SPooNime!

Oct. 19th, 2010 08:33 pm
shadydave: (...en fuego?)
I have no idea what's going on, but it looks kind of awesome.

SPooNime?

Jun. 10th, 2010 06:14 pm
shadydave: (...en fuego?)
Hahaha, WHAT.

SPooN: the Anime!

"The anime project will not only remake the best episodes from the live-action version, but also depict original episodes not seen in the live-action version."

So I'm guessing we're NOT going to get an anime "Bugs" or "Route 666".

::crosses fingers for more superpowers::
shadydave: (...en fuego?)
THIS WAS THE BEST EPISODE EVAR )
shadydave: (do not taunt the octopus)
...hates you, apparently.

Seriously, WHAT THE EVERLOVING FUCK )

Series finale for SPooN? I think so!
shadydave: (...en fuego?)
Oh, Supernatural. You are the only show who can simultaneously be awesome while confusing the Bible with The Lord of the Rings.

Spoilars!! Keep out! (This means YOU, Kirstin and Marge) )

In other news, today I learned the Etruscan alphabet! I bet you wish you were as cool as me. And that your name, when written in mirror image, looked like IENNI8EP.
shadydave: (...en fuego?)
So, io9 had a post on TV Shows We Wish Would Swap Writing Staffs, which mainly reveals that I am not trusting anyone at io9 to dictate what qualifies as good writing, uh, EVER.

However, they gave some love to SPooN, so yay. Even though I'm pretty sure that if SPooN writers ended up on Lost, their heads would explode, because SPooN is not so much with the complicated plot. And as for Torchwood and Dollhouse switching, while actually funny snarky dialogue for Jack would be much appreciated (::misses Steven Moffat::), letting Rusty and the Torchwood staff near a show that ALREADY has problems with its own tricky consent and rape issues is a whole world of DO NOT WANT.

In conclusion: Sylar was so much cooler when he was basically a zombie serial killer.

ETA: Casting News for Dollhouse. Damn, but that's pretty much made of awesome. It's like they're TRYING to make me watch.
shadydave: (...en fuego?)
ZOMG EP1C SP0ILARZ!! for Torchwood: Children of Fail

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Who called it? I called it, oh yeah.
shadydave: (...en fuego?)
Yay, new SPooN preview!

Trailer et commentary )

Yesterday was my birthday! Went out to Blue Pacific in KOP with Marge and Laura, which was quite tasty and not hideously expensive. Tonight my parents are taking me out to the Cheesecake Factory, and we are going out to Iron Hill tomorrow for my mom's birthday. It's a very birthday-filled weekend. Also, I will probably never have to eat again.

And I finally posted my story from Nano!

Defende Nos in Proelio

Not, as mea soror would have it, Defende NOSE in Proelio, because noses don't really fit into the theme. King Arthur, cannibalism, and pie, yes, but not so much noses. And I am totally not fishing for comments.
shadydave: (...en fuego?)
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

BEST. PICTURES. EVER.

Not actually spoilery for SPooN!
shadydave: (...en fuego?)
10ish Things About SPooN )

In conclusion: Poor Dean.
shadydave: (...en fuego?)
ZOMG SP0ILARZ!!!1!3.14159265cos(0)! )

In conclusion: Sam Winchester does not want candy.
shadydave: (It stinks!)
SPooN seems to be rocking the hilarious episodes this season. Somehow, I am 100% ok with this!

But if you try sometime, you'll find you get what you need! )
shadydave: (...en fuego?)
So, Kirstin and I totally figured out how Azazel's ev0l plan (specifically, Dean's part in it) actually works out.

ZOMG SPOILARS!!1!!3.14159265!cos(0)! for SPooN 4x03 )

So really, it all makes sense. Well, at least right up until you get to "Wait, what WAS Azazel trying to accomplish, anyway?" but we'll have to wait for more information on that, or at least a declaration of "Yes, this was totally his goal all along, I don't care if this retcon makes no sense, just go with it."
shadydave: (It stinks!)
So, if ye haven't watched SPooN yet, ye shouldn't read this. Also, ye should go watch SPooN, ye scurvy landlubbers.

I'm gonna lead you down the path that rocks! )

Yarrrrrrrr.

Icon!

May. 20th, 2007 02:23 pm
shadydave: (Shut up!)
I nearly forgot about this! SPooN/MST 3K icon!

Consequences of the YED's Ev0l Plan )

ETA: So I finally got around to reading SPooN episode reactions, and thought of a couple questions:

Surely you can't be serious! )
shadydave: (Shut up!)
A Theory of Epic Proportions, Based on Speculation about 'All Hell Breaks Loose, Part 1' )
shadydave: (army of deanness)
All Hell Breaks Loose Part 1 )

Also, WHAT.

Huzzah!

May. 2nd, 2007 12:41 am
shadydave: (army of deanness)
I am done writing papers!!!!!

And there was much rejoicing.

Also, I finished reading Dracula! It's actually pretty good, so I would recommend it to the curious. However, I did notice an interesting phenomenon at the end, when our intrepid heroes are preparing to follow the "great Un-Dead" back to his lair:

"I propose that we add Winchesters to our armament. I have a kind of belief in a Winchester when there is any trouble of that sort around" (324)

"I have brought some Winchesters; they are pretty handy in a crowd" (354)

"By this time the gipsies, seeing themselves covered by the Winchesters, and at the mercy of Lord Godalming and Dr Seward, had given in and made no further resistance" (376)

I think we can deduce the REAL reason as to why Dracula was defeated.

In conclusion, I had NO IDEA there was a recent adaptation of Dracula, that won OSCARS, was directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and starred Sirius Black, Hannibal Lector, Neo, the Dread Pirate Roberts, and the Scarlet Pimpernel. Oh, and Winona Ryder. I think I might need to see this.
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So this weekend (Friday/Saturday), ASE had pretty much the awesome trip ever. For a given value of awesome, anyway. But I was vastly entertained the whole time, which is what really matters.

Anyways, on Friday, we go to Dartmoor, which, as you might have guessed from the name, is a moor. A really big one. As I learned on my power-walk through the moors by Haworth (Brontë territory), going through them can be quite a hike. It wasn't too bad until we get to the top of one hill, and Andy, one of our staff (an assistant dean of something), makes us all turn around, because we were going the wrong way. And then we walk down a hill.

A really, really, steep hill.

Seriously, really steep.

And it was really big, too.

By this point, we are definitely by someone's sheep farm, and have begun to tramp through what can only be described as the dumping grounds for sheep and pony manure. I don't know if they've been trained to go there or what, but it was kinda gross. We finally demand an explanation for Andy, who claims that someone moved the signs, and that we just need to go over another hill and down to the village, and that incidentally, we've added an extra 1.5 miles to our hike.

Then we proceeded to walk UP a hill.

A really, really, steep hill.

This basically sucked beyond all reason. Like, I was literally afraid my muscles would STOP WORKING, because it was so difficult going up.

Eventually, we got to the top of that hill, where they informed us that the village was only two miles away. Since there were so many of us, by the time we all reached the top, the group who got there first was all rarin' to go, so the tail-enders rebelled and waited for Andy, who had somehow manage to get at the VERY back.

We got to the village eventually (after our 6 mile hike, or so), and went to Exeter, which is where our hostel was. We had the entire place to ourselves, which was pretty awesome. After dinner, Jonathan (another assistant dean of something) offered to lead us to the pub he liked when he was in uni, and which was "15 minutes" away. So, we walk, and we come to this path which stretches through some pasture-looking lands. I would like to point out that by this time, dusk was almost gone, and it was foggy.

Naturally, Jonathan decides we should go through the pastures.

So, we walk for quite some time, and periodically Jonathan would leave the path, wander over to the fence, and look at a tree, or possibly for some signs of civilization. Meanwhile, we are making lots of cracks about the movie The Fog, about which I am completely unfamiliar, aside from the line from MST 3K: Pod People: "Even the movie The Fog didn't have this much fog!" Also, Claire (another staff member) told us about this bizarre commercial where cows start stalking people because they want their milk back. This will be important later.

FINALLY, we see lights, and they eventually reveal themselves to be the pub.

On the other side of a fence.

A fence that is on the top of a 5-foot drop off, of which we are at the bottom.

So, we continue onwards, because I noticed there was a road up ahead which we would probably run into. We're almost there, when we see some cows next to the path.

Then we see a HERD of cows ON the path.

At this point, we are now faced with a dilemma: do we turn back, and retrace our journey of the previous 20 minutes, or kind of wade through the cows and hope we don't get trampled?

Naturally, Jonathan picked option B, proving the extraordinary lengths the British will go to to get beer. The cows began fleeing from us, probably because we ourselves were in a herd, and also because our herd apparently contained complete DUMBASSES who thought it would be a good idea to take FLASH PICTURES of a FUCKING HERD OF COWS WHILE WE WERE WALKING THROUGH IT. Unfortunately, they were not trampled. However, no one else was either, (and they didn't ambush us to take their milk back,) and we finally got to the pub.

It had a lot of outdoor seating next to the canal, which did not have a railing, so we wondered how many drunk people they had to fish out. They definitely had a life-saver right by our table, and I supposed they had those big poles people use to clean their swimming pools. No one fell in, though, so we never got a chance to test it out, which was for the best, I suppose.

The rest of the night was fairly uneventful. I like scrumpy. It was a lot easier getting home along the proper path, which was remarkably free of farm animals of any sort.

Today (well, technically yesterday now) we went to Covelly, which is this historic visit on ANOTHER fucking steep slope that goes down to the see. Like, so steep that they don't have motor vehicles, so everything is pulled on sledges, occasionally with the help of donkeys. Apparently, the people of Great Britain have not mastered the art of switchbacks. The beach was very rocky and cool. They had delicious ice cream. I took lots of pictures that I will eventually share, probably in July at the rate I am going.

Then we went to Knightshayes, which is a 19th century Gothic house. This was notable mainly for its gardens, where we played with Jonathan's frisbee in what started out as a Prior Park catch, but eventually evolved into throwing the frisbee at four of the guys, and watching them fight like puppies to get it. It was pretty much the most hilarious thing I've ever seen. An added bonus was that I kept waiting for them to all disappear over the edge of the haha, but it turns out Jonathan is actually an Ultimate Frisbee champion (for serious!) and never threw it that far, alas.

We got home and I watched Doctor Who on TV! Huzzah! Our 4 channels actually can be entertaining! Babble about Doctor Who )

In conclusion: Captain Panaka was in this episode! Awesome.

Then I watched SPooN. 'But how can they hear the chanting in hell?' )

In conclusion: Dean eating things will never stop being funny. Especially when they are mini cheese steaks.

In other news, I did my reading for the week today, and thus read Carmilla. I assumed, when my professor said it was about "lesbian vampires", that this was mainly symbolic, since, you know, Victorians.

Not so much. It's BLATANTLY about lesbian vampires. It was pretty awesome. Also, I got to write "Most vampire lore is crap" in the margins, AND there was a character who was totally John Winchester. And I am convinced the heroine became a vampire slayer afterwards. Carmilla pretty much wins at Undeath.

Now I must go to bed, but the internet has gone away, so I will probably post this in the morning. And then I will disappear into a paper-writing oblivion, because I still have 2 more to go for this week, alas.

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