ithildin
03 January 2016 @ 03:54 pm
That Star Wars Movie  
I've been wanting to post since I saw it, but wanted to be less emotional. Now it's been a few weeks, I'm giving it a try.

Read more... )

Yeah, not less emotional.

(I even did a private post testing the cut, so I didn't screw it up)
 
 
ithildin
20 December 2015 @ 02:07 pm
December Post :D  
My brother actually got mum to go see Star Wars with him, since I refuse to see it again. I don't think she's been in a movie theatre for quite a few years. She's partly deaf, and has mobility issues and finds the seats very uncomfortable. We'll usually do a Marvel movie or other blockbuster DVD catchup over Christmas. This year, it'll be Ant Man.

We're breaking away from having turkey for Xmas dinner for the very first time. I'm going to try my hand at a Beef Wellington, along with roast potatoes and Yorkshire Pudding. And since my brother doesn't eat beef, going to have crab and a lemon risotto as well. Then cranberry pecan pie with honey cranberry sauce for dessert. I think the urge to mix it up stems from this being the first Christmas since my father died. It's distracting to do different things.

I've been experimenting with sourdough, and made sourdough pizza dough last night. The sauce was crushed tomatoes with homemade meatballs and Parmesan and Asiago cheese. Turned out really nice, though I wasn't entirely happy with the crust. Must tinker a bit. Today, I have sourdough bread dough rising. Since it's yeast free, I've been told it can take many hours to rise. Hopefully before I go to bed though!

And I saw this on Facebook: How Ken Burns would tell the story of 'Star Wars'



https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/editorial/how-ken-burns-would-tell-the-story-of-star-wars/2015/12/18/2ed8ccaa-a5a4-11e5-8318-bd8caed8c588_video.html

Cracked me up.
 
 
ithildin
15 June 2011 @ 09:40 pm
He's Striking Back  
Ever wondered why the Star Wars prequels sucked? Wonder no more.

 
 
ithildin
15 June 2011 @ 09:40 pm
He's Striking Back  
Ever wondered why the Star Wars prequels sucked? Wonder no more.

 
 
ithildin
15 June 2011 @ 09:40 pm
He's Striking Back  
Ever wondered why the Star Wars prequels sucked? Wonder no more.

 
 
ithildin
18 March 2011 @ 07:10 pm
Doctor Buffy  
Everyone's probably already seen this, but I thought it was cool: Doctor Who with a Buffy opening credits.



A bit later... Apparently, I've been missing out! Star Wars as Dallas?? )
 
 
ithildin
18 March 2011 @ 07:10 pm
Doctor Buffy  
Everyone's probably already seen this, but I thought it was cool: Doctor Who with a Buffy opening credits.



A bit later... Apparently, I've been missing out! Star Wars as Dallas?? )
 
 
ithildin
18 March 2011 @ 07:10 pm
Doctor Buffy  
Everyone's probably already seen this, but I thought it was cool: Doctor Who with a Buffy opening credits.



A bit later... Apparently, I've been missing out! Star Wars as Dallas?? )
 
 
ithildin
08 April 2010 @ 12:54 pm
Not To Scare Anyone ,But....  
A few mornings ago, we were listening to the entertainment report on the morning radio show, and the DJ was talking about how a remake of Karate Kid is coming out, along with a Three Stooges remake. So that got me and [livejournal.com profile] ninjababe talking about remakes in general. And then it occurred to me: what if Darth Lucas decided to remake Star Wars?!?!? After all, it has been decades, and he's always messing with the originals, and generally making a lot of his fans tear their hair out crazy. It would be so him to do a total remake of his own movies. And he'd probably cast the Jonas Brothers as the male leads, and Paris Hilton as Leia, and Chewbacca would be replaced by Jar Jar. I joke, well, only a little really. Or he'd do away with actors entirely and make it all CGI AND 3D - after all, I recall an interview from many years ago where that was basically his dream, of being able to make movies without people in them. This could be his time.

The thought has haunted me ever since. And now, I share it with you! Aren't I a sweetheart?
 
 
ithildin
08 April 2010 @ 12:54 pm
Not To Scare Anyone ,But....  
A few mornings ago, we were listening to the entertainment report on the morning radio show, and the DJ was talking about how a remake of Karate Kid is coming out, along with a Three Stooges remake. So that got me and [livejournal.com profile] ninjababe talking about remakes in general. And then it occurred to me: what if Darth Lucas decided to remake Star Wars?!?!? After all, it has been decades, and he's always messing with the originals, and generally making a lot of his fans tear their hair out crazy. It would be so him to do a total remake of his own movies. And he'd probably cast the Jonas Brothers as the male leads, and Paris Hilton as Leia, and Chewbacca would be replaced by Jar Jar. I joke, well, only a little really. Or he'd do away with actors entirely and make it all CGI AND 3D - after all, I recall an interview from many years ago where that was basically his dream, of being able to make movies without people in them. This could be his time.

The thought has haunted me ever since. And now, I share it with you! Aren't I a sweetheart?
 
 
ithildin
08 April 2010 @ 12:54 pm
Not To Scare Anyone ,But....  
A few mornings ago, we were listening to the entertainment report on the morning radio show, and the DJ was talking about how a remake of Karate Kid is coming out, along with a Three Stooges remake. So that got me and [livejournal.com profile] ninjababe talking about remakes in general. And then it occurred to me: what if Darth Lucas decided to remake Star Wars?!?!? After all, it has been decades, and he's always messing with the originals, and generally making a lot of his fans tear their hair out crazy. It would be so him to do a total remake of his own movies. And he'd probably cast the Jonas Brothers as the male leads, and Paris Hilton as Leia, and Chewbacca would be replaced by Jar Jar. I joke, well, only a little really. Or he'd do away with actors entirely and make it all CGI AND 3D - after all, I recall an interview from many years ago where that was basically his dream, of being able to make movies without people in them. This could be his time.

The thought has haunted me ever since. And now, I share it with you! Aren't I a sweetheart?
 
 
ithildin
09 August 2009 @ 01:28 pm
Star Wars!  
Nin and my brother went to see G.I. Joe last night, a fate from which I escaped [weg] So while they were gone, I watched Star Wars. After my rantage about the prequels, I felt the need to relive the joy of the originals. How a man that gave me one of the ultimate fandom experiences of my young adulthood could do such a complete 180.... But never mind that, the joy! All these decades later, I still get ridiculously happy at the end of the movie, and I'm smiling like a loon by the end of the awards ceremony. Waaaaaay back when, I used to be obsessed with Star Wars. I never wrote fic, but mentally wrote stories for myself, read the novelization till till it fell apart. Was beyond ecstatic when it was released in theaters, and in the end, saw it 14 times in the cinema; the theater staff knew me and my brother by name. So devoted was I, that when it was aired on the new fangled pay movie channel, which we didn't have, I recorded the audio onto cassette. See, way back then, movie channels broadcast the stereo soundtrack on a radio station so you could view the movie and listen in stereo. Between me and my brother, I think we had every action figure, in both sizes, and the ships. The one thing I ever sewed was a Princess Leia costume for Halloween (my hair was down to my hips, so I even had the cinnamon rolls!), and I made my brother a Tie Fighter cake for his birthday. I belonged to the Star Wars fanclub for years. They had the best membership packets which you got for virtually nothing. My old Bantha Tracks newsletters packed away somewhere. My one regret is I never did have the money to buy the Rebel Fatigue Jacket [pout] There was only one novel tie in back then, but hands down, it's still my favourite Star Wars novel: Splinter of the Mind's Eye. Even though Empire made it AU, I still love it. Then there was the music! First two LPs I bought when I was given my very own plastic Radio Shack stereo were Crystal Gayle's 'Brown Eyes Blue' and the soundtrack to Star Wars. I went on to collect all the odd ball LPs that came out like the Mecco version of the theme, and Empire Jazz, which has the most awesome cover art.

So, I watched Star Wars, and when Nin got home, I'd just put on Empire (Do you know that the idea of being able to own your own copies of movies still is one that I find amazing and wonderful?) which is probably my favourite of the three. Today, we'll watch Jedi, even though the changes made in the new version probably bug me the most. One of these days, I need to dig out my laserdisc copies and see if I can copy them to DVD. Problem is, I'm not sure the player works anymore. I don't mind the visual refurbishments, but I hate when whole scenes and dialogue are changed. I loved the original end of Jedi and am not fond at all of the new version.

I'm even feeling the urge to read Star Wars fic. Believe it or not, I think I've read maybe four SW stories ever. But from looking around, it seems most of the fic is of those movies of which I will not speak [g] I'll dig around crack van and see what I can find.

Funnily enough, at the time, I was just as obsessed with the Lord of the Rings as I was Star Wars. They both came into my life at around the same time. I always though Alec Guinness would have made a great Gandalf.
 
 
ithildin
09 August 2009 @ 01:28 pm
Star Wars!  
Nin and my brother went to see G.I. Joe last night, a fate from which I escaped [weg] So while they were gone, I watched Star Wars. After my rantage about the prequels, I felt the need to relive the joy of the originals. How a man that gave me one of the ultimate fandom experiences of my young adulthood could do such a complete 180.... But never mind that, the joy! All these decades later, I still get ridiculously happy at the end of the movie, and I'm smiling like a loon by the end of the awards ceremony. Waaaaaay back when, I used to be obsessed with Star Wars. I never wrote fic, but mentally wrote stories for myself, read the novelization till till it fell apart. Was beyond ecstatic when it was released in theaters, and in the end, saw it 14 times in the cinema; the theater staff knew me and my brother by name. So devoted was I, that when it was aired on the new fangled pay movie channel, which we didn't have, I recorded the audio onto cassette. See, way back then, movie channels broadcast the stereo soundtrack on a radio station so you could view the movie and listen in stereo. Between me and my brother, I think we had every action figure, in both sizes, and the ships. The one thing I ever sewed was a Princess Leia costume for Halloween (my hair was down to my hips, so I even had the cinnamon rolls!), and I made my brother a Tie Fighter cake for his birthday. I belonged to the Star Wars fanclub for years. They had the best membership packets which you got for virtually nothing. My old Bantha Tracks newsletters packed away somewhere. My one regret is I never did have the money to buy the Rebel Fatigue Jacket [pout] There was only one novel tie in back then, but hands down, it's still my favourite Star Wars novel: Splinter of the Mind's Eye. Even though Empire made it AU, I still love it. Then there was the music! First two LPs I bought when I was given my very own plastic Radio Shack stereo were Crystal Gayle's 'Brown Eyes Blue' and the soundtrack to Star Wars. I went on to collect all the odd ball LPs that came out like the Mecco version of the theme, and Empire Jazz, which has the most awesome cover art.

So, I watched Star Wars, and when Nin got home, I'd just put on Empire (Do you know that the idea of being able to own your own copies of movies still is one that I find amazing and wonderful?) which is probably my favourite of the three. Today, we'll watch Jedi, even though the changes made in the new version probably bug me the most. One of these days, I need to dig out my laserdisc copies and see if I can copy them to DVD. Problem is, I'm not sure the player works anymore. I don't mind the visual refurbishments, but I hate when whole scenes and dialogue are changed. I loved the original end of Jedi and am not fond at all of the new version.

I'm even feeling the urge to read Star Wars fic. Believe it or not, I think I've read maybe four SW stories ever. But from looking around, it seems most of the fic is of those movies of which I will not speak [g] I'll dig around crack van and see what I can find.

Funnily enough, at the time, I was just as obsessed with the Lord of the Rings as I was Star Wars. They both came into my life at around the same time. I always though Alec Guinness would have made a great Gandalf.
 
 
ithildin
09 August 2009 @ 01:28 pm
Star Wars!  
Nin and my brother went to see G.I. Joe last night, a fate from which I escaped [weg] So while they were gone, I watched Star Wars. After my rantage about the prequels, I felt the need to relive the joy of the originals. How a man that gave me one of the ultimate fandom experiences of my young adulthood could do such a complete 180.... But never mind that, the joy! All these decades later, I still get ridiculously happy at the end of the movie, and I'm smiling like a loon by the end of the awards ceremony. Waaaaaay back when, I used to be obsessed with Star Wars. I never wrote fic, but mentally wrote stories for myself, read the novelization till till it fell apart. Was beyond ecstatic when it was released in theaters, and in the end, saw it 14 times in the cinema; the theater staff knew me and my brother by name. So devoted was I, that when it was aired on the new fangled pay movie channel, which we didn't have, I recorded the audio onto cassette. See, way back then, movie channels broadcast the stereo soundtrack on a radio station so you could view the movie and listen in stereo. Between me and my brother, I think we had every action figure, in both sizes, and the ships. The one thing I ever sewed was a Princess Leia costume for Halloween (my hair was down to my hips, so I even had the cinnamon rolls!), and I made my brother a Tie Fighter cake for his birthday. I belonged to the Star Wars fanclub for years. They had the best membership packets which you got for virtually nothing. My old Bantha Tracks newsletters packed away somewhere. My one regret is I never did have the money to buy the Rebel Fatigue Jacket [pout] There was only one novel tie in back then, but hands down, it's still my favourite Star Wars novel: Splinter of the Mind's Eye. Even though Empire made it AU, I still love it. Then there was the music! First two LPs I bought when I was given my very own plastic Radio Shack stereo were Crystal Gayle's 'Brown Eyes Blue' and the soundtrack to Star Wars. I went on to collect all the odd ball LPs that came out like the Mecco version of the theme, and Empire Jazz, which has the most awesome cover art.

So, I watched Star Wars, and when Nin got home, I'd just put on Empire (Do you know that the idea of being able to own your own copies of movies still is one that I find amazing and wonderful?) which is probably my favourite of the three. Today, we'll watch Jedi, even though the changes made in the new version probably bug me the most. One of these days, I need to dig out my laserdisc copies and see if I can copy them to DVD. Problem is, I'm not sure the player works anymore. I don't mind the visual refurbishments, but I hate when whole scenes and dialogue are changed. I loved the original end of Jedi and am not fond at all of the new version.

I'm even feeling the urge to read Star Wars fic. Believe it or not, I think I've read maybe four SW stories ever. But from looking around, it seems most of the fic is of those movies of which I will not speak [g] I'll dig around crack van and see what I can find.

Funnily enough, at the time, I was just as obsessed with the Lord of the Rings as I was Star Wars. They both came into my life at around the same time. I always though Alec Guinness would have made a great Gandalf.
 
 
ithildin
04 May 2006 @ 07:17 pm
The 'Force' of the Dollar Signs  
Now he's going to release the original versions of the movies. But he didn't change his mind -- oh no. And notice the $30 per movie price tag. Uh huh. Yep, exactly.

Tags:
 
 
Current Mood: still bored
Music Box: Tales From the Vienna Woods ~ Strauss
 
 
ithildin
04 May 2006 @ 07:17 pm
The 'Force' of the Dollar Signs  
Now he's going to release the original versions of the movies. But he didn't change his mind -- oh no. And notice the $30 per movie price tag. Uh huh. Yep, exactly.

Tags:
 
 
Music Box: Tales From the Vienna Woods ~ Strauss
Current Mood: still bored
 
 
ithildin
04 May 2006 @ 07:17 pm
The 'Force' of the Dollar Signs  
Now he's going to release the original versions of the movies. But he didn't change his mind -- oh no. And notice the $30 per movie price tag. Uh huh. Yep, exactly.

Tags:
 
 
Current Mood: still bored
Music Box: Tales From the Vienna Woods ~ Strauss