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What the fuck. Some rants about Witch Hunt for Dragon Age. Spoilers! )

Whatever, I'ma start up DRA2 and just smash things.
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Georgia Law Could Give Death Penalty for Miscarriages.

Allow me to use a single gif to sum up my feelings.

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Damn it, Square-Enix, you're slowly starting to piss me off. Why the hell are you making Final Fantasy XIII-2?

First it was Final Fantasy XIII Versus or whatever it's called, which has another boring angsty male protagonist (who looks like the lovechild of Squall and Cloud) who hangs out with a bunch of boring dudes that were specifically designed for yaoi fanfiction, and one chick named Stella who looks like the only worthwhile character in the whole game.

Then it was Final Fantasy XIV -- online. Another RPG. Woo.

Then you're making another Dissidia game, in which a crude gesture is made towards Tifa's cleavage, because the only valuable thing about Tifa is her boobs apparently.

And now you're making a sequel to XIII?

You know what I want? I want Final Fantasy VII remade for the PS3. That's what fans have been asking you to do for years. Way to completely disregard what we actually want. But at this point, I'm not sure I want you to be held responsible for that, considering you don't even know what the fuck you're doing with your characters anymore.

Ever since the Enix merger, you suck so much, Square-Enix.


Dec. 2nd, 2010 02:43 pm
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There was an article in my newspaper yesterday about the possibility of Wicked making it to the big screen. Some of the writer's personal choices to play the leading ladies (since some casting director told him to bring up some ideas) were as followed: Lea Michele from Glee or Demi Lovato for Elphaba, and Taylor Swift or Dakota Fanning for Glinda.

Gag me, Chicago Sun-Times, you are the worst.

And I'm not even touching who their personal choices for Fiyero. Trust me, you don't want to know.

The only lady I can see pulling off the role of Elphaba is Lea Michele. Not only does she sorta look like the original cast member Idina Menzel (no, seriously, google it, the resemblance is fittingly frightening), but I heard she has Broadway credentials since she was a little girl. Also, she sang "Defying Gravity" before, and it's one of my (very few) favorite Glee songs.

Everyone else is just a huge NO, and I hope that if they ever do make a movie they'll actually pick the right people instead of whose popular.

(Personally I'd rather not see anyone from Glee in the movie since...well, I hate the show. Apologies to anyone on my flist who loves it, but I'll never understand its popularity.)

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So, I hope everyone had a good Halloween.

I wish I could say the same for myself. Today I ended up rushing to the Geek Squad after my computer wouldn't reboot. It turns out that my hard drive went into failure. Again. This is the second time it's happened. The first time it happened, it was nearly a year ago, and that happened without prior warning, too. (Also? Same timing; early November. WHAT THE FUCK, NOVEMBER?!)

I swear to God, I DID NOTHING TO PROVOKE IT. It just happened all in one day, without prior warning or any clear reason. I had to dig up the spare we kept and reformat the hard drive. I was able to get all of the folders I needed to save, so hopefully I can transfer everything back onto this computer.

I've reached my boiling point. If this computer goes into hard drive failure one more time, I'm getting rid of it and buying something else. Maybe an HP Pavilion (or something like it) or an Apple computer, if I can find a good one. Also? Fuck Dell computers. Never again. This piece of shit's given me nothing but trouble since day one.

(Either that or I'm FOREVER CURSED with horrible technology. I seem to break things EVEN THOUGH I DO NOTHING WRONG.)

At least my birthday's ... technically tomorrow! I don't want to turn 23, but I'm getting my favorite meal out of it. (My mother's homemade red sauce and spaghetti. HOORAY. \o/) Also, TOY STORY 3 COMES OUT ON THE SAME DAY. FUCK YEAAAAH.
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I bought the first volume of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood on Blu Ray from Amazon. Its regular list price is $56, but I got it from Amazon for $32. I would've bought it used off of somebody, but the cheapest price a seller wanted was $72, which is a RIDICULOUS SELL considering the list price is cheaper than that. And I wanted to wait until the entire season came out in one package, but ... I'm impatient?

Also, I'm in one of those really bad moods today. I'm angry and I want to cry and there's absolutely nothing I want to eat in the house. And I don't want to talk to people or have them talking to me or suddenly bombarding me with stupid questions or stupid things I don't want to talk about. THIS IS NOBODY'S FAULT. I'm just...really pissy today.
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I bitched about it to [ profile] sleepyscribbles, I've mentioned it on Tumblr, and now I post about the monstrosity that is this anime. (Also, we mention characters named Odin and Alice, who are our original characters. Long story short: Odin was a womanizing and inconsiderate jerk of mine who makes babies cry at the sight of him, and Alice was unfortunate enough to date him for a short while.)

So much ranting. I won't apologize for it. )

The coherent version: Based on the four episodes I've watched (never agaaaaain), Itazura Na Kiss is awful. The male lead Naoki Irie doesn't deserve the female lead Kotoko because she's too nice for him, and I don't understand how anyone expected an audience to empathize with him. And she certainly didn't deserve some guy who didn't respect her and I was sorry to hear that she ended up marrying him. Ugh.

Also, the supporting cast is boring and lackluster, in both personality and character design, so if you hate the leads and you hope to at least find a minor character to love like I'd do, then you're fucked. It's specifically set up so you have no choice but to watch the show for the lead characters.

MAN, it's rare for an anime series to piss me off. It only took four episodes! It's not as bad as Hot Gimmick, but it's up there. I'm going to heal myself with School Rumble because so far that show's been adorable and hilarious.
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Oh, great, thanks, universe, I totally wanted Roman Polanski to stay in France and never be extradited to America to face rape charges. Oh and he can continue directing because he's such a great artist, you know.

God fucking dammit.
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I don't have much to post today since I didn't do anything except catch up on some well-needed sleep and decide that I'm going to buy a new purse tomorrow, but I do have a a link to something important that I found via [ profile] alba_aulbath's journal.

"I Have Always Depended On The Kindness of Strangers..." This is a recent experience of how unfairly the United Airlines treated [ profile] evilpuppy, who's been suffering from a spinal injury since 2004. Please read this, because this needs to be brought to everyone's attention if they intend to travel, and I encourage all of you to avoid United Airlines or let them know they've lost potential business because of this incident. What happened here was absolutely inexcusable.
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Disney restyles 'Rapunzel' to appeal to boys

"We did not want to be put in a box," said Ed Catmull, president of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, explaining the reason for the name change. "Some people might assume it's a fairy tale for girls when it's not. We make movies to be appreciated and loved by everybody."


Disney hopes the introduction of the slightly bad-boy character will help it tap the broadest possible audience for "Tangled," emulating the success of its corporate sibling, Pixar. Pixar's movies have been huge hits because they appeal to girls, boys and adults. Its most recent release, "Up," grossed more than $700 million worldwide.

"The Princess and the Frog" generated considerably less -- $222 million in global ticket sales to date.

"Based upon the response from fans and critics, we believe it would have been higher if it wasn't prejudged by its title," Catmull said.

Am I misguided here? Didn't the movie generate less money because James Cameron released his movie around the same time? People wanted to see "Avatar", which is an unfortunate thing for other movies released around the same time but it doesn't mean the rest were bad movies.

If it's about Pixar's financial success, well, maybe Pixar is making more money because it takes its audience seriously. Yes, there's a lack of female leads and I do see the problems with that, but you can't tell me Disney can't learn a thing or two from that company. "Up" was successful and heart-warming because it wasn't about a fairy tale or characters bursting into song and whatnot. It was about an elderly man who wanted to live his deceased wife's dream for her, which leads him on an adventure with a boy, a huge bird and a talking dog. It was a risk because main protagonists are usually younger, but the animators behind Pixar have the passion to pull it off. Pixar hasn't come out with a fairy tale or a princess movie. There's a film about a princess in the works, but that's, what, one out how many movies they worked on? (Not to mention there's other studios that flourished without depending on tired fairy tales, such as Studio Ghibli and, as much as I feel 'meh' towards most of their films, Dreamworks.)

My point is this: the problem lies in what the audience wants, not what appeals to boys, because I don't think that's the specific problem here, and boys and men have been watching Disney films for years, and that's not counting the animators behind these films that happen to be men. (I mean, my father? He fucking loves Enchanted. It's one of his favorite movies! And that's not counting the other movies he's watched with me over the years.) Simply catering to the boys that hate Disney movies just because isn't going to help the studios survive.

I think audiences in general are sick of movies about princesses, children included. As much as I loved the movies during the Disney Renaissance, and as much as I liked "The Princess and the Frog", my feelings changed when I watched "Sailor Moon" and adopted Serena as my role model over somebody like Ariel, because I actually got to see this girl kicking ass and saving the world with her friends and boyfriend as her support.

I still love Disney. That part of me will never change. However, it's hard to love a studio that refuses to take some risks for its new audience. I wouldn't mind saying good-bye to the princess movies if something new comes out of it. Society is evolving, so the studio should evolve along with it.

In the meantime, Disney, please change the fucking title back to its original one.


Feb. 21st, 2010 08:22 pm
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Okay, quick question to those of you that played Final Fantasy VIII:

Do I really have to play the card games? :\

Personally I can't stand card games. They're aggravating. I hated them in FFIX, and I hate them even more in FFVIII, and I completely ignore real card games in real life. I hate losing them and 85% of the time, I lose a game. Each and every time I lose and get a great card taken away from me, I literally can't accept that and restart my game so I can keep those cards. If I keep doing this, I'm probably going to lose my mind. And probably break the PS3.

I know I can get special items through the game, but are these special items really that important? What can I get out of the card games that are actually useful, or can I just ignore the existence of these games and be okay near the end?
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I had to sit and think about this! I'm usually tolerant of movies. It doesn't take much to please me. Even if there's something bad about a movie, I'll try and find something enjoyable about it.

I can't think of the worst movie ever--it'll come to me eventually, but I'm drawing a blank at the moment--but I think the worst movie I've seen recently was Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. It's a horrible spin in a classic story about Christmas. The plot basically goes like this:

A selfish womanizer is visited by the ghosts from the past, present, and future, to show how big of a douchebag he's been towards women all his life, shortly after he ruins his brother's relationship with his fiance the day before their wedding. The love interest/trophy is Jennifer Garner's character, who used to be the main character's childhood friend. Even though he used her for sex once upon a time, and he acts like a prick to everyone around him, Garner still loves him against her better judgment and secretly pines for him. (Watch the movie, and come back and tell me whether or not even Garner herself doesn't believe this. Her performance is painful to watch.)

The plot itself isn't as bad, but the main problem I had with this film is that the main character doesn't seem to completely learn his lesson until the very last minute, and it seems to find excuses as to why he acts the way he acts. The film showcases how his uncle was a womanizer himself and taught him how to follow in his shoes, as though this is supposed to excuse his deplorable behavior. His uncle was a bad influence, I'll agree with that, but it was the guy's choice to follow in his uncle's footsteps.

Another problem I had with the film is the future sequence the main character is shown. Garner is marrying a successful, handsome doctor who's a decent, loving guy, and she appears very happy with him. What does he do? He keeps insisting, "She was supposed to marry me! She's supposed to belong to me! This isn't how it's supposed to go!" It's like, yes, how sweet that you selfishly insist that this woman gives you another chance and marries you and you realize her importance, even though you used her for sex and moved onto the next woman because of your overwhelming fear of commitment/getting hurt. Boo-hoo for you! How dare she move on with her life and finds a man that treats her right!

Both of these don't measure up to a strange scene where the ghost of his uncle--who is seemingly a new man in the afterlife and regrets his own lonely existence--appears with the character in the middle of a street, and makes it rain with tissues and tears to showcase how badly the character's hurt his past girlfriends. Then the uncle makes it rain used condoms to showcase how much of a whore he is. They didn't show the condoms, but it was still...pretty disgusting.

Predictably, the plot wraps itself up lazily, the main character stops taking scandalous photographs of half-naked women for magazines and becomes a wedding photographer instead, and Garner gets back together with him instead of, you know, finding a man that she can actually trust.

The only good thing about the movie was the fact that he kept a photograph of Garner from when they were children in his wallet. That was sweet and it could've worked if it was a different movie.
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Why, yes, I've seen the Ask Amy article. Thank you, good ol' Chicago tribune!

Look, I do recognize that Ask Amy still acknowledged that the person who wrote the letter is, in fact, a victim. I got that part. What upset me in particular was this:

Were you a victim? Yes.

First, you were a victim of your own awful judgment. Getting drunk at a frat house is a hazardous choice for anyone to make because of the risk (some might say a likelihood) that you will engage in unwise or unwanted sexual contact.

I beg to differ: nobody is a victim of their own "awful judgment" when it comes to rape.

Women are raped no matter how they act, how they look or what they do. Sometimes they can't avoid it or stop it, no matter how well-behaved they are. I know a lot of people don't want to hear that, but it's true. This sort of victim blaming is usually why many rape victims don't speak out and seek help or justice. They're taught the wrong things. That if you get raped, then it's assumed that you were asking for it. That it's your fault. That it was your "awful judgment" that caused you to engage in unwanted sexual contact.

This line of thinking is dangerous. I can't think of a lighter term for it.
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I love how my laptop gives me the blue screen of death, fails at system restore, and won't let me get into my desktop, the day before NaNoWriMo begins.

My last laptop went berserk and blew up on my birthday, too. At least it was two days in advance this time.

Oh, and Firefox on this computer? It keeps crashing.

So, yeah. If I'm not around as much, you know why. */headdesk.*
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A rant about the Roman Polanski case... )

Randomly, everybody's getting sick. It's also fucking freezing over here. Three days of nonstop rain. I swear to God.
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I try not to bitch about English dubs before they're even produced, because giving things a chance is good, right?

But - why is Vic Mignogna playing Deathscythe/Spirit?

I fucking hate him.

At least he's not playing Death the Kidd - which a lot of fans wanted to see - but I still don't know who Todd Haberokorn is. Does anyone know who he is and what work he's done?

Oh, well. I'm going to sit in a corner and wonder over who's playing Crona and Maka. Anyone else, I can give or take. :/
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Glad to see you go. Please let the door hit you in your rambling ass on the way out.

To the people speculating if she's going to run for president, uh, what. Seriously, America, I'd rather have no woman president than this brainless zombie running my country. What's it going to take for people to realize that this ex-governor has no idea what she's talking about?

Oh, well. I'm in a reasonably good mood today. Because it's ...

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Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" to become live-action musical movie?


And there's a spider/little black bug/a heartless!!11one on my ceiling. Not again.
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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?
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So, I just recently learned about this one.

Do not go to I just typed in "homosexuality" in its search engine, and it gave me these bogus results.

To read up more about Amazonfail, go to this link to read more about it. If you want to go shop at places that aren't Amazon, simply go to this link of online bookstores and you're good to go.

Seriously, guys, I cannot stress this enough. Don't support if you feel that this is wrong. Even if you're not sure what the big deal is, at least try to understand what's going on and see if there's anything you can do about it.


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