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18 April 2009 @ 10:05 am
The grass is always greener.  
++ Wank is funny, except sometimes when it's not. However, the recent Heroes wank is made of lulz and headdesking combined, which does include some spoilers about something that's going to happen near the finale. Oh Heroes fandom, you slay me. You really do. As for the "shocking twist" it's either going to be what I think it is which is a red-herring, or actually be just what everyone thinks it is. I'm kind of going back and forth with this show anyway, practically reading up on spoilers since I'm not watching. So, heh. Either way, will be grabbing the popcorn and sitting back for this, fo'sure.

++ Brand new full-length Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince trailer. HOLY. FUCKING. SHIT. O_O This is probably going to be the best one yet.

++ Due to Bear McCreary's genius I am, in my spare time, learning how to play certain pieces of his scores. Particularly the "Final Five Theme" that has become my favorite piece at the moment. There's no sheet music as of yet, so I have to relay on my own devices to try and mimick the notes to the best of my ability. I haven't played the piano before, but I do know how to read music, even though it's been some time since I've done so. Needless to say I've found a new hobby, whee!

If anyone wants to know, I've been watching/listening to this guy's tutorial for inspiration of how to play the theme. He's incredible, and explains and shows it well.

++ How is it that people have already got their hands on Caprica? Was it with the pre-ordered special or downloading? *is confused* OH! AND BSG WAS ON THE NEW CSI! Well, technically in a sense, it was an homage to the reimagining of a classic cheesy scifi show that everyone hates the idea of. Anyway, there were cameos by some of the BSG cast, including RONALD D. MOORE HIMSELF! Don't believe me? I provides teh proofs. *brb loling at the awesome*
 
 
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Shonaille: SPN Alona Tal Sweet smilekalikahuntress on April 18th, 2009 07:02 pm (UTC)
The Heroes stuff is tiring, my whole take on it is that they are wasting ZQ's talent with crap story lines, I don't care if Sylar is doing this to get an Noah, this shit is old and tired. Thank goodness Star Trek looks awesome, I need my ZQ fix and Heroes isn't cutting it. I would love to see other actors in awesome things; Milo is in a pretty cool looking movie called 'Armoured' but I miss Ali, Sendhil, Adrian, Greg, etc....

That is so cool that you are playing some of McCreary's stuff, he is a genius and I love everything he does. I got the TSCC soundtrack from HMV finally and it is so worth the money.

I personally downloaded caprica but it is on sale everywhere April 21. I am holding out for a box-set after the first season airs.
Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on April 18th, 2009 08:06 pm (UTC)
It's one of my pet peeves with Heroes nowadays, is the overexposure of certain actors/characters and underusing other ones and making random ideas for storylines just for ratings purposes. I mean sure, it's been improving slightly since Bryan Fuller's return, but it's come to that point where I just no longer care what happens to these characters.

Bear McCreary is brilliant with his mind, and just reading his blog and the amounts of detail he gives off about how to go about composing a score for a scene and the entire process...makes you really appreciate his work. And I love how passionate he is about the things he's composing, too. The guy knows his shit, and I love him for it.

Awesome. Thanks, I knew it was coming out soon but I was confused since some have already seen it and I'm all bwah?!
Pipi Calzascortas: tv | bsg | saul tighwaddi_wassi on April 18th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
Uhm, I'm not that sure about HP's film (mainly because I love the part about the Gaunts and it's not going to be in the film T_T And also all the Ron/LavLav, Ron/Herm, Harr/Whoever... too much, thanks xD The couples I ship are NEVER going to be on screen of course, they weren't in books LOL). Though Bellatrix keeps being awesome ♥ And so it is Draco, and we got the moment when Harry curses Draco so I'm going to looooove that part (yeah, I love that moment as the hardcore Draco/Harry shipper I am, lol). And, well, I don't know. We'll see. PoA is still my fav, and it's likely that it'll always be ♥ Anyway, I'll go to the cinema totally open-minded. Yes, because I'd like to enjoy the film :3

Uhm, I think Caprica was leaked or something like that. Still, not sure about that :/
Renée: Six. It's good to be a Cylon.rogueslayer452 on April 18th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
I'm really looking forward to it, actually. I know that it's not going to be like the books but for me it's about how they make the story flow and move forward and judging from the trailer itself, it's definitely going to be epic even with things not there or things that shouldn't be there or whatever. At least it's better than the Twilight nonsense. XD

I loved PoA too. ♥ I saw that one several times in the theaters, actually. :D Alfonso Cuaron did amazing. I really wished he'd been brought back for the final installment.

I heard it had been leaked somewhere, though I'm going to wait until it's officially available for purchase.

Edited at 2009-04-18 08:00 pm (UTC)
jello: oh boysjelost on April 18th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
OMG that Heroes spoiler is absolutely hilarious. I stopped watching, as well, so I really don't care, but leave it to this show to pull shocking twists out of nowhere. I may go back and watch just because wtf.

Holy fucking shit. That trailer rocks my world.

Yay for piano playing! I should get back to my violin, would love to try and butcher some of those crazy moves from Watchtower. XD

OMG that CSI scene looks amazing. I'll have to watch this, because it's just too much fun.
Renée: BSG. OMGLULZ.rogueslayer452 on April 18th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
It's all about the SHOCKING TWISTS! with that show, even though it is gradually getting better than "Villains" did thanks to Bryan Fuller and his brutal honesty and comeback. The show is more for the wtflulz now than for fan dedication.

I can't wait! It looks so awesome.

Oh, I've always wanted to learn to play the violin as well! So pretty.

It is pretty lolarious that episode. When first watching it I was like "OMG IS THAT GRACE PARK? AND RON MOORE?!?! OMGWHUT!!!" and it's pretty hilarious. Of course I think the episode was written by a former BSG writer so, I'm guessing that's how this happened. Haha, which is kinda awesome. :D
Beth, just Beth: bl// margene | come on come on;secondstar on April 18th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
I am at least two weeks behind on watching heroes. I need to get on that I suppose. I just don't seem too interested in it anymore.
Renée: Heroes. S1. Claire Bennet.rogueslayer452 on April 18th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
Me neither. They kind of screwed everything up with timelines and characterizations, and spending too much screentime on certain actors/characters and leaving others hanging out to dry. I'm just tired of the repeated bullshit, even with Bryan Fuller agreeing that Heroes has been made of fail since he left.

IDK, I just don't care anymore. I do keep up with the cracky shit they pull though, even if it hardly makes sense in continuity sometimes. But whatevs. I miss the days when they knew what they were doing....
icecoldrain: Heroes - Dudeicecoldrain on April 18th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
Those spoilers weren't shocking, I thought she might have been the mother of Sylar's son back when we didn't know who the mother was lol.

On Harry Potter, it'll either be good, or made of epic fail. After the last movie, I was like, I give up on the HP movies. And then this trailer comes out and I'm like, maybe not lol.
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 18th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
I honestly don't really care about the whole thing. I just love watching fandom explode since I'm no longer watching the show.

The only HP movies I thought were made of fail were the Chamber of Secrets (and that was because Columbus has a knack of repetitive things...) and Goblet of Fire which I felt was chobby editing-wise. But I loved the last film and this is just going to rock my world, I think, judging from the trailer.
icecoldrain: Heroes - Dudeicecoldrain on April 18th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
I love heroes, and I think this season is way better then the last. I think they're big mistake is going on "that sounds like a good idea" instead of deciding how they want the show to end and working toward that ending. It's kind of been jumping around since season two, which is sad since season one was so good. I wish they could go back to that lol.

I hated PoA, and OoTp. I've been a fan of the books since I was eleven(I didn't even know the series wasn't finished until I couldn't find the fifth book lol). So when I saw PoA, and OoTp I was like, what is this? Especially PoA, and people were actually confused in the movie theatre.
Renée: Dollhouse.rogueslayer452 on April 18th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
S2 wasn't the best, but I still maintain that it was wayyy better than this season has been since at least that had some continuity that made sense to its predecessor. I think S1 will always remain the epic season because at least Kring and Co. had a vision of what they wanted to do. Now? Not so much, which is a pity.

I loved those films, I thought they were amazing, and OotP was the best imho. But y'know, personal preferences and all. I just can't wait for HBP.
icecoldrain: Heroes - Dudeicecoldrain on April 18th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
There are people who think season one sucks, so it's all a matter of opinion lol. Either way, we can all agree that season one was the only one that they had an idea of what they were working toward. I think they need to make the next season all one volume. It seems like planning on splitting it into two volumes isn't working to well.

OtTp was one of the best of the books, the movie, I wasn't to happy with lol. However, I am looking forward to the next one after seeing the preview. I wasn't going to see it in theatre's before that came out. Have you read the books?
Renée: DH. Echo. Blank slate.rogueslayer452 on April 18th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
I think they need to make the next season all one volume. It seems like planning on splitting it into two volumes isn't working to well.

Well they initially wanted S2 to be split of two volumes, but then the WGA strike happened. So they did that with S3...but the issue is that there's literally no indication that they are referring back to V3 in V4 (and imo, I'm happy they aren't) but it does seem choppy and inconsistent and, ugh. Yeah. I'm kinda frustrated with that.

Of course I've read the books! OotP was my favorite book of the series, actually. Hence loving the movie. ;)
icecoldrain: Heroes - Dudeicecoldrain on April 18th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
Well they initially wanted S2 to be split of two volumes, but then the WGA strike happened.
I know, but it was kind of on the funky side. At that time, they were planning on two volumes, and then they had to finish it up because of the strike. I kind of liked what they had planned for the original volume three, but it's probably only because of the "what could have happened" factor lol.

I'm kind of glad they're not referring much to volume two in this volume, mostly because of the epic fail known as Arthur Petrelli. He was so cheesy lol.

PoA, GoF, and OtTp are my three favorites. I couldn't choose only one lol.
Renée: Six. It's good to be a Cylon.rogueslayer452 on April 18th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
I wished they'd kept the idea they had for the alternative ending of volume two, I think that would've been more interesting of a concept for volume three than what was decided. And Arthur Petrelli...oh man, don't get me started. Loads of epic fail with that volume with him and ~*~THE HUNGERZ~*~ and all that crap.
icecoldrain: Supernatural - Sam is Harry Pottericecoldrain on April 18th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
Same here, even though I was sick of "the virus", at least I knew it was going somewhere. Then the strike hit and I felt duped when it amounted to nothing. I was like, the original volume three would have been awesome lol.

OMG finally someone who agrees with me about Arthur. I was like, what the crap? And he was super cheesy, and non-Petrelli-ish. He was totally lame, I was like this is who Angela is up against? lol.

The hunger was the lamest thing ever, and Peter badly channeling Sylar again. Lets not forget the episode with the most plot holes ever, villians. Seriously, what was that? lol. And Mohinder turning into the fly/roach/monster lol.
Renée: Echo. I go to sleep.rogueslayer452 on April 19th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
I was waiting for Arthur to be epic shit but I was like lolrly? This is their father? They could've dealt with that better, uber lame. And the whole "omg is Sylar a Petrelli? Good guy, bad guy, whut?" was also lame.

And OMG BUG!MOHINDER! I felt so bad the fact that Sendhil had to deal with that idiotic storyline, how they butchered him. I understood their intent of making superpowers not all that great and can change people.....but we didn't need that literal change. Srsly. I felt that was so farfetched and cracky that that's when I starting giving up on the show. I was like, really? Really Kring?
icecoldrain: Supernatural - Sam is Harry Pottericecoldrain on April 19th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
Seriously, I was like what the crap? That guy was a total cheese-fest. I called Sylar not being a Petrelli, and then they had me questioning it, and then when it came out that he wasn't I was like I CALLED IT! But, what was up with Sylar's father? He was cheesy to. And he had "the hunger" lol.

I didn't think Mohinder was that desperate to have a super power. When he injected him self I was like, what are you doing?! lol. And Tracy, I would have rather seen one of Niki's other personalities instead of having her be a triplet.

One more thing, they said Sylar is going to shape shift into someone shocking. I say it's Mr. Muggles.
Renée: Castiel. Halo.rogueslayer452 on April 19th, 2009 04:05 am (UTC)
Mohinder never showed any interest in having a power before, so I was all wtf with that too. And then he was high and horny and then knocking people out and placing them into spiderwebs and then getting scales. I was like bzuh?! WTF IS HAPPENING WITH THIS SHOW AND ARE THEY SMOKING THE HORRIBLE!STORYLINE CRACKPIPE?!

I liked Tracy, but I also miss Niki/Jessica. They also are saying that Tracy ain't dead and is coming back...and then this whole Barbara dealio. I was like, look, Ali may be the Cylon of the show, but srsly now. Don't make her storyline anymore complicated then it needs to be.

One more thing, they said Sylar is going to shape shift into someone shocking. I say it's Mr. Muggles.

LOL PROBABLY.
icecoldrain: Heroes - Dudeicecoldrain on April 19th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
But you have to admit, Mohinder brought on the lulz when he was losing it lol. And I was like, Maya has some bad taste. First Sylar, who killed her, and then Mohinder who cocooned her lol. I'm still not sure what the point of that was.

Well, at least Tracy is badass. I don't think she's dead because isn't she imune to her own power? And she blinked after she was shattered.

When I read "shifting into someone shocking" was like, MR. MUGGLES! But really, who could it be? I can't think of anyone "shocking" lol.
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 19th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
I kinda feel bad for the actress because her character went literally nowhere. Zero storyline, zero development. And then poof, she disappeared. I didn't exactly care for Maya that much but c'mon, the writers should've at least had her do something other than being the victim. :/

True. And Ali isn't going anyway so, idk.

Inorite? Who is "shocking" anymore these days? Unless it's someone dead, but idk who that could be.
icecoldrain: Heroes - Dudeicecoldrain on April 19th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
Alejandro's ability was more interesting, so it kind of sucked that he was the one who didn't stick around longer.

I don't think anyone is "shocking" anymore. He already was Nathan the president in season one(that was shocking), and now he's basically everyone so I don't think anyone will be shocking. Maybe he can turn into Claude lol.
Renée: Terminator: TSCC.rogueslayer452 on April 19th, 2009 06:44 pm (UTC)
I know. :( Poor Alejandro, we never really got a chance to see him do anything with that power, whatever it was. It would've been more effective had he survived, yeah? Sigh. Oh show, killing off awesome characters that are more interesting than the living ones...

Which, we know the fact that Claude Raines is indeed returning in some form so, perhaps that's who it is. :)
icecoldrain: Supernatural - Sam is Harry Pottericecoldrain on April 19th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
I'm not entirely sure what he could do with his ability other than suck the deadly tears out. I mean, he could have sucked cancer out of people or something much bigger, but we'll never know now.

Heroes needs more Claude. And cool catch phrases like in season one lol.
Renée: BSG. OMGLULZ.rogueslayer452 on April 19th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
Claude was the shiznit, like fo'real. It's Christopher Eccleston for goodness sakes! He needs to return and bitchslap Peter for being a dumbass with his snide and snarky remarks he does so well. ;D
Nicole Anell: happysqueenicole_anell on April 18th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
Definitely the funniest part are the people who are like "Sylar would NEVER BETRAY HIS LOVE FOR ELLE in such a way!" considering that he *murdered* Elle.
Shonaille: Illyria Timelesskalikahuntress on April 18th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
Wow, their idea of love is very different from mine.
Renée: BSG. Gaius frakkin' Baltar.rogueslayer452 on April 18th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Or the fact that people actually believed that Sylar has the ability to love someone, since we all know that he's all about self-perservation and it's always been about himself since day one. I mean srsly. Delusional people are delusional, and that's sad.
rawthorne on April 18th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
He could've loved Mohinder!

... yeah, no. I'm just kidding.
Renée: BSG. OMGLULZ.rogueslayer452 on April 18th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
He could've! Yes, he could've! But he's all TEH SUPAHPOWAH MMMM BRAIIINZZZ.... XDDD
rawthorne on April 18th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Back after wank.

Dead. So dead.

No, not me, but the show, if it goes down this route. I mean, Come On.
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 18th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
I do have a feeling it's a fakeout, though. I mean, Sylar cannot possibly ask Claire to be in love with him since he obviously loves himself and nobody else, fo'srs. But perhaps this "proposal" is of something dangerous and kinda like blackmail, in a way, esp if it's to get back at HRG. IDK. I refuse to think otherwise.

Crappy storylines are crappy. And people wonder why I don't care for Sylar anymore...
rawthorne on April 18th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
There's other ways he could blackmail her, though, than to ask her to marry him. I mean... I can't get over it.

When does the finale air?
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 18th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and I think it's more of a "proposition" than a "proposal", and it could also be Kring fucking with us. Horribly. But yeah, idk.

I have no clue. See how much I care about the show? haha.
rawthorne on April 18th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
*checked*

April 27.

WIKIPEDIA KNOWS ALL.
Caz: sylar CAKE? omfgyayzlusciouspandora on April 18th, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
*flails so hardcore at the Harry Potter trailer*

I had not seen that one. Mmm, Half Blood Prince. MUST. SEE. This and Where the Wild Things Are. These are my two must see movies for the year. So far. I'm fickle. I could add to that.

Also, WIN to the BSG scores. Bear McCreary wrote some awesome music for that. *pats her iTunes* ... *is clearly a huge music geek today*

Ah, Heroes. See, I've only watched an epi here and there this season due to lack of control of the remote, but I pretty much bailed when Sylar started being nicey-nice. I realize he gets more evil later, but ... the story line was so lost on me by that point, I didn't care anymore. Except for the moment depicted in my icon. 'Cause. That was awesome.
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 18th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
Half Blood Prince and Where the Wild Things Are will be amazing films. HP because well, it's HP and WTWTA because it actually looks to be a decent adaptation. :)

He truly did, he's brilliant with his composing. Srsly. *loves*

I watched a few episodes to see how it has progressed from the epic fail from what "Villains", and it did get better somewhat, but there are A LOT of changes that need to be done to make it watchable again. I mean, there are some things I like about it, but with how they've completely butchered characterizations? Yeah, not so much. :/
The Large Purple Weedtracy on April 18th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
LEARN HOW TO PLAY ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER, PLZ. Or is that already what you mean by FF theme? Do they have another theme?

Caprica was leaked last week, I think, and I have it but I've yet to watch it.
Renée: Six. It's good to be a Cylon.rogueslayer452 on April 18th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
It's the theme you here whenever there's one of the Final Five on the screen, and the one that Starbuck plays on the piano. But it's really a variation of "All Along The Watchtower" so yeah, I can totes learn to play them both. I plan on it. CAUSE I ARE A CYLON DIDN'TCHA KNOW?! ;D

I'll wait until it's out to purchase it, as I'd done when Razor came out.
♛ part-time maenad: bsg; do you love me gaius?radon_ on April 19th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
Well, the whole idea about Sylar proposing to Claire is WEIRD. Period.

PSSSSSSSSST GO TO THE LJ COMM THAT STARTS WITH 'BSG', ENDS WITH 'EPISODES' AND HAS AN UNDERSCORE BETWEEN THOSE WORDS.
Renée: Six. Satisfied.rogueslayer452 on April 19th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
IKR? I don't know if it's supposed to throw us off track or if Kring is being absolutely serious, you can never tell anymore.

OMG THX BB I DIDN'T EVEN THINK TO LOOK THERE! XDDD AFTER HAVING BEEN WITH THAT COMM FOR SOME TIME NOW. DURRR. ;D
Ally: HEROES - Ando sidekickgirly_scribbles on April 19th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
I'm dying at the Heroes wank! Frakkin' awesome!

I'm looking forward to the Half Blood Prince! Not long now :-)
Renée: Echo/Sierra. BFFs.rogueslayer452 on April 19th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
LOL, Heroes wank never fails to bring the entertainment one way or another.

I know! Being that they postponed it from premiering last year for frakking Twilight (srsly, wtf?) but I guess that could've been a good thing? People went and saw it, decided it wasn't the greatest ever, and now Harry Potter arrives and people already know how epic it's gonna be so it's more HP >>> Twilight now more than ever. :D Idk.
Ally: BUFFY - Buffygirly_scribbles on April 19th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
OMG! Totally!! esp. now that New Moon has been postponed due to the lawsuit... HP wins everytime!
forwardishforwardish on April 23rd, 2009 09:35 am (UTC)
bc really Sylar/Claire is going to HAPPEN YOU GUYS!