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So apparently the author of My Immortal has come forward and is bringing out a memoir.

In other news, I'm trying to piece together thoughts on the Twin Peaks finale, which was incredible and frustrating and thought-provoking and hilarious and left me a sobbing wreck and ... there'll be a longer post as soon as I get an hour to beat it into readable shape. In the meantime, here are two (spoilery) articles worth reading:
NYT: "We haven't seen that before" - a critics' conversation
Variety: The story ends - forever?
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You know that feeling when you stumble unexpectedly across a familiar actor in another movie?

Adam Busch from Buffy co-stars in Dave Made A Maze, and he's good, but that's not why you should watch it. You should watch it because it's just a delightful, unique idea for a movie, and in this day of megafranchises based on 80-year-old source materials, we need those more than ever.

So get this: Dave got bored while his girlfriend was out of town and made a maze (It's a labyrinth!) out of cardboard. In his living room. And then he got lost in it, because it's bigger on the inside. Also, there are traps and a minotaur, because it just wouldn't be a labyrinth otherwise, would it? So now his girlfriend and his pretentious arty film maker friends have to go in and rescue him and try not to die.

And yes, it's all made of actual cardboard that the film makers got for free from recycling bins.



It's not perfect, but it's just... neat.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

XlkjsewIeli11!! )

Holy fucking shit, Lynch and Frost have been slowly building for 15 hours and now they're unleashing on us. That was one of the best hours of television I've ever seen. We don't deserve this. There's no way we've earned this, but I'm going to lap it all up.

One hundred percent. One hundred percent.
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OK, that season finale went a long way towards redeeming the clunkiness of the last few episodes.

The evidence before the court is incontrovertible )

Music

Aug. 21st, 2017 01:11 pm
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In a just world, Joe Strummer would have been 65 years old today.

Then again, in a just world, nobody would have needed Joe Strummer in the first place.


If Adolf Hitler flew in today, they'd send a limousine anyway...
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OK, that was a mess.

Spoilers )
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So I went to Worldcon in Helsinki, if only for a day. I got to meet a lot of good people including [personal profile] ruuger and (briefly) [personal profile] ffutures, got to geek out about a bunch of things, and cheer the Hugos as they came in. (And cheer we did. Suck it, puppies.)

There were a lot of people from all over the world, and there were a lot of panels that looked intriguing, and I'm not entirely happy with some of my choices (they had a preview of Iron Sky 2, ffs, why was I not there?), but a short rundown of what I remember:

The Legacy of Buffy Full-on naked Spike S&M! )

OK, what else? The queerness of Lovecraft, hard candy science fiction, and angry thunder gods )

But yeah, I want more cons like this one. Dublin 2019! If nothing else, the beer will be cheaper!
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Few film directors can claim immortality; George A Romero redefined the very idea of what life and death mean. And he did it with humour, heart, and plenty of gore. There are few movies I've watched as often as the original Dead trilogy, and every single filmmaker or tv producer who ever did anything involving zombies owe him their allegiance.

Thank you, George, for everything.

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So before I go offline for a bit, I thought I'd post this fic. It's an expansion of an old drabble that I always thought could use a "But then what?" to get a bit more into their characters.

Title: Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffy, s3
Pairing: Buffy/Faith
Rating: PG13
Word count: ~900
Summary: After the mess that was Homecoming and Slayerfest '98, Faith invites Buffy back to her motel for drinks. Fast forward a few hours and Buffy's emphatically NOT freaking out, just trying to figure out the best way to sneak out of a motel bed without waking Faith up.

It felt weird, being the sneak-outer in this situation and not the sneak-outee. Not that she'd had a lot of these situations, obviously. Should she leave a note, or... OK, in her experience, correct protocol involved losing your soul and killing people, so pretty much anything she did would be better than that. Besides, Faith probably didn't want Buffy to be here when she woke up anyway. )
 
 
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Apropos of absolutely nothing, here's a modern AU of the end of "Choices", after Willow is freed from the evil clutches of the Mayor. (Or is that the clutches of the evil Mayor? Can clutches be evil in and of themselves? Is there such a thing as being in the clutches of something good? Oh, honestly. I don't know where my mind goes these days.)

A Little Bird Told Me

"...And then I told her ‘You made your choice, Buffy was your friend...’"

Giles interrupted Willow's tale of heroics. "This is fascinating, but let's get back to the point. You actually had your hands on the Books of Ascension?"

"Volumes 1-5."

"Is there anything you can remember that could be of use to us? Anything at all?"

Willow shrugged. "Well, I was in a hurry, and what I did read was kind of over-involved. If you ask me, way overwritten." She held up her phone. "But Faith just tweeted out the best bits, see what you can make of that?"
 
 
 
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...or maybe this is why you definitely should. I dunno. But it's hilarious either way.

Friend is reading Harry Potter for the first time. He suddenly realizes he's read a fanfiction Order of the Phoenix instead of the real one.


More. So much more. )
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Everyone else seems to be doing this, so...

My 10 favourite new movies so far this year
(in no particular order)
(and with trailers linked)
(what'd I miss? tell me!)

Frantz
French soldier comes to small German town shortly after WW1, looks up family of dead German soldier, claims to be his friend from before the war come to pay his respects. Things get tense from there on as people start lying and telling truths. Beautiful period piece.

Get Out
Believe the hype, this deserves all the praise it's got and more. Dark comedy set within a horror movie made up of everyday racism. Peele gleefully feeds us drops of poisoned sweet tea until we're out of excuses for how we didn't see the monster all along.

Catfight
Two women, old college friends, meet up 25 years later and realise that they're unhappy with how their lives have turned out... and take it out on each other. Very brutally so. The red-vs-blue satire isn't exactly subtle, but it's really about Anne Heche and Sandra Oh physically beating the crap out of each other for 90 minutes. Why should a movie need more than that?

Colossal
It's an indie drama where Anne Hathaway moves back to a small town to cope with depression and alcoholism and an abusive childhood sweetheart. At the same time it's also a kaiju movie about a giant lizard creature stomping Seoul. Maybe not quite the best movie I've seen all year, but probably the one that made me go "What a great idea!" the most times. The director also made the brilliant Timecrimes a few years ago which may be the cleverest time-travel movie I know.

Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2
Popcorn. It's good for you.

Sami Blood
Best Swedish movie I've seen in years, and large chunks of it are not even in Swedish but in Sami - specifically a dialect spoken today by less than 500 indigenous people in the north of Sweden. Young native girl in the 1930s gets sent off to school to be taught to be a Real Swede, except of course she never can be since she's of an Inferior Race. So when she wants to go down south to study at a real university, she's forced to choose which identity she wants to pretend she never had for the next 60 years. Hard-hitting, beautiful, and no less relevant in an age where our politicians are seriously arguing that you can't be, say, Jewish or Sami (or god forbid, muslim) and still claim to be Swedish.

The Love Witch
Wicked young witch has made up her mind to find a man, no matter what the cost to her or them. Mostly them. 70s technicolor freakout filtered through 10s ideas of sex and gender and having WAY too much fun with both.

Death Race 2050
Of course Roger Corman gets to remake this in 2017. And of course the bad guy is blatantly based on Donald Trump. And of course it gets both bloody and hilarious. Great race. HUGE race. Make America never brake again!

Paterson
A bus driver in a small New Jersey town goes to work, writes poetry, walks the dog, is in love with a quirky girl. Everything tells us something is going to happen, something must shatter this working-class idyll... As if contentedness were the most provocative theme imaginable in 2017. Between this and Only Lovers Left Alive, Jarmusch is really on a roll lately.

The Girl With All The Gifts
Post-zombie apocalypse, a small team of soldiers and scientists try to figure out a cure to the epidemic with the help of a young infected girl who's learned how to play nice with humans... maybe. Yes, this owes a lot to I Am Legend (the novel), Day of the Dead and 28 Days Later, but those aren't bad influences and it's put together into something entirely itself.

(Worst: 47 Meters Down, The Belko Experiment, Below Her Mouth)
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So I've been rewatching some Game of Thrones leading up to s7 in two weeks, and I started thinking. We know that they're wrapping the show up in the next two (shortish) seasons, so... what would I like to see happen in those two seasons? Well, hopefully season 7 will change what can happen in season 8, but here's some thoughts in no particular order. Others' thoughts more than welcome.

Spoilers )

So what does everyone else want?
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...may be the single weirdest hour of television ever produced. Seriously. If the first seven episodes were David Lynch not giving a fuck about what people expect and doing whatever he wanted, then this is him just letting go and not even thinking about what he wants but just disintegrating his ideas into pure patterns of light and sound. It makes Eraserhead look like Bicycle Thieves. It's beautiful, it's horrifying, and it's... rrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeally fucking weird, and somehow still advances the plot more than maybe any other episode in the entire series, and I love it, I love it, I love it.
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...a nobody walked onstage and a superstar walked off.


Jimi Hendrix Wild thing from Rénald Perquis on Vimeo.


Notice how the guitar keeps screaming even after Jimi's stopped playing? That's called a metaphor.
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Yes, I continue plugging away at this little webcomic (thanks again [personal profile] rahirah for introducing me to it). Here's a drabble series inspired by #724, in which Sigrun is her usual reassuringly tactful self.

Title: Five Times Everyone Thought Sigrun Eide Was Dead
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Stand Still, Stay Silent
Rating: PG13
Word count: 5x100
Summary: Five 100-word drabbles about five times throughout Sigrun's life where everyone thought she had to be dead. Inspired by #724.

Zero/Seven/Fifteen/Twenty-three/Thirty-two )
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First Twin Peaks, now this:



Looks like we're finally building to something, doesn't it? And they're very conspicuously not showing Team White Walker...

Here's a decent blow-by-blow analysis.
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And it is, indeed, Twin Peaks and David Lynch in all its messy glory.

I've just watched the first four hours. Under the cut are thoughts about 3.01-3.04 (or the first four hours, apparently the episodes are subdivided differently on different channels?) There are no specific spoilers for anything beyond the first two seasons and Fire Walk With Me, but spoilery discussions are welcome in the comments if you're already caught up.

The owls are not what they seem )
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I can't believe this is actually happening. And that Lynch can completely creep me out with just a 1-minute trailer.
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