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26 August 2006 @ 05:19 pm
Comment Weekend post  
I am busy imbibing caffeine in preparation for mainlining Six Feet Under with a friend who hasn't ever seen it. *rubs hands gleefully*

Meanwhile, the girls at the_mas are holding a Special Edition Comment Day... Comment Weekend!

Comment Day nearly always prompts me to comment in journals I don't often comment in, or even find entirely new journals (and new friends) in which to do so--so if I suddenly appear out of nowhere with a random remark this weekend ... well, this is why! *dorks*

In support of this event (and because comments are, indeed, happyful-making!), I'm posting one of the memes that's been doing the rounds recently...

How many times has someone on your friends list posted about something and you were really confused, but you didn't want to ask because you knew you SHOULD know? How many times have you felt guilty asking a close LJ friend a question that should be obvious?

Well, here's your chance.

If you've missed a few things, missed an entry and are confused, ask me anything. Even something EXTREMELY basic, like where I live! I'm no tallowed to get even slightly irritated at any of the questions - we've all missed things before.
Current Location: sofa of comfiness
Current Mood: happyhappy
president of the back seat: Shiny!vibrantharmony on August 26th, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC)
Yay comments! Such fun, such fun!

Question, ok. You do a lot of travelling - where's the furthest you've travelled?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ericabop_radar on August 27th, 2006 01:56 am (UTC)
Hello! *waves*
Hm... furthest I have travelled? From where? is the problem. ;-) I'm already damn far away! But I've also been to Perth (far-west Aus), Hobart (southern Tasmania) and then I've been to Tokyo, Scotland (obviously), Thailand, Greece, Portugal... um... does that answer the question at all?! Hee.
Becky: [other] Yarg Matey!sadface on August 26th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
BOPPY! my question is how are you so awesome?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clairebop_radar on August 27th, 2006 01:57 am (UTC)
*dies* Becky, how can I answer that?!
You are ever so cute for asking.
Answer: I don't know. I think a fucked up childhood helped. ;-)
Tom is my Clark: CLARK_Rainbow_Duskwillowprim_rose_etta on August 26th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
I don't understand what the_mas does yet it seems like a club.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bop_radar TWbop_radar on August 27th, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)
Ah, yes... It's really just a welcome-point for fangirls from many different fandoms (though with a pretty much universal love of Clex, of course). It is good for newbies--in encouraging participation in things like comment day and they can ask for advice there and stuff. They were very good to me that way when I first started up my LJ. It's not meant to be club-like in being exclusive--it's the opposite really. But I guess any group with such a vague premise runs the danger of seeming clique-y.
(Anonymous) on August 27th, 2006 03:40 am (UTC)
Well, thank you for the clear pic!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clark uh...bop_radar on August 28th, 2006 01:01 pm (UTC)
Err... ok! I thought I was rather vague and confusing actually. ;-) But I'm sure one of the_mas's mods would be happy to explain--and could do so better than me. They're a super-friendly bunch!
Nora Norwichnorwich36 on August 26th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
Why oh why does Australia have to be in such a different timezone?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clois don't get me startedbop_radar on August 27th, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
Oh, an EXCELLENT question! If I knew, I would tell you. I think it is because Australians are Contrary and out of touch with the rest of the world! We should move our asses a bit closer, for sure! ;-)
blowjobs for jesuskristiinthedark on August 26th, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC)
What is your favorite movie ever?

(Sorry! I know it's lame question!)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois and a boxbop_radar on August 27th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
Not at all a lame question--I like it!! But I don't think I have an all-time favourite... In some ways I want to say one of the ones from my childhood (like The Princess Bride), but then perhaps the ones I've seen as an adult are a better reflection of me/my tastes. Hmmm... and then do I choose one I love to watch over and over (because it's fun) or one that had the most emotional impact but is harder to watch? Aarrgh!

I can't choose! So I'll give you a top ten...
1. Grosse Pointe Blank--it's a romantic comedy, which is SO not my genre--but I love it for its black humour, and it's a good rewatchable one.
2. Empire Records--again, unlikely for me, but I love this teen movie with its music-store-kids-beat-the-corporation plot--and I'm awfully fond of the various messed up characters. Another very rewatchable one.
3. The Lord of the Ringsmovies en masse--for setting a new standard in movie-making, for their originality and scope, and because the book is a favourite of mine.
4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon--I love martial arts movies, and this not only was of the highest standard, but was also a visual feast.
5. Once upon a time in Mexico--for its over-the-top action-movie fun--a 'bad movie' I love to hate, with bonus Johnny Depp being offbeat and hilarious (his t-shirts in that movie are comic genius)
6. Sleepy Hollow--for its aesthetic, and for Johnny
7. Donnie Darko--for its darkness, humour and its exploration of mental landscapes
8. Devdas--the apex of Bollywood glory, with all its melodrama and beauty
9. The Princess Bride--yeah, I've got to do it! Classic of my childhood. 'Prepare to die!'
10. Amelie--It's just so damn charming and romantic! Great cinematography, too.

It seems I went for movies I actively enjoy, rather than the 'greats'. There are movies I think are absolutely brilliant (like Ken Loach's Land and Freedom) but I don't rewatch them, and they don't necessarily make for comfortable viewing.
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lex lonelinessbop_radar on August 27th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
Awww, thank you! *blush*
Interesting question, too!

I have to say it's Shattered, for several reasons:
1. It's integrity as an episode--unlike others, it focussed on one continuous plot, without too many distracting lame-B-plot events--consequently the tension in that episode was very strong.
2. For MR's performance (almost goes without saying)
3. For the shock on first viewing--I remember the first time how I couldn't believe what was actually happening (Lex seeing Clark use his powers, Lex being drugged and imprisoned)
4. For the Clex moment of victory ('You're either with me or against me!')
5. For the sense of inevitable impending doom--at its best, this is something SV does so well--the tension between unavoidable fate and what we desire to have happen (the 'happy ending' carrot). Shattered really bottled this feeling. All through it, I knew the plot arc wasn't going to end well--and yet I was compelled to keep watching in the hope that there would be a reprieve.
6. For the way it offers multiple readings--the first time I watched it I was completely 'in' Lex and found it so unfair of Clark to even waver from rescuing him for a moment. But now I love the episode just as much for how it shows us just how young Clark was--this was an incredibly challenging thing for him to face, and he so desperately wanted to do the right thing. The end of the plot arc (in Asylum) was a tragedy for both boys.

Having said that, it's not an episode I rewatch with ease! And shots from it (Lex in Clark's blue shirt!) I still find gut-wrenching.
Erintigergal05 on August 27th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
Well, now that we know your favorite SV episode, what is your least?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clark uh...bop_radar on August 27th, 2006 11:57 pm (UTC)
Hee! That would have to be Ageless. That episode was so bad that I started reading sarcastic ep reviews of it while the ep was still playing. Even then it did little to improve the abysmal quality of the episode. The whole Clark-and-Lana-have-a-baby plot was too wacked for me, and I couldn't even bliss out on Tom's superlative good looks because he had acne that episode! The PAIN!!!

I'm not really the clucky type, so even the cuteness of Tom holding a baby didn't do much for me.

The only redeeming feature of that episode was the explosion. Some part of me wishes to rewatch that ep to see if it's really as bad as I remember... but since I recall it feeling like torture the first time around, I've resisted this urge so far!