speccygeekgrrl42: (aw hell yeah! : Spock)
Day 30 - Your favorite film of all-time
Surprising absolutely no one who's been paying any attention at all:

I hold this film up as one of the few perfect movies ever made. It has everything I want out of a movie: love, blood and rhetoric romance, intrigue, swordfighting, noble actions, despicable villains, revenge, fantastic costuming and scenery, magic, and a happy ending. *happy sigh*

Day 13 - A song that you listen to when you're angry

Coheed and Cambria - A Favor House Atlantic
Good eye, sniper
Now I shoot, you run
The words you scribbled on the walls
With the loss of friends you didn't have
I'll call you when the time is right
Are you in or are you out?
For them all to know the end of us all

Bye bye beautiful
Don't bother to write
Disturbed by your words and they're calling all cars
Face step, let down.
Face step, step down.

It's more the energy of the song than the lyrics... Coheed and Cambria has always done right by me when I need music to be upset to.
speccygeekgrrl42: (*YAY* : Chuck and Olive)
The VESID meeting went very well. Instead of having to search for $3000 in independent loans to take out, they're giving me $3500 to help with tuition and room and board and books, and Betty Jane said she would see if she can get a larger allowance for books for me since my budget is so tight.

\o/ So that's a little bit of the terror off of my mind, at least.

I'm up to the Rs in transferring my music from Arthur to Gabriel and making decent time. A couple more hours and I should be finished. I re-loaded my library into NuTsie, so if anyone actually wants to look at my playlists for any reason, or just wants to poke around and see what I have, have at it.

Now to discharge my memly duties for the day:

Day 29 - A piece of trivia from a favorite film
The film being The Princess Bride, and I'll give you a couple of facts I think are cool:

Cary Elwes and Mandy Patinkin performed all of their own sword-fighting after many hours of training. According to Rob Reiner, the only stunt performed by Patinkin's stunt double was one flip during the 'Chatty Duelists' scene.

The giant rodents were created with diminutive actors inside rat suits. On the day Westley was supposed to battle the giant rat, the "rat actor" was pulled over for speeding and subsequently arrested, and actually had to be bailed out of jail by the filmmakers so the scene could be filmed.

While rehearsing for the film, André the Giant's thick accent prevented many of his lines from being understood. To remedy this, actor Mandy Patinkin slapped André in the face to get him to concentrate harder.

When Count Rugen hits Westley over the head, Cary Elwes told Christopher Guest to go ahead and hit him for real. Guest hit him hard enough to shut down production for a day while Elwes went to the hospital.

Day 12 - A song from your favourite album

It's actually the title track off the album:
Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
The Atlantic was born today and I'll tell you how...
The clouds above opened up and let it out.

I was standing on the surface of a perforated sphere
When the water filled every hole.
And thousands upon thousands made an ocean,
Making islands where no island should go.
Oh no.

Those people were overjoyed; they took to their boats.
I thought it less like a lake and more like a moat.
The rhythm of my footsteps crossing flatlands to your door have been silenced forever more.
The distance is quite simply much too far for me to row
It seems farther than ever before
Oh no.

I need you so much closer.
speccygeekgrrl42: (bang bang : Chuck)
Day 28 - Favorite film from your favorite director

Again, I have to call this one out:

I love Quentin Tarantino and I love this movie.

Day 11 - A song that describes you

Ani DiFranco - Joyful Girl
i do it for the joy it brings
because i'm a joyful girl
because the world owes me nothing
and we owe each other the world
i do it because it's the least i can do
i do it because i learned it from you
i do it just because i want to
because I want to

and i wonder if everything i do
i do instead
of something i want to do more
the question fills my head
i know that there's no grand plan here
this is just the way it goes
and when everything else seems unclear
i guess at least i know

i do it for the joy it brings...
speccygeekgrrl42: (dance party in space! :S/Mc)
Day 27 - A film that you wish you had seen in theaters

Day 10 - A song that no one would expect you to love

Well, you might expect it because I like "Your Love is My Drug", but... seriously, there is no reason for me to enjoy this song as much as I do:

Ke$ha - Tik Tok

Don't worry, I have another 30 day meme ready to go as soon as I finish the film meme. :D This one's about writing.

Now, I am going to watch Zodiac. :D
speccygeekgrrl42: (tired.)
Day 26 - Favorite film poster

Day 09 - A song from your favourite band

How about the first song I heard by them?

Death Cab for Cutie - Title and Registration
The glove compartment is inaccurately named
And everybody knows it
So I'm proposing a swift orderly change

Cause behind its door there's nothing to keep my fingers warm
And all I find are souvenirs from better times
Before the gleam of your taillights fading east
To find yourself a better life

I was searching for some legal document
As the rain beat down on the hood
When I stumbled upon pictures I tried to forget
And that's how this idea was drilled into my head

Cause it's too important
To stay the way it's been

I am so tired, I just want to go back to sleep. :/
speccygeekgrrl42: (attentive. : Nate)
Day 25 - Favorite film villain

Count Rugen, from The Princess Bride. He was way more villainous than Prince Humperdink. and he was the cause of one of the greatest lines in movie history: "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

remaining days )

Day 08 - A song that makes you fall asleep

KT Tunstall - Throw Me A Rope
I want you between me and the feeling I get when I miss you
But everything here is telling me I should be fine
So why is it so, above as below,
That I'm missing you every time

I got used to you whispering things to me into the evening
We followed the sun and its colours and left this world
It seems to me that I'm definitely
Hearing the best that I've heard

So throw me a rope to hold me in place
Show me a clock for counting my days down
Cause everything's easier when you're beside me
Come back and find me
Cause I feel alone

the remaining days )
speccygeekgrrl42: (mask up bitches! : Red Mist)
Day 23 - A character who you can relate to the most

cut for very large picture )

Day 24 - The best page-to-screen film adaptation

The number of scenes that look exactly like frames of the comic blew me right out of my seat.

Day 06 - A song that reminds you of a certain event
The Mountain Goats - Psalms 40:2

Like I could ever forget meeting [livejournal.com profile] moorishflower and hearing my favorite songs off the new Mountain Goats album in the same hour. This song just captures that excited heart-racy feeling.

Day 07 - A song that you can dance to
Ke$ha - Your Love Is My Drug

shut up shut up shut up right the fuck now, I shake my ass to ridiculous pop music, okay? NOBODY EVER SEES. If a geek dances awkwardly in the forest and nobody sees it, does it still happen? YOU CAN'T PROVE ANYTHING. Pics or it didn't happen, right? RIGHT.
speccygeekgrrl42: (music is life.)
Day 22 - Favorite Academy Award acceptance speech

I never watch awards shows. I have no patience for them. So you get nothing for today for this meme.

Day 05 - A song that reminds you of somewhere

Jack Johnson - Symbol In My Driveway

i've got a brand new set of stencils
ive been connecting all the dots
got my plans in a zip lock bag
lets see how unproductive we can be

i've got a light bulb full of anger
and i can switch it on and off
in situations it can be so bright
i cant believe, how pathetic we can be

Oh, those lazy summer afternoons at Pedro and Sunny and Terri's place on Brinkerhoff Street. I have a lot of good but pot-hazy memories on that street, not just at Kelly and Amber and my brother's apartment.
speccygeekgrrl42: (#vortex# sweetheart : Gabrielle Gray)
Day 21 - Favorite film from your favorite actor/actress



shut up, Ella Enchanted is fucking awesome. I will cut a bitch, don't even try me.

Day 04 - A song that reminds you of someone

Fall Out Boy - Sophomore Slump or Comeback of the Year

I'm not going to quote any lyrics. I'm just going to say that this song reminds me of the best parts of a best-friendship I don't have any more.

I finished another chapter of History, Repeating Itself. :D I know I have other things to record and I will get to them, I just get so much honest joy out of recording this story that I want to keep doing it! These first two chapters add up to an entire hour. I don't know how many more chapters [livejournal.com profile] gyzym is going to write but I want the story to go on forever but already it's probably going to be pushing five hours long. \o/ It makes me excited to consider it.
speccygeekgrrl42: (clothes make the man : White Collar)
Day 20 - A moving (emotional) scene

I can't find any of the specific scenes I want, but this trailer contains a little bit of a lot of them. This movie made me cry like a little girl, ngl.

Day 03 - A song that makes you sad

The Mountain Goats - Get Lonely

I will rise up early and dress myself up nice
and I will leave the house and check the deadlock twice.
and I will find a crowd and blend in for a minute
and I will try to find a little comfort in it.
and I will get lonely and gasp for air.
and send your name up from my lips like a signal flare.

and I will go downtown, stand in the shadows of the buildings
and button up my coat, trying to stay strong, spirit willing.
and I will come back home, maybe call some friends,
maybe paint some pictures,
it all depends.
and I will get lonely and gasp for air.
and look up at the high windows, and see your face up there.
speccygeekgrrl42: (music is life.)
Day 19 - The most hilarious film you've seen

We all know that I am a fan of the drug movies, right? My personal fondness for marijuana (and possibly my highness at the time of viewing) compounded with Seth Rogen made this movie into the funniest damn thing I've seen in years. I actually have written Pineapple Express fanfiction-- it was my 2008 Yuletide assignment-- Sir Meowsalot of the Doobie Kingdom, a story about how Red got his cat.

Hey, I never claimed to be sophisticated in my movie tastes, okay?

Day 02 - A song that makes you happy

Regina Spektor - Us

we're living in a den of thieves
rummaging for answers in the pages
we're living in a den of thieves
and it's contagious

This song makes me happy in kind of a wistful way. The first time I heard it was when [livejournal.com profile] pocky_slash showed me a multifandom fanvid set to it, and it became one of my favorite songs pretty quickly. Now it makes me think about living on Miller Street and how awesome my life was for a while back then. It ended badly, but for the most part I was happy living there with Kristin and Minerva and Butcher and Heather Ratface.
speccygeekgrrl42: (and it was good. : Spock/Kirk/McCoy)
Day 18 - The best overall cast in a film

Because when you take the TOS cast and add Ricardo Montalban and Kirstie Alley, what you get is magic.

...or, you know, this one was good too.

speccygeekgrrl42: (butterfly stoner angel : future!Castiel)
I'm ready to go to Jake's graduation party. I'm wearing the skirt and cute top I got at the thrift store and it's a pretty adorable ensemble. I debated putting on makeup but decided against it because sweat + makeup = breakouts and it is going to be sweat city out there. Unless/until this thunderstorm breaks, anyway.

Marmaduke was pretty bad. It would have been better if I were stoned, but I can't go to the movies with my mother stoned. xD Shrek was...okay. I didn't see the third one but it was a pretty typical Shrek movie. We didn't stay for Date Night because I have something wrong with me that gives me a bad case of the jitters during the second movie of any three-movie showing, and also because it was raining pretty heavily at that point.

My leg falls asleep every time I sit up to use my laptop on my bedside table. I've got to get a better setup going here.

Day 17 - Favorite film quote

It is clear that I must find my other half. But is it a he or a she? What does this person look like? Identical to me? Or somehow complementary? Does my other half have what I don't? Did he get the looks? The luck? The love? Were we really separated forceably or did he just run off with the good stuff? Or did I? Will this person embarrass me? What about sex? Is that how we put ourselves back together again? Or can two people actually become one again?
-Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Not my all-time favorite, since it's too freaking hard to pick one of those without rewatching my top ten movies all over again, but high up there on the list.
speccygeekgrrl42: (#vortex# gaze lowered : Gabrielle Gray)
Day 16 - Favorite film character

Danielle de Barbarac, from Ever After. She's smart, brave, fierce, and her fairy godmother is freaking Leonardo da Vinci.

No, seriously, have you seen this movie? If you have, you understand why I love her, and it's not just because we share a name, though that does get her bonus points. She's far and away better than Cinderella who she's based on, because she doesn't sit around waiting to be rescued. She takes charge of changing her own life for the better.

And if you haven't seen it, go rent it immediately, it's a wonderful film, right up there alongside The Princess Bride.
speccygeekgrrl42: (backrubs are love : Kirk/Spock)
Day 15 - Favorite film sequel

Say whatever the hell you want about it, I will always and forever love Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. It's not objectively as good as Wrath of Khan, but it is deeply emotionally satisfying to me. PLUS IT HAS WHALES. And Leonard Nimoy's legs, hello, have you seen the man swim? Yowza.

There are so many little things about this movie to love. Scotty trying to talk to the computer! Sulu flying a helicopter! Uhura and Chekov infiltrating the naval Enterprise! Kirk trying to say Spock was on LSD! McCoy bitching about 80s medicine!

speccygeekgrrl42: (tired.)
Day 13 - A guilty pleasure...

I don't give a damn about actual figure skating, but this movie makes me laugh so freaking hard. This is one of two movies in which I find Will Ferrell palatable. (The other is Stranger Than Fiction.)

Day 14 - A film that you used to love but now hate

I loved this movie the first time I saw it, and then something complicated happened that made me no longer able to enjoy having Jude Law and Clive Owen in the same general area. I would probably enjoy it again if I watched it now, but I will never be able to watch it without thinking about that complicated thing and all the bullshit emotionality that's tied up with it. Years later and it still makes me hurt a little bit to think about it.

the rest of the days )
speccygeekgrrl42: (clothes make the man : White Collar)
Day 12 - A film that permanently altered your point-of-view

Changed the way I view suits entirely. You could call it a revolutionary point in my stylistic development, actually. Well, and it changed the way I view violence in movies pretty drastically, but I think the suit thing is more important.

Tomorrow I am going to do something with Alice at 1, and then I have an appointment with Lisa at 3. This means no staying up all night. I don't even have the attention span to read something I've already read once right now, anyway. I've done absolutely nothing all day long.... there goes May. Here comes June...
speccygeekgrrl42: (*slow look* : Castiel)
Day 10 - Favorite classic film
Day 11 - Favorite black-and-white film

It's the same film for both categories...

I used to own this movie. Then I watched it with Derek when we were dating and left it at his place and never saw my copy again. Eventually I will buy a new copy. I really do love this movie quite a lot.
speccygeekgrrl42: (music is life.)
Day 09 - The best soundtrack/score to a film

I'm going to cheat and say it's collectively all the soundtracks to all Wes Anderson films. I think I like The Life Aquatic the best, followed by The Royal Tenenbaums, then Fantastic Mr. Fox, then The Darjeeling Limited, then Rushmore. But they're all really close, and sometimes they switch position in the list. I went through a phase where all I listened to was The Royal Tenenbaums soundtrack for like a month.

It's so easy to tell you're watching one of his films for a lot of reasons, but the adorable and quirky soundtracks are a dead giveaway.

My skin is kind of pink around the edges of my hairline, but I think I like how the color turned out. Tomorrow I'll take pictures.

I am very moody right now. I don't know if this is because I've been sleeping badly or because of hormones or what, but I am becoming very annoyed very easily, which isn't typical. Usually I can put up with people being stupid or rude or annoying. Not so much right now.

this again

May. 28th, 2010 08:30 pm
speccygeekgrrl42: (not sure I like this. : RDJ)
Day 08 - The best opening/closing credits

There might be better, but I love this more every time I see it, so.


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