tahariel: (Drama Llama)


OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE I DON'T EVEN

(found on [livejournal.com profile] gigantic's lj)
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From firstshowing.net:

Back in September we got confirmation that director Ron Howard and writer Akiva Goldsman are tackling an unprecedented adaptation of Stephen King's Dark Tower series that will alternate between film and TV. For those unfamiliar, series of novels follow Roland Deschain, the last living member of a knightly order of gunslingers, and humanity’s last hope to save a civilization that will crumble unless he finds the Dark Tower. (...)

If you don't recall how this process of adapting the Dark Tower series is going to work, here's a little refresher. Ron Howard will direct the first film which will be followed closely by a season of television written by Akiva Goldsman (who is also writing the first film as of now). That season will act as a bridge to a film sequel and then it's back to another series of television, but this time with a prequel storyline. Then the final film goes back to the future (so to speak) to conclude Deschain's journey.


(Read the whole article here)


Now, I tried to read the first book of the series years ago and didn't get on with it, but this sounds really interesting! Alternating between movies and TV? The same actors, same writers, ongoing continuity? This sounds like exactly the sort of cool media thing I totally love, whether or not I liked the book. What do you guys think?


In other news, in search of my beloved Coke Zero, of which I ran out on Friday before the snow hit (OH THE HUMANITY) I left the safety of the flat this afternoon to go to Tesco. BIG MISTAKE. It is like playing dodgems with your real car out there right now. I had to improvise a way home to get around this stupid caravan that was blocking the sensible road between Tesco and my house. The fact that I eventually made it is a source of great pride to me.

Seriously, though, do I really have to go to work tomorrow in this? Balls.
tahariel: (TV loves you)
I haven't been posting a lot lately (I know I've said that before) so I thought I'd give you a little rundown of my day, that sort of thing. It really consists of two elements:

a) finishing my goddamn stats assignment that is due in tomorrow
b) watching Chuck, which is an AWESOME show.

Chuck is totally my new fandom. I had run out of fic to read, and this should hopefully solve my problem, so voila!

Mostly it is awesome because Adam Baldwin, the guy who used to play Jayne in Firefly, is in it and is awesome. But also, it has strong, developed female characters! And it's lots of crazy fun! And the main character is a cute geek! And there is lots of crazy fun!

(You should totally watch it if you're not already.)

...that's pretty much all I've done today, anyway. I have one more exam to go (this Wednesday afternoon, Management of Concomitant Strabismus, two hours) and then I'm done. So, tomorrow I hand in this paper and start revising for ORTH 215. Luckily I have already written up all my notes for it so it's just reading and rereading, really (I am SO GLAD I finally got down to revising over Christmas. It has saved my life.)

Also! The day before the day before yesterday I finally managed to get some more writing done! Only 750 words or so, but during an exam period I'd say that's pretty damn good, yeah?
tahariel: (TV loves you)
Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku are teaming up for another new, awesome-sounding TV show, with seven episodes already paid for.

The problem being? It's on the FOX network. Who as we all know, cancel everything that's any good. So I've joined this new lj community, [livejournal.com profile] save_dollhouse, which has been started so that we can all wait for the inevitable and be already set up to start the campaign when we need it XD

Isn't it hilarious how true it is, that this is going to be needed, and we just go ahead and set up in preparation before they've even started filming?
tahariel: (Happiness and excitement)
So I went to see Transformers by myself, because I had a sudden freak-out about whether it would still be on in the cinema when we got back from France since it has such crap times already, and it ruled! The CG was amazing, really good. I may even buy it on DVD, it was that good. Which surprised me, even though I had been looking forward to it. Shia LaBeouf is really very good!

HOWEVER. I saw the trailer for the movie they are making of The Dark Is Rising - and they have MURDERED it. I swear to God, if the movie is like the trailer is selling it to be, just, NO. It's A CLASSIC. DO NOT BUTCHER IT, MOVIE PEOPLE. (Cough cough, early Harry Potter filmmakers, I am looking at YOU.)

ETA: OHMIGOD BBC, WAY TO RUIN JEKYLL AT THE FINISHING POST. (SPOILERS) )
tahariel: (Supernatural- Dean- a polaroid of shame)
SUPERNATURAL.

OH. MY. GOD.

IF THEY DON'T FIX THIS NEXT WEEK, I SWEAR TO GOD, I WILL FLY TO AMERICA AND KILL THEM ALL WITH MY BARE HANDS.

DO NOT WANT!!!

*iz ded*
tahariel: (Default)
HEROES OMG ALL OVER AGAIN!

Did you watch it yet? )
tahariel: (lurgy)
So okay, I went to my test today and I'm oretty sure I did okay anyway, I only had to get 40% and while my brain-mouth connection gets awful when I'm ill my brain is still there thank GOD. So even though I woke up this morning with my head full of yuck and a headache and a sore throat and tired and kinda dizzy and nearly fell over in the shower and now I have stomach cramps as well, I don't have to go in again this week if I don't want to (assuming I'm ill, I mean.)

I watched the last part of 'The Lost Room' which was awesome all the way through, and the third episode of The Dresden Files which still sucks ass but it's something to watch. I really, really, really want my Jim Butcher books now. Maybe I'll bring them back with me from home.

Thank you for kind sympathy of illness etc, it makes me feel better ^-^
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Just hit 200 SGA recs on my del.icio.us. That is probably the most fic I have ever read for any one series EVER (although of course SG fandom is horrifyingly, wonderfully prolific and talented.)

So this morning I woke up and it was sunny and nice outside and it WASN'T COLD which was weird but lovely, and there were squirrels and blue tits playing happy animal games down in the courtyard below my window, I kid you not, it was like a sappy Disney movie where the heroine is just about to sing and all the woodland creatures join in and adore her etcetera, and while I am not a bad singer that is definitely not me, so who knows what was going on there?

I watched the first two episodes of The Dresden Files tv show, and the books are much better. I know they have to make it episodic but they changed quite a lot of things and basically it was kinda-but-not-quite rubbish, as in I'll keep watching it but grumble to myself about how much better the books are and how James Marsters should have done it like Jim Butcher wanted him to (though the current actor isn't bad, per se.)

I also watched the first episode of The Lost Room, which is AWESOME. It's a really interesting idea, and Dakota Fanning's little sister is in it and she's a great actress too, and SO GODDAMN CUTE. So basically watch it if you get a chance.
tahariel: (David Hewlett- candy lightsaber)
So I FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY got around to watching this week's episode of SGA. I'd been kind of 'meh' about watching it to be truthful, because there's been so much cruddy filler lately that I've been more like, 'you know, I'd rather read fanfic.' But this week was really GOOD so YAY :D

Also, best line ever: "Why don't you guys just make out and get it over with, huh?"

And everyone was made of awesome. I love Lorne, did I ever tell you that? Loads of great character moments, really good. Thank God for a good episode :)

And Supernatural this week... AWESOME. Jensen Ackles (Dean) keeps getting hotter. Demons and Jo not being Dean's future girlfriend and Sam being awesome and Bobby, who is also awesome. Mostly, MADE OF AWESOME, OKAY? is my reaction :D
tahariel: (SGA - McShep - meet me in the dark)
Okay, so, SGA 313, fun and stuff, but seriously, where's the cheerful joking at the end coming from right after the thing that happens with the guy? (I'm being deliberately obtuse here for those of you who won't have seen it yet.) I mean, yes, it's fun and I love you all and God knows I appreciate John running around being hot and stuff and Rodney being quietly brave but it just seems a little... um... upbeat? Also, CONTINUITY! SERIOUSLY! REMEMBER, HOW IN THE FIRST SEASON YOU SAID THIS BUT NOW YOU SAY THAT? *ahem*

I so wish you were all watching this at the same time as me, it would make things so much easier for the ranting and the raving.

Also, I made this icon.
tahariel: (happiness and excitement)
OHMIGOD STARGATE ATLANTIS I HEART YOU FOREVER.

*ahem*

Okay, so the first part of 'The Return' was kinda kronky, (that was the mid-season finale), but this rocked. John's emoting hair! Rodney! THEY BLEW UP THE WHAT?!?! Rodney! And Jack! *loves Jack*

I want to go live in Atlantis and be cool like Rodney TT-TT
tahariel: (happiness and excitement)
OHMIGOD, SGA IS BACK ON! QUICK, TO THE INTERNET!

...seriously, come tomorrow, I'm going to be watching it and giggling like a looney, I just know it. *waves of SGA love*

BTW, anyone taken me up on my suggestion of watching Heroes? Because you know, it's really damn good.

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