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23 June 2014 @ 06:35 pm
You won science!  
++ Hello to all new friends made from the We Love Women! multifandom friending meme. *waves*

++ Our air conditioner crapped out on us the other day. Fortunately we're getting it looked it/fixed tomorrow, so it's not the end of the world. Still, sitting in the house right now is like sitting in a humid chamber. Thankfully, we can open all the windows and doors at night to cool everything down.

++ I'm not a fan of award shows, however I'm very satisfied with the wins from the Critic's Choice Awards this year, including Orphan Black and Orange is the New Black. Both of these shows focus on the stories of women. I've recently begun an interest in OITNB and there's a wide range of characters and all of them get a chance to have their stories told, and of course Orphan Black is quite unique in the sense that one actress is playing a variety of different characters, all with different personalities and backgrounds. Essentially, it's nice seeing these shows getting recognition where they wouldn't otherwise have been.

++ With upcoming films, Lucy is one that I am looking forward to watching. The plot looks fascinating, and let's be honest, how can one resist Scarlett Johansson beating people up and generally being awesome? Also Jupiter Ascending looks interesting as well. It sort of resembles those convoluted scifi/fantasy movies that are more entertainment than anything. Although unfortunately it's been pushed back to next year.
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orangerfulorangerful on June 24th, 2014 02:33 am (UTC)
When I first saw the trailer for Lucy I thought it was a Black Widow movie and couldn't figure out how I didn't know about it. Then I was made like "WTF if they can make this, why NOT make a Black Widow movie????"

Orphan Black <3 <3 I have so many thoughts and feels on the finale.
Renée: Orphan Black. Sarah Manning.rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2014 04:18 pm (UTC)
I know, right? If anything this should be able to convince all the doubters that, yes, Scarlett can carry a movie an action film all by herself, tyvm. Although it's an unfortunate reality that we'll most likely get a Black Widow movie long before we actually get a Wonder Woman movie.
noybusiness: never seen an elephant flynoybusiness on June 25th, 2014 01:18 pm (UTC)
Then I was made like "WTF if they can make this, why NOT make a Black Widow movie????"

˚ * 。●★ skywalker ★● 。* ˚: bsg } starbuckdustofempires on June 24th, 2014 05:43 am (UTC)
Great to hear about Orphan Black and OITNB getting those awards! I haven't watched either show yet, but they're on my list cause I've heard a lot of good things about them!

Jupiter Ascending sounded really interesting to me as well! Hadn't heard about Lucy yet, but you've convinced me with the Scarlett beating people up thing ;)
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2014 04:39 pm (UTC)
They're so good. OITNB is both hilarious but also sad at the same time because you're dealing with women in prison, and when dealing with all these women and their stories those realities are touched on how "once in the system, always in the system", the open discrimination they face day to day, and the inhumane way they're treated. You end up getting attached to most of these characters one way or another based on seeing their experiences and their personal stories, and it's so great seeing that represented.

And Orphan Black is just a trip of the best kind. Like everyone else I discovered it last year and it's the best show I've seen in a long while. And it just continues to get better and better. Tatiana Maslany is a goddess. ♥
˚ * 。●★ skywalker ★● 。* ˚dustofempires on June 24th, 2014 05:38 pm (UTC)
When Orphan Black first started airing I was immediately intrigued and already impressed cause this actress was gonna play all these roles and whoa! =P I just never found the time to actually start watching.. yet =)
Say what?: Tinie 125sometimesartist on June 24th, 2014 11:57 am (UTC)
I'm still not over the Critic's Choice Awards because they gave Bellamy Young an award and I'm still ded because she's too damn adorable and yes, yes, yes Tatiana. I was so pleased with this whole thing.
Renée: Orphan Black. Sarah Manning.rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2014 04:51 pm (UTC)
I'm just so happy that there's actors/series getting more recognition than they would have normally at other award shows. Because Tatiana wasn't even considered for a nomination for the Emmy's (due to the ridiculous bias against genre television), but won the Critic's Choice Award last year for the show. And here she won again! Along with others who are just as deserving. :D
Profiterole_profiterole_ on June 24th, 2014 12:13 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit sad that Jupiter Ascending won't be released this summer. At least we'll have Guardians of the Galaxy. But I think Jupiter Ascending won't necessarily look good in comparison, so it would probably have been a better idea to release it before.
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2014 04:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it makes a bit more sense looking at it from that perspective. GOTG is something many have been looking forward to, and there would be countless comparisons if both have been released so close to each other. It's still sad regardless, though. The trailers look weirdly interesting.
Profiterole: X-Men - Xavier and Magneto_profiterole_ on June 24th, 2014 04:52 pm (UTC)
I actually meant that it would be better to see JA first and GotG later, but I guess it also makes sense to put half a year between the two instead of just a month. Also, they may not be ready with the special effects, idk?
dhampyresa: SCIENCE SMASHdhampyresa on June 24th, 2014 09:24 pm (UTC)
I am endlessly amused by the contrats between your post title and the inclusion of Lucy in said post.
noybusiness: lolcatbsgnoybusiness on June 25th, 2014 01:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah. When my Mom and I saw the trailer for Lucy when we were in the theatre to watch X-Men: Days of Future Past, I was so annoyed by that tired old "using more of your brain will give you superpowers; we only use a small percentage of our brains" trope. In reality, we use different parts of our brains at different times. Having the whole thing be active at once would mean a stroke.
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 25th, 2014 07:39 pm (UTC)
I was so annoyed by that tired old "using more of your brain will give you superpowers; we only use a small percentage of our brains" trope.

Yeah, I feel like many say this to make the rest of us feel dumb.

Having the whole thing be active at once would mean a stroke.

It seems that, judging from the movie, they will be exploring that with Lucy as she becomes more and more powerful with what she can do and how she'll lose control and damage herself because of it. So perhaps it'll more of a "it would be nice to use everything, but there are dangers to it and here's why" lesson? I don't know. Either way, it's science fiction and it looks cool and I want to see Scarlett kicking some major ass.