lyssie: (Angie and Vega)
1. Lady Killer. Comic by Joelle Jones (the cover artist from Mockingbird, and also interior art of Chelsea Cain's first issue). Josie Schuller is a suburban housewife in the 60's who also happens to kill people for the government. I feel no one is surprised that I read that premise and went "THAT SOUNDS AMAZING WHERE DO I SIGN UP." or words to that effect. I quite liked it, the art is lovely, and the story is interesting enough to keep me reading.

2. Class. I watched the first episode last week or something. And. It was all right? Read more... )

3. Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Not a lot to say, I mean, it was good! It was more Farscapey nonsense! Sadly no blue breasts, green breasts, blue... er. I liked it! I just... don't have a lot to say? Other than, phenomenal set design, and Spaceship Earth called ok, and Read more... )

4. Wonder Woman. Very much enjoyed. Watching her punch things Read more... ) and wear a sword in a dress was excellent fun.

5. Logan. Did not enjoy. It was very dull and predictable.

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lyssie: (Domino)
I hadn't actually realized it was out (like I pay any attention to movies, girls. Alice was out for like three weeks before I knew it).

Anyway, we went and saw it earlier tonight.
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lyssie: (Angie and Vega)
Srsly, yo. The response to multiple people replying to all to request being taken off the list of people receiving notifications is.... NOT TO REPLY TO ALL.

Holy shit, folks.

It was Reply To All Day over the weekend to the tune of five hundred useless emails in my inbox at work.

To be fair. The macros towards the end of today were entertaining.

(but, srsly, how can anyone in IT Security be surprised our employees fall for phishing emails?)

And a second to be fair: a bunch of the extraneous emails were the automatic ticket creation server notifying everyone of the helpdesk tickets being created.

Otoh, where the fuck did February go? I am so god-damned behind on everything.

I have seen Deadpool and enjoyed the hell out of it (if you're a fan of taking the piss out of the superhero genre, this is probably for you). Not to mention, I had no idea Morena Baccarin was in it, but she is, and she was excellent. And Ryan Reynolds is a month younger than me and also amazing. (seriously, I had no idea anyone could actually do Wade justice, and yet, there's Ryan Reynolds.)

There were trailers for Civil War and DC's big Event Movie, and neither were particularly interesting (I was disappointed we didn't get a third helping of "WE are here to save a world that hates and fears us!" when they neglected to show the X-Men: AoA trailer).

Srsly. So many penises. So many dull speeches. So uninterested.

At least I have, um....

Um.

idek.

Motive is back soon? I think? (I'll be over here, watching Kristin Lehman be entertaining, ok)
lyssie: (Emma Bishop has glowy eyes)
I don't know if I have the ability to write lengthy reviews anymore.

Last Sunday, we went to see Crimson Peak, the new gothic romance from Guillermo del Toro. It was a mostly empty theatre.
Cut because lots of spoilers, and I really got carried away and sort of summarized the whole plot? )
lyssie: (Fiona and Adam)
Wiscon happened. So did lots and lots of work.

I am behind on everything, except I think the new season of Phryne. (Imean, ffs, I haven't actually watched any of this season's Elementary, I'm more than half a season behind in PoI... and there's other things I haven't watched at all that I want to).

I watched the Supergirl pilot. It was less dull than Arrow, but still sort of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in feel (subtlety it didn't have)

Saw Age of Ultron. Um. I didn't hate it? But I didn't really like it much, either. In the shallow column, there were explosions and people punching things. But in the non-shallow column... idek.

Work has been survivable due to large doses of Girls Aloud and Lana Del Rey. Don't ask how that works, I'm not entirely sure myself.
lyssie: (Claudia doubts your commitment)
For serious, this whole damn year has just flown by.

ANYWAY.

1. It is almost once again time for [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon, which can also be found at Dreamwidth and, uh, that tumblr place

It starts again Sunday (I know this because Monday is the first payment run of the month, let's hope automated remittances are finally fucking working as I'm really tired of sending them out manually). And hopefully will run for two weeks and be filled with Laura Cadman blowing things up, Ros Myers spying for the good of her country and/or Martha Jones patching people up during battles.

Or something like that.

2. Work continues to be work. Sometimes, I wish I were more ambitious.

3. Still behind on all things TV (not to mention all things comics).

4. Apparently, there is going to be a Deadpool movie. I know this because I came back from break to find the guys who sit around me talking about it. I made a comment about comics from the 90s and felt old when A was like "I don't know about those." and then T said he stopped buying comics in the 70s. (H was talking gleefully about how people would go see the movie because Avengers made Comics-based movies Kewl and then said people would be Disturbed, because, y'know, Deadpool. Which, yes)

4b. I think I did already know that, but it's always a bit strange to have Geek/Fannish Things popular at work.

5. I finally broke down and found the SG-1 skin someone made for Winamp ages ago (I had it on my desktop). Now I can stare at the team and feel nostalgic when I poke the playlist.
lyssie: (Sikozu says boom)
1. I did not see the second Captain America movie in the theatre. This is a good thing as I'm pretty sure [livejournal.com profile] nique and I would have been thrown out given how many times we were loudly mocking things happening on the screen. ([livejournal.com profile] timjr was, too, but he was quieter. I think). It was all right--I really thought Natasha got a lot to do in it. And I didn't keep expecting Sharon to skewer someone with a revenge thing, so props to Emily VC for not being Amanda. And Sam was awesome. (I really think the next two movies should be 1. Sam and Cap road-tripping to find Buuuuucky the wangsty winter assassin and 2. Maria, Natasha and Fury doing fun spy-things.)

2. Moff continues to try to scare the shit out of me with 'Listen'. Clara continues to be lovely (and her dress was amazing, I want one).

3. I watched the first episode of Paradox the other day. Tamzin Outhwaite is one of the leads, it's SF, and it's... really dull. I can see why it was cancelled quickly. (seriously, HOW DO YOU MAKE TAMZIN OUTHWAITE DULL. I do not understand it. sigh) I think maybe it took itself waaaaay too seriously. Not to mention the establishing shot was pure Torchwood and nothing fun followed it. (no, seriously, so dull I skipped to the end after fifteen minutes of waiting for something to happen)

4. Now that Guardians of the Galaxy has done so well, I want space opera to come back, dammit. I NEED SPACESHIPS. And pilots. And aliens and ridiculousness. Sadly, none of the current crop of SF is even remotely helpful for fixing that itch. I am seriously considering a Farscape re-watch.
lyssie: (Default)
Because nothing is more relaxing than a little murder between friends.

Miss Nobody is a quirky, weird, black comedy about a secretary who tries for a junior executive position and accidentally starts killing people as she works her way up the ladder.

It's hilarious and sometimes cringe-worthy, but still highly entertaining.

It's also possible I'm just wrong in the head.

ugh

Mar. 12th, 2013 10:31 pm
lyssie: (Default)
1. dear flist, I can't actually read my flist right now, as the new layout gives me a headache in about thirty seconds of staring at it, trying to figure out who posted what. sorry, I've no bloody idea if any of you have said anything in the last two days.

2. probably, none of you are reading, either.

3. Primeval: New World has been canceled. This makes me angry and bitter.

4. No, I don't want to see the new Oz movie. Book series: all about girls and women having adventures. Movie: all about a dude and the women he done wronged and how everyone needs to be saved by his magic penis. GAG ME WITH A FUCKING SPOON. It's so gross it makes me want to puke.
lyssie: (Meggan is awesome)
So, on Saturday, I made my way northwards in order to see the only movie I've been looking forward to all year. Given the trailers, I knew it was probably going to be ridiculous and over the top and epic.
This is a cut for spoilers, but also for 1600 words of rambling, some of which are probably redundant )
And the kinkmeme is [livejournal.com profile] swathkink

BY MAGIC

May. 29th, 2012 05:10 pm
lyssie: (Fiona is smirking)
1. I received this PM from a ff'net user: i still cant figure out how u wrote all those stories. - and I'm currently thinking of replying "there is this thing called imagination. Have you used it, recently?"

2. I read Ash by Malindo Lo due to someone on Goodreads referencing it as the ~lesbian Cinderella. And, no. It's really not. For it to be Cinderella, the prince should have been a princess. On top of which, there is the whole creepy thing where the fairy dude spends the whole book lusting after the 11-year-old--and the book treats it as this sweet, wonderful thing. ugh.

3. I saw The Avengers; it was...all right? idk. I didn't really come out of it feeling the over-blown-giddy-glee-and-joy that basically everyone else has? Though I did come out liking Maria Hill (I have zero interest in reading any comics she is in, however).

4. Watched the first episode of Continuum. Don't know what I think about it aside from being annoyed that all the good guys are white and all the terrorists are not-white. Also, only one main female character surrounded by dudes (and a creepy teenage boy--and I doubt the show sees what he does as creepy and invasive; Bionic Woman didn't, either). Otoh, I did like that there's no "we're sorry our lead is female" bullshit like you sometimes get. (actually, Tony Amendola basically stole the entire show, but he only had like a minute of screen-time. sadly)

5. Read Staying Dead by Laura Anne Gilman - I liked it, some decent world-building (though some awkward words, 'fatae'? for srs?), and I'm always a sucker for thieves (while Raylene from Cherie Priest's books is totally Parker, Wren isn't). Some of the plot elements were a bit eye-roll-worthy (too many conspiracies/sekrit societies, not enough snark), and the pastede on 'romance' angle made me wish that Urban Fantasy didn't have 'omg sex must happen' as a staple (though it didn't, which I appreciated). But the book didn't spend pages talking about leather pants, great asses or boobs, so it's got more than a few points on its side. There was one sub-plot that I didn't feel worked or was given enough gravity (involving the 'client'). But overall, I enjoyed it (though it was... bland? Maybe that's the word I'm looking for. idk), and liked the resolution of the main plot enough that I'll probably read others in the series.
lyssie: (Jenna princess)
Well, sort of. [livejournal.com profile] timjr made us watch Ponies when we were too tired to object.

My only thoughts are:

a. Applejack is Paige Guthrie, and all her family are Guthries (for serious, she even has an older brother she looks up to. She's a perfectionist and over-achiever who refuses to ask for help. Paige to a T)

b. Rainbow Dash is Kara Thrace. No words or pictures will sway me from this decision.

-

I watched four episodes of 'Wish Me Luck', a British show about female spies during WW2. It's tense and dramatic, and v v serious, so four episodes was as much as I could manage at a stretch. It's not bad, though, and I'm saddened that I hadn't ever heard of it before [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore asked me if I'd seen it.

-

Finally saw Captain America. It was all right. Not the best movie (Thor was still more entertaining). However, one of the things I saw complaints of from people was how it wasn't all "RAH RAH AMERICA" patriotic, and I want to know wtf those people were smoking. The movie couldn't have been MORE "RAH RAH AMERICA FUCK YEAH" if it made every watcher wear an American flag.

The complete disconnect between the British view of WW2 and the American is just... It is so different. I mean, I know that comparing CA to Foyle's War and Wish Me Luck is like comparing Stargate to Ghost in the Shell, but there's still a huge huge sense of "wow, America didn't really get how crap WW2 was for everyone else, did it" compared to how the British (and it has to be different for other countries, too) seemed to have this ingrained "things suck" about it all. The British must have had their own propaganda machines, but somehow, I don't see them having dance revues with a muscled airman punching Hitler.
lyssie: (Cadman is more awesome than you. Deal.)
I was bored, so I tried some random movies.

Hackers. The novelty of Johnny Lee Miller trying to play 18 wore off in about ten seconds. The lack of anything interesting or plot-like finally caused me to give up. (seriously, this movie is so boring) Managed: about half an hour before giving up.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Entertaining, but also sort of boring. And the cinematography kept throwing me out of the story. Julian Curry's cameo made me hopeful, though. I liked the plucky girl detective reporter. Managed: almost an hour, I think.

Love and Other Disasters. I've always liked Brittany Murphy, and the surprise!Catherine Tate was highly appreciated. Entertaining and adorable, and amusing enough to keep me watching. Managed: the whole movie.

sigh. I should go to bed.
lyssie: (Tuppence has better hats than you)
1. Today, I listened to Sword of Orion for what is possibly the 25th time. Or more. idk. It's one of the BF audios I love without reservation. Perhaps because it was my first? hrm. I also managed Storm Warning, as, well, it was there.

2. Monday, I discovered that The Brothers Grimm doesn't work so well as an audio-only track. Why? Because you CANNOT tell the brothers apart. At all. There is no way of differentiating between their speech patterns or voices, and it makes it horribly confusing as to who is addressing whom or romancing what. (Angelika's voice seems unable to decide on an accent) At least Monica Bellucci's voice is distinguishable from Lena Headey's. and both are hot */shallow*

3. On the list of movies that do pass the audio test: Aeon Flux, the original The Muppet Movie and Tank Girl.

4. Oh, yes, and I ripped through this X-Men FC Big Bang fic which is a gender-swap of the entire concept and fascinating and awesome (and some of you know my deep and resentful feelings towards gender-swap fic, but this one's pretty delightful).
lyssie: (Meggan is awesome)
For lo, we went and saw it last night. (we then returned and watched DW, but that is for another post, as cross-pollination is spoilery and silly)
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lyssie: (Default)
Blah, spoilers, etc. (I still have to catch up on Leverage and Covert Affairs)
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lyssie: (Meggan is awesome)
1. I watched Appleseed last night, out of boredom (I tried watching some Farscape and gave up ten seconds in, I was apparently not in the mood). Netflix has it streaming, which was nice (they rec'd it based on Ghost in the Shell and BSG. *amused*). I liked it, even if I think it needed to be a little longer for all of the character bits. Unsurprisingly, I want femslash. (the only bit I disliked was how the lead female kept getting dragged around by her mecha boyfriend, bleh--it wasn't the "John and Aeryn defend each other equally" type of thing, it was more "poor, defenseless girl needs to be saved by the big man" a la Syfy's Alice)

2. Tonight, I watched Mary and Max, which is claymation and utterly charming if more than a bit creepy at times. Netflix said I'd like it based on my liking of Pan's Labyrinth, if that helps. =D

3. It feels weird that the porn battle is done. The BSG one and the multi-fandom one happened one after the other so fast, my brain is sort of whirling about.

4. Work is work.

5. It goes without saying that Haven and Leverage were awesome. (I'm expecting Haven to get canceled, given that's what happened to the last genre-ey thing with a female lead that I enjoyed; though, really, Haven will be saved by its lack of women, I'm sure)

6. Speaking of the porn battle, ykisnmk and all? But some of what I skimmed past just... Dude, no is so totally my reaction to it (Weir getting off on being humiliated, for one; using 'her cream' anywhere is just... so not sexy, guys. Really. Also? It's Inara. Not Inarra.)

ok, so that last peeve made me want to throttle people for misspelling
lyssie: (Sikozu BOOM)
Blah, blah, blah, blah, spoilers behind cut, etc.
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lyssie: (Mary Shannon just doesn't know)
1. We... tried to watch Whiteout. It starts with the heroine stripping off, waggling her ass at the camera and taking a shower. Not a promising start. Unfortunately, the most interesting thing in the ten minutes that we managed to watch was the opening scene with the plane crash. What a pity that it wasn't about archeologists finding it or something interesting like that. Instead, it seemed to be a mish-mash of people walking in the snow and the heroine, um, being ridiculously bland and silent. Oh, and obtrusive, ridiculous, flashbacks. To be fair, I stopped giving it my full intention when Tom Skerrit walked in on the lead and they had a conversation while she wore a clingy robe. Daria was far more interesting and had women.

2. Castle. I... felt it was horribly contrived and, well, insulting.
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