samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (that original feeling never went away)
Eww, I hate how ONTD's posts are on the homepage, with those seizure-inducing icons. Thanks, Livejournal! /total sarcasm, do you read it.

Right now, I'm trying to look for a new layout for my Livejournal, because I was tired of how the previous layout resized the images. I don't like the current layout, though. It's too dark for my liking. So please bear with me for the moment while I go through different layouts and trying to decide which one I like best.

I missed yesterday's update for those memes, so I'll just pick up where I left off and pretend this is Day 02. I don't feel like writing updates for both prompts. :P

Prompt for the Sailor Moon meme today is favorite inner senshi, and the prompt for the shipping meme is my very first ship.

30 Day Meme, SAILOR MOON )

The rest of the prompts... )

30 Day Meme, SHIPPING )

The rest of the prompts... )

EDIT: So, apparently, a book's cover is being changed to feature an 'ambiguous'-looking lady to replace the original cover which clearly had an Asian woman, since the main character is Asian. This is clearly terrible, so I'm putting this out there if anyone is interested and has money to buy the book with the original cover.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (there's been trials and tribulations)
I feel like shit. I've had these strange body aches and dull pain since Tuesday. First it just started with the ball of my right foot, and now the muscles in the back of my left thigh are sore and I'm starting to feel it in my hands. I don't know what I did. Maybe standing for five hours with cheap pairs of shoes are doing it to me, or I pinched a nerve? I felt fine on Monday, but as soon as early Tuesday morning rolled around, it hit me. :\

In other news, because I know a few people are going to want to hear about this or in case anybody's curious: The Last Airbender's getting critically panned by both professional critics and fans alike. So far it's got an astounding rating of 9% on Rotten Tomatoes. (That may or may not change since it's only been released this week.)

Personally I can't say I'm surprised. Even when you leave the casting decisions out of the reasons why you shouldn't see this, it just sounds like a disappointing film in every other aspect. I really hope nobody pays to see this, only because it doesn't seem to come anywhere close to the energy and spirit of the show.

(By the way, the rumors about the female characters' roles getting diminished or completely forgotten? Sorry to say, but given what's been said in reviews so far, it's true. Not only was Katara a weaker fighter, but she didn't even get to inspire the Earth Kingdom prisoners to fight back against the Fire Nation soldiers, or fight against Pakku, or even get the upper-hand in her one-on-one fight with Zuko. And the Kyoshi Warriors--plus Suki--were cut from the film completely.)

EDIT: Also, I've tried nutella for the first time ever. It's ridiculously delicious. (Sadly I'm the only one in the house who likes it. Too bad, there's going to be a jar in the house from now on.) I gobbled up two pieces of toast covered in nutella and I plan to do it again tomorrow when I wake up. I'm just sad I couldn't celebrate its goodness with bananas because we're all out. :(
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[ profile] ssj10 explains the reasons why you shouldn't pay to see The Last Airbender or any merchandise related to it. It's a very heartfelt, moving entry that asks others to reconsider boycotting the film if they were planning on watching it.

[ profile] ivy_chan posted two entries about the extremely offensive Supernatural fanfiction using the recent tragedy of the Haitian people as a backdrop for their story and the reasons why it's offensive. If anyone's heard of the wank but isn't completely sure what happened, these posts sum it up, and they also explain why this story was offensive.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (jealous angel deep inside me)
(1) For those of you who follow [ profile] racebending or the news about the white washing in the live-action film of Avatar: The Last Airbender, apparently there's a graphic novel now. The second one, I don't have much of a problem with, because they do show Zuko with his scar, but the first one? Nooooo.

(2) I watched The Hunchback of Notre Dame because I was in a bad mood and I was looking for a pick-me-up. It has to be my second favorite Disney movie. I really wish Disney would release it on Blu Ray.

(3) As a quick note, I haven't forgotten about the fanmix meme! D: I'll get around to it.

(4) I got "Fool" by Christopher Moore on paperback. I've been going back and fourth between that and "House of Leaves," admittedly not far in either books since I Haven't been in the mood to read anything. Both books are really good so far, though.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (♥ dazzle)
So, I talked about shipping. Know what else I want to talk about?

Give me a subject - any subject - and I will tell you why and/or how it is made of fail.

Here, I'll start with this:

Here, have a resource.

IF ANY OF YOU PAY TO SEE THIS MOVIE "FOR THE LULZ", I WILL PERSONALLY DISOWN YOU. Fine, I won't, but I will frown in your general direction, how's that for ya?
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (♥ D8)
Unpdated Post: Author Shit List provides a few authors who have made racist and sexist comments, either in interviews, in their blogs, or even in their own books.

Most of these authors, I've never even heard of, but I was considering buying a book of David Levine's. Now, I'm happy I know better. The linked comments are extremely insensitive and shocking. (Robin McKinley especially surprises me. She jumped on the "Obama isn't really black" bandwagon, too. WTF?) It's definitely a good list to have your hands on, if you want to avoid indirectly supporting them.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (♥ facepalm)
Yes, another RaceFail entry, but it's not an essay of my thoughts. I think if you know me well enough, you'll know what my feelings are already concerning the matter. This is more of a heads-up for anyone who didn't know what it was about until tonight.

As I originally discussed with Sev over AIM last night, I didn't understand what RaceFail '09 meant and where the actual problem stemmed from until I read this. It's a nice summary. If you're unfamiliar with RaceFail '09, take the time and read this summary. It's a little TL;DR, since it includes outside links, but it's brought about a lot of interesting and necessary discussion because of it.

Especially this link. Here's a snippet of this blog entry:

It's about Avatar: The Last Airbender except in the live action there will be no Heroes of Colour, because the cast has been decided and they're all white. So too are the major Heroes of Dragonball Z. As were the main hero of SciFi Channel's EARTHSEA.

Even when the culture is non-white, even when it's not a case of aspects of my culture or some other non-white culture being incorporated into some white Europic Fantasy for some white Europic goal - there's no guarantee of proper, respectful representation.

It's about being fed up with all of that and not in the mood to pamper or pet someone who has far more privilege than they seem willing to admit to in the realms of fantasy and science fiction.

I do believe it's essential to at least read some of these things and realize how big of a problem it really is, especially if you're a writer and especially if you're white (like me). Recognizing the problem is a good start, but it's not enough.

So, go on and read, discuss, spread the word, et cetera.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (♥ O.O)
So, remember the white washing of the Avatar cast for the live action movie?

Due in theaters in summer 2010, "Airbender" has already begun to face a bit of controversy over the casting of white actors like Rathbone, Ringer and McCartney to play Asian characters — a concern [Jackson Rathbone] was quick to dismiss. "I think it's one of those things where I pull my hair up, shave the sides, and I definitely need a tan," he said of the transformation he'll go through to look more like Sokka. "It's one of those things where, hopefully, the audience will suspend disbelief a little bit."

Uh. No. It's not 'one of those things'. Seriously.

The universe just loves pissing me off today, doesn't it?

Context is this interview.


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