Story remake? Seriously? That just sounds... sort of wrong. I fear for them messing it up. Hopefully they won't?

Castiel! That would be awesome. :D
Renée: DH. Echo. Blank slate.rogueslayer452 on March 2nd, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
Oh bb, you needs to read my review/meta. The show is totally the shiznit, yo! :D

I know. It's sad and disturbing, and knowing the film industry nowadays it'll be all CGI shit and nothing to leave the audiences in awe and to their imaginations. :(

OhBooth: Castiel Fangirlsohbooth on March 2nd, 2009 05:37 am (UTC)
Man, I missed the last two episodes of Dollhouse cause I wasn't home and forgot to TIVO them! I need to catch up.

Nope, didn't see it, but now I have and yummy! :)

Oh man, stop that shit already, I am with you on the picketting of the 'remade' classics, that sucks. Leave a good thing alone! Man, if you can't come up with your OWN movie plot, maybe you should consider a career change!

OMG! LMAO! I don't have ANY clue about what goes on in that fandom, but from the tiny bit I've seen on the news and such, 'psychotic' just about sums it up! Go her, she rocks for saying that!

Yeah, Katie and Lauren had them, and there was MASSIVE wank about that, so I am thinking they held off this year for that reason (or maybe budget cuts, whatever...)

But I do agree, more Cas pleas :P
Renée: Castiel. Into the Light.rogueslayer452 on March 2nd, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)
Yes, you really do need to catch up bb. It is really very awesome.

Hee! Yummy Jamie Bamber is yummy, indeed. ;)

Honestly, sometimes remakes can be good I'll admit that much, but there are times when you have to say STOP WITH ALL THE GODDAMN REMAKES! They're remaking everything these days it seems, either rebooting old stuff or foreign stuff, thinking that an improved bastardized version will make American audiences "get with it" more. Ugh. It's upsetting, and the fact that this is The Neverending Story, my childhood, is fucking ridiculous.

The more RPattz and Kristen Stewart rag on the series/the author and the fans, the more respect I have for them. Brutal honesty bb! Gotta love it.

Yeah, I'm guessing you're right about holding off on that. However since they're practically a vital part of this season, and Castiel is going to be a regular for S5, I think it's safe to say that they need to make some adjusts to that, amirite? I WANTS SOME PRETTY CASTIEL PROMO PICS PLZ! :D
OhBooth: Castiel Prettyohbooth on March 2nd, 2009 08:06 am (UTC)
Some of the people that pretty much have the exact same opinion on TV shows told me they were less than impressive though, so I have been dragging my heels, not wanting to be disappointed. But I'll give it a go, maybe DL them tomorrow after work.

Yes, I do agree whole heartedly :) I mean, he is pretty to look at, and the stills from the eps he is in just aren't enough :)
Renée: Castiel. Jesus loves you.rogueslayer452 on March 2nd, 2009 08:19 am (UTC)
There seems to be very mixed reactions, but that's only from those, so far I've seen anyway, that are hardheaded about Joss Whedon material or had high expectations of what they thought was going to be shown, or those that don't understand the concept at all. Honestly though, it depends on the individual, but it definitely improves and gets better with each episode. At least IMO. I haven't been disappointed yet so, I give it two thumbs up. Just keep watching, is all I'm asking.

I can't stop staring at his screencaps from the eps, but we needs moar dammit! Moar Castiel I say! I DEMAND MOAR CAS!!
Margot Mary May Margeneginevra_alessa on March 2nd, 2009 06:03 am (UTC)

slkdfjdsjf~~~ !!! peta link!!! thanksies!!
Renée: DH. Paul. UNF.rogueslayer452 on March 2nd, 2009 06:08 am (UTC)
You're welcome! ;)
Reckless Endangerment to Youthlotuseyes on March 2nd, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
1) at least it was Jamie Bamber baring all and not Etward James Olmos.
2) the neverending story remake coupled with the CLUE remake I just learned about two days ago makes me cry epic tears. Escape to Witch Mountain was one thing...I mean they had to make up for the horror that was the 1995 remake...but The Neverending Story? I mean really? IT WAS AWESOME TO BEGIN WITH. it still IS. HELL some of the special effects are STILL better then a lot of movies...
3) Dollhouse is wonderful fun. I mean it. I'm tired of defending my love for that show. Yes my Whedom-obsession led me to watch it originally, but I genuinely love the show now. But then I'm known in most circles as the Doomed Show Girl.
Renée: Cameron. Cybernetic organism.rogueslayer452 on March 2nd, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
LOL! Oh c'mon, poor EJO. XD

Heh, I liked the little remake they did of Escape to Witch Mountain back then, cheesy but what can I say? Plus this new one is more of a re-imagined version of the story, not necessarily remaking the originals in its entirety. However yeah, The Neverending Story IS UNTOUCHABLE AND OFF LIMITS! You know what they say, don't fix something that ain't broke. The movie is NOT replaceable with some lameass new age version. Kids can see the old movie, forget about "modernizing" it just so they can understand it. KIDS ARE NOT THAT STUPID SO STOP TREATING THEM AS SUCH! GOD! *rages*

Yay, more Dollhouse love! Srsly. I'm sick of defending the show that I just wanna throw my hands up and go "look, you either like it and continue watching or you don't and you stop" because seriously now. People's nitpickiness is getting on my nerves.

I mean, I like theorizing what's happening and questioning things, but with the comments like "omg Eliza can't act" or "this is not Joss Whedon enough" or whatever the hell else, they can shove it up their ass and leave.
Reckless Endangerment to Youth: Tanaka Hajimelotuseyes on March 2nd, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
XD I think EJO might agree (personally I think BSG might be one of the few shows that there isn't any guy for me 'swoon' over. I swoon more over Grace Park, Tricia Helfer and Lucy Lawless then any of the guys...)

I think the fact its re-imagined is the only thing keeping me from being up at arms over the new Witch Mountain. It looks far enough removed from the original two movies that I can imagine its more like the new BSG vs. Old BSG. It acknowledges the original, but is clearly MORE then that.

I'm telling you wanna bet the next movie they're gonna redo is Flight of the Navigator? Or The Watcher in the Woods? Either one will have me pulling my hair out in shame. I'd rather they found a new fantasy book, that is maybe popular but hasn't been made into a film before, and make THAT instead of rehashing old movies I clearly remember watching when I was a small kid.

I'm all for the speculating and discussion and hey let's dig deeper into this (its almost required for anything by Whedon anyhow), but I don't understand why they expected him to make it like Buffy or Firefly or even Dr. Horrible. I see critics decry him because he's not 'original' enough (I'm sick of hearing how he puts powerful females that look weak to the forefront and then make them dependent on people) with each new venture, fans lament because he hasn't made anything like Buffy in so long, contemporaries of his alternately mock and laud him...so he does a show that is obviously not something people will be 'cool' with. He has a premise that is unsettling, uncomfortable, not PC...and now everyone wants him to go back to his 'safe' concepts like Buffy/Angel? Excuse me where were you people during Season 2 of Buffy with Angel becoming a demon after sex with underage Buffy? What happened to these people when Connor went bat!shit crazy? DID YOU PEOPLE EVEN REMEMBER WHAT THEY DID TO RIVER--which if you ask me is JUST AS BAD as what the Dollhouse represents.

It simply AMAZES me sometimes.

I like Eliza. I wasn't keen on Faith much of the time, but I liked Eliza.

Its funny because another show I watch, Legend of the Seeker (based on Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series) is by Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi of Xena/Hercules fame. A lot of their critics have also said 'it doesn't have the keen edge of sharp humor that Hercules had or the dark humor that Xena had. In short its not a carbon copy of their other successes. Get over it. If you want carbon copies of someone's brilliant works then don't bitch when it happens. /gets off soapbox
Renée: Six. It's good to be a Cylon.rogueslayer452 on March 3rd, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
Hey, give me a Helo, Anders and Leoben anytime. ;) But you're generally right, there are more girlcrushes on BSG than the male ones.

It looks far enough removed from the original two movies that I can imagine its more like the new BSG vs. Old BSG. It acknowledges the original, but is clearly MORE then that.

My thoughts precisely. It's taking the original concept but adding its own mythology or backstory to it than what the others had, which to me is tolerable if you're going to be remaking anything old. And oh, they better NOT touch Flight of the Navigator or else I will cut a bitch! And ITA with you, there are plenty of other books and stories that would be nice to be made into a film. Stop with the unnecessary remakes. >:/

but I don't understand why they expected him to make it like Buffy or Firefly or even Dr. Horrible. I see critics decry him because he's not 'original' enough (I'm sick of hearing how he puts powerful females that look weak to the forefront and then make them dependent on people) with each new venture, fans lament because he hasn't made anything like Buffy in so long

Exactly. I find it very interesting and somewhat puzzling that Joss fans, who are so eager for anything by him, have dismissed Dollhouse because it wasn't what they expected it to be. I mean, haven't they read and seen interviews with him and Eliza saying that this wasn't going to be like his previous works? Don't these people do any research at all? I've said this time and again that people often associate Joss with an idea based on what he'd done with BTVS and Firefly, but when something new emerges they either accept it or dislike it because it wasn't up to their expectations. I see a lot of comments about that, how the show is "degrading" that it lacks "humor" and there isn't anything about "empowering women" whatsoever thus people are turned off by it.

Neverminding the fact that this is a more intellectual show where everything isn't just on the surface, and that while it's Joss Whedon it's a collaboration with Joss and Eliza; their minds melding together for this more mature and adult concept that may be too new and different for people to accept just yet (which is ironic considering that's how Firefly had been precieved as something entire different and didn't start getting its recognition until much later after its cancellation; but Dollhouse has something that unless people actually look beyond the surface and see it from a different perspective, a.k.a. their pessimism blinding them, perhaps they can see the promise and potential we do).

Then again, that's probably asking too much from some people who can't get over themselves or the fact that not all Joss projects are going to be the same, that he has a right to try and create something new. It astounds me how people think sometimes or expect. But hey, you can't win them all can you?

I really love Eliza, loved her as Faith and I followed her through her career and quite frankly, she's doing a marvelous job in the show. If people can't see that or can't take off those blinders, that's their own fault.

Overall, I think Dollhouse may be too good to be placed on Friday nights. Most people don't want to think at the end of the week, so heh.
M: SPN Castiel don't you know I'm loco?spankulert on March 2nd, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
I've been noticing some turn around in the amount of grumbling about Dollhouse on my flist, so it's looking good! Can't wait til I get home so I can mainline those suckers.

And yes, Castiel promos really shoudl exist, and Uriel ones as well. I guess there wasn't any for the start of the series because they wanted Castiel to be this big plot twist.
Renée: Castiel. Oh shit!rogueslayer452 on March 2nd, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
That's the thing, people were quick to judge but if they just let things take its course, it gets better overtime. I mean seriously, since when does a new series grab you immediately? C'mon, let's be realistic here people.

I read that they planned on only having Castiel there briefly and then slowly introducing other angels into the mix, but because we fans just LOVE HIM TO DEATH Castiel is now an essential character to the show. Because of that alone, he should be getting some character promo pics and such very soon. Moar Castiel stuff makes me very, very happy. ;)
jirucloud on March 2nd, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
Lol! So much fandom craziness! *flails* As for the classics... it really does seem like they can't think of any more movies now... the horrors are all 'true events,' the adventures are all comic books, the PG ones are all remakes... fthewhat? lame...

Also... its super snowy here! Maybe you can get some sunshine for yourself soon, though ^.^

Renée: Blair Waldorf.rogueslayer452 on March 2nd, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
It really is lame. And like you said, horrors aren't really scary, just disgusting without the suspense, and while I do think the graphic novels-turned-movies can be done well (I'm going to see Watchmen this Friday!) it seems to be all the rage lately and I think we should space it out, no overdoing with the superhero-ness of movies and content. But yeah, they should really come up with new material other than remaking things.

We have sunshine now! But it'll be raining and stormy later tonight I'm sure. Welcome to Cali weather! XD
Mary: kayleefresleyforever on March 3rd, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)
I really like Dollhouse-people just aren't giving it a chance. :/

JAMIE! SAJHFJHJVGHVG! *right click,saves* The things that man does to me! *swoon*

Renée: DH. Paul. UNF.rogueslayer452 on March 3rd, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
Which is a total shame because it it really awesome, and keeps getting awesomer as the episodes go on. People are too quick to judge solely on one ep. :/

Hee! You're welcome, sweetie. XD