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18 April 2016 @ 06:48 am
I solemnly swear....  
++ We finally have a new official trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. While I know some are quite apprehensive about how this might take on the American side of the Wizarding World, which is understandable, I'm honestly curious nonetheless. Much like how Rogue One will be a stand-alone precursor to A New Hope, this is also a stand-alone where it expands the universe and allows us to see what else has been happening with the Wizarding World that isn't related to the main plot of the Harry Potter series, and thereby quite different from anything we've seen. Though I'm wondering how well it'll do in theaters since, while I know some fans will most likely flock to see it regardless, I'm not entirely certain how general audiences will react.

++ And the first look at the Gilmore Girls revival just gave me all the nostalgia. Seriously, it was like time stood still since they all look practically the same. I mean, obviously they've gotten older, but they still look so good that it's uncanny. Plus, Melissa McCarthy will be back as Sookie! I'm still surprised and slightly confused that she wasn't approached sooner, especially immediately when the revival was announced, but at least we got her now.

++ Kesha performed at Coachella the other day, courtesy of Zedd, which even with everything she's been going through lately, she gave a powerful performance, being on the platform she deserves to be on with all the love and support of the fans and people around her. She shined so bright even in these dark times. I love her, and support her fully. ♥ ♥ ♥

++ I've been kind of addicted to watching Game Grumps lately. I have no idea when that started, I know I was introduced to them through other YouTube gamers that I watch, and I've seen a few clips here and there (most notably this iconic gem which got me real good the first time I watched it), but I finally got around to watching their series and just been cracking up laughing. It's been kind of the highlight of my nights for the last couple of weeks. So if you're ever in the mood to just laugh hysterically, I highly recommend going through their Best Of compilations which have the best moments of hilarity, since it can range from on topic moments to random absurdity. Fair warning though, they sometimes get into some NSFW conversations, which can often be hilarious too but might catch you off guard if you're not prepared.
 
 
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Profiterole: The Secret Circle - Diana Adam Cassie_profiterole_ on April 18th, 2016 02:50 pm (UTC)
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them looks great and I'm looking forward to seeing it. That said, that trailer looks very white, especially considering I saw it right after the new Suicide Squad trailer (which I liked, so I've now enjoyed 2 out 3 trailers for it).
Renée: Agents of Shield. Skye.rogueslayer452 on April 18th, 2016 10:40 pm (UTC)
I agree. Even though the head of the American magic congress is a black woman, I'm at least hoping that there will be more diversity featured in the actual film than what we saw, because, well, with the influx of immigrants during that era New York itself was quite racially diverse. To not represent that would be a huge mistake, imho.

(As for Suicide Squad, I'm remaining in good spirits about it despite Jared Leto's recent, um, antics....)
rhoda_rants: han and leiarhoda_rants on April 18th, 2016 04:07 pm (UTC)
I am excited about the Fantastic Beasts movie--agreed that it feels very much like Rogue One, for the reasons you mentioned, but it's a bit different in that it's a return to a franchise that is effectively over, rather than something to tide us over while we wait. At least that's the impression I'm getting. Either way, I will be there!

Oh, Kesha. I have a lot of feelings about Kesha. Working on a very long blog post about that very thing. #FreeKesha
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 19th, 2016 03:49 am (UTC)
it's a return to a franchise that is effectively over, rather than something to tide us over while we wait.

Yeah. I mean, while JKR is still developing and releasing information about the world, the main series which most were invested in is over. This is something new for fans to latch onto, at least those who are still interested in the universe beyond the main books.

Oh, Kesha. I have a lot of feelings about Kesha. Working on a very long blog post about that very thing. #FreeKesha

Looking forward to reading it.
author_by_night: coexist by unknownauthor_by_night on April 18th, 2016 05:02 pm (UTC)
It's weird because I'm not really sure how it'll do. I think current Harry Potter anything relies largely on fans who got into the series after the books were published, or as the "end was nearing" if you will; I think a lot of the fans who were into the books back into 1999 have kind of lost interest, or have at least "cooled down" if you will. (I say this as a 1999!fan, although as you know I'm still pretty into the series.) Then again, even some of them might still want to see it just knowing how much they loved the books.

I don't know that I see non-HP people going to see it, though. The trailer at least seemed to assume a certain familiarity with the series. But I also think it's pretty easy to have caught onto some HP stuff without really being a fan. That's how I was with Buffy, after all - I never watched it during its run, but I saw two episodes out of order and I had a basic idea of who was whom and so forth. So it might be like that for non-fans, just having to put a few missing pieces together.

I'm pretty excited myself! Not as excited as I think I would've been ten years ago, but definitely looking forward to it. I've always really wanted a non-Harry look at the Potterverse, and I actually think Newt Scamander is a fun, non-obvious example. I mean, a Dumbledore movie or a Marauders movie would've been fun, but totally expected and we would also know so much of the story. This isn't even a minor character, this is a footnote. Which sounds like a bad thing when I put it that way, but I mean it as a good thing - the entire story is a clean slate.





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Renée: Hermione. Deathly Hallows.rogueslayer452 on April 19th, 2016 07:30 am (UTC)
Then again, even some of them might still want to see it just knowing how much they loved the books.

And definitely for the nostalgia, as well, like even the trailer itself has a remixed version of "Hedwig's Theme" for that familiarity alone to draw attention. So I definitely think a certain number of HP fans are going to be at this movie for sure just for the curiosity aspect of reliving this world once again on the big screen.

But I also think it's pretty easy to have caught onto some HP stuff without really being a fan.

Oh, without a doubt. There are certainly some casual fans who haven't even read the books but have seen the movies, and since Harry Potter is quite a cultural phenomenon in itself it has reached a level that almost everyone knows about it even without having read, seen or been involved with the fan community. And I'm certain, much like the fans, they'll be curious as to what this movie will be like.

This isn't even a minor character, this is a footnote. Which sounds like a bad thing when I put it that way, but I mean it as a good thing - the entire story is a clean slate.

I also see it as a good thing. We have new characters with fresh faces we haven't seen before, a different era and location, a completely different story to tell. It all depends on the direction the story will take and what the atmosphere is going to be like. Although already some thinking it's going to be boring because nothing in the trailers indicate anything interesting happens and there are no notable characters that we're familiar with, aside from the brief mention of Dumbledore, but I'm more than open to the idea of exploring more characters and other sides to this world than the one we were limited to in the main series.

I mean again, this world is incredibly vast and rich that we can basically go to any particular era with a fresh set of characters and tell their story.
Julie: Madoka Magica ★ unique within itselfragnarok_08 on April 18th, 2016 05:49 pm (UTC)
The Fantastic Beasts movie looks intriguing and I'm thinking of seeing it - I'm not excited as I would have been ten years ago, but I am intrigued.

Kesha is just so amazing and strong ♥
Chelsea: GG → Rorysictransits on April 18th, 2016 09:09 pm (UTC)
Ahh the Gilmore Girls pictures!! They actually all look pretty much the same, haha. Other pictures of the cast I thought they looked older but in these photos not really. Super happy that Melissa McCarthy will be back! :D

I was happy to hear about Ke$ha performing. I hope she's able to release an album and tour soon, I've always loved her music and it's horrible what she's had to go through lately. She seems like such a sweet person, especially to her fans.
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 19th, 2016 07:47 am (UTC)
It would be pretty much almost a decade since the show ended, but it's still surreal that when placed right back in Stars Hollow and in their characters again they look pretty much right back at home. I mean, Emily Gilmore looks amazing.

Kesha deserves freedom from her abuser holding her hostage so she's able to do what she loves, performing and releasing new music. Her performance at Coachella made me, and others, really miss her presence musically and I sincerely hope she wins her case.
sentry mode activated: sutton | don't be an assholeellipsisms on April 19th, 2016 04:02 am (UTC)
I'm most excited for SUTTON FOSTER in Gilmore Girls lol.
R.: well you were a magazinependeries on April 19th, 2016 07:41 am (UTC)
I'm so excited about Beasts and Rogue One and Gilmore. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO~
Naomifrelling_tralk on April 19th, 2016 12:09 pm (UTC)
And the first look at the Gilmore Girls revival just gave me all the nostalgia. Seriously, it was like time stood still since they all look practically the same.

Aww I know, I'm really looking forward to catching up with them all again :D
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 20th, 2016 08:36 am (UTC)
I'm just hoping that the revival lives up to the anticipation. I know that most of the fandom was either indifferent or angry with the last couple of seasons of the show for obvious reasons, and revivals can either be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how well it is developed. But regardless, just seeing the images brought all the feels back.
Christina: spartacus- naevia- watch me conquerfly_meaway on April 19th, 2016 06:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah I'm totally with you on the nostalgia feelings regarding Gilmore Girls. Now that we get to see pictures and all that, I honestly am more ready for the revival than before. Because you're right: they all still look so good and like they did back then. It's weird for sure.

I've never heard of Game Grumps before, but you have me curious so I'm definitely going to check them out ;)
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 20th, 2016 05:00 am (UTC)
When I saw that image of Stars Hollow back in all its small town wackiness glory, I knew immediately that this will be nostalgia city. Since it will be nearly a decade since the show ended, seeing these characters again is going to be one amazing trip down memory lane.

I've never heard of Game Grumps before, but you have me curious so I'm definitely going to check them out ;)

Oh, definitely do. They're so funny. I like their commentary when gaming, it's a mixture of random nonsense to just amazing comedic timing that has me laughing until I've cried many times.
night_owl_9: Allen Walker - take my handnight_owl_9 on April 20th, 2016 01:50 am (UTC)
Fantastic Beasts will be interesting, no question.
Meredith: Luke and Lorelai - hugxfirefly9x on April 20th, 2016 11:37 am (UTC)
So great to see all the Gilmore Girls pics. :D
(That comm is so bitchy, though, ugh.)
Renée: Kaylee. Giddy.rogueslayer452 on April 20th, 2016 11:57 am (UTC)
I definitely squeed seeing that Luke/Lorelai picture. ♥

(Well, it wouldn't be ONTD if there weren't nastiness abound, sadly enough.)
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Renéerogueslayer452 on April 21st, 2016 04:11 am (UTC)
I definitely don't care for Coachella myself, and I'm still puzzled on why it's an actual thing that is popular, but when I saw that video and how Zedd gave Kesha the platform which she has been restricted from due to her battle with her abuser, I was instantly happy. She deserved this time to shine through all the bullshit she's been enduring, and getting all the love and support from others, esp the audience/her fans.
Megan Moonlight: kremmegan_moonlight on April 24th, 2016 10:18 am (UTC)
I totally forgot about Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, to tell you the truth. I'm not even sure what it's about, since I never got too deep in the HP fandom. But the way people talk about it makes me curious. The trailer looks interesting, too. I like Eddie Redmayne and some other people from the cast, so maybe I'll see it sooner or later.

Thanks for the link to Game Grumps :)
I started to watch more of YouTube gamerss lately, but it depends on what games they're playing. For some reason I enjoy watching people playing horror games, for instance.
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 27th, 2016 11:59 am (UTC)
I'm intrigued since it's based around just a small book and a small bit of the wizarding world history, so it's new and uncharted territory that will be expanded. I'm a bit nervous of them tackling the American aspect considering the latest controversy, but just from the trailer and description of the film (which will be a trilogy) itself, I'm actually more fascinated with the incorporating the wizarding world and the muggle world together and the conflicts that will emerge from that.

I really love watching people play video games. For me it's a combination of getting introduced to a game I didn't know about before and getting intrigued with the story that you might want to try it yourself someday along with the hilarious/insightful commentary provided by the player themselves. There are quite a few YouTube gamers who are so entertaining to watch and listen to, and the more you watch them the more you feel connected to them in a way. It's the same with any YouTuber, really; even if they all do the same thing, everyone is different with the way they approach their channel, and it allows people to kind of see which person appeals to them the most with the content they post.