|Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013|
It's been 5 years since I met some of the most wonderful people I've ever met. Yet, I didn't appreciate any of it at the time. When you're young, everything is easy. You think friends will just fall into your lap and love will sweep you off your feet at every turn. With age comes knowledge. This can be knowledge of certain death, which is something that the youth does not possess. Or it can be the knowledge that once a ship is sailed and a bridge burned, it's near impossible to fix. So this is my message of sorrow. I am sorry for all the burning I've done. I can't express what I've let go and how much I miss it everyday. You know who you are. Maybe one day, you can forgive me. Maybe one day.
|Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011|
Fan edits of Lynch's 'Dune'
I recently watched a fan edit of David Lynch's version Dune by an editor named Spicediver, called Dune: The Alternative Edition Version 2. It was pretty good, a measurable improvment over the Alan Smithee 'official' extended edition. I'd recommend it to fans of the movie; it's something to hold us until Lynch warms up to the idea of doing his own Director's Cut.
There's apparently several fan edits of Dune floating about the Internet, including an intruging looking cut called Dune: The Third Stage Edition. Has anyone seen this cut, or any of the other ones? If so, what did you think of them?
|Monday, October 5th, 2009|
|Thursday, August 27th, 2009|
Dune Film 25th Anniversary
Calling all fans of the 1984 film Dune
-- this December 14th will mark the 25 Year Anniversary
of the theatrical release of the film!
Please plan your Dune parties accordingly! I know I am.
|Friday, July 3rd, 2009|
|Monday, June 15th, 2009|
Current Mood: weird
|Wednesday, May 20th, 2009|
Multi-Fandom Friending Meme!!
since there's a few going 'round during the hiatus, i thought i'd post mine! :D fill out the answers as much or little; or as snarky or serious as you want - and it's multi-fandom! enjoy, make new friends....and feel free to plug and promote and pimp - and spread the squee!
Multi-Fandom Friending Meme
my apologies if a shared fandom didn't get into the graphic - if i put all my fandoms in, i'd break everyone's LJ.
- Current Mood: accomplished
|Friday, May 15th, 2009|
Children of Dune - sigh
Rewatching my DVD of Children of Dune and I am not sure how I didn't see this before, but the actress playing Alia is AWFUL. Every line reading she does is with his peevish tone that is supposed to be angry or troubled or messed up. But it's just peevish. Like she's kind of annoyed that someone took her favorite toy.
And she's about three words away from monotone. She sounds just a little bit like one of those contestants on Apprentice when they are trying to kiss Donald Trump's ass. Actually she sounds like a high school student trying to mutter her way through her school's production of Our Town; and failing.
I think I was distracted by the fact that there are a lot of great actors in the piece - Paul McAvoy, Alice Krige, Alec Newman and Susan Sarandon are just rocking. Also loving Ian McNiece and the actress that plays Irulan.
But every time Alia shows up I am stunned by her awfulness.
The only bad acting surrounded by great acting that I can think of as worse was Godfather III with Sofia Coppola; but at least Sofia wasn't supposed to carry the whole movie. You were just supposed to feel sad when she died but she wasn't given Al Pacino's role.
|Wednesday, April 29th, 2009|
Ok. I was wrong about BH/KJA books
I am re-reading The Machine Crusade
. I know that the admission for many of you is tantamount to saying "I am sticking sewing needles in my eyeballs", but I liked the books the first time I read them.
And I was defending them. I thought they were pedestrian in writing style and not nearly as insightful as the Herbert originals but then again what is? But I liked them as popcorn; better than average popcorn because they were still working within the Herbert universe and even if they were just stealing his stuff, it was good stuff to steal.
Upon re-reading The Machine Crusade, I find myself bored. Not just bored but utterly annoyed by the Clumsy Exposition. This might be due to the fact that I just read through a slush pile for a Dybbuk Press project, but I utterly hate the writing style that has to openly give the exposition.
Example: He saw Bill in the room. He couldn't believe that Bill was there. When he met Bill at the Space Station ... [a page about the entire history between him and Bill] so he had to say hello.
"Hello Bill," he said.
"Hey," said Bill but he seemed kind of sad. Just like that night when he pulled his wife out of the sand. Bill and his wife were a great couple [more pages about Bill and his wife]
Nothing ever happens because everything has to stop for the exposition. Not that you don't need exposition but outright telling everythign that's happened before to get the reader up to speed is just bad writing.
|Wednesday, February 25th, 2009|
Do any of you know someone who could make a replica maker hook, or where I could find one?
I am leaning towards the former because to most people it would be pretty random.
|Monday, February 16th, 2009|
|Wednesday, January 21st, 2009|
The Chicken Must Flow
When I'm cooking something I often read the packaging it came in out of sheer boredom. Such was the case tonight while cooking some Tyson chicken tenderloin fritters.
In the ingredients, about 3/4's of the way through, there was a listing called: "spice." -- not "spices" or "all spice" or any particular spice or "other spices" ...just "spice."
Some of you may be inclined to think the packaging contains a typo or simple error. But I know the truth. The chicken strips contain the spice of Arrakis. Melange.
You can expect me to gain prescience and Bene Gesserit abilities any time now.
Until that happens, I'll just have to eat every Tyson chicken in sight. ;)
|Saturday, January 10th, 2009|
as per my question
since im one of the 4 people who actually liked brian herbets prequels i found a name sorta fitting to the new addition to my family....juno, she was one of the orginal titans...AND the suggestion of gom jabbar really caught my attention....so
juno (even though most of yall hated the prequels) or gom jabbar...
she isnt a big dog if that helps and she has coloring sorta brown with darker spots...
|Friday, January 9th, 2009|
i might be a bigger dune freak than you
or not...and who cares if i am or not
a friend rescued a low rider pitbull tonight and im pretty sure ill be tending to her for the rest of her life...im having some difficultly coming up with a name for her...
so why the hell am i posting this here?
she needs a dune related name...
|Saturday, October 18th, 2008|
Current Mood: awake
|Friday, September 19th, 2008|
|Thursday, September 18th, 2008|
|Wednesday, August 27th, 2008|
OK, fellow Fremen, in case you haven't heard yet, a new film version of our favorite science fiction novel is in the works.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1160419/
Let the speculation begin! Who will play Paul? Who is both fat and sinister enough to play the Baron? Who will be doing the special effects? Will they FINALLY get the ornithopers right? Who should compose the soundtrack?
And the biggest question of all: Will it rock, or will it suck?
|Tuesday, August 26th, 2008|