no longer an exclusively vicarious one.

Friday, September 15, 2006

you got that from "thee-hour recon mission"?!

i'd like to dedicate this blog to ben browder's accent. because i have no idea whats going on there... the last few eps of sg-1 have just confused the hell out of me. i know he's been in LA for the last little while, and im sure that living in the UK, then Oz, then vancouver will probably do funny things to your accent, but theres always claud somewhere nearby to compare him to, and her accent Nevar changes. i dont think it can. but yeah.

check the linkage and go and freaking save stargate sg-1. sheesh.

also, i vote more landry-lam stuff, i like lexa, she's cool. and i am soo freaking sick of making ben mini-RDA its not amusing. collateral damage ep was ok, cos the whole ep was way different from the standard sg-1 stuff, shot different and everything. and ben got to channel more john crichton than macgyver-o'neill. actually it was all a bit aurora-chair-y. which kinda makes me want to jump with happiness. and kind of want to cry. because that was just all too painful last time. meh. the aurora chair was much funkier-scarier, even though the theory of the galaran chair should have been worse. and then all the mitchell snr stuff, and ben not being his father, and be your own kinda hero speech. awwww... it was so cool.

other stuff. i have lost most of my tennis coordination. probably, not playing in almost a year isnt helping. also, playing pong all the time is not going to help the right arm muscley bits.

crossing jordan = awesome. brandau rules. and pollack needs to go to some other place, im over him.

maths lecture today: the sporty female doc cresswell swapped with lame-joke guy.
cresswell: ... so female hormonal oscillation goes one egg, one egg, one, one (makes hand actions toward alternate ovaries). but i always say to people, guys just go one million, one million, one million (hand motions forwards).
everyone totally cracks up. i think she got a fair amount of applause.
2 guys behind me: hey, man? i think im in love...
and it was in maths.... how awesome is that?


ooh. and i put my name down for volunteer red cross work at homebake. ahahahaha. so i might be going after all = awesome. !

tv watch. elizabeth I (helen mirren): hugh dancy. omg. as young essex. on tv again. sigh.
two twisted: sam worthington. doing a (albeit g-rated) strip in susie porter's kitchen. ah if nine would play repeats of this stuff the way they keep playing years-old csi over and over and over again.

JAG is back. heh. yeah. now that show brings back memories... of years ago watching it with my family on tuesday nights. and its still going. but they wanna get rid of 'gate!???? i just dont get it.

ok. goodnight.


Saturday, September 02, 2006


because that was last week, wherein i didnt get homebake tix, the cat got pregnant (again), and sciffy network celebrated the 200th ep of its flagship show stargate sg-1 but cancelling its ass. really, seventh heaven is still going, and one tree flipping hill gets renewed, but they can't keep sg-1 alive? life "sux".

i had lots of things to say. such as apologising for the last post, but i was excited at the time. (hey...). and docwho is back, and wireintheblood was on (minus hermione. so i have renamed blondie hermione in her honour), and jordan (thankgod for melinda, cos otherwise who would i squee with, because well, no one else watches that show).

that movie 'the other sister' about juliette lewis as a retarded girl was on today. why did i watch it? cos about halfway through, joe flanigan popped his perfectly done, and immovable hair up, as poppy montgomery's (without a trace) fiancee. which was so weird. i mean, sam spade and joe flanigan.... weird.

good sbs movies on recently:
city hunter with pomo, badly dubbed jackie chan.
heaven, with english-italian, headshorn cate blanchett and carabinieri giovanni ribisi
francesca and nunziata, with awesome! sophia loren, and a bunch of other italian guys.

midsemesters start soon. gr. and i am not really enjoying maths. which has absolutely no relationship with the maths lecturers and the hilaire! they provide. cases in point, my stat lecturer of the cokebottlebottom glasses and his alt-country band on fbi; and my differential equations lecturer who pronounces 'doubling' as 'dobbling' and 'graph' as 'grarph', and his 3minute long mathematics-engineering faculty joke. as we sat there mesmerised, in shock.

im almost through the dark tower books, jon gave me back my ext2 majorwork from last year (finally..), i can conjugate in arabic, bought a random!clint eastwood dvd, watched bandofbrothers again, got a bit bored with the new SFK and eskimojoe videoclips, and got hooked on a chicago band called OK Go (the treadmill guys at the next mtvs).

and of course, went to see Snakes on a Plane (come on bring it...). and loved it To Death. everyone was amazing, characterisation was fine, effects were mid90's, nathan phillip's accent was stuffed, plot existed, the asian bad guys had nothing to do with the rest of the multicultural (real!) plane flight, a paris-hilton style chihuahua got eaten, there were snakes, there was a plane without a pilot, there was samuel l jackson, and there was direct reference to the webfandom. omg, what is not to like? i will see it over again, and when the special edition dvd comes out i will buy it and make everyone i know watch it, much like princess bride, tank girl, or selected eps of farscape.

speaking of which, theyre currently recapping all the scape eps on televisionwithoutpity. pretty funny stuff. and memories. of the good times, good times. before ben became mini-RDA in sg-1. its not so much the writing of plot, character development etc, that i have a problem with (i loved what they did with baal, bringing claud on full-time is genius, and the whole gerak thing is fairly interesting), but some of the dialogue makes even me want to turn it off (like sam and shanks' explanations, and anything teal'c says to the council). the kid who did young orlin was awesome, but his lines sucked crap. and since when does dr lee get the best lines?

lee: what?
sam: what?
lee: no, i said it first.

lee: its like trying..... to do... something thats like... impossible.

ben: next you'll be saying i can fly.
lee: actually ive been working on a theory-
shanks: no.

lee: one day ill do something that gets me a little respect around here...
shanks: we're still waiting for that day

... or maybe he's the only one having fun now. the rest of the cast are starting to look like RDA did in about season6-7. bored. even ben, when he's just there for exposition, looks like the lights arent on upstairs.

meh. sleep. blessid sleep.