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19 February 2006 @ 11:59 pm
A few random things  
Because clearly I have not spammed my journal enough this weekend, here are a few more thoughts. (Aside: Eep! What is that autosave thing?! That is freaking me out!)

Random bitching
Why won't Yahoo let me get my mail? Why?!! Why will it only link me to my mailbox occasionally? I don't understand! There appears to be no logic to when it will let me in and when it won't, and it's particularly annoying because I get the little prompts that tell me who has emailed me and I clicky on them all 'Yay! I want to hear what they have to say!' and then... no. No mail for me. Nasty nasty Yahoo and it's teasy ways!

Lack of 'The Fog'
So... even though it has Tommy in it and I'me very excited about Teh Torso on the big screen and all, I have found a myriad of excuses to not see The Fog. This, despite my great fondness for bad movies. Ahem. I figure fessing up online may prompt my conscience to kick my ass along and buy a ticket. Preferably tomorrow before it vanishes to DVD!

Walk the Line
In the meantime, I have seen Walk the Line and I loved it. Spoilers ahead... I wasn't sold on the little wee kids straight away but brotherly angst is a plus. It was all fine in retrospect, but I admit to relief when Joachim took over. Then I was a leettle worried that this was going to be another entire movie about male stupidity (yes, Brokeback Mountain, I am looking at you!) being validated as romantic. And, ok, it kind of was... but it totally won me over because June Carter didn't let him get away with anything. Reese just rocked in that role! Her performance was layered and interesting. She made June very real: a strong woman who was skilled at playing her comic public persona, and who was also tough and tender and genuine underneath. The chemistry between her and Johnny on stage/through music was really well established. The actors brought a lot to the 'live' scenes, which made the final moment convincing. During the song really was the only place left for him to propose to her!

But I would totally have rolled my eyes and been pissy about it if June hadn't been putting him in his place for the rest of the movie:
'Rule No. 1: Never propose to a girl on a bus.' (Best. Line. Ever.)
I also loved her 'get up off your knees you look ridiculous!' line, the fact that she didn't invite him in just because he'd walked all the way to her house, her throwing bottles at the boys on tour when they got wasted and screaming at them that she's not their nursemaid, and her grumbling about being stuck on tour with a bunch of blokes. That was so great! I whispered 'OMG--I *love* her!' halfway through the movie to the friend who accompanied me, and she nodded. I think we laughed louder than anyone else in the cinema at June's lines, but hey, how often do we get to watch a woman take no shit from the man she loves?! I just adored her setting her ageing parents on the drug runner too. Hee!

See now THAT is a love story I can enjoy.

Final randoms
I am planning pretty picspam for after I bore you all to tears with my essays on plot. *winks* Also radioreverie has a poll. If you consider me a friend and are on her f'list, please go be clicking a 'yes' response! *wheedles* And also? I really must write the Lois essay I promised. Must. Yes. After the other essays and the picspam and finishing PCB and... *facedesk* waaahh...
Current Mood: deviousdevious
Melissa: Francoise Hardyradioreverie on February 19th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC)
Yes, girl, where be my Lois essay? And why aren't you on YIM?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ericabop_radar on February 19th, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC)
Oh pretty icon! I'm not on YIM, or I wasn't, because I was technically asleep. ;)
Melissa: Kupka Drawingradioreverie on February 19th, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
But where are you now? *pout*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ameliebop_radar on February 19th, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
Awww.... work.
Melissa: Jonny - textureradioreverie on February 19th, 2006 01:49 pm (UTC)
Still awaiting your lust list as well.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: K Lexbop_radar on February 19th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
Yup! It has been much on my mind. I got very distracted by collecting pretty pictures of people and I even bought the Hollywood Vanity Fair edition because... you know... pretty naked people on the cover! But I am seriously having trouble prioritising my peoples. However rest assured it is in the works...
Katemskatej on February 19th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
I *adored* Walk the Line and agree with everything you said. And do you know what? Johnny Cash really *did* propose to June in that way. I balled my eyes out when it happened.

I whispered something slightly different to my friend half way through the movie: "I'm finding him very hot."
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya Raibop_radar on February 19th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
Heee! The proposal was gorgeous--what a wonderful story and how wonderful that they stayed married all those years after! I knew next to nothing about them so it made the movie a sweet surprise.

I didn't need to whisper the 'very hot' comment, as that was the acknowledged reason we were there in the first place! I had expected the hot (and got it in buckets!) but I hadn't expected to enjoy June or her dynamic with Johnny so much.
Cris: Lois - purpleduskwillow on February 19th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
Yahoo? Why are you torturing yourself? Get gmail! If you need an invite, I have tons left. :)

I would encourage you to go see The Fog, but I'm not feeling cruel today. lol
Still have to see Walk the Line myself.

And I'm looking forward to that Lois essay. :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ericabop_radar on February 19th, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC)
*sigh* I have Gmail. That's the silly thing. But all my old RL friends have known my Yahoo address for TEN YEARS and I fear they will not adjust to the change very well if I just blow it off. I guess I could change to Gmail for LJ notifications though. Yes. Yes, that would be good. *resolves*

Oh I so need to write the Lois essay! But I have that thing where I'm nervous because I want to do my favourite character justice, and so I dilly-dally! Instead of just plonking the first thoughts that come into my head online, like I do with my other stuff! ;)
Nora Norwichnorwich36 on February 19th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
It amuses that you cut-tagged in such a way that people could skip your bitching if they wanted to. That's really the opposite of spamming your f'list!

I don't have yahoo configured as my default mail program, so I don't get message notifications, but whenever I go to the yahoo page it is always telling me I have 8 new messages when I really only have one. That makes me sad! Also when I am home on dial-up it loads slower than Outlook, and I didn't know that was humanly *possible*.

Walk the Line only played in my town right before Christmas, and has not been brought back dspite the Oscar nominations, which makes me sad, because I really wanted to see it, and now I have to wait for the DVD to come out.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Smallville Shipsbop_radar on February 19th, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, Yahoo is with the crazy slow loading quite often. I am seriously close to 'breaking up' with Yahoo once and forever. Gmail is so much spunkier! But that would be annoying for everyone who's had my yahoo address for TEN YEARS. *sigh*

Walk the Line would be good on DVD too. It'd be a good one to see on a quiet Sunday night or something. A 'feelgood' movie with substance. I'm actually surprised I liked it, as I usually find something to complain about in big successful movies of that sort, but the two leads really charmed me.
blowjobs for jesus: cash soulkristiinthedark on February 20th, 2006 12:42 am (UTC)
I haven't seen The Fog yet, either! What kind of fangirl am I, anyway? One who hasn't scrapped up the 4 bucks required to rent it, apparently. ;)

Yay for Walk the Line! I loved that movie so much. As someone who grew up in the south, I strongly identified with June Carter. I wasn't really expecting to, but there you go. I forget sometimes how much my roots are still with me, even when I don't want them to be. In this case, though, I was very proud.

I voted "yes"! *beams*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ericabop_radar on February 20th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
Awww... yeah, I adored June. She was fab! This is terrible, but I probably didn't pick up on the cultural subtelties of her being Southern. I'm not familiar enough with American culture. However I still thoroughly enjoyed her character and Reese's performance.

Thank you for the 'yes' vote! ;-)
(no subject) - bloodygoodgirl on February 20th, 2006 12:54 am (UTC) (Expand)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Boppy iconbop_radar on February 20th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)
Yeah, bossy girls are the best!! I can see it's got some solid competition for best cinematography (although it was good--I loved the stage lighting) but I thought Joachim's performance was better than Heath's in BBM, IMO. And I'd personally vote for Reese as best actress this year.
nehellania on February 20th, 2006 10:08 am (UTC)
Yahoo has much crankiness lately. It's very annoying, really.

Mostly I'm commenting to say hey! Aishwarya Rai! Your icon is Aishwarya Rai! Oh K, I luff you so very much! :)

I have not seen Walk the Line, though I have listened to the Jules squee about it muchly. And The Fog I suspect I shall watch at some point from Tuesday-Tuesday during the whole big GreatestPlanEver thing.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya Raibop_radar on February 20th, 2006 11:25 am (UTC)
I have recently renewed my fangirling of Aish. She is my perfect woman. I would turn for her in the blink of an eye. I definitely needed an Aish icon. *pats*

Hee! You have a wonderful time in the GreatestplanEver! It's going to rock! I will expect regular updates. ;)