fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (team fail)
NBC:

Oh, what a heartbreaking tragedy for Athlete X, who fought so hard but lost and had to settle for silver. She'll be kicking herself for that one. Let's watch a recap of all the mistakes she made. And here, have about five minutes of footage of her tears. What an utterly shattering loss. Terrible, just terrible.


BBC:

What a phenomenal job from Athlete X! She had a few moments of difficulty there, but she held on and gave it her all and gave us such a great finish. Just really stunning work from X here, and an impressive sixth place. Well done, Athlete X!


Snarkily summarized from a combination of swimming, diving, and gymnastics commentary. But yeah. Pretty much the general pattern overall.
fialleril: [Something there is that doesn't love a wall] (Sleipnir's mothers)
Browsing through a used book store this afternoon, I decided to take a look at some older books on Norse mythology for the lulz, and came across a real gem.

(It came from this book, in fact, in its original printing.)

In the course of a retelling of the story about the building of Asgard's wall, the author informed his readers that the giant building the wall was doing so with the help of a mare, and that, in order to distract the mare, Loki turned himself into a stallion, and that the other horse gave birth to Loki's son Sleipnir.

Because Loki can be a horse, sure, no big, but GOD FORBID Loki should be a woman, or (horrors!) give birth. We have got to protect Loki's precious masculinity, am I right?

It's funny because I feel like Padraic Colum is going out of his way to "protect" Loki from the accusation of being unmanly, which is basically the Aesir's favorite accusation against Loki in the mythology. 'Cause there's no worse insult than being called female.

Ha ha ha ha fuck you.
fialleril: [someday perhaps I will write that AU about warrior!Sif and fosteredJotunPrince!Loki] (Sif/Loki)
Hello internet, I'm back! Another long absence, but not as long, at least? I am trying! And now that it's summer, I should have some actual time and energy to dedicate to this journal, which I am looking forward to.

In any case, [livejournal.com profile] vampirynka asked me if I had seen The Avengers, and if so, what are my thoughts on it and specifically on Loki? And a couple people on Facebook have indicated an interest, as well.

Yes, I have (alas!) seen Avengers. Twice, actually, due to a series of ridiculous circumstances which I will not get into here. As a movie it...wasn't bad, I guess. (LOL, a ringing endorsement to be sure!) As a follow up to Thor, it was bloody awful.

I am not going to do anything like a traditional review. Instead, I will give you a list of things that could have been done differently, resulting in a superior movie. Because I am feeling snarky and contentious. (The list is by no means exhaustive, and I'm only talking changes to the film that leave the basic plot intact. A complete plot overhaul might be the best option, but I shan't attempt that here.)

Cut for spoilers. Trigger warnings for discussion of self-hate, othering, dismissive joking about adoption - all things the movie probably should have warned for too. )
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (team fail)
Wow, I'd almost forgotten I still needed to watch these two episodes. Megamind is more interesting anyway. But since "Hunt for Ziro" goes off line tomorrow, I guess I'll get in gear and watch some TCW.

And this episodes does promised a cracky interspecies romance. We all know how I like those.

Just in case there is someone left on the internet who hasn't seen these episodes and might want to, here is a cut. )
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (Ashla)
Because "Assassin" goes offline tomorrow, we gonna do this tonight. So, below the cut are some spoilerific reviews/snark sessions about the Clone Wars episodes "Assassin" and "Evil Plans." With bonus spoilers for "Hunt for Ziro"!

(Spoiler: Already I think that second title is ridiculously lulzy. Whether this is a good or a bad thing remains to be seen.)

Here there be spoilers. )
fialleril: [no weapon is easier to get or control than children] (Ahsoka)
Another Clone Wars post. You know the drill. Spoilers, random commentary, maybe some snark, if I'm on form tonight. We'll see.

Also, fair warning for links to the zombie encyclopedia!

Tonight's episodes are "Corruption" and "The Academy."

Here there be spoilers )
fialleril: [another armed occupation is not freedom] (Cham Syndulla)
Doing it now because it's probably the only day I'll have time.

Anyway, beneath the cut are some supposedly snarky commentaries on the episodes "Supply Lines" (aka "The Return of Cham Syndulla and Jar Jar Binks!") and "Sphere of Influence" (of which I honestly have no idea what the plot is yet!).

Here there be spoilers. )
fialleril: [we do what we're told] (clone)
Yeah, I don't know either. I have to do something to keep myself from combusting with excitement.

So there was some new Clone Wars on Friday! I watch it online, though, so it is new today!

And here are some thoughts of mine! )
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (team fail)
And it is tailor-made to bring me the lulz.

I mean, I don't know you guys, it's probable possible that I'm just in a weird mood, but I seriously laughed through this entire thing?

The trailer in question, and spoilers for it, under this cut )

Clone Wars finale

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 12:46 am
fialleril: [no weapon is easier to get or control than children] (Ahsoka)
And since I'm on a role tonight, why not! Here are some thoughts on the Clone Wars season finale, plus bonus thoughts on the Season 3 trailer!

cut for spoilers )

Also, this:



Take a hint, George?
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (team fail)
Time for another Clone Wars post.

spoilers for The Zillo Beast Strikes Back )
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (team fail)
As promised, have some more Clone Wars snarky commentaries.

I actually watched the episode "Bounty Hunters" last week with [livejournal.com profile] veriond, but I never got around to commenting on it, so you get that now, along with our regularly scheduled commentary on "The Zillo Beast."

Are you kids getting sick of these yet?

spoilers under here )
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (team fail)
Here, have another snarky Clone Wars review post, for yet another episode that didn't bother to tell us it's a prequel to the movie! In fact, it's also a prequel to "The Hidden Enemy," and therefore technically the first episode in the show, chronologically. You'd have to read the Star Wars website to know that, though.

So, here are some thoughts. )
fialleril: [and I would have gotten away with it, too, if not for that pesky droid] (don't give a damn)
This is another Clone Wars snark/review post. Also, my powers of prediction remain depressingly accurate. You have been warned.

spoilers for Senate Murders under here )
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (SA-L3)
So Clone War returns tomorrow with "The Senate Murders," and I'm going to make a prediction now, since it's practically fool-proof.

Who killed Senator Onaconda Farr? I'm just gonna go ahead and say now that it was Lolo Purs, his young Rodian aide. I've been predicting it for a while. Why, you ask? This show has it in for Rodians, that's why.

Come on Dave, prove me wrong.

Attack of the Mandos

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 06:15 pm
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (team fail)
Oh noes! It's another Clone Wars snark fest!

And only two days after the episode went up online. What's going on here, Fia?

Spoiler: I'm bored.

here there be spoilers for Duchess of Mandalore )
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (Obi-Wan)
Or, but Obi-Wan's an ace!!!1!

Yes, kids, it's another Clone Wars episode commentary/snark-fest. This one I'm doing on my computer at work, since my laptop is kaplowey. (Shut up, that's a word.)

Now, I usually write these commentaries as I watch the episodes, so I can't entirely predict how it will run. But I'm expecting the snark quotient to be particularly high for these two.

spoilers for The Mandalore Plot and Voyage of Temptation under here )
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (Ashla)
By which I mean, of course, snarky commentary on Clone Wars episodes.

So here, under this cut, are some thoughts on "Lightsaber Lost."

This just in: war creates opportunities for the criminal underworld! Shock! Gasp! Horror! )
fialleril: [Na-Ekkreth the trickster] (Anakin)
Another icon fic, this one for [livejournal.com profile] starfoozle.

Title: Really Bad Art, or, The Tragedy of Darth Sidious the Art Collector
Characters: Anakin and Palpatine
Timeframe: ROTS AU
Genre: Crack. Complete and utter crack, with a side of FUBAR!Anakin for good measure.
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1111
Summary: Anakin objects violently to Palpatine's choice of art.

Later, they all agreed that it made a better story if truth, justice, and the Jedi way were the reasons. )
fialleril: [my unabating Malfoy problem] (Malfoys)
Hey everybody! So sorry for yet another long absence. Things have been crazy on this end, but sadly not an exciting kind of crazy. Just an endless list of errands to run and moving to do at work and at home, interspersed with the occasional fun social event. I haven't even had time to check my e-mail recently, so I apologize for all the messages I've missed. I'll be replying to comments and e-mails as soon as possible. *hugs f-list*

Anyway, in an effort at making this post a little more interesting... I saw the new Harry Potter movie today. I know, I know. You're thinking, "Fia, why would you do a thing like that? You don't even really like Harry Potter!" And there you'd be right. It is not a story that does much for me one way or the other. But I saw it nonetheless, and here under this cut are some thoughts!

Here there be spoilers! )

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